Submitted Surnames Starting with A

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ASCHER German
Derived from German asche meaning "ash" (tanners worked with ash)
ASELTON American
Asel being a variant of Asil meaning ""noble"" and ton meaning ""town"".
ASHBROOK English
Derived from the Old English terms "east" and "broc".
ASHBROOKE English
Variant of Ashbrook.
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 Hebrew
From the given name Asher.
ASHER English
Topographic surname denoting someone who dwelled by an ash tree, from Middle English asche "ash tree" combined with the suffix -er.
ASHFIELD English
From the English words Ash, referring to the "Ash Tree", and "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]
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".
ASHKENAZI Hebrew, 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.
ASHLAND English
This surname is derived from Old English æsc & land and it means "ash tree land."
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.
ASHTIANI Persian
Possibly related to the Iranian city or county of Ashtian.
ASHTON English
Derived from a place name which meant "ash tree town" in Old English.
ASHUBA Abkhaz
Possibly from Abkhaz ашә (āš°) meaning "cheese" or "beech" or ашәа (āš°ā) meaning "song".
ASIKKALA Finnish
Could be a habitational name from a place so named in southern Finland.
ASIMOV Russian
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]
ASK Swedish
From Swedish ask "ash tree".
ASLANBEKOV Chechen
Means "son of Aslanbek".
ASLANIAN Armenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Aslanyan used by Armenians living outside Armenia.
ASLANISHVILI Georgian
Means "son of Aslan" in Georgian.
ASLANOV Azerbaijani
Means "son of Aslan".
ASLANYAN Armenian
Means "son of Aslan".
ASLIN English
From the Old French personal name Asceline, a pet form of the personal name Asse.
ÅSLUND Swedish
Combination of Swedish ås "ridge, esker" and lund "grove".
ÁSMUNDSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of Ásmundur".
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”.
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’
ASSARSSON Swedish
Means "son of ASSAR".
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 the given name Erasmus + the... [more]
ASTANA Kazakh
Derived from Astana, the name of the capital city of Kazakhstan. Its name is derived from Persian آستانه (âstâne) meaning "capital".
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.
ÅSTRÖM Swedish
Combination of Swedish å "creek, small river, stream" and ström "stream, current, flow".
ASTRUC Judeo-Provençal
Derived from Occitan or Provençal astruc meaning "happy" (see Astruc).
ASUKÜLA Estonian
Asuküla is an Estonian surname meaning "populated village".
ASULA Estonian
Asula is an Estonian surname meaning "settlement".
ASUSAAR Estonian
Asusaar is an Estonian surname meaning "resident (of) island" ("island dweller/resident").
ATARI Japanese
中 (Atari) means "The Middle". Anotable bearer with this surname is Kousuke Atari, he is a self trained musician and pop singer.
ATAULLIN Bashkir
From the given name Ataullah.
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]
ATHANASOPOULOS Greek
Means "son of Athanasios" in Greek.
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 Æ{dh}elhere + Old English tūn meaning "settlement".
ATIENZA Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
ATIYA Arabic
From the given name Atiya.
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]
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.
ATSUDA Japanese
From Japanese 渥 (atsu) meaning "moist" combined with 田 (da) meaning "paddy, field".
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 (British)
Derived from the name of a village and a suburb called Attenborough, located in the Broxtowe borough of Nottinghamshire, England.
ATWELL English
Topographic name from Middle English atte welle "by the spring or stream"
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
Chinese variant of Ou.
AUA Estonian
Aua is an Estonian surname meaning "honorable".
AUBAKIROV Kazakh
Means "son of Aubakir", from a given name of Arabic origin derived from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū) meaning "father (of)" combined with بكير (bakir) possibly meaning "learner, student" or بَكَرَ (bakara) meaning "to get up early" (figuratively meaning "early ripened" or "quickly learned")... [more]
AUBAKIROVA Kazakh
Feminine equivalent of Aubakirov.
AUBIN French
From the French given name Aubin.
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.... [more]
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).
AUCHINLECK Scottish (Rare)
Scottish Gaelic: Achadh nan Leac... [more]
AUCLAIR French
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).
AUDELIN French
Variant of ODELIN, which is not to be confused with ODELÍN as it is Spanish while the other one is French, though they could have similar origins in name.
AUDEN English
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]
AUDET French
Southern French nickname from Gascon dialect audet "bird", variant of standard Occitan ausèl (modern French oiseau).
AUDINO Italian
Derived from first name 'Alda' which means 'wise and experienced.'
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).
AUFDEMBERGE American (Rare)
The surname Aufdemberge originated in America, but in German it means 'On the mountains".... [more]
AUG Estonian
Aug is an Estonian surname derived from "auga" meaning "honorably".
AUGELLO Italian
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.
AUGUSTUS English
Means "great" or "venerable", derived from Latin augere "to increase".
AUGUSTYN Polish
From the personal name Augustyn, Polish form of Latin Augustinus
AUGUSTYNIAK Polish
Patronymic or pet form from the personal name Augustyn.
AUK Estonian
Auk is an Estonian surname meaning "pit" or "hole".
AUKERMAN Dutch
Americanized form of Dutch Ackerman. This was a frequent name in New Netherland in the 17th century.
AUKIO Finnish
"square", "plaza", "clearing", or "concourse"
AUKSI Estonian
Auksi is an Estonian surname derived from "auks" meaning "in honor of".
AUL Estonian
Aul is an Estonian surname meaning "long-tailed duck" (Clangula hyemalis).
AULCY English
English surname, of unknown meaning.
AUNE Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse auðn "wasteland, desolate place".
AUÑÓN Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
AURAKZAI Pashto
Variant transcription of Orakzai.
AURANGZEB Urdu
From the given name Aurangzeb.
AURINKO Finnish
Aurinko means "sun" in Finnish.
AUS English
Variant spelling of Scandinavian Aas.
AUS Estonian
Aus is an Estonian surname meaning "honest".
AUSAGE Samoan, English (Australian), American
Possibly from the given name Ausage.
AUSHEV Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush surname derived from Nakh ауш (aush) or аус (aus) literally meaning "rock, slope", figuratively meaning "strong, solid, confident".
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- "water").
AUSMEEL Estonian
Ausmeel is an Estonian surname meaning "honest mind".
AUSSENDORF German
Originated in Germany. Means "Out of the Village". First used in the year 1135.
AUSTEN English
A variant of the surname Austin. This exact spelling is also on the first name site.
AUT Czech, German (Swiss), Russian, Catalan
Means "Hard Worker" in Czech.... [more]
AU-YEUNG Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Ouyang.
AUZIŅŠ Latvian
Derived from the word auzas meaning "oats".
AVALLONE Italian
Topographic name for someone who lived in a deep valley.
AVAMILANO Spanish, Italian
Of Spanish origin, but probably has its roots in Italy due to the word "milano" which means Milan in Italian.
AVARA Italian
Italian feminine form of Avaro.
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.
AVELAR Portuguese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Ansião.
AVELINO Spanish, Polynesian, Filipino
Spanish form of Avellino, the surname of the 17th-century Italian saint Andrew Avellino.
AVELLANEDA Spanish
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'.
AVENIDA Spanish (Latin American)
The name translates to English, meaning "avenue."
AVERNE Anglo-Saxon
Possibly deriving from the Olde English "fearn", meaning fern.
AVGUSTOV Russian
Means "son of AVGUST".
AVIDZBA Abkhaz
Derived 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.
AVIGDORI Jewish (Rare)
Surname variation of Avigdor, used to distinguish from said first name Avigdor.
ÁVILA Spanish
Derived from the Spanish town and province of Ávila, in the Old Kingdom of Castile, nowadays in the Community of Castile and León.
AVIÑA Galician
Galician surname referring to someone who "lives by a vineyard", from d’Aviña, a variant of da viña.
AVITAL Hebrew
From the given name Avital.
AVIV Hebrew
From the given name Aviv, also meaning "spring (the season)" in Hebrew.
AVIVI Hebrew
Means "springlike" or "of the spring" in Hebrew. (see Aviv)
AVNER Hebrew
From the given name Avner.
AVNI Hebrew (Modern)
Means "my stone" in Hebrew, a variant of the surname Even or a diminutive of Avner.
AVOTS Latvian
Means "fount, spring" or "source".
AVRAMOV Bulgarian
Means "son of Avram".
AX Dutch
originally French, used to be de Ax, meaning "from Ax", several possible places called Ax or Aix or variants.
AXELL Swedish
Possibly a habitational name with the combination of ax, a Swedish word for the fruiting body of a grain plant, and the common surname suffix -ell.
AXELMAN Swedish (Rare)
From the Scandinavian given name Axel and man "man".
AXFORD English
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]
AXMED Somali
Somali form of Ahmed.
AYALA Basque
Habitational name or topographic name from Basque ai "slope", "hillside" + al(h)a "pasture".
AYANO Japanese
綾 (Aya) means "Design" and 野 (No) means "Feild". Keiko Ayano from Sword Art Online is a simple example of this surname existing, and also a notable bearer.
AYANOKOJI Japanese
A variant transcription of Ayanokouji that means "Design small road".
AYANOKOUJI Japanese
綾 (Ayano) means "Design", 小 (Kou) means "Small, Little", and 路 (Ji) means "Road."
AYARI Arabic (Maghrebi), Persian
Derived from Arabic عَيَّار (ʿayyār) or Persian عیار (ayyâr) meaning "vagabond, loafer, idler" (chiefly Tunisian).
AYBEKOV Kazakh
Variant transcription of Aibekov.
AYDEN English, Scottish, Turkish
From a Scottish surname which was derived from Gaelic caol meaning "narrows, channel, strait".
AYDINLISOY Turkish
Means "enlightened family" in Turkish.
AYLER English
occupational name from Old French aillier ‘garlic seller’, from ail ‘garlic’ (from Latin allium).... [more]
AYLIFF English
From the medieval female personal name Ayleve (from Old English Æthelgifu, literally "noble gift"), or from the Old Norse nickname Eilífr, literally "ever-life".
AYLLÓN Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.
AYOUB Arabic
From the given name Ayoub.
AYOUBI Persian, Pashto, Arabic
From the given name Ayoub.
AYRES English
Variant of Ayers.
AYTMATOV Kyrgyz, Russian
Russianized Kyrgyz surname.
AYUBI Persian, Pashto, Urdu
Variant transcription of Ayoubi.
AYYAGARI Indian
Owner, Teacher
AZAHARA Japanese
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.
AZAM Urdu, Bengali (Muslim), Indian (Muslim), Persian, Arabic
Derived from Arabic أَعْظَم (ʾaʿẓam) meaning "greater, greatest".
AZAMATOV Uzbek
Means "son of Azamat".
AZAR Hebrew
Means "(he) helped" in Hebrew, a verb form of Ezer or Ezra.
AZARIAN Armenian
Patronymic, apparently from Turkish Azar ‘March’, but more probably from a first name Azaria, from Hebrew ’Azariāh ‘God’s help’.
AZCONA Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Azkona.
AZER Persian
Azer or temple fire from the Zoroastrian period in ancient Persia,as a surname relates the individual to the fire maintainers at the Zoroastrian temples
AZI Azi is an African name (Modern)
Azi is actually pronounced Azīh which means "Unending, in ended father of many generations" it is named after children believed to become the origin or source of lasting families.
AZIZA ?
Means decendent of The Merchant.
AZIZI Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Aziz.
AZKONA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the neighborhood of Aizkoa in the Navarrese municipality of Deierri.
AZLOR Aragonese (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Aflor.
AZMAT Urdu
Derived from the Arabic عَظَمَة (ʿaẓama) meaning "majesty, glory".
AZOULAI Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Variant transcription of Azoulay.
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".
AZUA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Burgu, Province of Araba.
AZUAJE-FIDALGO Portuguese (Rare), Spanish, Italian
Fidalgo from Galician and Portuguese filho de algo — equivalent to nobleman, but sometimes literally translated into English as "son of somebody" or "son of some (important family)"—is a traditional title of Portuguese nobility that refers to a member of the titled or untitled nobility... [more]
AZUARA Aragonese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
AZULAY Hebrew
Variant of Azoulay.
AZUMA Japanese
Means 'East' in Japanese
AZZOPARDI Maltese
Possibly derived from the Hebrew term סְפָרַדִּי (s'faradí) used to refer to Jews originating from Iberia (called Sephardim or Sephardic Jews). It may also be of Greek origin from a word meaning "black, Mauritanian" or "soldier" with a connection to Middle Persian spʿh "army" used to refer to a person of African descent or someone who worked as a mercenary... [more]