Jewish Submitted Surnames

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FRIEDMANN German, German (Swiss), Jewish
German and Swiss German from a derivative of FRIEDRICH. ... [more]
Ornamental name or nickname from modern German frisch, Yiddish frish "fresh".
FRISH פֿריש Yiddish
Yiddish form of FRISCH.
FROM Jewish
Variant of FROMM.
FUKS פֿוקס Yiddish
It literally means "fox".
FURMAN Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish, Slovene, English, German (Anglicized)
Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic), and Slovenian: occupational name for a carter or drayman, the driver of a horse-drawn delivery vehicle, from Polish, Yiddish, and Slovenian furman, a loanword from German (see FUHRMANN)... [more]
Occupational name for a furrier, from Yiddish futer "fur, fur coat" and Yiddish man "man".
GADOT גדות Hebrew
Means "riverbanks" in Hebrew.
A name given to people whose homes were burnt down.
GAI Jewish
From the given name GAI.
GAL גל Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Gal (1), means "wave" in Hebrew.
GALANTE Italian, French, Jewish
Comes from the ancient French word "galant" meaning someone in love or who has fun. In the case of Mordecai Galante, a Spanish exile in 16th century Rome, his courteous manners won for him from the Roman nobles the surname "Galantuomo" (gentleman), from which Galante was eventually derived.... [more]
GALANTY Jewish, Judeo-Italian
Possibly derived from the Italian GALANTUOMO meaning "gentleman"
GALICKI Jewish, Polish
A Jewish and Polish surname for someone from a lost location called 'Galice'
GALIT גלית Hebrew
From the given name GALIT.
GAMER Jewish
From the Russian pronunciation of HAMER.
Jewish (Ashkenazic) ornamental name or nickname from Yiddish gorfinkl ‘carbuncle’, German Karfunkel. This term denoted both a red precious or semi-precious stone, especially a garnet or ruby cut into a rounded shape (in which case it is an ornamental name), and a large inflamed growth on the skin like a large boil (in which case it is a descriptive nickname).
GARFUNKEL גאָרפֿינקל‎ Jewish, Yiddish
From גאָרפֿינקל‎ (gorfinkl), "carbuncle" in Yiddish, which in turns derives from German Karfunkel. A notable bearer of this surname is Art Garfunkel.... [more]
GAVAZANSKY Belarusian, Jewish
Means "from the town of Gavezhno". Gavezhno is a town in Belarus. For more information go here
GELLER Yiddish, German, Russian
The name may derive from the German word "gellen" (to yell) and mean "one who yells." It may derive from the Yiddish word "gel" (yellow) and mean the "yellow man" or from the Yiddish word "geler," an expression for a redheaded man... [more]
GERMAN English, Norman, German, Jewish, Greek
From Old French germain meaning "German". This sometimes denoted an actual immigrant from Germany, but was also used to refer to a person who had trade or other connections with German-speaking lands... [more]
GERSHON English, Hebrew
Hebrew One of the tribes of Israel ... [more]
GIL גִּיל Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Gil (3), means "joy, happiness" in Hebrew.
Occupational name for a worker in gold, from Yiddish gildner 'golden'.
GIMPEL German, Jewish
German: from a pet form of the personal name Gumprecht (see GOMBERT)... [more]
An invented Jewish name, from Yiddish, literally "fine gold". Hermione Gingold (1897-1987) was a British actress.
Ornamental varient of GINSBURG
GINSBURG German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone who came from Gunzberg in Bavaria, Günsburg in Swabia, or Gintsshprik (Königsburg) in East Prussia. Its origin is from the name of the river Günz, written in early Latin documents as Guntia, which was probably of Celtic origin, and Old High German burg meaning "Fortress, walled town".
GITELMAN גיטלמן Jewish
Eastern Ashkenazic variant of Gittelman.
GOGOL Ukrainian, Polish, Jewish
Means "Common goldeneye (a type of duck)" in Ukrainian. Possibly a name for a fowler. A famous bearer was Nikolai Gogol.
GOLAN Jewish
Israeli ornamental name from the Golan Heights in Israel.
GOLD Jewish
Ornamental name from modern German Gold, Yiddish gold "gold". In North America it is often a reduced form of one of the many compound ornamental names of which Gold is the first element.
GOLDBERG German, Jewish, Danish
From German gold 'gold' and -berg, meaning 'gold-mountain'.
Ornamental name from a compound of German golden literally meaning "golden" and berg meaning "mountain, hill".
Ashkenazic Jewish ornamental name composed of gold and finger.
GOLDMAN German, Jewish
Possibly meaning goldsmith in German, from Gold and Mann.... [more]
GOLDRING German, English, Jewish
This surname was probably given to someone who wore a gold ring.
Ornamental name composed of German Gold "gold" and Stein "stone".
GOLDVASER וואַסערגאָלד Yiddish
GOLDWATER German (Anglicized), Jewish (Anglicized)
This name is an Anglicized form of the German or Ashkenazic ornamental surname 'Goldwasser', or 'Goldvasser'. The name derives from the German or Yiddish gold', gold, with 'wasser', water, and is one of the very many such compound ornamental names formed with 'gold', such as 'Goldbaum', golden tree, 'Goldbert', golden hill, 'Goldkind', golden child, 'Goldrosen', golden roses, and 'Goldstern', golden star.
Ornamental name from Polish golab "dove" (from Latin columba "dove").
A name given to people whose homes were burnt down. Americanized form of Gaerlick.
GOREN גורן Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) altered form of HORN (5), under Russian influence; since Russian has no h and alters h in borrowed words to g. In Israel the name has been reinterpreted by folk etymology as being from Hebrew goren 'threshing floor', which is in fact etymologically and semantically unrelated.
Variant of German Goschen.
GOTLIBE גאָטליבע Yiddish
Yiddish form of GOTTLIEB.
GRAF Jewish, Yiddish
Ornamental name selected, like HERZOG and other words denoting titles, because of their aristocratic connotations.
Short form of GRANOVSKY.... [more]
GRANOV Jewish, Bosnian
Habitational name from Granov, Ukraine.... [more]
From the town of Granov, Ukraine (cf. GRANOV).
GRAU German, Jewish
Nickname for someone with gray hair or a gray beard, from German grau "gray".
GREENBERGER German, Jewish
Anglicized form of the German surname Grünberger, which is formed from the words grün "green", Berg "mountain", and the habitational suffix -er. This name indicated a person who lived on or near a forest-covered mountain.
Ashkenazi Jewish Surname incorporating Yiddish/German elements meaning “Greenleaf.” Writer and storyboard artist C. H. Greenblatt (born 1972) most known for SpongeBob SquarePants is a famous bearer of this name.
GREENBURGH German, Jewish
The surname Greenburgh is anglicized for the German Jewish surname Greenberg which translates into English as green mountain.
From German, means "Gold Stone".
GROB Jewish, Yiddish
From Yiddish grob. May also mean "fat".
GRODSKY Polish, Jewish
Altered spelling of Polish Grodzki, a habitational name from Grodziec or Grodzie, places named with gród ‘castle’, ‘fortification’ (cognate with Russian grad)... [more]
Jewish nickname for a large man.
A nickname from an inflected form of Yiddish dialect grub meaning ‘rude' or 'impolite’.
GRUNWALD German, German (Swiss), Jewish
German and Swiss German (Grünwald): habitational name from any of various places named Grün(e)wald, from Middle High German gruene ‘green’ + walt ‘wood’, ‘forest’. ... [more]
Habitational name for someone from either of two places named Gunzenhausen, one in Württemberg and the other in Bavaria.
Occupational name from Ukrainian guralnyk, Yiddish guralnik "distiller".
GURSULTUR גרסלתר Jewish (Latinized), Kurdish, Hebrew
This name is a composition of the following words: GUR; Hebrew for "lion cub", SUL; which is an abbreviation of Suleman (Kurdish for king Solomon), TUR; this word is derived from the Arba'ah Turim. The Arbaáh Turim are often called simply the Tur, which is an important Halakhic code.... [more]
GÜTLIN German, Yiddish
Diminutive of GUTE and GUTA, recorded in Frankfurt, Germany throughout the 14th century.
GUTNIK גוטניק Ukrainian, Russian, Yiddish
Yiddish surname meaning "glassworker" from Yiddish hute meaning "glassworks".
GUTTENBERG German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of various places, for example in Bavaria, called Guttenberg, from the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of Old High German guot ‘good’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’... [more]
HABERMANN German, Jewish
Occupational name for a grower or seller of oats, composed of the elements HABER and the agent suffix -mann.
HACKMANN German, Jewish
Occupational name for a butcher or a woodcutter.
HACOHEN הכהן Hebrew
Means "the priest" in Hebrew, from the word ha which means "the", and the surname COHEN.
HADAD חדד Arabic, Hebrew
Variant transcription of HADDAD.
HADAR הדר Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name HADAR, means "splendour, glory" in Hebrew.
HADDAD חדד Arabic, Judeo-Arabic, Persian
Means "blacksmith" in Arabic, ultimately from Syriac ܚܰܕܳܕܳܐ (hadado).
HAFER German, Jewish
Metonymic occupational name for a grower of or dealer in oats, from German Hafer "oats". Compare HABER. As a Jewish surname, it is in many cases ornamental.
HAGAN Jewish
Hebrew, shortened from haganah which means soldier
HAÏM חיים Jewish (Gallicized)
French form of HAIM.
HAIM חיים Jewish
From the given name HAIM.
HALBERSHTOT האַלבערשטאָט Yiddish
Yiddish form of HALBERSTADT. It was first adopted as a surname by Tzvi Hirsh, the rabbi of the eponymous Eastphalian town.
HALEVI הלוי Hebrew
Means "The Levite" in Hebrew, from the word ha which means "the", and the surname LEVI.
Habitational name for someone originally from the city of Heilbronn in Germany, derived from Old High German heil meaning "whole" or "holy" combined with brunno meaning "well".
HAMBERG German, Danish, Jewish
German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name from any of several places named Hamberg. Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant of HAMBURG.
HAMBERGER German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name for someone from any of various places named Hamberg. Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant of HAMBURGER.
HAMBURG German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name from the great city and port at the mouth of the river Elbe, named with the Germanic elements ham ‘water meadow’ + burg ‘fortress’, ‘fortified town’.
HAMBURGER German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name for someone from Hamburg.
HAMEL Yiddish, Dutch, German
The name Hamel has three origins.... [more]
HAMERSHTEYN האַמערשטיין Yiddish
HAMMER German, English, Jewish
From Middle High German hamer, Yiddish hamer, a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of hammers, for example in a forge, or nickname for a forceful person.
Occupational name for a blacksmith, from German hamer, 'hammer' and schmidt, 'smith. See HAMMERSMITH.
HARUSH הרוש Hebrew
From the personal name KHASKL.
HASSON חסון Hebrew (Modern)
Means "sturdy" or "strong" in Hebrew, it is not related to the Arabic name HASAN.
HATTENDORF German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from places called Hattendorf, near Alsfeld and near Hannover. The element hatt, had means ‘bog’
HAUSER German, Jewish
From Middle High German hus "house", German haus, + the suffix -er, denoting someone who gives shelter or protection.
HAVERBUS האַווערבוס Yiddish, Dutch
From Yiddish/Hebrew Haver (חבר) and Baruch (ברוך), thus literally "blessed friend".
HAVIV Jewish
Means 'Sweet' in Hebrew
HAYAT חייט Hebrew
Means "tailor" in Hebrew.
HEFNER German, Jewish
Recorded in several spellings including HAFNER, Haffner, and Hevner, this is as surname of early Germanic origins. ... [more]
HEID German, Jewish
Topographic name from Middle High German heide, German Heide ‘heath’, ‘moor’. Compare Heath.... [more]
An invented Jewish name based on Hebrew chefets "pleasure". Lithuanian-born US violinist Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987) was a known bearer.
HEIN German, Dutch, Danish, Jewish
German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a short form of the Germanic personal name HEINRICH.
HEINE German, Dutch, Jewish
Derived from a short form of HEINRICH.
HEINEMANN German, Jewish
Combination of HEINE, a short form of HEINRICH, and Mann "man".
HEN Hebrew (Modern)
Modern variant of KHEN.
HENDEL הענדל, הנדל Yiddish, German, Dutch
From the given name HENDEL, a Yiddish diminutive of HANNAH.
HENSCHEL German, Jewish
From a pet form of the personal name JOHANNES (see JOHN), or in some cases from a pet form of HEINRICH.
Patronymic from the personal name Hershke, a pet form of HERSH.
HEß German, Jewish
Variant spelling of HESS.
HIMLFARB הימלפֿאַרב Yiddish
Means "color of the sky".
HIRSCHBERG German, Jewish
Derived from many places named Hirschberg in the states of Thuringia and North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, or the historic city of Jelenia Góra in southwestern Poland. It is composed of Middle High German hirz meaning "deer, stag" and berg meaning "hill, mountain"... [more]
HIRSCHFELD German, Jewish, Yiddish
Ornamental name composed of German hirsch or Yiddish hirsh meaning "deer" and feld meaning "field". It is also a topographic name for someone who lived in an area of land frequented by deer or where millets grew.
HOD הוד Hebrew
From the given name HOD which means "glory, splendor" in Hebrew, more commonly used as a surname.
Derived from the German towns of Hofstetten, Franconia and Hofstaedt, Pomerania. In German, the suffix -er means "from".... [more]
HOLLANDER German, English, Jewish, Dutch, Swedish
Regional name for someone from Holland.
HOLLINGER German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from places called Holling or Hollingen.
HOLZINGER German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Holzing or Holzingen.
HONIG German, Jewish
Metonymic name for a gatherer or seller of honey, from Middle High German honec, honic "honey", German Honig.
HONIKMAN האָניקמאַן Yiddish
It literally means "honeyman", possibly denoting a beekeeper.
HORNSHTEYN האָרנשטיין Yiddish
It literally means "hornstone".
Yiddish form of the German-Jewish surname Huberowitz, meaning "son of Heber."
INBAR ענבר, עינבר Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name INBAR, means "amber" in Hebrew.
IOFFE Russian, Jewish
Russian form of JOFFE.
ISAAC Jewish, English, Welsh, French
Derived from the given name ISAAC.
ISENBARGER German, Jewish
Respelling of German or Jewish EISENBERGER.
ISRAEL ישראל Jewish
From the given name ISRAEL.
ITELSON Yiddish, German
Yiddish "Son of Itel"
JABŁONOWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Jabłonowo or Jabłonow; both place names are from jabłoń meaning "apple tree".
JABLONSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Jablonka, Jablonna, or Jablonica, all places named with jablon "apple tree", or the diminutive form jablonka.
Variant spelling of JACOBI.
JACOBI Jewish, English, Dutch, German
From the Latin genitive Jacobi ‘(son) of Jacob’, Latinized form of English Jacobs and Jacobson or North German Jakobs(en) and Jacobs(en).
Germanized spelling of a Slavic patronymic from the personal name JACOB.
JACOBY Jewish, English, German
Variant spelling of JACOBI.
JAFFE יפה‎ Hebrew
From the given name JAFFE.
JAFFÉ German, Jewish
German form of JAFFE.
JAGODZIŃSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Jagodziny, Jagodzinek, or Jagodziniec, all named with jagoda meaning "berry".
JAWORSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of numerous places named Jawory or Jaworze, named with Polish jawor meaning "maple", "sycamore".
JEHLE Hebrew
Jehle-Romanov surname was given name of monarchical leaders over the areas of eastern Eurasia known as Russia and all Russia's yet upon revolution family erroneously reported all dead. Most family of Alexander died while remaining in Russia, while those whom escaped circa 1880 survived... [more]
JEREMIAS יערמיאש Jewish, Spanish
Derived from the Hebrew given name JEREMIAH
JOFFE גופה Hebrew
Variant spelling of Jaffe.
JOFFÉ French, Jewish
French form of JOFFE.
JONATHAN ג'ונתן, יונתן Jewish, English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, Indian (Christian)
From the given name JONATHAN.
JÜNGER German, Jewish
German (JÜNGER) distinguishing name, from Middle High German jünger ‘younger’, for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, usually a son who bore the same name as his father... [more]
KADOSH קָדוֹשׁ Hebrew
Means "holy" in Hebrew.
KAGAN כגן‎ Jewish
Eastern Ashkenazic form of COHEN.
KALP German, Jewish
From Middle High German kalp ‘calf’, German Kalb, probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for someone who reared calves.
KANAREK Jewish (Anglicized, Modern)
Originally from Canary, as in the Canary Islands.
KAPLAN Jewish, Turkish
Means "tiger" in Turkish. This common Jewish surname has a spelling variation: Caplan. For an unknown reason, Jewish immigrants who passed through the port at Baltimore had their names changed to Caplan, while the Jewish immigrants who passed through Ellis Island retained the original K spelling.
Surname used as a translation of COHEN, from German Kaplan or Polish kapłan "chaplain, curate".
KARIV קריב Hebrew
Means "battle, fight, war" in Hebrew.
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) habitational name for someone from Karlin, a suburb of Pinsk in Belarus, in which the Jews formed the majority of the population until the Holocaust. A well-known Hasidic sect originated in Karlin and at one time it attracted so many followers that a (now obsolete) Russian word for ‘Hasid’ was Karliner (of Yiddish origin)... [more]
KAT קאַט Dutch, Frisian, Afrikaans, Jewish
Means "Cat" in Dutch, Frisian, and Afrikaans, perhaps originally a nickname for someone who owned a cat or somehow resembled a cat.
KATZ Jewish
An abbreviation of the phrase kohen tsedek "righteous priest".
Jewish: nickname from Hebrew katsin ‘rich man’. ... [more]
KAZ Jewish
Variant of KATZ.
KAZAN Jewish
From Hebew chazan, which is an occupational name for a cantor in a synagogue.
KAZAN Ukrainian, Belarusian, Jewish
From Turkish kazan meaning "kettle, boiler, furnace".
KEDEM קדם Hebrew
Either means "east" or "ancient" in Hebrew.
KEIDAR קידר Hebrew
Keidar is an ancient nickname given to the descendants of Ishmael.
KEREN קֶרֶן Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name KEREN.
KESHET קשת Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name KESHET which means "rainbow" in Hebrew, it is used more as a surname than a given name.
KESLER German, Dutch, Jewish
It is an occupational name that means coppersmith. In alpine countries the name derived from the definition: the one living in the basin of a valley.
KESSLER German, Jewish
Denotes a coppersmith or maker of copper cooking vessels, derived from Middle High German kezzel meaning “kettle, cauldron”.
KHAIMOV חיימוב Uzbek, Jewish
Means "son of CHAYYIM". This surname is used by Bukharan Jews of Uzbekistan.
KHEN חֵן Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name HEN or Chen (2) which both means "beauty", "grace", "charm" in Hebrew.
KIEL Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant of KIL.
KIL Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) of uncertain origin; perhaps a nickname from Yiddish kil ‘cool’.
KILL Jewish
Of uncertain origin; perhaps a nickname from Yiddish kil meaning ‘cool’.
KIMMEL German, Jewish
Derived from Middle High German kumin and German kümmel meaning "caraway" (related to Latin cuminum, a word of Oriental origin, like the plant itself), hence a metonymic occupational name for a spicer, literally a supplier of caraway seeds... [more]
KIND English, German, Jewish, Dutch
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) from Middle High German kint, German Kind ‘child’, hence a nickname for someone with a childish or naive disposition, or an epithet used to distinguish between a father and his son... [more]
KLAYN Jewish
Variant of KLEIN
KNOLL English, German, Jewish
English and German topographic name for someone living near a hilltop or mountain peak, from Middle English knolle ‘hilltop’, ‘hillock’ (Old English cnoll), Middle High German knol ‘peak’... [more]
KOCH Jewish
Koch - which also has the meaning of Cook in German's origin was however not from that meaning. It origins are to be traced in the Jewish ancestory. The original meaning came from the word Star. Amongst the related surnames (with or without bar in front or a ba or similar appended) are: Koch, Kochba, Kok, Kock, Kuk, Coq, Coqui, Cook (as a translation from the perceived meaning of cook) and a host of others... [more]
KOCHAB כוכב Hebrew (Germanized, Archaic), Arabic (Germanized, Archaic)
The previous pole star was Kochab, (Beta Ursae Minoris, β UMi, β Ursae Minoris), the brightest star in the bowl of the "Little Dipper", located 16 degrees from Polaris. It held that role from 1500 BC to AD 500.... [more]
KOEN Jewish
A variant of Cohen
Associated with the Polish, then Prussian, then German, now Russian town Königsberg.
KOHEN Jewish, Hebrew, English
Hebrew form of COHEN.
KOHN Jewish
Variant of COHEN.
KONICK Yiddish
Variation of KOENIG.
Associated with the Polish/Prussian/German/Russian town Königsberg, now called Kaliningrad. This surname was borne by the parents of American actor, writer, teacher, and director Walter KOENIG (1936-) before they emigrated to the United States.
KOPYTO Polish, Jewish
Jewish Polish name possibly meaning "hoof"
KOREN Slovene, Hebrew
Koren is a surname which has multiple origins. Koren may be a variant of the German occupational surname KORN, meaning a dealer in grain. Alternatively, it may be a variant of the Greek female name Kora... [more]
KORNFELD German, Jewish
Means "cornfield" in German.
Derives from the ancient Hebrew given name "YAAKOV" meaning "following-after".
KOT Polish, Slovak, Czech, Belarusian, Jewish, German
From a personal name or nickname based on Slavic kot "tom cat".
KOTLARZ Polish, Jewish
Occupational name for a boilermaker or coppersmith, from the Polish word kotlarz meaning "boilermaker".... [more]
KOWALEWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from places called Kowalew or Kowalewo, named with kowal "smith" or an occupational name for a blacksmith.
KOZAK Jewish
Nickname from Yiddish kozak from a Ukrainian loanword meaning "warrior", "brave man".
KRÄFT German, Jewish
Nickname for a strong man, from Old High German kraft, German Kraft ‘strength’, ‘power’.
KRAFTMEL קראַפֿטמעל Yiddish
It literally means "starch".
KRASOWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from the villages of Krasowa, Krasów, or Krasowa.
KREISEL קרייסל German, Jewish
Jewish family name and originally a nickname for an active or disorganized person, derived from German kreisel meaning "spinning top, top", ultimately from kreis "circle". Alternatively, it could've be used as a nickname for a person with curly hair in the context of "spiral" or "curl".
KRONECKER Jewish, German (Austrian)
Derived from the place name Kroneck in Austria. A famous bearer of this surname was Leopold Kronecker(1823~1891),the German mathematician who worked on number theory.
KRUMHOLZ Jewish, German
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) from Krumbholz ‘bent timber’, ‘mountain pine’, hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a cartwright or wheelwright. As a Jewish surname it is ornamental.
KUBA Dutch, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish
From KUBA, a pet form of the personal name JAKUB.
KUN Hungarian, Jewish
Hungarian: ethnic name for a member of a Turkic people known in English as the Cumanians (Hungarian kún). ... [more]
KUNIC Yiddish
Variation on KOENIG.
KUNIN Jewish
Metronymic form of KUNE.
KUNIS Jewish
Metronymic form of KUNE. This surname is most famous for its association with the American actress named Mila Kunis.
KUPFER German, Jewish
German (Küpfer) and Jewish (Ashkenazic) metonymic occupational name for a worker or trader in copper, Middle High German kupfer, German Kupfer ‘copper’... [more]
KURTZBERG קורצבערג German, Yiddish, Jewish
Variant of KURZBERG.
KURZBERG קורזבערג German, Yiddish, Jewish
From a location name meaning "short mountain" in German, from Middle High German kurz meaning "short" and berg meaning "mountain". As a Jewish surname it is ornamental.
This surname is a German Jewish given name. A notable bearer is Jared Kushner the son in law of President Donald J. Trump who became president in the year 2016.
Ornamental name from German Lanze "lance, spear" combined with the agent suffix -er.
LANDA Jewish
Variant of LANDAU.
LANDE French, Norwegian, Jewish
French: topographic name for someone living on a heath, lande (from Gaulish landa ‘space’, ‘land’), or a habitational name from any of numerous minor places named La Lande from this word.... [more]
LASKI Polish, Hungarian, Jewish
Polish (Laski) and Jewish (from Poland): habitational name from Lasko (now Lask) in Sieradz voivodeship, named with laz, lazy ‘clearing in a forest’. ... [more]
LÄUFER German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lauf, also an occupational name for a messenger or a nickname for a fast runner, from an agent derivative of Middle High German loufen, German laufen ‘to run’.
LAVAY Jewish
American variant of LEVI.
LAVI לביא Hebrew
From the given name LAVI, meaning "lion"
LELLOUCHE ללוש Judeo-Spanish
From Tamazight alûsh meaning "lamb".
Habitational name from the city of Lviv in Ukraine, from its German name Lemberg.
LEO Jewish
From the personal name LEO.
LERNER German, Jewish
Its literal meaning can be either "student" or "scholar".
LEV לב Hebrew
From the given name LEV (2).
LEVA Bulgarian (Rare), Czech (Rare), French (Rare), Jewish (Rare)
From the Hebrew given name Lev, meaning Lion. It is also the name of the currency in Bulgaria, and a verb in French meaning to lever or to lift.
LEVAI לֵוִי Jewish
Comes from the Levitic surnames of 'Levi' and 'Levy', signifying the descendants from the Tribe of Levi. All bearers today are of Hungarian–Jewish descent.
LEVENSTEIN Jewish, Yiddish
Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name, or perhaps an ornamental elaboration associated with the name Leyb; from Middle High German lewe ‘lion’, translating the Yiddish male personal name Leyb (see LOW) + German stein ‘stone’, ‘rock’... [more]
LEVEY Jewish (Americanized)
Americanized form of LEVI.
LEVIN Jewish, Lithuanian, Belarusian, German, Russian, French (Quebec, Anglicized), Various
As a Lithuanian Jewish and Belarusian Jewish name, it is a Slavicized form of LEVY. As a German and German Jewish name, it is derived from the given name LEVIN... [more]
LEVINSON English, Jewish
Means "son of LEVI".
LEVY Jewish
From the Biblical personal name Levi, from a Hebrew word meaning "joining". This was borne by a son of Jacob and Leah (Genesis 29: 34). Bearers of this name are Levites, members of the tribe of Levi, who form a hereditary caste who assist the kohanim (see COHEN) in their priestly duties.
LEVY English, French, Jewish
There are three possible sources of this surname. ... [more]
LIBERMAN German, Jewish
Variant spelling of LIEBERMANN.
LICHT Jewish
From the German word meaning “light”
LICHTER German, Jewish
Occupational name for someone who made candles or possibly for someone who tended a light, from an agent derivative of from Middle High German lieht, Yiddish likht "candle, light".
LIEB German, Jewish
Nickname for a pleasant or agreeable person, from Middle High German liep "dear, beloved"; Yiddish lib or German lieb. This word was also used as a personal name, both alone (German) and in compounds (German and Jewish).
LIEBER English, German, Polish, Jewish
From the given name LIEBER.
LIEBERMANN German, Jewish
Derived from German lieb or Yiddish lib meaning "dear, beloved". Many Liebermann families originally spelled the name in Hebrew or Cyrillic characters, so variations in the spelling occurred during transliteration to the Latin alphabet.
LIEBLING German, Yiddish, Jewish
Derived from German lieb meaning "dear, beloved" or German liebling meaning "darling".
Variant of German Liebmann, itself a variant of Libman and derived from the Yiddish personal name LIPMAN, from Middle High German liep "dear, beloved" and man "man"... [more]
Yiddish for "dear" or "beloved."
LINDE German, Dutch, Jewish, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous lime tree, from Middle High German, Dutch linde, Scandinavian lind. There are several places, especially in North Germany, named with this word... [more]
LINN Scottish, Scots, English, Irish, German, Jewish, Finnish (Anglicized), Estonian
As a Scottish and Northern English surname, it is a variant of LYNE. Its usage as an English name is primarily by Scots living in Northern England.... [more]
LIPOWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lipowo, Lipowa, or Lipowe, named with an adjectival derivative of Polish lipa meaning "lime tree".
LIPSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lipie, Lipsk, Lipsko, Lipy, etc., all named with Polish lipa meaning "lime tree".
LISZOVICS Polish, Jewish
This surname has Eastern European connections and has been used by the Jewish population.
LITTMAN German (East Prussian), German (West Prussian), German, Jewish
Derived from Germanized Czech personal names like Litomir (Czech: Ljutomir) and Litobor (Czech: Ljutobor) which ultimately go back to Old Slavic ljutu "grim; fierce; ferocious; wild". One theory suggests, however, that these given names might have been influenced by ljub- "love; dear".... [more]
LIVINGSTONE Scottish, Irish, Jewish
Scottish: Habitational name from a place in Lothian, originally named in Middle English as Levingston, from an owner called LEVIN (LEWIN), who appears in charters of David I in the early 12th century.... [more]
I knew a family with this surname and they were Jewish.
The last name "Logowin" was found in Russia. Emigrants from Russia moved to the USA and changed the last name in "Levin".
LOWENSTEIN German, Jewish, Swedish
German (Löwenstein): habitational name from any of several places called Löwenstein.... [more]
LÖWENTHAL Jewish, Swedish
Ornamental name composed of German Löwe "lion" and T(h)al "valley"; in some cases the Jewish name would have been an ornamental elaboration associated with the personal name LEVY or with personal names meaning "lion".
LUDZKER Jewish (Rare)
coming from the town of Lutzk in Poland
LURIE Jewish
It is one of the oldest family trees in the world, tracing back at least to King DAVID born c. 1037 BCE, as documented by NEIL ROSENSTEIN in his book The Lurie Legacy... [more]
An invented Jewish name based on German Lustgarten "pleasure garden" (perhaps alluding to the Garden of Eden). It was borne by British barrister, writer and broadcaster Edgar Lustgarten (1907-1978), presenter of television crime reconstructions.
LUSTIG Swedish, German, Jewish, Dutch
From Swedish and German lustig ”humerous, funny, enjoyable” or Middle High German lustig ”merry, carefree”.
LUXENBERG German, Jewish, Luxembourgish, Belgian, French, Walloon
Habitational name from various places named Luxenberg, Luxemberg, Luxenburg, or Luxembourg, including the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
LYSAK Jewish
Nickname for a bald man, Ukrainian lysak.
MA'AYAN מעין, מעיין Hebrew (Rare)
Means "spring of water" or "fountain" in Hebrew, this is more common as a given name than a surname
From the Hebrew name ADAM, meaning "man" or "male."
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