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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.
DEMIDOV     Russian
This surname was attached to a family of rich Russian entrepreneurs in the 18th–19th centuries. ... [more]
DEMMA     English
Possibly an Anglicization of the Italian surname Demma, a metronymic from the personal name Emma.
DEMYANENKO     Russian
Means "son of DEMYAN".
DEMYANOV     Russian
Means "son of DEMYAN".
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
From the given name Deniz.
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".
DENNIS     English
Form the given name Dennis.
DENONCOURT     French (Quebec)
Possibly a habitational name.
DENSON     English (Rare)
Meaning "Son of Dennis" or "Son of Dean"
DENVER     English
English surname, composed of the Old English elements Dene "Dane" and fær "passage, crossing," hence "Dane crossing."
DEPAUL     French
Son of Paul
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]
DE POMBAL     Portuguese
Variant of Pombal... [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?
DERCKSON     Swiss
Meaning: "Powerful People"
DEREMER     Dutch
From an old personal name Terrimar, which is probably from Old High German dart ‘spear’ + mari ‘famous’
DERESSA     Ethiopian, Amharic
Variant of Deresse.
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’.
DERNIER     French
Means Last in French
DEROBOAM     French
unknown possibly french, family has french origins
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.
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”.
DESCALZO     Spanish
It means "barefoot"
DESCHENES     French
"Chenes" is French for "oak tree". In French, "Des" means more than one. "Des"+ "Chenes"= Deschenes meaning "Many oak trees."
DE SILVA     Sinhalese
Variant of Da Silva used in Sri Lanka.
DESJARDIN     French
Variant of Desjardins today used primarily by Americans of French descent.
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.
DESTRIER     French (Rare)
Derived from the Anglo-Norman word destrer meaning "warhorse".
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.
DEVALCOURT     French (Cajun)
Habitational name from places in France named Valcourt.
DEVALL     French, 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.'
DEVALSON     English
Meaning, "son of Deval."
DEVANEY     Irish (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]
DEVANNEY     Irish
Irish: variant of Devaney.
DEVI     Indian, 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.
DEVILLE     French
French surname meaning, 'The Village', from French De- 'the' and Ville- 'Village'.
DEVILLY     Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
One of the anglicized versions of Ó Duibhghiolla, and Ancient Irish name meaning "Of the Black Attendant"
DEVITT     Irish
Comes from McDevitt, means "son of David."
DEVON     Irish
Variant of DEVIN.
DEVON     English
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".
DEVOOGHT     Belgian
The origin of the surname DeVooght is unknown.... [more]
DEVORE     French
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.
DEWAN     Indian, 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.
DEWDNEY     English
From the Old French personal name Dieudonné, literally "gift of God".
DEWOLF     Dutch
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.
DEXHEIMER     German
From the German village Dexheim (south of Mainz).
DEY     Indian, 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".
DEZ     English
DE ZEEUW     Dutch
Nickname for someone from the Dutch provence Zeeland
DHALIWAL     Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Sikh name possibly from Daranagar, the name of an ancestral town in India.
DHAOUADI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; mainly found in Tunisia.
DHAR     Indian, Bengali
Most likely from Bengali ধার (dhāra) meaning "credit"; ultimately from Sanskrit उद्धार (uddhara) "deliverance, salvation, release".
DHAR     Indian, Urdu, Kashmiri
Kashmiri Brahmin surname of unknown meaning.
DIAKOS     Greek
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.
DIALLO     Western 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"
DIAMANT     Hebrew, Jewish
Jewish surname derived from French and German diamant meaning "diamond", used to denote a jeweler.
Means "son of DIAMANTO" in Greek.
DIAMOND     Jewish
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]
DIAMOND     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Diamáin "descendant of Diamán", earlier Díomá or Déamán, a diminutive of Díoma, itself a pet form of DIARMAID.
DIAMOND     English
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.
DIAS     Portuguese
means "son of Diogo" in Portuguese. Also a variant of Diaz
DI'BONARIA     Sardinian (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.
DI BRINO     Italian
No idea
DI CESARE     Italian
Means "(son) of Cesare".
DICKENSHEETS     English (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’.
DICKERMAN     English, German, Jewish
Possibly derived from Middle High German dic(ke) "strong, thick" and Mann "man, male, husband".
DICKERSON     English
English (mainly East Anglia): patronymic from a pet form of Dick
DICKIE     Scottish, Northern Irish
From a pet form of Dick.
DICKTER     German
From dichter, the German word for "poet".
DIDSCHUS     German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German name meaning "tall; big", from Old Prussian didis (or Old Prussian didszullis "the tall one").
DIECKMANN     German
"one who lives on a dike"
DIEHL     German
From the given name Diel, Tiel, from Thilo, a diminutive of given names beginning with Diet-, as such as Dietrich.
DIELMANN     German (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.
DIỆP     Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Ye.
DIES     Roman Mythology
From the given name: Dies. ... [more]
DIETERLIN     German
From "Dieterlein", a diminuative of the given name Dieter
DIETZ     German
From a short form of the personal name Dietrich.
DIEZ     Spanish (Modern)
Son of Diego
DIFANO     Italian
Rare Italian surname that comes from the city of Isola di Fano, Presaro e Urbino, Italy.
DI FRANCESCO     Italian
Literally means "of Francis," and therefore may also mean "son of Francis."
DILAN     Filipino, Ilocano
Filipino from the filipine islands
DILEO     Italian
Southern Italian Surname.
DILL     English
Nickname from Middle English dell, dill, dull "dull, foolish".
DILLIE     German
Probably an altered spelling of Dilley or Dilly or possibly of German Dillier. A variant of Dilger.
DILLION     Irish, English
Possibly a variant of Dillon.
DILLON     Irish
Comes from the Irish origin
DIM     Croatian
Derived from dim, meaning "smoke".... [more]
meaning cant be lessened or diminished
DI MAGGIO     Italian
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.
DIMALANTA     Filipino
meaning cant be withered
DIMANTS     Latvian
Means "diamond".
DIMARCO     Italian
means "son of Marco" in italian
DIMARIA     Italian
Variant of Demaria.
DIMEGLIO     Italian
First used in Venice, Italy
DIMERCURIO     Italian
DiMercurio is an alternate spelling of Di Mercurio.
DIMITRENKO     Russian, Ukrainian
From the given name Dimitry.
Means "son of Dimitris" in Greek.
From the given name Dimitrios (see Demetrius).
DIMITROVSKI     Macedonian
Means “son of Dimitar” or “son of Dimitrij” in Macedonian.
DIMOND     English, Irish
English and Irish variant of Diamond.
DI MOZE     Italian
Means "son of Moze" in Italian.
DINEEN     Irish (Anglicized)
Irish reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinnín ‘descendant of Duinnín’, a byname from a diminutive of donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’.
DINESCU     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
DINGFELDER     Medieval 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.
DINJER     German (Rare)
Occupational surname that originated in the German dialect spoken in the Rhineland-Palatinate region. ... [more]
DINN     English
From a short form of the personal name Dinis, a variant of Dennis.
DINU     Romanian
Derived from the nickname Dinu.
DIOLA     Spanish
Derived from the given masculine name Andrea
DIPAOLO     Italian
means "son of Paolo" in Italian
DI PEGO     Italian
the origin of di Pego is unknown, but translates to 'I caught', in Italian.... [more]
DISKIN     Irish
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.
DISON     English
Son of Di
DISSANAYAKE     Sinhalese
Means “hero of the country” from Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning “point, region, place” or “country, kingdom” combined with नायक (nāyak) meaning “leader, hero”.
DISTEL     German, 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".
DISTLER     German
Topographic name for someone who lived in a place where thistles grew, from German Distel "thistle" (see Distel) and -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant.
DITTMAN     German (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of German Dittmann.
DITTMANN     German
Variant of Dittmar. In eastern Germany, this form has been used for Dittmar since the 15th century.
DIVATA     Filipino (Rare, Archaic)
Is Visayan or Mindanao word which means "Guardian/Protector of the Nature"... [more]
DIVITA     Italian
Derives from the word vita meaning "life".
DJABOU     Arabic (Maghrebi), Central African
Meaning unknown. A bearer is Abdelmoumene Djabou (1987-), an Algerian footballer.
DJAZAIRI     Arabic (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.
DLOUHÁ     Czech
Means "Long".
DLOUHÝ     Czech
Means "Long".
DMITRIEV     Russian
Variant transcription of DMITRYEV.
DMITRIYEV     Russian
Variant transcription of DMITRYEV.
Derived from the Given Name Dmitry.
DMITRYEV     Russian
Means "son of DMITRIY".
ĐOÀN     Vietnamese
From the Sino-Vietnamese character , meaning "party, group, corps"
DOANE     Irish
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]
DOBBE     English
From the medieval personal name Dobbe, one of several pet forms of Robert in which the initial letter was altered. Compare Hobbs.
DOBBS     English
English Patronymic from an old nickname for Robert
DOBILEIT     German (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.
DOBSON     English, Scottish
Patronymic from the personal name Dobbe. This is also established in Ireland, notably County Leitrim.
DOBY     English
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).
DOCHERTY     Scottish
Scottish spelling of the Irish surname Doherty.
DODDS     English
From dod, meaning "something rounded" in German.
DODGE     English
From the Middle English given name Dogge, a pet form of Roger. or possibly a nickname from Middle English dogge by Old English docga, dogga which means ‘dog’.
DODGE     English
Possibly a nickname from Middle English dogge "dog" (Old English docga, dogga).
DODIE     Scottish (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.
DODSON     English (British)
Means "son of Dodd" (see DUDDA).
DOEPNER     German
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.
DOGAN     Turkish
Doğan means "falcon" in Turkish.
DOHMEN     Medieval Dutch
Derived from dutch surname Damen
DOHRMANN     Low German
North German topographic name for someone who lived by the gates of a town or city (see Thor).
DOI     Japanese
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.
DOLE     English, 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]
DOLF     African
DOLL     South German, German, English
South German: nickname from Middle High German tol, dol ‘foolish’, ‘mad’; also ‘strong’, ‘handsome’.... [more]
The name of the family in the Dollanganger series by V.C. Andrews.
DOLLAR     Scottish, English (American)
Scottish: habitational name from Dollar in Clackmannanshire.... [more]
DOLLINGER     German
DOMAN     Czech, Slovak, Polish
Derivative of the personal name Tomas, or Slavic, Polish name formed with 'doma' meaning home or domestic such as Domasław or Domarad, also shortened from the surname Domański.
DOMAŃSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from Domanice or Domaniew, or various places named with Doman.
DOME     English
Occupational name from the Old English root doma, dema ‘judge’, ‘arbiter’. Compare Dempster.
DOMÈNECH     Catalan
A common Catalan surname, possibly derived from Dominic, Dominique or Domingo.
DOMINCZYK     Polish
From the Polish from "Little Lord." The suffix, -czyk generally denotes the diminutiveness of the root word.
DOMINIAK     Polish
Patronymic from the personal name Dominik.
DOMINIE     Scottish
Occupational name for a church schoolmaster, from Latin domine, a vocative form of dominus, "lord" "master".
DOMINIKOVIĆ     Croatian
Means "son of Dominik" in Croatian.
DON     Scottish
Don derives from the Old Gaelic "donn", brown, or the Old English pre 7th Century "dunn", brown, or the Old English pre 7th Century "dunn", dull brown or dark, and was originally given as a distinguishing nickname to someone with dark hair or a swarthy complexion.
DONABEDIAN     Armenian
Patronymic from classical Armenian tōnapet meaning ‘head of a festival’.
DONAGHY     Irish
Irish: variant of Donahue.
DONAHOE     Irish
Variant of DONOGHUE.
DONAHUE     Irish
Variant of DONOGHUE.
DONATELLI     Italian
Patronymic from a pet form of Donato.
DONATHAN     English
Variant of Jonathan
DONATO     Italian
From the medieval personal name Donato (Latin Donatus, past participle of donare, frequentative of dare "to give"). It was the name of a 4th-century Italian bishop martyred in c. 350 under Julian the Apostate, as well as various other early saints, and a 4th-century grammarian and commentator on Virgil, widely respected in the Middle Ages as a figure of great learning.
DONCEANU     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
DONG     Chinese
In Chinese, it means "east". An origin of Dong is the simplification of the surname Dongfang, which originates from Fu Xi.
DONHAM     Scottish
A surname meaning "House on the Hill" .
DONLADSON     English (Rare)
Means "son of Donald".
From the Gaelic Domhnallain, a diminutive of Donnell/Domhnall meaning "world mighty" (Irish form of the Scottish Donald).
DONOUGH     Irish
From the Gaelic Ó Donnchadha meaning "the descendent of DONNCHADH" (cf. DONOGHUE).
DONTH     Low German (Rare)
Donth is a very rare surname that comes from Germany. No real information about this surname.
DOOLITTLE     English
From a medieval nickname applied to a lazy man (from Middle English do "do" + little "little"). It was borne by the American poet Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961). A fictional bearer is Eliza Doolittle, the flower seller in Bernard Shaw's 'Pygmalion' (1913); and a variant spelling was borne by Dr Dolittle, the physician who had the ability to talk to animals, in the series of books written by Hugh Lofting from 1920.
DOPEREIRO     Galician
This is a surname that alludes to the locality of Pereiro de Aguiar (northern Spain). Also, this is an apple tree and its fruit is the pero (apple fruit).
DO PEREYRO     Galician
Do Pereyro is an apple tree. It is very old surname, dating from the Middle Ages. Do Pereyro comes from Galicia (northern Spain).
DOR     Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Dor, means "generation" in Hebrew.
DORADO     Spanish
From Spanish dorado, from the verb dorar ‎(“gild, give a golden color”‎).
DORAL     ?
ĐORĐEVIĆ     Serbian
Means "son of Đorđe (see George)".
D'OREVAL     French (Archaic)
Shorter form of d'Orevalle.
D'OREVALLE     French (Archaic)
Variant form of d'Aurevalle. A known bearer of this surname was the medieval bishop Hugh d'Orevalle (d. 1084 or 1085).
D'ORIVAL     French
Variant form of d'Oreval. This is also one of the very few forms (of what is ultimately the d'Aurevalle surname) that is still in use nowadays.
DORJI     Bhutanese
Means "diamond"; derived from Tibetan. The Dorji are a prominent and powerful family in Bhutan, with some members having been monarchs or holders of government positions. In 2014, this was the most common surname in Bhutan.
Meaning unknown.
DORN     German, German (Austrian), Dutch, Flemish, English
Means "thorn" in German.
DOROFEEV     Russian
Variant transcription of DOROFEYEV.
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