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.
Linzmeyer German, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means "bailiff of Linz, Austria" in German, derived from Proto-Celtic *lentos (“bend”) and Middle High German meier meaning "bailiff, administrator", derived from Latin maior meaning "greater".... [more]
Liotta Italian
Variant form of Leotta. A famous bearer was American actor Ray Liotta (1954-2022).
Lipp German (Swiss), Romansh
Derived from a short form of the given name Philipp.
Lipps German
Derived from Lippe, a place in Westphalia, Germany. The name is a variant of the first name Philipp.
Lipschitz German, Jewish
The name is derived from the Slavic "lipa," meaning "linden tree" or "lime tree." The name may relate to a number of different place names: "Liebeschitz," the name of a town in Bohemia, "Leipzig," the name of a famous German city, or "Leobschutz," the name of a town in Upper Silesia.
Lirette French
French for material used in clothes.
Lisci Italian
Probably means "smooth" in Italian, derived from the Italian liscio "smoothing", likely denoting a clean person.
Liserani Italian
A famous bearer is Italian-born American actor Gino Corrado Liserani (1893 - 1982), who went by Gino Corrado on film
Lisle Norman, English, French
English (of Norman origin) and French: variant spelling of Lyle.
Listrat French
From Occitan "listrat" meaning "chopped off, striped" or from "Listrac", a commune in the Gironde department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwest France.
Littarru Italian
From Sardinian littarru "buckthorn".
Littman German (East Prussian), German (West Prussian), German, Jewish
Derived from Germanized Czech personal names like Litomir (Czech: Ljutomir) and Litobor (Czech: Ljutobor) which ultimately go back to Old Slavic ljutu "grim; fierce; ferocious; wild". One theory suggests, however, that these given names might have been influenced by ljub- "love; dear".... [more]
Livengood German
The surname LIVENGOOD is the Americanized version of Leibendgut. Leibengut is Swiss-German in origin. It has been written as Livengood and Levengood in America. Records show the family name back to 1550, in Aarwangen, Canton of Berne, Switzerland... [more]
Löbe German
Variant of Löwe from Middle High German lēwe löuwe "lion" hence a nickname for a brave or regal person. In some cases the surname may have been a topographic or habitational name referring to a house or inn distinguished by the sign of a lion.
Lobianco Italian
Derived from the words lo "the" and bianco "white".
Lobsang German (Rare, Archaic)
German name meaning "sung praise"
Locci Italian
Possibly from the Spanish given name Eloche (see Elochius.
Loch German
From German Loch "hole", ultimately derived from Middle High German loch "hole, hollow, valley".
Loche French
From the Old French word loche meaning "freshwater fish."
Lochner German
Means "a place where rivers meet with a partial obstruction from a wooden dam. "
Lock English, Dutch, German
Habitational name from any of various places called Loock, from look ‘enclosure’.
Locke English, Dutch, German
English, Dutch, and German: variant of Lock. ... [more]
Lockhart Scottish, German
Scottish: of uncertain origin, probably from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements loc ‘lock’, ‘bolt’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. English: occupational name for a herdsman in charge of a sheep or cattlefold, from Old English loc ‘enclosure’, ‘fold’ + hierde ‘herd(er)’.
Lodde Italian
From Sardinian lodde "fox".
Lodovico Italian
From the given name Lodovico.
Loesch German
German metonymic occupational name from Middle High German lösch ‘fine leather’.
Loescher German
German variant of Löscher, an occupational name for a fireman, from Middle High German leschen ‘to extinguish’. Als a variant of Loesch and Lescher or a derivative of Loesche.
Löffler German
Derived from German löffel, it denotes a person who produces or trades spoons.
Loglisci Italian
My grandfather's family name who were from Gravina di Puglia
Lo Guasta Italian
Variant of Guasti, literally "the broken". Probably used as a nickname for someone with a twisted or deformed limb, used in at least one case for a foundling.
Loi Italian
Clipped form of Balloi.
Loia Italian
Most likely a variant of Aloia. May alternately be related to Italian loggia "atrium, open-roofed gallery", Greek λεώς (leos) "the people", or Tuscan loia "dirt, filth on clothes or skin", perhaps a nickname for someone with a profession that often made them dirty, such as mining.
Loiseau French
Means "The Bird" in French.
Loisel French
Derived from Old French oisel "bird" with fused definite article l' used as a nickname for a flighty individual or perhaps for a small birdlike person but possibly also as a metonymic occupational name for a bird-catcher.
Lo Màglio Italian
Literally means "the hammer." However, "the" would normally be represented as "il" in Italian, in this case.
Lombard French, English, South African
French and English cognate of Lombardi, or derived from the given name Lambert. A famous bearer of this name was the American actress Carole Lombard (1908-1942), born Jane Alice Peters.
Lomenzo Italian
From Sicilian "menzo" meaning middle.
Lonardo Italian
Variant of Leonardo, characteristic of central–southern Italy.
Longino Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Longino.
Loos Dutch, German
Patronymic from a short form of either Dutch Lodewijk or German Nikolaus, or the name of a place in northern France.
Lorain French
Occupational name for a saddler, derived from the Old French word lorain, meaning "a leather strap used on a horse's breastplate".
Lorang French
Surname of uncertain origin. Might be derived from:... [more]
Lord French
Nickname from Old French l'ord "the dirty one".
Lo Re Italian
Palermo,Sicily,Italy
Lorenzi Italian
“Laurel tree” or “decorated with laurel.” The English equivalent is Lawrence.
Lorenzini Italian
Means "son of Lorenzino", a diminutive of Lorenzo.
Loretz German (Swiss), Romansh
Derived from the given name Laurentius.
Lo Ricco Italian
Originally Spanish but of Italian origin for at least 7 generations. My branch of the family are residing in Australia but many remain in Italy and quite a few in the USA
Lorrain French
French and English: variant spelling of Lorraine.
Lorraine French
Indicates origin within Lorraine, in eastern France
Lorraine French, English, Scottish
Habitational name from Lorraine a region in the northeastern part of France. Its name derives from the name of the medieval kingdom of Lothari Regnum which in turn was named for its sovereign Lothar (a personal name composed of the elements hlud "famous renowned" and hari/heri "army").
Losano Italian
Italian form of Lozano.
Lösch Low German, Upper German
North German metonymic occupational name for a maker of fine leather, from Middle Low German losche ‘fine leather’. South German variant of Lesch (see Loesch).
Losco Italian
Nickname from losco ‘sinister’.
Lotfi Italian
Italian: patronymic or plural form of the personal name Lotto .
Lothringer German
Indicates origin from Lothringen, German form of Lorraine
Lott French
From the Department (Region/State)in France, "Lot" and "Lot-et-Garrone"; also a river in France (Lot). Brought to the British Isles, Holland (Netherlands) and later the United States, Canada and South Africa, by French Huguenots.
Loudermilk German
In German the word “lauter” translates into English as “pure” and the German word “milch” translates into English as “milk”. This surname belonged to those who worked in the dairy industry.
Louise French
From the given name Louise or a variant of Louis.
Louisin French
From the given name Louis.
Loupe French (Americanized), French (Cajun)
Means “grimace sticking-out tongue” in Old French.
Lovato Spanish (Latin American), Italian
Northern Italian from the Late Latin personal name Lupatus, derivative of Latin lupus "wolf". This is one of several medieval personal names which became popular under the influence of Germanic compound personal names formed with wolf-.
Lovera Italian, Spanish
Either a topographic name from lovera "wolf pack" or "wolves’ lair" or a habitational name from a place called Lovera. Spanish variant of Lobera.
Lovett English, French
From Ango-Norman French "louvet" meaning "young wolf".
Löwenhaar German
Meaning "lion hair", from German löwe "lion" and haar "hair".
Löwenstein German
Habitational name from any of several places called Löwenstein.
Löwenthal German
Habitational name from any of various places called Löwenthal.
Lubahn German
Germanized form of a Slavic or Old Prussian name formed with lub- "love", "dear".
Lubbe German, Slavic, Prussian
Variant of Lubben. Germanized form of a Slavic or Old Prussian name formed with lub- ‘love’, ‘dear’ (see Luba).
Lubin French
From the given name Lubin.
Luca Italian
Variant of De Luca.
Lucca Italian
A habitational name from Lucca Sicula in Agrigento province, Sicily, which was called simply Lucca until 1863. It was probably originally named with a Celtic element meaning ‘marshy.’
Lucchese Italian
Denoted someone from Lucca, a city and comune in Tuscany, central Italy.
Lucchesi Italian
Variant form of Lucchese.
Lucci Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Luccio, a reduced form of a personal name formed with this suffix.
Luce Norman, French
Form of Lucius, meaning "light". A notable bearer of this surname is French singer-songwriter Renan Luce (1980-).
Luchs German
meaning: lynx
Lucía Spanish, Italian
From the feminine personal name Lucia, feminine derivative of Latin lux meaning "light".
Luciano Italian
It is derived from Latin Lucianus, patronymic of Lucius ("Light"). The French form is Lucien.
Lucien French
From the given name Lucien.
Lucio Italian
From the given name Lucio.
Luckhardt German
Metronymic derived from the given name Liutgard.
Ludenberg German
From Latin ludere meaning "to play" and German berg meaning "mountain".
Lüdi German (Swiss)
Probably derived from the given name Ludwig
Ludovico Italian
From the given name Ludovico.
Luigini Italian
Derived from the given name Luigi.
Luker German
Luker see also Lucher or Luchre, meaning money more specifically money obtained by nefarious means.
Lüll German
From a short form of any of the Germanic personal names formed with liut- ‘people’ as the first element.
Lunatici Italian
A nickname for a quirky or temperamental person, ultimately from Latin lunaticus "of the moon, moonstruck".
Lunz German
Nickname for a careless or slovenly person, from Middle High German lunzen 'to doze'. Can also be a habitational name for someone from Lunz in Tyrol.
Luongo Italian
Neapolitan form of Longo.
Lupin French
Lupin is a variant on the Latin word "lupus", meaning "wolf". Two important literary characters, Arsène Lupin, the famous French gentleman-burglar, and Professor Remus Lupin, from the world of Harry Potter, have this name... [more]
Lusa Italian
Used by people from Lusa, Italy, a town named after the Roman 'gens lusia'.
Lussier French
Occupational name from old French ussier "usher, doorkeeper".
Lusso Italian
From the given name Lucius, or possibly the toponym Santu Lussurgiu.
Lustig Swedish, German, Jewish, Dutch
From Swedish and German lustig ”humerous, funny, enjoyable” or Middle High German lustig ”merry, carefree”.
Lutter Dutch, English, German
Dutch and English: variant of Luter.... [more]
Lux German, Dutch
Patronymic from a vernacular form of Lucas.
Luxenberg German, Jewish, Luxembourgish, Belgian, French, Walloon
Habitational name from various places named Luxenberg, Luxemberg, Luxenburg, or Luxembourg, including the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Luzzi Romansh
Derived from the given name Luzi.
Lyboult German
Famous Warrior... [more]
Lyday German (Anglicized)
Probably an Americanized form of German Leidig.
Lyé French
A habitational name from places named Lié located in Deux-Sèvres and Vendée.
Lyman English, German (Anglicized), Dutch
English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land (see Layman). ... [more]
Maag German
Comes from the Middle High German “mage”, meaning “relative” or “kinsman”.
Maatta Italian
1 Southern Italian: from a feminine form of Matto .... [more]
Macaluso Italian
Possibly from Arabic مخلوص (maklus) "freed, liberated", indicating a freedman or slave who had been liberated, which may be related to Sicilian macaluscio, "cleaned and prepared cotton".
Macario Italian, Spanish
From the given name Macario
Maccarone Italian
from maccaroni "macaroni" (or in northern Italy "gnocco") perhaps applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of pasta or in the North as a nickname for a silly or foolish person.
Macchia Italian
Topographic name from Italian macchia "thicket", "scrub" (from Latin macula) and Habitational name from any of various places named Macchia, as for example Macchia in Trapani province, Sicily.
Macchione Italian
Originally from the south of italy (Calabria or Sicily), from an augmentative of Macchia (stain), in some cases, a habitational name from various places so named in Campania and Puglia.
Maccini Italian
Patronymic from a diminutive of the given name Maccio.
Mace English, French
English: from a medieval personal name, a survival of Old English Mæssa, which came to be taken as a pet form of Matthew.... [more]
Machia Italian
Variant of Italian Macchia.
Macis Italian
From Sardinian maccia "shrub, thick bush, brush", or possibly denoting someone from the village Simax.
Mack Scottish, Irish, German, Dutch, French
Scottish (Berwickshire) and Irish: from the Old Norse personal name Makkr, a form of Magnus (Old Irish Maccus)... [more]
Macon French, German
French: See Maçon. An occupational name for a mason, French maçon. Habitational name from places so called in Saône-et-Loire, Allier, Aube, the Côte d’Or, Gers, and Deux-Sères... [more]
Macorig Italian
An italian surname that in fact comes from slovene minority near Udine, it should be written Macoric'... [more]
Macri Italian
Italian variant of Magro. It could also be a southern Italian nickname for a person who had long limbs or who was tall, derived from Greek μακρύς (makrýs) literally meaning "long, tall" (see Makris)... [more]
Macro Italian
Possibly a variant of Magro.
Macron French
Contracted form of Macqueron.
Madau Italian
From Sardinian madau "fold, enclosure for sheep".
Maddaloni Italian
It should came from the toponym Maddaloni (Campany, South Italy) which name originates from the Arabic term "magdhal" meaning fortress, stronghold. The last name Maddaloni is typical of the area that includes the provinces of Naples, Caserta and Benevento.
Madeddu Italian
Possibly a variant of Madau "sheepfold". Alternately, may derive from a Sardinian variant of Amato "beloved", or from the Latin cognomen Metellus "hired servant".
Madonia Italian
Habitational name from any of numerous places named Madonia, or a regional name for someone from Madonie in Sicily.
Madonna Italian
From the person name Madonna, from donna meaning "lady", bestowed in honor of the Virgin Mary.
Maffessanti Italian
Meaning is overall unknown, but might come from Saint of Matthew. In Italian the name “Maffeo” is an Italian spelling of Matthew and “Santi” means saints, so combined it would be Maffessanti... [more]
Maffia Italian
Variant of Mattia.
Maffione Italian
Possibly a derivative of the given name Maffeo. This surname is from the Puglia region of Barletta, southern Italy.
Maffret French
beleived to originated in{ NICE, france} in the late 19th century, emmigration from france to london,{stepney}, where the surname was mistakenly added an extra letter "T" resulting in the surname MAFFRETT
Magaldi Italian, South American
Patronymic or plural form of the Old German personal name Magoald (from the elements megin, magan "strength, might, power" and wald "power"), or else a nickname from magaldo meaning "evil, wicked", which was derived from the personal name... [more]
Maggio Italian
From a nickname or personal name from the month of May, maggio, from Latin Maius (mensis), from Maia, a rather obscure goddess of fertility, whose name is derived from the same root as maius "larger" and maiestas "greatness"... [more]
Maggiori Italian
Recorded in many spelling forms including the 'base' form of Maggi, and the diminutives and double diminutives Maggiore, Maggiori, Di Maggio, Maggorini, and many others, this is an Italian surname of Roman (Latin) origins... [more]
Mahler German
Variant of Maler, a German occupational surname meaning "painter", particularly a stained glass painter.... [more]
Mai German
Derived from German der Mai meaning "May", perhaps indicating a person who was baptized in that month.
Maimeri Italian
Surname of italian painter and entrepreneur Giovanni (Gianni) Maimeri.
Main Scottish, English, French, Norman
Various origins explained include:... [more]
Maine French
French topographic name from Old French maine ‘dwelling’, ‘residence’, ‘abode’, or a habitational name from any of numerous places so named.
Maioni Italian
Variant of Maione.
Maiorana Italian
From Sicilian maiurana, "marjoram (herb)".
Maire French (Swiss)
French Swiss surname ... [more]
Maisel Yiddish, German, French
Predominantly seems to be a matronymic surname from the Yiddish feminine name Mayzl. Although it is believed that it derived from the Hebrew name Meïser, which means “representative of God”... [more]
Maison French, Walloon
Derived from Old French maison "residence", this name used to be given to someone who lived by an important house.
Maisonneuve French
Means "new house" in French.
Maître French
occupational name for the head of a craft or trade guild from Old French maistre "master" (from Latin magister)... [more]
Maitre French
occupational name for one who was the head of a craft or trade guild, from Old French maistre ‘master’ (Latin magister).
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.
Malandra Italian
Possibly related to Italian malandrino "dishonest, mischievous; rascal".
Malatesta Italian
Means "bad head" in Italian, a nickname for a stubborn or perhaps malicious person. It could have also indicated the bearer had a misshapen head. ... [more]
Maldini Italian
Possibly derived from an apheresis of the surname Grimaldi.
Malebranche French (Rare)
Means "bad branch" in French, denoting a person who is on the bad side of a family tree. It could also possibly be a variant of Malherbe. Nicolas Malebranche was a French Oratorian Catholic priest and rationalist philosopher.
Malecuit French
Means "doughy," "soggy," or "undercooked" in French.
Malfa Italian, Sicilian
habitational name from Malfa on the island of Salina (Messina). Variant of Lamalfa.
Malfait French
Derived from French mal fait, which literally means "poorly done, badly done". In the context of the surname, it refers to the first bearer being "malformed" or "deformed" (as it was in the eyes of people from older times), which means that he either was physically disabled or able-bodied but with a physical trait that deviated from the norm.
Malfatto Italian
Means "badly made, shoddy; deformed" in Italian, possibly originating with the nickname Malefactus "ugly, injured". Cognate to French Malfait.
Malfitano Italian
Altered form of Amalfitano.
Malfoi French
Variant of Malfoy.
Malfois French
Variant of Malfoy.
Malfoy French
Malfoy is a French name roughly translating to "bad faith"
Malgiaritta Romansh
Derived from the given name Malgiaritta.
Malin English, French, Dutch
From the given name Malin (English), and from the given name Madalin composed of the Germanic element madal meaning "council" (French, Dutch).
Malinconico Italian
Means "gloomy, melancholy" in Italian.
Malizia Italian
Italian. Literal translation is the english noun: "Malice".... [more]