Submitted Surnames Starting with N

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Norway English
From the country in Europe.
Norwel English
English surname meaning "From the North Spring"
Norwell English
Means, "from the North Spring"
Norzagarai Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous house in the municipality of Aiara.
Nosdechevsky Polish
Family name from ancestors who emigrated from Poland around 1900
Nosov Russian
From nos, meaning "nose".
Nostradamus Medieval Dutch (?)
This surname was beared by the famous writer Michael de Nostradamus, also famous for predicting the apocalypse and the danger from the arab world.
Notbohm German, Low German
Low German cognate of High German Nussbaum.
Noto Japanese
The kanji I viewed personally is unknown. But if it were to be made simply, it would be : No ("Feild") + To ("Wisteria").
Notou Japanese
A variant transcription of "Noto" and vice versa.
Nottingham English (British)
A habitational name from the city of Nottingham in the East Midlands. Comes from the Old English name, meaning "homestead (ham) of Snot’s people". The initial S- was lost in the 12th century, due to the influence of Anglo-Norman French.... [more]
Nõu Estonian
Nõu is an Estonian surname meaning "vessel".
Nõupuu Estonian
Nõupuu is an Estonian surname meaning "vessel tree/wood".
Nour Arabic, Persian, Urdu
From the given name Nur.
Nouri Arabic, Persian
From the given name Nur.
Nourse English
Variant of Norris 2, from norice "nurse".
Novakovsky Russian
Russian form of Nowakowski.
November English (American)
From the name of the month.
Novgorodsky Russian, Belarusian
Refers to the region named "Novgorod" in Russia.
Novi Italian
Derived from Italian novello and ultimately derived from Latin novellus meaning "new". "Novi" also means "new" in several Slavic languages.
Novikaŭ Belarusian
Derived from Belarusian новік (novik) meaning "neophyte, novice, newbie".
Novikoff Jewish, Belarusian
habitational name from the Belorussian village of Noviki.
Novo Galician, Portuguese
Nickname from Portuguese and Galician novo ‘new’, ‘young’ (Latin novus). The word was also occasionally used in the Middle Ages as a personal name, particularly for a child born after the death of a sibling, and this may also be a source of the surname.
Nóvoa Galician
Habitational name from the former Galician juridical district Terra de Nóvoa, in Ourense province.
Novosel Croatian
Derived from nov, meaning "new", and selo, meaning "village", so the possible meaning is "the one who's new to the village".
Novoselec Croatian
Derived from nov, meaning "new", and selo, meaning "village", so the possible meaning is "the one who's new to the village".
Novoselić Croatian
Derived from nov, meaning "new", and selo, meaning "village", so the possible meaning is "the one who's new to the village".... [more]
Novoseltseva Russian
Feminine counterpart of Novoseltsev.
Noxon English
Variant of Nixon. It is derived from the personal name Nicholas, which was Nik, or Nikke in Old English.
Noy English
Either (i) from the medieval male personal name Noye, the English form of the Hebrew name Noach "Noah"; or (ii) an invented Jewish name based on Hebrew noy "decoration, adornment".
Noyama Japanese
Combination of Kanji Characters "野" meaning "Field", and "山" meaning "Mountain".
Noye English
Patronymic form of the biblical male given name Noah.
Nozawa Japanese
From Japanese 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness" and 沢, 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Nshimirimana Central African
Means "I thank God" in Burundian.
Nua African
Means "second daughter" in African.
Nuga Estonian
Nuga is an Estonian surname meaning "knife".
Nugent English, Irish, French
An English, Irish (of Norman origin) and French habitational surname derived from any of several places in northern France (such as Nogent-sur-Oise), From Latin novientum and apparently an altered form of a Gaulish name meaning "new settlement".
Nugis Estonian
Nugis is an Estonian surname meaning "marten".
Nuhiji Albanian
Meaning unknown.
Nuiamäe Estonian
Nuiamäe is an Estonian surname meaning "clubs hill."
Nukhao Thai
Means "white mouse" in Thai.
Numa Japanese
Numa means "Swamp".
Numan English, German (Anglicized)
Variant of Neumann. A famous bearer is English musician Gary Numan.
Nungesser German
Apparently a variant spelling of German Nonnengasse, derived from a street name meaning "nuns, lane". It could also be a variant of Gnugesser, a nickname for a big eater, derived from g(e)nug meaning "enough" and esser meaning "eater" (which derived from essen meaning "to eat")... [more]
Nunn English
Means someone who is a nun
Nunnallys English (American)
A common surname in America, belonging to 4058 individuals. Nunnally is most common among White (63.36%) and Black/African American (30.93%) individuals.
Nupp Estonian
Nupp is an Estonian surname meaning "knob", "button" and "bud".
Nur Arabic, Bengali, Turkish
From the given name Nur.
Nuraliev Tajik, Kyrgyz, Kazakh
Means "son of Nurali".
Nureyeva Russian, Tatar, Bashkir
Feminine variant of Nureyev.
Nuriev Tatar, Bashkir
Means "son of Nur".
Nurislamov Tatar
Means "son of Nurislam".
Nuristani Afghani
Derived from the name of Nuristan (meaning "land of light"), a province in northern Afghanistan.
Nurk Estonian
Nurk is an Estonian surname meaning "corner".
Nurm Estonian
Nurm is an Estonian surname meaning "lea" and "meadow" and "pasture".
Nurme Estonian
Nurme is an Estonian surname, derived from "nurm", meaning "lea" (an open area of grassy land.)
Nurmik Estonian
Nurmik is an Estonian surname meaning "lea/meadow stand".
Nurmiste Estonian
Nurmiste is an Estonian surname derived from "nurm" meaning "lea/meadow".
Nurmsalu Estonian
Nurmsalu is an Estonian surname meaning "pasture/meadow grove".
Nürnberger German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from the city of Nürnberg in Bavaria.
Nurse English
Variant of Norris 2, from Old French norice "nurse".
Nurullin Tatar
From the given name Nurullah.
Nurzhanov Kazakh
Means "son of Nurzhan".
Nuss German
from Middle High German nuz ‘nut’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a gatherer and seller of nuts, or a nickname for a man thought to resemble a nut in some way
Nussrallah Arabic
Nasrallah (Arabic: نصرالله‎) is a male Arabic given name, meaning "Victory of God", and is used by Muslims and Christians alike. It may also be transliterated as Nasralla, Nasrollah, Nasrullah and Al-Nasrallah... [more]
Nute Anglo-Saxon, English
Derived from the given name Cnute. Alternatively, it may be of nickname origin, from the Old English word hnutu, which meant brown, and would have been given to someone with a brown complexion.
Nutt Estonian
Nutt is an Estonian surname meaning "nut" and also "crying" or "weeping".
Nuttall English
English: habitational name from some place named with Old English hnutu ‘nut’ + h(e)alh ‘nook’, ‘recess’. In some cases this may be Nuthall in Nottinghamshire, but the surname is common mainly in Lancashire, and a Lancashire origin is therefore more likely... [more]
Nutter English
Means either (i) "scribe, clerk" (from Middle English notere, ultimately from Latin notārius); or (ii) "person who keeps or tends oxen" (from a derivative of Middle English nowt "ox")... [more]
Nutti Sami
Derived from the given name Knut via its Finnish form Nuutti.
Nüüd Estonian
Nüüd is an Estonian surname meaning "now" or "at present".
Nuur Arabic, Somali
From the given name Nuur.
Nuut Estonian
Nuut is an an Estonian surname meaning "whip". Also, a masculine given name derived form the Scandinavian name "Knut".
Nwankwo Igbo
From the given name Nwankwo.
Nyaua Indonesian (Rare)
Originally descended from the Pamona tribe, Central Sulawesi which means stinging like a hornet.
Nyblom Swedish
Combination of Swedish ny "new" and blom "bloom".
Nyce English
Variant of Nice.
Nygård Norwegian, Swedish
Means "new farm". A combination of ny "new" and gård "farm, yard".
Nygma Popular Culture
The surname of Edward Nygma, also known as the Riddler in DC Comics. The name comes from the term enigma, meaning something that is difficult to understand.
Nyholm Swedish, Danish, Finland Swedish
Derived from Swedish and Danish ny "new" and holme "islet".
Nyhuis Dutch
Variant of Nijhuis
Nykytyn Ukrainian
From the given name Nykyta.
Nyland Norwegian
Combination of Norwegian ny "new" and land "land, yard".
Nylander Swedish
Combination of Swedish ny "new" (possibly a habitational name from a place named with this element) and the common surname suffix -ander (a combination of land "land" and the habitational suffix -er).
Nyman Swedish
A combination of Swedish ny "new" and man "man".
Nymann Danish
it had it's origin in Denmark not Germany, but is spelled with double "n" like the German word "mann"
Nyoo Indonesian
Indonesian variant of Yang via Dutch
Nys Belgian
common surname in belgium and wisonsin
Nystrøm Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish form of Nyström.