Submitted Surnames Starting with B

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BUKOVSKY Russian
Russian variant of Bukowski.
BULAN Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano, Indonesian
Means "moon" in Tagalog, Cebuano, and Indonesian.
BULGUCHEV Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush surname derived from the name of an Ingush teip (clan). The clan's name is derived from the name Bulguch of unknown meaning.
BULIĆ Croatian
Derived from Ottoman Turkish bula meaning "a married woman or a Muslim woman in harem pants or covered with a headscarf" or from the forename Bule a hypocoristic of Budislav, Budimir, Budivoj, Budimil.
BULLIVANT English
From a medieval nickname for a "good chap" or amiable companion (from Old French bon enfant, literally "good child").
BULSARA Indian (Parsi)
Indian Parsi surname derived from the name of the city of Bulsar (today known as Valsad) in Gujarat, which served as a centre for Zoroastrian culture in the 17th century. A notable bearer was British singer and songwriter Freddie Mercury (1946-1991), who was born as Farrokh Bulsara.
BULSTRODE English
Locational surname referring to the medieval village of Bulstrode in Berkshire. ... [more]
BULUT Turkish
Means "cloud" in Turkish.
BUMPUS English
(i) from a medieval nickname for a vigorous walker (from Old French bon "good" + pas "pace"); (ii) perhaps "person who lives by a place through which travel is easy" (from Old French bon "good" + pas "passage")
BUNCE Norman
Meaning "good" person in old french. Also means "bain"(exeptionaly tall) in old english
BUNCH English
English: nickname for a hunchback, from Middle English bunche ‘hump’, ‘swelling’ (of unknown origin).
BUNDY English (American)
This surname is most recognizable in North America as belonging to the serial killer named Ted Bundy who committed his crimes in the 1970s.
BUNTING English, German
English: nickname from some fancied resemblance to the songbird... [more]
BUONAMICO Italian Argentina Greek (Anglicized)
Di Martino Buffalmacco was a widely renouned painter in Italy cities in Florence, Bologna, Pisa although his work was not known to survived the Great Fire of Italy back in the late 1300 hundreds he was widlely known for asummed work as The Three Dead- Three Living, The Triump of Death, The Last Judgement, The Hell and the Thebasis.... [more]
BUONAPARTE Italian (Rare)
Derived from the given name Buonaparte
BUONO Italian, English
Nickname derived from Italian buono "good".
BUR Swiss, Low German, Czech, French
Swiss and North German variant of Bauer. ... [more]
BURAK Turkish
From the given name Burak
BURBAGE English
English: habitational name from places in Wiltshire, Derbyshire, and Leicestershire, so named with Old English burh ‘fort’ + bæc ‘hill’, ‘ridge’ (dative bece).
BURBIDGE Anglo-Saxon
This interesting name is of Anglo-Saxon origin and is a dialectal variant of the locational surname, deriving from any of the places called "Burbage", in the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Wiltshire... [more]
BURBRIDGE English
English: perhaps a variant of Burbage, altered by folk etymology, or possibly a habitational name from a lost place so named.
BURCH English
Variant of Birch.
BURCZYK Polish
Nickname for a grouse or complainer, from burczeć meaning "to grumble".
BURDICK Anglo-Norman
This surname is derived from a geographical locality.,'of Burdet.'
BURDON English
From 'bur' meaning "fort" and 'don' meaning "hill"
BURDORF German
Means little farmer in german
BURE Old Swedish, Swedish
This was the name of an influential family in 16th century Sweden. The name originated from the village Bure (now known as Bureå) in Skellefteå parish in Northern Sweden. The village got its name from the nearby Bure River (Swedish: Bure älv, Bureälven) whose name was derived from the Swedish dialectal word burra "buzz, rumble".
BURELA Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality in the Comarca of La Mariña Central.
BURGER English, German, Dutch
Status name for a freeman of a borough. From Middle English burg, Middle High German burc and Middle Dutch burch "fortified town". Also a German habitational name for someone from a place called Burg.
BURGESS English, Scottish
Derived from the Middle English word burge(i)s or the Old French burgeis which both meant "inhabitant and (usually) freeman of a fortified town" (compare Burke).
BURGMEIER German
Occupational name for the tenant farmer of an estate belonging to a castle or fortified town, from Middle High German burc "(fortified) town, castle" and meier "tenant farmer" (see Meyer).
BURIAN Czech
Derived from the given name Burjan.
BURK English, Irish
Variant of BURKE
BURKEN English
English variant of Birkin (see Burkins).
BURKETT English
English: from an Old English personal name, Burgheard, composed of the elements burh, burg ‘fort’ (see Burke) + heard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. ... [more]
BURKHALTER German
Topographic name composed of the Middle High German elements burc "castle" "protection" and halter from halde "slope".
BURKHARDT German
Burk is German for "Strong", and hardt is the "heart of a castle".
BURKINS English
English variant of Birkin, Burkin, a habitational name from the parish of Birkin in West Yorkshire, so named with Old English bircen ‘birch grove’, a derivative of birce (see Birch).
BURKS English
English variant spelling of Birks.
BURL English
Old English occupational name originally meaning "cup bearer" or "butler" for one who dispensed wine and had charge of the cellar. Eventually the name came to mean the chief servant of a royal or noble household and was replaced by the French language inspired named 'Butler,' akin to the world "bottler".
BURLEY English
English habitation name from the elements burh meaning "stronghold or fortified settlement" and leah meaning "field or clearing".
BURLINGTON English
Habitational name from Bridlington in East Yorkshire, from Old English Bretlintun meaning BERHTEL's town.
BURMEISTER German
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’.
BURNETT English
Scottish and English: descriptive nickname from Old French burnete, a diminutive of brun "brown" (see Brown).
BURNETTE French
Descriptive nickname from Old French burnete ‘brown’ (see Burnett). Possibly also a reduced form of Buronet, from a diminutive of Old French buron ‘hut’, ‘shack’.
BURNEY English, Irish
Form of the French place name of 'Bernay' or adapted from the personal name Bjorn, ultimately meaning "bear".
BURNLEY English
English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from Burnley in Lancashire, so named with the Old English river name Brun (from brun ‘brown’ or burna ‘stream’) + leah ‘woodland clearing’... [more]
BURRIS English
Variant of English BURROWS or German BÖRRIES.
BURROUGHS English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a hill or tumulus, Old English "beorg", a cognate of Old High German berg "hill", ‘mountain’ (see Berg). This name has become confused with derivatives of Old English burh ‘fort’ (see Burke)... [more]
BURROW English
Used to describe someone who lives in a burrow, which makes this surname’s meaning “he whom lives in a burrow.”
BURROWS English
Variant of Burroughs. A name for someone who lived by a hill or tumulus, also may be a further derivation from Old English bur "bower" and hus "house".
BURRUCHAGA Spanish, Basque
From "Pais Vasco" in Spain.
BURT English
From the given name, which is a short form of Burton.
BURZINSKI Polish
Variant spelling of Burzynski.
BURZYŃSKI Polish
Habitational name from places called Burzyn in the voivodeships of Tarnów or łomża, apparently named with burza meaning "tempest", "storm".
BUSBY English
Habitational name from a place in North Yorkshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Buschebi, from Old Norse buskr "bush, shrub" or an Old Norse personal name Buski and býr "homestead, village", or from some other place so called.
BUSCEMI Italian, Sicilian
Sicilian surname of Arabic origin coming from the town Buscemi in Syracuse province. The name possibly derives from Arab 'Abu Samah'.
BUSCHIAZZO Italian
It's a surname in northern Italy (Piedmont). It emerges from the German spelling Bosch or Busch and this means "forest" or "wooded area".
BUSFIELD English
This is a locational surname and originates from the hamlet of 'Bousfield', eight miles from the town of Appleby in Cumberland. This hamlet was controlled by Norse Vikings for several centuries until the Norman invasion of 1066... [more]
BUSHE English
Variant of Bush.
BUSHIDA Japanese
Bushi means "Warrior, Samurai" and Da means "Rice Paddy, Field".
BUSHMAN Scottish
longer than bush.
BUSSE German, English
German: variant of Buss. ... [more]
BUSTAMANTE Spanish
Refers to a town in Cantabria, Spain, whose name is derived from Latin bustum Amantii meaning "pasture of Amantius".
BUTT Punjabi, Urdu
Most likely derived from Sanskrit भटट (bhatt) meaning "scholar".
BUTTA Italian
Italian: from a short form of a compound name formed with butta- ‘throw’, as for example Buttacavoli.Italian: from an old German feminine personal name Butta.Italian: variant of Botta.
BUTTACAVOLI Italian
Nickname composed of the elements butta "throw" + cavoli "cabbages".
BUTTAFUOCO Italian
Nickname composed of the elements butta "throw" + fuoco "fire".
BUTTE Indian
Variant of Bute.
BUTTER English, German
1. English: nickname for someone with some fancied resemblance to a bittern, perhaps in the booming quality of the voice, from Middle English, Old French butor ‘bittern’ (a word of obscure etymology)... [more]
BUTTERFIELD English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a pasture for cattle or at a dairy farm, or a habitational name from a place named Butterfield (for example in West Yorkshire), from Old English butere ‘butter’ + feld ‘open country’.
BUTTERFLY English
From the insect Butterfly this Surname is borne by Star Butterfly from Star Vs. the forces of evil.
BUTTERWORTH English (British)
From places called Butterworth in England. Derived Old English butere ‘butter’ + worð ‘enclosure’.
BUTTERY English (British)
The baker in Old English.
BUTTGEREIT German
Variant spelling of Butgereit. A famous bearer is German film director and screenwriter, Jörg Buttgereit (1963-).
BUTTIĠIEĠ Maltese
Derived from Maltese tiġieġ meaning "chickens", which is ultimately from Arabic دَجَاجَة (dajāja) meaning "hen, chicken". It is said to be derived from Arabic أبو الدجاج (Abū Dajāj) meaning "chicken owner, poulterer" (literally "father of chickens").
BÜTTNER German
Occupational name for a cooper or barrel-maker, an agent derivative of Middle High German büte(n) "cask", "wine barrel". This name occurs chiefly in eastern German-speaking regions.
BUU Vietnamese
A royal Vietnamese surname created by the NGUYEN Dynasty.
BUX Anglo-Saxon
From boc, meaning a beach, or beech. Sometimes used as an element of a place name e.g. Buxton, in Derbyshire, Buxhall, in Suffolk, or Buxted in Sussex; variant of "Buck", a deer.
BUX Sindhi, Urdu, Balochi, Punjabi
Derived from Persian بخش (baxš) meaning "part, district, section" or "fortune".
BUXTON English
1. A habitational name for someone from Buxton in Derbyshire, from the Middle English Buchestanes or Bucstones (meaning "bowing stones"), from Old English būgan meaning "to bow" and stanes, meaning "stones".... [more]
BUYEO Korean
Archaic surname of the ancient Buyeo Kingdom
BUYS Afrikaans (Modern)
South Africa, Pretoria
BWYE Welsh (Rare)
many of this name moved from south wales to india to work for the east india company around 1900's then came back to wales.
BYAM English
Probably means "person from Bytham", Lincolnshire ("homestead in a valley bottom"). Glen Byam Shaw (1904-1986) was a British theatre director.
BYANSKI Polish
looking for the meaning of this name as it is my maiden name.
BYBERG Norwegian, Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish and Norwegian by "village" and berg "mountain".
BYCHAN Welsh
Proper, unanglicized form of Vaughan.
BYCRAFT English (American, Rare, ?)
Found mostly in the American Great Lakes region and Canada, likely a singular extended family. Likely of 6th century English descent, though there are very few English natives who bear the name. Name either refers to the occupation running some sort of mill machine, the original holder living near a croft (enclosed pasture or tillage) or implies "craftiness" of its original holder.
BYDŁOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Bydłowa.
BYERS Scottish, English
Scottish and northern English topographic name for someone who lived by a cattleshed, Middle English byre, or a habitational name with the same meaning, from any of several places named with Old English b¯re, for example Byers Green in County Durham or Byres near Edinburgh.
BYERS German (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of German Bayers.
BYFIELD English
Either a habitational name from a place named Byfield, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a field.
BYKOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bykowice or Byków.
BYLILLY Navajo
Derived from Navajo ‎"for him" and álílee "magic power".
BYLIN Swedish
A combination of Swedish by "village" and the suffix -in, derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of"
BYLUND Swedish
Combination of Swedish by "village" and lund "grove".
BYNES Irish
This is the surname of American actress Amanda Bynes (born April 3, 1986).
BYRE English
Probably derived from Old English bȳre "farm, barn".
BYRON English
An English place name, earlier Byram, from byre, meaning "farm" and the suffix -ham meaning "homestead". Famously borne by the aristocratic poet, Lord Byron.
BYRUM English
Variant of Byron.
BYSTEDT Swedish
A combination of Swedish by "village" and German stedt "home, place".
BYTHESEA English (British)
Habitational name for someone who lived near the sea, this name is nearly extinct in England today.
BYTHEWOOD English (British)
A nearly extinct habitational surname for one who lived near, by or around a wooded (forested) area.
BZOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone who comes from the town of Bzowo in Poland.