Submitted Surnames Starting with J

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JAADLA Estonian
Jaadla is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "jaataja" meaning "yea-sayer". Also, possibly a futher Estoniazation of surnames with foreign language suffixes or roots, such as "Jaakson" and "Jaanson".
JÄÄGER Estonian
Jääger is an Estonian surname meaning "game warden". Ultimately, from the German-language "jäger" meaning "hunter".
JAAGO Estonian
Jaago is an Estonian surname; a diminutive of the masculine given name "Jaagup".
JAAKSON Estonian
Jaakson is an Estonian surname meaning "son of Jaak". From the Estonian masculine given name "Jaak" and the Germanic suffix "son".
JAAKSOO Estonian
Jaaksoo is an Estonian surname meaning "Jaak's swamp" in Estonian. However, it most likely derived from a corruption of the surname "Jackson" or "Jaakson" that has been Estonianized.
JÄÄLAID Estonian
Jäälaid is an Estonian surname meaning "ice islet".
JÄÄMETS Estonian
Jäämets is an Estonian surname meaning "ice forest".
JAANIMAA Estonian
Jaanimaa is an Estonian surname meaning "Jaan's land"; Jaan is a masculine given name, an Estonian variant of "John".
JAANIMÄGI Estonian
Jaanimägi is an Estonian surname meaning "Jaan's (Jaan is a masculine give name) mountain".
JAANIORG Estonian
Jaaniorg is an Estonian surname meaning "Jaan's valley".
JAANISTE Estonian
Jaaniste is an Estonian name derived from the masculine given name "Jaan".
JAANSALU Estonian
Jaansalu is an Estonian surname meaning "Jaan's (a masculine given name) grove".
JAANSON Estonian
Jaanson is an Estonian surname derived from the Estonian masculine given name "Jaan" and the Germanic suffix "-son"; "son of Jaan".
JAANSOO Estonian
Jaansoo is an Estonian surname meaning "Jaan's swamp" in Estonian. However, it most likely derived from a corruption of the surname "Jansen" or "Janson" that has been Estonianized.
JÄÄR Estonian
Jäär is an Estonian surname meaning "Aries".
JÄÄRATS Estonian
Jäärats is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "jää" (ice)" and "ratas (wheel)".
JÄÄTES Estonian
Jäätes is an Estonian surname derived from "jäätee" meaning "ice road/causeway".
JÄÄTMA Estonian
Jäätma is an Estonian surname derived from "jäätmaa" meaning "undeveloped land".
JÄÄVÄLI Estonian
Jääväli is an Estonian surname meaning "ice field".
JABARI Arabic
From the given name JABBAR.
JABBAR Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name JABBAR.
JABBARI Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of JABARI.
JABLANOVIĆ Croatian
Derived from jablan meaning ''poplar''.
JABŁONOWSKI Polish
Name for someone from a place called Jabłonowo or Jabłonow, both derived from Polish jabłoń meaning "apple tree".
JABLONSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Jablonka, Jablonna, or Jablonica, all places named with jablon "apple tree", or the diminutive form jablonka.
JACARUSO Italian
An Italian surname from a compound of Ia- (from the personal name Ianni) and the southern Italian word caruso, which means ‘lad’ or ‘boy’.
JACE English (Rare)
Derived from the given name JACE
JACEY American
Derrived from the given name JACEY
JACKETT English
From a pet form of the given name JACK.
JACKS English
Possibly derived as a diminutive of the given name JACK. A famous bearer is Canadian singer-songwriter Terry Jacks, best known for his 1974 single 'Seasons in the Sun.'
JACKSO English (Rare)
Rare English variant of JACKSON.
JACOBE Jewish
Variant spelling of JACOBI.
JACOBI Jewish, English, Dutch, German
From the Latin genitive Jacobi ‘(son) of Jacob’, Latinized form of English Jacobs and Jacobson or North German Jakobs(en) and Jacobs(en).
JACOBOWITZ Jewish
Germanized spelling of a Slavic patronymic from the personal name JACOB.
JACOBSMEYER German
Habitational name from an estate so named.
JACOBSSON Swedish
Means "son of JACOB".
JACOBY Jewish, English, German
Variant spelling of JACOBI.
JACOT French
Variant spelling of JACQUOT.
JACOWAY English (American)
Altered form of the personal name JACQUES.
JACOX English
A variant spelling of JAYCOX.
JACQUEMAN French
Alsace-Lorraine
JACQUEMIN French
From a pet form of the given name JACQUES.
JACQUET French
Derived from the given name JACQUET, a Medieval French diminutive of JACQUES.
JACQUOT French
From the given name JACQUOT, a diminutive of JACQUES.
JADE English, French
From the given name JADE. It could also indicate someone with jade green eyes.
JADHAV Indian, Marathi
Marathi variant of YADAV.
JADWIN English
"Jadwin" is said to mean "friend of a stonecutter" (Anglo-Saxon jad "stonecutter" + win or "friend.")
JAEGAL Korean
Korean form of ZHUGE, from Sino-Korean 諸葛
JAFARI Persian
From the given name JAFAR.
JAFAROV Azerbaijani
Means "son of JAFAR".
JAFFE Hebrew
From the given name JAFFE.
JAFFÉ German, Jewish
German form of JAFFE.
JAFFNA Tamil
Denotes the original bearer hailed from the city of Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka.
JÄGERMEISTERSSEN German
Means son of the "Master-Hunter". Originally given to the son of the master-hunter in hunting camps.
JAGGER English
English (West Yorkshire): occupational name from Middle English jagger ‘carter’, ‘peddler’, an agent derivative of Middle English jag ‘pack’, ‘load’ (of unknown origin). ... [more]
JAGO Cornish
A patronym, Jago is the Cornish for James but is most commonly found as a surname. It dates back to the early 13th Century.
JAGODZIŃSKI Polish
Name for someone from a place called Jagodno, Jagodziny, Jagodzinek or Jagodziniec, all derived from Polish jagoda meaning "berry".
JAGR Czech
Jágr is a Czech-language surname. It is related to the German surname Jäger which means "hunter" in German. It is used by the Ice Hockey player Jaromír Jágr.
JAHAN Bengali, Urdu, Persian, Indian, Hindi
From the given name JAHAN.
JAHANA Okinawan
Possibly from Japanese 謝 (ja) meaning "apologise, thanks" and 花 (hana) meaning "flower".
JAHANBAKHSH Persian
Derived from the given name JAHAN.
JAHANGIR Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Persian
From the given name JAHANGIR.
JAHANI Persian
From the given name JAHAN.
JAHIMAA Estonian
Jahimaa is an Estonian surname meaning "shooting/hunting land".
JAHIMEES Estonian
Jahimees is an Estonian surname meaning "hunter" (literally, "hunting man").
JAHN German
Unknown meaning.
JAHNS German
Patronymic from the personal name JAHN.
JAHU Estonian
Jahu is an Estonian surname meaning "flour".
JAIK Estonian
Jaik is an Estonian surname derived from "jäik" meaning "rigid" and "stiff".
JAIMOUKHA Circassian
Means "cow herd, cowman", from Kabardian жэм (žăm) meaning "cow" and хъу (χ°) "male, man". It traditionally indicated someone who was wealthy because they possessed a large herd of bovine.
JAJČANIN Croatian, Serbian
Derived from jaje, meaning "egg".
JAKAITIS Lithuanian
Unknown meaning.
JAKESON English
It means "son of JAKE"
JAKIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of JAKOV".
JAKOBSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of JAKOB" in Icelandic.
JAKOBSON Estonian
Estonian spelling of JACOBSON.
JAKOV Croatian
Derived from the name JAKOV.
JAKŠA Croatian
Derived from the forename JAKOV.
JAKŠIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the forename JAKOV.
JAKUBEK Polish, Czech
From a pet form of the given name JAKUB.
JAKUPEC Croatian
Derived from the name JAKUB.
JALAJAS Estonian
Jalajas is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "jalakas" meaning "elm" and "wych elm".
JALAKAS Estonian
Jalakas is an Estonian surname meaning "wych elm" (Ulmus glabra).
JALAL Arabic, Bengali, Urdu
From the given name JALAL.
JALALI Persian, Urdu
From the given name JALAL.
JALANDONI Filipino, Hiligaynon
Meaning uncertain.
JALAS Estonian
Jalas is an Estonian surname meaning "runner", "hob" and "cradle".
JALAST Estonian
Jalast is an Estonian surname derived from "jalastama" meaning "dismount" and "unhorse".
JALEEL Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name JALIL.
JALG Estonian
Jalg is an Estonian surname meaning "foot".
JALILOV Uzbek, Tajik
Means "son of JALIL".
JALLAI Estonian
Jallai is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "jala" meaning "afoot".
JALLOH Western African
Probably a derivative of Arabic JALIL.
JAMALI Persian, Arabic (Maghrebi), Urdu
From the given name JAMAL.
JAMBREČEC Croatian
Derived from the forename JAMBREK.
JAMBREK Croatian, Slovene
Derived from the forename JAMBREK.
JAMBREKOVIĆ Croatian
Derived from the forename JAMBREK.
JAMBRIŠAK Croatian
Derived from the forename JAMBREK.
JAMBROŠIĆ Croatian
Derived from the forename JAMBREK.
JAMEEL Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name JAMIL.
JAMOUKHA Circassian
Variant transcription of JAIMOUKHA.
JANAČKIN Belarusian
Derived from a diminutive Janačka of the Belarusian given name JAN (1).
JANČANKA Belarusian
Derived from the Belarusian given name JAN (1).
JANCZAK Polish
Patronymic from the Polish given name Jan.
JANDER Filipino
MEANING HERE AND THERE.
JANDRO Croatian
Derived from the forename JANDRO.
JANDROKOVIĆ Croatian
Derived from the forename JANDRO.
JANE English
Derived from the given name JANE.
JANECZEK Polish
From a pet form of the personal name Jan.
JÄNES Estonian
Jänes is an Estonian surname meaning "hare".
JANEWAY English
Derived from Middle English Janaways, the name for someone from the city of Genoa, Italy. A notable fictional bearer is Kathryn Janeway, the captain of starship USS Voyager on the TV-series 'Star Trek: Voyager' (1995-2001).
JANG Korean
Korean form of ZHANG, from Sino-Korean 張 (jang).
JANI Indian, Odia, Gujarati
Derived from Sanskrit ज्ञानिन् (jñānin) meaning "knowing, learned, wise".
JÄNICKE German
From a pet form of the personal name Johann.
JANISON American (Modern, Rare)
Means son of JANE. Extremely rare surname.
JANISSE French
Possibly a respelling of French Janisset, from a pet form of Jan, a variant spelling of Jean, French equivalent of John.
JANJIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Derived from janje, meaning "lamb".
JANKIEWICZ Polish
Patronymic of the personal name Jan.
JANKINS English (American)
Variant of Jenkins.
JANMAAT Dutch
Famous bearer of this surname is Dutch footballer Daryl Janmaat.
JANNO Estonian
Janno is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name).
JANNUSCH German
From a pet form of the personal name Jan.
JÁNOŠÍK Slovak
Comes from a pet form of the name Jan.
JANOS̆KO Slovak
From a derivative of the personal name Jánoš.
JANOTA Czech
Derivative of Jan.
JANOVIČ Belarusian
Means "son of JAN (1)".
JANOWICZ Polish
Means "son of Jan".
JANUSZEWSKI Polish
Name for someone from a place called Januszewo or Januszewice, both derived from the given name JANUSZ.
JANUSZKIEWICZ Polish
Means "son of JANUSZ".
JAOUADI Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name JAOUAD (chiefly Tunisian).
JAOUHARI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic جَوْهَر (jawhar) meaning "jewel, gem, essence" (chiefly Moroccan).
JAPENGA Dutch
Means son of Jap "Yap" related to Jacobson in the Netherlands
JAPON Filipino, Spanish, French
Ethnic name or regional name for someone from Japan or who had connections with Japan.
JAPP German
Derived from a diminutive of JACOB.
JARA Spanish
Habitational name any of the various places in southern Spain named Jara or La Jara, from jara meaning "rockrose", "cistus".
JARAMILLO Spanish
Spanish habitational name from either of two places in the Burgos province: Jaramillo de la Fuente or Jaramillo Quemada.
JARED English
English: variant of Garrett .
JAREÑO Basque (Modern), Spanish
Perhaps "who lives among the rockroses".
JARMAN Norman, English
English surname of Norman origin, derived from the French given name GERMAIN.
JAROŠ Czech, Slovak, Polish
Derived from names containing the name element jaro meaning "young" (see JAROSLAV, JAROMÍR)... [more]
JAROSZ Polish
Derived from the given names JAROSŁAW or HIERONIM.
JAROSZEWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from places named Jaroszewo or Jaroszowce, both derived from the given name JAROSZ.
JARRUS Popular Culture
Used by Kanan Jarrus from the American show "Star Wars Rebels".
JARSDEL German
Are you near extinct or possibly extend last name, referring to the opening part of a jar.
JÄRVE Estonian
Järve is an Estonian surname meaning "freshwater"; from "järv", meaning "lake".
JÄRVELA Estonian
Järvela is an Estonian surname meaning "lake area".
JÄRVELILL Estonian
Järvelill is an Estonian surname meaning "lake flower".
JÄRVEMETS Estonian
Järvemets is an Estonian surname meaning "lake forest".
JÄRVEOJA Estonian
Järveoja is an Estonian surname meaning "lake creek".
JÄRVESAAR Estonian
Järvesaar is an Estonian surname meaning "lake island".
JÄRVET Estonian
Järvet is an Estonian surname derived from "järv", meaning "lake".
JÄRVEVEE Estonian
Järvevee is an Estonian surname meaning "lake water".
JÄRVISTE Estonian
Järviste is an Estonian surname derived from "järv" meaning "lake".
JÄRVSOO Estonian
Järvsoo is an Estonian surname meaning "lake marsh/swamp".
JARY French
France-England-USA
JARZĄBEK Polish
A Polish surname meaning "Grouse". A nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird.
JARZOMBEK Polish
Variant spelling of JARZĄBEK, from jarząbek meaning "grouse", presumably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird.
JASCHKE German (Silesian)
Possibly derivative from the given name JOHANNES
JASKÓŁKA Polish
Nickname from Polish jaskółka meaning "swallow".
JASON English
Probably a patronymic from JAMES or any of various other personal names beginning with J-.
JASPER English
Derived from the given name JASPER.
JASPERS English
Derived from the given name JASPER. A famous bearer is the German existential philosopher Karl Jaspers (1883-1969).
JASPERSON English
Means "Son of JASPER".
JĀTNIEKS Latvian
Means "the rider".
JAUK German (Austrian)
The meaning of the name Jauk is similar to the word "acre" in English. It is a measure word for how much land an ox can plough in one day. People with the surname Jauk are likely to have descended from farmers... [more]
JAUNZEME Latvian
Jaunzeme is compound from two words first jauns meaning "new" and second zeme meaning "land". Jaunzeme is femenine form of surname, the masculine form of surname is Jaunzems. Most famous persons with this surname are:... [more]
JAUNZEMIS Latvian
Means "Of the new land".
JAVERT Literature
The name of the policeman in Victor Hugo's "Les Misérables." His name was taken from the word Javert, which means "to pursue relentlessly."... [more]
JÁVOR Hungarian
Means ''maple''.
JAVORSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of numerous places named Jawory or Jaworze, named with Polish jawor 'maple', 'sycamore'.
JAWAD Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name JAWAD.
JAWOREK Polish
Most likely comes from the last name JAVORSKI meaning someone from "Jawor".
JAWORSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of numerous places named Jawory or Jaworze, named with Polish jawor meaning "maple", "sycamore".
JAXTON English
Means "JACK's town" in English
JAY English, French
Nickname from Middle English, Old French jay(e), gai "jay (the bird)", probably referring to an idle chatterer or a showy person, although the jay was also noted for its thieving habits.
JAYARATHNA Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of JAYARATNE.
JAYARATNE Sinhalese
From Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest" and रत्न (ratna) meaning "jewel, treasure".
JAYASEKARA Sinhalese
From Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest" and शेखर (shekhara) meaning "crest, peak, top".
JAYASINGHE Sinhalese
From Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
JAYASUNDERA Sinhalese
From Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest" and सुन्दर (sundara) meaning "beautiful".
JAYASURIYA Sinhalese
From Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest" and सूर्य (surya) meaning "sun".
JAYAWARDANE Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of JAYAWARDENA.
JAYAWARDENA Sinhalese
From Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest" and वर्धन (vardhana) meaning "increasing, growing".
JAYAWEERA Sinhalese
From Sanskrit जय (jaya) meaning "victory, conquest" and वीर (vira) meaning "hero, man, brave".
JAYCOX English
A patronymic surname from a pet form of the given name JACK.
JAYDEN English
Surname of the fictional character Norman Jayden, a character from the video game Heavy Rain.
JAYE English
Variant of JAY.
JAYMES English
Variant of JAMES.
JAZAYERI Persian
Derived from Persian جزایر (jazâyir) meaning "islands", of Arabic origin.
JAZBEC Slovene
Means ''badger'' in Slovenian.
JEAN-BAPTISTE Haitian Creole, French
From the French given name JEAN-BAPTISTE.
JEAN-LOUIS Haitian Creole
From the given names Jean and LOUIS.
JEANMARIE Various
Combination of Jean and MARIE
JEANNOT French
From the given name JEANNOT, a French diminutive of (1)Jean.
JEANPETIT French
Means "little Jean" from Old French petit "small" and the given name Jean, originally a nickname for a small man called Jean (or applied ironically to a large man), or a distinguishing epithet for the younger of two men named Jean.... [more]
JEAUME French (Rare)
Variant form of the patronymic surname of Jaume.
JEBSON English
Meaning "son of Jeb" of uncertain origin but likely English.
JEDOU Western African
Found in Mauritania.
JEFFERIES English
Derived from the given name JEFFREY.
JEFFREY English
From a Norman personal name that appears in Middle English as Geffrey and in Old French as Je(u)froi. Some authorities regard this as no more than a palatalized form of GODFREY, but early forms such as Galfridus and Gaufridus point to a first element from Germanic gala "to sing" or gawi "region, territory"... [more]
JEFSON English
"Son of Jef".
JEHAN Urdu
From the given name JAHAN.
JEHLE Hebrew
Jehle-Romanov surname was given name of monarchical leaders over the areas of eastern Eurasia known as Russia and all Russia's yet upon revolution family erroneously reported all dead. Most family of Alexander died while remaining in Russia, while those whom escaped circa 1880 survived... [more]
JEKNIĆ Montenegrin
Derived from jekanje (јекање), meaning "moaning, crying".
JELASSI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Variant of JLASSI (chiefly Tunisian).
JELAVIĆ Serbian, Bosnian
derived from the place name Jelav, one of the places in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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