ZELIESKAPolish Polish Ashkenazic surname, possibly derived from surname ZIELIŃSKI what is a habitational name for someone from Zielona or Zielonka (places in Poland), deriving from the root word meaning "green".
ZIĘBAPolish From ‘finch’; a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird or maybe because a person lived in an area with many finches. Perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a birdcatcher or dealer.
ZIEJAPolish Derived from Polish ziajać meaning "to spontaneously/violently show negative feelings". This surname denoted someone who complained often.
ZRNČIĆCroatian Possibly derived from the Slavic element zrn, of unknown meaning.... [more]
ZRNIĆSerbian Derivative of Serbian tribal name located in Ozrinići, Montenegro.
ZROBOKUkrainian Zrobok is a Cossack name from the area near Brody in Ukraine. My ancestors came from the village of Bordulaki on the river Styr. Other Zroboks came from the village of Sokolivka. The name means; Someone who has worked to exhaustion.
ZYKRussian, Belarusian A Russian name now found in Belarus and other areas around "white Russia". Literally translates to the Russian word "beetle". It's pronounced "Z'ook" and has taken on other forms of spelling, such as; Zuck, Tzook, Shyk, etc.
ŻYŁAPolish Means "vein" (figuratively "bore") in Polish.
ZYRINRussian Derived from Russian зырянин (zyryanin) or зыря (zyrya) meaning "Komi, Zyrian". This may have been a nickname for someone who looked like a person of this ethnic group.
ŻYWICKIPolish A habitational name that was given to someone from a place named ̣Zywy, or possibly from a nickname from the Polish word ̣'zywy', which means ‘live wire’.
ŻYWIECKIPolish This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Żywiec.
ŻYŹNIEWSKIPolish This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Żyźniewo.