Submitted Surnames Starting with D

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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’.
DONADIEU French
Meaning “given to God”, surname given to a child because they were given to a priest or monastery or either an orpan.
DONAGHY Irish
Irish: variant of DONAHUE.
DONATELLI Italian
Patronymic from a pet form of DONATO.
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.
DONAVAN Irish
Meaning unknown. Possibly transferred use or Irish word for DON or Donald.
DONCEANU Romanian
Meaning unknown.
DONEGAN Irish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Ó Donnagáin. Diminutive of "donn" which means "brown," referring to hair color.
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" .
DONNELLAN Irish
From the Gaelic Domhnallain, a diminutive of Donnell/Domhnall meaning "world mighty" (Irish form of the Scottish Donald).
DONNRIN Irish
Irish origin derived from Donn. ... [more]
DONOUGH Irish
From the Gaelic Ó Donnchadha meaning "the descendent of DONNCHADH" (cf. DONOGHUE).
DONSON English
Means "son of DON
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 dorado "golden" (from Late Latin deaurare "to gild", from aurum "gold"), probably applied as a nickname to someone with golden hair.
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.
DORKENOO Akan
Meaning unknown.
DORMAN English
From the Old English personal name Deormann, composed of Old English deor (see Dear) + mann 'man'. This surname became established in Ireland in the 17th century; sometimes it is found as a variant of Dornan.
DORN German, German (Austrian), Dutch, Flemish, English
Means "thorn" in German.
DOROFEEV Russian
Variant transcription of DOROFEYEV.
DOROFEYEV Russian
Means "son of DOROFEY".
DORON Hebrew
From the given name DORON.
DORSAY French
French form of DORSEY.
D'ORVES French
Denoted someone from Orve, a commune in the Doubs department in eastern France.
DORZHIEV Buryat
From the given name DORZHO.
DOSCH German
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.
DOSEOLJI Korean
Originated from the Gaya Confederacy
DOSHI Indian, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali
Means "cloth seller" derived from Persian دوش (duš) meaning "shoulder".
DOSS German, German (Austrian), German (Swiss)
German: Habitational name for someone from Dosse in Altmark. Variant of Dose ... [more]
DOS SANTOS Portuguese, 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.
DOSSAT English, Scottish
Possibly from French origins (used predominantly in Louisiana in the United States).
DOSSETT English
Recorded in several forms including Dowsett, Dosset, and Dossit, this is an English surname. ... [more]
DOSTER German, Belgian
A German surname, which is from an agent derivative of the Middle High German words 'doste' and 'toste' (meaning ‘wild thyme’, ‘shrub’, ‘bouquet’). It is a topographic surname which was given to someone whose land abutted an uncultivated piece of land, or possibly an occupational name for someone who dealt herbs.... [more]
DOTANI Japanese (Rare)
戸 (Do) meaning "Door" or 藤 (Do) meaning "Wisteria". 谷 (Tani) means "Valley".
DÖTTER German
From a Germanic personal name formed with theud ‘people’, ‘race’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘strong’ or hari, heri ‘army’
DOUBRAVA Czech
It means "forest".
DOUGENIS Greek
Possibly from the elements doulos (δουλος)- "slave, servant" and genes (γενης)- "born".
DOUGHTY English
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]
DOUILLARD French
Nickname for a softie, possibly derived from Old French do(u)ille meaning "soft, tender".
DOUKAS Greek
From medieval Greek doukas "duke", "lord", from Latin dux. This was the name of a family of imperial rank in medieval Byzantium.
DOVAL Galician
From 'do val' meaning 'of the valley. Galician origins.
D'OVIDIO Italian
Patronymic from the personal name OVIDIO.
DOVZHENKO Ukrainian
Derived from the word довгий meaning "long" in Ukrainian.
DOW Scottish, 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]
DOWDALL Irish
Of English origin
DOWELL English, Scottish, Irish
Derived from the Gaelic name Dubhgall, composed of the elements dubh meaning "black" and gall, "stranger". This was used as a byname for Scandinavians, in particular to distinguish the dark-haired Danes from fair-haired Norwegians.
DOWNARD English
Downard comes from England as a diminutive of Downhead in Somerset and Donhead in Wiltshire.
DOWNEY Irish
Anglicization of Irish name Dounaigh, which is, in turn, an Gaelicization of a Norman name. Dates from the 11th c.
DOWNING Anglo-Saxon
from 'Dunning', a patronymic meaning 'Son of Dunn', 'Dunn' being a nickname for someone with brown coloring
DOWNS English
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).
DOWRICK English
This name is found fairy widely in Cornwall, England.
DOWSON English
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]
DOYENARTE Medieval Basque (Latinized, Rare, Archaic)
It means a place or site near the forest.
DOZIER French
Meaning "lives near willow trees" or possibly someone who made goods, such as baskets, from willow wood.
DRABKIN Belarusian, Jewish
Jewish (from Belarus): metronymic from Yiddish drabke “loose woman”. Can also be from drabki Belarusian 'light cart' (+ the same suffix -in), an occupational name for a coachman (Alexander Beider).... [more]
DRACULA Romanian
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]
DRAG Norwegian (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.
DRAG Polish
Nickname for a tall, thin person.
DRAGAN Romanian
Possibly from the given name DRAGAN or a form of DRAGANOV.
DRAGAVEI Romanian (Rare)
"It is a wild plant that consists in big curly leaves.It is called curly dock in english."
DRAGOMIROVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of DRAGOMIR" in Serbian.
DRAGON French, 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]
DRAGONETTI Italian
Diminutive of drago or dragone "dragon".
DRAGOO American, 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".
DRAKEFORD English
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]
DRAKOS Greek
From the Greek name Δρακων (Drakon) which means "dragon, serpent"
DRAMIS Italian, Spanish (Latin American)
Not just a surname in Italy; it can also be found in Argentina and Brazil.... [more]
DRANSFIELD English
Means "Drains the fields".
DRAPKIN Belarusian, Jewish
Phonetic spelling in Belarus of DRABKIN... [more]
DRAY English
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.
DRAYDEN English
It means man whore straight up man whore and a dick.
DRAYTON English
I had a maternal grandfather with the surname Drayton who came from Shrewsbury, Shropshire but cannot find any reference.
DRAŻBA Polish
Polish occupational name from dražba "auction".
DREIK French
Derived from the Old Norse given name Draki or the Old English given name Draca both meaning "dragon".
DRENNAN Irish (Anglicized), Scottish
From Gaelic Ó Draighneáin meaning "descendant of Draighneán", a byname meaning "blackthorn".
DRESSEL Italian
Italian form of DRESSLER
DREXEL German, Jewish
It originates from the pre 7th century word 'dreseler' meaning 'to turn', a verb which in medieval times had a wide range of meanings.
DREYFUS French, German, Jewish
French-influenced variant of DREYFUSS, popular amongst people of Alsatian Jewish descent.
DREYFUSS German, 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
DRIDI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown (chiefly Tunisian and Algerian).
DRIGGERS American
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'.
DRING English
Means "young man" (from Old Norse drengr).
DRIVER English
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’.
DROPKIN Jewish, Belarusian
Jewish (from Belarus): nickname from Belorussian drobka ‘crumb’+ the eastern Slavic patronymic suffix -in.... [more]
DROST Dutch, German, Danish
Occupational name for a steward or head servant.
DROUILLARD French
Probably a derogatory nickname, from a derivative of the regional term drouiller "to defecate", which also has various figurative senses.
DROWN English
Derived from drone meaning "honey bee"
DROWNE English
Variant of DROWN
DROZDOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Drozdowo or Drozdów, for example.
DRUIMEANACH Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of DRUMMOND.
DRUM Scottish
Habitational name from a place and castle in Aberdeenshire named from Gaelic druim "ridge".
DRUMMER English
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".
DRUMMONDS Scottish
Variant of Scottish DRUMMOND.
DRURY English, 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]
DRUX German
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]
DRYDEN English
Possibly from an English place name meaning "dry valley" from the Old English elements drȳġe "dry" and denu "valley". A notable bearer was the English poet, literary critic, translator and playwright John Dryden (1631-1700).
DRYER English
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'SA Indian (Christian)
Form of de Sá more common among Christians from India.
D'SILVA Indian (Christian)
Variant of SILVA more common among Christians from India.
D'SOUZA Indian (Christian)
Form of DE SOUZA used by Christians in India.
DUALEH Somali
Meaning unknown.
DUBACH German (Swiss)
A surname describing a person from the town of Tübach in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
DUBE Ndebele, 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]
DUBEC Slovak
Very old word for oak
DUBHAGÁINN Irish
Derived from the given name Dubhagáin.
DUBOSQUE French
DuBosque means 'of the forest' in french and was a surname given typically to someone from a rural treed area.
ĐỨC Vietnamese
From the given name ĐỨC.
DUCASSE French
French: topographic name for someone who lived by an oak tree, from Old French casse ‘oak (tree)’ (Late Latin cassanos, a word of Celtic origin), with the fused preposition and article du ‘from the’... [more]
DUCH Slovak, Czech
Means "ghost" in Slovak.
DUCHEK Czech
Duchek is short form of name Duchoslav.
DUCHÊNE French
Means "from the oak (tree)", denoted a person who lived near an oak tree or an oak forest.
DUCHESNE French, English
Variant of DUCHÊNE. From the old French chesne meaning "oak", denoted a person who lived near an oak tree or an oak forest.
DÜCK Low German, German
North German nickname for a coward, from Low German duken ‘to duck or dive’. ... [more]
DUCK English, 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]
DUCK Dutch
Dutch variant of Duyck. In a German-speaking environment, this is also a variant of van Dyck and Dyck.
DUCKSTEIN English (British)
From Audrey Duckstein, who was a fourth-grade girl in SRES>
DUCKWORTH English
Habitational name from Duckworth Fold, in the borough of Bury, Lancashire, which is named from Old English fuce "duck" and wor{dh} "enclosure".
DUDAEV Chechen, Ossetian (Russian)
Variant transcription of DUDAYEV.
DUDAROV Ossetian (Russian)
Russified Ossetian name of unknown meaning, possibly of Turkic origin.
DUDAYEV Chechen, Ossetian (Russian)
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]
DUDDRIDGE English
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]
DUDIN Russian
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]
DUDKIN Russian
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.
DUDZAI Shona
Dudzai means "Speak it out, confess it".
DUESLER Upper German
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DUESTERWALD German
Variant spelling of DÜSTERWALD.
DUFAU French
The name DUFAU come from two French words DU which means « of the » and FAU which is old French for a beech tree. Surnames in France were given later so the person with this name meant he/she had a beech tree in his property... [more]
DUFAULT French
Alternate spelling of Dufau, meaning "of the beech tree."
DUFFIELD English
The meaning is dove field or open country. It's origin is the Yorkshire area named after a few places there.... [more]
DUFRESNE French
Topographic name for someone who lived near a prominent ash tree from Old French fraisne fresne "ash" from Latin fraxinus "ash".
DUFVA Swedish
From Swedish duva "dove, pigeon".
DUGGAN Scottish, Irish, English
Scottish and Irish variant spelling of DUGAN. ... [more]
DUGONJA Bosnian
This surname is used at: Sarajevo, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Novi Pazar.
DUGOPOLSKI Polish (Anglicized)
To originate from Długopole, Poland.
DUGUID Scottish
Probably "do good", from a Scottish nickname for a well-intentioned person or (ironically) a do-gooder.
DUHAMEL French
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.
DUISTERWOUD Dutch
Dutch equivalent of DÜSTERWALD.
DUJARDIN French
Means "from the garden" from French jardin "garden".
DUKAKIS Greek
Dukakis means "son of the duke or little duke".
DU LAC Arthurian Romance
In the series Merlin, this was the surname of Sir Lancelot: Lancelot du Lac. du Lac possibly means "of the lake."
DULANEY Irish
Variant of Delaney.
DULCAMARA Italian/Latin
given to my great great grandfather who was left on the doorstep of a church in Chiavari Italy. The priest took inspiration from names of plants in the garden. This one came from the plant in English would mean 'bitter sweet nightshade'
DUMAS French
Meaning "of the little farm".
DUMBLEDORE English (?), 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.
DUMMITT English
Habitational name from Dumart-en-Ponthieu in Somme, France.
DUNAYEVSKAYA Russian
Feminine spelling of DUNAYEVSKY.
DUNAYEVSKY Russian
Derived from Europe's second longest river, the Danube River, which is called "Dunay" in Russian. Two famous bearers are Soviet film composer and conductor Isaak Dunayevsky (1900-1955), and his son, Russian film composer Maksim Dunayevsky (1945-).
DUNDAS Scottish, 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’.
DUNDASS Scottish
Variation of Dundas possibly miss spelled at imagination into Quebec (Lower Canada) late 18th Century
DUNDOVIĆ Croatian
Patronymic of the Ragusan word dundo meaning "uncle" or "gentleman" and originating from the Latin word dominus (meaning "master" or "sir").
DUNDREARY English
This was a nickname for someone who had dundrearies, which were long sideburns.
DUNFORD English
Derived either from Dunford Bridge in Yorkshire (named after the River Don and the English word “Ford”), or from Dunford House in Yorkshire (named after “Dunn’s Ford”). One known bearer is US General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
DUNGOG Filipino, Hiligaynon, Cebuano
Means "pride, honour" or "celebrity" in Hiligaynon.
DUNNE Irish, English, Scottish
This surname means dark and was likely given to those with a dark complexion or with dark hair.
DƯƠNG Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of YANG, from Sino-Vietnamese 楊 (dương).
DUPAIN French
Means "of the bread" in French, probably used as an occupational name for a baker.
DUPIN French
From the French du pin, pronounced /dypɛ̃/, meaning "of the pine tree". It was the real name of the French writer Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin, known as George Sand (1804-1876), and her great-grandmother Louise Dupin (1706-1799), an early feminist thinker in the Enlightenment period.
DU PLESSIS Afrikaans, 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]
DUPRE French
Means “ by the meadow “
DURÁN Spanish
Spanish form of DURANTE which means "enduring".
DURANI Pashto
Variant transcription of DURRANI.
DURBIN French
Derived from the place called D'urban or D'urbin in Languedoc
DURDEN English
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).
DURET French
Derived from French dur meaning "hard, tough".
DURGA Indian, Odia, Telugu
From the given name DURGA, the name of a Hindu warrior goddess.
DURHAM English
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."
ĐURIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of ĐURO".
DURKIN Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicised form of Mac Duarcáin meaning "son of Duarcán".
DURMAZ Turkish
Derived from Turkish durmak meaning "to stop" or "to remain, to persist".
ĐUROV Croatian
Means "ĐURO's son" in Croatian.
ĐUROVIĆ Serbian
Derived from the forename ĐURO.
DURRANI Pashto
Derived from Persian در (dorr) meaning "pearl". 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.
DURU Turkish
Duru means 'clean, limpid' in Turkish.
DURWARD English, 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.
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