American Submitted Surnames

American names are used in the United States. See also about American names.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Aanenson English (American, Anglicized)
Anglicized form of rare Norwegian surname Ånundson meaning "son of Ånund".
Aarons English
Means "Son of Aaron."
Abarrow English
At or near a barrow or tumulus.
Abbett English
Variant of Abbott.
Abbitt English
Variant of Abbott.
Abbot English
Variant of Abbott.
Abbotson English
An English surname meaning "Son of Abbot"
Abbs English
Derived from the given name Abel.
Abbys English
Variant of Abbs.
Abell English
Variant of Abel 1.
Abelson English
This name derives from the surname Abelson, meaning "son of Abel." Patronymic.
Abes English
This is likely derived from the given name Abe 1.
Abhorson English
English surname meaning "executioner"
Abigail Assyrian, English
Mostly used as an English last name but the Assyrian Christians also use it.
Abke American (Rare)
Abke is an Americanized version of an unknown German surname.... [more]
Able English
Possibly from the English word able.
Ablett English
Possibly a variant of Abbott
Abner English
From the given name Abner
Abott English
Variant of Abbott.
Abree English
Variant of Aubrey.
Abrey English
Variant of Aubrey.
Absalom English, Jewish
Derived from the given name Absalom.
Abshire English
Variant of Absher. This, in turn, originated as the German-surname Habischer, meaning "hawker."
Abyssum American
Means "Abyss" in Latin.
Accrington English
Derived from the place Accrington.
Ace English, Norman, Medieval French
The surname Ace's origin is from a Norman and Old French personal name, Ace, Asse, from Germanic Frankish origin Azzo, Atso, a pet form of personal names containing adal ‘noble’ as a first element.
Ackerley English
Old English surname which came from a place name which meant "Oak meadow." See Ackley.
Ackerson English
From the middle english word "aker" meaning field, basically means "son of the field"
Ackley English
From an Old English surname: a place name which meant "Oak meadow". A variation of this is: "dwells at the oak tree meadow". ... [more]
Ackroyd English
Topographic name from northern Middle English ake "oak" and royd "clearing".
Acton English, Northern Irish
"Oak Town" in Old English. Parishes in Cheshire, Suffolk, Middlesex. There is also a place that bears this name in Ulster.
Acuff English (American)
Acuff Name Meaning. English: of uncertain origin, perhaps a variant of northern English Aculf, from an Old Norse personal name Agúlfr 'terror wolf'... [more]
Acy English (Rare)
Possibly from the given name Ace 1.
Adalson English
English surname meaning "Son of all"
Addams English
Variant of Adams.
Addington English
Habitational name from any of various places named in Old English as Eaddingtun 'settlement associated with Eadda' or Æddingtun 'settlement associated with Æddi'.
Addy English
From the personal name Addy 2, a medieval diminutive of Adam... [more]
Adgate English
Variant of Agate.
Adie English, Scottish
From the personal name Adie, a medieval pet form of Adam.
Adison English
A variation of Addison.
Adkinson English
Variant of the surname Atkinson.
Adkyn English
Variant of Adkin.
Adlam English
Derived (via Anglo-Norman) from the Old German given name Adalhelm. Also compare Adelelmus (see Adelelm).
Adney English
Habitational name from Adeney in Shropshire, named in Old English as Eadwynna ey "island of a woman called Eadwynn". English: from a Middle English pet form of Adam... [more]
Agler English
From one or more Middle English personal names variously written Alger, Algar, Alcher, Aucher, etc. These represent a falling together of at least three different Continental Germanic and Old English names: Adalgar "noble spear" (Old English Æ{dh}elgār), Albgar "elf spear" (Old English Ælfgār), and Aldgar "old spear" (Old English (E)aldgār)... [more]
Agnes English
From the given name Agnes.
Agnos English
From the given name Agnes.
Ahrenaldi English (Rare), English (American, Rare)
Possibly an Americanized version of Italian Arenaldi
Aiden English
Derived from the first name Aiden.
Aikman Dutch, English, Scottish
Originally a surname or a nickname meaning oak man.
Ainscough English
Habitational name for a person from Aiskew, a village in the civil parish of Aiskew and Leeming Bar, in the Hambleton District of North Yorkshire, England.
Aires English
It was a name for a person who was well-known as the heir to a title, fortune, or estate.
Aiyuk African American (Rare), English (American, Rare)
Aiyuk is not a common surname.Most Commonly known as the Surname of the NFL's San Francisco 49ers WR,Brandon Aiyuk.There is not much information of ethnicity or background to the name but we know at least a little.
Aizlewood English (Rare)
Believed to be a South Yorkshire variant of the popular Hazelwood, of which there are several villages in the region. Also known as a development of Olde English 'Ashlac' found in the Yorkshire village of Aislaby, which translates as The farm (bi) of Ashlac... [more]
Akemon English
American variant of Aikman.
Akey English
Possibly an Americanized form of German Eiche "oak".
Akins Scottish, English, Northern Irish
Variant of Aikens, which is derived from the given name Aiken, a variant of the medieval diminutive Atkin (see Aitken).
Akridge English
Possibly English, a habitational name from a place with a name meaning ‘oak ridge’, as for example Aikrigg in Cumbria (from Old Norse eik ‘oak’ + hryggr ‘ridge’), or any of the many places called Oakridge (from Old English āc + hrycg)... [more]
Alabaster English
From the name of a whitish kind of gypsum used for vases, ornaments and busts, ultimately deriving from Greek alabastros, itself perhaps from Egyptian 'a-labaste "vessel of the goddess Bast"... [more]
Alanson English
English surname meaning "son of Alan"
Alarid American (Hispanic), Spanish (Mexican)
Perhaps a nickname from Catalan alarit "outcry" (Spanish alarido).
Albany Scottish, English (American)
From the title of the Dukes of Albany (House of Stuart), hence a name borne by their retainers. It is an infrequent surname in England and Scotland. The city of Albany, NY (formerly the Dutch settlement of Beverwijck or Fort Orange) was named for James Stuart, Duke of York and Albany; he was the brother of King Charles II and later king in his own right as James II... [more]
Albaugh English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Albach.
Albright American
This name was originally Albrecht. It was changed by German imigrants to America in the 1600s.
Albritton English
An occupational name for a nutritionist.
Alcock English
From a diminutive of given names starting with Al-.
Alcott English
English: ostensibly a topographic name containing Middle English cott, cote ‘cottage’ (see Coates). In fact, however, it is generally if not always an alteration of Alcock, in part at least for euphemistic reasons.
Alcox English
Variant of Alcott.
Alderman English
Status name from Middle English alderman, Old English ealdorman, "elder". In medieval England an alderman was a member of the governing body of a city or borough; also the head of a guild.
Alderson English (Modern)
Patronymic from the Middle English forename Alder, derived from two Old English names, Ealdhere ‘ancient army’ and Æðelhere ‘noble army’... [more]
Aldis English
Derived from the Old English given name Aldus.
Aldous English
Aldous is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest of 1066 brought to England. It comes from the Old English female given name Aldus. Ald, the first part of the name, means old.
Aldridge English
habitational name from a place in the West Midlands called Aldridge; it is recorded in Domesday Book as Alrewic, from Old English alor ‘alder’ + wīc ‘dwelling’, ‘farmstead’.
Aldworth English
From the parish of the same name in Berkshire, England.
Aler English (Rare), German
From the alder tree, a tree found in the Americas, Europe and parts of Asia. The much less common given name Aler is possibly derived from it.
Alexandra English (Rare)
Derived from the given name Alexandra
Alexis German, French, English, Greek
From the given name Alexis.
Alexson English
This surname means “son of Alex”.
Alford English, Scottish
Habitation name found in Lincolnshire, Surrey and Somerset, England and Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The name can be derived by combining the Old English female personal name Ealdg- and -ford meaning "water crossing" or can mean "from the alder tree ford".
Alfred English, Caribbean
Derived from the given name Alfred.
Aliston English
Variant of Allerston, a habitational surname derived from a place so named in North Yorkshire.
Allcock English
Means son of Allen or Alexander.
Allcox English
Variant of Alcott.
Allens English
Variant of Allen.
Allerton English
Mayflower passengers
Alley English, French (Anglicized)
From a Middle English personal name, Alli, Alleye, as forms such as Johannes filius Alli (Norfolk, 1205) make clear... [more]
Allin English
Variant spelling of Allen. Also a derivative of the Norman female name Adelina, based on Germanic adal, 'noble'.
Allis English
From the Middle English and Old French female personal name Alis (Alice), which, together with its diminutive Alison, was extremely popular in England in the Middle Ages. The personal name is of Germanic origin, brought to England from France by the Normans; it is a contracted form of Germanic Adalhaid(is), which is composed of the elements adal "noble" and haid "brilliance, beauty".
Alloway English
Means (i) "person from Alloway, Alloa or Alva", the name of various places in Scotland ("rocky plain"); or (ii) from the medieval male personal name Ailwi (from Old English Æthelwīg, literally "noble battle").
Allred English
From the Middle English personal name Alured, a form of Alfred, which was sometimes written Alvred, especially in Old French texts.
Allston English
Derived from the given name Alstan
Almond English
From the Middle English personal name Almund, from Old English Æthelmund, "noble protection" and variant of Allman, assimilated by folk etymology to the vocabulary word denoting the tree.
Alpert English, Jewish, German, Dutch
A variant of the Jewish surname Heilprin or Halpern. In German and Dutch usage, it is derived from the given name Albert... [more]
Alson English
English surname meaning "son of all"
Alsop English
Habitational name, now chiefly found in the Midlands, for a person from Alsop-en-le-Dale, a chapelry in the parish of Ashborne, Derbyshire. The place name itself meant "Ælle's valley" from the genitive of the Old English personal name Ælle and Old English hōp meaning "enclosed valley" (compare Hope).
Alston English
A locational surname, derived from the many townships in England of the same name, meaning 'of the old manor or of the hillside'
Altham English
Altham is a surname of English origin, based on the placename Altham, Lancashire.
Alton English
From a place name meaning "town at the source of the river" in Old English.
Alverson English
Variant of Swedish Halvarsson or Alvarsson
Alvord English
Derived from a variation of Ælfræd.
Amber English
This surname may be derived from the River Amber, located in Derbyshire in England.... [more]
Ambrose English
From the Late Latin name Ambrosius, which was derived from the Greek name Αμβροσιος (Ambrosios) meaning "immortal".
Amelio English
from the name Amelio.
Ames English
Derived from the Old French and Middle English personal name Amys, Amice, which is either directly from Latin amicus ‘friend’, used as a personal name, or via a Late Latin derivative of this, Amicius.
Amherst English
It comes from when the family lived in the locality of Amherst, in the parish of Pembury in Kent.
Amiss English
Variant of Ames.
Ammer German, English (Rare)
This surname may be derived from Middle High German amer which means "bunting (as in the bird)." As such, it is used as a nickname for someone with a fine voice or someone who is a flamboyant dresser.... [more]
Ammons English
From the given name Ammon.
Amory English, Norman
English from a Germanic personal name, Aimeri, composed of the elements haim ‘home’ + ric ‘power’... [more]
Amsdon English (Modern)
Unknown. Possibly a spelling variant of Amsden. suggests probably a habitational name, from a reduced form of the Oxfordshire place name Ambrosden, which is composed of an Old English personal name Ambre + Old English dun ‘hill’... [more]
Amundson English (American, Anglicized), Swedish (Rare)
Anglicized from or rare Swedish variant of Amundsen.
Amys English
From the given name Amis. Compare with Ames. An early example using this spelling is Robert Amys of Cambridgeshire, England in 1273.
Ander English
Short form of Anderson.
Andreason English, Swedish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Andreassen and Andreasson as well as a (rare) Swedish variant of Andreasson.
Andreson English (Rare)
Means “son of Andrew”.
Andrew English
From the given name Andrew
Andros English (American)
American shortened form of Greek Andronikos.
Aney English
English surname of uncertain origin, though it has been suggested that this is an anglicized form of French Ané. Ané itself is said to be taken from a personal name, possibly a gallicized form of Asnar or Aznar, which may be derived from Latin asinarius meaning "keeper of asses, ass-driver", from asinus "ass".
Angel Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, English, Slovene
From the Latin personal name Angelus meaning "Angel", derived from the Greek word ἄγγελος (angelos) meaning "messenger" (see the given name Angel).
Angelson English
Means son of Angel.
Anguino American, Spanish (Mexican)
Mexican-American last name
Aniston English
"Town of Agnes, Agnes town"... [more]
Ann English
Habitational name from Abbots Ann in Hampshire, named for the stream that runs through it, which is most probably named with an ancient Welsh word meaning ‘water’.
Anna English, Irish, Italian, Hungarian
Probably derived from the female first name Anna.
Annesley English
Variant of Ainsley, from the name of a town in Nottinghamshire.
Annison English
This surname means “son of Anna”.
Anniston English
"Town of Agnes".
Annson English
Variant of Anson.
Anslow English
Habitational name from Anslow in Staffordshire.
Anstead English
Possibly derived from places named with Old English ham-stede meaning "homestead".
Ansted English
Variant of Anstead, possibly derived from places named with Old English ham-stede meaning "homestead".
Anstey English
Means "person from Anstey or Ansty", the name of numerous places in England (either "single track" or "steep track"). F. Anstey was the pen-name of British barrister and author Thomas Anstey Guthrie (1856-1934).
Anthony English
From the personal name Anthony.
Antrobus English
This very unusual name is of Old Norse origin and is a locational surname from the place in Cheshire called "Antrobus". The placename is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Entrebus", and in the Pipe Rolls of Cheshire of 1282 as "Anterbus"... [more]
Apeltia English (Rare)
Comes from the word "appellation" referring to the Appellation Mountains.
Aplin English
Probably a patronymic of the popular medieval English given name Abel. See also Appling.
Apperley English
From the settlements in England called Apperley.
Apple English
From Middle English appel meaning "apple" (Old English æppel). An occupational name for a grower or seller of apples.
Applebee English
Variant spelling of Appleby.
Applegarth English, Scottish
Topographic name from northern Middle English applegarth meaning "apple orchard" (Old Norse apaldr meaning "apple tree" + gar{dh}r meaning "enclosure"), or a habitational name from a place so named, of which there are examples in Cumbria and North and East Yorkshire, as well as in the county of Dumfries.
Applegate English
Extremely common variant of Applegarth, in which the less familiar final element has been assimilated to the northern Middle English word gate meaning "road" or to modern English gate.
Applewhite English
Habitational name from a place named Applethwaite, from Old Norse apaldr ‘apple tree’ and þveit ‘meadow’. There are two or three such places in Cumbria; Applethwaite is also recorded as a surname from the 13th century in Suffolk, England, pointing to a possible lost place name there... [more]
Arabia English (American)
Americanized form of French Arabie.
Arámbulo American (Hispanic)
Hispanic variant of Aramburú, mostly found in Peru and the Philippines.
Arands English, Spanish
Anglicized version of a name given to residents of Aranda de Duero, a small town in the north of Spain.
Arbuckle English
Means the "herdsman's portion" (of land).
Archibald English
From the personal name Archibald.
Archibold English
Variant spelling of Archibald
Archuleta Spanish, English
Castilianized form of Basque Aretxuloeta, a topographic name meaning "oak hollow".
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]
Arden English
From various English place names, which were derived from a Celtic word meaning "high".... [more]
Ardern English
Means "eagle valley" or "gravel valley". From Old English ear "gravel" or eran "eagle" and denu "valley". Also a variant of Arden.
Arend American
From the given name AREND.
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.
Aries English, French
The name means either a person who worked in a fashion of the "Arras" cloth, as in the quotation "one bede Coveringe of Aries" (1562), or someone who was a former inhabitant of Arras in France, or Arras in Yorkshire; the latter being a particularly popular source of the name.
Ariq English (American)
This name means a men with many gifts. The first person with the name spelled as this was an gangbanger from Covington, Kentucky. He died in 1998.
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]
Arlen American
Of uncertain origin. Possibly a form of the German name Erlen or a Gaelic name meaning "pledge" or "oath".
Arlington English
Location name that refers to a settlement associated with a personal name reduced to Arl- plus the Anglo-Saxon patronymic element -ing- then the element -ton denoting a "settlement"... [more]
Arlott English
From a medieval nickname for a ne'er-do-well (from Middle English harlot or arlot "vagabond, base fellow"; "prostitute" is a 15th-century development). This surname was borne by Jack Arlott (1914-1991), a British journalist, poet and cricket commentator.
Arneson English (American), Swedish (Rare)
Anglicized form of the Scandinavian names Arnesen and Arnesson, as well as a (rare) Swedish variant of Arnesson.
Arnett English
Derived from Arnold, a pet name perhaps. Also could be from /arn/ "eagle" and /ett/, a diminutive.