Submitted Surnames Starting with L

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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.
Leanne English, Irish
means "gracious plum" in english
Lear English
Means (i) "person from Leire", Leicestershire ("place on the river Leire", a river-name that may also be the ancestor of Leicestershire); or (ii) "person from Lear", any of several variously spelled places in northern France with a name based on Germanic lār "clearing"... [more]
Learn English (American)
The surname Learn is traced to an 18th-century settler and his family who lived in what is now Tannersville, Pa. It is an Anglicized version of the Germanic "Loehrner," which name the settler and his family also used.
Leask Scottish
Named after the village of Leask in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.... [more]
Leather English, Scottish
A metonymic occupational name for a leatherworker or seller of leather goods, and derived from Middle English and Old English lether meaning "leather".
Leatherman ?
An occupational name for a tanner, derived from the German word "lederaere", meaning "leather worker."
Lebedeva Russian
Feminine form of Lebedev.
Lebkuchen German
A German surname meaning "gingerbread".
Lebna Ethiopian
Means "spirit, essence" in Amharic.
LeBoeuf French
Nickname for a powerfully built man, derived from French boeuf meaning "bull", with the definite article le. In some cases it may have been originally a metonymic occupational name for a herdsman.
Le Borgne French
Means "the one-eyed" in French.
Leborgne French
Variant spelling of Le Borgne.
Lebowski Polish
Means "head"
Le Breton French
Describes someone from the French region Breton.
Lebrón Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of A Pobra do Brollón.
Lechat French
Means "The Cat" in French.
Leckey Scottish, English, Irish
Originally Scottish, but also found in England, Northern Ireland and Ireland. Possibly derives from the barony of Leckie (meaning "place of flagstones", from Gaelic leac, "flagstone") in Stirlingshire.
Lecoq French
Coq means rooster or fowl
Le Costa Sinhalese
Variant of La Costa used in Sri Lanka.
Lecubarri Basque
Noble and old surname from the province of Biscay in the Basque Country, were it was first recorded. It comes from the roots "lek(h)u" meaning "place", and the ending "barri" which means "new" in the Basque language... [more]
Ledda Italian, Sardinian
Probably from the former Medieval town of Lella, in northern Sardinia. The transformation of -ll- into -dd- is common in Sardinian.
Ledecký Czech
It means "coming from somewhere".
Lederer German
Leatherworker
Ledermann German
Variant form of Leatherman.
Ledger English, Norman, French, Dutch
English: from a Norman personal name, Leodegar, Old French Legier, of Germanic origin, composed of the elements liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ + gar, ger ‘spear’... [more]
Ledo Spanish, Galician, Portuguese
Nickname from ledo meaning ‘happy’, ‘joyful’
Ledo Catalan
Variant spelling of Lledó, a habitational name from Lledó d’Empordà in Girona province.
Ledoux French
Means "the amiable" from French doux meaning "sweet, soft, gentle".
Ledwaba Southern African, South African, Zulu
From Zulu meaning "rock".
Ledwick English
A variation of the given name Ludwig.
Lee Vietnamese, Hmong, Thai, Khmer, Lao, Burmese, Filipino, Tagalog, Malay, Indonesian, Hawaiian
Vietnamese, Hmong, Thai, Khmer, Lao, Burmese, Filipino, Malay, Indonesian, and Hawaiian form of Li 1 or Li 2.
Leech English, Scottish
A physician.
Leeds English
From the city of Leeds in Yorkshire. The name was first attested in the form Loidis in AD 731. In the Domesday Book of 1086, it is recorded as 'Ledes'. This name is thought to have ultimately been derived from an earlier Celtic name... [more]
Leek Estonian
Leek is an Estonian surname meaning "blaze" and "flame".
Leemet Estonian
Leement is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name); a variation of the masculine given name Kleement.
Leeming English
Habitational name from either of two places, in West Yorkshire near Keighley and in North Yorkshire near Northallerton. Both are named with a river name, derived from the Old English word lēoma "gleam, sparkle".
Lees English
Possibly a variation of the surname Lee.
Leesi Estonian
Leesi is an Estonian surname derived from "leesikas" meaning "bearberry".
Leesik Estonian
Leesik is an Estonian surname meaning "bearberry".
Leesment Estonian
Leesment is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "lee", meaning "hearth".
Leet Estonian
Leet is an Estonian surname meaning "sandbank".
Leetmaa Estonian
Leetmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "podzolic soil land".
Lefferts Dutch, North Frisian
From lefert meaning "Leopard."
Leffler German, Swedish
Occupational name for a spoonmaker. Derived from German Löffel "spoon".
Lefrançois French
From the given name François. It may also mean "the Frenchman", probably used to denote someone who came from the region of Île de France in France.
Legaria Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
Legaspi Spanish (Philippines)
Variant of Legazpi primarily used in the Philippines.
Legault Norman (Gallicized)
From the French "le Gaul," meaning simply "the Gaul." Gaul refers to the northern part of modern-day France.
Legazpi Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality with the coordinates 43° 03′ 18″ N, 2° 20′ 06″ W.
Léger French, French (Cajun)
From the Old German name Leodegar, meaning "people spear."
Legizamon Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Etxebarri Doneztebeko Elizatea.
Legore Italian
Possibly Italian, a nickname for a fleet-footed or timid person, from a northern variant of lepre "hare". However, only the plural form Legori is attested in Italian records.
Lehane Irish
Lehane (Irish: Ó Liatháin) is an uncommon Irish surname, typically from County Cork. Ó Liatháin is more frequently anglicized as Lane or Lyons. The surname is also found in County Donegal where it was also anglicized from the Ulster branch of O'Liathain into Lehane, Lane, Lyons,and Lawn.
Lehemaa Estonian
Lehemaa is an Estonian surname derived from "lehine" ("leafy" or "foliage") and "maa" ("land").
Leheroo Estonian
Leheroo is an Estonian surname meaning "leafy cane".
Lehigh German, Irish
Derived from a Native American word "Lechauwekink", meaning "where there are forks in the stream". Variant of Lechau .
Lehis Estonian
Lehis is an Estonian surname meaning "larch".
Lehismets Estonian
Lehismets is an Estonian surname meaning "larch forest".
Lehispuu Estonian
Lehispuu is an Estonian surname meaning "larch tree".
Lehiste Estonian
Lehiste is an Estonian name meaning "larch".
Lehmus Estonian
Lehmus is an Estonian surname relating to "lehm" meaning "cow".
Lehner German
Status name for a feudal tenant or vassal, from an agent derivative of Middle High German lehen 'to hold land as a feudal tenant'. variant of Leonhardt.
Lehnhart German
"Lean deer." From the German words lehn and Hart, "lean" and "deer" respectively.
Lehnsherr Popular Culture
From German Lehnsherr/Lehnsgeber "feudal lord". A notable fictional character is Erik Magnus Lehnsherr (born as Max Eisenhardt), also known as Magneto, in the 'X-Men' franchise.
Lehola Estonian
Lehola is an Estonian surname derived from the name of a village in ancient Sakala County.
Le Houérou Breton
Derived from Breton c'hwerv "bitter".
Leht Estonian
Leht is an Estonian surname meaning "leaf".
Lehtiranta Finnish
From the word "Lehtirant" meaning "Leaflet".
Lehtla Estonian
Lehtla is an Estonian surname meaning "arbor" and "bower".
Lehtmets Estonian
Lehtmets is an Estonian surname meaning "leaf(y) forest".
Lehto Finnish
Finnish: from lehto ‘grove’; either a habitational name, recorded since the 17th century, from any of the farms in eastern Finland named for their location by a grove, or in other cases a more recent ornamental adoption... [more]
Lehtomäki Finnish
Lehto means "grove" and Mäki means "hill" in Finnish. This type of surname (combination of two nature related words) is very common in Finland.
Lehtpere Estonian
Lehtpere is an Estonian surname meaning "leaf/foliage family".
Lehtpuu Estonian
Lehtpuu is an Estonian surname meaning "leaf tree".
Lehtsaar Estonian
Lehtsaar is an Estonian surname meaning "leaf(y) island".
Lei Chinese
The origin is unknown.
Leibniz German
The German surname Leibnitz emerged in the lands that form the modern state of Lower Saxony, which is presently bordered by the North Sea, the Hartz mountains and the Elbe and Ems rivers. Lower Saxony was previously a medieval dukedom... [more]
Leibowitz Yiddish
From Leib and '-itz', a patronymic suffix.
Leich German
A coworker at my job has this surname and they told me that it’s German. I know nothing more about this surname.
Leidig German
From a short form of any of several Germanic personal names composed with the first element liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’. Also a nickname for a disagreeable, cantankerous person, from Middle High German leidic ‘disagreeable’, ‘tiresome’.
Leidma Estonian
Leidma is an Estonian surname meaning "find".
Leifsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Leif" in Icelandic.
Leighty English
Perhaps an altered spelling of the English family name Laity .
Leija Spanish (Mexican)
Meaning uncertain, but it might be a variant of Leixà.
Leijon Swedish
Variant of Lejon.
Leinatamm Estonian
Leinatamm is an Estonain surname meaning "weeping/mournful oak".
Leinbach German
German topographic name from any of several streams called leinbach, from Middle High German lin ‘flax’ or Middle Low German leie (genitive leien) ‘rock’, ‘stone’ + bach ‘stream’.
Leinberg German
Habitational name for someone in Bavaria, or a topographic name from Middle High German lin meaning "flax" and berg meaning "mountain".
Leinen German
Name means LINEN in German. The first known Leinen was a tailor
Leis Estonian
Leis is an Estonian surname derived from "lei" meaning "leeward".
Leisalu Estonian
Leisalu is an Estonian surname meaning "leeward grove".
Leit Estonian
Leit is an Estonian surname derived from either "leitav" meaning "findable" or "leitsak" meaning "humid/sultry air".
Leitao Portuguese
Portuguese metonymic occupational name for a keeper of pigs, or nickname meaning ‘piglet’, from Portuguese leitão ‘(suckling) pig’.
Leitaru Estonian
Leitaru is an Estonian surname meaning "found grassland/meadow".
Leitch Scottish, Scottish Gaelic
A physician in Old Scots.
Leite Portuguese, Galician
Meaning "milk".... [more]
Leiter German
From Leiter ‘leader’, status name for a foreman or for the leader of a military expedition, from Middle High German leiten ‘lead’.German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Leitner.
Leithead Scottish
From Scotland "Leith"
Leius Estonian
Leius is an Estonian surname derived from "leiud", meaning "findings"; and "leiutis", meaning "invention" and to "devise".
Leivat Estonian
Leivat is an Estonian surname derived from "leivatehas" meaning "baker" ("bread maker").
Leivategija Estonian
Leivategija is an Estonian surname meaning "(bread) baker".
Lejbowicz Yiddish
Polish form of Leibowitz.
Lejon Swedish
Means "lion" in Swedish.
Lekk Estonian
Lekk is an Estonian surname meaning "leak".
Lekkas Greek
Feminine form is Lekka
Lela Kiswahli, Arabic, Persian
NOT A SURNAME!... [more]
Leland English
derived from the Old English elements leah (wood, clearing, meadow) or læge (fallow) and land (land, area). The name was indicative of one who lived near a clearing or piece of fallow land.
Lelio Italian
From the given name Lelio.
Lell Estonian
Lell is an Estonian surname meaning "uncle".
Lellouche Judeo-Spanish
From Tamazight alûsh meaning "lamb".
Leloup French
Means “the wolf” in French.
Lelumees Estonian
Lelumees is an Estonian surname meaning "bauble/toy man".
Le Maistre French
From French meaning 'master'
Lemaître French
Means "the master" in French, either used as a nickname for someone who behaved in a masterful manner or an occupational name for someone who was a master of their craft.
Lemba Estonian
Lemba is an Estonian name derived from "lembe", meaning "loving" and "affectionate".
Lember Estonian
Lember is an Estonian surname derived from "lembe", meaning "loving" and "affectionate".
Lemberg Jewish
Habitational name from the city of Lviv in Ukraine, from its German name Lemberg.
Lemberg German
Habitational name from a place called Lemberg in Silesia, originally Löwenberg, from Middle High German lewe, löwe "lion" and berg "mountain".
Lemercier French
French surname designating a vendor of sewing materials, from the word mercier.
Lemke Prussian
Prussian Pommerania
Lemmik Estonian
Lemmik is an Estonian surname meaning "favorite".
Lemmiksoo Estonian
Lemmiksoo is an Estonian surname meaning "favoured/favourite swamp/bog". Possibly an Estoniazation of the Germanic "-son"; "favourite son".
Lemon English, Northern Irish, Scottish
English: from the Middle English personal name Lefman, Old English Leofman, composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + mann ‘man’, ‘person’... [more]
Lemon African American
This surname is a Middle English personal name Lefman, Old English Leofman, composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’, and mann ‘man’, person. This surname came to be used as a nickname for a lover or sweetheart, from Middle English Lemman.
Le Monnier French
Occupational surname for a miller, literally meaning "the miller" in French.
Lemonnier French
Variant spelling of Le Monnier.
Lemõns Spanish (Rare)
Variant of Lemons.
Lemons English
Variant of Lemon
Lempiäinen Finnish
Alternative form of Lempinen.
Lempinen Finnish
Derived from the given name Lempi, meaning "love" or from a nickname.
Lempu Estonian
Lempu is an Estonian surname derived from "lembe" meaning "loving" and "affectionate".
Lemrini Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of El Merini.
Lems Dutch
"It is said that long ago there was a river in Holland named 'Lems'. Since then the river has dried up, but those who lived around the river were given the surname of 'Lems'.
Lemsalu Estonian
Lemsalu is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from the masculine given name "Lembit" and "salu", meaning "grove"; "Lembit's grove".
Lemus Spanish
Spanish form of Lèmieux.
Lencastre Portuguese
From the English surname Lancaster. Brought to Portugal by Phillipa Lancaster, who later married King John I.
Lencioni Italian
Italian. My family is from the Tuscany region of Lucca.
Leng Chinese
From Chinese 冷 (lěng), which was probably derived from 泠伦 (línglún), an ancient title used by court officials in charge of music.
Lenglet French
Means "The Englishman".
Lenkeit German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) surname.... [more]
Lennin German
Variant of Lennon.
Lennis Scottish
May be a variant of the Scottish surnames Lennie or Lennox.
Lennuk Estonian
Lennuk is an Estonian surname derived from "lennukas", meaning "high-spirited" and "energetic". "Lennuk" is also the current Estonian word for "airplane", but the original surname predates this meaning... [more]
Lenoir French
French surname which was originally a nickname for a person with dark hair or skin, derived from noir "black" combined with the definite article le. A famous bearer is Étienne Lenoir (1822 - 1900), the inventor of the internal combustion engine.
Lenton English
Habitational name from Lenton in Nottinghamshire, which is named from the river on which it stands, the Leen (see Leen) + Old English tun 'settlement', 'enclosure'.
Lentz German
Variant of Lenz.
Leo Italian
Nickname for a fierce or brave warrior, from Latin leo meaning "lion".
Leo Italian
From a short form of the personal name Pantaleo.
Leo Jewish
From the personal name Leo.
Leo English
From the Old French personal name Leon.
Leonado Spanish
The color tawny which is an orange, brown color. This descriptive surname was given to the Filipino people by the Spanish when the Philippines was colonized.
Leonardo Italian, Spanish, German
Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese from the Germanic personal name Leonhard, formed from the elements leo ‘lion’ + hard, ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’; this was an early medieval saint’s name (see Leonard).
Leones Spanish
from the spanish term "leon" meaning lion or puma.... [more]
Leong Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Liang.
Leonhardt German, Dutch
From the Germanic personal name Leonhard, composed of the elements leo "lion" and hard "hardy, brave, strong".
Leonidov Russian
Means "son of Leonid."
Leonor Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Leonor.
Leonov Russian
Means "son of Leon".
Leonova Russian
Feminine form of Leonov
Leopardi Italian
From the medieval given name Leopardus. A famous bearer of this surname is Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837), one of the most influential Italian poets.
Leos Greek
From the personal name Leos, pet form of Leon.
Léotard French
From the given name Leopold. Jules Léotard was an acrobat who popularized the leotard, a gymnastics garment. The garment is named after him.
Lepa Estonian
Lepa is an Estonian surname meaning "alder".
Lepajõe Estonian
Lepajõe is an Estonian surname meaning "alder water".
Le Pen Breton
Le Pen is a Breton surname meaning "the head", "the chief" or "the peninsula".
Lepère French
Means "the father" in French.
Lepik Estonian
Lepik is an Estonian surname meaning "alder stand/wood".
Lepine French
From Old French espine "thorn bush".
Lepistu Estonian
Lepistu is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "lepitus" meaning "conciliation" and "arrangement".
Lepley English
From a byname for a cobbler.
Lepmets Estonian
Lepmets is an Estonian word meaning "alder (lepp) forest (mets)".
Lepp Estonian
Very common Estonian surname, meaning "alder".
Lepp German
Unflattering nickname from Middle High German lappe "coxcomb", "puppy" (modern German Laffe).... [more]
Leppnurm Estonian
Leppnurm is an Estonian surname meaning "alder meadow".
Leppoja Estonian
Leppoja is an Estonian surname meaning "alder creek".
Lepsy Slavic (Rare), Turkish (Rare)
Possibly dating back to the Ottoman Empire's invasion of Europe, the original Turkic meaning is veiled in mystery, and possibly meant "one who comes from the edge of the lake." ... [more]
Leran Armesian (Dutchified, Rare)
The surname Leran originates in the small dutch island called Armesa. It was the name of the Armesian ruling house from 1504-1884.
Lerner German, Jewish
Its literal meaning can be either "student" or "scholar".
Le Roux French
Nickname for a person with red hair, from Old French rous "red." Variant spelling of Leroux.
Lesassier Medieval French
FALAISE FRANCE, LOUISIANA, HAITI
Lesatz English
Unknown origin (I mean by I don't know its origins). Popular in Michigan during the early 20th century.
Lesch German
German variant of Loesch.
Lescher German
German metonymic occupational name for a mediator or arbitrator, or possibly for a fireman, from Middle High German leschære ‘extinguisher’.