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]
Derived from kot
"corner". The name referred to someone who was from a remote area.
Comes from the Polish word kotwica
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".
From the Ukrainian word коваль
meaning "blacksmith". It is a common Russian surname and the equivalent to the English surname "Smith
KOWALEWSKI Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from places called Kowalew or Kowalewo, named with kowal
"smith" or an occupational name for a blacksmith.
habitational name for someone from any of several places called Kowalki or Kowaliki, named with kowalik
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.
A habitational name for someone from several places called Kozice, named with Koza 'nanny goat'.... [more]
Means ''from Kranjska'', an area of Slovenia called Carniola in English.
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Krasne, Przasnysz County.
meaning "tailor", possibly more accurately meaning "taylor's son".
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.
Taken from the name of the mountain Kriváň, ultimately from kriv-
meaning "bent, crooked".
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Kruchowo.
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’.
Any last name that stars with a "krz" is Polish or end with an "ski".
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’.
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]
Regional name for someone from Kujawy (see Kujawa) or from a village called Kujawy, for example in Sielce voivodeship.
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.
Meaning unknown, most likely to derive from the russian word кулик (kulic) which translated means "sandpiper".
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Kurnatowice.
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]
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.
habitational name from any of various places called Kwiatków, Kwiatkowo, or Kwiatkowice, named with Polish kwiatek ‘flower’.
Possibly derived from the slavic word for "tulips", lale
or from son of Lala
(a nickname for Lazar
This denotes familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Lanckorona.
Nickname for a persistent and irritating person, from a derivative of the dialect verb landzić
"to ask insistently, badger someone".
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]
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]
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Latoszyn.
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Łazy, Łazow, or Łazowa, named with łazy meaning "clearing in a forest".
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
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]
Name for someone who lived in a place called Leszczyno
or others derived from leszczyna
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
Hhabitational name for someone from a place called Lewandów in Warszawa voivodeship, named with the vocabulary word lewanda
"lavender". Famous bearer of this surname is Polish footballer Robert Lewandowski.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lijewo in Włocławek voivodeship.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Limanowa.
habitational name for someone from Lipno, Lipin, Lipiny, or Lipino, or other places named with Polish lipa ‘lime 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".
George Lipyance emmigrated to the us in 1903. Many different spellings early on. Lipyance is now used my ancestors.
Habitational name for someone from Lisiec in Konin voivodeship or a place called Liszki, both named with lis meaning "fox".
Habitational name for someone from Lisiewice in Skierniewice voivodeship, named with lis meaning "fox".
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".
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.
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".
This indicated familial origin within either Łobaczew Duży or Łobaczew Mały, 2 Polesian villages in Gmina Terespol.
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Łopacin.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Łoza in Białystok voivodeship, named with łoza meaning "osier", "wicker".
This indicates familial origin either within the Kuyavian town of Lubraniec or the adjacent village of Lubrańczyk.
Habitational name for someone from places called Łuczyna or Łuczynów.
Habitational name for someone from places called Łuków, Łukowa, or Łukowe, named with the personal name Łukasz
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lutom in Poznań voivodeship.
Habitational name for someone from Machnice in Wrocław voivodeship.
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').
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.
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
MAKOWSKI Jewish, Polish, Ukrainian
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Maków, Makowa, or Makowo, all named from mak
Habitational name for someone from places called Małachowo, Małachów, or Małachowice.
Habitational name for someone from places called Malanowo or Malanów.
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]
Habitational name for someone from a place called Malczewo in Poznań voivodeship, or Malczew in Radom voivodeship.
Habitational name for someone from places called Malki in the voivodeships of Ostroleka and Torun.
Could mean "son of Malik". "Malíkov" is also a small village in the Czech Republic.
MALINOV Russian, Bulgarian
Either from Russian and Bulgarian малина (malina)
meaning "raspberry" or Russian мал (mal)
meaning "small, little".
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.
MANTEY German, Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Manthei in Schwerin province. This name is also established in Poland.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Marcisze or Marciszów.
Possibly a rough translation of marsh, given to people who lived near marshes.
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.
I believe it is Ukranian. I have been told it was spelled a little different and could be of Russian Jewish origin