Submitted Surnames Starting with B

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BICKHAM English
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".
BICKNELL English (British)
Contracted form of the placename Bickenhill in Somerset, England.
BIDDLE English, 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.
BIEBRICH German
Town of Biebrich Germany
BIEDROŃ Polish
Nickname, either from dialect biedron ‘spotted bullock’, or for someone with conspicuous or deformed hips, from a derivative of dialect biedro ‘hip’.
BIEL Polish, Czech, Slovak
Nickname for a white- or fair-haired person, from Polish biel, Old Czech bielý, Slovak biely "white".
BIELAWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Bielawa.
BIELEC Polish
Nickname for a man with white hair or a blond beard, from biały meaning "white".
BIELECKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bielcza in Tarnów voivodeship.
BIELER German, Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of the many places in eastern Europe whose name incorporates the Slavic element byel- ‘white’.... [more]
BIELINSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitual surname for someone from Bielin in Volhynia or Bielina, Bielino, or Bieliny in Poland.
BIEN-AIMÉ Haitian Creole
Means "beloved", ultimately from French bien "good" and aimé "love".
BIENIAK Polish
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.
BIENIEK Polish
From a pet form of the personal names Benedykt.
BIEŃKOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Bieńkowice, Bieńkowiec, or Bieńkowo.
BIERBAUM German
German: topographic name for someone who lived by a pear tree, Middle Low German berbom. Compare Birnbaum.
BIERKLE German (Anglicized), Polish (Anglicized)
The surname Bierkle is most likely an anglicized form of the Polish Bierkowski, or the German Bierkandt.... [more]
BIERNACKI Polish
means bear strong
BIESIADA Polish
Nickname from biesiada meaning "feast", "banquet", probably for someone who liked to feast.
BIESIADECKI Polish
Possible name for a person who came from Biesiadki or Biesiadka in Poland.
BIGELOW English
Habitational name from a place in England called Big Low meaning "big mound".
BIGGINS English
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.
BIGGS English
Derived from the ancient word, "bigga", meaning large.
BIGOVIĆ Croatian
Meaning unknown. Sources say that there's only 35 people with this surname in Croatia.... [more]
BIHAN Breton
Bihan means small in Breton.
BIJELIĆ Croatian
Derived from bijel, meaning "white".
BIKUÑA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous village in Araba.
BILCZEWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 distinct Greater Polish villages by the name of Bilczew.
BILDERBACK German (Modern, Archaic)
German: habitational name from any of the three places in northern Germany named Billderbeck, formerly Bilderbeck.... [more]
BILDT Swedish, 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]
BILGIN Turkish
Means "scholar, learned, pundit" in Turkish.
BILIĆ Croatian
Derived from dialectal bil, standard Croatian bijel, meaning "white".... [more]
BILLARD English, German
From a short form of the personal name Robillard, a derivative of Robert.... [more]
BILLEAUD French
From a personal name composed of the Germanic elements bil "sword" (or possibly bili "gentle") + wald "ruler".
BILLINGHAM English
A surname of English origin.
BILLSON English
Means "Son of Bill."
BILOTTI Italian
Variant of Bilotta and Bellotti, from a diminutive of Belli or Bello.
BILSLAND Scottish
From a place near Kilmaurs in East Ayrshire, Scotland. Allegedly a combination of BIL and land "farm, land, property".
BINDER German
From an agent derivative of binden "to bind".
BINETTE French (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.
BINETTI Italian
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.
BINGHAM English
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]
BINGLEY English
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]
BINI Italian
Comes from the given name Albino and other names ending with -bino ending.
BINK English
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.
BINKS English
Variant of Bink.
BIN LADEN Arabic (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).
BINOTTI Italian
Possibly a variant of Binetti, or a diminutive of Bino or Bini. Popular in the Marche region in Italy.
BINOTTO Italian
Possible diminutive of Bini or Bino. Possible variant of German Binoth
BINOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from binowo or other places starting with binow in Poland.
BIRCH English, 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]
BIRCHALL English
Probably a habitational name from Birchill in Derbyshire or Birchills in Staffordshire, both named in Old English with birce "birch" + hyll "hill".
BIRCHARD English
From the Old English personal name, Burgheard. See also Burkett.
BIRCHFIELD English
Variant of English BURCHFIELD or an anglicized form of German BIRKENFELD.
BIRDSON African 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.
BIRDSONG English
From the English words bird and song. Possibly an English translation of the German surname Vogelsang.
BIRDWHISTLE English (Rare)
derived from whistling like a bird or the sound of the birds were sold.
BIRINDELLI Italian
It is a regional surname of Tuscany common in provinces like Pisa, Lucca or Livorno.... [more]
BIRK Slovene
Of unknown origin.
BIRK German
Either a variant of Buerk or a habitational name derived from places named Birk, Birke, or Birken.
BIRKE Low 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").
BIRKELAND Norwegian
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.
BIRKET English
It's a locational surname taken from the village of Birket Houses in Lancashire.
BIRKIN English
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.
BIRKS English
Northern English variant of Birch.
BIRNBAUM German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a pear tree, from Middle High German bir "pear" and boum "tree".
BIRNEY English
Scottish: habitational name from a place in Morayshire, recorded in the 13th century as Brennach, probably from Gaelic braonach 'damp place'.
BIRNFELD German (Portuguese, Rare, Expatriate)
Meaning “pear field” from the German words “birne”, meaning pear, and the word “feld”, meaning field.
BIRNIE Scottish
Part of the clan MacInnes from the Scottish highlands. It was originally the name of a church (Burn-nigh) which became Birnie or Birney.
BISBEE English
Named after the city of Bisbee which is in Arizona.... [more]
BISBY Medieval Scottish, Medieval English, English (British), Scottish, English (Australian), Anglo-Norman
Either originating from the village Busby in historic county East Renfrewshire in Scotland, or Great Busby in Yorkshire. The place name is likely derived from the Norman buki, "shrub". See also Busby.
BISCHOFFSHAUSEN German, German (Austrian), German (Swiss)
Means "bishop's house" in German
BISCORNET Literature
Derived from the Latin words bis, meaning "two" and cornet, meaning "horn". According to French urban legend, this was the last name of the architect who built the doorways in the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral... [more]
BISWAS Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit विश्वास (viśvāsá) meaning "trust, confidence, faith".
BITAR Arabic
Means "farrier, blacksmith, smith" in Arabic.
BITERI Basque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Viteri.
BITSUIE Navajo
From bitsóí meaning "his grandchild", a commonly adopted surname when the BIA required Native Americans to take surnames for the purpose of official records.
BITTENBINDER German
Occupational name for a cooper, from Middle High German büte(n) "cask", "(wine) barrel" + binder "binder" (agent derivative of binden "to bind").
BITTERMAN English, German
Name given to a person who was bitter.
BITUIN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "star" in Tagalog.
BIURRARENA Spanish, Basque
Means apple in Basque.
BIXBIE Obscure (Rare)
Possibly a rare variant of Bixby.
BIZI Albanian
Meaning unknown.
BIZKARRONDO Basque
It literally means "near the shoulder of a mountain".
BIZON Polish
Nickname from bizon meaning "whip", used for a big, ponderous person.
BIZZELL English
a corn merchant; one who made vessels designed to hold or measure out a bushel.
BJORGMAN Popular Culture
The surname of Kristoff from the movie "Frozen".
BJÖRKLUND Swedish
Combination of Swedish björk "birch" and lund "grove".
BJØRKLUND Norwegian
From any of several farms named with Norwegian bjørk "birch" and lund "grove".
BJORKLUND English (American)
Anglicized form of Swedish Björklund or Norwegian Bjørklund.
BJÖRN Swedish
Means "bear" in Swedish. Either taken directly from the given name (see BJÖRN) or from a nickname for a big, hairy person. It may also be derived from a place named with the element björn.
BJÖRNSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of Björn". Its masculine counterpart is Björnsson.
BLACH Polish
Alternatively perhaps a metonymic occupational name from Old Polish blach ‘skeet iron’, ‘metal fittings’.
BLACHER French
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.
BLACHOWSKI Polish
Related to forming or rolling thin sheets of metal, perhaps gilding.
BLACKERBY English, Irish, Scottish
English surname of unexplained origin, probably from the name of a lost or unidentified place.
BLACKMORE English
BLACKMORE, an English name, has two possible beginnings: ... [more]
BLACKSMITH English, Welsh, Scottish
This last name is an occupation last name. A "blacksmith" means a person who makes and repairs things in iron by hand.
BLACKSTOCK English
English and southern Scottish: topographic name from Middle English blak(e) ‘black’, ‘dark’ + stok ‘stump’, ‘stock’.
BLACKWELL English
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".
BLADE English
Metonymic occupational name for a cutler, from Middle English blade "cutting edge, sword".
BLAGA Romanian
Probably related to several places named Blaga in Romania.
BLAGDEN Anglo-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]
BLAGOVESHCHENSKY Russian
Named after the City of Blagoveshchensk
BLAIKLOCK Scottish (Anglicized, Modern, Rare)
Allegerdly from Blacklock which supposedly described the colour of someone's hair.
BLAIN Scottish (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"
BLAINE Scottish
Derived from the given name BLÁÁN.
BLAIRE Scottish, English
Variant spelling of Blair.
BLAKESMITH German (Anglicized)
Derived from the German, Blechschmidt, it means "tin smith", and/or, blacksmith.
BLAKEWAY English
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).
BLAKEWOOD Medieval English
Derived from the Old English words blaec, which means black, and wudu, which means wood, and indicates that the original bearer lived near a dark, wooded area.
BLANCHFLOWER English
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).
BLAND English
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]
BLANDFORD English
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'.
BLANEY Irish
Topographic name from Welsh blaenau, plural of blaen "point, tip, end", i.e. uplands, or remote region, or upper reaches of a river.
BLANK Dutch
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]
BLANKENBILLER Dutch
Habitational name from a place called Blankenbijl or similar.
BLANKENSHIP English
Variant of Blenkinsop, a surname derived from a place in Northumberland called Blenkinsopp. The place name possibly derives from Cumbric blaen "top" and kein "back, ridge", i.e. "top of the ridge", combined with Old English hōp "valley" (compare Hope).
BLANTON Scottish (Americanized, Modern)
An americanized version of the old Scottish name Ballantine (other forms being Ballantyne, Bannatyne, Ballanden).
BLAS Spanish
From the given name Blas.
BLASE German
Derivative of Blasius.
BLASIUS German, 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]
BLASQUEZ Spanish
From the medieval diminutive Velasco, from the Basque word 'bela' meaning "crow", and the diminutive suffix 'sko'.
BLAUM German
German last name, likely a variant of the last name Blom or Blum, referring to the word flower/blooming.
BLAUSTEIN German, Jewish
Ornamental name from German blau "blue" and Stein "stone", i.e. lapis lazuli.
BLAXTON English
There are two possible origins for this surname; one- from the name of the village in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster (part of South Yorkshire, England) on the border of Lincolnshire, or two- from the Old English personal name Blaecstan, meaning "black stone"
BLAYLOCK English
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.
BLAZE English
Variant of Blaise.
BŁAŻEJEWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Błażejewo, Błażejewice, Błażejewko, or another place named with Błażej, a vernacular form of the personal name Blasius.
BLAZER Dutch
from Middle Dutch blaser ‘blower’, hence an occupational name for a player of the trumpet or other wind instrument, or a nickname for a braggart or boaster
BLAŽEVIĆ Croatian
Means ''son of Blaž''.
BLAZKOWICZ Polish
From the video game series, Wolfenstein, Blazkowicz is the main character.
BLEDIG Welsh
"like a wolf"
BLEDSOE English
Comes from a place in Gloucestershire called Bledisloe, comes from an Old English personal name Blið.
BLEECKER Dutch
Occupational name for a bleacher of textiles, a launderer, or the owner of a public bleaching ground.
BLEEKER Dutch
Occupational name for a bleacher of textiles, from Middle Dutch ble(e)kere.
BLEIBERG Dutch
Habitational name from a place so named in Luxembourg province, Belgium.
BLENNERHASSETT English
The Blennerhassett surname comes from someone having lived in Cumberland, on the Borderlands between Scotland and England. ... [more]
BŁEŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin anywhere within a cluster of 3 Kuyavian villages in Gmina Izbica Kujawska: Błenna, Błenna A, or Błenna B.
BLESSED English
From a medieval nickname for a fortunate person. This surname is borne by British actor Brian Blessed (1936-).
BLEWETT English
From a medieval nickname for a blue-eyed person or one who habitually wore blue clothing (from Middle English bleuet "cornflower" or bluet "blue cloth").
BLIN Welsh
The same as Blaen, a point, the inland extremity of a valley. Blin also signifies weary, troublesome.
BLINOV Russian
Russian surname, derived from the word "блин" (pancake).
BLINOVA Russian
Feminine form of Blinov.
BLISS Medieval English, Medieval English (Anglicized)
Originally a nickname for a cheerful person, derived from the Old English blisse, meaning "gladness" or "joy." Another origin of the surname is habitional, coming from from the village of Blay in Calvados (modern-day Normandy), spelled as Bleis in 1077, or from the village of Stoke Bliss in Worcestershire, first known as Stoke de Blez, named after the Norman family de Blez.... [more]
BLISSETT English
A different form of Blessed. A bearer of this surname is Luther Blissett (1958-), a Jamaican-born English footballer ("Luther Blissett" has been used since 1994 as a cover name for activists engaging in anti-cultural establishment polemics and spoofs on the internet and elsewhere).
BLITSTEIN German Jewish
Stein is the German word for stone.
BLITZ German
This surname is presumed to be coming from a nickname for a fast runner or a quick tempered person, from German blitz(er) meaning "lightning" (ultimately from Middle High German blicze.)
BLITZSTEIN German Jewish
Blitz is the German word for lightening and stein is the German word for stone.
BLIXT Swedish
From Swedish blixt "lightning, flash".
BLIZZARD English
A different form (influenced by blizzard "heavy snowstorm") of Blissett.
BLOCH Jewish
Regional name for someone in Central Europe originating from Italy or France, from Polish "Włoch" meaning "Italian" (originally "stranger / of foreign stock"), ultimately derived – like many names and words in various European languages – from the Germanic Walhaz.
BLOCK Jewish
Variant of Bloch.
BLOEM Dutch
Means "flower" in Dutch.
BLOEMENDAAL Dutch
Dutch cognate of the German surname Blumenthal.
BLOKHIN Russian
Russian surname
BLOMKVIST Swedish
Variant of Blomqvist. Mikael Blomkvist is a fictional character in Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series.
BLOMQVIST Swedish
Combination of Swedish blom "bloom, flower" and qvist, an archaic spelling of kvist "twig".
BLONDER Dutch
Occupational name for a brewer.
BŁOŃSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Błonie, a place named with błonie meaning "meadow".
BLOOD English
Evidently from Old English blod ‘blood’, but with what significance is not clear. In Middle English the word was in use as a metonymic occupational term for a physician, i.e. one who lets blood, and also as an affectionate term of address for a blood relative.
BLOOD Welsh
Anglicized form of Welsh ap Llwyd ‘son of Llwyd’.
BLOOD English
Derived from the Old English byname Blīþa (meaning "happy, blithe").
BLOODGOOD English (American), Dutch (Americanized)
Anglicized form of Dutch Bloetgoet. The progenitor of the American Bloodgood family was Francis Bloodgood, a 17th-century Dutch emigrant to Flushing, Queens, New York, originally named Frans Jansen Bloetgoet.
BLOODSWORTH English
Variant spelling of Bloodworth. At the time of the British Census of 1881, its relative frequency was highest in Nottinghamshire (5.1 times the British average), followed by Lancashire, Derbyshire, Surrey, County Durham and London.
BLOOM English
Metonymic occupational name for an iron worker, from Middle English blome ‘ingot (of iron)’.
BLOOM Swedish
Variant of BLOM.
BLOOM Jewish (American), Dutch
Americanized spelling of Bloem and Blum.
BLOOMFIELD English
This interesting surname is of early medieval English origin, and is a locational name from either of the two places thus called in England, one in Staffordshire, and the other in Somerset, or it may be a dialectal variant of Blonville (-sur-Mer) in Calvados, Normandy, and hence a Norman habitation name... [more]
BLOOMINGDALE Jewish (Americanized)
Americanized form of German Blumenthal or its Dutch cognate Bloemendaal.
BLOUNT English
Variant of Blunt.
BLOW English
From a medieval nickname for someone with a pale complexion (from Middle English blowe "pale"). This surname was borne by English composer John Blow (1649-1708) and British fashion editor Isabella Blow (original name Isabella Delves Broughton; 1958-2007); additionally, "Joe Blow" is a name used colloquially (in US, Canadian and Australian English) as representative of the ordinary uncomplicated unsophisticated man, the average man in the street (of which the equivalent in British English is "Joe Bloggs").
BLUFORD English, American (South)
Possibly an English habitational name from a lost or unidentified place. The name occurs in records of the 19th century but is now very rare if not extinct in the British Isles. In the U.S. it is found chiefly in TX and TN.
BLUHM German
German alternate spelling of the Italian surname, Blum meaning flower.
BLUMBARG Yiddish
It literally means "bloom barrow".
BLUME German, English
Could be from the Jewish surname Blum of from Swedish Blom. It could also be from the English word bloom.
BLUMENBERG Jewish
Ornamental name composed of German Blume "flower" and Berg "mountain, hill".
BLUMREISINGER German (Anglicized)
Meaning "flower raiser". See also Blum.
BLUMSHTEYN Yiddish
Original Yiddish form of Blumstein.
BLUNT English
From the Old French word blund which means "blonde, fair". It also coincides with the Middle English word blunt or blont meaning "dull". A famous bearer is Emily Blunt, a British actress.
BLUTH German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Middle High German bluot, German Blüte ‘bloom’, ‘flower head’. ... [more]
BO Italian
Variant of Bove.
Norwegian
Variant of BØE. A notable bearer is Norwegian biathlete Tarjei Bø (b. 1988).
BOAKYE Akan
Meaning unknown.
BOATFIELD English
Occupational name for a person who worked on the deck of a ship.
BOB French
From the given name Bob.
BOBIŃSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bobin or Bobino.
BOBOLA Polish
From a derivative of bób meaning 'bean'.
BOBROWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bobrowa, Bobrowo, Bobrowce, or Bobrowiec.
BÓBSKI Polish
Possibly derived from the Polish word bób, which means "broad bean".
BOCCHINO Italian
The Italian family name is classified as being of nickname origin. The most obvious are those names which are based on a physical characteristic or personal attribute of the initial bearer. In this particular instance, according to the author Emedio De Felice, the family name Bocchino derives from "bocca", meaning "mouth", in turn derived from the Latin word "bucca".De Felice states that this family name may not only have arisen from a nickname which described the mouth in a literal sense, since "bocca" in a figurative sense designated such things such things as intelligence and veracity.... [more]
BOCK German, Upper German, Jewish, English
Altered spelling of German Böck (see Boeck) or Bach.... [more]
BOCORNY Brazilian (Latinized, Rare)
Brazilian corrupted form of Pokorny.
BOCQUELET French
A famous bearer is Ben Bocquelet (1983-), the creator of the British-American animated television series, The Amazing World Of Gumball.
BOĆWIŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Masurian villages.
BODEMAN German
Bodeman is an occupational name meaning "adherent of the royal messenger".
BODÉN Swedish
Possibly a combination of Swedish bod "shed, shack, small building" and the common surname suffix -én (originally a derivative of Latin -enius "descendant of"). Also a possible habitational name from places named with Bod-.
BODEN German, Low German
Patronymic from the personal name BODE or a topographic name for someone living in a valley bottom or the low-lying area of a field. From Middle High German boden "ground, bottom".
BODEN Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó BUADÁIN.
BODEN English
Possibly a variant of BALDWIN.
BODI French
The United State Version of Bodi is an alteration of the French name Baudin. The name also has roots from Hungary.
BODILY Anglo-Saxon
A habitational name from the parish of Budleigh, near Exeter in Devon or Baddeley Green in Staffordshire. From the Old English budda, meaning "beetle" and leah, meaning "wood" or "clearing", also known as a glade... [more]
BODIN French, English
Derived from Old French personal name BODIN or a variant spelling of BAUDOUIN.
BODIN German
Probably derived from various Germanic personal names beginning with Bod- "messenger", or from the habitational name Boddin, name of several places in Mecklenburg and Brandenburg.
BODIN Swedish
Variant of BODÉN.
BODKIN English
From the medieval male personal name Bowdekyn, a pet-form of Baldwin.
BØE Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse býr "farm, village, settlement" or búa "to reside".
BOEHM German, Dutch, Jewish
Ethnic name for a native or inhabitant of Bohemia (now the western part of the Czech Republic), from Böhmen, German name of Bohemia (Middle High German Böheim, Beheim). This derives its name from the tribal name Baii + heim "homeland"; the Baii were a tribe, probably Celtic, who inhabited the region in the 1st century A.D. and were gradually displaced by Slavic settlers in the period up to the 5th century... [more]
BOEING English (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of German Böing. This was the surname of American industrialist William Boeing (1881-1956) who founded The Boeing Company, a manufacturer of airplanes.
BOEKHOUT English
Probably a habitational name from the village Boekhoute in northern Belgium, close to the border to The Netherlands.
BØEN Norwegian
Habitational name from the common farm name Bøen, simply meaning "the farm" (ultimately derived from Old Norse býr "farm, village, settlement" and the definite article -en).
BOEN Dutch
Occupational name for a bean grower, from Middle Dutch bone, boene "bean".
BOESEL German
Habitational name, from Bösel
BOETTCHER German
Occupational name for a cooper, from Middle High German botecher, bötticher, bütticher, an agent derivative of botech(e), bottich, bütte "vat", "barrel".