Submitted Surnames Starting with G

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Gascueña Castilian
It indicates familial origin within either of 2 Manchego municipalities: Gascueña or Gascueña de Bornova.
Gąsior Polish
Means "gander (male goose)" in Polish. It was used as a nickname for a person who resembled a gander or as an occupational name for a keeper of geese.
Gąsiorowski Polish
Name for someone from a place called Gąsiorowo or Gąsiorów, both derived from Polish gąsior meaning "gander".
Gaskill English
Meaning "Goat Shelter". English (Lancashire) habitual name from Gatesgill in Cumbria, so named from Old Norse geit ‘goat’ + skáli ‘shelter’. The surname is first recorded in the early half of the 14th Century.
Gasnier French
From Old French gaaigner meaning "to win, to earn" or "to till, to cultivate", possibly used as an occupational name for a farmer.
Gašpar Croatian, Slovene, Czech, Slovak
From the given name Gašpar.
Gasparian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Gasparyan.
Gašparić Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Gašpar".
Gasparrino Italian (Tuscan)
Gasparinus de Bergamo was a Italian Teacher who tutored The Future Popes of Italy and was a Secertary for Pope Martin V in the late 1400.
Gasparyan Armenian
Means "son of Gaspar".
Gasper English (American, Rare)
Variant of Jasper. George Gasper is a famous American Mathematician.
Gašperič Slovene
Derived from the given name Gašper.
Gašperšič Slovene
Derived from the given name Gašper.
Gasser German (Swiss)
Occupational name for a goat herd from Middle High German geiz meaning "Goat" and (n)er an agent suffix.
Gassmann German, Jewish
From German Gasse or Yiddish גאַס (gas), both from Middle High German gazze, meaning "street", denoting someone who lived in a street of a city, town or village.... [more]
Gast German, Ancient Germanic
From the Ancient Germanic name element Gast.
Gat Spanish
The catalan form of "gato" cat
Gataki Greek (?)
Meaning "kitten" in Greek.
Gatchalian Filipino, Tagalog
From a Hispanicised spelling of Gat Sa Li-Han, a Chinese title meaning "lord of Li-Han". It was used by the rulers of Li-Han, an ancient Philippine state that was located in the present-day city of Malolos.
Gatdula Filipino, Tagalog
This surname honors Lakan Dula, the last ruler of the Kingdom of Tondo, via his alternative name Gat Dula. In it, the word or prefix Gat is a shortened version of the Tagalog honorific Pamagat, which at the time meant "nobleman," while Dula possibly means "palace." Altogether, it means "Nobleman of the Palace."
Gäthje German
Variant of Gathje.
Gathje German
Meaning unknown.
Gatlin English
English of uncertain origin; probably a variant of Catlin or Gadling, a nickname from Old English gœdeling ‘kinsman’, ‘companion’, but also ‘low fellow’.
Gatlin German
Possibly an altered spelling of German Göttling, from a Germanic personal name formed with god ‘god’ or god ‘good’ + -ling suffix of affiliation, or, like Gättling (of which this may also be an altered form), a nickname from Middle High German getlinc ‘companion’, ‘kinsman’.
Gatling English, German (Anglicized)
English variant of Gatlin. Possibly a respelling of German Gättling (see also Gatlin).
Gatmaitan Filipino, Tagalog
From a Hispanicised form of Gat Maitan, a title meaning "lord of Mait" that was used by rulers of an ancient place named Mait or Maitan.
Gato Spanish
Gato is a Spanish, Portuguese and Galician word for cat.
Gatus Filipino, Tagalog
From Old Tagalog gatos meaning "million" or Cebuano gatos meaning "hundred".
Gatz German
Habitational name from a place so named in Pomerania.
Gau German
Habitational name from any of various places named with Middle High German gau, göu ‘area of fertile agricultural land’.
Gaubert French
From the given name Gaubert.
Gaucher French
Means "left-handed" in French.
Gauci Maltese
Derived from Maltese Għawdex through Arabic غودش‎ (ġawdeš) which refers to the island of Gozo in the Maltese archipelago. The name itself is of Phoenician origin (through a Greek borrowing) possibly meaning "turn around"... [more]
Gaudet Louisiana Creole
Derived from the Germanic personal name Waldo (from waldan ‘to govern’).
Gaudioso Italian, Spanish
From the given name Gaudioso.
Gauger German
Middle High German gougern 'to wander around or stagger', presumably a nickname for someone with a peculiar gait.
Gaul Scottish (Latinized, Rare), Irish, German
Scottish and Irish: variant of Gall ... [more]
Gaunt English
This name is believed to have derived "from the town of Gaunt, now Ghent, in Flanders."... [more]
Gautam Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Nepali
From the given name Gautama.
Gavazansky Belarusian, Jewish
Means "from the town of Gavezhno". Gavezhno is a town in Belarus. For more information go here http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/54surnames.htm
Gavilán Spanish
It literally means "Eurasian sparrowhawk".
Gavin Scottish, English
From the given name Gavin.
Gavino Italian
From the given name Gavino.
Gaviria Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Gabiria.
Gavitt English
Perhaps an altered spelling of the middle English Gabbett, which is from a pet form of the personal name Gabriel.
Gavran Croatian, Serbian
Means "raven".
Gavriel Greek
Variant transcription of Gavriil.
Gavriil Greek
From the given name Gavriil.
Gavriiloglou Greek
Patronymic meaning "son of Gavriil", from the given name Gavriil combined with the Turkish suffix -oğlu meaning "son of".
Gavriilov Russian
Variant transcription of Gavriilov.
Gavril Romanian
From the given name Gavril.
Gavrilescu Romanian
Means "son of Gavril" in Romanian.
Gavrilin Russian
From the given name Gavriil.
Gavrilov Russian
Means "son of Gavriil".
Gawkrodger English
From a medieval nickname meaning "clumsy Roger".
Gawrych Polish
Variant of the given name "Gabriel".
Gay English, French
Nickname for a lighthearted or cheerful person, from Middle English, Old French gai.
Gay English, Norman
Habitational name from places in Normandy called Gaye, from an early proprietor bearing a Germanic personal name cognate with Wade.
Gay Catalan
Probably from the Catalan personal name Gai. (Catalan form of the name Gaius).
Gaya African
African spelling, surname form, and variant spelling of Gaia. It is the 18,784th most frequently used surname in the world. It is borne by approximately 1 in 246,879 people... [more]
Gayangos Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the Castilian comarca of Las Merindades.
Gaydos Hungarian, English
Anglicized spelling of Hungarian GAJDOS.
Gaye English
Possibly a nickname for a cheerful person, derived from the archaic word "gay" meaning "happy". A famous bearer was the American singer Marvin Gaye (1939-1984).
Gayer German
Derived from Slavic gaj "grove", this name denoted a forest warden.
Gayheart German (Anglicized), French (Anglicized)
Americanised form of German Gerhardt or possibly French Jolicoeur. A famous bearer is American actress Rebecca Gayheart (1971-).
Gayler English (American)
Variant of Gaylord
Gaylord English
Derived from Old French gaillard meaning "high-spirited, boistrous".
Gazaev Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ossetian name most likely derived from Ossetian гæзæмæ (gæzæmæ) meaning "few, little, rare".
Gazdanty Ossetian
Possibly derived from Arabic غَازِي (ḡāzī) meaning "hero, champion".
Gazdiev Ingush (Russified), Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush and Ossetian surname derived from the name of an Ingush teip (clan) of unknown meaning, possibly of Turkic origin. The name is mainly found in present-day Ingushetia and North Ossetia-Alania.
Gaztañaga Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous farmhouse in the municipality of Usurbil.
Ge Chinese
From Chinese 葛 (gé) referring to the ancient state of Ge, which existed during the Xia dynasty in what is now Henan province.
Gear English
Derived from the Germanic name element ger, meaning "spear".
Gearhart English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Gierhard, a variant of Gerhardt.
Gearing English
probably an Americanized spelling of Gehring
Gebhard German
From the given name Gebhard
Gebhardt German
From a Germanic given name composed of the elements geb "gift" and hard "hardy", "brave", "strong".
Geddes Scottish, Irish
There is a place of this name in Nairn, but the name is more likely to be a patronymic from Geddie.
Gee Irish, Scottish, English, French
Irish and Scottish: reduced form of McGee, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ‘son of Aodh’ (see McCoy). ... [more]
Geers Dutch
Patronymic from a short form of any of various personal names formed with the Germanic element gar,ger.
Geerts Dutch
Variant of the surname Geers.
Geeson Irish
This unusual name is the patronymic form of the surname Gee, and means "son of Gee", from the male given name which was a short form of male personal names such as "Geoffrey", "George" and "Gerard"... [more]
Geevarghese Indian (Christian), Malayalam
From the given name Geevarghese, used by Malayalam-speaking Saint Thomas Christians.
Geevarughese Indian (Christian), Malayalam
From the given name Geevarughese, used by Malayalam-speaking Saint Thomas Christians.
Gegge English
Medieval English variant of Gegg.
Geh Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Ni.
Geigle German
Meaning "violinist" in Swabian German.
Geipelhorst German
This rather rare surname is appears to be the combination of "Geipel", which is a variant of "Geibel" originating from a personal name or topographic name formed with Old High German gawi ‘fertile region’, ‘countryside’ (as opposed to a town), and "Horst" which came from of Old High German, meaning "man from the forest", "bosk" or "brushwood"... [more]
Geisberger German
Regional name for someone who lives in a town in Germany called "Geisa".
Geiselhart German (Silesian, Rare), Ancient Germanic (Lombardic, Rare), Old High German (Rare)
Possibly after the Geisel, a river in Saxony-Anhalt, which likely received its name from either the Lombardic patronym Giso, meaning "noble, precious promise" or from the Old High German gewi, from the Gothic gavi, or gaujis, a which is a medieval term for a "region within a country", often a former or actual province combined with the suffix Hart, which means "stag", and comes from the Middle English hert and the Old English heort.... [more]
Geiselman German (Silesian)
From the given name Geisler.
Geiser German, German (Swiss)
Occupational name for a goatherd, from a derivative of Middle High German geiz 'goat'.
Geisinger German
Denoted a person from the town of Geising in Germany, which in turn got it's name from the Geisingberg mountain. The Geisingberg most likely got it's name from the Germanic geut or the Early New High German geußen, both meaning "to pour", and the German word Berg meaning "mountain"... [more]
Geisslerra Spanish (Caribbean)
Name found in Cuba and Argentina from German Ancestors
Geist German
Habitational name for someone who lived in a house marked by the sign of the Holy Spirit (normally depicted as a dove), from Middle High German geist 'spirit'.
Geister German (Silesian)
Occupational name for a goatherd, from an agent derivative of Geist
Geleynse Dutch
The name Geleynse originated in the Netherlands in the 1400s from a carpenter who went by the name of Jakob Geleijnsen
Geller Yiddish, German, Russian
The name may derive from the German word "gellen" (to yell) and mean "one who yells." It may derive from the Yiddish word "gel" (yellow) and mean the "yellow man" or from the Yiddish word "geler," an expression for a redheaded man... [more]
Gellért Hungarian
From the given name Gellért.
Gelso Italian
Means MULBERRY in Italian
Gelsomino Italian
Means "jasmine" in Italian, possibly also used as a topographic name.
Gemini Italian
Diminutive of Gemino.
Gemino Filipino, Italian
Derived from the latin word 'geminus' meaning "twin".
Gemünd German
Regional name for someone who lives in Gemünden.
Genaro Spanish
From the given name Gennaro, but without the 2nd n
Genda Japanese
From Japanese 源 (gen) meaning "source, origin" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Gendika Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous district of the municipality of Ibarrangelu.
Gendron French
Either a diminutive of French gendre meaning "son-in-law" or a habitational name for someone from the town of Gendron in Belgium.
Genís Catalan
From the given name Genís.
Gennadiev Russian
Means "son of Gennadi" in Russian.
Gennaro Italian
From the given name Gennaro
Genova Bulgarian
Feminine form of Genov.
Gentilis Italian (Latinized)
Latinized form of Gentili. The Italian-born Oxford professor and jurist Alberico Gentili (1552-1608) was known as Albericus Gentilis in Latin.
Gentoo Indian, Telugu, Portuguese
It is a Telugu name, most likely meaning "Gentile". It was first used by the Portuguese.
Gentry French
From the English word, which is in turn from French gentrie, referring to that which is "noble," or the "nobility." From earlier gentillece, which was originally from gentil, "refinement."
Geoffrey English, French
From the given name Geoffrey
Geoffroy French
From the given name Geoffroy
Geohegan Irish
a patronymic from the personal name Eochagán
Georgelos Greek
"Son of George."
Georgescu Romanian
Means "son of George".
Georgia English
From the given name Georgia.
Georgiades Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Georgiadis chiefly used in Cyprus.
Georgiadis Greek
From the given name Georgios.
Georgiev Russian
Means "son of Georgiy".
Georgieva Bulgarian
Feminine form of Georgiev.
Georgiyev Russian
Means "son of Georgiy".
Georgopoulos Greek
Patronymic form of Georgios.
Gerahty Irish
Anglicised form of the Gaelic Mag Oireachtaigh, meaning "son of Oireachtach", which in turn means "member of the assembly".
Gérald French
Derived from the given name Gérald.
Gerald English
Derived from the given name Gerald.
Geraldo Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Geraldo.
Geraldson English
Means "son of Gerald".
Gerardo Italian, Spanish
From the given name Gerardo
Gerasimenko Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Herasymenko.
Gerasimov Russian
Means "son of Gerasim".
Gerdes German
Patronymic name, coming from "son of Gerhard.
Gere English
Variant of Geer, Gehr or Geary, all related to the Old High German element gēr (Old English gār, Old Norse geirr) meaning "spear, arrow". A famous bearer is American actor Richard Gere (b... [more]
Gereña Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Gasteiz.
Gerena Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
Gergely Hungarian
From the given name Gergely.
Gerhart German
From the given name Gerhard
Gerlach Dutch
From the given name Gerlach.
Gerling German
German patronymic from a short form of a Germanic personal name beginning with the element gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’.
Germaine French
Germaine was first found in Savoy in the Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps, where the family held a family seat from ancient times.
German English, Norman, German, Jewish, Greek
From Old French germain meaning "German". This sometimes denoted an actual immigrant from Germany, but was also used to refer to a person who had trade or other connections with German-speaking lands... [more]
Germanotta Italian
Possibly derived from Germano by adding a diminutive suffix. Most common in the Messina area in Sicily. A famous bearer of the surname is singer Lady Gaga (Stefani Germanotta).
Germanov Russian
Means "son of German".
Germanova Russian
Feminine form of Germanov.
Gernika Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous section of the municipality of Gernika-Lumo.
Gerónimo Spanish
From the given name Gerónimo.
Gerrard English
From the given name Gerrard.
Gerrits Dutch, Frisian
"Son of Gerrit".
Gerrity Irish
the son of Oireachtach (member of an assembly).
Gerry English
Diminutive of names containing ger, meaning "spear".
Gersch German, Jewish
Variant of Giersch. ... [more]
Gershon English, Hebrew
Hebrew One of the tribes of Israel ... [more]
Gerth German (Swiss)
From a reduced form of Gerhardt. Habitational name for someone from Gerthe near Bochum.
Gertsch German (Swiss)
From a short form of any of the Germanic personal names formed with gēr meaning ‘spear’, ‘lance’.
Gertz German
Patronymic from a Germanic personal name meaning "hardy", "brave", "strong."
Gervais English, French
From the French given name Gervais.
Gervasio Italian
Derived from the given name Gervasio.
Gerwulf German
This is an old Germanic name meaning "spear wolf" (ger "spear" and wulf "wolf.")
Gerz German
Variant of Gertz.
Getty Irish
Meaning: Hill, valley.... [more]
Gevaudan Ancient Irish (Rare)
Gévaudan (French pronunciation: ​ʒevodɑ̃; Occitan: Gavaudan, Gevaudan) is a historical area of France in Lozère département. It took its name from the Gabali, a Gallic tribe subordinate to the Arverni.
Gevorkian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Գեւորգյան (see Gevorgyan)
Gevorkyan Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Գեւորգյան (see Gevorgyan)
Geyer German
Variant of Geier.
Gfeller German
Topographical name for someone who lived by a gorge, Middle High German gevelle, or a habitational name for someone from any of various places in Bavaria and Austria named from this word.
Ghaderi Persian
From the given name Ghader.
Ghafoor Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Ghafur.
Ghaith Arabic
From the given name Ghayth
Ghaleb Arabic
From the given name Ghalib.
Ghannouchi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown. A notable bearer is Mohamed Ghannouchi (1941–), the former Prime Minister of Tunisia.
Gharagozlou Persian
Meaning "black eye".
Gharbi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "westerner, one from the west" from Arabic غرب (gharb) meaning "west, occident". In Tunisia it is typically used as a name for someone originally from Algeria or Morocco (being the two westernmost countries in North Africa).
Ghasemi Persian
From the given name Ghasem.
Ghassan Arabic (Modern)
The Ghassan surname originated in the village of Furzol in eastern Lebanon. It is believed that the name came from Shefa-'Amr in Israel, and was brought by Ghassans that were fleeing the unjust rule of Ahmed al-Jazzar, the Wali of Sidon and Damascus in the late 18th century... [more]
Ghassemi Persian
Alternate transcription of Ghasemi.
Ghazarian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Ghazaryan.
Ghazaryan Armenian
Means "son of Lazar".
Gheata Romanian
Means "ice."
Ghengat Urdu, Persian
Ghengat is clan of mewati muslim rajpoot Pakistan ... [more]
Ghezzi Italian
Patronymic or plural form of a nickname from Old Italian ghezzo ‘dark’
Ghio Italian
From the given name Guido
Ghirsci Maltese
The spelling of the original surname indicates that it probably didn't originate from Malta, but the surname is almost only found there anyway. The surname means "cross-eyed".
Gholami Persian
From the given name Gholam.
Ghorbani Persian
Derived from Arabic قُرْبَان (qurbān) meaning "sacrifice", referring to the Islamic practise Qurbani of slaughtering a livestock animal for Eid al-Adha.
Ghosh Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit घोष (ghosha) meaning "milkman" or "cowherd", ultimately from गो (go) meaning "cow".
Ghoshal Indian, Bengali
Possibly derived from the surname Ghosh.
Ghulam Arabic, Pashto, Urdu
From the given name Ghulam.
Giacchino Italian
Meaning unknown. A famous bearer of this name is an American music composer films known as Michael Giacchino (1967-).
Giaccone Italian
Probably a modification of the given name Giacomo.
Giacinto Italian
From the given name Giacinto.
Giacomo Italian
From the given name Giacomo.