Submitted Surnames Starting with L

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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.
From the given name LORENZO.
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
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).
LOROÑO Galician
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Zas.
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... [more]
Probably of Dutch origin. See LOSEE.
LOSHA Albanian
An Albanian surname, most common on the south in the variant Loshaj. The most famous person bearing it was Peter Losha, head of the Losha clan and the despot of Arta.The surname originates from the word lios means "pockmark" in Albanian.
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".
From the given name LOUISE or a variant of LOUIS.
Means "sausage" in Greek, nickname for a butcher or sausage maker.
LÕUNA Estonian
Lõuna is an Estonian surname meaning "south".
LOURENÇO Portuguese
From the given name LOURENÇO.
This indicates familial origin within any of various eponymous places in Galicia.
LOUSADA Portuguese
Name given from the village of Lousada, in Northern Portugal.
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.
LØVAAS Norwegian
Ultimately derived from Old Norse lauf "leaf, foliage" and áss "hill, ridge". Taken from any of the many farms in Norway named Løvaas,
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".
LOVREK Croatian
Derived from the name LOVRO and its nickname, LOVREK.
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”
LOZANO Spanish
Means "healthy, exuberant, lively" in Spanish, originally used as a nickname for an elegant or haughty person.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Łoza in Białystok voivodeship, named with łoza meaning "osier", "wicker".
L'SILVA Indian (Christian)
Form of LA SILVA more common among Christians from India.
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)... [more]
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
It is derived from Latin Lucianus, patronymic of Lucius ("Light"). The French form is Lucien.
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.
LÜDI German (Swiss)
Probably derived from the given name LUDWIG
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".
LUHTLA Estonian
Luhtla is an Estonian surname meaning "marsh/glade area".
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".
LUIGA Estonian
Luiga is an Estonian surname derived from "luik" meaning "swan". "Eluiga" is also an Estonian word meaning "life".
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.
LUKAČEVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian variant of LUKÁCS.
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.
LUKENDA Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of LUKA".
LUKENS Low German
From Low German, Lückens, a patronymic from the personal name LÜDEKE.
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 (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of LIN.
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".
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
Combination of Swedish lund "grove" and the common surname suffix -in.
Combination of Swedish lund "grove" and mark "ground, field, land".
Combination of Swedish lund "grove" and stad "town, city" (spelling possibly influenced by German Stadt, also meaning "town, city").
Combination of Swedish lund "grove" and sten "stone".
Combination of Swedish lund "grove" and ström "stream".
Combination of Swedish lund "groove" and vall "pasture".
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... [more]
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”.
Means "daughter of LÚÐVÍK" in Icelandic.
Means "son of LÚÐVÍK" in Icelandic.
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".
LUTTER Dutch, English, German
Dutch and English: variant of LUTER.... [more]
LƯU Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of LIU, from Sino-Vietnamese 劉 (lưu).
LUUD Estonian
Luud is an Estonian surname meaning "brush" and "broom".
LUUKAS Estonian
Luukas is an Estonian surname (and given name); from the Latin masculine given name "Lucas". A cognate of the English masculine given name "Luke".
LUUP Estonian
Luup is an Estonian surname meaning "sloop" as well as "hand lens".
LUUR Estonian
Luur is an Estonian surname meaning "reconnaissance".
LUURI Estonian
Luuri is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "luuraja', meaning "scout". Possibly a variation of the masculine given name "Lauri".
Luurmees is an Estonian surname meaning "scout" (literally, "reconnaissance man").
LÜÜS Estonian
Lüüs is an Estonian surname meaning "lock" and "sluice".
LUX German, Dutch
Patronymic from a vernacular form of LUCAS.
LUXENBERG German, Jewish, Luxembourgish, Belgian, French, Walloon
Habitational name from various places named Luxenberg, Luxemberg, Luxenburg, or Luxembourg, including the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
LUXON English
English (Cornwall and Devon) variant of LUXTON.
LUXTON English
English habitational name from a minor place, probably one of two in Devon, so called from the possessive form of the Middle English personal name or surname LUGG (from Old English Lugga) + Middle English tune, tone ‘settlement’ (Old English tun).
LUYIMBAZI Eastern African
This name is given to males belonging to 'Nkima' (Monkey) clan in Buganda kingdom, Uganda.
LUZA Basque
Surname originally used by people from Lusa, Castro Urdiales, Spain. It comes from the Basque word "luze" (long, tall), possibly of Celtic origin.
LUZANO Filipino
Variant of LOZANO used in the Philippines.
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous council of the municipality of Donemiliaga.
LY Khmer, Lao
Khmer and Lao form of LI (1).
Vietnamese form of LI (1), from Sino-Vietnamese 李 (lý).
Derived from лях (lyakh) meaning "a Pole".
From Ukrainian word lyakh - contemptuous word for "pole".
Famous Warrior... [more]
LYDAY German (Anglicized)
Probably an Americanized form of German LEIDIG.
LYÉ French
A habitational name from places named Lié located in Deux-Sèvres and Vendée.
LYELL English
LYKAIOS Greek (Rare)
Derived from the Greek word "Lykos" meaning wolf.
LYKHODIY Ukrainian
Means "villain" in Ukrainian.
LYLE English
Derived from Norman French l'isle "island".
LYMAN English, German (Anglicized), Dutch
English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land (see LAYMAN). ... [more]
LYN Khmer, Lao
Khmer and Lao form of LIN.
LYN English, Scottish
Variant of LYNN.
LYND English
Variant of LUND.
LYNDE Scottish Gaelic
Originated from the Strathclyde region of Scotland, meaning "waterfall," and located near the Castle of Lin.... [more]
LYNDERMAN English (Modern, Rare)
Variant of Linderman
LYNESS Northern Irish, Irish, English
Variant of LINES or anglicized form of Mac Aleenan.
LYNG Danish
LYNGSTAD Norwegian
Anni-Frid Lyngstad (b. 1945) is a Norwegian-born Swedish singer and former member of ABBA.
LYNLEY English
Variant spelling of LINDLEY.
LYNX Southern African, English
Meaning "lynx" in English.
LYSAK Jewish
Nickname for a bald man, Ukrainian lysak.
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