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.
Morabito Italian
Ultimately from Arabic مُرَابِط (murabit) "holy man, one who preaches in the street; soldier stationed in an outpost", from which comes Sicilian murabitu "moderate, sober" and murabbiu "teetotal".
Moralee English, French
First found in Norfolk where they were seated from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings.
Morand French, French (Swiss)
from the medieval Latin personal name Maurandus Morandus derived from Maurus "Mauritanian Moor" and the suffix -andus (following the pattern of names formed from a verbal noun such as Amandus) or shortened from Moderandus which appears to be Latin for "he who is (able) to be guided"... [more]
Morant English, French
From the Old French personal name Morant, perhaps from a nickname meaning "steadfast", or alternatively of Germanic origin and meaning literally "courage-raven". A known bearer was the British-born Australian soldier and poet Breaker Morant, original name Edwin Henry Murrant (?1864-1902).
Moranville French
Habitational name from a commune in France named Moranville, probably derived from the personal name Morand + Old French word ville "settlement".
More French
nickname for a dark-skinned man from Old French more "Moor" (from Latin Maurus). French cognitive of Moore 3.
Morell Romansh
Derived from Latin maurus "Moorish, North African" as well as a derivation from a diminutive of the given name Maurus.
Moreschi Italian
Nickname for a dark-skinned person, derived from the Medieval Latin word moro, actually from the Latin Maurus, meaning, "dark-skinned".
Morgenthaler German (Swiss)
Derived from the place name Murgental in the Swiss canton Aargau and Obermurgenthal in the canton Bern.
Mori Slovene, Italian
Variant of Moro.
Morice French, Scottish
French variant of Maurice and Scottish variant of Morris.
Morici Italian, Hungarian
From a variant of the Italian given name Maurizio, Hungarian name Móric both are cognitive of Morris.
Moritzi Romansh
Derived from the given name Mauritius.
Moro Italian, Spanish
Nickname from moro "moor" from Latin maurus "moor, north african" and Italian variant of Mauro.
Morreale Italian
Habitational name from the town of Monreale in Sicily, derived from Italian monte regale meaning "royal mountain".
Morticelli Italian
Means "died small" in Italian.
Mosbrucker German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a bridge over a swamp, from Middle High German mos meaning "bog", "swamp" + brucke meaning "bridge".
Mosca Romansh
Younger form of Muos-cha which was derived from Romansh muos-cha "fly (animal)".
Moscatelli Italian
The name Moscatelli has its origins in a type of grape called Moscatel. This grape has its origin in ancient Egypt or Greece, but it was in Italy that it became famous. Here the farmers that planted the grape became known as the Moscatelli.
Moscati Italian
Possibly a variant of Moscato.
Moscato Italian
Variant of the personal name Muscato, also Americanized spelling of Greek Moskatos, a metonymic occupational name for a grower of muscat grapes.
Mosel German
Habitational name from any of several places so named. topographic name from the Mosel river in western Germany a tributary of the Rhine that rises in the Vosges and flows through Lorraine and then a deep winding valley from Trier to Koblenz.
Mosele Italian, German (Austrian)
This surname is to be found in north-eastern Italy, more specifically in the Vicenza and Verona provinces. Families with this name are certain to be originally from the mountain town of Asiago, situated on a plateau north of Vicenza and now a well-known skiing resort... [more]
Most German
Metonymic occupational name for a producer or seller of must, i.e. unfermented grape juice, from Middle High German most, ultimately derived from Latin mustum vinum meaning "young (i.e. fresh) wine"... [more]
Motel French
Topographic name from a derivative of Old French motte ‘fortified stronghold’.
Motte French, Walloon, Flemish, German
from old French motte "motte" a word of Gaulish origin denoting a man-made protective mound or moat surrounding a castle or other fortified strongholds; or a habitational name from any of the various places in France and in Belgium named with this word.... [more]
Motz German
Meaning "dirty" or "grubby".
Mouton French
Nickname from Old French mouton "sheep" used for a docile mild-mannered person for someone easily led or perhaps for a curly-haired man. Original French cognitive of Mutton.
Mozart German
The surname was first recorded in the 14th century as Mozahrt, and later as Motzhardt in Germany. It is a compound word, the first part of which is Middle High German mos, also spelt mosz, and meaning “bog, marsh” in southern dialects (compare modern German Moos)... [more]
Mozer German
South German (Swabia): Variant Of Moser.
Mucciarone Italian
From an augmentative form of the dimunitive suffix -muccio short form of pet names ending in -muccio such as Anselmuccio or Giacomuccio.
Muccio Italian
Short form of pet names ending in -muccio such as Anselmuccio or Giacomuccio.
Mühlfeld German
Variant form of Muhlfeld.
Mulè Italian
From Arabic مولى (mawlan) "guide, chief, lord, master".
Müllerleile German
Derived from Middle High German mülnære, müller meaning "miller" (see Müller), and the German given names Lawlin, Lauwelin and Lawelin, medieval diminutives of Nikolaus.
Mullinix French
A locational name "of de Moloneaux" probably from the noble family who trace their descent from William the Conqueror, from Molineaux-sur-Seine, near Rouen. The name came to England during the wake of the Norman Conquest... [more]
Munari Italian
From Venetian munaro "miller".
Münch German
Variant of Mönch.
Munch Danish, French, Norwegian (Rare)
Either a variant of Münch or Munk, both meaning "monk". A notable bearer was Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1863-1944), whose best known work is 'The Scream'.
Munich German
From the lower German word for monk, most likely first used as a surname for a former member of a monastery.
Munk German, Scandinavian, Dutch, English
From Middle High German münich Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish munk Middle Dutch munc "monk" a nickname for someone thought to resemble a monk or a metonymic occupational name for someone in the service of a monastery... [more]
Munno Italian
An assimilated form of Mundo.
Münster German, Dutch
habitational name from any of the places called Münster (in Germany) or Munster derived from Latin monasterium "monastery" or a topographic name for someone living near a monastery.
Müsch German
Either a habitational name from a place named Müsch in Germany, or a topographic name meaning "bog", perhaps given to someone living near a bog.
Musch Dutch, German
From a nickname meaning "house sparrow".
Musco Italian
From Sicilian muscu "moss".
Muskow French (Archaic)
French Variant of Moscow.
Musso Italian
Nickname for someone with some peculiarity of the mouth.
Mustafi Albanian, German (Rare)
Means "the chosen one"
Mutter German
(also Mütter): occupational name for an official employed to measure grain, from Middle High German mutte, mütte 'bushel', 'grain measure' (Latin modius) + the agent suffix -er.
Muzio Italian (Rare)
Northern Italian from a medieval personal name derived from the Latin personal name Mucius or Mutius.
Nabrotzky German
Supposedly means "lived near water". Originated from Prussia.
Nacht German, Jewish
From middle German naht meaning "night".
Nachtigall German, Jewish
Nickname from Middle High German nachtegal "nightingale" from Old High German galan "to sing". Cognate to Nightingale.
Nachtrieb German
It possibly comes from the German name of a nachtrab, which is a "night bird like the owl". Another possible meaning is "night tribe".
Nadeau French
Variant of Nadal, which can be a name or the meaning "Christmas".... [more]
Nadel German, Jewish
Metonymic occupational name for a maker of needles, or in some cases for a tailor, from Middle High German nadel(e), German Nadel "needle".
Nadig German (Swiss), Romansh
Derived from from Old High German (gi-)nadig "kind", this was a nickname for a kind and benevolent person.
Naegele German
Variant of Nagel.
Nagelschmidt German
Means "nail smith" in German
Nagler German
Form Middle High German nagel "nail".
Naitana Italian
Probably from the name of a disappeared village, itself derived from Latin navita "sailor, navigator".
Nantz German
From a pet form of a Germanic compound name formed with Nant- (for example, Nantwig, Nantger); its meaning is reflected in Middle High German nenden 'to dare'.
Napello Italian
a nickname taken from the plantname Aconitum napellus, possibly for someone with a 'venerous' character (because the plant is venerous)
Napolitano Italian
Originally indicated a person from Napoli (Naples) in Italy.
Narciso Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Narciso.
Narcisse French
From the given name Narcisse.
Nard French
From Nard a short form of Bernard. French cognitive of Nardi.
Narr German
Nickname for a foolish or silly person, from Middle High German narr ‘fool’, ‘jester’.
Nasers German
Habitational, derived from any of several places called Nesse in Oldenburg and Friesland.
Nassau German, Dutch, Jewish
From the name of the town of Nassau in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (formerly the seat of an independent duchy in the 19th century), derived from Old High German naz meaning "damp, wet" and ouwa meaning "water meadow"... [more]
Nasser German
Someone from any of the places called Nassen, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse, and Bavaria.
Nast German
Topographic name for someone who lived in a thickly wooded area, or a metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter, from Middle High German nast meaning "branch", a regional variant of ast, resulting from the misdivision of forms such as ein ast meaning "a branch".
Nasuti Italian
From Italian nasuto "nosey, big-nosed".
Natalino Italian
From the given name Natalino.
Nater German (Swiss)
Derived from Middle High German nâtaere "tailor; furrier".
Natsch Romansh
Truncated form of Jenatsch.
Natti Italian
from the Latin name Nattius
Nau German
A variant of Neu; meaning "ship" or "boat."
Nauli Romansh
Derived from the given name Donatus.
Nault French
From a short form of various medieval personal names derived from Germanic personal names formed with wald 'rule' as the final element, in particular Arnold.
Naumann German
Possibly a variant of Neumann.
Navarra Italian, Spanish
Means Navarre in Italian and Spanish; which was also the female equivalent to Navarro.
Navarre French
The name means "By the sea". Originally a country of its own, located between Spain and France, Navarre became a part of France in 1284 when the Queen of Navarre married King Philip IV of France. After much war, becoming independent once again, and falling into Spanish rule, the Kingdom of Navarre is now split between Spain and France.
Nay German
Northern German variant of Nee.
Nay Romansh
Derived from the given name Donatus.
Nazaire French
From the given name Nazaire.
Neeser German (Swiss)
Derived from the given name Agnes.
Neeson Irish, Dutch, German
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naois ‘son of Naois’, usually Anglicized as Mcneese. Can also be an altered form of Dutch or German Niesen... [more]
Neff German, German (Swiss)
From Middle High German neve 'nephew', hence probably a distinguishing name for a close relation or familiar of a prominent personage.
Negley German (Swiss)
Altered spelling of Swiss German Nägele, Naegeli, or Nägeli, variants of Nagel.
Negro Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Jewish
Nickname or ethnic name from negro "black" (Latin niger), denoting someone with dark hair or a dark complexion.
Negro Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Jewish
From a medieval continuation of the Latin personal name Niger.
Negro Italian, Spanish, Galician, Portuguese, Jewish
Nickname or ethnic name from negro "black" (continuation of Latin niger), denoting someone with dark hair, dark eyes, a dark complexion, someone who wore dark clothes, someone who worked a job in the night, or was otherwise associated with the night.
Negron Spanish, Italian
This surname is a most likely variant of the word and name Negro.
Neher German
An occupational name for a tailor from a deritive of Middle Low German, 'nehen' which means 'to sew' or 'to embroider'
Neidhardt German
From the Germanic given name Nithart, which is derived from Germanic nit meaning "ambition, hatred" and hard meaning "hardy, brave, strong".
Neidhart German, German (Swiss)
German and Swiss German variant of Neidhardt.
Nein German
Unexplained. Perhaps from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with an element cognate with Old High German niuwi meaning "new".
Neinstein German, Jewish
Means “nine stones” in German
Nenninger German
Habitational name for someone from Nenningen in Württemberg.
Nerio Italian
From the given name Nerio.
Nerz German
From the German word Nerz meaning "Mink".
Nestle German
Variant of Nestler.
Nestler German
Derived from the middle high German word nesteler meaning "maker of string or thread".
Nett German, German (Swiss)
Derived from Early New High German net(t) "clean; pure; unadulterated".
Nett Romansh
Derived from a diminutive of the given name Nicola 1.
Nettesheim German
"nice home"
Nettuno Italian
From the given name Nettuno.
Neu German (Modern)
The name Neu is a common German last name.
Neubauer German, Jewish, German (Austrian)
epithet for a settler who was new to an area from Middle High German niuwi "new" and bur "settler resident peasant" (see Bauer ) meaning "neighbor"... [more]
Neubaum German
topographic name meaning "new tree" or a habitational name from a place so named. Derived from the elements niuwi "new" boum "tree".
Neuber German
Contracted form of Neubauer.
Neuberger German
German surname meaning 'new mountaineer'
Neubert German
Derived from the German word “neu,” meaning “new,” and the word “Bert,” which is a shortened form of the Germanic given name “Berthold,” meaning “bright ruler.” So, it means “new bright ruler”.
Neuburg German
From the name of various places in Germany and Austria.
Neuenfeldt German
Habitational name for someone from places so named in Brandenburg and Pomerania, or from places in Lower Saxony or Westphalia called Neuenfelde.
Neuer German
Inflicted form of Neu meaning "new man" see Neumann
Neufeld German, English
Neufeld is a surname of German origin, meaning "new field". It is not seldom in Germany and it is common among German speaking Mennonites from Russia.
Neuger German, French (?)
Was popularized by the German community. Famous bearers include investors Win Neuger and Dan Neuger, author Christie Cozad Neuger.
Neuhaus German, Jewish
Topographical name for someone who lived in a new house, Middle High German niuwe hus, modern German neu Haus, or a habitational name for someone from any of several places named Neuhaus ('new house') in various parts of Germany and Austria, also in Bohemia.
Neuhauser German, German (Austrian)
Means "new house" in German.
Neujahr German
nickname for someone who owed feudal dues at the New Year, or sometimes a name given to someone born on that day
Neukirch German, German (Swiss)
Derived from the Middle High German niuwe meaning "new" and kirch meaning "church".
Neumeyer German
German: distinguishing name for a newly appointed steward or tenant farmer, or one who was a newcomer to an area, from Middle High German niuwe ‘new’ + meier ‘steward’, ‘tenant farmer’ ( see Meyer 1)... [more]
Neuser German (Rare)
Person who had ancestors that lived in Germany near Dusseldorf in the town called Neuss.
Neustädter German
Habitational name for someone from any of many places in Germany and Austria called Neustadt.
Neuwirth German
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a new innkeeper, from Middle High German niuwe ‘new’ + wirt and German neu + Wirt ‘master of a house’, ‘innkeeper’.
Nevel German
1 German: variant of Nebel .... [more]
Never German
Habitational surname denoting someone from the town of Nevern (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern), Germany.
Neveu French
Relationship name from Old French neveu "nephew" also "grandson" used to distinguish the two bearers of the same personal name.
Ney German, English
A dialectal form of the common German word neu "new".... [more]
Nibbe German
Nickname meaning ‘beak’, or from a short form of a Germanic personal name Nippo, composed of Old High German nit ‘hostility’, ‘eagerness’ + boto ‘messenger’.
Nicasio Italian, Spanish
From the given name Nicasio.
Niccoli Italian
Patronymic form of the given name Nicola 1.
Nice French
From Nice, in France.
Nichter German, Yiddish
Possibly means "negator, negate" from Middle High German nicht meaning "not", or "sober", from Middle High German nüchter. Perhaps it originally denoted a person who was a philosopher, judge, or bartender.
Nickal German
Variant of Nickel
Nicks English, German
From the nickname of Nicholas.
Nicolay German, French, Romansh
From the given name Nicolay, a form of Nicholas through Russian Nikolay... [more]
Nicoletti Italian
From the given name Nicola 1.
Nicolin French
From the given name Nicolas.
Nicolini Italian
patronymic from Nicolino, a pet form of Nicola
Nied Upper German
South German: habitational name from Nied in Hesse.
Niederhäuser German, Swiss
Habitational name from any of numerous places named Niederhaus or Niederhausen, denoting the lower of two dwellings or settlements or one in a low-lying position.
Niedermeier German, German (Austrian)
Occupational name for a farmer who had a farm lower than the neighboring one(s). This surname and its variant spellings are common to Austria and the state of Bavaria in Germany.
Niedermeyer German, Dutch
Distinguishing name for a farmer (see Meyer) who had a farm lower (Middle High German nider(e)) than the neighboring one(s).
Niedfeldt German
Topographic name for a person who lived by a lower area of open land, derived from Middle Low German nider meaning "lower" and feld meaning "open country".
Niehaus German
North German: topographic name from Middle Low German nie ‘new’ + hus ‘house’; or a habitational name from a common North German and Westphalian farm name with the same meaning.
Nies German
German: from a reduced form of the personal name Dionys (see Dennis), which was stressed on the last syllable; this was a popular personal name as a result of the influence of the French Saint Denis... [more]
Niesen Dutch, German
Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Nijs, a reduced form of Denijs (see Dennis)... [more]
Nietzsche German, German (Silesian)
Derived from a Silesian diminutive of the given name Nikolaus. A notable bearer was Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900), a German philosopher.
Nievo Italian
From nievo "grandchild, grandson; nephew", probably used to differentiate between relatives of the same name.
Nigg Upper German, German (Swiss), Romansh
Derived from a short form of the given name Niklaus.
Niggli German (Swiss), Romansh
Variant of Nigg in combination with the diminutive suffix -li.
Nighswander German (Swiss)
An Americanized form of the Swiss German Neuenschwander or its variant Neuschwander.
Nikkel German, Dutch
Possibly an altered spelling of Dutch Nikel, from the personal name, a Dutch form of Nicholas.
Nimitz German
Derived from Russian немчин (nemchin) meaning "German", of Slavic origin. This surname was borne by Chester W. Nimitz (1885-1966), a fleet admiral of the United States Navy during World War II.
Nipper German
1. habitational name for someone from Nippe in Hesse. ... [more]
Niro Italian
From Neapolitan niro "black", cognate to Neri.
Noack German
Contracted form of Nowack.
Noak German
Variant of Noack.
Noble English, Scottish, Irish, French
Nickname from Middle English, Old French noble "high-born, distinguished, illustrious" (Latin nobilis), denoting someone of lofty birth or character, or perhaps also ironically someone of low station... [more]
Noce Italian
Topographic name for someone who lived where nut trees grew, from noce "nut" (Latin nux, genitive nucis).
Nocella Italian
Diminutive of Noce.
Nocito Italian
from Latin nucetum (Italian noceto) "walnut orchard" applied as either a topographic name for someone who lived by such a place or as a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in one.
Noël French
Means "Christmas".
Noelle French
Noelle is a French And Latin Name That Means Chirstmas its Also a film About A Girl Named Noelle
Noir French
Means "black" in French, originally used in Northern France as an ethnic nickname for someone from Southern France, Spain, Italy or North Africa. It also may have been used for someone who wore dark clothing or for someone who had an occupation during the night or was associated with the night.
Noisette French
This is a French surname meaning "hazelnut".
Noland Irish, French
Irish: variant of Nolan.... [more]
Nold Romansh
Derived from a short form of the given name Arnold.
Nolf German, Dutch
From a short form of the personal name Arnolf, composed of the Germanic elements arn 'eagle' + wulf 'wolf'. Dutch: from a reduced form of Nodolf, derived from the personal name Odolf by transfer of the final -n in a preceding personal name such as Jan, Simoen
Nolfi Romansh
Derived from the given name Arnulf.
Noll German
From a short form of any of various medieval personal names derived from Germanic personal names ending in -n + wald 'rule', for example Arnold and Reinwald.
Nolte German
From a short form of various medieval given names derived from Germanic given names ending with -n and wald meaning "rule", for example Arnold and Reinwald... [more]
Nonnenmacher German
Occupational name for a gelder of hogs, from Middle High German nunne, nonne meaning "nun", and by transfer "castrated hog" + an agent derivative of machen meaning "to make".
Noons French
From the Portuguese name Nunes.
Nora Italian, German
Italian and German: from a short form of the feminine personal names Eleonora or Leonora.
Nord German, French
from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name with the first element nord "north" for example Norbert.
Nordio Italian
Probably derived from a given name containing the element nord "north", of Frankish or Germanic origin.
Normanno Italian
Italian cognitive of Norman.
Norrell English, German (?)
A locational surname from the Germanic (Old English/Old Norse) term for the north. It either refers to someone who lived in a location called Northwell, lived north of a well, spring or stream (Old English weall)... [more]
Nostradamus History, French (Latinized)
Latinized form of de Nostredame. This surname was borne by the French physician and writer Michel de Nostredame (1503-1566), famous for his collection of prophecies Les Prophéties (1555) allegedly predicting the apocalypse and danger from the Arab world.
Notbohm German, Low German
Low German cognate of High German Nussbaum.
Nottal Romansh
Derived from the given name Notal.
Notte Italian
From Italian notte "night", perhaps a form of Mezzanotte.
Novi Italian
Derived from Italian novello and ultimately derived from Latin novellus meaning "new". "Novi" also means "new" in several Slavic languages.
Nowack German
Variant of Nowak.
Nugent English, Irish, French
An English, Irish (of Norman origin) and French habitational surname derived from any of several places in northern France (such as Nogent-sur-Oise), From Latin novientum and apparently an altered form of a Gaulish name meaning "new settlement".