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Habitational name from a place named with Gaelic àird(e) 'height', 'promontory', or 'headland', from the adjective àrd 'high', 'lofty', cognate with Latin arduus 'steep', 'difficult'. There is one such place near Hurlford in Ayrshire, and another in Inch, Wigtownshire.
A personal name from an ancient Germanic personal name Aldheri
This surname was most likely originally used to identify a person who lived in a characteristically bright or luminous area.
Habitational name from the city of Balboa, named with Latin vallis bona 'pleasant valley'.
BATLOKWA Tswana, Southern African
a branch of the Bakgatla section of the Bantu speaking communities which originated from the Great Lakes and Northern Central Africa. Batlokwa are said to have been a breakaway branch of the Bakgatla which is another Bahurutse section of the Tswana people.
Derived from the Navajo word biyeʼ
meaning "his son". This was frequently adopted as a surname among the Navajo when Native Americans were required by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to formally adopt surnames for the purpose of official records.
Occupational name for a farm laborer or casual harvest hand, béres, a derivative of bér 'wage', 'payment'.
Derived from the Old English name Binningas
, which was a name for someone who lived near stables.
Occupational name for a shepherd, from birga
, a variant spelling of birka
BOLLING English, German
nickname for someone with close-cropped hair or a large head, Middle English bolling 'pollard', or for a heavy drinker, from Middle English bolling 'excessive drinking'. German (Bölling): from a personal name BALDWIN
Occupational name for a cooper, from an agent derivative of Old French bosse
Means "district" characterized by bends from the Old English words boga and land.
Variant spelling of the habitational name Bruton, from a place in Somerset, so named with a Celtic river name meaning 'brisk' + Old English tun 'farmstead'.
Comes from the Greek words "kalos" meaning "beautiful" and "gheros" meaning "elderly," and was often given to children in the hopes that they would retain their beauty in their old age.
A name for a person who worked as a poultry farmer.
A nickname for someone from the region where they grow vineyards.
CHHETRI Hindi, Nepali
Chhetri was a caste of administrators, governor and military elites in medieval Khas Kingdom and Gorkha Kingdom (later unified Kingdom of Nepal). The nobility of Gorkha Kingdom were mainly based from Chhetri families and they had a strong presence in civil administration affairs.
The initial bearer of this surname lived in a little cottage.
Habitational name from a place near Catterick in North Yorkshire.
habitational name from the city of Coventry in the West Midlands, which is probably named with the genitive case of an Old English personal name Cofa (compare Coveney
) + Old English treow 'tree'.
An Irish family name of Norman origin, originally from Cussac
in Guienne (Aquitaine), France. The surname died out in England, but is common in Ireland, where it was imported at the time of the Norman invasion of Ireland in the 12th century.
CZARNECKI Polish, Jewish
habitational name for someone from a place called Czarnca in Kielce voivodeship, or any of the various places called Czarnocin or Czarnia, all named with Polish czarny 'black'.
nickname from dybac, meaning 'to lurk' or 'to watch for somebody'.
DZAGOEV Ossetian (Russian)
Russified form of the Ossetian surname Зæгъойты (Zægoyty)
, which came from the nickname Dzagoy
. The name was probably from Ossetian дзаг (dzag)
meaning "full, complete", ultimately derived from Persian چاق (čâq)
Taken from the Old English "freht," meaning "augury," and "well," meaning "spring, stream."
An early member was a person with a fancied resemblance to the wild boar.
From a form of the Mongolian title khan
meaning "king, ruler". This was the name of the dynasty that ruled Crimea from 1427 to 1783.
In the 15th century used in the sense of "fool, stupid person", presumably influenced by Götz, a short form of the given name GOTTFRIED
The surname Guardado means save, protect, and guard in Spanish
The name comes from the German word "Heu" meaning "hay."
A name for someone who worked as a keeper of cattle and pigs.
HOLYFIELD English, Scottish
Although the Scottish surname is known to derive from the Medieval Latin word "olifantus," meaning "elephant," its origins as a surname are quite uncertain. ... He was one of the many Anglo-Norman nobles that were invited northward by the early Norman kings of Scotland.
Short form of the medieval personal name Makarius.
The surname hence a metonymic occupational name for a spicer.
habitational name from any of various places, for example in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Staffordshire, named with Old English cirice or Old Norse kirkja 'church' + Old English tun 'enclosure', 'settlement'.
A name for a person who worked as a maker of leather armor for the knight's legs.
The name is derived from the Alemmanic word "Kohler," meaning "charcoal burner," and was most likely originally borne by a practitioner of this occupation.
Norman habitational name from a common village name La Boissière, meaning 'wooded area', from bois 'wood'. possibly a metronymic, from a feminine derivative of BOSSIER
'cooper', denoting the 'wife of the cooper'.
LEVEROCK Anglo-Saxon, English
It goes back those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain. Such a name was given to a person who was given the nickname Laverock
, which was the Old English word that described a person who was a good singer or someone who had a cheery personality.
Topographic name for someone living on the banks of the river of this name (of pre-Roman origin, probably akin to a Celtic element lemos, limos 'elm').
An occupational name for a grower or seller of the fruit.
Habitational name from Lingart, Lancashire, or Lingards Wood in Marsden, West Yorkshire.
Professional French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris had that surname
Means "a place where rivers meet with a partial obstruction from a wooden dam. "
habitational name, taken on from the place name Mayorga in Valladolid province of Castile.
A nickname for someone who is a happy, genial or a sunshiny fellow.
Originated from the village name of Methley in Yorkshire.
From Russian мужик (muzhik)
referring to a peasant from the Tsarist era.
Habitational name for someone from any of many places in Germany and Austria called Neustadt.
A habitational name taken on from a place name, such as Newark in Cambridgeshire or Newark on Trent in Nottinghamshire.
Habitational name from a place so named near Bocholt, in the Lower Rhine area.
Derived from the Old English "ofer," meaning "seashore," or "riverbank."
Palacio is derived from the Spanish word "palaciao," meaning a "palace," and as a surname, was no doubt taken on by someone who lived near a palace or mansion, or perhaps by someone who worked there.
Means a person who operates the flying controls of an aircraft.
PINAL English, Spanish (Rare)
The name is derived from when the family resided near a place where vennel grew. Vennel was a herb used for cooking. Other sources list the name as a local name derived from the term at the vennel.
A nickname for someone associated with the color purple.
REUS Dutch, German, Catalan
Dutch: nickname for a big man, from Middle Dutch reuse(n) 'giant'. German: topographic name from Middle High German riuse 'fish trap' (Middle Low German ruse) or from a regional term reuse 'small stream', 'channel'... [more]
ROBBEN French, Dutch
It is a French surname that was originally derived from the Germanic name ROBERT
, which is composed of the elements hrod, meaning famous, and berht, meaning bright.
The name was likely first bestowed on someone thought to have the characteristics of a heron as a nickname, eventually becoming a hereditary surname.
Nickname for a person associated with the color red, whether through hair color, clothing, or complexion. Accordingly, the name is derived from the Old French word ruge, meaning red.
Meaning "shaggy," "bristly," "unkempt," or "quick."
A topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.
SEVILLE Spanish, English
a city in southwestern Spain; a major port and cultural center; the capital of bullfighting in Spain. Synonyms: Sevilla Example of: city, metropolis, urban center. a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts... [more]
The ancient history of the name Shortall began soon after 1066 when the Norman Conquest of England occurred. It was a name given to a stocky or short-necked person which was in turn derived from the Anglo-Saxon word scorkhals meaning a person with a short neck.
Derived from the Old English word "smoc," meaning "smock" or, literally, "woman's undergarment." The name was most likely originally borne by someone who made or sold smocks.
SOLIS Spanish, English
Solis Name Meaning. Spanish and Asturian-Leonese (Solís): habitational name from Solís in Asturies or a similarly named place elsewhere. English: from a medieval personal name bestowed on a child born after the death of a sibling, from Middle English solace 'comfort', 'consolation'.
Derived from the old English words "swete"
Was first found in Leicestershire where Ralph de Toni received lands of the Lordship of Belvoir for his services as Standard bearer at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
From the Navajo suffix -tsʼósí
meaning "slender, slim", originally a short form of a longer name such as kiitsʼósí
"slender boy", hashkétsʼósí
"slender warrior", cháalatsʼósí
"slim Charlie", dághaatsʼósí
"the one with a slender mustache", dinétsʼósí
"slender man", or hastiintsʼósí
TYREE Scottish, English
A name that evolved among the descendants of the people of the kingdom of Dalriada in ancient Scotland.
Variant of VERITY
. A name given to actors who played the part in the medieval travelling theatres.
Habitational name, apparently a Castilianized spelling of Galician Vilseñor
, from any of three places in Lugo province named Vilaseñor
WALDRIP English, Scottish
The name is derived from the Old Norman warderobe
, a name given to an official of the wardrobe, and was most likely first borne by someone who held this distinguished
Derived from an Olde English pre 7th Century river name Woefer
Derived from the Old German word wisa, which means meadow.
The former placename is composed of the Olde English pre 7th Century words "wilg", willow, and "denu", a valley; while the latter place in Worcestershire is derived from the Olde English personal name "Winela", plus the Olde English "dun", a hill or mountain.
WINNICK English (Rare)
Habitational name for someone from a place called Winwick, for example in Northamptonshire or Cambridgeshire, both of which are named from the Old English personal name Wina + wic 'outlying dairy farm or settlement'.
The German surname is of patronymic origin, deriving from the name of the father of the original bearer.
WOLFHARD English (Rare)
This name derives from the Old High German name “Wolfhard”, composed of two elements: the “*-wulfaz” (wolf) plus “*harduz / *hardu-” (hard, strong, brave, valiant, powerful one). In turn the name means “the one who is strong like a wolf”.
YAW Irish, English, Chinese
Irish: reduced and altered Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eochadha Chinese : Cantonese variant of Qiu
a Polish surname which is most frequent in the cities of Warszawa, Płońsk and Bydgoszcz in central Poland and is also to be found as Zakowski among the Polish diaspora.
Habitational name of the city and province of Zamora, which is located on the Duero in northwest Spain. Because of its strategic position, the city was disputed during the Middle Ages, first between the Christians and Moors, then between the kingdoms of Leon and Castille.