Jewish Submitted Surnames

These names are used by Jews. For more specific lists, see Hebrew names and Yiddish names. See also about Jewish names.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Haskell Jewish
From the personal name Khaskl.
Hassenfeld Polish, Jewish
Notable beaters of this surname are the Hassenfeld brothers who founded the Hasbro, INC. an abbreviation of their surname and the word brother. Hasbro, INC. is an American multinational conglomerate with you, board game, and media assets, headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.... [more]
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
Havshush חבשוש Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic (Modern)
Yemenite Jewish surname.
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]
Heide German, Jewish, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
Variant of German Heid, and Dutch Vanderheide. Danish and Norwegian surname from various places called Heide all from the German elements heide, heidr, haith all meaning "heath"... [more]
Heidemann German, Jewish
Topographic name for a heathland dweller from heida "heath" (see Heid) and mann "man".
Heifetz Jewish
An invented Jewish name based on Hebrew chefets "pleasure". Lithuanian-born US violinist Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987) was a known bearer.
Heilprin Jewish
From the Yiddish name for Heilbronn, Germany.
Heimberger German, Jewish
Variant spelling of Heimburger.
Heimburger German, Jewish
Status name for a village head, derived from Middle High German heim meaning "homestead, settlement" and bürge meaning "guardian". It could also be a habitational name for someone from numerous places called Heimburg or Heimberg in Germany.
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.
Herbst German, Jewish
Nickname from Middle High German herbest "harvest". The modern German word herbst has come to mean "fall" the time of year when the harvest takes place... [more]
Herschmann German, Yiddish
Variant of Hersch with the addition of the German suffix -mann meaning "man".
Hershkowitz Jewish
Patronymic from the personal name Hershke, a pet form of Hersh.
Hershlag הרשלג Jewish, Yiddish
This is the original surname of Israeli-born American actress Natalie Portman (1981-), birth name Neta-Lee Hershlag.
Hershman Jewish
1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Hirschman.... [more]
Heß German, Jewish
Variant spelling of Hess.
Hillel הִלֵּל Hebrew
From the given name Hillel
Himlfarb הימלפֿאַרב Yiddish
Means "color of the sky".
Himmelreich German, Jewish
humorous topographic name from a place so named as being at a high altitude from Middle High German himel "heaven" and riche "empire" meaning "kingdom of heaven, heavenly kingdom".
Himmelstein German, Jewish
topographic name for someone living by a feature so named from Middle High German himel "heaven, sky" and stein "rock, stone" meaning "stone in the sky, sky stone"
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.
Hirschl הירשל German, Jewish
Variant of Hirschel
Hod הוד Hebrew
From the given name Hod which means "glory, splendor" in Hebrew, more commonly used as a surname.
Hofstadter Jewish
Derived from the German towns of Hofstetten, Franconia and Hofstaedt, Pomerania. In German, the suffix -er means "from".... [more]
Holder German, Jewish, English
1. German: topographic name for someone who lived by an elder tree. Middle High German holder, or from a house named for its sign of an elder tree. In same areas, for example Alsace, the elder tree was believed to be the protector of a house... [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".
Horwitz Yiddish
Derived from the Yiddish pronunciation of the name of the town of Hořovice in Bohemia.
Hubertz Yiddish
Yiddish form of the German-Jewish surname Huberowitz, meaning "son of Heber."
Hutnik הוטניק Ukrainian, Yiddish (Rare)
Ukrainian transcription and Yiddish alternate spelling of Gutnik.
Hyman Jewish, English
Jewish (American): Americanized variant of Heiman. English: variant of Hayman or Americanized spelling of Heimann.
Idriya Hebrew
A feminine name of Hebrew origin, meaning "female duck."
Inbar ענבר, עינבר Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Inbar, means "amber" in Hebrew.
Ioffe Russian, Jewish
Russian transcription of Hebrew גופה (see Joffe).
Isaac Jewish, English, Welsh, French
Derived from the given name Isaac.
Isenbarger German, Jewish
Respelling of German or Jewish Eisenberger.
Ish Shalom איש שלום Hebrew (Modern)
Means "man of peace" in Hebrew. Combination of the word ish, meaning "man" and the name Shalom, meaning "peace".
Israel ישראל Jewish
From the given name Israel.
Itelson Yiddish, German
Yiddish "Son of Itel"
Izuz עִזוּז Hebrew
Derived from the Hebrew name Oz, means "strength, courageous".
Jacobe Jewish
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).
Jacobowitz Jewish
Germanized spelling of a Slavic patronymic from the personal name Jacob.
Jacobsohn יעקבסון, יעקבסאן German, Jewish
Means "son of Jacob".
Jacoby Jewish, English, German
Variant spelling of Jacobi.
Jaffe יפה‎ Hebrew
From the given name Jaffe.
Jaffé German, Jewish
German form of Jaffe.
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.
Judith יְהוּדִית English, Jewish, German, Dutch, French, Spanish
From the given name Judith.
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.
Kaganov Jewish (Russified)
Russified version of Cohen.
Kahana לאמר Jewish
Aramaic equivalent of the Hebrew surname, Cohen.
Kalp German, Jewish
From Middle High German kalp ‘calf’, German Kalb, probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for someone who reared calves.
Kamhi Jewish
Name found throughout the Mediterranean, predominantly in Mizrahi and Sephardic Jewish communities. Meaning unknown.
Kampf German, Jewish
From middle high German kampf, German kamf "fight, struggle" occupation for a fighter.
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.
Kaplan Jewish
Surname used as a translation of Cohen, from German Kaplan or Polish kapłan "chaplain, curate".
Kaplan Turkish, Yiddish, German
In turkish it's a common surname meaning "tiger".... [more]
Karch Jewish
1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized spelling of Karcz .... [more]
Kariv קריב Hebrew
Means "battle, fight, war" in Hebrew.
Karlin Jewish
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.
Katsav קַצָּב Hebrew
Occupational name for a butcher, derived from Hebrew קַצָּב (qatzav) meaning "butcher, purveyor of meat". A famous bearer is former Israeli president Moshe Katsav (1945-), born Musa Qassab.
Katz Jewish
An abbreviation of the phrase kohen tsedek "righteous priest".
Katzav קַצָּב Hebrew
Variant of Katsav.
Katzenberg קצנברג Jewish
Elaboration of Katz with the old German word berg meaning "mountain".
Katzin Jewish
Jewish: nickname from Hebrew katsin ‘rich man’. ... [more]
Kaz Jewish
Variant of Katz.
Kazan Ukrainian, Belarusian, Jewish
From Turkish kazan meaning "kettle, boiler, furnace".
Kazan Jewish
From Hebew chazan, which is an occupational name for a cantor in a synagogue.
Kedem קדם Hebrew
Either means "east" or "ancient" in Hebrew.
Keidar קידר Hebrew
Keidar is an ancient nickname given to the descendants of Ishmael.
Kellner German, Dutch, Jewish, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Hungarian, French
German, Dutch and Jewish (Ashkenazic) occupational or status name from the Middle Low German kelner, the Middle High German kelnære, the Middle Dutch kel(le)nare and the German kellner#, all meaning "cellarman"... [more]
Keren קֶרֶן Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Keren.
Kern German, Dutch, Jewish
from Middle High German kerne "kernel, seed pip"; Middle Dutch kern(e) keerne; German Kern or Yiddish kern "grain" hence a metonymic occupational name for a farmer or a nickname for a physically small person... [more]
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.
Kesler Jewish
Variant of Kessler.
Kessler German, Jewish
Denotes a coppersmith or maker of copper cooking vessels, derived from Middle High German kezzel meaning “kettle, cauldron”.
Kestenbaum German, Jewish
from German dialect Kästenbaum (from Latin Castanea) a topographic name for someone living near a horse-chestnut tree... [more]
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 mean "beauty", "grace", "charm" in Hebrew.
Kiel Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant of Kil.
Kienbaum German, Jewish
from Low German kienbaum "Scots pine" originally denoting any species or variety of pine tree. Derived from kien "pine tree" and boum "tree".
Kil Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) of uncertain origin; perhaps a nickname from Yiddish kil ‘cool’.
Kill Jewish
Maybe a nickname derived from Yiddish kil "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]
Kindermann German, Jewish
occupational name for a schoolteacher literally "children man", from the elements kind "child" and man "man".
Kirschbaum German, Jewish
topographic name from kirschbaum "cherry tree" derived from the elements kirsch "cherry" and boum "tree"... [more]
Klayn Jewish
Variant of Klein
Kleinstein קלינשטיין Jewish
Knobel German, German (Swiss), Yiddish
Derived from the Middle High German knübel probably a nickname for a fat person or in the sense "ankle". However the term also denotes a rounded elevation and may therefore also be a topographic name for someone who lived by a knoll... [more]
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]
Kochav כוכב Hebrew
Means "star" in Hebrew. Also compare Kochavi.
Kochavi כוכבי Hebrew
From Hebrew כוכב (kokhav) meaning "star", commonly used as a replacement for Ashkenazi surnames containing the old German element stern "star". For example, it was adopted as a surname by the Romanian-born Israeli archaeologist and university professor Moshe Kochavi (1928-2008), whose birth surname was Stern.
Koen Jewish
A variant of Cohen
Koenigsberg Jewish
Associated with the Polish, then Prussian, then German, now Russian town Königsberg.
Kogan Jewish (Russified)
Russified version of the common Jewish surname Cohen.
Kohen Jewish, Hebrew, English
Hebrew form of Cohen.
Kohn Jewish
Variant of Cohen.
Konick Yiddish
Variation of Koenig.
Königsberg Jewish
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.
Kopel Jewish
From a Yiddish diminutive of the given name Jacob.
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]
Koretsky Russian, Jewish
Alternate transcription of Koretskiy.
Kornfeld German, Jewish
Means "cornfield" in German.
Kosarin Polish, Russian, Jewish
Derived from the surname Kosarinsky.
Koschek Hebrew
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".
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".
Krasnoff קרסנוף, קראסנאף Russian, Ukrainian, Jewish
Variant of Krasnov.
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".
Kreisler German, Jewish
Derivative of Kreisel with the agent suffix -er.
Krengel German, Jewish
An occupational name for a pastry chef from Middle High German krengel German kringel "(cake) ring doughnut". As a Jewish name this may also have been adopted as artificial name.
Kritzman German, Jewish
German (Kritzmann): topographic name for someone living near a cross.... [more]
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.
Kuchinsky English (American), Jewish
Americanized spelling of Polish Kuczynski or Kucinski. ... [more]
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]
Kupka Czech, Polish, Ukrainian, Slovak, Sorbian, Jewish
Nickname or topographic name from the Polish, Ukrainian, Czech and Sorbian word kupka, a diminutive of kupa meaning "heap, pile", in Upper Sorbian also "lump".... [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.
Kuschmann German, Jewish
Probably derived from a Germanized form of the Ancient Greek given name Kosmas.
Kushman German, Jewish
Variant spelling of Kuschmann.
Kushner Jewish
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.
Kwieciński Polish, Jewish
Habitational surname for someone from a place named Kwiecin, named after the Polish word kwiat, which means "flower".
Laemmle German, Jewish
Variant spelling of Lämmle. A famous bearer was the German-American film producer Carl Laemmle (1867-1939).
Lahm German, Jewish
From middle-high German lam "slow, lame".
Lämmle German, Jewish
Derived from German lamm meaning "lamb", a nickname for a meek and inoffensive person or a shepherd.
Lancer Jewish
Ornamental name from German Lanze "lance, spear" combined with the agent suffix -er.
Lancer Jewish
Polish Jewish name derived from German Lanze "lance".
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]
Lapidus Jewish
Derived from the given name Lapidoth.
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"
Leibowitz Yiddish
From Leib and '-itz', a patronymic suffix.
Leifer Jewish
Variant of Läufer.
Lejbowicz Yiddish
Polish form of Leibowitz.
Lellouche ללוש Judeo-Spanish
From Tamazight alûsh meaning "lamb".
Lemberg Jewish
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.
Levenson לבנסון Jewish
Variant of Levinson.
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".
Leviyev Russian, Jewish
Means "son of Levi".
Levy לוי Jewish
Variant of Levi.
Lewy Polish, Jewish
Polish nickname (meaning "left") given to left-handed people; or a variant of Levy.
Leyn Russian, Jewish
Russian surname of unclear origin. This may be a matronymic surname derived from the Jewish name Leah meaning "weary".
Liberman German, Jewish
Variant spelling of Liebermann.
Licht Jewish
From the German word meaning “light”
Lichtenstein German, Jewish
habitational name from any of several places called Liechtenstein from Middle High German lieht "bright" and stein "stone rock"... [more]
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".
Liebman Jewish
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]
Lilienthal Jewish
Means "valley of lilies" in German, being this word derived from Lilie "lily" and Thal "valley".
Lind Yiddish
Variant of Linde.
Linde German, Dutch, Jewish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from Middle Hugh German, Dutch linde or Scandinavian lind "lime tree". Almost exclusively ornamental in Swedish, otherwise probably habitational. There are also a number of feminine names containing the element lind, for example Linda, Dietlinde and Gerlinde, and it's possible that the surname is derived from any of those names.
Lindenbaum German, Jewish
topographic name for someone who lived by a lime tree Lindenbaum or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a lime tree. Derived from the elements linta "linden" and boum "tree".
Lindenberg German, Jewish, Dutch
As a German and Jewish name, it is derived from any of numerous places called Lindenberg in Germany, composed of Middle High German linde meaning "lime tree" and berg meaning "mountain, hill"... [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".
Lipschitz German, Jewish
The name is derived from the Slavic "lipa," meaning "linden tree" or "lime tree." The name may relate to a number of different place names: "Liebeschitz," the name of a town in Bohemia, "Leipzig," the name of a famous German city, or "Leobschutz," the name of a town in Upper Silesia.
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]
Litvack ליטבק Jewish
Variant of Litwak.
Litvak ליטבק Jewish
Variant of Litwak.
Litwack ליטבק Jewish
Varint of Litwak.
Litwak ליטבק Jewish
From Yiddish ליטוואַק (litvak) meaning "Litvak (a Lithuanian Jew)", ultimately from the archaic Polish word Litwak meaning "Lithuanian".
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]
Lizovich Jewish
I knew a family with this surname and they were Jewish.
Logowin Jewish
The last name "Logowin" was found in Russia. Emigrants from Russia moved to the USA and changed the last name in "Levin".
Lovitz Jewish
From the Polish name of Łowicz, a town in central Poland. Its name is derived from Polish lowisko meaning "fishing, hunting". A well-known bearer is American comedian and actor Jon Lovitz (1957-).
Lowenstein Jewish
Combination of German Löwe "lion" and stein "stone". In some cases an ornamental name associated with the name Levi (see also Levy and Lew 2).
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 Levi (or other names meaning "lion").
Lubarsky Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Liubar, an urban-type settlement in the Zhytomyr Oblast of Ukraine, or Lubarka, an unknown place in Lithuania.
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]
Lustgarten Jewish
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.