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Many surnames are associated with the place/locality of where the family lived and in those cases the location is noted as the meaning.
Many surnames are associated with the occupation of the person given the name.

Surname Origin Meaning
Dabbin son of Dob or Robert
Dabbs son of Dob or Robert
Dabell Dobell
Dabin Dobbin
Dabney Norman-French       Norman-French D'Aubigne; from Aubigne, a town in the department of Cher, France
Dacey Celtic              Celtic Southerner
Dack Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon personal name Doecca
Dacy Celtic              Celtic Southerner
Dadd Teutonic            Teutonic doed, deed
Dadds Dadd's Son
Daddson Dadd's Son
Dade Teutonic            Teutonic doed, deed
Daff English             English Mild, Meek, Foolish
Daffe English             English Mild, Meek, Foolish
Daft English             English Mild, Meek, Foolish
Dag Dutch               Dutch Day
Dagg English-ScandinavianEnglish-Scandinavian Day
Dagget British             British dow, water--the water-gate
Dagley English             English Daegga's Lea
Daglish Brook-Field
Dagnall English             English Daegga's Hall
Dagnell English             English Daegga's Hall
Dagwell English             English Daegga's Well
Dailey Celtic              Celtic Councillor
Daily Celtic              Celtic Councillor
Dain Anglo-Scandinavian  Anglo-Scandinavian Dane
Daine Anglo-Scandinavian  Anglo-Scandinavian Dane
Daines Anglo-Scandinavian  Anglo-Scandinavian Danes
Dains Anglo-Scandinavian  Anglo-Scandinavian Danes
Dainton Denton
Daintree Denton
Daish Dash
Daker Dacre
Dakers Daker's Son
Dakin Little David
Dakins Dakin's Son
Dalbey Scandinavian        Scandinavian Dale-Habitation
Dalbiac French              French D'Albiac or Albus's Estate
Dalby Scandinavian        Scandinavian Dale-Habitation
Dale a bushy vale
Dales bushy vale
Daley Celtic              Celtic Councillor
Dalgety Celtic              Celtic dail dal, a field + gaothach, windy
Dalgleish Celtic              Celtic Brook-Field
Dalgliesh Celtic              Celtic Brook-Field
Dalglish Celtic              Celtic Brook-Field
Dallamoor English             English Dale-Moor
Dallas Celtic              Celtic Waterfall-Field
Dallaway English             English Dale-way
Dalley Celtic              Celtic Councillor
Dallimore English             English Dale-Moor
Dallin English             English Dale-Meadow
Dalling English             English Dale-Meadow
Dallow English             English Dela's Hill
Dalloway English             English Dale-way
Dally Celtic              Celtic Councillor
Dallyng English             English Dale-Meadow
Dalmain Anglo-French        Anglo-French D'Allenagne Of Germany
Dalman English             English Dale-Man
Dalry Dal, a valley, and righ, a king
Dalrymple Gaelic              Gaelic Dale-roi-milleadh, which signifies the valley of the slaughter of kings
Dalsell Dalzell
Dalston English             English Daegel's Estate
Dalton Locality            Locality Dale-ton, the town in the dale
Daltree Dawtry
Daltrey Dawtry
Daltry Dawtry
Daly Celtic              Celtic Councillor
Dalyell Gaelic              Gaelic Dal, a dale or valley, and cille, a church
Dalzel Celtic              Celtic dail dal, a field + doubtful
Dalzell Celtic              Celtic dail dal, a field + doubtful
Dalziel Gaelic              Gaelic Dal, a dale or valley, and cille, a church
Damant French              French D'Amont = From Up the River
Damont French              French D'Amont = From Up the River
Dampier French-Latin        French-Latin St. Peter
Dams English             English Embankments
Damsell Anglo-French-Latin  Anglo-French-Latin Page, Squire
Dan Hebrew              Hebrew Judge
Dana Celtic              Celtic bold, daring
Danby Scandinavian        Scandinavian Dane's Habitation
Dancaster Doncaster
Dance Hebrew              Hebrew Dan's Son
Dancey French              French Dantus's Estate
Dancock Dan + the pet suffix -cock
Dancocks Dancock's Son
Dancy French              French Dantus's Estate
Dand Teutonic            Teutonic tand, a tooth, tusk
Dando Teutonic            Teutonic tand, a tooth, tusk
Dandridge English             English Tandridge
Dandy Scottish            Scottish Andrew
Dane Anglo-Scandinavian  Anglo-Scandinavian Native of Denmark
Danes Anglo-Scandinavian  Anglo-Scandinavian Native of Denmark
Danford Locality            Locality the way or ford of the Danes
Danforth Locality            Locality the way or ford of the Danes
Dangar English             English Dene, Dane + gar, a spear
Danger D'Angier, from Angier, a town in France
Dangerfield French              French D'Angerville, rom Angerville, a town in the province of Orleans, France
Daniel Hebrew              Hebrew Daniyel, from dan, a judge, and El, God
Daniell Hebrew              Hebrew Daniyel, from dan, a judge, and El, God
Daniels Hebrew              Hebrew son of Daniel
Danker English             English Dene, Dane + gar, a spear
Dankin Little Dan
Danks Dankin's Son
Dann Hebrew              Hebrew dan, a judge
Dannatt French              French Little Dan
Dannett French              French Little Dan
Dansie French              French Dantus's Estate
Danson Dan's Son
Danvers French              French De Anverso, from the town of Anvers, in France
Darbishire Derbyshire
Darby Locality            Locality doire, a forest, a woody, hilly country abounding in deer;
Darbyshire Derbyshire
Darch French              French arc, arche, an arched structure
Darcy French              French D'Arcy, D'Arcey, D'Arcay = Of Arcy
Dare French              French D'Aire = Of Aire or the Area
Dargue Celtic              Celtic dearg, red
Dark English             English Swarthy
Darke English             English Swarthy
Darker English             English darker of two brothers
Darley English             English Deer-Lea
Darling endearment
Darlingson Darling's Son
Darlington English             English Deoreing's Farm or Manor
Darlinson Darling's Son
Darlison Darling's Son
Darly French              French D'Erle, from the town of Erle in France
Darnall English             English Hidden or Secret Nook or Corner
Darnell English             English Hidden or Secret Nook or Corner
Darnley English             English Derna's Lea
Darnton Deoreing's Farm or Manor
Darrell Norman-French       Norman-French De Orrell
Darrington English             English Dorrington
Darroch Celtic              Celtic Oak-Wood darach
Darsey French              French D'Arcy, D'Arcey, D'Arcay = Of Arcy
Darsie French              French D'Arcy, D'Arcey, D'Arcay = Of Arcy
Darton English             English Deer-Park
Darvell Celtic              Celtic dair, an oak; the doubtful
Darville Celtic              Celtic dair, an oak; the doubtful
Darwen Celtic              Celtic Derwennydd, from derwen, an oak
Darwin Welsh               Welsh Derwin, an oak
Darwood English             English Deer-Wood
Dash English             English Badger
Dashwood English             English Badger-Wood
Daubeny French              French D'Aubigny = Of Aubigny or Albinus's Estate
Dauber Anglo-French-Latin  Anglo-French-Latin Plasterer
D'Aubigne French              French Aubigne, a town in France, in the department of Cher
Daubney French              French D'Aubigny = Of Aubigny or Albinus's Estate
Dauby French              French Aubigne, a town in France, in the department of Cher
Dauche French              French Dutch
Dauchy French              French Dutch
Daugherty Irish               Irish not loving
Dauglish Dalgleish
Daulby Scandinavian        Scandinavian Dale-Habitation
Daulton Dalton
Daun Dan
Daunay French              French D'Aunay = Of Aunay or the Alder-Grove
Dauncey Dancey
Dauney French              French D'Aunay = Of Aunay or the Alder-Grove
Daunt French              French D'Aunet = Of Aunet or the Alder-Grove
Daunton French              French Danton
Dautry D'Autry, from Autry, a town in Champagne, France
Davage Davids
Davall French              French Daval or D'Aval = From Down the River
Daven Scandinavian        Scandinavian Dagfinn brightness + Finn
Davenport the river Dan or Daven (which name signifies a river), and port, a haven or harbor
Davey Anglo-Hebrew        Anglo-Hebrew David
David Hebrew              Hebrew Beloved
Davidge Davids
Davids Hebrew              Hebrew Son of David
Davidson Son of David
Davie Scottish            Scottish David
Davies Davie's Son
Davin Scandinavian        Scandinavian Dagfinn day brightness
Davis son of David
Davison Davie's Son
Davitt French              French Little David
Davoll French              French Daval or D'Aval = From Down the River
Davson Dave's Son
Davy Davey
Davys Davie's Son
Daw Anglo-Hebrew        Anglo-Hebrew Little David
Dawbarn English             English Daw's Bairn or Child
Dawber Anglo-French-Latin  Anglo-French-Latin Plasterer
Dawbin English             English Daw's Bairn or Child
Dawborn English             English Daw's Bairn or Child
Dawe Anglo-Hebrew        Anglo-Hebrew Little David
Dawes Dawe's Son
Dawkes Dawkin's Son
Dawkin English             English Little Daw
Dawkins Dawkin's Son
Dawks Dawkins
Dawnay Daunay
Dawney Daunay
Daws Dawe's Son
Dawson Norman-French       Norman-French D'Ossone, from the town of Ossone, in Normandy
Dawton Daulton
Dawtrey French              French De Hauterive = Of Hauterive Normandy or The High Bank or Shore
Dawtry French              French De Hauterive = Of Hauterive Normandy or The High Bank or Shore
Day Norman-French       Norman-French D'Ossone, from the town of Ossone, in Normandy
Daycock Day + the English pet suffix -cock
Dayes Day's Son
Daykin Little Day
Dayman Day + man
Daymon Day + man
Daymond English             English daeg, day + mund, hand, protection
Daymont English             English daeg, day + mund, hand, protection
Daynes Danes
Dayrall Darrell
Dayrell Darrell
Days Day's Son
Dayson Day's Son
Dayton Dalton
De Vere French              French Of Ver
De Vries French              French De Frise = Of Friesland
Deacock Daycock
Deacon Anglo-Latin-Greek   Anglo-Latin-Greek servant, deacon
Deadman Debenham
Deaken Deacon
Deakin Deacon
Deal a bushy vale
Deale English             English dael, a portion, division
Dealtry Latin               Latin De Alta Ripa, from the high bank or shore
Dean English             English Hollow or Valley
Deane English             English Hollow or Valley
Deanes Deane
Deans Deane
Dear English             English Beloved
Dearden Locality            Locality Du-er-den, A thicket of wood in a valley
Deare English             English Beloved
Deares Deare's Son
Dearing English             English Deora's Son
Dearle Darrell
Dearlove English             English deore, dear + lufu, love
Dearman Dear + man
Dearn English             English dearne, dierne, hidden, secret, dark
Dearne English             English Dearne
Dearsley English             English Dear's Lea
Deary English             English Little Dear
Deas Dee's Son
Deason Dee's Son
Death French              French D'Aeth or D'Ethe
Deathe French              French D'Aeth or D'Ethe
Deaton Ditton
Debenham Celtic-English      Celtic-English Land Of The River Deben
Debnam Celtic-English      Celtic-English Land Of The River Deben
Decker German              German Decher, the quantity of ten
Dedman Debenham
Dee Celtic              Celtic dubh, black water
Deeble Dibble
Deed English             English daed, deed, exploit
Deeds Deed's Son
Deegan Dugan
Deeks Dicks
Deem English             English dema, demere, a judge
Deeme English             English dema, demere, a judge
Deemer English             English dema, demere, a judge
Deen English             English Hollow or Valley
Deens English             English Hollow or Valley
Deeprose Diprose
Deer English             English deor, a wild animal, deer
Deere English             English deor, a wild animal, deer
Deerhurst English             English Deer-Wood
Deering English             English Deora's Son
Deeth French              French D'Aeth or D'Ethe
Defoe French              French De Fau = Of the Beech
Defrece French              French De Frise = Of Friesland
Defries French              French De Frise = Of Friesland
Defriez French              French De Frise = Of Friesland
DeGraff Dutch               Dutch De Graaf, the count or earl, the great
DeGroot Dutch               Dutch The great, tall, large man
Deighton English             English Dighton = the Dike Enclosure ot Farm
Delaflote French              French From the fleet
Delamare French              French De la Mare = Of The Pool
Delamater French              French Le maitre, the master, overseer, landlord, preceptor
Delamere French              French De la Mare = Of The Pool
Delamore French              French De la Mare = Of The Pool
Delancy French              French De Lancy, from the town of Lancy, in the province of Burgundy, France
Delane Irish               Irish dubh, black + the genitive of slan, whole, healthy
Delaney Irish               Irish dubh, black + the genitive of slan, whole, healthy
Delany Irish               Irish dubh, black + the genitive of slan, whole, healthy
Delauney French              French the town of Lorme, in the province of Livernoi, France
Delf English             English Delf, Trench, or Hollow
Delgad Spanish-Portuguese  Spanish-Portuguese slender
Dell a bushy vale
Deller Dell, a bushy vale
Dellow English             English Dela's Hill
Delorme French              French the town of Lorme, in the province of Livernoi, France
Delve English             English Delf, Trench, or Hollow
Delven French              French De Elven or D'Elven, from Elven, a town in Brittany, France
Delves English             English Delf, Trench, or Hollow
Demer English             English dema, demere, a judge
Dempsey Celtic              Celtic Proud
Dempster Scottish            Scottish arbitrator or officer of justice in the Scottish courts
Denbeigh Celtic              Celtic Little Hill-Fort
Denbigh Celtic              Celtic Little Hill-Fort
Denby Scandinavian        Scandinavian Dane's Habitation
Dench English             English Danish
Dendy Scottish            Scottish Dandy a Scottish pet form of Andrew
Dene English             English Hollow or Valley
Denew French              French De Noue = Of the Marsh-Pasture
Denford English             English Deneford = the Valley-Ford
Denham English             English the Valley Enclosure or Dwelling
Denholm Anglo-Scandinavian  Anglo-Scandinavian the Valley Enclosure or Dwelling + holm, a river-isle or riverside-pasture
Denholme Anglo-Scandinavian  Anglo-Scandinavian the Valley Enclosure or Dwelling + holm, a river-isle or riverside-pasture
Denington English             English the Estate of the Den/Dene Family
Denio Locality            Locality Denia, a city of Valencia, in Spain
Denis Greek               Greek Dionysius, which is derived from divine, and mind
Denison Dennis's Son
Denley English             English the Valley Enclosure or Dwelling + leah, a lea
Denman denizen
Denn English             English denu, a cave
Dennant Welsh               Welsh nant, a ravine, brook
Denne English             English denu, a cave
Dennes Dennis
Denness Dennis
Dennett Little Dennis
Denney Dennis
Denning Dene's Son
Dennington English             English the Estate of the Den/Dene Family
Dennis Greek               Greek Dionysius, which is derived from divine, and mind
Dennison Dennis's Son
Denniss Anglo-French-Latin  Anglo-French-Latin God of Wine
Dennitt Little Dennis
Dennitts Dennitts Son
Denny Dennis
Densem English             English Dene's Estate
Densham English             English Dene's Estate
Denson Dean's Son
Densumbe English             English Dene's Estate
Dent English Celtic      English Celtic Dent Yorks, the river
Denton Saxon               Saxon den, a valley, and ton, a town
Denver English             English denu, a valley + over, ofer, an edge, bank
Denvir English             English denu, a valley + over, ofer, an edge, bank
Denyer French              French denier, money, cash
Depaul French              French son of Paul
Depledge English             English deop, deep; -ledge is for lache, lake
Derby Locality            Locality the town or county abounding in deer
Derbyshire English-ScandinavianEnglish-Scandinavian the county abounding in deer
Derham English             English Deer-Enclosure
Dering Saxon               Saxon Dearran or Darran, to dare, bold, daring
Dermott Diarmaid
Derrick Teutonic            Teutonic Little Theodoric of Red Complexion
Derry Teutonic            Teutonic Little Theodoric of Red Complexion
Desborough English             English Daeg's Stronghold
Desmarais French              French marshy places
Desmond Celtic              Celtic South Munster
Devaney Celtic              Celtic dubh, black + annach, anger, strife
Devenish Locality            Locality deep water
Devenny Celtic              Celtic dubh, black + annach, anger, strife
Devenpeck Dutch               Dutch Diepen, deep, and beck, a brook
Deverall English             English Deverel = the Slope or Nook of the River Dever
Devereaux French              French D'Evreux = Of Evreux Eure, Normandy
Deverell English             English Deverel = the Slope or Nook of the River Dever
Devereux French              French D'Evreux = Of Evreux Eure, Normandy
Deverill English             English Deverel = the Slope or Nook of the River Dever
Devey French              French De Vey or De Vay = Of Vey or Vay, the Ford
Deville French              French village or town
Devin Celtic              Celtic Poet, Savant
Devine Celtic              Celtic Poet, Savant
Devitt Davitt
Devlin Normandy            Normandy Dublin
Devon Anglo-Celtic        Anglo-Celtic Devonshire the Shire of the Defenas or Devonians
Devonish English             English Devonian
Devonport Devonport, near Plymouth
Devonshire Anglo-Celtic        Anglo-Celtic the Shire of the Defenas or Devonians
Dew Celtic              Celtic du, black, dark
Dewar Celtic              Celtic Brave, Bold; Hero
Dewdney French-Latin        French-Latin Dieudonne = God-Given
Dewer Celtic              Celtic Brave, Bold; Hero
Dewes Dew's Son
Dewey Dewi, David
Dewhirst Deerhurst
Dewhurst Deerhurst
Dewilde Locality            Locality Die Wilde, is a town of Poland
Dewin Celtic              Celtic Diviner, Wizard
Dewing Celtic              Celtic Diviner, Wizard
Dews Dew's Son
Dewsbery Celtic-English      Celtic-English Du's Stronghold
Dewsbury Celtic-English      Celtic-English Du's Stronghold
Dewsnap Celtic-English      Celtic-English Du's knap, a hillock or hill-top
Dewson Dew's Son
Dexter De Exeter, from the city of Exeter, in Devonshire, England
Dey Day
Deye Day
Deyes Deye's Son
Deykin Daykin
Diamant Anglo-French        Anglo-French Daegmund = Day-Protection
Diament Anglo-French        Anglo-French Daegmund = Day-Protection
Diamond Anglo-French        Anglo-French Daegmund = Day-Protection
Diarmaid Celtic              Celtic God-Of-Arms
Dias Spanish             Spanish Diago
Diaz Spanish-Portuguese  Spanish-Portuguese Son of Diego
Dibb Dibbie, a pet form of Theobald
Dibben Little Dibb
Dibbens Dibben's Son
Dibbin Little Dibb
Dibble Theobald
Dibbs Dibb's Son
Dibden English             English Deep Dean or Valley
Dibdin Welsh               Welsh Dib, a slope, sloping ground, and din, a fortified hill
Dibin Welsh               Welsh A clough, a cleft in a hill; from dibyn
Dible Theobald
Dibley English             English Deep Lea
Diccon Little Richard
Dicey French              French Dicy, Dissay, or Disse, all names of places in France
Dick Richard
Dickason Dickerson
Dicken Little Richard
Dickens Dickin's Son
Dickenson Dickin's Son
Dicker English             English Dike or Ditch Maker
Dickerson Dicker's Son
Dickeson Scottish            Scottish Dick's Son
Dickey Dick + the English Diminutive suffix y
Dickie Dick + the English Diminutive suffix ie
Dickin Little Richard
Dickins Dickin's Son
Dickinson Dickin's Son
Dickman Dick + man
Dicks Dick's Son
Dicksee Dicks + the English Diminutive suffix ie
Dicksie Dicks + the English Diminutive suffix ie
Dickson Scottish            Scottish Dick's Son
Dicky Dick + the English Diminutive suffix y
Didcott English             English Dydda's or Dudda's Cottage or Enclosure
Didsbury English             English Diddesbiri, Didysbyri, Dyddesbyry, Dydesbyri = Dyd's/Dydd's Stronghold
Diefendorf German              German thieving, and dorf, a village
Digby Danish              Danish Dige, a dike, ditch, or trench, and by, a town
Diggens Little Richard
Diggins Little Richard
Diggle English-ScandinavianEnglish-Scandinavian Dike Slope or Corner
Diggles English-ScandinavianEnglish-Scandinavian Dike Slope or Corner
Diggons Little Richard
Dighton English             English Dike Enclosure ot Farm
Digman Dick + man
Dignam Dick + man
Dignan Duignan
Dignum Dick + man
Dilcock Dill + the English pet suffix -cock
Dilke Scandinavian        Scandinavian Lamb
Dill Teutonic            Teutonic Dil, Dila, Dilli
Dillamore French              French De la Mare = Of The Pool
Dilley Little Dill
Dillimore French              French De la Mare = Of The Pool
Dilling Dil's/Dila's Son
Dillingham Saxon               Saxon Daelan, to divide, separate, throw off, pay over; and ham, a village
Dillnutt English             English Dilno Dill, and ne, boldness
Dillon Welsh               Welsh Dillyn, handsome, gallant, brave, fine
Dillworth English             English Dila's Estate or Farm
Dilly Little Dill
Dilnott English             English Dilno Dill, and ne, boldness
Dilnutt English             English Dilno Dill, and ne, boldness
Dilworth English             English Dila's Estate or Farm
Diment Anglo-French-Latin  Anglo-French-Latin daeg, day, brightness + mund, protection
Dimes Dimond's Son
Dimmock Welsh               Welsh David, the son of Madoc
Dimock Welsh               Welsh David, the son of Madoc
Dimond Anglo-French-Latin  Anglo-French-Latin daeg, day, brightness + mund, protection
Dimsdale English             English Dynn's/Dynne's or Dunn's/Dunne's Dale
Dinaley English             English Dynna's Lea
Dineley English             English Dynna's Lea
Dingle English             English Hollow or Dell
Dingley English             English dinge, fallow land + leah, a lea
Dingwall Scandinavian        Scandinavian oing, a meeting, council + voll-r, a field
Dingwell Scandinavian        Scandinavian oing, a meeting, council + voll-r, a field
Dinham English             English dun (dyne), a hill, ham/hamm, a piece of land
Dinley English             English Dynna's Lea
Dinmore Celtic              Celtic Great Hill-Fort
Dinn English             English Dunn/Dunne = Dark Brown
Dinneford Dunford
Dinning Dunning
Dinnis Dennis
Dinsdale English             English Dynn's/Dynne's or Dunn's/Dunne's Dale
Dinsmor Welsh               Welsh Dinas, fort, city, or walled town, and mawr, great, large
Dinton Saxon               Saxon den, a valley, and ton, a town
Dinwiddie Celtic              Celtic Dinwoodie Dumfries
Dinwiddy Celtic              Celtic Dinwoodie Dumfries
Dinwoodie Celtic              Celtic Dinwoodie Dumfries
Diplock English             English Deep Lake
Dippell Dibble, Theobald
Dipple Dibble, Theobald
Diprose French              French Depreaux = Of Preaux or the Meadows
Disher English             English Dish Maker
Disley English             English Disley Cherhire
Disney Norman-French       Norman-French De Isigney, from Isigney, a small village near Bayeaux, in Normandy
Diss English             English Dish-Shaped Hollow
Ditchfield Ditch-Field
Ditton English             English Dictun the Dike or Ditch Farm or Estate
Dittrich German              German Mighty Ruler
Dive French              French Dinmore, Great Hill-Fort
Dives French              French Dinmore, Great Hill-Fort
Dix son of Dick
Dixey Dicks + the English Diminutive suffix ie
Dixie Saxon               Saxon Dic, a ditch, dike, or fosse, and ea, water, or ig, an island
Dixon son of Dick
Dixson son of Dick
Doane Done, Down
Dobb Robert
Dobbie Little Dobb
Dobbin son of Dob or Robert
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