Submitted Surnames Starting with V

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VAADERPALL Estonian
Vaaderpall is an Estonian surname meaning "level mark".
VAAGE Norwegian
Variant of WAAGE.
VAAKS Estonian
Vaaks is an Estonian surname meaning "elecampane" ("Inula helenium", also called "horse-heal" or "elfdock").
VÄÄN Estonian
Vään is an Estonian surname meaning "climbing".
VAANE Estonian
Vaane is an Estonian surname meaning "pious" and "devout".
VÄÄR Estonian
Väär is an Estonian surname meaning "false" and "wrong".
VAARIK Estonian
Vaarik is an Estonian surname derived from "vaarikas" meaning "raspberry".
VAARMETS Estonian
Vaarmets is an Estonian surname meaning "hill forest".
VÄÄRSI Estonian
Väärsi is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "vääris", meaning "costly", "noble" and "valuable".
VÄÄRT Estonian
Väärt is an Estonian surname meaning "worth".
VÄÄRTNÕU Estonian
Väärtnõu is an Estonian surname meaning "advice worthy".
VÄÄT Estonian
Väät is an Estonian surname meaning "withe", "tendril" and "vine".
VABAMÄE Estonian
Vabamäe is an Estonian surname meaning "unoccupied/vacant hill/mountain".
VĂCĂRESCU Romanian
Patronymic derived from Romanian văcar meaning "cowherd".
VACCARINO Italian
From a diminutive of the occupational name VACCARO meaning "cowherd".
VACHON French
French definition, cattle herder. Vashon English variant. Vaca Spanish.
VĀCIETIS Latvian
Means "German (person)".
VÁCLAVÍK Czech, Slovak
Václavík is nickname for Slavic name Václav.
VADÁSZ Hungarian
Hungarian surname meaning "hunter".
VADEBONCOEUR French (Quebec)
Means "go with a merry heart" in French. This was a secondary surname, common among soldiers, which has been adopted as a principal surname.
VADELOV Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush family name, which is from the name of an Ingush teip (clan) which is of disputed origin, possibly derived from Ingush да (da) meaning "father", Arabic وَعْد (waʿd) meaning "promise" (through Turkish vaat), or from the hypothetical name Vadel derived from Lezgin вад (vad) meaning "five" (hypothetically given to the fifth-born child of a family).
VADEN English, Swedish
Apparently of English origin, but of unexplained etymology. ... [more]
VADER German (Rare)
From Middle Low German vader meaning ‘father’, ‘senior’; in the Middle Ages this was used a term of address for someone who was senior in rank or age.
VÆRNES Norwegian
Værnes is a village in the municipality of Stjørdal in Nord-Trøndelag county in Mid-Norway. The original spelling of the village's name was Vannes and it is a combination of var "calm, quiet" and nes "headland"... [more]
VAGA Estonian
Vaga is an Estonian surname meaning "devout" and "pious".
VAGABOV Chechen, Dagestani
Means "son of VAGAB".
VÅGE Norwegian
Habitational name from any of several farms named Våge, derived from Old Norse vágr "bay, inlet, fjord".
VÁGÓ Hungarian
Occupational name for a wood- or stonecutter, or butcher, from vágni ‘to cut’.
VAGU Estonian
Vagu is an Estonian surname meaning "furrow".
VAGULA Estonian, Brazilian
Vagula is the name of a village and a lake in Võru Parish, Võru County in southern Estonia.
VAHE Estonian
Vahe is an Estonian surname meaning "middle".
VAHEJÕE Estonian
Vahejõe is an Estonian surname meaning "mid/dividing river".
VAHEMAA Estonian
Vahemaa is an Estonian surname meaning "middle land".
VAHEMETS Estonian
Vahemets is an Estonian surname meaning "middle/dividing forest".
VAHENÕMM Estonian
Vahenõmm is an Estonian surname meaning "dividing/middle heath".
VAHER Estonian
Vaher is an Estonian surname meaning "maple".
VAHESAAR Estonian
Vahesaar is an Estonian surname meaning "middle island".
VAHESALU Estonian
Vahesalu is an Estonian surname meaning "dividing/middle grove".
VÄHI Estonian
Vähi is an Estonian surname, derived from "vähim", meaning "smallest" or "lightest".
VAHI Estonian
Vahi is an Estonian surname meaning "watch" or "guard"; derived from "vahimees", meaning "watchman".
VÄHK Estonian
Vähk is an Estonian surname meaning "crayfish".
VAHTMAA Estonian
Vahtmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "foam/lather land".
VAHTRA Estonian
Vahtra is an Estonian surname meaning "maple" (Aceraceae).
VAHTRAMÄE Estonian
Vahtramäe is an Estonian surname meaning "maple hill/mountain".
VAIK Estonian
Vaik is an Estonian surname meaning both "quiet/still ("vaikus") and "resin/pitch", "tar".
VAIKJÄRV Estonian
Vaikjärv is an Estonian surname meaning "quiet/still lake".
VAIKLA Estonian
Vaikla is an Estonian surname meaning "quiet area".
VÄIKMERI Estonian
Väikmeri is an Estonian surname meaning "small sea".
VAIKSAAR Estonian
Vaiksaar is an Estonian surname meaing "quiet/still ("vaikus") island ("saar")". May also come from "väike saar", meaning "little island".
VAIKSOO Estonian
Vaiksoo is an Estonian surname meaning "quiet/still swamp".
VAIKVEE Estonian
Vaikvee is an Estonian surname meaning "quiet/still water".
VAILLANCOURT French (Quebec)
Possibly a variant of Valencourt. This is the surname of a noble family who probably lived near Willencourt.
VAILLANT French
From a medieval nickname for a brave person (from Old French vaillant "brave, sturdy").
VAIN Estonian
Vain is an Estonian surname meaning "village common", or "village green".
VAINKÜLA Estonian
Vainküla is an Estonian surname meaning "(village) green/common village"
VAINMÄE Estonian
Vainmäe is an Estonian surname meaning "(village) green/common hill/mountain".
VAINO Estonian
Vaino is an Estonian surname, derived from the patronymic given name Vaino.
VAINUMÄE Estonian
Vainumäe is an Estonian surname derived from "vainurästas", meaning "redwing blackbird" (Turdus iliacus) and "mäe", meaning ""hill".
VÄISÄNEN Finnish
Topographic name from väisä meaning either meaning "road" or "sign placed on the ice" + the common surname suffix -nen.
VAITOV Crimean Tatar
Means "son of VAIT".
VÄITS Estonian
Väits is an Estonian surname derived from "väit" meaning "insist".
VAKHAEV Chechen
Means "son of VAKHA".
VAKK Estonian
Vakk is an Estonian surname meaning "granary bin".
VAL Spanish, French
It means valley. It comes from Britain and then moved to Aragón (Spain).
VALADEZ Asturian, Spanish, Mexican
Asturian-Leonese variant of VALDEZ.
VALANČIŪNAS Lithuanian (Rare)
Derived from the place name Valančiūnai.... [more]
VALARES ?
Person of the East.
VALDERRAMA Spanish
Habitational name from any of the places named Valderrama, as for example in Burgos province.
VALDÉS Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
VALDOVIÑO Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
VALDRE Estonian
Valdre is an Estonian surname possibly derived from the masculine given name "Valter", or relating to a "parish" or "borough" ("vald").
VALE English
Topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, Middle English vale (Old French val, from Latin vallis). The surname is now also common in Ireland, where it has been Gaelicized as de Bhál.
VALE Galician, Aragonese
Topographic name from val "valley", or habitational name from any of the places named with this word.
VALEE German
From French origin, denoting someone who lives or comes from a valley.
VALEN English, Scottish
English and Scottish: from a medieval personal name, Latin VALENTINUS, a derivative of VALENS (see also VALENTE), which was never common in England, but is occasionally found from the end of the 12th century, probably as the result of French influence... [more]
VALENTE Italian, Galician, Portuguese
Italian, Galician, and Portuguese: nickname from valente ‘brave’, ‘valiant’.... [more]
VALENTÍN Spanish, Slovak
From the given name VALENTÍN.
VALENTIN French, Italian, Romanian, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Czech, Russian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian, Jewish
From the given name VALENTIN. It was sometimes adopted as a personal name by Jews.
VALENTINOVA Bulgarian
Means "daughter of VALENTIN".
VALENTINS English, Portuguese
Derived from the given name VALENTIN.
VALENTYN Ukrainian
From the given name VALENTYN.
VALENZUELA Spanish
Habitational name from places named Valenzuela in Córdoba and Ciudad Real. The place name is a diminutive of Valencia, literally "Little Valencia".
VALEZ Spanish
I think it is of Spanish Background possibly meaning 'Soldier' or 'Guard'. ... [more]
VALGAÑÓN Spanish
This indicates familial within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
VALGE Estonian
Valge is an Estonian surname meaning "white".
VALGEMÄE Estonian
Valgemäe is an Estonian surname meaning "white hill".
VALGEPEA Estonian
Valgepea is an Estonian surname meaning "white head".
VÄLI Estonian
Väli is an Estonian surname meaning "field".
VALIANT English, Scottish, Irish
Derived from Old French vaillant meaning "heroic, courageous".
VƏLIYEV Azerbaijani
Means "son of VƏLI".
VALIYEV Azerbaijani
Alternate transcription of VƏLIYEV.
VÄLJA Estonian
Välja is an Estonian surname meaning "outside" and "afield".
VÄLJAOTS Estonian
Väljaots is an Estonian surname meaning "out/afield (of the) cusp/tip".
VÄLJAS Estonian
Väljas is an Estonian surname meaning "afield" or "out in the open".
VÄLJATAGA Estonian
Väljataga is an Estonian surname meaning "outside behind/at the back of".
VALJEAN Literature
Meaning unknown. Jean Valjean is the name of the ex-convict, mayor, and gaurdian of the child Cosette in Victor Hugo's 'Les Miserables'. (1862)
VÄLK Estonian
Välk is an Estonian surname meaning "lightning".
VALKEAPÄÄ Finnish
From the Finnish valkea meaning "white", and pää meaning "head" or "tip".
VALL Estonian
Vall is an Estonian surname meaning "wall" or "berm".
VALLANCE English
Means "person from Valence", southeastern France (probably "place of the brave").
VALLE Spanish, Filipino, Italian
Habitational name from any of the many places named with valle "valley", or topographic name for someone who lived in a valley (Latin vallis).
VALLEY English
Topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, Middle English valeye.
VALLIE German
Probably an altered spelling of German VALEE, a fairly common surname of French origin denoting someone who lived in a valley. The name in Germany is also spelled WALLEE.
VALLIKIVI Estonian
Vallikivi is an Estonian surname meaning "wall stone".
VALLIN Swedish
Combination of either Latin vallis "valley" or Swedish vall "wall, pasture, field of grass" and the commons surname suffix -in.
VALLIVEERE Estonian
Valliveere is an Estonian surname meaning "bank/embankment rolling".
VÄLLO Estonian
Vällo is an Estonian surname, possibly a corruption of "väli" meaning "field" and "plain".
VALMER Estonian (?)
Surname which is believed to have originated in Estonia, although its meaning is unknown.
VALMONT English, French
Means "Hill of the vale"
VALMORIDA Filipino, Cebuano
Means "valley of the forest field" derived from Spanish val, a contraction of valle meaning "valley", combined with Japanese 森 (mori) meaning "forest, woods" and 田 (ta) "paddy, field" (see MORITA).
VALO Finnish
means "light" in finnish
VALORE Italian
Meaning - Value
VAMMUS Estonian
Vammus is an Estonian surname meaning "jacket" and "doublet".
VAMPYR English (American)
A gothic surname.
VAN Chinese (Russified)
Russified form of WANG (1) used by ethnic Chinese living in parts of the former Soviet Union.
VANAASEME Estonian
Vanaaseme is an Estonian surname meaning "old place".
VANAGS Latvian
Means "hawk".
VANAJUUR Estonian
Vanajuur is an Estonian surname meaning "old roots/origins".
VANATOA Estonian
Vanatoa is an Estonian surname meaning "old room".
VANAVESKI Estonian
Vanaveski is an Estonian surname meaning "old mill".
VAN BEETHOVEN Flemish
Means "from the beet fields". A famous bearer of this name was German Clasical composer Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827).
VAN BLANKENBERG Dutch, Belgian
Habitational name from any of various places so called, in particular in Hennef and Gelderland, or from Blankenberge in West Flanders, Belgium.
VAN BURGEN Dutch
Comes from the Middle Dutch word "burch," or "burg," meaning a fortified town. The prefixes "Van" and "den" mean "from" and "the" respectively. Thus this surname means "from the hill". As such, it may have been topographic name for someone who lived by a citadel or walled city; or, it may have been a habitational name
VANCOUVER Dutch
Dutch name meaning "someone from Coevorden", a city in the Netherlands.
VAN DAM Dutch
Van - meaning "from the" or "of the"... [more]
VAN DAMME Dutch, Belgian
Means "from Damme", the name of towns in Belgium and Germany. A famous bearer is Belgian actor and former martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme (1960-).
VAN DE MARK Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived by a border or boundary, from Middle Dutch marke, merke meaning "boundary", "borderland".
VAN DEN BOSCH Dutch
from the bush or woods
VAN DEN GEER Dutch
Topographical name from geer 'headland'.
VAN DER Dutch
van "from"... [more]
VANDERBILT Dutch, German
Topographic name for someone living by a low hill, from Middle Low German bulte "mound", "low hill".
VAN DER GRAAF Dutch
Dutch toponymic surname. Although graaf is a Dutch noble title similar to "count", here it refers to an old term for a canal with the same origin in the verb graven ("to dig") as gracht and grave.
VAN DER KLOK Dutch
Toponymic surname, meaning "from/of the kolk".
VAN DER KOLK Dutch
'van der' means "of the" ... [more]
VAN DER KOOI Dutch
name for someone from either of two places, De Kooi in South Holland or De Kooy in North Holland.
VANDERLEI Brazilian
It derives from the Dutch surname Van der Leij/Ley. The surname arrived in Brazil by Kaspar Nieuwhoff Van Der Leij by 1630, a cavalry captain from the Dutch army.
VAN DER LEIJ Dutch
Derived from Dutch lei meaning "slate" (effectively meaning "from the slate"), indicating that the original bearer of this name may have come from a place where slate was produced.
VAN DER LINDE Dutch, American
The surname "van der LINDE" comes from the DUTCH language, Of The LINT.
VAN DER LOOP Dutch
Topographical name for someone who lived by a waterway, Middle Dutch lo(e)pe, in particular a waterway called De Loop in North Brabant.
VANDERMAST Dutch
Topographic name for someone from a place rich in animal fodder, for example acorns.
VAN DER MEER Dutch
Meaning "From the lake"
VAN DER MERWE Dutch, South African
While the name is currently very common in South Africa, it originates in Holland, literally meaning "From the Merwe". The first van der Merwes hail from the Merwede river. The name went to South Africa with the Dutch settlers in 1652.
VANDERPAN Dutch
Means "of the bannner" meaning most likely indicates ancestry of high-ranking occupation.
VANDERPOOL Dutch
Means, from the pool. It was a topographic name for someone who lived by a pool or pond, derived from the Dutch word POL. The name is also spelt POHL, POL, POLL, POLS, Van den POLL and POLMAN.
VAN DER STEEN Dutch, Belgian
Habitational name for someone from any of various minor places called Steen or Ten Stene (from steen meaning "stone"), for example in the Belgian provinces of East Flanders and Brabant.
VAN DER VELDE Dutch
Meaning "of the field" from Dutch van -"Of"- der - "The"- and veld - "field".
VAN DER WAAL Dutch
Toponymic surname of Dutch origin. The original bearer of the name may have lived or worked at or near a "wal": a river embankment, quay, or rampage.
VAN DER ZANDEN Dutch
Literally means 'From the sand', most likely given to someone who lived near sand grounds. It originated in the southeastern part of the Netherlands.
VAN DE VELDE Dutch
A toponymic name meaning "from the field" in Dutch.
VANDYKE Dutch
Topographic name for someone living near a dyke or levee. Dykes are common structures for keeping lands dry in the low lying Netherlands. ... [more]
VAN DYNE Dutch
Habitational name for someone from Duinen in Gelderland.
VANG Hmong
Hmong clan name.
VANGARDE French
"(A soldier) in the leading edge of an army formation"
VAN GELDER Dutch
Dutch toponymic surname meaning "from/of Guelders", a county and later duchy in the Low Countries.
VAN HAITSMA Dutch
Habitational name for someone from Haitsma, a place in Friesland.
VAN HEUSEN Dutch
Heusen is derived from the town Husum in Holland. The town was on the Zuyder Zee, Holstein, Holland.
VAN HEUTSZ Dutch
A bearer of this name is J.B. van Heutsz, also known as the Pacificator of Aceh, former governor general of the Dutch East Indies.
VANIK Estonian
Vanik is an Estonian surname meaning "wreath" and "garland".
VAN KELT Popular Culture
Used for a character from the 1992 film, School Ties, Rip Van Kelt.
VANKER Estonian
Vanker is an Estonian surname meaning "carriage".
VAN KLEEF Dutch
Van meaning 'of' Kleef is a variant spelling of Kleve: a town in the Lower Rhine region of northwestern Germany near the Dutch border and the River Rhine.
VAN KRIEKEN Dutch (Rare)
Means "cherry" in Dutch.
VAN LEEUWEN Dutch
A Dutch toponymic surname meaning "from Leeuwen". Although translated as "lions" in modern Dutch, the place name may have originated from the Germanic word "hlaiw", meaning "(burial) mound".
VAN LOOK Dutch
Topographic name from look ‘enclosure’ or habitational name from a place named with this word.
VANLOW English (Rare)
Possibly an Anglicized form of VAN LOOK.
VANN Estonian
Vann is an Estonian surname meaning "bath" and "tub".
VANNAS Estonian
Vannas is an Estonian surname derived from "vana", meaning "old".
VANNEBO Norwegian
Taken from the farm Vanebu, spelled Vannebo in pre-1950 records. From the Norwegian words vann, meaning water, and bo, meaning to live or reside.
VAN NIEKERK Afrikaans, Southern African
Topographic name for any of the various locations named Nieuwerkerk in The Netherlands or Nieuwerkerken in Belgium. The name itself means "of the new church" from Dutch van meaning "of" combined with nieuw meaning "new" and kerk meaning "church".
VANNIYAN Indian
It denotes those belonging to the PALLI caste.
VAN OSS Dutch
Van Oss is a Dutch toponymic surname meaning "from Oss", a town in North Brabant. Variant spellings are Van Osch and Van Os.
VAN PERSIE Dutch
Means someone from "Persie".
VAN REENAN Dutch
Toponymic surname meaning "from/of Rhenen", a city in the province of Utrecht.
VAN RENSSELAER Dutch
From Soleur, one of the areas or regions of Switzerland.
VAN ROOYEN Afrikaans
van Rooyen related to van Rooijen, is an Afrikaans and Dutch toponymic surname. May be rooted from the Rhine area of the Netherlands, possibly having meant "from Rhine" originally... [more]
VANSANT Dutch
Derivative of Van Zant.
VAN SLINGERLAND Dutch
Habitational name from a place so called in Overijssel.
VAN SMOOT Dutch
Americanized spelling of Dutch Smout, a metonymic occupational name for someone who sold fat or lard, Dutch smout, or a nickname for someone who had a taste for, and could afford, rich foods.
VAN STAALDUINEN Dutch
Meaning "Of the Steal Dunes " in Dutch
VAN STEEN Flemish (Dutchified, Modern)
Van Steen is a Dutch toponymic surname meaning "from the stone".
VAN'T DODEPERSOON Dutch
Means "of dead person"
VAN TRISTAAN Dutch
From Julian Van Tristaan(1995-) professional footballer for Tottenham Hontspurs and Holland.
VÂNTU Romanian
Meaning unknown.
VAN WERT Dutch (Americanized, Modern)
From Dutch and Belgian: habitational name for someone from places in Belgium and the Netherlands called Weert, (De) Weerd, Weerde, or Waarde.
VAN WORMER Dutch
Meaning someone from the city or area of Wormer, Holland
VAN ZANDT Dutch, Belgian
Habitational name for someone from any of the places called Zandt, in Gelderland, Friesland, South Holland, and Zeeland; or Zande in Belgium.
VARADARAJAN Indian, Hindi
Derived from Hindi वरदराजन (varadaraajan).
VARAEV Chechen
Chechen surname of unknown meaning.
VARANDI Estonian
Varandi is an Estonian surname derived from "varandus", meaning "property" and "belongings".
VÄRAV Estonian
Värav is an Estonian surname meaning "gate/door".
VARB Estonian
Varb is an Estonian surname meaning "rod".
VARBLANE Estonian
Varblane is an Estonian surname meaning "sparrow".
VÄRBU Estonian
Värbu is an Estonian surname; a diminutive of "värb" meaning "sparrow".
VARDANIAN Armenian
Alternate transcription of VARDANYAN.
VARDI Hebrew
From the given names Vered or Varda which means "rose" in Hebrew.
VARDJAS Estonian
Vardjas is an Estonian surname meaning "keeper".
VARDY English
Variant of VERITY. A name given to actors who played the part in the medieval travelling theatres.
VARES Estonian
Vares is Estonian surname meaning "crow".
VARFOLOMEYEVA Russian
Feminine counterpart of VARFOLOMEYEV.
VARGEID Norwegian
Invented by Sverre Kristian (then) Olsen and his brother Willy Anfinn (also then) Olsen. They thought Olsen was boring, and invented the new Vargeid.
VARGHESE Indian (Christian), Malayalam
From the given name VARGHESE, used by Malayalam-speaking Saint Thomas Christians.
VARGO Hungarian
Comes from the surname VARGA.
VÄRK Estonian
Värk is an Estonian surname meaning both "celebration" and "hootenanny", as well as "thing", "stuff", or a "job".
VARMA Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam
Derived from Sanskrit वर्मन् (varman) meaning "armour, protection".
VARNELL English
Variant of Farnell. This form originated in southwestern England, where the change from F to V arose from the voicing of F that was characteristic of this area in Middle English.
VARNER German
Habitational name for someone from Farn near Oberkirch, or Fahrnau near Schopfheim.
VARRAK Estonian
Varrak is an Estonian surname meaning "rich/wealthy".
VARSONOFYEV Russian (Rare)
Means "son of VARSONOFY"; rarely used as a surname.
VARTANYAN Armenian
Variant transcription of VARDANYAN.
VARUGHESE Indian (Christian), Malayalam
From the given name VARUGHESE, used by Malayalam-speaking Saint Thomas Christians.
VÄRV Estonian
Värv is an Estonian surname meaning "color" and "paint".
VASA Old Swedish, Swedish (Archaic)
Swedish noble and former royal family. Possibly from vase meaning "bundle" or "withy". The name is believed to be a reference to the family's coat of arms. The most notable member of the family was Gustav Eriksson Vasa (1496-1560), later known as Gustav I of Sweden (in modern times known exclusively as Gustav Vasa)... [more]
VASAIO Italian
Italian for "potter."
VASAR Estonian
Vasar is an Estonian surname meaning "hammer".
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