Submitted Surnames Starting with D

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DODGENEnglish
From a pet form of Dogge (see Dodge).
DODGSONEnglish
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).
DOEEnglish
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.
DOEPNERGerman
Derived from Middle Low German top and dop "pot". This is an occupational surname originally given to a potter.
DOERFLINGERGerman
Habitational name for someone from any of several places in Bavaria named Dörfling.
DOĞANTurkish
Means "hawk, falcon" in Turkish.
DOHMENMedieval Dutch
Derived from dutch surname Damen
DOHRMANNLow German
North German topographic name for someone who lived by the gates of a town or city (see Thor).
DOIJapanese
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]
DOLFAfrican
DOLF FSMILY OF CAPE TOWN
DOLLSouth German, German, English
South German: nickname from Middle High German tol, dol ‘foolish’, ‘mad’; also ‘strong’, ‘handsome’.... [more]
DOLLANGANGEREnglish
The name of the family in the Dollanganger series by V.C. Andrews.
DOLLARScottish, English (American)
Scottish: habitational name from Dollar in Clackmannanshire.... [more]
DOMANCzech, 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.
DOMAŃSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from Domanice or Domaniew, or various places named with Doman.
DOMBROWSKIPolish
Reference to dabrowa “oak grove” and the common suffix “ski”, also “dobro,” meaning “good”
DOMEEnglish
Occupational name from the Old English root doma, dema ‘judge’, ‘arbiter’. Compare Dempster.
DOMÈNECHCatalan
A common Catalan surname, possibly derived from Dominic, Dominique or Domingo.
DOMINCZYKPolish
From the Polish from "Little Lord." The suffix, -czyk generally denotes the diminutiveness of the root word.
DOMINIAKPolish
Patronymic from the personal name Dominik.
DOMINIEScottish
Occupational name for a church schoolmaster, from Latin domine, a vocative form of dominus, "lord" "master".
DOMINIKOVIĆCroatian
Means "son of Dominik" in Croatian.
DONScottish
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.
DONABEDIANArmenian
Patronymic from classical Armenian tōnapet meaning ‘head of a festival’.
DONADIEUFrench
Meaning “given to God”, surname given to a child because they were given to a priest or monastery or either an orpan.
DONAGHYIrish
Irish: variant of Donahue.
DONATELLIItalian
Patronymic from a pet form of Donato.
DONATOItalian
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.
DONAVANIrish
Meaning unknown. Possibly transferred use or Irish word for Don or Donald.
DONCEANURomanian
Meaning unknown.
DONEGANIrish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Ó Donnagáin. Diminutive of "donn" which means "brown," referring to hair color.
DONGChinese
In Chinese, it means "east". An origin of Dong is the simplification of the surname Dongfang, which originates from Fu Xi.
DONHAMScottish
A surname meaning "House on the Hill" .
DONNELLANIrish
From the Gaelic Domhnallain, a diminutive of Donnell/Domhnall meaning "world mighty" (Irish form of the Scottish Donald).
DONOUGHIrish
From the Gaelic Ó Donnchadha meaning "the descendent of DONNCHADH" (cf. DONOGHUE).
DONTHLow German (Rare)
Donth is a very rare surname that comes from Germany. No real information about this surname.
DOOLITTLEEnglish
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.
DOPEREIROGalician
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 PEREYROGalician
Do Pereyro is an apple tree. It is very old surname, dating from the Middle Ages. Do Pereyro comes from Galicia (northern Spain).
DORHebrew (Modern)
From the given name Dor, means "generation" in Hebrew.
DORADOSpanish
From dorado "golden" (from Late Latin deaurare "to gild", from aurum "gold"), probably applied as a nickname to someone with golden hair.
ĐORĐEVIĆSerbian
Means "son of Đorđe (see George)".
D'OREVALLEFrench (Archaic)
Variant form of d'Aurevalle. A known bearer of this surname was the medieval bishop Hugh d'Orevalle (d. 1084 or 1085).
D'ORIVALFrench
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.
DORJIBhutanese
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.
DORKENOOAkan
Meaning unknown.
DORNGerman, German (Austrian), Dutch, Flemish, English
Means "thorn" in German.
DOROFEEVRussian
Variant transcription of DOROFEYEV.
DOROFEYEVRussian
Means "son of DOROFEY".
DORONHebrew
From the given name Doron.
DORSAYFrench
French form of Dorsey.
DORZHIEVBuryat
From the given name Dorzho.
DOSCHGerman
Topographic name for someone living near bushes or brush, from Middle High German doste, toste ‘leafy branch’, or a habitational name from a house with a sign depicting a bush. Also an altered spelling of Dasch.
DOSHIIndian, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "cloth seller" derived from Persian دوش (duš) meaning "shoulder".
DOSSGerman, German (Austrian), German (Swiss)
German: Habitational name for someone from Dosse in Altmark. Variant of Dose ... [more]
DOS SANTOSPortuguese, Spanish
From a Spanish and Portuguese name applied originally to a child born or baptized on All Saints' Day (from Spanish and Portuguese, literally "of the saints"). A famous bearer of this surname is Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.
DOSSATEnglish, Scottish
Possibly from French origins (used predominantly in Louisiana in the United States).
DOSSETTEnglish
Recorded in several forms including Dowsett, Dosset, and Dossit, this is an English surname. ... [more]
DOTANIJapanese (Rare)
戸 (Do) meaning "Door" or 藤 (Do) meaning "Wisteria". 谷 (Tani) means "Valley".
DÖTTERGerman
From a Germanic personal name formed with theud ‘people’, ‘race’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘strong’ or hari, heri ‘army’
DOUBRAVACzech
It means "forest".
DOUGENISGreek
Possibly from the elements doulos (δουλος)- "slave, servant" and genes (γενης)- "born".
DOUGHTYEnglish
Doughty. This interesting surname of English origin is a nickname for a powerful or brave man, especially a champion jouster, deriving from the Middle English "doughty", Olde English pre 7th Century dohtig dyhtig meaning "valiant" or "strong"... [more]
DOUILLARDFrench
Nickname for a softie, possibly derived from Old French do(u)ille meaning "soft, tender".
DOUKASGreek
From medieval Greek doukas "duke", "lord", from Latin dux. This was the name of a family of imperial rank in medieval Byzantium.
DOVALGalician
From 'do val' meaning 'of the valley. Galician origins.
DOWScottish, Irish, English, Dutch (Anglicized), German (Anglicized)
Scottish (also found in Ireland): reduced form of McDow. This surname is borne by a sept of the Buchanans.... [more]
DOWDALLIrish
Of English origin
DOWNARDEnglish
Downard comes from England as a diminutive of Downhead in Somerset and Donhead in Wiltshire.
DOWNEYIrish
Anglicization of Irish name Dounaigh, which is, in turn, an Gaelicization of a Norman name. Dates from the 11th c.
DOWNINGAnglo-Saxon
from 'Dunning', a patronymic meaning 'Son of Dunn', 'Dunn' being a nickname for someone with brown coloring
DOWNSEnglish
This surname is derived from the Old English element dun meaning "hill, mountain, moor." This denotes someone who lives in a down (in other words, a ridge of chalk hills or elevated rolling grassland).
DOWRICKEnglish
This name is found fairy widely in Cornwall, England.
DOWSONEnglish
Either a patronymic surname derived from the given name Dow, a medieval variant of Daw (which was a diminutive of David), or else a metronymic form of the medieval feminine name Dowce, literally "sweet, pleasant", from Old French dolz, dous (cf... [more]
DOYENARTEMedieval Basque (Latinized, Rare, Archaic)
It means a place or site near the forest.
DRABKINBelarusian Jewish
Jewish (from Belarus): metronymic from Yiddish drabke “loose woman”.... [more]
DRACULARomanian
The Wallachian name for dragon was "Drac" or "Dracul". Vlad II of Wallachia joined a semi-secret order known as The Order of the Dragon and took the name Vlad Dracul. The word "Drac" can also mean "devil" or "evil spirit"... [more]
DRAGNorwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from any of several farms named Drag. The place name is related to Old Norse draga "to pull" (compare modern Norwegian dra with the same meaning) and originally denoted a place where boats were pulled along a river or across an isthmus.
DRAGPolish
Nickname for a tall, thin person.
DRAGANRomanian
Possibly from the given name Dragan or a form of Draganov.
DRAGOMIROVIĆSerbian
Means "son of Dragomir" in Serbian.
DRAGONFrench, English
Nickname or occupational name for someone who carried a standard in battle or else in a pageant or procession, from Middle English, Old French dragon "snake, monster" (Latin draco, genitive draconis, from Greek drakōn, ultimately from derkesthai "to flash")... [more]
DRAGONETTIItalian
Diminutive of drago or dragone "dragon".
DRAGOOAmerican, French (Huguenot)
Americanized form of Dragaud, a French (Huguenot) surname derived from the Germanic given name Dragwald, itself derived from the elements drag- meaning "to carry" and wald "power, rule".
DRAKEFORDEnglish
The first element of this locational surname is probably derived from the personal name Draca or Draki (see Drake), while the second element is derived from Old English ford meaning "ford"... [more]
DRAKOSGreek
From the Greek name Δρακων (Drakon) which means "dragon, serpent"
DRAMISItalian, Spanish (Latin American)
Not just a surname in Italy; it can also be found in Argentina and Brazil.... [more]
DRANSFIELDEnglish
Means "Drains the fields".
DRAYEnglish
From Middle English dregh, probably as a nickname from any of its several senses: "lasting", "patient", "slow", "tedious", "doughty". Alternatively, in some cases, the name may derive from Old English drýge "dry, withered", also applied as a nickname.
DRAYDENEnglish
It means man whore straight up man whore and a dick.
DRAYTONEnglish
I had a maternal grandfather with the surname Drayton who came from Shrewsbury, Shropshire but cannot find any reference.
DRAŻBAPolish
Polish occupational name from dražba "auction".
DREIKFrench
Derived from the Old Norse given name Draki or the Old English given name Draca both meaning "dragon".
DREYFUSFrench, German, Jewish
French-influenced variant of DREYFUSS, popular amongst people of Alsatian Jewish descent.
DREYFUSSGerman, Jewish
Originates from the German city of Trier. The Latin name for the city was "Treveris," whose pronunciation eventually developed into Dreyfuss. The spelling variants tend to correspond to the country the family was living in at the time the spelling was standardized: the use of one "s" tends to be more common among people of French origin, while the use of two tends to be found among those of German descent
DRIDIArabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown (chiefly Tunisian and Algerian).
DRIGGERSAmerican
Corruption of the Spanish surname Rodriguez. Originated in 17th century Virginia as a former slave by that surname was integrated into free society.
DRIKER?
Means 'printer'.
DRINGEnglish
Means "young man" (from Old Norse drengr).
DRIVEREnglish
Occupational name for a driver of horses or oxen attached to a cart or plow, or of loose cattle, from a Middle English agent derivative of Old English drīfan ‘to drive’.
DROPKINBelarusian Jewish
Jewish (from Belarus): nickname from Belorussian drobka ‘crumb’+ the eastern Slavic patronymic suffix -in.... [more]
DROZDOWSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Drozdowo or Drozdów, for example.
DRUIMEANACHScottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Drummond.
DRUMScottish
Habitational name from a place and castle in Aberdeenshire named from Gaelic druim "ridge".
DRUMMEREnglish
Locational name from a place called Drummer, near Chadderton in Lancashire. The meaning is possibly from the pre 7th century Olde English 'drum' meaning "a ridge".
DRUMMONDSScottish
Variant of Scottish Drummond.
DRURYEnglish, French, Irish
Originally a Norman French nickname, derived from druerie "love, friendship" (itself a derivative of dru "lover, favourite, friend" - originally an adjective, apparently from a Gaulish word meaning "strong, vigourous, lively", but influenced by the sense of the Old High German element trut, drut "dear, beloved").... [more]
DRUXGerman
Variant of Trux, which itself is a contracted form of Truxes and derived from the German word Truchsess, ultimately from Middle High German truhsaeze and Old High German truhtsazzo (from truht "band; cohort; regiment" and saza "seat; chair").... [more]
DRYDENAnglo-Saxon, Scottish
This interesting surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a Scottish locational name from a place thus called, near Roslin, in Midlothian. The derivation of the placename is from the Olde English pre 7th Century "dryge", dry, with "denu", valley; hence "dry valley".
DRYEREnglish
From an agent derivative of Old English dr̄gean "to dry"; possibly an occupational name for a drier of cloth. In the Middle Ages, after cloth had been dyed and fulled, it was stretched out in tenterfields to dry.
D'SAIndian (Christian)
Form of de Sá more common among Christians from India.
D'SILVAIndian (Christian)
Variant of Silva more common among Christians from India.
D'SOUZAIndian (Christian)
Form of de Souza used by Christians in India.
DUBACHGerman (Swiss)
A surname describing a person from the town of Tübach in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
DUBENdebele, Zulu
It means Zebra. It is usually a surname instead of a person's name used by Zimbabwean Ndebele people and South African Zulu people.... [more]
DUBECSlovak
Very old word for oak
DUBHAGÁINNIrish
Derived from the given name Dubhagáin.
DUBOSQUEFrench
DuBosque means 'of the forest' in french and was a surname given typically to someone from a rural treed area.
ĐỨCVietnamese
From the given name Đức.
DUCHSlovak, Czech
Means "ghost" in Slovak.
DUCHEKCzech
Duchek is short form of name Duchoslav.
DÜCKLow German, German
North German nickname for a coward, from Low German duken ‘to duck or dive’. ... [more]
DUCKEnglish, Irish
English from Middle English doke, hence a nickname for someone with some fancied resemblance to a duck or a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept ducks or for a wild fowler. ... [more]
DUCKDutch
Dutch variant of Duyck. In a German-speaking environment, this is also a variant of van Dyck and Dyck.
DUCKWORTHEnglish
Habitational name from Duckworth Fold, in the borough of Bury, Lancashire, which is named from Old English fuce "duck" and wor{dh} "enclosure".
DUDAEVChechen, Ossetian (Russified)
Variant transcription of Dudayev.
DUDAROVOssetian (Russified)
Russified Ossetian name of unknown meaning, possibly of Turkic origin.
DUDAYEVChechen, Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of a Chechen and Ossetian family name of disputed meaning; the name may be derived from Ossetian дудахъхъ (dudaqq) meaning "bustard", from Ingush тат (tat) meaning "Mountain Jew", or from Circassian дадэ (dade) meaning "grandfather" or "king, head, chief"... [more]
DUDDRIDGEEnglish
It is locational from a "lost" medieval village probably called Doderige, since that is the spelling in the first name recording (see below). It is estimated that some three thousand villages and hamlets have disappeared from the maps of Britain over the past thousand years... [more]
DUDINRussian
Derived from Russian дудка (dudka), which denotes a wind-blown instrument similar to a flute or pipe. It was probably used to denote a musician or shepherd who played the flute or pipe, as well as someone who made pipes... [more]
DUDKINRussian
Derived from Russian дудка (dudka) meaning "fife, pipe", referring to a folk instrument played by shepherds. Thus, it was used to denote someone who made pipes or a shepherd who played pipes.
DUDZAIShona
Dudzai means "Speak it out, confess it".
DUESLERUpper German
DueslerDuesslerDüslerDußlerhttp://www.duesler.com/html/charles_duelser_s_book.HTM "Duesler / Duessler / Dueßler http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Dussler-6 , http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Dussler-2 Andrew & brother Jacob were the Progenitors of Duesler, Duessler, Dueßler s from 1752 Germany to America... [more]
DUESTERWALDGerman
Variant spelling of Düsterwald.
DUFAULTFrench
Alternate spelling of Dufau, meaning "of the beech tree."
DUFFIELDEnglish
The meaning is dove field or open country. It's origin is the Yorkshire area named after a few places there.... [more]
DUFRESNEFrench
Topographic name for someone who lived near a prominent ash tree from Old French fraisne fresne "ash" from Latin fraxinus "ash".
DUFVASwedish
From Swedish duva "dove, pigeon".
DUGGANScottish, Irish, English
Scottish and Irish variant spelling of Dugan. ... [more]
DUGONJABosnian
This surname is used at: Sarajevo, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Novi Pazar.
DUGOPOLSKIPolish (Anglicized)
To originate from Długopole, Poland.
DUGUIDScottish
Probably "do good", from a Scottish nickname for a well-intentioned person or (ironically) a do-gooder.
DUHAMELFrench
Topographic name for someone who lived in a hamlet, from Old French hamel, a diminutive of ham "homestead", with fused preposition and definite article du.
DUISTERWOUDDutch
Dutch equivalent of Düsterwald.
DUJARDINFrench
Means "from the garden" from French jardin "garden".
DUKAKISGreek
Dukakis means "son of the duke or little duke".
ĐUKANOVIĆSerbian, Croatian, Montenegrin
From the given name Đuka / Đukan, a variant of Đorđe.
DU LACArthurian Romance
In the series Merlin, this was the surname of Sir Lancelot: Lancelot du Lac. du Lac possibly means "of the lake."
DUMASFrench
Meaning "of the little farm".
DUMBLEDOREEnglish (?), Literature, Popular Culture
This is the surname of Albus Dumbledore, a major character in the Harry Potter-universe created by English author J. K. Rowling.
DUMMITTEnglish
Habitational name from Dumart-en-Ponthieu in Somme, France.
DUNDASScottish, Northern Irish
Scottish and northern Irish (Counties Leitrim and Fermanagh): habitational name from Dundas, a place near Edinburgh, Scotland, which is named from Gaelic dùn ‘hill’ + deas ‘south’.
DUNDASSScottish North America
Variation of Dundas possibly miss spelled at imagination into Quebec (Lower Canada) late 18th Century
DUNDOVIĆCroatian
Patronymic of the Ragusan word dundo meaning "uncle" or "gentleman" and originating from the Latin word dominus (meaning "master" or "sir").
DUNGOGFilipino, Hiligaynon, Cebuano
Means "pride, honour" or "celebrity" in Hiligaynon.
DUNNEIrish, English, Scottish
This surname means dark and was likely given to those with a dark complexion or with dark hair.
DƯƠNGVietnamese
Means "male" or "yang" from the Sino-Vietnamese . It is cognant to Yang.
DUPAINFrench (Rare), Popular Culture
Means "of the bread", from French pain meaning "bread". It is borne by fictional character Marinette Dupain-Cheng of the TV series 'Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir'.
DU PLESSISAfrikaans, French Creole, French (Cajun), French (Huguenot)
French topographic name for someone who lived by a quickset fence, Old French pleis (from Latin plexum past participle of plectere ‘plait’, ‘weave’), with fused preposition and definite article du ‘from the’... [more]
DUPREFrench
Means “ by the meadow “
DURÁNSpanish
Spanish form of Durante which means "enduring".
DURANIPashto
Variant transcription of Durrani.
DURBINFrench
Derived from the place called D'urban or D'urbin in Languedoc
DURDENEnglish
A different form of Dearden. A fictional bearer is Tyler Durden, a character from Chuck Palahniuk's 'Fight Club' (1996) and its subsequent film adaptation (1999).
DURETFrench
Derived from French dur meaning "hard, tough".
DURGAIndian, Odia, Telugu
From the given name Durga, the name of a Hindu warrior goddess.
DURHAMEnglish
Denotes a person from either the town of Durham, or elsewhere in County Durham, in England. Durham is derived from the Old English element dun, meaning "hill," and the Old Norse holmr, meaning "island."
ĐURIĆCroatian, Serbian
Means "son of Đuro".
DURKINIrish (Anglicized)
Anglicised form of Mac Duarcáin meaning "son of Duarcán".
DURMAZTurkish
Derived from Turkish durmak meaning "to stop" or "to remain, to persist".
ĐUROVCroatian
Means "Đuro's son" in Croatian.
ĐUROVIĆSerbian
Derived from the forename Đuro.
DURRANIPashto
Derived from Pashto durran meaning "pearl", ultimately from Persian در (dorr). It was historically used in the phrase padshah durr-i durran meaning "king pearl of the age", a title used by Ahmad Shah Durrani, the founder of the modern state of Afghanistan... [more]
DURUTurkish
Duru means 'clean, limpid' in Turkish.
DURWARDEnglish, Scottish (?)
Means "guardian of the door, door-keeper" (cf. Durward). A fictional bearer of the surname is Quentin Durward, eponymous hero of the novel (1823) by Sir Walter Scott.
DUSHAJAlbanian
It comes from serbian name ''dusha'' meaning soul.In serbian ''dusha moja'' means my sweatheart.Probably a nickname or name given to the patriarch of the dushaj family that got taken as a surname by his descendants later on,adding the popular albanian ending -aj.
DÜSTERWALDGerman
Derived from Middle Low German düster "dark" combined with Old High German wald "forest".
DUSZENKOPolish
It appears Duza means soul, nickname for someone with a kind heart
DUTTAIndian, Bengali, Assamese
From the Sanskrit दत्त (datta) meaning "given, granted".
DUTTONEnglish
habitational name from any of the places called Dutton, especially those in Cheshire and Lancashire. The first of these is named from Old English dun ‘hill’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the second is from Old English personal name Dudd + Old English tun.
DUVALLFrench
Variant spelling of Duval.
DUXBURYEnglish
Habitational name from a place in Lancashire, recorded in the early 13th century as D(e)ukesbiri, from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Deowuc or Duc(c) (both of uncertain origin) + Old English burh ‘fort’ (see Burke).
DUYCKDutch
Dutch nickname from Middle Dutch duuc ‘duck’; in some cases the name may be a derivative of Middle Dutch duken ‘to dive’ and cognate with Ducker. Compare also Duck
DWAMENAAkan
Meaning unknown.
DWIGGINSIrish
Anglicized form (with English genitive -s) of Gaelic Ó Dubhagáin (see Dugan) or, more likely, of Ó Duibhginn (see Deegan).Possibly a variant (by misdivision) of English Wiggins.
DWIVEDIIndian
This surname has multiple meanings, the most commonly accepted etymology is that Dwivedi means a person who has the knowledge of two Vedas, but there exists a conflicting view since Dwivedis are given higher status than Chaturvedis or Chaubeys... [more]
DWORKINJewish
From a pet-form of the Yiddish female personal name Dvoyre, from Hebrew Devorah (source of English Deborah), literally "bee". The surname was borne by US feminist Andrea Dworkin (1946-2005).
DYCKDutch
Topographic name for someone who lived by a dike, Dutch dijk. Compare Dyke.
DYEEnglish, Welsh
English: from a pet form of the personal name Dennis. In Britain the surname is most common in Norfolk, but frequent also in Yorkshire. Welsh is also suggested, but 1881 and UK both show this as an East Anglian name - very few in Wales.
DYKE?
Topographic name for someone who lived by a dike
DYKEMADutch
Derived from DYK, a Dutch form of DYKE.
DÝMEKCzech, Polish
Derived from Czech dým meaning "smoke" or Polish dymek meaning "haze".
DZHABRAILOVChechen
Means "son of Dzhabrail" in Chechen.
DZHARIMOVCircassian (Russified)
Russified form of a Circassian name possibly from Adyghe джары (ǯ̍ārə) meaning "that is" combined with мэ (mă) meaning "this" or "smell". A notable bearer is Aslan Dzharimov (1936-), the former President of the Adyghe Republic from 1992-2002.
DZHIOTYOssetian
Most likely related to Sanskrit उज्ज्वल (ujjvala) meaning "bright, radiant, luminous".
DZHOPUAAbkhaz
Abkhaz family name of unknown meaning.
DZHUGASHVILIGeorgian (Russified)
Russified form of Jughashvili, primarily used by Georgians living in Russia.
DZIAŁOPolish
Derived from Polish działo "cannon" or "gun" as an occupational name metonymically. It can also be a nickname from Polish działać "to work", "to do", "to influence", etc.
DZIAŁYŃSKIPolish
This indicates familial origin within Działyń, Gmina Zbójno.