This is a list of submitted surnames in which an editor of the name is jfifles
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Filipinized form of Bhagat Singh
, a combination of Sanskrit भगत (bhagat)
meaning "devotee, follower" combined with सिंह (siṃhá)
meaning "lion". A notable bearer was Ramon
Bagatsing (1916-2006), the 19th Mayor of Manila who was of Indian descent.
CASTIGLIONE Italian, Jewish
Habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word, from medieval Latin castellio
) ‘fortification’ or ‘small castle’.
From Hokkien 許寰哥 (Khó͘ Hoân-ko)
, which was the nickname of Co Yu Hwan (許玉寰), the Chinese predecessor of the family who arrived in the Philippines in the 19th century. This is the name of a prominent political and business family in the Philippines.
GARFUNKEL Jewish, Yiddish
From גאָרפֿינקל (gorfinkl
), "carbuncle" in Yiddish, which in turns derives from German Karfunkel
. A notable bearer of this surname is Art Garfunkel.... [more]
A Greek rendering of حاج (ḥājj), denoting one who has successfully completed a pilgrimage. In a Christian context, the title designates a person who has visited Jerusalem and the Holy Land and was baptised in the Jordan River... [more]
The surname was first recorded in the 14th century as Mozahrt
, and later as Motzhardt
in Germany. It is a compound word, the first part of which is Middle High German mos
, also spelt mosz
, and meaning “bog, marsh” in southern dialects (compare modern German Moos
NASMITH Scottish, English
This surname is derived from an occupation, "nail-smith", but may also mean "knife-smith".
means "orange" in Dutch, in reference to the Dutch Royal Family
Means "descendant of the diamond priest" in Greek. A notable bearer of this surname is Ioannis Papadiamantopoulos, a Greek revolutionary leader.
PROPHET English, Scottish, French, German
Scottish, English, French, and German: nickname from Middle English and Old French prophete
, Middle High German prophet
‘prophet’, ‘seer’, ultimately from Greek prophetes
‘predictor’, from pro
‘before’ + a
derivative of phemi
‘to speak’... [more]
Occupational name for a scrap-metal merchant, from a derivative of Sferro in the sense ‘old and broken iron’. Habitational name from the district of Paternò in Catania, Sicily.
VALMORIDA Filipino, Cebuano
Means "valley of the forest field", derived from Spanish val
meaning "valley" (from a contraction of valle
typically used for surnames) and Japanese 森 (mori)
meaning "forest, woods" and 田 (ta)
"paddy, field" (see Morita