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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".
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
EBERLE     Upper German, German (Swiss)
From a diminutive of Eberhard.
ECHAGÜE     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Etxague.
ECHALAR     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Etxalar.
ECHAURI     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Etxauri.
ECHEGARAY     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Etxegarai.
ECHELBARGER     English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Eichelberger.
ECHENIQUE     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Etxenike.
ECHEVERRI     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Etxeberri.
ECHEZARRETA     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Etxezarreta.
ECKLAND     Norwegian, Swedish
Probably a respelling either of a Norwegian habitational name from several farmsteads named with eik "oak" + land "land", or of a Swedish ornamental compound with the same elements.
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     Medieval English
It derives from the early word for a sword ecg, to which was sometimes added a suffix such as wolf.
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.
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".
EDVARDSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of EDVARD".
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".
EENMAA     Estonian
Eenmaa is an Estonian name, possibly derived from "eend" (meaning "ledge") and "salu" ("grove").
EENSALU     Estonian
Eensalu is an Estonian name, possibly derived from "eend" (meaning "ledge") and "salu" ("grove").
EESPERE     Estonian
Eespere is an Estonian surname meaning "in front of (ees) homefolk/family (pere)".
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.
EFREMOV     Russian, Macedonian
Means "son of Efrem".
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
Habitational name from any of various farms in southwestern Norway named Eikeland, from eiki meaning "oak", "oak grove" + land meaning "land".
EGERTON     English
Variant of Edgerton.
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’.
EGIA     Basque
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
Habitational name from a farmstead, of unexplained origin.
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.
EGUIARRETA     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Egiarreta.
EGUÍLAZ     Basque
Castilianized form of Egilatz.
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”
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.
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.
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
Habitational name from a farmstead so named in western Norway, from Old Norse eid meaning "isthmus" + nes meaning "headland", "promontory".
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.
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.
Americanized spelling of German Eisenhauer.
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.
EKELUND     Swedish
Variant of EKLUND.
EKERN     Norwegian
Habitational name from a farm in eastern Norway so named, from Old Norse ekra ‘meadow’, ‘field’.
EKLAND     Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish ek "oak" and land "land". A famous bearer is Swedish actress Britt Ekland (b. 1942).
EKLÖF     Swedish
Combination of Swedish ek "oak" and löf, an archaic spelling of löv, "leaf".
EKMAN     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of ek "oak" and man "man".
EKMEČIĆ     Serbian, Bosnian
Variant of Ekmekçi.
EKSI     Turkish
Ekºi means "sour" in Turkish.
EKSTRÖM     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of ek "oak" and ström "stream".
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
Ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element + -ander, suffix adapted from Greek aner, andros ‘man’, a common element of Swedish surnames.
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.
ELEJALDE     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Elexalde.
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.
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.
ELGUEZÁBAL     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Elgezabal.
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.
Meaning prairie or meadow of the church. It's a surname of the christian inspiration.
ELIYAHU     Hebrew
From the given name Eliyahu.
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.
ELLERLY     English
Variant of Ellery.
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".
ELMI     Somali
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]
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.
EMMACK     ?
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.
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
From Swedish en "juniper" and borg "castle".
ENESCU     Romanian
Means 'son of Aeneas' in Romanian.
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".
ENGEBRETSEN     Norwegian
Means "son of Engebret". Engebret is a variant of Engelbrekt.
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".
ENGELSEN     Norwegian
Means "son of Engel".
ENGEN     Norwegian, Dutch
Norwegian habitational name. Singular definite form of ENG.... [more]
ENGINEER     Indian (Parsi)
Parsi name literally meaning "engineer", referring to someone who made machines or engines. As the British rule of India demanded for all Parsees to adopt a surname, many used English vocabulary based on their occupation.
ENGLAND     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of various farmsteads, so named from Old Norse eng "meadow" and land "land".
ENGLANDER     German, Jewish
Ethnic name derived from German Engländer, meaning 'Englishman', thus denoting an incomer from England. In some cases, the Jewish name may be an ornamental adoption.
ENGLUND     Swedish, English
Combination of Swedish äng "meadow" and lund "grove".
ENIS     Irish
Variant of Ennis
ENJOLRAS     Literature
From a surname which was from Occitan enjeura meaning "to terrify". This was the name of a charismatic activist in Victor Hugo's novel 'Les Misérables' (1862).
ENKHTUYA     Mongolian
From the given name Enkhtuyaa.
ENOKIDA     Japanese
榎 (Enoki) means "Hackle/Chinese Nettle Berry Tree", and 田 (Da) means Rice Paddy, Field". A notable bearer with this family name is Daiki Enokida, who is a professional baseball player.
ENOMOTO     Japanese
From the Japanese 榎 (eno) "hackberry," "nettle tree" and 本 (moto) "base."
ENRIGHT     Irish (Anglicized)
From Irish Gaelic Indreachtach, literally "attacker". The surname was borne by British poet D.J. Enright (1920-2002).
ENRÍQUEZ     Spanish
Means "son of Enrique" in Spanish.
ENROTH     Swedish
Combination of Swedish en "juniper" and rot "root".
ENSIGN     English
From the military rank.
EPEMA     Frisian
"Son of Epa" or "Son of Eepa". The name was applied starting around 1620 C.E. to the descendants of Eepa, matriarch of a family of the "grytman" type of elected nobility who held political power in and around the town of Sneek/Snits... [more]
EPLBOYM     Yiddish
It means "apple tree", denoting either someone who planted them or lived near them.
EPPLER     German
Occupational name for a fruit grower or dealer, from Middle High German epfeler meaning "grower of or dealer in apples".
EPUREANU     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
ERASMUS     French, Dutch
it means beloved one or king
ERASMUSON     Scottish
Means son of ERASMUS.
ERASO     Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Navarrese neighborhoods: Eraso, Municipality of Imotz or Eraso, Municipality of Larraun.
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