English Submitted Surnames

English names are used in English-speaking countries. See also about English names.
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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).
Daye English
Variant of Day.
Dayley English
English surname of Norman origin derived from the Norman preposition de for someone from any of numerous places in Northern France called Ouilly.
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.
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.
De Clare English, Anglo-Norman
From the town of Clare in Suffolk, which was the centre-point of lands given to Richard fitz Gilbert after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066... [more]
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
Variant of Dean.
De Grey English
Variant of Grey.
Deiley English
Variant of Dailey.
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, French
Derived from De L'Isle meaning "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").
Dench English
Denoting someone from Denmark.
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).
Denholm English, Scottish
habitational name from Denholm in southern Scotland near Hawick (Roxburghshire) formerly Denham from the elements denu "valley" and ham "homestead" or holmr "island"... [more]
Denier French, French (Swiss), English, English (British, Rare)
from Old French denier (from Latin denarius) "penny" originally the name of a copper coin or penny later a term for money in general hence probably an occupational name for a moneyer or minter... [more]
Denison English
Means “son of Denis
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. A famous bearer is American actress Kat Dennings (1986-).
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
The surname Denton means "valley town" in Old English. ... [more]
Denver English
English surname, composed of the Old English elements Dene "Dane" and fær "passage, crossing," hence "Dane crossing."
Denyer English
Variant of Denier.
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."
Devera English (British)
English elaboration of Norman surname De Vere, literally meaning "from Ver," a settlement near Bayeaux.
Deveraux English, French
Variant spelling of Devereux.
Devereaux English
Variant form of Devereux, based on the common English mis-pronunciation "Devero".
Deville English
From Old English "devil, slanderer, enemy".
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".
Dewey English
From the given name Dewey.
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".
Diggory English
Possibly an anglicized form of Degaré, which might come from the French word egare. It might mean "the lost one".
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]
Dilly English (British, Rare)
From the town illy in france
Dimond English, Irish
English and Irish variant of Diamond.
Dinger English
Means "one who rings the bell," which is most likely a butler
Dingle English
A name for someone who lives near a dingle, a small wooded dell or hollow.
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
Variant of Dicks.
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.
Dobell English (Australian)
Sir William. 1899–1970, Australian portrait and landscape painter. Awarded the Archibald prize (1943) for his famous painting of Joshua Smith which resulted in a heated clash between the conservatives and the moderns and led to a lawsuit.
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).
Dock English, Scottish
Possibly a variant of Duke or Duck. Alternatively, could be derived from a place name such as Doxey.
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.
Dodson English (British)
Means "son of Dodd" (see Dudda).
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]
Doll Upper German, German, English
South German: nickname from Middle High German tol, dol ‘foolish’, ‘mad’; also ‘strong’, ‘handsome’.... [more]
Dollanganger English
The name of the family in the Dollanganger series by V.C. Andrews.
Dollar Scottish, English (American)
Scottish: habitational name from Dollar in Clackmannanshire.... [more]
Dolphin English, Irish
Derived from the Old Norse personal name Dólgfinnr.
Dome English
Occupational name from the Old English root doma, dema ‘judge’, ‘arbiter’. Compare Dempster.
Dominic English
From the given name Dominic
Donson English
Means "son of Don
Doolittle English
From a medieval nickname applied to a lazy man (from Middle English do "do" + little "little"). It was borne by the American poet Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961). A fictional bearer is Eliza Doolittle, the flower seller in Bernard Shaw's 'Pygmalion' (1913); and a variant spelling was borne by Dr Dolittle, the physician who had the ability to talk to animals, in the series of books written by Hugh Lofting from 1920.
Dopson English
Means "son of Dobbe".
Dorchester English
Derived from either the village in Oxfordshire, or the county town of Dorset, England (both of which have the same name). Both are named with a Celtic name, respectively Dorcic and Durnovaria combined with Old English ceaster meaning "Roman fort, walled city".
Dorland English
A variant of Darling. It was a name for a person who was greatly loved by his friends and family. The surname was originally derived from the word deorling, which meant "darling".
Dorman English
From the Old English personal name Deormann, composed of Old English deor (see Dear) + mann 'man'. This surname became established in Ireland in the 17th century; sometimes it is found as a variant of Dornan.
Dorn German, German (Austrian), Dutch, Flemish, English
Means "thorn" in German.
Dorn German, English
German cognitive and English variant of Thorn from Middle High German dorn "thorn" (from ancient Germanic thurnaz).
Dossat English, Scottish
Possibly from French origins (used predominantly in Louisiana in the United States).
Dossett English
Recorded in several forms including Dowsett, Dosset, and Dossit, this is an English surname. ... [more]
Dotson English
Patronymic of the Middle English name Dodde. Originally derived from the Germanic root dodd meaning "something rounded", used to denote a short, rotund man.
Doubleday English
Possibly from the nickname or byname do(u)bel meaning "the twin", or a combination of the given name Dobbel (a pet form of Robert) and Middle English day(e) meaning "servant".
Doud English, Irish
Variant of Dowd.
Doughty English
Doughty. This interesting surname of English origin is a nickname for a powerful or brave man, especially a champion jouster, deriving from the Middle English "doughty", Olde English pre 7th Century dohtig dyhtig meaning "valiant" or "strong"... [more]
Dow Scottish, Irish, English, Dutch (Anglicized), German (Anglicized)
Scottish (also found in Ireland): reduced form of McDow. This surname is borne by a sept of the Buchanans.... [more]
Doward English, Welsh
Indicated that the bearer lived by two hills, from Old Welsh dou "two" and garth "hill"
Dowd English
Derived from the given name Doude.
Dowell English, Scottish, Irish
Derived from the Gaelic name Dubhgall, composed of the elements dubh meaning "black" and gall, "stranger". This was used as a byname for Scandinavians, in particular to distinguish the dark-haired Danes from fair-haired Norwegians.
Dowler English
Occupational name for a maker of dowels and similar objects, from a derivative of Middle English “dowle”.
Down English
Derived from Old English dun meaning "down, low hill".
Downard English
Downard comes from England as a diminutive of Downhead in Somerset and Donhead in Wiltshire.
Downe English (British)
a Sloping Declivity or Tract of Low Hills
Downs English
This surname is derived from the Old English element dun meaning "hill, mountain, moor." This denotes someone who lives in a down (in other words, a ridge of chalk hills or elevated rolling grassland).
Dowrick English
This name is found fairy widely in Cornwall, England.
Dowson English
Either a patronymic surname derived from the given name Dow, a medieval variant of Daw (which was a diminutive of David), or else a metronymic form of the medieval feminine name Dowce, literally "sweet, pleasant", from Old French dolz, dous (cf... [more]
Dragon French, English
Nickname or occupational name for someone who carried a standard in battle or else in a pageant or procession, from Middle English, Old French dragon "snake, monster" (Latin draco, genitive draconis, from Greek drakōn, ultimately from derkesthai "to flash")... [more]
Drakeford English
The first element of this locational surname is probably derived from the personal name Draca or Draki (see Drake), while the second element is derived from Old English ford meaning "ford"... [more]
Dransfield English
Means "Drains the fields".
Dray English
From Middle English dregh, probably as a nickname from any of its several senses: "lasting", "patient", "slow", "tedious", "doughty". Alternatively, in some cases, the name may derive from Old English drýge "dry, withered", also applied as a nickname.
Drewery English
Variant of Drury.
Drewitt English, French
English (Wiltshire Berkshire and Surrey): of Norman origin from the Old French personal name Druet a diminutive of Drue Dreu (from ancient Germanic Drogo); see Drew Alternatively the name may be from a diminutive of Old French dru ‘lover’
Drewry English
Variant of Drury.
Dring English
Means "young man" (from Old Norse drengr).
Driver English
Occupational name for a driver of horses or oxen attached to a cart or plow, or of loose cattle, from a Middle English agent derivative of Old English drīfan ‘to drive’.
Drown English
Derived from drone meaning "honey bee"
Drowne English
Variant of Drown
Druery English
Variant of Drury.