Submitted Surnames Starting with A

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ANDRELLY Russian, Ukrainian
The first occurrence that I found was of Mikhaila Orosvigovskago ANDRELLY, or ANDRELLA (author of religious literature, in the century XVI) .
ANDRÉN Swedish
Latinized patronymic from the name Andreas.
ANDREOU Greek
Derived from the given name Andreas.
ANDREOZZI Italian, Sicilian
From a pet form of the personal name Andrea.
ANDRESEN Norwegian
Means "son of ANDRE".
ANDREYEV Russian
Means "son of ANDREY".
ANDRIANAKIS Greek
Patronym from the given name Andreas, with the Cretan suffix -akis. Common in Australian Greek communities.
ANDRONIKASHVILI Georgian
Derived from the Ancient Greek name Andronikos. This was the surname of an important family in Georgia that contributed to politics and military, before the seizure of the country by Russia.
ANDROS German (Swiss), Hungarian
Derivative of the personal name Andreas. Perhaps a reduced form of Greek Andronikos, Andronidis, or some other similar surname, all patronymics from Andreas.
ANDRULEVIČUS Jewish (Russified, Modern, Rare), Jewish (Anglicized, Modern, Rare)
"Ben-Adam" or "ben-ish" ("ben" being "son" in Hebrew; Adam meaning "man"). The Andrulevičuses were originally Sephardic kohanim whom immigrated to Lithuania, and then Poland, Latvia, and other countries.
ANDRULEWICZ Lithuanian (Modern, Rare), Polish (Modern, Rare), Jewish (Modern, Rare), Latvian
Originally Andrulevičus or Andrulevičius, it means "ben-Adam" or "ben-ish" ("ben" being "son" in Hebrew; Adam meaning "man"). The Andrulevičiuses were originally Sephardic kohanim whom immigrated to Lithuania, and then Poland, Latvia, and other countries.
ANDRZEJEWSKI Polish
habitational name for someone from a place called Andrzejewo, a derivative of the personal name Andrzej
ANDÚJAR Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
ANEY English
English surname of uncertain origin, though it has been suggested that this is an anglicized form of French Ané. Ané itself is said to be taken from a personal name, possibly a gallicized form of Asnar or Aznar, which may be derived from Latin asinarius meaning "keeper of asses, ass-driver", from asinus "ass".
ANG Chinese
Meaning "To hold High". Hokkien and Teochew romanization of the Chinese surnames Wang (汪, Wāng) meaning "King", Wang is also prounounced "Heng" in Teochew.
ANGADI Indian, Kannada
From Kannada ಅಂಗಡಿ (aṃgaḍi) meaning "store, shop".
ANGELEVSKI Macedonian
Son of Angele
ANGELIS Greek
Variant of Angelos.
ANGELLOTTI Italian
Comes from a pet form of Angelo, variant of Angelotti.
ANGELO Italian
From a popular medieval personal name, Angelo, Latin Angelus, from Greek angelos "messenger, angel" (considered as a messenger sent from God).
ANGELOPOULOS Greek
From the personal name Angelos or a shortened form of the personal name Evangelos + the patronymic ending -poulos.
ANGELOS Greek
Reduced form of any of various Greek surnames derived from the forename Angelos (from #angelos ‘messenger’, ‘angel’), as for example Angelopoulos.
ANGELOTTI Italian
Comes from a pet form of Angelo.
ANGELSON English
Means son of Angel.
ANGELUCCI Italian
From a pet form of the personal name Angelo.
ANGERHOFER German
Habitational name for someone from Angerhof in Bavaria.
ANGERJAS Estonian
Angerjas is an Estonian surname meaning "eel".
ANGOCO Chamorro
“to Trust in” “to rely on” “to have confidence in” “to have faith in” “to place reliance in” “to confide in”
ANGOTT Italian (Anglicized)
The origin of this surname is unknown but is most likely an anglicized version of the Italian surname 'Angotti'.... [more]
ANGRISANI Italian
From Angrisano, a habitational name for someone from Angri in Salerno province.
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]
ANGUIANO Spanish (Latinized, Modern)
Anguiano is a small town in the province of La Rioja, Spain.
ANGUINO American, Spanish (Mexican)
Mexican-American last name
ANGULO Spanish (Mexican)
Spanish: habitational name from Encima-Angulo in Burgos province.... [more]
ANHEUSER German
Last name of Eberhard Anheuser, founder of the Anheuser-Busch company.
ANIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Ana" in Serbo-Croatian.
ANIKEEV Russian
Means "son of Anikey", Anikey being an archaic short form of Ioannikiy.
ANISTON English
"Town of Agnes, Agnes town"... [more]
ANJUM Indian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Urdu
From Arabic نَجْم (najm) meaning "celestial body, star, planet".
ÄNN Estonian
Änn is an Estonian surname meaning "skua/jaeger" (bird species: Stercorarius parasiticus).
ANN English
Habitational name from Abbots Ann in Hampshire, named for the stream that runs through it, which is most probably named with an ancient Welsh word meaning ‘water’.
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).
ANNAMAA Estonian
Annamaa is an Estonian surname meaning "give land".
ANNAN Scottish
"The earliest reference of Annan used as a surname is found in the 13th century Ragman Rolls during which Scots pledged homage to nobles. It is likely that the inhabitants of Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, Annandale, River Annan, Annanhead Hill, and Annan Castle adopted "Annan" as their surname." (wikipedia)
ANNAST Estonian
Annast is an Estonians urname possibly derived from "anna" meaning "give".
ANNE Indian
Indian (Andhra Pradesh); pronounced as two syllables: Hindu name of unknown meaning.
ANNI Estonian
Anni is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "anne" meaning "aptitude for" and "talent"; or "hani" meaning "goose".
ANNISTE Estonian
Anniste is an Estonian surname possibly related or derived from "anne" meaning "gift" or "talent".
ANNO Japanese
Means "of hermitage" in Japanese. A famous bearer is famous Japanese illustrator and children's educational book author Mitsumasa Anno (1926-present).
ANNUS Estonian
Annus is an Estonian surname meaning "dose".
ANOTIDAISHE Shona
Anotidaishe means "the Lord loves us".
ANOUILH French
From Catalan anull, meaning "slow worm". It is originally a nickname given to a spineless and slow person. The French author Jean Anouilh is a famous bearer of this surname.
ANSARI Arabic
Derived from Arabic الأنصار al-Anṣār, meaning "The Helpers", an Islamic term for the local inhabitants of Medina who took the Islamic Prophet Muhammad and his followers (the Muhajirun) into their homes when they emigrated from Mecca (hijra).
ANSCHÜTZ German
Occupational name for someone whose job was to keep a dam or pool filled with water. (Anschützen "to fill up")
ANSELMO Italian, Spanish
Comes from the personal name Anselmo, which is of Germanic origin (see Anselm). This was a distinctively Langobardic name, and was especially common in Lombardy in the Middle Ages.
ÀNSRUTHAIR Scottish Gaelic
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous town.
ANSTEY English
Means "person from Anstey or Ansty", the name of numerous places in England (either "single track" or "steep track"). F. Anstey was the pen-name of British barrister and author Thomas Anstey Guthrie (1856-1934).
ANTHONY English
From the personal name ANTHONY.
ANTILLÓN Aragonese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ANTKOWIAK Polish
This Polish surname is patronymic from a pet form Antoni.... [more]
ANTOINE French
From the given name Antoine.
ANTONIEWICZ Polish
Patronymic from the personal name Antoni.
ANTONIUS Ancient Celtic
It means invaluable. In the Gaelic languaje is amhrisiadwy.
ANTONSSON Swedish
Means "son of ANTON".
ANTTILA Finnish
Derived from the given name Antti
ANTUNES Ancient Celtic (Latinized, Archaic)
It comes from the Greek anthos whose meaning is flower. Alludes to St. Anthony of Padua. It's a surname of the Christian inspiration. Variants and derivatives: Antonius, Antonios, Antunes, Antuñez, Antuña, Antuño, Toni, Tony, Tonino, Tonini, Tonio, Toño, Toñín.
ANTUNIEZ Spanish, Galician, Asturian
Meaning "son of Antonius." It is a last name that appears in northern Spain.
ANTUNYES Medieval Portuguese (Latinized, Modern)
Meaning Son of Anthony or Anton. There is a very old form of the latin which is Antonios or Antonius.
ANTURY Greek, Hebrew
Haifa, Israel.... [more]
ANVARI Persian
From the given name Anwar.
ANWARI Persian, Indonesian
Variant of Anwar, as well as a Persian variant transcription of Anvari.
ANWARZAI Pashto
Means "son of Anwar" in Pashto, from the given name Anwar combined with Pashto زوی (zoy) meaning "son (of)".
ANWER Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, Bengali
Variant transcription of Anwar.
ANYAYAHAN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "banquet, bid, treat" in Tagalog.
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".
ANZOROV Chechen
Means "son of Anzor".
AO Chinese (?)
Chinese from the name of Da Ao, a teacher of the legendary emperor Zhuan Xu (26th century bc).
AO Estonian
Ao is an Estonian surname, possibly a corruption of "lao", meaning "warehouse".
AOBA Japanese
青 (Ao) means "Green,blue" and 葉 (Ba) means "Leaf". This surname refers to a fresh leaf. Aoba is also a Japanese first name on top of that. A notable bearer is Yukihiro Aoba, who is a professional football player... [more]
AOI Japanese
From Japanese 葵 "hollyhock, althea" or 碧 "blue". This name is a given name as well as a surname.
AOIKE Japanese
青 (Ao) means 'blue, green', in this case "Blue", and 池 (Ike) ... [more]
AOKI Japanese
"Green tree"... [more]
AOKI Japanese
Means "green tree" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 青 (green) and 木 (tree).... [more]
AOMINE Japanese
Written 青嶺 (青 ao, meaning "blue") (嶺 mine, meaning "peak"). It is the surname of a character in the anime/manga Kuroko no Basket.
AONUMA Japanese
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "blue" and 沼 (numa) meaning "swamp".
AOTA Japanese
Ao (青) means 'Blue, and Ta (田) means 'paddy, field'.
AOYAGI Japanese
Ao means "Blue, Green" and Yagi means "Willow".
AOYAMA Japanese
Means "blue mountain" or "green mountain" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 青 (blue, green) and 山 (mountain).
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.
AOZORA Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "blue" and 空 (sora) meaning "sky".
APAYDIN Turkish
Means "very bright".
APELTIA English (Rare)
Comes from the word "appellation" referring to the Appellation Mountains.
APICELLA Italian
Southern Italian: from a diminutive of apa ‘bee’, probably applied as a nickname for an industrious person, or possibly as a metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper.
APLIN English
Probably a patronymic of the popular medieval English given name Abel. See also Appling.
APOLLO Italian, Spanish
From the Greek personal name Apollo. There are several saints Apollo in the Christian Church, including an Egyptian hermit and monastic leader who died in 395 ad. The personal name derives from the name in classical mythology of the sun god, Apollo, an ancient Indo-European name, found for example in Hittite as Apulana "god of the gate" (from pula "gate", cognate with Greek pylē), therefore "protector, patron".
APOLLONI Italian
From the given name Apollonia, which is the Latin feminine form of Apollonios, which in turn was derived from the name of the Greek god Apollo.
APONTE Spanish
A misdivision of Daponte. It originates from Majorca, Spain.
APPEL German, Dutch, Jewish, Low German, Medieval Dutch, Yiddish
1. German: from the personal name Appel, a pet form of Apprecht (common especially in Thuringia and Franconia), itself a variant of Albrecht. ... [more]
APPELKVIST Swedish
Combination of Swedish apel or äpple both meaning "apple" and kvist "branch, twig".
APPELMAN Dutch
Occupational name from Middle Dutch apelmanger "apple seller".
APPLE English
From Middle English appel meaning "apple" (Old English æppel). An occupational name for a grower or seller of apples.
APPLEBEE English
Variant spelling of Appleby.
APPLEGARTH English, Scottish
Topographic name from northern Middle English applegarth meaning "apple orchard" (Old Norse apaldr meaning "apple tree" + gar{dh}r meaning "enclosure"), or a habitational name from a place so named, of which there are examples in Cumbria and North and East Yorkshire, as well as in the county of Dumfries.
APPLEGATE English
Extremely common variant of Applegarth, in which the less familiar final element has been assimilated to the northern Middle English word gate meaning "road" or to modern English gate.
APPLER German
Variant of Eppler.
APPLEWHITE English
Habitational name from a place named Applethwaite, from Old Norse apaldr ‘apple tree’ and þveit ‘meadow’. There are two or three such places in Cumbria; Applethwaite is also recorded as a surname from the 13th century in Suffolk, England, pointing to a possible lost place name there... [more]
APSĪTIS Latvian
Derived from the word apse meaning "asp".
APT German, Yiddish
German: variant of Abt.... [more]
AQUILA Italian
Habitational name from L'Aquila in Abruzzo or from any of various smaller places called Aquila.
ARA Japanese
From the Japanese 荒 (ara) "primitive," "rude," "crude."
ARABI Persian, Arabic
Means "Arab" or "Arabic" in Persian and Arabic.
ARÀBIA Italian, Spanish
Ethnic name for someone from Arabia or some other Arabic-speaking country or a nickname for someone who had visited or traded with one of these countries.
ARABIA English (American)
Americanized form of French Arabie.
ARABIAN Armenian
Patronymic from the ethnic term arab ‘Arab’.
ARABIE French
Ethnic name denoting someone from Arabia or an Arabic-speaking person.
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).
ARAFA Arabic (Egyptian)
Possibly from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning “to know”.
ARAGAKI Japanese
This is the same as Arakaki.
ARAGON Spanish, Catalan, French
A surname and an autonomous community of Spain.
ARAI Japanese
From Japanese 新 (ara) meaning "new" or 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" combined with 井 (i) meaning "well".
ARĀJS Latvian
Means "the ploughman".
ARAK Estonian
Arak is an Estonian surname meaning "arrak (an alcoholic liquor typically distilled from the sap of the coconut palm or from rice)".
ARAKAKI Japanese
It means "Wild Enclosure" Ara (Wild) + Kaki (Enclosure), ... [more]
ARAKAWA Japanese
From 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild, violent" or 新 (ara) meaning "new" combined with 川/河 (kawa) meaning "river, stream."
ARAKELYAN Armenian
Means "son of Arakel".
ARAKI Japanese (Rare)
Ara means "Wild" or "New" in surnames while Ki means "Tree",but the "Wild Tree" kanji/definition is more common. This name was listed in the Shinsen shojiroku.
ARAMBURÚ Basque
Famous bearers of this surname is Fernando Aramburu, a Spanish writer and Pedro Eugenio Aramburu, he was an Argentine Army general.
ARANA Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 eponymous localities: the hamlet in the County of Trebiñu, the neighborhood in Gasteiz, or the neighborhood in Bermeo.
ARANAMI Japanese
Ara (荒) means rough, wild. Nami (波) means wave(s).
ARANBURU Basque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Aramburú, literally meaning the peak of a valley.
ARANCIBIA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Arantzibia.
ARANDS English, Spanish
Anglicized version of a name given to residents of Aranda de Duero, a small town in the north of Spain.
ARANGIZ Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Gasteiz.
ARÁNGUIZ Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Arangiz.
ARANTZIBIA Basque
It literally means "ford of buckthorns".
ARAQUISTAIN Basque, Spanish
''Place of the ferns'' in Basque. It first appeared when a family arrived for the first time to a part of the Pyrenees where they where a lot of ferns. Then, that family, changed their last name to ''Araquistain'' which means ''place of the ferns'' in basque.
ARASHI Japanese
This surname is used as 嵐 (ran, arashi) meaning "storm, tempest."... [more]
ARASHIRO Japanese (Rare)
A Japanese surname. A bearer of this surname is Yukiya Arashiro (Born 1984-) He is a Japanese cyclist.
ARATA Japanese (Rare)
Arata is a rare masculine given name and surname. Ara: "Wild" or "New" and Ta: "Rice Patty". The general reading is from the Ryukyu Islands ,but in Proper Japanese it is pronounced "Shinden" or "Nitta" often.
ARATANI Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" combined with 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
ARAVENA Corsican
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the commune of Fuzzà.
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".
ARBEITER German
Occupational name from Middle High German arbeiter ‘laborer’.
ARBORNE English (British)
A surname found in England as well as in America. This surname has been attached to Americans of English ancestry.
ARBOUR French (Quebec)
Variant of Harbour or possibly a variant of Harbaud or Herbert.
ARCANGELI Italian
Meaning "archangel" in Italian.
ARCARUS ?
Descendent of Builders.
ARCENIEGA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Artziniega.
ARCHAKI Polish, Ukrainian
Possibly means "lord" or "ruler" from Greek derivative archos.
ARCHEAMBEAU French
The name Archambeau is derived from the Latin personal name 'Arcambaldus'. In turn the name 'Arcambaldus', is derived from the Germanic word 'Ercan', which means precious in Germanic, and 'bald', meaning bold and daring.... [more]
ARCHIBALD English
From the personal name ARCHIBALD.
ARCHIBONG Efik, Ibibio
of Efik Origin, originally pronounced asibong but changed by the british to Archibong, meaning Kings Father, Kings Friend, (amasi Obong)
ARCHILA Spanish
Possibly a variant of Arcila.
ARCHILA Arabic (Hispanicized, Rare), American (Hispanic, Rare)
Archila (Also written as “Archila”) means “the waterfall” in Arabic. Its origin are arabs and it comes from the word “Al-shilal” (الشلال). This last name is recognized in Levante and Mashrek and also common in Palestine, Lebanon and Siria... [more]
ARCHULETA Spanish, English
Castilianized form of Basque Aretxuloeta, a topographic name meaning "oak hollow".
ARD Scottish
Habitational name from any of several places called Aird, including one near Hurlford in Ayrshire, another near Stranraer in Galloway, and the Aird, the higher part of the Vale of Beauly, near Inverness... [more]
ARDEHI Persian, Kurdish, Ancient Persian
House Ardehis of Zagors or Ardahvans (Persian: اردهیان) were one of the Persian Sassanid royal families, who occupied the Mounts of Zagros before the Islamic conquest of Persia in 650 CE. Ardahvans in Shahnameh and Persian mythology are mentioned to be the first settlers of Zagros mountains, and the constructors of Forts Of Zagros.
ARDELLA African American
Derivative of Arden, popularized by the poem of the same name by Langston Hughes, the most well-known Black poet of the Harlem Renaissance. Meaning is "garden dweller."... [more]
ARDEN English
From various English place names, which were derived from a Celtic word meaning "high".... [more]
ARDIES Irish
Irish Isle Of Ards
ARDIS Scottish
Reduced form of Allardice.
ARDZINBA Abkhaz
Means "son of silver" from Abkhaz араʒны (ārāʒnə) "silver" and аҧа (āpā) "son".
ARELLANO Basque, Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
AREN Estonian
Aren is an Estonan surname meaning "developing" and "growth".
ARENCIBIA Spanish
Castilianized combination of the basque words of aranz meaning "thorn"; "hawthorn" + ibi meaning "ford" + a (basque article suffix); meaning someone living by a thorny ford. A "ford" is a body of water shallow enough to walk through; In this context topographically referring to a some places in Spain
AREND American
From the given name AREND.
ARENSBERG German
From Old High German arn 'eagle' and berg, 'mountain'.
ARETXABALETA Basque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Arechavaleta.
ARETXEDERRA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gordexola.
ARFAOUI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly derived from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning "to know" or أَرْفَع (ʾarfaʿ) meaning "high, lofty, elevated" (chiefly Tunisian).
ARFORD German
Derived from town of Erfurt, Germany
ARGAMAN Hebrew
Means "crimson" in Hebrew.
ARGANDA Spanish (Latin American), Spanish
town in spain / arganda del rey
ARGANDOÑA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gasteiz.
ARGENTI Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Argento.
ARGENTO Italian
From argento "silver", perhaps sometimes applied as a nickname for someone with silvery gray hair, but more often a metonymic occupational name for a silversmith.
ARGINDEGI Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Legazpi.
ARGUINDEGUI Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Argindegi.
ARGYLE Scottish, Scottish Gaelic
From the regional name Argyll, a county of southwestern Scotland, named in Gaelic as Earre Ghàidheal ‘coast of the Gaels’. Argyll was the earliest part of Scotland to be settled by Gaelic speakers from Ireland from the 6th century onwards... [more]
ARGYLL Scottish, Scottish Gaelic
From the regional name Argyll, a county of southwestern Scotland, named in Gaelic as Earre Ghàidheal ‘coast of the Gaels’. Argyll was the earliest part of Scotland to be settled by Gaelic speakers from Ireland from the 6th century onwards... [more]
ARIEL Hebrew
From the given name Ariel.
ARIF Urdu, Bengali, Indian (Muslim), Malay, Arabic
From the given name Arif.
ARIFOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of Arif".
ARIGE Telugu
This name is famous surname in telugu states of South India.
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.
ARIOKA Japanese
Ari means "Exist" and Oka means"Ridge, Hill."
ARISAWA Japanese
有 (Ari) means "Exist" and 沢/澤 (Sawa) means "Swamp, Marsh". Mamizu Arisawa is a light novel author, it is likely that this isn't her real last name though, since Mamizu isn't her real first name.
ARISEN English (Modern)
From a Dutch surname that means "son of Aris". In The Netherlands, this name is never used as a first name, since Dutch law strictly prohibits the use of surnames as first names. Therefore, if this name is indeed sometimes used as a first name in the United States (where it *is* allowed to use surnames as first names), one should classify Arisen as an (American-)English first name.
ARISTAVA Abkhaz
Mingrelian form of the Abkhaz name Арстаа (Arstaa) ultimately derived from the Ancient Greek personal name Aristarchus.
ARISTIDE Haitian Creole, French (African)
From the given name Aristide. A notable bearer is Jean-Bertrand Aristide (1953-), the 37th and 39th President of Haiti.
ARITA Japanese (Rare)
Ari means "Has" or "Owns" and Ta means "Rice Patty". This is most is most common in west-central Japan.
ARITI Greek
Friendly, Approachable, Generous
ARITZALA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
ARIYOSHI Japanese
有 (Ari) means "Exist" and 吉 (Yoshi) means "Fortunate, Lucky". This surname means "Fortune Exists".
ARIZA Catalan
Castilianized form of Basque Aritza, a topographic name from Basque (h)aritz ‘oak’ + the article suffix -a.
ARIZA Spanish
Spanish: habitational name from a place so named in Zaragoza province in Aragón.
ARIZALA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Aritzala.
ARJONA Spanish
Habitational name from Arjona in Jaén province.
ARJWANA Eastern African
Eastern African
ARKADIYEV Russian
Variant transcription of ARKADYEV.
ARKADYEV Russian
Means "son of Arkadiy".
ARKHANGELSKY Russian
Habitational name for someone from Arkhangelsk, a province (oblast) of Russia.
ARKHIPOV Russian
Means "son of Arkhip".
ARLEGI Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Galar.
ARLEGUI Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Arlegi.
ARLEN American
Of uncertain origin. Possibly a form of the German name Erlen or a Gaelic name meaning "pledge" or "oath".
ÄRLIG Swedish (Rare)
Means "honest" in Swedish.
ARLINGHAUS German
Perhaps a habitational name from Oerlinghausen in North Rhine-Westphalia.
ARLINGTON English
Location name that refers to a settlement associated with a personal name reduced to Arl- plus the Anglo-Saxon patronymic element -ing- then the element -ton denoting a "settlement"... [more]
ARLOTT English
From a medieval nickname for a ne'er-do-well (from Middle English harlot or arlot "vagabond, base fellow"; "prostitute" is a 15th-century development). This surname was borne by Jack Arlott (1914-1991), a British journalist, poet and cricket commentator.
ARLOTTA Sicilian
From the French personal name Arlot, recorded in the Latinized form Arolottus from the 13th century.
ARMENDARITZE Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous commune in the French arrondissement of Baiona.
ARMENTEROS Spanish
Habitational name from either of two places called Armenteros, in the provinces of Ávila and Salamanca, from the plural of armenatero meaning ‘cowherd’, from Latin armenta ‘herd(s)’.
ARMIJO Spanish
Derived from the Spanish adjetive "armigero", meaning "one who bears arms". First found in the Northern Region of Spain in Cantabria. Alternate spellings include: Armijos, Armigo, and Armija.
ARMOUR Scottish, Northern Irish
From Middle English, Old French armure, blended with the agent noun armer (see Armer), hence an occupational name for a maker of arms and armor. The collective noun armure denoted offensive weapons as well as the more recently specialized sense of protective gear.
ÄRMPALU Estonian
Ärmpalu is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "härmas" ("frosty") and "palu" ("sandy heath/heathy woodland").
ARMUIER French
French for "armorer."