are used by Slavic peoples.
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A Slovene surname of unknown origin. A notable bearer was Slovene-American Roman Catholic bishop Frederic Baraga (1797-1868), who was the bishop of Marquette, a town in Upper Michigan, USA. There is also a village in Upper Michigan named Baraga, which was named after the bishop.
Means "son of the boyar" from Russian барин (barin)
meaning "boyar, nobleman".
BARNO Italian, Ukrainian, French, Ancient Aramaic, Russian
The surname Barno was first found in the north of Italy, especially in Tuscany. The name occasionally appears in the south, usually in forms which end in "o," but the northern forms ending in "i" are much more common... [more]
Means "of Bar", referring to the city of Bar in the Vínnitsya Oblast.
BARTEK Polish, Czech, Slovak, German
Polish, Czech, Slovak, and eastern German: from a pet form of a vernacular form of the personal name Bartolomaeus (Czech Bartoloměj, Polish Bartłomiej, German Bartolomäus)
Habitational name for someone from a place called Basin.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Baszowice.
Derived from the name of Lake Baikal, derived from Turkish baiköl
meaning "rich lake".
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Bekanówka.
Either a nickname from Czech bílý ‘white’ or a derivative of the female personal name Běla (which also means ‘white’), denoting the son or husband of a woman so named.
BELINSKY Russian, Jewish
Habitational surname for someone from Belin
in Ukraine, which may be derived from Proto-Slavic *bělъ
Patronymic from the nickname Belka
meaning "squirrel" (a derivative of bely
"white", referring to the animal's white stomach).
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Bełzów.
Benda is short form from names Benjamin or Benedikt.
Meaning is likely derived from a Slavic word meaning "ram", probably a variant of the same one BARANOV
is derived from.
Occupational name for a barber, from berber(in) meaning "barber", from Turkish.
Allegedly derived from Czech beruška
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Białaczów.
Habitational name for someone from any of various places named Bialkowo, Bialków or Bialkowice, all derived from Polish biały
Nickname, either from dialect biedron ‘spotted bullock’, or for someone with conspicuous or deformed hips, from a derivative of dialect biedro ‘hip’.
BIEL Polish, Czech, Slovak
Nickname for a white- or fair-haired person, from Polish biel
, Old Czech bielý
, Slovak biely
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Bielawa.
Nickname for a man with white hair or a blond beard, from biały meaning "white".
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bielcza, derived from Polish biel
Habitational name for someone from any of various places named Bielin, Bielina, Bielino or Bieliny, all derived from Polish biel
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Bieńkowice, Bieńkowiec, or Bieńkowo.
Nickname from biesiada meaning "feast", "banquet", probably for someone who liked to feast.
Possible name for a person who came from Biesiadki
Meaning unknown. Sources say that there's only 35 people with this surname in Croatia.... [more]
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 distinct Greater Polish villages by the name of Bilczew.
Nickname for a fair-haired person, from bílek 'whiteness', a derivative of bílý 'white'.
Derived from the word білий meaning "white" in Ukrainian.
Habitational name for someone from binowo
or other places starting with binow
Possibly derived from the village of Birač, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Nickname from bizon meaning "whip", used for a big, ponderous person.
Alternatively perhaps a metonymic occupational name from Old Polish blach ‘skeet iron’, ‘metal fittings’.
Related to forming or rolling thin sheets of metal, perhaps gilding.
Habitational name for someone from Błażejewo, Błażejewice, Błażejewko, or another place named with Błażej, a vernacular form of the personal name BLASIUS
From the video game series, Wolfenstein, Blazkowicz is the main character.
This indicates familial origin anywhere within a cluster of 3 Kuyavian villages in Gmina Izbica Kujawska: Błenna, Błenna A, or Błenna B.
Russian surname, derived from the word "блин" (pancake).
Habitational name for someone from Błonie, a place named with błonie meaning "meadow".
Habitational name, originates from Bobanova Draga, a village in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bobin or Bobino.
Patronymic derived from Russian бобр (bobr)
or бобёр (bobyor)
both meaning "beaver".
BOBROWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bobrowa, Bobrowo, Bobrowce, or Bobrowiec.
Possibly derived from the Polish word bób
, which means "broad bean".
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Masurian villages.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bogdanowo or Bogdanów, both derived from the given name BOGDAN
Habitational name for a person from "Bogdanowo" or "Bogdanka" or any other places with Bogdan
in it in Poland.
Derived from Russian богоявление (bogoyavleniye)
meaning "epiphany, theophany".
Habitational name for someone from a place called Boguslaw or Boguslawice, both derived from the given name BOGUSŁAW
Comes from the given name BOLESŁAW
, also a name for a person who comes from Bolewice
or other places starting with -Bolew
From a pet form of the personal name Bonifác, Czech form of Bonifacio.
Habitational name for someone from one of many places named with bor meaning "pine forest"; alternatively from a short form of the personal names Dalibor or Bořivoj, containing the element -bor meaning "battle".
The origin of this name comes from Ukraine, the original name being Borisov.
Habitational name for someone from any of various locations called Borki, Borkowice or Borek, all derived from Polish bór
meaning "conifer forest, pine forest".
Patronymic from a pet form of Borowy, or from Borzyslaw, Bolebor, or some other personal name formed with the element bor ‘to fight’.
BOŠNJAK Croatian, Serbian
Derived from "Bošnjak", for someone who has their roots in Bosnia. This surname is rare in Bosnian Muslims.
Derived from босой (bosoy)
meaning "barefoot". This may have been a nickname for a poor person of the lower class.
This was the surname of EVGENIY
Botkin ( 1865 - 1918) who was the Russian court physician. He remained loyal to the family of Tsar Nicholas II Romanov when the revolution occurred and followed them into exile in Siberia... [more]
Diminutive of bog
, meaning "god", literally means Christmas.
Derived either from Russian брат (brat)
meaning "brother" or from short form BRAT
of various Old Russian given names.
Habitational name derived from a number of places, including Bohemia.
Habitational name for someone from a place called for example Brudzyń (formerly Brodzino) in Konin voivodeship, or Brodna in Piła voivodeship.
Habitational name from any of several places called Broniki or Bronikowo, in Konin, Leszczno, Piła, and Sieradz provinces.
Habitational surname for someone from a place called Brus.
This last name is Polish because it's got Z's in them and also it ends with "ski" which is a Polish last name.
Topographic name from brzoza meaning ‘birch tree’.
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Brzozogaj.
Habitational name for someone from a place named with brzoza meaning "birch tree", for example Brzozowa, Brzozowice, or Brzozowo.
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Brzumin.
The name came originally from France. An officer of Napoleon Bonaparte during the French Russian war, in 1812 stayed in Poland and married. One of his sons, became a regional Judge and large land owner in the Belarus area of Poland... [more]
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Buchcice.
Name for a person from any of various towns named Buczyn or Buczyna, derived from Polish buczyna
meaning "beechwood, beech forest".
It is believed to mean "The Blessed One" or "Bless You" in Russian.
Habitational name from any of numerous places called Bugaj.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bujnowo or Bujnow, named with bujny ‘luxuriant’, ‘bushy’, ‘fertile’.
BUMBA Portuguese, Spanish, Galician, Italian, Catalan, Occitan, Polish, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Croatian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Romanian, Swedish, Latvian, Lithuanian
Variant of BOMBA
Nickname for a grouse or complainer, from burczeć meaning "to grumble".
It is composed of buk (Common Slavic for "beech tree") and the Slavic suffixes -ov and -ski. In some cases, the name may originate from a toponym
Habitational name for someone from any of various locations called Burzyn, derived from Polish burza
meaning "storm, tempest".
looking for the meaning of this name as it is my maiden name.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Bydłowa.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Bykowice or Byków.
Habitational name for someone who comes from the town of Bzowo
ČELIK Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian "čelik", ultimately from Turkish çelik
, meaning "steel".