Submitted Surnames Starting with B

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BOYKOVBulgarian, Russian
Means "son of Boyko".
BOŽIĆCroatian
Diminutive of bog, meaning "god", literally means Christmas.
BOZINOVICSerbian
Son of Bozidar
BRACHAHebrew
From the given name Bracha, means "blessing" in Hebrew.
BRACKENIrish
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]
BRADSHAWEnglish
Habitational name from any of the places called Bradshaw, for example in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, from Old English brad "broad" + sceaga "thicket".
BRAEGONMedieval Scottish (Americanized)
Meaning high noble, or he who shall rule.
BRAGADOPortuguese, Spanish
This surname is a Spanish word which means "gritty", refering to a bull. ... [more]
BRAGADÓTTIRIcelandic
Patronymic used exclusively by women, meaning "daughter of Bragi". Bragason is the male equivalent.
BRAGASONIcelandic
Patronymic used exclusively by men, derived from the Old Norse name Bragi.
BRÄGERGerman
Habitational name for someone from Bräg in Bavaria.
BRAGERNorwegian (Rare)
From the name of any of the various farmsteads in eastern Norway, which may have derived their name from a river name meaning "roaring", "thundering".
BRAGGEnglish, Welsh
From a nickname for a cheerful or lively person, derived from Middle English bragge meaning "lively, cheerful, active", also "brave, proud, arrogant".
BRAGUEEnglish
Began being used in the 1700's
BRAHEDanish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Danish and Swedish noble family with roots in Scania and Halland, southern Sweden (both provinces belonged to Denmark when the family was founded). A notable bearer was Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601).
BRAHIMIArabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Brahim (chiefly Algerian).
BRAHMIArabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of Brahimi used in Algeria and Tunisia.
BRAILLEFrench
Braille is a writing system used by people with vision impairment. It was named after its inventor Louis Braille (1809-1852).
BRAINScottish Gaelic (Anglicized), Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac an Bhreitheamhan ‘son of the judge’, from breitheamh ‘judge’.
BRAININJewish
Means "son of Brayne", Brayne being a short form of the Yiddish feminine name Brayndl, literally "little brown one" (cf. Breindel).
BRAITHWAITEEnglish
Northern English habitational name from any of the places in Cumbria and Yorkshire named Braithwaite, from Old Norse breiðr "broad" + þveit "clearing".
BRAMBLEEnglish
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."
BRANCACCIAItalian (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]
BRANCACCIOItalian
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]
BRANCALEONEItalian
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]
BRANCATELLAItalian (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]
BRANCATELLOItalian (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]
BRANCATOItalian
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]
BRANCAZIOItalian (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]
BRANCOPortuguese
from the the portuguese word Branco meaning "white", referring to someone with light skin and/or hair
BRANDENBURGGerman (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]
BRANDISGerman, 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]
BRANDYBUCKLiterature
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]
BRANNERDanish, German, English
Danish variant of BRANDER and German variant of BRANTNER.
BRANNOCKIrish
Originally taken from the Welsh place name Brecknock. Medieval settlers brought this name to Ireland.
BRANTINGSwedish
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.
BRAQUEFrench
Surname of cubist artist Georges Braque.
BRASDutch, 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.
BRASEGerman
North German variation of Brass.
BRASHEARFrench (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of French Brasseur or Brassier "brewer."
BRASSEnglish, German
English (Northumberland): variant of Brace.... [more]
BRASSEURFrench
French and English (of both Norman and Huguenot origin): occupational name for a brewer, from Old French brasser ‘to brew’. See also Brasher.
BRÅTHENNorwegian
Derived from Old Norse broti "land cleared for cultivation by burning". This was a common farm name in southeastern Norway.
BRATHWAITEEnglish
Place-name derived from the Old Norse words for a "broad clearing".
BRATIĆSerbian
Means ''little brother''.
BRATTÉNSwedish (Rare)
Composed of the personal name Bratt and the common surname suffix -én (ultimately from Latin -enius "descendant of").
BRATTENScottish (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.
BRAUNERSHRITHERGerman, 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
BRAVERMANJewish, Ukrainian, Polish
A fairly common Jewish surname from Ukraine,Poland,and in some cases Russia.
BRAVOSpanish, 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.
BRAYSONEnglish
Patronymic form of the surname Bray.
BRAZILEnglish (Rare), Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Breasail "descendant of Breasal", Breasal being a byname which meant "strife".
BREAKSPEAREnglish
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.
BREANIrish
Variant of Breen or Brain.
BRECHTGerman
From a short form of any of various personal names formed with Germanic element berth " bright" "famous".
BREEDEnglish
Habitational name from any of various minor places, for example Brede in Sussex, named with Old English brǣdu "breadth, broad place" (a derivative of brād "broad").
BREEDLOVEEnglish
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.
BREEZEWelsh
Derived from the surname Breese, which came from the surname Rees.
BREGARSlovene, Croatian
Derived from breg meaning ''hill''.
BREGIANNISGreek
Its my surname
BREIDEGAMGerman
"bridegroom"
BREINESYiddish
From the German braun "brown".
BREITGerman
From Middle High German breit meaning "broad". a nickname for a stout or fat person.
BREITZMANNGerman
Derived from the name of a town called "Britz" in Germany + the suffix "mann" for man.
BREKKENorwegian
Derived from Old Norse brekka meaning "hill, slope".
BRENARIJewish, Italian
Jewish family and possible place-name in N.E.Italy in 1500's.
BRESLINIrish
Irish (Sligo and Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Breisláin ‘descendant of Breisleán’, a diminutive of the personal name Breasal (see Brazil).
BRESSONFrench
From a pet form of the personal name Brès (see BRICE).
BRETONFrench, English
French and English: ethnic name for a Breton, from Old French bret (oblique case breton) (see Brett).
BREUNIGGerman, German (Austrian), American
Origin probably in Frankfurt am Main... [more]
BREVARDFrench
French: nickname from Old French bref ‘small’ + the derogatory suffix -ard.... [more]
BREVIKNorwegian
Habitational name from any of several farms named Brevik, from Norwegian bred "broad" and vik "bay".
BRIATOREItalian
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]
BRICKIrish (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]
BRIDEIrish, Scottish, English
Further Anglicized from Scottish/Irish MacBride, from the root for Brigid.
BRIDGEEnglish
Indicating one who lived near a bridge.
BRIDGESEnglish, Scottish
Plural of "Bridge"; dweller at the bridge.
BRIEDISLatvian
Means "deer".
BRIGGSEnglish, 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]
BRIGHTEnglish
From a Middle English nickname or personal name, meaning "bright, fair, pretty", from Old English beorht "bright, shining".
BRIGHTWENEnglish
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").
BRINCKGerman
Means "home on or near a hill".... [more]
BRINDLEYEnglish
Habitational name from a place in England so named. From Old English berned "burnt" and leah "woodland clearing".
BRINERGerman (Swiss)
Habitational name for someone from Brin in Grison canton (Graubünden) or from the Brin valley.
BRINGASBasque
Unexplained; mainly in Biscay.
BRINGHENTTIBreton
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.
BRINSONEnglish
Habitational name from Briençun in northern France.
BRINTONEnglish
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".
BRIONESSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
BRITAEVOssetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ossetian surname of unknown meaning.
BRITNELLEnglish
Habitational name from a place called Brinton in Norfolk, England. See BRINTON.
BRIZUELASpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Merindad de Valdeporres.
BRNČIĆCroatian
Meaning unknown.
BROADUSVarious
Broadus is the surname of rapper Snoop Dogg born Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr
BROCKERGerman
North German topographic name for someone who lived by a swamp, from Middle Low German brook bog + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.
BROCKMANGerman
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.
BROCOSGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Agolada in the Comarca of O Deza.
BRODÉNSwedish
Likely composed of Swedish bro "bridge" and the common surname suffix -én (ultimately derived from Latin -enius).
BRODERICKIrish, 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]
BRODSKYCzech
Habitational name derived from a number of places, including Bohemia.
BRODZIŃSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from a place called for example Brudzyń (formerly Brodzino) in Konin voivodeship, or Brodna in Piła voivodeship.
BROFLOVSKIPopular Culture
Kyle Broflovski (sometimes spelled Kyle Broflovski, Broslovski, Broslofski, Brovlofski or Broflofski) is a main character in the animated television series South Park.
BROGDENEnglish
From the name of a place in West Yorkshire meaning "valley brook", from Old English broc "brook" and denu "valley".
BROGDONEnglish
Variant of Brogden The valley of the brook a rural place now in Lancanshire, England.
BROGLIN?
Varient of Brogdon.
BROINItalian
Italian and French form of or comes from Brown.
BROLINSwedish
Composed of Swedish bro "bridge" and the common surname suffix -in (ultimately derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of").
BROLINEnglish (Anglicized, Rare)
In the case of American actors James and Josh Brolin, it seems to be an anglicized form of BRUDERLIN.
BROMLEYEnglish
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".
BRONIKOWSKIPolish
Habitational name from any of several places called Broniki or Bronikowo, in Konin, Leszczno, Piła, and Sieradz provinces.
BROOKGerman, Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived by a water meadow or marsh, from Low German brook, Dutch broek (cf. BRUCH).... [more]
BROOKGerman, Jewish
Americanized spelling of German BRUCH and Jewish BRUCK.
BROOKEREnglish
Topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, a variant of BROOK.
BROOKHOUSEEnglish
Means 'house by the brook'.
BROOKMANEnglish, American
English: variant of Brook. ... [more]
BROOMBYEnglish
A surname well represented in Cheshire, and Nottinghamshire.
BROOMFIELDEnglish
From a place name meaning "gorse field", from Old English brom "gorse" and feld "field, open country".
BROPHYIrish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bróithe ‘descendant of Bróth’, a personal name or byname of unknown origin. Also Anglicized as Broy.
BROTTMANGerman
Dr Mikita Brottman
BROUGHTONEnglish
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".
BROUWERDutch
Dutch occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, Middle Dutch brouwer.
BROUWERSDutch
Possibly means "brewer; brewers" relating to one who brews beer.
BROWEREnglish (American)
English variant of Brewer. Respelling of Brauer or Brouwer.
BROWESEnglish (Canadian, ?)
My mothers maiden name.
BROWNINGEnglish
English: from the Middle English and Old English personal name Bruning, originally a patronymic from the byname Brun (see Brown).
BROWNLEEScottish, Scottish Gaelic, Northern Irish, English
"Brown field" in Old English.
BROWNLEYEnglish, Scottish
Variant spelling of "Brownlee". Brown field in Old English.
BROYNSHTEYNYiddish
It literally means "brownstone".
BROZOVIĆCroatian
Derived from Broz.
BRUBAKERAmerican
American form of Brubacher
BRUCHGerman
Topographic name for someone who lived by a marsh or a stream that frequently flooded, from Middle High German bruoch "water meadow" or "marsh" (cognate to old English broc "brook", "stream" cf... [more]
BRÜCKGerman
Topographic name for someone who lived near a bridge, or an occupational name for a bridge keeper or toll collector on a bridge, from Middle High German bruck(e) "bridge".
BRUCKJewish
From Polish, Belorussian, or Yiddish bruk "pavement", possibly an occupational name for a paver.
BRUCKGerman
Variant of BRÜCK.
BRUCKERJewish
From Polish brukarz or Yiddish bruk "pavement", possibly an occupational name for a paver.
BRUCKEREnglish
Variant spelling of BROOKER.
BRUCKHEIMERGerman (Rare)
Bruckheimer is a German surname and is for someone who lived near a bridge.... [more]
BRUCKMANGerman, English
German (Bruckmann): variant of Bruck, with the addition of the suffix -mann ‘man’. ... [more]
BRUCKNERGerman
Topographic name for someone living by a bridge or an occupational name for a bridge toll collector; a variant of Bruck with the addition of the suffix -ner.
BRUDERGerman
From a byname meaning "brother", occasionally used for a younger son, i.e. the brother of someone important, or for a guild member.
BRUECKGerman
Variant of BRÜCK.
BRUECKMANLow German
it means "bridge man" or one who cares for a bridge
BRUECKNERGerman, German (Silesian)
German (Brückner): from Middle Low German brugge, Middle High German brugge, brücke, brügge ‘bridge’ + the agent suffix -ner, hence a topographic name for someone living by a bridge, an occupational name for a bridge toll collector, or in the southeast (Silesia for example) a bridge keeper or repairer... [more]
BRUEGGEMANGerman
Variant of German Brueggemann.
BRUEGGEMANNLow German, German
North German (Brüggemann): topographic name for someone who lived near a bridge or a metonymic occupational name for a bridge keeper or street paver, Middle Low German brüggeman (see Bruckman, Brueckner).
BRUEGGERLow German
North German (Brügger): occupational name for a bridge keeper, paver, or road builder, Middle Low German brügger. Compare Brueggemann.
BRUENGerman
This is my 2nd great uncle's wife's Surname of German ancestry.
BRUGGERGerman, American
South German variant or Americanized spelling of North German Brügger (see Bruegger). habitational name for someone from any of various (southern) places called Bruck or Brugg in Bavaria and Austria.
BRUGMANDutch, Swiss
Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived near a bridge or a metonymic occupational name for a bridge keeper, from Dutch brugge ‘bridge’ (see Bridge); in some cases, it is a habitational name for someone from the Flemish city of Bruges (or Brugge), meaning ‘bridges’... [more]
BRUINSDutch
Patronymic from Bruin meaning "brown" in Dutch.
BRUMBYAustralian (Rare), English
English habitational name from a place in Lincolnshire named Brumby, from the Old Norse personal name Brúni or from Old Norse brunnr ‘well’ + býr ‘farmstead’, ‘village’.
BRUNETTEFrench (Quebec)
Variant of Brunet, reflecting the French Canadian pattern of pronouncing the final -t, which is not pronounced in metropolitan French.
BRUNEYEnglish
First found in Languedoc, France, possibly meaning "brown."
BRUNIItalian
Patronymic or plural form of Bruno.
BRUNNERGerman (Austrian)
Brunner came from Tyrolean and Bavarian place names, or Brno.... [more]
BRUNOPortuguese
From a Germanic personal name, Brun.
BRUNSWICKEnglish, German
English habitational name from the city in Saxony now known in German as Braunschweig. ... [more]
BRUSKIPolish
Habitational surname for someone from a place called Brus.
BRYERAnglo-Saxon
This unusual surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and was originally given either as a topographical name to someone who lived by a briar patch, deriving from the Olde English pre 7th Century "braer, brer", Middle English "brer", prickly thorn-bush, or as a nickname to a prickly individual, "sharp as brere" (Chaucer), from the same word applied in a transferred sense.
BRZOZAPolish
Topographic name from brzoza meaning ‘birch tree’.
BRZOZOGAJSKIPolish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Brzozogaj.
BRZOZOWSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from a place named with brzoza meaning "birch tree", for example Brzozowa, Brzozowice, or Brzozowo.
BRZUMIŃSKIPolish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Brzumin.
BUBIENPolish
The name came originally from France. An officer of Napoleon Bonaparte during the French Russian war, in 1812 stayed in Poland and married. One of his sons, became a regional Judge and large land owner in the Belarus area of Poland... [more]
BUBIKOĞLUTurkish
Means "son of Bubik".
BUBLIKUkrainian, Belarusian, Russian
From bublik, a bagel-like bread roll.
BUCCAMBUSOSicilian, Italian
Believed to be an Americanization of the surname Buccinfuso
BUCHGerman
Topographic name for someone who lived by a beech tree or beech wood, from Middle High German buoche, or a habitational name from any of the numerous places so named with this word, notably in Bavaria and Württemberg... [more]
BUCHCICKIPolish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Buchcice.
BUCHEGerman
Meaning "beech" and denoting someone who lived near beech trees.
BUCHERGerman
Upper German surname denoting someone who lived by a beech tree or beech wood, derived from Middle High German buoche "beech tree".
BUCHWALDERGerman, German (Swiss)
Buchwalder is a German Surname.
BUCKEnglish
From the given name Buck.
BUCKINGHAMEnglish
Habitational name from the former county seat of the county of Buckinghamshire, Old English Buccingahamm "water meadow (Old English hamm) of the people of (-inga-) Bucc(a)".
BUCKLANDEnglish
Habitational name from any of the many places in southern England (including nine in Devon) named Buckland, from Old English boc "book" and land "land", i.e. land held by right of a written charter, as opposed to folcland, land held by right of custom.
BUCKMANEnglish
Occupational name for a goatherd (Middle English bukkeman) or scholar (Old English bucman "book man"). It could also be a shortened form of BUCKINGHAM or a variant of BUCKNAM.
BUCKSEnglish
Variant of "Buck"; a deer.
BUCKSONEnglish
Either a patronymic from Buck, or possibly an altered form of Buxton.
BUCKWALTEREnglish (American)
Americanized spelling of German Buchwalder.
BUCSISEnglish (Canadian)
Perhaps of Hungarian origin, but the original surname is not known.
BUCURRomanian
A ancient Romanian name of Dacian origin. It means "happy". A legendary Romanian shepherd named Bucur it is said to have founded Bucharest, the present capital or Romania, giving his name to it (The Romanian city name is Bucureşti).
BUCZYŃSKIPolish
Surname for someone from places called Buczyn or Buczyna.
BUDAHungarian (Rare)
Habitational name from the name of the old capital of Hungary.
BUDDEnglish
Originated from the Old English personal name Budda, from the word budda, which means "beetle" or "to swell." Specifically of Celtic Welsh origin.
BUDGEEnglish
Nickname from Norman French buge "mouth" (Late Latin bucca), applied either to someone with a large or misshapen mouth or to someone who made excessive use of his mouth, i.e. a garrulous, indiscreet, or gluttonous person... [more]
BUDIMIRCroatian, Serbian
From the given name Budimir.
BUDOUJapanese
From Japanese 武 (bu) meaning "military, martial" combined with 堂 (dou) meaning "temple, shrine" or from 武道 (budou) meaning "Japanese martial arts".
BUDUROVRussian
It is believed to mean "The Blessed One" or "Bless You" in Russian.
BUDZISZEWSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from places called Budziszewo.
BUELTERGerman, English
Middle European variant of Butler, also meaning "a vat or large trough used to contain wine." The name originated in southern Germany in the mid-seventeenth century.
BUENOSpanish
generally an approving (or ironic) nickname, from Spanish bueno ‘good’.
BUERKGerman (Anglicized)
German from a short form of the personal name Burkhardt, a variant of Burkhart.
BUERMEISTERGerman
North German: status name for the mayor or chief magistrate of a town, from Middle Low German bur ‘inhabitant, dweller’, ‘neighbor’, ‘peasant’, ‘citizen’ + mester ‘master’.
BUFFORDEnglish
Meaning unknown.
BUFORDEnglish, French (Anglicized)
English: most probably a variant of Beaufort.... [more]
BUGAJSKIPolish
Habitational name from any of numerous places called Bugaj.
BUĠEJAMaltese
Possibly derived from Maltese abjad meaning "white", ultimately from Arabic أَبْيَض (ʾabyaḍ).
BUGGEnglish
From the Old Norse nickname Buggi, literally "fat man", or from a medieval nickname for an eccentric or strangely behaved person (from Middle English bugge "bogeyman, scarecrow").
BUGGSAfrican American (Anglicized, Modern)
I do not know much about this surname except to say that an employee at my job has Buggs as their surname.
BUHAGIARMaltese
Means "father of rocks" from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū) meaning "father of" and حِجَارَة (ḥijāra) "stones, rocks".
BÙIVietnamese
Vietnamese form of Pei.
BUITRAGOSpanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous municipalities: the Castilian one in El Campo de Gómara or the Manchego municipality of Buitrago del Lozoya in Sierra Norte, Comunidad de Madrid.
BUJALSKIPolish
Nickname for a storyteller, Polish bujała.
BUJNOWSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bujnowo or Bujnow, named with bujny ‘luxuriant’, ‘bushy’, ‘fertile’.
BUKOVSKYRussian
Russian variant of Bukowski.
BULANFilipino, Tagalog, Cebuano, Indonesian
Means "moon" in Tagalog, Cebuano, and Indonesian.