Swiss Submitted Surnames

Swiss names are used in the country of Switzerland in central Europe.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Houck German
Nickname from Middle Dutch houck, a marine fish, or from Middle Dutch hoec, houck ‘buck’. variant of Hoek.
Houde French
From either of the given names Hildo or Audo.
Hourmilogué Occitan, French
Meaning unknown.
Houseal French (Anglicized), German (Anglicized)
French (Lorraine) spelling of German Häusel, a topographic name meaning ‘small house’, a diminutive of Haus... [more]
Howald German
From any several places named, from the elements hoh "high" and wald "forest".
Howdyshell American, German
Americanized (i.e., Anglicized) form of the Swiss German Haudenschild, which originated as a nickname for a ferocious soldier, literally meaning "hack the shield" from Middle High German houwen "to chop or hack" (imperative houw) combined with den (accusative form of the definite article) and schilt "shield".
Huard French
From the Old French given name Huard the French form of Hughard.
Huben German
The roots of the distinguished German surname Huben lie in the kingdom of Bavaria. The name is derived from the Middle High German word "huober," meaning "owner of a patch of farmland." The term "Hube" was used to denote a 40-acre hide of farmland... [more]
Huber French
Derived from the given name Hubert.
Hubertus German, Dutch
From the given name Hubertus.
Hübsch German
Nickname from Middle High German hübesch 'courtly', 'polite', 'refined', 'agreeable', German hübsch.
Hue French
From the given name Hue a variant of Hugues.
Huet English, French
From the nickname from given name Hugh, Hugues, Hugo or Hubert.
Huette French
French variant of Huet.
Huettl Upper German
South German (Hüttl) diminutive of Hütt (see Huett).
Huff German
From the Germanic personal name Hufo, a short form of a compound name formed with hug "heart, mind, spirit" as the first element.
Hügel German
From German meaning "hill".
Hugli German (Swiss)
Meaning: Little Hill
Hugo French
Victor Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He was also the writer of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and 'Les Misérables'.
Hugues French
From the given name Hugues.
Huguet French, Catalan
From a diminutive of Hugo.
Hulse German
derived from Holtz, means "a wood"
Humbert German, Dutch, French
From a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hun "Hun, giant" or hun "bear cub" and berht "bright, famous". This was particularly popular in the Netherlands and North Germany during the Middle Ages as a result of the fame of a 7th-century St... [more]
Humboldt German (?)
Derived from the Germanic given name Hunibald. Notable bearers of this surname were Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), a Prussian naturalist, geographer, explorer and polymath, and his brother Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767-1835), a linguist, philosopher and diplomat.
Hummer German, English
Hummer is the German word for 'Lobster' in English. It is also the name of a vehicle- the 'Hummer'!
Humperdinck German (?), Literature
From the German surname Humperdinck. As a surname it was born by the composer Engelbert Humperdinck. As a first name it was used for the villain Prince Humperdinck in William Goldman's novel The Princess Bride.
Hundertmark German
A nickname for a wealthy man, from Middle High German hundert meaning "hundred" + mark, a denomination of coin.
Hunsberger German
Habitational name for someone from a place called Hunsberg or Huntsberg.
Huntzinger German
Habitational name for someone from Hintschingen, earlier Huntzingen.
Huonder Romansh
Of debated origin and meaning; theories include a derivation from the given name Conrad.
Huot English, French
Variant of Huet.
Hurst German
Topographic name from Middle High German hurst "woodland, thicket".
Husemann German
Epithet for a servant or an administrator who worked at a great house, from Middle Low German hus ‘house’ (see House 1, Huse) + man ‘man’.
Husson French
From a pet form of Hue a variant of Hugues.
Husted German
The name was originally spelled "Hustedt" and means "homestead." The family name originated in northern Germany. One branch of the family migrated to England, and a branch of that family to the United States.
Hütter German
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a hatter from an agent derivative of Middle High German huot ‘hat’; Yiddish hut, German Hut ‘hat’. German (Hütter): topographic name from Middle High German hütte ‘hut’... [more]
Hutzel German
from a Germanic personal name, Huzo
Hux German
Probably from a topographic name Huck or Hucks, of uncertain origin. It occurs in many place and field names.
Hyppolite French, French (Caribbean)
From the given name Hyppolite, variant of Hippolyte.
Iacono Italian
From Sicilian jacunu "deacon".
Iadanza Italian
Of Italian origin, and a (currently) unknown meaning.... [more]
Iannitello Italian
Could mean “Land of Gracious God”, from Ianni, stemming from Ioannes meaning “Yahweh is Gracious” and Tello, meaning “Land”.
Iannucci Italian
From a pet form of the given name Ianni. A famous bearer of the name is the Scottish filmmaker and satirist Armando Iannucci (1963-).
Iavarone Italian
Possibly from a shortened form of the personal name Ianni + varone, a variant of barone ‘baron’; literally ‘baron John’.
Ibba Italian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Sardinian v-ibba "settlement" (compare Deidda), or from Latin ibi "that place, there".
Ickes German, English
In German the meaning is unknown.... [more]
Ienca Italian (Rare)
Allegedly derived from Italian giovenca "heifer". A heifer is a young cow that has not yet had a calf. Mount Jenca and Jenca Valley are located near Gran Sasso d'Italia in the Abruzzo region in Italy.
Ignatz German
From the given name Ignatz.
Ilardi Italian
Possibly from the given name Ilardo, which was possibly a derivative of the Germanic name Adalhard... [more]
Ilario Italian
From the given name Ilario.
Iles English (British), French
English (mainly Somerset and Gloucestershire): topographic name from Anglo-Norman French isle ‘island’ (Latin insula) or a habitational name from a place in England or northern France named with this element.
Ilgenfritz German
Compound patronymic, meaning "Fritz, the son of Ilg".
Imberi German (Swiss)
It comes from Stuttgart Germany from the late 1800s. Then the name moved to a small village outside of Odessa Ukraine, in my family at least.
Imbert French
From the medieval French personal name Imbert, of Germanic origin and meaning literally "vast-bright".
Immer German, Anglo-Saxon
German: habitational name for someone from a place named Immer near Oldenburg in Lower Saxony. ... [more]
Immermann German
Habitational name for someone from a place named Immer near Oldenburg in Lower Saxony.
Immobile Italian (Rare)
From Italian immobile "still, stationary, immobile".
Imperato Italian
From the personal name Imperato from the past participle of imperare "to rule to command".
Imperatore Italian
from a personal name or nickname from imperatore "emperor".
Imperiale Italian
Derived from Latin imperialis meaning "imperial", either denoting someone of aristocratic lineage or a nickname for a haughty person.
Imperioli Italian
Variant spelling of Imperiale. A famous bearer is American actor Michael Imperioli (1966-).
Inaudi Italian
Francesca Inaudi is an Italian actress.... [more]
Infante Italian
Nickname for someone with a childlike disposition, from infante "child" (Latin infans, literally "one who cannot speak").
Inga Italian
Italian name, however probably Germanic origins
Ingoglia Italian
Means "belonging to the family of Goglia" in Italian, derived from the prefix in- meaning "belonging to the family of" combined with the name Goglia... [more]
Inquieti Italian (Rare)
would like to know if any one out there has heard of this name and what part of italy it comes from gt grand father corneluse inquiete/i came to england from parma italy in 1872/4 age 37/8 married in 1875... [more]
Insalaco Italian
A surname in Sicily. Believed to come from the word Salaco an occupational name for a tanner in Arabic.
Insigne Italian
Meaning "great".
Inutile Italian
Means "useless" in Italian.
Invernizzi Italian
Probably denoted someone from Inverno e Monteleone, a municipality in Lombardy. Inverno itself is Italian for "winter".
Inzaghi Italian
Probably from the town of Inzago, near Milan. This surname is most famously borne by brothers Filippo (1973–) and Simone Inzaghi (1976–).
Ippolito Italian
Italian: from the personal name Ippolito (classical Greek Hippolytos, composed of the elements hippos ‘horse’ + lyein ‘loose’, ‘release’). This was the name of various minor early Christian saints... [more]
Irion German
From a variant of the given name Gereon.
Isaac Jewish, English, Welsh, French
Derived from the given name Isaac.
Isabelle French, English
From the given name Isabelle.
Isabeth French
A matronym derived from the given name Élisabeth/Elisabeth.
Isacco Italian
From the given name Isacco.
Iscandar Popular Culture, Italian, English, Japanese
Best known as both the name of a recurring outer space planet and the clan name of its own royals in the famed Space Battleship Yamato franchise. It is a variant of Iskandar, the Arabic counterpart of Alexander.
Iselle French
Frenchified forms of Iseli, a Swiss German variant of Eisele.... [more]
Isenbarger German, Jewish
Respelling of German or Jewish Eisenberger.
Iseppi Romansh
Derived from the given name Gisep.
Isidor German, Russian
From the given name Isidor.
Isidore French
From the given name Isidore.
Isotta Italian
From the given name Isotta.
Italici Italian
Meaning "Italics", in Italian.
Itelson Yiddish, German
Yiddish "Son of Itel"
Itzstein German
Topographic surname that originated from broad regions around the river Itz in Thuringia, Germany. The word "Stein" (German word for stone) historically was also used to describe castles on a hill or at a river, thus a possible meaning of the name is "castle at the river Itz".
Iulitta Italian
Early Italian surname. Gaelic Etruscan origins.... [more]
Izzo Italian
From the given name Azzo.
Jacaruso Italian
An Italian surname from a compound of Ia- (from the personal name Ianni) and the southern Italian word caruso, which means ‘lad’ or ‘boy’.
Jacobi Jewish, English, Dutch, German
From the Latin genitive Jacobi ‘(son) of Jacob’, Latinized form of English Jacobs and Jacobson or North German Jakobs(en) and Jacobs(en).
Jacobsmeyer German
Habitational name from an estate so named.
Jacobsohn German, Jewish
Means "son of Jacob".
Jacoby Jewish, English, German
Variant spelling of Jacobi.
Jacomet Romansh
Derived from the given name Jacom combined with the diminutive suffix -et.
Jacot French
Variant spelling of Jacquot.
Jacqueman French
Jacquemin French
From a pet form of the given name Jacques.
Jacquot French
From the given name Jacquot, a diminutive of Jacques.
Jade English, French
From the given name Jade. It could also indicate someone with jade green eyes.
Jaffé German, Jewish
German form of Jaffe.
Jägermeisterssen German
Means son of the "Master-Hunter". Originally given to the son of the master-hunter in hunting camps.
Jahne German
Variant of Jahn.
Jahns German
Patronymic from the personal name Jahn.
Janett Romansh
Derived from a short form of the given name Johannes in combination with the diminutive suffix -ett.
Jänicke German
From a pet form of the personal name Johann.
Janigg Romansh
Derived from a diminutive of the given name Johannes.
Janisse French
Possibly a respelling of French Janisset, from a pet form of Jan, a variant spelling of Jean, French equivalent of John.
Janjöri Romansh
Contraction of a short form of the given name Johannes and Jöri.
Jannusch German
From a pet form of the personal name Jan.
Japon Filipino, Spanish, French
Ethnic name or regional name for someone from Japan or who had connections with Japan.
Japp German
Derived from a diminutive of Jacob.
Jardel French
Of debated origin and meaning; theories include a derivation from Old French jardel, a diminutive of jard (jardin in Modern French), meaning "garden".
Jardin French, English
Derived from Old French jardin meaning "enclosure, garden", hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a garden or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked as a gardener.
Jarsdel German
Are you near extinct or possibly extend last name, referring to the opening part of a jar.
Jary French
Jay English, French
Nickname from Middle English, Old French jay(e), gai "jay (the bird)", probably referring to an idle chatterer or a showy person, although the jay was also noted for its thieving habits.
Jean-baptiste Haitian Creole, French
From the French given name Jean-Baptiste.
Jeanne French
From the feminine given name Jeanne.
Jeannot French
From the given name Jeannot, a French diminutive of (1)Jean.
Jeanpetit French
Means "little Jean" from Old French petit "small" and the given name Jean, originally a nickname for a small man called Jean (or applied ironically to a large man), or a distinguishing epithet for the younger of two men named Jean.... [more]
Jeaume French (Rare)
Variant form of the patronymic surname of Jaume.
Jecklin Romansh
Derived from a medieval diminutive of the given name Jacob.
Jegen Romansh
Derived from a diminutive of the given name Jacob.
Jehan French, Breton
From the medieval given name Jehan.
Jelmoli Romansh
Derived from the Italian given name Guglielmo.
Jenatsch Romansh
Derived from the given name Johannes.
Jendre German (Anglicized, Rare), Czech (Anglicized, Rare), Slovak (Anglicized, Rare), Danish (Anglicized, Rare)
Jendre is an anglicized version of many surnames throughout Europe that start with 'Jendre'.... [more]
Jenner German
Derived from the name Januarius.
Jenny German (Swiss), Alsatian
Derived from the given name Johannes.
Jeorg German (Anglicized)
Anglicized spelling of Jörg, from the German given name equivalent to English George.
Jere French
Derived from the personal name Jerome, which is derived from the Greek name Hieronymos, meaning “sacred name.” Jerome was a saint who was known for translating the Bible into Latin.
Jesús Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, French
From the given name Jesús.
Jeter French (Huguenot), German
Jeter is a French and German surname. It is the last name of former New York Yankees baseball player, Derek Jeter. It's also the last name of Carmelita Jeter, an American sprinter who specializes in the 100 meter sprint.
Jeune French, Haitian Creole
Derived from the French word jeune "young". It found more common in Haiti. Compare Lejeune
Joachim German, French, Polish
From the given name Joachim
Job English, French, German, Hungarian
English, French, German, and Hungarian from the personal name Iyov or Job, borne by a Biblical character, the central figure in the Book of Job, who was tormented by God and yet refused to forswear Him... [more]
Jochen German
From the given name Jochen
Jodiet German
Joffé French, Jewish
French form of Joffe.
Johann German
From the given name Johann
Johanneson German, Dutch
Variant of Johannessen which means "son of Johannes
Johanning German
North German patronymic from Johann, German form of John.
Johannknecht German
John The Servant
Jolie French
Variant of Joly and Jolly.
Joliet French
From French Jolie "pretty one" and the popular suffix -et "little" meaning "pretty little one."
Jonas Danish, German, Dutch, Norwegian
From the given name Jonas
Joos Romansh
Derived from a short form of the given name Jodocus.
Jorgenson German, English
Respelling of Jørgensen or Jörgensen (see Jorgensen) or the Swedish cognate Jörgens(s)on.
Jörigustin Romansh
Contraction of Jöri and Gustin.
Jörimann Romansh
Derived from the given name Jöri.
José Spanish, Portuguese, French
From the given name José.
Jost Dutch, German
Dutch and German: from a personal name, a derivative of the Breton personal name Iodoc (see Joyce), or from the personal name Just.
Jourdain French
From the given name Jourdain.
Jourdine French, English
English and French variant of Jordan.
Juen Romansh
Variant of Juon.
Juillet French
Means "July" in French.
Juin French
Derived from French juin meaning "June", perhaps indicating a person who was baptized in that month.
Jules French
From a personal name (Latin Julius). The name was borne in the Middle Ages in honor of various minor Christian saints.
Juli German
Derived from the given name Julius.
Juncker German, Danish, French
Meaning "young nobleman" in German and Danish.
Juneau French
A nickname for someone who is "young"
Jünger German, Jewish
German (Jünger) distinguishing name, from Middle High German jünger ‘younger’, for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, usually a son who bore the same name as his father... [more]
Jungmann German
Means "young man" from German Jung and Mann.
Junk German
Variant of Jung.
Juon Romansh
Derived from the given name Johann.
Jupin French
from a diminutive of Old French jupe a term denoting a long woolen garment hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller (or a nickname for a wearer) of such garments. This word ultimately derives from Arabic.
Justin French, English, Slovene
From a medieval personal name, Latin Justinus, a derivative of Justus.
Justus German, Dutch, Finnish
From the given name Justus
Kachel German
Occupational name for a potter, from Middle High German kachel "pot", "earthenware vessel".
Kachler German
Variant of Kachel.
Kackley German
Probably an Americanized spelling of German Kächele (see Kachel).
Kad German
1 German: habitational name for someone from a place called Kade near Magdeburg, Kaaden (German name of Kadeň in North Bohemia), or Kaden in Westerwald.... [more]
Kaden German
Habitational name for someone from Kaaden in North Bohemia, or any of several other places called Kaden.
Kaeser German, German (Swiss)
Occupational name for a cheesemaker or a cheese merchant from an agent derivative of Middle High German kæse "cheese". Variant of Käser.
Kahn German
Derived from German Kahn "small boat" as well as a Germanized form of the Jewish surname Cohen.
Kahr German
Short form of the medieval personal name Makarius.
Kalander German
Status name for the chairman or a member fraternity that held meetings on the first of each month, from Latin ad calendas.
Kalk German, Dutch
Occupational name for a lime burner from Middle High German kalc and Middle Dutch calk "lime" (both a loanword from Latin calx).
Kalkbrenner German
Occupational name for a lime burner from Middle High German kalc "chalk lime" and brenner "burner".
Kalp German, Jewish
From Middle High German kalp ‘calf’, German Kalb, probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for someone who reared calves.
Kalt German, German (Swiss)
From Middle High German kalt "cold" probably applied as a nickname for someone who felt the cold or for someone with an unfriendly disposition.
Kalthoff German
German (Westphalian): habitational name from a place named as 'the cold farm', from Middle High German kalt "cold" + hof "farmstead", "manor farm’, "court".
Kaltman German
From a nickname for a cool, unfriendly person from middle high German kalt "cold" and mann "man".
Kamm Estonian, German
It's origins are of German origin, meaning "comb"... [more]
Kamp German, Dutch, Danish
From the German element kamp (from Latin campus) "field".
Kampf German, Jewish
From middle high German kampf, German kamf "fight, struggle" occupation for a fighter.
Kandt German
Probably from Middle High German kant meaning "jug" (from Latin olla cannata meaning "pot with one spout") and hence an occupational name for a maker or seller of jugs.
Kapeller German, German (Austrian)
Derived from Middle High German kappelle, kapelle "chapel", this name denoted someone who lived near a chapel.
Kärlin German
German surname from the personal name Karl. Also an altered spelling of German Gerling.
Karling German
A habitational name from Karling in Bavaria.
Karlsberg German
Means "Carl's Mountain" in German language, it is also used in other Germanic languages