Submitted Surnames Starting with L

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LOAFMAN English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Laufmann.
Topographic name from Basque loa meaning "mud", "mire", with the suffix -tza denoting abundance.
This indicated familial origin within either Łobaczew Duży or Łobaczew Mały, 2 Polesian villages in Gmina Terespol.
Derived from the words lo "the" and bianco "white".
LÕBUS Estonian
Lõbus is an Estonian surname meaning "cheery", "pleasant" and "amusing".
LOCH German
From German Loch "hole", ultimately derived from Middle High German loch "hole, hollow, valley".
LOCH Scottish
From Scottish Gaelic loch "lake".
LOCK English, Dutch, German
Habitational name from any of various places called Loock, from look ‘enclosure’.
LOCKE English, Dutch, German
English, Dutch, and German: variant of Lock. ... [more]
LOCKHART Scottish, German
Scottish: of uncertain origin, probably from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements loc ‘lock’, ‘bolt’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. English: occupational name for a herdsman in charge of a sheep or cattlefold, from Old English loc ‘enclosure’, ‘fold’ + hierde ‘herd(er)’.
Variant of Lockyer. Locklear is an occupational name of anglo-saxon origin meaning "locksmith".
Refers to the region of Loxley in Staffordshire, England.
Variant spelling of Lockyer.
Variant of Locklear. Lockyer is an occupational name of anglo-saxon origin meaning "locksmith".
LODGE English
Local name for someone who lived in a small cottage or temporary dwelling, Middle English logge (Old French loge, of Germanic origin). The term was used in particular of a cabin erected by masons working on the site of a particular construction project, such as a church or cathedral, and so it was probably in many cases equivalent to an occupational name for a mason... [more]
LODU Estonian
Lodu is an Estonian surname meaning "marsh" or "fen".
Variant of Loop.
German metonymic occupational name from Middle High German lösch ‘fine leather’.
German variant of Löscher, an occupational name for a fireman, from Middle High German leschen ‘to extinguish’. Als a variant of Loesch and Lescher or a derivative of Loesche.
Dutch variant of Loewe.
LÖF Swedish
From an archaic Swedish spelling of löv "leaf".
Possibly a variant spelling of Irish Laughlin. This is a common name in NC.
Combination of Swedish löv "leaf" and kvist "branch".
Combination of Swedish löv "leaf" and ström "stream".
LÖFVÉN Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish löv "leaf" and the common surname suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius "descendant of". Stefan Löfven (b. 1957) is a Swedish politician and the prime minister of Sweden since 2014.
My grandfather's family name who were from Gravina di Puglia
The last name "Logowin" was found in Russia. Emigrants from Russia moved to the USA and changed the last name in "Levin".
Variant of Logan.
LÕHMUS Estonian
Lõhmus is a common Estonian surname meaning "linden".
Lõhmussaar is an Estonian surname meaning "linden island".
LOHU Estonian
Lohu is an Estonian surname derived from "lohutus", meaning "comfort" and "console".
LOID Estonian
Loid is an Estonian surname meaning "languid" and "inert".
LOIGO Estonian
Loigo is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "loiguline" meaning "puddly".
LOIK Estonian
Loik is an Estonian surname meaning "puddle".
Means "The Bird" in French.
LOIT Estonian
Loit is an Esotnian surname meaning "flare". Also, probably from "loits", meaning "incantation" or "spell".
LOKAJ Slovak
Footman/Lackey in history meant "servant"
May be derived from Locke, Dutch meaning enclosure.
LOKHVITSKIY Ukrainian (Rare)
This indicates familial origin within the city of Lokhvytsia in Ukraine.
LOKIER English (British)
Variant of Lockyer, an occupational name for a locksmith.
LOKK Estonian
Lokk is an Estonian surname meaning "crimp" or "curl".
LØKKEN Norwegian
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so called. Derived from Old Norse lykkja "enclosure".
LOLOKHOEV Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush surname derived from the name of an Ingush teip (clan), itself derived from Lyalakh, the name of a mountain village. The village's name itself is of unknown meaning.
Literally means "the hammer." However, "the" would normally be represented as "il" in Italian, in this case.
LOMAS English, Scottish, Scottish Gaelic
Variant spelling of "Lomax", meaning a steam pool devoted from Lumhalghs, Lancs. Also variant spelling of "Lennox", meaning Elmwood in Gaelic.
From Gaelic Ó Lomasna meaning "descendant of Lomasna", a byname from lom "bare" and asna "rib".
LOMAX English
Lomax is a territorial surname, derived from the hamlet of Lumhalghs, near Bury, Greater Manchester, and meaning "pool nook" or "recess". Notable persons with the surname Lomax include: Alan Lomax (1915–2002) American musicologist, son of John Avery Lomax... [more]
From Sicilian "menzo" meaning middle.
LOMP Estonian
Lomp is an Estonian surname meaning "pond" or "puddle".
Variant of Leonardo, characteristic of central–southern Italy.
LONG Chinese
Character meaning "dragon"
LONG German
Famous bearer is Luz Long a former Olympic competitor.
LONGBOTTOM English, Literature, Popular Culture
English (West Yorkshire) topographic name for someone who lived in a long valley, from Middle English long + botme, bothem ‘valley bottom’. Given the surname’s present-day distribution, Longbottom in Luddenden Foot, West Yorkshire, may be the origin, but there are also two places called Long Bottom in Hampshire, two in Wiltshire, and Longbottom Farm in Somerset and in Wiltshire.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline.
LONGORIA Asturian (Spanish)
Castilianized form of Llongoria.
The last name of Pippi Longstocking. English form of LÅNGSTRUMP.
A variant of Looney meaning "warrior."
LÖNN Swedish
Means "maple" in Swedish.
LOO Estonian
Loo is an Estonian surname; from a few geographic names in Estonia. Most notably, the small borough of Loo in Harju County.
LOODUS Estonian
Loodus is an Estonian surname meaning "nature/natural".
LÖÖF Swedish
Variant of LÖF.
LOOG Estonian
Loog is an Estonian surname meaning "windrow" (a line of raked hay or sheaves of grain laid out to dry in the wind).
LOOK English
Habitational name from Look in Puncknowle, Dorset, named in Old English with luce ‘enclosure’.
LOOK English, Scottish
From a vernacular pet form of Lucas.
LÕOKE Estonian
Lõoke is an Estonian surname, meaning "lark".
LOOMETS Estonian
Loomets is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "loom" (animal)" and "mets (forest)".
LOOMIS English
Derived from Lomax (Lumhalghs), near Bury, Lancashire, which means "pool nook/recess."
From the Irish name O'Luanaigh, "descendant of Luanach," a personal name meaning warrior.
LOOP Dutch
Habitational name from de Loop (meaning "the watercourse"), in the province of Antwerp.
LOOR Estonian
Loor is an Estonian surname meaning "veil" and "fog".
LOORAND Estonian
Loorand is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "loor" meaning "veil" and "fog" and "rand" meaning "beach": "fog(gy) beach".
LOORITS Estonian
Loorits is an Estonian surname derived from "loor" meaning "veil", "fog" and "shroud".
LOOSAAR Estonian
Loosaar is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "lood" ("level") and "saar" ("island"); or "loog" ("windrow") and "saar" ("ash tree").
LÕÕTS Estonian
Lõõts is an Estonian surname meaning "bellows" and "accordian".
LOOTUS Estonian
Lootus is an Estonian surname meaning "hope".
LÖÖV Swedish
Variant of LÖF.
LÖÖW Swedish
Variant of LÖF.
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Łopacin.
LOPES Portuguese
Portuguese form of Lopez.
LÕPP Estonian
Lõpp is an Estonian surname meaning "end".
LORAH American
Americanized form of French Loreaux, from a variant of the personal name Lorel, a pet form of Laurent. This is a frequent name in Pennsylvania.
Occupational name for a saddler, derived from the Old French word lorain, meaning "a leather strap used on a horse's breastplate".
Surname of uncertain origin. Might be derived from:... [more]
LORD English
A surname derived from someone of a lordly manner, or perhaps one who had earned the title in some contest of skill or had played the part of the ‘Lord of Misrule’ in the Yuletide festivities.... [more]
LORD French
Nickname from Old French l'ord "the dirty one".
LO RE Italian
LORÉN Spanish
A variant of the Spanish personal name Llorente.
Patronymic from the given name Lorencs or any other name relating to that.
LO RICCO Italian
Originally Spanish but of Italian origin for at least 7 generations. My branch of the family are residing in Australia but many remain in Italy and quite a few in the USA
Means "maker or seller of metal items of a horse's harness and associated equipment (e.g. bits and spurs)" (from Anglo-Norman loremier, a derivative of Old French lorain "harness").
LÖSCH Low German, Upper German
North German metonymic occupational name for a maker of fine leather, from Middle Low German losche ‘fine leather’. South German variant of Lesch (see Loesch).
LOSEE Dutch (Anglicized)
Perhaps an Americanized spelling of Lossie, a vernacular derivative of the female personal name Lucia. Compare English Luce. This name was well established in the Hudson valley in the 18th century, which strengthens the likelihood that it is of Dutch origin.
Probably of Dutch origin. See Losee.
LOSHAW English
English name this is the last name of singer Avril Lavigne’s Mother Judith Rosanne Loshaw
possibly from Bavarian lott ‘mud’ + speich ‘spittle’, ‘moist dirt’, either a topographic name for someone who lived on land in a muddy area or a nickname for someone who had a dirty appearance... [more]
LOTT English
from a medieval personal name brought to England by the Normans, of uncertain origin. It may be the Hebrew personal name Lot ‘covering’, which was relatively popular in northern France, or a reduced form of various names formed with the diminutive suffix -lot (originally a combination of -el + -ot), commonly used with women’s names.
LOUD English
from the English word "loud", given to a loud or, in jest, quiet person
LOUDON Scottish
This surname is Scottish, although also recorded in England. It is believed to be locational from the village of Loudoun, in the district of Cunningham, in the county of Ayrshire. The placename is composed of the Northern English word "low", meaning a flame or beacon, itself from the pre 7th century Norse word "loge", plus the Gaelic "doun", meaning a hill... [more]
Variant of LOUKANIS. A famous bearer is American former olympic diver Greg Louganis (1960-).
LÕUGAS Estonian
Lõugas is an Estonian surname derived from "lõugama" meaning to "shout" and "caterwaul".
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luachra "descendant of Luachra", a personal name derived from luachair "light". The name is often translated, Rush from a Gaelic homonym, luachair meaning "rush".
LOUIS English, French, Greek (Rare), Dutch
From the given name Louis. In Greece, it is known for Spyridon Louis.
Means "sausage" in Greek, nickname for a butcher or sausage maker.
LÕUNA Estonian
Lõuna is an Estonian surname meaning "south".
This indicates familial origin within any of various eponymous places in Galicia.
LOUW Afrikaans
Louw is a surname that has pre 7th century Germanic origins. It is a Dutch/Flemish variant on the word Lowe, meaning Lion.
LOVATO Italian
Northern Italian from the Late Latin personal name Lupatus, derivative of Latin lupus "wolf". This is one of several medieval personal names which became popular under the influence of Germanic compound personal names formed with wolf-.
LOVE English, Scottish
From Anglo-Norman French lo(u)ve meaning "female wolf."
An English surname coming from the Old English lufu, meaning "love, desire", and cæft, meaning "strength, skill".... [more]
Means either (i) "person particularly associated with a 'loveday'" (a day when, by custom, old differences were settled and reconciliations were made); or (ii) from the medieval female personal name Loveday, a descendant of Old English Lēofdæg, literally "beloved day"... [more]
LOVEGOOD Literature (Modern), Popular Culture
The Character 'Luna Lovegood' in the Harry Potter has last name as well as 'Xenophilius Lovegood'.
Combination of Middle English love(n), luve(n) "to love" and joie "joy".
From a medieval nickname for a woman-chaser or lothario (from Old English lufulēas, literally "without love", hence "fancy-free"). The English poet Richard Lovelace (1618-1657) was a famous bearer.
From a surname which was derived from a place name, possibly meaning "Lufa's land" in Old English or "leaf land" in Norwegian.
From a medieval nickname for a dandy or a man conceited about his appearance (from lovelock, a term for an elaborately curled lock of hair). This surname is borne by British scientist James Lovelock (1919-), formulator of the "Gaia" concept.
LOVEN Norwegian (Rare), American (Rare)
From a farm (later renamed to Låvi) in Aurland municipality in Sogn og Fjordane fylke.... [more]
LOVETT English, French
From Ango-Norman French "louvet" meaning "young wolf".
LOVRIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of Lovro''.
Variation of Lowheart, used to denote people who seem to show a lack of consideration through expression
Habitational name from any of several places called Löwenstein.
LOWENSTEIN German, Jewish, Swedish
German (Löwenstein): habitational name from any of several places called Löwenstein.... [more]
Habitational name from any of various places called Löwenthal.
LÖWENTHAL Jewish, Swedish
Ornamental name composed of German Löwe "lion" and T(h)al "valley"; in some cases the Jewish name would have been an ornamental elaboration associated with the personal name Levy or with personal names meaning "lion".
LOWERY English, Irish
Irish variant of Lowry
LOWES English
Patronymic from of Low derived from Middle English lowe meaning "hill, mound".
LÖWHOLM Swedish (Rare)
From Swedish elements löv "leaf" and holme "islet".
LÖWKVIST Swedish (Rare)
From Swedish löf "leaf" and kvist "twig" or "branch".
LOWRIE English
Variant of Lowry. A famous bearer of the surname is baseball infielder Jed Lowrie.
LOXLEY English
English: habitational name from any of various minor places named Loxley, as for example one in Warwickshire, which is named with the Old English personal name Locc + leah ‘woodland clearing’.
LOYA Basque, Spanish
From Basque loya meaning "mud."
LOZAC’H Breton
From a Breton word meaning “husband” or “patriarch”
Habitational name for someone from a place called Łoza in Białystok voivodeship, named with łoza meaning "osier", "wicker".
LUALHATI Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog luwalhati meaning "glory".
Germanized form of a Slavic or Old Prussian name formed with lub- "love", "dear".
LUBBE German, Slavic, Prussian
Variant of Lubben. Germanized form of a Slavic or Old Prussian name formed with lub- ‘love’, ‘dear’ (see Luba).
LUBBEN Low German, Dutch
Dutch and North German (Lübben) patronymic from German Lübbe, Dutch $Lubbe, short forms of the personal names Leopold and Lübbert (see Luebbert). Dutch from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Lodebert, a compound of hlod ‘famous’ + berht ‘bright’.
This indicates familial origin either within the Kuyavian town of Lubraniec or the adjacent village of Lubrańczyk.
LUCA Italian
Variant of De Luca.
LUCCA Italian
A habitational name from Lucca Sicula in Agrigento province, Sicily, which was called simply Lucca until 1863. It was probably originally named with a Celtic element meaning ‘marshy.’
LUCCI Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Luccio, a reduced form of a personal name formed with this suffix.
LUCERO English, Spanish
The surname "Lucero" was derived from English conquerers who came from England, most likely someone who worked for a king or queen. The term Lucero refers to a "star" or "light carrier" when the English traveled to Spain, the Spanish people gave them the name "Lucero" but earlier was spelled with an "s or Lusero"... [more]
LUCHS German
meaning: lynx
LUCÍA Spanish, Italian
From the feminine personal name Lucia, feminine derivative of Latin lux meaning "light".
LUCIAN English (British, Rare)
Derived from the given name Lucian
LUČIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Patronymic from the personal name Luka.
From the personal name Lucius (Latin Lucius, an ancient Roman personal name probably derived from lux "light", genitive lucis).
Metronymic derived from the given name Liutgard.
LUCKIE Scottish (Anglicized)
Reduced Anglicized form of a pet form of Gaelic Mac Lùcais.
Habitational name for someone from places called Łuczyna or Łuczynów.
Ludemann is a German name
From Latin ludere meaning "to play" and German berg meaning "mountain".
Not Available.
LUDLOW English
Habitational name from a place in Shropshire, so named from the Old English river name Hlude (from hlud 'loud', 'roaring') referring to the Teme river + hlaw 'hill'.
From the Italian first name LUDOVICO.
LUDZKER Jewish (Rare)
coming from the town of Lutzk in Poland
LUGANO Medieval Italian
It meaning sacred forest.
LUGG English
English (Devon) probably from a local vernacular derivative of Lucas. However, Reaney posits an Old English personal name, Lugga, from which this name could be derived.
LUGN Swedish (Rare)
Means "calm" in Swedish.
LUGO Spanish
Galician and Spanish habitational name from Lugo, a city in Galicia. This was a Roman settlement under the name of Lucus Augusti ‘grove or wood of Augustus’, but that may have been no more than an adaptation of an earlier name derived from that of the Celtic god Lugos.
LUHAÄÄR Estonian
Luhaäär is an Estonian surname, derived from "water meadow (marsh) edge".
LUHAMAA Estonian
Luhamaa is an Estonian surname meaning "water meadow land".
Luhasalu is an Estonian surname meaning "water meadow grove".
LUHT Estonian
Luht is an Estonian surname meaning "marsh" or "watery meadow".
Luhtanen is an Finnish surname derived from "luhta" meaning "swamp flood meadow".
LUHTMAA Estonian
Luhtmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "meadow land".
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Aiara.
LUIDE Estonian
Luide is an Estonian surname meaning "dune/sand dune".
LUIK Estonian
Luik is an Estonian surname, meaning "swan".
Luikpere is an Estonian surname meaning "swan family/folk".
LUISK Estonian
Luisk is an Estonian surname meaning "grinding stone" or "whet stone".
LUJÁN Spanish
This is the second last name of Spanish footballer/soccer player Andrés Iniesta.
LUKANOV Bulgarian
Means "son of Lukan".
LUKAS Various
Variant of the surname Lucas, mainly used in Scandinavian or Slavic languages.
LUKASHENKO Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian
Means "son of Luka". A notable bearer is Alexander Lukashenko (1954–), the current president of Belarus.
Patronymic from the personal name Łukasz.
Patronymic from the Polish given name Łukasz.
Patronymic from the personal name Łukasz.
habitational name for someone from Łukaszew or Łukaszewo, so named from the personal name Łukasz
LUKE English
From a derivative of Lucas. This was (and is) the common vernacular form of the name, being the one by which the author of the fourth Gospel is known in English.
LUKEHART English (American)
Americanized form of German Luckhardt.
LUKER German
Luker see also Lucher or Luchre, meaning money more specifically money obtained by nefarious means.
From the personal name Lukáš, Czech form of Lucas.
LUKK Estonian
Lukk is an Estonian surname meaning "lock".
Lukksepp is an Estonian surname meaning "locksmith".
Habitational name for someone from places called Łuków, Łukowa, or Łukowe, named with the personal name Łukasz.
Means "son of Lukyan".
LÜLL German
From a short form of any of the Germanic personal names formed with liut- ‘people’ as the first element.
LULL English
From an Old English personal name, Lulla.
LUM Chinese
Lum is a variant of Lim,Lam, and Lin, meaning "forest"
LUMB English, Anglo-Saxon
Lumb valley system in Yorkshire, England.... [more]
LUMI Estonian
Lumi is an Estonian surname meaning "snow".
Lumisaar is an Estonian surname meaning "snow island".
LUMISTE Estonian
Lumiste is an Estonian surname relating to "snow".
LUNA Spanish
Indicates someone who originally inhabited one of the various locations named Luna in the provinces of Zaragoza, Araba, or Lleón in Spain. The name itself is derived from Latin lūna meaning "moon".
LUND Indian
Lund is also a Punjabi last name (i.e. from Punjab state of India/Pakistan)
Combination of Swedish lund "grove" and the common surname suffix -ell.
LUNDIN Swedish
A combination of Swedish lund "grove" and the common surname suffix -in, derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of"
Combination of Swedish lund "grove" and mark "ground, field, land".
Variant spelling of Lundquist.
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of Swedish lund "grove" and German stedt "home, place".
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of lund "grove" and ström "stream".
LUNDY English
Either (i) "person from Lundie", the name of various places in Scotland (meaning "place by a marsh"); or (ii) a different form of McAlinden.
LUNN Norwegian, English
Derived from Lund, which in turn comes from the Old Norse lundr, meaning "grove of trees".
LUOMA Finnish
A name derived from the Finnish topographic word luomi, meaning "creek" or "small river". Common in central and western Finland.
LƯƠNG Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Liang, from Sino-Vietnamese 梁 (lương).
LUPESCU Romanian
Possibly means "son of the wolf", from Romanian lup ("wolf").
LUPIN French
Lupin is a variant on the Latin word "lupus", meaning "wolf". Two important literary characters, Arsène Lupin, the famous French gentleman-burglar, and Professor Remus Lupin, from the world of Harry Potter, have this name... [more]
LURIE Jewish
It is one of the oldest family trees in the world, tracing back at least to King David born c. 1037 BCE, as documented by Neil Rosenstein in his book The Lurie Legacy. It contains many famous members such as Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Felix Mendelssohn, Martin Buber, Rashi, and Hezekiah.
LUSA Italian
Used by people from Lusa, Italy, a town named after the Roman 'gens lusia'.
LŪSĒNS Latvian
Derived from the word lūsis meaning "lynx".
LŪSIS Latvian
Means "lynx".
LUST Estonian
Lust is an Estonian surname meaning "fun", "joy" and "merriment".
LUSTER English
Variant of Lester.
An invented Jewish name based on German Lustgarten "pleasure garden" (perhaps alluding to the Garden of Eden). It was borne by British barrister, writer and broadcaster Edgar Lustgarten (1907-1978), presenter of television crime reconstructions.
LUSTIG Swedish, German, Jewish, Dutch
From Swedish and German lustig ”humerous, funny, enjoyable” or Middle High German lustig ”merry, carefree”.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lutom in Poznań voivodeship.
LUTS Estonian
Luts is an Estonian surname, meaning "burbot" (a species of European freshwater fish). "Lutsi" is also an extinct dialect of Estonian.
LUTSOJA Estonian
Lutsoja is an Estonian surname meaning "burbot stream/creek".