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DE LIMASpanish
"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).
This indicates familial origin within the Poitevin commune of Liniers.
From De L'Isle, "of the Isle, from the Isle" in French.
It literally means "of the church".
A made up name used for roleplay.
DELOREYFrench (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’.
Means “of the kings” in Spanish.
Means "of the saints" in Spanish.
DEL RÍOSpanish
Topographic name for someone "from the (del) river or stream (río)".
DEL RIOSpanish
Means "from the river". Topographic name for someone living near a river or a stream.
DEL ROSARIOSpanish, Italian
Means of the rosary in Spanish.
Means of old age or of the old one, from Vecchio.
Derived from the Bulgarian given name Delyan.
DEMAREEFrench (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of French Desmarais.
Metronymic from the female personal name Maria, or name for a devotee of the Virgin Mary.
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.
DEMERCHANTFrench (Acadian)
A name meaning "the merchant", though the spelling indicates dutch origins.
From French meaning "of the seas". A famous bearer of this surname was Modeste Demers, a bishop in 18th century Vancouver.
It's an occupational word coming from Latin. It means "master". It is of French origin.
This surname was attached to a family of rich Russian entrepreneurs in the 18th–19th centuries. ... [more]
Possibly an Anglicization of the Italian surname Demma, a metronymic from the personal name Emma.
Means "son of DEMYAN".
Means "son of DEMYAN".
Means "person from Denby", Derbyshire or Yorkshire ("farmstead of the Danes").
Variant of Irish Dineen.
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).
Means "son of DENIS".
DENISOVICHRussian, Literature
Means “son of Denis”. Used in the 1962 book "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich."
Means "sea" in Turkish.
Habitational name for someone from Denning in Bavaria. Denning is related to Middle Low German denne meaning "wooded vale".
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".
DENONCOURTFrench (Quebec)
Possibly a habitational name.
DENSONEnglish (Rare)
Meaning "Son of Dennis" or "Son of Dean"
"Valley Town" in Old English, where the given name Denton comes from.
English surname, composed of the Old English elements Dene "Dane" and fær "passage, crossing," hence "Dane crossing."
Son of Paul
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]
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.
Variant spelling of Depp.
We think it is Italina?
Shire of Derby; one who came from Derbyshire, a county in England.
Meaning: "Powerful People"
From an old personal name Terrimar, which is probably from Old High German dart ‘spear’ + mari ‘famous’
DERESSEAmharic, Ethiopian
From the given name Deresse or Deressa.
We think this is German or maybe French
Patronymic from classical Armenian tēr meaning ‘lord’.
Means Last in French
unknown possibly french, family has french origins
Variation of de Rosa. Southern Italian metronymic from the female personal name Rosa, from rosa ‘rose’.
A Dutch surname meaning "the roses".
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.
DERRYIrish, English
English variant of Deary, or alternatively a nickname for a merchant or tradesman, from Anglo-French darree ‘pennyworth’, from Old French denree. ... [more]
DERUNGSSwiss, Romansh
Romansh from Roman occupiers of Switzerland.
Albanian form of Darwish.
DESAIIndian, Marathi, Gujarati
From Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning "province, country, kingdom" combined with स्वामिन् (svāmin) meaning "lord, master, owner".
It means "barefoot"
"Chenes" is French for "oak tree". In French, "Des" means more than one. "Des"+ "Chenes"= Deschenes meaning "Many oak trees."
DE SILVASinhalese
Variant of Da Silva used in Sri Lanka.
Variant of Desjardins today used primarily by Americans of French descent.
DESLAURIERSFrench (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’.
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.
DESNOYERSFrench (Quebec)
Means "of the walnut trees", from French word "noyer", meaning walnut. "Des noyers" literally translates to "the walnuts".
DE SOUZAPortuguese
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.
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.
Habitational name from the city of Dessau in Germany.
DESTRIERFrench (Rare)
Derived from the Anglo-Norman word destrer meaning "warhorse".
catalan , used in san feliu de guixols
DEUTCHGerman (Rare), Jewish (Rare)
"German". Used as a last name for those who had none in the 17-18th century. Continues to today, albeit rarely.
DEVAIndian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit देव (devá) meaning "heavenly, divine" or "deity, god".
DEVALCOURTFrench (Cajun)
Habitational name from places in France named Valcourt.
DEVALLFrench, English
Devall (also DeVall) is a surname of Norman origin with both English and French ties.Its meaning is derived from French the town of Deville, Ardennes. It was first recorded in England in the Domesday Book.In France, the surname is derived from 'de Val' meaning 'of the valley.'
Meaning, "son of Deval."
DEVANEYIrish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibheannaigh ‘descendant of Duibheannach’, a personal name of uncertain origin; the first element is dubh ‘black’, the second may be eanach ‘marshy place’... [more]
Irish: variant of Devaney.
DEVIIndian, Hindi, Punjabi, Assamese, Telugu, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Odia
From Sanskrit देवी (devī́) meaning "goddess, female deity" (see the given name Devi). It is used as a surname by women who did not originally have a family name. In 2014, this was the second most common surname in the world and the most common in several Indian states.
French surname meaning, 'The Village', from French De- 'the' and Ville- 'Village'.
DEVILLYIrish (Anglicized, Rare)
One of the anglicized versions of Ó Duibhghiolla, and Ancient Irish name meaning "Of the Black Attendant"
Comes from McDevitt, means "son of David."
Variant of DEVIN.
Regional name for someone from the county of Devon. In origin, this is from an ancient British tribal name, Latin Dumnonii, perhaps meaning "worshipers of the god Dumnonos".
The origin of the surname DeVooght is unknown.... [more]
French: variant of De Var, a habitational name for someone from a place named Var, for example in Charente. Respelling of French Devors, a habitational name, with the preposition de, for someone from Vors in Aveyron.
DEWANIndian, Pakistani
Status name for a treasurer or court official, from Arabic diwan "royal court", "tribunal of justice", or "treasury". Under the Mughal administration in India the dewan was usually the highest official in a state.
From the Old French personal name Dieudonné, literally "gift of God".
DEWIIndonesian, Javanese, Indian, Hindi, Malay
Means "goddess, deity" in Malay and Indonesian, of Sanskrit origin. In India, it can also be a variant transcription of Devi.
A nickname for one identified with the animal or from a place noted for a sign showing a picture of a wolf. Signs with easily understood pictographs communicated the names of locations in preliterate Europe.
From the German village Dexheim (south of Mainz).
DEYIndian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Either a variant or Dev or Deva meaning "deity, god" (from the Sanskrit देव (devá)) or derived from the Sanskrit deya meaning "suitable for a gift".
Nickname for someone from the Dutch provence Zeeland
DHALIWALIndian (Sikh), Punjabi
Sikh name possibly from Daranagar, the name of an ancestral town in India.
DHAOUADIArabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; mainly found in Tunisia.
DHARIndian, Bengali
Most likely from Bengali ধার (dhāra) meaning "credit"; ultimately from Sanskrit उद्धार (uddhara) "deliverance, salvation, release".
DHARIndian, Urdu, Kashmiri
Kashmiri Brahmin surname of unknown meaning.
Meaning Deacon. Notable bearer of this name is Athanasios Diakos (1786–1821), a Greek military commander during the Greek War of Independence and a national hero.
DIALLOWestern African
A common name throughout West Africa, it is the French transcription of a surname of Fula origin.
"Diamonds" in Greek. One notable bearer of the surname is Marina Lambrini Diamandis, A Welsh/Greek Songwriter and Singer who preforms under the stage name of "Marina and the Diamonds"
DIAMANTHebrew, Jewish
Jewish surname derived from French and German diamant meaning "diamond", used to denote a jeweler.
Means "son of DIAMANTO" in Greek.
Americanized form of a Jewish surname, spelled in various ways, derived from modern German Diamant, Demant "diamond", or Yiddish dimet or diment, from the Middle High German diemant (via Latin from Greek adamas ‘unconquerable’, genitive adamantos, a reference to the hardness of the stone)... [more]
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Diamáin "descendant of Diamán", earlier Díomá or Déamán, a diminutive of Díoma, itself a pet form of DIARMAID.
English variant of Dayman (see Day). Forms with the excrescent d are not found before the 17th century; they are at least in part the result of folk etymology.
means "son of Diogo" in Portuguese. Also a variant of Diaz
Means "son of Diasami", from a Georgian given name of unknown meaning, perhaps meaning "master" or derived from Abkhaz дәаӡа (dwaʒa) meaning "uncultivated land, virgin soil" (thus used to refer to someone who plowed land)... [more]
DI'BONARIASardinian (Rare)
(Our Lady of Bonaria) Also known as Blessed Virgin Mary located in Cagliari, Italy... Di meaning (of) and Bonaria meaning "Good Natured". Last name given to honor Our Lady of Bonaria.
Means "(son) of Cesare".
DICKENSHEETSEnglish (American)
Americanized spelling of German Dickenscheid, a habitational name from a place named Dickenschied in the Hunsrück region. The place name is from Middle High German dicke ‘thicket’, ‘woods’ + -scheid (often schied) ‘border area’ (i.e. ridge, watershed), ‘settler’s piece of cleared (wood)land’.
DICKERMANEnglish, German, Jewish
Possibly derived from Middle High German dic(ke) "strong, thick" and Mann "man, male, husband".
English (mainly East Anglia): patronymic from a pet form of Dick
From dichter, the German word for "poet".
Combination of the prefix Di and the name Donato.
DIDSCHUSGerman (East Prussian)
East Prussian German name meaning "tall; big", from Old Prussian didis (or Old Prussian didszullis "the tall one").
"one who lives on a dike"
From the given name Diel, Tiel, from Thilo, a diminutive of given names beginning with Diet-, as such as Dietrich.
DIELMANNGerman (Modern)
It was once spelled as "Dielhmann" and sometimes with one "n". The meaning is unknown, but when I used Google's translator "dielh" means "the" and "mann" was "man.
Vietnamese form of Ye.
DIESRoman Mythology
From the given name: Dies. ... [more]
From "Dieterlein", a diminuative of the given name Dieter
From a short form of the personal name Dietrich.
Rare Italian surname that comes from the city of Isola di Fano, Presaro e Urbino, Italy.
Literally means "of Francis," and therefore may also mean "son of Francis."
DILAGFilipino, Tagalog
Means "beauty, splendour, brilliancy" or "maiden" in Tagalog.
DILANFilipino, Ilocano
Filipino from the filipine islands
Southern Italian Surname.
Nickname from Middle English dell, dill, dull "dull, foolish".
Probably an altered spelling of Dilley or Dilly or possibly of German Dillier. A variant of Dilger.
DILLIONIrish, English
Possibly a variant of Dillon.
Comes from the Irish origin
Derived from dim, meaning "smoke".... [more]
Means "not knowing how to (do something)" in Filipino. ”di” is short for hinde/hindi, which means no, not, etc. “maanó” is derived from paano, which means “how.”
meaning cant be lessened or diminished
Came from a child who was born in the month of May. The surname Maggio is derived from the Italian word Maggio, which literally means the month of May.
meaning cant be withered
Means "diamond".
means "son of Marco" in italian
First used in Venice, Italy
DiMercurio is an alternate spelling of Di Mercurio.
DIMITRENKORussian, Ukrainian
From the given name Dimitry.
Means "son of Dimitris" in Greek.
From the given name Dimitrios (see Demetrius).
Means “son of Dimitar” or “son of Dimitrij” in Macedonian.
DIMONDEnglish, Irish
English and Irish variant of Diamond.
DI MOZEItalian
Means "son of Moze" in Italian.
DINEENIrish (Anglicized)
Irish reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinnín ‘descendant of Duinnín’, a byname from a diminutive of donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’.
Meaning unknown.
DINGFELDERMedieval German (Rare, Archaic)
When surnames were finally adopted, family heads who originated from Thungfeld in the Steigerwald area of Mittelfranken, took the name of their traditional home area.
DINJERGerman (Rare)
Occupational surname that originated in the German dialect spoken in the Rhineland-Palatinate region. ... [more]
From a short form of the personal name Dinis, a variant of Dennis.
Derived from the nickname Dinu.
Derived from the given masculine name Andrea
means "son of Paolo" in Italian
DI PEGOItalian
the origin of di Pego is unknown, but translates to 'I caught', in Italian.... [more]
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Díscín "descendant of Díscín", which may be derived from díosc "barren". The place name Ballyeeskeen, now Ballydiscin, in County Sligo, is derived from the surname.
Son of Di
Means “hero of the country” from Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning “point, region, place” or “country, kingdom” combined with नायक (nāyak) meaning “leader, hero”.
DISTELGerman, North German, Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived by a patch of ground overgrown with thistles, or perhaps a nickname for a "prickly" person, from Middle High German, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch distel "thistle".
Topographic name for someone who lived in a place where thistles grew, from German Distel "thistle" (see Distel) and -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant.
DITTMANGerman (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of German Dittmann.
Variant of Dittmar. In eastern Germany, this form has been used for Dittmar since the 15th century.
DIVATAFilipino (Rare, Archaic)
Is Visayan or Mindanao word which means "Guardian/Protector of the Nature"... [more]
Derives from the word vita meaning "life".
DJABOUArabic (Maghrebi), Central African
Meaning unknown. A bearer is Abdelmoumene Djabou (1987-), an Algerian footballer.
DJAZAIRIArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic الجزائر (al-Jazā’ir) meaning "the islands", referring to the country of Algeria or referring to an Algerian person. This surname could be used to refer to someone from the city of Algiers, or just a general Algerian person.
from Togo Lome, Vogan in west Africa from the djokoto family.
Means "Long".
Means "Long".
D'MELLOIndian (Christian)
Variant of Mello more common among Christians from India.
Means "son of Dmitry".
Variant transcription of DMITRYEV.
Derived from the Given Name Dmitry.
Means "son of DMITRIY".
A Scots Gaelic name said to be either an Anglicized version of Dabhóc that is a pet form of the given name David or a pet form of the given name Caradoc.
From the Sino-Vietnamese character , meaning "party, group, corps"
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubháin ‘descendant of Dubhán’, meaning ‘the little black one’, a common name in the 16th century in southern Ireland, or Ó Damháin ‘descendant of Damhán’ meaning ‘fawn’, ‘little stag’, a rare Ulster name... [more]
From a nickname of Robert, a variant is Dobbs.
From the medieval personal name Dobbe, one of several pet forms of Robert in which the initial letter was altered. Compare Hobbs.
English Patronymic from an old nickname for Robert
DOBILEITGerman (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) name meaning "clover; trefoil".
Means "voluntary", "free".
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Dobrzankowo.
DOBSONEnglish, Scottish
Patronymic from the personal name Dobbe. This is also established in Ireland, notably County Leitrim.
From a diminutive of the given name Dob or Dobbe, itself a medieval diminutive of Robert (one of several rhyming nicknames of Robert in which the initial letter was altered; compare Hobbs).
Scottish spelling of the Irish surname Doherty.
DOCILUSAncient Roman
Don't know the source, which is why I put other.
From dod, meaning "something rounded" in German.
Possibly a nickname from Middle English dogge "dog" (Old English docga, dogga).
From a pet form of Dogge (see Dodge).
Patronymic form of Dodge.
DODIEScottish (Modern)
Dodie is a Scottish shortening of the name "Dorothy" it is quite rare and one of the only famous people with this name is the singer/songwrite Dodie Clark.
DODSONEnglish (British)
Means "son of Dodd" (see DUDDA).
An English nickname for a gentle person from the word for a female deer. Originally a female first name transferred to use as a surname. Well known in American law as a hypothetical surname for a person unnamed in legal proceedings, as in Jane Doe or John Doe.
Derived from Middle Low German top and dop "pot". This is an occupational surname originally given to a potter.
Habitational name for someone from any of several places in Bavaria named Dörfling.
Means "hawk, falcon" in Turkish.
DOHMENMedieval Dutch
Derived from dutch surname Damen
North German topographic name for someone who lived by the gates of a town or city (see Thor).
Do ("Earth") + I ("Habitation") or ("Well, Mineshaft") in a different region. "Earth Well" is used mainly in the west and in Shikoku, the "Earth Habitation" kanji is used in eastern Japan. This name isn't rare and considered out of the ordinary, but it's uncommon to the ears.
DOLEEnglish, Irish (Anglicized)
English: from Middle English dole ‘portion of land’ (Old English dal ‘share’, ‘portion’). The term could denote land within the common field, a boundary mark, or a unit of area; so the name may be of topographic origin or a status name... [more]
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