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Each surname has its own meaning. Therefore, any person sooner or later comes to the idea, what does his surname mean, how does it affect his life, fate, character, relationships with others?

Many surnames have different meanings depending on their origin and the country where the surname is used.

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Meanings of popular surnames

Himura Japanese surnames 緋村 From Japanese 緋 (hi) meaning "scarlet, dark red" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".

Sasaki Japanese surnames 佐々木 From Japanese 佐 (sa) meaning "help, aid" (repeated, indicated by the iteration mark 々) and 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood".

Gadhavi Indian surnames ગઢવી Meaning unknown, related to the Charan caste of Gujarat.

Accardi Italian surnames Variant of ACARDI.

Hidaka Japanese surnames 日高 From Japanese 日 (hi) meaning "sun, day" and 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high".

Van tonder Dutch surnames Means "from Tønder", a town in Denmark near the German border.

Dibra Albanian surnames From the Albanian name for the city of Debar in Macedonia, originally given to someone who came from there.

Vanek Czech surnames From an archaic diminutive of the given name Václav.

Korrapati Indian surnames కొర్రపాటి From an area called Korra or Korrapalem combined with Telugu పతి (pati) meaning "belongs to".

Jamshidi Iranian surnames جمشیدی From the given name JAMSHID.

Tarantino Italian surnames Locational name that originally designated a person who came from Taranto, a city in southeastern Italy, which was originally called Τάρας (Taras) by Greek colonists. A famous bearer of this name is the American director Quentin Tarantino (1963-).

Di caprio Italian surnames From the name of the island of Capri near Naples, itself possibly derived from Latin capra meaning "goat" or Greek κάπρος (kapros) meaning "wild boar".

Tolkien German surnames Derived from Saxon tollkühn meaning "foolhardy". A famous bearer was the English author J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973).

Rhee Korean surnames 리, 李 North Korean form of LEE.

Utkin Russian surnames Уткин From the Russian word утка (utka) meaning "duck".

Volkov Russian surnames Волков Patronymic derived from Russian волк (volk) meaning "wolf".

Tschida German surnames Possibly derived from a Slavic given name of unknown meaning.

Labriola Italian surnames Originally indicated a person from the town of Abriola in southern Italy.

Bousaid Arabic surnames بوسعيد Means "father of Said" in Arabic.

Miura Japanese surnames 三浦 From Japanese 三 (mi) meaning "three" and 浦 (ura) meaning "bay, inlet".

Vonnegut German surnames Possibly from the Germanic vonn meaning "hunting track" and gut meaning "good". A famous bearer was the American author Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007).

Pan Chinese surnames 潘 From Chinese 潘 (pān) meaning "water in which rice has been rinsed", and also referring to a river that flows into the Han River.

Szilagyi Hungarian surnames Denoted one from the region of Szilagy in Hungary, derived from Hungarian szil meaning "elm" and agy meaning "bed".

De groot Dutch surnames From Dutch groot meaning "big, great".

Aue German surnames From German meaning "meadow by a river, wetland". There are many places with this name in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Butkus Lithuanian surnames Possibly from a given name that was derived from Lithuanian būti meaning "to be, to exist".

Escarra Spanish surnames Possibly from Catalan esquerrá meaning "left-handed".

Baumann Jewish surnames From Middle High German bumann meaning "farmer, builder".

Yukimura Japanese surnames 雪村 From Japanese 雪 (yuki) meaning "snow" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".

Shirai Japanese surnames 白井 From Japanese 白 (shira) meaning "white" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".

Jaso Basque surnames Derived from Basque jats meaning "sorghum", a type of cereal grass.

Voclain French surnames From the Old French given name VAUQUELIN.

Cucinotta Italian surnames Derived from a diminutive of Italian cucina meaning "kitchen".

Aquino Italian surnames From the name of an Italian town near Rome, derived from Latin aqua meaning "water", the home town of the 13th-century saint Thomas Aquinas. In Italy the surname is derived directly from the town's name. As a Spanish-language surname, it was sometimes bestowed by missionaries in honour of the saint as they evangelized in Spanish colonies.

O cuaig Irish surnames Irish Gaelic form of QUIGG.

Larsson Swedish surnames Means "son of LARS".

Auer German surnames From German aue meaning "meadow by a river, wetland".

Gajos Polish surnames Derived from Polish gaj meaning "grove, thicket".

Riggi Italian surnames From the name of the Italian city of Reggio Calabria, from Latin Rhegium, of Greek origin.

Bonheur French surnames From Old French bonne heure meaning "good time" or "lucky".

Serizawa Japanese surnames 芹沢, 芹澤 From Japanese 芹 (seri) meaning "celery" and 沢, 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".

Kokkinos Greek surnames Κόκκινος From a nickname meaning "red" in Greek.

O cuidighthigh Irish surnames Irish Gaelic form of Cody.

Kranz Jewish surnames Derived from Old High German kranz meaning "wreath", an occupational name for a maker of wreaths or an ornamental Jewish name.

Degarmo French surnames Americanized form of French de Garmeaux, which may derive from a place called Garmeaux in Normandy.

Arriola Basque surnames From Basque place names, themselves derived from Basque arri "stone" and -ola "place of, house".

Okafor African surnames From the given name OKAFOR.

Puskas Hungarian surnames Occupational name for a gunsmith or cannon maker, from Hungarian puska meaning "gun" (from German, itself from Latin buxis "box").

Elzinga Dutch surnames Probably from a place name that was a derivative of Dutch els meaning "alder tree".

Kramer Jewish surnames Low German and Jewish form of KRÄMER.