Frisian Submitted Surnames

Frisian names are used in Friesland in the northern Netherlands and in East and North Frisia in northwestern Germany. See also about Frisian Names.
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AARDEMAFrisian
The surname Aardema is a patronymic from the personal name Aart, a local variant of Arend, + -ma, a Frisian suffix of origin.
ATENFrisian, Dutch
The Frisian name Aten means "Noble Wolf". The name was probably given to lesser lords. As noble would mean nobility. As wolf was always a symbol of a warrior, or hunter. Usually Nobles who were also warriors, were lesser lords... [more]
BAACKNorth Frisian, Dutch
Either from a reduced form of the Germanic personal name Baldeke (a short form of any of the compound names with the first element bald ‘bold’, for example Baldewin) or from Middle Low German baec, bake ‘pork’, ‘bacon’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a butcher or pig farmer.
BEYFrench, German, Frisian
North German and Frisian: from the Old Frisian personal name Beyo or Boy/Boye (see Boye).... [more]
BOUMAFrisian
Origine is Friesland.... [more]
BOYEEnglish, German, Dutch, Frisian, Danish
From the Germanic given names Boio or Bogo, which are of uncertain origin. Also possibly a variant of Bothe.
EPEMAFrisian
"Son of Epa" or "Son of Eepa". The name was applied starting around 1620 C.E. to the descendants of Eepa, matriarch of a family of the "grytman" type of elected nobility who held political power in and around the town of Sneek/Snits... [more]
HAYEnglish, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Frisian
Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure, Middle English hay(e), heye(Old English (ge)hæg, which after the Norman Conquest became confused with the related Old French term haye ‘hedge’, of Germanic origin)... [more]
KOOISTRAFrisian
occupational name for a decoy man, from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch kooye ‘decoy’.
NIEMANNNorth Frisian
North German form of Neumann, from Middle Low German nie + man.
PAYSENGerman, Frisian
Patronymic from the personal name Pay, the Frisian form of Paul.
PAYSONGerman, Frisian
German and Frisian variant spelling of Paysen, a patronymic from the personal name Paul.
POSTMAFrisian
Frisian variant of the Dutch and North German surname Posthumus.
REDMERFrisian
North German: from the Frisian personal name, composed of the Germanic elements rad ‘advice’, ‘counsel’ + mari, meri ‘fame’.
ROELOFSEMAFrisian
Possibly meaning "son of Roelof". Variant of Roelofsma.
ROELOFSMAFrisian
Possibly means "son of Roelof".
ROSEMAFrisian
Variant spelling of Rozema.
ROZEMAFrisian
Possibly a contraction of Roelfsema meaning "son of Roelf". Also spelled Rosema, Roosma, Rozeman.
SIJBRANDIJFrisian
Comes from the Dutch name Sijbren which originates from the Roman Sybrandus
SJOERDSMAFrisian, Dutch
Derived from the Frisian given name Sjoerd combined with the Frisian surname suffix -(s)ma, which is most likely derived from Old Frisian monna meaning "men".... [more]
TABBERTGerman, Frisian
From Middle Low German tabbert, Middle Dutch tabbaert ‘tabard’, a sleeveless overgarment worn by men in the Middle Ages, (ultimately from French tabard, from Late Latin tabardum)... [more]
TIESEMAFrisian
It's a patronym and it means "son of Ties".
TURKSTRAFrisian
TURKSTRA - Meaning: From the town of "Turkeye". Turkeye is a small town within Zeelandic Flanders in the western part of Netherlands. This family names was given to persons originating from the village.
WILKESEnglish, Frisian
English: patronymic from Wilk.... [more]
WYCKOFFEast Frisian (Modern, Rare, Archaic)
The North Germanic meaning is "settlement on a bay," as in the cognate Viking (Viking is derived from Old Norse vík "bay").
ZYLSTRADutch, Frisian, English
Derived from Dutch zijl "canal" or "sluice". Originally indicated someone who lives near a canal or sluice.
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