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AA Norwegian
Derived from aa, an obsolete spelling of Norwegian å "small river, stream".
AABERG Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian cognate of ÅBERG.
AABY Norwegian, Danish
From a place called Aaby or Åby, from Old Norse á "small river, stream" and býr "farm".
AADLAND Norwegian
Derived from a place called Ådland, from Old Norse Árland "land by the river".
AAMODT Norwegian
Combination of aa, an obsolete spelling of Norwegian å "small river, stream" and møte "meeting".
AANENSON English (American, Anglicized)
Anglicized form of rare Norwegian surname Ånundson meaning "son of ÅNUND".
AARHUS Norwegian
Derived from any of the farms so named, from Old Norse á "river" and hús "house, farmstead".
AAS Norwegian, Danish
Variant spelling of ÅS.
AASEN Norwegian
Means "the ridge" in Norwegian. Definite singular form of AAS.
ABBETT English
Variant of Abbott.
ABBS English
Derived from the given name Abel.
ÅBERG Swedish
Combination of Swedish å "small river" and berg "mountain".
ABERNATHY Scottish
A different form of Abernethy, which originally meant "person from Abernethy", Perth and Kinross ("confluence of the (river) Nethy"). This was one of the surnames of the Scots who settled in northern Ireland during the ‘plantation’ in the 17th century, and it was brought to the U.S. as the name of a Southern plantation owner.
ACKROYD English
Topographic name from northern Middle English ake "oak" and royd "clearing".
ADDAMS English
Variant of Adams.
ADDY English
From the personal name ADDY, a medieval diminutive of ADAM. It is therefore related to the surname ADDISON.
ADELSKÖLD Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish adel "nobility, aristocracy" and sköld "shield".
ADIE English, Scottish
From the personal name ADIE, a medieval pet form of ADAM.
ADLERZ Swedish (Rare)
Possibly derived from the German surname Adler.
AHL Swedish
Derived from Swedish al "alder tree".
AHLBORN Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish al "alder" and -born, a Swedish surname suffix derived from German geboren "born".
AHLIN Swedish
Combination of Swedish al "alder" and the common Swedish surname suffix -in (ultimately derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of").
AHLQVIST Swedish
Combination of Swedish al "alder" and quist an old spelling of kvist "twig".
ÅHMAN Swedish
Combination of Swedish å "small river" and man "man".
AHONEN Finnish
A combination of Finnish aho "meadow" and the common surname suffix -nen.... [more]
AIDEN English
Derived from the first name AIDEN.
AISAKA Japanese (Rare)
Ai means "Indigo (blueish)", and Saka means "Hill,Slope".In 2014 Aisaka was ranked #9,579 for most used surnames in Japan and had only 5 occurrences that year. It's more popular in the U.S. than in the country it originated from... [more]
ÅKER Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
From Swedish and Norwegian åker "plowed field".
ÅKERHIELM Swedish
Combination of Swedish åker "field" and hjälm "helmet".
ÅKERSTRÖM Swedish
Combination of Swedish åker "field" and ström "stream".
ÅKESSON Swedish
Means "son of ÅKE".
AKEY English
Possibly an Americanized form of German EICHE "oak".
ALCOCK English
From a diminutive of given names starting with Al-.
ALCOTT English
English: ostensibly a topographic name containing Middle English cott, cote ‘cottage’ (see Coates). In fact, however, it is generally if not always an alteration of Alcock, in part at least for euphemistic reasons.
ALDERSON English (Modern)
Patronymic from the Middle English forename Alder, derived from two Old English names, Ealdhere ‘ancient army’ and Æ{dh}elhere ‘noble army’. Means "son of Aldert".
ALFSEN Norwegian
Norwegian cognate of ALFSSON.
ALFSTAD Norwegian (Rare)
Possibly a combination of the given name Alf and stad "city, town".
ALFVÉN Swedish (Rare)
Perhaps derived from Swedish älv "river".
ALGOTSSON Swedish
Means "son of Algot".
ALIN Swedish
Variant of Ahlin.
ALJAŽ Slovene
Etymological origin unknown, possibly from the latin word alias, meaning "different".
ALLEMANN German (Swiss)
Allemann (also spelled Alleman, Allemand, Aléman, Allamont, Allemagne, Alemaye, Alemán, and Allamán) is a surname that can be found primarily in Switzerland deriving from the Latin surname, Alemannus, which refers to someone of Germanic descent, specifically from the Alamanni tribe... [more]
ALLISON English, Scottish
Patronymic from a Middle English male personal name, most likely ALLEN, but other possibilities include ELLIS or of a short form of ALEXANDER. ... [more]
ALM Swedish
Means "elm" in Swedish.
ALMBLAD Swedish
Combination of Swedish alm "elm" and blad "leaf".
ALMLÖF Swedish
Combination of Swedish alm "elm" and löv "leaf".
ALMQVIST Swedish
Combination of Swedish alm "elm" and kvist "twig, branch".
ALVEAR Spanish
Unexplained.
ALVERSON English
Variant of Swedish Halvarsson or Alvarsson
AMBROSE English
From the Late Latin name Ambrosius, which was derived from the Greek name Αμβροσιος (Ambrosios) meaning "immortal".
AMUNDSON English (American, Anglicized), Swedish (Rare)
Anglicized from or rare Swedish variant of AMUNDSEN.
ANDERS German, Scottish, Czech
Derived from the given name Anders.
ANDERSDOTTER Swedish
Strictly feminine patronymic of Anders.
ANDREASDOTTER Swedish (Rare)
Means "daughter of Andreas", this surname is only used by females.
ANDRÉN Swedish
Latinized patronymic from the name Andreas.
ANDRESEN Norwegian
Means "son of ANDRE".
ÅNGSTRÖM Swedish
Combination of Swedish ånga "steam" and ström "river, current, stream". A notable bearer was Swedish physicist Anders Ångström (1814-1874), one of the founders of the science of spectroscopy... [more]
ANNA English, Irish, Italian, Hungarian
Probably derived from the female first name ANNA.
ANNAKIN English (British, Rare)
Meaning unknown. Perhaps a medieval English diminutive of an unknown given name (compare WilkinLarkin, and Hopkin).
ANTHONY English
From the personal name ANTHONY.
ANTONSSON Swedish
Means "son of ANTON".
ANZAI Japanese
From Japanese 安 (an) meaning "calm, peaceful" combined with 西 (sai) meaning "west", 斎 (sai) meaning "worship, religious meals", or 済 (sai) meaning "settle, finish".
AOKI Japanese
Means "green tree" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 青 (green) and 木 (tree).... [more]
AOZAKI Japanese (Rare)
Ao means "blue,somewhat green" & zaki means "blossom". So, Nobutaka "Blue Blossom",is an artist who was born in Japan,but now lives in New York as an artist who has been featured in magazines.
APPELKVIST Swedish
Combination of Swedish apel or äpple both meaning "apple" and kvist "branch, twig".
ARADHYA Indian, Sanskrit
Means "one who worships god". Commonly seen in India, Karnataka and other parts of India like kashi. They wear holy thread (yagnopaveetha).
ARAYA Japanese (Rare)
"Wild{ara}" or "New{ara}" and "Ya{valley}". It is pronounced this way in Eastern Japan,in the west it's "Aratani".
ARBOUR French (Quebec)
Variant of Harbour or possibly a variant of Harbaud or Herbert.
ARCHIBALD English
From the personal name ARCHIBALD.
ARCHULETA Spanish, English
Castilianized form of Basque Aretxuloeta, a topographic name meaning "oak hollow".
ARIMA Japanese (Rare)
This is a surname and first name that means "Owns A Horse". In the west and in the Ryukyu Islands is where this name is mostly possessed. This is taken from the Aroma hot spring near the city of Kobe.
ARITA Japanese (Rare)
Ari means "Has" or "Owns" and Ta means "Rice Patty". This is most is most common in west-central Japan.
ÄRLIG Swedish (Rare)
Means "honest" in Swedish.
ARNESSON Swedish
Means "son of Arne".
AROUET French
A famous bearer was French philosopher Voltaire (1694-1778), whose birth name was François-Marie Arouet.
ARRHENIUS Swedish (Rare)
The name of two separate family linages with no relation between each other. One family originates from Linköping, Östergötland and probably got its name from Ancient Greek ᾰ̓́ρρην (árrhēn) "male" (taken from the last syllable of ancestor's last name, Kapfelman)... [more]
ARROYO Spanish
Habitational name from any of numerous places named with arroyo "watercourse", "irrigation channel."
ARVIDSSON Swedish
Means "son of ARVID".
ÅS Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Means "ridge, hill" in the Scandinavian languages.
ASATO Japanese (Rare)
There are several readings for the name but 2 are Asa:"Morning",and To:"Door,Asa:"Safe" and To:"Village". There are multiple places in the Ryukyu's (where the name originates and mostly stays) that have that name;that could've been the influence... [more]
ASHMAN English, Anglo-Saxon
From Middle English Asheman, a byname meaning "pirate, seaman". It can also be made up of English ash referring to the "ash tree", and man. In that case, it could refer to someone who lived by ash trees... [more]
ASHTON English
Derived from a place name which meant "ash tree town" in Old English.
ASIKKALA Finnish
Could be a habitational name from a place so named in southern Finland.
ASK Swedish
From Swedish ask "ash tree".
ASLIN English
From the Old French personal name Asceline, a pet form of the personal name Asse.
ÅSLUND Swedish
Combination of Swedish ås "ridge, esker" and lund "grove".
ASPLUND Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of Swedish asp "aspen" and lund "grove".
ASSARSSON Swedish
Means "son of ASSAR".
ÅSTRÖM Swedish
Combination of Swedish å "creek, small river, stream" and ström "stream, current, flow".
AUNE Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse auðn "wasteland, desolate place".
AUT Czech, German (Swiss), Russian, Catalan
Means "Hard Worker" in Czech.... [more]
AXELL Swedish
Possibly a habitational name with the combination of ax, a Swedish word for the fruiting body of a grain plant, and the common surname suffix -ell.
AXELMAN Swedish (Rare)
From the Scandinavian given name Axel and man "man".
AZALEA English, Indonesian, Various
From the name of the flower (see Azalea). A notable bearer is Australian rapper Amethyst Amelia Kelly, who's better known by her stage name Iggy Azalea.
BÄCKLUND Swedish
Combination of Swedish bäck "brook, stream" and lund "grove".
BACKLUND Swedish
Combination of Swedish backe "hill, slope" and lund "grove".
BÄCKMAN Swedish
Combination of Swedish bäck "small stream" and man "man".
BACKMAN English, Swedish, German
Combination of Old English bakke "spine, back" and man "man". In Swedish, the first element is more likely to be derived from Swedish backe "hill", and in German the first element can be derived from German backen "to bake"... [more]
BÄCKSTRÖM Swedish
Combination of Swedish bäck "brook" and ström "stream".
BAER German
Derived from Old High German bero "bear".
BAEZA Spanish
From a place called Baeza in Andalusia, Spain.
BAGGE Swedish
From Swedish bagge "ram (male sheep)".
BAKKE Norwegian
Means "slope, hillside" in Norwegian.
BAKKEN Norwegian
Definite singular form of BAKKE.
BALCOM English
Altered spelling of English Balcombe, a habitational name from Balcombe in West Sussex, which is named with Old English bealu "evil, calamity" (or the Old English personal name Bealda) combined with cumb "valley".
BANE English
Variant of Bain.
BARRIERE French
Occupational name for a gatekeeper, from Old French barier.
BARRON English
Variant of BARON.
BARROW English
Habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English bearo, bearu "grove" or from Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, which is named with an unattested Celtic word, barr, here meaning "promontory", and Old Norse ey "island"... [more]
BARSI Hungarian
Name for someone living in a village named Bars. This was the surname of American child actress Judith Barsi (June 6, 1978 - July 25, 1988).
BAUCOM English
Variant spelling of BALCOMBE, a habitational name from West Sussex derived from Old English bealu "evil" and cumb "valley".
BAVIERA Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan
Means "Bavaria" in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Catalan. Indicating for someone from Bavaria a state in Germany.
BAXLEY English
Variant of BEXLEY.
BAY English
From the Middle English given name BAYE.
BAY English, French, Dutch
Derived from Middle English and Old French bay, bai and Middle Dutch bay, all meaning "reddish brown". It was originally a nickname for someone with a hair color similar to that.
BAY Scottish
Reduced form of McBeth.
BAY German
From the given name Baio.
BAY Danish, Norwegian (Rare)
Likely a reduced form of German BAYER.
BAYLOR English
Possibly derived from the legal term bailor "one who delivers goods". It could also be a respelling of German name BEILER, an occupational name for an inspector of measures or a maker of measuring sticks... [more]
BEACH English
Name for someone living near a beach, stream, or beech tree.
BEAM English
From Old English beam "beam" or "post". It could be a topographic name from someone living near a post or tree, or it could be a metonymic occupational name for a weaver.... [more]
BECQUEREL French
A notable bearer was French scientist Henri Becquerel (1852-1908) who discovered radioactivity. A becquerel (Bq), the SI unit for radioactivity, is named after him.
BEELER English
Anglicized spelling of German BIEHLER.
BEFFA Italian
Nickname for a practical joker, from Italian beffa "trick, prank".
BEIHL English, German
Variant of BIEHL, a short form of BIEHLER.
BELLINGHAM English
Habitational name from places called Bellingham.
BENDTSDATTER Danish (Archaic), Norwegian (Archaic)
Strictly feminine patronymic for Bendt.
BENGTSON English, Swedish
Variant of the Swedish surname Bengtsson.
BERA Turkish, Arabic
Means "knowledgeable, smart, beautiful".
BERGDAHL Swedish
Combination of Swedish berg "mountain, hill" and dal "valley".
BERGGREN Swedish
Swedish surname meaning "mountain branch". From berg "mountain" and gren "branch".
BERGKVIST Swedish
Combination of Swedish berg "mountain" and kvist "branch".
BERGLIN Swedish
Combination of Swedish berg "mountain" and the popular surname suffix -in, derived from Latin -inus, -inius meaning "descendant of". The second element could also be derived from Swedish lind "lime tree" or lin "flax, linseed".
BERGLIND Swedish
Combination of Swedish berg "mountain, hill" and lind "linden tree".
BERGMANN German, Swedish (Rare)
German variant of BERG combined with the suffix mann "man".
BERGMARK Swedish
Combination of Swedish berg "mountain, hill" and mark "land, ground, field".
BERGQVIST Swedish
Variant spelling of Bergkvist.
BERLIN Swedish
Of uncertain origin. The name could be a shortened form of BERGLIN. It could also be a habitational name from the city in Germany or from a place in Sweden named with ber or berg "mountain"... [more]
BERLIN German, English
Habitational name from the city in Germany, the name of which is of uncertain meaning. It is possibly derived from an Old Slavic stem berl- meaning swamp or from a West Slavic word meaning "river lake".
BERNADOTTE French, Swedish
Possibly from the name of a historical province in Southern France named Béarn. This was originally a French non-noble surname. French general Jean Baptise Bernadotte (1763-1844) became the king of Sweden as Charles XIV John (Swedish: Karl XIV Johan) in 1818 and founded the current royal house in Sweden, House of Bernadotte.
BERNTSEN Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of BERNT".
BERTHOLM Swedish (Rare)
Possibly a combination of the name Bert and holm (see Holm).
BERWALD German, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Originally derived from the given name Bernwald, composed of Old High German bern, bero "bear" and wald "ruler". Later altered to Bärwald "bear forest", from German Bär "bear" and Wald "forest"... [more]
BESKOW Swedish
Derived from the name of the city Beeskow in Germany. A notable bearer was Swedish author and illustrator Elsa Beskow (1874-1953).
BETHEL English, Welsh (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Welsh ab Ithel "son of ITHEL".
BHAER German
Likely a variant of German BAER, meaning "bear". A notable bearer is character Friedrich Bhaer, Jo's husband in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
BIBLE English
From the given name BIBEL or an altered spelling of German BIEBL.
BICKNELL English (British)
Contracted form of the placename Bickenhill in Somerset, England.
BIDDLE English, Irish
Variant of English BEADLE or German BITTEL. The name is now popular in the north east region of America, where it was brought by English and Irish immigrants.
BIGELOW English
Habitational name from a place in England called Big Low meaning "big mound".
BILDT Swedish, Danish
Bildt is a Danish-Swedish-Norwegian noble family originating from Jutland in Denmark and now domiciled in Bohus county in southwest Sweden. The Norwegian branch of the family died out in the beginning of the 18th century... [more]
BILSLAND Scottish
From a place near Kilmaurs in East Ayrshire, Scotland. Allegedly a combination of BIL and land "farm, land, property".
BIRCH English, German, Danish, Swedish (Rare)
From Middle High German birche, Old English birce, Old Danish birk, all meaning "birch". This was likely a topographic name for someone living by a birch tree or a birch forest... [more]
BIRCHFIELD English
Variant of English BURCHFIELD or an anglicized form of German BIRKENFELD.
BIRK Slovene
Of unknown origin.
BIRK German
Either a variant of Buerk or a habitational name derived from places named Birk, Birke, or Birken.
BIRKE Low German, Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Birk. Perhaps a shortened form of any of various Danish and Norwegian surnames beginning with Birke-, for example Birkeland and Birkelund ("birch grove").
BIRKELAND Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse birki "birch" and land "farm, land". Birkeland is the name of a village and parish in western Norway. The parish got it's name from an old farm. The parish church was built on the same spot where the farm once was.
BJÖRKLUND Swedish
Combination of Swedish björk "birch" and lund "grove".
BJØRKLUND Norwegian
From any of several farms named with Norwegian bjørk "birch" and lund "grove".
BJORKLUND English (American)
Anglicized form of Swedish Björklund or Norwegian Bjørklund.
BJÖRN Swedish
Means "bear" in Swedish.
BLACKWELL English
Habitational name from any of various places, for example in Cumbria, Derbyshire, County Durham, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire, named Blackwell, from Old English blæc "black, dark" and wæll(a), well(a) "spring, stream".
BLAIKLOCK Scottish (Anglicized, Modern, Rare)
Allegerdly from Blacklock which supposedly described the colour of someone's hair.
BLAIN Scottish (Anglicized), Scottish Gaelic, English
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name BLÁÁN, a shortened form of MACBLAIN, or a variant of BLIN. It could also be a nickname for a person suffering from boils, from Middle English blain "blister"
BLAINE Scottish
Derived from the given name BLÁÁN.
BLAUSTEIN German, Jewish
Ornamental name from German blau "blue" and Stein "stone", i.e. lapis lazuli.
BLIXT Swedish
From Swedish blixt "lightning, flash".
BLOEM Dutch
Means "flower" in Dutch.
BLOMKVIST Swedish
Variant of Blomqvist. Mikael Blomkvist is a fictional character in Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series.
BLOMQVIST Swedish
Combination of Swedish blom "bloom, flower" and qvist, an archaic spelling of kvist "twig".
BLOOM English
Metonymic occupational name for an iron worker, from Middle English blome ‘ingot (of iron)’.
BLOOM Swedish
Variant of BLOM.
BLOOM Jewish (American), Dutch
Americanized spelling of Bloem and Blum.
BLUME German, English
Could be from the Jewish surname Blum of from Swedish Blom. It could also be from the English word bloom.
Norwegian
Variant of BØE. A notable bearer is Norwegian biathlete Tarjei Bø (b. 1988).
BÓBSKI Polish
Possibly derived from the Polish word bób, which means "broad bean".
BODÉN Swedish
Possibly a combination of Swedish bod "shed, shack, small building" and the common surname suffix -én (originally a derivative of Latin -enius "descendant of"). Also a possible habitational name from places named with Bod-.
BODEN German, Low German
Patronymic from the personal name BODE or a topographic name for someone living in a valley bottom or the low-lying area of a field. From Middle High German boden "ground, bottom".
BODEN Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó BUADÁIN.
BODEN English
Possibly a variant of BALDWIN.
BODIN French, English
Derived from Old French personal name BODIN or a variant spelling of BAUDOUIN.
BODIN German
Probably derived from various Germanic personal names beginning with Bod- "messenger", or from the habitational name Boddin, name of several places in Mecklenburg and Brandenburg.
BODIN Swedish
Variant of BODÉN.
BØE Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse býr "farm, village, settlement" or búa "to reside".
BOEING English (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of German Böing. This was the surname of American industrialist William Boeing (1881-1956) who founded The Boeing Company, a manufacturer of airplanes.
BOEKHOUT English
Probably a habitational name from the village Boekhoute in northern Belgium, close to the border to The Netherlands.
BØEN Norwegian
Habitational name from the common farm name Bøen, simply meaning "the farm" (ultimately derived from Old Norse býr "farm, village, settlement" and the definite article -en).
BOHART English (Rare)
Meaning unknown.
BOJE Dutch
Variant of Boye.
BOLEN English
Variant of BULLEN.
BOLEN Czech, Polish
From a pet form of the given names BOLESLAV, BOLESŁAW or BOLEBOR.... [more]
BOMAN Swedish
Combination of Swedish bo (noun) "nest, farm, dwelling" and man "man".
BOMENGEN English (American), Norwegian (Rare)
Name created from during immigration from Norway to the United States in either the late 19th or early 20th century meaning, "The farm with the big gate."
BONDE Swedish, Old Swedish, Danish
From Old Norse bóndi "farmer". Used as both a last name and a (rare) given name in Sweden (see BONDE for the given name and BONDESSON as an example of a patronymic derived from this name)... [more]
BONDE English
Variant of BOND.
BONDE Norwegian (Rare)
From a farm named Bonde, named with Old Norse bóndi "farmer" and vin "meadow".
BONDESSON Swedish
Means "son of BONDE", or possibly "son of a farmer".
BOOK English (British, Anglicized)
Likely an anglicized form of Buch or Buck.
BORCHERT German, English
Variant of Borchardt (see BURKHARD).
BORECKI English
Habitational name for someone from a place called Borek or Borki, from bór "pine forest".
BORÉN Swedish
Combination of an unknown first element and the common surname suffix -én (originally from Latin -enius "descendant of"). Also possible habitational name derived from places named with Bor-, such as Borås, Borensberg, and Borlänge... [more]
BORGEDALEN Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of Norwegian borg "fortification, castle" and dal "valley".
BÖRJESSON Swedish
Means "son of "BÖRJE".
BORSHEIM Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from either of two farmsteads in Norway: Borsheim in Rogaland and Børsheim in Hordaland. Borsheim is a combination of an unknown first element and Norwegian heim "home", while Børsheim is a combination of Old Norse byrgi "fence, enclosure" and heim.
BOSTON English
Habitational name from the town Boston in Lincolnshire, England. The name means "Botwulf’s stone".... [more]
BOSTRÖM Swedish
Combination of Swedish bo "dwelling, home" and ström "stream, river".
BOTTING English, Dutch
Patronymic from BOTT, an Old English personal name of unknown origin.
BOWDEN Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó BUADÁIN.
BOWDEN English
Habitational name from any of several places called Bowden or Bowdon, most of them in England. From Old English boga "bow" and dun "hill", or from Old English personal names BUGA or BUCGE combined with dun.... [more]
BOWIE Scottish Gaelic
Scots Gaelic Bhuidhe or Buidhe meaning "golden yellow". Name was originally Mac Gille Bhuid, meaning "son of the yellow-haired lad". It was shortened to MacilBuie and MacilBowie in the 1600's, and further shortened in the 1700's to Buie and anglicised to Bowie by English speaking census takers and record keepers on the Scottish mainland.
BOYE English, German, Dutch, Frisian, Danish
From the Germanic given names Boio or Bogo, which are of uncertain origin. Also possibly a variant of Bothe.
BRAGER Norwegian (Rare)
From the name of any of the various farmsteads in eastern Norway, which may have derived their name from a river name meaning "roaring", "thundering".
BRAHE Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Danish and Swedish noble family with roots in Scania and Halland, southern Sweden (both provinces belonged to Denmark when the family was founded). A notable bearer was Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601).
BRAILLE French
Braille is a writing system used by people with vision impairment. It was named after its inventor Louis Braille (1809-1852).
BRANNER Danish, German, English
Danish variant of BRANDER and German variant of BRANTNER.
BRÄNNSTRÖM Swedish
Combination of Swedish bränna "to burn" and ström "stream".
BRANTING Swedish
A combination of Swedish brant "steep hill" and the suffix -ing. A famous bearer was Hjalmar Branting (1860–1925), Prime Minister of Sweden in the 1920s.
BRÅTHEN Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse broti "land cleared for cultivation by burning". This was a common farm name in southeastern Norway.
BRATTÉN Swedish (Rare)
Composed of the personal name Bratt and the common surname suffix -én (ultimately from Latin -enius "descendant of").
BRAUNERSHRITHER German, Dutch, English
This name mean Leather (Tanned) Knight, or a fighter of leather armor, or in Dutch, Leather writer, one who branded print on leather
BREECE English
Variant of BREESE or PREECE.
BREKKE Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse brekka meaning "hill, slope".
BREVIK Norwegian
Habitational name from any of several farms named Brevik, from Norwegian bred "broad" and vik "bay".
BRINDLEY English
Habitational name from a place in England so named. From Old English berned "burnt" and leah "woodland clearing".
BRINSON English
Habitational name from Briençun in northern France.
BRITNELL English
Habitational name from a place called Brinton in Norfolk, England. See BRINTON.
BRODÉN Swedish
Likely composed of Swedish bro "bridge" and the common surname suffix -én (ultimately derived from Latin -enius).
BRODERICK Irish, Welsh, English
Surname which comes from two distinct sources. As a Welsh surname it is derived from ap Rhydderch meaning "son of Rhydderch". As an Irish surname it is an Anglicized form of Ó Bruadair meaning "descendent of Bruadar"... [more]
BROLIN Swedish
Composed of Swedish bro "bridge" and the common surname suffix -in (ultimately derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of").
BROLIN English (Anglicized, Rare)
In the case of American actors James and Josh Brolin, it seems to be an anglicized form of BRUDERLIN.
BROMLEY English
Habitational name from any of the many places so called in England. Most of them derived from Old English brom "broom" and leah "woodland clearing".
BROOMFIELD English
From a place name meaning "gorse field", from Old English brom "gorse" and feld "field, open country".
BRORSSON Swedish
Means "son of Bror".
BROUGHTON English
Habitational name from any of the many places so called in England. The first name element is derived from Old English broc "brook", burh "fortress", or beorg "castle". The second element is derived from Old English tun "settlement, dwelling".
BRUINS Dutch
Patronymic from Bruin meaning "brown" in Dutch.
BRYNGELSSON Swedish
Means "son of Bryngel".
BRYNTESSON Swedish
Means "son of BRYNTE"
BUCKMAN English
Occupational name for a goatherd (Middle English bukkeman) or scholar (Old English bucman "book man"). It could also be a shortened form of BUCKINGHAM or a variant of BUCKNAM.
BUONO Italian, English
Nickname derived from Italian buono "good".
BURCH English
Variant of Birch.
BURE Old Swedish, Swedish
This was the name of an influential family in 16th century Sweden. The name originated from the village Bure (now known as Bureå) in Skellefteå parish in Northern Sweden. The village got its name from the nearby Bure River (Swedish: Bure älv, Bureälven) whose name was derived from the Swedish dialectal word burra "buzz, rumble".
BURGER English, German, Dutch
Status name for a freeman of a borough. From Middle English burg, Middle High German burc and Middle Dutch burch "fortified town". Also a German habitational name for someone from a place called Burg.
BURKEN English
English variant of Birkin (see Burkins).
BURNEY English, Irish
Form of the French place name of 'Bernay' or adapted from the personal name Bjorn, ultimately meaning "bear".
BURRIS English
Variant of English BURROWS or German BÖRRIES.
BURROWS English
Variant of Burroughs. A name for someone who lived by a hill or tumulus, also may be a further derivation from Old English bur "bower" and hus "house".