Submitted Surnames Starting with V

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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
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 Praag Dutch
Means "from Prague" name given to someone from Prague.
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.
Vario Italian, Spanish
From the given name Vario. Also means "various" in Italian.
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, Nepali
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".
Vasershteyn Yiddish
It literally means "water stone".
Vasey English
Derived from the Norman french word enveisie "playful, merry"
Vašićek Croatian
Variant and often a misspelling of Vašiček.
Vasilakis Greek
Patronymic meaning "son of Vasilis".
Vasilenko Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Vasylenko.
Vasiliev Russian
Variant transcription of Vasilyev.
Vasiliou Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Vassiliou.
Vasiljević Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Vasilije".
Vasilov Bulgarian, Russian
Meaning "son of Vasil" in Russian and "from Bulgaria" in Bulgarian.
Vasin Russian
Derived from the given name Vasya.
Vask Estonian
Vask is an Estonian surname meaning "copper".
Vaško Czech, Slovak
Vaško is Moravian and Slovak pet form of name Václav.
Vass English
Status name denoting a serf, Middle English, Old French vass(e), from Late Latin vassus, of Celtic origin. Compare Welsh gwas "boy", Gaelic foss "servant".
Vassallo Maltese
Rich people who formed part of the night of saint john "vassals"
Vassar French, English
Name indicating the status of "a vassal or serf" in feudal society.
Vasseur French
From Old French vavasour meaning "subvassal", a historical term used to refer to a tenant of a baron or lord who also had tenants under him.
Vassie French, English
Meaning "playful or merry" for a cheerful person.
Vasta Italian
Vasta is derived from the Italian word Vast. Vasta means wide in Italian. It is a common name in Italy preferably in Milan, Italy.
Västrik Estonian
Västrik is an Estonian surname meaning "wagtail (bird genus: Motacilla)".
Vasylenko Ukrainian
Derived from the given name Vasyl.
Vasylyshyna Ukrainian
Feminine variation of Vasylyshyn.
Vászoly Hungarian
From the given name Vászoly, the Hungarian form of Basil.
Vatanabe Japanese (Russified)
Alternate transcription of Watanabe more commonly used by ethnic Japanese living in parts of the former Soviet Union and Sakhalin Japanese residing on Sakhalin Island in Russia.
Vaughen Welsh
Variant of Vaughan.
Vaŭkovič Belarusian
Patronymic surname derived from Belarusian воўк (voŭk) meaning "wolf".
Vaux French
French, English, and Scottish habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Vaux, from the Old French plural of val ‘valley’.
Vayner Yiddish
Weiner is a surname or, in fact, the spelling of two different surnames originating in German and the closely related Yiddish language. In German, the name is pronounced vaɪnɐ(ʁ),of which the rare English pronunciation vaɪnər is a close approximation... [more]
Vayntrub Jewish
Russified form of Weintraub.
Vays Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian form of Weiss.
Vayseblum Yiddish
It literally means "white flower"
Vəzirov Azerbaijani
Means "son of the vizier", from the Arabic title وَزِير (wazīr) denoting a minister or high-ranking official in an Islamic government.
Vazquez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Vázquez primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Vea Spanish, Galician
Habitational name, principally from Vea in Soria province, but in some cases from any of four places with the same name in Pontevedra province, Galicia.
Vea Norwegian
Habitational name from any of four farmsteads so named, from the plural of Old Norse viðr meaning "wood", "tree".
Veach Scottish
Variant of Veitch.
Veca Italian
Southern Italian: possibly from vece ‘change’, ‘mutation’, ‘alternation’ (from Latin vix, vicis, plural vices), or from a pet form of a personal name formed with this element.
Vecchi Italian
Italian: patronymic or plural form of Vecchio, meaning "old".
Vecchio Italian
Means "old, aged" in Italian, originally used as a nickname for an older or oldest son or for someone who was prematurely grey or wrinkled.
Večeřa Czech
Means "supper". Pronounced "veh-cze-zha".
Vecino Spanish
Spanish form of Voisin.
Vedriš Croatian
Derived from vedro, meaning "bright".
Vee Norwegian
Habitational name from farmsteads named Ve, for example in Hordaland and Sogn, from Old Norse "sacred place".
Veeber Estonian
Veeber is an Estonian surname, an Estonianization of the German surname "Weber".
Veedla Estonian
Veedla is an Estonian surname meaning "watery/waters area".
Veel Estonian
Veel is an Estonian surname meaning "still", "again", and "heretofore".
Veemaa Estonian
Veemaa is an Estonian surname meaning "water land".
Veenre Estonian
Veenre is an Estonian surname derived from "veen", meaning "vein".
Veeorg Estonian
Veeorg is an Estonian surname meaning "water valley/gully".
Veere Estonian
Veere is an Estonian surname meaning "rolling" and "avalanche".
Veeremaa Estonian
Veeremaa is an Estonian surname meaning "rolling land".
Veermäe Estonian
Veermäe is an Estonian surname meaning "border hill/mountain".
Veermets Estonian
Veermets is an Estonian surname meaning "border forest".
Veers German (Rare)
German variant of Weers.
Veesaar Estonian
Veesaar is an Estonian surname meaning "water island".
Veesalu Estonian
Veesalu is an Estonian surname meaning "water grove".
Veetamm Estonian
Veetamm is an Estonian surname meaning "water oak".
Veetõusme Estonian
Veetõusme is an Estonian surname meaning "water (vee) surge (tõusma)".
Veevers English
Means "dealer in foodstuffs" (from Old French vivres "victuals").
Veevo Estonian
Veevo is an Estonian surname derived from "veevool", meaning "watercourse".
Veikat Estonian
Veikat is an Estonian surname possibly an Estonianization of the German surname "Weikart".
Veis German, Yiddish
Yiddish form of Weiss.
Veit German
From the given name Veit.
Veitch Scottish
Derived from the Latin word vacca which means "cow". This was either an occupational name for a cowherd or a nickname for a gentle person.
Vējonis Latvian
Derived from the word vējš meaning "wind".
Velama Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting mainly agricultural laborers.
Vélez Spanish
Patronymic from the personal name Vela.
Vélez Spanish
Habitational name from any of various places in Andalusia called Vélez.
Velêz Portuguese
Possibly a habitational name from Vellés in Salamanca.
Velikanov Russian, Ukrainian
Derived from Russian великан (velikan) meaning "giant".
Velikov Bulgarian
Means "son of Veliko".
Velíšek Czech
Czech form of Velliscig.
Vella Maltese, Italian
Derived from Italian bella meaning "beautiful".
Vellala Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting agricultural laborers.
Vellalan Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Vellala.
Veloso Spanish
From the Brazilian Spanish word for fast.
Velte German
German variant of Velten.
Velten Dutch, German
Dutch and German from a vernacular form of the personal name Valentin (see Valentine).
Velten Norwegian
Norwegian habitational name from any of several farmsteads, mainly in Hedmark, named with velte ‘log pile’.
Venâncio Portuguese
From the given name Venâncio
Vendel Hungarian
From the given name Vendel.
Vendrell Catalan
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Venegas Spanish
From the hybridization of Ben, meaning "son" in Arabic or Jewish, and Ega(s), a medieval given name of Visigothic origin.
Venema Dutch
Linked to 'veen' or bog. Of the bog.
Veneracion Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish veneración meaning "veneration."
Veneziano Italian
Comes from someone who originated from Venice.
Vengerov Ukrainian, Russian
Ukrainian and Russian surname derived from the word венгр (vengr) meaning "Hungarian".
Venieris Greek
The Greek version of the Venetian surname Venier attested in Kythera, where the Venier family ruled on behalf of the Republic of Venice. Originally is thought that the surname derives from Venus.
Venizelos Greek
From the baptismal name Benizelos, which is already in existence since the 16th century in Athens. Uncertain etymology, most likely to be of Italian origin, (Bene + angelo, the good angel, ie Evangelos)... [more]
Venkataraman Indian
From Sanskrit venkạteša ‘lord of Venkata hill’, an epithet of the god Vishnu (from venkạta ‘name of the hill’ + īša‘lord’).
Venkatesh Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
Means "lord of Venkata", from Venkata, the name of a hill in southern India (see Venkata), combined with Sanskrit ईश (īśa) meaning "lord, master, husband" (see Isha).
Venosa Italian
Derived from a town named "Venosa".
Ventrelli Italian
Meaning 'small belly' from the Italian ventre (belly) and the diminutive suffix elli, meaning small or little.
Ventresca Italian
Meaning Unknown
Ventris English
Probably from a medieval nickname for a bold or slightly reckless person (from a reduced form of Middle English aventurous "venturesome"). It was borne by British architect and scholar Michael Ventris (1922-1956), decipherer of the Mycenaean Greek Linear B script.
Venturini Italian
From the given name Venturino.
Venturino Italian
From the given name Venturino
Venzor Mexican
Northern Mexican surname, possibly of Native American origin.
Vera Spanish
Habitational name for someone from any of the various locations in Spain named Vera or La Vera from Spanish meaning "shore, bank".
Veracruz Spanish (Mexican)
Originally denoted a person from Veracruz, Mexico, from Latin vera crux meaning "true cross".
Veral English
Meaning:stubborn,aggressive,mathamatician smart
Verano Spanish
Means 'summer' in Spanish. (See Summer)
Verbeek Dutch
Contracted form of Van der Beek.
Verbruggen Dutch
Verbruggen... [more]
Vercetti Italian
Is a Italian surname that is derived from the Italian surname "Verratti".
Verde Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From Spanish verde "green" (Latin viridis), presumably a nickname for someone who habitually dressed in this color or had green eyes, etc. This is also a common element of place names.
Verdejo Spanish
Habitational name from any of the places so called.
Verdi Italian
The Italian word for "green".
Verdier French, Norman, English
Occupational name for a forester. Derived from Old French verdier (from Late Latin viridarius, a derivative of viridis "green"). Also an occupational name for someone working in a garden or orchard, or a topographic name for someone living near one... [more]
Verdon French
Habitational name from a place so named, for example in Dordogne, Gironde, and Marne.
Verea Galician
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Vergan French (Huguenot)
Family history states that original name was "du Vergau" French Huguenot chased from France to Germany.
Vergara Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Bergara.
Verge Catalan
Catalan form of Virgo.
Vergel De Dios Spanish (Philippines)
Means "garden of God" in Spanish.
Vergine Italian
Italian form of Virgo.
Vergino Esperanto, Brazilian
Taken from the Esperanto word vergino meaning "virgin".
Vergottini Italian
It seems most common in Italy
Verkhoturov Russian (Modern, Rare)
Arrived from Verkhoturye (city in the Urals, on the river Tura)
Verkuilen Dutch, Belgian
Reduced form of van der Kuylen, a topographic name for someone who lived by a pit or hole, or a habitational name for someone from Kuil in East Flanders or Kuilen in Limburg.
Verma Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Varma.
Vermette German
Variant of Mette.
Vermilion Scottish
From the name of the bright red color that is halfway betweed red and orange.
Vermont French (Rare)
Derived from french, meaning "green mountain" (Vert, "green"; mont, "mountain").
Verne French, English
As a French surname refers to someone who lived where alder trees grew. While the English version can mean someone who lived where ferns grew, Verne can also mean a seller of ferns which in medieval times were used in bedding, as floor coverings and as animal feed.
Verneda Spanish, Catalan
As a Spanish and Catalan surname refers to someone who lived where alder trees grew.
Verney English, French
The surname Verney was first found in Buckinghamshire, England, when they arrived from Vernai, a parish in the arrondissement of Bayeux in Normandy.
Vernier French
Surname for a person who lived near an alder tree. Also a variant of Garnier and Varnier and the eastern French form of Warner.
Veron French
Nickname for someone with bi-colored eyes. This surname is mostly frequent in Argentina.
Verrall English
An uncommon Anglo-Saxon surname.
Verran Cornish
Perhaps means "person from Treverran", Cornwall (from Cornish tre "farmstead" with an unknown second element), or "person from Veryan", Cornwall ("church of St Symphorian").
Verret French
From the French word verre, meaning "glass." Possibly denoting someone who worked with glass.
Verrill English
This is an uncommon Anglo-Saxon surname.