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.
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