AASUMScandinavian Habitation surname from farms found in several places in Scandinavia. Derived from Old Norse: aas ‘hill’ + um ‘around’. The meaning and pronunciation is the same for all forms: Åsum, Aasum, Aasumb, and Awsumb.
ABASYANArmenian This is a last name. Abasyan's were Kings and Queens, having Kingdoms from the years 750-1280.
ABAZAArabic From the name of the Abazin (or Abaza) people native to the Northwest Caucasus. This name was adopted by Abazins, Circassians, and Abkhaz who were expelled from the Caucasus in the 19th century.
ABDELMASSIHArabic Means "servant of the anointed (Christ)" from Arabic عبد ال (‘abd al) meaning "servant of the" and مسيح (masīḥ) meaning "anointed, Messiah, Christ", used by Arabic-speaking Christians.
ABDULArabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Bengali, Punjabi From Arabic عبد ال (abdul) meaning "servant of the", commonly used as a prefix for given names (such as عبد العزيز ('Abd al-'Aziz) meaning "servant of the powerful").
ABDYLDAEVKyrgyz Means "son of Abdylday" from a given name either derived from Arabic ABDULLAH or from Arabic عبد ال (ʿabd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with the Turkish word day meaning "support, foundation".
ABERCROMBIEScottish Derived from a surname. It is the name of a parish in Fife, Scotland, on the northern shore of the Frith of Forth, whence the possessor took his surname; from Aber, marshy ground, a place where two or more streams meet; and cruime or crombie, a bend or crook... [more]
ABERNATHYScottish 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.
ABERSLatvian This name is from the fiords and was given to the people that lived there and mainly were fishermen. Now people that have the last name can be anyware in Latvia (or other country) but most likely had ancestors from the fiords.
ABIERAFilipino It is borne by approximately 1 in 1,140,397 people. This last name occurs mostly in Asia, where 96 percent of Abiera live; 95 percent live in Southeast Asia and 95 percent live in Malayo-Asia. This last name is most prevalent in The Philippines, where it is borne by 6,047 people, or 1 in 16,742.
ABKHAZAVAGeorgian, Mingrelian Most likely from Georgian აფხაზი (apkhazi) meaning "Abkhaz". Alternately, it may be from the Adjaran (Muslim) given name Abkhas, derived from Arabic أب ('ab) meaning "father" and خاص (khas) meaning "special, particular".
ABKHAZIGeorgian Means "Abkhaz person" in Georgian, referring to a member of the Abkhaz ethnic group inhabiting the Black Sea coast. This was the name of a Georgian family of princely status descended from the Shervashidze ruling family of Abkhazia.
ABOULAFIAJewish Variant spelling of Abulafia, which was originally a Sephardi Jewish surname of Arabic etymological origin.
ABOUROUPHAELArabic Means "father of rouphael" in Arabic, used especially in Lebanon and the Maghreb region (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia).
ABOUTFrench It is a french surname that comes from the french word 'about', meaning "an extremity of a metallic or wooden element or piece." This surname is notably born by the French novelist Edmond François Valentin About... [more]
ABPLANALPGerman, German (Swiss) Topographic name for someone living high on a mountainside, from German ab- "below", "off" + Planalp "high, flat mountain-meadow".
ABREGOSpanish As a Spanish surname, it was from Spanish ábrego, which originally meant "African", from Latin africus. The vocabulary word in modern Spanish has lost this general sense and now means "south wind" (literally, "African (wind)").
ABREOFrench, Italian Abreo or its variant Abreu comes from the French Alfred (alf = Elf; fred = conseil). The meaning is wise counselor.... [more]
ABSTONEnglish (British) The surname Abston is of an uncertain origin. Perhaps from an English place name, but not now recorded in England as a surname. One possibility is Abson near Bristol, earlier Abston; another is Adstone in Northamptonshire, which is named from an Old English personal name Ættīn + Old English tūn ‘settlement’.
ABTAHIPersian Possibly denoted someone who originally came from a location named Abtah in Saudi Arabia.
ACCOLARomansh From Latin accola ‘neighbor’, ‘inhabitant’ (from Latin accolere 'to live near'). Accola also meant 'tenant' or 'farmer' in Medieval Latin, which is likely the definition of the word that this name comes from.
ACEEnglish, Norman, Medieval French The surname Ace's origin is from a Norman and Old French personal name, Ace, Asse, from Germanic Frankish origin Azzo, Atso, a pet form of personal names containing adal ‘noble’ as a first element.
ACHENBACHGerman Habitational name from places in Hesse and Westphalia named Achenbach, from the obsolete word Ach or Ache (from Middle High German ahe meaning "water", "stream") + Bach meaning "brook".
ACKLESAnglo-Saxon The ancient history of the Ackles name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in Eccles which was in both Norfolk and a parish near Manchester.
ACKLEYEnglish From an Old English surname: a place name which meant "Oak meadow". A variation of this is: "dwells at the oak tree meadow". ... [more]
ACKROYDEnglish Topographic name from northern Middle English ake "oak" and royd "clearing".
ADACHIJapanese From Japanese 安 (a) meaning "peace" or 足 (a) meaning "leg, foot" and 達 (tachi), a plural marker, or 立 (tachi) meaning "stand".
ADACHIHARAJapanese A means "Leg, Limb, Step", Dachi comes from Tachi, meaning "Stand", Hara means "Plain". A notable bearer is Kenji Adachihara, a football player. I have posted kanji in the 'native spelling' spot.
ADAIRCeltic Mostly Scottish surname meaning "at the oak ford".