Submitted Surnames from Other Sources

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Goda Japanese (Rare)
Go ("Connected to") + Da ("Rice Paddy"). This is mostly on Shikoku Island.
Godil English
English: habitational name for someone from Gadshill in Kent, either of two places called Godshill in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, or Godsell Farm in Wiltshire, which were all originally named Godeshyll ‘God's hill’.
Godwinson English
Means "Son of Godwin". First born by Harold Godwinson. From his father Godwine, Earl of Wessex... [more]
Goe Korean
Varient of Ko.
Goedeke Low German
Low German surname composed of the element gode and the diminutive suffix -ke. Gode can mean either "good", "God" or "a Goth".
Goettems German, Brazilian
Brazilian adaptation of the German surname Goedems; altered for easier comprehension by the Portuguese-speaking population of Brazil. All members of the Goettems family in Brazil are descendants of Johann Goedems, born in Oberlöstern, Saarland, on September 17, 1798.
Gofigan Chamorro
Chamorro for "very hot climate". Gof- is an amplifier which means very. Figan is a word for "hot", implying the climate
Gogula Indian, Telugu
Possibly from Telugu గోగు (gōgu) "hemp plant".
Gok Korean
From Sino-Korean 谷 (Gog) meaning "Valley".
Gokhale Indian, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit गवाक्ष (gavaksha) meaning "round window" (literally "cow eye"), from गो (go) meaning "cow" and अक्षि (akshi) meaning "eye"... [more]
Gokongwei Filipino
From the surnames Goh, Kong, and Wei.
Goldman German, Jewish
Possibly meaning goldsmith in German, from Gold and Mann.... [more]
Golubovec Croatian
From golub meaning ''pigeon''.
Gonella Italian
Means "short skirt," in Italian, as in a piece of armor.
Gong Chinese
Gong means palace.... [more]
Gonnaimueang Thai
End with the word "ในเมือง"(nai - mueang), which is the name of a sub-district in the northeastern region of Thailand.
Gonzague French (Rare)
Gallicized form of Italian Gonzaga.
Gooding English
The name Gooding comes from the baptismal name for "the son of Godwin"
Goodloe English
Goodloe traces back to the English Gidlow. The first recorded use of the name is from 1291; Robert de Gidlow was a freeholder in Aspull, Lancanshire, United Kingdom and the name occurs frequently down to the 17th century... [more]
Goods English
Variant of Good.
Goonerathne Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala ගුණරත්න (see Gunaratne).
Gooneratne Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala ගුණරත්න (see Gunaratne).
Goonesekera Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala ගුණසේකර (see Gunasekara).
Goonesinghe Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala ගුනසිංහ (see Gunasinghe).
Goonetilake Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala ගුණතිලක (see Gunathilaka).
Goonetileke Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala ගුණතිලක (see Gunathilaka).
Goonetilleke Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala ගුණතිලක (see Gunathilaka).
Goonewardane Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala ගුණවර්ධන (see Gunawardana).
Goonewardena Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala ගුණවර්ධන (see Gunawardana).
Goonewardene Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala ගුණවර්ධන (see Gunawardana).
Gopuansuy Filipino
From the surnames Goh, Pua, and Suy.
Goren Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) altered form of Horn (5), under Russian influence; since Russian has no h and alters h in borrowed words to g. In Israel the name has been reinterpreted by folk etymology as being from Hebrew goren 'threshing floor', which is in fact etymologically and semantically unrelated.
Gorey English, Irish (Anglicized)
See Mcgorry. Edward Gorey was a noted bearer.
Göring German
German surname most commonly associated with Nazi Party leader, Hermann Göring.
Gorsky Russian
Russian form of Górski.
Gorst Russian
Meaning "handful" in Russian.
Goshen Jewish
Variant of German Göschen.
Gosling English
1. variant of Joslin - see Jocelyn, Jocelyn. ... [more]
Goulet French (Quebec), French
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a derivation from Old French goule "mouth" (combined with a diminutive suffix), in which case this name would have been a nickname for a glutton.
Goulter English (Rare)
This very unusual name has long been recorded in England but perhaps surprisingly as a Norman personal name. The first recording in England was as "Galterii" which appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 for London as a French form of the Olde German "Walter" translating as "Mighty Army".
Gourmaud French
A famous bearer is a journalist well known from the educational TV, Jamy Gourmaud
Gousset French
It is derived from the Old French word gousset, which means "purse" or "wallet". It is likely that this surname was originally given to someone who was a purse maker or a merchant who dealt in small items.
Gowan Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gobhann ‘descendant of the smith’.
Goyal Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Meaning uncertain, possibly a form of Agarwal.
Gozar Filipino
A filipino surname from the Spanish word "gozar," meaning "to enjoy."
Gozzi Italian, Venetian
Meaning unknown.
Gracia Spanish
From gracia "grace", or an alteration of García.
Grand English
Variant of Grant.
Grandin French
Diminutive of Grand.
Granier French
French for a grain merchant (from Latin granarius), a topographic name for someone who lived by a granary (from Latin granarium) or a metonymic role name for someone who monitors or owned one.
Grantaire Literature
This is the name of a minor character in Victor Hugo's novel 'Les Misérables' (1862), a follower of the revolutionary Enjolras.
Gras French
Means "fat" in french.
Graudiņš Latvian
Derived from the word grauds meaning "grain".
Grayden Irish
Variation of Graden.
Grayling English (British)
Uncommon surname of unclear origin; possible medieval locational name, or a derivative of the French surname Grail or the diminutive Graillon.... [more]
Greaves Popular Culture
Borne by Lucien Greaves, a social activist and the spokesman and co-founder of The Satanic Temple.
Grebenstein German
Means "stone from the cliff or ridge" from German greben, (cliff or ridge) and stein (stone).... [more]
Grecki Polish
Polish form of Gretzky.
Greco Portuguese
Portuguese for Greco.
Greenberger German, Jewish
Anglicized form of the German surname Grünberger, which is formed from the words grün "green", Berg "mountain", and the habitational suffix -er. This name indicated a person who lived on or near a forest-covered mountain.
Greenblatt Jewish
Ashkenazi Jewish Surname incorporating Yiddish/German elements meaning “Greenleaf.” Writer and storyboard artist C. H. Greenblatt (born 1972) most known for SpongeBob SquarePants is a famous bearer of this name.
Greenfeld English
Partly Americanized form of the Ashkenazic Jewish ornamental name Grun(e)feld or Grinfeld, a compound of Yiddish grin + German Feld 'field', or of German Grünfeld (see Grunfeld).
Greenstein Jewish
From German, means "Green Stone".
Greenwald American
Partly Americanized form of German and Jewish Grün(e)wald (see Grunwald). ... [more]
Greet German
Americanized form of German Fried.
Gregerson English
Means "son of Gregory/Greg"
Gregori Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Gregorio.
Gretzky Russian, Belarusian
Originally derived from an old Russian word that meant "Greek", though in modern times, the word means "Greek nut" (walnut). A notable bearer is Wayne Gretzky, a former Canadian ice hockey player.
Grieg Norwegian
Derived from the Scottish surname of Greig.
Griezmann German (Rare)
This is the surname of French professional footballer Antoine Griezmann.
Griffeth Welsh
Altered spelling of Griffith.
Grigahcine Berber (Rare, ?)
Meaning unknown, perhaps of Kabyle origin. A known bearer is DJ Snake, who was born William Grigahcine (1986-), an Algerian-French musician.
Grigoriu Romanian
Derived from the given name Grigore.
Grimké German (Americanized)
Americanised form of the German surname Grimk or Grimke with French inspiration. This was the name of a prominent American family of abolitionists.
Griswold English
meaning: from the gray forest.
Grīva Latvian
Means "creek".
Grixti Maltese
Grixti is entirely of Maltese origin and is thought to mean "rough".
Grjotheim Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of Norwegian (Nynorsk) grjot "stone, rock" and heim "home".
Grogan Irish
Derived from the native Gaelic O'Gruagain Sept that was initially located in County Roscommon but which became widely dispersed. The name is derived from a Gaelic word meaning 'fierceness'.
Groover English (American)
Americanized form of German Gruber.
Großkreutz German
From German "groß" meaning big and "kreutz" meaning cross.
Groulx French
French spelling, often found in Canada, of Groult, Grould, possibly reduced forms of Gréoul, a personal name of Germanic origin, composed of the elements gred "hunger" + wolf, wulf "wolf".
Grove German
Form of Grob.
Grove English, American
Americanized spelling of the French surname Le Grou(x)or Le Greux (see Groulx)
Grove German
Variation of Graf.
Grow English
Likely from the English word "grow".
Grylls English (Rare)
There was an old and distinguished family of Grylls of Tavistock (Devon) and Lanreath (Cornwall) in the 17th century; two high sheriffs of the county then bore the name. The manor of Gryils (commonly mispronounced Garles), near the rocks called the Gryils or Garles, from which they probably derive their name, is in the parish of Lesneweth in that county.
Gu Korean (Anglicized)
A Korean surname, meaning "tool, device, utensil". Derived from the Chinese surname 具, (Jù)
Guanzon Filipino
From Hokkein 关孫 (guān-sun), derived from 关 (guān) meaning "frontier pass" and 孫 (sun) meaning "grandchild."
Guardado Spanish
The surname Guardado means save, protect, and guard in Spanish
Guarracino Italian
Nothing is known of this family name other then they grew up in Manhattan, New York, other states and cities too but most can from boats and had to be quertied at Ellis Island, New York
Guarracino Italian (Americanized, Modern)
from a diminutive of a personal name derived from Guerra ‘war’.
Gudgeon English
from Middle English gojon, gogen, Old French gougon ‘gudgeon’ (the fish) (Latin gobio, genitive gobionis), applied as a nickname or perhaps as a metonymic occupational name for a seller of these fish... [more]
Guèye Western African, Wolof
Variant of Gueye influenced by French orthography.
Gueye Western African, Wolof
From a clan name of uncertain meaning.
Gug Korean
From korean hanja 國, 菊, or 鞠. A surname for 19 000 koreans