Submitted Surnames Starting with E

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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).
Ennok is an Estonian surname derived from "Eenok" (English: "Enoch"), the biblical figure.
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.
From the Japanese 榎 (eno) "hackberry," "nettle tree" and 本 (moto) "base."
ENRIGHTIrish (Anglicized)
From Irish Gaelic Indreachtach, literally "attacker". The surname was borne by British poet D.J. Enright (1920-2002).
Means "son of Enrique" in Spanish.
Combination of Swedish en "juniper" and rot "root".
From the military rank.
"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.
Occupational name for a fruit grower or dealer, from Middle High German epfeler meaning "grower of or dealer in apples".
Meaning unknown.
ERASMUSFrench, Dutch
it means beloved one or king
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Navarrese neighborhoods: Eraso, Municipality of Imotz or Eraso, Municipality of Larraun.
ERBERJewish, 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 means "virtue" in Turkish.
Erg is an Estonian surname meaning "dune field".
ERGASHEVUzbek, Tajik, Kyrgyz
Means "son of Ergash".
Means "mature, adult" in Turkish.
Ergma is an Estonian surname derived from "ergama", meaning "glow" and "radiate".
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.
Variant spelling of ERIKSSON.
ERJANOVKazakh (Rare)
Rare variant transcription of Erzhanov.
Erk is an Estonian surname meaning "vivacious" and "lively".
From Turkish er "brave man" and kan "blood".
Derived from the personal name ERLAND. A famous bearer was Swedish politician Tage Erlander (1901-1985), Prime Minister of Sweden between 1946 and 1969. His father adopted the name Erlander from his father, whose surname was Erlandsson.
Means "son of ERLAND".
ERLINGSSONIcelandic, Swedish
Patronymic name meaning "son of Erling".
ERMANGerman (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]
ERMATINGERGerman (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.
ERNSBERGERGerman (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.
Means son of soldier.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous farmhouse in the Navarrese municipality of Baztan.
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Renteria.
Contracted form of ERIKSSON.
South German: from a pet form of a personal name beginning with Ort-, from Old High German ort "point" (of a sword or lance)
Means "son of Erzhan".
ESAUWelsh, German
From the Biblical personal name Esau, meaning ‘hairy’ in Hebrew (Genesis 25:25).
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
ESCHERDutch, 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 the given name Eskandar.
ESKELLOld Danish
Variant of Eskil, a form (found in Old Danish) of the Norse name Áskell, Ásketill.
Esko is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name). The surname is derived from "Esko", the masculine given name.
Eskola is an Estonian surname derived from the masculine given name "Esko".
From Arabic إِسْلَام (ʾislām) meaning "submission, resignation", used to refer to the monotheistic religion of the same name (see Islam or the given name Islam).
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.
ESPAILLATCatalan, 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".
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’.
ESPÍNDOLAPortuguese (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]
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.
ESPOZBasque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Espotz.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
ESSLow 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]
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous hill in the municipality of Isona i Conca Dellà.
ESTESWelsh, 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.
ESTIMÉHaitian Creole, French
Means "valued, esteemed" in French.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ETCHEBERRYBasque, English
From Basque etxe (house) and berri (new).
"plural form of ethos"... [more]
ETHERINGTONEnglish (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.
ETIENAMNigerian, 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".
江 (E) means "River, Inlet" and 藤 (To) means "Wisteria".
The same as Eto.
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Navarrese localities.
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 literally means "small house".
Topographic name for someone who lived by a bank of yew trees, from Old English iw "yew" and bank "bank".
EULERGerman, 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).
Means "son of EVAN".
Possibly from the given name Eve.
Means "stone" in Hebrew.
Means "son of EYVIND".
Surname of Norman origin, introduced into England after the Conquest of 1066, and is a locational name from "Evreux" in Eure, Normandy. The place is so called from having apparently been the capital of the "Eburovices", a Gaulish tribe.
Patronymic from the personal name Ever. See also Evers.
Habitational name from any of various places, in Bedfordshire, Merseyside, and Nottinghamshire, so named from Old English eofor ‘wild boar’ + tun ‘settlement’.
EVLOEVIngush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush name, which is derived from Yovloy, the name of an Ingush teip (clan), which is of unknown meaning. It may be from the name of the Alans, a medieval Iranian nomadic group (the word itself derived from Sanskrit आर्य (ā́rya) meaning "noble, honourable") or from Adyghe елъы (ełăə) meaning "to sharpen" combined with елъэ (ełă) meaning "to jump over".
Perhaps a topographic name from ebbio ‘danewort’ (Sambucus ebulus), from Latin ebullus, or possibly a habitational name from a minor place named with this word.
Habitation name from the town of Ewell in Surrey or from Temple Ewell or Ewell Manor, both in Kent or Ewell Minnis near Dover. Originally from Old English Aewill meaning "river source" or "spring".
EYMERAnglo-Saxon, Medieval English
This unusual surname has two origins. ... [more]
EYMORAnglo-Saxon, Medieval English
This unusual surname has two origins. ... [more]
Derived from Middle English eyer, eir "heir", originally denoting a man who was designated to inherit or had already inherited the main property in a particular locality. The surname was borne by the heroine of Charlotte Brontë's 'Jane Eyre' (1847).
Means ''son of Eyüp''.
Of uncertain origin. The name is found primarily in the southeastern United States, possibly as a variation of Israel or a form of Ezekiel.
Means "helping" or "to help" in Hebrew.
Derived from the word ezers meaning "lake".
EZZOMedieval Italian
EZZO: " Derived from a Germanic name Azzo, based on the element z , which originates debated; between the various hypotheses are: ... [more]