Submitted Surnames Starting with H

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Hughey Irish
From given name Huey
Hughson Scottish, English
Means "son of Hugh".
Hugo French
Victor Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He was also the writer of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and 'Les Misérables'.
Huhtamäki Finnish
huhta (“woodland cleared for slash-and-burn cultivation”) +‎ mäki (“hill”)
Hui Chinese
From Chinese 惠 (huì) meaning "favour, benefit".
Hui Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Xu.
Huidobro Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Los Altos.
Huik Estonian
Huik is an Estonian surname meaning "crake".
Huitema Dutch
The name is believed to come from the Dutch word 'hout', meaning wood. Thus, this was a name often given to woodcutters.
Hulbert English
1 English and German: from a Germanic personal name, Holbert, Hulbert, composed of the elements hold, huld ‘friendly’, ‘gracious’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.... [more]
Huldudóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Hulda". Used exclusively by women.
Hulduson Icelandic
Means "son of Hulda". Used exclusively by men.
Hulke English
a nickname for a person who literally "towed" ships and barges
Hull Estonian
Hull is an Estonian surname meaning "loon" (Gavia).
Huller English
Topographical name for a 'dweller by a hill', deriving from the Old English pre 7th Century 'hyll' a hill, or in this instance 'atte hulle', at the hill.
Hulse German
derived from Holtz, means "a wood"
Hultberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish Hult and berg "mountain, hill".
Hultqvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish Hult and kvist "branch, twig".
Humaloja Finnish (Rare)
Of unknown origin, Miska Humaloja is a Finnish ice hockey player bearing this surname
Humbert German, Dutch, French
From a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hun "Hun, giant" or hun "bear cub" and berht "bright, famous". This was particularly popular in the Netherlands and North Germany during the Middle Ages as a result of the fame of a 7th-century St... [more]
Humble English
Nickname for a meek or lowly person, from Middle English, Old French (h)umble (Latin humilis "lowly", a derivative of humus "ground").
Humboldt German (?)
Derived from the Germanic given name Hunibald. Notable bearers of this surname were Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), a Prussian naturalist, geographer, explorer and polymath, and his brother Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767-1835), a linguist, philosopher and diplomat.
Hummal Estonian
Hummal is an Estonian surname derived from "Humal" (also an Estonian surname), meaning "hop" and "bine".
Hummer German, English
Hummer is the German word for 'Lobster' in English. It is also the name of a vehicle- the 'Hummer'!
Humperdinck German (?), Literature
From the German surname Humperdinck. As a surname it was born by the composer Engelbert Humperdinck. As a first name it was used for the villain Prince Humperdinck in William Goldman's novel The Princess Bride.
Humphery English, Irish
English and Irish: variant of Humphrey.
Humphreys Welsh, English
Patronymic form of Humphrey. A famous bearer was Murray Humphreys (1899-1965), an American mobster of Welsh descent.
Humphries English, Welsh
Patronymic from Humphrey.
Hundertmark German
A nickname for a wealthy man, from Middle High German hundert meaning "hundred" + mark, a denomination of coin.
Hungate English
A habitational name from Old English hund,'hound', and Old Norse gata, 'gate'.
Hungerford Anglo-Saxon
Hungerford is a Saxon name, meaning "Hanging Wood Ford".... [more]
Hunsberger German
Habitational name for someone from a place called Hunsberg or Huntsberg.
Hunt Estonian
Hunt is an Estonian surname meaning "wolf".
Huntington English
English: habitational name from any of several places so called, named with the genitive plural huntena of Old English hunta ‘hunter’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’ or dun ‘hill’ (the forms in -ton and -don having become inextricably confused)... [more]
Huntley English, Scottish
Habitational name from a place in Gloucestershire, so named from Old English hunta 'hunter' (perhaps a byname (see Hunt) + leah 'wood', 'clearing'). Scottish: habitational name from a lost place called Huntlie in Berwickshire (Borders), with the same etymology as in 1.
Huntress English
From huntress, referring to a female hunter.
Huntzinger German
Habitational name for someone from Hintschingen, earlier Huntzingen.
Huo Chinese
From Chinese 霍 (huò) referring to the ancient state of Huo, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now the city of Huozhou in Shanxi province.
Huon Breton
Huon is a form of the name Hugh.
Huotari Finnish
Meaning and origins unknown
Hurd English
Variant of Heard.
Hurl English
English (Suffolk): unexplained.
Hurley English, Irish
Meaning is "from a corner clearing" in Old English. Also an anglicized form of an Irish name meaning "sea tide" or "sea valor".
Hurm Estonian
Hurm is an Estonian surname meaning "charm" and "enchantment".
Hurmsalu Estonian
Hurmsalu is an Estonian surname meaning "enchanted grove".
Hurrell English, Norman
English (of Norman origin) from a derivative of Old French hurer ‘to bristle or ruffle’, ‘to stand on end’ (see Huron).
Hurrell Irish
This may be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Hearghaill ‘descendant of Earghall’, a variant of Ó Fearghail (see Farrell).
Hurry English
From a Norman form of the Middle English personal name Wol(f)rich (with the addition of an inorganic initial H-).
Hurst German
Topographic name from Middle High German hurst "woodland, thicket".
Hurta Czech
Nickname for an aggressive person, from hurt ‘attack.’
Hurtado Spanish
Derived from the Spanish word hurtar, meaning "to steal".
Hurtig Swedish
Means "quick, fast, rapid" in Swedish.
Husain Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Husayn.
Huseinović Bosnian
Means "son of Husein".
Husejinović Bosnian
Means "son of Husein".
Husejnović Bosnian
Means "son of Husejn".
Husemann German
Epithet for a servant or an administrator who worked at a great house, from Middle Low German hus ‘house’ (see House 1, Huse) + man ‘man’.
Huseynov Azerbaijani
Alternate transcription of Hüseynov.
Hushour English
English. Maybe means tailor or carpenter
Huskey English (American)
Likely was named after an person who owned a husky
Hussaini Persian, Afghani, Urdu, Arabic
From the given name Hussain.
Husse Scandinavian (Archaic)
Variant of Hussey.
Hussein Arabic
From the given name Husayn.
Husseini Persian, Afghani, Urdu, Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Husayn.
Hussey English, Irish
As an English surname, it comes from two distinct sources. It is either of Norman origin, derived from Houssaye, the name of an area in Seine-Maritime which ultimately derives from Old French hous "holly"; or it is from a Middle English nickname given to a woman who was the mistress of a household, from an alteration of husewif "housewife"... [more]
Hussie English, Irish
Variant of Hussey. A notable bearer is American webcomic author/artist Andrew Hussie (1979-).
Husted German
The name was originally spelled "Hustedt" and means "homestead." The family name originated in northern Germany. One branch of the family migrated to England, and a branch of that family to the United States.
Huston Scottish
Scottish variant spelling of Houston.
Hustopeče Czech
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Moravian towns.
Hutch English
From the medieval personal name Huche, a pet form of Hugh.
Hutcherson Scottish
"Variant of Hutchison; patronymic from the medieval personal name Hutche, a variant of Hugh"
Hutchin English
From the given name Hutchin
Hutchings English
Patronymic of Hutchin, a medieval diminutive of Hugh.
Hutchins English
Southern English patronymic from the medieval personal name Hutchin, a pet form of Hugh.
Hutchison Scottish
Patronymic from the medieval personal name Hutche, a variant of Hugh.
Hutton English, Scottish
Scottish and northern English habitational name from any of the numerous places so called from Old English hoh ‘ridge’, ‘spur’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.
Hutzel German
from a Germanic personal name, Huzo
Hüüdma Estonian
Hüüdma is an Estonian surname meaning to "call out" or "exclaim".
Hüüs Estonian
Hüüs is an Estonian surname derived from "hüüsing" meaning "houseline".
Huval French (Cajun)
The Huval name has historically been labeled German or Acadian (Cajun), however, recently more information has been discovered that shows the Huvals came directly from France.... [more]
Hux German
Probably from a topographic name Huck or Hucks, of uncertain origin. It occurs in many place and field names.
Hux English
Means "insult, scorn" in Old English. This is used in Popular Culture by First Order General Armitage Hux, played by Domhnall Gleeson in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.
Huxford English
Habitational name from a place in Devon called Huxford (preserved in the name of Huxford Farm), from the Old English personal name Hōcc or the Old English word hōc ‘hook or angle of land’ + ford ‘ford’.
Huygens Dutch, Belgian
Means "son of Hugo". A notable bearer was Dutch mathematician, physicist and astronomer Christiaan Huygens (1629–1695).
Huyin Vietnamese (Russified)
Alternate transcription of Khyuin.
Huynh Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Huỳnh.
Hwang Korean, Taiwanese
Korean form of Huang, from Sino-Korean 黃 (hwang). It is also a Chinese alternate transcription of the same name chiefly used in Taiwan.
Hwangbo Korean
Korean form of Huangfu, from Sino-Korean 皇甫 (hwangbo).
Hyatt English
English (mainly London and Surrey): possibly a topographic name from Middle English hegh, hie ‘high’ + yate ‘gate’. ... [more]
Hyka Albanian, Czech
This is both an Albanian and Czech surname. ... [more]
Hylan Scottish, English
Variation of the surname Hyland.
Hymel American
Possibly an altered form of HUMMEL.
Hyndestan Anglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
Hyndestane Anglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
Hyndeston Anglo-Saxon, English
A an earlier variation of the surname Hingston. See Hingston for full meaning.
Hyodo Japanese
兵 (soldier), 藤 (wisteria)
Hyslop Scottish
Habitational name from an unidentified place in northern England, perhaps so called from Old English hæsel (or the Old Norse equivalent hesli) ‘hazel’ + hop ‘enclosed valley’.
Hyuin Vietnamese (Russified)
Alternate transcription of Khyuin.
Hyun Korean
From Sino-Korean 玄 (hyeon) meaning "deep, profound, mysterious".