Submitted Surnames Starting with A

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AOMINEJapanese
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.
AONUMAJapanese
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "blue" and 沼 (numa) meaning "swamp".
AOTAJapanese
Ao (青) means 'Blue, and Ta (田) means 'paddy, field'.
AOYAGIJapanese
Ao means "Blue, Green" and Yagi means "Willow".
AOYAMAJapanese
Means "blue mountain" or "green mountain" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 青 (blue, green) and 山 (mountain).
AOZAKIJapanese (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.
AOZORAJapanese (Rare)
From Japanese 青 (ao) meaning "blue" and 空 (sora) meaning "sky".
APAYDINTurkish
Means "very bright".
APELTIAEnglish (Rare)
Comes from the word "appellation" referring to the Appellation Mountains.
APICELLAItalian
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.
APOLLOItalian, 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".
APOLLONIItalian
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.
APONTESpanish
A misdivision of Daponte. It originates from Majorca, Spain.
APPELGerman, 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]
APPELKVISTSwedish
Combination of Swedish apel or äpple both meaning "apple" and kvist "branch, twig".
APPELMANDutch
Occupational name from Middle Dutch apelmanger "apple seller".
APPLEEnglish
From Middle English appel meaning "apple" (Old English æppel). An occupational name for a grower or seller of apples.
APPLEBEEEnglish
Variant spelling of Appleby.
APPLEGARTHEnglish, 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.
APPLEGATEEnglish
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.
APPLERGerman
Variant of Eppler.
APPLEWHITEEnglish
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]
APSĪTISLatvian
Derived from the word apse meaning "asp".
APTGerman, Yiddish
German: variant of Abt.... [more]
AQUILAItalian
Habitational name from L'Aquila in Abruzzo or from any of various smaller places called Aquila.
ARAJapanese
From the Japanese 荒 (ara) "primitive," "rude," "crude."
ARABIPersian, Arabic
Means "Arab" or "Arabic" in Persian and Arabic.
ARÀBIAItalian, 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.
ARABIAEnglish (American)
Americanized form of French Arabie.
ARABIANArmenian
Patronymic from the ethnic term arab ‘Arab’.
ARABIEFrench
Ethnic name denoting someone from Arabia or an Arabic-speaking person.
ARADHYAIndian, Sanskrit
Means "one who worships god". Commonly seen in India, Karnataka and other parts of India like kashi. They wear holy thread (yagnopaveetha).
ARAFAArabic (Egyptian)
Possibly from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning “to know”.
ARAGAKIJapanese
This is the same as Arakaki.
ARAGONSpanish, Catalan, French
A surname and an autonomous community of Spain.
ARAIJapanese
From Japanese 新 (ara) meaning "new" or 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" combined with 井 (i) meaning "well".
ARĀJSLatvian
Means "the ploughman".
ARAKEstonian
Arak is an Estonian surname meaning "arrak (an alcoholic liquor typically distilled from the sap of the coconut palm or from rice)".
ARAKAKIJapanese
It means "Wild Enclosure" Ara (Wild) + Kaki (Enclosure), ... [more]
ARAKAWAJapanese
Ara means "Wild" while Kawa means "River". There are multiple rivers in Japan with this name,but one river leads to Tokyo Bay. This is where the name comes from (so it's topographic),and it's mostly used in the east of this country.
ARAKELYANArmenian
Means "son of Arakel".
ARAKIJapanese (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.
ARAMBURÚBasque
Famous bearers of this surname is Fernando Aramburu, a Spanish writer and Pedro Eugenio Aramburu, he was an Argentine Army general.
ARANABasque
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.
ARANAMIJapanese
Ara (荒) means rough, wild. Nami (波) means wave(s).
ARANBURUBasque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Aramburú, literally meaning the peak of a valley.
ARANDSEnglish, Spanish
Anglicized version of a name given to residents of Aranda de Duero, a small town in the north of Spain.
ARANGIZBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Gasteiz.
ARANTZIBIABasque
It literally means "ford of buckthorns".
ARAQUISTAINBasque, 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.
ARASHIJapanese
This surname is used as 嵐 (ran, arashi) meaning "storm, tempest."... [more]
ARASHIROJapanese (Rare)
A Japanese surname. A bearer of this surname is Yukiya Arashiro (Born 1984-) He is a Japanese cyclist.
ARATAJapanese (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.
ARATANIJapanese (Rare)
From Japanese 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" combined with 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
ARAVENACorsican
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the commune of Fuzzà.
ARAYAJapanese (Rare)
"Wild{ara}" or "New{ara}" and "Ya{valley}". It is pronounced this way in Eastern Japan,in the west it's "Aratani".
ARBEITERGerman
Occupational name from Middle High German arbeiter ‘laborer’.
ARBORNEEnglish (British)
A surname found in England as well as in America. This surname has been attached to Americans of English ancestry.
ARBOURFrench (Quebec)
Variant of Harbour or possibly a variant of Harbaud or Herbert.
ARCANGELIItalian
Meaning "archangel" in Italian.
ARCARUS?
Descendent of Builders.
ARCHAKIPolish, Ukrainian
Possibly means "lord" or "ruler" from Greek derivative archos.
ARCHEAMBEAUFrench
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]
ARCHIBALDEnglish
From the personal name ARCHIBALD.
ARCHILASpanish
Possibly a variant of Arcila.
ARCHILAArabic (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]
ARCHULETASpanish, English
Castilianized form of Basque Aretxuloeta, a topographic name meaning "oak hollow".
ARDScottish
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]
ARDEHIPersian, 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.
ARDELLAAfrican 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]
ARDENEnglish
From various English place names, which were derived from a Celtic word meaning "high".... [more]
ARDIESIrish
Irish Isle Of Ards
ARDISScottish
Reduced form of Allardice.
ARDZINBAAbkhaz
Means "son of silver" from Abkhaz араʒны (ārāʒnə) "silver" and аҧа (āpā) "son".
ARELLANOBasque, Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
ARENEstonian
Aren is an Estonan surname meaning "developing" and "growth".
ARENCIBIASpanish
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
ARENDAmerican
From the given name AREND.
ARENSBERGGerman
From Old High German arn 'eagle' and berg, 'mountain'.
ARETXABALETABasque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Arechavaleta.
ARETXEDERRABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gordexola.
ARFAOUIArabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly derived from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning "to know" or أَرْفَع (ʾarfaʿ) meaning "high, lofty, elevated" (chiefly Tunisian).
ARFORDGerman
Derived from town of Erfurt, Germany
ARGAMANHebrew
Means "crimson" in Hebrew.
ARGANDASpanish (Latin American), Spanish
town in spain / arganda del rey
ARGANDOÑABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gasteiz.
ARGENTIItalian
Patronymic or plural form of Argento.
ARGENTOItalian
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.
ARGINDEGIBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Legazpi.
ARGYLEScottish, 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]
ARGYLLScottish, 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]
ARIELHebrew
From the given name Ariel.
ARIFOVIĆBosnian
Means "son of Arif".
ARIGETelugu
This name is famous surname in telugu states of South India.
ARIMAJapanese (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.
ARIOKAJapanese
Ari means "Exist" and Oka means"Ridge, Hill."
ARISAWAJapanese
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.
ARISENEnglish (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.
ARISTAVAAbkhaz
Mingrelian form of the Abkhaz name Арстаа (Arstaa) ultimately derived from the Ancient Greek personal name Aristarchus.
ARISTIDEHaitian Creole, French (African)
From the given name Aristide. A notable bearer is Jean-Bertrand Aristide (1953-), the 37th and 39th President of Haiti.
ARITAJapanese (Rare)
Ari means "Has" or "Owns" and Ta means "Rice Patty". This is most is most common in west-central Japan.
ARITIGreek
Friendly, Approachable, Generous
ARITZALABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
ARIYOSHIJapanese
有 (Ari) means "Exist" and 吉 (Yoshi) means "Fortunate, Lucky". This surname means "Fortune Exists".
ARIZACatalan
Castilianized form of Basque Aritza, a topographic name from Basque (h)aritz ‘oak’ + the article suffix -a.
ARIZASpanish
Spanish: habitational name from a place so named in Zaragoza province in Aragón.
ARJONASpanish
Habitational name from Arjona in Jaén province.
ARJWANAEastern African
Eastern African
ARKADIYEVRussian
Variant transcription of ARKADYEV.
ARKADYEVRussian
Means "son of ARKADIY".
ARKHIPOVRussian
Means "son of Arkhip".
ARLEGIBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Galar.
ARLENAmerican
Of uncertain origin. Possibly a form of the German name Erlen or a Gaelic name meaning "pledge" or "oath".
ÄRLIGSwedish (Rare)
Means "honest" in Swedish.
ARLINGHAUSGerman
Perhaps a habitational name from Oerlinghausen in North Rhine-Westphalia.
ARLINGTONEnglish
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]
ARLOTTEnglish
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.
ARLOTTASicilian
From the French personal name Arlot, recorded in the Latinized form Arolottus from the 13th century.
ARMENDARITZEBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous commune in the French arrondissement of Baiona.
ARMENTEROSSpanish
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)’.
ARMIJOSpanish
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.
ARMOURScottish, 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.
ARMUIERFrench
French for "armorer."
ARNDTGerman
Derived from the personal name Arndt.
ARNESSONSwedish
Means "son of Arne".
ARNETTEnglish
Derived from Arnold, a pet name perhaps. Also could be from /arn/ "eagle" and /ett/, a diminutive.
ÄRNIGerman (Swiss)
From a much altered pet form of the personal name Arnold.
ARORAIndian, Hindi, Punjabi, Sindhi
Hindu and Sikh name derived from اروهڙ (Aror), the name of the former capital of Sindh, India (now a part of Pakistan and known as Rohri). The name itself is derived from Hindi and Punjabi Aur meaning "someone else", used by the past Aroras to escape persecution.
AROUETFrench
A famous bearer was French philosopher Voltaire (1694-1778), whose birth name was François-Marie Arouet.
AROZTEGIBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Atetz.
ARQUETTEFrench
From arquet meaning "little bow" or "little arch" (diminutive of arche, from Latin arcus). It was originally an occupational name for an archer, but the French word arquet(te) is also found in the sense 'market trader' (originally, perhaps, one with a stall underneath an arch)... [more]
ARRAGalician, Sicilian
Habitational name from a place in Galicia called Arra, this surname was also found in some parts of Sicily.
ARREGIBasque
It literally means "singer".
ARRETXEABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous hamlet in the French canton of Uztaritze.
ARRHENIUSSwedish (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]
ARRIGOItalian
Italian: from the medieval personal name Arrigo, a variant of Enrico.
ARRIGUNAGABasque
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous beach in the municipality of Getxo.
ARRILLAGABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Usurbil.
ARROEstonian
Arro is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "aroom", meaning "fragrant". Possibly a corruption of "aru", meaning "upland meadow".
ARROITZBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
ARROYOSpanish
Habitational name from any of numerous places named with arroyo "watercourse", "irrigation channel."
ARSANUKAEVChechen
Chechen family name of unknown meaning.
ARSENAULTFrench (Acadian)
From French arsenal meaning "workshop". This is the occupational surname for someone who worked at an arsenal.
ARSENISHVILIGeorgian
Means "son of Arsen" in Georgian.
ARSHBAAbkhaz
Most likely from a contracted form of Arabic أَرْشَد (ʾaršad) meaning "most sensible, most reasonable" or Persian ارشد (arshad) "senior, superior, eldest" combined with Abkhaz аԥа (āpā) "son".
ARSLANTurkish
Variant of Aslan.
ARSLANAGIĆBosnian
Means "son of Arslan".
ARTABIABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Allin.
ARTEAGABasque
It literally means a place where there are live oaks &/or evergreen oaks.
ARTEMOVRussian
Variant transcription of ARTYOMOV.
ARTETABasque
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 eponymous localities: the neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Ollaran, the neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Ezporogi, or the neighborhood of the municipality of Galdakao.
ARTHURSEnglish
From the given name: Arthur.
ARTINOGreek
Habitational name for someone from the city of Arta in Epirus.
ARTISEnglish
English: regional name for someone from the French province of Artois, from Anglo-Norman French Arteis (from Latin Atrebates, the name of the local Gaulish tribe). This surname is popular in North Carolina and Virginia, of the US.
ARTUROVRussian
Means "son of ARTUR".
ARTYOMOVRussian
Means "son of ARTYOM”.
ARTZINIEGABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ARUEstonian
Aru is an Estonian surname meaning both "dry upland grassy meadow" and "wit".
ARUKASKEstonian
Arukask is an Estonian surname meaning "silver birch" (Betula pendula).
ARUKÜLAEstonian
Aruküla is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland village".
ARULAIDEstonian
Arulaid is an Estonian surname meaning "grassy meadow islet".
ARUMAAEstonian
Arumaa is an Estonian surname meaning "grassy meadow land".
ARUMÄEEstonian
Arumäe is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland hill/mountain".
ARUMETSEstonian
Arumets is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland/dry upland meadow forest".
ARUNDELEnglish
English surname which comes from two distinct sources. Either it was derived from a place name meaning "horehound valley" in Old English (from harhune "horehound (a plant)" and dell "valley"), or it was from Old French arondel, diminutive of arond "swallow", which was originally a Norman nickname given to someone resembling a swallow.
ARUORGEstonian
Aruorg is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland/meadow valley".
ARUPÕLDEstonian
Arupõld is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland field".
ARUSAAREstonian
Arusaar is an Estonian surname meaning "meadow/grassland island".
ARUSTAMYANArmenian
Means "son of Arustam", from a given name derived from a combination of the names Ara and Rustam.
ARUTEEEstonian
Arutee is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland road".
ARUVALDEstonian
Aruvald is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland parish".
ARUVÄLIEstonian
Aruväli is an Estonian surname meaning "grassy meadow field".
ARUVEEEstonian
Aruvee is an Estonian surname meaning "grassy meadow water".
ARVIDSSONSwedish
Means "son of ARVID".
ARYALNepali
Nepali Hindu surname of unknown meaning.
ARZAMENDIABasque
"mountain bear"
ÅSSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Means "ridge, hill" in the Scandinavian languages.
ASAJapanese
Variously written, sometimes with characters used phonetically. It can mean ‘morning’, but the most likely meaning is ‘hemp’, making it a topographic or occupational name. Both forms are found mostly in Amami, one of the Ryūkyū Islands.
ASADULLINTatar, Bashkir
From the given name Asadullah.
ASAHINAJapanese
Asa means "Morning". Hi in this surname means "Ratio, Proportion". Na means "Nara, what?". It's also a first name.
ASAIJapanese
Japanese surname meaning "shallow well".
ASAKAJapanese
From the Japanese 淺 or 浅 (asa) "superficial" and 香 (ka) "odour," "smell," 加 (ka) "increase," "step-up" or 賀 (ka) "congratulation."
ASAKAWAJapanese
Asa ("Morning"), ("Superficial"), or ("Shallow") + Kawa ("River").
ASAKURAJapanese, Popular Culture
This surname is made with 浅 (Asa) means "Superficial, Shallow", or 朝 (Asa) meaning "Morning", and 倉/蔵 (Kura) means "Storehouse, Owns, Posesses". Azumi Asakura is a voice actress. There are a lot of fictional characters with this surname as well, such as Ryouko Asakura from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
ASALArabic
means "honey" in Arabic
ASANOJapanese
Meaning ‘shallow plain’; probably derived from two places of that name, one in Mino (now southern Gifu prefecture), the other in Owari (now Nagoya prefecture). Both families descend from the Minamoto clan through the Toki family.
ASANTEShona
Meaning unknown.
ASAROĞLUTurkish
Means "son of Asar".
ASATOJapanese (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]
ASBURYEnglish
English location name with the elements as- meaning "east" or "ash tree" and -bury meaning "fortified settlement."
ASCENCIOSpanish, 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).
ASCHERGerman
Derived from German asche meaning "ash" (tanners worked with ash)
ASELTONAmerican
Asel being a variant of Asil meaning ""noble"" and ton meaning ""town"".
ASHBROOKEnglish
Derived from the Old English terms "east" and "broc".
ASHBROOKEEnglish
Variant of Ashbrook.
ASHBYEnglish
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’.
ASHCRAFTEnglish
Altered form of English Ashcroft.
ASHCROFTEnglish
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.
ASHERHebrew
From the given name Asher.
ASHEREnglish
Topographic surname denoting someone who dwelled by an ash tree, from Middle English asche "ash tree" combined with the suffix -er.
ASHFIELDEnglish
From the English words Ash, referring to the "Ash Tree", and "Field".
ASHFORDEnglish
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]
ASHIKAGAJapanese
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".
ASHIQPunjabi, Urdu
Derived from Arabic عَاشِق (ʿāšiq) meaning "enamored, infatuated" or "admirer, lover", ultimately from عِشْق (ʿišq) "being in love".
ASHKENAZIHebrew, Jewish
From the name of a kingdom referenced in the Hebrew Bible named Ashkenaz, also used to refer to Jews living in Europe or Slavic countries. The name itself is mostly likely derived from Assyrian Aškūza, in turn, the Assyrians probably based the name off of that of the Scythians.
ASHLANDEnglish
This surname is derived from Old English æsc & land and it means "ash tree land."
ASHMANEnglish, 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]
ASHMOREEnglish
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.
ASHTIANIPersian
Possibly related to the Iranian city or county of Ashtian.
ASHTONEnglish
Derived from a place name which meant "ash tree town" in Old English.
ASHUBAAbkhaz
Possibly from Abkhaz ашә (āš°) meaning "cheese" or "beech" or ашәа (āš°ā) meaning "song".
ASIKKALAFinnish
Could be a habitational name from a place so named in southern Finland.
ASIMOVRussian
Originally spelled Ozimov, Asimov is the anglicized surname of science fiction writer Isaac Asimov. His father was not familiar with Latin characters when they immigrated to the United States, when Isaac was 3, so the name became Asimov, not Azimov.... [more]
ASKSwedish
From Swedish ask "ash tree".
ASLANIANArmenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Aslanyan used by Armenians living outside Armenia.
ASLANISHVILIGeorgian
Means "son of Aslan" in Georgian.
ASLANOVAzerbaijani
Means "son of Aslan".
ASLANYANArmenian
Means "son of Aslan".
ASLINEnglish
From the Old French personal name Asceline, a pet form of the personal name Asse.
ÅSLUNDSwedish
Combination of Swedish ås "ridge, esker" and lund "grove".
ASPERGESItalian
It means "you bless", and it is also the device used by priests to spread holy water over people or places
ASPINALLEnglish
A locational name of Anglo-Saxon origin, it means “aspen well”.
ASPLINEnglish
From a short form of the given name Absalom.
ASPLUNDSwedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of Swedish asp "aspen" and lund "grove".
ASQUITHEnglish
Habitational name from a village in North Yorkshire named Askwith, from Old Norse askr ‘ash tree’ + vi{dh}r ‘wood’
ASSARSSONSwedish
Means "son of ASSAR".
ASSELBROUGHEnglish
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]
AßMANGerman
Derived from the given name Erasmus + the... [more]