Submitted Surnames from Other Sources

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Apse Latvian
Derived from Latvian apse "aspen tree" (ultimately from Proto-Baltic *apse).
Apsītis Latvian
Derived from Latvian apse meaning "aspen tree".
Apt German, Yiddish
German: variant of Abt.... [more]
Apte Indian
Hindu (Brahman) name found among the Konkanasth Brahmans, probably from Marathi ap̣ta, denoting the tree Bauhinia tomentosa.
Arabe Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 新部 (see Niibe).
Arabeya Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 荒 (ara) meaning "uncultivated, desolate", 部 (be) meaning "department, division; part", and 谷 (ya) meaning "valley".
Arabuka Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 荒深 (see Arafuka).
Arafa Arabic (Egyptian)
Possibly from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning “to know”.
Aragaki Japanese
From Japanese 新 (ara) meaning "new" or 荒 (ara) meaning "rough, wild" and 垣 (kaki) meaning "hedge, fence".
Arakaki Japanese
Alternate romanization of Aragaki.
Araki Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 蘭 (see Araragi).
Aramburú Basque
Famous bearers of this surname is Fernando Aramburu, a Spanish writer and Pedro Eugenio Aramburu, he was an Argentine Army general.
Aranami Japanese
Ara (荒) means rough, wild. Nami (波) means wave(s).
Arapović Croatian, Bosnian (Rare)
From “Arap” meaning “Arab” in Croatian, derived from Turkish Arap
Araquistain Basque, Spanish
''Place of the ferns'' in Basque. It first appeared when a family arrived for the first time to a part of the Pyrenees where they where a lot of ferns. Then, that family, changed their last name to ''Araquistain'' which means ''place of the ferns'' in basque.
Araragi Japanese
Means "taxus cuspidata" in Japanese.
Araraki Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 蘭 (see Araragi).
Arashi Japanese
This surname is used as 嵐 (ran, arashi) meaning "storm, tempest."... [more]
Arashiro Japanese (Rare)
A Japanese surname. A bearer of this surname is Yukiya Arashiro (Born 1984-) He is a Japanese cyclist.
Arbour French (Quebec)
Variant of Harbour or possibly a variant of Harbaud or Herbert.
Arcangel Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish arcángel meaning "archangel."
Archaki Polish, Ukrainian
Possibly means "lord" or "ruler" from Greek derivative archos.
Archibong Efik, Ibibio
of Efik Origin, originally pronounced asibong but changed by the british to Archibong, meaning Kings Father, Kings Friend, (amasi Obong)
Arcila Spanish (Latin American)
Means "clay" in Spanish. (compare Arcilla)
Arcillas Spanish (Philippines)
From Spanish arcillas, the plural of arcilla meaning "clay" (see Arcilla).
Ardella African American
Derivative of Arden, popularized by the poem of the same name by Langston Hughes, the most well-known Black poet of the Harlem Renaissance. Meaning is "garden dweller."... [more]
Ardis Scottish
Reduced form of Allardice.
Arditi Italian
The heraldic tradition has it that this illustrious family, called Ardito or Arditi, is the same one that flourished in Lombardy with the name of Conti, and that, transplanted in the Neapolitan with the Lombard hostages taken by the emperor Federico II, left that name, changing it.
Areekul Thai
Variant transcription of Arikun.
Areekun Thai
Variant transcription of Arikun.
Aren Estonian
Aren is an Estonan surname meaning "developing" and "growth".
Arenaldi Italian (Rare)
Originally found in the Campania, Foggia area. Derived from the medieval name of Germanic origin Arenaldus or Arinaldus
Aretz English (American)
The Aretz family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Aretz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Aretz families living in Minnesota. This was 100% of all the recorded Aretz's in USA.
Arfaoui Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly derived from Arabic عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) meaning "to know" or أَرْفَع (ʾarfaʿ) meaning "high, lofty, elevated" (chiefly Tunisian).
Arganda Spanish (Latin American), Spanish
town in spain / arganda del rey
Argue Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhearga, though it could be derived from Ó hEarga.
Arhusia Swedish (Rare, Archaic)
Feminine form of Arhusius used in the 17th century.
Arifović Bosnian
Means "son of Arif".
Ariganello Italian
This surname is concentrated in the southern Italian region Calabria.
Arikiyo Japanese
Ari means "exist, have, possess" and kiyo means "pure, clean".
Arikul Thai (Sanskritized)
Sanskritized transcription of Arikun.
Arikun Thai
Possibly from Thai อารย (araya) meaning "superior, noble, civilized" and กุล (kun), a transcription of Pali kula meaning "clan".
Arimao Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao arimaw meaning "lion".
Arisen English (Modern)
From a Dutch surname that means "son of Aris 2". In The Netherlands, this name is never used as a first name, since Dutch law strictly prohibits the use of surnames as first names... [more]
Ariti Greek
Friendly, Approachable, Generous
Aritomi Japanese
Ari means "have, possess, exist" and tomi means "abundance, wealth".
Ariyapala Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit आर्य (arya) meaning "noble, honourable, respectable" and पाल (pala) meaning "guard, protector".
Ariyarathna Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala ආරියරත්න (see Ariyaratne).
Ariyarathne Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala ආරියරත්න (see Ariyaratne).
Ariyaratna Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala ආරියරත්න (see Ariyaratne).
Ariyaratne Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit आर्य (arya) meaning "noble, honourable, respectable" and रत्न (ratna) meaning "jewel, treasure".
Ariyawansa Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit आर्य (arya) meaning "noble, honourable, respectable" and वंश (vansa) meaning "lineage, clan, family".
Ariyawansha Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala ආරියවංශ (see Ariyawansa).
Ariyoshi Japanese
From Japanese 有 (ari) meaning "have, possess" and 吉 (yoshi) meaning "lucky, good".
Arjas Estonian
Arjas is an Estonian surname, a corruption of the Estonian word "harjas" meaning "bristle" and "quill".
Arjwana Eastern African
Eastern African
Arlen American
Of uncertain origin. Possibly a form of the German name Erlen or a Gaelic name meaning "pledge" or "oath".
Armada Spanish (Philippines), Spanish
Taken directly from the Spanish word meaning "navy, fleet."
Armand Pilon French
Armand is the original surname, and it is a French modification from a German surname. The original being Hartmann, that spelled by a francophone becomes Armand.... [more]
Armellino Italian
Italian: of uncertain origin; possibly from a masculinized form of Armellina, an old female personal name derived from Latin animula, a diminutive of anima ‘spirit’, ‘soul’.
Armstrong Northern Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Labhraidh Tréan and Mac Thréinfhir from Ulster, Northern Ireland.
Aroll English
From a Scottish place name.
Arrhenius Swedish (Rare)
The name of two separate family linages with no relation between each other. One family originates from Linköping, Östergötland and probably got its name from Ancient Greek ᾰ̓́ρρην (árrhēn) "male" (taken from the last syllable of ancestor's last name, Kapfelman)... [more]
Arsanukaev Chechen
Chechen family name of unknown meaning.
Arthakornsiribo Thai (Sanskritized, Rare)
Sanskritized transcription of Thai อรรถกรศิริโพธิ์ (see Atthakonsiripho).
Arthakornsiripho Thai (Rare)
Variant transcription of Thai อรรถกรศิริโพธิ์ (see Atthakonsiripho).
Aruja Estonian
Aruja is an Estonian surname derived from "varuja" meaning "purveyor".
Arundel English
English surname which comes from two distinct sources. Either it was derived from a place name meaning "horehound valley" in Old English (from harhune "horehound (a plant)" and dell "valley"), or it was from Old French arondel, diminutive of arond "swallow", which was originally a Norman nickname given to someone resembling a swallow.
Aryal Nepali
Nepali Hindu surname of unknown meaning.
Arzamendia Basque
"mountain bear"
Asaarashi Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 朝 (asa) meaning "morning" and 嵐 (arashi) meaning "storm; tempest".
Asaki Japanese
From Japanese 杏 (anzu, a) meaning "apricot" or 亜 (a) meaning "second, Asia" combined with 咲 (saki) meaning "blossom".
Asal Arabic
means "honey" in Arabic
Asamizu Japanese
made with kanji 朝(asa) meaning "morning" or 浅(asa) meaning "shallow" with 水(mizu) neaning "water".
Asato Japanese (Rare)
There are several readings for the name but 2 are Asa:"Morning",and To:"Door,Asa:"Safe" and To:"Village". There are multiple places in the Ryukyu's (where the name originates and mostly stays) that have that name;that could've been the influence... [more]
Ascher German
Derived from German asche meaning "ash" (tanners worked with ash)
Ashcraft English
Altered form of English Ashcroft.
Ashikaga Japanese
Ashikaga is a surname that originated with samurai families. Kaga means "Flower Bud,Reed" and Ashi means "Place",but it is most commonly, ( if not always ) written with characters meaning ,"foot" and "advantage".
Ashiq Punjabi, Urdu
Derived from Arabic عَاشِق (ʿāšiq) meaning "enamored, infatuated" or "admirer, lover", ultimately from عِشْق (ʿišq) "being in love".
Ashour Arabic
Derived from Arabic عاشوراء ('ashura) referring to the holy tenth day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar.
Ashtiani Persian
Possibly related to the Iranian city or county of Ashtian.
Ashuba Abkhaz
Possibly from Abkhaz ашә (āš°) meaning "cheese" or "beech" or ашәа (āš°ā) meaning "song".
Asimov Russian
A notable bearer was author Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) whose name was derived from Russian озимый хлеб (ozímyj khleb) "winter grain" combined with the patronymic suffix -ov. His family name was originally spelled Азимов (Azimov), but it got anglicized to Asimov with an S instead of Z when the family immigrated to the United States... [more]
Ask Swedish
From Swedish ask "ash tree".
Askia Songhai, Western African
Meaning unknown.
Asō Japanese
Combination of the kanji 麻 (asa, "hemp plant") and 生 (fu, "place where vegetation grows"), thus "place where hemp plants grow". A famous bearer of this surname is Japanese Prime Minister Tarō Asō (麻生 太郎; b. 1940).
Asperges Italian
It means "you bless", and it is also the device used by priests to spread holy water over people or places
Asplet Jèrriais
Of uncertain origin and meaning.
Assange English (Australian, Rare)
Meaning unknown. A famous bearer is Julian Paul Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks.
Assaratanakul Thai
From Thai อัสสะ (atsa) meaning "horse", รัตนะ (ratana) meaning "precious gem; precious jewel", and กุล, a transcription of Pali kula meaning "clan".
Asselbrough English
pronouncec assel brudd the origin of the name id unknown but the family were first fiund in heworth .george asselbrough married sarah keatlie in heworth.they had george b1752-1833 alston,srag 17154c nicholas 1757 - 1813 felling pit disaster.peter 1760 james 1762,... [more]
Asui Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 蛙 (a) meaning "frog" and 吹 (sui) meaning "puff"
Asuküla Estonian
Asuküla is an Estonian surname meaning "populated village".
Asunción Spanish
Means "assumption" in Spanish, referring to the bodily taking up of Mary, the mother of Jesus, into Heaven at the end of her earthly life. The unaccented form, Asuncion, is much more common.
Asuncion Spanish (Philippines)
Unaccented form of Asunción, primarily used in the Philippines.
Atamaint Shuar, Indigenous American, South American
The surname of a certain indigenous Ecuadorian politician.
Atangan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "help to raise a load (onto another's head or shoulders)" in Tagalog.
Atari Japanese
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 中 (see Naka).
Ataru Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 中 (see Naka).
Atis Filipino, Cebuano
Means "sugar apple" in Cebuano.
Atley English
Variant of Atlee.... [more]
Attard Maltese
One possible origin of the name is that it refers to a place called "Atti" in Bologna, Italy. Therefore the name and it's variations would mean "a person from Atti".... [more]
Atthakonsiripho Thai (Rare)
From Thai อรรถ (attha), the bound form of อรรถ (at) of unknown meaning, กร (kon) meaning "hand, arm", and โพธิ์ (pho), a variant form of โพธิ (phothi) meaning "enlightened; enlightened intellect".
Atwell English
Topographic name from Middle English atte welle "by the spring or stream"
Atzerodt English, German
This was the surname of George Atzerodt, a conspirator in a plot to kidnap Abraham Lincoln.
Aua Estonian
Aua is an Estonian surname meaning "honorable".
Audelin French
Variant of Odelin, which is not to be confused with Odelín as it is Spanish while the other one is French, though they could have similar origins in name.
Audy French
Occitan form of Audin.