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BONGARD     German, French
In german a rhenish place name "Obstgarten" (orchard).... [more]
BONGIORNO     Italian
Italian from the medieval personal name Bongiorno (composed of bono ‘good’ + giorno ‘day’), bestowed on a child as an expression of the parents’ satisfaction at the birth (‘it was a good day when you were born’).
BONGIOVANNI     Italian
Comes from the personal name Giovanni composed of the elements bon ‘good’ + Giovanni, Italian equivalent of John
BONGIOVI     Italian
Comes from the given name Giovi, combination of bon 'good' + Giovi.
BONIADI     Persian (Rare)
Most likely derived from Persian بنياد‎‎ (Bonīād), the name of a village in the Bushehr Province of Iran. A notable bearer is Iranian-American actress Nazanin Boniadi (1980-).
BONJOVI     Italian
Variant of Bongiovi, a famous bearer of this name is Jon Bon Jovi.
BONKOSKI     Polish
Variant of Bąkowski.
BONNEMAISON     French
Literally means "good house", derived from French bonne "good" and French maison "house". As such, this surname is most likely a locational surname, in that it originally either referred to someone who lived in a good house (probably more like a mansion) or to someone who was born in (or lived in) the place Bonnemaison, which is nowadays located in the Calvados department of France... [more]
BONOMINI     Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Bonomo.
BONSALL     English (British)
This is a locational name which originally derived from the village of Bonsall, near Matlock in Derbyshire. The name is Norse-Viking, pre 10th Century and translates as 'Beorns-Halh' - with 'Beorn' being a personal name meaning 'Hero' and 'Halh' a piece of cultivated land - a farm.
BONUS     French, German, Dutch
Humanistic Latinization of vernacular names meaning ‘good’, for example French Lebon or Dutch de Goede
BONUŠ     Czech
From a pet form of the personal name Bonifác, Czech form of Bonifacio.
BOODA     Dutch
BOOK     English (British)
The surname Book originated from the UK. When and where are still under investigation, however we believe it maybe within the Manchester area.
BOOKER     English
English occupational surname meaning "maker of books."
BOOMHOUWER     German, Dutch
Boomhouwer, means "Cutter of Trees", or "The one who hews trees", having Boom translating into "tree", houw meaning to "hew" or to "cut", and er meaning "the one who".... [more]
BOONE     Dutch
Variant of BOEN.
BOORMAN     Anglo-Saxon, English
This surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and may be either a topographical name for someone who lived in a particularly noteworthy or conspicuous cottage, from the Olde English pre 7th Century "bur", bower, cottage, inner room, with "mann", man, or a locational name from any of the various places called Bower(s) in Somerset and Essex, which appear variously as "Bur, Bure" and "Bura" in the Domesday Book of 1086... [more]
BOOT     English, Dutch, German
English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of boots, from Middle English, Old French bote (of unknown origin).... [more]
BOOTS     English, Dutch, German
A variant of Boot meaning "shoemaker" in English or "boatman" in Dutch or German.
BOOTZ     Dutch
A Dutch surname meaning a "nickname for a ridiculous person" or a variant of Boot
BORÁK     Czech
Habitational name for someone from one of many places named with bor meaning "pine forest"; alternatively from a short form of the personal names Dalibor or Bořivoj, containing the element -bor meaning "battle".
BORCHA     Aragonese
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Borja; it indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BORCHERT     German, English
Variant of Borchardt (see BURKHARD).
BORDEAUX     French
City in France.
BORECKI     English
Habitational name for someone from a place called Borek or Borki, from bór "pine forest".
BOREMAN     Dutch
Dutch: variant of Borneman. ... [more]
BORÉN     Swedish
Ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element and the common surname suffix -en, from Latin -enius "descendant of".... [more]
BOREN     German
Of unclear origin, most likely a variant of the German surname Born. Alternatively, it could be derived from the Czech surname Borak, meaning "from the pine forest."
BORGEDALEN     Norwegian
Combination of Norwegian borg "fortification" and dal "valley".
BORGO     Italian
Borgo is an Italian surname, which means 'village' or 'borough'.
BORISOVA     Bulgarian, Russian
Means "daughter of Boris".
BORISOW     Ukrainian
The origin of this name comes from Ukraine, the original name being Borisov.
BORJA     Spanish (Latinized, Rare, Archaic), Filipino (Latinized, Modern, Rare, Archaic)
Borja is originated in Spain before the Thirty Year's War.... [more]
BORKOWSKI     Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Borki, Borkowice, or Borek, all named with Polish bór 'pine forest', or from Borków, which derives from the personal name Borek + the possessive suffix -ow.
BORMAN     Dutch, Low German, English
Dutch and North German: variant of Bormann. ... [more]
BORMANN     German
This surname is presumed to be a variant of Bornemann, which is made up of Middle Low German born meaning "spring" and man meaning "man," denoting someone who lived by a spring or a well.
BORN     German/English
A topographical name indicating someone who lived near a stream, from the Old English "burna, burne". Alternatively, it could be contemporarily derived from the modern English word "born". Possible variants include Bourne, Burns and Boren.
BORNE     English, French, Dutch
1. English: variant spelling of Bourne. ... [more]
BORNEMAN     Dutch
1. Respelling of German Bornemann. ... [more]
BORNEMANN     Low German
North German: topographic name denoting someone who lived by a well or spring, from Middle Low German born ‘spring’, ‘well’ + man ‘man’.
BOROI     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
BOROWICZ     Polish
Patronymic from a pet form of Borowy, or from Borzyslaw, Bolebor, or some other personal name formed with the element bor ‘to fight’.
BORRESEN     Danish
The Danish surname Borresen has two origins. Boerresen is composed of -sen 'son' + the given name Boerre, the modern equivalent of Old Norse Byrgir 'the helper' (from proto-Indo-European root BHER- 'to carry, bear')... [more]
BORSHEIM     Norwegian
Habitational name from either of two farmsteads: Borsheim in Rogaland and Børsheim in Hordaland.
BORSOK     Russian, Jewish, German (Austrian)
Pronouced "Boar-sook"... [more]
BORTNICK     Ukrainian, Jewish
Occupational name for a beekeeper, Ukrainian bortnik.
BOS     Dutch
"Forest, Woods"... [more]
BOSCH     Catalan
Habitational name from a place named with Bosc(h), from Late Latin boscus "wood".
BOSHNJAKU     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
BOSLEY     English
English habitation surname derived from the Old English personal name Bosa and the Old English leah "clearing, field". It's also possibly a variant of the French surname Beausoleil meaning "beautiful sun" from the French beau 'beautiful, fair' and soleil 'sun'... [more]
BOŠNJAK     Croatian, Serbian
Derived from "Bošnjak", for someone who has their roots in Bosnia. This surname is rare in Bosnian Muslims.
BOSO     Italian
From the medieval personal name Boso, from a Germanic personal name derived from a pejorative nickname meaning ‘leader’, ‘nobleman’, or ‘arrogant person’. Compare Dutch Boos.
BOSSER     Breton
Bosser means butcher in Breton.
BOSSO     Italian
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BOSTON     English
Habitational name from the town Boston in Lincolnshire, England. The name means "Botwulf’s stone".... [more]
BOSTRÖM     Swedish
Combination of Swedish bo "dwelling, home" and ström "stream, river".
BOSTWICK     English
From an English surname which was from a lost or unidentified place name. The second element is clearly Old English wic "outlying (dairy) farm".
BOSWACHTER     Dutch
Dutch for "forester."
BOSWELL     French (Anglicized)
"The name Boswell is an Anglicization of the name of a French village: Boseville (Beuzeville)". This was a village of 1400 inhabitants near Yvetot, in Normandy. (from “A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames”, by Charles W. Bardsley, New York, 1901)... [more]
BOTELLO     Galician
Probably from Galician botella meaning "little bottle".
BOTEZATU     Romanian
Means "baptized."
BOTHA     Afrikaans
Botha roughly translates to "son of the leader" in middle dutch
BOTHWELL     Scottish
Also N Irish... [more]
BOTKIN     Russian
This was the surname of Evgeniy Botkin ( 1865 - 1918) who was the Russian court physician. He remained loyal to the family of Tsar Nicholas II Romanov when the revolution occurred and followed them into exile in Siberia... [more]
BOTROS     Arabic (Egyptian), Coptic
Derived from the given name Botros.
BOTTING     English, Dutch
Patronymic from BOTT, an Old English personal name of unknown origin.
BOUALEM     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Alam" (see Boualem); mainly found in Algeria.
BOUAZIZ     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Aziz", from the Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū) meaning "father" combined with Aziz.
BOUCHAIB     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Shoaib"; mainly found in Morocco and Algeria.
BOUCHAREB     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of the moustache" or "father of the drinker", from the Arabic بو (bu) "father (of)" and شَارِب (šārib) meaning "drinking, drinker" or "moustache". It is mainly found in Algeria.
BOUDIAF     Arabic (Maghrebi)
A notable bearer was Mohamed Boudiaf (1919-1992), an Algerian politician and a founder of the National Liberation Front (FLN).
BOUDREAU     English
English variant of French Beaudreau.
BOUDREAUX     French
Variant of Beaudreau. Originated in ancient area known as Languedoc, where the family was established. Comes from having lived in Languedoc, where the name was found since the early Middle Ages.
BOUHIRED     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown. A notable bearer is Djamila Bouhired (1935-), an Algerian militant and nationalist who opposed the French rule over Algeria.
BOUHOUCHE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly from Arabic حَوْش (ḥawš) meaning "courtyard, enclosure, farm" (chiefly Algerian).
BOUJETTIF     Northern African (Archaic)
Meaning, "The family of the son of the Clever Head" or "One Whom Possess a Clever Head." Bou (normally used in the North African Regions of the Maghrib Countries) has 2 possible derivative meanings both originating from the Arabic language, "Son of..." or an Arabic word Tho meaning, "One Who Possess A Quality." Jettif is a variance of Jettef, Jeif or Ji'f which is derived from the ancient Tamazight or Imazighen (popularly known as Berber) and is pronounced "j-ixf" which means Clever, head, or brain."
BOUKHALFA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "son of Khalfa (see Khalifa)"; mainly used in Algeria.
BOUKHAROUBA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown. A notable bearer was Algerian revolutionary and politician, Houari Boumediene (1932–1978), born Mohammed Ben Brahim Boukharouba.
BOUMA     Frisian
Origine is Friesland.... [more]
BOUMEDIENE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meens "father of Mediene (see Midian)". Midian is a Biblical figure; the son of Abraham and Keturah and founder of the Midianite tribe. A famous bearer is Houari Boumediene—born Mohammed ben Brahim Boukharouba—(1932–1978), an Algerian revolutionary and president of Algeria from 1976 to 1978.
BOURASSA     Indian
Seems to be an Indian name. I am in touch with a relative whose family were Pottawatomi Indians in Oklahoma. This name comes from that reservation.
BOURBON     French
The Bourbons were one of the most important ruling houses of Europe . Its members were descended from Louis I, duc de Bourbon from 1327 to 1342, the grandson of the French king Louis IX (ruled 1226-70)... [more]
BOUSHAB     Western African
Used in Mauritania.
BOUTAYEB     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Tayeb" (chiefly Moroccan). A notable bearer is Brahim Boutayeb (1967–), a retired Moroccan track and field athlete.
BOUTEFLIKA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown. A famous bearer is Abdelaziz Bouteflika (1937-), the current president of Algeria.
BOUTELLA     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of the mountain, father of the hill", from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū) meaning "father" and تَلّ (tall) "hill, foothill" (chiefly Algerian).... [more]
BOUTROS     Arabic, Coptic
Variant transcription of Botros.
BOUVIER     French
Occupational name for a herdsman, from Old French bouvier, Late Latin boviarus, a derivative of bos, genetive bovis "ox."
BOUZAHER     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Zaher" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian).
BOUZAID     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly a variant of Bouzid.
BOUZIAD     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Ziad" in Arabic.
BOUZIANE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Zayyan" in Arabic (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
BOUZID     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "father of Zaid" in Arabic.
BOUZIDI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Bouzid meaning "father of Zaid (see Zayd)". This surname is mainly used in Algeria and Morocco.
BOUZIGAT     Medieval Occitan
Lengadocian (dialect of Occitan): meaning "fallow land" or "cleared, uncultivated land"
BOVARY     French
It is the surname of the famous fictional character Emma Bovary protagonist of Gustave Flaubert's novel.
BOWDEN     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó BUADÁIN.
BOWDEN     English
Habitational name from any of several places called Bowden or Bowdon, most of them in England. From Old English boga "bow" and dun "hill", or from Old English personal names BUGA or BUCGE combined with dun.... [more]
BOWDLER     Flemish, English
Originally de Boelare it evolved to Bowdler or Bowdle after Baldwin de Boelare came to England in 1105 & was given a lordship over Montgomery, Wales.
BOWE     Medieval English, English, Irish (Anglicized)
There are three possible sources of this surname, the first being that it is a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of bows, a vital trade in medieval times before the invention of gunpowder, and a derivative of the Old English pre 7th Century 'boga', bow, from 'bugan' to bend... [more]
BOWER     English, Scottish
Scottish: occupational name for a bow maker, Older Scots bowar, equivalent to English Bowyer. ... [more]
BOWERMAN     English, American
1. English: occupational name for a house servant who attended his master in his private quarters (see Bower). ... [more]
BOWERSOCK     English
Likely an Americanized spelling of Bauersack.
BOWIE     Scottish Gaelic
Scots Gaelic Bhuidhe or Buidhe meaning "golden yellow". Name was originally Mac Gille Bhuid, meaning "son of the yellow-haired lad". It was shortened to MacilBuie and MacilBowie in the 1600's, and further shortened in the 1700's to Buie and anglicised to Bowie by English speaking census takers and record keepers on the Scottish mainland.
BOWSER     English
Nickname from the Norman term of address beu sire ‘fine sir’, given either to a fine gentleman or to someone who made frequent use of this term of address.
BOWYER     English
English: occupational name for a maker or seller of bows (see Bow), as opposed to an archer. Compare Bowman.
BOX     English
BOYAJIAN     Armenian
patronymic from an occupational name for a painter, from Turkish boyaci 'painter'.
BOYDSTON     Scottish
Habitational name from a place called Boydston near Glasgow. This surname is no longer found in the British Isles.
BOYE     English, German, Dutch, Frisian, Danish
From a Germanic personal name, Boio or Bogo, of uncertain origin. It may represent a variant of Bothe, with the regular Low German loss of the dental between vowels, but a cognate name appears to have existed in Old English, where this feature does not occur... [more]
BOYER     French
Means "Ox Gaurd," "Ox Leader", and/or "Boy". Origin is French.
BOYKOV     Bulgarian, Russian
Means "son of Boyko".
BOŽIĆ     Croatian
Diminutive of bog, meaning "god", literally means Christmas.
BOŽIČ     Slovene
Cognate of Božić.
BOZIGA     Medieval Occitan
BOZIGA, f. Domus, mansio, habitatio. House or dwelling. ... [more]
BOZINOVIC     Serbian
Son of Bozidar
BOŽOVIĆ     Serbian, Croatian, Montenegrin
Means "son of Božo".
BRAATEN     Norwegian
Habitational name from Bråten, a common farm name in southeastern Norway, derived from Old Norse broti ‘land cleared for cultivation by burning’.
BRACHA     Hebrew
From the given name Bracha, means "blessing" in Hebrew.
BRACKEN     Irish
From Irish Ó Breacáin meaning "descendant of Breacán", a personal name from a diminutive of breac 'speckled', 'spotted', which was borne by a 6th-century saint who lived at Ballyconnel, County Cavan, and was famous as a healer; St... [more]
BRADSHAW     English
Habitational name from any of the places called Bradshaw, for example in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, from Old English brad "broad" + sceaga "thicket".
BRAGADO     Portuguese, Spanish
This surname is a Spanish word which means "gritty", refering to a bull. ... [more]
BRAGADÓTTIR     Icelandic
Patronymic used exclusively by women, meaning "daughter of Bragi". Bragason is the male equivalent.
BRAGASON     Icelandic
Patronymic used exclusively by men, derived from the Old Norse name Bragi.
BRÄGER     German
Habitational name for someone from Bräg in Bavaria.
BRAGER     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of various farms so called in eastern Norway, which may have originally derived their name from a river name meaning "roaring", "thundering".
BRAGG     English, Welsh
From a nickname for a cheerful or lively person, derived from Middle English bragge meaning "lively, cheerful, active", also "brave, proud, arrogant".
BRAGUE     English
Began being used in the 1700's
BRAHIMI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Brahim (chiefly Algerian).
BRAHMI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Brahimi used in Algeria and Tunisia.
BRAIN     Scottish Gaelic (Anglicized), Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac an Bhreitheamhan ‘son of the judge’, from breitheamh ‘judge’.
BRAININ     Jewish
Means "son of Brayne", Brayne being a short form of the Yiddish feminine name Brayndl, literally "little brown one" (cf. Breindel).
BRAITHWAITE     English
Northern English habitational name from any of the places in Cumbria and Yorkshire named Braithwaite, from Old Norse breiðr "broad" + þveit "clearing".
BRAMBLE     English
This surname is taken from the word which refers to a common blackberry (British) or any of several closely related thorny plants in the Rubus genus (US). It also refers to any thorny shrub. The word is derived from Old English bræmbel with a euphonic -b- inserted from the earlier bræmel or brémel, which is then derived from Proto-Germanic *bræmaz meaning "thorny bush."
BRANCACCIA     Italian (Rare)
Derived from the medieval Italian given name Brancazia, which is the feminine form of the masculine given name Brancazio. For more information, please see the entry for the patronymic surname Brancazio... [more]
BRANCACCIO     Italian
Variant form of Brancazio. There are a few sources that claim that the surname is derived from a place name (which would make it a locational surname), but that claim is incorrect, as all Italian geographical places carrying the name Brancaccio were either established long after the Middle Ages (by which time virtually all Italians already had a hereditary surname) or were named after a person who had Brancaccio for a surname... [more]
BRANCALEONE     Italian
Derived from the medieval Italian masculine given name Brancaleone, which means either "a lion's paw" or "he who captures the lion". In the case of the former meaning, the name is derived from Italian branca meaning "paw, claw" combined with Italian leone meaning "lion"... [more]
BRANCATELLA     Italian (Rare)
Derived from the feminine given name Brancatella, which is a diminutive of the medieval Italian given name Brancazia, the feminine form of the masculine given name Brancazio. For more information about this, please see the entry for the patronymic surname of Brancazio... [more]
BRANCATELLO     Italian (Rare)
Derived from the masculine given name Brancatello, which is a diminutive of the medieval Italian given name Brancazio, itself ultimately derived from the late Latin given name Brancatius... [more]
BRANCATO     Italian
This surname can be derived from a given name (thus making it a patronymic surname) as well as from a place name (thus making it a locational surname). In the case of a patronymic surname, the surname is derived from the medieval Italian given name Brancato, which is a variant form of the given name Brancazio, itself ultimately derived from the late Latin given name Brancatius... [more]
BRANCAZIO     Italian (Rare)
Derived from the medieval Italian masculine given name Brancazio, which itself is derived from Brancatius (also found spelled as Brancaccius and Brancatus), a late Latin corruption of the given name Pancratius... [more]
BRANCO     Portuguese
from the the portuguese word Branco meaning "white", referring to someone with light skin and/or hair
BRANDENBURG     German (East Prussian, Rare)
From a state in eastern Germany, formerly known as Prussia, containing the capital city of Berlin. Ancient. Associated with the Margravate (Dukedom) of Brandenburg, the seat of power in the Holy Roman Empire... [more]
BRANDIS     German, Jewish, Swiss
German & Swiss: Habitational name from a former Brandis castle in Emmental near Bern, Switzerland, or from any of the places so named in Saxony, Germany. A famous bearer of the name is Jonathan Brandis (1976-2003).... [more]
BRANDNER     German
Variant of BRANTNER.
BRANDYBUCK     Literature
Brandybuck is the surname of Meriadoc, a young Hobbit in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings." Possibly derived from the Brandywine River, which in turn is derived from Sindarin Baranduin, "Brown River"... [more]
BRANISELJ     Slovene
Slovenian
BRANNAN     Irish
Variant of Brennan.
BRANNER     Danish, German, English
Danish variant of BRANDER and German variant of BRANTNER.
BRANNOCK     Irish
Originally taken from the Welsh place name Brecknock. Medieval settlers brought this name to Ireland.
BRANTING     Swedish
A combination of Swedish brant "steep hill" and the suffix -ing. A famous bearer was Hjalmar Branting (1860–1925), Prime Minister of Sweden in the 1920s.
BRAQUE     French
Surname of cubist artist Georges Braque.
BRAS     Dutch, Low German
Dutch and North German: from Old French and Middle Dutch bras ‘arm’. This was probably a descriptive nickname for someone with some peculiarity of the arm, but the word was also used as a measure of length, and may also have denoted a surveyor.
BRASE     German
North German variation of Brass.
BRASHEAR     French (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of French Brasseur or Brassier "brewer."
BRASS     English, German
English (Northumberland): variant of Brace.... [more]
BRASSEUR     French
French and English (of both Norman and Huguenot origin): occupational name for a brewer, from Old French brasser ‘to brew’. See also Brasher.
BRATHWAITE     English
Place-name derived from the Old Norse words for a "broad clearing".
BRATIĆ     Serbian
Means ''little brother''.
BRATTÉN     Swedish
Ornamental name composed of the personal name Bratt + the surname suffix -én, from Latin -enius ‘descendant of’.
BRATTEN     Scottish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Mac an Bhreatnaich ‘son of the Briton’, originally denoting a Strathclyde Welsh-speaking Briton. It was applied in Ireland also to people from Brittany.
BRATTIN     Scottish
Variant of Bratten.
BRAUNDT     German
Variant of Brandt.
BRAUNERSHRITHER     German, Dutch, English
This name mean Leather (Tanned) Knight, or a fighter of leather armor, or in Dutch, Leather writer, one who branded print on leather
BRAVERMAN     Jewish, Ukrainian, Polish
A fairly common Jewish surname from Ukraine,Poland,and in some cases Russia.
BRAVO     Spanish, Portuguese
From a Spanish and Portuguese nickname for a fierce or violent man (from Spanish and Portuguese bravo "fierce, violent"). This surname was borne by Charles Bravo (1845-1876), a British lawyer and possible murder victim.
BRAYSON     English
Patronymic form of the surname Bray.
BRAZIL     English (Rare), Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Breasail "descendant of Breasal", Breasal being a byname which meant "strife".
BREAKSPEAR     English
From a medieval nickname for someone who had achieved notable success in jousts or in battle. Nicholas Breakspear (?1100-1159) was the original name of Pope Hadrian IV, the only English pope.
BREAN     Irish
Variant of Breen or Brain.
BRECHT     German
From a short form of any of various personal names formed with Germanic element berth " bright" "famous".
BREECE     English
Variant of BREESE or PREECE.
BREEDLOVE     English
Probably from a medieval nickname for a likable or popular person (from Middle English breden "to produce" + love). This surname is borne by Craig Breedlove (1937-), US land-speed record holder.
BREEZE     Welsh
Derived from the surname Breese, which came from the surname Rees.
BREGIANNIS     Greek
Its my surname
BREIDEGAM     German
"bridegroom"
BREINES     Yiddish
From the German braun "brown".
BREIT     German
From Middle High German breit meaning "broad". a nickname for a stout or fat person.
BREITZMANN     German
Derived from the name of a town called "Britz" in Germany + the suffix "mann" for man.
BREK     Arabic
BREKKE     Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse brekka meaning "hill, slope".
BRENARI     Jewish, Italian
Jewish family and possible place-name in N.E.Italy in 1500's.
BRESLIN     Irish
Irish (Sligo and Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Breisláin ‘descendant of Breisleán’, a diminutive of the personal name Breasal (see Brazil).
BRESSON     French
From a pet form of the personal name Brès (see BRICE).
BRETON     French, English
French and English: ethnic name for a Breton, from Old French bret (oblique case breton) (see Brett).
BREUNIG     German, German (Austrian), American
Origin probably in Frankfurt am Main... [more]
BREVARD     French
French: nickname from Old French bref ‘small’ + the derogatory suffix -ard.... [more]
BREVIK     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of several farms named Brevik, from Norwegian bred "broad" and vik "bay".
BRIATORE     Italian
This surname originates from the province of Cuneo in the Piedmont region of Italy. It is probably derived from Piedmontese brijador meaning "postilion, coachman", which itself is ultimately derived from Piedmontese bria meaning "bridles, reins".... [more]
BRICK     Irish (Anglicized), English, German, Jewish
Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bruic ‘descendant of Broc’, i.e. ‘Badger’ (sometimes so translated) or Ó Bric ‘descendant of Breac’, a personal name meaning ‘freckled’... [more]
BRIDE     Irish, Scottish, English
Further Anglicized from Scottish/Irish MacBride, from the root for Brigid.
BRIDGE     English
Indicating one who lived near a bridge.
BRIDGER     English
Variant of Bridge.
BRIEDIS     Latvian
Means "deer".
BRIGGS     English, Flemish
This surname is a variant of the more common name Bridges, which, contrary to appearances, has two possible origins, one the perhaps obvious English topographical or occupational one, and the other locational, from Belgium... [more]
BRIGHT     English
From a Middle English nickname or personal name, meaning "bright, fair, pretty", from Old English beorht "bright, shining".
BRIGHTWEN     English
From either of the two Old English given names Beohrtwine (a masculine name which meant "bright friend") or Beohrtwynn (a feminine name which meant "bright joy").
BRINCK     German
Means "home on or near a hill".... [more]
BRINCLHOF     German
Variant of Brinkerhoff.
BRINDLEY     English
Habitational name from a place in England so named. From Old English berned "burnt" and leah "woodland clearing".
BRINER     German (Swiss)
Habitational name for someone from Brin in Grison canton (Graubünden) or from the Brin valley.
BRINGAS     Basque
Unexplained; mainly in Biscay.
BRINGHENTTI     Breton
Not sure about the origin, but after researches, roughly could say it's from "Breton" origins. Mostly used in north/northwest of Italy (Genova, Mantova and surroundings.
BRINLEY     English
Variant of Brindley.
BRINSON     English
Habitational name from Briençun in northern France.
BRINTON     English
English locational surname, taken from the town of the same name in Norfolk. The name means "settlement belonging to Brun" - the personal name coming from the Old English word for "fire, flame".
BRIONES     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
BRITNELL     English
Habitational name from a place called Brinton in Norfolk, England. See BRINTON.
BRIZUELA     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Merindad de Valdeporres.
BRNČIĆ     Croatian
Meaning unknown.
BROCKER     German
North German topographic name for someone who lived by a swamp, from Middle Low German brook bog + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.
BROCKMAN     German
German in origin, in heraldry a "brock" is represented by a badger. It could mean wet/water and man. It also has been said to mean broker.
BROCOS     Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Agolada in the Comarca of O Deza.
BRODÉN     Swedish
Ornamental name or topographic name, probably composed of the elements bro ‘bridge’ + the adjectival suffix -én, from Latin -enius.
BRODERICK     Irish, Welsh, English
Surname which comes from two distinct sources. As a Welsh surname it is derived from ap Rhydderch meaning "son of Rhydderch". As an Irish surname it is an Anglicized form of Ó Bruadair meaning "descendent of Bruadar"... [more]
BRODSKY     Czech
Habitational name derived from a number of places, including Bohemia.
BRODZIŃSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called for example Brudzyń (formerly Brodzino) in Konin voivodeship, or Brodna in Piła voivodeship.
BROGDEN     English
From the name of a place in West Yorkshire meaning "valley brook", from Old English broc "brook" and denu "valley".
BROGDON     English
Variant of Brogden The valley of the brook a rural place now in Lancanshire, England.
BROGLIN     ?
Varient of Brogdon.
BROIN     Italian
Italian and French form of or comes from Brown.
BROLIN     Swedish, English (Anglicized)
Swedish ornamental name composed of bro "bridge" and the suffix -in (derived from Latin -inus, -inius) "descendant of".... [more]
BROMLEY     English
Habitational name from any of the many places so called in England. Most of them derived from Old English brom "broom" and leah "woodland clearing".
BRONIKOWSKI     Polish
Habitational name from any of several places called Broniki or Bronikowo, in Konin, Leszczno, Piła, and Sieradz provinces.
BRONISZEWSKI     Polish
POLISH
BROOK     German, Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived by a water meadow or marsh, from Low German brook, Dutch broek (cf. BRUCH).... [more]
BROOK     German, Jewish
Americanized spelling of German BRUCH and Jewish BRUCK.
BROOKER     English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, a variant of BROOK.
BROOKES     English
Variant of Brooks
BROOKHOUSE     English
Means 'house by the brook'.
BROOKMAN     English, American
English: variant of Brook. ... [more]
BROPHY     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bróithe ‘descendant of Bróth’, a personal name or byname of unknown origin. Also Anglicized as Broy.
BROTTMAN     German
Dr Mikita Brottman
BROUGHTON     English
Habitational name from any of the many places so called in England. The first name element is derived from Old English broc "brook", burh "fortress", or beorg "castle". The second element is derived from Old English tun "settlement, dwelling".
BROUWER     Dutch
Dutch occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, Middle Dutch brouwer.
BROUWERS     Dutch
Possibly means "brewer; brewers" relating to one who brews beer.
BROWER     English (American)
English variant of Brewer. Respelling of Brauer or Brouwer.
BROWES     English (Canadian, ?)
My mothers maiden name.
BROWNBEAR     English (American, Rare)
From the Brown Bear.
BROWNING     English
English: from the Middle English and Old English personal name Bruning, originally a patronymic from the byname Brun (see Brown).
BROYNSHTEYN     Yiddish
It literally means "brownstone".
BROZOVIĆ     Croatian
Derived from Broz.
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