Submitted Surnames Starting with W

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WAARA Finnish
Ornamental, from (vaara) meaning, “range of hills.”
WACHTER German, Dutch
Occupational name for a watchman, from Middle High German wachtære, wehtære, Middle Dutch wacht(e)re. (cf. WAITE).
WACHTMANN German
Occupational name for a watchman.
WADA Japanese
Wa means "Harmony, Peace, Japan" and Da means "Rice Field, Patty/ Paddy".
WADDINGTON English
Habitational name from any of various places called Waddington. One near Clitheroe in Lancashire and another in Lincolnshire (Wadintune in Domesday Book) were originally named in Old English as the "settlement" (Old English tūn) associated with Wada.
WADIA Indian (Parsi)
Parsi surname possibly derived from Wadia, the name of a village in Gujarat.
WADSWORTH English
Location name from Yorkshire meaning "Wæddi's enclosure or settlement" with Wæddi being an old English personal name of unknown meaning plus the location element -worth. Notable bearer is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) for whom the middle name was his mother's maiden name.
WADZANAI Shona
Wadzanai means "Have fellowship, visit each other, be on good terms". The name may be given as a call to family to come together in fellowship, visiting and being on good terms
WAGAHARA Japanese
Waga possibly from Waka meaning "Young" + Hara ("Plain").
WAGENMANN German
Occupational name from Middle High German wagenman ‘hauler’, ‘wagoner’.
WAGGONER German
German name; variant of Wagner
WAGHDHARE Indian
A Marathi surname meaning "Tiger Catcher"
WAGLE Norwegian
A habitational name derived from farmsteads in Rogaland named Vagle, from the Old Norse vagl meaning a '‘perch’' or '‘roost'’, referring to a high ridge between two lakes.
WAHL German, Jewish
From Middle High German Walhe, Walch "foreigner from a Romance country", hence a nickname for someone from Italy or France, etc. This surname is also established in Sweden.
WAHLBERG German, Swedish, Norwegian
Wahlberg is a topographic surname composed of German wal "field, meadow" and berg "mountain, hill".
WAINWRIGHT English
Occupational name indicating one who made horse-drawn wagons.
WÄITE Luxembourgish (Germanized, Rare)
The name originates from Luxembourg and the surrounding Germanic regions most notably the Rhenish Palatinate from around the 1800s. The word wäite is Luxembourgish for wide and also broad, the word wäit which is an alternative spelling of the Surname Wäite is Luxembourgish for far or distant.... [more]
WAITE English
Occupational name for a watchman, Anglo-Norman French waite (cf. WACHTER).
WAITS English
Patronymic form of Waite.
WAKABAYASHI Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "young forest".
WAKAKI Japanese
若 (Waka) means "Young" and 木 (Ki) means "Tree". Tamiki Wakaki is a manga illustrator and author, one notable series is, "Kaminomi".
WAKAMATSU Japanese
Comes from waka 若 (Young) and matsu 松 (pine tree)
WAKATA Japanese
From the Japanese 若 (waka) "young" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta or da) "many."
WAKATSUCHI Japanese
From the Japanese 若 (waka) "young" and 土 (tsuchi) "earth," "soil."
WAKE English, Scottish
From the Old Norse byname Vakr meaning "wakeful", "vigilant" (from vaka meaning "to remain awake"), or perhaps from a cognate Old English Waca (attested in place names such as Wakeford, Wakeham, and Wakeley).
WAKEHAM English, Cornish
A locational surname for someone who lived in one of three places called Wakeham in various parts of England, including Cornwall and/or Devon.
WAKELEY English
Habitational name from Wakeley in Hertfordshire, named from the Old English byname Waca, meaning ‘watchful’ (see Wake) + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’.
WAKELIN English
From the Anglo-Norman male personal name Walquelin, literally "little Walho", a Germanic nickname meaning literally "foreigner".
WAKELY English
Damp meadow
WAKIM Muslim
Probably a variant of Hakim.
WAKUNI Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 和国 with 和 (o, ka, wa, nago.mu, nago.yaka, yawa.ragu, yawa.rageru) meaning "harmony, Japan, Japanese style, peace, soften" and 国 (koku, kuni) meaning "country."... [more]
WAKURI Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 和久利, 和久理, 和久里 or 和栗 with 和 (o, ka, wa, nago.mu, nago.yaka, yawa.ragu, yawa.rageru) meaning "harmony, Japan, Japanese style, peace, soften", 久 (kyuu, ku, hisa.shii) meaning "long time, old story", 利 (ri, ki.ku) meaning "advantage, benefit, profit", 理 (ri, kotowari) meaning "arrangement, justice, logic, reason, truth", 里 (ri, sato) meaning "league, parent's home, ri (unit of distance - equal to 3.927 km), village" and 栗 (ritsu, ri, kuri, ononoku) meaning "chestnut."... [more]
WALBRZYCHIAK Polish
Means a person who is from the city of Walbrzych in Poland.
WALCH Irish
Variant of Walsh.
WALCH German
From the personal name Walcho.
WALD German, English
Topographic name for someone who lived in or near a forest (Old High German wald, northern Middle English wald).
WALDRON Medieval German, Old Norman, Scottish Gaelic, English (British)
Derived from the German compound wala-hran, literally "wall raven", but originally meaning "strong bird". Also derived from the Gaelic wealdærn, meaning "forest dwelling", thought to be derived from the Sussex village of Waldron... [more]
WALDSTEIN German, Jewish
Habitational surname for a person from a place in Bohemia called Waldstein, which is derived from Middle High German walt "forest" + stein "stone".
WALENTA Polish
From a derivative of the personal name Walenty.
WALES English (Modern), Scottish
English and Scottish patronymic from Wale.
WALI Urdu, Pashto, Bengali, Arabic
Derived from Arabic وَلِيّ (waliyy) meaning "helper, friend, protector", used in Islam to describe a saint.
WALIA Indian, Punjabi
Punjabi name of unknown meaning.
WALKINGTON English
Habitational name from a place in East Yorkshire named Walkington, from an unattested Old English personal name Walca + -ing- denoting association with + tūn.
WALKINSHAW Scottish
Habitational name from Walkinshaw in Renfrewshire, which was probably named from Old English wealcere meaning "fuller" + sceaga meaning "copse".
WALL Swedish
Ornamental name from Swedish vall "grassy bank, pasture, grazing ground", or in some cases a habitational name from a place named with this element.
WALLACH Scottish
Variant of Wallace, meaning 'foreigner' that is found chiefly in Dumfries.
WALLAS English, Scottish
A variant of Wallace. The name originates from Scotland and its meaning is "foreigner" or "from the south", taken to mean someone from Wales or England.
WALLEE German
Of French origin, denoting a person who lives in or is from a valley.
WALLGREN Swedish
Ornamental name composed of the elements vall "grassy bank, pasture" and gren "branch".
WALLIAMS English
Very rare form of Williams.... [more]
WALLIN Swedish
Variant spelling of Vallin.
WALLING Anglo-Norman
From the Anglo-Norman personal name Walweyn, the Old German forename Waldwin, or the Old English personal name Wealdwine, which means "power-friend".
WALLINGTON American
From the surname of two girls from Rebel Starzz.
WALMER English
Habitational name from Walmer in Kent, so named from Old English wala (plural of walh "Briton") + mere "pool", or from Walmore Common in Gloucestershire.
WALSHE Irish
Variant spelling of Walsh.
WALWYN English
Either (i) from the Old English personal name Wealdwine, literally "power-friend"; or (ii) perhaps from the medieval personal name Walwain, the Anglo-Norman form of Old French Gauvain (cf... [more]
WANBLI Sioux
Means "eagle" in the Sioux language.
WANLESS English
From a medieval nickname for an ineffectual person (from Middle English wanles "hopeless, luckless").
WANN Scottish
WANN. Surname or Family name. Origin Scottish and English: nickname from Middle English wann ‘wan’, ‘pale’ (the meaning of the word in Old English was, conversely, ‘dark’).
WANNELL English
English surname which was derived from a medieval nickname, from Middle English wann "wan, pale" (see Wann) and a diminutive suffix.... [more]
WAPELHORST Low German
"Wapel" (pronounced VA-pel) is a river in Northern Germany. "Horst" means 'eagle's nest' in modern German but also means 'man of the forest' in Old German.
WAPPARA Indian, Tamil
Another form of Oppara.
WARDAK Pashto
Meaning uncertain. The Wardak are a Pashtun tribe from the Maidan Wardak Province in Afghanistan.
WARDEN English, Scottish, Northern Irish
From Norman French wardein and warder meaning "to guard". It coincides the English word warden and can be used as an occupational surname for a warden.
WARDER Old english (Anglicized)
Weard ora. Place name in Wilshire. Became Wardour ( see castle & village). Became Warder.
WARDROP Scottish
Metonymic occupational name for someone who was in charge of the garments worn by a feudal lord and his household, from Norman French warde(r) meaning "to keep or guard" + robe meaning "garment".
WARMING Danish
Probably originating near the town of Ribe in Southeast Denmark. It appears as both Warming and Varming.... [more]
WARNECKE German
North German from a pet form of the personal name Warner, Low German form of Werner.
WARNEKE German
German variant spelling of Warnecke.
WARNKE German
German variant of Warnecke.
WARNS Dutch, German
Dutch habitational name from places so named in Friesland and Overijssel. The one in Friesland was the site of a famous victory of Frisians over the Hollanders in the 14th century. ... [more]
WARSAME Somali
Transferred use of the given name Warsame.
WARSZAWA Polish
Place name for a person from Warsaw, the capital of Poland.
WARTON English
"From the poplar-tree farm"
WÄSCHER German
Occupational surname for a washer, from Middle High German waschen, weschen "to wash".
WASHBURN English
Northern English topographic name for someone living on the banks of the Washburn river in West Yorkshire, so named from the Old English personal name Walc + Old English burna ‘stream’... [more]
WASIKOWSKA Polish
It is the surname of Australian actress Mia Wasikowska.
WASILEWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Podlachian villages in Gmina Repki: Wasilew Skrzeszewski or Wasilew Szlachecki.
WASSER German, Jewish
Topographic name from Middle High German wazzer "water".
WASTIE English
Derived from “gehaeg” meaning “hedge” in Old English which was later changed to Weysthagh then Wastie
WATABE Japanese
This is how some Japanese people pronounce Watanabe. Source: Wikipedia
WATANUKI Japanese
This surname is used as 渡抜, 渡樌, 渡貫, 綿抜, 綿貫, 四月一日 or 四月朔日 with 渡 (to, wata.su, wata.ru) meaning "cross, deliver, diameter, ferry, ford, import, migrate, transit," 綿 (men, wata) meaning "cotton," 抜 (hai, hatsu, batsu, nu.kasu, nu.karu, nu.ki, nu.ku, -nu.ku, nu.keru) meaning "extract, omit, pilfer, pull out, quote, remove, slip out," 樌 (kan, nuki), an outdated kanji meaning "grove," 貫 (kan, tsuranu.ku, nuki, nu.ku) meaning "brace, penetrate, pierce, kan (obsolete unit of measuring weight - equal to 3.75 kg./8.33 lbs... [more]
WATARI Japanese (Rare)
This word has two possible kanji that both mean "Ferry, Import,Deliver,etc." This word in general is more commonly pronounced " Wataru ", so this must've come from the given name " Watari " meaning the same thing... [more]
WATERFORD English (Rare)
Transfered use of the place name Waterford. In both Margaret Atwood's 'The Handmaid's Tale' and its Hulu adaptation, this was the surname of Commander Frederik 'Fred' Waterford, one of the nastiest and most dealiest adversaries for heroine June/Offred... [more]
WATERSON English
It is a patronymic of the male given name Water or Walter.
WATHERS Irish
The surname originated in Donegal, Ireland. MacConuisce was an Anglicized form of o'hUisce. Uisce translates to water in English. Wathers is a rather uncommon name because it is an untraditional way of spelling Waters... [more]
WATNEY English
Probably means "person from Watney", an unidentified place in England (the second syllable means "island, area of dry land in a marsh"; cf. Rodney, Whitney). This surname is borne by Watneys, a British brewery company.
WAWRZYNIAK Polish
from the personal name Wawrzyniec
WAWRZYSZEWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Wawrzyszew.
WAYCASTER English
The surname Waycaster is German in origin. It means "roll-eater," and was likely derived from a derisive nickname on a baker.
WAYNEWRIGHT English
Variant spelling of Wainwright.
WEAKLY English
Variant spelling of Weekley.
WEALE Welsh
A Welsh name, quite rare.
WEAPONSWORTH English
Means maker of weapons
WEARE English (British)
Derived from the Old English wer, meaning a "weir, dam, fishing-trap". This was used as an occupational surname for fishermen. Originated in Devon, England.... [more]
WEASLEY Norman
Variant of WESLEY... [more]
WEATHERFORD English
Topographic name or a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.
WEBBE English (Rare)
Variant of "Webb", meaning weaver.
WEDMORE English (British)
Habitational name from Wedmore in Somerset, recorded in the 9th century as Wethmor, possibly meaning ‘marsh (Old English mor) used for hunting (w?the)’.
WĘDROGOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Wędrogów.
WEEKLEY English
Originally meant "person from Weekley", Northamptonshire ("wood or clearing by a Romano-British settlement"). British philologist Ernest Weekley (1865-1954) bore this surname.
WEG Dutch
Proper non: Way/road/path
WEGRZYN Polish
Ethnic name for a Hungarian, derivative of Polish Wegier "Hungarian", Wegry "Hungary".
WEIDEMANN Medieval German. Austrian. Norwegian. (Modern, Rare)
Weidemann is a German family name and comes from the Middle High German terms for hunter or woad farmer.... [more]
WEIDMANN German
Name meaning, "hunter".
WEIHER German
Meaning:... [more]
WEIL German, Jewish
South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of various places so named in Baden, Bavaria, and Württemberg, from Latin villa ‘country house’, ‘estate’ (later used of a group of houses forming a settlement).
WEILER German, Jewish
Habitational name from any of several places so named in southern Germany. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Weil.
WEIMAR German
Habitational name from any of several places called Weimar in Hesse and Thuringia.... [more]
WEINBACH German, Jewish
From the name of a commune in Hesse, Germany.
WEINBERG German, Jewish
Weinberg means "Vineyard" in german.
WEINGARTNER German
Derived from German weingärtner meaning "wine maker, vintner", which itself is derived from German weingarten meaning "vineyard". The latter is a composite word consisting of German wein "wine" combined with German garten "garden"... [more]
WEINMANN German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) occupational name for a viticulturalist or wine merchant, Middle High German winman, German Weinmann.
WEINREICH German
from the name "Winrich"... [more]
WEINSTEIN German, Jewish
Ashkenazi Jewish surname meaning "wine stone" from German wein meaning “wine” and stein meaning “stone, rock”. It refers to potassium bitartrate crystals produced as a result of fermenting grapes.
WEINSTOCK English, German, Hebrew
This surname of WEINSTOCK is the English variant of the German surname WENSTOCK, an occupational name for a producer or seller of wine, derived originally from the Old German WEIN. The name was also adopted by Ashkenazic Jews, largely recollecting the prominence of wine in the Jewish Scriptures and its used in Jewish ceremonies... [more]
WEIR Scottish, English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a dam or weir on a river.
WEIR Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir "son of the steward or keeper".
WEIR Irish
Anglicized form, based on an erroneous translation (as if from Gaelic cora "weir", "stepping stones"), of various Gaelic names such as Ó Corra (see CORR) and Ó Comhraidhe (see CURRY).
WEISENBURGER German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of numerous places named Weissenburg "white fortress".
WEISMAN German, German (Austrian), Jewish
A German surname meaning "white man"
WEISZ Jewish
Hungarian spelling of WEISS.
WELBORN English
Habitational name from Welborne in Norfolk, Welbourn in Lincolnshire, or Welburn in North Yorkshire, all named with Old English wella ‘spring’ + burna ‘stream’.
WELBURN English
English surname meaning "From the Spring brook"
WELBY English (British, Rare)
Lincolnshire family name
WELD English
Meant "one who lives in or near a forest (or in a deforested upland area)", from Middle English wold "forest" or "cleared upland". A famous bearer is American actress Tuesday Weld (1943-).
WELFING German
Name given to our family by our relative, a German king.
WELFORD English
English surname meaning "Lives by the spring by the ford"
WELK German (East Prussian)
Nickname from Middle High German welc, meaning "soft and mild". The name was first recorded in South Holland, however most of the bearers of the name trace its roots back to East Germany. A famous bearer of this name was Lawrence Welk, an American musician and host of the Lawrence Welk Show.
WELKER German
Variant of WALKER.
WELL English
Topographic name for someone who lived near a spring or stream, Middle English well(e) (Old English well(a)).
WELLAND English (British, Rare)
From the name of the place, derived from Old English wig - war and landa - territory, land.
WELLBORN English
Related to Wellburn
WELLBORNE English
Related to Wellborn
WELLER English, German
Either from the Olde English term for a person who extracted salt from seawater, or from the English and German "well(e)," meaning "someone who lived by a spring or stream."... [more]
WELLES English
Variant of Wells.
WELLINGTON English
Habitational name from any of the three places named Wellington, in Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Somerset. All are most probably named with an unattested Old English personal name Weola + -ing- (implying association with) + tun ‘settlement’.
WELLSPEAK French (Anglicized)
Anglicized version of Beauparlant.
WELSCH German
From Middle High German welsch, walsch "person from a Romance country (especially Italy), foreigner", hence an ethnic name or in some cases perhaps a nickname for someone who had trading or other connections with the Romance countries.
WELSH Irish
Variant of Walsh.
WELSH Scottish, English
Ethnic name for someone from Wales or a speaker of the Welsh language. Compare Walsh and Wallace.
WELTON English
Habitational name from any of various places named Welton, for example in Cumbria, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, and East Yorkshire, from Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.
WELTRAUM German
A German surname meaning "outer space".
WELTY German (Swiss)
From a Swiss German diminutive of the German given name Walther. A literary bearer was the American writer Eudora Welty (1909-2001).
WENCES Slavic
Based on Wenceslaus or Wenceslas, latinized forms of name of Slavic rulers in various forms such as Václav, Wacław, Więcesław, Vyacheslav, Vjenceslav, etc. Derived from the Slavic words veli/vyache/więce/više ("great(er), large(r)"), and slava ("glory, fame")... [more]
WEND German
Variant of Wendt.
WENDLER Medieval German
derived from a German word meaning to wander or wanderer
WENDT German, Danish
Ethnic name for a Wend, Middle High German wind(e). The Wends (also known as Sorbians) once occupied a large area of northeastern Germany (extending as far west as Lüneburg, with an area called Wendland), and many German place names and surnames are of Wendish origin... [more]
WENN English
Surname from Norfolk, England
WENTWORTH English
Habitational name from places in Cambridgeshire and South Yorkshire called Wentworth, probably from the Old English byname Wintra meaning ‘winter’ + Old English worð ‘enclosure’. It is, however, also possible that the name referred to a settlement inhabited only in winter.
WENTZ German (Rare)
Originally a pet form of the given names Werner and Wenceslaw. Meaning "guard" or "army".
WEPENER South African, German
South African, German decent/history
WERDUM German
Werdum is a municipality in the district of Wittmund, in Lower Saxony, Germany.
WERTHEIMER German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Wertheim.
WESELOH German
German habitational name from a place so named near Hannover.
WESNER German
Habitational name for someone from any of several places named Wessen.
WESSON English
Variant of Weston.
WESTBAY English (Rare)
It literally means "West Bay".
WESTBROEK Dutch
Dutch form of Westbrook.
WESTBURY English
English British surname originating as a place name. There are several Westbury villages, parishes and even Manors across England that have given the name Westbury to people who take up residence in or come from those places... [more]
WESTER German
From Middle High German wëster ‘westerly’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived to the west of a settlement, or a regional name for one who had migrated from further west.
WESTERGAARD Danish
Danish variant of Westergård.
WESTERGÅRD Swedish, Finnish
From Swedish väster meaning "west, western" combined with gård meaning "farm, yard, estate".
WESTERLY English
The name is originated from a term meaning 'winds from the West'. The name could be given to someone who is born in the west.
WESTERMAN English, American
Derived from Old English westerne meaning "western" and mann meaning "man", thus making it a topographic surname for someone who lived west of a settlement, or a regional surname for someone who had moved to the west... [more]
WESTERMANN Low German
From Middle Low German wester meaning "westerly" and man meaning "man", making it a topographic surname for someone who lived west of a settlement or a regional surname for someone who had moved to the west... [more]
WESTGATE English
Topographic name for someone who lived near a west gate in a city, or a habitual surname for someone from Westgate. It is derived from Middle English west meaning "west" and gate "gate" (or "street" in northern and eastern areas; from Old Norse gata).
WESTHOUSE Dutch
West of the House, originating from the name VeistHuis
WESTIN Swedish
Variant spelling of Vestin.
WESTLAKE English (Canadian)
Combined of West and Lake.
WESTLING Swedish
Combination of Swedish väst "west" and the common surname suffix -ling. A notable bearer is Prince Daniel (b. 1973), husband of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.
WESTON Dutch
Diminutive of Westenberg
WESTON English
Combination of Old English west "west" and tun "settlement, enclosure".
WESTWOOD English, Scottish
Habitational name from any of numerous places named Westwood, from Old English west "west" and wudu "wood".
WETTSTEIN German (Rare)
North German: variant of Wetzstein, from Middle Low German wetsten "whetstone".
WEY English
Variant of Way.
WHATELY English
Old English location or occupational surname meaning "from the wheat meadow".
WHEELDON English
Habitational name from a place in Derbyshire named Wheeldon, from Old English hweol ‘wheel’ (referring perhaps to a rounded shape) + dun ‘hill’, or from Whielden in Buckinghamshire, which is named with hweol + denu ‘valley’.
WHEELWRIGHT English (British)
Middle English "maker of wheels"
WHETZEL American
Altered spelling of German Wetzel.
WHINERAY English
Means "person from Whinneray", Cumbria, or "person who lives in a nook of land growing with gorse" (in either case from Old Norse hvin "whin, gorse" + vrá "nook of land"). It was borne by New Zealand rugby player Sir Wilson Whineray (1935-2012).
WHIPPLE English
English surname of uncertain meaning. It might be a shortened form of “whippletree”; an early name for the dogwood. It may also be a variation of Whipp – an early surname for someone who carried out judicial punishments.
WHISMAN English
Variation of Wisman or Wiseman.
WHISTLER English
An English occupational surname, meaning "one who whistles."
WHITBY English
English surname which was from either of two place names, that of a port in North Yorkshire (which comes from the Old Norse elements hvítr "white" (or Hvíti, a byname derived from it) combined with býr "farm") or a place in Cheshire (from Old English hwit "white" (i.e., "stone-built") and burh "fortress").
WHITCOMB English (British)
means wide valley
WHITEHEAD English, Scottish
Nickname for someone with fair or prematurely white hair, from Middle English whit "white" and heved "head".
WHITEHOUSE English
the origin of this surname started in England where people were called Whitehouse when they painted their houses white.
WHITEMAN English
From a nickname (see White).
WHITFIELD English
It is locational from any or all of the places called Whitfield in the counties of Derbyshire, Kent, Northamptonshire and Northumberland, or from the villages called Whitefield in Lancashire, the Isle of Wight and Gloucestershire.
WHITGIFT English
Means "person from Whitgift", Yorkshire ("Hvítr's dowry"). This surname was borne by Anglican churchman John Whitgift (?1530-1604), archbishop of Canterbury 1583-1604 (in addition, Whitgift School is an independent day school for boys in South Croydon, founded in 1595 by John Whitgift; and Whitgift Centre is a complex of shops and offices in the middle of Croydon, Greater London, on a site previously occupied by Whitgift School).
WHITLAM English
From a medieval nickname for a mild-mannered person (from Middle English whit "white" + lam "lamb"). This surname is borne by Australian Labour politician Gough Whitlam (1916-), prime minister 1972-75.
WHITLEY English
This surname is derived from a place name composed of Old English elements hwit meaning "white" and leah meaning "clearing, grove."
WHITLOCK English
Nickname for someone with white or fair hair, from Middle English whit ‘white’ + lock ‘tress’, ‘curl’. Compare Sherlock. ... [more]
WHITLOW English
white hill” place name from east side of country in lower Northumbria perhaps? Or perhaps next lower shire.
WHITMAN English
From Middle English whit ‘white’ + man ‘man’, either a nickname with the same sense as White, or else an occupational name for a servant of a bearer of the nickname White.... [more]
WHITMARSH English
English habitational name from Whitemarsh, a place in the parish of Sedgehill, Wiltshire, named from Old English hwit ‘white’ (i.e. ‘phosphorescent’) + mersc ‘marsh’. Compare Whitmore.
WHITTINGTON English
From a place name, meaning "Hwita’s settlement".
WHYBROW English
From the medieval female personal name Wyburgh, literally "war-fortress". (Cf. Germanic cognate Wigburg.)
WIĄCEK Polish
Derived from the given name Wiecek (see Wieceslaw).
WICK English, German
English: topographic name for someone who lived in an outlying settlement dependent on a larger village, Old English wic (Latin vicus), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, of which there are examples in Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Worcestershire... [more]
WICKERSHAM English
A habitational surname that originates from a lost medieval site or village of Norse origins.... [more]
WICKSEY English
Two separate surnames, joined together to form Wicksey, when the Vikings invaded England. The name means "Dairy Farmer on the Marsh".
WICKSTRAND Swedish (Rare), Finnish
This is a Finnish and rare Swedish last name.
WICKSTROM Finnish
Wickström is a Finnish family, originally from Swedish speaking Ostrobothnia associated with the production of automobiles and marine engines.
WIDEMAN German
From the Germanic personal name Widiman, composed of witu ‘wood’ or wit ‘wide’, ‘broad’ + man ‘man’. Americanized form of German Weidmann ‘huntsman’.
WIDEMAN Swedish (Anglicized)
Americanized form of Swedish Widman.
WIDGER English
From the Old English male personal name Wihtgār, literally "elf-spear".
WIDJAJA Indonesian
From the Indonesian word wijaya meaning "victory".
WIDMAN Swedish
Swedish ornamental name composed of the elements Wid-, an uncertain element, possibly Old Swedish viþr ‘wood’, ‘forest’ or from a place name formed with Old Swedish vid ‘wide’ + man ‘man’.
WIDMAN German
Altered spelling of German Widmann.
WIDMANN German
Variant of Wiedmann ‘huntsman’ and Wideman.
WIDUKIND Anglo-Saxon
"wood-child." From Old Saxon widu ("wood") and kind ("child")
WIEBE German
From a short form of any of various Germanic personal names beginning with wig ‘battle’, ‘war.’
WIECZOREK Polish
The name comes from the noun in the evening and it is a diminutive. Originally mean someone born at this time of the day.
WIEDEMANN German
Variation of Wideman.
WIEDMANN Upper German
North German variant of Widemann (see Wideman).
WIEMANN Low German
Variant of Weinmann, from Middle Low German, Middle High German winman ‘viticulturalist’, ‘wine merchant’. Variant of Wiedemann. ... [more]
WIERCZOWOKOWSKI Polish
A polish surname that is not used anymore to often. It was common in Polish areas.
WIERZBOWSKI Polish
Taken from the word wierzba meaning "willow", this name may have designated someone who lived near a willow tree.
WIESEL German, Jewish
Means "weasel" in German.