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ADDY English
From the personal name ADDY, a medieval diminutive of ADAM. It is therefore related to the surname ADDISON.
ALLRED English
From the Middle English personal name Alured, a form of ALFRED, which was sometimes written Alvred, especially in Old French texts.
ARDEN English
From various English place names, which were derived from a Celtic word meaning "high".... [more]
AUERBACH German, Jewish
Topographical name for someone who lived by a stream (Middle High German bach) that was near a swamp or marsh (auer).
BAFFA Italian
The origins of this surname are uncertain, but it may be from Italian baffo "mustache", with the Latinate feminine suffix probably due to the influence of the word famiglia "family". Alternatively it may be Albanian in origin, of unexplained meaning.
BALIJA Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting either "traders/merchants" or "agriculturists".
BALJI Indian, Telugu
Another form of Balija.
BONAVENTURE French
French cognate of BONAVENTURA
BUU Vietnamese
A royal Vietnamese surname created by the NGUYEN Dynasty.
CAPRA Italian
From the Latin word capra meaning "nanny goat." This was a name originally borne by shepherds / goat herders.
CARBAJAL Spanish, Judeo-Spanish
Probably a habitational name demoting someone originally from any of the multiple locations called Carbajal in León, Asturias, or Zamora in Spain. Alternatively, it may be of pre-Roman origin from the word carbalio meaning "oak", denoting someone who either lived near an oak tree or who was like an oak tree in some way.... [more]
CARRINGTON English, Scottish
English: habitational name from a place in Greater Manchester (formerly in Cheshire) called Carrington, probably named with an unattested Old English personal name Cara + -ing- denoting association + tun ‘settlement’.... [more]
CAVARAI Indian, Tamil
Variant transcription of Kavarai.
CHAKKILIYAN Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting "cobblers" and "leatherworkers".
CHETTI Indian, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil
Variant transcription of Chetty.
CHETTY Indian, Tamil, South African
Refers to a South Indian caste of merchants, agriculturalists, and land-owners.
CHUCKLER Indian, Telugu
Telugu occupational name for a leather worker, a job historically considered spiritually polluting and impure in India, where the surname belongs to Dalit, or "Untouchables" - members of the lowest caste.
CLARY Irish
Variant of CLEARY
COLFAX English
From a medieval nickname for someone with dark or black hair, from Old English cola "charcoal" and feax "hair".
CONG TANG TON NU Vietnamese
Often written with the middle two words uncapitalized when with a full name; example: Con tang ton Nu Hue Hue. The first name is Hue Hue, and the surname is Cong tang ton Nu. It is a female royal Vietnamese surname created by the NGUYEN Dynasty.
CUTHBERT English
Derived from the name CUTHBERT
DANZIG German, German (East Prussian)
Denoted a person who was from the city of Gdańsk, Poland (called Danzig in German).
DREYFUS French, German, Jewish
French-influenced variant of DREYFUSS, popular amongst people of Alsatian Jewish descent.
DREYFUSS German, Jewish
Originates from the German city of Trier. The Latin name for the city was "Treveris," whose pronunciation eventually developed into Dreyfuss. The spelling variants tend to correspond to the country the family was living in at the time the spelling was standardized: the use of one "s" tends to be more common among people of French origin, while the use of two tends to be found among those of German descent
DURHAM English
Denotes a person from either the town of Durham, or elsewhere in County Durham, in England. Durham is derived from the Old English element dun, meaning "hill," and the Old Norse holmr, meaning "island."
EMMER English
Derived from a nickname for EMERSON
FEATHERSTONHAUGH English
Indicates a person lived in or near Featherstonhaugh in Northumberland, England. From Old English feðere "feather", stān "stone", and healh "corner."
GENTOO Indian, Telugu, Portuguese
It is a Telugu name, most likely meaning "Gentile". It was first used by the Portuguese.
GOLDSWORTHY Cornish
Means "field of feast," from the Cornish gol-erewy.
GREGSON English
Means "son of GREG"
HUSSEY English, Irish
As an English surname, it comes from two distinct sources. It is either of Norman origin, derived from Houssaye, the name of an area in Seine-Maritime which ultimately derives from Old French hous "holly"; or it is from a Middle English nickname given to a woman who was the mistress of a household, from an alteration of husewif "housewife"... [more]
ISLEY English
Of Old English origin, derived from a place named Hesli, meaning "a hazel wood or grove".
JOLAHA Indian, Muslim
Means "weaver".
JOLIET French
From French Jolie "pretty one" and the popular suffix -et "little" meaning "pretty little one."
KABARIA Indian, Muslim
Means "greengrocer".
KALLA Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "priest".
KALLAN Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Kalla.
KAPU Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting an "agricultural worker".
KAVARAI Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "landowner".
KEARNY Irish
Variant of Kearney.
KILCOMMON Irish
Indicated a person who was from Kilcommon, Erris, County Mayo in Ireland. The place name Kilcommon derives from the Gaeltacht phrase Cill Chomáin, meaning "church of St. Comán."
KOIREE Indian
Denotes "weaver" in Hindi.
KOMATI Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting "trader".
LAING Scottish
Scottish form of LANG. A famous bearer was the explorer Alexander Gordon Laing.
LOOMIS English
Derived from Lomax (Lumhalghs), near Bury, Lancashire, which means "pool nook/recess."
LOYA Basque, Spanish
From Basque loya meaning "mud."
LYND English
Variant of LUND.
MADIGA Indian, Telugu
Telugu occupational name for a leather worker, a job historically considered polluting and impure in India, where the surname belongs to Dalit, or "Untouchables" - members of the lowest caste.
MAITLAND English, Scottish
Possibly from Mautalant, the name of a place in Pontorson, France meaning "inhospitable" or "bad temper" in Norman French (ultimately from Late Latin malum "bad" and talentum "inclination, disposition"), which was so named because of its unproductive soil; or perhaps it was originally a nickname for an ungracious individual, derived from the same source.
MCCARTY Irish
Variant of MACCARTHY. A famous bearer was the famous western outlaw William Henry McCarty, also known as Billy the Kid. His other aliases included William H. Bonney and Henry Antrim.
MCGILLAN Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Eoin meaning "son of the servant of EOIN".
MCSWEENEY Irish
Anglicized form of MACSHUIBHNE
MEATH Irish
Denotes a person from County Meath, Ireland (see MCNAMEE).
MONTEFIORE Italian, Jewish
Derived from Montefiore, which is the name of several places in Italy. For example, there is Castle Montefiore in the town of Recanati (province of Macerata), the municipality of Montefiore Conca (province of Rimini) and the municipality of Montefiore dell'Aso (province of Ascoli Piceno)... [more]
MONTGOMERIE Scottish, English
Variation of MONTGOMERY. A famous bearer was Margaret Montgomerie Boswell (1738 to 1789), wife of author James Boswell.
MORTIMER English
Derived from a place name meaning "still water" in Old French.
NAI Indian, Muslim
Means "barber".
NAPOLITANO Italian
Originally indicated a person from Napoli (Naples) in Italy.
ODDA Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting agriculture, such as workers and laborers.
ODDAI Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Odda.
ODDAR Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Odda.
ODDE Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, meaning "earthworker".
Ó GRADAIGH Irish
Gaelic form of O'GRADY.
O'GRADY Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Gradaigh, meaning "descendant of Gradaigh." Gradaigh is a personal name derived from the Irish Gaelic word grada, "the illustrious one."
OPPARA Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting an agricultural occupation.
PADAIYACHI Indian (Rare), Tamil (Rare)
Variant transcription of Padiachy.
PADIACHY Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting a footsoldier of the Palli caste.
PALLA Indian, Tamil
Another form of Palli.
PALLAN Indian, Tamil
Another form of Palli.
PALLI Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "agricultural laborers".
PARAIYA Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting laborers in agriculture and/or industry. This is a surname belonging to Dalit, or "Untouchables," in the Hindu caste system.
PEABODY English
Probably from a nickname for a showy dresser, from Middle English pe "peacock" (see Peacock) and body "body, person". Alternatively it may be from the name of a Celtic tribe meaning "mountain men" from Brythonic pea "large hill, mountain" combined with Boadie, the tribe's earlier name, which meant "great man" (or simply "man") among the Briton and Cambri peoples... [more]
QASSAB Indian, Muslim
Means "butcher".
REDDY Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Odia
Derived from Telugu రెడ్డి (reḍḍi) meaning "village headman".
RENFREW Scottish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic Rinn Friù, meaning "cradle of the Royal Stewards." It is derived from either the historical county of Renfrewshire in the west central lowlands of Scotland, or the town of Renfrew within both the historical and present-day boundaries of the county.
ROCKEFELLER German
Means "from Rockenfeld." Some famous bearers include founder of the Standard Oil Company and philanthropist John Davison Rockefeller (1839-1937), and 41st Vice President of the U.S.A. Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (1908-1979).
ROSENCRANTZ German
Means "rose wreath" in German.
ROSEWOOD English
Denoting someone who came from a rose wood or grove.
SIDLE English
Anglicized form of SEIDEL
ST CLAIR French, English
From the place name St CLAIR
STEWARD English
Occupational name for an administrative official of an estate or steward, from Old English stig "house" and weard "guard".
STRAUSS German, Jewish
From the German word strauß, meaning "ostrich." In its use as a Jewish surname, it comes from the symbol of the building or family that the bearer occupied or worked for in the Frankfurter Judengasse... [more]
TELAGA Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, mostly denoting agricultural laborers.
TÔN THẤT Vietnamese
A royal Vietnamese surname created by the NGUYEN Dynasty.
UPPARA Indian, Tamil
Another form of Oppara.
VANNIYAN Indian
It denotes those belonging to the Palli caste.
VELAMA Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting mainly agricultural laborers.
VELLALA Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting agricultural laborers.
VELLALAN Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Vellala.
VINH Vietnamese
A royal Vietnamese surname created by the NGUYEN Dynasty.
WAPPARA Indian, Tamil
Another form of Oppara.
WODDA Indian, Tamil
Another form of Odda.
XAVIER English, French
Derived from the Basque place name Etxaberri meaning "the new house". This was the surname of the Jesuit priest Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552). He was a missionary to India, Japan, China, and other areas in East Asia, and he is the patron saint of the Orient and missionaries.