Submitted Surnames from Other Sources

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Houle French (Quebec)
Either from Old French hole, houle, "hole, cave", or a deformation of Houde.
Householter English (American, Rare)
Americanized form of the German surname Haushalter.
Houser English
Variant of House.
Howat Scottish
Variant of Hewitt
Howbert Germanic
Bright heart in German
Hrdina Czech, Slovak
Hrdina is a Czech and Slovak surname meaning "hero". Two notable bearers are Jan Hrdina, and Jiří Hrdina, both are ice hockey players.
Hristoff Bulgarian (Archaic)
Means "son of HRISTO".
Htoo Burmese
Means special, different, or unique.
Hu Hui
From the Arabic name Hussein.
Hua Chinese (Rare)
From Chinese 化 (huà) meaning "to be; to become", as well as a variant transcription of Chinese (Hokkien) 化 (see Hoa 2).
Huber Maltese
Not to be confused with the German surname.
Huckleberry English
From the name of the variety of shrubs (genus Vaccinium) or the berries that grow on them. This is also the anglicized form of the German surname Hackelberg.
Hucko Slovak
Hucko is from a diminutive of the occupational name Hudec meaning 'fiddler'.
Hudspeth English
English (northeastern counties): unexplained. Compare Hedgepeth.
Huettl Upper German
South German (Hüttl) diminutive of Hütt (see Huett).
Hugli German (Swiss)
Meaning: Little Hill
Huh Korean
Variant transcription of Korean Hangul 허 (see Heo).
Hui Chinese
From Chinese 惠 (huì) meaning "favour, benefit".
Huijs Dutch
Variant of Huys.
Huitzil Aztec, Nahuatl
From Nahuatl uitsitsillin meaning "hummingbird".
Hulbert English
1 English and German: from a Germanic personal name, Holbert, Hulbert, composed of the elements hold, huld ‘friendly’, ‘gracious’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.... [more]
Hulu Nias
Meaning uncertain.
Humperdinck German (?), Literature
From the German surname Humperdinck. As a surname it was born by the composer Engelbert Humperdinck. As a first name it was used for the villain Prince Humperdinck in William Goldman's novel The Princess Bride.
Humphery English, Irish
English and Irish: variant of Humphrey.
Hung Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Hong.
Hunley English (American)
English: variant of Hundley, which also has English origins (Worcestershire and Herefordshire): possibly a variant of Huntley or a habitational name from a lost Hundley, and Hanley.... [more]
Hunyadi Hungarian
A name of a noble family of Hungary. The Regent John Hunyadi had this last name.
Huonder Romansh
Derived from the given name Conrad.
Hurl English
English (Suffolk): unexplained.
Hurm Estonian
Hurm is an Estonian surname meaning "charm" and "enchantment".
Hurrell English, Norman
English (of Norman origin) from a derivative of Old French hurer ‘to bristle or ruffle’, ‘to stand on end’ (see Huron).
Husse Scandinavian (Archaic)
Variant of Hussey.
Huston Scottish
Scottish variant spelling of Houston.
Hutcherson Scottish
"Variant of Hutchison; patronymic from the medieval personal name Hutche, a variant of Hugh"
Hüüdma Estonian
Hüüdma is an Estonian surname meaning to "call out" or "exclaim".
Hüüs Estonian
Hüüs is an Estonian surname derived from "hüüsing" meaning "houseline".
Hwa Korean (Rare)
From Sino-Korean 化 (hwa) meaning "to be; to become", making it the Korean form of Hua 2.
Hwangbo Korean
Korean form of Huangfu, from Sino-Korean 皇甫 (hwangbo).
Hyka Albanian, Czech
This is both an Albanian and Czech surname. ... [more]
Hylan Scottish, English
Variation of the surname Hyland 1.
Hyodo Japanese
兵 (soldier), 藤 (wisteria)
Hyun Korean
From Sino-Korean 玄 (hyeon) meaning "deep, profound, mysterious".
Ī Japanese
Combination of Kanji Characters "伊" and "井" meaning "Well".
Iadanza Italian
Of Italian origin, and a (currently) unknown meaning.... [more]
Ian Khmer
Variant of Yen.
Iannitello Italian
Could mean “Land of Gracious God”, from Ianni, stemming from Ioannes meaning “Yahweh is Gracious” and Tello, meaning “Land”.
Ice English
Americanized form of Eis.
Ichijiku Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 九 (ichijiku) meaning "9".
Ichijo Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 一条 (see Ichijō).
Ichijō Japanese
From Japanese 一条 (ichijō) meaning "line, streak", derived from 一 (ichi) meaning "one" and 条 (jō), a counter for thin, long objects.
Ichinoku Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 九 (see Ichijiku).
Ichinomiya Japanese
This surname is used as 一宮, 一の宮, 一ノ宮, 一之宮 or 市之宮 with 一 (ichi, itsu, hito, hito.tsu) meaning "one," 市 (shi, ichi) meaning "city, market, town," 之 (shi, oite, kono, kore, no, yuku) meaning "of, this" or 宮 (kyuu, ku, kuu, guu, miya) meaning "constellations, palace, princess."... [more]
Ichinose Japanese
From japanese 市 (ichi) meaning "city", 一 (ichi) meaning "one", 之 (no) as in the particle の, and 瀬 (se) meaning "rapids,current". ... [more]
Ichitomi Japanese (Rare)
From either 市 (ichi) meaning "market, fair" or 一 (ichi) meaning "one" combined with 富/冨 (tomi) meaning "riches, wealth, fortune."... [more]
Ickes German, English
In German the meaning is unknown.... [more]
Idejima Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Dejima.
Ideshima Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Dejima.
Iduh Nigerian
Iduh surname occurs mainly in Africa, of the Idoma people of Benue state, Nigeria.
Idzutsu Japanese
From Japanese 井 (i) meaning "well" and 筒 (tsutsu) meaning "tube, hub of a wheel".
Iekami Japanese
Ie means "family, household, residence" and kami means "below, under".
Ienca Italian (Rare)
Allegedly derived from Italian giovenca "heifer". A heifer is a young cow that has not yet had a calf. Mount Jenca and Jenca Valley are located near Gran Sasso d'Italia in the Abruzzo region in Italy.
Igwe Igbo
Means "sky".
Ikaika Hawaiian
Mighty, Strong, Unmovable
Ikeru Japanese
From Japanese 蘓 (ikeru) meaning "revive, resurrect".
Ilm Estonian
Ilm is an Estonian surname meaning "weather".
Ilola Finnish
Derived from Finnish ilo "joy".
Ilp Estonian
Ilp is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "hilp" meaning "rag" and "piece of cloth".
Ilula Estonian
Ilula is an Estonian surname derived from "ilu" meaning "beauty" and "loveliness".
Im Khmer
Khmer form of Ren.
Imaishi Japanese
今 (Ima) means "Now, Present" and 石 (Ishi) means "Stone". This was within the 1009's of most used Japanese surnames in 2012.
Imari Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 今利, 伊万里 or 伊萬里 with 今 (kon, kin, ima) meaning "now", 利 (ri, ki.ku) meaning "advantage, benefit, profit", 伊 (i, kare) meaning "Italy, that one", 万/萬 (ban, man, yorozu, ma) meaning "ten thousand/10,000" and 里 (ri, sato) meaning "league, parent's home, ri (unit of distance - equal to 3.927 km), village."... [more]
Imbroll Maltese
A name of Maltese origin meaning "meddler".
Immobile Italian (Rare)
From Italian immobile "still, stationary, immobile".
Imyo Japanese
Imyo is a rare Japanese surname meaning "ANOTHER NAME" or "SYNONYM".
Inagaki Japanese
Ina (稲) means rice, Gaki (垣) means fence.
Inaudi Italian
Francesca Inaudi is an Italian actress.... [more]
Inazuma Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 稲妻 which means "(flash of) lightning" (from 稲 (te, tou, ina-, ine) meaning "rice plant" and 妻 (sai, tsuma) meaning "spouse, wife").... [more]
Ind English (?)
Meaning deweller at the end of a villiage (Gypsy)
Inderrieden Dutch
means in the reeds because ancestors of name made reed houses.
Indig Filipino, Cebuano
Means "compare, compete" in Cebuano.
Inga Italian, Spanish
Italian name, however probably Germanic origins
Ingalls English, Scandinavian (Anglicized)
Patronymic from the Anglo-Scandinavian personal name Ingell, Old Norse Ingjaldr.... [more]
Ingles Spanish
Spanish (Inglés): ethnic term denoting someone of English origin, from Spanish Inglés ‘English’.
Iniesta Spanish
Possibly from iniesta meaning "leafhopper".
Inn Estonian
Inn is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "innas", meaning "amorous".
Inocêncio Portuguese
From the given name Inocêncio.
Inōe Japanese
猪上 comes from the kanji (猪 = boar) and (上 = above; up) and could be translated as "The boar from above"
Inokuma Japanese
From 猪 (ino) meaning "boar" and 熊 (kuma) meaning "bear".
Inomata Japanese
From Japanese 猪 (ino) meaning "wild boar" and 俣 (mata) or 股 (mata) both meaning "fork, crotch".
Inose Japanese
From Japanese 猪 (ino) meaning "wild boar" and 瀬 (se) meaning "rapids, current".
Inoshishi Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 猪 (cho, i, inoshishi) meaning "boar."
Inthalangsy Lao
From Lao ອິນທະ (intha) meaning "lord, king", also referring to the Hindu god Indra, and ລັງສີ (langsy) meaning "ray, beam".
Inthasone Lao
From Lao ອິນທະ (intha) referring to the Hindu god Indra and ສອນ (sone) meaning "teach, grow, mature".
Inthavong Lao
From Lao ອິນທະ (intha) referring to the Hindu god Indra and ວົງ (vong) meaning "lineage, family". This is the most common surname in Laos.
Inukai Japanese
From Japanese 犬 (inu) meaning "dog" and 飼 (kai) meaning "domesticate, raise".
Inukami Japanese (Rare)
Inu means "dog" and kami means "god".
Iori Japanese
This surname is used as 庵, 井居, 井折, 井織, 伊折 or 伊織 with 庵 (an, iori, io) meaning "hermitage, retreat", 井 (sei, shou, i) meaning "well, well crib, town, community", 伊 (i, kare) meaning "Italy, that one", 居 (kyo, ko,, -i, meaning "reside, to be, exist, live with", 折 (setsu,, ori, o.ri, -o.ri, o.reru) meaning "fold, break, fracture, bend, yield, submit" and 織 (o.ri) meaning "fabric, weave."... [more]
Ioveanu Romanian
Meaning unknown.
Ippolito Italian
Italian: from the personal name Ippolito (classical Greek Hippolytos, composed of the elements hippos ‘horse’ + lyein ‘loose’, ‘release’). This was the name of various minor early Christian saints... [more]
Iraquena Filipino
Its meaning is 'era of coins' and its patriarch is Anok Iraquena.
Ird Estonian
Ird is an Estonian surname meaning "detachable" and "removable".
Irgen Gioro Manchu
From the combination of the branch name Irgen meaning "regular citizen" and the clan name Gioro.
Iri Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 納 (see Osame).
Iribe English
1 Southern English: unexplained.... [more]
Irsay Hungarian
Surname used by people whose original surname was Israel, in Hungary
Iru Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 納 (see Osame).
Isageum Korean
From Old Korean - Shillan 泥師今/니ᄉᆞ금 (nisokum) "ruler" or "emperor" and derived from Old Korean 니 "first, principal, main, teeth" + ㅅ "genitive particle" and Old Korean 금 "grand, great, big"... [more]
Isago Japanese
From Japanese 沙 (isago) meaning "sand".