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.
Totti Italian
From the Medieval given name Toto, abbreviation of either Benedetto or Battista... [more]
Toulouse French, French (African)
Derived from the name of the city of Toulouse.
Toupin French, Breton, Norman
nickname from Old French toupin "spinning-top". in rare instances in the south probably from Old Occitan toupin "small earthenware pot" used as a metonymic occupational name for a potter.
Tournier French
French form of Turner.
Tourville French
The name Tourville is a very old, and in one case, very famous name. One of the Marshall's of France was named Anne Hilarion de Cotentin de Tourville. This reads: Anne Hilarion of/from Cotentin, Comte (Count) of Tourville... [more]
Toussaint French
Derived from the given name Toussaint, which in turn is derived from Toussaint, the French name for the Christian feast day All Saints' Day (celebrated on November 1st every year)... [more]
Towers French
1. Variant of Tower, with later -s. ... [more]
Tozzi Italian
Derived from the Italian adjective tozzo meaning "squat; stocky" and also "chunk; hunk", both from Latin túndere meaning "to dent" or from Slavic stotz meaning "stump".... [more]
Trachtenberg German, Jewish
Could mean either mean "mountain of thoughts", from Yiddish trakhtn (טראַכטן) "to think" and berg "mountain" or "mountain of costumes", from German tracht "to wear, carry" and berg "mountain"... [more]
Traeger German
Derived from the German word Trager which means "Someone who carries something." Traeger could also mean "gift of God."
Tramp German
The Tramp surname may be derived from the Middle High German word "trumpe," meaning "drum."
Trando Italian
Italian: from the Germanic (Lombardic) personal name Brando, a short form of the various compound personal names formed with brand ‘sword’, particularly Aldobrando and Ildebrando.
Tranquilli Italian
Derived from the given name Tranquillo.
Transon French
Possibly from Old French tronçon "block of wood", perhaps an occupational name for a woodcutter.
Trapanese Italian
Habitational name meaning "Trapanese", "from the city of Trapani or "from the province of Trapani". Variant of Trapani.
Traube German
Means "grape" in German.
Traun German
Derived from the Celtic word dru meaning "river". Traun is a river in the Austrian state of Upper Austria as well as a city located on the north bank of that river and borders Linz, the capital of Upper Austria, to the east.
Trausch German, Slavic, Low German, Luxembourgish
A nickname either derived from Trauschke, a nickname from Old Slavic drugu "companion", or from Middle Low German druus "sullen", "dour".
Traut German
From either a nickname or a given name derived from the Middle High German word trut "dear, beloved".
Trauth German
Variant of Traut.
Trautwein German
Derived from a medieval given name composed of Middle High German trut meaning "beloved" and win meaning "friend".
Trautwig German (Modern)
From an Ancient German given name made of the name elements TRUD "strength" and WIG "fight"
Traylor French
Assumed to mean "by the trail". May have originally been "Trouillart". Variations may include: Trail Traill Treil Trelly Teign Pentrail
Trebbi Italian
Cesare Mauro Trebbi was an Italian painter and lithographer (1847–1931).... [more]
Tredoni Italian
Mrs. Tredoni is the main antagonist of the 1976 slasher film Alice, Sweet Alice. The role was played by American actress Mildred Clinton (1914-2010).
Treichel German (Swiss)
Swiss German: from a word meaning ‘cow bell’, presumably a nickname for a cowherd or farmer, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who made cow bells.
Treike German
Surname of german origin, sometimes also used as a given name.
Tremel German
A nickname for a disagreeable person, from German tremel, meaning "boor ruffian".
Treml German
Variant of Tremel.
Trentadue Italian
Trentadue, Joseph, Trentadue Irene, Trentadue Leo, Trentadue Evelyn, Trentadue Victor, Trentadue Cindy, Trentadue Steven, Trentadue Tyler, Trentadue Winery... [more]
Trettin German
Habitational name from a place so named in Brandenburg.
Treu German, Jewish
From a nickname for a trustworthy person, from late Middle High German triuwe ‘loyal’. As a Jewish surname it is mainly ornamental.
Treuz German
Derived from the town Trezzo sull'Adda in northern Italy, the name di Trezzo was used by a Milanese armourer family of the 14th century with the first known member being Bazarino di Trezzo, who was possibly also related to the Missaglia family of armourers... [more]
Trevisan Italian
From the city of Treviso, in Veneto.
Trexler German
It is derived from the Middle High German "Drehseler," meaning "turner," and was most likely initially borne by a turner or lathe worker.
Trezeguet French
Meaning uncertain, possibly an occupational name derived from Old French treize, treze meaning "thirteen" and guet (itself from Old French gué) meaning "look-out, watch, vigil"... [more]
Triarico Italian
Possibly an altered form of Tricarico.
Tribbiani Italian
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Tricarico Italian
Denoting someone from the province of Tricarico, in Basilicata.
Trigiani Italian
Adriana Trigiani (1969-) is an Italian-American best-selling author, award-winning playwright, television writer/producer, film director/screenwriter/producer, and entrepreneur based in New York City.
Trilling German
nickname from Middle High German drilinc "one of three one third" which was also the name of a medieval coin.
Triomphe French
From French meaning "triumph". A nickname for a person who's successful.
Tripoli Italian
Habitational name from Tripoli in Libya, a place name of Greek origin meaning "triple city", from the elements τρι- (tri-) "three, thrice" and πόλις (polis) "city".
Tristano Italian
From the given name Tristano.
Troia Italian
Could derive from the name of a town in Foggia, or be a nickname derived from Italian troia "sow, female pig", which has a slang meaning of "slut".
Troiani Italian
From the given name Troiano and variant of Troiano.
Troiano Italian
From the given name Troiano
Troise Italian
Possibly a regional name from Turgisius, Latin name of a Norman province of Sicily
Troisi Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Troise.
Trombino Italian
From a trombino a diminutive of tromba "trumpet" applied as an occupational name for a trumpeter or for someone who made trumpets.
Tromme Belgian, German (Swiss)
From low German meaning "drum".
Trotta Italian
From Italian trota meaning "trout" or from the medieval female nickname Trotta the Italian cognate of Trude.
Trotter English, Scottish, German
Northern English and Scottish: occupational name for a messenger, from an agent derivative of Middle English trot(en) 'to walk fast' (Old French troter, of Germanic origin). ... [more]
Trovarello Italian
First mention of the surname was in Marche in the 14th century, given to a foundling Trovarello di Paolo or "Paolo's foundling".The name was transcribed as a last name, as this person adopted the first name Claudio Trovarello... [more]
Trovatelli Italian
Means "foundling" in Italian, literally trovato "found" and the diminutive suffix -ello.
Trovato Italian
Given to a foundling or abandoned child, literally "found" in Italian.
Troxel German
Roots of the German surname Troxel can be found in the region of Hesse, where the name originated. Troxel may be an occupational name, derived from the Middle High German word "truhsaesee," meaning "leader." In this case, Troxel would be a variation of the German surname Truchsess.
Troy German, Jewish, French, Dutch
As a German and Jewish surname, it is and Anglicized form of Treu or a similar surname.... [more]
Troyer German (Anglicized)
Surname common among the Amish and the Mennonites. It is the Pennsylvania German form of the German last name "Dreier", "Dreyer" or "Treyer". Hans Treyer, an early Anabaptist leader, died as a martyr of his faith in Bern in 1529... [more]
Truaisch Romansh
Derived from Romansh torbaces "granary; larder".
Truax French (Americanized)
An Americanized spelling of the French surname Trieux.
Trudet French
Variant of Trudel.
Trumbo French, German
French (Alsatian) form of German Trumbauer.
Trumpfheller German
Means "drummer". From Middle High German trumbeler "drummer", from trumbe "drum" and the agent suffix -er.
Trux German
Variant of Drux.
Tschamon Romansh
Derived from the given name Schamun.
Tschander Romansh
Derived from the given name Alexander.
Tschann Romansh
Derived from the given name Gian.
Tschanun Romansh
Derived from the given name Gian in combination with a diminutive suffix.
Tschida German
The Germanic spelling of the Hungarian name Çsida. Derived from the Turkish word for rider, or man on horseback.
Tschida German
Derived from the Czech word "třída," which means class, kind, category, grade, or avenue and place.
Tuberville French
Tuberville May be related to the surname Turbeville which is a derivation of the original de’ Turberville which derives from old French Thouberville, ville meaning town, place or residence (from Latin villa).
Tuell German
nickname from Slavic (Old Slavic toliti ""to soothe or calm"")
Tuffèri French
Possibly a variant of Tuffère or maybe derived from an Italian surname.
Tung Romansh
Derived from Romansh tung "thunder".
Tuor Romansh
Derived from Romansh tuor "tower".
Turba Italian
Possibly from Italian turbare, "to disturb, to trouble", itself from Latin turba, "turmoil, disturbance; mob, crowd". Alternately, it could be from the German surname Turba, of uncertain meaning.
Turcat French, French (Quebec)
Means "Turkman"
Turco Italian
Ethnic name for a Turk, or a nickname from the same word in the sense of a non-Christian or, following the medieval ethnic stereotype, a cruel, ferocious, or short-tempered person.
Turcotte French, Welsh
Means "tower" in French and Welsh.
Turnbo English, German (Americanized)
Americanized spelling of German Dürnbach.
Turnbow English, German (Americanized)
Americanized spelling of German Dürnbach, from a habitational name from any of several places so named or from places in Austria and Bavaria named Dürrenbach (meaning "dry stream").
Turturro Italian, Sicilian
Metonymic occupational name for a groom (a person employed to take care of horses), derived from Sicilian turturo, (ultimately from Italian tortoro) meaning "straw, hay, plait used for strapping horses"... [more]
Tutera Italian
Means “Of the Earth”
Tuttoilmondo Italian
Possibly derived from the French given name Toulemonde, which is either itself derived from the Germanic names Thurmond or Tedmond, or from the phrase tout le monde, literally "all the world", or "everybody"... [more]
Tuveri Italian
Possibly from Sardinian Campidanese tuvera, meaning "pipe of the bellows", indicating someone who worked at a forge.
Tylson English, German (Anglicized)
English: variant of Dyson (see surname Dye). ... [more]
Übermacht German
Same given to someone with a lot of power.
Uccheddu Italian
From Sardinian uccheddu, "eyelet, buttonhole".
Uhl German
Uhl begins in the German province of Bavaria. Uhl is a nickname surname, a class of German names derived from eke-names, or added names, that described people by a personal characteristic or other attribute... [more]
Uhler German
Uhler is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Kastellaun, whose seat is in the like-named town.
Uhlmann German
From a pet form of a Germanic compound personal name beginning with odal ‘inherited property’.
Uhr German, Jewish
Derived from the given name Ulrich. In Jewish, it is a metonymic occupational name for a watch or clock maker, derived from German uhr meaning "watch, clock".
Ulisse Italian
From the given name Ulisse.
Ullmann German
Variant spelling of Uhlmann, associated with Jewish Europeans, meaning "man from Ulm". It is derived from the name of the city of Ulm in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Ulmer German
German surname meaning "from the city of Ulm".
Ulrich German
Derived from the personal name Ulrich.
Ulshafer German
Altered form of Ulshöfer.
Ulshöfer German
Habitational name for someone from a place called Ilshofen (old form Ulleshoven), near Schwäbisch Hall.
Ulysse French
From the given name Ulysse.
Umlauf German
German: occupational name for a policeman in a town or city, from Middle High German umbe laufen ‘to make the rounds’.
Ungar German, Jewish
ethnic name for a Hungarian or a nickname for someone who had trade relations with Hungary. Cognate of Ungaro and variant of Unger.
Unger German
German, Jewish (Ashkenazic), and Slovenian: ethnic name for a Hungarian or a nickname for someone who had trade relations with Hungary, from the ethnic term Unger ‘Hungarian’ ... [more]
Ungnade German
Castle builders in antiquity, my dad came from Ravensburg Germany on Bodensee.
Unterreiner German
Topographic name for someone who lived below a mountain ridge, from Middle High German under meaning ‘under’ + rein meaning ‘ridge’.
Urbain French, Walloon
From the given name Urbain.
Urbano Italian, Spanish
From the given name Urbano.
Urbino Sicilian, Italian
Possibly from the name of an Italian town. Could also be from Sicilian urbu or orbu, meaning "blind", in which case it may refer to literal blindness, or a more metaphorical "blind to one's sins", especially in the case of foundlings.
Urech German (Swiss)
Derived from the given name Ulrich.
Urgu Italian
From an ancient toponym.
Usai Italian
Possibly from the name of the former village Usani, or alternately, from Sardinian uscare "to burn, to scorch".
Usanza Italian (Rare)
"custom, customary" Italian
Utech German
From Middle Low German ūt-echtisch ‘outsider’, a term denoting someone who was not a member of a particular guild.
Utsler German
Derived from the given name Utz.
Vaccarello Italian
The pet form of Vaccaro.
Vaccarino Italian
From a diminutive of the occupational name Vaccaro meaning "cowherd".
Vachon French
French definition, cattle herder. Vashon English variant. Vaca Spanish.
Vadalà Italian
Derived from the Arabic given name Abd Allah, meaning "servant of God".
Vader German (Rare)
From Middle Low German vader meaning ‘father’, ‘senior’; in the Middle Ages this was used a term of address for someone who was senior in rank or age.
Vaillant French
From a medieval nickname for a brave person (from Old French vaillant "brave, sturdy").
Val Spanish, French
It means valley. It comes from Britain and then moved to Aragón (Spain).
Valade French
Variant of Vallée.
Valaulta Romansh
Derived from Romansh val "valley" and aulta, the feminine form of the adjective ault, "high".
Valee German
From French origin, denoting someone who lives or comes from a valley.
Valente Italian, Galician, Portuguese
Italian, Galician, and Portuguese: nickname from valente ‘brave’, ‘valiant’.... [more]
Valentin German, Upper German, German (Swiss), Romansh, French, French (Quebec), Haitian Creole, Croatian, Jewish
Derived from the given name Valentin. It was sometimes adopted as a personal name by Jews.
Valère French
From the given name Valère.
Vali Spanish, Italian (Swiss), Arabic
This Spanish and Italian surname of VALI was a locational name for someone OR A family who lived in a valley. In valle quiescit ( In the valley of our home, we find peace.)... [more]
Valier Romansh
Derived from the given name Valerius.
Valle Spanish, Filipino, Italian
Habitational name from any of the many places named with valle "valley", or topographic name for someone who lived in a valley (Latin vallis).
Vallée French
topographic name for someone who lived in a valley from Old French valee "valley" (from Latin vallis) or a habitational name from (La) Vallée the name of several places in various parts of France... [more]
Vallera French
French: habitational name from Vallery in Yonne, once a Romano-Gallic estate, recorded in 1218 as Valerianus. The surname is also found in the British Isles and may be of Norman origin, from the same place.
Vallet French, English
French topographic name from a diminutive of Old French val "valley" (see Val ) or a habitational name from (Le) Vallet the name of several places mainly in the northern part of France and French and English occupational name for a manservant from Old French and Middle English vallet "manservant groom".
Vallie German
Probably an altered spelling of German Valee, a fairly common surname of French origin denoting someone who lived in a valley. The name in Germany is also spelled Wallee.
Valmont English, French
Means "Hill of the vale"
Valois French
topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, or a habitational name from any of the various places called Val(l)ois, or regional name from the district in northern France so called, which was once an independent duchy... [more]
Valore Italian
Meaning - Value
Valsecchi Italian
Denoting someone from the former municipality of Valsecca in Lombardy.
Vanderbilt Dutch, German
Topographic name for someone living by a low hill, from Middle Low German bulte "mound", "low hill".
Vangarde French
"(A soldier) in the leading edge of an army formation"
Vanini Italian
Possibly from the given name Giovanni.
Vanoni Italian
Derived from Giovannone itself a nickname of Giovanni.
Vargiu Italian
From the name of a former settlement. Possibly from Latin varius, "many colours, variegated".
Vario Italian, Spanish
From the given name Vario. Also means "various" in Italian.
Varner German
Habitational name for someone from Farn near Oberkirch, or Fahrnau near Schopfheim.
Varon French
From the old high german name Waro short form of given names with the element war "aware,cautious".
Vasaio Italian
Italian for "potter."
Vassar French, English
Name indicating the status of "a vassal or serf" in feudal society.
Vasseur French
From Old French vavasour meaning "subvassal", a historical term used to refer to a tenant of a baron or lord who also had tenants under him.
Vassie French, English
Meaning "playful or merry" for a cheerful person.
Vasta Italian
Vasta is derived from the Italian word Vast. Vasta means wide in Italian. It is a common name in Italy preferably in Milan, Italy.
Vauquelin French
From the given name Vauquelin variant of Voclain.
Vaux French
French, English, and Scottish habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Vaux, from the Old French plural of val ‘valley’.
Veca Italian
Southern Italian: possibly from vece ‘change’, ‘mutation’, ‘alternation’ (from Latin vix, vicis, plural vices), or from a pet form of a personal name formed with this element.
Vecchi Italian
Italian: patronymic or plural form of Vecchio, meaning "old".
Vecchio Italian
Means "old, aged" in Italian, originally used as a nickname for an older or oldest son or for someone who was prematurely grey or wrinkled.
Veers German (Rare)
German variant of Weers.
Veilleux French
variant of veilleur, a night guard of nightwatch.
Veis German, Yiddish
Yiddish form of Weiss.
Veit German
From the given name Veit.
Vella Maltese, Italian
Derived from Italian bella meaning "beautiful".
Velte German
German variant of Velten.
Velten Dutch, German
Dutch and German from a vernacular form of the personal name Valentin (see Valentine 1).
Venezia Italian, Judeo-Italian
Habitational name from the city of Venice or from the region of Venetia, both of which are called Venezia in Italian.
Veneziano Italian
habitational name from veneziano "Venetian". Variant of Venezia
Venini Italian
Possibly a patronymic from the medieval name Bene, meaning "good".
Venosa Italian
Derived from a town named "Venosa".
Ventira Romansh
Derived from the given name Bonaventura.
Ventrelli Italian
Meaning 'small belly' from the Italian ventre (belly) and the diminutive suffix elli, meaning small or little.
Ventresca Italian
Meaning Unknown
Venturelli Italian
Especially used in Northern Italy
Venturini Italian
From the given name Venturino.
Venturino Italian
From the given name Venturino
Venzin Romansh
Derived from the given name Vincentius.
Veraguth Romansh
Derived from Latin ferrum acutum "cutting sword", this name was given to a blacksmith.
Vercetti Italian
Is a Italian surname that is derived from the Italian surname "Verratti".
Verde Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From Spanish verde "green" (Latin viridis), presumably a nickname for someone who habitually dressed in this color or had green eyes, etc. This is also a common element of place names.
Verdé French
Possibly a Gallicized form of the Italian and Spanish surname Verde.
Verdi Italian
The Italian word for "green".
Verdier French, Norman, English
Occupational name for a forester. Derived from Old French verdier (from Late Latin viridarius, a derivative of viridis "green"). Also an occupational name for someone working in a garden or orchard, or a topographic name for someone living near one... [more]
Verdon French
Habitational name from a place so named, for example in Dordogne, Gironde, and Marne.