Submitted Surnames Starting with B

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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.
BERCOVICIRomanian
Romanian form of Berkovich.
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.
BERGAMINItalian
Traced to 1437, Bergamo. A 'bergamini' was known as a person famrmed and sold milk cows
BERGARABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BERGDAHLSwedish
Combination of Swedish berg "mountain, hill" and dal "valley".
BERGDORFGerman
Origin unidentified. Possibly a German habitational name from places in Hamburg and Lower Saxony called Bergedorf, Bargdorf in Lower Saxony, or Bergsdorf in Brandenburg.
BERGERONFrench (Cajun)
Cajun, French Canadian
BERGGRENSwedish
Swedish surname meaning "mountain branch". From berg "mountain" and gren "branch".
BERGHOLDGerman
Surname that denoted the owner of a vineyard.
BERGKVISTSwedish
Combination of Swedish berg "mountain" and kvist "branch".
BERGLINSwedish
Combination of Swedish berg "mountain" and the popular surname suffix -in, derived from Latin -inus, -inius meaning "descendant of". The second element could also be derived from Swedish lind "lime tree" or lin "flax, linseed".
BERGLINDSwedish
Combination of Swedish berg "mountain, hill" and lind "linden tree".
BERGMANNGerman, Swedish (Rare)
German variant of BERG combined with the suffix mann "man".
BERGMARKSwedish
Combination of Swedish berg "mountain, hill" and mark "land, ground, field".
BERGOGLIOItalian
From the name of a village located in the Piedmont province in Italy. A notable bearer is Pope Francis (born Jorge Mario Bergoglio), the current Pope of the Catholic Church.
BERGQVISTSwedish
Variant spelling of Bergkvist.
BERGSMADutch
The surname Bergsma had orinally been German. It was then taken over to Holland possibly in the sixteenth century.... [more]
BERKELEYEnglish
It is English and it is also a surname.
BERLINSwedish
Of uncertain origin. The name could be a shortened form of BERGLIN. It could also be a habitational name from the city in Germany or from a place in Sweden named with ber or berg "mountain"... [more]
BERLINGerman, English
Habitational name from the city in Germany, the name of which is of uncertain meaning. It is possibly derived from an Old Slavic stem berl- meaning swamp or from a West Slavic word meaning "river lake".
BERLIŃSKIPolish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Berlin.
BERMANYiddish
It literally means "bearman".
BERNGerman, Scandinavian, German (Swiss)
German and Scandinavian: from the personal name Berno, a pet form of Bernhard. In South German it comes from the habitational name from Bern, Switzerland, notably in the south; in other parts from the personal name Berno.
BERNADOTTEFrench, Swedish
Possibly from the name of a historical province in Southern France named Béarn. This was originally a French non-noble surname. French general Jean Baptise Bernadotte (1763-1844) became the king of Sweden as Charles XIV John (Swedish: Karl XIV Johan) in 1818 and founded the current royal house in Sweden, House of Bernadotte.
BERNASCONIItalian
The surname of BERNASCONI is of Italian origin, a locational name meaning the dweller on or near a small hill. The names of habitation are derived from pre-existing names denoting towns, villages, farmsteads or other named habitations... [more]
BERNEREnglish, Norman
From the Norman personal name Bernier from Old English beornan ‘to burn’, hence an occupational name for a burner of lime (compare German Kalkbrenner) or charcoal. It may also have denoted someone who baked bricks or distilled spirits, or who carried out any other manufacturing process involving burning... [more]
BERNERGerman, Low German
German habitational name, in Silesia denoting someone from a place called Berna (of which there are two examples); in southern Germany and Switzerland denoting someone from the Swiss city of Berne. ... [more]
BERNETFrench
From a pet form of Bernard.
BERNETTScottish, English
Altered spelling of Scottish and English Burnett or French Bernet.
BERNFIELDGerman
An Americanized variant of the German surname, "Bergfeld", meaning "mountain field".
BERNINIItalian
Bernini was the surname of famous sculptor and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680).
BERNIUSGerman (Latinized), Lithuanian
German-Latinized form of Berner.... [more]
BERNOULLIFrench
French patronymic surname that was derived from the first name Bernoul (which was probably derived from Bernold or Bernolf).
BERRETTAItalian
From berretta, originally meaning ‘hooded cloak’ (Latin birrus), later ‘headdress’, ‘bonnet’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such headgear or a nickname for an habitual wearer.
BERRICKEnglish
Variation of Barwick.
BERROABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Baigorri in the French canton of Euskal Mendialdea.
BERRYANNMedieval English (Rare)
The name is pre 7th century Olde English and later Olde French. It derives from the word burri or berri, translating as a fortress or castle and means 'one who dwelt at the castle'. The suffix 'man' also indicates that it was job descriptive for a guard or keeper of the castle... [more]
BERRYCLOTHEnglish (Rare)
This name is of English locational origin, from the place called Barrowclough near Halifax in West Yorkshire.
BERSFORDEnglish (Canadian)
Named after the city 'Bersford'... [more]
BERTHOLMSwedish (Rare)
Possibly a combination of the name Bert and holm (see Holm).
BERTIZBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Bertizarana.
BERTOCCHIItalian
Comes from a pet form of the personal name Berto.
BERTRAMGerman
Derived from the German given name Bertram.
BERTUCCIItalian
Diminutive of BERTO.
BERTUZZIItalian
variant of Bertucci.
BERUŠKACzech
Allegedly derived from Czech beruška "ladybird; ladybug".
BERWALDGerman, Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare)
Originally derived from the given name Bernwald, composed of Old High German bern, bero "bear" and wald "ruler". Later altered to Bärwald "bear forest", from German Bär "bear" and Wald "forest"... [more]
BESALÚCatalan
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BESEMERGerman
Occupational name meaning "broom maker".
BESHIMOVKyrgyz
Possibly derived from the given name Beshim. A known bearer is Bakyt Beshimov, the deputy chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan.
BESKEGerman
Likely derived from Peschke and Peske, vernacular forms of the given name Petrus.
BESKOWSwedish
Derived from the name of the city Beeskow in Germany. A notable bearer was Swedish author and illustrator Elsa Beskow (1874-1953).
BESSEnglish
Popularly grown surname from the diminuative form of "Elizabeth" during any time of a Queen Elizabeth
BESSELGerman
Of uncertain origin; possibly from the name of a place or river.
BESSELMANGerman
Derived from the German surname BESSEL + suffix man "man".
BESTAUTYOssetian
Derived from Ossetian бистэ (biste) meaning "village, suburb" or from Persian به (beh) meaning "good, excellent, better". In the case of the former, it would have been used to indicate the place of residence of an ancestor.
BETANCESSpanish, American (Hispanic)
Unexplained; probably related to Betanzos, the name of a town near A Coruña in Galicia.
BETANZOSGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BETETASpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
BETHEnglish
From the given name Beth, itself a short form of Elizabeth and Bethany.
BETHELEnglish, Welsh (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Welsh ab Ithel "son of ITHEL".
BETHENCOURTFrench, English, Portuguese (Rare)
Bettencourt and Bethencourt are originally place-names in Northern France. The place-name element -court (courtyard, courtyard of a farm, farm) is typical of the French provinces, where the Frankish settlements formed an important part of the local population... [more]
BETTENCOURTFrench, English, Portuguese (Rare)
Bettencourt and Bethencourt are originally place-names in Northern France. The place-name element -court (courtyard, courtyard of a farm, farm) is typical of the French provinces, where the Frankish settlements formed an important part of the local population... [more]
BETZGerman
Derived from a Thuringian short form of the personal name Bernhard.
BEVERGerman
Nickname from bever ‘beaver’, possibly referring to a hard worker, or from some other fancied resemblance to the animal.
BEVILACQUAItalian
From Italian bevi l'acqua "drinks water", a nickname likely applied ironically to an alcoholic.
BEXLEYEnglish
Habitational name from Bexley (now Bexleyheath in Greater London), which was named from Old English byxe ‘box tree’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.
BEYFrench, German, Frisian
North German and Frisian: from the Old Frisian personal name Beyo or Boy/Boye (see Boye).... [more]
BEYIndian (Muslim), Assamese, Turkish, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the Ottoman Turkish title بك (beg) (modern Turkish bey) meaning "ruler, chief, lord, master".
BEZOSSpanish
From bezo meaning "thick lips" in Spanish, referring to a person with blubber or thick lips.
BHAERGerman
Likely a variant of German BAER, meaning "bear". A notable bearer is character Friedrich Bhaer, Jo's husband in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
BHAGATIndian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi
Hindu and Jain name derived from Sanskrit भक्त (bhákta) meaning "devotee, adorer".
BHAKTASanskrit
From Sanskrit meaning 'devotee'.
BHARUCHAIndian (Parsi)
Refers to the city of Bharuch in Gujarat, India, which is thought to be derived from the name of a figure in Hindu mythology.
BHASINIndian, Hindi, Punjabi
Believed to be derived from Sanskrit भानु (bhānu) meaning "ray of light" or "sun".
BHATTIPunjabi, Sindhi, Indian
Punjabi Rajput name derived from Sanskrit भट्ट (bhaṭṭa) meaning "lord".
BHAUMIKBengali, Indian
Variant transcription of Bhowmik.
BHOWMICKBengali, Indian
Variant transcription of Bhowmik.
BHOWMIKBengali, Indian
Means "landowner, landlord" in Bengali, ultimately derived from Sanskrit भूमि (bhūmi) "earth, soil, ground".
BIChinese
Probably from the name of a people living to the west of China in ancient times, who integrated with the Han Chinese during the Han dynasty (206 bc–220 ad). The character also means ‘finish’, ‘conclude’.
BIAŁACZOWSKIPolish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Białaczów.
BIAŁKOWSKIPolish
habitational name for someone from a place called Bialkowo in Plock and Torun voivodeships
BIANChinese
Romanization of a Chinese surname, which in Pinyin may be respectively Biàn, Biān or Biǎn. The former, written with the character means "to be impatient", "to be in a hurry" or "excitable" and is by far the most common... [more]
BIANCANIELLOItalian
It means "white ring".... [more]
BIANCHINIItalian
Means "little white one"
BIBERGerman
Varient of Bieber.
BIBLEEnglish
From the given name BIBEL or an altered spelling of German BIEBL.
BIBYLTYOssetian
Derived from Georgian ბიბილო (bibilo) meaning "scar" or "crest", used to refer to a person with a distinctive scar on their face.
BICKELGerman, German (Swiss), Jewish
German: from bickel ‘pickaxe’ or ‘chisel’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made pickaxes or worked with a pickaxe or for a stonemason. South German: from a pet form of Burkhart... [more]
BICKHAMEnglish
Habitational name from places so named in Devon and Somerset, most of which are most probably named with an Old English personal name Bicca and Old English cumb "valley". The first element could alternatively be from bica "pointed ridge".
BICKNELLEnglish (British)
Contracted form of the placename Bickenhill in Somerset, England.
BIDDLEEnglish, Irish
Variant of English BEADLE or German BITTEL. The name is now popular in the north east region of America, where it was brought by English and Irish immigrants.
BIEBRICHGerman
Town of Biebrich Germany
BIEDROŃPolish
Nickname, either from dialect biedron ‘spotted bullock’, or for someone with conspicuous or deformed hips, from a derivative of dialect biedro ‘hip’.
BIELPolish, Czech, Slovak
Nickname for a white- or fair-haired person, from Polish biel, Old Czech bielý, Slovak biely "white".
BIELAWSKIPolish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Bielawa.
BIELECPolish
Nickname for a man with white hair or a blond beard, from biały meaning "white".
BIELECKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bielcza in Tarnów voivodeship.
BIELERGerman, Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of the many places in eastern Europe whose name incorporates the Slavic element byel- ‘white’.... [more]
BIELINSKIPolish, Jewish
Habitual surname for someone from Bielin in Volhynia or Bielina, Bielino, or Bieliny in Poland.
BIEN-AIMÉHaitian Creole
Means "beloved", ultimately from French bien "good" and aimé "love".
BIENIAKPolish
Bieniak (also, Bieńiak) is from Polish Bieńkowski, it was used by one szlachta (noble) family in the times of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Now, the name is still used by nobility in the House of Nassau-Ter Haar.
BIENIEKPolish
From a pet form of the personal names Benedykt.
BIEŃKOWSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Bieńkowice, Bieńkowiec, or Bieńkowo.
BIERBAUMGerman
German: topographic name for someone who lived by a pear tree, Middle Low German berbom. Compare Birnbaum.
BIERKLEGerman (Anglicized), Polish (Anglicized)
The surname Bierkle is most likely an anglicized form of the Polish Bierkowski, or the German Bierkandt.... [more]
BIERNACKIPolish
means bear strong
BIESIADAPolish
Nickname from biesiada meaning "feast", "banquet", probably for someone who liked to feast.
BIESIADECKIPolish
Possible name for a person who came from Biesiadki or Biesiadka in Poland.
BIGELOWEnglish
Habitational name from a place in England called Big Low meaning "big mound".
BIGGINSEnglish
Habitational name from any of the various places in England named with northern Middle English bigging "building" (from Old Norse). This word came to denote especially an outbuilding, and is still used in and around Northumberland and Cumbria.
BIGGSEnglish
Derived from the ancient word, "bigga", meaning large.
BIGOVIĆCroatian
Meaning unknown. Sources say that there's only 35 people with this surname in Croatia.... [more]
BIHANBreton
Bihan means small in Breton.
BIJELIĆCroatian
Derived from bijel, meaning "white".
BIKUÑABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous village in Araba.
BILCZEWSKIPolish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 distinct Greater Polish villages by the name of Bilczew.
BILDERBACKGerman (Modern, Archaic)
German: habitational name from any of the three places in northern Germany named Billderbeck, formerly Bilderbeck.... [more]
BILDTSwedish, Danish
Bildt is a Danish-Swedish-Norwegian noble family originating from Jutland in Denmark and now domiciled in Bohus county in southwest Sweden. The Norwegian branch of the family died out in the beginning of the 18th century... [more]
BILGINTurkish
Means "scholar, learned, pundit" in Turkish.
BILIĆCroatian
Derived from dialectal bil, standard Croatian bijel, meaning "white".... [more]
BILLARDEnglish, German
From a short form of the personal name Robillard, a derivative of Robert.... [more]
BILLEAUDFrench
From a personal name composed of the Germanic elements bil "sword" (or possibly bili "gentle") + wald "ruler".
BILLINGHAMEnglish
A surname of English origin.
BILLSONEnglish
Means "Son of Bill."
BILOTTIItalian
Variant of Bilotta and Bellotti, from a diminutive of Belli or Bello.
BILSLANDScottish
From a place near Kilmaurs in East Ayrshire, Scotland. Allegedly a combination of BIL and land "farm, land, property".
BINDERGerman
From an agent derivative of binden "to bind".
BINETTEFrench (Quebec)
Altered spelling of French Binet, a short form of Robinet, a pet form of Robert. The spelling reflects the French Canadian custom of pronouncing the final -t, which would be silent in metropolitan French.
BINETTIItalian
Comes from a diminutive of Bino. Italianized form of French 'Binet'. Habitational name from a place called Binetto (named with Latin vinetum ‘vineyard’) in Bari province.
BINGHAMEnglish
Ultimately deriving from the toponym of Melcombe Bingham in Dorset. The name was taken to Ireland in the 16th century, by Richard Bingham, a native of Dorset who was appointed governor of Connaught in 1584... [more]
BINGLEYEnglish
Habitual surname for someone from Bingley in West Yorkshire, derived either from the given name Bynna or the Old English element bing meaning "hollow" and leah meaning "woodland clearing"... [more]
BINIItalian
Comes from the given name Albino and other names ending with -bino ending.
BINKEnglish
Topographic name for someone living by a bink, a northern dialect term for a flat raised bank of earth or a shelf of flat stone suitable for sitting on. The word is a northern form of modern English bench.
BINKSEnglish
Variant of Bink.
BIN LADENArabic (Rare)
Means "son of Laden", from a name derived from Arabic لدن (ladin) meaning "soft, mellow". It was most notoriously borne by Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden (1957-2011), though it is also the surname of an wealthy upper-class Saudi family (of which the former is descended from).
BINOTTIItalian
Possibly a variant of Binetti, or a diminutive of Bino or Bini. Popular in the Marche region in Italy.
BINOTTOItalian
Possible diminutive of Bini or Bino. Possible variant of German Binoth
BINOWSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from binowo or other places starting with binow in Poland.
BIRCHEnglish, German, Danish, Swedish (Rare)
From Middle High German birche, Old English birce, Old Danish birk, all meaning "birch". This was likely a topographic name for someone living by a birch tree or a birch forest... [more]
BIRCHALLEnglish
Probably a habitational name from Birchill in Derbyshire or Birchills in Staffordshire, both named in Old English with birce "birch" + hyll "hill".
BIRCHARDEnglish
From the Old English personal name, Burgheard. See also Burkett.
BIRCHFIELDEnglish
Variant of English BURCHFIELD or an anglicized form of German BIRKENFELD.
BIRDSONAfrican American
It means son of Bird and most likely came from someone who was given the name Bird. The word bird is found in all English language dictionaries and was not intended to be a name.
BIRDSONGEnglish
From the English words bird and song. Possibly an English translation of the German surname Vogelsang.
BIRDWHISTLEEnglish (Rare)
derived from whistling like a bird or the sound of the birds were sold.
BIRINDELLIItalian
It is a regional surname of Tuscany common in provinces like Pisa, Lucca or Livorno.... [more]
BIRKSlovene
Of unknown origin.
BIRKGerman
Either a variant of Buerk or a habitational name derived from places named Birk, Birke, or Birken.
BIRKELow German, Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Birk. Perhaps a shortened form of any of various Danish and Norwegian surnames beginning with Birke-, for example Birkeland and Birkelund ("birch grove").
BIRKELANDNorwegian
Derived from Old Norse birki "birch" and land "farm, land". Birkeland is the name of a village and parish in western Norway. The parish got it's name from an old farm. The parish church was built on the same spot where the farm once was.
BIRKETEnglish
It's a locational surname taken from the village of Birket Houses in Lancashire.
BIRKINEnglish
The surname "Birkin" comes from a village in Yorkshire of the same name, first recorded as "Byrcene" in the Yorkshire charters of 1030, and as "Berchine" and "Berchinge" in the Domesday Book. The first known person with the surname "Birkin" was Jon de Birkin, a baron who lived in the late-11th century.
BIRKSEnglish
Northern English variant of Birch.
BIRNBAUMGerman
Topographic name for someone who lived by a pear tree, from Middle High German bir "pear" and boum "tree".
BIRNEYEnglish
Scottish: habitational name from a place in Morayshire, recorded in the 13th century as Brennach, probably from Gaelic braonach 'damp place'.
BIRNIEScottish
Part of the clan MacInnes from the Scottish highlands. It was originally the name of a church (Burn-nigh) which became Birnie or Birney.
BISBEEEnglish
Named after the city of Bisbee which is in Arizona.... [more]
BISCHOFFSHAUSENGerman, German (Austrian), German (Swiss)
Means "bishop's house" in German
BISWASIndian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit विश्वास (viśvāsá) meaning "trust, confidence, faith".
BITARArabic
Derived from Arabic بَيْطَار (bayṭār) meaning "farrier, blacksmith, smith".
BITERIBasque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Viteri.
BITSUIENavajo
From bitsóí meaning "his grandchild", a commonly adopted surname when the BIA required Native Americans to take surnames for the purpose of official records.
BITTENBINDERGerman
Occupational name for a cooper, from Middle High German büte(n) "cask", "(wine) barrel" + binder "binder" (agent derivative of binden "to bind").
BITTERMANEnglish, German
Name given to a person who was bitter.
BITUINFilipino, Tagalog
Means "star" in Tagalog.
BIURRARENASpanish, Basque
Means apple in Basque.
BIXBIEObscure (Rare)
Possibly a rare variant of Bixby.
BIZIAlbanian
Meaning unknown.
BIZKARRONDOBasque
It literally means "near the shoulder of a mountain".
BIZONPolish
Nickname from bizon meaning "whip", used for a big, ponderous person.
BIZZELLEnglish
a corn merchant; one who made vessels designed to hold or measure out a bushel.
BJORGMANPopular Culture
The surname of Kristoff from the movie "Frozen".
BJÖRKLUNDSwedish
Combination of Swedish björk "birch" and lund "grove".
BJØRKLUNDNorwegian
From any of several farms named with Norwegian bjørk "birch" and lund "grove".
BJORKLUNDEnglish (American)
Anglicized form of Swedish Björklund or Norwegian Bjørklund.
BJÖRNSwedish
Means "bear" in Swedish.
BJÖRNSDÓTTIRIcelandic
Means "daughter of Björn". Its masculine counterpart is Björnsson.
BLACHPolish
Alternatively perhaps a metonymic occupational name from Old Polish blach ‘skeet iron’, ‘metal fittings’.
BLACHERFrench
Mainly used in Southern France. Topographic name for someone who lived by an oak grove, originating in the southeastern French dialect word blache ‘oak plantation’ (said to be of Gaulish origin), originally a plantation of young trees of any kind.
BLACHOWSKIPolish
Related to forming or rolling thin sheets of metal, perhaps gilding.
BLACKERBYEnglish, Irish, Scottish
English surname of unexplained origin, probably from the name of a lost or unidentified place.
BLACKMOREEnglish
BLACKMORE, an English name, has two possible beginnings: ... [more]
BLACKSTOCKEnglish
English and southern Scottish: topographic name from Middle English blak(e) ‘black’, ‘dark’ + stok ‘stump’, ‘stock’.
BLACKWELLEnglish
Habitational name from any of various places, for example in Cumbria, Derbyshire, County Durham, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire, named Blackwell, from Old English blæc "black, dark" and wæll(a), well(a) "spring, stream".
BLADEEnglish
Metonymic occupational name for a cutler, from Middle English blade "cutting edge, sword".
BLAGARomanian
Probably related to several places named Blaga in Romania.
BLAGDENAnglo-Saxon
Blagden is a locational surname deriving from any one of the places called Blackden or Blagdon, or Blagden farm in Hempstead, Essex. Blackden in Cheshire, Blagden in Essex and Blagdon in Northumberland share the same meaning and derivation, which is "the dark or black valley", derived from the Old English pre 7th Century "blaec", black, with "denu", valley, while the places called Blagdon in Devon, Dorset and Somerset, recorded as Blakedone in 1242, Blakeson in 1234, and Blachedone in the Domesday Book of 1086 respectively mean "the black hill", derived from the Old English "blaec", black, and "dun", down, hill, mountain... [more]
BLAIKLOCKScottish (Anglicized, Modern, Rare)
Allegerdly from Blacklock which supposedly described the colour of someone's hair.
BLAINScottish (Anglicized), Scottish Gaelic, English
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name BLÁÁN, a shortened form of MACBLAIN, or a variant of BLIN. It could also be a nickname for a person suffering from boils, from Middle English blain "blister"
BLAINEScottish
Derived from the given name BLÁÁN.
BLAKESMITHGerman (Anglicized)
Derived from the German, Blechschmidt, it means "tin smith", and/or, blacksmith.
BLAKEWAYEnglish
Literally means "black way", thus referring to a black road near which the original bearer must have lived. A famous bearer of this surname was Jacob Blakeway (b. 1583-?), the biological father of Mayflower passenger Richard More (1614-1696).
BLANCHFLOWEREnglish
From a medieval nickname applied probably to an effeminate man (from Old French blanche flour "white flower"). This surname was borne by Northern Irish footballer Danny Blanchflower (1926-1993).
BLANDEnglish
Bland is a habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire called Bland, the origin of which is uncertain. Possibly it is from Old English (ge)bland ‘storm’, ‘commotion’ (from blandan ‘to blend or mingle’), with reference to its exposed situation... [more]
BLANDFORDEnglish
Habitational name from Blandford Forum and other places called Blandford in Dorset (Blaneford in Domesday Book), probably named in Old English with bl?ge 'gudgeon' (genitive plural blægna) + ford 'ford'.
BLANEYIrish
Topographic name from Welsh blaenau, plural of blaen "point, tip, end", i.e. uplands, or remote region, or upper reaches of a river.
BLANKDutch
Dutch and German nickname for a man with white or fair hair or a pale complexion, from Middle Low, Middle High German blanc "bright", "shining", "white", "beautiful", Middle Dutch blank "fair", "white".... [more]
BLANKENBILLERDutch
Habitational name from a place called Blankenbijl or similar.
BLASSpanish
From the given name Blas.
BLASIUSGerman, Dutch, Scandinavian
From the Latin personal name Blasius. This was a Roman family name, originating as a byname for someone with some defect, either of speech or gait, from Latin blaesus "stammering" (compare Greek blaisos "bow-legged")... [more]
BLASQUEZSpanish
From the medieval diminutive Velasco, from the Basque word 'bela' meaning "crow", and the diminutive suffix 'sko'.
BLAUMGerman
German last name, likely a variant of the last name Blom or Blum, referring to the word flower/blooming.
BLAUSTEINGerman, Jewish
Ornamental name from German blau "blue" and Stein "stone", i.e. lapis lazuli.
BLAYLOCKEnglish
The surname of James P. Blaylock (1950-), an early steampunk author. His surname may mean "black lock" from Middle English blakelok, originally referring to a person with dark hair.
BLAZEEnglish
Variant of Blaise.