Swiss Submitted Surnames

Swiss names are used in the country of Switzerland in central Europe.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Kurtz German
Variant of Kurz.
Kurzberg German, Yiddish, Jewish
From a location name meaning "short mountain" in German, from Middle High German kurz meaning "short" and berg meaning "mountain". As a Jewish surname it is ornamental.
Kurzhals German
Short Neck
Küster German
It literally means "sexton".
Kutch German (Anglicized)
Americanized variant of German Kutsch.
Kutsch German
Topographic name of Slavic origin, from Sorbian kut ‘corner’, ‘nook’. Variant of Kutsche, metonymic occupational name for a coachman or coachbuilder, from the Hungarian loanword kocsi (see Kocsis).
Kutschera German
German cognate of Kučera.
Kuttelwascher German
Surname given to those who had the occupation of cleaning tripe. Combines the words kuttel meaning "tripe" and washer meaning "washer". Bearers of the surname typically live in Austria.
Kutz German
From a pet form of the personal name Konrad.
Kutz Italian
Habitational name for someone from Kuhz, near Prenzlau.
Kutzler German
This is the surname of my great-grandfather, of German ancestry.
Labeau French
Variant of Lebeaux.
Label French
Variant of Labelle.
Laborde French
Occupational or status name for a tenant farmer, from borde "small farm" (from Frankish bord "plank") and the definite article la.
Labossiere French
Norman habitational name from a common village name La Boissière, meaning 'wooded area', from bois 'wood'. possibly a metronymic, from a feminine derivative of Bossier 'cooper', denoting the 'wife of the cooper'.
Labrie French
Topographic name from l’abri meaning "the shelter", or a habitational name from a place named with this word.
Lacasse French
Means "box maker"
Lackyard French (Anglicized)
Anglicized version of French surname, Lacaillade.
Lacombe French
French (western and southwestern): topographic name for someone living in or near a ravine, from la combe ‘the ravine’ (a word of Gaulish origin, related to English Combe).... [more]
Lacour French
topographic or occupational name for someone who lived at or was employed at a manorial court (see also Court).
Ladouceur French
french canadian
Ladstetter German
JEWS AND GREMAM
Lafayette French
The name of Marquis de Lafayette; a famous French man during the revolutionary war.
Lafitte French
French: topographic name for someone who lived near a boundary mark, Old French fitte (Late Latin fixta petra ‘fixed stone’, from the past participle of figere ‘to fix or fasten’), or habitational name from any of several places in western France named with this word
La Forge French
This is my Grandmother's maiden name
Laframboise French, French (Quebec)
Derived from La Framboisière, a commune in the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.
Lagasse French
French: nickname from Old French agace, agasse ‘magpie’ + the definite article l’.
Laghi Italian
Possibly originated to denote someone from the Italian town of Laghi.
Lagrange French
French: topographic name for someone who lived by a granary, a variant of Grange, with the definite article la.
Lahaie French
Locational name for someone who lived near a hedge or large bush, from old French "La" the and "Haie" hedge.
Lahner German, Hungarian
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lahn in Hungary and Germany. In southern Germany and Austria, Lahn denotes a place where there had been an avalanche or landslide, from Middle High German laen, lēne meaning "avalanche".
Laico Italian
Means that is not part of the Catholic Church.
La Liveres French
Means 'the books' in French
Lalonde French
French (Normandy): habitational name from any of various places in Normandy, so named from Old Norse lundr ‘grove’, with the definite article la.
Lamantia Italian
Italian:vail, the last name of a general in Palrmo, Sicily, Italy.
La Marca Italian
Means 'the mark' in Italian.
Lamarche French
French: topographic name or habitational name, a variant of LaMarque.
Lamarr French, English
Variant form of Lamar.
Lamberg German
Derived from any of several places so named in Germany.
Lambers French
Means "illustrious land", variant of Lambert
Lamberto Italian
From the given name Lamberto.
Lambillotte French (Modern)
Currently, a common name in Wallonia, Belgium with some descendants in USA. Believed to be derived from three terms..."lamb" "ill" "otte". The first term has remained unchanged from early Germanic term; the second is latin for "of the" and the third a dimiuative or feminine form suffix... [more]
Lamborghini Italian
Probably from Germanic landa "land" and burg "fortress, castle".
Lamont Scottish (Modern), Northern Irish, French
Scottish and northern Irish: from the medieval personal name Lagman, which is from Old Norse Logmaðr, composed of log, plural of lag ‘law’ (from leggja ‘to lay down’) + maðr, ‘man’ (genitive manns).... [more]
L'amoreaux French
French surname meaning "The Lovers"
Lamoureaux French
Means "the lover" in French. It would be the nickname of an amorous person.
Lampe German
From German meaning "lamp".
Lampert German, English
German & English variant of Lambert.... [more]
Lana Italian, Spanish
Means "wool" in Spanish and Italian.
Lancia Italian
From Latin lancea, meaning "spear", given to those who made, sold or used spears. A famous bearer of this surname is Vincenzo Lancia (1881-1937), who established the Lancia car brand in 1906.
Land English, German
Topographic name from Old English land, Middle High German lant, "land, territory". This had more specialized senses in the Middle Ages, being used to denote the countryside as opposed to a town or an estate.
Lande French, Norwegian, Jewish
French: topographic name for someone living on a heath, lande (from Gaulish landa ‘space’, ‘land’), or a habitational name from any of numerous minor places named La Lande from this word.... [more]
Landis German, German (Swiss)
German and Swiss German nickname for a highwayman or for someone who lays waste to the land, from Middle High German landoese.
Landry French, English
From the Germanic personal name Landric, a compound of land "land" and ric "powerful, ruler".
Langevin French
From French l'Angevin meaning "the Angevin", denoting a person from the French province of Anjou.
Langhans German
German and Dutch: distinguishing nickname for a tall man (see Lang) called Hans.
Langhofer German
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called Langhof.
Langwiesner German
Derived from location means 'Long field'
Lansdowne French, English
The first marquis lansdowne, land owners for there lords and farmers also know as tenants.
Lantz German
Habitational name from places called Lanz or derived from the given name Lanzo.
Lanza Italian, Spanish
From the places named "Lanzada".
Lanzo English (?), German (?)
From the given name Lanzo
Lapetina South American, Italian (?)
Possibly from Italian La Petina, the meaning of which is uncertain.
Lapin French
Means "Rabbit" in French.
Lapo Italian
From the given name Lapo.
Laporte French
Topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a fortified town (and often was in charge of them; thus in part a metonymic occupational name), from Old French porte "gateway", "entrance" (from Latin porta, "door", "entrance"), with the definite article la... [more]
Lapp German
From Middle High German lap(pe) ‘cloth’, ‘patch’, ‘rag’; a metonymic occupational name for a mender of clothes or shoes, or a nickname for a simple-minded person.... [more]
Larcella Italian
Variation of Lauricella, from a pet form of Laura.
Large French, English
Originally a nickname derived from Middle English and Old French large "generous".
Larivière French (Modern)
From the region of Bourgoigne, in France, meaning 'the river'. The name is likely a topographic reference to the physical location, likely a river in this case.
La Rosa Italian
Derived from Italian rosa meaning "rose", used as a name for someone who lived by a rose bush.
Larose Italian
Topographic name for someone who lived at a place where wild roses grew; or a habitational name from a town house bearing the sign of a rose. It may also have been a nickname for a man with a ‘rosy’ complexion, as well as a nickname of a soldier... [more]
Lars Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare), German
Patronymic from the given name Lars.
Larusso Italian
Derived from the Italian word "Rosso," which comes from the Latin words "Rubius and Rossius," which mean "red." As a surname, larusso was originally a nickname for a person with red hair or a reddish complexion.
Lasagna Italian
From Italian (lasagna) denoting a popular Italian dish made of stacked layers of thin flat pasta alternating with fillings such as ragù and other vegetables, cheese, seasonings and spices.
Lasalle French
1. French: local name or occupational name for someone who lived or worked at a manor house, from Old French sal(e) ‘hall’ (modern French salle; see also Sale), with the definite article la... [more]
Lascelles French
French location name from Lacelle in Orne, northern France and referring to "small rooms or cells inhabited by monks".
Latendresse French
From Letendre, thus meaning "tenderness".
Latina Italian
From a feminine form of Latino.
Latino Italian
From the medieval personal name Latino, originally an ethnic name for someone of Latin as opposed to Germanic, Byzantine or Slavic descent.
Lattanzio Italian
My great-great grandmother's name was Patrizia Maria Lattanzio. After she passed and my Great-grandmother sent my grandmother to America, the officials mis-spelled her name on her documents and the last name was shortened to Lattanzi... [more]
Läufer German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lauf, also an occupational name for a messenger or a nickname for a fast runner, from an agent derivative of Middle High German loufen, German laufen ‘to run’.
Lauffer German
The lauffer name is generally thought to have evolved from a place name to a surname. ... Versions of the name that evolve from the word "läufer," which meant "runner," are thought to have originally been an occupational name for a messenger.
Laumann German
Meaning unknown.
Lauper German (Swiss)
From the short form of a Germanic personal name composed of the elements liut 'people', 'tribe' + berht 'famous'. topographic name for someone who lived at a Lauben, a row of houses and stores with an arcade in front, from Middle High German loube 'arbor', 'bower', 'gallery'.
Laura Italian
Either from the given name Laura or a topographic name from Latin laurea meaning "laurel".
Laurence English, French
From the given name Laurence.
Laurencot French
Likely from a given name that was a diminutive of Laurence 2.
Lauricella Italian
From the pet form of Laura.
Lauro Italian
From the given name Lauro
Lautemann German
From laute "lute" and man "man". This name was used by musicians who played the lute
Lauterbach German
From the name of various places in Germany, for example the village of Lauterbach in the district of Rottweil, Baden-Württemberg.
Lautermilch German (Modern)
Comes from German words Lauter, meaning 'pure', or 'nothing but', and Milch, meaning 'milk'. This could mean that the people who first used this name were farmers.
Lauth German
Variant of Laut
Lavagnino Italian
Common surname in the Liguria area of Italy.
Lavalle French
means "of the valley" in english.
Lavecchia Italian
Means "Old Lady"
Lavelle French
From Old French val "valley".... [more]
Lavely French (Anglicized, ?)
Possibly an English variant of Lavallée.
Laverdière French
Habitational name from various places named La Verdière in France, or a variant of the name Leverdier (see Verdier).
Laverdure French
From the French place name La Verdure meaning "greenness, greenery".
Laviolette French, French (Quebec), French (Acadian)
A secondary surname, associated with some forty family names in Canada and also used independently since 1698, a nickname from the flower violette ‘violet’, with the definite article la. In feudal France it was a name given to soldiers and domestic servants.
Lazzaro Italian
From the given name Lazzaro
Lebkuchen German
A German surname meaning "gingerbread".
LeBoeuf French
Nickname for a powerfully built man, derived from French boeuf meaning "bull", with the definite article le. In some cases it may have been originally a metonymic occupational name for a herdsman.
Le Borgne French
Means "the one-eyed" in French.
Leborgne French
Variant spelling of Le Borgne.
Le Breton French
Describes someone from the French region Breton.
Lechat French
Means "The Cat" in French.
Lechner German
This name finds its origin in the Austrian Lechtal, where the Lech river flows.
Leconte French
from the Old French title of rank conte ‘count’, an occupational name for a servant in the household of a count or who was one.
Lecoq French
Coq means rooster or fowl
Ledda Italian, Sardinian
Probably from the former Medieval town of Lella, in northern Sardinia. The transformation of -ll- into -dd- is common in Sardinian.
Lederer German
Leatherworker
Ledermann German
Variant form of Leatherman.
Ledger English, Norman, French, Dutch
English: from a Norman personal name, Leodegar, Old French Legier, of Germanic origin, composed of the elements liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ + gar, ger ‘spear’... [more]
Ledoux French
Means "the amiable" from French doux meaning "sweet, soft, gentle".
Leffler German, Swedish
Occupational name for a spoonmaker. Derived from German Löffel "spoon".
Lefrançois French
From the given name François. It may also mean "the Frenchman", probably used to denote someone who came from the region of Île de France in France.
Léger French, French (Cajun)
From the Old German name Leodegar, meaning "people spear."
Legore Italian
Possibly Italian, a nickname for a fleet-footed or timid person, from a northern variant of lepre "hare". However, only the plural form Legori is attested in Italian records.
Lehigh German, Irish
Derived from a Native American word "Lechauwekink", meaning "where there are forks in the stream". Variant of Lechau .
Lehner German
Status name for a feudal tenant or vassal, from an agent derivative of Middle High German lehen 'to hold land as a feudal tenant'. variant of Leonhardt.
Lehnhart German
"Lean deer." From the German words lehn and Hart, "lean" and "deer" respectively.
Leibniz German
The German surname Leibnitz emerged in the lands that form the modern state of Lower Saxony, which is presently bordered by the North Sea, the Hartz mountains and the Elbe and Ems rivers. Lower Saxony was previously a medieval dukedom... [more]
Leich German
A coworker at my job has this surname and they told me that it’s German. I know nothing more about this surname.
Leidig German
From a short form of any of several Germanic personal names composed with the first element liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’. Also a nickname for a disagreeable, cantankerous person, from Middle High German leidic ‘disagreeable’, ‘tiresome’.
Leinbach German
German topographic name from any of several streams called leinbach, from Middle High German lin ‘flax’ or Middle Low German leie (genitive leien) ‘rock’, ‘stone’ + bach ‘stream’.
Leinberg German
Habitational name for someone in Bavaria, or a topographic name from Middle High German lin meaning "flax" and berg meaning "mountain".
Leinen German
Name means LINEN in German. The first known Leinen was a tailor
Leiter German
From Leiter ‘leader’, status name for a foreman or for the leader of a military expedition, from Middle High German leiten ‘lead’.German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Leitner.
Lelio Italian
From the given name Lelio.
Leloup French
Means “the wolf” in French.
Le Maistre French
From French meaning 'master'
Lemaître French
Means "the master" in French, either used as a nickname for someone who behaved in a masterful manner or an occupational name for someone who was a master of their craft.
Lemberg German
Habitational name from a place called Lemberg in Silesia, originally Löwenberg, from Middle High German lewe, löwe "lion" and berg "mountain".
Lemercier French
French surname designating a vendor of sewing materials, from the word mercier.
Le Monnier French
Occupational surname for a miller, literally meaning "the miller" in French.
Lemonnier French
Variant spelling of Le Monnier.
Lencioni Italian
Italian. My family is from the Tuscany region of Lucca.
Lenglet French
Means "The Englishman".
Lennin German
Variant of Lennon.
Lenoir French
French surname which was originally a nickname for a person with dark hair or skin, derived from noir "black" combined with the definite article le. A famous bearer is Étienne Lenoir (1822 - 1900), the inventor of the internal combustion engine.
Lentz German
Variant of Lenz.
Leo Italian
Nickname for a fierce or brave warrior, from Latin leo meaning "lion".
Leo Italian
From a short form of the personal name Pantaleo.
Leonardo Italian, Spanish, German
Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese from the Germanic personal name Leonhard, formed from the elements leo ‘lion’ + hard, ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’; this was an early medieval saint’s name (see Leonard).
Leonhardt German, Dutch
From the Germanic personal name Leonhard, composed of the elements leo "lion" and hard "hardy, brave, strong".
Leopardi Italian
From the medieval given name Leopardus. A famous bearer of this surname is Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837), one of the most influential Italian poets.
Léotard French
From the given name Leopold. Jules Léotard was an acrobat who popularized the leotard, a gymnastics garment. The garment is named after him.
Leotta Italian
Derived from the given name Leotta, an Italian pet form of Leo.
Lepère French
Means "the father" in French.
Lepine French
From Old French espine "thorn bush".
Lepp German
Unflattering nickname from Middle High German lappe "coxcomb", "puppy" (modern German Laffe).... [more]
Lerner German, Jewish
Its literal meaning can be either "student" or "scholar".
Le Roux French
Nickname for a person with red hair, from Old French rous "red." Variant spelling of Leroux.
Lesch German
German variant of Loesch.
Lescher German
German metonymic occupational name for a mediator or arbitrator, or possibly for a fireman, from Middle High German leschære ‘extinguisher’.
Lesnar German
Variant spelling of German Lessner, a habitational name from any of various places in eastern Germany called Lessen, all named with Slavic les 'forest'.
Lessard French
Name for someone who lived in a clearing, derived from French l'essart meaning "the assart" (a term for cleared forest land used for agriculture). It is also a habitational name for someone from any of various locations named Lessard or Lessart, of the same origin and meaning.
Lesueur French
Means "the shoemaker" in French.
Letendre French
From 'tendre', meaning "tender" or "delicate".
Leto Italian
From the personal name Leto. From Latin Laetus meaning "happy, joyful"... [more]
Létourneau French
Nickname for a chatty, gregarious person or an occupational name for a birdcatcher, derived from French l'étourneau meaning "the starling".
Leuenberger German (Swiss)
Means "one who came from Löwenberg" in German.
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.
Levan French, English
Comes from le vent, meaning "the wind."
Lever French, English
Nickname for a fleet-footed or timid person, from Old French levre ‘hare’ (Latin lepus, genitive leporis). It may also have been a metonymic occupational name for a hunter of hares... [more]
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... [more]
Levy English, French, Jewish
There are three possible sources of this surname. ... [more]
Lex German, Dutch
From a short form of the personal name Alexius, Alexis.
L'Heureux French
Means "the happy one" in French.
L'Homme French
Variant spelling of Lhomme.
Lhomme French
From the name of the commune of Lhomme, located in the Sarthe department in northwestern France.
Liberio Italian, Spanish
From the given name Liberio
Liberman German, Jewish
Variant spelling of Liebermann.
Liberto Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Liberto.
Liborio Italian
From the given name Liborio
Libra Italian
Derived from the latin word 'libra' meaning "balance, weigh". It's probably a nickname for a deliberate or well-balanced person.
Librizzi Italian
Habitational name from Librizzi in Messina province, Sicily.
Lichter German, Jewish
Occupational name for someone who made candles or possibly for someone who tended a light, from an agent derivative of from Middle High German lieht, Yiddish likht "candle, light".
Lieb German, Jewish
Nickname for a pleasant or agreeable person, from Middle High German liep "dear, beloved"; Yiddish lib or German lieb. This word was also used as a personal name, both alone (German) and in compounds (German and Jewish).
Lieb German
From a short form of the various compound Slavic personal names formed with lubo- "love" as the first element.
Lieber English, German, Polish, Jewish
From the given name Lieber.
Lieberherr German (Swiss)
Derived from the given name Lieber.
Lieberknecht German
A compound name where lieber is derived from the given name Liebert and kneckt is an occupational surname for a journeyman, derived from the Middle Low German knecht meaning "knight’s assistant, servant".
Liebermann German, Jewish
Derived from German lieb or Yiddish lib meaning "dear, beloved". Many Liebermann families originally spelled the name in Hebrew or Cyrillic characters, so variations in the spelling occurred during transliteration to the Latin alphabet.
Liebhart German
From a Germanic personal name, composed of the elements liub "beloved, dear" and hard "brave, strong".
Liebling German, Yiddish, Jewish
Derived from German lieb meaning "dear, beloved" or German liebling meaning "darling".
Liebrecht German
From a Germanic personal name formed with liut "people, tribe" and berht "shining, famous".
Lietzen German
Lietzen is a municipality in the district Märkisch-Oderland, in Brandenburg, Germany.... [more]
Limbach German
Derived from any of numerous places in Germany named with Germanic lindo meaning "lime tree" and bach meaning "stream". Several of these places are in areas such as the Palatinate, which contributed heavily to early German immigration to the United States.