Browse Submitted Surnames

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Agashe Indian
According to Wikipedia, Agashe is a surname used by Chitpavan Brahmins of the Kaushik gotra in the Marathi populated Deccan in India and by the Chitpavan Brahmin diaspora across the globe.
Aggarwal Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Agarwal.
Aim Scottish
Orcadian surname derived from Gaelic aimh "raw".
Apse Latvian
Derived from Latvian apse "aspen tree" (ultimately from Proto-Baltic *apse).
Apte Indian
Hindu (Brahman) name found among the Konkanasth Brahmans, probably from Marathi ap̣ta, denoting the tree Bauhinia tomentosa.
Aves English
Derived from the given name Avice.
Badami Indian
The town of Badami is situated in the northern part of Karnataka. It was formerly known as Vatapi and was the capital of the Chalukya kingdom from the 6th to the 8th century ad.
Balasubramanian Tamil
A Hindu name from Sanskrit bālasubrahmạnya ‘child Subrahmanya’ (from bāla ‘child’ + subrahmạnya ‘dear to Brahmans’, an epithet of the god Kartikeya, son of the god Shiva) + the Tamil-Malayalam third-person masculine singular suffix -n... [more]
Batt English
This is patronymic form of the medieval personal name "Batte", meaning "son of Batte", ... [more]
Batta Indian
Hindu name of unknown meaning, based on the name of a subgroup among the Tank goldsmiths of Panjab.
Bava Indian
Variant of Bawa.
Bedi Indian
Based on the name of a clan in the Khatri community. The name is derived from Sanskrit vedī ‘one who knows the Vedas’. Guru Nanak (1469–1539), the founder of the Sikh religion, was from the Bedi clan... [more]
Bhalla Indian
This surname is derived from Sanskrit bhalla meaning (among other things) ‘auspicious’, ‘missile’, and ‘bear’.
Bhandari Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit भाण्डागारिक (bhandagarika) meaning "storekeeper, treasurer", ultimately from भाण्डागार (bhandagara) meaning "storeroom, storehouse, treasury".
Bhardwaj Indian
From Sanskrit bhāradvāja ‘descendant of bharadvāja’, bharadvāja meaning ‘one who has strength or vigor’ (a compound of bharat ‘bearing’ + vāja ‘vigor’). According to legend, Bharadvaja (bharadvāja) was the name of one of the great sages.
Bhargava Indian
From Sanskrit bhārgava ‘(descendant) of Bhrigu’. Bhrigu is the name of one of the great sages of Hindu legend.
Bhattacharyya Bengali
A variant spelling of Bhattacharya
Bizet French
Derived from the name “Byset or Bisset”
Boase Indian
Variant of Bose.
Bose Indian, Bengali
Variant of Basu.
Brockett English
From the Old French words broque and brocke.
Bumb Indian
From Marathi bəmb ‘stout’.
Bywater English
The surname Bywater came from the Anglo-Saxon origin and means ’dweller by the water‘
Chad Indian
Hindu (Bhatia) name of unknown meaning.
Chada Indian
Variant of Chadha.
Chadha Indian
Based on the name of a clan in the Khatri community. Ramgarhia Sikhs also have a clan called Chadha.
Chokshi Indian
From Gujarati čoksi ‘jeweler’, ‘assayer of gold and silver’, from čokəs ‘precise’, ‘circumspect’, a compound of čo- ‘four’, ‘four-way’, ‘all-round’ (Sanskrit čatus- ‘four’) + kəs ‘assaying’ (Sanskrit kạsa ‘rubbing’, ‘touchstone’).
Clegg English
From Old Norse kleggi 'haystack'
Corry English, Irish
Derived from the Gaelic word “coire”, meaning “cauldron”
Debussy French
This surname dates back to the Middle Ages. Unknown meaning.
Dhawan Indian, Punjabi, Hindi
Means "runner, messenger" from Sanskrit धाव् (dhav) meaning "to run".
Dhillon Indian, Punjabi
Of unknown meaning.
Dugal Indian
Based on the name of a Khatri clan. In India the name is more commonly spelled Duggal.
Elgar English
Surname meaning the son of Eggar.
Fu Chinese
Fu is a Chinese surname, meaning is uncertain but on Chinese New Year Fu means “blessing” or “good fortune
Garde Indian
Found among the Konkanasth Brahmins, probably from Marathi gəṛda ‘belch’.
Garg Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
From Garga, the name of an ancient Hindu sage.
Gokhale Indian, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit गवाक्ष (gavaksha) meaning "round window" (literally "cow eye"), from गो (go) meaning "cow" and अक्षि (akshi) meaning "eye"... [more]
Gong Chinese
Gong means palace.... [more]
Haldar Indian, Bengali
Probably from Sanskrit हलधर (haladhara) meaning "one who holds a plough", an epithet of the Hindu god Balarama.
Jia Chinese
From the given name Jia.
Kashyap Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
From the given name Kashyapa.
Kellett Irish, English
Unknown meaning. Comes from Anglo-Saxon origin.
Khatri Indian, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi, Punjabi, Nepali
Name for a member of the Kshatriya caste, derived from Sanskrit क्षत्रिय (kshatriya) referring to the Hindu caste consisting of kings, warriors and soldiers, ultimately from क्षत्र (kshatra) meaning "power, might, dominion".
Khurana Indian, Punjabi, Hindi
Meaning uncertain.
Lei Chinese
The origin is unknown.
Mannan Hinduism
Means ‘king’ in Tamil, it is also a Muslim surname, it is based on the Sanskrit word ‘mannan’, which means ‘the bountiful’.
Modi Indian
Modi was borne by Gujarati and Parsi people. There is a clan called Modi among the Oswal Banias.
Naidu Indian
The surname Naidu occurs in communities of Andhra Pradesh. It is composed of a stem word ‘naya’, which means leader or chief. The suffix ‘du’ is a third person masculine suffix in Telegu.
Parekh Indian
Parekh is the variant of the name Parikh. It means ‘assayer’ in Gujarati. The Porwal Banias and Oswal have clans called Parekh.
Parikh Indian
Variant of Parekh
Purohit Indian
Purohit means ‘one placed foremost’.
Quiney English, Irish
Variant of Quinney ??
Quinney English, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinne “descendant of Coinne”
Rachmaninoff Russian
Surname used as a nickname for someone of swarthy appearance.
Ranganathan Hinduism
Means ‘lord of mirth’. It is an epithet of Lord Krishna.
Rossetti Italian
Patronymic derived from the given name Rossetto (see Rosetto).
Sahota Indian (Sikh)
A sikh surname meaning ‘hare’, derived from the name of a Jat clan.
Scarr English
Derived from the word ‘skjarr’ meaning a rocky outcrop / hill
Scullin Old Irish
The surname Scullin originates from the pre 10th century O' Sceallain, which itself derives from the word 'sceall' meaning the stone of a fruit or the kernel.
Sunder English
From Sanskrit sundara‘beautiful’. This is only a given name in India, but has come to be used as a family name in the U.S.
Talwar Indian
Sikh name based on the name of a clan in the Khatri community, derived from Panjabitəlwār ‘sword’ (Sanskrit taravāri).
Taneja Indian
This surname was apparently derived from tən‘blade of grass’ (from Sanskrit tṛna).
Venkataraman Indian
From Sanskrit venkạteša ‘lord of Venkata hill’, an epithet of the god Vishnu (from venkạta ‘name of the hill’ + īša‘lord’).
Wadhwa Indian (Sikh)
Sikh name based on the name of an Arora clan.
Warrior English
From the given name “warrior” from Old Frenchwerreieor, werrieur ‘warrior’.
Wason Scottish
Variant of Watson.
Yett English
Derived from the Old English word geat, meaning gate.
Zou Chinese
An ancient Chinese state during the Zhou dynasty.