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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
Dibra From the Albanian name for the city of Debar in Macedonia, originally given to someone who came from there.
Bousaid بوسعيد Means "father of Said" in Arabic.
Larsson Means "son of LARS".
Aue From German meaning "meadow by a river, wetland". There are many places with this name in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Hidaka 日高 From Japanese 日 (hi) meaning "sun, day" and 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high".
Vanek From an archaic diminutive of the given name Václav.
Chen 陈 From Chinese 陈 (chén) meaning "exhibit, display, old, ancient" and also referring to the former state of Chen, which existed in what is now Henan province from the 11th to 5th centuries BC.
Auer From German aue meaning "meadow by a river, wetland".
Hitler Variant of Hiedler. This was spelling used by Alois Hitler, the father of German dictator Adolph Hitler (1889-1945), when he adopted his stepfather Johann Georg Hiedler's surname.
O cuaig Irish Gaelic form of QUIGG.
Marek Derived from the given name Marek.
Zanetti Derived from a diminutive of the given name GIOVANNI. A famous bearer is Argentinian soccer player Javier Zanetti (1973-).
Gniewek Derived from Gniewek, a diminutive of ZBIGNIEW, JAROGNIEW, or other names containing gniew "anger".
Chan 陈 Cantonese romanization of CHEN.
O comhraidhe Means "descendant of Comhraidhe", in which the given name Comhraidhe is of unknown meaning.
Sappington Possibly from the city of Sapperton, England, derived from Old English sapere meaning "soap maker" and tun meaning "enclosure, yard, town".
O damhain Means "descendant of DAMHÁN".
Utkin Уткин From the Russian word утка (utka) meaning "duck".
Mac reachtain Ulster variant of MAC NEACHTAIN.
De groot From Dutch groot meaning "big, great".
Durant Variation of Durand.
Le Vietnamese form of LI, from Sino-Vietnamese 黎 (le).
Saylor Occupational name meaning "acrobat, dancer", derived from Old French sailleor, from Latin sallitor.
O corra Means "descendant of Corra" in Irish. The given name Corra means "spear".
Tschida Possibly derived from a Slavic given name of unknown meaning.
Papaioannou Παπαϊωάννου Means "son of IOANNIS the priest", from Greek πάπας (papas) combined with the given name IOANNIS.
Accardi Variant of ACARDI.
Krakowski Habitational name for a person from the city of KRAKÓW in southern Poland.
Alfredson Means "son of ALFRED".
Dreessen Variant of Driessen.
Volkov Волков Patronymic derived from Russian волк (volk) meaning "wolf".
Serizawa 芹沢, 芹澤 From Japanese 芹 (seri) meaning "celery" and 沢, 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Arud From Norwegian å meaning "river, stream" and the archaic word rud meaning "clearing".
Prifti From Albanian prift meaning "priest".
Hoshino 星野 From Japanese 星 (hoshi) meaning "star" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Podsednik Means "one who sits behind" in Czech, an equivalent to Zahradnik mainly used in the region of Moravia.
Lapointe Means "the point (of a lance)" in French, possibly a nickname for a soldier.
Jamshidi جمشیدی From the given name JAMSHID.
Himura 緋村 From Japanese 緋 (hi) meaning "scarlet, dark red" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
Solak From the nickname solak meaning "left-handed".
Hoang Vietnamese form of HUANG, from Sino-Vietnamese 黃 (hoang).
Janvier Either from the given name JANVIER or the French word janvier meaning "January", perhaps indicating a person who was baptized in that month.
Aquino 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.
Miura 三浦 From Japanese 三 (mi) meaning "three" and 浦 (ura) meaning "bay, inlet".
Yilmaz From the given name YILMAZ.
Shehu From the Arabic title شيخ (shaykh) meaning "sheik".
Wang From Old High German wang or Old Norse vangr meaning "grassy slope, meadow".
O luain Irish Gaelic form of LANE.
Dresdner Originally indicated a person who came from the city of Dresden in German.
Tiryaki Possibly from a nickname meaning "stubborn" in Turkish.