American Submitted Surnames

American names are used in the United States. See also about American names.
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Crusoe English (Rare)
According to Reaney and Wilson this name was taken to England by John Crusoe, a Huguenot refugee from Hownescourt in Flanders, who settled in Norwich.
Cuerden English
Derived from a geographical locality. 'of Cuerden,' a township in the parish of Leyland, Lancashire.
Cuff English
From the english word "cuff"
Culbert Anglo-Saxon, Irish, English, Scottish
Meaning and origin are uncertain. Edward MacLysaght (The Surnames of Ireland, 1999, 6th Ed., Irish Academic Press, Dublin, Ireland and Portland, Oregon, USA) states that this surname is of Huguenot (French Protestant) origin, and found mainly in Ireland's northern province of Ulster... [more]
Culbertson English, Scottish, Northern Irish
Patronymic from Culbert.
Cullimore English (Rare)
Apparently a habitational name from an unidentified place. There is a place called Colleymore Farm in Oxfordshire, but it is not clear whether this is the source of the surname, with its many variant spellings
Cully English
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Colla meaning "descendant of Colla". The Old Irish name Colla was a variant of Conla (perhaps the same Connla).
Culpeper English
Variant of Culpepper. Known bearers of this surname include: Nicholas Culpeper (1616-1664), an English herbalist, physician and astrologer; and English colonial administrator Thomas Culpeper, 2nd Baron Culpeper (1635-1689), governor of Virginia 1680-1683... [more]
Culpepper English
Means "person who collects, prepares and/or sells herbs and spices" (from Middle English cullen "to pick" + pepper).
Culver English
Means "person who keeps or looks after doves", or from a medieval nickname for someone thought to resemble a dove (e.g. in mild disposition) (in either case from Middle English culver "dove")... [more]
Culvért French, English, Irish
English version of the Old French, Culvere. Means Peaceful and Mildest of tempers.
Cumberbatch English
Name for someone from Comberbach in North Cheshire. May come from etymological elements meaning "stream in a valley."
Cumberland English
Regional name for someone from Cumberland in northwestern England (now part of Cumbria).
Cumming Irish, Scottish, English
Perhaps from a Celtic given name derived from the element cam "bent", "crooked"
Cunard English
Derived from the Anglo-Saxon given name Cyneheard.
Cundall English
This is an English surname, deriving from the village so-named in North Yorkshire. The village takes its name from the Cumbric element cumb meaning 'dale' (cognate with Welsh cwm, 'valley') and Old Norse dalr meaning 'valley', forming a compound name meaning 'dale-valley'.
Cunliffe English
Originally meant "person from Cunliffe", Lancashire ("slope with a crevice" (literally "cunt-cliff")).
Cunnington English (American)
Scottish linked to {Marshall}
Currer English
It was a name given to someone who was a messenger or person who "dresses tanned leather". In the former case, the surname Currer is derived from the Old French words corëor or courreour, which means "courier".
Currier English
Occupational surname meaning "a worker who prepared leather".
Curry Scottish, English
Scottish and northern English: variant of Currie.
Curtin Irish (Anglicized), Scottish (Anglicized), English
Irish and Scottish reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cruitín ‘son of Cruitín’, a byname for a hunchback (see Mccurtain)... [more]
Cust English
Metronymic short form of the given name Custance.
Cuthbert English
Derived from the name Cuthbert
Cuthbertson English, Scottish
Patronymic surname from the personal name Cuthbert.
Cutler English
Given to a "knife maker" or a man that "makes cutlery"
Cutright English (?)
Possibly an occupational name for someone who makes carts.
Cutter English
This surname is derived from an occupation. 'the cutter,' i.e. cloth-cutter
Cyle English
Variant of Kille.
Cypress English
Translation of German Zypress, a topographic name for someone living near a cypress tree or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a cypress, Middle High German zipres(se) (from Italian cipressa, Latin cupressus), or possibly of any of various Greek family names derived from kyparissos ‘cypress’, as for example Kyparissis, Kyparissos, Kyparissiadis, etc.
Cyprian English
Possibly an altered spelling of French Cyprien, from a medieval personal name, from Latin Cyprianus (originally an ethnic name for an inhabitant of Cyprus), or a shortened form of Greek Kyprianos, Kyprianis, Kyprianidis, ethnic names for an inhabitant of Cyprus (Greek Kypros), or patronymics from the personal name Kyprianos (of the same derivation)... [more]
Cyrus English
From the given name Cyrus. A notable bearer is American singer and songwriter, Miley Cyrus (1992-).
Dabb English
Variant of Dobb, a pet form of Robert.
D'abbadie French, English, Occitan
Means "of the Abbey" from the Occitan abadia. Variants Abadia, Abbadie, Abadie, Abada, and Badia mean "Abbey".
Dacy English
Variant of Dacey.
Daft English
This is an English surname which was especially associated with the Midland counties of the country. It derived from the Old English word of the pre-7th century "gedaeft" meaning "meek" or "mild", and as such it was a pre-Medieval personal name of some kind of popularity.
Daggett English
Derived from the Old French word "Dague", meaning knife or dagger, and as such was a Norman introduction into England after the 1066 Conquest. The name is a medieval metonymic for one who habitually carried a dagger, or who was a manufacturer of such weapons.
Daice English
Of obscure origin and meaning.
Daintith English
From a medieval nickname (roughly equivalent to "precious") applied to a dearly loved person (from Middle English deinteth "pleasure, titbit", from Old French deintiet).
Daintry English
Means "person from Daventry", Northamptonshire ("Dafa's tree"). The place-name is traditionally pronounced "daintry".
Dainty English
From a medieval nickname meaning "handsome, pleasant" (from Middle English deinte, from Old French deint(i)é). This was borne by Billy Dainty (1927-1986), a British comedian.
Daisy English (American)
Taken from the given name Daisy
Dake English
The origins of the name Dake are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the personal name David. Daw was a common diminutive of David in the Middle Ages. The surname is a compound of daw and kin, and literally means "the kin of David."
Dallimore English
An English surname probably derived from the French de la mare, meaning "of the sea", though some contend that "mare" springs from the English word moor. This surname probably arose after the Norman conquest of Britain.
Dalloway English
Meant "person from Dallaway", West Midlands (perhaps from a Norman personal name, "person from (de) Alluyes", northern France). A fictional bearer of the surname is Mrs Dalloway, central figure of the eponymous novel (1925) by Virginia Woolf.
Dame French, English
From the old French dame, "lady" ultimately from Latin domina, "mistress".
Damon English, Scottish
From the personal name Damon, from a classical Greek name, a derivative of damān "to kill". Compare Damian.
Dan Romanian, Vietnamese, English, Danish
Ethnic name in various European languages (including Danish and English) meaning ‘Dane’. ... [more]
Dancer English
Occupational name for someone who dances.
Dancy French, English
Denoted a person from Annecy, France.
Danforth English
Probably a habitational name, perhaps from Darnford in Suffolk, Great Durnford in Wiltshire, or Dernford Farm in Sawston, Cambridgeshire, all named from Old English dierne ‘hidden’ + ford ‘ford’.
Danger English (Rare), Popular Culture
This has been seen in records of the most uncommon American surnames. It has also been used in popular culture, in the show Henry Danger. Although, it's not the character's actual last name.
Dangerfield English
Habitational name, with fused preposition d(e), for someone from any of the various places in northern France called Angerville, from the Old Norse personal name Ásgeirr (from áss "god" and geirr "spear") and Old French ville "settlement, village"... [more]
Danielle American
From the given name Danielle.
Danser German, French, English
German: variant of Danzer. Altered spelling of English Dancer.... [more]
Danson English
Means "son of Dan".
Danvers Irish, English
For someone from Anvers, which is the French name of a port called Antwerp, located in what is now Belgium.
D'arcy English, French, Norman
Originally a Norman French surname, meaning "from Arcy"... [more]
Darden English
A habitation name in Northumberland of uncertain origin.
Dare English
This interesting surname has two possible derivations. Firstly, it may derive from the Olde English pre-7th Century personal name "Deora", Middle English "Dere", which is in part a short form of various compound names with the first element "deor", dear, and in part a byname meaning "Beloved"... [more]
Dark English
Nickname for someone with dark hair or a dark complexion, from Middle English darke, Old English deorc "dark". In England, the surname is most frequent in the West Country.
Darley English
Means "person from Darley", Derbyshire ("glade frequented by deer").
Darling Literature, English, Scottish
English and Scottish: from Middle English derling, Old English deorling ‘darling’, ‘beloved one’, a derivative of deor ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ (see Dear)... [more]
Darlington English
From Old English Dearthington believed to be the settlement of Deornoth's people (unclear root + ing a family group + ton an enclosed farm or homestead).
Darter English (American)
variant of Daughter
Darton English
Derived from the location name of Darton, a village on the River Dearne near Barnsley in South Yorkshire, UK.
Dashiell English, French, Scottish, English (British), English (Australian), English (Canadian)
Anglicized form of French de Chiel, of unknown meaning
Daughtry English, Norman
English (of Norman origin) habitational name, with fused French preposition d(e), for someone from Hauterive in Orne, France, named from Old French haute rive ‘high bank’ (Latin alta ripa).
Davenport English
Habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Davenport, from the Dane river (apparently named with a Celtic cognate of Middle Welsh dafnu "to drop, to trickle") and Old English port "market town".
Daves English
Variant of Davis.
Davey English, Welsh
Derived from the given name David. Alternately, it may be a variant spelling of Welsh Davies or Davis, which could be patronymic forms of David, or corrupted forms of Dyfed, an older Welsh surname and the name of a county in Wales.
Daw English, Scottish
English and Scottish from a pet form of David. ... [more]
Dawkin English
From the given name Dawkin
Dawkins English, Popular Culture
English patronymic from a pet form of Daw. ... [more]
Dawkins English, Welsh
A derivitive of the Hebrew name David which translates to “beloved”. (see Daw)
Dawley English, French, Irish
"From the hedged glade" Originally, D'Awley (probably from D'Awleigh).... [more]
Daws English
"Son of David"
Dax English
Either derived from the town of Dax in France or from the Old English given name Dæcca (of unknown meaning).
Dayne English
Variant of Dane.
Deale English
Originated in Kent
Deane English
Variant of Dean.
Dear English (Anglicized, Rare)
Possibly from a nickname meaning "dear".
Dearborn English
The surname Dearborn was first found in Surrey where the family trace their lineage back to Abernon listed in the Domesday Book having sprung from the fief of that name in Normandy. ... [more]
Dearden English
Meant "person from Dearden", Lancashire ("valley frequented by wild animals"). It was borne by British film director Basil Dearden (original name Basil Dear; 1911-1971).
Dearth English
From a medieval nickname apparently based on Middle English derth "famine".
Deary English
Nickname for a noisy or troublesome person, from Anglo-French de(s)rei ‘noise’, ‘trouble’, ‘turbulence’ (from Old French desroi). topographic for someone who lived by a deer enclosure, from Old English deor ‘deer’ + (ge)hæg ‘enclosure’.
De Ath English
Probably a deliberate respelling of Death (i), intended to distance the name from its original signification.
Death English
(i) "death" (perhaps from the figure of Death as personified in medieval pageants); (ii) "person who gathers or sells wood for fuel" (from Middle English dethe "fuel, tinder")
Deathridge English
Name given to someone who lived near a cemetery on a ridge.
Debbie English
It comes from Dibden meaning "deep valley".
Debby English
"Deep valley" from Old English Dipden.
Deble English
This surname is of French derivation and was introduced to Britain by the Normans. It has two possible derivations, the first from the Roman (Latin) 'debil-is', which means literally "poorly" or "weak", and may have been a metonymic for a doctor or healer, whilst the second possible origin is a nickname derivation from the old French 'Theodore' to Tibald and Tibble or Dibble, Deble.
Dee English, Scottish
From the name of any of various rivers in England and Scotland named Dee, itself derived from Celtic dewos meaning "god, deity".
Deen English (American)
The History of the Name Deen Derives from England, over time spelling variations have existed. The name Deen is used by mostly American English people.
Deetz English (American)
Surname of the characters, Delia, Charles and gothic daughter, Lydia from the movie and TV series, Beetlejuice.
De Grey English
Variant of Grey.
Deiley English
Variant of Dailey.
De Jesus Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Philippines), American (Hispanic)
Means "of Jesus" in Portuguese. This is also an unaccented variant of De Jesús.
Delancey Bahamian Creole, English
Possibly derived from a place named Lancey, France.
Delane English
Anglicized form of Dubhshlainte.
Delaney English (American)
It Oragionally Came From The Norman Surname Dulaney And The Irish... [more]
De Lara English
Means "from Lara", a Spanish and French habitational name.
Delbert English, Dutch
From the given name Delbert
Delevingne French, English
Means "of the vine" in French. It is the surname of Poppy Delevingne and Cara Delevingne, both English actresses and models; it is also the surname of French-born photojournalist Lionel Delevingne
Delisle English
From De L'Isle, "of the Isle, from the Isle" in French.
Dellino English
A made up name used for roleplay.
Demar French, English
Combination of the French word de, meaning "from" and the Old French word maresc, meaning "marsh".
Demma English
Possibly an Anglicization of the Italian surname Demma, a metronymic from the personal name Emma.
Dempster Manx, English, Scottish
The name for a judge or arbiter of minor disputes, from Old English dem(e)stre, a derivative of the verb demian ‘to judge or pronounce judgement’. Although this was originally a feminine form of the masculine demere, by the Middle English period the suffix -stre had lost its feminine force, and the term was used of both sexes... [more]
Denby English
Means "person from Denby", Derbyshire or Yorkshire ("farmstead of the Danes").
Denham English
From the name of various places in England, most of which meant "farm in the valley" (from Old English denu "valley" + ham "homestead"). Notable bearers of the surname included John Denham (1615-1669), an English poet; British Labour politician John Denham (1953-); and British actor Maurice Denham (1909-2002).
Denley English
Apparently a habitational name from an unidentified place, probably so named from Old English denu 'valley' + leah 'woodland clearing'.
Denmark English
From the country.
Denning English
Derived from the Old English name DYNNA.
Dennings English, Irish, German
Variant spelling of Denning.
Dennington English
Habitational name from a place in Suffolk, recorded in Domesday Book as Dingifetuna, from the Old English female personal name Denegifu (composed of the elements Dene meaning "Dane" + gifu meaning "gift") + Old English tūn meaning "enclosure", "settlement".
Denson English (Rare)
Meaning "Son of Dennis" or "Son of Dean"
Denton English
"Valley Town" in Old English, where the given name Denton comes from.
Denver English
English surname, composed of the Old English elements Dene "Dane" and fær "passage, crossing," hence "Dane crossing."
Derado English
We think it is Italina?
Derbyshire English
Shire of Derby; one who came from Derbyshire, a county in England.
Derricott English
Habitational name, possibly a variant of Darracott, from Darracott in Devon. However, the present-day concentration of the form Derricott in the West Midlands and Shropshire suggests that this may be a distinct name, from a different source, now lost.
Derry Irish, English
English variant of Deary, or alternatively a nickname for a merchant or tradesman, from Anglo-French darree ‘pennyworth’, from Old French denree... [more]
Derwent English
Originating from Derwent River in England.
Derwin English
Variant of Darwin.
Deutsch German, English
Means "German" in German.
Devall French, English
Devall (also DeVall) is a surname of Norman origin with both English and French ties.Its meaning is derived from French the town of Deville, Ardennes. It was first recorded in England in the Domesday Book.In France, the surname is derived from 'de Val' meaning 'of the valley.'
Devalson English
Meaning, "son of Deval."
Deveraux English, French
Variant spelling of Devereux.
Devereaux English
Variant form of Devereux, based on the common English mis-pronunciation "Devero".
Devon English
Regional name for someone from the county of Devon. In origin, this is from an ancient British tribal name, Latin Dumnonii, perhaps meaning "worshipers of the god Dumnonos".
Devoy English
Anglicized form of Gaelic surname Ó Dubhuidhe ‘descendant of Dubhuidhe’, a name probably derived from dubh "dark, black" and buidhe "sallow".
Dewdney English
From the Old French personal name Dieudonné, literally "gift of God".
Diamond English
English variant of Dayman (see Day). Forms with the excrescent d are not found before the 17th century; they are at least in part the result of folk etymology.
Dickensheets English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Dickenscheid, a habitational name from a place named Dickenschied in the Hunsrück region. The place name is from Middle High German dicke ‘thicket’, ‘woods’ + -scheid (often schied) ‘border area’ (i.e. ridge, watershed), ‘settler’s piece of cleared (wood)land’.
Dicker English
Either an occupational name for a digger of ditches or a builder of dikes, or a topographic name for someone who lived by a ditch or dike, derived from Middle English dike or dik meaning "dyke.
Dickerman English, German, Jewish
Possibly derived from Middle High German dic(ke) "strong, thick" and Mann "man, male, husband".
Dickerson English
English (mainly East Anglia): patronymic from a pet form of Dick
Dickson English (American)
This surname means son of Dick and son of Richard.
Digby English
Derived from the name of an English town, itself derived from a combination of Old English dic "dyke, ditch" and Old Norse byr "farm, town".
Dilke English
Means son of DILK.
Dill English
Nickname from Middle English dell, dill, dull "dull, foolish".
Dillion Irish, English
Possibly a variant of Dillon.
Dills English (American)
1 Variant spelling of Dutch Dils .... [more]
Dimond English, Irish
English and Irish variant of Diamond.
Dinger English
Means "one who rings the bell," which is most likely a butler
Dingwall English
From the city of Dingwall in Scotland.
Dinn English
From a short form of the personal name Dinis, a variant of Dennis.
Dison English
Son of Di
Dix English
From the given name Dick.
Dixie English
From the given name Dick or from the Latin word dixi "I have spoken".
Dobb English
From a nickname of Robert, a variant is Dobbs.
Dobbe English
From the medieval personal name Dobbe, one of several pet forms of Robert in which the initial letter was altered. Compare Hobbs.
Dobbins English
Means "son of Dobbin," which is a medieval diminutive of the name Dob, a medieval short form of the personal name Robert.
Doby English
From a diminutive of the given name Dob or Dobbe, itself a medieval diminutive of Robert (one of several rhyming nicknames of Robert in which the initial letter was altered; compare Hobbs).
Docker English
Docker is a locational surname from Docker, Westmoreland and Docker, Lancashire. May also refer to the occupation of dockers.
Dodd English
"Son of Dod." Variant of Dodds.
Dodds English
From dod, meaning "something rounded" in German.
Dodge English
Possibly a nickname from Middle English dogge "dog" (Old English docga, dogga).
Dodgen English
From a pet form of Dogge (see Dodge).
Dodgson English
Patronymic form of Dodge.
Doe English
An English nickname for a gentle person from the word for a female deer. Originally a female first name transferred to use as a surname. Well known in American law as a hypothetical surname for a person unnamed in legal proceedings, as in Jane Doe or John Doe.
Dogg English
From the word dog this is the stage surname of American rapper Snoop Dogg born Calvin Broadus Jr. (b. 1971)
Dole English, Irish (Anglicized)
English: from Middle English dole ‘portion of land’ (Old English dal ‘share’, ‘portion’). The term could denote land within the common field, a boundary mark, or a unit of area; so the name may be of topographic origin or a status name... [more]