Submitted Surnames Starting with A

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Arnesson Swedish
Means "son of Arne".
Arnett English
Derived from Arnold, a pet name perhaps. Also could be from /arn/ "eagle" and /ett/, a diminutive.
Ärni German (Swiss)
From a much altered pet form of the personal name Arnold.
Arnott Scottish
Habitational name from a place called Arnot, near Kinross
Arol Belarusian
Means "eagle" in Belarusian.
Arola Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, English (American)
From Latin areola, diminutive of area (area).
Arora Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
From the name of the ancient city of Aror in what is now the Sindh province, Pakistan. The city's name may have been derived from Hindi और (aur) meaning "more, also".
Arouet French
A famous bearer was French philosopher Voltaire (1694-1778), whose birth name was François-Marie Arouet.
Arousi Jewish, Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic, Arabic
Yemenite Jewish and Arabic name possibly deriving from Arabic words aroosi, "bridal, relating to a wedding", rousi, "groom". El Aroussi, a variant, is found densely in Morocco and Francophone populations (France, Canada).
Aroztegi Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Atetz.
Arquette French
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]
Arra Galician, Sicilian
Habitational name from a place in Galicia called Arra, this surname was also found in some parts of Sicily.
Arregi Basque
It literally means "singer".
Arregui Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Arregi.
Arretxea Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous hamlet in the French canton of Uztaritze.
Arrhenius Swedish (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]
Arrigo Italian
Italian: from the medieval personal name Arrigo, a variant of Enrico.
Arrigunaga Basque
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous beach in the municipality of Getxo.
Arrillaga Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Usurbil.
Arro Estonian
Arro is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "aroom", meaning "fragrant". Possibly a corruption of "aru", meaning "upland meadow".
Arroitz Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
Arróniz Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Arroitz.
Arrowsmith English
Given to someone who made arrows with the element smith.
Arroyo Spanish
Habitational name for someone from any of numerous places named Arroyo, from Spanish arroyo meaning "stream, brook, watercourse".
Arsanukaev Chechen
Chechen family name of unknown meaning.
Arscott English
From the the words ars, of unexplained origin, and cot "cottage, small house"
Arsenault French (Acadian)
From French arsenal meaning "workshop". This is the occupational surname for someone who worked at an arsenal.
Arsenishvili Georgian
Means "son of Arsen" in Georgian.
Arshba Abkhaz
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".
Arslan Turkish
Variant of Aslan.
Arslanagić Bosnian
Means "son of Arslan".
Artabia Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Allin.
Artavia Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Artabia.
Arteaga Basque
It literally means a place where there are live oaks &/or evergreen oaks.
Artega Basque
Variant of Arteaga.
Artell English (American)
Artell is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Artell family when they emigrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Artell comes from the Dutch surname Van Arkel. The name Van Arkel may spring from the Anglo-Saxon form of Hercules, which is Ercol.
Artemov Russian
Variant transcription of Artyomov.
Arteta Basque
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.
Arthurs English
From the given name: Arthur.
Artino Greek
Habitational name for someone from the city of Arta in Epirus.
Artis English
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.
Arturo Italian, Spanish
From the given name Arturo.
Arturov Russian
Means "son of Artur".
Artursson Swedish
Means "Son of Artur".
Artyomov Russian
Means "son of Artyom”.
Artziniega Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Aru Estonian
Aru is an Estonian surname meaning both "dry upland grassy meadow" and "wit" and "intelligence".
Aruja Estonian
Aruja is an Estonian surname derived from "varuja" meaning "purveyor".
Arukask Estonian
Arukask is an Estonian surname meaning "silver birch" (Betula pendula).
Aruküla Estonian
Aruküla is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland village".
Aruküll Estonian
Aruküll is an Estonian surname meaning "intelligent enough".
Arukuusk Estonian
Arukuusk is an Estonian surname meaning "fir/spruce meadow".
Arulaid Estonian
Arulaid is an Estonian surname meaning "grassy meadow islet".
Arumaa Estonian
Arumaa is an Estonian surname meaning "grassy meadow land".
Arumäe Estonian
Arumäe is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland hill/mountain".
Arumets Estonian
Arumets is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland/dry upland meadow forest".
Arundel English
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.
Arunurm Estonian
Arunurm is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland meadow".
Aruorg Estonian
Aruorg is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland/meadow valley".
Arupõld Estonian
Arupõld is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland field".
Arusaar Estonian
Arusaar is an Estonian surname meaning "meadow/grassland island".
Arustamyan Armenian
Means "son of Arustam", from a given name derived from a combination of the names Ara and Rustam.
Arutee Estonian
Arutee is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland road".
Aruvald Estonian
Aruvald is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland parish".
Aruväli Estonian
Aruväli is an Estonian surname meaning "grassy meadow field".
Aruvee Estonian
Aruvee is an Estonian surname meaning "grassy meadow water".
Arya Indian, Hindi
From the given name Arya 1.
Aryal Nepali
Nepali Hindu surname of unknown meaning.
Arzamendia Basque
"mountain bear"
Arzur Breton
Derived from the Breton given name of Arzhur.
Ås Swedish, Norwegian
Means "ridge, esker" in Swedish and Norwegian.
Asa Japanese
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.
Asad Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Asad.
Asada Japanese
From Japanese 浅 (asa) meaning "shallow" or 麻 (asa) meaning "hemp, flax" and 田 (ta) meaning "field".
Asadi Persian
From the given name Asad.
Əsədov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Əsəd".
Asadullin Tatar, Bashkir
From the given name Asadullah.
Asaf Hebrew
From the given name Asaf.
Asahara Japanese
From Japanese 朝 (asa) meaning "morning", 浅 (asai) meaning "shallow", or 麻 (asa) meaning "hemp" combined with 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Asahina Japanese
From Japanese 朝 (asa) meaning "morning", 比 (hi) meaning "comparison, match, equal" or 日 (hi) meaning "sun, day", and 奈 (na), a phonetic character.
Asai Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "shallow well".
Asaka Japanese
From the Japanese 淺 or 浅 (asa) "superficial" and 香 (ka) "odour," "smell," 加 (ka) "increase," "step-up" or 賀 (ka) "congratulation."
Asakawa Japanese
From Japanese 浅 (asa) meaning "shallow" and 川 or 河 (kawa) meaning "river".
Asaki Japanese
From Japanese 杏 (anzu, a) meaning "apricot" or 亜 (a) meaning "second, Asia" combined with 咲 (saki) meaning "blossom".
Asakura Japanese
From Japanese 朝 (asa) meaning "morning", 浅 (asa) meaning "shallow", or 麻 (asa) meaning "hemp" and 倉 (kura) meaning "warehouse, storehouse".
Asal Arabic
means "honey" in Arabic
Asamizu Japanese
made with kanji 朝(asa) meaning "morning" or 浅(asa) meaning "shallow" with 水(mizu) neaning "water".
Asamura Japanese
From Japanese 浅 (asa) meaning "shallow" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
Asano Japanese
From Japanese 浅 (asa) meaning "shallow" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Asante Western African, Akan
From the ethnic name of the Ashanti, a sub-ethnic group of the Akan from southern Ghana. The name possibly means "warlike" in the Twi language.
Asanuma Japanese
From Japanese 浅 (asa) meaning "shallow, superficial" and 沼 (numa) meaning "marsh, swamp, bog".
Asaroğlu Turkish
Means "son of Asar".
Asato Japanese (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]
Asatryan Armenian
Means "son of Asatur".
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).
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."
Ashbe English
Derived from one of the several places in England called Ashby.
Ashbrook English
Derived from Old English east and broc.
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.
Ashen German
The medieval name originated from the German dukedom of Swabia. It denoted that the original bearer of the name probably held land in Swabia. Otherwise it could have been a name given to somebody who was from or born in Swabia.
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".
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]
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".
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."
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.
Ashraf Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Ashraf.
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".
Ashwood English
Habitational name from a place in Staffordshire named Ashwood, from Old English æsc "ash" and wudu "wood".
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".
Askin English
From the given name Ásketill.
Askins English
Variant of Askin.
Aslam Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Aslam.
Aslanbekov Chechen
Means "son of Aslanbek".
Aslanbekova Chechen
Feminine form of Aslanbekov.
Aslanian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Aslanyan.
Aslanishvili Georgian
Means "son of Aslan" in Georgian.
Aslanov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Aslan".
Aslansen Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of Aslan".
Aslanyan Armenian
Derived from Turkic arslan meaning "lion".
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".
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).
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]
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’
Assagaf Arabic, Indonesian
Variant of Al Saqqaf primarily used in Indonesia.
Assagaff Arabic, Indonesian
Variant of Al Saqqaf primarily used in Indonesia.
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.
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 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".
Asteriou Greek
Means "son of Asterios". Derived from Greek ἀστέριος (asterios) meaning "starred, starry", which is ultimately derived from Greek ἀστήρ (aster) meaning "star".
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.
Åström Swedish
Combination of Swedish å "creek, small river, stream" and ström "stream, current, flow".
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".
Asuncion Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish asunción, meaning "assumption," referring to the bodily taking up of Mary, the mother of Jesus, into Heaven at the end of her earthly life.
Asusaar Estonian
Asusaar is an Estonian surname meaning "resident (of) island" ("island dweller/resident").
Asztalos Hungarian
Literally means "carpenter"
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.
Atamian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Ադամյան (see Adamyan)
Atanacio Spanish
From the given name Atanacio.
Atari Japanese
中 (Atari) means "The Middle". Anotable bearer with this surname is Kousuke Atari, he is a self trained musician and pop singer.
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.
Atcheson Scots
Scots form of Atkinson
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]
Athanasiou Greek (Cypriot)
From the personal name Athanasios, "immortal", with the Cypriot genitive suffix -ou.
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, Filipino
Habitational name from the municipality of Atienza in Guadalajara province, Spain.
Atiya Arabic
From the given name Atiya.
Atkin English
From the given name Atkin
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".
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.
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.
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.