Submitted Surnames Starting with E

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EADE English (British, ?)
Originally derived from the Old English Eadwig, which meant "prosperity / fortune in war." Surname found mainly in Scotland and northern England. Americanized spelling of Norwegian Eide. Also see the similar given names: Adam, Edwy, Eda, and Edith.
EAGLE English
Nickname for a lordly, impressive, or sharp-eyed man, from Middle English egle "eagle" (from Old French aigle, from Latin aquila).
EAGLEBURGER English (American)
Americanized form of German Adelberger, a habitational name for someone from a place called Adelberg near Stuttgart.
EALEY English
Variant of ELY.
EAMER French, Anglo-Saxon
This interesting and unusual surname has two possible sources. ... [more]
EAMES English
Probably from the possessive case of the Middle English word eam ‘uncle’, denoting a retainer in the household of the uncle of some important local person. Possibly also a variant of Ames.
EARENFIGHT English
appears in early American history in Pennsylvania and New Jerssey. Jacob Earenfight fought in the Battle of Princeton in the American Revolutionary War.
EARLY Irish, English, American, German
Irish: translation of Gaelic Ó Mocháin (see Mohan; Gaelic moch means ‘early’ or ‘timely’), or of some other similar surname, for example Ó Mochóir, a shortened form of Ó Mochéirghe, Ó Maoil-Mhochéirghe, from a personal name meaning ‘early rising’.... [more]
EARNSHAW English
Means "person from Earnshaw", Lancashire ("Earn's nook of land" - Earn from an Old English personal name meaning literally "eagle"). In fiction this surname is borne by Catherine Earnshaw, her brother Hindley and her nephew Hareton, characters in Emily Brontë's 'Wuthering Heights' (1847).
EAST English
This interesting surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is derived from the Olde English pre 7th Century "east", east, and is topographical for someone who lived in the eastern part of a town or settlement, or outside it to the east... [more]
EASTBURN English
Habitational name from either of two places, one in Humberside and one in West Yorkshire, so named from Old English ēast, ēasten "east" and burna "stream".
EASTERBROOK English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a brook to the east of a main settlement, from Middle English easter meaning "eastern" + brook meaning "stream".
EASTLEY English
A Saxon village called East Leah has been recorded to have existed since 932 AD. (Leah is an ancient Anglo-Saxon word meaning 'a clearing in a forest'). There is additional evidence of this settlement in a survey from the time which details land in North Stoneham being granted by King Æthelstan to his military aid, Alfred in 932 AD... [more]
EATHERTON English
Probably a variant spelling of Atherton.
EBADI Persian
Derived from Arabic عِبَاد (ʿibād), the plural of عَبْد (ʿabd) meaning “servant, slave”.
EBEN English
Meaning unknown. It could be from the given name Eden, from the place name Eden, meaning "Place Of Pleasure".
EBENEEZER English
Obtained from the given name Ebenezer
EBERT German, American
Believed to be a variant of Herbert or of Everett.
ECHALAR Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Etxalar.
ECHAURI Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Etxauri.
ECHELBARGER English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Eichelberger.
ECKLAND English (Rare), Norwegian (Anglicized, Rare, Expatriate), Swedish (Anglicized, Expatriate)
Possibly a variant of Ecklund. It might also be an anglicization of the rare Swedish surname Ekland or of a Norwegian name derived from several farmsteads named with eik "oak" and land "land".
ECKLUND English
English spelling of Swedish EKLUND.
ECONOMOS Greek
Occupational name for a steward, someone who managed a property, particularly church-owned land, from ancient Greek oikos meaning "household" + nomos meaning "law", "rule".
EDDUDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of Edda". Used only by women.
EDDUSON Icelandic
Means "son of Edda". Used only by men.
EDDY American
A common surname used among people whose ancestry originates from the United Kingdom (England, Ireland and Scottland etc.) Shelia Eddy is an American who was convicted in 2014 for the murder of Skylar Neese in the state of West Virginia.
EDELSTEIN Jewish
Ornamental name derived from German Edelstein "gemstone; precious stone".
EDÉN Swedish
Possibly a habitational name from a place named with the element ed "isthmus". In some cases it could also be a shortened form of EDENIUS (a combination of Swedish ed "isthmus" and the Latin suffix -enius "descendant of").
EDEVANE Welsh, Cornish
A rare Welsh surname, believed to be of Cornish origin. This surname is made up of two elements. ‘Ed’ is not a shortened form of Edward, but derives from the ancient (Old English?) ‘ead’ meaning ‘prosperity’ and/or ‘happiness’... [more]
EDGE English
Topographic name, especially in Lancashire and the West Midlands, for someone who lived on or by a hillside or ridge, from Old English ecg "edge".
EDGELL English
Probably derived from the Old English given name Ecgwulf.
EDGELY English
A surname of Anglo-Saxon origin, and a place name taken from either a village in Cheshire or one in Shropshire. The name means “park by the wood” in Old English.
EDGERLY English
Habitational name from any of numerous minor places named Edgerley, Edgerely, or Hedgerley.
EDGERTON English
From a place name meaning either "settlement of Ecghere" or "settlement of Ecgheard" (see Ekkehard).
EDIN Swedish
Variant of EDÉN.
EDMEADES English
Meant "son of Edmede", from a medieval nickname for a self-effacing person (literally "humble", from Old English ēadmēde "easy mind").
EDMINSTEIRE Scottish
john edminsteire was a person captured at the battle of dunbar in 1651 and shipped to boston in 1652 on the ship john and sarah. we can find no previous record of the edminsteire name. conjecture from f.custer edminster that did the geneology is it is a combination of french and german names and originated from people that migrated to scotland with mary queen of scots about 100 years earlier.
EDMISON English, Scottish
Patronymic surname meaning “Son of Edmund!”.
EDMISTON Scottish
Habitational name from Edmonstone, near Edinburgh, so named from the Old English personal name Ēadmund + tūn meaning "settlement".
EDMUNDS English, Welsh
Patronymic from the personal name Edmund (see Edmond).
EDMUNDSON English
Means "son of Edmund".
EDSON English
Patronymic or metronymic from Eade.
EDSTRÖM Swedish
Combination of Swedish ed "isthmus" and ström "stream".
EEK Swedish
Variant of EK.
EEK Estonian
Eek is an Estonian surname, possibly a corruption of "leek", meaning "flame" or "blaze". Possibly, a corruption of the Swedish word "Ek", meaning "oak".
EELMAA Estonian
Eelmaa is an Estonian surname, possibly from "eellas-" meaning "ancestral" and "maa" meaning "land".
EENLO Estonian
Eenlo is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "eend" meaning "protrusion", "overhang" and "jetty".
EENMAA Estonian
Eenmaa is an Estonian name, possibly derived from "eend" (meaning "ledge") and "salu" ("grove").
EENPALU Estonian
Eenpalu is an Estonian name, possibly derived from "eend" (meaning "ledge") and "palu" ("sandy heath").
EENSAAR Estonian
Eensaar is an Estonian name, possibly derived from "eend" (meaning "ledge") and "saar" ("island").
EENSALU Estonian
Eensalu is an Estonian name, possibly derived from "eend" (meaning "ledge") and "salu" ("grove").
EENSOO Estonian
Eensoo is an Estonian name, possibly derived from "eend" (meaning "ledge") and "soo" meaning "swamp/marsh".
EERO Estonian
Eero is both an Estonian surname and masculine given name.
EESMAA Estonian
Eesmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "(a)fore land".
EESPERE Estonian
Eespere is an Estonian surname meaning "in front of (ees) homefolk/family (pere)".
EESPÕLD Estonian
Eespõld is an Estonian surname meaning "afore/ahead of field".
EFFENDI Indonesian
Transferred use of the given name Effendi, which is derived from the Ottoman title افندي (efendi), ultimately from Greek αφέντης (aféntis) meaning "lord, master, boss, ruler, prince".
EFIMOV Russian
Variant transcription of YEFIMOV.
EFTEMIE Romanian
Derived from the forename Euthymius.
EGAN Irish
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAodhagáin (see Hagan).
EGEDE Scandinavian
Derived from a place name on Sjælland containing the name element EIK meaning "oak".
EGELAND Norwegian
From the name of several farmsteads in Norway named with Norwegian eik "oak" and land "land".
EGGLESTON English
Habitational name from a place in County Durham so called, or from Egglestone in North Yorkshire, both named in Old English as Egleston, probably from the Old English personal name Ecgel (unattested) + tūn ‘settlement’, ‘farmstead’.
EGIARRETA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Arakil.
EGILATZ Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Donemiliaga.
EGNER German
From a Germanic personal name formed with the element agi ‘point (of a sword)’.
EGNER Norwegian (Rare)
From the name of a farm in Norway, of unknown origin. A known bearer was Norwegian playwright Thorbjørn Egner (1912-1990).
EGOROV Russian
Means "son of Yegor".
EGUCHI Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "mouth of the river". This surname is mostly found on the island of Kyūshū.
EGUÍA Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Egia.
EGUÍLAZ Basque
Castilianized form of Egilatz.
EHA Estonian
Eha is an Estonian surname (and feminine given name) meaning "dusk"; from Estonian mythology.
EHALA Estonian
Ehala is an Estonian surname meaning "sunset glow/twilight area".
EHASALU Estonian
Ehasalu is an Estonian surname meaning "dusk grove". Eha is also an common feminine given name.
EHLER German
Variant of EHLERT.
EHLERT German
From a Germanic personal name composed of the elements agil "edge", "point (of a sword)" + hard "brave", "hardy", "strong" or ward "guard".
EHRENBERG Jewish (Anglicized, Rare, Archaic), German
"In German it means 'mountain of honor'"
EHRENREICH German, Jewish, Yiddish
Jewish/Yiddish German ornamental surname meaning “Rich in honour”
EHRMANTRAUT German
A Latinized joining of the German words irmin(world, all-encompassing) and trud(strength)
EICH German
German from Middle High German eich(e) ‘oak’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived near an oak tree. In some cases, it may be a habitational name for someone from any of several places named with this word, for example Eiche or Eichen, or for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of an oak.
EICHELBERG German
Habitational name from any of various places, notably one southeast of Heidelberg, named from Middle High German eichel meaning "acorn" + berc meaning "mountain", "hill", or topographic name for someone who lived on an oak-covered hill.
EICHELBERGER German
Habitational name for someone from any of the various places called Eichelberg.
EICHHORN German, Jewish
German topographic name for someone who lived on or near an oak-covered promontory, from Middle High German eich(e) ‘oak’ + horn ‘horn’, ‘promontory’. German from Middle High German eichhorn ‘squirrel’ (from Old High German eihhurno, a compound of eih ‘oak’ + urno, from the ancient Germanic and Indo-European name of the animal, which was later wrongly associated with hurno ‘horn’); probably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal, or alternatively a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a squirrel... [more]
EICHHORST German (East Prussian)
Prussian in origin. Brandenburg area
EICHLER Upper German
South German variant of Eich, the -ler suffix denoting association. "eager"
EIDE Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse eið "isthmus".
EIDSNESS Norwegian (Expatriate)
From Old Norse eið "isthmus" and nes "headland". This was the name of a farmstead in Norway.
EILAND German
Topographic name for someone who lived on or owned property surrounded by water, from Middle High German eilant, "island"
EILEEN Literature
From the given name Eileen.
EIN Estonian
Ein is an Estonian surname derived from "eine" meaning "meal" and "refreshments".
EINASTE Estonian
Einaste is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "eine", meaning "meal". Possibly also from the German surname "Einmann".
EINGEWEIDE German
A German surname meaning "guts" or "viscera".
EINHORN German
Derived from German Einhorn (Middle High German einhorn) "unicorn", denoting someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a unicorn.
EINSTEIN German, Jewish
From German ein meaning “one” and stein meaning “stone”; also a habitational name from any of the various locations from Middle High German einsteinen meaning “to enclose or surround with stone”... [more]
EIRIS Ancient Irish (Latinized)
Its meaning That is fruitfulness or fertility. It comes from the Irish name Eire Or Eriu (Erin, Eirinn). Another ancient name is Ivernia (Hibernia or Iverni) and its meaning is the green and fertile lands.
EIRIZ Portuguese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Paços de Ferreira.
EISELE German
From a short pet form of the personal name Isenhart, from Old High German isan ‘iron’ + hart ‘hardy’, ‘strong’. From Isenlin, a compound of Middle High German isen ‘iron’ + the hypocoristic suffix -lin, hence a nickname for a blacksmith, ironworker, or dealer in iron.
EISEN German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for an ironworker or smith, or an ironmonger, from Middle High German isen ‘iron’, German Eisen. It may also have been used as a nickname, with reference to the strength and hardness of iron or to its color, while as a Jewish name it was also adopted as an ornamental name from modern German Eisen ‘iron’ or the Yiddish cognate ayzn.
EISENBERG German, Jewish
Means "iron hill" from German isen meaning "iron" and berg meaning "hill".
EISENBERGER German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of the several places called Eisenberg. As a Jewish name it is also an ornamental name.
EISENHAUER German
Occupational name meaning "iron cutter" where Eisen- means "iron" and -hauer means "hewer". The verb 'hew' being less well used in English than in earlier times, but still understood to mean cut, such as in hewing tree limbs... [more]
EISENHOWER German
Americanized spelling of German Eisenhauer.
EIST Estonian
Eist is an Estonian surname possibly derived from the Germanic "eist"; ultimately from Latin "Aesti". The modern endonym for "Estonia" in the Estonian language is "Eesti".
EJIOFOR Igbo, Nigerian
A famous bearer of this surname is Chiwetel Ejiofor, a British actor of Nigerian and Igbo descent.
EJIRI Japanese
江 (E) "Inlet,River" and 尻 (Jiri) "Behind ,Rear".
EKBERG Swedish
Combination of Swedish ek "oak" and berg "mountain".
EKDAHL Swedish
Combination of Swedish ek "oak" and dal "valley".
EKDAL Swedish
Variant of EKDAHL.
EKE Swedish (Rare)
Variant of EK.
EKERN Norwegian (Rare)
From Old Norse ekra "meadow, field". This was the name of a farmstead in Norway.
EKHOLM Swedish
Composed of the elements ek "oak" and holm "islet"
EKICI Turkish
Means "planter, farmer" in Turkish.
EKLAND Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish ek "oak" and land "land". A famous bearer is Swedish actress Britt Ekland (b. 1942), but in her case, the name is a variant of Eklund.
EKLÖF Swedish
Combination of Swedish ek "oak" and löf, an archaic spelling of löv, "leaf".
EKMAN Swedish
Combination of Swedish ek "oak" and man "man".
EKSI Turkish
Ekºi means "sour" in Turkish.
EKSTRÖM Swedish
Combination of Swedish ek "oak" and ström "stream, river, current".
EKVALL Swedish
Composed of Swedish ek "oak" and vall "field, pasture".
EL ALAOUI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Alaoui" in Arabic; used predominantly in Morocco.
ELAM English
English habitational name for someone from a place called Elham, in Kent, or a lost place of this name in Crayford, Kent. The first is derived from Old English el ‘eel’ + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’... [more]
EL AMARI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Amari", from the Arabic given name Ammar. Mainly found in Morocco.
ELAMKUNNAPUZHA Malayalam (Rare)
Elamkunnapuzha is a village in Ernakulam district in the Indian state of Kerala.... [more]
EL AMRANI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Amrani", from the given name Imran (chiefly Moroccan).
ELANDER Swedish
Combination of an unexplained first element and the common Swedish surname suffix -ander (originally from Greek aner, andros "man").
ELARDO Italian
Possibly from a variant of the Germanic personal name Ilardo (see Ilardi).
ELBAZ Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Variant transcription of Albaz used by Moroccan Sephardic Jews.
EL BECHIR Western African
Means "the Bechir", derived from the given name Bashir. This surname is mainly used in Mauritania.
ELCANO Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Elkano.
ELDEN English
Variant of Eldon.
ELDESSOUKY Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the Dessouky" in Arabic, most likely referring to the city of Desouk in northern Egypt.
ELDON English
Habitation name from the Old English personal name Ella- and -don from dun meaning "hill."
ELEANOR French
Derives from the given name Eleanor. Not popular as a last name.
ELENBAAS Dutch
Reinterpretation of Elenbos or Elebaers, from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements alja ‘other’ or agil ‘point or edge (of a sword)’ + berht ‘bright’.
ELESTIAL English (British, Modern, Rare)
First used as a surname in September 2000, first appearing on a birth certificate in July 2009. Meaning "protected by angels"; the origin is an adopted surname from a type of quartz crystal, often referred to as a new millennium crystal... [more]
ELEXALDE Basque
This indicates familial origin within any of several eponymous localities.
ELFORD Medieval English
From the Old English personal name Ella, from the word oelf meaning "elf" or from the Old English alor/elre, meaning "alder tree." The name in full would mean "alder tree by a ford" or "Ella who lives by a ford".... [more]
ELFVING Swedish
Possibly a combination of an obsolete spelling of Swedish älv "river" and the suffix -ing (ultimately from Proto-Germanic -ingaz) meaning "coming from, belonging to, descending from"... [more]
ELGETA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ELGEZABAL Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Zornotza.
ELGUETA Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Elgeta.
EL HACHIMI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Hachimi" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan).
EL HAJJ Arabic
Means "the pilgrim" in Arabic.
ELHASSAN Northern African, Arabic
From Arabic حَسُنَ (ḥasuna) meaning "to be good, to be beautiful" (chiefly Sudanese).
ELIÁŠ Czech, Slovak
Eliáš is Czech and Slovak form of Hebrew name Elijah.
ELIASSEN Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of ELIAS".
ELIASSON Swedish
Means "son of ELIAS".
ELICH German, American
Surname meaning "noble" from edelik or edelich. Notable bearer is professional ice hockey player Matt Elich.
EL IDRISSI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Idrissi" in Arabic (chiefly Moroccan).
ELIE American
From Rembrandt and Giacomo Elie, professional footballers for Genoa FC and Juventus FC.
ELIMELECH Hebrew
Means "My God is a King" in Hebrew.
ELIO Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese locality.
ELISABELAR Basque
Meaning prairie or meadow of the church. It's a surname of the christian inspiration.
ELIYAHU Hebrew
From the given name Eliyahu.
ELIZABELAR Basque
The Basque surname Elizabelar or De Elizabelar means "meadow of the church,". It's a surname that belongs to Celtic families. The Basques come from the ancient Celtic ethnic group (Celtic tribe) in the Pyrenees called (named) the baskunes or the barskunes (the people of the above).
ELIZABETH American
From the given name Elizabeth.
EL JAOUHARI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Jaouhari" in Arabic, Jaouhari being derived from Arabic جوهر (jawhar) "jewel, precious stone, gem, essence" (see Jawahir). This surname is mainly found in Morocco.
ELKANO Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Eguesibar.
EL KHOURY Arabic
Means "the Khoury" in Arabic, referring to the title of a Christian priest.
ELKINS English
Patronymic of Elkin.
ELL Medieval
This name derives from the Medieval given name Elis first recorded in the 1220 Pipe Rolls of Middlesex "Elis de Adham". The ultimate origin of the name is the Hebrew, Elisha or Elijah (meaning "Jehovah is God")... [more]
ELLEFSEN Norwegian
Means "son of Ellef".
ELLENDER English
English variant of Allender.
ELLENDER German
Respelling of German Elender, a nickname for a stranger or newcomer, from Middle High German ellende ‘strange’, ‘foreign’, or a habitational name for someone from any of twenty places named Elend, denoting a remote settlement, as for example in the Harz Mountains or in Carinthia, Austria.
ELLENS English
Metronymic from Ellen (1).
ELLERHOFF German
This name means "Black Alder Tree Courtyard" and was inspired by a tree in a yard at the family farm in Nettelstedt, Germany.
ELLERMAA Estonian
Ellermaa is an Estonian surname, most likely an Estoniazation of the German surname Ellermann.
ELLERVEE Estonian
Ellervee is an Estonian surname meaning "Eller water", but of undetermined origin. Possibly from the German "Eller". Possibly a corruption of the surname "Ellerbee" or "Ellerby".
ELLIK Estonian
Ellik is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "hellik" meaning "sensitive" and "tender".
ELLINGHAM English
Habitational name from places so named in Hampshire, Northumbria, and Norfolk. The first of these is named from Old English Edlingaham ‘homestead (Old English ham) of the people of Edla’, a personal name derived from a short form of the various compound names with a first element ead ‘prosperity’, ‘fortune’; the others may have the same origin or incorporate the personal name Ella (see Ellington).
ELLINGSEN Norwegian
Means "son of ELLING".
ELLINGTON English
English habitational name from places in Cambridgeshire, Kent, Northumbria, and North Yorkshire; most are so named from Old English Ellingtun ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with Ella’, a short form of the various compound names with a first element ælf ‘elf’, but the one in Kent has its first element from the Old English byname Ealda meaning ‘old’.
ELMAHDY Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the Mahdi" from Arabic مَهْدِيّ (mahdiyy) meaning "rational, sensible" or "guided one, rightly guided". In Islam, the term refers to a saviour figure who will restore peace to the world.
ELMALEH Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Moroccan Jewish surname derived from Arabic مالح (malîh) either meaning "good, handsome, charming" or "salty, savoury".
ELMALIK Northern African, Arabic
From Arabic الْمَالِك (al-mālik) meaning "the king" or "the owner" (chiefly Sudanese).
EL MASRY Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the Egyptian", from Arabic مِصْرِيّ (miṣriyy) meaning "Egyptian person".
EL MOCTAR Western African
Derived from the given Moctar, a variant of Mokhtar. A bearer is Jidou El Moctar (1985–), a Mauritanian runner.
ELMORE English
An English habitational name from Elmore in Gloucestershire, named from Old English elm ‘elm’ + ofer ‘river bank’ or ofer ‘ridge’.
ELMURZAEV Chechen
Means "son of Elmurza".
ELOFSSON Swedish
Means "son of ELOF".
ELORTZ Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Noain Elortzibar.
EL OUAFI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Ouafi", derived from the given name Wafi. A bearer was Ahmed Boughèra El Ouafi (1898-1959), an Algerian athlete during the French rule over the country.
EL OUAZZANI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Ouazzani", originally indicating a person who came from the town of Ouazzane in Morocco.
ELPHEE English
Derived from the Old English given name Ælfwig.
EL-QASES Arabic
It means "the narrative (which refers to the title of a chapter of the Quran)".
ELRASHIDY Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the rightly guided" from Arabic رَشِيد (rašīd) meaning "well-guided, following the right course".
ELRIC English, Anime
From the medieval English givin name Elric. Notable bearers were the Fullmetal Alchemist characters Edward and Alphonse Elric, as well as their mother, Trisha Elric.
EL SAYED Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the master", from Arabic سَيِّد (sayyid) meaning "master, lord, prince" (see Sayyid).
ELSEGOOD English (British), English (Australian)
Derived from an Old English given name, possibly *Ælfgod or *Æðelgod, in which the second element is god "god". (Another source gives the meaning "temple-god", presumably from ealh and god.)... [more]
EL-SHAFEI Arabic
It means "the intercessor (which refers to the Prophet of Islam, who will hopefully intercede on one's behalf before God on the day of judgement)".
ELSHARKAWY Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the easterner, the one from the east" from Arabic شَرْقِيّ (šarqiyy) meaning "east, eastern".
ELSING German
From a variant of the old personal name Elsung.
ELSINGER German (Swiss)
Probably a derivative of Elsing.
ELTRINGHAM English (British)
Meaning homestead
ELU Estonian
Elu is an Estonian surname meaning "life" and "being"; "living".
ELVERMAN German
The name Elverman means Eel fisherman.
ELWELL English
Means "person from Elwell", Dorset (probably "spring from which omens can be read").
ELWOOD English
It's either from a place name in Gloucestershire, England called Ellwood that is derived from Old English ellern "elder tree" and wudu "wood", or a form of the Old English personal name Ælfweald, composed of the elements ælf "elf" and weald "rule".
EL-ZEIN Arabic
It means "the ornament".
EMAMI Persian
From the Arabic إمام‎‎ (ʾimām) meaning "leader, guide", used as a title for the leader of worship at an Islamic mosque.
EMBOABA Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Variant of Emboava. A famous bearer of this surname is Brazilian footballer Oscar.
EMBRY English, Scottish
ember, smoldering fire
EMER Jewish, Anglo-Saxon
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from Yiddish emer ‘pail’, ‘bucket’. ... [more]
EMERIN German (Brazilian), Brazilian, German
Brazilian adaptation of the German surname Emmerich; altered for easier comprehension by the Portuguese-speaking population of Brazil.
EMERY English, French, Norman
English and French from a Germanic personal name, Emaurri, composed of the elements amja ‘busy’, ‘industrious’ + ric ‘power’. The name was introduced into England from France by the Normans... [more]
EMİR Turkish
Turkish cognate of Amir.
EMMER English
Derived from a nickname for EMERSON
EMMER German
A topographic name for someone who lived by land where grain was grown, a status name for someone who owned such land, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who grew or dealt in grain.
EMMERICH German
From the given name Emmerich.
EMMERLY English
From the given name Amalric.
EMOR Anglo-Saxon, Medieval English
This unusual surname has two origins. ... [more]
EMORY English, Irish
English variant spelling of Emery.
EMPERAIRE French
Means "Emperor".
EMSLEY English
A name that came from a family that lived in Yorkshire, where they derived the family name from Helmsley. Probably of Old English origin Helm and ley or leah, which means "a clearing in the woods."
ENATSU Japanese
江 (E) means "River,Inlet" and 夏 (natsu) means "Summer". A notable bearer is Yutaka Enatsu who used to be a pitcher for the Hanshin Tigers. Enatsu is also on the first name sight. They both don't occur much.
ENCARNACIÓN Spanish
Means "incarnation" in Spanish. This is given in reference to the Incarnation of Jesus in the womb of the Virgin Mary (see Encarnación).
ENCIÑIAS Spanish
Derives from Spanish heritage and culture. Other spellings of the name of ENCIÑIAS may be Encinas, Encinias, Encinitas etc.
ENDO Japanese
From the Japanese 遠 (en) "distant" and 藤 (to, do or fuji) "wisteria." The second character may indicate historical or familial links to the formerly powerful Fujiwara (藤原) clan.
ENEBORG Swedish (Rare)
From Swedish en "juniper" and borg "castle".
ENESCU Romanian
Means 'son of Aeneas' in Romanian.
ENEVOLDSEN Danish
Means "son of Enevold".
ENFIELD English
Place in England. Like Uxbridge.
ENG Swedish, Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse eng "meadow".
ENGDAHL Swedish
Combination of Swedish äng "meadow" and dal "valley".
ENGELBERT German, English, French
From a Germanic personal name composed of engel (see Engel) + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. The widespread popularity of the name in France during the Middle Ages was largely a result of the fact that it had been borne by a son-in-law of Charlemagne; in the Rhineland it was more often given in memory of a bishop of Cologne (1216–25) of this name, who was martyred.
ENGELBRECHT Afrikaans
The name Engelbrecht has multiple translations, including "Angle Glorious" and "Bright Angel".
ENGELBRECHT Polabian (Germanized, Modern, Rare)
First person with this name was Engelbrekt Engelbrektson. Germanized Slavic name. Later, it was a noble family