Submitted Surnames Starting with B

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BASHIMOWTurkmen
son of Bashim.
BASHURKurdish
Kurdish: south -means
BAŠIĆBosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Derived from baša, a honorific term for “chief”, “boss”, “head of the family”, etc.
BASIŃSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Basin.
BASISTAPolish, Czech, Slovak
Occupational name for a double-bass player.
BASKINJewish
Means "son of Baske", a Yiddish female personal name (a pet-form of the Biblical name Bath Seba). Baskin-Robbins is a US chain of ice-cream parlours founded in Glendale, California in 1945 by Burt Baskin (1913-1969) and Irv Robbins (1917-2008).
BASKIRTurkey/south america (Latinized, Rare)
Used by jewish families that were ranning away from anti-semites. It's meaning is 'printer'or 'pressures are...'
BASOMEnglish
origin possible of saxon origin
BASSETTEnglish
From Old French basset, which is a diminutive of basse meaning "low, short". It was either used as a nickname for a short person or someone of humble origins.
BASUMATARYIndian, Bodo, Assamese
From a Sanskritized form of the Bodo name बसुमातारी (Baisamatari), which meant "mother earth" or "earthly folks". The name was originally used by landowners or landlords.
BASZOWSKIPolish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Baszowice.
BATEMANEnglish, Scottish
Occupational name meaning ‘servant of Bate.’
BATEYEnglish (?)
Originates from mostly northern England. Is the presumed given name to fishers. (With it meaning "Small fishing boat" in old English.)
BATHGATEScottish, English
From the town of Bathgate, west of Edinburgh, Scotland. The town's name derives from Cumbric *beith, meaning 'boar' (Welsh baedd) and *gaith. meaning 'wood' (Welsh coed).
BATRAIndian, Hindi, Punjabi
Of unknown meaning, based on a clan of the Hindu and Sikh Arora community.
BATRESSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
BATTISTELLAItalian
From St. John the Baptist, the first bearers of this name were devoted to this saint. Another etymology would be a patronymic from the given name Battista, anyway linked to the aforementioned saint.
BATUNGBAKALFilipino
Tagalog Filipino surname meaning "iron stone", from Tagalog bato "stone" combined with bakal "iron, steel".
BAUCOMEnglish
Variant spelling of BALCOMBE, a habitational name from West Sussex derived from Old English bealu "evil" and cumb "valley".
BAUDELAIREFrench
A French surname, coming from the word "baudelaire", which is a short, broad, and curved sword used in heraldry.
BAUDRICFrench (Rare)
Derived from the medieval French given name Baudric, which was a variant form of Baldéric, the French form of Baldric.
BAUDRYFrench
Derived from the medieval French given name Baudry, which was a variant form of Baudric, a given name that itself was a variant form of Baldéric (see Baldric). A known bearer of this surname was the French painter Paul-Jacques-Aimé Baudry (1828-1886).
BAUERDICKGerman
A surname originating from the Rhineland region of Germany. It is derived from German Bauer (Bur in the locals dialects) "farmer" and Deich (Diek and Dick in the local dialects) "levee" or Teich "pond"... [more]
BAUERSACKGerman
Semi-Germanized form of the Polish surname Burczak, originally derived from Polish burczec "growl; shout".... [more]
BAUMFREEDutch, American, African American
This name is clearly derived from Sojourner Truth, a former African-American slave who was born as Isabella Bomefree (but at some point the surname was changed to the more German-looking Baumfree). Although Sojourner's original owners - James and Elizabeth Bomefree/Baumfree - were apparently of Dutch descent, it is questionable whether the surname is really of Dutch origin... [more]
BAUMKÖTTERGerman (Modern)
From the German words 'Baum' meaning 'tree' and 'Kötter' a type of villager who dwelt in a cottage, similar to the Scottish Cotter. "Presumably a 'Baumkötter' earned money from a small orchard on their property."
BAVAROItalian
Ethnic name from bavaro "Bavarian" someone from Bavaria, now part of Germany, but formerly an independent kingdom.
BAVIERASpanish, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan
Means "Bavaria" in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Catalan. Indicating for someone from Bavaria a state in Germany.
BAWAPunjabi
Sikh name based on the name of a Jat clan. It is also a title given to the male descendants of the first three Sikh gurus.
BAXEnglish
Possibly a short form of Baxter, or maybe from the Anglo-Saxon word box, referring to the box tree.
BAXENDALEEnglish
Habitational name, probably an altered form of Baxenden, a place near Accrington, which is named with an unattested Old English word bæcstān meaning "bakestone" (a flat stone on which bread was baked) + denu meaning "valley"... [more]
BAYEnglish
From the Middle English given name BAYE.
BAYEnglish, French, Dutch
Derived from Middle English and Old French bay, bai and Middle Dutch bay, all meaning "reddish brown". It was originally a nickname for someone with a hair color similar to that.
BAYScottish
Reduced form of McBeth.
BAYGerman
From the given name Baio.
BAYDanish, Norwegian (Rare)
Likely a reduced form of German BAYER.
BAYERSGerman
Variant of Bayer.
BAYGENTSAnglo-Saxon
The earliest recorded spelling of the surname was "Besant", "Bezant", or "Beasant", which comes from an old French word "besant", which, in turn, was derived from the Latin term "byzantius aureus". The "byzantius" or "bezant" was a gold coin named after the city of Byzantium (ancient name in BC, later named 'Constantinople' in 330 AD)... [more]
BAYLOREnglish
Possibly derived from the legal term bailor "one who delivers goods". It could also be a respelling of German name BEILER, an occupational name for an inspector of measures or a maker of measuring sticks... [more]
BAYUIndonesian
Means "wind" in Indonesian.
BAYZHANOVKazakh
Means “son of Bayzhan”.
BAZ-OOLTuvan (Rare)
Means "another boy" from Tuvan база (baza) meaning "also, too, another" combined with оол (ool) "son, boy".
BAZZATYOssetian
Derived from Georgian ბაზი (bazi) meaning "falcon" or from a given name derived from Tatar базу (bazu) meaning "to dare" (given in hopes that a son would become a warrior).
BAZZIArabic
Perhaps derived from an Arabic word meaning "foster brother(s)".
BEASpanish
Habitational name from a place of this name in Teruel.
BEABEREnglish (American)
Americanized spelling of German Bieber or Biber, from Middle High German biber ‘beaver’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal in some way, a topographic name for someone who lived in a place frequented by beavers or by a field named with this word, or a habitational name from any of various place names in Hesse containing this element.
BEACHEnglish
Name for someone living near a beach, stream, or beech tree.
BEACHEMEnglish
Variant spelling of Beauchamp.
BEACOMIrish
Northern Irish variant of Beauchamp.
BEAMEnglish
From Old English beam "beam" or "post". It could be a topographic name from someone living near a post or tree, or it could be a metonymic occupational name for a weaver.... [more]
BEAMANEnglish
A beekeeper.
BEAREnglish
From the Middle English nickname Bere meaning "bear" (Old English bera, which is also found as a byname), or possibly from a personal name derived from a short form of the various Germanic compound names with this first element... [more]
BEARCUBEnglish (American, Rare)
Surname meaning a bear cub.
BEARDEnglish (American)
Nickname for a bearded man (Middle English, Old English beard). To be clean-shaven was the norm in non-Jewish communities in northwestern Europe from the 12th to the 16th century, the crucial period for surname formation... [more]
BEARDENEnglish
English habitational name, a variant of Barden, or from places in Devon and Cornwall called Beardon.
BEASSpanish (Mexican)
Spanish (common in Mexico): habitational name from any of the places in Andalusia named Beas.
BEASEnglish
Varient spelling of the surname Bees.
BEASGerman
Possibly also a variant spelling of German Bies.
BEAUCHAMPEnglish, French
From the Old French "beau, bel" meaning "fair" and "lovely" and "champ(s)" meaning "field" or "plain." It is the name of several places in France. It is also the surname of the Beauchamp Family in the hit series Witches of East End.
BEAUFAYFrench (Rare)
In most cases, this surname is a locational surname that most likely took its name from the village of Beaufay, which is nowadays located in the Sarthe department of France. The village was called Bello Faeto, Bellofaido and Belfaidus during the Early Middle Ages, ultimately deriving its name from Latin bellus fagus (or bellum fagetum) meaning "beautiful beech tree(s)" or "beautiful beech woodland"... [more]
BEAUFOYFrench (Anglicized, Rare), English (Rare)
Anglicized form of Beaufay. Known bearers of this surname include the English astronomer and physicist Mark Beaufoy (1764-1827) and the British screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (b. 1967).
BEAUNEFrench
Refers to Beaune, France.... [more]
BEAUREGARDFrench
Habitational name from any of various places in France named Beauregard for their fine view or fine aspect, for example in Ain, Dordogne, Drôme, Lot, and Puy-de-Dôme, from beau "fair, lovely" and regard "aspect, outlook".
BEAUSÉJOURFrench (Rare)
Literally means "beautiful sojourn", derived from French beau "beautiful, nice, fine" and French séjour "sojourn, short stay". As such, this surname is most likely a locational surname, in that it originally referred to a scenic place to sojourn in... [more]
BEAUVAISFrench
From French place names derived from "beautiful sight".
BEAUVOIREnglish
From the surname of Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986), a French feminist and philosopher.
BECCMedieval English
Variant spelling of Beck
BECHERGerman
Shortened form of Becherer as well as a surname given to for someone who distilled or worked with pitch, in which case it is derived from Middle High German bech / pech "pitch".
BECHMANNGerman (Rare)
Surname denoting someone who worked with pitch, from Middle High German bech / pech "pitch" and man, a suffix which can mean "man" or simply be used as a name suffix.
BECKEREnglish
Occupational name for a maker or user of mattocks or pickaxes, from an agent derivative of Old English becca "mattock".
BECKETTEnglish
An Old English name simply meaning "beehive". Famous Irish playwrite Samuel Beckett bears this name.
BECKLEYEnglish
This surname was taken from an English habitational name from any of the various places, in Kent, Oxfordshire, and Sussex, named Beckley whose name was derived from the Old English byname Becca and the Old English lēah "woodland clearing".... [more]
BECKWITHEnglish (African)
Habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire named Beckwith, from Old English bece "beech" + Old Norse viðr "wood" (replacing the cognate Old English wudu).
BECQUERELFrench
A notable bearer was French scientist Henri Becquerel (1852-1908) who discovered radioactivity. A becquerel (Bq), the SI unit for radioactivity, is named after him.
BECRAFTEnglish (American)
English, variant of Beecroft. topographic name for someone who lived at a place where bees were kept, from Middle English bee ‘bee’ + croft ‘paddock’, ‘smallholding’.
BEDDOEWelsh
Variant of Beddow.
BEDDOWWelsh
From the personal name Bedo, a pet form of Meredydd (see Meredith).
BEDFORDEnglish
From the English county Bedfordshire and its principal city or from a small community in Lancashire with the same name. The name comes from the Old English personal name Beda, a form of the name Bede and the location element -ford meaning "a crossing at a waterway." Therefore the name indicates a water crossing once associated with a bearer of the medieval name.
BEDNÁŘCzech
Bednář means "hooper, cooper" in Czech.
BEDNARZPolish
Occupational name for a cooper in Polish.
BEDSAULGerman
Americanized form of the German surname Petzold, which comes from a Slavic pet form of the name Peter.
BEDWORTHEnglish
An English habitational surname from a place so named near Nuneaton, in Warwickshire, derived most likely from the Old English personal name Baeda (see Bede), suffixed with worþ, 'enclosure', denoting an enclosed area of land belonging to Baeda.
BEEEnglish
From Middle English be meaning "bee", Old English beo, hence a nickname for an energetic or active person or a metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper.
BEECHEnglish
Dweller at the beech tree.
BEEDENEnglish (British)
Probably means "from Beeden", a village near Newbury in Berkshire. Ultimately coming from either Old English byden, meaning "shallow valley", or from the pre 7th century personal name Bucge with the suffix dun, meaning "hill of Bucge".
BEEKMANGerman, Anglo-Saxon
This name derives from the pre 5th century Olde German and later Anglo-Saxon word "bah" or "baecc". This word describes a stream, or as a name specifically someone who lived or worked by a stream.
BEELEREnglish
Anglicized spelling of German BIEHLER.
BEEREnglish, German, Dutch, German (Swiss)
Habitational name from any of the forty or so places in southwestern England called Beer(e) or Bear(e). Most of these derive their names from the West Saxon dative case, beara, of Old English bearu ‘grove’, ‘wood’ (the standard Old English dative bearwe being preserved in Barrow)... [more]
BEETHOVENDutch, Flemish
Combination of beeth 'beetroot' and hoven, the plural of Hof, meaning 'farm'. Beethoven is therefore 'beetroot farms'. There is a village named Betthoven in the province of Liège.
BEFFAItalian
Nickname for a practical joker, from Italian beffa "trick, prank".
BEGASpanish
Variant of Vega.
BÉGONFrench
Probably from French béguin "(male) Beguin", referring to a member of a particular religious order active in the 13th century, and derived from the surname of Lambert le Bègue, the mid-12th-century priest responsible for starting it... [more]
BEGUMIndian (Muslim), Bengali (Muslim), Kashmiri, Urdu, Punjabi, Turkish
From the Persian title بیگم (beygom) meaning "lady, madam", traditionally used as a royal title for Muslim females in Central and South Asia. It is the feminine equivalent of the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg).
BEHARVarious
The surname Behar is of Hebrew origin and is the surname of Moroccan French runner Abdellah Behar (Born 1963)
BEHNGerman
From the German male personal name Behn, a shortened form of Bernhard. A famous bearer was the English novelist and dramatist Aphra Behn (1640-1689).
BEHNENGerman
Derived from the given name Bernhard.
BEHRGerman, Dutch
German and Dutch variant of the personal name Bähr (see Baer).
BEHRENDTGerman
Dutch and North German surname which is a variant of Behrend.
BEHRINGERGerman
Habitational name for someone from either of two places called Behringen, near Soltau and in Thuringia, or from Böhringen in Württemberg.
BEIFONGPopular Culture
Surname of Toph from the American TV show "Avatar: The Last Airbender". Could be derived from the Chinese word "北方 (Běifāng)" meaning "north".
BEIHLEnglish, German
Variant of BIEHL, a short form of BIEHLER.
BEIJERINGDutch
The name Beijering Probably comes from the other but wider spread Dutch surname, Meijering. There is'nt much info I was able to find about both surnames except that there are many diferent forms of the surname like: Beije, Beijerink, Beijeringh, Beijer, Meijer, Meijerink, Meijeringh, etc... [more]
BEILSCHMIDTGerman
means "Axe Smith" in german
BEININGGerman
This famous surname, one of the earliest recorded in history, and recorded in over two hundred spellings from Benedicte, Benech and Bennet, to Banish, Beinosovitch and Vedyasov, derives from the Roman personal name "Benedictus", meaning blessed.
BEKANOWSKIPolish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Bekanówka.
BEKHTIArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic بخت (bakht) "fortune, chance" (see the Persian name Bakhtiar); mainly found in Algeria. A notable bearer is Leïla Bekhti (1984-), a French actress of Algerian origin.
BEKKERAfrikaans
bekker is a regional form of Dutch bakker which means Baker
BELFERJewish
Occupational name from Yiddish be(he)lfer, ba(he)lfer "teacher’s assistant".
BELFIOREItalian
Means "beautiful (as a) flower", derived from Italian bel "beautiful" combined with Italian fiore "flower". Two Italian sources claim that this surname was derived from the medieval masculine given name Belfiore (which has of course the same meaning), but I can find no evidence that this was an actual given name in medieval Italy... [more]
BELGASEMArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant transcription of Belkacem (chiefly Libyan).
BELGRAVEEnglish
Aristocratic surname from French, meaning "beautiful grove"; comes from a place name in Leicestershire. A famous namesake is British polar explorer Belgrave Ninnis, who perished in Antarctica on a 1912 expedition.
BELHADIArabic (Maghrebi)
From an Arabic name meaning "father of Hadi" (chiefly Algerian).
BELHADJArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of the pilgrim", from Arabic حَاجّ (ḥājj) meaning "pilgrim" (chiefly Algerian and Tunisian). It mainly refers to a Muslim who has embarked on the Hajj to Mecca.
BELIĆSerbian, Croatian
Derived from the word belo meaning "white".
BELIKOVRussian
Derived from Russian белый (belyy) meaning "white, fair".
BĚLÍNCzech
Either a nickname from Czech bílý ‘white’ or a derivative of the female personal name Běla (which also means ‘white’), denoting the son or husband of a woman so named.
BELINSerbian
Variant of Belan.
BELINYiddish
Metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Beyle meaning ‘beautiful’ (related to French belle).
BELKACEMArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi form of Abu al-Qasim meaning "father of Qasim" (chiefly Algerian).
BELKALEMArabic (Maghrebi)
This is the surname of Essaïd Belkalem (1989-), an Algerian footballer.
BELLARIAItalian
From the place name Bellaria, in Milan, Veneto, Piedmont and Sicily, these homonyms widespread throughout Italy.
BELLEEnglish
Possibly a variant of Bell(1) or Bell(2).
BELLERSEnglish
Name came from the son of a French Noble born in Leicestershire, England. Hamon Bellers took his last name after the Kirby Bellers (Bellars) which was the name of the land given to him by his father.
BELLETFrench
Comes from a derivative of bel ‘handsome’.
BELLINGHAMEnglish
Habitational name from places called Bellingham.
BELLIZZIMaltese
A name of Maltese origin meaning "beautiful".
BELLUMUSLate Roman
Means "beautiful man" derived from the elements bellus "beautiful" and homo "man"
BELLUOMINIItalian
Variant and plural of Belluomo
BELONGERFrench (Quebec)
variant of French Belanger or Boulanger
BELYAKOVRussian
Derived from the Russian word belyak meaning "white rabbit".... [more]
BELYAKOVARussian
Derived from the Russian word belyak meaning "white rabbit".... [more]
BELZERGerman
Occupational name for a furrier, from an agent derivative of Middle High German bel(li)z "fur"
BELZERJewish
Habitational name for someone from Belz in Ukraine.
BEŁZOWSKIPolish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Bełzów.
BENArabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of Arabic بْن (bn), a form of اِبْن (ibn) meaning "son (of), offspring". It is often used as a prefix for other Maghrebi patronymic names (such as Benali "son of Ali" or Ben Amor "son of Amor").
BÉNAHungarian
Nickname from béna ‘lame’, or from a pet form of Benedek.
BENAItalian
From a reduced form of the medieval personal name Benenato.
BEN-AHARONHebrew
Means "son of Aaron" in Hebrew.
BEN AHMEDArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ahmed"; predominantly used in Tunisia.
BENAÏSSAArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Aïssa" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
BEN ALIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ali (1)" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian). A notable bearer is Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1936-), the second President of Tunisia.
BENALIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ali"; used in Algeria and Morocco.
BEN AMORArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Umar" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BENANTIItalian
From a derivative of Bene, a short form of the various omen names formed with this element (from Latin bene ‘well’), such as Benedetto, Benvenuto, etc.
BEN ARIHebrew
Means "son of Ari (1)" in Hebrew.
BEN ASHERHebrew
Means "son of Asher" in Hebrew.
BENAYOUNJudeo-Spanish, Northern African
Moroccan Jewish surname meaning "son of Ayoun", based off of an Amazigh (Berber) transcription of the Hebrew personal name Chayyim.
BEN BRAHIMArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Brahim" in Arabic (chiefly Maghrebi).
BENBRAHIMArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Ben Brahim (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
BENDACzech
Benda is short form from names Benjamin or Benedikt.
BEN DAVIDHebrew
Means "son of David" in Hebrew.
BEN DAYANHebrew
Means "son of Dayan (a judge)" in Hebrew.
BENDERGerman, German (East Prussian)
As a German surname, Bender is a regional occupational surname from the Rhineland area denoting a "barrel-maker" (the Standard German Fassbinder became "Fassbender" in the local dialects and ultimately was shortened to Bender).... [more]
BEN DORHebrew
Means “son of Dor” in Hebrew.
BENDTSDATTERDanish (Archaic), Norwegian (Archaic)
Strictly feminine patronymic for Bendt.
BENEDICTEnglish
Of Latin origin. Due to an early association as a saint's name and a papal name, often said to mean "blessed." Originally the Latin elements are 'bene-' meaning "good" or as an adverb "well" plus '-dict,' meaning "spoken." Thus, the literal meaning is "well spoken." ... [more]
BENELLIItalian
The distinguished surname Benelli originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent... [more]
BEN EZRAHebrew
Means "son of Ezra" in Hebrew.
BENFARÈSArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Farès" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
BENGTSONEnglish, Swedish
Variant of the Swedish surname Bengtsson.
BEN HADJArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of the pilgrim"; the title Hadj refers to a Muslim who has successfully completed the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This surname is mainly found in Tunisia.
BEN HAIMHebrew
Means "son of Chayyim" in Hebrew.
BENHAIMJudeo-Spanish, Northern African
Variant of Ben Haim used by Jews in North Africa.
BENHASSIArabic (Maghrebi)
A notable bearer is Hasna Benhassi (1978-), a retired Moroccan middle-distance runner.
BEN HASSINEArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Husayn" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN ISRAELHebrew
Means "son of Israel" in Hebrew.
BENJAMINEnglish
From the given name Benjamin.
BEN JEDDOUArabic (Maghrebi)
Mainly found in Tunisia.
BENJELLOUNArabic (Maghrebi)
From a Moroccan surname of Andalusian origin and unknown meaning.
BEN KHALIFAArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Khalifa"; prevalent in Tunisia.
BENKIRANEArabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic بْن (bn) meaning "son" combined with كِيرَان (kīrān) meaning "forges, furnaces", possibly denoting descent of a blacksmith or metalworker (chiefly Moroccan).
BENKOWSKIPolish
Polish Origin
BEN LARBIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Larbi"; mainly found in Tunisia.
BEN MANSOURArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Mansour" (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN MENACHEMHebrew
Means "son of Menachem" in Hebrew.
BEN MOHAMEDArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Mohamed" (chiefly Maghrebi).
BEN MOSHEHebrew
Means "son of Moshe" in Hebrew.
BENNANIArabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; mainly found in Morocco. A notable bearer is Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco (1978–), born as Salma Bennani.
BEN NATANHebrew
Means "son of Natan" in Hebrew. (see Nathan)
BENNIItalian
"son of Benno". From Bennus.
BENNINGGerman
From the Germanic name Berno, which was derived from Old German "bero", meaning bear.
BENNINGFIELDEnglish, Anglo-Saxon
Benningfield is believed to be either ... [more]
BENNINGTONEnglish
Habitational name from either of two places called Benington, in Hertfordshire and Lincolnshire, or from Long Bennington in Lincolnshire. The first is recorded in Domesday Book as Benintone "farmstead or settlement (Old English tūn) by the Beane river"; both Lincolnshire names are derived from the Old English personal name Beonna combined with -ing-, a connective particle denoting association, and tūn.
BENNOUNAArabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown, most likely of Arabic origin (chiefly Moroccan).
BENOITFrench
From the given name BENOIT.
BENRAMDANEArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Ben Romdhane (chiefly Algerian).
BEN ROMDHANEArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Ramadan" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BENSDutch, German
Patronymic from a short form of Bernhard.
BEN SAIDArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Sa'id", mainly used in Tunisia.
BENSAÏDArabic (Maghrebi), Judeo-Spanish
Means "son of Sa'id" in Arabic and Hebrew, used in Morocco and Algeria.
BENSALEMArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Salem" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
BEN SHALOMHebrew
Means "son of peace" in Hebrew.
BEN SHIMONHebrew
Means "son of Shimon" in Hebrew.
BEN SHUSHANHebrew
Means "son of the lily" in Hebrew.
BEN SIMONHebrew
Means "son of Simon" or "son of Shimon" in Hebrew.
BENSIMONJudeo-Spanish, Northern African
Variant of Ben Simon used by Jews in North Africa.
BENSLIMANEArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Slimane" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
BENSOUSSANJudeo-Spanish, Northern African
Maghrebi Jewish surname meaning "son of Shoshannah".
BENTALEBArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Taleb" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
BENTHAMEnglish
Habitational name from any of various places named Bentham, from Old English beonet "bent grass" + ham "homestead" or hamm "enclosure hemmed in by water".
BENTSGerman
Variant of Benz.
BEN TZVIHebrew
Means "son of Tzvi" in Hebrew.
BENWAREFrench
Americanized spelling of BENOIT.
BEN YA'AKOVHebrew
Means "son of Yaakov" or "son of Jacob" in Hebrew.
BEN YAHIAArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yahia" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN YAIRHebrew
Means “son of Yair” in Hebrew.
BENYAMINAArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Yamina" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
BEN YOSEFHebrew
Means "son of Yosef" in Hebrew.
BENYOUCEFArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Youcef (see Joseph)"; mainly found in Algeria.
BEN YOUNESArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Younes" in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN YOUSSEFArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Youssef"; mainly used in Tunisia.
BENZGerman
South German: (in Alemannic areas) from a short form of the Germanic personal name Berthold, or to a lesser extent of Bernhard
BEN ZAIEDArabic (Maghrebi)
Means “son of Zayd” in Arabic (chiefly Tunisian).
BEN ZE'EVHebrew
Means "son of Ze'ev" in Hebrew.
BENZEMAArabic (Maghrebi)
This is the surname of French professional footballer Karim Benzema who is of Algerian descent.
BEN ZIONHebrew
Means "son of Zion" in Hebrew.
BEQIRAJAlbanian
Meaning unknown.... [more]
BERATurkish, Arabic
Means "knowledgeable, smart, beautiful".
BERASTEGIBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BERBERGerman
Possibly a habitational name from a place called Berber near Kevelaer.
BERBERIĆBosnian
Occupational name for a barber, from berber(in) meaning "barber", from Turkish.
BERENTZENGerman
The surname is derived from the given name Bernd and was formerly written "Bernd sin Sohn" which meant "son of Bernd". The spelling Berentzen developped through the years.
BERESFORDEnglish
English: habitational name from a place in the parish of Alstonfield, Staffordshire named Beresford, from Old English beofor ‘beaver’ (or possibly from a byname from this word) + Old English ford ‘ford’... [more]
BERETTAItalian
Northern Italian variant spelling of Berretta.