Submitted Surnames Starting with L

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Linney English
From an Old English female personal name Lindgifu, Lindgeofu, composed of the elements lind ‘lime (wood)’, i.e. ‘shield’ (a transferred sense) + gifu, geofu ‘gift’.
Linnus Estonian
Linnus is an Estonian surname meaning "castle" or "citadel".
Linnuste Estonian
Linnuste is an Estonian surname relating to "linnus", meaning "castle" or "citadel".
Lint Estonian
Lint is an Estonian surname meaning "ribbon".
Linzey English
This is a variant of Lindsey.
Linzmeyer German, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "bailiff of Linz, Austria" in German, derived from Proto-Celtic *lentos (“bend”) and Middle High German meier meaning "bailiff, administrator", derived from Latin maior meaning "greater".... [more]
Liong Chinese (Hakka), Chinese (Hokkien)
Hakka and Hokkien romanization of Liang.
Lions English
Variant of Lyons influencd by the spelling of the word lion
Lipiński Polish
Name for someone from any of various places named Lipno, Lipin, Lipiny or Lipino, all derived from Polish lipa meaning "lime tree".
Lipnjak Croatian
Derived from lipa meaning ''linden tree''.
Lipowski Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lipowo, Lipowa, or Lipowe, named with an adjectival derivative of Polish lipa meaning "lime tree".
Lipp Estonian
Lipp is an Estonian surname meaning "flag".
Lippincott English
A habitational name meaning "of Luffincott," a parish in Devon, England. Named from Old English uncertain first element + cot ‘cottage’.
Lippmaa Estonian
Lippmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "flag/pennant/banner land".
Lipps German
Derived from Lippe, a place in Westphalia, Germany. The name is a variant of the first name Philipp.
Lipski Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lipie, Lipsk, Lipsko, Lipy, etc., all named with Polish lipa meaning "lime tree".
Lipyance Slavic
George Lipyance emmigrated to the us in 1903. Many different spellings early on. Lipyance is now used my ancestors.
Lirnik Belarusian, Polish, Russian
Belarusian, Polish and Russian form of Lirnyk.
Lirnyk Ukrainian
Derived from Ukrainian лірник (lirnyk) meaning "lirnyk". Lirnyky were itinerant Ukrainian musicians who performed religious, historical and epic songs to the accompaniment of a lira.
Lisboa Portuguese
Habitiational name from Lisbon.
Liserani Italian
A famous bearer is Italian-born American actor Gino Corrado Liserani (1893 - 1982), who went by Gino Corrado on film
Lišić Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Possibly derived from Albanian lesh, meaning "fur".
Lisiecki Polish
Habitational name for someone from Lisiec in Konin voivodeship or a place called Liszki, both named with lis meaning "fox".
Lisiewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Lisiewice in Skierniewice voivodeship, named with lis meaning "fox".
Lisitsyn Russian
Derived from Russian лисица (lisitsa) meaning "fox".
Liška Czech
Liška means "fox" in Czech. A famous bearer is actor Pavel Liška.
Lisle Norman, English, French
English (of Norman origin) and French: variant spelling of Lyle.
Lisowski Polish
Name for someone from any of various locations named Lisowa, Lisowo, Lisów or Lisowice, all derived from Polish lis meaning "fox".
List Hungarian
Variant of Liszt.
Listrat French
From Occitan "listrat" meaning "chopped off, striped" or from "Listrac", a commune in the Gironde department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwest France.
Liszewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lisewo (also Liszewo), named with Polish lis meaning "fox".
Liszovics Polish, Jewish
This surname has Eastern European connections and has been used by the Jewish population.
Liszt Hungarian
Liszt is a Hungarian surname that literally means "flour".... [more]
Littlejohn Scottish, English
Distinguishing epithet for the smallest of two or more bearers of the common personal name John. Compare Meiklejohn... [more]
Littlewood English (British)
This surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and may be either a locational or topographical surname. If the former, it derives from any of several minor places in West Yorkshire, such as Littlewood in Wooldale near Holmfirth, all of which are so called from the Olde English pre 7th Century "lytel", little, small, and "wudu", wood... [more]
Littman German (East Prussian), German (West Prussian), German, Jewish
Derived from Germanized Czech personal names like Litomir (Czech: Ljutomir) and Litobor (Czech: Ljutobor) which ultimately go back to Old Slavic ljutu "grim; fierce; ferocious; wild". One theory suggests, however, that these given names might have been influenced by ljub- "love; dear".... [more]
Litvack Jewish
Variant of Litwak.
Litvak Jewish
Variant of Litwak.
Litvin Russian
Means "Lithuanian" in several Slavic languages.
Litvina Russian
Feminine form of Litvin.
Litvinchuk Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian
Derived from Russian литвин (litvin) historically denoting a Lithuanian or Belarusian person.
Litwak Jewish
From Yiddish ליטוואַק (litvak) meaning "Litvak (a Lithuanian Jew)", ultimately from the archaic Polish word Litwak meaning "Lithuanian".
Livaza Dungan
Dungan surname of unknown meaning; the second element is derived from Chinese 娃子 (wázǐ) meaning "child".
Lively English
A modern English surname possibly derived from a lost village called Laefer-leah which would give it the meaning "the farm by the lake".... [more]
Lively English
Nickname from Middle English lifly, "lively", "nimble".
Livengood German
The surname LIVENGOOD is the Americanized version of Leibendgut. Leibengut is Swiss-German in origin. It has been written as Livengood and Levengood in America. Records show the family name back to 1550, in Aarwangen, Canton of Berne, Switzerland... [more]
Livingston English, Scottish
This surname is thought to be derived from Middle English Levingestun meaning "Leving's town" or "Leving's settlement."
Livingstone Scottish, Irish, Jewish
Scottish: Habitational name from a place in Lothian, originally named in Middle English as Levingston, from an owner called Levin (Lewin), who appears in charters of David I in the early 12th century.... [more]
Liwanag Filipino, Tagalog
Means "radiance, light" in Tagalog.
Liwosz Polish
It comes from the name "liswoze" which means to be a all around "good person". Even though it is a nickname, It may have been derived from occupation because of the name's meaning to be a "Funny man".
Liyanage Sinhalese
Of unknown meaning.
Liz Spanish
History unknown; surname known in the Dominican Republic
Lizak Polish
Nickname from lizac 'to lick'.
Lizárraga Basque
Habitational name from any of three places called Lizarraga, in Navarra and Alava and Guipuzcoa provinces, which are named from Basque lizarr (or le(i)zar) "ash tree" and the locative suffix -aga.
Lizovich Jewish
I knew a family with this surname and they were Jewish.
Ljungberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish ljung "heather" and berg "mountain".
Llanes Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Philippines)
Likely denoted someone who came from the municipality of Llanes in Spain.
Llewys Welsh
Original Welsh form of "Lewis" used by the former Royal Family of Wales. Most people with the surname "Lewis" derive from the Royal Family. Very few people still have the surname "Llewys," but it is not unheard of.
Llongoria Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the parish of Samartín de Llodón in the municipality of Balmonte.
Llorente Catalan
Derived from the given name Lorenzo.
Lloris Catalan
Means "son of Llorente" in Catalan. A known bearer of this surname is professional French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
Loafman English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Laufmann.
Loaiza Basque
Topographic name from Basque loa meaning "mud", "mire", with the suffix -tza denoting abundance.
Loam English
1 English and Scottish: unexplained. The name is recorded in both England and Scotland. It may be a variant of Scottish Lour, a habitational name from Lour, formerly a part of the parish of Meathielour.... [more]
Łobaczewski Polish
This indicated familial origin within either Łobaczew Duży or Łobaczew Mały, 2 Polesian villages in Gmina Terespol.
Lobato American (Hispanic)
Lobato variant of Lovato is a Hispanic last name originating from Spanish colonial New Mexico and Colorado. That surname is common with Native New Mexicans... [more]
Lobianco Italian
Derived from the words lo "the" and bianco "white".
Lõbu Estonian
Lõbu is an Estonian surname meaning "fun" and "merriment".
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".
Lochner German
Means "a place where rivers meet with a partial obstruction from a wooden dam. "
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]
Lockett English
Diminutive of the male given name Luke.
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)’.
Locklear English
Variant of Lockyer. Locklear is an occupational name of anglo-saxon origin meaning "locksmith".
Lockley English
Refers to the region of Loxley in Staffordshire, England.
Locks Various
This hypnotic surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and it has three distinct possible sources. Firstly, it may be a metonymic occupational name for a locksmith, from the Old English pre-7th Century "loc", lock, fastening.
Lockyear English
Variant spelling of Lockyer.
Lockyer English
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]
Lodovico Italian
From the given name Lodovico.
Lodu Estonian
Lodu is an Estonian surname meaning "marsh" or "fen".
Loepp Dutch
Variant of Loop.
Loesch German
German metonymic occupational name from Middle High German lösch ‘fine leather’.
Loescher German
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.
Loewen Dutch
Dutch variant of Loewe.
Löf Swedish
From an archaic Swedish spelling of löv "leaf".
Löffler German
Derived from German löffel, it denotes a person who produces or trades spoons.
Löfholm Swedish (Rare)
From Swedish elements löv "leaf" and holme "islet".
Loflin Irish
Possibly a variant spelling of Irish Laughlin. This is a common name in NC.
Löfquist Swedish
Combination of Swedish löv "leaf" and kvist "twig".
Löfström Swedish
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.
Loglisci Italian
My grandfather's family name who were from Gravina di Puglia
Logowin Jewish
The last name "Logowin" was found in Russia. Emigrants from Russia moved to the USA and changed the last name in "Levin".
Lohan Irish
Variant of Logan.
Lõhmus Estonian
Lõhmus is a common Estonian surname meaning "linden".
Lõhmussaar Estonian
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".
Loiseau French
Means "The Bird" in French.
Loit Estonian
Loit is an Esotnian surname meaning "flare". Also, probably from "loits", meaning "incantation" or "spell".
Loizos Greek
Greek variation of the name Louis.
Lokaj Slovak
Footman/Lackey in history meant "servant"
Lokerson Dutch
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.
Lomachenko Ukrainian, Russian
Derived from Ukrainian ломач (lomach) meaning "bonfire".
Lo Màglio Italian
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.
Lomasney Irish
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]
Lombard French, English
French and English cognate of Lombardi.
Lomenzo Italian
From Sicilian "menzo" meaning middle.
Lomp Estonian
Lomp is an Estonian surname meaning "pond" or "puddle".
Lon Lao
Lao form of Lin.
Lonardo Italian
Variant of Leonardo, characteristic of central–southern Italy.
Long Chinese
From Chinese 龍 (lóng) meaning "dragon".
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.
Longfellow English
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline.
Longstocking Literature
The last name of Pippi Longstocking. English form of Långstrump.
Longyear English
Meaning uncertain.
Lonie Irish
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.
Loo Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Luo.
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."
Looney Irish
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.
Łopaciński Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Łopacin.
Lopata Russian, Ukrainian
Derived either from Russian лопата (lopata) or Ukrainian лопата (lopata) both meaning "spade, shovel". This may have been a nickname for a digger or a truck farmer.
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... [more]
Lorain French
Occupational name for a saddler, derived from the Old French word lorain, meaning "a leather strap used on a horse's breastplate".
Lorang French
Surname of uncertain origin. Might be derived from:... [more]
Lóránt Hungarian
From the given name Lóránt.
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.
Lorence Medieval English
Modern English variant of the French name Laurence
Lorencovič Slovak
Patronymic from the given name Lorencs or any other name relating to that.
Lorenzi Italian
“Laurel tree” or “decorated with laurel.” The English equivalent is Lawrence.
Lorez Spanish
Means "son of Lorenzo" in Spanish.
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
Lorimer English
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").
Lórincz Hungarian
From the Hungarian Ecclesiastical Name LŐRINC.
Loring English
Means "son of Lorin", where Lorin is a medieval diminutive of Laurence 1.
Lormnaimuang Thai
The surname "ล้อมในเมือง" is used after the place they was born Nai Muang District in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand.
Loroño Galician
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Zas.