Submitted Surnames Starting with D

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DERWIN English
Variant of DARWIN.
DE SÁ Portuguese
Variant of .
DESAI Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
From Sanskrit देश (deśá) meaning "province, country, kingdom" combined with स्वामिन् (svāmin) meaning "lord, master, owner".
DE SALVO Italian
Meaning of "De" is "From", or "Of", so probably "From Salvo".
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 SANTA Italian (Tuscan)
The surname De Santa was first found in Lucca, a city and comune in Tuscany, capital of the province of Lucca and where Bascilican type churches abound. The history commences in 218 B.C., and passed through many hands in the intervening centuries... [more]
DE SANTO Italian, Spanish
Mean “Son of SANTO”.
DESCALZO Spanish
It means "barefoot"
DESCATOIRE French
Alexandre Descatoire was a French sculptor (1874-1949)... [more]
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.
DE SOYE French
Meaning "From Soye" in French.
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.
DEUTSCHMANN German
Originally denoted a person from Germany.
DEV Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit देव (deva) meaning "god" (see the given name DEV).
DEVA Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit देव (devá) meaning "heavenly, divine" or "deity, god".
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.
DEVEAUX French, Bahamian Creole
Means "of the valleys", derived from French val "valley".
DEVERAUX English, French
Variant spelling of DEVEREUX.
DEVEREAUX English
Variant form of DEVEREUX, based on the common English mis-pronunciation "Devero".
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... [more]
DE VIL Popular Culture
Cruella de Vil is fictional character appearing as the antagonist of the novel 'One Hundred and One Dalmatians' (1956) by Dodie Smith, as well as in the 1961 animated movie '101 Dalmatians' and the 1996 live-action movie with the same name... [more]
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".
DEVON Jamaican Patois (Modern, Rare)
The name Devon is of English and Irish origin and means "Warrior of God". This name is also very common in the British West Indies, especially Jamaica.
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.
DEVOY English
Anglicized form of Gaelic surname Ó Dubhuidhe ‘descendant of Dubhuidhe’, a name probably derived from dubh "dark, black" and buidhe "sallow".
DEWA Indonesian, Javanese, Sundanese, Balinese, Indian, Hindi, Malay
Means "god, deity" in Malay and Indonesian, of Sanskrit origin (see the given name DEWA). In India, it can also be a variant transcription of DEVA.
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".
DEWI Indonesian, 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.
DE WINTER Dutch
Nickname for a cold or gloomy man, from Middle Dutch winter 'winter' + the definite article de.
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".
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.
DHUNGANA Nepali
From the name of a village in Nepal called Dhungani.
DIAB Arabic
Derived from Arabic ذِئْب (ḏiʾb) meaning "wolf".
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.
DIAMANDIS Greek
"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.
DIAMANTOPOULOS Greek
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.
DIASAMIDZE Georgian
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]
DIAZ Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of DÍAZ primarily used in America and the Philippines.
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 CESARE Italian
Means "son of CESARE".
DI CICCO Italian
Patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Francesco, from Latin Franciscus. The "Di" in the surname means the family of Cicco so about 100 before you had this name, it would be only Cicco.
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’.
DICKER English
Either an occupational name for a digger of ditches or a builder of dikes, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a ditch or dike, derived from Middle English dike or dik meaning "dyke.
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.
DICKSON English (American)
This surname means son of Dick and son of Richard.
DICKTER German
From dichter, the German word for "poet".
DIDONATO Italian
Combination of the prefix Di and the name DONATO.
DIDSCHUS German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German name meaning "tall; big", from Old Prussian didis (or Old Prussian didszullis "the tall one").
DIDUCH Ukrainian
meaning Spirit of Ancestors
DIEBOLD German
Derived from the Germanic given name THEUDOBALD.
DIECKMANN German
"one who lives on a dike"
DIEFENBAKER German
Anglicized form of DIEFENBACH.
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 from Sino-Vietnamese 葉 (diệp).
DIERINGER German (Americanized)
Americanized form of German Thüringer, regional name for someone from Thuringia, This was also used as a medieval personal name. Americanized form of German Tieringer, habitational name for someone from Tieringen in Württemberg.
DIES Roman Mythology
From the given name: Dies. ... [more]
DIETERLIN German
From "Dieterlein", a diminuative of the given name DIETER
DIETMAR German
From the given name DIETMAR.
DIETZ German
From a short form of the personal name DIETRICH.
DIEULAFOY French
From Old French Dieu la foy meaning "God the faith". Famous bearers were the married couple of French archeologists Marcel Dieulafoy (1844-1920) and Jane Dieulafoy (1951-1916). A medical condition of the stomach causing gastric bleeding called "Dieulafoy's lesion" was named after Dr... [more]
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."
DIKSHIT Indian, Hindi, Odia
From Sanskrit दीक्षित (dīkṣita) meaning "one who is initiated", ultimately from दीक्षा (dīkṣā) meaning "initiation, dedication". The term was historically used to refer to teachers and scholars of the Brahmin caste.
DILABBIO Italian
A surname historically used in southern Italy, possibly derived from the Italian "dell avvio" meaning "of the beginning."
DILAG Filipino, Tagalog
Means "beauty, splendour, brilliancy" or "maiden" in Tagalog.
DILAN Filipino, Ilocano
Filipino from the filipine islands
DILEO Italian
Southern Italian Surname.
DILKE English
Means son of DILK.
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
Dillon is a surname of Irish origin but with Breton-Norman roots. It is first recorded in Ireland with the arrival of Sir Henry de Leon (c.1176 – 1244), of a cadet branch of Viscounty of Léon, Brittany... [more]
DILORENZO Italian
Derived from the given name LORENZO
DIM Croatian
Derived from dim, meaning "smoke".... [more]
DIMAANO Filipino, Tagalog
Means "not touched, not injured" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and maano meaning "have something happen" or ano meaning "how, what".
DIMAAPI Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be oppressed" from Tagalog di- meaning "no, not" and inaapi meaning "oppressed".
DIMABASA Filipino, Tagalog
Means "dry" from Tagalog di- meaning "no, not" and basa meaning "wet, watery".
DIMACUHA Filipino, Tagalog
Means "unobtainable" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and makuha meaning "to obtain, to get".
DIMACULANGAN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be diminished" from Tagalog di- meaning "no, not" and kulangan meaning "reduce".
DIMADUKOT Filipino, Tagalog
Means "unobtainable" from Tagalog di- meaning "no, not" and dukot meaning "pull, draw out".
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.
DIMAGIBA Filipino, Tagalog
Means "indestructible" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and giba meaning "demolished, destroyed".
DIMAILIG Filipino, Tagalog
Means "unshakable" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and ilig meaning "shaking, mixing".
DIMAISIP Filipino, Tagalog
Means "unfathomable" from Tagalog di- meaning "no, not" and isip meaning "intellect, discernment".
DIMALALUAN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "insurpassable" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and laluan meaning "surpass, exceed".
DIMALANTA Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be withered" from Tagalog di- meaning "no, not" and malanta meaning "fade, wither, wilt".
DIMALAPITAN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "unapproachable" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and lapitan meaning "approach".
DIMALIWAT Filipino, Tagalog
Means "firm, stubborn" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and liwat meaning "to transfer (liquid from one container to another)".
DIMANTS Latvian
Means "diamond".
DIMAPILIS Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be dissuaded" (literally "cannot be twisted") from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and pili meaning "twisted, contorted".
DIMARCO Italian
means "son of MARCO" in italian
DIMARUCUT Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be caught" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and dukot meaning "draw out, pull".
DIMASUPIL Filipino, Tagalog
Means "unconquerable" from Tagalog di- meaning "no, not" and supil meaning "controlled, repressed, subdued".
DIMATATAC Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be marked" from di meaning "no, not" and tatak meaning "imprint, stamp, mark".
DIMATULAC Filipino, Tagalog
Means "stubborn" (literally "cannot be shoved") from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and tulak meaning "push, shove".
DIMAUNAHAN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "champion" (literally "cannot be outdone") from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and unahan meaning "front, head, first".
DIMAYACYAC Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be crushed (in a fight)" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and yakyak meaning "crushed, trampled".
DIMAYUGA Filipino, Tagalog
Means "unshakable" from Tagalog di meaning "no, not" and mauga meaning "shaky, wobbly".
DIMEGLIO Italian
First used in Venice, Italy
DIMER German (Brazilian)
Brazilian adaptation of the German surname Diemer; altered for easier comprehension by the Portuguese-speaking population of Brazil.
DIMERCURIO Italian
DiMercurio is an alternate spelling of Di Mercurio.
DIMITRENKO Russian, Ukrainian
From the given name DIMITRY.
DIMITRIADIS Greek
Means "son of DIMITRIS" in Greek.
DIMITROVSKI Macedonian
Means “son of DIMITAR” or “son of DIMITRIJ” in Macedonian.
DIMOND English, Irish
English and Irish variant of DIAMOND.
DIMONDSTEIN German
This is a German name which translates into English as diamond stone. It most likely belongs to a miner who mined diamonds or perhaps a jeweler.
DI MOZE Italian
Means "son of MOZE" in Italian.
DIN Filipino, Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of LIN primarily used in the Philippines.
DIN Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Tausug
From Arabic الدين (dīn) meaning "religion", commonly used as a suffix for given names.
DINEEN Irish (Anglicized)
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinnín which meant "descendant of Duinnín". The byname Duinnín was derived from a diminutive of Gaelic donn meaning "brown" (i.e. "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.
DINGLI Maltese
Dingli is a surname coming from the small village of Had-Dingli in Malta.
ĐINH Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Ding, from Sino-Vietnamese 丁 (đinh).
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.
DIO Italian
Means God in Italian. It was born as a stage name by Ronnie James Dio (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010), an American Heavy Metal Musician.
DIOLA Spanish
Derived from the given masculine name Andrea
DION French
Meaning uncertain. It may be a habitational name from any of various locations called Dion or Dionne, derived from the Gaulish element divon- meaning "(sacred) spring" or Celtic dēwos meaning "god, deity"... [more]
DIONYSIOU Greek
Means "son of Dionysios". A famous brearer is the Greek singer Stratos Dionysiou (1935-1990)
DIOP Western African, Wolof
From Joob, the name of a Wolof clan, which is derived from a totemic word meaning "black craned swan" or "peacock".
DIPAOLO Italian
means "son of PAOLO" in Italian
DIPASUPIL Filipino, Tagalog
Means "cannot be suppressed" from Tagalog di- meaning "no, not" and supil meaning "subdued, suppressed".
DIPATUAN Filipino, Maranao
From a Malay word meaning "master, sir, ruler".
DI PEGO Italian
the origin of di Pego is unknown, but translates to 'I caught', in Italian.... [more]
DIROMA Italian
From Rome or of Rome.
DISKIN Irish (Anglicized)
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" or "leader of the country", derived from Sanskrit देश (deśá) "region, place" or "country, kingdom" combined with नायक (nāyak) "leader, hero".
DISTEL German, Low 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.
DITH Khmer
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डित (paṇḍitá) meaning "scholar, teacher, learned man". It can also be considered a form of the Chinese surname DI.
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".
DIVJAK Croatian, Serbian
From divjak meaning ''savage''.
DIXIT Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Odia
Alternate transcription of DIKSHIT.
DIZON Filipino
From Hokkien 二孫 (di-sun) or 二孙 (di-sun) meaning "second grandson".
DJABOU Arabic (Maghrebi), Central African
Meaning unknown. A bearer is ABDELMOUMENE Djabou (1987-), an Algerian footballer.
DJÄRV Swedish (Rare)
Means "bold, daring" in Swedish.
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.
DJOKOTO African
from Togo Lome, Vogan in west Africa from the djokoto family.
DJORDJEVIĆ Serbian
Alternate transcription of ĐORĐEVIĆ.
DJUKANOVIĆ Montenegrin
Alternate transcription of ĐUKANOVIĆ.
D'KABRAL Indian (Christian), Marathi
Form of CABRAL more common among Marathi Christians.
DLOUHÁ Czech
Means "Long".
DLOUHÝ Czech
Means "Long".
D'MELLO Indian (Christian)
Variant of MELLO more common among Christians from India.
DMITRIEV Russian
Means "son of DMITRY".
DMITRIYEV Russian
Variant transcription of DMITRYEV.
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