User submitted surnames

Name Origin Meaning
RYBARCZYK Polish The name is coming from the ancient polish tribe dialect covering the today's central region of Poland including the zone of Wielkopolska (Major Poland) and Kujawy (would stand for "Smithery area"). The word means the profession/occupation of a fishermen or fish seller.
PHILBURN Irish I was told by my great aunt that the original name was Philbin from Ireland. Apparently, there was a potato plague that hurt the ecomony in the 1500's and many Irish families went to England to look for work. The English changed the name to Philburn.
SCHEMM German Schemm is a German family name. Most Schemms are Franconian/Bavarian. The name means someone unreadable like a phantom, or wears a mask either figuratively (is phantomlike) or literally as in the end of winter casting out of demons (Schemenlaufen) in southern Germany where masks (Schemen) are worn and the demons of winter are chased away.
BARKHO Assyrian The name Barkho can be first as well as last names. It is derived from Brikha (blessed) in Syriac. Barokh in Hebrew. It is an Assyrian name and has been in use for few centuries.
CRONIER French The last name Cronier originates from France. I just wanted to inform you of this. Thanks!
USRY Russian There is a river in Russia, the Ussuri, or Usuri (this is a Romanized spelling, for Russian "Уссури"). When translated directly from cyrilic it spells USRY.
VOSLER German Origin is palentine germany with original spelling Vosseller having been change to Vosler during the Civil War.
MOLCHANY Russian The term could have been derived from Russian word 'molchanie' or 'silence.' In which case it would probably be a quality of the original bearer of the name. It is also possible that it is even more specific and refers to 'молчанная вода' or 'water collected in silence and when nobody sees the process of getting the water.' That is a funny term not really used anymore since it pertains to making magic.
BUCHEL Liechtenstein Some information on BUCHEL from Liechtenstein.
BEBKO Ukrainian There are 3 possible meanings. 1. Someone involved with making dresses for babies. 2. A nickname derived from Ukrainian 'BEBA' or 'white mashroom' that could mean that the original owner of the name had pale or white face or hair. 3. A nickname derived from Ukraininan 'zaBEBat' which means 'get somebody very tired by talking to them too' So, the original bearer of the name would be such a talkative person or simply one who was a great public speaker!
CODELLA Italian Codella is dirived from 'coddella' a habitational place in Italy. Further back in history it can be traced to gladitorial games in Romen times. Anciestors of 'codellas' were gladiators that fought for Juilious Ceaser.
MUNYON Irish O'Mannin was the origin of munyon. Was the chief or king of race settled in Ireland before Picts or Milesians invasion. Chief of Sogham. Activity with the Kelly clan.
SAMOCVETOV Russian Samotsvetov and also Ametistov, Granatov, Serebrov are Russian surnames derived from the names of jewelry, gemstones. There are not so many of such names in Russian especially when compared to similarly created names in Eastern cultures. Such name were often created artificially. There is a group of surnames like that among surnames acquired by religious figures.
ASFOUR Arabic Asfour is an Arabic name meaning 'bird'.
ROSENMAN Jewish Rosenman/Roseman is a Jewish Hungo/Austrian name meaning "husband of Rosa".
ROSEMAN Jewish Rosenman/Roseman is a Jewish Hungo/Austrian name meaning "husband of Rosa".
BUCKLEY Welsh Buckley first appears as Bokkeley in 1294 Buckley Wales England, traced via Germany to Bokn Norway.
SNITKER German The name has German origins. I was once told the meaning by a tourist from Germany but unfortunately forgot.
RICARDO Portuguese origin: Portugal
SHIFFRIN Jewish Shiffrin (usually "Shifrin") is a Jewish name, a Belarusian/Ukranian Jewish surname. The name appears as "şypryn" (AY: or maybe "Шифрин")using the Cyrilic alphabet, and originated from the Yiddish version of the Hebrew word for beautiful, "shiphrah",+ the Slavic suffix -in.
PULDA Czech The name originated in Eastern Europe and those in the United States with the name "Pulda" have ancestors from Russia, Ukraine, The Czech Republic (Bohemia) and Poland.
Female ancestors from Europe who were married into a Pulda family in Europe had the last name "Puldova". This is traditional in Russia as wives take their husband's name but the syllabul "ova" or "eva" is traditionally added for female last names.
CZEKALA Croatian I was told the 'Czekala' are considered mixed and the name is from croatia.
SCHOLLER German I found at a site on the net that SCHOLLER is derived from old German meaning roughly 'LUMP OF EARTH'.
BAGO Filipino I live in the beautiful island of Philippines. In our country, the name "Bago" is a tagalog term which means "new".
MONARCA Italian Monarca origin is from Italy, and more specifically from Sessa, a city in the Naples Kingdom area.
PHILBECK German The origin of the name is from the German surname Felbach. It is an anglicized version of the name from when the original Felbachs came over to the States. It is possible that the origin of the name is the town of Fellbach, Germany.
LALONDE French The ancestors of all the Lalonde in the U.S. are from Qu�bec. This includes the Lalond. This Lalond spelling is obviously a modified Lalonde to adapt to English in America. All of the Lalonde (and obviously Lalond) have one ancestor in common, Jean de Lalonde who came from France in the 1700's and his ancestors are all from France. The origin of the name is from France. This is a quote from a Lalonde descendent from Qu�bec, Canada. The meaning of the name is not exactly known however, �lande� means heath. It is probably �de la lande�, from the heathland.
AHUMADA French This Spanish and French surname was of patronymic origin, derived from the personal name of the father or mother of the original bearer of the name. Thus this surname AHUMADA signifies 'the son or descendant of Hugh'. It was a popular given name among the Normans in England, partly due to the fame of St. Hugh of Lincoln (1140-1200) who was born in Burgundy, and who established the first Cathusian monastery in England. It also owes a great deal of popularity to St. Hugh of Cluny (1024-1109). In Scotland and Ireland this name has been widely used as an equivalent of the Celtic AODH meaning 'fire'. During the 17th century surnames were brought to Britain, North America and southern Africa by French Huguenot exiles. The Huguenots were French Protestants, and in 1572 large numbers of them were massacred in Paris on the orders of Queen Catherine de'Medici. Many of the survivors sought refuge in England and elsewhere. Although the Edict of Nantes (1598) officially guaranteed religious toleration, persecution continud, and the Edict was revoked by Louis XIV in 1685. It was then the trickle of emigration became a flood. Many migrated to England, while others joined groups of Dutch Protestants settling around the Cape of Good Hope. Others sailed across the Atlantic to establish themselves in North America. It was not until the 10th century that modern hereditary surnames first developed, and the use of fixed names spread, first to France, and then England, then to Germany and all of Europe. In these parts of Europe, the individual man was becoming more important, commerce was increasing and the exact identification of each man was becoming a necessity. Even today however, the Church does not recognise surnames. Baptisms and marriages are performed through use of the Christian name alone. Thus hereditary names as we know them today developed gradually during the 11th to the 15th century in the various European countries.
OELHAFEN German German name, Oelhafen means Oil Harbor.
CYRUS Persian Cyrus is a Persian name (in fact a latinized version of Kurush). Cyrus the Great was the founder of the first Persian (and world) empire in the 6th century BCE.Cyrus remains a popular Persian name.
DARIUS Persian Darius is a Persian name. Darius the Great was third Achaemenid King of the first Persian (and world) empire in the 6th century BCE. Darius remains a popular Persian name.
ZAND Persian This is a Persian name who roots are in Zoroastrianism. Zand Dynasty ruled Persia in the 18th century.
DODOO French
KULA Polish Kula in Polish means ball, sphere or bullet.
NATUSCH German Natusch is a German name from the Wendish people. It likely represents a version of the Latin name Donatus meaning "Gift" and named after the German Saint and Christian Martyr Donatus. The alternate form of Donatus is the surname Donat.
HAUPTLI Swiss Sobrenome su��o Hauptli vindo de vilarejo pr�ximo a divisa com Alemanha (Swiss surname come from Hauptli village near the border with Germany)
BUDDEN Budden from Europe mid 1800's
LEGALL French Hi, I have made a blog related to this surname. It is written in French, but there is a translator. Here it is:
GEELAN Irish Geelans have been situated on the border of County Leitrim and County Longford for close to 400 years now. Although many have fled to the New World, mainly Canada, USA, Australia. Some variations in the spelling of the surname. Some still use Geelan, but many now use Gillan or Gillen. The clan is an ancient one, originally from County Galway. They were a warrior clan part of the warrior clans of the the ancient Barony of Tiaquin. There were six clans known as the (Sogaine) later to become also known as (Sodham). They are mentioned in a 12th century document as the brave warrior clans of the Sogaine. Amongst the pre Norman Irish they were known as the ancient ones, because their history went back into the mists of ancient Irish lore. The legendary Tuath Daanan.
KLEIMOLA Finnish Kleimola is a Finnish name. The origin and meaning of the name are unknown; the name first appears in my family tree around 1835.
BRLETICH Croatian The last name BRLETICH is of Croatian origin. I know this because this is my last name and my father's family came from the Principality of Dalmatia in the early 1900s. This makes sense as many Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes settled in the Ohio Valley in the early 1900s.
ROSER German The family name of ROSER is German. It goes all the way back to the very beginnings of Germany. Our family ruled Bohemia, Silesia, and Bavaria during the Kingdom of Germany until 1861 when Germany was made a country. There are no Jewish roots to our family name. Nor have we found ANY Spanish in our blood line. Please revise your listing. We have no idea where Spanish or Jewish got in there at all. Please research if you have not before approving things. You may research the Roser Family House in Stuttgart, Germany as well as in Munich. We have a strong family pride and history.
RODER German Original spelling was Roeder with an umlot over the "o". German origination.
MONTANEZ Spanish Noble surnames, such as Montanez, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Montanez, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Montanez family originally lived in a mountainous region of that province. This local name was originally derived from the Spanish word monte, which means hill or wooded upland.
FURLANI Italian An Italian geographic surname involving an Early Bronze Age site (early second millennium BC) (and perhaps back to 9000 BC) 15 km east of Udine, where in 50 BC, Julius Caesar founded a town of military importance now called Cividale del Friuli but at the time called Forum Iulii, meaning Julius' Forum. Over time, the name corrupted into Friuli. Someone from Friuli was called Friuliani, which over time, corrupted into Furlani. At various times, it was occupied, ruled or sacked by Romans, Goths, Lombards, Avars, Franks, Venetians, French, Austrians and finally Italy. See: and
ZABLOTNY Means "Beyond the Swamp (or Mud)".
RADOMSKI Polish its not Jewish or Austrian surname. ITS POLAND's
KINGHORN Scottish derived from Gaelic "cean-gorn," "the blue head."

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