AudetFrench Southern French nickname from Gascon dialect audet "bird", variant of standard Occitan ausèl (modern French oiseau).
AudinoItalian Derived from first name 'Alda' which means 'wise and experienced.'
AudishEnglish (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.
AusleyEnglish (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").
AusmaaEstonian Ausmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "honorable land".
AvenaSpanish, 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'.
AvidzbaAbkhaz 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.
AwsumbNorwegian Norwegian habitation surname. Åsum/Aasum/Aasumb is a common place name in Scandinavia, generally referring to an ancient farm or homestead. Derived from Old Norse aas ‘hill’ + um ‘around’. Norwegian emigrants from the Åsum farm in the traditional district of Vinger (Hedmark, Norway) adopted the Anglicized spelling ‘Awsumb’ after arriving in North America in the 19th and 20th Centuries.
AxDutch originally French, used to be de Ax, meaning "from Ax", several possible places called Ax or Aix or variants.
AxeEnglish Locational surname which describes one who lived by the Axe Rivers in Somerset or Dorset.
AxfordEnglish 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]
AyariArabic (Maghrebi), Persian Derived from Arabic عَيَّار (ʿayyār) or Persian عیار (ayyâr) meaning "vagabond, loafer, idler" (chiefly Tunisian).
AybarBasque (Hispanicized, Rare) Aybar Name Meaning. Spanish (of Basque origin): habitational name, in most cases probably from Aibar in Navarre, but in some cases perhaps a variant of Eibar, the name of a place in Gipuzkoa. The place names are from Basque ai 'side', 'slope' + ibar 'flood plain', 'valley'.
AzoulayJudeo-Spanish Meaning uncertain. 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 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".
AzuaBasque This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Burgu, Province of Araba.
Azuaje-fidalgoPortuguese (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]
AzuaraAragonese This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
AzusagawaJapanese (Rare) Azusa (梓) means "catalpa", gawa/kawa (川) means "river", kawa changes to gawa due to rendaku. Sakuta Azusagawa (梓川 咲太) and his sister Kaede (梓川 花楓) from Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai are notable fictional characters who bear this surname.
AzzopardiMaltese 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]