Slavic Submitted Surnames

These names are used by Slavic peoples.
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KOTLARZ Polish, Jewish
Occupational name for a boilermaker or coppersmith, from the Polish word kotlarz meaning "boilermaker".... [more]
KOTNIK Slovene
Derived from kot "corner". The name referred to someone who was from a remote area.
KOTT German, Polish, Czech
German: variant of Koth or Kotz.... [more]
KOTWICA Polish
Comes from the Polish word kotwica meaning 'anchor'.
KOVÁČIK Slovak
Comes from a pet form of Kováč, 'smith'.
KOVALENKO Ukrainian, Russian
From Ukrainian and Russian коваль (koval') meaning "blacksmith, smith".
KOVALESKI Belarusian
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called Kovali in Belarus, or perhaps Kavoliai in Lithuania, named with a derivative of kavalj meaning "smith".
KOVALEV Russian
Variant spelling of Kovalyov.
KOVALYOV Russian
From the Ukrainian word коваль meaning "blacksmith". It is a common Russian surname and the equivalent to the English surname "Smith".
KOWAL Polish
Blacksmith
KOWALEWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from places called Kowalew or Kowalewo, named with kowal "smith" or an occupational name for a blacksmith.
KOWALKOWSKI Polish
habitational name for someone from any of several places called Kowalki or Kowaliki, named with kowalik
KOWERSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Kowersk.
KOZAK Polish, Czech, Slovak, Sorbian, Ukrainian
Ethnic name for a Cossack, a member of a people descended from a group of runaway serfs who set up a semi-independent military republic in Ukraine in the 15th and 16th centuries.
KOZAKIEWICZ Polish
Patronymic from KOZAK.
KOZAR Ukrainian, Russian, Croatian, Slovene
Means “goatherd”.
KOZICKI Polish
A habitational name for someone from several places called Kozice, named with Koza 'nanny goat'.... [more]
KOZYREVA Russian
Feminine form of Kozyrev.
KRACÍK Czech
The origin is not known.
KRAJEWSKI Polish (Rare)
Habitational name taken from places in Poland named with Polish kraj "border area".
KRAJNC Slovene
Means ''from Kranjska'', an area of Slovenia called Carniola in English.
KRAKOWSKY Czech (Anglicized)
Person from the city of Krakow, Poland.
KRALJ Slovene, Croatian, Serbian
Means "king".
KRALJEVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
From kralj ''king'', means ''little king, prince''.
KRALJIĆ Croatian, Serbian
From kralj ''king''.
KRAMARIĆ Croatian
Possibly a Croatian form of Krämer.
KRASIŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Krasne, Przasnysz County.
KRASNOV Russian
Russian surname derived from the color red
KRÁSNÝ Czech, Slovak
Means "beautiful". Pronounced "KRAHS-nee".
KRASOWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from the villages of Krasowa, Krasów, or Krasowa.
KRÁTKÝ Czech
Means "short".
KRATOCHVÍLE Czech
Means "amusing".
KRAVAR Croatian
Means ''cow herder''.
KRAWCZYK Polish
From krawiec meaning "tailor", possibly more accurately meaning "taylor's son".
KRČMAR Croatian
Derived from Croatian krčmar meaning "innkeeper, tavern owner, barkeeper", which is ultimately derived from Croatian krčma meaning "inn, tavern, pub".... [more]
KREMIC Bosnian (Rare)
Surname Kremić was used in early middle-ages, in Bosnia. It was used by royal and ordinary people. That surname is very rare today and it's almost extinct, but in the past it had very big influence.
KRIVÁŇ Slovak
Taken from the name of the mountain Kriváň, ultimately from kriv- meaning "bent, crooked".
KRIŽAJ Slovene
Means "crucify" in Slovene.
KRSTANOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Derived from krst, meaning "cross".
KRSTEVSKI Macedonian
Means "son of the cross" in Macedonian.
KRUCHOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Kruchowo.
KRYČAŬSKI Belarusian
This indicates familial origin within the city of Krýčaŭ.
KRZNAR Croatian
Means ''furrier''.
KRZNARIĆ Croatian
From krznar meaning ''furrier''.
KRZYŻANIAK Polish
"pertaining to the cross" in Polish
KRZYŻANOWSKI Polish
habitational name for someone from Krzyżanów in Piotrków or Płock voivodeships, Krzyżanowo in Płock or Poznań voivodeships, or various places in Poland called Krzyżanowice, all named with krzyż ‘cross’.
KRZYZEWSKI Polish
Any last name that stars with a "krz" is Polish or end with an "ski".
KSIAZEK Polish
Nickname meaning ‘little priest’ or possibly a patronymic for an illegitimate son of a priest, from ksiadz ‘priest’ + the diminutive suffix -ek.nickname meaning ‘little prince’, from a diminutive of ksia?ze ‘prince’.
KUBA Dutch, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish
From Kuba, a pet form of the personal name Jakub.
KUBEC Czech
Kubec is short form of Jakub.
KUCHAŘ Czech
Means "Chief", "Cook".
KUDASHEV Bashkir, Tatar, Russian
Means "son of Kudash", from a given name of Mordvin or Turkic origin possibly meaning "woman's son" or "wife's son", referring to a boy born from one father and another mother (in relation to his half-siblings)... [more]
KUJAWSKI Polish
Regional name for someone from Kujawy (see Kujawa) or from a village called Kujawy, for example in Sielce voivodeship.
KUKOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Kukowo in Wlolawek voivodeship or Kuków in Bielsko-Biala voivodeship, named with kuk, the cry of the cuckoo.
KULAS Polish
Polish in Origin
KULHÁNEK Czech
Bohemian for a man who walks with a limp.
KULICK Russian
Meaning unknown, most likely to derive from the russian word кулик (kulic) which translated means "sandpiper".
KURNATOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Kurnatowice.
KURYAKIN Russian (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Koryakin.
KURYLO Ukrainian
From the personal name Kurýlo, a Ukrainian form of the ancient Slavic name Kiril, from Greek Kyrillos, a derivative of kyrios ‘Lord.' This was the name of the saint and missionary of the Orthodox Church (826–869) who, together with his brother Methodios, brought Christianity to the Slavs... [more]
KUTCHER Czech (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Kučer or Kucera. Notable actor Ashton Kutcher is of Czech origin.
KUTZ Polish
Germanized form of Polish Kuc "pony", "short person".
KUZMA Ukrainian, Belarusian
From the personal name Kuzma, Greek Kosmas, a derivative of kosmos ‘universe’, ‘(ordered) arrangement’. St. Cosmas, martyred with his brother Damian in Cilicia in the early 4th century ad, came to be widely revered in the Eastern Church.
KUZMIN Russian, Ukrainian
Means "son of Kuzma".
KUZNETS Russian
The Russian variation of Smith.
KVASNIČKA Czech
from kvasnička ‘sour cherry’, applied as a nickname.
KWASIGROCH Polish
person who ferments(kwasic) peas(groch)
KWASNIK Polish
Meaning: Sour or acidic.
KWIATKOWSKI Polish
habitational name from any of various places called Kwiatków, Kwiatkowo, or Kwiatkowice, named with Polish kwiatek ‘flower’.
LAGÓJSKÌ Belarusian
This indicates familial origin within the city of Lagójsk.
LAGUNDZIN Serbian (Rare)
Believe also spelling as Lagundzija
LAH Slovene
It means "italian"
LAICHTCHETSEV Slovak
Surname used in the Investigation I am doing. Person's name is alledgly:... [more]
LALATOVIC Serbian
Possibly derived from the slavic word for "tulips", lale or from son of Lala (a nickname for Lazar)
LANCKOROŃSKI Polish
This denotes familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Lanckorona.
LANDA Polish
Nickname for a persistent and irritating person, from a derivative of the dialect verb landzić "to ask insistently, badger someone".
LÁNSKÁ Czech, Slovak
She comes from Lány.
LÁNSKÝ Czech
He comes from Lány.
LAPIN Russian
From lapa, meaning "paw".
LARIN Russian
Means "son of Larya".
LASEK Polish
small woods
LASIEWICKI Polish
I don't know meaning history.Please tell me the meaning and history of my name
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]
LASTAVEC Croatian
From lasta meaning ''swallow''.
LATO Hungarian, Polish
From Hungarian látni meaning ‘to see’, hence a nickname for a wise person or an occupational name for a clairvoyant, or possibly for an official who checked the quality of products at markets.... [more]
LATOSZYŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Latoszyn.
LAVRENTIEV Russian
Variant transcription of LAVRENTYEV.
LAVRENTIYEV Russian
Variant transcription of LAVRENTYEV.
LAZAREV Russian
Means "son of Lazar".
LAZAREVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of Lazar".
ŁAZOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Łazy, Łazow, or Łazowa, named with łazy meaning "clearing in a forest".
LEBEDEV Russian
Derived from Russian лебедь (lebed) meaning "swan".
LEBEDEVA Russian
Feminine form of Lebedev.
LEDECKÝ Czech
It means "coming from somewhere".
LENIN Russian (Modern)
Derived from Lena, the name of a river in Russia. It is the surname to Vladimir Uylanov, who led the Bolsheviks in Imperial Russia to create the Soviet Union in 1917
LEONIDOV Russian
Means "son of Leonid."
LEONOV Russian
Means "son of Leon".
LEPSY Slavic (Rare), Turkish (Rare)
Possibly dating back to the Ottoman Empire's invasion of Europe, the original Turkic meaning is veiled in mystery, and possibly meant "one who comes from the edge of the lake." ... [more]
LESZCZYŃSKI Polish
Name for someone who lived in a place called Leszczyno, Leszczynek or others derived from leszczyna "hazel".
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.
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. As a Jewish name, it can also be related to Loewe... [more]
LEWANDOWSKI Polish
Hhabitational name for someone from a place called Lewandów in Warszawa voivodeship, named with the vocabulary word lewanda, lawenda "lavender". Famous bearer of this surname is Polish footballer Robert Lewandowski.
LIAKHOVICH Belarusian
Means "son of Liakh".
LICHEVSKY Russian
Russian form of Liszewski.
LIEBER English, German, Polish, Jewish
Transferred use of the given name Lieber.
LIJEWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lijewo in Włocławek voivodeship.
LIMANOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Limanowa.
LIPIŃSKI Polish
habitational name for someone from Lipno, Lipin, Lipiny, or Lipino, or other places named with Polish lipa ‘lime tree’.
LIPNJAK Croatian
Derived from lipa meaning ''linden tree''.
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".
LIPYANCE Slavic
George Lipyance emmigrated to the us in 1903. Many different spellings early on. Lipyance is now used my ancestors.
LISIECKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Lisiec in Konin voivodeship or a place called Liszki, both named with lis meaning "fox".
LISIEWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Lisiewice in Skierniewice voivodeship, named with lis meaning "fox".
LISITSYN Russian
Derived from Russian лисица (lisitsa) meaning "fox".
LIŠKA Czech
Liška means "fox" in Czech. A famous bearer is actor Pavel Liška.
LISOWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lisowo, Lisów, Lisowa, Lisowice, or other places named with Polish lis meaning "fox".
LISZEWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lisewo (also Liszewo), named with Polish lis meaning "fox".
LISZOVICS Polish, Jewish
This surname has Eastern European connections and has been used by the Jewish population.
LITVIN Russian
Means "Lithuanian" in several Slavic languages.
LITVINA Russian
Feminine form of LITVIN.
LITVINCHUK Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian
Derived from Russian литвин (litvin) historically denoting a Lithuanian or Belarusian person.
LIWOSZ Polish
It comes from the name "liswoze" which means to be a all around "good person". Even though it is a nickname, It may have been derived from occupation because of the name's meaning to be a "Funny man".
LIZAK Polish
Nickname from lizac 'to lick'.
ŁOBACZEWSKI Polish
This indicated familial origin within either Łobaczew Duży or Łobaczew Mały, 2 Polesian villages in Gmina Terespol.
LOKAJ Slovak
Footman/Lackey in history meant "servant"
LOKHVITSKIY Ukrainian (Rare)
This indicates familial origin within the city of Lokhvytsia in Ukraine.
ŁOPACIŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Łopacin.
LORENCOVIČ Slovak
Patronymic from the given name Lorencs or any other name relating to that.
LOVRIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of Lovro''.
ŁOZOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Łoza in Białystok voivodeship, named with łoza meaning "osier", "wicker".
LUBBE German, Slavic, Prussian
Variant of Lubben. Germanized form of a Slavic or Old Prussian name formed with lub- ‘love’, ‘dear’ (see Luba).
LUBRAŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin either within the Kuyavian town of Lubraniec or the adjacent village of Lubrańczyk.
LUČIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Patronymic from the personal name Luka.
ŁUCZYŃSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Łuczyna or Łuczynów.
LUKANOV Bulgarian
Means "son of Lukan".
LUKASHENKO Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian
Means "son of Luka". A notable bearer is Alexander Lukashenko (1954–), the current president of Belarus.
ŁUKASIEWICZ Polish
Patronymic from the personal name Łukasz.
ŁUKASZCZYK Polish
Patronymic from the Polish given name Łukasz.
ŁUKASZEWICZ Polish
Patronymic from the personal name Łukasz.
ŁUKASZEWSKI Polish
habitational name for someone from Łukaszew or Łukaszewo, so named from the personal name Łukasz
LUKEŠ Czech
From the personal name Lukáš, Czech form of Lucas.
ŁUKOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Łuków, Łukowa, or Łukowe, named with the personal name Łukasz.
LUKYANOV Russian
Means "son of Lukyan".
LUTOMSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lutom in Poznań voivodeship.
LYASHENKO Ukrainian
From Ukrainian word lyakh - contemptuous word for "pole".
LYTVYN Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of LITVIN.
MACHNICKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Machnice in Wrocław voivodeship.
MACIEJEWSKI Polish
habitational name for someone from any of various places called Maciejowa, Maciejów, or Maciejowice, all named with the personal name Maciej
MACIUPA Polish (Anglicized, ?)
Ukrainian/Polish (Historically Galicia/Western Ukraine/Austro-Hungary); although it is often seen spelt this Anglicized way; due to the changing land-borders and occupation of land throughout history, it has been spelt with a slightly different transliteration pronunciation in Cyrillic (phonetic sound in Cyrillic is 'ts' as opposed to 'ch').
MAĐAR Croatian
Derived from Mađar, Madžar, meaning "Hungarian".
MADEJ Polish
Either from a short form of the given name Amadej or Amadeusz or derived from a variant of the name Matej.
MADERA Polish, Slovak, Hungarian
Ethnic name from an old word for a Hungarian (see Magyar).
MADŽAR Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Mađar, Madžar, meaning "Hungarian".
MAIZLES Polish
A polish-jewish name with german origins.... [more]
MAJ Polish, Jewish
Surname adopted with reference to the month of May, Polish maj. Surnames referring to months were sometimes adopted by Jewish converts to Christianity, with reference to the month in which they were baptized or in which the surname was registered.
MAJERLE Slovene
Slovene surname Majerle, a variant of the Polish, Czech, and Slovak Majer, which was a status name for "steward, bailiff, tenant farmer, or village headman", from the German Meyer.
MAJSTOROVIĆ Serbo-Croatian (Rare)
Comes from word majstor meaning master.
MAKAROV Russian
Means "son of Makar".
MAKAROVA Russian
Feminine form of Makarov.
MAKOVOZA Baltic (Latinized, Rare), German (Latinized, Rare), Russian (Rare)
There is no history of the name just a family name I on't know if some people have it as a first name too.
MAKOWSKI Jewish, Polish, Ukrainian
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Maków, Makowa, or Makowo, all named from mak "poppy (seeds)".
MAKSIMOVA Russian
Russian feminine form of Maksimov.
MAKSIMOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of Maksim".
MAKSYMOV Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Maksimov, meaning "son of Maksym".
MAKSYMOVA Ukrainian
Ukrainian feminine counterpart of Maksymov.
MAŁACHOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Małachowo, Małachów, or Małachowice.
MALANOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Malanowo or Malanów.
MALASENCO Ukrainian
This surname is a moderately common Ukrainian name and was formed from the Hebrew name MALACHI. After 988 A.D., every Slav, having been baptized, would undergo a ceremony, conducted by a priest, to receive a Christian name... [more]
MALASHENKO Ukrainian
Patronymic derived from a Ukrainian form of Hebrew Malachi.
MALCZEWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Malczewo in Poznań voivodeship, or Malczew in Radom voivodeship.
MALECKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Malki in the voivodeships of Ostroleka and Torun.
MALIKOV Russian
Could mean "son of Malik". "Malíkov" is also a small village in the Czech Republic.
MALIN Serbian, Croatian (Rare)
From the Serbian word мали meaning "small".
MALINA Czech
Means "raspberry".
MALINOV Russian, Bulgarian
Either from Russian and Bulgarian малина (malina) meaning "raspberry" or Russian мал (mal) meaning "small, little".
MALKOVICH Ukrainian
Possibly the Ukrainian version of MILOŠEVIĆ
MALYNOV Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Malinov.
MANDIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of Manda''.
MANDŽUKIĆ Serbian (Rare), Croatian (Rare)
Famous bearer of this last name is Mario Mandžukić who is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Italian club Juventus and the Croatia national team.
MÁNES Czech
Derived from MÁNEK, a pet form of EMANUEL.
MANTEY German, Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Manthei in Schwerin province. This name is also established in Poland.
MARCHUK Ukrainian
Possibly a patronymic derived from the given name Marko.
MARCINIAK Polish
from the personal name Marcin
MARCISZEWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Marcisze or Marciszów.
MARINOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of Marin''.
MARINUCHI Russian
Spelling variation oF "Marinucci"
MARKELL Dutch, German, Slovene (Anglicized)
Dutch and German: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Markolf, composed of the elements marc, merc ‘boundary’ + wolf ‘wolf’. Americanized form of Slovenian Markelj, a derivative of the personal name Marko, Latin Marcus, + the suffix -elj.
MARKIN Russian
Means "son of Mark".
MARKOVINA Croatian
Derived from the forename Marko.
MARKOVNIKOV Russian (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Markov.
MARTINOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
It is formed by adding the patronymic suffix -ić and the possessive infix -ov- to the given name Martin.
MARTINOVICH Russian
Means "Son of Martin".
MARTOWICZ Polish
Derived from the given name Marta
MARTYNENKO Ukrainian
Patronymic derived from the given name Martyn.
MARTYNIUK Polish
Polish patronymic from the name Martyn
MARUŠIČ Slovene
Slovene form of Marušić.
MASCH Polish
Possibly a rough translation of marsh, given to people who lived near marshes.
MAŠEK Czech
Derived from the given names Matěj, Matúš and Mattiáš.
MASLOV Russian, Jewish
Derived from Russian масло (maslo) meaning "butter", originally used as an occupational name for someone who worked as a dairyman or sold dairy products.
MASNICK Ukrainian
I believe it is Ukranian. I have been told it was spelled a little different and could be of Russian Jewish origin
MATEJKA Slovak
Derived from the given name Matej.
MATEK Croatian
From the given name Matek.
MATIAS Filipino, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Czech (Americanized)
Spanish (Matías), Portuguese, and Dutch: from the personal name (see Matthew).... [more]
MATIJEVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of Matija''.