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Laager is an Estonian surname meaning "camp"; ultimately from the German "lager" with the same meaning.
Laagriküll is an Estonian surname meaning "bearing enough". Also possibly derived from "laagrikuul" meaning "bearing ball/bullet".
‘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
Lään is an Estonian surname meaning "liege" or "fief". May also derive from "lääne" meaning "western".
Laan is Estonian surname derived from "laanelill"; starflower and wintergreen (Trientalis europaea).
Laanemäe is an Estonian surname meaning "wintergreen hill/mountain".
Laaneots is an Estonian surname meaning "wintergreen tip" or "edge".
Laanepõld is an Estonian surname meaning "chickweed-wintergreen field".
Laaneviir is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "Laaneveere", a village in Viimsi Municipality, Harju County.
Laanoja is Estonian surname derived from "laanelill", meaning "starflower" and "wintergreen" (Trientalis europaea) and "oja" meaning "stream/creek".
Laar is an Estonian name meaning "gyle" (wort in the process of fermentation added to a stout, beer, or ale).
Laas is an Estonian surname meaning "greenwood" (wood that has been recently cut) and "woodland".
Laasik is an Estonian surname meaning "woodland area/stand".
Laasma is an Estonian surname derived from "laas" meaning "forest" and "woodland".
Laasmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "forest/woodland land".
Laasmägi is an Estonian surname meaning "forest/woodland mountain".
Laaspere is an Estonian surname meaning "forest/woodland folk".
Laats is an Estonian name derived from "laat", meaning "fair" or "attractive".
Abkhaz name derived from Arabic لَاحَظَ (lāḥaẓa)
meaning "to notice, to look" combined with بَهِيجَة (bahīja)
meaning "delightful, joyous" (see BAHIJA
Occupational or status name for a tenant farmer, from borde
"small farm" (from Frankish bord
"plank") and the definite article la
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
Topographic name from l’abri meaning "the shelter", or a habitational name from a place named with this word.
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)’.
Means 'laughing group' in Dutch. Also occurs in Germany, but mostly in the Netherlands.
Lackey was originally a name for a horse servant.
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]
From Min Nan 六孫 (la̍k-sun)
or 六孙 (la̍k-sun)
meaning "sixth grandchild".
Probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.
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 is an Estonian surname meaning "elite" and "upper class".
Laes is an Estonian surname meaning "fore" and "overhead".
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
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
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.
LAFRAMBOISE French, French (Quebec)
Means "raspberry" in French. Most carriers of this surname descend from Joseph Frye, an English colonist from Kittery, Maine, United States, who was captured in an Indian raid in 1695 during King William's War and taken to New France by the First Nations and was baptized into the Catholic faith in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Possibly, the Frank. Thought by some to indicate a group of merchants in Middle Ages responsible for the transalpine trade to the French.
French: nickname from Old French agace, agasse ‘magpie’ + the definite article l’.
Lage is an Estonian surname meaning "plain" or "flat".
A notable bearer was Swedish author Selma
Lagerlöf (1858-1940), the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in literature (1909).
Ornamental name composed of the elements lager
‘laurel’ + quist
, an old or ornamental spelling of kvist
Possibly originated to denote someone from the Italian town of Laghi.
Lagle is an Estonian surname (and feminine given name) meaning "goose".
French: topographic name for someone who lived by a granary, a variant of GRANGE
, with the definite article la.
Habitational name for someone from any of the various locations in Spain named Laguna meaning "lake, pond" in Spanish.
Locational name for someone who lived near a hedge or large bush, from old French "La" the and "Haie" hedge.
Lahe is an Estonian surname meaning both "spacious" and "easy-going".
Hawaiian version of Rachel (name meaning ewe in Hebrew). Named after fictional character from video game 'Choices: Stories You Play', Dr. Bryce Lahela.
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
LAHLOU Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic حُلْو (ḥulw)
meaning "sweet" or "nice, charming", chiefly used in Moroccan Arabic.
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".
Laht is an Estonian surname, meaning "bay" or "gulf".
A combination of Finnish lahti
"bay" and the common surname suffix -nen
Lai is an Estonian surname meaning "wide", "vast" and "spacious".
Laigu is an Estonian surname derived from "laigustama" meaning "blotchy", "dappled" and "mottled".
Laik is an Estonian surname meaning "blotch", "stain" and "spot".
Lainevool is an Estonian surname meaning "flowing wave" (literally, "wave flow").
Scottish form of LANG
. A famous bearer was the explorer Alexander Gordon Laing.
Laisaar is an Estonian surname meaning "wide/expansive island".
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
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]
Topographic name for someone who lived by a lake or pond.
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.
Lakk is an Estonian surname meaning "hay loft".
From the nickname Lako
, possibly meaning "swamp" in Abkhaz (denoting someone who lived in a marshy area).
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)
Possibly derived from the slavic word for "tulips", lale
or from son of Lala
(a nickname for Lazar
LALIEV Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ossetian surname derived from Georgian ლალი (lali)
meaning "ruby", ultimately from Sanskrit लाल (lāl)
Lall is an Estonian surname derived from "lell" meaning "uncle".
French (Normandy): habitational name from any of various places in Normandy, so named from Old Norse lundr
‘grove’, with the definite article la
Lalor is an Irish surname derived from the Irish Ó Leathlobhair, from leath- “leper; weak, ailing person”
LAMA Tibetan, Nepali
A Buddhist name found among people of Tibet and Nepal, from the Tibetan blama
, meaning "priest" or "monk".
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.
Italian:vail, the last name of a general in Palrmo, Sicily, Italy.
Habitational name from any of several places so called in Bavaria, Westphalia, and Schleswig-Holstein.
Possibly of German origin, but perhaps an ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element combined with berg
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]
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
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.
Scottish classical pianist and composer; Henry George Lamond has this surname. It means lawyer.
Means "the lover" in French. It would be the nickname of an amorous person.
From Finnish word lampi
which means "pond" or "pool". There is almost 2000 Finns and 127 people from other countries with this name.
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
There are 2 origins.The Lan from the north came from an area called Lantian.The one from the south was from minorities like She\Zhuang\Hui\Man\Yao.... [more]
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gueñes.
Shire of Lancaster; One who came from Lancashire, a county in the North of England.
Habitational name from Lancaster in northwestern England, named in Old English as ‘Roman fort on the Lune’, from the Lune river, on which it stands, + Old English cæster
‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra
‘legionary camp’)... [more]
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]
Ornamental name from German Lanze
"lance, spear" combined with the agent suffix -er
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.
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 (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.
Nickname for a persistent and irritating person, from a derivative of the dialect verb landzić
"to ask insistently, badger someone".
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Mimetiz.
LANDE French, Norwegian, Jewish
French: topographic name for someone living on a heath, lande
(from Gaulish landa
‘space’, ‘land’), or a habitational name from any of numerous minor places named La Lande from this word.... [more]
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Mungia.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Urdazubi.
A combination of Swedish land
"land" and the common surname suffix -in
, derived from Latin -inus
LANDIS German, German (Swiss)
German and Swiss German nickname for a highwayman or for someone who lays waste to the land, from Middle High German landoese
LANDRY French, English
From the Germanic personal name Landric
, a compound of land
"land" and ric
Means "Lanezo's street" from Basque abas "Lanezo" and kale "street".
Lang is an Estonian surname meaning "relative" and "in-law".
LANG Popular Culture
From 狼 (láng) meaning "wolf". Shi-Long Lang is a character in the game Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, a wolf-themed Interpol agent who speaks mainly in quotes and metaphors about wolves... [more]
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Iruraitz-Gauna.
Derived from the elements lang
meaning "long" and land
meaning "land" or "farmstead".
From French l'Angevin
meaning "the Angevin", denoting a person from the French province of Anjou.
Habitational name for someone originally from any of the various locations in England named Langfield, from Old English lang
meaning "long" and feld
LANGFORD Literature, English
An English habitational name from any of the numerous places named in Old English as ‘long ford’, from lang
‘long’ + ford
‘ford’, except for Langford in Nottinghamshire, which is named with an Old English personal name LANDA
or possibly land
, here used in a specific sense such as ‘boundary’ or ‘district’, with the same second element.
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called Langhof.
LANGHORN English, Danish, Dutch
Northern English: probably a habitational name from a minor place in Soulby, Cumbria, called Longthorn, from Old English lang
‘long’ + horn
‘projecting headland’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.... [more]
Habitational name for someone from any of the various locations in England named Langston, derived from Old English lang
meaning "long" and stan
Last name of Pippi Långstrump, the original Swedish name for Pippi Longstocking, a character invented by Astrid Lindgren. Pippi's name was allegedly made up by Lindgren's daughter Karin. It's a combination of Swedish lång
"long" and strumpa
Länik is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "elanik" meaning "occupant", "resident" or "dweller".
LANSDOWNE French, English
The first marquis lansdowne, land owners for there lords and farmers also know as tenants.
Derived from the name of Lancing
, a place in West Sussex, which was composed of the Old English personal name Wlanc
meaning "family of" or "followers of".
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Länts is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "lant", meaning "drail".
Habitational name from places called Lanz or derived from the given name LANZO
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Sallén de Galligo.
Laos is an Estonian surname meaning "in-store".
A surname referring to someone who had immigrated from Lapland, northern Scandinavia.
Topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a fortified town (and often was in charge of them; thus in part a metonymic occupational name), from Old French porte
"gateway", "entrance" (from Latin porta
, "door", "entrance"), with the definite article la
From Middle High German lap(pe)
‘cloth’, ‘patch’, ‘rag’; a metonymic occupational name for a mender of clothes or shoes, or a nickname for a simple-minded person.... [more]