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Variant of Farnell. This form originated in southwestern England, where the change from F to V 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)... [more]
VENZOR Mexican
Northern Mexican surname, possibly of Native American origin.
VERGARA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Bergara.
VÉRTIZ Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Bertiz.
VICUÑA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Bikuña.
Patronymic derived from Russian ворон (voron) meaning "raven".
From Greek βούβαλις (vouvalis) meaning "antelope" or βούβαλος (vouvalos) "buffalo".
English surname which was derived from a medieval nickname, from Middle English wann "wan, pale" (see Wann) and a diminutive suffix.... [more]
WARDER English
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 ‘stream’... [more]
WEIDEMANN Medieval German, German (Austrian), Norwegian
Weidemann is a German family name and comes from the Middle High German terms for hunter or woad farmer.... [more]
WELD English
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).
WHITBY English
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 "fortress").
WHITSIDE English (Rare, ?)
Possibly a variant of Whiteside.
Feminine form of Wierzbicki.
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.
WINNEY English
Derived from an unattested Old English given name, *Wyngeofu, composed of the elements wyn "joy" and geofu "battle".... [more]
From an English surname of unexplained origin, perhaps related to Winslow, Winston or Windsor.
Patronymic form of Winter.
Derived from a place name apparently meaning "elm-wood clearing" from Old English wice and leah. A famous bearer was the dramatist William Wycherley (1640-1715).
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from an Arabic name.
Means "son of Zafeiris".
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 "forest").
ZALVIDEA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Zalbidea.
ZÁRAUZ Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Zarautz.
ZARTA South American
Chiefly used in Colombia.
ZAVALETA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Zabaleta.
ZIELONKA Polish, Jewish
Derived from the Polish word for "green"
Feminine form of Zolotarev.
ZOZAYA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Zozaia.
ZÚÑIGA Spanish
Spanish form of Zuñiga.
ZURBANO Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Zurbao.