Submitted Surnames from Locations

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Aa Norwegian
Derived from aa, an obsolete spelling of Norwegian å "small river, stream".
Aaberg Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian cognate of Åberg.
Aaby Norwegian, Danish
From a place called Aaby or Åby, from Old Norse á "small river, stream" and býr "farm".
Aacker German
Variant spelling of the surname Acker.
Aadland Norwegian
Derived from a place called Ådland, from Old Norse Árland "land by the river".
Aamodt Norwegian
Combination of aa, an obsolete spelling of Norwegian å "small river, stream" and møte "meeting".
Aamoth Norwegian (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of the Norwegian surname Aamodt.
Aarhus Norwegian
Derived from any of the farms so named, from Old Norse á "river" and hús "house, farmstead".
Aas Norwegian
Variant of Ås.
Aas Estonian
Aas is an Estonian surname meaning "lea" or "open grassy area".
Aasen Norwegian
Means "the ridge" in Norwegian. Definite singular form of Aas.
Aasmaa Estonian
Aasmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "grassy (lea) land".
Aassalu Estonian
Aassalu is an Estonian surname meaning "lea (open grassy area) grove".
Aasum Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse aas "hill" and um "around".
Aaviksoo Estonian
Aaviksoo is an Estonian surname meaning "aspen forest(ed) swamp".
Aba Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 阿波 (see Awa 1 or Awa 2).
Abadilla Spanish
Variant of Badilla
Abagnale Italian
Either an occupational name for a shepherd or a person who lived near a sheepfold (derived from Italian abbagnale meaning "good shepherd, good sheepfold"), or a topographic name for someone who lived in a wet or swampy area (from abagnato meaning "drenched, soaked")... [more]
Ábalos Spanish
Habitational name for someone originally from the municipality of Ábalos in La Rioja, Spain, likely of Basque origin.
Abarrow English
At or near a barrow or tumulus.
Abbitt English
Variant of Abbott.
Abbruzzese Italian
Habitational name for someone originally from Abruzzo, a region in southern Italy.
à Beckett Medieval English, English (Australian)
Medieval Latinized form from Beckett. This surname is not used in modern Anglosphere. (But still exist in Austrailia.)
Abegg German, German (Swiss)
Topographic name for someone who lived near the corner of a mountain, from German ab meaning "off" and Egg, dialect form of Eck(e) meaning "promontory", "corner".
Abendaño Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Zarautz.
Abercrombie Scottish
Derived from a surname. It is the name of a parish in Fife, Scotland, on the northern shore of the Frith of Forth, whence the possessor took his surname; from Aber, marshy ground, a place where two or more streams meet; and cruime or crombie, a bend or crook... [more]
Abernathy Scottish
A different form of Abernethy, which originally meant "person from Abernethy", Perth and Kinross ("confluence of the (river) Nethy"). This was one of the surnames of the Scots who settled in northern Ireland during the ‘plantation’ in the 17th century, and it was brought to the U.S. as the name of a Southern plantation owner.
Abetxuko Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gasteiz.
Abeyta Spanish (Mexican)
Derived from the place "Alba de Yeltes" in the province of Salamanca, Spain.
Abi Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 畔蒜 (see Abiru).
Abildgaard Danish
From Danish abildgård "apple garden".
Abildgård Danish (Rare)
Variant of Abildgaard, meaning "apple garden".
Abiru Japanese
From Japanese 畔蒜 (Abiru) meaning "Abiru", a manor that was in the former district of Ahiru in the former Japanese province of Kazusa in parts of present-day Chiba, Japan.... [more]
Abloh Arabic
Arabic origin
Abott English
Variant of Abbott.
Abruzzese Italian
Regional name for someone from the Abruzzi, a mountainous region of Italy east of Rome (cf. Abruzzo).
Abruzzo Italian
Name for a person originally from the region of Abruzzo in northern Italy.
Abston English (British)
The surname Abston is of an uncertain origin. Perhaps from an English place name, but not now recorded in England as a surname. One possibility is Abson near Bristol, earlier Abston; another is Adstone in Northamptonshire, which is named from an Old English personal name Ættīn + Old English tūn ‘settlement’.
Abtahi Persian
Possibly denoted someone who originally came from a location named Abtah in Saudi Arabia.
Abu Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 阿武 (see Anno 2).
Abukawa Japanese
From Japanese 虻 (abu) meaning "horsefly" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Abukumagawa Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 阿武隈川 (Abukumagawa) meaning "Abukuma River", a river that flows through the prefectures of Fukushima and Miyagi in Japan.
Aburada Japanese
Abura means "oil" and da means "field, rice paddy."
Aburai Japanese (Rare)
Abura means "oil" and i means "well, mineshaft, pit".
Aburata Japanese
Abura means "oil" and ta means "field, rice paddy".
Aburatani Japanese
Abura means "oil" and tani means "valley".
Aburto Basque, Spanish, Spanish (Mexican)
The surname Aburto is a topographic name from Basque aburto ‘place of kermes oaks’, from abur ‘kermes oak’ + the locative suffix -lo.
Abuya Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 阿武屋 (Abuya) meaning "Abu Store", from 阿武 (Abu) meaning "Abu", a district in the prefecture of Yamaguchi in Japan.
Accrington English
Derived from the place Accrington.
Acebo Spanish
panish: Habitational Name From A Place Named Acebo, For Example In Cáceres Province; The Place Name Is From Acebo ‘Holly’ (Latin Aquifolium, Literally ‘Sharp-Leafed’).
Acevedo Spanish
Derived from Spanish acebedo meaning "holly grove", itself from acebo meaning "holly tree".
Ach German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, from Old High German aha meaning "running water".
Achával Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Atxabal.
Achenbach German
Habitational name from places in Hesse and Westphalia named Achenbach, from the obsolete word Ach or Ache (from Middle High German ahe meaning "water", "stream") + Bach meaning "brook".
Achenza Italian
A Sardinian name, possibly denoting someone from the former town of Aquensa or Acquesa.
Achi Japanese
Achi means "distant, remote".
Achikita Japanese (Rare)
遥 (Achi) means "distant, remote" and 北 (kita) means "north".
Achiku Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 阿竹 (see Atake).
Ackles Anglo-Saxon
The ancient history of the Ackles name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in Eccles which was in both Norfolk and a parish near Manchester.
Ackroyd English
Topographic name from northern Middle English ake "oak" and royd "clearing".
Acquaviva Italian
From an Italian place name meaning "running water, spring", literally "living water".
Acri Italian
Habitational name from a place in Cosenza province named Acri.
Acton English, Northern Irish
"Oak Town" in Old English. Parishes in Cheshire, Suffolk, Middlesex. There is also a place that bears this name in Ulster.
Acuña Galician, Spanish
Derived from a place named "Acuña Alta".
Adachihara Japanese
A means "leg, limb, step", dachi is a form of tachi meaning "stand", and hara means "plain". ... [more]
Adair Celtic
Mostly Scottish surname meaning "at the oak ford".
Adamsky Jewish
Variant spelling of Adamski.
Addington English
Habitational name from any of various places named in Old English as Eaddingtun 'settlement associated with Eadda' or Æddingtun 'settlement associated with Æddi'.
Aders German (Silesian)
Variation of Eders, a topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of bare, uncultivated land, from Middle High German (o)ed(e) 'wasteland'. It may also be a habitational name from any of the numerous places named with this element.
Adgate English
Variant of Agate.
Adney English
Habitational name from Adeney in Shropshire, named in Old English as Eadwynna ey "island of a woman called Eadwynn". English: from a Middle English pet form of Adam... [more]
Adrienne Medieval English
The surname dervies from the Latin male given name "(H)adrianus", originally an ethnic name for someone from the seaport of Adria - which gave its name to the Adriatic Sea - who settled in Rome and became known as "the man from Adria" (in Latin, "Adrianus")... [more]
Aesoo Estonian
Aesoo is an Estonian surname possibly taken from the location of the village of the same name in Pärnu County.
Affleck Galician, Scottish
Variation of Auchinleck, a town near Dundee, Scotland... Ben & Casey Affleck are famous bearers of the name. Auchinleck appears to have been one of those places where the ancient Celts and Druids held conventions, celebrated their festivals, and performed acts of worship... [more]
Afghani Persian, Pashto
Derived from the term "افغانی" (Afghan), which means "a person from Afghanistan" in Pashto and Persian languages.
Aflor Aragonese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Agada Japanese
Variant of Agata.
Agadiri Moroccan
Habitational name from the city of Agadir.
Agarie Japanese
From Japanese 東 (agari) meaning "east" combined with 江 (e) meaning "creek, bay".
Agarwal Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Denotes someone originally from the town of Agroha in Haryana state, India.
Agata Japanese (Rare)
(Agata) written as 県, means "prefecture, county, countryside, subdivision, district".
Agate English (British)
From Middle English gate, meaning a "gate" or "street", denoting a person who lived near a major city gate or street.
Agawa Japanese
阿 (A) means "nook, flatter, corner" and 川 (kawa) meaning "stream, river".... [more]
Agerre Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 neighborhoods in the French department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques: the one in the commune of Mugerre, the one in the commune of Hendaia, or the one in the commune of Maule-Lextarre.
Aggarwal Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi
Alternate transcription of Agarwal.
Aghdashloo Persian
Denoted a person who came from various places named Ağdaş and Agdash in Azerbaijan, or Aqdash and Aghdash in Iran. A famous bearer is Shohreh Aghdashloo (1952-), an Iranian-American actress.
Aginaga Basque
Habitational name from a place named Aginaga, from Basque (h)agin meaning "yew tree" combined with -aga, a collective suffix.
Agnew Scottish
Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Agneaux in Manche, France.... [more]
Agramonte Spanish
habitational name from Agramonte in A Coruña and Lugo (Galicia).
Agron Spanish
From the town of Agrón in Granada, Spain.
Aguerre Basque (Gallicized)
Parisianized form of Agerre.
Aguiar Portuguese
Portuguese form of Aguilar.
Aguilera Spanish
Habitational name from a location in Soria province, Spain, named Aguilera, derived from Spanish aguilera meaning "eagle's nest". A famous bearer is American singer Christina Aguilera (1980-).
Aguni Japanese
From the Japanese 粟 (a or awa) "foxtail millet" and 國 or 国 (kuni, guni or koku) "country."
Aha Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 阿波 (see Awa 1 or Awa 2).
Ahama Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 阿 (a), a phonetic character and 浜 (hama) meaning "beach; seashore".
Ahane Japanese (Rare)
亜 (A) means "second, Asia", 波 (ha) means "wave", 根 (ne) means "source, root". ... [more]
Ahara Japanese
A means "second, Asia" and hara means "field, plain".
Ahiru Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 畔蒜 (see Abiru) or 安蒜 (see Ambiru).
Ahluwalia Indian, Punjabi
From a village named Ahlu that existed as a misl (state) of the Sikh Confederacy during the 18th century.
Aho Finnish
Means "glade" in Finnish.
Ahonen Finnish
A combination of Finnish aho "meadow" and the common surname suffix -nen.
Ahumada Spanish
topographic or habitational name from a place named with ahumar "to smoke", possibly denoting a place where ham and other meats were smoked or alternatively a place that had been cleared for settlement by burning... [more]
Ai Chinese
From Chinese 艾 (ài) referring to the ancient state of Ai, which existed during the Shang dynasty in what is now Jiangxi province.
Ai Japanese
From Japanese 阿 (a) meaning "ridge, eaves, corner" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Aiba Japanese
From Japanese 相 (ai) meaning "mutual" or 饗 (ai) meaning "banquet", combined with 馬 (ba) meaning "horse", 場 (ba) meaning "location", 羽 (ba) meaning "feathers", 庭 (ba) meaning "courtyard" or 葉 (ba) meaning "leaf".
Aibar Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Oibar.
Aichi Japanese
From 愛 (ai) meaning "love, affection, favorite" and 知 (chi) meaning "wisdom, knowledge, intelligence, know".... [more]
Aida Japanese
Ai could mean "fit, suit, join", "indigo", or "together, mutual". Da is a form of ta meaning "rice paddy, wilderness, field".
Aida Japanese
From Japanese 相 (ai) meaning "together, mutually" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Aida Japanese
From Japanese 会 (ai) meaning "meeting, gathering" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Aiestaran Basque
It indicates familial origin near the eponymous farmhouse in the municipality of Trapagaran.
Aihara Japanese
From Japanese 相 (ai) meaning "together, mutually" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Aikawa Japanese
From Japanese 相 (ai) meaning "together, mutually" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Aikawa Japanese
From Japanese 愛 (ai) meaning "love, affection" and 川 or 河 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Aiki Japanese
From Japanese 相 (ai) meaning "together, mutually" and 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood".
Aikou Japanese
From Japanese 愛 (ai) meaning "love" combined with 甲 (kou) meaning "armor, first class".
Aikuchi Japanese
合 (Ai) means "suit, join" and 口 (kuchi) means "mouth, opening".
Aikuzawa Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 愛久沢 or 愛久澤 (see Akuzawa 1 or Akuzawa 2).
Aimasmäki Finnish (Rare)
Meaning unknown.
Aimi Japanese
From Japanese 相 (ai) meaning "mutual" combined with 見 (mi) meaning "see".
Aimoto Japanese
Aimoto is often written as 愛 (ai) meaning "love, reverence, affection" or 相 (ai) meaning "together, each other, aspect, mutual" and 本 (moto) meaning "source, origin, root".
Aimura Japanese
Ai can mean "together, join" and mura means "hamlet, village".
Ainscough English
Habitational name for a person from Aiskew, a village in the civil parish of Aiskew and Leeming Bar, in the Hambleton District of North Yorkshire, England.
Ainstein German (Hispanicized), Spanish (Latin American)
Hispanicized form of Einstein. Most frequently used in Argentina.
Ainuma Japanese
Ai means "unit, join" and numa means "swamp, marsh".
Aird Scottish Gaelic
Derived from a variation of the place name "Aird". The Gaelic term "Aird" would mean "high ground" or "hill" in English.
Aisaki Japanese
Ai can mean "indigo", "love, affection" or "together, join" and saki means "cape, promontory, peninsula".
Aisawa Japanese
Ai can mean "affection, love", "join, together" or "indigo" and sawa means "marsh, swamp".
Aita Japanese
Variant of Aida.
Aiuchi Japanese
From Japanese 相 (ai) meaning "together, mutually" and 内 (uchi) meaning "inside".
Aiwara Japanese
A variant of Aihara.
Aiyama Japanese
Ai can mean "together, join", "love, affection" or "indigo" and yama means "mountain".
Aizawa Japanese
From Japanese 相 (ai) meaning "together, mutually" and 沢, 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Aizawa Japanese
Variant reading of 阿久沢 or 阿久澤 (see Akuzawa 2).
Aizlewood English (Rare)
Believed to be a South Yorkshire variant of the popular Hazelwood, of which there are several villages in the region. Also known as a development of Olde English 'Ashlac' found in the Yorkshire village of Aislaby, which translates as The farm (bi) of Ashlac... [more]
Ajdiri Moroccan
Habitational name from the Rifian town of Ajdir.
Akada Japanese
Aka meant "red" and da comes from ta meaning "rice patty, field".
Akaeda Japanese
Aka means "red" and eda means "branch, bough, twig."
Akagawa Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Akagi Japanese
Means "red tree" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 赤 (red) and 木 (tree).
Akahori Japanese
Aka means "red" and hori means "mound, hill."
Akaike Japanese (Rare)
丹 (Aka) means "red" and 池 (ike) means "pool, pond".
Akaiwa Japanese
From 赤 (aka) meaning "red, vermilion" and 岩 (iwa) meaning "cliff, rocks".
Akaki Japanese
Aka means "red, crimson, vermilion" and ki means "tree, wood".
Akamakka Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red", referring to pinus densiflora, and 真下 (makka) meaning "(literally) down; below; beneath", referring to low lands.... [more]
Akamatsuka Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 赤真下 (see Akamakka).
Akame Japanese
This surname can derive from a location: Akame Forty-eight Waterfalls (near Nabari, Mie prefecture, Kansai region). Asides from being a popular hiking spot, the waterfalls are rumored to be the training location for ninja hundreds of years ago... [more]
Akamine Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 嶺 (mine) meaning "mountain peak, mountain ridge".
Akamori Japanese (Rare)
From 赤 (aka) meaning "red" combined with 森 (mori) meaning "forest."... [more]
Akamura Japanese
Aka means "red" and mura means "hamlet, village".
Akane Japanese
Aka means "red, crimson, vermilion" and ne means "root".
Akanishi Japanese
Means "red west" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 赤 (red) and 西 (west).
Akano Japanese
(Aka) 赤 means "red, crimson, vermilion" and (no) 野 means "wilderness, plain, field".
Akanuma Japanese
Aka means "red" and numa means "swamp, marsh".
Akasaka Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 坂 or 阪 (saka) meaning "slope".
Akasaki Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 崎 or 﨑 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Akase Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 瀬 (se) meaning "rapids, current".
Akashiro Japanese
From 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 城 (shiro) meaning "castle".... [more]
Akashita Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) or 丹 (aka) both meaning "red" combined with 下 (shita) meaning "below, down, descend, give, low, inferior". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Akata Japanese
Variant of Akada.
Akatsuka Japanese
From Japanese 赤 (aka) meaning "red" and 塚 (tsuka) meaning "hillock, mound".
Akatsuki Japanese
丹 (Aka) means "red" and 月 (tsuki) means "month, moon". This surname is a reference to what the moon looks like during a lunar eclipse.... [more]
Akawa Japanese
A means "second, Asia" and kawa means "river, stream".
Akçay Turkish
From Turkish ak meaning "white" and çay meaning "stream, brook".
Akdağ Turkish
Habitational name for someone who lived near any of the various mountains named Akdağ in Turkey, from Turkish ak meaning "white" and dağ meaning "mountain".
Akebdani Berber
Moroccan (Rifian): habitational name from the Rifian town of Dar El Kebdani.
Akebdani Berber
Moroccan (Rifian): habitational name from the town of Dar Lkebdani.
Åker Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
From Swedish and Norwegian åker "plowed field".
Akerregi Basque
Basque surname meaning "goat's hillside", composed of aker and -egi, meaning "goat" and "hillside" respectively.
Akiba Japanese
From the Japanese 秋 (aki) "autumn" and 葉 (ha or ba) "leaf."
Akibara Japanese
This surname combines 昭 (shou, aki) meaning "shining, bright", 秋 (shuu, aki, toki) meaning "autumn" or 穐 with the same sounds and meaning with 原 (gen, hara) meaning "field, meadow, original, plain, prairie, primitive, tundra, wilderness."
Akida Japanese
Variant of Akita.
Akihara Japanese
From Japanese 秋 (aki) meaning "autumn; fall" and 原 (hara) meaning "meadow; plain; field".... [more]
Akimura Japanese
From Japanese 秋 (aki) meaning "autumn" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
Akine Japanese
Aki means "autumn" and ne means "root".
Akinuma Japanese
Aki can mean "autumn", and numa means "swamp, marsh".
Akioka Japanese
Aki means "autumn" and oka means "hill".
Akisawa Japanese
Aki can mean "autumn" and sawa means "swamp".
Akishima Japanese
Aki can mean "autumn" or "bright" and shima means "island".... [more]
Akishino Japanese
秋 (Aki) means "autumn" and 篠 (shino) means "dwarf bamboo".
Akita Japanese
This surname can be used as 秋田, 明田, 穐田, 飽田 or 阿北 with 秋/穐 (shuu, aki, toki) meaning "autumn," 明 (mei, myou, min, a.kari, aka.rui, aka.rumu, aki.raka, a.keru, -a.ke, a.ku(ru), a.kasu) meaning "clear," 飽 (hou, a.kiru, a.kasu, a.ku, aki) meaning "boredom," 阿 (a, o, omone.ru, kuma) meaning "corner, nook," 田 (den, ta) meaning "rice field" and 北 (hou, kita) meaning "north."... [more]
Akitani Japanese
Aki can means "bright" or "autumn" and tani means "valley".
Akiwara Japanese
Aki means "autumn" and wara means "plain, field".
Akizawa Japanese
A variant of Akisawa.
Akkawi Arabic
Means "from Akka" in Arabic.
Akkawy Arabic
Variant of Akkawi.
Akkaya Turkish
Means "white rock" from Turkish ak meaning "white" and kaya "rock".
Akkineni Telugu
The surname Akkineni (అక్కినేని) is derived from the Telugu and Kannada word "akki (అక్కి)" which means rice and the suffix "neni (నేని)" which means country or region... [more]
Akpınar Turkish
From Turkish ak meaning "white" and pınar meaning "spring, fountain".
Akridge English
Possibly English, a habitational name from a place with a name meaning ‘oak ridge’, as for example Aikrigg in Cumbria (from Old Norse eik ‘oak’ + hryggr ‘ridge’), or any of the many places called Oakridge (from Old English āc + hrycg)... [more]
Akropolitis Greek
Someone from Akropolis, not referring to the Acropolis of Athens specifically, but in general, any fortified area of ancient and medieval Greek cities.
Aksu Turkish
Means "white water" in Turkish.
Akui Japanese
A means "nook", ku means "long time ago, lasting" and i means "well, pit, mineshaft".... [more]
Akusawa Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 愛久沢 or 愛久澤 (see Akuzawa 1) or 阿久沢, 阿久澤, 愛久沢, 愛久澤, 悪沢, or 悪澤 (see Akuzawa 2).
Akutagawa Japanese
Akuta (芥) means "mustard", kawa (川) means "river", kawa changes to gawa due to rendaku. Notable bearers of this surname are Ryuunosuke Akutagawa (芥川龍之介), a Japanese writer and Ryuunosuke Akutagawa from Bungou Stray dogs who shares the same name.
Akutsu Japanese
From Japanese 阿 (a) meaning "ridge, eaves, corner", 久 (ku) meaning "long time ago" and 津 (tsu) meaning "port, harbour".
Akuzawa Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 愛久沢 (Akuzawa) meaning "Akuzawa", a former large village in the former Japanese province of Kaga in parts of present-day Ishikawa, Japan.... [more]
Akuzawa Japanese
From Japanese 阿久沢 (Akuzawa), a variant spelling of 悪沢 (Akuzawa) meaning "Akuzawa", a division in the area of Azuma in the city of Midori in the prefecture of Gumma in Japan.... [more]
Akyol Turkish
Means "white path" or "honest path" from Turkish ak meaning "white" (figuratively "honest, clean") and yol meaning "way, path".
Alaküla Estonian
Alaküla is an Estonian surname meaning "village area".
Alameda Spanish
Topographic name from alameda meaning ‘poplar grove’, a collective form of álamo meaning ‘poplar’, or a habitational name from any of the many places named with this word.
Alamillo Spanish
Spanish: topographic name from alamillo a diminutive of álamo 'poplar' or a habitational name from any of the many places called with this word in particular one in Ciudad Real.
Álamo Spanish, Portuguese
Either a topographic name from álamo "poplar" or a habitational name from any of several places in Spain and Portugal named with this word.
Alan Crom Scottish Gaelic
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous village.
Alanís Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
Alarcón Spanish
Alarcón was a fort owned by the arabs in the Iberian Peninsula (Alarcón literally meaning 'the fort' in arabic), and the spaniards had the goal of owning it during the spanish reconquista. After 9 months of siege, Fernán Martínez de Ceballos climbed the walls of the fort using only two daggers and opened the gates from the inside allowing the castillan army to come in and conquer Alarcón... [more]
Alardyce Scottish
Scottish regional surname meaning "southern cliff". From the Gaelic all 'cliff' and deas 'southern'.
Alavez Spanish (Mexican)
Variant of Alaves primarily used in Mexico.
al-Baghdadi Arabic
Originally denoted a person who came from Baghdad, the capital city of Iraq.
Albanese Italian
Southern Italian : ethnic name from albanese ‘(an) Albanian’, applied to someone from Albania or from one of the Albanian settlements in Abruzzo, Apulia, Campania, and Sicily.
Albany Scottish, English (American)
From the title of the Dukes of Albany (House of Stuart), hence a name borne by their retainers. It is an infrequent surname in England and Scotland. The city of Albany, NY (formerly the Dutch settlement of Beverwijck or Fort Orange) was named for James Stuart, Duke of York and Albany; he was the brother of King Charles II and later king in his own right as James II... [more]
Albaugh English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Albach.
Al Behairy Arabic
Linguistic: Comes from the word BOHAYṘA which means lake, the name "lake" is being employed as an adjective.
Albeiz Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Asparrena.
Albéniz Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Albeiz.
Albizua Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Orozko.
Alborty Ossetian
Derived from Loir, the name of a village in present-day North Ossetia-Alania.
Alcalá Spanish
Derived from numerous towns with this name (fortified villages during the Moorish occupation of Spain), derived from Arabic القلعة (al-qalʿah) meaning "fortress, fortification, citadel".
Alcántara Spanish
Habitational name denoting someone originally from the municipality of Alcántara in Extremadura, Spain. The name is ultimately derived from Arabic اَلْقَنْطَرَة‎ (al-qanṭara) meaning "the bridge".
Alcântara Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Alcántara.
Alcantara Spanish, Filipino
Simplified form of Alcántara.
Alcaraz Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Alcázar Spanish
Habitational name from any of various places for example in the provinces of Ciudad Real Cuenca and Granada named with the word alcázar "citadel" or "palace" (from Arabic al "the" and qaṣr "fortress" a borrowing of Latin castrum; see Castro).
Alcobendas Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Alcorn Scottish
Scottish variation of Allcorn, a name that originally came from Alchorn, a manor in the parish of Rotherfield, Sussex.
Alcox English
Variant of Alcott.
Alcubierre Aragonese
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the Sierra d’Alcubierre.
Aldane Anglo-Saxon
Derived from "dweller at the old enclosure".
Aldatz Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Navarrese neighborhoods: the one in Larraun, Comarca of Leitzaldea or the one in Itza, Comarca of Iruñerria.
Aldaz Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Aldatz.
Aldazabal Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous farmhouse in the municipality of Azkoitia.
Aldea Spanish
Topographic name meaning "village, hamlet" in Spanish, ultimately from Arabic الضيعة‎ (ad-day'a).
Aldinger German
Habitational name for someone from Aldingen in Württemberg.
Aldridge English
habitational name from a place in the West Midlands called Aldridge; it is recorded in Domesday Book as Alrewic, from Old English alor ‘alder’ + wīc ‘dwelling’, ‘farmstead’.
Alduate Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Urraulbeiti.
Aldunate Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Alduate.
Aldworth English
From the parish of the same name in Berkshire, England.
Alfes Jewish
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Alford English, Scottish
Habitation name found in Lincolnshire, Surrey and Somerset, England and Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The name can be derived by combining the Old English female personal name Ealdg- and -ford meaning "water crossing" or can mean "from the alder tree ford".
Alforque Spanish (Philippines)
Possibly from the name of a place called Alforque in Zaragoza province, Spain, meaning uncertain.
Algerie Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the French Algérie meaning "Algeria" (referring directly to the country itself). It also refers to someone from Annaba, Algeria.
Algieri Italian
Italian form of Algerie.
Alhambra Spanish
Refers to the Alhambra, a palace complex located in Granada, Spain. The name itself is derived from Arabic الْحَمْرَاء‎‎ (Al-Ḥamrā) meaning "the red one" or, ultimately, from Arabic أَحْمَر (ʾaḥmar) "red".