Submitted Surnames Starting with K

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KIRKMAN English
A name originally found in both Scotland and England. From Kirk- meaning "church" and -man for someone who lived near or worked at a church.
KIRKPATRICK English, Scottish, Northern Irish
Habitational name from various places so called from the dedication of their church to St. Patrick. See KIRK.
KIRKSEY English
English: probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place. This surname is also common in the American South.
KIRSCH German
Means 'cherry' in German, short form of KIRSCHSTEIN or other surnames starting with Kirsch.
KIRSCHENBAUM German
From German means "cherry tree".
KIRSCHSTEIN German
German surname meaning "cherry stone".
KIRSIMAA Estonian
Kirsimaa is an Estonian surname meaning "cherry land".
KIRSIMÄE Estonian
Kirsimäe is an Estonian surname meaning "cherry hill".
KIRSIPUU Estonian
Common Estonian surname, taken from the word kirsipuu, meaning "cherrytree".
KIRSS Estonian
Kirss is an Estonian surname meaning "cherry".
KIRSTEIN German
Derivative of the Latin personal name CHRISTIANUS, also an Americanized spelling of KIRSCHSTEIN.
KIRSTEN English
English and modernized version of KIRSTEIN
KIRT Estonian
Kirt is an Estonian surname derived from "kirtsus" meaning "wrinkled" and "furrowed".
KIRTON English
habitational name from any of various places, for example in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Staffordshire, named with Old English cirice or Old Norse kirkja 'church' + Old English tun 'enclosure', 'settlement'.
KIRVES Estonian
Kirves is an Estonian surname meaning "axe".
KIRWAN Irish
From Gaelic Ó Ciardhubháin meaning "descendant of Ciardhubhán", a given name composed of the elements ciar "dark" and dubh "black" combined with a diminutive suffix.
KISER German
Variant of KAISER.
KISH English
A name for a person who worked as a maker of leather armor for the knight's legs.
KISHI Japanese
From Japanese 岸 (kishi) meaning "bank, shore".
KISHKA Ukrainian
Means "Cat" in Ukrainian.
KISKADDEN Scottish
From the place name Garscadden, which is in modern day Glasgow, Scotland.
KISSAMI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "descendants of QASIM" in Arabic. This was the name of a Moroccan family descended from the Idrisid dynasty.
KISSEL German
From a pet form of the Germanic personal name Gisulf.
KISSINGER German
HouseofNames.com: The Kissinger surname derives from the Old High German word "kisil," meaning "pebble," or "gravel." The name may have been a topographic name for someone who lived in an area of pebbles or gravel; or it may have evolved from any of several places named with this word.
KITABAYASHI Japanese
From the Japanese 北 (kita) "North" and 林 (bayashi or hayashi) "forest," "woods."
KITAHARA Japanese
Kita means "North" and Hara means "Plain, Field, Wilderness."
KITAJIMA Japanese
From Japanese 北 (kita) meaning "north" and 島, 嶋 (shima) meaning "island".
KITAMURA Japanese
From the Japanese 北 (kita) "North" and 村, 邑 or 邨 (mura) "village."
KITANI Japanese
From the Japanese 木 (ki or moku) "tree," "wood" and 谷 (tani or ya) "valley."
KITANO Japanese
From Japanese 北 (kita) meaning "north" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
KITANOKOUJI Japanese (Rare)
Kitanokouji (北小路) comes from kita (北) means "North", Kouji (小路) means "Alley". This is one of the kuge surnames and this surname is very rare. No notable people or fictional characters bear this surname.
KITAO Japanese
Kita means "North" and O means "Tail".
KITAOKA Japanese
From Japanese 北 (kita) meaning "north" and 岡 (oka) meaning "ridge, hill".
KITASHIRAKAWA Japanese
From Japanese 北 (kita) meaning "north", 白 (shira) meaning "white" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
KITAYAMA Japanese
Kita (北) means "North", Yama (山) means "mountain". Shizuku Kitayama (北山 雫) from Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei is a notable fictional character who bears this surname.
KITAZAWA Japanese
Kita (北) means "North", zawa/sawa (沢 or 澤) means "swamp". Sawa changes to zawa because of rendaku.
KITCHENER English
Variant spelling of KITCHEN. A famous bearer was senior British Army officer and colonial administrator, Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener (1850-1916).
KITCHENHAM English
Occupational surname for a person who was in charge of the kitchen in a royal or noble house, or a monastery. From the Anglo Saxon cycene (German: Küche Dutch: kjøkken Latin: cocina Italian: cucina)
KITLEY English
Derived from a place name in Devonshire, England, and was first recorded in the form of Kitelhey in 1305.... [more]
KITS Estonian
Kits is an Estonian surname meaning "goat".
KITSAS Estonian
Kitsas is an Estonian surname meaning "strait".
KITSON Scottish, English
Patronymic form of KIT.
KITTREDGE English
Derived from the given name Keterych.
KIUR Estonian
Kiur is an Estonian surname meaning "pipit" (Anthus).
KIURU Finnish, Karelian
"lark (bird)"
KIVI Estonian
From the word kivi, meaning "stone".
KIVIK Estonian
Kivik is an Estonian surname relating to "stone".
KIVIKAS Estonian
Kivikas is an Estonian surname derived from "kivikamakas" meaning "rock".
KIVILAAN Estonian
Kivilaan is an Estonian surname meaning "stone wintergreen".
KIVILOO Estonian
Kiviloo is an Estonian surname meaning "stone swathe".
KIVIMÄGI Estonian
Kivimägi is an Estonian name meaning "stone mountain/hill".
KIVIMÄKI Finnish
"Combined of Finnish words kivi (stone) and mäki (hill)"
KIVIMURD Estonian
Kivimurd is an Estonian surname meaning "stone break/fracture".
KIVINUKK Estonian
Kivinukk is an Estonian surname meaning "stone doll".
KIVIPALU Estonian
Kivipalu is an Estonian surname meaning "stone sandy heath/heath woodland".
KIVIRÄHK Estonian
Kivirähk is an Estonian surname meaning "stone scree".
KIVIRIST Estonian
Kivirist is an Estonian surname meaning "stone cross".
KIVIRÜÜT Estonian
Kivirüüt is an Estonian surname meaning "stone plover".
KIVISAAR Estonian
Kivisaar is an Estonian surname meaning "stone island".
KIVISELG Estonian
Kiviselg is an Estonian surname meaning the "back (of) stone" (literally, "stone back").
KIVISILD Estonian
Kivisild is an Estonian surname meaning "stone bridge".
KIVISILLA Estonian
Kivisilla is an Estonian surname meaning "stone bridges".
KIVISTE Estonian
Kiviste is an Estonian surname derived from "kivi" meaning "stone".
KIVISTIK Estonian
Kivistik is an Estonian surname meaning "stone grove".
KIVISTÖ Finnish
A combination of Finnish kivi "stone, rock" and the suffix -stö.
KIX English (Rare)
Location name from one of two rivers in West Yorkshire called Kex.
KIYA Japanese
Means "tree valley" in Japanese, from 木 (ki) "tree" and 谷 (ya) "valley".
KIYOKO Japanese
Surname of American-Japanese singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and director Hayley Kiyoko.
KIYOMIZU Japanese
A variation of the popular surname SHIMIZU. 清 (Kiyo) means "Pure, Clean" and 水 (Mizu) means "Water".
KIYOTA Japanese
From the Japanese 清 (kiyo) "clearly," "brightly," "cleanly" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy."
KJÆR Danish, Norwegian
Topographic name for someone living near a wetland. Derived from Old Norse kjarr "swamp, bog".
KJARTANSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of KJARTAN". Used exclusively by women.
KJARTANSSON Icelandic
Means "son of KJARTAN". Used exclusively by men.
KJELLA Norwegian (?)
Meaning unknown, but it might be related to the given name KJELL.
KJELLBERG Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Old Norse kelda or Swedish källa, both meaning "spring (geology)", combined with berg "mountain, hill".
KLAAR Estonian
Klaar is an Estonian surname meaning "clear" or "ready". Ultimately, from the German word "klar", meaning "clear".
KLAAS Estonian
Klaas is an Estonian surname meaning "glass".
KLAASSEPP Estonian
Klaassepp is an Estonian surname meaning "glass smith".
KLAESSON Swedish
Means "Son of Klaes".
KLANAC Croatian
Means ''gorge, ravine, narrow pass''.
KLARERSTEIN German
German surname meaning "Clear stone".
KLARIĆ Croatian, Slovene
From the given name KLARA
KLARICH English
English spelling of KLARIĆ.
KLASS German
The name is patronymic and it comes from the German first name "Clausen" which is a variant of the name "Nicholas".
KĻAVIŅŠ Latvian
Derived from the word kļava meaning "maple".
KLAYN Jewish
Variant of KLEIN
KLEEHAMMER German
Means "Cloverleaf hammer"
KLEFFNER German
Topographic name from Middle Low German clef, cleff "cliff", "precipice".
KLEFFNER German
Nickname for a prattler or gossip, from Middle High German, Middle Low German kleffer(er).
KLEINKNECHT German
A combining of the German word klein "small" and knecht "servant", originally an occupational name for a secondary hired hand. A famous historic figure who bore this surname was Jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht (8 April 1722 in Ulm - 11 August 1794 in Ansbach), a German composer of many works of chamber music and symphonies, flutist and Kapellmeister (chapel master).
KLEINSCHMIDT German
Occupational surname which means "small smith", that is, a maker of small forged items and metal hand tools.
KLEMENČIČ Slovene
Means "son of KLEMEN".
KLEYNEN Flemish
Comes from the town in Belgium. Originally Van Klijnen
KLIEBERT German
Occupational name for a woodsman or woodworker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German klieben meaning "to cleave or split".
KLIEM Maltese
Kliem is a Maltese word that means "words."
KLIEWER German, German (West Prussian), Mennonite
Germanized form of Dutch Kluiver, an occupational name for a court official, originally a hangman or torturer.
KLIMASZEWSKI Polish
habitational name for someone from Klimaszewnica or Klimasze in Łomża voivodeship, so called from the personal name Klimasz, a pet form of KLEMENS
KLIMENTOV Russian
Means "son of KLIMENT."
KLINE American
Kline is one of the smaller groups of anglicized forms of the German surname Klein.... [more]
KLINGBEIL German
From Middle High German klingen "to ring or sound" and bīl "axe", literally "sound the axe", an occupational nickname for a journeyman, carpenter, shipwright (or any occupation involving the use of an axe)... [more]
KLINGEMANN German
A German occupational surname for a knife maker, literally meaning "knife maker" or "weapons smith". It is derived from the German word "Klinge", meaning "blade".
KLINGER German
Klinger is a German surname meaning ravine or gorge in Old German. The English variant of Klinger is CLINGER.
KLOOSTER Estonian
Klooster is an Estonian surname meaning "cloister" and "abbey". Borrowed from Middle Low German "klôster"; ultimately from Medieval Latin "claustrum".
KLOPFENSTEIN German
It means striking stones
KLOR German (Austrian)
The Klor surname may have evolved from the feminine personal name Klara. Or it may have come from the Middle High German and Middle Low German "Klar," meaning "Pure" or "Beautiful".
KLOSS English (British)
Surname from the model, Karlie Kloss (1992-)
KLOSTERMANN German
Combination of "kloster" meaning "monastery," and common German suffix Mann.
KLUG German (Austrian)
First recorded in the early 14th century in present-day Austria (southeastern region of the Holy Roman Empire at that time). The surname was derived from the ancient Germanic word kluoc meaning "noble" or "refined".... [more]
KLUTZ German
The ancient and distinguished German surname Klutz is derived from the old Germanic term "Klotz," meaning "awkward, clumsy." The name was most likely initially bestowed as a nickname, either on someone who was clumsy or in an ironic way on someone who was exceptionally graceful.
KMET Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Slovak
Slovenian, Serbian, Croatian, and Slovak status name for a type of peasant. In Slovenia this denoted a peasant who had his own landed property. In Serbia and elsewhere it was a status name for a feudal peasant farmer who cultivated the land of his lord instead of paying rent or doing military service... [more]
KNAB German
Variant of Knabe.
KNABE German
German status name for a young man or a page, from Middle High German knabe (English knave). In aristocratic circles this term denoted a page or squire (a youth destined to become a knight), while among artisans it referred to a journeyman’s assistant or (as a short form of Lehrknabe) ‘apprentice’... [more]
KNAPE German
Variant of KNAPP.
KNAPP German
Occupational name from the German word Knapp or Knappe, a variant of Knabe "young unmarried man". In the 15th century this spelling acquired the separate, specialized meanings "servant", "apprentice", or "miner"... [more]
KNAPP English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a hillock, Middle English "nappe, Old English cnæpp, or habitational name from any of the several minor places named with the word, in particular Knapp in Hampshire and Knepp in Sussex.
KNAPPE German
German variant of KNAPP.
KNAUER German (Silesian)
Nickname for a gnarled person, from Middle High German knur(e) 'knot', 'gnarl'. habitational name for someone from either of two places in Thuringia called Knau.
KNAUS German
Comes from Middle High German knuz ‘proud’, ‘arrogant’, ‘daring’, hence a nickname for a haughty person. In Württemberg knaus (and in Switzerland knus) also meant ‘gnarl’, hence a nickname for a short, fat, gnarled person; topographic name for someone living on a hillock, from knaus ‘hillock’ in the Swabian and Alemannic dialects of German
KNAUSS German
A variant of KNAUS.
KNAVS Slovene
Slovenian form of KNAUS, this was the maiden name of Donald Trump's wife, and current First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump.
KNICKERBOCKER Dutch (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of the Dutch occupational name Knickerbacker "marble baker", i.e., a baker of children's clay marbles. This lowly occupation became synonymous with the patrician class in NYC through Washington Irving's attribution of his History of New York (1809) to a fictitious author named Diedrich Knickerbocker... [more]
KNIGHTON English
English surname which was derived from a place name composed of the Old English elements cnihta meaning "servant, retainer" (genitive plural of cniht) and tun "enclosure, settlement".
KNIPE English
The lineage of the name Knipe begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived on the peak of a hill or highland. The surname Knipe is primarily familiar in the regions of Lancashire and Westmoreland.... [more]
KNITTS English
Derived from the given name KNUT.
KNOCK English
Topographic name for someone living by a hill, from Middle English knocke "hill" (Old English cnoc).
KNODEL German
dweller near a hilltop; descendant of Knut (hill, or white-haired); a lumpish, thickset person.
KNOEDLER German
Occupational name, probably for someone who made dumplings, from an agent derivative of Middle High German knödel.
KNOLL English, German, Jewish
English and German topographic name for someone living near a hilltop or mountain peak, from Middle English knolle ‘hilltop’, ‘hillock’ (Old English cnoll), Middle High German knol ‘peak’... [more]
KNORR German (Rare)
The name 'Knorr' was used by a collection of knights during the feudal period in Germanic History. Originally laborers to an existing feudal Lord, they gained their freedom and knight status after sucessfully protecting their master's land from invasion... [more]
KNÖS Swedish
Knös, derived from the swedish word "knös" that means "rich". "Knös, knösa" can also mean "job, work".
KNOTT English
Either from the Middle English personal name KNUT, or denoting a person who lived "at the knot", which is the summit of a rocky hill.
KNOTTS English
Variant of KNOTT
KNOWLES Irish
As an Irish surname it is an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tnúthghail meaning "descendant of Tnúthgal", a given name composed of the elements tnúth "desire, envy" and gal "valor".
KNOWLTON English
Habitational name from either of two places so named, one in Dorset and the other in Kent.
KNOX English (Modern), Scottish, Northern Irish
Topographic name derived from Old English cnocc "round hill" referring to someone living on or near a hill top.
KNUTZ German
Variant of KUNTZ
KO Korean
There is only one Chinese character for the surname Ko. There are ten different Ko clans, but they are all descended from the Ko clan of Cheju Island. There is no historical information regarding the founder of this clan, but there is a legend which tells of three men who appeared from a cave on the north side of Cheju Island’s Halla Mountain... [more]
KOBASHI Japanese
Ko ("Small") + Bashi from Hashi ("Bridge").
KOBE Japanese
From the Japanese city of Kobe.
KOBELA Hungarian
May come from the slavic word kobila, meaning mare.
KOBOLDT German (Rare)
Derived from German Kobold (Middle High German kobolt) "kobold; hobgoblin; puck; imp".
KOCH Jewish
Koch - which also has the meaning of Cook in German's origin was however not from that meaning. It origins are to be traced in the Jewish ancestory. The original meaning came from the word Star. Amongst the related surnames (with or without bar in front or a ba or similar appended) are: Koch, Kochba, Kok, Kock, Kuk, Coq, Coqui, Cook (as a translation from the perceived meaning of cook) and a host of others... [more]
KOCHENDORFER German
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called Kochendorf, in Württemberg, Schleswig-Holstein, and Bohemia.
KÖCHER German
It literally means "quiver".
KOČÍ Czech
Kočí means "driver".
KOCIOŁEK Polish
It literally means "small kettle".
KOCIS Slovak
Slovak derivative of Hungarian KOCSIS "Coachman".
KOÇO Albanian
Variant of KOCO.
KOCULI Albanian
From a place name Kocul in Albania.
KOCUR Ukrainian
means "tom cat" or "male cat"
KODA Japanese
From Japanese 口 (ko, kou, kō) meaning "mouth" and 田 (da) meaning "rice field"
KODAIRA Japanese
Ko means "Small" and Daira means "Peace, Level". A notable bearer: Nao Kodaira, who is is a Japanese long track speed skater. It can also be pronounced "Kohira".
KODÁLY Hungarian
Hungarian surname.... [more]
KODU Estonian
Kodu is an Estonian surname meaning "home".
KOEHNLINE German
Believed to be a form of the German name KÖHNLEIN used by people who moved to America from Germany sometime during the 1800s.
KOEL Estonian
Koel is an Estonian surname meaning "weft" and "seal(ant)".
KOELL Upper German (Rare)
(Koell) named used when came1880s to 1905 in America changed to( Kohl)... [more]
KOELSCH German
German from the adjective kölsch, denoting someone from Cologne (German Köln).
KOEN Jewish
A variant of Cohen
KOENIGSBERG Jewish
Associated with the Polish, then Prussian, then German, now Russian town Königsberg.
KOERNER German
Koerner is an occupational name for a grain merchant or possibly an administrator of a granary. ... [more]
KOETSIER Dutch
"Coachman, Coachdriver"... [more]
KOGAI Korean (Russian)
Variant transcription of KOGAY.
KOGĂLNICEANU Romanian
Meaning unknown.
KOGANE Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 黄金, 小金, 古金, 子金, 故金 or 小賀根 with 黄 (ou, kou, ki, ko-) meaning "yellow", 小 (shou, o-, ko-, sa-, chii.sai) meaning "little, small", 古 (ko, furu-, furu.i, -fu.rusu) meaning "old", 子 (shi, su, tsu, ko, -ko, -ne) meaning "child, sign of the rat (1st sign of Chinese zodiac", 故 (ko, furu.i, moto, yue) meaning "cause, circumstances, consequently, especially, happenstance, intentionally, reason, the late, therefore", 賀 (ga) meaning "congratulations, joy", 根 (kon, ne, -ne) meaning "head (pimple), radical, root" and 金 (kin, kon, gon, kana-, kane, -gane) meaning "gold."... [more]
KOGAY Korean (Russian)
Form of KO used by Koryo-saram (Koreans in the former Soviet Union) including the particle -gay of unknown meaning.
KOHA Estonian
Koha is an Estonian surname meaning "pike-perch (fish)".
KOHEN Jewish, Hebrew, English
Hebrew form of COHEN.
KOHIRA Japanese
The same as KODAIRA. Naonori Kohira is a Japanese photojournalist and media producer.
KOHLHAAS German
Apparently a nickname from Middle Low German kōlhase, literally "cabbage rabbit".
KOHLSTEDT Medieval German (Modern)
Likely derived from the German word KOHL, meaning “Cabbage,” and a Variation of the word Stadt, meaning “City, town, and/or place.”
KÖHN German
From the given name KÖHN.
KOHN Jewish
Variant of COHEN.
KOHR German
1. occupational name for a guard or watchman on a tower, Middle Low German kure.... [more]
KOHVAKKA Finnish
from the Finnish root word Kohva - meaning ice crust, frozen slush, or something hard... [more]
KOHVER Estonian
Kohver is an Estonian surname meaning "suitcase", "trunk" and "coffer".
KOIDE Japanese
From the Japanese 小 (ko) "small" and 出 (ide or de) "rising."
KOIDU Estonian
Koidu is an Estonian feminine given name and surname derived from "Koit" (also, a masculine given name) meaning "dawn". In Estonian mythology, Koit was a handsome young man who was the personification of dawn.
KOIGAKUBO Japanese
Koi means "Love", Ga is a language particle, Ku means "Long Time", and Bo means "Guarantee, Protect". This is possibly a rare surname, although a few (if not less) fictional characters possesses this family name... [more]
KOIK Estonian
Koik is an Estonian surname meaning "all".
KOIKE Japanese
From the Japanese 小 (ko) "small" and 池 (ike) "pond."
KOIRALA Nepali
From the name of a village in Nepal called Koirali.
KOIREE Indian
Denotes "weaver" in Hindi.
KOITLA Estonian
Koitla is an Estonian surname derived from "koit" meaning "dawn".
KOITMETS Estonian
Koitmets is an Estonian surname meaning "dawn forest".
KÕIV Estonian
Kõiv is an Estonian surname which means "birch" in Võro, a dialect of Estonian.... [more]
KÕIVASTIK Estonian
Kõivastik is an Estonian surname meaning "birch stand/forest". "Kõiv" comes from the Võro dialect.
KÕIVISTO Estonian
Kõivisto is an Estonian surname meaning "birch grove".
KOIVISTO Finnish
From "koivu" meaning "birch tree". A place with lot of birches.
KOIVUNEN Finnish
Means "birch" in Finnish
KOIWAI Japanese, Popular Culture
Ko means "Small", Iwa means "Stone", and I means "Well". Fictional characters with this last name: Yotsuba from the manga "Yotsuba&!" and Yoshino Koiwai from "Masamune-kun's Revenge" are examples of this.
KOJADINOVIĆ Serbian
Derived from the forename KOJADIN.
KOJANOVIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the forename KOJA.
KOJIĆ Serbian
Derived from the forename KOJA.
KOJIMA Japanese
'Small island'; mostly found along the coast between Tōkyō and Kyōto and in the Ryūkyū Islands; an alternate reading found farther east is Ojima. Another Kojima with a different first character but similar meaning is found in western Japan.
KOJOVIĆ Serbian
Derived from the forename KOJA.
KOK Dutch
It is a Dutch occupational surname, meaning cook.
KOKAMÄGI Estonian
Kokamägi is an Estonian surname meaning "cookery mountain".
KOKAWA Japanese
This is the same thing as OGAWA.
KOKI Japanese
This surname combines 古 (ko, furu-, furu.i, -fu.rusu) meaning "old" or 小 (shou, o-, ko-, sa-, chii.sai) meaning "little, small" with 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood."
KOKK Estonian
Kokk is Estonian surname, meaning "cook".
KOKKINOS Greek
Means "red" in Greek.
KOKONOE Japanese (Rare)
From 九重 (kokonoe) meaning "ninefold."... [more]
KOKOSZKA Polish
Nickname for a fussy or broody person, from kokoszka "laying hen".
KOKOTOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
From the Slavic word kokot meaning "rooster, cock".
KOKS Estonian
Koks is an Estonian surname meaning "coke" or "charred coal".
KOŁAKOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Kołaków.
KOLARAC Croatian
Derived from KOLAR.
KOLAREC Croatian
Derived from KOLAR.
KOLAREK Croatian
Derived from KOLAR.
KOLARIN Croatian
Derived from KOLAR.
KOLAROV Serbian, Bulgarian
An occupational surname derived from kolar, meaning "wheelwright".
KOLB German
Comes from Middle High German KOLBE.
KOLDEN German, Norwegian
From Middle Low German kolt, kolde ‘cold’, a nickname for an unfriendly person; alternatively, it may be a habitational name, a shortened form of Koldenhof ‘cold farm’ in Mecklenburg (standardized form: Kaltenhof, a frequent place name in northern Germany, East Prussia, Bavaria, and Württemberg).Norwegian: habitational name from a farm called Kolden, from Old Norse kollr ‘rounded mountain top’.
KOLE English
Variant of COLE.
KOLESAR Czech (Modern, Rare), German (Modern, Rare), German (Austrian, Modern, Rare)
Means either 'wheelwright' or 'coleminer' depending on the region.
KOLESNIKOV Russian
Means "son of the wheelwright" from Russian колесо (koleso) "wheel".
KOLGA Estonian
Kolga is an Estonian surname derived from "kolgas" meaning "back country", "province", and "hinterland".
KOLK Dutch
"Kolk is Dutch for either whirlpool or canyon. Probably the name refers to wild water."
KOLKMANN German
Kolk is an old German word that means '' man who lives by the river'' and Mann is German for 'man'. The name Kolkmann comes from a man who lived by the North Rhine.
KOLL German
From the given name Colo or KOLOMAN. Alternatively derived from Middle Low German kolle "head".
KOLLAR German
Derived from the kolar "cartwright".
KÖLLE German
Variant of KOLL.
KOLLER German
The name is derived from the Alemmanic word "Kohler," meaning "charcoal burner," and was most likely originally borne by a practitioner of this occupation.
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