Submitted Surnames Starting with L

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Laager Estonian
Laager is an Estonian surname meaning "camp"; ultimately from the German "lager" with the same meaning.
Laagriküll Estonian
Laagriküll is an Estonian surname meaning "bearing enough". Also possibly derived from "laagrikuul" meaning "bearing ball/bullet".
Laakso Finnish
From laakso ‘valley’, generally an ornamental name adopted during the name conversion movement of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Often, it was adopted by Finnish bearers of Swedish names containing the Swedish element dal ‘valley’.
Lään Estonian
Lään is an Estonian surname meaning "liege" or "fief". May also derive from "lääne" meaning "western".
Laan Estonian
Laan is Estonian surname derived from "laanelill"; starflower and wintergreen (Trientalis europaea).
Lääne Estonian
Lääne is an Estonian surname meaning "western".
Laanemaa Estonian
Laanemaa is an Estonian surname meaning "wintergreen land".
Laanemäe Estonian
Laanemäe is an Estonian surname meaning "wintergreen hill/mountain".
Läänemets Estonian
Läänemets is an Estonian surname meaning "western forest".
Laaneots Estonian
Laaneots is an Estonian surname meaning "wintergreen tip" or "edge".
Laanepõld Estonian
Laanepõld is an Estonian surname meaning "chickweed-wintergreen field".
Laaneviir Estonian
Laaneviir is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "Laaneveere", a village in Viimsi Municipality, Harju County.
Laanoja Estonian
Laanoja is Estonian surname derived from "laanelill", meaning "starflower" and "wintergreen" (Trientalis europaea) and "oja" meaning "stream/creek".
Laansalu Estonian
Laansalu is an Estonian surname meaning "wintergreen grove".
Läänsoo Estonian
Läänsoo is an Estonian surname meaning "west swamp".
Laar Estonian
Laar is an Estonian name meaning "gyle" (wort in the process of fermentation added to a stout, beer, or ale).
Laas Estonian
Laas is an Estonian surname meaning "greenwood" (wood that has been recently cut) and "woodland".
Laasalu Estonian
Laasalu is an Estonian surname meaning "woodland grove".
Laasik Estonian
Laasik is an Estonian surname meaning "woodland area/stand".
Laasma Estonian
Laasma is an Estonian surname derived from "laas" meaning "forest" and "woodland".
Laasmaa Estonian
Laasmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "forest/woodland land".
Laasmägi Estonian
Laasmägi is an Estonian surname meaning "forest/woodland mountain".
Laaspere Estonian
Laaspere is an Estonian surname meaning "forest/woodland folk".
Lääts Estonian
Lääts is an Estonian surname meaning "lens".
Laats Estonian
Laats is an Estonian name derived from "laat", meaning "fair" or "attractive".
Laayouni Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Laayoune, the name of a city in the Western Sahara (chiefly Moroccan).
Labachotte Basque
Meaning: from or near the wet/low lands
Labakhua Abkhaz
Abkhaz name derived from Arabic لَاحَظَ (lāḥaẓa) meaning "to notice, to look" combined with بَهِيجَة (bahīja) meaning "delightful, joyous" (see Bahija)... [more]
Labang Filipino, Cebuano
Means "cross, pass" in Cebuano.
Labazanov Chechen, Avar
Means "son of Labazan".
Labazanova Chechen, Avar
Feminine transcription of Chechen/Avar Лабазанов (see Labazanov).
Labba Sami
Meaning uncertain. Perhaps derived from Sami slabba "large reindeer antler shaped like a hand" or from Northern Sami láppis "lamb".
Labeau French
Variant of Lebeaux.
Label French
Variant of Labelle.
Labeouf French (Cajun)
Meaning unknown. A famous bearer is American actor Shia LaBeouf (1986-present).
Labidi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic عابد (ʿābid) "worshiper, adorer, server" (chiefly Tunisian).
Laborde French
Occupational or status name for a tenant farmer, from borde "small farm" (from Frankish bord "plank") and the definite article la.
Labossiere French
Norman habitational name from a common village name La Boissière, meaning 'wooded area', from bois 'wood'. possibly a metronymic, from a feminine derivative of Bossier 'cooper', denoting the 'wife of the cooper'.
Labrador Spanish, Portuguese, Filipino
From the root word "labora" meaning labor or work. This means laborer or worker but often associated to farmers as in San Isidro Labrador
Labrie French
Topographic name from l’abri meaning "the shelter", or a habitational name from a place named with this word.
Lacandula Filipino, Tagalog
This surname honors Lakandula, the last ruler of the Kingdom of Tondo, a pre-Hispanic state in what is now Manila.
Lacang Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano lakang meaning "step, pace".
Lacasse French
Means "box maker"
Lāce Latvian
Derived from Latvian lācis “bear”.
Lacerda Portuguese, Spanish
Nickname for someone with remarkably thick or long hair, or with an unusually hairy back or chest. From Spanish and Portuguese la cerda ‘the lock (of hair)’.
Lachtrup Dutch
Means 'laughing group' in Dutch. Also occurs in Germany, but mostly in the Netherlands.
Lācis Latvian
Means "bear".
Lackey Irish
Lackey was originally a name for a horse servant.
Lackyard French (Anglicized)
Anglicized version of French surname, Lacaillade.
Lacombe French
French (western and southwestern): topographic name for someone living in or near a ravine, from la combe ‘the ravine’ (a word of Gaulish origin, related to English Combe).... [more]
Lacosta Spanish
Variant of Costa with fused definite article la.
La Cotera Spanish
Spanish variant for Hill and/or someone living in a slope, A "cota" in Spanish.
Lacour French
topographic or occupational name for someone who lived at or was employed at a manorial court (see also Court).
Lacson Filipino
From Min Nan 六孫 (la̍k-sun) or 六孙 (la̍k-sun) meaning "sixth grandchild".
Lacunza Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Lakuntza.
Lăcustă Romanian
Meaning unknown.
Ladja Filipino, Tausug
Derived from Tausug raja meaning "king, ruler".
Ladjabassal Filipino, Tausug
From the Tausug title raja basar, which was conferred upon the second or middle son of a sultan.
Ladley English
Probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.
Ladouceur French
french canadian
Ladson English
Patronymic of Ladd.
Ladstetter German
Ladulås Old Swedish
Most likely from Swedish ladulås "barnlock", but it could also be derived from the Slavic name Ladislaus. Magnus Ladulås, sometimes known as Magnus Birgersson or Magnus III in English, was the king of Sweden between 1275 and 1290.
Ladvik Estonian
Ladvik is an Estonian surname meaning "elite" and "upper class".
Laes Estonian
Laes is an Estonian surname meaning "fore" and "overhead".
Laeva Estonian
Laeva is an Estonian surname meaning "ship".
Lafayette French
The name of Marquis de Lafayette; a famous French man during the revolutionary war.
Laffey Irish, Scottish
Reduced anglicisation of Gaelic Ó Laithimh, which is derived from the earlier form Ó Flaithimh, and from flaitheamh meaning "ruler".
Lafitte French
French: topographic name for someone who lived near a boundary mark, Old French fitte (Late Latin fixta petra ‘fixed stone’, from the past participle of figere ‘to fix or fasten’), or habitational name from any of several places in western France named with this word
Laflamme French (Quebec)
Means "The Flame" in French.
Laflash French (Quebec, Anglicized)
Anglicization of the name "Richer dit Laflèche." Richer comes from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ric ‘power(ful)’ + hari, heri ‘army.' Laflèche is a reference to La Flèche, a town in historical Anjou, France... [more]
Laflèche French (Quebec)
A French-Canadian secondary surname from "Richer dit Laflèche," used independently since 1746. Laflèche is derived from the French town of La Flèche, in the former province of Anjou.
Lafontaine French
Means" The fountain" in French.
La Forge French
This is my Grandmother's maiden name
Laframboise French, French (Quebec)
Derived from La Framboisière, a commune in the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.
Lafranchi Alpine
Possibly, the Frank. Thought by some to indicate a group of merchants in Middle Ages responsible for the transalpine trade to the French.
Lafrenière French
Topographic name derived from French frenière meaning "place of ash trees". It is often Americanised as Freeman.
Lagadu English
Possible French origins
Lagasse French
French: nickname from Old French agace, agasse ‘magpie’ + the definite article l’.
Lagbas Filipino, Cebuano
Means "pierce" in Cebuano.
Lage Estonian
Lage is an Estonian surname meaning "plain" or "flat".
Lagemaa Estonian
Lagemaa is an Estonian surname meaning "plain/flat land".
Lagerlöf Swedish
A notable bearer was Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940), the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in literature (1909).
Lagerqvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish lager "laurel" and qvist, an archaic spelling of kvist, "twig".
Laghari Pakistani, Sindhi, Balochi
From the name of a Balochi tribe in Pakistan.
Laghi Italian
Possibly originated to denote someone from the Italian town of Laghi.
Lagle Estonian
Lagle is an Estonian surname (and feminine given name) meaning "goose".
Lagman Filipino
Meaning uncertain.
Lagójskì Belarusian
This indicates familial origin within the city of Lagójsk.
Lagrange French
French: topographic name for someone who lived by a granary, a variant of Grange, with the definite article la.
Laguaña Chamorro
Chamorro for "their net"
Laguindab Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao lagindab meaning "blaze".
Laguna Spanish
Habitational name for someone from any of the various locations in Spain named Laguna meaning "lake, pond" in Spanish.
Lagundzin Serbian (Rare)
Believe also spelling as Lagundzija
Lah Slovene
It means "italian"
Lahaie French
Locational name for someone who lived near a hedge or large bush, from old French "La" the and "Haie" hedge.
Lahaylahay Filipino, Cebuano
Means "to pass time" in Cebuano.
Lahe Estonian
Lahe is an Estonian surname meaning both "spacious" and "easy-going".
Lahela Hawaiian
Hawaiian version of Rachel (name meaning ewe in Hebrew). Named after fictional character from video game 'Choices: Stories You Play', Dr. Bryce Lahela.
Lahemaa Estonian
Lahemaa is an Estonian surname meaning "spacious land".
Lahesalu Estonian
Lahesalu is an Estonian surname meaning "spacious grove".
Lahey Irish
Lahey and Leahy originate from two different Gaelic surnames. Lahey, Lahy, Lahiff, Lahiffe, Laffey, and Lahive all originate from the Gaelic surname O Laithimh, which itself is a variant of O Flaithimh... [more]
Lahiffe Irish (Rare)
From Irish Ó Laochdha meaning "descendant of the hero" or "descendant of the heroic", ultimately from laoch "warrior, hero".
Lahlou Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic حُلْو (ḥulw) meaning "sweet" or "nice, charming", chiefly used in Moroccan Arabic.
Lahm German, Jewish
From middle-high German lam "slow, lame".
Lahmar Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "the red (one)", derived from Arabic الأحمر (al-ʾaḥmar).
Lahner German, Hungarian
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lahn in Hungary and Germany. In southern Germany and Austria, Lahn denotes a place where there had been an avalanche or landslide, from Middle High German laen, lēne meaning "avalanche".
Lahovary Romanian
Meaning unknown.
Laht Estonian
Laht is an Estonian surname, meaning "bay" or "gulf".
Lai Estonian
Lai is an Estonian surname meaning "wide", "vast" and "spacious".
Lai Chinese
From Chinese 赖 (lài) meaning "rely", also referring to the ancient state of Lai that existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Henan province.
Laichtchetsev Slovak
Surname used in the Investigation I am doing. Person's name is alledgly:... [more]
Laico Italian
Means that is not part of the Catholic Church.
Laid Estonian
Laid is an Estonian surname meaning "islet".
Laidla Estonian
Laidla is an Estonian surname meaning "near an islet".
Laidvee Estonian
Laidvee is an Estonian surname meaning "islet water".
Laigu Estonian
Laigu is an Estonian surname derived from "laigustama" meaning "blotchy", "dappled" and "mottled".
Laik Estonian
Laik is an Estonian surname meaning "blotch", "stain" and "spot".
Laikmaa Estonian
Laikmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "blotch land".
Lail English (American)
Americanized form of German Lehl or Loehl. In either case, the name is a spelling variant of Lehle or Löhle, pet forms of the personal name Leonhardt.
Lainevee Estonian
Lainevee is an Estonian surname meaning "wave water".
Lainevool Estonian
Lainevool is an Estonian surname meaning "flowing wave" (literally, "wave flow").
Lainez Spanish
patronymic from the personal name Laín.
Laing Scottish
Scottish form of Lang. A famous bearer was the explorer Alexander Gordon Laing.
Laird Scottish, Northern Irish
Scottish and northern Irish: status name for a landlord, from northern Middle English laverd ‘lord’.
Laisaar Estonian
Laisaar is an Estonian surname meaning "wide/expansive island".
Laithen English
English habitational name from any of various places so called, for example in Lancashire (near Blackpool) and in North Yorkshire. The former was named in Old English as ‘settlement by the watercourse’, from Old English lad ‘watercourse’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the latter as ‘leek enclosure’ or ‘herb garden’, from leac ‘leek’ + tun... [more]
Laity English
Nickname for a trustworthy person, from Old French léauté ‘loyalty’ (Latin legalitas, a derivative of legalis ‘legal’, ‘by law’).
Laizāns Latvian
Derived from the place name Laizāni.
Lake English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, Old English lacu, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, for example in Wiltshire and Devon. Modern English lake (Middle English lake) is only distantly related, if at all; it comes via Old French from Latin lacus... [more]
Lakeland English (Rare)
Taken from the Place name Lakeland.... [more]
Lakeman Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived by a lake or pond.
Lakerbaia Abkhaz
Mingrelian form of the Abkhaz aristocratic family name Lakrba possibly from Abkhaz а-лакра (a-lakra) meaning "in thickets, to catch in thickets" or "to rank, to include". It was most likely used to refer to a hunter or a member of a large group of peasants.
Lakhani Indian, Gujarati, Sindhi
Means "descendant of Lakh", Lakh being a short form of the given name Lakshmana.
Lakk Estonian
Lakk is an Estonian surname meaning "hay loft".
Lakoba Abkhaz
From the nickname Lako, possibly meaning "swamp" in Abkhaz (denoting someone who lived in a marshy area).
Lakshman Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi
From the given name Lakshman.
Lakshmi Indian, Telugu, Odia, Tamil, Malayalam
From the given name Lakshmi.
Lakuntza Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
Lal Indian, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi
From Sanskrit लाला (lālā) meaning "caressing, cajoling". It can also be interpreted to mean "garnet" or "red, ruby" from Persian لال (lâl) or لعل (la'l).
Lalatovic Serbian
Possibly derived from the slavic word for "tulips", lale or from son of Lala (a nickname for Lazar)
Lalaurie French (Cajun)
A French surname meaning "the laurel".
Laliev Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ossetian surname derived from Georgian ლალი (lali) meaning "ruby", ultimately from Sanskrit लाल (lāl).
La Liveres French
Means 'the books' in French
Lall Estonian
Lall is an Estonian surname derived from "lell" meaning "uncle".
Lalonde French
French (Normandy): habitational name from any of various places in Normandy, so named from Old Norse lundr ‘grove’, with the definite article la.
Lalor Irish
Lalor is an Irish surname derived from the Irish Ó Leathlobhair, from leath- “leper; weak, ailing person”
Lâm Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Lin from Sino-Vietnamese 林 (lâm).
Lama Tibetan, Nepali
A Buddhist name found among people of Tibet and Nepal, from the Tibetan blama, meaning "priest" or "monk".
Lamalfa Sicilian
Variant of Malfa, most probably a habitational name for someone from Malfa on the island of Salina (Messina), although the name has also been linked with Amalfi in Salerno and Melfi in Potenza.
Lamantia Italian
Italian:vail, the last name of a general in Palrmo, Sicily, Italy.
La Marca Italian
Means 'the mark' in Italian.
Lamarche French
French: topographic name or habitational name, a variant of LaMarque.
Lamari Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of El Amari.
Lamarr French, English
Variant form of Lamar.
Lambe English
Variant of Lamb.
Lamberg German
Derived from any of several places so named in Germany.
Lamberg Finnish, Swedish
Perhaps combination of an unexplained first element (maybe taken from a place name) and Swedish berg "mountain". It could also be of German origin (see other submission).
Lambers French
Means "illustrious land", variant of Lambert
Lamberto Italian
From the given name Lamberto.
Lambillotte French (Modern)
Currently, a common name in Wallonia, Belgium with some descendants in USA. Believed to be derived from three terms..."lamb" "ill" "otte". The first term has remained unchanged from early Germanic term; the second is latin for "of the" and the third a dimiuative or feminine form suffix... [more]
Lambiotte Biblical French
A derivative of Lambillotte often occurring among Belgian/Wallowing immigrants entering the USA.
Lamborghini Italian
Probably from Germanic landa "land" and burg "fortress, castle".
Lambros Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Λαμπρος (see Lampros), derived from Greek λαμπρός (lampros) meaning "bright, shining, brilliant". This is also related to the Greek word Λαμπρή (Lampri) "Easter".
Lambson English
Patronymic of Lambert.
Lamichhane Nepali
Means "long roof" from Nepali लामो (lāmo) meaning "long" and छाना (chānā) meaning "roof". It was traditionally used to refer to families that lived in houses with longer roofs.
Lammas Estonian
Lammas is an Estonian surname meaning "sheep".
Lamond Scottish
Scottish classical pianist and composer; Henry George Lamond has this surname. It means lawyer.
Lamont Scottish (Modern), Northern Irish, French
Scottish and northern Irish: from the medieval personal name Lagman, which is from Old Norse Logmaðr, composed of log, plural of lag ‘law’ (from leggja ‘to lay down’) + maðr, ‘man’ (genitive manns).... [more]
L'amoreaux French
French surname meaning "The Lovers"
Lamoree French
From the nickname "the loved one" derived from the French word amour meaning "love".
Lamounier Portuguese (Brazilian)
Most common in Brazil.
Lamour French
From the French word amour "love".
Lamoureaux French
Means "the lover" in French. It would be the nickname of an amorous person.
Lampe German
From German meaning "lamp".
Lampela Finnish
From Finnish word lampi which means "pond" or "pool". There is almost 2000 Finns and 127 people from other countries with this name.
Lampert German, English
German & English variant of Lambert.... [more]
Lamrani Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of El Amrani. A famous bearer is former Moroccan prime minister Mohammed Karim Lamrani (1919-2018).
Lamrini Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; Possibly a variant of Lemrini.
Lamshed English
Surname common in Australia & the UK. A variation of Lambshead which was originally a mis-spelling of Lambside which was the area from which the family originated in Pommyland. Other variations include Lambshed, Lamshead, Lammyside and Lamesta... [more]
Lan Chinese
From Chinese 蓝 (lán) referring to a place called Lantian that existed in what is now Shaanxi province.
Lana Italian, Spanish
Means "wool" in Spanish and Italian.
Lanbarri Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gueñes.
Lancashire English
Shire of Lancaster; One who came from Lancashire, a county in the North of England.
Lancaster English
From the name of a city in northwestern England derived from Middle English Loncastre, itself from Lon referring to an ancient Roman fort on the River Lune combined with Old English ceaster meaning "city, town".
Lance English
From the Germanic personal name Lanzo, originally a short form of various compound names with the first element land ‘land’, ‘territory’ (for example, Lambert), but later used as an independent name... [more]
Lancer Jewish
Ornamental name from German Lanze "lance, spear" combined with the agent suffix -er.
Lancer Jewish
Polish Jewish name derived from German Lanze "lance".
Lanchester English
Indicated the bearer of the surname lived in the settlement of Lanchester.
Lancia Italian
From Latin lancea, meaning "spear", given to those who made, sold or used spears. A famous bearer of this surname is Vincenzo Lancia (1881-1937), who established the Lancia car brand in 1906.
Lanckoroński Polish
This denotes familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Lanckorona.
Land English, German
Topographic name from Old English land, Middle High German lant, "land, territory". This had more specialized senses in the Middle Ages, being used to denote the countryside as opposed to a town or an estate.
Lānda Punjabi
Lānda (ਲਾਨਦਾ) is a Punjabi surname that is used amongst families belonging to the Bhat tribe. The bearers of this surname belong to the gotra Lākhanpal, which is of Kshatriya origin.
Landa Polish
Nickname for a persistent and irritating person, from a derivative of the dialect verb landzić "to ask insistently, badger someone".
Landa Jewish
Variant of Landau.
Landaverde Spanish
From Spanish landa meaning 'meadow' + verde meaning 'green'.
Landazuri Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Mimetiz.