Submitted Surnames from Other Sources

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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".
Bonaventure French
French cognate of Bonaventura
Bondia Catalan
Bondia is a Catalan surname. It means 'good day' or 'good morning'.
Bones English
Derives from bon, "good" in Old French.
Bongiorno Italian
Italian from the medieval personal name Bongiorno (composed of bono ‘good’ + giorno ‘day’), bestowed on a child as an expression of the parents’ satisfaction at the birth (‘it was a good day when you were born’).
Bonnar Irish
Translation of the Gaelic "O'Cnaimhsighe", descendant of Cnaimhseach, a byname meaning "Midwife
Bonnevier Swedish
Likely brought to Sweden by Walloon immigrants in the 16th century.
Bonus French, German, Dutch
Humanistic Latinization of vernacular names meaning ‘good’, for example French Lebon or Dutch de Goede
Boo Korean
From Sino-Korean 富 (Bu) meaning "Fortune".
Boonma Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai บุญมา (see Bunma).
Boonmee Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai บุญมี (see Bunmi).
Boonraksa Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai บุญรักษา (see Bunraksa).
Boonruang Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai บุญเรือง (see Bunrueang).
Boonrueng Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai บุญเรือง (see Bunrueang).
Boonsook Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai บุญสุข (see Bunsuk).
Boonsri Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai บุญศรี (see Bunsi).
Boonsuk Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai บุญสุข (see Bunsuk).
Boonyaratglin Thai
From Thai บุญ (bun) meaning "delight; happiness", รัต (rat) of unknown meaning, and กลิน (klin) of unknown meaning.
Booty English
Means butt. Usually big and round.There are also two of them.
Borders English
Americanization of surname Bader. Forefathers who were Hessian soldiers during the American revolution.
Boreman Dutch
Dutch: variant of Borneman. ... [more]
Boren German
Of unclear origin, most likely a variant of the German surname Born.
Borgo Italian
Borgo is an Italian surname, which means 'village' or 'borough'.
Boringhieri Romansh
Italianized form of Büergna.
Borjigin Mongolian
This is the name of a Mongol sub-clan, of which Genghis Khan was part of. A suggested origin is a Turkic-language term borčïqïn meaning "man with dark blue eyes", though this is somewhat dubious... [more]
Borman Dutch, Low German, English
Dutch and North German: variant of Bormann. ... [more]
Born Maltese
Not to be confused with the German surname Born.
Borne English, French, Dutch
1. English: variant spelling of Bourne. ... [more]
Borneman Dutch
1. Respelling of German Bornemann. ... [more]
Boroi Romanian
Meaning unknown.
Borrelli Italian
There are three possible origins of this surname. It could derive from some place names located in Catania and Campania -two Italian southern regions. Another hypothesis is that it derives from the Celtic word borro, meaning "proud" or maybe "ditch"... [more]
Borromée Italian (Gallicized)
Gallicized form of Borromeo, used in reference to Saint Charles Borromeo, a 16th-century Italian cardinal.
Boshnjaku Albanian
Meaning unknown.
Bosley English
English habitation surname derived from the Old English personal name Bosa and the Old English leah "clearing, field". It's also possibly a variant of the French surname Beausoleil meaning "beautiful sun" from the French beau 'beautiful, fair' and soleil 'sun'... [more]
Boss English
From an originally French term meaning "hunchback".
Bosshart German (Swiss)
Derived from Middle High German bōzen "to thrash" and hart "hard".
Bossi Italian
Variant of Bosso.
Bosso Italian
Derived from Italian bosso "box tree", probably applied as a topographic name but possibly also as a metonymic occupational name for a wood carver or turner.
Botelho Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian)
From the Portuguese word botelho, which can denote a measure of grain, a grain sack, or seaweed, and was probably applied as an occupational name for a grain dealer or a gatherer of kelp or seaweed.
Botella Spanish
From the Spanish word meaning "Bottle".
Botezatu Romanian
Means "baptized."
Böðvarsson Icelandic
Means "son of Böðvar" in Icelandic.
Botting English, Dutch
Patronymic from BOTT, an Old English personal name of unknown origin.
Bottomley English
English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire named Bottomley, from Old English botm ‘broad valley’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
Botzis Greek
Greek version of the Italian surname Bocci.
Bouchemlal Kabyle, Berber
Kabyle surname of unknown meaning.
Bouhired Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown. A notable bearer is Djamila Bouhired (1935-), an Algerian militant and nationalist who opposed the French rule over Algeria.
Bouhouche Berber, Northern African
Kabyle name possibly derived from Arabic أَبُو (ʾabū) meaning "father" and حَوْش (ḥawš) meaning "courtyard, enclosure, farm" (chiefly Algerian).
Boukharouba Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown, possibly of Kabyle origin. A notable bearer was Algerian revolutionary and President Houari Boumediene (1932-1978), who was born as Mohamed ben Brahim Boukharouba.
Boukouras Greek
Name of Dacian/Illyrian or Thracian origin. It means "happy". Also, see the Romanian surname Bukur
Bouma Frisian
Origine is Friesland.... [more]
Bounvilay Lao
From Lao ບຸນ (boun) meaning "happiness, prosperity, goodness" and ວິໄລ (vilay) meaning "splendid, beautiful".
Bounyavong Lao
From Lao ບຸນ (boun) meaning "happiness, prosperity, goodness" and ວົງ (vong) meaning "lineage, family".
Bounyavong Lao
From Lao ບຸນ (boun) meaning "happiness, prosperity, goodness" and ວົງ (vong) meaning "lineage, family".
Bourassa Indian
Seems to be an Indian name. I am in touch with a relative whose family were Pottawatomi Indians in Oklahoma. This name comes from that reservation.
Bourbon French
The Bourbons were one of the most important ruling houses of Europe . Its members were descended from Louis I, duc de Bourbon from 1327 to 1342, the grandson of the French king Louis IX (ruled 1226-70)... [more]
Bourn English
Variant of Bourne.
Bourque French (Quebec)
Unknown history. A famous bearer is Raymond Bourque (B.-1960), a Quebec born professional ice hockey player from 1979-2001.
Boushab Western African
Used in Mauritania.
Bouzaid Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly a variant of Bouzid.
Bowerman English, English (American)
1. English: occupational name for a house servant who attended his master in his private quarters (see Bower). ... [more]
Bowskill English
From the place name Bowscale.
Boyne English, Irish, Scottish
English: variant of Boon.... [more]
Braegon Medieval Scottish (Americanized)
Meaning high noble, or he who shall rule.
Brahe Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Danish and Swedish noble family with roots in Scania and Halland, southern Sweden (both provinces belonged to Denmark when the family was founded). A notable bearer was Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601).
Braille French
Braille is a writing system used by people with vision impairment. It was named after its inventor Louis Braille (1809-1852).
Branche French
From Old French branche meaning ‘branch’ (which is from Late Latin branca meaning ‘foot’, ‘paw’), the application of which as a surname is not clear. Compare Branch.
Brandybuck Literature
Brandybuck is the surname of Meriadoc, a young Hobbit in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings." Possibly derived from the Brandywine River, which in turn is derived from Sindarin Baranduin, "Brown River"... [more]
Braque French
Surname of cubist artist Georges Braque.
Brass English, German
English (Northumberland): variant of Brace.... [more]
Bratić Serbian
Means ''little brother''.
Bratu Romanian
Romanian surname; derives from "brat", the Slavic word for brother.
Brault French
Variant of Béraud.
Braunsteiner German (Austrian)
This surname means brown stone in German and it may be an ornamental surname or an occupational surname for someone who may have been a miner.
Braxiatel Popular Culture
Irving Braxiatel or Cardinal Braxiatel is a fictional character from the Virgin New Adventures—spin-off novels based on the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who. He subsequently became a regular character in novels and audio dramas in the Bernice Summerfield series... [more]
Brayboy Lumbee
This name origin has roots in a court case in 1716 involving a slave named John. He was charged as "Jack Braveboy, a negro". The spelling Brayboy is scene in 1801 with Stephen Brayboy. It was identified as Native American in 1900 Indian Census Schedule of Robeson County, North Carolina.
Brazil English (Rare), Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Breasail "descendant of Breasal", Breasal being a byname which meant "strife".
Brazos Filipino, English (American)
Means "arms" in Spanish.
Brean Irish
Variant of Breen or Brain.
Brecht German
From a short form of any of various personal names formed with Germanic element berth " bright" "famous".
Breeding German
Americanized form of Breiding.
Breeze Welsh
Derived from the surname Breese, which came from the surname Rees.
Bregar Slovene, Croatian
Derived from breg meaning ''hill''.
Breidegam German
Breland English
Americanized form of Breler.
Bremner Scottish
Derived from the Scottish Gaelic name MacGillebhàin which means "son of the fair-haired one." It is associated with the Clan Bremner, which has roots in the northern parts of Scotland.
Bremont French
A variant of Bremond.
Brenari Jewish, Italian
Jewish family and possible place-name in N.E.Italy in 1500's.
Brentley English
Late variant of Brenkley.
Breton French, English
French and English: ethnic name for a Breton, from Old French bret (oblique case breton) (see Brett).
Breyette English (American)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. First found in the United States around 1880. Self-taught artist Michael Breyette is a bearer of this surname
Br Ginting f Batak
Feminine form of Ginting. The Br (short form of beru, pronounced BUH-roo) part is a nickname for women in Bataknese, specifically in the Karo tribe.
Brickner German
Derived from "brückenbauer," which means "bridge builder" in English. It was originally an occupational name for someone who built bridges. Over time, the name Brickner was likely shortened from Brückenbauer to its current form.