Submitted Surnames Starting with A

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Asbury English
English location name with the elements as- meaning "east" or "ash tree" and -bury meaning "fortified settlement."
Ascanio Italian
From the given name Ascanio.
Ascencio Spanish, Italian
From the personal name (Latin Ascensius), favored by the early Christians, by whom it was bestowed with reference to the ascension of Christ (Late Latin ascensio).
Aschan Swedish
Shortened form of Aschanius (now obsolete) taken from the name of a village whose name was derived from Swedish ask "ash tree".
Ascher German
Derived from German asche meaning "ash" (tanners worked with ash)
Ascot English
Surname originating from the village of Arscott in Devon, meaning "eastern cottage" in Saxon. It can also be used to refer to Ascot in Berkshire, where the Royal Ascot race meeting is held each year.
Aselton American
Asel being a variant of Asil meaning ""noble"" and ton meaning ""town"".
Asensio Basque
It signifies "dweller at the place where the blackberry bushes grew."
Asgari Persian
From the given name Asgar.
Əsgərova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Əsgərov.
Asghar Arabic, Urdu, Persian
From the given name Asghar.
Asghari Persian
From the given name Asghar.
Ashbe English
Derived from one of the several places in England called Ashby.
Ashbrook English
Derived from Ampney St Mary, a small village and civil parish locally known as "Ashbrook", in Gloucestershire, England (recorded in the Domesday Book as Estbroce). It is named with Old English est meaning "east, eastern" and broc meaning "brook, stream".
Ashby English
English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in northern and eastern England called Ashby, from Old Norse askr ‘ash’ or the Old Norse personal name Aski + býr ‘farm’.
Ashcraft English
Altered form of English Ashcroft.
Ashcroft English
English (chiefly Lancashire) topographic name from Middle English asche ‘ash tree’ + croft ‘enclosure’, or a habitational name from a minor place named with these elements.
Asher Jewish
From the given name Asher.
Asher English
Name for someone who dwelled by an ash tree, from Middle English asche or asshe meaning "ash tree".
Ashfaq Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name Ashfaq.
Ashfield English
Meaning "ash tree field".
Ashford English
Derived from Ashford, which is the name of several places in England. All but one of these derive the second element of their name from Old English ford meaning "ford" - for the one in North Devon, it is derived from Old English worō or worth meaning "enclosure".... [more]
Ashida Japanese
Combination of the kanji 芦 (ashi, "reed") and 田 (ta, "field").
Ashido Japanese
From Japanese 芦 (ashi) meaning "reed" and 戸 (do) meaning "door"
Ashikaga Japanese
Ashikaga is a surname that originated with samurai families. Kaga means "Flower Bud,Reed" and Ashi means "Place",but it is most commonly, ( if not always ) written with characters meaning ,"foot" and "advantage".
Ashiq Punjabi, Urdu
Derived from Arabic عَاشِق (ʿāšiq) meaning "enamored, infatuated" or "admirer, lover", ultimately from عِشْق (ʿišq) "being in love".
Ashitanihara Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 芦谷原 (Ashitanihara), a variant reading of 芦谷原 (Ashitaniharu) meaning "Ashitaniharu", a division in the division of Shukukubota in the area of Makizono in the city of Kirishima in the prefecture of Kagoshima in Japan or it being a name of a group of several households in the same location, for the Kadowari System that took place in the Edo Period in the former Japanese province of Satsuma in parts of present-day Kagoshima, Japan.
Ashiyahara Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 芦谷原 (see Ashitanihara).
Ashkar Arabic
Variant of Ashqar.
Ashkatsao Abazin
Possibly from an Abkhaz word meaning "lazy", used as a nickname for a lazy person.
Ashkenazi Jewish
From a nickname given by Jews in Slavic countries to Jews from Germany. It was also used to denote a Yiddish-speaking Jew who had settled in an area where non-Ashkenazic Jews were the majority. The name ultimately comes from Hebrew אַשְׁכְּנַז‎‎ (ashk'náz), a location mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, which is likely from Assyrian Aškūza.
Ashland English
This surname is derived from Old English æsc & land and it means "ash tree land."
Ashly English
Variant of Ashley.
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]
Ashmore English
English locational name, from either "Aisemare", (from Old English pre 7th Century "aesc" meaning ash plus "mere" a lake; hence "lake where ash-trees grow), or from any of several minor places composed of the Old English elements "aesc" ash plus "mor" a marsh or fen.
Ashour Arabic
Derived from Arabic عاشوراء ('ashura) referring to the holy tenth day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar.
Ashqar Arabic
From the given name Ashqar.
Ashraf Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Ashraf.
Ashrafi Persian, Bengali
From the given name Ashraf.
Ashtiani Persian
Possibly related to the Iranian city or county of Ashtian.
Ashuba Abkhaz
Possibly from Abkhaz ашә (āš°) meaning "cheese" or "beech" or ашәа (āš°ā) meaning "song".
Ashwood English
Habitational name from a place in Staffordshire named Ashwood, from Old English æsc "ash" and wudu "wood".
Asif Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Derived from the given name Asif.
Aşık Turkish
Means "lover, devotee, suitor" in Turkish.
Asikkala Finnish
Indicates familial origin from Asikkala, a municipality in southern Finland.
Asim Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
Derived from the given name Asim 1.
Asimov Russian
A notable bearer was author Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) whose name was derived from Russian озимый хлеб (ozímyj khleb) "winter grain" combined with the patronymic suffix -ov. His family name was originally spelled Азимов (Azimov), but it got anglicized to Asimov with an S instead of Z when the family immigrated to the United States... [more]
Asis Spanish (Philippines)
Unaccented form of Asís primarily used in the Philippines.
Ask Swedish
From Swedish ask "ash tree".
Aškāpu Babylonian
Means "leatherworker", deriving from the Akkadian aškāpu ("a leatherworker , a cobbler , a shoemaker").
Askeladd Folklore
The main character in Asbjornsen and Moe's Norwegian Folktales, Askeladd is usually the youngest and smallest of three brothers who is left to sit by the fire in the ashes, hence his name (similar to Cinderella)... [more]
Askia Songhai, Western African
Meaning unknown.
Askin English
From the given name Ásketill.
Askins English
Variant of Askin.
Aslam Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Aslam.
Aslamas Greek
This surname is usually found among Pontic Greeks. The surname comes from the Georgian first name Aslamaz which is likely related to the Georgian adjective ლამაზი (lamazi) meaning "beautiful, handsome".
Aslanbekov Chechen
Means "son of Aslanbek".
Aslanbekova Chechen
Feminine transcription of Chechen Асланбеков (see Aslanbekov).
Aslani Persian
From the given name Aslan.
Aslanian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Aslanyan.
Aslanis Greek
From the Turkish name/word for lion, Aslan.
Aslanishvili Georgian
Means "son of Aslan" in Georgian.
Aslanoglou Greek
From Greek Ασλάνογλου (aslanoglou) meaning "son of Aslan"
Aslanov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Aslan".
Aslansen Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of Aslan".
Aslanyan Armenian
Derived from Turkic arslan meaning "lion".
Aslie English
Variant of Ansley.
Aslin English
From the Old French personal name Asceline, a pet form of the personal name Asse.
Asllanaj Albanian
Means "descendant of Asllan" in Albanian.
Asllani Albanian
Derived from the given name Asllan.
Åslund Swedish
Combination of Swedish ås "ridge, esker" and lund "grove".
Ásmundsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Ásmundur".
Asnicar Italian
From Cimbrian haazo "hare" and ékke "hill, rise".
Aso Japanese
From Japanese 阿蘇 (Aso) meaning "Aso", a former district in the former Japanese province of Higo in parts of present-day Kumamoto, Japan.... [more]
Asō Japanese
Combination of the kanji 麻 (asa, "hemp plant") and 生 (fu, "place where vegetation grows"), thus "place where hemp plants grow". A famous bearer of this surname is Japanese Prime Minister Tarō Asō (麻生 太郎; b. 1940).
Asō Japanese
Variant reading of Aso.
Ason English
The name Ason comes from Aythe where Aythe filius Thome received a charter of the lands of Fornochtis in Strathearn from Robert the Steward (later known as Robert II) around 1360. The next of the line was called Johem ayson iuuene... [more]
Asp Swedish
Means "aspen tree" in Swedish.
Asperges Italian
It means "you bless", and it is also the device used by priests to spread holy water over people or places
Aspinall English
A locational name of Anglo-Saxon origin, it means “aspen well”.
Asplet Jèrriais
Of uncertain origin and meaning.
Asplin English
From a short form of the given name Absalom.
Asplund Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of Swedish asp "aspen" and lund "grove".
Asquith English
Habitational name from a village in North Yorkshire named Askwith, from Old Norse askr ‘ash tree’ + vi{dh}r ‘wood’
Assad Arabic
Derived from the given name As'ad.
Assagaf Arabic, Indonesian
Variant of Al Saqqaf primarily used in Indonesia.
Assagaff Arabic, Indonesian
Variant of Al Saqqaf primarily used in Indonesia.
Assamoah Akan, Western African
Variant of Asamoah
Assange English (Australian, Rare)
Meaning unknown. A famous bearer is Julian Paul Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks.
Assanti Italian
Derived from the Italian personal name Alessandro.
Assaratanakul Thai
From Thai อัสสะ (atsa) meaning "horse", รัตนะ (ratana) meaning "precious gem; precious jewel", and กุล, a transcription of Pali kula meaning "clan".
Assarsson Swedish
Means "son of Assar".
Assegaf Arabic, Indonesian
Variant of Al Saqqaf primarily used in Indonesia.
Assegaff Arabic, Indonesian
Variant of Al Saqqaf primarily used in Indonesia.
Asselbrough English
pronouncec assel brudd the origin of the name id unknown but the family were first fiund in heworth .george asselbrough married sarah keatlie in heworth.they had george b1752-1833 alston,srag 17154c nicholas 1757 - 1813 felling pit disaster.peter 1760 james 1762,... [more]
Aßman German
Derived from Middle Low German asse "axle", this name used to denote an axle maker. In some cases, however, it can also be a variant of Asmussen.
Aššurāya Babylonian
Means "Assyrian", deriving from the Akkadian element aššurû ("Assyrian").
Ast German
German and Ashkenazic Jewish: from German Ast ‘knot (in wood)’ hence a nickname for a tough or awkward individual or a metonymic occupational name for a lumberjack. ... [more]
Astana Kazakh
Derived from Astana, the name of the capital city of Kazakhstan. Its name is derived from Persian آستانه (âstâne) meaning "capital".
Asteriou Greek
Means "son of Asterios".
Astley English
Derived from an English surname and place name meaning "eastern woodland clearing" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname is British singer, songwriter, and radio personality Rick Astley (1966-pres.).
Astoni Italian
It is the surname of the Home and Away family, The Astoni family, consisting of 4 members, Ben, Maggie, Coco and Ziggy.
Astore Italian
Derived from Italian astore meaning "goshawk", which is a bird of prey that was used for hunting in the Middle Ages. The surname had first started out as a nickname: either for a falconer, or for a person who had aquiline features or who was cunning by nature.
Astridge English
Perhaps a habitational surname from one or more places called Ashridge.
Astruc Judeo-Provençal
Means "happy, lucky" in Occitan and Provençal (see Astruc).
Asui Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 蛙 (a) meaning "frog" and 吹 (sui) meaning "puff"
Asuküla Estonian
Asuküla is an Estonian surname meaning "populated village".
Asula Estonian
Asula is an Estonian surname meaning "settlement".
Asum Filipino, Maranao
Possibly from Maranao asom meaning "bearded, rugged".
Asunción Spanish
Means "assumption" in Spanish, referring to the bodily taking up of Mary, the mother of Jesus, into Heaven at the end of her earthly life. The unaccented form, Asuncion, is much more common.
Asuncion Spanish (Philippines)
Unaccented form of Asunción, primarily used in the Philippines.
Asusaar Estonian
Asusaar is an Estonian surname meaning "resident (of) island" ("island dweller/resident").
Asztalos Hungarian
Literally means "carpenter"
Atachi Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 接待 (see Settai).
Atadana Ghana
It means "I AM STILL STRONG". Originated from the northern part of Ghana precisely the Kasena tribe
Ataídes Portuguese
For people descending from inhabitants of Freguesia do Ataíde, in Portugal; currently part of Vila Meã, or related to the noble family who owned those lands. The place was probably named after Athanagild, 6th-century king of Visigothic Hispania and probable founder of the village.
Atak Turkish
Means "rash, audacious, reckless" in Turkish.
Atake Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 阿武 (see Anno 2).
Atake Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 阿竹 (Atake) meaning "Atake", a division in the area of Tajiri in the city of Ise in the prefecture of Mie in Japan.
Atamaint Shuar, Indigenous American, South American
The surname of a certain indigenous Ecuadorian politician.
Atamian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Ադամյան (see Adamyan)
Atan Rapanui
This name means Adam. This is the surname of the ariki "king" Atamu Tekena's family.
Atanacio Spanish
From the given name Atanacio.
Atanesian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Աթանեսյան (see Atanesyan).
Atanesyan Armenian
Means "son of Atanes".
Atangan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "help to raise a load (onto another's head or shoulders)" in Tagalog.
Atari Japanese
中 (Atari) means "middle". ... [more]
Atari Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 中 (see Naka 2).
Ataru Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 中 (see Naka 2).
Atatürk Turkish
It means "Father of the Turks" in Turkish. It was given to the first Turkish president, Mustafa Kemal, by the Turkish Parliament in 1934.
Ataullin Bashkir
From the given name Ataullah.
Atay Turkish
From the given name Atay.
Atcheson Scots
Scots form of Atkinson
Atcitty Navajo
From Navajo atsidí meaning "blacksmith" or "smithy, pounder, anvil".
Ateeq Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name Atiq.
Atef Arabic, Persian
Derived from the given name Atif.
Atempa Mexican, Nahuatl (Hispanicized)
Means "on the riverbank" or "on the bank of the lake", derived from Nahuatl atl meaning "water" combined with tentli "bank, shore" and the suffix -pan "in, on".
Aten Frisian, Dutch
The Frisian name Aten means "Noble Wolf". The name was probably given to lesser lords. As noble would mean nobility. As wolf was always a symbol of a warrior, or hunter. Usually Nobles who were also warriors, were lesser lords... [more]
Ateş Turkish
Means "fever" or "fire, light" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian آتش (atash).
Athanasiou Greek (Cypriot)
Derived from the given name Athanasios, with the Cypriot genitive suffix -ou.
Athenogenis Greek
Means of Athenian origin. 'Αθήνα' (Athens) and 'γένος'(origin, birth, clan)
Athens English (British)
British Artist and Violinist Faithe-Lynne Athens' last name
Atherton English
Habitational name from a place near Manchester named Atherton, from the Old English personal name Æðelhere + Old English tun meaning "settlement".
Athif Dhivehi
From the given name Atif.
Athinganos Greek
Means "gypsy" in Greek.
Atıcı Turkish
Means "sharpshooter, marksman" or "braggart, loudmouth" in Turkish.
Atienza Spanish, Filipino
Habitational name from the municipality of Atienza in Guadalajara province, Spain.
Atif Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name Atif.
Atik Turkish
Means "agile, alert" in Turkish.
Atılgan Turkish
Means "brash, bold, venturous" in Turkish.
Atiq Arabic, Bengali, Urdu
Derived from the given name Atiq.
Atique Bengali
Derived from the given name Atiq.
Atis Filipino, Cebuano
Means "sugar apple" in Cebuano.
Atiya Arabic
From the given name Atiya.
Atkin English
From the given name Atkin
Atlahua Nahuatl
From Atlahua, the name of an Aztec god.
Atlee English
English: topographic name for someone whose dwelling was ‘by the clearing or meadow’, Middle English atte lee. The word lea or lee (Old English leah) originally meant ‘wood’, thence ‘clearing in a wood’, and, by the Middle English period, ‘grassy meadow’.
Atley English
Variant of Atlee.... [more]
Atlı Turkish
Means "horseman, equestrian" in Turkish.
Atmaca Turkish
Means "hawk" in Turkish, referring specifically to the sparrow hawk (genus Accipiter).
Atmore English
Locational surname derived from Middle English atte more meaning "at the marsh".
Atondo Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Itza.
Atrdae Iranian
Avestan originating surname meaning either "giving fire" or "creating fire".... [more]
Atsuda Japanese
From Japanese 渥 (atsu) meaning "moist" combined with 田 (da) meaning "paddy, field".
Atsugi Japanese (Rare)
Atsugi (厚木) means "thick tree", notable bearer of this surname is Nanami Atsugi (厚木 那奈美), a Japanese Voice actress. It is also a city name in Kanagawa perfecture.
Attal Judeo-Spanish
Derived from Arabic عتال ('attal) meaning "porter, carrier".
Attard Maltese
One possible origin of the name is that it refers to a place called "Atti" in Bologna, Italy. Therefore the name and it's variations would mean "a person from Atti".... [more]
Attenborough English
Habitational name for a person from the village of Attenborough in Nottinghamshire, England, derived from the Old English given name Adda and burh meaning "fortified place". A famous bearer of this name was the English actor and filmmaker Richard Attenborough (1923-2014)... [more]
Atte Stone Medieval English (Archaic)
Archaic version of the surname Stone from Old English stan, 'atte' being an abbreviated version of "at the" used in several medieval surnames to denote where one lived, still seen in surnames like Attenborough, Atwood, Atwell, and Atteberry... [more]
Atthakonsiripho Thai (Rare)
From Thai อรรถ (attha), the bound form of อรรถ (at) of unknown meaning, กร (kon) meaning "hand, arm", and โพธิ์ (pho), a variant form of โพธิ (phothi) meaning "enlightened; enlightened intellect".
Attieh Arabic (Mashriqi)
From Arabic عطية (atiyah) meaning "gift".
Attilio Italian
From the given name Attilio.
Atup Visayan
Literally "roof" in Cebuano
Atwell English
Topographic name from Middle English atte welle "by the spring or stream"
Atxabal Basque
It indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous mountain in the municipality of Zuia.
Atzeni Italian
From a lost Sicilian toponym.
Atzerodt English, German
This was the surname of George Atzerodt, a conspirator in a plot to kidnap Abraham Lincoln.
Atzori Italian
Possibly from Spanish azor "goshawk", otherwise a variant of Atzeri.
Au Upper German, Swiss, German (Swiss), German (Austrian)
South German, Swiss, and Austrian topographic name from dialect Au ‘water meadow’, ‘stream’ (see Aue).
Au Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Ou.
Aua Estonian
Aua is an Estonian surname meaning "honorable".