Submitted Surnames Starting with L

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Langwiesner German
Derived from location means 'Long field'
Länik Estonian
Länik is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "elanik" meaning "occupant", "resident" or "dweller".
Lanka Lithuanian, Latvian
Probably a shortened form of Lithuanian Lankauskas.
Lansangan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "road, street" in Tagalog.
Lansdowne French, English
The first marquis lansdowne, land owners for there lords and farmers also know as tenants.
Lansing Dutch
Patronymic from Lans, Germanic Lanzo, a Dutch cognate of Lance.
Lansing English
Derived from the name of Lancing, a place in West Sussex, which was composed of the Old English personal name Wlanc and -ingas meaning "family of" or "followers of".
Lánská Czech, Slovak
She comes from Lány.
Lánský Czech
He comes from Lány.
Lantaron Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Länts Estonian
Länts is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "lant", meaning "drail".
Lantz German
Habitational name from places called Lanz or derived from the given name Lanzo.
Lantz Swedish
Swedish soldier name meaning "lance". ... [more]
Lantziego Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Lanuza Aragonese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Sallén de Galligo.
Lánzé Chinese
From Chinese 蓝, 藍 (lán) meaning "blue" combined with 澤, 泽 (zé) meaning "lake, swamp".
Lanzo English (?), German (?)
From the given name Lanzo
Lanzuela Aragonese
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Laos Estonian
Laos is an Estonian surname meaning "in-store".
Lapa Latvian
Meaning "leaf".
Lapetina South American, Italian (?)
Possibly from Italian La Petina, the meaning of which is uncertain.
Lapin French
Means "Rabbit" in French.
Lapin Russian
From lapa, meaning "paw".
Lapiņš Latvian
Derived from lapa meaning "leaf".
Laplander English
A surname referring to someone who had immigrated from Lapland, northern Scandinavia.
Laporte French
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... [more]
Lapp German
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]
Lapsley Scottish, English, Medieval English
Combination of Old English læppa ”end of a parish” and leah ”woodland clearing”. Another meaning could be possible.
Lara Spanish
Name of village near Burgos. Derived from latin "lar, laris" - pagan household god.
Laramie English
From the French la ramée "the small wood, the arbour".
Laranjeira Portuguese
It means "orange tree" in Portuguese
Larcella Italian
Variation of Lauricella, from a pet form of Laura.
Lardizabal Filipino, Basque
This indicates familial origin within Lardizabal Palace, a mansion in Segura, Comarca of Goierri.
Largaespada Spanish (Latin American), Central American
Combination of Spanish larga, the feminine form of the adjective largo meaning "long," and espada meaning "sword." It is mostly used in Nicaragua.
Large French, English
Originally a nickname derived from Middle English and Old French large "generous".
Larichev Russian
Derived from a diminutive form Larya of the Russian monastic name Illarion.
Larin Russian
Means "son of Larya".
Larinson ?
Means "son of LARIN".
Larivière French (Modern)
From the region of Bourgoigne, in France, meaning 'the river'. The name is likely a topographic reference to the physical location, likely a river in this case.
Larkey American (Modern, Rare, ?)
It is my grandmother's maiden name
Larkichev Russian
Derived from a diminutive form Larka of the Russian monastic name Illarion.
Larkin English
From a diminutive of Laurence (see Larkin).
Larkin Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lorcáin meaning "descendant of Lorcán".
La Rosa Italian
Derived from Italian rosa meaning "rose", used as a name for someone who lived by a rose bush.
Larose Italian
Topographic name for someone who lived at a place where wild roses grew; or a habitational name from a town house bearing the sign of a rose. It may also have been a nickname for a man with a ‘rosy’ complexion, as well as a nickname of a soldier... [more]
Laroussi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of El Aroussi.
Larraga Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
Larrain Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Adios.
Larralde Basque
This indicates familial origin within any of several eponymous localities in the former French province of Lapurdi.
Larramendi Basque
It literally means "mountain grassland".
Larrañaga Basque
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous farmhouse in the municipality of Azpeitia.
Larrazabal Basque, Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Arteaga, Comarca of Arratia-Nerbioi.
Larrion Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Allin.
Lars Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), German
Patronymic from the given name Lars.
Larsdatter Norwegian, Danish
Strictly feminine patronymic for Lars.
Larter English
From the old Teutonic word 'lahtro' which is to do with a place that animals bear their young. This was modifed in several dialects to be 'lahtre', 'lattr', 'lauchter' and 'lawchter'. ... [more]
Larusso Italian
Derived from the Italian word "Rosso," which comes from the Latin words "Rubius and Rossius," which mean "red." As a surname, larusso was originally a nickname for a person with red hair or a reddish complexion.
Lasagna Italian
From Italian (lasagna) denoting a popular Italian dish made of stacked layers of thin flat pasta alternating with fillings such as ragù and other vegetables, cheese, seasonings and spices.
Lasalle French
1. French: local name or occupational name for someone who lived or worked at a manor house, from Old French sal(e) ‘hall’ (modern French salle; see also Sale), with the definite article la... [more]
Lascelles French
French location name from Lacelle in Orne, northern France and referring to "small rooms or cells inhabited by monks".
Lasek Polish
small woods
Lasher English
Their are many possible meanings. 1. One who lashes ropes together. 2. One who lashes or wipps. 3. One who lashes out in anger.
Lasichanh ?
Lasichanh is the surname of Pharrell Williams wife Helen Lasichanh.
Lasiewicki Polish
I don't know meaning history.Please tell me the meaning and history of my name
Laskaris Greek
From ancient and medieval Greek laskaris, a kind of soldier, from Persian laeshkaer "army". This is the same word as Urdu lascar "sailor" and Arabic el-askari "the army", "the troops".
Laski Polish, Hungarian, Jewish
Polish (Laski) and Jewish (from Poland): habitational name from Lasko (now Lask) in Sieradz voivodeship, named with laz, lazy ‘clearing in a forest’. ... [more]
Laskurain Basque
It literally means "creek of abundant water".
Laslett English
Family surname from England, Kent.
Lass Estonian
Lass is an Estonian surname, a corruption of "laas", meaning "woodland".
Lassen Danish
Variant of Larsen.
Lastavec Croatian
From lasta meaning ''swallow''.
Latayan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "plank, wale" in Tagalog.
Läte Estonian
Läte is an Estonian surname meaning "fountain" or "wellspring".
Latendresse French
From Letendre, thus meaning "tenderness".
Latham English (British)
Habitational name from any of the places in England named with the Old Norse word hlaða meaning "barn".
Latheef Dhivehi
From the given name Latheef.
Latimer English
English occupational name for a clerk who could translate documents to and from Latin and/or other languages, from Anglo-Norman French latinier, latim(m)ier.
Latina Italian
From a feminine form of Latino.
Latino Italian
From the medieval personal name Latino, originally an ethnic name for someone of Latin as opposed to Germanic, Byzantine or Slavic descent.
Lato Hungarian, Polish
From Hungarian látni meaning ‘to see’, hence a nickname for a wise person or an occupational name for a clairvoyant, or possibly for an official who checked the quality of products at markets.... [more]
Latoszyński Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Latoszyn.
Lätt Estonian
Lätt is an Estonian surname, probably derived from "Läti", meaning "Latvia", or "läte" meaning "spring" and "fountain".
Lattanzio Italian
My great-great grandmother's name was Patrizia Maria Lattanzio. After she passed and my Great-grandmother sent my grandmother to America, the officials mis-spelled her name on her documents and the last name was shortened to Lattanzi... [more]
Lättemäe Estonian
Lättemäe is an Estonian surname derived from "läte" meaning "spring" or "fountain" and "mäe" meaning "hill" and "mountain"; "spring mountain".
Lattik Estonian
Lattik is an Estonian surname meaning "bar" or "lathe".
Lau Estonian
Lau is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "lauk" meaning "table" or "desk" or "laul" meaning "song".
Lauder Scottish, Northern Irish
From a village in Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders. It derives from the Celtic Lauuedder, probably indicating a rapidly flowing river, cognate with Modern Welsh llifer meaning 'to gush'.
Läufer German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lauf, also an occupational name for a messenger or a nickname for a fast runner, from an agent derivative of Middle High German loufen, German laufen ‘to run’.
Lauffer German
The lauffer name is generally thought to have evolved from a place name to a surname. ... Versions of the name that evolve from the word "läufer," which meant "runner," are thought to have originally been an occupational name for a messenger.
Laughton English
Habitational name from any of the numerous places in England so called. Most of them, as for example those in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire (near Gainsborough), Sussex, and West Yorkshire, are named with Old English leac ‘leek’ + tun ‘enclosure’... [more]
Lauk Estonian
Lauk is an Estonian surname meaning both "leek" and "coot" (Fulica).
Laul Estonian
Laul is an Estonian surname meaning "song".
Laumann German
Meaning unknown.
Lauper German (Swiss)
From the short form of a Germanic personal name composed of the elements liut 'people', 'tribe' + berht 'famous'. topographic name for someone who lived at a Lauben, a row of houses and stores with an arcade in front, from Middle High German loube 'arbor', 'bower', 'gallery'.
Laupmaa Estonian
Laupmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "front/fore land".
Laur Estonian
Laur is an Estonian surname, a shortened for of "Lauri"; a masculine given name.
Laura Italian
Either from the given name Laura or a topographic name from Latin laurea meaning "laurel".
Laura Spanish
Of uncertain origin; in some cases, it is possibly a habitational name from a place named Laura.
Laureano Spanish
From the given name Laureano
Laurel Spanish, Portuguese, Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Topographic name for someone who lived by a laurel tree, Spanish laurel (Latin laurus), or a habitational name from Laurel in the Canary Islands.
Laurence English, French
From the given name Laurence.
Laurencot French
Likely from a given name that was a diminutive of Laurence 2.
Laurenson English
Means "son of Laurence"
Lauri Estonian
Lauri is an Estonian surname (and given name); from the masculine given name "Lauri", a shortened form of "Laurits".
Lauriano Asturian
From the given name Lauriano
Lauricella Italian
From the pet form of Laura.
Lauridsen Danish
Means "son of Laurids".
Laurie English, Scottish
From a diminutive of the given name Laurence 1.
Laurimaa Estonian
Laurimaa is an Estonian surname meaning "Lauri's land" (Lauri is an Estonian masculine given name).
Laurisoo Estonian
Laurisoo is an Estonian surname meaning "Lauri's (a masculine given name) swamp". However, the name is probably an Estoniazation of the masculine given name "Lauri" and the Germanic suffix "son"; "Lauri's son".
Lauro Italian
From the given name Lauro
Lautemann German
From laute "lute" and man "man". This name was used by musicians who played the lute
Lauterbach German
From the name of various places in Germany, for example the village of Lauterbach in the district of Rottweil, Baden-Württemberg.
Lautermilch German (Modern)
Comes from German words Lauter, meaning 'pure', or 'nothing but', and Milch, meaning 'milk'. This could mean that the people who first used this name were farmers.
Lauth German
Variant of Laut
Lavagnino Italian
Common surname in the Liguria area of Italy.
Lavalle French
means "of the valley" in english.
Lavay Jewish
American variant of Levi.
Laveau French (Cajun)
A Cajun surname meaning "the calf".
Lavecchia Italian
Means "Old Lady"
Lavelle Irish
Anglicized form Gaelic Ó Maol Fábhail meaning "descendent of Maolfábhail".
Lavelle French
From Old French val "valley".... [more]
Lavely French (Anglicized, ?)
Possibly an English variant of Lavallée.
Lavender English, Dutch
Occupational name for a washerman or launderer, Old French, Middle Dutch lavendier (Late Latin lavandarius, an agent derivative of lavanda ‘washing’, ‘things to be washed’)... [more]
Laverdière French
Habitational name from various places named La Verdière in France, or a variant of the name Leverdier (see Verdier).
Laverdiere French (Quebec)
Said to be a locational or occupational name related to land and greenery. Related to the Cauchons, descended from Quebec. A noble Paris woman was sent to Quebec for marriage in the 17th century.
Laverdure French
From the French place name La Verdure meaning "greenness, greenery".
Laverick English
Derived from Old English lāferce meaning "lark", making it a cognate of Lark.
Lavers English
English (chiefly Devon and Cornwall): Medieval English and occupational, from pre-10th century Old French "lavandier". Introduced by the Normans after 1066, originally described a worker in the wool industry, and was a metonymic or nickname for a person employed to wash raw wool or rinse the cloth after fulling... [more]
Lavery Irish, Northern Irish
From the Gaelic Ó Labhradha, "descendants of Labhradha" (speaker, spokesman, the father of Etru, chief of the Monagh of the Irish over-kingdom of Ulaid); the name of an ancient family originating from Magh Rath (present-day Moira, County Down, Northern Ireland)... [more]
Lavey American
Form of Levey used most famously by Anton Szandor LaVey and his children.
Lavi Hebrew
From the given name Lavi, meaning "lion"
Laviada Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Xixón.
Lavine English
1 English: variant of Lavin 2.... [more]
Laviolette French, French (Quebec), French (Acadian)
A secondary surname, associated with some forty family names in Canada and also used independently since 1698, a nickname from the flower violette ‘violet’, with the definite article la. In feudal France it was a name given to soldiers and domestic servants.
Lavrentiev Russian
Variant transcription of Lavrentyev.
Lavrentieva Russian
Variant transcription of Lavrentyeva.
Lavrentiyev Russian
Variant transcription of Lavrentyev.
Lavrentyeva Russian
Feminine variation of Lavrentyev.
Law Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Luo.
Lawford Anglo-Saxon
This surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational name from any of the various places called Lawford which have as their component elements the Olde English pre 7th Century personal name "Lealla", cognate with the Old High German "Lallo", and the Olde English "ford", a ford... [more]
Lawler Irish, Scottish
This Irish surname is of Gaelic language origin. The surname derives from the original Gaelic 'O'Leathlobhair' meaning 'descendant of leathlobhair'. Leathlobhair derives from 'Leath' meaning 'Half' and 'Lobhar' meaning 'leper'.... [more]
Lawless English
Without reign of law.... [more]
Lawton English
Habitational name, common in Lancashire and Yorkshire, from Buglawton or Church Lawton in Cheshire, or Lawton in Herefordshire, named in Old English as ‘settlement on or near a hill’, or ‘settlement by a burial mound’, from hlaw ‘hill’, ‘burial mound’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’... [more]
Lawyer Dutch (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Dutch Lauwer, an occupational name for a tanner or leather worker.
Laxamana Filipino, Pampangan, Tagalog
Derived from Malay laksamana meaning "admiral, officer", ultimately from Sanskrit लक्ष्मण (lakshmana).
Laxness Icelandic (Rare)
Derived from the name of a farm in Mosfellsbær parish in southwest Iceland. A notable bearer was author and Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness (1902-1998).
Laxton English
The lake town.
Laycock English
The name comes from a small village in England called "Laycock" and has something to do with "the place of the birds."... [more]
Layden English
Variant of Laden.
Layla Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Layla.
Layman English
Habitational name for someone living near a meadow. Derived from Middle English leye. ... [more]
Lazami Albanian
Meaning unknown.
Lazăr Romanian
From the given name Lazăr.
Lăzărescu Romanian
Means "son of Lazar".
Lazarev Russian
Means "son of Lazar".
Lazarević Serbian
Means "son of Lazar".
Lazarevski Macedonian
Means "son of Lazar".
Lazaros Greek
From the given name Lazaros
Lazarou Greek
Means "son of Lazaros".
Lazcano Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Lazkao.
Lazdiņš Latvian
Derived from the word lazda meaning "hazel".
Lazenby English
From a place name which was derived from leysingi and byr, two Norse words meaning "freedman" and "settlement" respectively.
Lazkao Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Łazowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Łazy, Łazow, or Łazowa, named with łazy meaning "clearing in a forest".
Lazrak Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic الأزرق (al ʾazraq) meaning "the blue (one)", from أَزْرَق (ʾazraq) "blue". It is chiefly used for Moroccan Arabic.
Lazzaro Italian
From the given name Lazzaro
Lbov Russian
Derived either from Russian лоб (lob) meaning "forehead" or from the name of the Elbe river meaning "river".
L'Costa Indian (Christian)
Form of La Costa more common among Christians from India.
Le Vietnamese
Simplified variant of .
Leachman English
Occupational name for a physician’s servant, from Leach 1 + Middle English man ‘manservant’.
Leadbeater English
Variant spelling of Ledbetter.
Leahy Irish
A surname from southern Ireland.
Leal Portuguese, Spanish
Means "loyal" in Portuguese and Spanish. A famous bearer of this surname is Roberto Leal, a very popular singer in Portugal.
Leamon English
From an Old English word leof related to love and in this case meaning "beloved" plus the word man.
Leandres Portuguese
Means "son of Leandro" in Portuguese.
Leandrez Spanish
Spanish cognate of Leandres.