Submitted Surnames from Other Sources

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Balsano German (Austrian), Italian
The roots of the distinguished surname Balzano lie in Austria. The name derives itself from "Balthasar," the name of one of the three Magi who followed the star to Bethlehem, and was popular as both a first name and a family name during the 18th century.... [more]
Balson German
Variant of Balsam.
Balta Turkish
Means "axe, hatchet" in Turkish.
Baluyot Filipino, Tagalog, Hiligaynon
Derived from Hiligaynon baluyot meaning "sack, bag, pouch".
Balzak French
Variant of Balzac.
Ban Croatian
Derived from a noble title used in several states in Central and Southeastern Europe between the 7th century and the 20th century.
Banaag Filipino, Tagalog
Means "gleam, glimmer, ray" in Tagalog.
Banai Iranian, Persian
Derived from the Hindu goddess Banai, the second wife of Khandoba.
Banaian Armenian
Meaning unknown.
Bandasack Lao
From Lao ບັນດາ (banda) meaning "all, entire, whole" and ສັກ (sack) meaning "power, authority".
Bandi Italian
Derived from Late Latin Bandus itself from the Germanic band and the Latin banda, all meaning "sign, emblem, banner". It can also derive from the Italian word bando meaning "announcement" from the Germanic bann.
Bandli Romansh
Variant of Bantli.
Bandy English (American)
Americanized form of Bandi.
Banez Spanish
Spanish (Báñez): shortened form of Ibáñez
Bangon Filipino, Maranao
Means "to rise, to get up" or "plot of land" in Maranao.
Bangsong Korean (Rare)
from the Korean word bangsong, meaning "broadcasting"
Banh Vietnamese
Vietnamese: from the Chinese surname 彭, see Peng.
Banik Indian
Hindi word for "farmer, merchant" & Bengali word for "the merchant"
Bankoku Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 万国 meaning "all nations; the whole world; universal". The fact that it is homophonous as Japanese バンコク (Bankoku) meaning "Bangkok", the city in Thailand, is coincidental.
Banks Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Bruacháin
Banksy English, Popular Culture
This is pseudonyms Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. Banksy's real name might be Robin Gunningham. How Banksy got his pseudonym is unknown... [more]
Bannion Scottish
Bansal Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Most likely derived from Sanskrit वंश (vansha) meaning "lineage, clan, race" or "bamboo".
Bantadtan Thai
From Thai บรรทัด (banthat) meaning "ruler; straight line" and ฐาน (than) meaning "base; location".
Banuelos Spanish
Spanish (Bañuelos): habitational name from any of various places, primarily Bañuelos de Bureba in Burgos, named for their public baths, from a diminutive of baños ‘baths’ (see Banos)
Barad Biblical Hebrew (Rare)
It's the Hebrew name of one the biblical plagues in the Hebrew bible that God cast on Egypt. It means Hail as in the Ice storm.
Baraga Slovene
A Slovene surname of unknown origin. A notable bearer was Slovene-American Roman Catholic bishop Frederic Baraga (1797-1868), who was the bishop of Marquette, a town in Upper Michigan, USA. There is also a village in Upper Michigan named Baraga, which was named after the bishop.
Barandun Romansh
Of debated origin and meaning; theories include a derivation from Italian baraonda "chaos; uproar".
Baránek Czech, Slovak
Baránek means "small wether" in Czech (Moravian) and Slovak.
Barasch Hebrew
Acronym of the first two letters for the Hebrew phrase "son of the Rabbi Samuel." Bar Rabbi Schmul
Barash Hebrew
Variant of Barasch.
Bar Deah Hebrew (Modern, Rare)
Means "one who has opinion" from Hebrew Bar, "son" and de'ah, "opinion".
Bark Swedish
Perhaps derived from a place name containing either Old Swedish *barke "throat", Old Swedish biork "birch tree" or Swedish bark "bark (covering of the trunk of a tree)"
Barkai Hebrew
Means ''morning star'' in Hebrew.
Bar Lev Hebrew
Combination of the surnames Bar and Lev.
Bar Naim Hebrew
Combination of Bar and Naim with the meaning of "son of pleasantness".
Barnette English, French (?)
Variant of Bernet and perhaps also a variant of English Barnett, under French influence.
Barno Italian, Ukrainian, French, Ancient Aramaic, Russian
The surname Barno was first found in the north of Italy, especially in Tuscany. The name occasionally appears in the south, usually in forms which end in "o," but the northern forms ending in "i" are much more common... [more]
Barq English
Ever drank Barq's root beer?
Barr Hebrew, Jewish
Possibly means “grain”, “son of Reuben”, or “wilderness”.
Barreiro Galician, Portuguese
Barreiro is a habitational name from any of numerous places in Galicia (Spain) and Portugal named with a derivative of barro 'clay loam'.
Bartek Polish, Czech, Slovak, German
Polish, Czech, Slovak, and eastern German: from a pet form of a vernacular form of the personal name Bartolomaeus (Czech Bartoloměj, Polish Bartłomiej, German Bartolomäus)
Bartolotta Italian
Bartolotta was the name taken by the followers of Saint Bartholomew. Bartholomew was one of the 12 apostles of Jesus. He is credited as bringing Christianity to Armenia in the 1st century.
Baruti Albanian
barut means gunpowder in Albanian
Bar Zohar Hebrew
Combination of the surnames Bar and Zohar.
Başak Turkish
Means "ear of grain, spike" in Turkish.
Basciani Italian
The surname Basciani derives from a nickname probably given to the family of origin (from the Latin "Bassus"), for the probable short stature of some components, although the derivation from the Campania family "Bassus" is not excluded.
Baselgia Romansh
Derived from Romansh baselgia "church".
Bashur Kurdish
Kurdish: south -means
Baskey Indian, Santali
Alternate transcription of Santali ᱵᱟᱥᱠᱮ (see Baske).
Baskir Turkish (Rare), South American (Rare)
Used by Jewish families that were running away from anti-semites. It's meaning is 'printer' or 'pressures are...'
Basnet Nepali
Meaning uncertain.
Basom English
origin possible of saxon origin
Bassy English
Variant of Basey.
Bastidas Spanish
Possibly related to the French word "bastide", referring to fortified towns built in Southern France in the Middle Ages.... [more]
Bastien French
From the given name Bastien.
Batabor Filipino, Maranao
Means "coffeepot, teapot" or "green malong (tube skirt)" in Maranao.
Batino Filipino, Tagalog
Means "hard alstonia" (a type of plant) in Tagalog.
Batobalani Filipino, Hiligaynon, Cebuano
Means "lodestone, magnet" in Hiligaynon and Cebuano.
Batra Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Of uncertain meaning.
Batt English
This is patronymic form of the medieval personal name "Batte", meaning "son of Batte", ... [more]
Batta Indian
Hindu name of unknown meaning, based on the name of a subgroup among the Tank goldsmiths of Panjab.
Battistella Italian
From St. John the Baptist, the first bearers of this name were devoted to this saint. Another etymology would be a patronymic from the given name Battista, anyway linked to the aforementioned saint.
Batubara Batak
Means "coal" in Batak.
Batungbakal Filipino
Tagalog Filipino surname meaning "iron stone", from Tagalog bato "stone" combined with bakal "iron, steel".
Batz Upper German
Derived from Alemannic Swabian Batz "pile; large quantity", possibly applied as a nickname either for a man of large physical proportions or for a man of wealth. The term also denoted a coin and may have been used metonymically for a coiner... [more]
Baudelaire French
A French surname, coming from the word "baudelaire", which is a short, broad, and curved sword used in heraldry.
Bauerdick German
A surname originating from the Rhineland region of Germany. It is derived from German Bauer (Bur in the locals dialects) "farmer" and Deich (Diek and Dick in the local dialects) "levee" or Teich "pond"... [more]
Baumfree Dutch, American, African American
This name is clearly derived from Sojourner Truth, a former African-American slave who was born as Isabella Bomefree (but at some point the surname was changed to the more German-looking Baumfree). Although Sojourner's original owners - James and Elizabeth Bomefree/Baumfree - were apparently of Dutch descent, it is questionable whether the surname is really of Dutch origin... [more]
Bava Indian
Variant of Bawa.
Bavaro Italian
Ethnic name from bavaro "Bavarian" someone from Bavaria, now part of Germany, but formerly an independent kingdom.
Bawamenewi Nias
Meaning uncertain.
Bax English
Possibly a short form of Baxter, or maybe from the Anglo-Saxon word box, referring to the box tree.
Bayers German
Variant of Bayer.
Baylon Spanish
Spanish: variant of Bailón ( see Bailon ).
Bayrak Turkish
Means "flag" in Turkish.
Beacom Irish
Northern Irish variant of Beauchamp.
Beall Scottish
Derived from the Gaelic word beal, which means "mouth" or "opening." It could have been a nickname for someone with a large or prominent mouth.
Beals English
English: patronymic from Beal.
Bearcub English (American, Rare)
Surname meaning a bear cub.
Bearden English
English habitational name, a variant of Barden, or from places in Devon and Cornwall called Beardon.
Bearn English
An old English name meaning "Son"
Bearth Romansh
Derived from the given name Albert.
Beas English
Variant of Bees.
Beas German
Possibly a variant of Bies.
Beauvoir English
From the surname of Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986), a French feminist and philosopher.
Bechdel German
Variant of German Bechtel. ... [more]
Bechet English
A famous bearer of this surname was Sidney Bechet (1897–1959), an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer.
Beckett English
An Old English name simply meaning "beehive". Famous Irish playwrite Samuel Beckett bears this name.