Submitted Surnames Starting with D

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D'aurevalle French (Archaic)
This medieval surname literally means "from Aurevalle". Aurevalle can refer to any of the three French communes that are nowadays known by the more modern spelling Orival. All of them ultimately derive their name from Latin aurea vallis meaning "golden vale" or "golden valley".
D'auréville French
Variant spelling of D'aureville.
D'aureville French
This surname literally means "from Aureville". Aureville is a commune in southwestern France, which was established in late medieval times. It derives its name from Latin aurea villa or villa aurea which literally means "golden country-house, golden farm" but of course later came to mean "golden village".
D'aurevilly French
Variant form of D'aureville. A known bearer of this name was the French novelist Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly (1808-1889).
Dave Indian, Gujarati
Gujarati form of Dwivedi.
Davenport English
Habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Davenport, from the Dane river (apparently named with a Celtic cognate of Middle Welsh dafnu "to drop, to trickle") and Old English port "market town".
Daves English
Variant of Davis.
Davet French
Possibly derived from the given gave David.
Davey English, Welsh
Derived from the given name David. Alternately, it may be a variant spelling of Welsh Davies or Davis, which could be patronymic forms of David, or corrupted forms of Dyfed, an older Welsh surname and the name of a county in Wales.
Davidian Armenian, Jewish
Alternate transcription of Davtyan.
Davidov Russian
Means "son of David".
Davidovski Macedonian
Means "son of David".
Davidsson Swedish
Means "son of David".
D'avigdor Jewish
Means "son of Avigdor" (a Jewish personal name, from Hebrew avi-Gedor "father of Gedor").
Da Vila Portuguese, Galician
A topographic name for someone from a village (vila).
Davila Spanish
Habitational name for someone from Ávila.
Da Vinci Italian
Means, "son of Vinci 1". A famous bearer was Italian inventor and artist Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519).
Davine Irish
Variant of Devin 1.
Davitadze Georgian
Means "son of Davit".
Davitashvili Georgian
Means "son of Davit".
Davitian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Դավթյան (see Davtyan)
Davoodi Persian
From the given name Davood.
Davoudi Persian
From the given name Davoud.
Davtian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Դավթյան (see Davtyan)
Davud Persian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian
From the given name Davud.
Davutoğlu Turkish
Means "son of Davut".
Davydenko Ukrainian
From the given name Davyd + the suffix enko.
Davydov Russian
Means "son of David".
Daw English, Scottish
English and Scottish from a pet form of David. ... [more]
Daw Irish (Anglicized)
Irish anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh, ‘descendant of Deaghadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin... [more]
Daw Burmese
This surname is derived from an occupation. 'the deye' or 'day,' a maid, a dairy-maid, whence 'dairy'
Dawes Irish
The surname Dawes means ‘Irish Guard’
Dawiczyk Polish (?)
Last name of father,polish.
Dawit Ge'ez, Amharic
From the given name Dawit.
Dawkin English
From the given name Dawkin
Dawkins English, Popular Culture
English patronymic from a pet form of Daw. ... [more]
Dawkins English, Welsh
A derivitive of the Hebrew name David which translates to “beloved”. (see Daw)
Dawlatzai Pashto
Means "son of Dawlat" in Pashto.
Dawley English, French, Irish
"From the hedged glade" Originally, D'Awley (probably from D'Awleigh).... [more]
Dawood Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Dawud.
Daws English
"Son of David"
Dawud Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Dawud.
Dax English
Either derived from the town of Dax in France or from the Old English given name Dæcca (of unknown meaning).
Dayal Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
From Sanskrit दयालु (dayālu) meaning "kind, compassionate, merciful".
Dayan Hebrew
Means "judge" in Hebrew.
Dayanghirang Filipino, Tagalog
Means "chosen lady", derived from Tagalog dayang meaning "lady, princess, girl" and hirang "choice, selection".
Daye Irish, Scottish
Comes from Irish Ó Déa (m) or Ní Dhéa (f) ... [more]
Dayne English
Variant of Dane.
Days Welsh
Patronymic from the personal name Dai, a pet form of Dafydd, with the redundant addition of the English patronymic suffix -s.
D’bailleu Picard
This indicates familial origin within the commune of Bailleu.
D'Costa Indian (Christian)
Variant of Costa more common among Christians from India.
D'Cunha Indian (Christian)
Variant of Cunha more commonly used by Indian Christians.
De Chinese
From the Chinese element de, meaning "ethics, moral, virtue".
De Indian, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Dey.
Dea Irish
Irish: reduced form of O’Dea.
De Acutis Medieval Italian
acute, sharp, keen
Deady Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Déadaigh ‘descendant of Déadach’, a personal name apparently meaning ‘toothy’.
Dealava Spanish
Uruguay name
Deale English
Originated in Kent
Deane English
Variant of Dean.
Dear English (Anglicized, Rare)
Possibly from a nickname meaning "dear".
Dearden English
Meant "person from Dearden", Lancashire ("valley frequented by wild animals"). It was borne by British film director Basil Dearden (original name Basil Dear; 1911-1971).
Dearth English
From a medieval nickname apparently based on Middle English derth "famine".
Deary English
Nickname for a noisy or troublesome person, from Anglo-French de(s)rei ‘noise’, ‘trouble’, ‘turbulence’ (from Old French desroi). topographic for someone who lived by a deer enclosure, from Old English deor ‘deer’ + (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’.
De Ath English
Probably a deliberate respelling of Death (i), intended to distance the name from its original signification.
Death English
(i) "death" (perhaps from the figure of Death as personified in medieval pageants); (ii) "person who gathers or sells wood for fuel" (from Middle English dethe "fuel, tinder")
Deathridge English
Name given to someone who lived near a cemetery on a ridge.
De Bailleul Picard
Parisianized form of D’bailleu.
Debain Spanish
Spanish surname.
Debarros Portuguese
Portuguese: habitational name for someone ‘from (de) Barros’, of which there are numerous examples, all named from the plural of barro ‘clay’.
De Beer Afrikaans
De Beer is a Dutch and Afrikaans surname, meaning "the bear"
De Belen Spanish (Philippines)
Means "of Bethlehem" in Spanish.
Debelen Spanish
Likely from the Spanish word Belén, which refers to the nativity scene.
De Bellis Italian (Rare)
De Bellis (De+Abl. Lat.)... [more]
Deberry French
Habitational name for someone from Berry-au-Bac in Aisne, France.
DeBevoise French
Denoted someone from Beauvais, a city and commune in northern France.
Deble English
This surname is of French derivation and was introduced to Britain by the Normans. It has two possible derivations, the first from the Roman (Latin) 'debil-is', which means literally "poorly" or "weak", and may have been a metonymic for a doctor or healer, whilst the second possible origin is a nickname derivation from the old French 'Theodore' to Tibald and Tibble or Dibble, Deble.
Deblois French
French surname meaning "From Blois", a town in Mid-Western France. The origins of the surname started back in the 1600s when a man named Grégoire Guérard traveled to Flanders (Now Belgium) and immigrated to New France (Now Canada) in 1658... [more]
Debnath Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Derived from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god" and नाथ (natha) meaning "master, lord".
De Boer Dutch
Variant of Boer.
De Bois Arthurian Romance
Possible form of the French surname Dubois. This is the last name of Prince Arthur's mother Ygraine de Bois in the series Merlin.
De Bono Italian
Derives from the Latin word bonus, meaning "good".
De Bonte Dutch
Bont is a word to describe something with many colours, originally used for spotted cows. So the name means: The one with many colours. Figuratively speaking this would mean: The one who acts crazy.
DeBrincat Maltese
Patronymic "Of Brincat," from the first name Pancratius, meaning "the one who holds everything."
De Brún Irish, French
Derived from Brun, meaning brown in French
De Bruyn Afrikaans
"Bruyn" is an archaic spelling of "bruin", meaning "brown"
Debs French
From the given name Debus, a variant of Thebs or Thebus, which was an altered short form of Mattheus. This was borne by American union leader Eugene V. Debs (1855-1926).
Debussy French
This surname dates back to the Middle Ages. Unknown meaning.
De Carlo Italian
From the prefix De and the first name Carlo.
De Castro Portuguese, Spanish
Denoted someone who lived in a castle.
Decazes French
The surname Decazes was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where the family held a family seat in ancient times.... [more]
De Champagne French
Meaning "Of Champagne" in French.
De Clermont French
Means "of the bright hill" from the French de meaning "of" and clair, cler 'bright', 'clear' + mont 'hill'
Decock Belgian
Belgian form of De Kock.
De Costa Portuguese (Brazilian), Sinhalese
Variant of Da Costa used in Brazil and Sri Lanka.
De Cunha Portuguese (Brazilian), Sinhalese
Variant of Cunha used in Brazil and Sri Lanka.
De Curtis Italian
Originally denoting someone who was short, or came from a family of short people. A famous bearer of this surname is Italian actor Antonio "Totò" De Curtis (1898–1967).
Dedeaux French
Meaning uncertain. Probably a habitual surname for someone from Deaux in Gare.
De Deus Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "of God" in Portuguese.
De Drumon Medieval Scottish
This name appears carved on the tomb of "Jonnes de Drumon". This is said to be the earliest known written example of the Scottish surname Drummond. We believe that de Drumon could have been costal French or Belgium... [more]
Dedushkin Russian
From Russian Дедушка (dedushka) meaning "grandfather".
Dee English, Scottish
From the name of any of various rivers in England and Scotland named Dee, itself derived from Celtic dewos meaning "god, deity".
Deel Low German
Variant of Diehl.
Deen English (American)
The History of the Name Deen Derives from England, over time spelling variations have existed. The name Deen is used by mostly American English people.
Deere Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhidhir (see Dwyer).
Deery Irish (Anglicized)
Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Daighre ‘descendant of Daighre’, a byname meaning ‘fiery’.
Dees Irish
The surname Dees refers to the grandson of Deaghadh (good luck); dweller near the Dee River; one with a dark or swarthy complexion. Also considered of Welsh origin.
Deetz English (American)
Surname of the characters, Delia, Charles and gothic daughter, Lydia from the movie and TV series, Beetlejuice.
Defeo Italian
This surname is well known in popular culture as the surname of Ronald Defeo who murdered his family in the 1970s while they lived in Amittyville, NY. The surname may mean “Of Ugly”.
Defilippo Italian
The Italian surname De Filippo is a patronymic name created from the first name of a male ancestor. As a first name, it is derived from the Latin "Philippus,". This name is composed of the element "philos" which means "friend," and "hippos," meaning "horse.
Defoor Dutch
Given to someone who lived near a castle or citadel
Deford French
Variant of Dufort meaning "son of the strong" from French de-, "of" and fort, "strong". Notable namesake is author Frank Deford.
De Forest French
Alternative spelling of Deforest.
Deforge French
This is a surname of French origins. Introduced into England after the famous Invasion and Conquest of 1066, it is residential, but also possibly occupational. It is a surname which in its different forms is widely recorded heraldically, and particularly in the French regions of Brittany and Normandy... [more]
Defrain French
Variant of Frain combined with the French de "from".... [more]
De Geer Dutch, Swedish
The name is possibly derived from the town of Geer near Liège, Belgium. The town lies along the course of the river Jeker, which is called Geer in French.
Degelos Jewish (Rare), French
Most probable origin - Jewish adapting French sounding names... [more]
Degiorgio Maltese
Maltese form of De Giorgio.
De Goede Dutch
From a nickname meaning "the good" or "the kind".
Degraffenried German, German (Swiss)
Derived from a place in Switzerland. ... [more]
De Grey English
Variant of Grey.
De Groeve Dutch (Modern)
De Groeve is a surname meaning stone.
Deguchi Japanese
From Japanese 出 (de) meaning "exit" and 口 (kuchi) meaning "mouth, entrance".
Degutis Lithuanian
Occupational name for a person who sold tar; from the Lithuanian word degutas meaning "tar".
Degutytė Lithuanian
Feminine form for an unmarried woman or widow of the surname Degutis.
De Guzmán Spanish
Means "of Guzmán" in Spanish.
De Guzman Spanish (Philippines)
Unaccented form of De Guzmán primarily used in the Philippines.
Dehghan Persian
Means "farmer, peasant" in Persian.
Dehghani Persian
Derived from Persian دهقان (dehqân) meaning "farmer, peasant".
Dehn German
the Germanic ethnic name for someone from Denmark
Deiley English
Variant of Dailey.
Deiorio Italian
Italian surname meaning "Of Gold" or "From Gold"
Deitrich German
lock pick
Deitte Deitte
Originally the french surname "Diette"
Deitz German
Variant spelling of German Dietz.
De Jesús Spanish (Latin American)
Means "of Jesus" in Spanish.
De Jesus Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Philippines), American (Hispanic)
Means "of Jesus" in Portuguese. This is also an unaccented variant of De Jesús.
Dejesus Various
A combination beetween the popular prefix "de" with the given name Jesus.
De Kock Afrikaans
Means "The Cook"
De Kok Dutch
Literally means "the cook" in Dutch.
De La Boulaye French
This indicates familial origin within the Bourgignon commune of La Boulaye.
De Labra Spanish (Rare)
Spanish Surname With Origins From Asturias.
De La Calle Spanish
Means "of the street" in Spanish.
De La Calzada Spanish (Rare)
Means "of the causeway" in Spanish. This surname was likely given in honor of Dominic de la Calzada, a saint from Burgos.
Delacour French
Probably based off the term "de la cœur", meaning "on the court".
De La Faieta Occitan
This indicates familial origin within the Arvernian commune of Ais de la Faieta.
Delafoy French
From Old French de la foy meaning "of the faith". This is probably a name given to a cleric or a very pious person among the French Catholics.
Dela Fuente Spanish (Philippines)
Variant of De la Fuente primarily used in the Philippines.
Delagardelle French
Habitational name for someone from Lagardelle, a place in Haute Garonne.
De La Hoya Spanish
Means "of the hole" in Spanish.
De La Iglesia Spanish
Means “of the church” in Spanish.
Delalande French
French surname, pronounced /dølalɑ̃də/, which means "from the moor", "from the heath". Famous bearer Michel-Richard Delalande (1657-1726), French baroque composer and organist nicknamed "the Latin Lully", changed its spelling in "de Lalande" in order to give it aristocratic looks.
De La Luna Spanish, Filipino
Means "of the moon" in Spanish.
De La Luz Spanish (Mexican)
Means "of the Light" in Spanish.
De La Montagne French
Means "of the mountain" in French.
De La Muerte Spanish (Rare)
Means "of death" in Spanish. Name given to a person who worked as a graveyard worker.
Delane English
Anglicized form of Dubhshlainte.
Delaney English (American)
It Oragionally Came From The Norman Surname Dulaney And The Irish... [more]
De La Parra Spanish
Means "of the vine" in Spanish.
Dela Paz Spanish (Philippines)
Variant of De La Paz primarily used in the Philippines.
De La Peña Spanish
Means "of the Rock" in Spanish.
Dela Peña Spanish (Philippines)
Variant of De La Peña primarily used in the Philippines.
Delaplaine French
Means "of the Plain" in French
De La Presa Spanish
Means "of the dam" in Spanish.
De Lara English
Means "from Lara", a Spanish and French habitational name.
De La Rosa Spanish (Latin American)
Means "of the Rose" in Spanish.
Dela Rosa Spanish (Philippines)
Variant of De La Rosa primarily used in the Philippines.
Delarosa Spanish
Means "of the rose" in Spanish.
De Larrinaga Basque
Family name of owners of the old Larrinaga Shipping Company that had it's base in Liverpool. Original owner of the Palacio de Larrinaga was Ramon de Larrinaga.
De Las Nieves Spanish
Means "of the snows" in Spanish.
De La Tor D’auvèrnhe Occitan
This indicates familial origin within the Arvernian commune of La Tor d’Auvèrnhe.
De La Torre Spanish
Topographic name "from (de) the tower (la torre)", i.e. someone who lived by a watchtower, "from (de) the tower (la torre)".
Dela Torre Spanish (Philippines)
Variant of De La Torre primarily used in the Philippines.
De Laura Italian
Metronymic from the female personal name Laura (a derivative of Latin laurus "laurel").
De La Vega Spanish
Means "of the meadow" in Spanish.
Dela Vega Spanish (Philippines)
Variant of De La Vega primarily used in the Philippines.
Delbert English, Dutch
From the given name Delbert
Delbozque French
French Variant of Del Bosque
Del Campo Spanish
Means "of the camp" in Spanish.
Del Carmen Spanish
Means "of Carmen" in Spanish.
Del Castillo Spanish
Means "of the Castle" in Spanish, referring to someone who worked in one.
Deldojar Scottish (Anglicized, Rare)
Deldojar is a nickname for Bangladeshi traders who settled on the coastal port of Perth and Kinross, Scotland. This name is taken from the name of the merchant's hometown, Deldur upazila, a district of Tangail in the Division of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Deledda Italian, Sardinian
Variant of Ledda. A famous bearer of this surname is Nobel Prize for Literature recipient Grazia Deledda (1871–1936).
Deleeuw Dutch
Found in the North Brabant region of the Netherlands
De Leeuw Van Weenen Dutch
Means "Lion of Vienna" in Dutch.