Submitted Surnames Starting with A
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AUBINE French (Rare)
Derived from the medieval French feminine given name Aubine
, which was the French form of Albina
. But in other words, you could also say that Aubine was the feminine form of Aubin
AUBINET French (Rare)
Derived from the medieval French masculine given name Aubinet
, which was a diminutive (as the -et
suffix indicates) of the given name Aubin
AUBUCHON French (Modern, ?)
The Aubuchon name is French, but of uncertain origin. It is probably from the patronymic prefix au + buchon, a dialect term for a woodcutter (Standard French bûcheron).
Patronymic from the personal name Clair
or the nickname Leclair (‘the cheerful one’): (fils) à Leclair ‘(son) of Leclair’. It has also absorbed cases of Auclerc (from LeClerc).
This surname is derived from the Germanic given name Aldwin
, of which the Old English equivalent is Ealdwine
. Also compare Alden
, which is a surname that has the same etymological origins. The surname Auden was probably formed during the time of the Norman French occupation of England, as Germanic names containing -al-
usually became -au-
in Norman French... [more]
Southern French nickname from Gascon dialect audet "bird", variant of standard Occitan ausèl (modern French oiseau).
AUDISH English (British)
Audish was first found in the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and Lincolnshire in the south of England, people who had the surname 'Audish' were wealthy landowners, thus held in high esteem.
AUERBACH German, Jewish
Topographical name for someone who lived by a stream (Middle High German bach
) that was near a swamp or marsh (auer
Italian (Campania) dialect variant of Uccello
‘bird’, hence either a nickname for a diminutive, birdlike person or an occupational name for a fowler. Compare Auciello
Means "great" or "venerable", derived from Latin augere
From the personal name Augustyn, Polish form of Latin Augustinus
Americanized form of Dutch Ackerman
. This was a frequent name in New Netherland in the 17th century.
Derived from Old Norse auðn
"wasteland, desolate place".
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
AUSLEY English (Modern)
Rare surname which was from an English place name in which the second element is Old English leah
"wood, clearing". The first element may be hors
"horse" (in which case the name likely referred to a place where horses were put out to pasture) or the river name Ouse (ultimately from the ancient British root ud
Originated in Germany. Means "Out of the Village". First used in the year 1135.
AVAMILANO Spanish, Italian
Of Spanish origin, but probably has its roots in Italy due to the word "milano" which means Milan in Italian.
AVEIRO Portuguese, Spanish
Demonymic surname refering to Aveiro a city in middle north-eastern Portugal. A famous bearer of this surname is Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Ansião.
It literally means "hazelnut grove", denoting someone who either lived near one or worked in one.
AVENA Spanish, Italian
A traditionally Spanish and Italian occupational surname for a "grain grower or merchant", or the Italian habitation surname for Avena, Calabria. Means "oats". From the Latin avēna
meaning 'oats, wild oats, straw'.
From Georgian ავი (avi)
meaning "currish, severe, sullen" combined with ძე (dze)
"son" and Abkhaz аԥа (āpā)
"son". The name was most likely borne by Georgians under the spelling Avidze, which was modified with the Abkhaz suffix -ba
after migration to Abkhazia.
Derived from the Spanish town and province of Ávila, in the Old Kingdom of Castile, nowadays in the Community of Castile and León.
Galician surname referring to someone who "lives by a vineyard", from d’Aviña
, a variant of da viña
originally French, used to be de Ax
, meaning "from Ax", several possible places called Ax or Aix or variants.
Derived from Axford
, which is the name of two villages in England (one is located in the county of Hampshire, the other in Wiltshire). Both villages derive their name from Old English æsc(e)
"ash tree(s)" and Old English ford
"ford", which gives their name the meaning of "ford by the ash trees" or "a ford with ash trees"... [more]
Habitational name or topographic name from Basque ai
"slope", "hillside" + al(h)a
Aya ("Design") + No ("Feild"). Keiko Ayano ( from Sword Art Online) is a simple example of this surname existing, although not the source.
occupational name from Old French aillier ‘garlic seller’, from ail ‘garlic’ (from Latin allium).... [more]
From the medieval female personal name Ayleve (from Old English Æthelgifu
, literally "noble gift"), or from the Old Norse nickname Eilífr
, literally "ever-life".
From Japanese 字 (aza) meaning "a section of a village" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
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.
Patronymic, apparently from Turkish Azar ‘March’, but more probably from a first name Azaria, from Hebrew ’Azariāh ‘God’s help’.
Means decendent of The Merchant.
This indicates familial origin within the neighborhood of Aizkoa in the Navarrese municipality of Deierri.
AZOULAY Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Sephardic Jewish surname of disputed meaning; it may be derived from French azur
or Spanish azul
both meaning "blue" (of Persian origin), from Tamazight izîl
meaning "good, pure, sublime", or from an acronym of the Hebrew Biblical passage אִשָּׁ֨ה זֹנָ֤ה וַחֲלָלָה֙ לֹ֣א יִקָּ֔חוּ (’iš-šāh zō-nāh wa-ḥă-lā-lāh lō yiq-qā-ḥū)
meaning "They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane".
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Burgu, Province of Araba.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.