Submitted Surnames Starting with R

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RODDY Irish, Welsh
Derived from the Gaelic name Ó Rodaigh and linked to the given name RODDY meaning spirited or fierce
RODÉ Ancient Greek
A man said it was a location.
RODELA Galician
Possibly habitational name from a place called Rodel (in A Coruña province, Galicia), derived from a diminutive of roda "wheel".
RODERICK Welsh (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of the personal name Rhydderch, originally a byname meaning "reddish brown".
RODHAM English
From Roddam in Northumberland. The name is thought to have derived from Germanic *rodum, meaning 'forest clearing'.
RODIA Italian
Habitational name from Rodia, a locality in Messina, Sicily.
RODIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Possibly derived from roda (рода), meaning "stork".
RODIONOV Russian
Means "son of RODION".
RODMAN English
The surname Rodman is an ancient English surname, derived from a trade name, "men who were by the tenure or customs of their lands to ride with or for the lord of the manor about his business". The most famous bearer of this name is the basketball player Dennis Rodman.
RODRIGO Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name RODRIGO.
RODRIKSEN Norwegian (Rare)
Means 'Son of Rodrik'. Rodrik is the Swedish and Norwegian form of RODERICK.
RODRIKSSON Swedish (Rare)
Means 'Son of Rodrik'. Rodrik is the Swedish and Norwegian form of RODERICK.
RODWELL English
Rodwell, a name of Anglo-Saxon origin, is a locational surname deriving from any one of various places in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, and Kent, England. In English, the meaning of the name Rodwell is "Lives by the spring near the road".
ROE English
Nickname for a timid person, derived from the Middle English ro meaning "roe"; also a midland and southern form of RAY.
ROE Norwegian
Habitational surname for any of the several farmsteads named Roe or Røe, derived from the Old Norse ruð meaning "clearing".
ROEBER Low German
Habitational name from a place named Roben, for example in Thuringia or Schleswig. From a Germanic personal name based on hrod ‘renown’, ‘victory’. Low German variant of RÄUBER and Rauber.
ROEL English, Spanish, Dutch, German
From the name ROELAND, meaning "famous country".
ROELFS Dutch
Means "son of ROELF".
ROELOFS Dutch
Variant of ROELFS, meaning "son of ROELOF".
ROELOFSEMA Frisian
Possibly meaning "son of ROELOF". Variant of ROELOFSMA.
ROELOFSMA Frisian
Possibly means "son of ROELOF".
ROESCHLAUB German (Rare, Archaic)
Comes from the Bavarian meaning 'Rustling Leaves'
ROFFEY English
There are two small villages named "Roffey". One in England, near Horsham, and one in France, Burgundy. The name is of Norman orgin. First mentioned in (surviving English documents) in 1307 when a George Roffey buys a house... [more]
ROGAN Irish
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó RUADHAGÁIN ‘son of RUADHAGÁN’, a personal name from a diminutive of ruadh ‘red’.
ROGIN Jewish
Habitational name from any of various villages named Rogi or from Rogin, all in Belarus.
ROGIŃSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Rogi, named with meaning róg "horn".
ROHE Low German
The surname ROHE is from a short form of a Germanic formed with Middle High German Rouen 'to roar' or old High German ruin 'Care' , 'intent' (See roch).
ROHEMAA Estonian
Rohemaa is an Estonian surname meaning "green land".
ROHI Estonian
Rohi is an Estonian surname meaning "grass" or "pasturage".
ROHME German
From the Germanic personal name RUOM (Old High German hruom ‘fame’), a short form of RUOMBALD and similar personal names containing this element.
ROHR German, Jewish
Topographic name for someone who lived in an area thickly grown with reeds, from Middle High German ror. Also a habitational name from one of the several places named with this word.
ROHRBACH German, German (Swiss)
German and Swiss German: habitational name from any of numerous places called Rohrbach (‘reed brook’ or ‘channel brook’) in many parts of Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. It is a common surname in Pennsylvania.
ROHRLACH German (Rare), American
Form a place name, e.g., Rohrlach (Kreis Hirschberg) in Silesia (now Trzcińsko, Poland)
ROHRSEN German
Unknown source.
ROHT Estonian
Roht is an Estonian surname meaning "veld".
ROHTLA Estonian
Rohtla is an Estonian surname meaning "veld", "prairie" and "steppe".
ROHULAID Estonian
Estonian surname meaning "grassland islet".
ROHUMAA Estonian
Rohumaa is an Estonian surname meaning "grassland" and "meadow".
RÕIGAS Estonian
Rõigas is an Estonian surname menaing "radish".
ROISUM Norwegian
Habitational name from the farmstead in Sogn named Røysum, from the dative plural of Old Norse reysi ‘heap of stones’.
ROITH Ancient Irish
Roith, Ruith = "Wheel" / Mug Ruith/Mogh Roith = "Servant of the wheel"... [more]
RÕIVAS Estonian
Rõivas is an Estonian surname meaning "garment".
ROJAN Spanish
Variant of ROJAS.
ROKA Japanese
Japanese name meaning "White crest of the wave".
ROLAND French, German, Scottish
French, German, English, and Scottish: from a Germanic personal name composed hrod ‘renown’ + -nand ‘bold’, assimilated to -lant ‘land’. (Compare ROWLAND).... [more]
RÓLANDSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of RÓLAND" in Icelandic.
RÓLANDSSON Icelandic
Means "son of RÓLAND" in Icelandic.
ROLF German
English: Composed of the Germanic elements hrod ‘renown’ + wulf ‘wolf’. This name was especially popular among Nordic peoples in the contracted form HRÓLFR and seems to have reached England by two separate channels; partly through its use among pre-Conquest Scandinavian settlers, partly through its popularity among the Normans, who, however, generally used the form ROU (see ROLLO).... [more]
ROLF English
From the Middle English personal name Rolf, composed of the Germanic elements hrōd "renown" and wulf "wolf". This name was especially popular among Nordic peoples in the contracted form Hrólfr, and seems to have reached England by two separate channels; partly through its use among pre-Conquest Scandinavian settlers, partly through its popularity among the Normans, who, however, generally used the form Rou(l) (see ROLLO).
ROLFE English
Variant of ROLF.
ROLFS German
This surname means "son of ROLF," a patronymic surname from northern Germany.
ROLFSEN Norwegian
Means "son of ROLF".
ROLL Upper German, German, English
German: from Middle High German rolle, rulle ‘roll’, ‘list’, possibly applied as a metonymic occupational name for a scribe.... [more]
ROLLE English
Variant of ROLL.
ROLLIN English, German
English: variant of Rolling.... [more]
ROLLO Scottish
From a Latinized form, common in early medieval documents, of the personal name Rou(l), the usual Norman form of ROLF.
ROLLOOS Dutch
Possibly derived from the given name ROLLO.
ROLLS English
Possibly derived from the Latin word rotus, meaning "wheel". It would indicate one who built wheels as a living. A famous bearer was American inventor and entrepreneur Charles Rolls (1877-1910), founder of the Rolls-Royce Ltd along with Henry Royce (1863-1933).
ROLSTON English
English habitational name from any of various places, such as Rowlston in Lincolnshire, Rolleston in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, and Staffordshire, or Rowlstone in Herefordshire, near the Welsh border... [more]
ROMÁN Spanish, Hungarian
From the given name ROMÁN.
ROMAN Catalan, French, Polish, English, German, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
From the Latin personal name ROMANUS, which originally meant "Roman". This name was borne by several saints, including a 7th-century bishop of Rouen.
ROMAÑA Spanish
Habitational name from the Italian city of ROMAGNA.
ROMANA Catalan, French, Italian, Polish, English (Rare), German, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
From the feminine form of the Latin personal name ROMANUS, which originally meant "Roman".
ROMANESCU Romanian
Patronymic from the given name ROMAN.
ROMANOVA Russian
Means "daughter of ROMAN".
ROMANOW Polish
Polish spelling of Russian ROMANOFF.
ROMANSEN Danish, Norwegian
Means 'Son of ROMAN'.
ROMANSKY Czech, Slovak, Polish, Russian
In Czech and Slovak usage, it is a habitational name from Romanov, a village in central Bohemia. In Polish usage, it is a habitational name for someone from any of several places in Poland called Romany, named with the personal name ROMAN... [more]
ROMASHKIN Russian
Derived from diminutive form ROMASHKA of Russian given name ROMAN.
ROMEKA Lithuanian (Latinized)
From the Latin for "of Rome"
ROMEO Italian
From the given name ROMEO.
ROMIE Italian
From a diminutive of ROMAN or its derivative names.
ROMINE English, Dutch
From Rome
ROMMEL Upper German, Dutch
Nickname for an obstreperous person, from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch rummeln, rumpeln to make a noise, create a disturbance (of imitative origin). Variant of RUMMEL.
ROMNEY English
English: habitational name from a place in Kent, so called from an obscure first element, rumen, + Old English ea ‘river’ (see RYE).
ROMP English, German
Likely a variant of RUMP.
ROMWE English
likes to dress up
RON Spanish, Galician
Habitational name from a town called Ron in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain.
RONALD English
Derived from the given name RONALD.
RONEY Irish (Anglicized, Modern, Archaic)
The most common Irish variant of ROONEY primarily concentrated in the Ulster counties of Down, Louth, Armagh, Fermanagh, Monaghan, and Sligo. From the Gaelic O'Ruanaidh and O'Ruanadha which means the descendant of the champion of ulster... [more]
RÕNGAS Estonian
Rõngas is an Estonian surname meaning "ring", "annulet", "wreath" and "coil" (circular).
RONK Estonian
Ronk is an Estonian surname meaning "raven".
RÖNN Swedish
Means "rowan" in Swedish.
RØNNING Norwegian
From Old Norse Ryðningr, from ruð "clearing".
RÖNNLUND Swedish
Combination of Swedish RÖNN "rowan" and LUND "grove".
ROÑO Spanish
masculine form of roña which means dirt
RONSON English
Means "son of RON"
RÖNTGEN German
Meaning uncertain. This was the name of German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845-1923) who discovered and studied x-rays. Röntgen called the radiation "X" because it was an unknown type of radiation... [more]
ROO Estonian
Roo is an Estonian surname derived from "roog" ("reed" or "cane") or "roos" ("rose").
ROOBA Estonian
Rooba is an Estonian surname, derived from "roobas", meaning "ditch" or "rut".
ROOG Estonian
Roog is an Estonian surname meaning "reed".
ROOK English
From a medieval nickname for someone thought to resemble a rook (e.g. in having black hair or a harsh voice).
ROOL Estonian
Rool is an Estonian surname meaning "wheel" and "helm".
ROOLAID Estonian
Roolaid is an Estonian surname meaning "reedy islet".
RÕÕM Estonian
Rõõm is an Estonian surname meaning "gladness".
ROOME English
Variant of ROME.
ROOMET Estonian
Roomet is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name) derived from the masculine given name "Roomet".
RÕÕMUS Estonian
Rõõmus is an Estonian surname meaning "glad" or "joyful".
ROONEY Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruanaidh "descendant of Ruanadh", a byname meaning "champion".
RÖÖP Estonian
Rööp is an Estonian surname meaning "parallel" and "beside".
ROOP Dutch
Dutch: from a short form of the Germanic personal name ROBRECHT.
ROOS Estonian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, German (Swiss), Low German
Means "rose" in Estonian and Dutch. Swedish and Danish variant of ROS, also meaning "rose". This could be a locational name for someone living near roses, an occupational name for someone who grew roses, or a nickname for someone with reddish skin.
ROOSILEHT Estonian
Roosileht is an Estonian surname meaning "rose leaf".
ROOSIMÄGI Estonian
Roosimägi is an Estonian surname meaning "rose mountain".
ROOSIPUU Estonian
Roosipuu is an Estonian surname meaning "rose wood".
ROOSNUPP Estonian
Roosnupp is an Estonian surname meaning "rosebud".
ROOSSAAR Estonian
Roossaar is an Estonian surname meaning "rose island".
ROOST Estonian
Roost is an Estonian surname meaning "reedy".
ROOT English, Dutch
English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English rote ‘glad’ (Old English rot). ... [more]
ROOTARE Estonian
Rootare is an Estonian surname meaning "reed hut/house".
ROOTS Estonian
Roots is an Estonian surname meaning "leaf stalk" or "stem". May also derive from "rootslane", meaning "Swede".
ROOTSLANE Estonian
Rootslane is an Estonian surname meaning "Swede".
ROOTSMAA Estonian
Rootsmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "leaf stalk/stem land".
ROOTSMÄE Estonian
Rootsmäe is an Estonian surname meaning "leaf stalk/stem hill/mountain".
ROOVÄLI Estonian
Rooväli is an Estonian surname meaning "cane/reed field".
ROPER English
English: occupational name for a maker or seller of rope, from an agent derivative of Old English rāp ‘rope’. See also ROOP.
ROS Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Valle de Santibáñez.
ROS Swedish
Means "rose" in Swedish.
ROSAS Spanish, Catalan
Variants of ROSA or ROSALES.
ROSBERG German
Meaning "rose" "mountain"
ROSELAND English
Americanized form of Norwegian Røys(e)land; a habitational name from about 30 farmsteads, many in Agder, named from Old Norse reysi ‘heap of stones’ + land ‘land’, ‘farmstead’.
ROSELL Swedish
Combination of ros "rose" and the common surname suffix -ell.
ROSEMA Frisian
Variant spelling of ROZEMA.
ROSEMAN English
From the Norman feminine name ROSAMUND.
ROSÉN Swedish
Combination of Swedish ros "rose" and the common Swedish surname suffix -én.
ROSEN German, Jewish
Means "Roses" in German
ROSENBAUM German
Habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a rosebush, Middle High German rōsenboum.
ROSENBAUM Jewish
Ornamental adoption of modern German Rosenbaum "rose bush".
ROSENBLUTH Jewish
Means "rose bloom" in Middle High German.
ROSENBORG Norwegian
Norwegian form of ROSENBERG.
ROSENCRANTZ German
Means "rose wreath" in German.
ROSENHEIM German (Rare)
Derived from "home of roses".
ROSENTHAL German, Jewish
name for any of numerous places named rosenthal or rosendahl. means " rose valley"
ROSENZWEIG German, Jewish
A German and Jewish surname, meaning "rose twig" or "branch".
ROSER German
German: topographic name for "someone who lived at a place where wild roses grew" (see Rose 1), with the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.German (Röser): habitational name from places called Rös, Roes, or Rösa in Bavaria, Rhineland, and Saxony, or a variant of Rosser.Swiss German (Röser): from a short form of a Germanic personal name based on hrod "renown".English: "unexplained".
ROSEVEAR Cornish, English
From the name of a Cornish village near St Mawgan which derives from Celtic ros "moor, heath" and vur "big".
ROSEWOOD English
Denoting someone who came from a rose wood or grove.
ROSI Greek, Italian
Greek: Metronymic from the female personal name Rosa, or alternatively a variant of ROSSO.... [more]
ROSIER French
French for "rose tree" or "rose bush". A common surname in Francophone areas. It is also the name of a fallen angel who was considered the patron demon of tainted love and seduction.
ROSMARIN German
According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosemary and Latin dictonaries the name Rosmarin derives from the Latin words 'ros' ('dew' or 'tear') and 'marin' ('sea')... [more]
ROSSBACH Jewish
Jewish or Eastern European
ROSSDALE Jewish
Anglicized variant of German-Jewish ROSENTHAL.... [more]
ROSSEAU French, American
Variant spelling of ROUSSEAU. Comes from the Old French word rous meaning "red", likely a nickname for someone with red hair or a particularly rosy complexion.
RÖSSEL German
Means "knight" in German.
ROSSIE English
Possibly a variant of ROSSI.
ROSSIGNOL French
Means "nightingale" in French, used as a nickname for person with a good singing voice, or ironically, for a raucous person.
ROSSING Norwegian
ross (came from scotland) ing - added in Norway
ROSSO Italian
Variant of RUSSO.
ROST German
From a nickname for a red-haired person, from Middle High German rost meaning ‘rust’.
ROST German
A metonymic occupational name for a limeburner or blacksmith, from Middle High German, Middle Low German rōst meaning ‘grate, grill’ or Middle High German rōst(e) meaning ‘fire, embers, pyre, grate’ (typically one for burning lime).
ROSTAMZADEH Persian
From the given name ROSTAM combined with the Persian suffix زاده (-zâde) meaning "offspring".
ROSTOV Russian, Literature
Either derived from Rostov Oblast, a Russian federal subject, the town of Rostov in Yaroslavl Oblast, or Rostov-on-Don, a Russian city in the Rostov Oblast. This is also the surname of multiple characters from Leo Tolstoy's 1869 novel "War and Peace".
ROSTOVA Russian
Feminine form of ROSTOV.
ROSTWOROWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Rostworowo.
ROSYA Ukrainian (Modern), Russian (Modern)
Either a shortened version of "Rossiya", which is Russian for "Russia", or the Russian and Ukrainian version of Rose.
ROSZHART German
The original spelling of the name is Roßhart. Roß means "horse" and hart means "hard" in German. The name was changed when the family immigrated to the United States in the 1850's. Some took on the name "Rosshart", and some "Roszhart" as the ß has the "sss" sound.
ROTHBERG German
From the elements rot "red" and berg "mountain" meaning "red mountain".
ROTHCHILDS Ancient Celtic
Scottish circa 1500-1600. See Neil Oliver's book 'The Vikings' for mention of Rothkilde
ROTHFUS German
Middle High German rot "red" + vuoz "foot", a nickname for someone who followed the fashion for shoes made from a type of fine reddish leather. Or a variant of Rotfuchs, from the Middle Low German form fos "fox", a nickname for a clever person.
ROTHMAN German, Jewish
German (ROTHMANN) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a person with red hair, from an elaborated form of ROTH 1. ... [more]
ROTHMANN German
German: see ROTHMAN.
ROTHSTEIN German, Jewish
From German rot meaning "red" and stein meaning "stone".
ROTHWELL English
An English surname meaning 'Lives by the red spring"
ROTSTEIN German
German surname that means "red stone".
ROTT German
As far as I've researched the name dates back to a man by the name of Count Palatine Kuno von Rott (~1083). After he got land from the Pfalzfrafs which seem to be a nobile family line.... [more]
ROTTEN Popular Culture
From the English word rotten, meaning "In a state of decay/cruel, mean, immoral/bad, horrible". In the Icelandic children's television program LazyTown, Robbie Rotten is the main antagonist of the show who desires silence and peace, continuously formulates reckless schemes that often feature him masquerading in various disguises as a means of hoodwinking or tempting residents away from an active lifestyle... [more]
ROTTSCHEIT German
Modernization of Rotscheidt, also a city in Germany (Rottscheidt) bearing another modern alternate spelling. When broken down it ultimately means "red" and "piece of wood", implying that the families of today descends from woodwrokers.
ROUBICHOU English
Diminutive of ROBERT.
ROUDEBUSH Dutch (Americanized), Belgian (Americanized)
Americanized form of Dutch and Belgian Ronderbosch or Rondenbosch, a habitational name for someone from Ronderbos in Dilbeek, Brabant, or Ronden Bos in Maldegen, East Flanders.
ROUGE French
Nickname for someone with a ruddy complexion.
ROUGEAU French
Diminutive of Rouge, a nickname for someone with a ruddy complexion.
ROUGH English
A topographic name referring to a dwelling with uncultivated ground, ultimately deriving from Olde English ruh meaning "rough".
ROUHANI Persian
Means "cleric, clergyman" or "clean, pure, good" in Persian.
ROUNDTREE English
Variant spelling of ROWNTREE.
ROURKE Irish
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó RUAIRC ‘descendant of Ruarc’, Old Gaelic RUADHRAC, a personal name from Norse HROTHREKR (see RODERICK)... [more]
ROUSE English
nickname for a person with red hair, from Middle English, Old French rous ‘red(-haired)’
ROUSOPOULOS Greek
Meaning "of Russian descent".
ROUSSOS Greek
Originally a nickname for a red-haired or blond person, derived from Greek ρούσος (roúsos) "red".
RÖVER German
This surname was originally used as a derogative nickname for an unscrupulous individual, from Middle Low German rover meaning "pirate, robber."
ROVER English, German (Anglicized)
This surname is derived from Middle English roof (from Old English hrof) combined with the agent suffix (i)er, which denotes someone who does/works with something. Thus, the surname was originally used for a constructor or repairer of roofs.... [more]
ROVIARO Italian (Modern)
From northern Italy
ROVIRA Catalan
Topographic name for someone who lived by an oak wood, from Catalan rovira meaning "oak wood, oak grove".
ROVNÁK Czech
Habitational name from places named Rovné and/or Rovný.
ROWE Jewish
A shortened form of the surname Horowitz, a variant of the surname Horovic, from the town of Horovice, Czech Republic.
ROWELL English
From a diminutive of ROWLAND or ROLF or a location name meaning "rough hill".
ROWETT English
English from a medieval personal name composed of the Germanic elements hrod ‘renown’ + wald ‘rule’, which was introduced into England by Scandinavian settlers in the form Róaldr, and again later by the Normans in the form Rohald or ROALD... [more]
ROWLEY English
Anglo Saxon Name- locational, comes from several places in England such as in Devonshire, Yorkshire, County Durham and Staffordshire. It means ' rough wood or clearing', from the Old English 'run' meaning rough and 'leah', meaning clearing in a wood.
ROWLING English
From diminutives for the given names ROLLO or ROLF. Famous bearer is the author of the HARRY POTTER series, J. K. Rowling whose initials stand for JOANNE KATHLEEN.
ROWSON English (British, Anglicized)
The ancestors of the Rowson family first reached the shores of England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Their name is derived from the Norman given name Ralph. This name, which also occurs as Ralf, Rolf, and Raoul, is adapted from the Old French given name Raol.... [more]
ROYAL English
From the given name ROYAL.
ROYAMA Japanese
means wax. means mountain.
ROYBAL Galician (Hispanicized)
Castellanized form of RUIBAL.
ROYZNBARG Yiddish
Yiddish form of ROSENBERG.
ROZELLE French
Beautiful flower from France brought over by an immigrant named Page Rozelle. People said when she said something nice or touched you, good luck would come to you.
ROZEMA Frisian
Possibly a contraction of Roelfsema meaning "son of ROELF". Also spelled Rosema, Roosma, Rozeman.
ROZEWICZ Polish
The origin of this surname is unknown, but is Polish.... [more]
ROZWADOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Rozwady or Rozwadów in Biała Podlaska voivodeship.
RUA Jewish (Rare)
Israel, Spain
RUADHAGIN Irish
Meaning, ‘son of RUADHAGÁN.’
RUBALCAVA Spanish
Habitational name for someone originally from the town of Rubalcaba in Cantabria, Spain. The name itself is derived from Arabic الربع الخالي (ar-rubʿ al-ḵālī) meaning "the Empty Quarter", referring to the Rub' al Khali desert in the Arabian Peninsula.
RUBIN Jewish
From the given name REUBEN.
RUBINOV Russian, Jewish
Means "son of RUBIN" in Russian, though it could also be derived from Russian рубин (rubin) "ruby".
RUBINSTEIN German, Jewish, Polish
Means "ruby stone", from rubin and stein. Rubin means "ruby" in German and stein means "stone" in German.
RUCCI Italian
Patronymic from the personal name Ruccio, from a short form of various pet names formed with this suffix, as for example Gasparuccio (from Gaspari) or Baldassaruccio (from Baldasare).
RUCH German (Swiss)
It was originally a nickname for a greedy person, from Middle High German ruoch ‘eager,’ ‘intent.’... [more]
RUCINSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Ruciany in Siedlce.
RUCKER German
Middle High German: nickname rucken "to move or draw". North German: nickname from Middle Low German rucker "thief", "greedy or acquisitive person". German: from a reduced form of the Germanic personal name RUDIGER... [more]
RÜCKMANN German
From a Germanic personal name based on hrok "intent", "eager" (Old High German ruoh).
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