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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]
Nickname from Old French l'ord
"the dirty one".
A variant of the Spanish personal name Llorente
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
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Zas.
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.
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]
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.
from the English word "loud", given to a loud or, in jest, quiet person
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 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
Means "sausage" in Greek, nickname for a butcher or sausage maker.
This indicates familial origin within any of various eponymous places in Galicia.
Louw is a surname that has pre 7th century Germanic origins. It is a Dutch/Flemish variant on the word Lowe, meaning Lion.
Ultimately derived from Old Norse lauf
"leaf, foliage" and áss
"hill, ridge". Taken from any of the many farms in Norway named Løvaas,
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-
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]
Combination of Middle English love(n), luve(n)
"to love" and joie
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.
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.
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".
Patronymic from of LOW
derived from Middle English lowe
meaning "hill, mound".
Variant of LOWRY
. A famous bearer of the surname is baseball infielder Jed Lowrie.
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
From a Breton word meaning “husband” or “patriarch”
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".
Germanized form of a Slavic or Old Prussian name formed with lub
- "love", "dear".
This indicates familial origin either within the Kuyavian town of Lubraniec or the adjacent village of Lubrańczyk.
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.’
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]
It is derived from Latin Lucianus, patronymic of Lucius ("Light"). The French form is Lucien.
From the personal name Lucius
, an ancient Roman personal name probably derived from lux
"light", genitive lucis
Habitational name for someone from places called Łuczyna or Łuczynów.
From Latin ludere
meaning "to play" and German berg
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'.
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.
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 is an Estonian surname, derived from "water meadow (marsh) edge".
Luhamaa is an Estonian surname meaning "water meadow land".
Luht is an Estonian surname meaning "marsh" or "watery meadow".
Luhtanen is an Finnish surname derived from "luhta" meaning "swamp flood meadow".
Luhtla is an Estonian surname meaning "marsh/glade area".
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Aiara.
Luide is an Estonian surname meaning "dune/sand dune".
Luiga is an Estonian surname derived from "luik" meaning "swan". "Eluiga" is also an Estonian word meaning "life".
Luisk is an Estonian surname meaning "grinding stone" or "whet stone".
This is the second last name of Spanish footballer/soccer player Andrés Iniesta.
Variant of the surname LUCAS
, mainly used in Scandinavian or Slavic languages.
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.
Luker see also Lucher or Luchre, meaning money more specifically money obtained by nefarious means.
Habitational name for someone from places called Łuków, Łukowa, or Łukowe, named with the personal name ŁUKASZ
From a short form of any of the Germanic personal names formed with liut- ‘people’ as the first element.
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
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").
Either (i) "person from Lundie", the name of various places in Scotland (meaning "place by a marsh"); or (ii) a different form of MCALINDEN
A name derived from the Finnish topographic word luomi, meaning "creek" or "small river". Common in central and western Finland.
Possibly means "son of the wolf", from Romanian lup
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]
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]
Used by people from Lusa, Italy, a town named after the Roman 'gens lusia'.
Lust is an Estonian surname meaning "fun", "joy" and "merriment".
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.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lutom in Poznań voivodeship.
Luts is an Estonian surname, meaning "burbot" (a species of European freshwater fish). "Lutsi" is also an extinct dialect of Estonian.
Lutsoja is an Estonian surname meaning "burbot stream/creek".
Luud is an Estonian surname meaning "brush" and "broom".
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 is an Estonian surname meaning "sloop" as well as "hand lens".
Luur is an Estonian surname meaning "reconnaissance".
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 is an Estonian surname meaning "lock" and "sluice".
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
‘settlement’ (Old English tun
Surname originally used by people from Lusa, Castro Urdiales, Spain. It comes from the Basque word "luze" (long, tall), possibly of Celtic origin.
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous council of the municipality of Donemiliaga.
A habitational name from places named Lié located in Deux-Sèvres and Vendée.
Derived from Norman French l'isle
LYNDE Scottish Gaelic
Originated from the Strathclyde region of Scotland, meaning "waterfall," and located near the Castle of Lin.... [more]
Anni-Frid Lyngstad (b. 1945) is a Norwegian-born Swedish singer and former member of ABBA.