This is a list of submitted surnames in which an editor of the name is SeaHorse15
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Originally a nickname for a person with a blustery temperament, from Italian tempesta
meaning "storm, tempest" (compare TEMPEST
The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Tennant. It is a name for someone who works as a tenant farmer. The name was applied to those who paid for the rent on their land through working the fields and donating a percentage of the take to the landlord... [more]
A surname found in Lancashire in north west England, taken from the name of a minor place in the parish of Lancaster which meant "meadow overgrown with thistles" from Middle English thistle
"meadow" (cf... [more]
Habitational name for a person from Towneley near Burnley in Lancashire, itself from the Old English elements tun
"enclosure, settlement" and leah
"wood, clearing"... [more]
Occupational name for a fuller, a person who cleaned and shrunk newly woven cloth by treading it. It is derived from Middle English tred(en)
"to tread" and well
Locational surname derived from Trolhop
, the original name of Troughburn, a place in Northumberland, England. The place name means "troll valley" from Old Norse troll
"troll, supernatural being" and hop
"enclosed valley, enclosed land"... [more]
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
Origin unidentified ('Dictionary of American Family Names': "1881 census has 0, Not in RW, EML"), perhaps from the Italian surname TARANTINO
Derived from Welsh un
"one" and coed
From a place name meaning "squatter's holding" from Old English unthanc
(literally "without consent").
VADEBONCŒUR French (Quebec)
From the French phrase va de bon cœur
meaning "go with a good (merry) heart". This was a secondary surname, common among soldiers in colonial French Canada, which has been adopted as a principal surname.
Variant of Farnell
. This form originated in southwestern England, where the change from F
arose from the voicing of F
that was characteristic of this area in Middle English.
From the baptismal name Benizelos
, which is already in existence since the 16th century in Athens. Uncertain etymology, most likely to be of Italian origin, (Bene + angelo, the good angel, ie EVANGELOS
Northern Mexican surname, possibly of Native American origin.
Patronymic derived from Russian ворон (voron)
From Greek βούβαλις (vouvalis)
meaning "antelope" or βούβαλος (vouvalos)
English surname which was derived from a medieval nickname, from Middle English wann
"wan, pale" (see WANN
) and a diminutive suffix.... [more]
Weard ora. Place name in Wilshire. Became Wardour ( see castle & village). Became Warder.
Northern English topographic name for someone living on the banks of the Washburn river in West Yorkshire, so named from the Old English personal name Walc
+ Old English burna
Meant "one who lives in or near a forest (or in a deforested upland area)", from Middle English wold
"forest" or "cleared upland". A famous bearer is American actress Tuesday Weld (1943-).
WELTY German (Swiss)
From a Swiss German diminutive of the German given name WALTHER
. A literary bearer was the American writer Eudora Welty (1909-2001).
English surname which was from either of two place names, that of a port in North Yorkshire (which comes from the Old Norse elements hvítr
"white" (or Hvíti
, a byname derived from it) combined with býr
"farm") or a place in Cheshire (from Old English hwit
"white" (i.e., "stone-built") and burh
Denoted a person hailing from Wilbraham in Cambridgeshire, England. The place name itself means "WILBURG
's homestead or estate" in Old English, Wilburg or Wilburga allegedly referring to a 7th-century Anglo-Saxon princess who was given the lands later called Wilbraham by her father, King Penda of Mercia.
Derived from an unattested Old English given name, *Wyngeofu
, composed of the elements wyn
"joy" and geofu
Derived from a place name apparently meaning "elm-wood clearing" from Old English wice
. A famous bearer was the dramatist William Wycherley (1640-1715).
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from an Arabic name.
ZALE Polish (Anglicized)
Possibly from a Polish surname, the meaning of which is uncertain (it may have been a variant of the surname Zalas
which originally indicated one who lived "on the other side of the wood", from za
"beyond" and las