Submitted Surnames Starting with D

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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).
DE CARLO Italian
From the prefix De and the first name CARLO.
DE CLERMONT French
Means "of the bright hill" from the French de meaning "of" and clair, cler 'bright', 'clear' + mont 'hill'
DEDEAUX French
Meaning uncertain. Probably a habitual surname for someone from Deaux in Gare.
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]
DEE Welsh, Irish, English, Scottish, Chinese (Latinized)
Welsh: nickname for a swarthy person, from Welsh du ‘dark’, ‘black’. ... [more]
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.
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.
DEGUCHI Japanese
This surname is used as 出口 or 出久地 with 出 (shuu, sui, i.dasu, i.deru, da.su, -da.su, -de, de.ru) meaning "come out, exit, go out, leave, protrude, put out", 口 (ku, kou, kuchi) meaning "mouth", 久 (kyuu, ku, hisa.shii) meaning "long time, old story" and 地 (ji, chi) meaning "earth, ground."
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 (Filipino)
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" (transmitted into English as the term dehqan).
DEHN German
the Germanic ethnic name for someone from Denmark
DEIORIO Italian
Italian surname meaning "Of Gold" or "From Gold"
DEITRICH German
lock pick
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 (European, Spanish, Rare)
Spanish Surname With Origins From Asturias.
DELACOUR French
Probably based off the term "de la cœur", meaning "on the court".
DELA CRUZ Spanish (Filipino)
Variant of DE LA CRUZ primarily used in the Philippines.
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.
DELAGARDELLE French
Habitational name for someone from Lagardelle, a place in Haute Garonne.
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 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.
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 LA RÚA Galician (Spanish)
Castilianized form of DA RÚA.
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)".
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.
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.
DELEEUW Dutch
Found in the North Brabant region of the Netherlands
DE LEEUW VAN WEENEN Dutch
Means "Lion of Vienna" in Dutch.
DELEURAN French (Huguenot), Danish
Huguenot surname of unknown origin. This family emigrated to Denmark in the 16th century, and now most members of the family are Danish
DELEVINGNE French, English
Means "of the vine" in French. It is the surname of Poppy Delevingne and Cara Delevingne, both English actresses and models; it is also the surname of French-born photojournalist Lionel Delevingne
DE LÉVIS French
This indicates familial origin within the Orléanais commune of Lévis-Saint-Nom.
DELFIN Spanish
Meaning "dolphin" in Spanish.
DELFINO Italian, Spanish
From the personal name Delfino, from Latin Delphinus, from delphis "dolphin", regarded in medieval times as a symbol of goodness and friendliness.
DEL FRATE Italian
Italian in origin, meaning; "of the monk"
DELGADILLO Spanish
Diminutive of DELGADO.
DE LIMA Spanish
"de Lima" is the surname given to the people who lived near the Limia River (Lima in portuguese) on the Province of Ourense, an autonomous community of Galicia, located at the northwest of Spain. The root of the name is Don Juan Fernandez de Lima, maternal grandson to the King Alfonso VI de León (1040-1109).
DE LINIERS French
This indicates familial origin within the Poitevin commune of Liniers.
DELISLE English
From De L'Isle, "of the Isle, from the Isle" in French.
DELLA Italian, Spanish
Likely derived from the Italian and Spanish word della, meaning "of the".
DELLA CHIÈSA Italian
It literally means "of the church".
DELLA FRANCESCA Italian
Means "son of FRANCESCA". A famous bearer was Piero della Francesca (1415-1492), an Italian fresco painter.
DELLINO English
A made up name used for roleplay.
DELOREY French (Anglicized)
Anglicized version of DESLAURIERS, a topographic name for someone living among laurels, a combination of the fused preposition and plural definite article des ‘from the’ + the plural of Old French lorier ‘laurel’.
DE LOS REYES Spanish
Means “of the kings” in Spanish.
DE LOS SANTOS Spanish
Means "of the saints" in Spanish.
DEL ROSARIO Spanish, Filipino
Means "of the rosary" in Spanish.
DE LUNA Spanish, Portuguese
Means "of the moon" in Spanish and Portuguese.
DELVECCHIO Italian
Means of old age or of the old one, from VECCHIO.
DELYANOV Bulgarian
Derived from the Bulgarian given name DELYAN.
DEMAREE French (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of French DESMARAIS.
DEMARIA Italian
Metronymic from the female personal name Maria, or name for a devotee of the Virgin Mary.
DE MARNI Italian
From Italy, most likely Northern Italy. One theory is that De Marni or a similar sounding name was the name of an orphanage, but it's origin is unknown.
DE MARTINO Italian
Means "Son of MARTINO". A famous bearer is actor Stefano De Martino.
DEMEGAWA Japanese
From Japanese 出 (de) "out", 目 (me) "eye" and 川 (kawa) "river".
DEMENTIEV Russian
Variant spelling of DEMENTYEV.
DEMENTIEVA Russian
Variant spelling of DEMENTYEVA.
DEMENTYEV Russian
Means "son of DEMENTIY".
DEMENTYEVA Russian
Feminine counterpart of DEMENTYEV.
DEMERCHANT French (Acadian)
A name meaning "the merchant", though the spelling indicates dutch origins.
DEMERS French
From French meaning "of the seas". A famous bearer of this surname was Modeste Demers, a bishop in 18th century Vancouver.
DEMESTRE French
It's an occupational word coming from Latin. It means "master". It is of French origin.
DE METZ Medieval Jewish, Medieval French
A medieval Ashkenazic French habitational name originally meaning "of Metz", from the city of Metz (now known as Mettis) in Lorraine, which was originally known as Mediomatrica, after the Gaulish tribe of the Mediomatrici... [more]
DE MICHELE Italian, French
An Italian and French patronymic surname, meaning "son of MICHELE (1)".
DEMIDOV Russian
Means "son of DEMID". This was the name of a Russian industrialist family prominent in the 18th and 19th centuries. A bearer of the feminine form Demidova was Anna Stepanovna Demidova (1878-1918), a lady-in-waiting in the service of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna who acquired posthumous fame for being executed alongside her employer in 1918.
DEMMA English
Possibly an Anglicization of the Italian surname Demma, a metronymic from the personal name EMMA.
DEMPSTER Manx, English, Scottish
The name for a judge or arbiter of minor disputes, from Old English dem(e)stre, a derivative of the verb demian ‘to judge or pronounce judgement’. Although this was originally a feminine form of the masculine demere, by the Middle English period the suffix -stre had lost its feminine force, and the term was used of both sexes... [more]
DEMYANENKO Ukrainian
Means "son of DEMYAN".
DEMYANOV Russian
Means "son of DEMYAN".
DENAUT French (Rare, ?)
Possibly a variant of Denault.
DENBY English
Means "person from Denby", Derbyshire or Yorkshire ("farmstead of the Danes").
DENEEN Irish
Variant of Irish DINEEN.
DENHAM English
From the name of various places in England, most of which meant "farm in the valley" (from Old English denu "valley" + ham "homestead"). Notable bearers of the surname included John Denham (1615-1669), an English poet; British Labour politician John Denham (1953-); and British actor Maurice Denham (1909-2002).
DENISOV Russian
Means "son of DENIS".
DENISOVICH Russian, Literature
Means “son of DENIS”. Used in the 1962 book "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich."
DENIZ Turkish
Means "sea" in Turkish.
DENLEY English
Apparently a habitational name from an unidentified place, probably so named from Old English denu 'valley' + leah 'woodland clearing'.
DENNEHY Irish
Means Ireland and someone who likes Chinese food
DENNING English
Derived from the Old English name DYNNA.
DENNING Irish
Variant of DINEEN.
DENNINGER German
Habitational name for someone from Denning in Bavaria. Denning is related to Middle Low German denne meaning "wooded vale".
DENNINGTON English
Habitational name from a place in Suffolk, recorded in Domesday Book as Dingifetuna, from the Old English female personal name Denegifu (composed of the elements Dene meaning "Dane" + gifu meaning "gift") + Old English tūn meaning "enclosure", "settlement".
DENONCOURT French (Quebec)
Possibly a habitational name.
DENSON English (Rare)
Meaning "Son of DENNIS" or "Son of DEAN"
DENTON English
"Valley Town" in Old English, where the given name DENTON comes from.
D'ENTRONE Italian
Italian conjugation, meaning "from within".
DENVER English
English surname, composed of the Old English elements Dene "Dane" and fær "passage, crossing," hence "Dane crossing."
DEPAUL French
Son of Paul
DE PAUW Dutch, Flemish
Variant spelling of PAUW.
DEPIETRI Italian
The distinguished surname Depietri can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Piedmont. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent... [more]
DEPP German
Derived from Germanic depp which is a nickname for a joker (person who plays jokes on others). A notable bearer is Johnny Depp, an American actor.
DEPPE German
Variant spelling of DEPP.
DERADO English
We think it is Italina?
DERBYSHIRE English
Shire of Derby; one who came from Derbyshire, a county in England.
DERCKSON Swiss
Meaning: "Powerful People"
DEREMER Dutch
From an old personal name Terrimar, which is probably from Old High German dart ‘spear’ + mari ‘famous’
DERESSE Amharic, Ethiopian
From the given name DERESSE or DERESSA.
DERHODES German
We think this is German or maybe French
DERIAN Armenian
Patronymic from classical Armenian tēr meaning ‘lord’.
DERKUM German
Unknown
DERNIER French
Means Last in French
DEROBOAM French
unknown possibly french, family has french origins
DE ROMA Medieval Spanish (Spanish, Rare, Expatriate)
A Spanish locational surname meaning “Of Rome”, perhaps for a Spaniard who lived in Rome or an Italian expat who immigrated to Spain
DE ROOS Dutch
From Dutch roos "rose" (see ROOS).
DEROSA Italian
Variation of de Rosa. Southern Italian metronymic from the female personal name ROSA, from rosa ‘rose’.
DE ROZEN Dutch
A Dutch surname meaning "the roses".
DERRICOTT English
Habitational name, possibly a variant of Darracott, from Darracott in Devon. However, the present-day concentration of the form Derricott in the West Midlands and Shropshire suggests that this may be a distinct name, from a different source, now lost.
DERRY Irish, English
English variant of DEARY, or alternatively a nickname for a merchant or tradesman, from Anglo-French darree ‘pennyworth’, from Old French denree... [more]
DERUNGS Swiss, Romansh
Romansh from Roman occupiers of Switzerland.
DERVISHI Albanian
Albanian form of DARWISH.
DERWENT English
Originating from Derwent River in England.
DERWIN English
Variant of DARWIN.
DESAI Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
From Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning "province, country, kingdom" combined with स्वामिन् (svāmin) meaning "lord, master, owner".
DESANGES French (Rare)
Means "from the angels", possibly connected to the French title of the Virgin Mary Notre Dame des Anges, meaning "Our Lady of the Angels". Bearers of this surname include Louis William Desanges (1822-1905), an English artist of French descent, and French historian Jehan Desanges (1929-).
DE SANTO Italian, Spanish
Mean “Son of SANTO”.
DESCALZO Spanish
It means "barefoot"
DESCHAIN French, Literature
Of French origin. This is the last name of the character of the Gunslinger Roland in Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series.
DESCHENES French
"Chenes" is French for "oak tree". In French, "Des" means more than one. "Des"+ "Chenes"= Deschenes meaning "Many oak trees."
DESHMUKH Indian, Marathi
From the historical title देशमुख (deśmukh) meaning "district head", derived from Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning "country, district" combined with मुख (múkha) meaning "face".
DESHPANDE Indian, Marathi
Means "district accountant", derived from Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning "country, kingdom, province" combined with पण्डित (paṇḍitá) meaning "learned, wise man".
DE SILVA Sinhalese
Variant of DA SILVA used in Sri Lanka.
DESLAURIERS French (Quebec)
A topographic name for someone living among laurels, a combination of the fused preposition and plural definite article des ‘from the’ + the plural of Old French lorier ‘laurel’.
DESMARAIS French
Habitational name for someone from any of various places named with Old French mareis, maresc ‘marsh’, as for example Les Marets, in Seine-et-Marne, Centre, Nord, and Picardy.
DESNOYERS French (Quebec)
Means "of the walnut trees", from French word "noyer", meaning walnut. "Des noyers" literally translates to "the walnuts".
DE SOUZA Portuguese
Means "of Sousa" in Portuguese, referring to the River Sousa flowing through northern Portugal. The word Sousa itself is derived from the Latin saxa, saxum meaning "stone, rock". The surname is more commonly used in Brazil and Portuguese-speaking African countries today.
DES ROCHES French
Either a topographic name for someone living among rocks or a habitational name from any of several places named with this word, meaning "from the rocks" in French.
DESSER Jewish
Habitational name from the city of Dessau in Germany.
D'ESTAING French
Derived from Estaing, a commune in the Aveyron department in southern France.
DE STEFANO Italian
Means "son of STEFANO".
D'ESTIENNE French
From the given name ESTIENNE, a Medieval French form of STEPHEN.
DEULOFEU Catalan
catalan , used in san feliu de guixols
DEUTCH German (Rare), Jewish (Rare)
"German". Used as a last name for those who had none in the 17-18th century. Continues to today, albeit rarely.
DEUTSCHLANDER Dutch
Name given to a person from Germany.
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