Submitted Surnames Starting with V

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Verrone Italian
Italian: probably a nickname from an augmentative form of verro ‘boar’.
Vértiz Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Bertiz.
Verver Dutch
Variant of Ververs,
Verville French
variant of Vervelle, which Morlet derives from a word denoting the metal keeper or ring through which a bolt is secured.
Verwey Dutch, Afrikaans, South African
Contracted form of van der Weij meaning "from the meadow".
Veryard Medieval Spanish (Rare)
Rumour has it that the surname De-Veryard represented a Spanish occupation, but unclear what that might be - have never been able to establish the origin.
Vesey American
Famous bearer is Denmark Vesey (1767-1822).
Vesi Estonian
Vesi is an Estonian surname, meaning "water".
Vesik Estonian
Vesik is an Estonian surname meaning both "hydrate" and "pygmyweed"
Vesilind Estonian
Vesilind is an Estonian surname meaning "waterbird".
Vesiloik Estonian
Vesiloik is an Estonian surname meaning "water puddle/a small pool of water."
Veski Estonian
Veski is an Estonian surname meaning "mill".
Veskijärv Estonian
Veskijärv is an Estonian surname meaning "(water)mill lake".
Veskila Estonian
Veskila is an Estonian surname meaning "(water)mill area".
Veskimets Estonian
Veskimets is an Estonian surname meaning "mill woods/forest".
Veskinõmm Estonian
Veskinõmm is an Estonian surname meaning "mill heath".
Veskioja Estonian
Veskioja is an Estonian surname meaning "(water) mill creek".
Vestin Swedish
Combination of Swedish väst "west" and the common surname suffix -in.
Vetter German
from a nickname from Middle High German veter(e) ‘uncle’, ‘nephew’. The word is from Old High German fetiro (a derivative of fater ‘father’), which was used more generally to denote various male relatives; the meaning of modern German Vetter is ‘cousin’.
Vettik Estonian
Vettik is an Estonian surname meaning "soaked/waterlogged stand".
Veverita Romanian, Moldovan
Nickname for someone thought to resemble a squirrel.
Veyera Portuguese (Modern)
Originated in East Providence, RI about 1900 variation of the common Vieira portuguese surname.
Vianney French
The surname in origin is a variant of Viennet, a diminutive of Vien, a short form of Vivien. A famous bearer is Jean-Marie Vianney (1786-1859), a French saint.
Viberg Swedish
Variant of Wiberg.
Vicary English (British)
There are a number of theories as to the origins of the name, Spanish sailors shipwrecked after the Armada and French Huguenots fleeing the Revolution are two of the more romantic ones. It is more likely to have come as someone associated with the church - the vicar, who carried out the pastoral duties on behalf of the absentee holder of a benefice... [more]
Vice English
May come from "devise", an Old French word that means "dweller at the boundary". It may also derive a number of place names in England, or be a variant of Vise.
Viceconte Italian
Means viscount in Italian, Originally for served as or worked for a viscount.
Vicino Italian
Italian form of Voisin.
Vickers English
Means "son of the vicar". It could also be the name of someone working as a servant of a vicar.
Vickery French (Huguenot, Anglicized)
La Vache = having to do with cows, cow fields, cow pastures, cow barns; French Language. ... [more]
Victoria Portuguese
Transferred use of the given name Victoria
Victoriano Spanish
From the given name Victoriano
Victorino Spanish
From the given name Victorino
Victorson English
Means “son of Victor”.
Vicuña Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Bikuña.
Vidaković Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of Vidak or Vid''.
Vidas Lithuanian
From a short form of the personal name Vidmantas.
Vide Slovene
Derived from the given name Vid.
Videc Croatian, Slovene
Derived from the given name Vid.
Vidhani Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
Derived from Sanskrit विधान (vidhāna) meaning "disposing, arranging".
Vidic Slovene
Derived from the given name Vid.
Vidić Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the given name Vid.
Vidič Slovene
Cognate of Vidić.
Vidkovič Slovene
Derived from the given name Vid.
Vidler English
Either (i) from a medieval nickname based on Anglo-Norman vis de leu, literally "wolf-face"; or (ii) "violinist, fiddle player" (cf. Fiedler).
Vidrine French (Cajun)
Vidrines are French Cajuns that live mostly around south central Louisiana, towns and cities like Mamou, Eunice and Ville Platte.
Viegas Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese variant of Venegas.
Vieira Portuguese
Religious byname from Portuguese vieria "scallop" (Late Latin veneria, a derivative of the name of Venus; the goddess was often depicted riding on a scallop). The scallop was a symbol of the pilgrim who had been to the shrine of Santiago de Compostela.
Vieira Portuguese
Habitational name from any of numerous minor places called Vieiria.
Vieira English (Anglicized)
A surname of British origin mainly from Ireland and Scotland but Anglicised into and english name when many Vieira's immigrated to England.
Viejo Spanish
From Spanish meaning "old".
Vierge French
French form of Virgo.
Vierling German
Derived from Middle High German vierlinc meaning "one-fourth of a measure", hence a status name or nickname for someone who had an annual tax liability of this amount.
Viernes Spanish (Philippines)
Means "Friday" in Spanish.
Việt Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 越 (việt) meaning "Vietnam, Vietnamese".
Viet Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Việt.
Vig Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian víg "happy, cheerful".
Vigh Hungarian
Variant of Vig, a surname derived from Hungarian víg "happy, cheerful".
Vigil Spanish
Comes from the word "vigil", which is Latin for "vigilia" and "wakefulness".
Vihandi Estonian
Vihandi is an Estonian surname derived from "vihane" meaning "wrathful" and "angry".
Viher Estonian
Viher is an Estonian surname meaning "buckthorn".
Viherpalu Estonian
Viherpalu is an Estonian surname meaning "buckthorn heath".
Vihm Estonian
Vihm is an Estonian surname meaning "rain".
Viht Estonian
Viht is an Estonian surname and word meaning "the branches used to beat oneself in sauna".
Vihur Estonian
Vihur is an Estonian surname meaning "whirlwind" or "gust of wind".
Viidalepp Estonian
Viidalepp is an Estonian surname derived from "viide" ("reference", or "reference mark) and "lepp" ("alder").
Viiding Estonian
Viiding is an Estonian surname derived from "viide", meaning "reference", "indication" and "lag (delay)".
Viies Estonian
Viies is an Estonian surname meaning "fifth".
Viigipuu Estonian
Viigipuu is an Estonian surname meaning "ficus tree".
Viik Estonian
Viik is an Estonian surname meaning both "crease" and "tie/draw".
Viikmäe Estonian
Viikmäe is an Estonian surname meaning "crease hill/mountain".
Viil Estonian
Viil is an Estonian surname meaning "gable".
Viilma Estonian
Viilma is an Estonian surname meaning "filings" and "gabled".
Viimne Estonian
Viimne is an Estonian surname meaning "the very last" and "the last of".
Viin Estonian
Viin is an Estonian surname, derived from "viinapuu", meaning "grape".
Viinapuu Estonian
Viinapuu is an Estonian surname meaning "grapevines" (Vitis).
Viir Estonian
Viir is an Estonian surname meaning "tern".
Viirelaid Estonian
Viirelaid is an Estonian surname meaning "tern islet".
Viires Estonian
Viires is an Estonian surname meaning "tern".
Viirmaa Estonian
Viirmaa is an Estonian surname derived from "viir" meaning both "sea swallow" and "varved" (annual layer of sediment or sedimentary rock) and "maa" ("land").
Viirpuu Estonian
Viirpuu is an Estonian surname meaning "hawthorn" (Crataegus).
Viitas Estonian
Viitas is an Estonian surname meaning "refer" or "point (out/to)".
Vik Norwegian, Swedish
Derived from Old Norse vík "bay, inlet".
Vikander Swedish
Swedish vik ”bay” combined with the common surname suffix -ander.
Vikat Estonian
Vikat is an Estonian surname meaning "scythe".
Vikentiev Russian
Means "son of Vikentiy".
Vikentiyev Russian
Variant transcription of Vikentiev.
Vikingsson Swedish (Rare)
Means "son of Viking" in Swedish.
Viklund Swedish
Combination of Swedish vik "bay" and lund "grove".
Viks Estonian
Viks is an Estonian surname meaning "jaunty".
Vila Celtic
It means village or small town. In the Gaelic languaje is pentref or bentref.
Vilallonga Catalan
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous Valencian municipality.
Vilavong Lao
From Lao ວິລະ (vila) meaning "hero, brave, courage" and ວົງ (vong) meaning "lineage, family".
Vilbas Estonian
Vilbas is an Estonians surname meaning "babbler".
Vilbaste Estonian
Vilbaste is an Estonian surname derived from "vilbas" meaning "babbler".
Vilbig German
Unknown.
Vilbre Estonian
Vilbre is an Estonian surname derived from "vilbas" meaning "babbler".
Vilde Estonian
Vilde is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "vildakas" meaning "oblique" and "slanting" and "wry".
Vilhelmsson Swedish
Means "son of Vilhelm".
Vilhjálmsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Vilhjálmur". Its masculine counterpart is Vilhjálmsson.
Viljamaa Estonian
Viljamaa is an Estonian surname meaning "fruit-bearing land".
Viljapuu Estonian
Viljapuu is an Estonian surname meaning "fruit-bearing tree".
Viljarand Estonian
Viljarand is an Estonian surname meanig "grain/harvest shore".
Viljasoo Estonian
Viljasoo is an Estonian surname meaning "grain/harvest swamp".
Viljaste Estonian
Viljaste is an Estonian surname derived from "vilja" meaning "grain", "harvest" and "fruit bearing".
Viljevac Croatian
Habitational name for someone from Viljevo, Croatia.
Vilkas Lithuanian
Means "wolf" in Lithuanian.
Vilkin Belarusian, Russian
Derived from Russian вилка (vilka) meaning "fork, pitchfork".
Vill Estonian
Vill is an Estonian surname meaning "wool".
Villadsen Danish
Villadsen means "son of Villads".
Villaflor Spanish (Philippines)
Denoted someone who came from the name of the municipality of Villaflor in Castile-León, Spain.
Villafuerte Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Philippines)
Denoted someone who came from the name of the municipality of Villafuerte de Esgueva in the province of Valladolid, Castile and León, Spain.
Villagonzalo Spanish (Philippines)
Habitational for a person from the municipality of Villagonzalo in the province of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain.
Villagran Spanish
From a lost village called Villa Grande, meaning 'large farmstead or settlement'.
Villahermosa Spanish (Philippines)
Habitational name for any of the places in Spain with this name, such as Villahermosa del Campo, Villahermosa, and Villahermosa del Río.
Villalba Spanish
Habitual surname for someone from any of the various Spanish locations named Villalba. The name is derived from Spanish villa meaning "farmstead, settlement" and albo meaning "white".
Villalpando Spanish
It first came from a Spanish village town.
Villamayor Spanish
Habitational name for any of the numerous places in Spain with this name.
Villamil Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the parish of Serantes in the municipality of Tapia.
Villamor Spanish (Philippines)
Denoted someone who came from the name of the municipality oF Villamor de los Escuderos in Castile-León, Spain.
Villaquirán Castilian
It indicates familial origin within either of 2 municipalities: Villaquirán de los Infantes or Villaquirán de la Puebla.
Villard Galician, Portuguese
A Galician and Portuguese surname in the north of Iberian Peninsula. It's a last name belonging to ancient Celtic tribes.
Villard German
Altered form of German Hilgard, from the female personal name Hildegard, composed of the Germanic elements hild "strife, battle" and gard "fortress, stronghold".
Villareal Spanish (Philippines), Spanish (Latin American), American (Hispanic)
Variant of Villarreal primarily used in the Philippines and Columbia.
Villarin Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Galician Villariño.
Villarosa Spanish (Philippines)
Denoted a person who came from the town of Villarosa in the province of Enna, Sicily, Italy.
Villarreal Spanish
Habitational name from any of various places called Villarreal (or Villareal), derived from Spanish villa meaning "farm, town, settlement" and real meaning "royal".
Villasante Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Merindad de Montija.
Villasenor Spanish
Habitational name, apparently a Castilianized spelling of Galician Vilseñor, from any of three places in Lugo province named Vilaseñor.
Villasurda German
Villasurda is a Germanic name dating back to the time of the Vikings. It, roughly translated from a Norse word, means, "the one who is fat."
Villatoro Spanish
Presumably a name given to someone from Villatoro, Spain
Villavicencio Spanish (Latin American), Spanish (Philippines)
Denoted someone who came from the name of the municipality of Villavicencio de los Caballeros in Castile and León, Spain.
Villeda Spanish
Probably from french.
Villegas Spanish
Habitational name from the municipality of Villegas in Burgos province, Spain.
Villein French
"Used in medieval England and France. Villein is another term used for the serfs in the lowest classes of the feudal system."
Villerius Dutch
Villerius is a name of Dutch origin similar to the French DeVilliers
Villwock German
Of uncertain and much debated origin.... [more]
Vilpuu Estonian
Vilpuu is an Estonian surname derived from "vili" ("fruit") and "puu" ("tree").
Vilu Estonian
Vilu is an Estonian surname meaning "cool" and "chilly".
Vimbai Shona
Vimbai means "Have hope, trust". It is a call to have hope or to trust in
Vinagre Spanish, Portuguese
An occupational surname for someone who sells vinegar.
Vince English
From a short form of the personal name Vincent.
Vincek Croatian
Possibly derived from the Croatian nickname for Vincent.
Vincente English, Italian
English variant of Vincent, otherwise from the given name Vincente
Vincenzo Italian
From the given name Vincenzo
Vincetić Croatian
Derived from Vinko, Croatian form of Vincent.
Vinda Hindi
Taken from Mitravinda, one of the eight principal queen-consorts of the Hindu god Krishna.
Vindex Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen meaning "champion", "avenger", or "defender".... [more]
Viner English
Occupational name for a vine-grower.
Vinette English
Derived from French vignette "sprig".
Vingaard Danish
Means "vineyard" in Danish.
Vinh Vietnamese
A royal Vietnamese surname created by the Nguyen Dynasty.
Viniegra Spanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Riojan municipalities in the Comarca of Anguiano: Viniegra de Arriba or Viniegra de Abajo.
Vining English (British)
Habitational name for someone from a place called Fyning in Rogate in Sussex.
Vinson English
This surname means "son of Vincent."
Vint English, Scottish
Either an English habitational name from places so named, or a Scottish variant of Wint.
Vint Estonian
Vint is an Estonian surname meaning "finch".
Vinther Danish
Danish variant of Winter.
Violet English
Derived from the given name Violet
Violet English, French
Derived from the given name Violet (English) or a variant of Violette (French).
Violette French
Perhaps a topographic name from a diminutive of viol "path", itself a derivative of vie "way". It is more likely, however, that this name is from the secondary surname Laviolette "the violet (flower)", which was common among soldiers in French Canada.
Viray Occitan, French, Catalan
Southern French (Occitan) and Catalan variant of Occitan Verai and Veray, nickname from Occitan verai ‘honest’... [more]
Virgem Portuguese
Portuguese form of Virgo.
Virgen Spanish
Spanish form of Virgo.
Virgil Spanish (American)
From the given name Virgil.
Virile Italian
It comes fron the Italian adjective virile that means 'manly, masculine' ultimately from Latin vir
Virkkula Kven
from virkku meaning "spike" and the ending -la meaning "place".
Virolainen Finnish
From the Finnish word, meaning "an Estonian".
Virsik Czech
May mean "peach"
Virtue English
Used as a name for someone who had played the part of Virtue in a medieval mystery play, or as a nickname for someone noted for their virtuousness or (sarcastically) for someone who parades their supposed moral superiority.
Virtuoso English (American), Spanish, Italian
This Italian surname could possibly be connected to those whose ancestors were involved in playing a musical instrument or somehow connected to the musical instrument industry.
Viru Estonian
Viru is an Estonian surname derived from Virumaa, a former county in Estonian now comprised of Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru Counties.
Viscarrat Basque (Latinized, Modern)
It means back of the mounts or loin of the mountain.
Visconti Italian
From visconte, a title of rank (medieval Latin vicecomes "deputy of a count").
Vise English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a boundary, Old French devise.
Visitor English
Likely from someone who was a stranger in a place.
Visla Estonian
Visla is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "visa" meaning "tough" and "tenacious".
Vislapuu Estonian
Vislapuu is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "visa" ("tough" and "tenacious") and "puu" ("tree" and "wood"); "tough tree".
Višneviškas Lithuanian
This indicates familial origin within the Belarusian agrotown of Víšneva, which was originally Lithuanian & under the name of ''Višnevas''.
Vitaliano Italian
From the given name Vitaliano
Vitebsky Belarusian
Refers to a region named "Vitebsk" in Belarus.
Vítek Czech
Vítek comes from Latin name Vitus.
Vitkauskas Lithuanian
Lithuanian variant of the surname Witkowski.
Vitkus Lithuanian
From a pet form of the personal name Výtautas (a compound of vyti ‘to guide’ + tauta ‘the people’).
Vītols Latvian
Meaning "willow".
Vitorino Portuguese
From the given name Vitorino
Vitsut Estonian
Vitsut is an Estonian surname derived from "vitsutama", meaning "whip", switch", or "hoop".
Vittorio Italian
From the given name Vittorio.
Vivanco Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the Castilian locality of Vivanco de Mena.
Vivar Spanish, History
From the village of Vivar, later renamed Vivar del Cid, nowadays part of Quintanilla Vivar located near Burgos, Castile and León, Spain.... [more]
Viveash English
English surname of uncertain origin. May be Anglo-Norman from French vivace meaning "lively, vigorous", however its pronunciation has led to its connection to various places in southern England called Five Ash Trees.
Vivenzio Italian
From the given name Vivenzio.
Vivian English, Various
Derived from the given name Vivian.
Viviano Italian
From the given name Viviano.
Vivier French
Derived from Latin vivarium, ultimately from Latin vivus "alive". This name is locational relating to living near a fish pond.
Vivis English (Rare)
Found in the 1891, 1901 & 1911 British census, other Ancestry.co.uk records & FreeBMD. Could derive from Vivas from Spanish Catalan