Submitted Surnames from Other Sources

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Biggs English
Derived from the ancient word, "bigga", meaning large.
Bigović Croatian
Meaning unknown. Sources say that there's only 35 people with this surname in Croatia.... [more]
Bijelić Croatian
Derived from bijel, meaning "white".
Bildt Swedish (Rare)
Bildt is a Danish-Swedish-Norwegian noble family originating from Jutland in Denmark and now domiciled in Bohus county in southwest Sweden. The Norwegian branch of the family died out in the beginning of the 18th century... [more]
Bilić Croatian
Derived from dialectal bil, standard Croatian bijel, meaning "white".... [more]
Bilici Turkish
Means "visionary", "seer", "omniscient", "aware", "knowing" and derivated from "bil-" root which means "to know".
Billingham English
A surname of English origin.
Billings English
It comes from the old English bil, meaning "sword or halberd", though the word later came to refer to a pruning hook used to harvest fruit. It's also possible that the name comes from a location in ancient England called Billing, which would've gotten its name from the same source.
Billinis Greek
Of Italian origin, probably a Hellenized version of Bellini.
Bing Chinese (Rare), Korean (Rare)
From Chinese 冰 (bīng) meaning "ice", or from Sino-Korean 氷 (bing) meaning "ice".
Binsaki Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 鬢 (bin) meaning a type of hairstyle and 崎 (saki) meaning "small peninsula; cape".
Binzaki Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 鬢崎 (see Binsaki).
Birdee English
Probably a variant spelling of English Burden .
Birdson African American
It means son of Bird and most likely came from someone who was given the name Bird. The word bird is found in all English language dictionaries and was not intended to be a name.
Birdwhistle English (Rare)
derived from whistling like a bird or the sound of the birds were sold.
Biren Luxembourgish
Of unknown origin and meaning.
Birk Slovene
Of unknown origin.
Birke Low German, Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Birk. Perhaps a shortened form of any of various Danish and Norwegian surnames beginning with Birke-, for example Birkeland and Birkelund ("birch grove").
Birks English
Northern English variant of Birch.
Bischoff German
Means “bishop” in German.
Biscornet Literature
Derived from the Latin words bis, meaning "two" and cornet, meaning "horn". According to French urban legend, this was the last name of the architect who built the doorways in the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral... [more]
Bish English
Comes from the old English word bis meaning "dingy" or "murky". Was given to someone who dressed in drab or murky colors.
Bismarck German
Noble family from the Altmark Region.
Bistolfo Italian
Bistolfi has a lineage between Alessandria Casale Monferrato, Acqui Terme and Prasco, Genoa and Savona. Bistolfo may derive from a modified form of the medieval name Guisulfus. In an act of 1327 Gui-sulfus Cottalorda (Mayor of Breil) signed an important peace agreement with Tenda, probably passing by the name Wisulfus, and therefore by common substitution of W with B.
Bitencourt Brazilian, Portuguese (Brazilian), French (Rare), English
BITENCOURT, derives from Bittencourt, Bettencourt and Bethencourt; They are originally place-names in Northern France. The place-name element -court (courtyard, courtyard of a farm, farm) is typical of the French provinces, where the Frankish settlements formed an important part of the local population... [more]
Biteri Basque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Viteri.
Bitoon Filipino, Cebuano, Hiligaynon
Means "star" in Cebuano and Hiligaynon.
Bitsuie Navajo
From bitsóí meaning "his grandchild", a commonly adopted surname when the BIA required Native Americans to take surnames for the purpose of official records.
Bituin Filipino, Tagalog
Means "star" in Tagalog.
Biurrarena Spanish, Basque
Means apple in Basque.
Bixbie Obscure (Rare)
Possibly a rare variant of Bixby.
Bizet French
Derived from the name “Byset or Bisset”
Bizi Albanian
Meaning unknown.
Bjorgman Popular Culture
The surname of Kristoff from the movie "Frozen".
Bjorklund English (American)
Anglicized form of Swedish Björklund or Norwegian Bjørklund.
Blackberry English
English surname of unexplained origin, probably from the name of a lost or unidentified place.
Blaga Romanian
Probably related to several places named Blaga in Romania.
Blain Scottish (Anglicized), Scottish Gaelic, English
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Bláán, a shortened form of MACBLAIN, or a variant of Blin... [more]
Blamey English
From blaidh-mez, the wolf's meadow; or pleu-mez, the parish meadow.
Blancaflor Spanish (Philippines)
Means "white flower," from the Spanish words blanca meaning "white" and flor meaning "flower."
Blancarte Spanish
Likely a variant of Blanchard.
Blasquez Spanish
From the medieval diminutive Velasco, from the Basque word 'bela' meaning "crow", and the diminutive suffix 'sko'.
Blaum German
German last name, likely a variant of the last name Blom or Blum, referring to the word flower/blooming.
Blaxton English
There are two possible origins for this surname; one- from the name of the village in the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster (part of South Yorkshire, England) on the border of Lincolnshire, or two- from the Old English personal name Blaecstan, meaning "black stone"
Blazer Dutch
from Middle Dutch blaser ‘blower’, hence an occupational name for a player of the trumpet or other wind instrument, or a nickname for a braggart or boaster
Blazkowicz Polish
From the video game series, Wolfenstein, Blazkowicz is the main character.
Bleau French
Roughly translated into " blue water".
Blemker Dutch
Dutch: occupational name for a bleacher of textiles, Middle Dutch ble(e)kere.
Blesse English (British), Filipino, Indian, French
The last name Blesse was first discovered in Oxfordshire and held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. In the Philippines, Blesse means "a blessing in the family." In India, Blesse means "bless you."
Bleuzen Breton
Derived from the feminine given name Bleuzenn.
Blevens Welsh
Alternate spelling of Blevins.
Bligh English
Variant of Blythe.
Blight English
comes from blithe
Blin Welsh
The same as Blaen, a point, the inland extremity of a valley. Blin also signifies weary, troublesome.
Blinov Russian
Russian surname, derived from the word "блин" (pancake).
Blinova Russian
Feminine form of Blinov.
Blitstein German, Jewish
Stein is the German word for stone.
Blitzstein German, Jewish
Blitz is the German word for lightening and stein is the German word for stone.
Blokhin Russian
Russian surname
Blood English
Derived from the Old English byname Blīþa (meaning "happy, blithe").
Bloodgood English (American), Dutch (Americanized)
Anglicized form of Dutch Bloetgoet. The progenitor of the American Bloodgood family was Francis Bloodgood, a 17th-century Dutch emigrant to Flushing, Queens, New York, originally named Frans Jansen Bloetgoet.
Bloomfield English
This interesting surname is of early medieval English origin, and is a locational name from either of the two places thus called in England, one in Staffordshire, and the other in Somerset, or it may be a dialectal variant of Blonville (-sur-Mer) in Calvados, Normandy, and hence a Norman habitation name... [more]
Blueberry English
English surname of unexplained origin, probably from the name of a lost or unidentified place.
Bluhm German
German alternate spelling of the Italian surname, Blum meaning flower.
Blume German, English
Could be from the Jewish surname Blum of from Swedish Blom. It could also be from the English word bloom.
Blumreisinger German (Anglicized)
Meaning "flower raiser". See also Blum.
Blythin Welsh
Recorded as Blethin, Bleythin, Bleything, Blythin, and others, this is a surname which has Welsh royal connections. It derives from the Ancient British personal name "Bleddyn," translating as the son of Little Wolf... [more]
Boakye Akan
Meaning unknown.
Boase Indian
Variant of Bose.
Bobber English
From the ancient Anglo-Saxon name Baber, a town in the county of Suffolk. A famous bearer of the last name is actor, director, animator, voice actor, and musician Troy Bobber.
Bobola Polish
From a derivative of bób meaning 'bean'.
Bóbski Polish
Possibly derived from the Polish word bób, which means "broad bean".
Bocanegra Spanish
Spanish: nickname from boca ‘mouth’ + negra ‘black’, denoting a foul-mouthed or abusive person. In the form Boccanegra, this surname has also been long established in Italy.
Bocboc Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano bukbok meaning "clobber, maul" or "woodboring insect, weevil".
Bock German, Upper German, Jewish, English
Altered spelling of German Böck (see Boeck) or Bach 1.... [more]
Boebert English (American)
A notable bearer of this surname is Lauren Opal Boebert (Born on December 15, 1986) who is an American (U.S.A.) politician, businesswoman, and gun rights activist, serving as the U.S. Representative for Colorado’s 3rd congressional district since 2021... [more]
Boeing English (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of German Böing. This was the surname of American industrialist William Boeing (1881-1956) who founded The Boeing Company, a manufacturer of airplanes.
Boekestyn Dutch
Canadian form and variant of Boekestijn.
Bogoyavlensky Russian
Derived from Russian богоявление (bogoyavleniye) meaning "epiphany, theophany".
Bohan Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhacháin.
Bohannon Irish (Anglicized)
Irish anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhachanáin, a double diminutive of buadhach ‘victorious’
Bohart English (Rare)
Meaning unknown.
Bohne German
Variant of Bohn.
Bolaji Nigerian
This surname is very common in Nigeria. Possibly taken from a word in one of the Nigerian tribes languages.
Bolan Popular Culture
Surname of glam rock founder Marc Bolan. How he decided his surname is unknown, though it is known that it was derived from Bowland... [more]
Bolar Spanish
Topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of soil of a particular type known as tierra bolar.
Bold German, English
English: nickname from Middle English bold ‘courageous’, ‘daring’ (Old English b(e)ald, cognate with Old High German bald). In some cases it may derive from an Old English personal name (see Bald)... [more]
Bolić Serbian, Croatian
Derived from the word bol, meaning "pain, ache".
Bolkiah Malay (Rare)
Meaning uncertain. It may be derived from Arabic وَاقِيَة‎ (wāqiya) meaning "protector, preserver", or it may be an alteration of the Hadhrami surname بلفقيه (Balfaqih) from Arabic الفَقِيه (al-faqīh) meaning "the jurist"... [more]
Bolkonsky m Russian
Bolkonsky is the last name of Princess Marya Bolkonskaya from "War and Peace" by Lev Tolstoy.
Bolland French, German, English
From the Ancient Germanic name Bolland. Alternatively it derive from the place name Bowland from the Old English boga meaning "bow" and land meaning "land".
Bollard English, Irish
According to MacLysaght, this surname of Dutch origin which was taken to Ireland early in the 18th century.
Bolle Italian
Means "bubbles" in Italian, derived from the singular bolla.... [more]
Bolloré Breton
Bolloré derives from bod which means bush and lore which means laurel in Breton
Boloto Filipino, Maranao
Means "rainbow" in Maranao.
Bombadil Literature
In J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings", the surname of Tom Bombadil, an enigmatic character not present in Peter Jackson's movie adaptation.
Bonasera Sicilian
Derived from the expression bona sera "good evening". This name was applied as a nickname either for someone who made frequent use of this salutation or as a personal name bestowed on a child as an expression of gratitude in the sense "it was a good evening when you were born".