Submitted Surnames Starting with E

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ELLIK Estonian
Ellik is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "hellik" meaning "sensitive" and "tender".
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).
Means "son of ELLING".
The name Ellingson came from Norway and was spelled ELLINGSEN but then it was changed to fit with more common English spelling. Ellingson most likely came from the son of Elling but may have more meanings.
ELMAHDY Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "the Mahdi" from Arabic مَهْدِيّ (mahdiyy) meaning "guided one, rightly guided". In Islam, the term refers to a figure who will restore peace to the world.
ELMALEH Judeo-Spanish, Arabic
From Arabic مَالِح (māliḥ) meaning "salty, savoury", probably used to refer to a salt trader.
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 Estonian
Elmi is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "helmikas" meaning "melick" (perennial grasses of the genus Melica, related to fescue).
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’.
Means "son of ELMURZA".
ELO Finnish
Means "life" in Finnish.
Means "son of ELOF".
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 OUAHABI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the Ouahabi" from the given name Ouahab.
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.
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, Popular Culture
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]
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".
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".
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".
ELYAS Ethiopian, Filipino, Malay
Form of ELIAS, latinized version of the Hebrew Eliyahu, "My God is Yahweh", found in Ethiopian, Filipino and Malay populations. See also the first names ELIAS, ELIJAH.
ELZEA Hebrew (Francized, Rare), American (South, Francized, Rare)
The name means G-d’s help It is a French transition of the Hebrew name Eleazar applied to Jews that came to France by way of Egypt. Later it was carried over to the French Caribbean mainly St. Martinique which was the first major Jewish settlement in the Caribbean, but the name also spread to other Latin American Islands including Mexico... [more]
EL-ZEIN Arabic
It means "the ornament".
EMAJÕE Estonian
Emajõe is an Estonian surname meaning "mother river" (a genitive form of "ema jõgi"). The Emajõgi is a 100km river flowing through Estonia.
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
EMEL German
From a short form of any of the various Germanic personal names beginning with the element amal, which means ‘strength’ or ‘vigor’.
EMER Jewish, Anglo-Saxon
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from Yiddish emer ‘pail’, ‘bucket’. ... [more]
EMERIN German (Brazilian)
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’... [more]
Means "daughter of EMIL" in Icelandic.
EMILSEN Danish, Norwegian
Means "Son of Emil"
EMILSSON Icelandic, Swedish
Means "Son of Emil".
EMINOV Azerbaijani
Means "son of EMIN".
EMIR 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.
From the given name EMMERICH.
From the given name AMALRIC.
EMMUS Estonian
Emmus is an Estonian surname likely derived from the root "-emus", meaning "superiority" and "advantage".
EMOR Anglo-Saxon, Medieval English
This unusual surname has two origins. ... [more]
EMORY English, Irish
English variant spelling of EMERY.
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... [more]
Means "incarnation" in Spanish. This is given in reference to the Incarnation of Jesus in the womb of the Virgin Mary (see ENCARNACIÓN).
ENCHANTRA American (South, Americanized, Modern, Rare)
American surname feminine mainly in The USA
Derives from Spanish heritage and culture. Other spellings of the name of ENCIÑIAS may be Encinas, Encinias, Encinitas etc.
ENDE Estonian
Ende is an Estonian surname derived from "enda" meaning "own" and self".
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.
Means "son of Enevold".
Place in England. Like Uxbridge.
ENG Swedish, Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse eng "meadow".
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.
The name Engelbrecht has multiple translations, including "Angle Glorious" and "Bright Angel".
ENGELBRECHT Polabian (Germanized, Rare)
First person with this name was Engelbrekt Engelbrektson. Germanized Slavic name. Later, it was a noble family
ENGELBY Anglo-Saxon
The name Engelby has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage, from people of the village of Ingoldsby, Lincolnshire, or from Ingleby, found in Derbyshire, or at Ingleby-Berwick, North Yorkshire.
ENGELS German, Dutch
A patronymic surname from the given name ENGEL.
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 (Rare)
From the name of several farms in Norway, named with 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".
ENGSTRØM Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish form of ENGSTRÖM.
ENHÖRNING Swedish (Rare)
Perhaps created in a similar manner as the German surname EINHORN.
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).
ENNALS English
This unusual and interesting surname is of medieval English origin, and derives from either of two Anglo-Scandinavian male given names: Ingald or Ingulf. The former derives ultimately from the Old Norse "Ingialdr", having as its initial element the divine name "Ing", borne by a minor Norse god associated with fertility, and meaning "swelling, protuberance", with "gialdr", tribute; hence, "Ing's tribute"... [more]
Ennemuist is an Estonian surname derived from "ennemuiste" meaning "days of yore", and "ennemuistne" meaning "ancient".
ENNOK Estonian
Ennok is an Estonian surname derived from "Eenok" (English: "Enoch"), the biblical figure.
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 Japanese 榎 (enoki) meaning "hackberry, nettle tree" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
ENRIGHT Irish (Anglicized)
From Irish Gaelic Indreachtach, literally "attacker". The surname was borne by British poet D.J. Enright (1920-2002).
Means "son of ENRIQUE".
Unaccented form of ENRÍQUEZ.
ENROTH Swedish
Combination of Swedish en "juniper" and rot "root".
ENS German
Variant of ENNS.
ENSIGN English
From the military rank.
EOMÄE Estonian
Eomäe is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "eose-" meaning "spore" or "eospea" meaning "cone" and "mäe" meaning "hill/mountain"; "cone hill".
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]
It means "apple tree", denoting either someone who planted them or lived near them.
EPLIK Estonian
Eplik is an Estonian surname derived from "leplik" meaning "tolerant", "acquiescent" and "meek".
Occupational name for a fruit grower or dealer, from Middle High German epfeler meaning "grower of or dealer in apples".
EPSHTEYN German, Jewish
This surname may be derived from a German town known as Eppstein in Hesse. Epp probably came from Gaulish apa which means water or river and stein translates into English as stone.
EPSTEIN German, Jewish
A habitational name for someone from a place named Eppstein, which is from Old High German ebur meaning ‘wild boar’ and stein meaning ‘stone’.
Meaning unknown.
ÉRABLE French (Rare)
From érable meaning "maple."
ERASMUS French, Dutch
it means beloved one or king
ERASO Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Navarrese neighborhoods: Eraso, Municipality of Imotz or Eraso, Municipality of Larraun.
ERBER Jewish, German
Meaning uncertain. Either a habitational name for someone living in a place named Erb or Erp, a name for a owner of a farm named Erbhof (derived from MIddle High German erbære "honorable, noble"), or derived from the given name ERPO.
ERDEM Turkish
From the given name ERDEM.
ERDENE Mongolian
Meaning "jewel" or "treasure".
From the given name ERDMANN.
From the given name ERDOĞAN.
EREMIA Romanian
From the given name EREMIA which is the Romanian form of Jeremiah.
ERENDI Estonian
Erendi is an Estonian surname derived from "erendus" meaning "blooming".
EREZ Hebrew (Modern)
Means "cedar" in Hebrew.... [more]
ERG Estonian
Erg is an Estonian surname derived from "ergas" meaning "cheerful" and "alert".
ERGASHEV Uzbek, Tajik, Kyrgyz
Means "son of ERGASH".
ERGIN Turkish
Means "mature, adult" in Turkish.
ERGMA Estonian
Ergma is an Estonian surname derived from "ergama", meaning "glow" and "radiate".
Means 'Son of Erich'.
Means 'Son of Erick'.
ERICSEN Danish, Norwegian
Means 'Son of ERIC'.
Means 'Son of Erik'. This was famously used by explorer Leif Erikson.
ERIKSOO Estonian
Eriksoo is an Estonian surname meaning "Erik's swamp" in Estonian. However, it most likely derived from a corruption of the Swedish surname "Eriksson" that has been Estonianized.
ERIN Russian
Means "son of ERA".
ERIXON Swedish
Variant spelling of ERIKSSON.
ERJANOV Kazakh (Rare)
Rare variant transcription of ERZHANOV.
ERK Estonian
Erk is an Estonian surname meaning "vivacious" and "lively".
ERKAN Turkish
From Turkish er "brave man" and kan "blood".
ERKMAA Estonian
Erkmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "vivacious/sprightly land".
ERLAND English
Derived from the Swedish given name ERLAND.
Derived from the personal name ERLAND. A famous bearer was Swedish politician Tage Erlander (1901-1985), Prime Minister of Sweden between 1946 and 1969... [more]
Means "son of ERLAND".
Means "daughter of ERLING" in Icelandic.
Means "son of ERLING".
ERM Estonian
Erm is an Estonian surname possibly derived from the masculine given name "Ermel", or "hermeliin" meaning "ermine" and "stoat".
ERMAN German (Modern), French (Modern)
Erman is a shortened French adaption of the Swiss-German surname ERMENDINGER, itself derived from the older surname ERMATINGER, a name connected to the village of Ermatingen on the Swiss shore of Lake Constance, and came into existence during the early or middle 18th century when Jean-Georges Ermendinger (1710-1767), a Swiss fur trader from Geneva, married into a French speaking Huguenotte family... [more]
ERMATINGER German (Swiss)
The surname Ermatinger derives from the village of Ermatingen on the Swiss shore of Lake Constance. It simply means "from Ermatingen".... [more]
The surname Ermendinger was derived from the older surname ERMATINGER, a name connected to the village of Ermatingen on the Swiss shore of Lake Constance, and came into existence at some point during the early 17th or late 16th century when a branch of the ERMATINGER family relocated from Schaffhausen, Switzerland, to Mulhouse, Alsace... [more]
Variant transcription of YERMOLAYEV.
Variant transcription of YERMOLAYEV.
ERNSBERGER German (Anglicized, Modern)
Also spelled (Ehrnsberger) has been said that a Christian Ernsberger or Ehrnsberger came to the U.S. in 1710 from Germany but i dont know from where in Germany.
EROĞLU Turkish
Means "son of the warrior" in Turkish.
EROL Turkish
From the given name EROL.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous farmhouse in the Navarrese municipality of Baztan.
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Renteria.
ERREY English
This uncommon and intriguing name is of Old Norse origin, and is found chiefly in the north western counties of England, reflecting the dense settlement of Scandinavian peoples in those areas. The surname is locational, from places such as Aira Beck or Aira Force near Ullswater in Cumberland, or some other minor or unrecorded place also named with the Old Norse term "eyrara", meaning "gravel-bank stream river”.
ERRILL Scottish
The family originated from Errol (Arroll) in Perthshire, Scotland
ERSOY Turkish
From Turkish er meaning "man, male, soldier" and soy meaning "ancestry, descent".
ERSSON Swedish
Contracted form of ERIKSSON.
ERTEL German
South German: from a pet form of a personal name beginning with Ort-, from Old High German ort "point" (of a sword or lance)
ERVIN English (American)
meaning : little hare
Means "son of ERZHAN".
ESAU Welsh, German
From the Biblical personal name Esau, meaning ‘hairy’ in Hebrew (Genesis 25:25).
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
ESCHER Dutch, German
German habitational name for someone from any of the various places called Esch, Esche, or Eschen.
A topographic name from a collective form of escoba, meaning 'broom' (from the late Latin, scopa), or a habitational name from either of two minor places in Santander province called Escobedo.
From Spanish escuela meaning "school".
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ESCUELLA Popular Culture
Based on Spanish escuela meaning "school". This was used for a character in the video games 'Red Dead Redemption' (2010) and 'Red Dead Redemption 2' (2018).
It indicates familial origin within either of 2 neighborhoods: the one in Rosinos de la Requejada and the one in Quintana’l Castiellu.
Potentially from the given name ESEN, from esinti, "breeze; that which blows'.
From the given name ESFANDIAR.
ESGUERRA Spanish, Filipino
Castilianized form of Basque Ezkerra from ezker meaning "left, left-handed".
From the given name ESKANDAR.
ESKELL Old Danish
Variant of ESKIL, a form (found in Old Danish) of the Norse name ÁSKELL, ÁSKETILL.
ESKO Estonian
Esko is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name). The surname is derived from "Esko", the masculine given name.
ESKOLA Estonian
Eskola is an Estonian surname derived from the masculine given name "Esko".
ESLAMI Persian
From the given name ISLAM.
ESLER German
German: byname or occupational name for someone who drove donkeys, from Middle High German esel ‘donkey’ + the agent suffix -er.
From the given name ESMAEIL.
From the given name ISMAIL.
ESPAILLAT Catalan, Occitan
Occupational name from Catalan espallat, in an old spelling, or directly from Occitan espaiat, espalhat, past participle of espallar meaning "to winnow", "to separate the wheat from the chaff".
ESPAÑA Spanish
From the Spanish word for Spain.
Proper, non-Castilianized form of ESPARZA.
Spanish: from any of numerous fields named Espinal or Espinar, from a collective of espina ‘thorn’.
ESPÍNDOLA Portuguese (Latinized, ?)
Portuguese of uncertain origin, but possibly a topographic name or a variation of SPINOLA. It was taken to Portugal by an immigrant family from Genoa, Italy.
Originating in northern Spain in the Espinosa de los Monteros municipality, it has various meanings. One meaning is that it was the surname of hidalgos who lived in Espinosa and helped the nobles get on their horses... [more]
From a short form of Spanish del Espíritu Santo meaning "of the Holy Spirit, of the Holy Ghost" (Latin Spiritus Sanctus), which was the second part of religious compound names formed from the bearer's given name and del Espíritu Santo... [more]
ESPIRITU Spanish (Filipino-style)
Unaccented form of ESPÍRITU primarily used in the Philippines.
ESPLIN Scottish
Scottish variant of ASPLIN. This was borne by the English stained glass artist and muralist Mabel Esplin (1874-1921).
This indicates familial origin within the Navarrese municipality Artzi’s eponymous neighborhood.
ESPOZ Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of ESPOTZ.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
ESS Low German, German (Swiss)
North German: topographic name for someone living on or owning land that was waterlogged or partly surrounded by water, from Middle Low German es ‘swamp’, ‘water’. ... [more]
ESSAM Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name 'ISAM.
ESSEX English
From the place name ESSEX.
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous hill in the municipality of Isona i Conca Dellà.
ESTES Welsh, Spanish, English
a popular surname derived from the House of Este. It is also said to derive from Old English and have the meaning "of the East." As a surname, it has been traced to southern England in the region of Kent, as early as the mid-16th century.
ESTIMÉ Haitian Creole, French
Means "valued, esteemed" in French.
ESTOPANYÀ Ribagorçan
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ETCHEBERRY Basque, English
From Basque etxe (house) and berri (new).
ETCHELLS English (British)
This surname was a habitation name derived from the Old English word "ecels" which is roughly translated as the "dweller on a piece of land added to an estate." Alternatively, the name may have derived from the Old English word "ecan" which means "to increase."
ETHE Greek
"plural form of ethos"... [more]
ETHERINGTON English (British)
An Old English surname from Kent, the village of Etherington, which derives from the Old English "Ethel"red' ing (meaning people of, coming from) and "ton" a town/village.
ETIENAM Nigerian, Ibibio (?), Spanish (Caribbean, ?)
This is a name which originates from the Calabar/Akwa Ibom region of southeastern Nigeria. It means "a doer of good, or benevolent". It is also found in Spanish-speaking regions of the Caribbean such as Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Cuba (El Oriente) which have populations of people of Ibibio/Efik decent known as "Carabali".
ETO Japanese
江 (E) means "River, Inlet" and 藤 (To) means "Wisteria".
ETOU Japanese
The same as ETO.
Deriving from Ettlingen, a town in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Navarrese localities.
It indicates familial origin within either of 2 Navarrese neighborhoods: the one in Elizondo or the one in Anue.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous locations: the neighborhood of the municipality of Hernani (in the Comarca of Donostialdea) or the neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Arakil.
It literally means "hill house".
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the commune of Berrogaine-Larüntze in the arrondissement of Auloron e Senta Maria.
It literally means "small house".
Topographic name for someone who lived by a bank of yew trees, from Old English iw "yew" and bank "bank".
EULER German, Jewish
Occupational name for a potter, most common in the Rhineland and Hesse, from Middle High German ul(n)ære (an agent derivative of the dialect word ul, aul "pot", from Latin olla).
EUNSON Scottish
Patronymic derived from the given name EWAN.
EVA Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, Italian, Portuguese
From the given name EVA.
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