Submitted Surnames Starting with R

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RUDAT German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) name meaning "russet; auburn; reddish brown", derived from Old Prussian ruds and Lithuanian rudas.
RUDD English
A famous bearer is political activist Mark Rudd.
RUDE Norwegian, German
German: From a pet form of a personal name formed with Old High German hrōd "fame", for example RUDOLF or RÜDIGER... [more]
RUDEEN Swedish (Archaic)
Variant or possibly an anglicized form of RUDÉN. Rudeen is currently not used in Sweden. One known bearer, bishop Torsten Rudeen (1661-1729), got his name from his father's surname Rudenius (also related to Rudén).
RUDÉN Swedish (Rare)
Swedish rud "clearing" (compare RUUD) combined with the common surname suffix -én.
RUDENKO Russian
From ruda, meaning "ochre-colored".
RÜDIGER German
Derived from the given name Rüidger
RUDNER German
German: unexplained. Perhaps a variant of REDNER.
RUDOLF German
From a personal name composed of Old High German hrōd "renown" and wolf "wolf", equivalent to English RALPH. This name is also found in Slovenia.
RUDSTRÖM Swedish
Combination of rud "deforested land, clearing" and ström "stream".
RUDZĪTIS Latvian
Derived from the word rudzi meaning "rye".
RUDZUTAKA Latvian (Rare)
Rudzutaka is compound from two words first rudzu meaning "rye" and second taka meaning "path". Rudzutaka is femenine form of surname, the masculine form of surname is Rudzutaks. Most famous person with this surname is Jānis Rudzutaks: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jānis_Rudzutaks... [more]
RUEDA Spanish
Derived from the Spanish word "rueda" meaning "wheel."
RUEDIG German
Variation of Rudig.
RUEGER German
The name was likely first bestowed on someone thought to have the characteristics of a heron as a nickname, eventually becoming a hereditary surname.
RUELAS French
A last name common in Mexico which is believed to have derived from the French word ruelle (or Portuguese word ruela) meaning lane or alley.
RUESCH German (Swiss), Jewish
Swiss/German variant of RUSCH. Meaning "shaggy," "bristly," "unkempt," or "quick."
RUF German
From a reduced form of the personal name RUDOLF.
RUFARO Shona
It is a form of the Shona name MUFARO.
RUFF English
Variant of ROLF.
RUFF German
Variant of RUF.
RUFFIN English
From the medieval French male personal name Ruffin, from Latin Rūfīnus, a derivative of Rūfus (literally "red-haired one")... [more]
RÜGA Estonian
Rüga is an Estonian surname derived from "rügama" meaning to "toil" and "rügaja" meaning "toiler".
RUGBY English
From Rugby, Warwickshire. Originally named *Rocheberie, from Old English *Hrocaburg, 'Hroca's fort', the name was altered due to influence fort Danish settlers, with the second element being replaced with Old Norse byr, 'farm'.... [more]
RUGE German
Nickname from Middle High German ruowe, ruge ‘quiet’, ‘calm’ or Low German rug ‘rough’, ‘crude’.... [more]
RUGELEY Anglo-Saxon
A locational surname whose literal meaning is "woodland clearing on or near a ridge", derived from the Old English hrycg meaning "ridge" and leah, meaning "clearing". First recorded as a surname in Staffordshire, England, but refers to a village in Normandy called Rugles.
RUGG English
Nickname for a person associated with the color red, whether through hair color, clothing, or complexion. Accordingly, the name is derived from the Old French word ruge, meaning red.
RUGH German
A variant of the Alsacian German (and probably Swiss before that) Ruch. Also a variant of the Danish Rügh (not related as far as is known)
RUHE German
Variant of RUGE. (Rühe) is also a nickname from Rüde ‘hound.’ Habitational name from places named Rühen, Rüden, Rhüden in northern Germany.
RUHLAND German
Variation of Rüland.
RUHR German
Name given to a person who lived near the Ruhr River in Germany.
RUIBAL Galician
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the council of Moraña.
RUISARD French (Rare, ?)
Originated as a result of trade between France and the Persian Empires before the Iranian Revolution, probably during the Safavid Dynasty. The surname has its roots in the Persian RIAHI surname and the Arabic word رِيح (rīḥ) meaning "wind" and the Persian word “sered” before it was altered to fit French spelling rules.... [more]
RUITER Dutch
Derived from the Dutch noun ruiter meaning "rider, horseman".
RUKKI Estonian
Rukki is an Estonian surname derived from "rukis", meaning "rye"
RULAND German
Medieval form of ROLAND.
RULE Scottish, English
Scottish name from the lands of Rule in the parish of Hobkirk, Roxburghshire. The derivation is from the River Rule which flows through the area, and is so called from the ancient Welsh word "rhull" meaning "hasty or rushing".... [more]
RULINSKAS Lithuanian (Latinized, Rare)
Meaning and origin still unknown.
RUMBELOW English
Means "person from Rumbelow", the name of various locations in England ("three mounds").
RUMBLE English
Descended from the personal name Rumbald/Rombold, which is composed of the Germanic elements hrom "fame, glory" and bald "bold, brave".
RUMMEL German, Dutch
North German and Dutch: variant of ROMMEL.... [more]
RUMMO Estonian
Rummo is an Estonian surname, derived from "rumm" ("rum").
RUMNEY English
Variant of ROMNEY.
RUMP Estonian
Rump is an Estonian surname meaning "dugout" and "punt".
RUMPLE German
It is derived from Rumbald, an Old German personal name.
RUMPOLE English
A different form of Rumbold (from the Norman personal name Rumbald, of Germanic origin and probably meaning literally "fame-bold"). A fictional bearer of the surname is Horace Rumpole, the eccentric QC created by John Mortimer (originally for a 1975 television play).
RUMSCHLAG German
This name is possibly a derivative of the German word for "envelope" which is spelled 'Umschlag'.
RUNCIE English, Scottish
Derived from Latin runcinus, and related to the Old French "roncin", for a horse of little value. Middle English, Rouncy, as in Chaucer's Cantebury Tales.... [more]
RUNDGREN Swedish
Name means "Round branch". Given to a person who lived near a round branch.
RUNDLETT French
this is a french word for little wine barrels.
RUNDS Ancient Germanic (Rare)
The Runds surname most likely originated near the Rhine river. It comes from the Proto-Celtic word, rūnā, meaning mystery/mystic. The coat of arms dates back to the middle ages and consists of a black shield with three gold crescent moons... [more]
RÜNGAS Estonian
Rüngas is an Estonian surname meaning "rock" and "cliff".
RUNGE German
From the old word "runga", meaning stick or whip
RÜNK Estonian
Rünk is an Estonian surname meaning "crag" and "rock".
RÜNNE Estonian
Rünne is an Estonian surname meaning both "attack" and "to make inroads into something".
RUOTINA Italian
Means "wheel" in Italian. This meant that a bearer of this surname was a wheel maker.
RUSBY Scottish, English
Alternative spelling of Busby, a parish in Renfrewshire. A name well represented in the Penistone, and Cawthorne districts of the West Riding of Yorkshire.
RUSCH German
Meaning "shaggy," "bristly," "unkempt," or "quick."
RUSCHEL German
Variant of RUSCH
RUSH Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruis "descendant of Ros", a personal name perhaps derived from ros "wood". In Connacht it has also been used as a translation of Ó Luachra (see LOUGHREY).
RUSHDIE Kashmiri (Rare)
Derived from Arabic رَشَدَ (rašada) meaning "to go the right way, to follow the right course" or "to be well guided" (related to the given names RASHAD and RASHID)... [more]
RUSHER German
Americanized version of the German surname Rüscher or Roshcer. Either a topographic name for someone who lived among rushes or an occupational name for someone who created things out of rushes.
RUSS Popular Culture
Derived from Kievan Rus, an ancient state that existed in modern-day Russia. It is born by Leman Russ, Primarch of the Space Wolves from Warhammer 40,000.
RUST English, Scottish
A nickname to someone with reddish hair or a ruddy complexion.
RUSTEMOV Kazakh
Means "son of RUSTEM".
RUSTEMOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of RUSTEM".
RUSU Romanian, Moldovan
From Romanian rus meaning "Russian".
RUTH English, German (Swiss)
English: from Middle English reuthe ‘pity’ (a derivative of rewen to pity, Old English hreowan) nickname for a charitable person or for a pitiable one. Not related to the given name in this case.... [more]
RUTIGLIANO Italian
From the name of a town located in Bari Province of Apulia, Italy.
RUTLEDGE English, Scottish
Origin unknown
RUTMAN Jewish, German
1. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): origin uncertain; perhaps a variant of ROTHMAN. ... [more]
RUTMANN German
German: see RUTMAN.
RUTT English, German
English: variant of ROOT.... [more]
RUTTER English
Either (i) "player of the rote (a medieval stringed instrument played by plucking)"; or (ii) from a medieval nickname for a dishonest or untrustworthy person (from Old French routier "robber, mugger")... [more]
RUUGE Estonian
Ruuge is an Estonian surname meaning "pale brown" or "dark blonde" or "sorrel" colored.
RUUS Estonian
Ruus is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "kruus" meaning "mug", "shingle" and "ballast". Possibly derived from "rüüs" meaning "frilled".
RÜÜT Estonian
Rüüt is an Estonian surname meaning "golden plover" (Pluvialis apricaria).
RUUT Estonian
Ruut is an Estonian surname meaning "square".
RÜÜTEL Estonian
From the Estonian word rüütel, meaning "knight".
RUUTIKAINEN Finnish
A rare Finnish surname combining the word for gunpowder, "ruuti", and the common surname ending -nen. The 2017 Finnish population register indicates there are 106 Ruutikainens alive in Finland, and some sites estimate there are another ten abroad... [more]
RÜÜTLI Estonian
Rüütli is an Estonian surname, meaning "chivalric".
RUUTOPÕLD Estonian
Ruutopõld is an Estonian surname derived from "ruut (square)" and "põld" ("field").
RUUTSOO Estonian
Ruutsoo is an Estonian surname meaning "square swamp".
RUUTU Estonian
Ruutu is an Estonian surname meaning "diamond".
RUŽEK Czech
It means "rose". Derived from name Ružena.
RUŽIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Derived from ruža meaning ''rose''.
RUZICKI Polish
Ruzicki was first found in Polesie, inhabited by Ruthenians, called Polesians, of Ukrainian descent. One of the principal names of the area was the royal Clan of Poraj, of which the family name Ruzycki is a branch.
RYALL English
From any of several places in England named from Old English ryge "rye" + hyll "hill".
RYALS English
English occupational surname.
RYBACKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Poland called Rybaki, named with ryba meaning "fish".
RYBAK Polish, Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Jewish
Means "fisherman" in some Slavic languages. Derived from the word ryba "fish". A famous bearer is Byelarusian-Norwegian artist Alexander Rybak (b. 1986) who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009.
RYBAKOV Russian
Means "son of the fisher" from Russian рыбак (rybak) meaning "fisherman".
RYBALKA Ukrainian
Ukrainian surname meaning "fisherman". Derived from ryba "fish".
RYBINSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called 'Rybno'.
RYBOLOVLEV Russian
Russian occupational surname of "Fisher"
RYCROFT English
Derived from Rycroft, in the parish of Birstall, Yorkshire
RYDBERG Swedish
Combination of Swedish ryd "woodland clearing" and berg "mountain". Notable bearers are author and poet Viktor Rydberg (1828-1895) and physicist Johannes Rydberg (1854-1919).
RYDELL Swedish, English
Swedish: ornamental name composed of the place name element ryd ‘woodland clearing’ + the common suffix -ell, from the Latin adjectival ending -elius.... [more]
RYDÉN German, Swedish
Can come from the island Rügen in Germany. Bengt Rydén was the cheif editor at a Swedish magazine called Veckans Affärer.
RYERSON English (American)
Americanized spelling of Swedish Reierson or of any of its cognates, for example Dutch Ryerse, Ryersen or Norwegian and Danish Reiersen.
RYLE English
Habitational name from Royle in Lancashire (see ROYLE).
RYNE German (Swiss)
Respelling of Swiss German Rhyn, a topographic name for someone living on the Rhine river, Middle High German RIN.
RYNEARSON German, German (Swiss)
Derived from the Rhine River.
RYŠAVÝ Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak last name meaning "red-haired".
RYSER English
Variant of REISER based on the English word riser.
RYSLINK Czech (Rare)
Czech spelling or interpretation of an Irish (I think) name. First introduced in 1620 at the beginning of the 30 Years War at White Mountain near Prague, CZ when an Irish (I think) soldier fathered a Czech son... [more]
RYUEN Japanese (Rare), Popular Culture
龍 (Ryuu) means "Dragon" and 円 (En) means "Circle, Round". EN also can also mean "Garden" in this surname. ... [more]
RYŪJIN Japanese
It means "Dragon God" or "Dragon King". Using the kanjis 龍 (ryuu, ryou, tatsu) meaning "dragon", and 神 (kami, jin or shin) meaning "god". It can be read as Tatsugami as well.
RYUKO Japanese
See the Ryuko first name.
RYUMINE Japanese
竜/龍 (Ryu) means "Dragon, Imperial" and 嶺,峰,峯 (Mine) means "Peak, Summit, Mountaintop".
RYUUEN Japanese
Most common transcription of RYUEN, actually.
RYŪZAKI Japanese
This surname is used as 竜崎, 龍崎, 竜嵜 or 劉崎 with 竜 (ryuu, ryou, rou, ise, tatsu) or 龍 (ryuu, ryou, rou, tatsu), both meaning "dragon, imperial," 劉 (ryuu, ru, koro.su) meaning "faded, kill en masse, logging axe, peeling (paint off a wall, etc), sparse, weapon of war," 崎 and 嵜 (ki, sai, saki, misaki), the first meaning "cape, promontory, spit" and the second meaning "promontory, steep."... [more]
RZASA Polish
Topographic name for someone who lived near a pond where duckweed grew, from Polish rzasa ‘duckweed’.
RZEPKA Polish
from rzepka, diminutive of rzepa ‘turnip’, either a nickname or a metonymic occupational name for a peasant who grew root vegetables.
RZEWUSKI Polish
It indicates familial origin within the Podlachian village of Rzewuszki.
RZONCA Polish
Nickname from Polish dialect rzonca, standard Polish rzodca ‘land steward’.
RZUCIDLO Polish
Nickname for an eager or ebullient person from a derivative of rzucic ‘to throw’, ‘to throw oneself at someone’.
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