Submitted Surnames Starting with O

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From the given name OVADIA.
ÖVALL Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish ö "island" and vall "wall, pasture, field of grass".
OVALLE Galician
Galician topographic name from o vale ‘the valley’ (Latin uallis, ualles).
Means "over/on brook" or "over/on stream" or "over/on creek"... [more]
Derived from the Old English "ofer," meaning "seashore," or "riverbank."
OVERHOLSER German (Swiss)
The Oberholtzer family originated in the Swiss village of Oberholtz, south of Zurich, before the 15th century. However, in 1661, one family left Switzerland for the Palatinate in Germany.
Derived from the Old French name Overson, meaning "dweller by the river-banks". The name was probably brought to England in the wake of the Norman conquest of 1066.
OVERSON Danish, Norwegian
Altered spelling of Oveson, itself a patronymic from the personal name Ove, a Danish form of the older Aghi, with a second element possibly meaning "spear".
OVIIR Estonian
Oviir is an Estonian surname derived from "viir" meaning "stripe" or "streak".
OW Chinese
Variant of OU.
OWARI Japanese
From Japanese 終 (owa) meaning “last, to finish” and 里 (ri) meaning “village, the home of one’s parents, hometown”. The latter character is also an archaic Japanese unit of area.
OWNER English
From English owner meaning "a person who owns something".
OWSLEY English
Habitational name form a now lost place name in Southern England. Possibly derived from the name of the river name Ouse and Old English -leah meaning "wood".
OWUSU Western African
In the Akan language it means "strong willed and determined".
From an English place name meaning "valley of the oxen", which was derived from Old English oxa "ox" (genitive plural oxena) and denu "valley".
A notable surname used by an ancient Swedish noble family from Småland dating back to the 13th century. The name itself may mean "the ox's forehead", from the Swedish oxen, a cognate to the English plural of 'ox', and stierna, which may mean forehead, even though the modern word is panna... [more]
OYAKAWA Japanese
From the Japanese 親 (oya) "parent" and 川 (kawa) "river."
OYAMA Japanese
From the Japanese 大 (o) "big" and 山 (yama) "mountain."
OYAMADA Japanese
O means "Small", Yama means "Mountain", Da means "Field, Rice Paddy".
OYANGUREN Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of OIANGUREN.
OYARZÚN Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of OIARTZUN.
OYASKI English (American)
A surname created by Michael Oyaski (formally Michael O'Yaski). The surname is currently known to only be used by one particular branch of the O'Yaski family tree. The surname means "Dragon Rider of the West" according to members of the Oyaski family.
ỌYÁWÁLÉ Yoruba, Nigerian
Means "the river goddess came home" in Yoruba.
Meaning unknown.
A name from the history of the urhobo culture. It's been noted that the name indicate strength and is the name attached to it. The important vice of the tradition. Leads trivial matters in hope for liberty.
OZAKI Japanese
A variant of OSAKI. O means "Big" and Zaki means "Peninsula, Cape, Promontory".
ÖZALP Turkish
Comes from Özalp, Van, Turkey
Ožana - ožanka (Teucrium) - Osana - OSANNA, OSANKA (german) - HOSANA (hebrew)... [more]
OZAWA Japanese
A variant of Osawa, meaning the same: O means "Gerat, Large and Sawa means "Marsh, Swamp".
ÖZCAN Turkish
Means "pure soul" in Turkish.
Özdemir literally means "pure iron" in Turkish, however means "one who is strong like his genealogy iron".
OZDOEV Ingush (Russian)
Russified form of an Ingush family name, which is derived the old Ingush personal name Ozda used by members of the Ozda teip (clan). The name itself is of disputed origin and meaning, though it is thought to be of non-Nakh, Perso-Arabic origin... [more]
OZEROV Russian
From Russian озеро (ozero) meaning "lake".
ÖZIL Turkish
Meaning "own land".
ÖZKAN Turkish
Özkan means "pure blood" in Turkish.
Feminine counterpart of OZOLIŅŠ.
ÖZTÜRK Turkish
From the given name ÖZTÜRK.
OZU Japanese (Rare)
In this surname can mean "Small" and Zu means "Harbor". This is how Yasujiro Ozu's surname is written. He was a director of films.
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