are used by Slavic peoples.
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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.
JAGODZIŃSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Jagodziny, Jagodzinek, or Jagodziniec, all named with jagoda meaning "berry".
Jágr is a Czech-language surname. It is related to the German surname Jäger which means "hunter" in German. It is used by the Ice Hockey player Jaromír Jágr.
Habitational name for someone from Januszewo or Januszewice, both named with the personal name Janusz
Habitational name for someone from Jaroszewo or Jaroszowce, places named with the personal name Jarosz.
A Polish surname meaning "Grouse". A nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird.
Variant spelling of Jarząbek
, from jarząbek meaning "grouse", presumably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird.
Habitational name for someone from any of numerous places named Jawory or Jaworze, named with Polish jawor 'maple', 'sycamore'.
JAWORSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of numerous places named Jawory or Jaworze, named with Polish jawor meaning "maple", "sycamore".
JELAVIĆ Serbian, Bosnian
derived from the place name Jelav
, one of the places in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The first ever appearance recorded to this date was even before the Turkish men (Ottoman) broke into the Kingdom of Croatia (around 13. century).... [more]
Habitational name for someone from Jezioro, Jeziory, Jeziora, or Jezierzyce, all places named with jezioro meaning "lake".
The surname Kabaciński is a habitational name for someone from a place called Kabaty, in Warszawa voivodeship. It is also a derivative of the nickname Kabat.
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Kaczanów or Kaczanowo, named with Polish kaczan meaning "cob".
From the word karczma
meaning "inn", this would have designated someone who worked in an inn or their relatives.
Possibly derived from Turkish kale
, meaning "castle, fortress".
Russian, from the elements Kal
("of"), therefore meaning "of Kal." Kal
may be a shortened element of a Russian given name or place name.
Habitational name for someone from Kapuścin or Kapuścino, placed named with kapusta meaning "cabbage".
Habitational name for someone from Karbowo in Torun voivodeship, a place so named from Polish karbowy
"overseer (of farm laborers)", from karbowac
"to make notches", i.e. to keep records.
habitational name for someone from Karczew, named with Polish karcz ‘stump’.
Polish habitational name from a village in Poland.
From the city of Kasimov, located in Ryazan district, Russia.
The last name taken literally is Kasper's son with -vich being a common patronymic suffix in Belarus and other slavic countries. The Kasper likey refers to an unknown Kasper in the family. However some stories tie the name to one of the wise men who visited Jesus after his birth - not named in the Bible but later referred to as Gaspar or Caspar/Kaspar in Eastern European traditions.
Unisex Russian surname, meaning the word "Cossack"
Means "son of the Cossack" from Russian казак (kazak)
Means "of Kazan", either referring to the city of Kazan in Tatarstan, Russia, or from a given name. The name is most likely of Turkic origin, possibly from Bulgar qazan
meaning "cauldron, pot", which would have been used to denote someone who made pots.
Russian spelling of Hill
. A notable bearer was Russian baritone singer Eduard Khil (1934-2012).
Derived from Russian хрущ (khrushch)
meaning "cockchafer" or "May beetle".
Polish from kiel
‘tooth’, ‘fang’, hence a nickname for someone with bad or protruding teeth.
habitational name for someone from Klimaszewnica or Klimasze in Łomża voivodeship, so called from the personal name Klimasz, a pet form of Klemens
KMET Slovenian, Serbian, Croatian, Slovak
Slovenian, Serbian, Croatian, and Slovak status name for a type of peasant. In Slovenia this denoted a peasant who had his own landed property. In Serbia and elsewhere it was a status name for a feudal peasant farmer who cultivated the land of his lord instead of paying rent or doing military service... [more]
Slovenian form of Knaus
, this was the maiden name of Donald Trump's wife, and current First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump
Nickname for a fussy or broody person, from kokoszka
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Kołaków.
Means "son of the wheelwright" from Russian колесо (koleso)
A Polish surname for someone who was born in the area of Koło, Wielkopolskie, Poland
KONEČNÝ Czech, Slovak
From Czech and Slovak konečný
meaning ''final, last, finite''. Perhaps a nickname for the youngest son of a family, a topographic name for someone who lived at the end of a settlement, or a nickname for someone who brought something to a conclusion.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Koniecpol.
From konopa meaning "hemp", probably an occupational name for a rope maker.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Koralewo in Ciechanów voivodeship.
Occupational name for a maker of drinking vessels, from korbel
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
From the Slavic word koš
meaning "basket". It originally indicated a person who made or sold baskets.
KOSTRA Czech, Slovak
Unusual surname found in Slovakia and the Czech Republic meaning "skeleton" from the word kostra
, ultimately from the word kost
meaning "bone". In Czech in particular, kostra
refers only to the biological meaning of "skeleton" - a skeleton as an independent entity is known as a kostlivec