Submitted Surnames Starting with J

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JIMERSON English (British), Scottish
Variant of Scottish and northern English Jameson, based on a pet form of the personal name.
JINNOUCHI Japanese
From the Japanese 陣 (jin) "camp" and 内 (uchi or nai) "inside." The grammatical and phonetic particle ノ or 之 (no) is sometimes written between the other two characters.
JLASSI Arabic (Maghrebi), Berber
From the name of an Tamazight (Berber) tribal confederation in Tunisia; the name could be from Arabic إِخْلَاص (ʾiḵlāṣ) meaning "sincerity, devotion, loyalty" or of unknown Berber meaning.
JOA Estonian
Joa is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "jõe" meaning "watrer/fluvial" or "joana" meaning "torrents/cascades".
JOALA Estonian
Joala is an Estonian surname derived from "jõe" ("fluvial") and "ala" ("field" or "area").
JOAQUIM Portuguese, Catalan
From the personal name Joaquim.
JOB English, French, German, Hungarian
English, French, German, and Hungarian from the personal name Iyov or Job, borne by a Biblical character, the central figure in the Book of Job, who was tormented by God and yet refused to forswear Him... [more]
JOCELYN English
Another of the names brought to England in the eleventh century by the Normans, and mentioned in the Domesday Book. Originally a masculine name only.
JODIET German
Unknown
JÕE Estonian
Jõe is an Estonian surname meaning "fluvial".
JÕEÄÄR Estonian
Jõeäär is an Estonian surname meaning "riverside".
JÕEARU Estonian
Jõearu is an Estonian surname meaning "water grassland/meadow".
JÕEKALLAS Estonian
Jõekallas is an Estonian surname meaning "riverbank".
JÕELEHT Estonian
Jõeleht is an Estonian surname meaning "river foliage".
JÕELOO Estonian
Jõeloo is an Estonians surname derived from "jõelooge", meaning a "river meander".
JOELSON English
Means "son of Joel".
JÕELUHT Estonian
Jõeluht is an Estonian surname meaning "water meadow".
JÕEMAA Estonian
Jõemaa is an Estonian surname meaning "river land".
JÕEORG Estonian
Jõeorg is an Estonian surname meaning "wash, or fluvial valley" and "dale".
JÕEOTS Estonian
Jõeots is an Estonian surname meaning "fluvial (water) end".
JÕEPER Estonian
Jõeper is an Estonian surname derived from "jõeperv", meaning "riverbank".
JÕERÜÜT Estonian
Jõerüüt is an Estonian surname meaning "river plover" (Pluvialis).
JÕESAAR Estonian
Jõesaar is an Estonian surname meaning "river island".
JÕESUU Estonian
Jõesuu is an Estonian surname meaning "mouth of the river".
JÕEVEE Estonian
Jõevee is an Estonian surname meaning "river water".
JÕGI Estonian
Means "river" in Estonian.
JÕGIAAS Estonian
Jõgiaas is an Estonian surname meaning "river meadow".
JÕGILA Estonian
Jõgila is an Estonian surname meaning "river area".
JÕGIOJA Estonian
Jõgioja is an Estonian surname meaning "river creek".
JÕGISAAR Estonian
Jõgisaar is an Estonian surname meaning "river island".
JÕGISALU Estonian
Jõgisalu is an Estonian surname meaning "river grove".
JÕGISOO Estonian
Jõgisoo is an Estonian surname meaning "river swamp/marsh".
JOHANNESDOTTER Swedish (Rare)
Means "daughter of Johannes". This surname is only used by females.
JOHANNESON German, Dutch
Variant of Johannessen which means "son of Johannes
JOHANNING German
North German patronymic from Johann, German form of John.
JOHANNKNECHT German
John The Servant
JOHANSDOTTER Swedish (Rare)
Means "daughter of Johan". This surname is only used by females.
JÕHVI Estonian
Jõhvi is an Estonian surname derived from "jõhvikas", meaning "cranberry".
JÕHVIK Estonian
Jõhvik is an Estonian surname meaning "cranberry".
JÕHVIKAS Estonian
Jõhvikas is an Estonian surname meaning "cranberry".
JOINES Welsh
While the ancestors of the bearers of Joines came from ancient Welsh-Celtic origins, the name itself has its roots in Christianity. This surname comes from the personal name John, which is derived from the Latin Johannes... [more]
JÕKS Estonian
Jõks is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "jooks" meaning "run", "course", "scamper" and "traveling".
JOLAHA Indian, Muslim
Means "weaver".
JOLICOEUR French (Quebec), Haitian Creole
From Old French joli "joyful, cheerful" and cuer "heart". It was originally a nickname for a cheerful person. This was a frequent French Canadian secondary surname (or dit name).
JOLIE English
From the given name Jolie meaning pretty.
JOLIET French
From French Jolie "pretty one" and the popular suffix -et "little" meaning "pretty little one."
JOLL Estonian
Joll is an Estonian surname meaning "dinghy (boat)".
JONARES ?
Person of the West.
JONAS Danish, German, Dutch, Norwegian
From the given name Jonas
JONSDOTTER Swedish
Literally meaning "Jon's daughter" in Swedish.
JÓNSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of Jón" in Icelandic.
JONSEN Norwegian
Means 'Son of Jon (1)'.
JONSON English
Variant of Johnson and English form of Johnsson
JÓNSSON Icelandic
Means "son of Jón" in Icelandic.
JOOF Serer
The surname Joof (English spelling in Gambia) whit its derivatives Juuf / Juf (Seereer proper) or Diouf (French spelling in Senegal and Mauritania) is a Senegambian surname found amongst the Seereer people of Senegal, the Gambia and Mauritania... [more]
JÕÕGER Estonian
Jõõger is an Estonian surname, possibly a corruption of "jääger" meaning "hunter" and "trapper".
JOON Estonian
Joon is an Estonian surname meaning "line" and "stripe".
JOONAS Estonian
Joonas is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name); a variant of the name "Jonas".
JOOST Estonian
Joost is an Estonian surname, derived from the masculine given name "Joost"; ultimately from St. Judoc.
JOOSU Estonian
Joosu is an Estonian surname (and masculine give name) derived from the biblical name "Joosu" ("Joshua").
JOʻRAYEV Uzbek
Uzbek variant of Juraev.
JORDANOV Bulgarian, Macedonian
Means "son of Jordan" in Macedonian, while it is also a Bulgarian variant transcription of Yordanov.
JORDISON English
Possibly meaning son of Jordan. This name is surname of American drummer Joey Jordison.
JORGENSON German, English
Respelling of Jørgensen or Jörgensen (see Jorgensen) or the Swedish cognate Jörgens(s)on.
JORQUERA Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
JOSEPHSEN English
Variant of Josephson meaning "Son of Joseph."
JOSIPOVIĆ Croatian
Means "son of Josip" in Croatian.... [more]
JOST Dutch, German
Dutch and German: from a personal name, a derivative of the Breton personal name Iodoc (see Joyce), or from the personal name Just.
JÕULU Estonian
Jõulu is an Estonian surname meaning "Christmas" (Estonian: "Jõulud").
JOURDEMAYNE Medieval English
Likely from Old French jor de main meaning "day labourer". This was borne by Margery Jourdemayne, an English woman known as the "Witch of Eye" who was burned at the stake in 1441 for conspiring to kill the king with witchcraft... [more]
JOURDINE French, English
English and French variant of Jordan.
JOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Jovan".
JOVIČIĆ Serbian
Means "son of Jovan".
JOWETT English
From the medieval male personal name Jowet or the female personal name Jowette, both literally "little Jowe", a pet-form of Julian. This was borne was British theologian and classical scholar Benjamin Jowett (1817-1893).
JOY French (Latinized)
Joy \joy\ as a girl's name is pronounced joy. It is of Old French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Joy is "joy". Used in the Middle Ages, and made popular in the 17th century under the influence of the Puritans, to whom being "joyful in the Lord" was an important duty... [more]
JOZI Hlubi(Tekela)-African (?)
A Hlubi word referring to a sword or spearmkonto,mkhonto,lerumo
JOZIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Jozo".
JUAN Spanish
From the given name Juan.
JUDKINS English
Means "decsendent of JUD".
JUDSON English
Means son of "Judah"
JUGA Estonian
Juga is an Estonian surmane meaning "waterfall" and "cascade".
JUGAPUU Estonian
Jugapuu is an Estonian surname meaning "yew tree".
JUGASAAR Estonian
Jugasaar is an Estonian surname meaning "waterfall island".
JUGHASHVILI Georgian (Rare)
There are several theories to the meaning and origin of this surname. One suggests Ossetian roots with the meaning "son of the herder", derived from from the Ossetian word дзуг (dzug) meaning "herd, flock, troop" (based on a belief that the Jughashvili name may entirely be of Ossetian origin)... [more]
JUHE Estonian
Juhe is an Estonian surname meaning "cord" and "wire".
JUHT Estonian
Juht is an Estonian surname meaning "leader" and "driver".
JUILLET French
Means "July" in French.
JULES French
From a personal name (Latin Julius). The name was borne in the Middle Ages in honor of various minor Christian saints.
JULES English
Patronymic or metronymic from a short form of Julian.
JULIO Spanish
Derived from the forename Julio.
JULIUSSON Swedish
Means "son of Julius".
JUMA Swahili, Arabic
From the given name Juma.
JUMANIYOZOV Uzbek
Means "son of Jumaniyoz" in Uzbek.
JUMĀRS Latvian (Rare)
Derived from Livonian jumerški "round".
JUMAÝEW Turkmen
Means "son of Juma".
JUMP English
Perhaps from the English word jump. A notable namesake was American scientist Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941).
JUNEJO Pakistani, Sindhi
Means "(sons) of Juno", derived from the name of a past ancestor, Jam Juno, combined with Sindhi جي (jy) meaning "of". The Junejo are a Sindhi tribe mainly concentrated in Pakistan and parts of India.
JUNG Korean, Chinese
Korean variant transcription of Chung and Chinese variant transcription of Zheng.
JÜNGER German, Jewish
German (Jünger) distinguishing name, from Middle High German jünger ‘younger’, for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, usually a son who bore the same name as his father... [more]
JUNIFER ?
Matronymic of Jenifer.
JUNK German
Variant of Jung.
JUNKO Japanese
Junko can be written using different kanji characters and can mean any of the following:... [more]
JUNKUR Estonian
Junkur is an Estonian surname meaning "squire" and "cadet".
JURADO Spanish, Portuguese
Occupational name for any of various officials who had to take an oath that they would perform their duty properly, from jurado "sworn", past participle of jurar "to swear" (Latin iurare).
JURAEV Uzbek, Tajik
Means "son of Jo'ra".
JURCZAK Polish
From a pet form of the personal name Jurek.
JÜRGO Estonian
Jürgo is an Estonian surname derived from the masculine given name "Jürgen".
JÜRIMÄE Estonian
Jürimäe is an Estonian surname meaninh "Jüri's (masculine given name) hill/mountain".
JURIŠIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Jure".
JÜRISMAA Estonian
Jürismaa is an Estonian surname meaning "Jüri's land" ("Jüri" is an Estonian masculine given name).
JÜRISOO Estonian
Jürisoo is an Estonian surname derived from the masculine given name "Jüri" and "soo" (swamp); "Jüri's swamp". "Soo" was substituted later for the Germanic "son" ("Jüri's son").
JÜRNA Estonian
Jürna is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from the masculine given name "Jüri".
JUSKE Estonian
Juske is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "harjusk", meaning "peddler".
JÜSSI Estonian
Jüssi is an Estonian surname derived from the masculine given name "Juss".
JUSTICE English
Simply form the abstract noun "Justice"
JUSTIN French, English, Slovene
From a medieval personal name, Latin Justinus, a derivative of Justus.
JUSUFI Albanian, Macedonian
Derived from the given name Jusuf.
JUSUFOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of Jusuf" in Bosnian.
JUTSUM Old Danish
Of Jutish extraction. From Jutland.
JUTT Estonian
Jutt is an Estonian surname meaning "story" or "tale".
JUUR Estonian
Juur is an Estonian surname meaning "root".
JUURSALU Estonian
Juursalu is an Estonian surname meaning "root/origin grove (grove where one originated)".
JUUS Estonian
Juus is an Estonia surname meaning "hair".
JUUST Estonian
Juust is an Estonian surname meaning "cheese".
JUUSU Estonian
Juusu is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "juus" meaning "hair".