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There are three Chinese characters for the Shin surname. Between these three characters, there are five different clans. Each Shin clan descends from a different founding ancestor. One of the Shin clans traces its origins to China... [more]
Habitational name from Snowden, a place in West Yorkshire named from Old English snāw ‘snow’ + dūn ‘hill’, i.e. a hill where snow lies long.
Habitational name from a common farm name, Sørli, composed of the elements sør ‘south’ + li ‘slope’, ‘hillside’.
Cornish: habitational name from Higher or Lower Spargo, in the parish of Mabe, so named from Cornish spern ‘thorn bushes’ + cor ‘enclosure'.
STAR German, Dutch, Jewish, English
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Star, Middle High German star
, ‘starling’, probably denoting a talkative or perhaps a voracious person.... [more]
English topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream, Middle English streme
. Americanized form of Swedish Ström
or Danish Strøm
SURI Punjabi, Hindi, Indian (Sikh)
Based on the name of a clan in the Khatri community, from Sanskrit suri
"sun", ‘priest’, ‘sage’. It is also an epithet of Krishna.
From Japanese 錫 (suzu) meaning "copper, tin" or 鈴 (suzu) meaning "bell" combined with 村 (mura) meaning "village, town". Other kanji combinations are possible. ... [more]
Metonymic occupational name for a seller of tobacco, from German Tabak, Yiddish and Ukrainian tabik (all ultimately from Spanish tabaco, a word of Caribbean origin). Tobacco was introduced to Europe in the 16th century.
Meaning "peace". Together with the Fujiwara
, this is one of the most prominent clans in Japanese history. It is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku. The name appears to have been taken from Taira no Miyako ("Capital of Peace"), an ancient name for the city of Kyoto, and was created in 825 by the ex-Emperor Kanmu when his son Takamune (804–867) became a commoner... [more]
From Japanese 竹 (take) meaning "bamboo" combined with 水 (mizu) meaning "water".
Meaning ‘(one who lives) beneath the bamboo’; it was originally pronounced Takenoshita and taken from a village of that name in Suruga (now part of Shizuoka prefecture). The original bearers were descended from the northern Fujiwara through the Kuzuyama family... [more]
Habitational name from Talland in Cornwall, which is thought to be named as ‘hill-brow church site’, from Cornish tal
TANJI Japanese (Rare)
Rare in Japan, the name is written with characters meaning ‘red’ and ‘govern’. The actual meaning is unclear.
According to tradition, from Tao Tangshi, the name of the emperor Yao (2357–2257 bc), first of the three model emperors, before he came to power. A branch of his descendants retained the surname Tao... [more]
Habitational name from Taunton in Somerset, Taunton Farm in Coulsdon, Surrey, or Tanton in North Yorkshire. The Somerset place name was originally a combination of a Celtic river name (now the Tone, possibly meaning ‘roaring stream’) + Old English tūn
‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’... [more]
This surname is derived from the Middle English phrase "at asche," meaning at,or near the ash tree.
THAKUR Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Odia, Assamese, Gujarati, Nepali
From an feudal title used for noble classes in India and Nepal derived from Sanskrit ठक्कुर (ṭhakkura)
meaning "deity, chief, lord".
TUAZON Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Hokkien 大孫 (tōa-sun)
or 大孙 (tōa-sun)
meaning "grandson", used by Filipinos of Hokkien Chinese ancestry.
Refers to Turan, an historical region in Central Asia inhabited by the nomadic Iranian Turanian people. The name itself means "land of the Tur" and is derived from the name of a Persian mythological figure, Tur (تور).
From Japanese 内 (uchi) meaning "inside, within" and 田 (da) meaning "paddy, field". ... [more]
From a pet form of a Germanic compound personal name beginning with odal
ULVESTAD Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from any of five farmsteads, most in western Norway, named from Old Norse ulfr
meaning ‘wolf’ + staðir
, plural of staðr
meaning ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.
Habitational name from a place named with Old Norse undir
meaning "under" and berg
meaning "mountain, hill".
Topographic name for someone who lived below a mountain ridge, from Middle High German under
meaning ‘under’ + rein
Most probably a topographic name formed with Basque ur- ‘water’.
Perhaps a variant of Osselton
, a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, probably in northeastern England, where this name is most common.
From Middle Low German ūt-echtisch ‘outsider’, a term denoting someone who was not a member of a particular guild.
VADER German (Rare)
From Middle Low German vader meaning ‘father’, ‘senior’; in the Middle Ages this was used a term of address for someone who was senior in rank or age.
Occupational name for a wood- or stonecutter, or butcher, from vágni ‘to cut’.
VAN DIJK Dutch
Van Dijk is a Dutch toponymic surname meaning "from (the) dike". With 56,441 people, it was the fifth most common name in the Netherlands in 2007 Abroad, people with this surname usually abandoned the ij digraph, resulting in names like Van Dyke and Van Dyk.
VAN LOOK Dutch
Topographic name from look ‘enclosure’ or habitational name from a place named with this word.
Northern Mexican surname, possibly of Native American origin.
Occupational name from Middle High German wagenman ‘hauler’, ‘wagoner’.
WALI Urdu, Pashto, Bengali, Arabic
Derived from Arabic وَلِيّ (waliyy)
meaning "helper, friend, protector", used in Islam to describe a saint.
Habitational name from a place in East Yorkshire named Walkington, from an unattested Old English personal name Walca + -ing- denoting association with + tūn.
Habitational name from a place in Derbyshire named Wheeldon, from Old English hweol ‘wheel’ (referring perhaps to a rounded shape) + dun ‘hill’, or from Whielden in Buckinghamshire, which is named with hweol + denu ‘valley’.
From virta ‘stream’, used as a topographic name, also as a soldier’s name in the 17th century. Also adopted as an ornamental name, especially in western and southern Finland.
From an area called Xie, in present-day Henan province. Xuan Wang, the penultimate king (827–781 bc) of the Western Zhou dynasty, granted this area to one of his brothers-in-law, and the latter’s descendants adopted the place name Xie as their surname.
From the name of a state of Xin that existed during the Xia dynasty. King Qi (2197–2188 bc) granted this state to one of his sons, whose descendants adopted a modified form of the character for Xin as their surname.
YAMAHA Japanese (Rare)
This Japanese surname is more found in Brazil than Japan, because of Japanese immigrants who immigrated from Japan to Brazil. Notable bearer of this surname: Torakusu Yamaha (Japanese entrepreneur who was the founder of the Yamaha Corporation).
From Chinese 葉 (yè)
A famous bearer of this surname is Aritz Aduriz Zubeldia, a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Athletic Bilbao as a striker.