English Submitted Surnames

English names are used in English-speaking countries. See also about English names.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Torg English
Possibly from the Old Norse word “torg” meaning “marketplace”.
Torkington English
From the name of a place in Greater Manchester, originally meaning "Tork's settlement" (Tork being a name or nickname combined with Old English tun meaning "enclosure, yard, town").
Torrey English
Means "conqueror, victor" in Old English.
Toth English (Anglicized), German
Either an anglicized form of Hungarian Tóth or derived from German tot "dead" or Middle High German tote "godfather".
Tough Scottish, English
Scottish variant of Tulloch. In Scotland it is pronounced tyookh. ... [more]
Tovey English
From the Old Norse male personal name Tófi, a shortened form of various compound names beginning with Thorf- or Thorv- (e.g. Thorvaldr), based on the name of the thunder god Thórr... [more]
Towe English
English variant of Tow.
Townley English
Habitational name for a person from Towneley near Burnley in Lancashire, itself from the Old English elements tun "enclosure, settlement" and leah "wood, clearing"... [more]
Townshend English
Variant of Townsend. This surname is borne by the English musician Pete Townshend (1945-).
Tozer English
Tozer is a surname commonly believed to have originated in Devon, South West England. It is a reference to the occupation of carding of wool which was originally performed by the use of teasels (Latin carduus), via the Middle English word tōsen, to tease (out).
Train English
English (Devon): 1. metonymic occupational name for a trapper or hunter, from Middle English trayne, Old French traine ‘guile’, ‘snare’, ‘trap’. ... [more]
Tranmer English
This particular name derives from Tranmere, a district within the borough of Birkenhead, Cheshire. The placename, recorded as Tranemor in the County Court, City Court and Eyre Rolls of Chester in 1260, is composed of the old Norse elements trani, meaning crane, plus melr, sandbank.
Traynor English
Derives from old English word 'trayne' which means to trap or to snare. Also an occupational name given to horse trainers. First found in Yorkshire, England in the 1300s.
Treacher English
From a medieval nickname for a tricky or deceptive person (from Old French tricheor "trickster, cheat").
Treadwell English
Occupational name for a fuller, a person who cleaned and shrunk newly woven cloth by treading it. It is derived from Middle English tred(en) "to tread" and well "well".
Trefusis English
The name of an estate in Cornwall, England.
Tregory Cornish (Anglicized, Rare), English (Rare)
This obscure British surname is a variant form of Tregury, which is an anglicization of the rare Cornish surname Tregurtha.... [more]
Trenfield English (Rare)
Relatives from Gloucestershire
Tressillian English
Derived from a Cornish place name meaning "Sulyen's farmstead" (see Sulien).
Trewhitt English
From the location of the same name Trewhitt
Trigga English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Triggs or Trigg.
Trimble English, Scottish, Northern Irish
A variant of Trumble, recorded in Northern Ireland since the 17th century.... [more]
Trinket English, Popular Culture
Effie Trinket's surname: one of "The Hunger Games"'s trilogy character.
Trippier English
This surname is derived from an occupation. 'a tripherd,' a goatherd, Yorkshire and Lancashire. 'Trip, a flock of sheep, a herd of swine or goats' (Halliwell).
Trollope English
Locational surname derived from Trolhop, the original name of Troughburn, a place in Northumberland, England. The place name means "troll valley" from Old Norse troll "troll, supernatural being" and hop "enclosed valley, enclosed land"... [more]
Tromans English
A nickname surname which was given to a trustworthy man, of medieval English origin.
Tross English (American)
This is a surname used by a person in furry culture for his fursona, Arden Tross.
Troth English
From a nickname meaning "truth" or "oath, pledge, promise", given to someone known to be truthful or loyal, or perhaps known for swearing oaths.
Trott English
"Trott" is an early recorded surname of the 17th century in America. It is five hundred years older when linked to Medieval Britain.
Trotter English, Scottish, German
Northern English and Scottish: occupational name for a messenger, from an agent derivative of Middle English trot(en) 'to walk fast' (Old French troter, of Germanic origin). ... [more]
Trout English
Occupational name for a fisherman, or a nickname for someone supposedly resembling the fish.
Trow English
Nickname for a trustworthy person, from Middle English trow(e), trew(e) 'faithful', 'steadfast'.
Trowbridge English
Indicates familial origin from any locations named Trowbridge
Troye Dutch, English
Dutch and French variant of Troy.
True English
This surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and has three distinct possible sources, each with its own history and derivation. ... [more]
Trueit English
Variant of Truett.
Truett English
English habitational name from Trewhitt in Northumbria, named from Old Norse tyri ‘dry resinous wood’ + possibly an Old English wiht ‘river bend’.
Trump English
Metonymic occupational name for a trumpeter, from Middle English trumpe "trumpet".
Trumpet English
From the English word trumpet which is an instrument.
Truslove English
A variant of Truelove. Truelove is common in the North of England whereas Truslove is its southern variant, being found in Warwickshire and Leicestershire. It is unclear if individuals bearing either surname are linked by a common ancestor, or if people bearing the surname Truslove are descended from Trueloves who migrated from further North of England.... [more]
Trusty English
This is a late medieval occupation descriptive name given to a professional witness, in effect an early Solicitor, the name deriving from the Olde French "Attester" - one who testifies or vouches for a contract or agreement.
Tubb English
Derived from the Middle English given names Tubbe and Tubbi, themselves possibly diminutives of Old Norse Þórbjǫrn (see Thorburn)... [more]
Tubman English
From a nickname, a variant of Tubb. A notable bearer was the American abolitionist and social activist Harriet Tubman (c. 1822-1913).
Tuckerton English
Derived from Old English tucian meaning "offend, torment", and tun "enclosure, yard".
Tumber English
English: habitational name from any of the various places so called from their situation on a stream with this name. Humber is a common prehistoric river name, of uncertain origin and meaning.
Tungate English
habitational name from Tungate a minor place near North Walsham named from Old English tun "farmstead estate" and Old Norse gata or Old English gaet "way path road street gate".
Tunstall English
Habitational name for someone from any of the various locations in England named Tunstall, derived from Old English tun meaning "enclosure, garden, farm" and steall meaning "position, place, site".
Tuppen English
It comes from people who shepherds. The word tup refers to a male sheep, and pen comes from where the sheep were kept. Tupping is a word used to refer to the mating of sheep and may also be related.
Turlock English
English form of Turlough.... [more]
Turnbo English, German (Americanized)
Americanized spelling of German Dürnbach.
Turnbow English, German (Americanized)
Americanized spelling of German Dürnbach, from a habitational name from any of several places so named or from places in Austria and Bavaria named Dürrenbach (meaning "dry stream").
Turney English, Norman
Habitational name from places in France called Tournai, Tournay, or Tourny. All named with the pre-Roman personal name Turnus and the locative suffix -acum.
Turpin English
From an Anglo-Norman French form of the Old Norse personal name þórfinnr, composed of the elements Þórr, the name of the god of thunder in Scandinavian mythology.
Turton English
From Turton, an historical area in Lancashire, England (now part of Greater Manchester); it was originally a township in the former civil parish of Bolton le Moors. It is derived from the Old Norse given name Þórr (see Thor) and Old English tun meaning "enclosure, yard, town".
Tuttle English, English (American), Irish
Derived from the Old Norse given name Þorkell, derived from the elements þórr (see Thor) and ketill "cauldron". The name evolved into Thurkill and Thirkill in England and came into use as a given name in the Middle Ages... [more]
Tweed English
Variant of Twite.
Tweedel English
Tweedel is Scottish for "the dell on the tweed river"
Twiddy English
Possibly derived from Tweedy perhaps originating from the area around the River Tweed... [more]
Twine English
Metonymic occupational name for a maker of string or thread, and derived from Old English twin meaning "thread, string".
Twiner English
Occupational name for a maker of thread or twine; an agent derivative of Old English twinen meaning "to twine".
Twining English
From the name of the village of Twyning in Gloucestershire, derived from Old English betweonan meaning "between" and eam meaning "river".
Twyford English
English habitational name from any of the numerous places named Twyford, for example in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Derbyshire, Hampshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Middlesex, and Norfolk, from Old English twi- ‘double’ + ford ‘ford’.
Tylor English
Variant of Tyler.
Tylson English, German (Anglicized)
English: variant of Dyson (see surname Dye). ... [more]
Tyree Scottish, English
A name that evolved among the descendants of the people of the kingdom of Dalriada in ancient Scotland.
Tysoe English
Denoted the bearer was from the parish of Tysoe, Warwickshire, England. The name of the parish is derived from Old English Tīges hōh, meaning "spur of land belonging to the god Tiw." (Tiw was the Old English name for the Roman deity Mars, and also inspired the name of Tuesday.)
Udom English
English: nickname for someone who had done well for himself by marrying the daughter of a prominent figure in the local community, from Middle English odam ‘son-in-law’ (Old English āðum).
Umble English
Variant of Humble.
Umpleby English
Originally given to people from the village of Anlaby in East Yorkshire, UK. Written as Umlouebi in the Domesday Book, the place name is from Old Norse given name Óláfr + býr, "farmstead" or "village".
Underbrook English
Meaning "under the brook".
Union English, Irish
A notable bearer is Gabrielle Union, an actress.
Unthank English
From a place name meaning "squatter's holding" from Old English unthanc (literally "without consent").
Unwin English
From the Old English male personal name Hūnwine, literally "bearcub-friend" (later confused with Old English unwine "enemy"). Bearers include British publisher Sir Stanley Unwin (1885-1968) and "Professor" Stanley Unwin (1911-2002), South African-born British purveyor of comical nonsense language.
Upchurch English
habitational name from a place called as "the high church" or possibly the higher of two churches from Middle English up "up high higher" and chirche "church" (Old English upp and cirice)... [more]
Upham English
"enclosure surrounded by water"
Upshaw English
Probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place named with Old English upp meaning "up(per)" and sc(e)aga meaning "copse", or a topographic name with the same meaning.
Upsher English
This Anglo-Saxon surname means “of Upshire” and refers to someone from the hamlet Upshire in County Essex.
Upshur English
Most probably an altered spelling of English Upshire, a habitational name from Upshire in Essex, named with Old English upp "up" and scir "district". Alternatively, it may be a variant of Upshaw.
Uptain English
Derived from Upton, but meaning "always prepared"
Upwood English
Derived from a place name meaning "upper forest" in Old English.
Urban English, French, German, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Hungarian, Jewish
From a medieval personal name (Latin Urbanus meaning "city dweller", a derivative of urbs meaning "town", "city").
Urie Scottish, English, Irish
From the Scottish Fetteresso parish, Kincardineshire. May mean someone who is brave and loud.
Uselton English
Perhaps a variant of Osselton, a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, probably in northeastern England, where this name is most common.
Usher English
Occupational name from Middle English usher, meaning "usher, doorkeeper".
Usry English
Variant of Ussery. It comes from a nickname given to a bear-like person.
Utley English
Derived from the Old English elements ote, or "oats" and leah, meaning "a clearing."
Uxbridge English
Place in England. Like Enfield.
Vaden English
Meaning unknown.
Vale English
Topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, Middle English vale (Old French val, from Latin vallis). The surname is now also common in Ireland, where it has been Gaelicized as de Bhál.
Valen English, Scottish
English and Scottish: from a medieval personal name, Latin Valentinus, a derivative of Valens (see also Valente), which was never common in England, but is occasionally found from the end of the 12th century, probably as the result of French influence... [more]
Valent English
Means showing great bravery.
Valentins English, Portuguese
Derived from the given name Valentin.
Valiant English, Scottish, Irish
Derived from Old French vaillant meaning "heroic, courageous".
Vallance English
Means "person from Valence", southeastern France (probably "place of the brave").
Vallet French, English
French topographic name from a diminutive of Old French val "valley" (see Val ) or a habitational name from (Le) Vallet the name of several places mainly in the northern part of France and French and English occupational name for a manservant from Old French and Middle English vallet "manservant groom".
Valley English
Topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, Middle English valeye.
Valmont English, French
Means "Hill of the vale"
Vampyr English (American)
A gothic surname.
Vandal English (Rare)
A English word meaning "someone who willfully destroys or defaces property",and a member of ancient Germanic tribes.
Van Der Woodsen English (American)
The last name of Serena van der Woodsen, from Gossip Girl. She is played by Blake Lively.
Vane English
Possible variant of Fane.
Vanlow English (Rare)
Possibly an Anglicized form of Van Look.
Vardy English
Variant of Verity. A name given to actors who played the part in the medieval travelling theatres.
Varnell English
Variant of Farnell. This form originated in southwestern England, where the change from F to V arose from the voicing of F that was characteristic of this area in Middle English.
Varney English
From the French place name Vernay, derived from Gaulish verno- "alder" and the locative suffix -acum. A fictional bearer is the vampire Sir Francis Varney, the title character of the mid-19th-century gothic horror story Varney the Vampire; or, the Feast of Blood.
Vasey English
Derived from the Norman french word enveisie "playful, merry"
Vass English
Status name denoting a serf, Middle English, Old French vass(e), from Late Latin vassus, of Celtic origin. Compare Welsh gwas "boy", Gaelic foss "servant".
Vassar French, English
Name indicating the status of "a vassal or serf" in feudal society.
Vassie French, English
Meaning "playful or merry" for a cheerful person.
Veary English (British)
Veary is an English spelling of Scottish Gaelic Faries (meaning: fair, beautiful, or handsome).
Veevers English
Means "dealer in foodstuffs" (from Old French vivres "victuals").
Venables English
Derives from Latin venabulum "long hunting spear".
Ventris English
Probably from a medieval nickname for a bold or slightly reckless person (from a reduced form of Middle English aventurous "venturesome"). It was borne by British architect and scholar Michael Ventris (1922-1956), decipherer of the Mycenaean Greek Linear B script.
Veral English
Meaning:stubborn,aggressive,mathamatician smart
Verdier French, Norman, English
Occupational name for a forester. Derived from Old French verdier (from Late Latin viridarius, a derivative of viridis "green"). Also an occupational name for someone working in a garden or orchard, or a topographic name for someone living near one... [more]
Verdun French, English (British, Rare), Spanish, Catalan
From the various locations in France called Verdun with the Gaulish elements ver vern "alder" and dun "hill fortress" and Verdú in Catalonia, English variant of Verdon
Verne French, English
As a French surname refers to someone who lived where alder trees grew. While the English version can mean someone who lived where ferns grew, Verne can also mean a seller of ferns which in medieval times were used in bedding, as floor coverings and as animal feed.
Verney English, French
The surname Verney was first found in Buckinghamshire, England, when they arrived from Vernai, a parish in the arrondissement of Bayeux in Normandy.
Verrall English
An uncommon Anglo-Saxon surname.
Verrill English
This is an uncommon Anglo-Saxon surname.
Vial English, French
from a personal name derived from Latin Vitalis (see Vitale). The name became common in England after the Norman Conquest both in its learned form Vitalis and in the northern French form Viel.
Vicary English (British)
There are a number of theories as to the origins of the name, Spanish sailors shipwrecked after the Armada and French Huguenots fleeing the Revolution are two of the more romantic ones. It is more likely to have come as someone associated with the church - the vicar, who carried out the pastoral duties on behalf of the absentee holder of a benefice... [more]
Vice English
May come from "devise", an Old French word that means "dweller at the boundary". It may also derive a number of place names in England, or be a variant of Vise.
Vickers English
Means "son of the vicar". It could also be the name of someone working as a servant of a vicar.
Victorson English
Means “son of Victor”.
Vidler English
Either (i) from a medieval nickname based on Anglo-Norman vis de leu, literally "wolf-face"; or (ii) "violinist, fiddle player" (cf. Fiedler).
Vieira English (Anglicized)
A surname of British origin mainly from Ireland and Scotland but Anglicised into and english name when many Vieira's immigrated to England.
Vince English
From a short form of the personal name Vincent.
Vincente English, Italian
English variant of Vincent, otherwise from the given name Vincente
Viner English
Occupational name for a vine-grower.
Vinette English
Derived from French vignette "sprig".
Vinhal English
Basically a character of a fictional story of my own creation before it ever gets published as I believe Vinhal should be pronounced as Vine-hall unlike what the idotic google translate says.
Vining English (British)
Habitational name for someone from a place called Fyning in Rogate in Sussex.
Vinson English
This surname means "son of Vincent."
Vint English, Scottish
Either an English habitational name from places so named, or a Scottish variant of Wint.
Violet English
Derived from the given name Violet
Violet English, French
Derived from the given name Violet (English) or a variant of Violette (French).
Virtue English
Used as a name for someone who had played the part of Virtue in a medieval mystery play, or as a nickname for someone noted for their virtuousness or (sarcastically) for someone who parades their supposed moral superiority.
Virtuoso English (American), Spanish, Italian
This Italian surname could possibly be connected to those whose ancestors were involved in playing a musical instrument or somehow connected to the musical instrument industry.
Vise English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a boundary, Old French devise.
Visitor English
Likely from someone who was a stranger in a place.
Viveash English
English surname of uncertain origin. May be Anglo-Norman from French vivace meaning "lively, vigorous", however its pronunciation has led to its connection to various places in southern England called Five Ash Trees.
Vivian English
Derived from the given name Vivian.
Vivis English (Rare)
Found in the 1891, 1901 & 1911 British census, other Ancestry.co.uk records & FreeBMD. Could derive from Vivas from Spanish Catalan
Voisin French, English
From Old French voisin "neighbor" (Anglo-Norman French veisin) . The application is uncertain; it may either be a nickname for a "good neighbor", or for someone who used this word as a frequent term of address, or it might be a topographic name for someone who lived on a neighboring property... [more]
Voit English
A famous bearer of This surname is Angelina Jolie 's father and actor John Voit.
Voky English
Variant of Vokey.
Von Asheburg English
The last name of Bridget Von Asheburg.
Vox English
Variant of Fox
Vyner English
Variant of Viner.
Vyvyan English
From the name Vyvyan.
Wackerman English (American), German
From the Americanized spelling of German Wackermann, a variant of Wacker, with the addition of Middle High German man, meaning ‘man’.
Waddington English
Habitational name from any of various places called Waddington. One near Clitheroe in Lancashire and another in Lincolnshire (Wadintune in Domesday Book) were originally named in Old English as the "settlement" (Old English tūn) associated with Wada.
Wadley English
From a place in England named with Old English wad "woad" or the given name Wada combined with Old English leah "woodland clearing".
Wadlow English
Habitational name from a lost place, Wadlow in Toddington.
Wadsworth English
Location name from Yorkshire meaning "Wæddi's enclosure or settlement" with Wæddi being an old English personal name of unknown meaning plus the location element -worth. Notable bearer is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) for whom the middle name was his mother's maiden name.