Surname Prefixes and Suffixes


We hope that, this list of Prefixes and Suffixes can help you with your genealogy. Please remember, the same surname can be spelled many different ways. We will add to these lists, as we can.

Prefixes

D’ – An honor, French and Italian.

De – This Prefix can show where a person or family came from. This prefix can, also denote nobility. It can point to a small area, a town, a city, a county, a region or a country. We find this prefix first in Central Europe. These countries are for the most part: France, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. Some examples of the De prefix are: DeBord, DeCooke, DeFord, DeGaulle, DeGrom, DeHarris, DeLaney, DeRuby, DeSpain, DeVine, DeVinney, DeWitt and there are many others.

Del – Italian and Spanish.

Della – Italian

Der – This Prefix comes from the German speaking areas, or Armenian speaking areas. Of course this prefix spread to other places. In Armenian the prefix means son or daughter of a priest. In German the Der prefix can be a male, a man or a masculine figure. In German the Der prefix can be female, a woman or feminine. Some examples of the Der prefix are: Derment, Derrant, Derer, Dermett, Derman and many others.

Den – Dutch

Des – French

Di – Italian

Dos – Portuguses

Du – French

El – This prefix was originally used in Spanish speaking countries and Arabic speaking countries. Of course, this prefix spread to other places. It means the. El was for a single person. It was also, used for a male, a man or masculine figure. El was often used for someone, who was important. Some of the examples of the El prefix are: ElWell, ElMasters, ElCaptain, ElCid, ElCampeador and there are many others.

Fitz – The prefix fitz means son of. The origin of the fitz prefixgoes back to Middle English fitz, from Norman French fitz, which is a variant of Old French fi(l)z, from Latin filius. The prefix fitz is thought to mean the illegitimate son of royalty or nobility. There are some people, who believe this is not the case. There were illegitimate sons named fitz before Henry VIII had any children. Many people think that’s where fitz came from. We leave the matter to you. Some of the fitz prefix names include: FitzAlan, FitzGerald, FitzHertbert, FitzHugh, FitzWarren and there are many others.

Kil – The prefix kil is a word or name that finds its roots in Middle English kil, kill, Irish kil, Middle Dutch Kill. The meaning of kil or kill is to put to death, slay, to deprive of life, to put an end to, extinguish,to ruin. The kil name suffix is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of the Kil name prefix include: Kilagrew, Kildare, Kildeer or Killdeer, Kilderkin, Kilgore, Kilkenny, Kilmer, Kiloton, Kilroy and there are many others.

La – French

Las – Spanish

Le – This prefix was originally used in the North of France. Of course, this prefix spread to other places. It was for a single person. It means the. Le was also, used for a male, a man or masculine figure. It was sometimes used for someone, who was important. Some of the examples of the Le name prefix include: LeMasters, LeBrun, LeBon, LeVine, LeBell and there are many others.

Le Las – Spanish

Lo – Italian

Mac – This is a prefix that comes from Scotland, originally and soon after it appears, in Ireland. Many people think that the prefix Mac is from Scotland, and Mc is from Ireland; we found Mac was probably first, and Mc came after. These prefixes appears in both Scotland and Ireland. The Mac prefix and the Mc prefix are interchangeable. These prefixes can be a way of honoring a parent or other ancestor. These two prefixes can, also be attached to an occupation or a nickname. Some examples of the Mac prefix are: MacAdoo, MacDonald, MacDoogle, MacIntire, MacIntosh, MacKay, MacPherson and there are many others.

Mc – This is a prefix that comes from Scotland, originally and soon after it appears, in Ireland. Many people think that the prefix Mac is from Scotland , and Mc comes from Ireland; we found that Mac was probably first and Mc came after. These prefixes appear in both Scotland and Ireland. The Mac prefix and and the Mc prefix are interchangeable. These prefixes can be a way to honor a parent or another ancestor. These two prefixes can, also be attached to an occupation or a nickname. Some of the examples of the Mc prefix include: McAlister, McBaine, McBride, McCabe, McClure, McComb, McCord, McCormick, McCullough, McGee, McGill, McKee, McKenna, McKenzie, McKnight, McKinley, McKirk, McLaren, McLean, McLemore, McLendon, McLeod, McLoud, McPherson, McReynolds, McShane, McWilliams and there are many others.

O – This is a prefix that comes from Ireland. The O prefix is used to honor a grandparent or another ancestor. The O would usually be attached to the son’s or daughter’s surname of the to honor the father’s father. Sometimes, however, the prefix could be used to honor the mother’s father. Some examples of the O prefix are: O’Brien, O’Connell, O’Dare, O’Kelly, O’Neill, O’Quinn and there are many others.

Op – Dutch

Op Den – Dutch

Over – This is a prefix from Sweden. It is used to mean upper, above or more than. Although, this prefix came from Sweden, it spread very quickly to other countries. The prefix over can be male, man or masculine. The prefix over can be female, woman or feminine. Some of the examples of the over prefix are: Overall, Overbeck, Overhall, Overhill, Overstreet and there are many others.

Ten – Dutch

Ter – Dutch

Van or van РThis is a prefix from the Dutch, Holland, or Netherlands. It came from the country of the Netherlands; however the prefix spread far and wide. It means from or of. The prefix also, denotes either male, man, or masculine. It can also denote female, women, or feminine. Some of the examples of the Van prefix are:  VanBuren, VanCleve, VanDerWilt,  VanDoran, VanDruff, VanDyke, VanMiddelburg, VanMiddlesworth, VanOuwerkerk, VanRipen, VanSickle, VanZandt and there are many others.

Van der – Dutch

von or Von – a prefix that is from Germany or the German speaking area. The prefix is meant to define royalty or nobility. It is always in lower case, including the first letter. It is the only prefix that we know of, that is all in lower case. The prefix, von is for both male and female. Some of the examples of the von prefix are: von Bismarck, von Furstenberg, von Goethe, von Miller, von Mises, von Sternberg, von Stroheim, von Trier and there are many others.

Von der or von der – German

West – a prefix, that is from Vest from Denmark, Norway or Vast from Sweden. West is from England. West is also, a direction, just like North, South and East. The Prefix, west was used in England and spread to other countries. The prefix, west is a neutral. It is neither male, nor is it female. Some of the examples of the west prefix are: Westbridge, Westbrook, Westlake, Westover, Westlake and there are many others.

Z – Slovaks and Czech.

Zu – Dutch

Suffixes

All – The origin of the all suffix is Middle English all le, Old English all eall. The meaning is of the amount, quantity, extent of need, all the cake, all the way, all year. The all suffix is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of the all suffix name include: Hall, Horsfall, Kendall, Marshall, Mendenhall, Mulhall, Randall, Siddall, Small, Tindall, Westall, Westfall and there are many others.

Ard – This ard or art surname suffix is of a person, who does something to excess, ardentor for example: drunkard or braggart. Ard or art is from Middle English ard, Old french Ard or art, Common Germanic hard, hart or hardt bold. The suffix name is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of this ard or art suffix include: Allard, Acquard, Bernard, Blanchard, Broward, Bullard, Collard, Dillard, Gehard, Gerard, Howard, Hubbard, Kennard, Leonhardt, Leonard, Mallard, Maynard, Millard, Packard, Raynard, Reinhardt, Richard, Seward, Southard, Steward, Stoddard, Willard, Woodyard and there are many others.

Bank – The bank suffix finds its origin in Old Italian banca, Middle French banque, Old High German banc, bench, Old Norse bakki. The meaning of the bank suffix is a financial institution that accepts deposits from the public and creates credit. Merchants during the Renaissance made deals to barrow and lend money on or beside a bench, or a moneychanger’s table. Also a mound, pile or ridge raised around the surrounding level. The bank suffix is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. Sometimes bank comes with an s on the end. Some of the examples of the bank suffix include: Burbank, Goodbank, Wilbanks and there are many others.

Beck – The Beck suffix finds its origin in Middle English from becken, to beckon, short for beknen. The meaning of the is a gesture of beckoning or summons, at one’s beck and call, very willingly obedient. The ridge suffix is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of the beck suffix include: Hornbeck, Linbeck, Sebeck and there are many others.

Berg – This suffix, berg, is of means mountain. The origin is German. Berg as a suffix has, since spread to other countries. Berg is a gender neutral, part of a name. It is not male. It is not female. It can be used at the end of an occupation or a nickname. Some of the examples of the berg, suffix include: Dahlberg, Frankenberg, Sandberg, Steinberg and there are many others.

Bert – The bert suffix finds its origin Old English beorht, berht, Old High German beraht, German beraht, Common Germanic berhtaz, English bert, Dutch bert. The Meaning of the bert suffix is white, bright, shining, beaming. The bert suffix is male. The female version would be berta. It is common to find an E or an S at the end of a surname. Some of the examples of the bert suffix names include: Albert, Colbert, Delbert, Egbert, Elbert, Gilbert, Herbert, Hubbert, Hurlbert, Roberts, Seabert, Seybert, Tolbert and there are many others.

Born – The meaning of suffix name born is brought into life or being, having an innate quality or talent. The suffix name or word born is from Middle English born, Old English borne, German born. The name spread to many other places. The suffix name Born is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. The suffix born often has an e on the end of it. The born suffix can also, be spelled: borne, bourn or bourne.  Some of the examples of the suffix born names include:  Deerborn, Neuborn, or Newborn, Osbourn, Ozborn, Wellborn, Wilborn, Winterborn, Winterbourne and there are many others.

Borough – The borough suffix is origin in Middle English burgh, borugh, Old English burg burh. The meaning of the borough or boro suffix is a self-governing incorporated in certain United States cities. One of the five administrative units of New York City. In Britain, a town having a municipal corporation and certain right, such as self goverment. A town that sends one or more representatives to Parliament. A fortress, a fortified town. The suffix borough involved the right to inherit in old England. Some of the examples of the surname suffix borough or boro include: Whitesboro, Wynnsborough, Winsboro, Yarborough and there are many others.

Brick – The brick suffix finds its origin in Middle English brike, breke, from Middle Dutch bricke, Middle Low German, brike. The meaning of the suffix brick name is a molded rectangular block of clay, baked by the sun or in a kiln until hard, and used as a building or paving material, an object shaped like a block. The suffix name brick is neither male or felmale. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of the suffix name brick include: Dobrick, Dubrick, Hambrick, Zimbrick and there are many others.

Bridge – The origin of the bridge suffix finds itself in Germanic brycg, Old English brycg, Dutch brug, bridge, German Brucke. The meaning of the bridge suffix is a way over a river, to make a causeway, a structure built over such as water, a low place, a railroad so people can cross, a structure built over a road a path or a waterway. The bridge suffix is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of the bridge suffix names include:  Bainbridge, Bamebridge, Benbridge, Cambridge, Trowbridge, Woodbridge and there are many others.

Brier – The origin or the brier suffix surname is a variant of Middle English brere, from Old English brer, Anglian braer, West Saxon brier. The meaning of the brier suffix is prickly thorny bushes in general, as in wild rose bushes, bramble bush, thorny shrub, thorny plants that form in thickets. The brier suffix is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of the brier suffix surnames include: Greenbrier, Mossbrier, Thornbrier, Woodbrier and there are many others.

Brook – The brook suffix finds its origin in Middle English brook, broke, Old English broc, and from West Germanic broka. The meaning of the brook suffix is from a small freshwater stream. The brook suffix is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of the brook suffix surname include: Ashbrook, Benbrook, Hillbrook, Holbrook, Philbrook, Seabrook, Westbrook, Winbrook and there are many others.

Buck – The suffix buck has an origin in Middle English bukke, Old English buc, bucca. This suffix, buck has more than one meaning. The adult male of some animals, such as a deer or a rabbit. A high spirited young man. To leap forward or upward suddenly, rear up. To move rapidly forward. To move with sudden forward jerks, to jolt. This word or name usually has a male indication. Some of the examples of the buck suffix names includes: Arbuck, Debuck, Starbuck, Warbuck and there are many others.

Burn – The burn surname suffix has its origins in Middle English bernen, burnen, burn, burne, Old English beornan, bynan, burn, burna. To make or become very annoyed, enrage, An injury, produced by fire, heat, or a heat producing agent. The burn suffix is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. S’s and E’s are common at the end of the burn suffix. Some of the examples of the burn suffix name include: Blackburn, Braeburn, Cleburn, Cliburn, Coburn, Cockburn, Godburn, Mashburn, Middleburn, Milburn, Rayburn, Thorburn, Washburn and there are many others.

Burton – The burton surname suffix has its origin in Middle English breton tackle, English breton, burton. The meaning of the the burton surname suffix is of block and tackle, having to do with the fishing industry. The surname suffix is found mainly in England, in the midland and northern counties. The burton surname suffix is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of the burton suffix surnames include: Haliburton, Wilburton, Warburton and there are many others.

By – The by surname suffix from Middle English by, Old English bi, be. Variant of bye. The meaning of the by surname suffix is up to, along and past, so as to go past, close to or next to something or someone. The by surname is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of the by suffix surnames include: Appleby, Ashby, Bixby, Crosby, Deruby, Eby, Gatenby, Grandby, Hornsby, Kirby, Kirkby, Ogleby, Rigby, Rugby, Selby, Shelby, Southeby, Weatherby, Willoughby and there are many others.

Cock – The surname suffix of cock comes from Old English cocc, Old French coc, Modern French coq, Old Norse Kokkr. The suffix of cock was often used as a nickname. The surname cock means the adult male of a domestic chicken, a rooster, a male bird. The surname suffix of cock is strictly a male word. It is not a female word. Some of the examples of the cock suffix surnames include: Acock, Adcock, Babcock, Hitchcock, Peacock, Pocock, Simcock, Woodcock and there are many others.

Dale – The origin of the dale suffix is Germanic dael, Middle English dale, Old English dael, Old Norse Dair, German tal, English dell. The meaning of dale is a valley, an especially broad valley, vale, a hollow, basin, gully, gorge, ravine, glen, dell. The suffix dale is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of the dale suffix names include: Bloomdale, Bloomingdale, Fizdale, Martindale, Massingdale, Mortendale, Rockdale, Thorndale and there are many others.

Dotter – This is a suffix used to indicate a daughter. The suffix would be added on to the parent’s surname to show that was the parent’s daughter. Dotter might also be, Dottir or Datter. Usually this suffix would be added on to a man’s surname. It might also, be used at the end of an occupation or a nickname. This suffix was used in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Some of the examples of the suffix, dotter names include: Johansdotter, Petersdotter  Swensdotter, Laresdatter and there are many others.

Drow – The surname suffix of drow comes from Middle English draw, the past tense of draw. The meaning of the drow surname suffix has to do with folklore and dragons. Drow is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of the drow suffix surnames include: Budrow, Goodrow, Muldrow, Tedrow, Windrow, Woodrow and there are many others.

Ell – The suffix ell finds its meaning in the measure of length, six hand breath, used for textiles or about 45 inches, the measure of a forearm, or an arms length, from a foot to 1/2 foot, 1/2 to two feet. A measure of fabric or material. The suffix ell come from Middle English elle eln, Old English eln. The suffix ell is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of the ell suffix surnames include: Bradwell, Burwell, Bushell, Caldwell, Campbell, Cantrell, Cornell, Delzell, Denzell, Farrell, Frindell, Gosnell, Haskell, Howell, Jewell, Languell, Lindell, Lovell, Lowell, Luttrell, Martell, Maxwell, Mitchell, Murrell, Newell, Noell, Norvell, Nowell, O’Connell, Odell, Powell, Purcell, Purtell, Rennell, Russell, Terrell, Thrussell, Trammell, Troxell, Twitchell, Whitwell and there are many others.

Ett – The ett surname suffix finds itself in Middle English ett, Old French et. The meaning of the ett surname suffix is diminutive or small, an imitation of or a substitute for. The ett or ette surname suffix is usually used to refer to the feminine originally. Some of the ett or ette suffix surnames include: Abbett, Barrett, Barnett, Bartlett, Beckett, Bennett, Brouilette, Burkett, Corbett, Cornett, Crockett, Doggett, Duckett, Fayette, Garrett, Hamlett, Hewett, Hewlett, Honeysett, Laviolette, Lockett, Markett, Marquette, Plaskett, Pleshette, Scarlett, Tackett, Thomasett, Thompsett, Willett and there are many others.

Field – This suffix, is field. It is Middle English, or old English in origin. A definition could include: a broad, level, open expanse of land, especially one devoted to a particular crop. A portion of land or a geological formation containing a specified natural resource, such as an oil field. A large flat surface.The suffix, field is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of field suffix names include: Bakersfield, Brookfield, Caldfield, Caulfield, Chatfield, Chesterfield, Crawfield, Garfield, Gilfield, Greenfield, Hatfield, Huddersfield, Mansfield, Marshfield, Mayfield, Sheffield, Summerfield, Wakefield, Warfield, Whitefield, Whitfield, Winfield, Westfield and there are many others.

Ford – This suffix is has its origin in Middle English ford, Old English ford. The meaning of the name or word, ford, is a shallow place in a body of water, such as a stream, a creek or a river, where a crossing can be made, on foot, on horseback or in a vehicle. The suffix, ford is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of the suffix names include: Alford, Bradford, Clifford, Crawford, Frankford, Gifford, Gilford, Guessford, Hartford, Hereford, Langford, Ledford, Linford, Medford, Milford, Oldford, Oxford, Pickford, Renford, Rutherford, Sandford, Sanford, Shackleford, Stanford, Strafford, Wakeford, Wayford, Weatherford, Wexford, Whitford, Woodford and there are many others.

Forth – The forth suffix finds its origin in Middle English forth, Old English forth, Dutch voort, German fort, Old Saxon forth, Old Norse foro. This word or forth name suffix means: forward in time, place or order, onward, away from a specified place, abroad. The word or forth name suffix is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of the forth suffix names include: Danforth, Goforth, Montforth and there are many others.

Gate – This suffix is a structure that may be swung, drawn or block an entrance or passageway. An opening in a fence or or a wall for entrance or exit. A structure surrounding an opening, as a monumental or fortified entrance to a palace. Something that gives access, as the gate to fortune. The suffix of gate, found its beginning in Middle English, gat, or old English geat, from common Germanic gatam. The suffix is a neutral, word or name. It is neither male or female. Some of the examples of the suffix gate include: Applegate, Coalgate, Southgate, Stargate, Westgate, Wingate and there are many others.

Ham – The ham suffix is originally from England. The Suffix spread for England to other countries. In the Bible, the second son of Noah’s three sons was named Ham. Many traditions consider that the Egyptians come from Ham, Genesis 5:32. The suffix ham seems to be gender neutral. It is not male, neither is it female. Some of the examples of the suffix, ham names include: Abraham, Ackham, Beacham, Beckham, Berkham, Bingham, Bonham, Brigham, Buckingham, Burmingham, Cheatham, Cunningham, Dillingham, Durham, Farnham, Faulkingham, Featheringham, Fillingham, Fordham, Frathingham, Frodsham, Grantham, Grisham, Ketcham, Kirkham, Bonham, Latham, Oldham, Peckham, Rockingham, Statham, Steadham, Stidham, Tatham, Varnham, Wickham, Willingham, Woodham, Wortham, Wyndham and there are many others.

Hard – The hard suffix finds its origin in Middle English hard, Old English hard, heard. The meaning of the word or name suffix  hard is resistant to pressure, not readily penetrated, firm, rigid, unyielding, physically toughened, rugged, strong minded, rigorous, stringent, demanding, stern, austere, callous, cold, stubborn, intractable, obstinate, assiduous, diligent, intense, forceful. Some of the examples of the hard, hart or hardt suffix names include: Blanchard, Gehard, Linhard, Reinhardt, Richard and there are many others.

Hart – The word or name suffix hart finds its origin in Middle English hert, Old English heort. The meaning of the word or name suffix hart is a male deer, especially, a red deer over five years old. Some of the examples of the hart suffix names include: Burghart, Burkhart, Everhart, Linhart, Lockhart, Newhart and there are many others.

Hill – The word or name suffix hill finds its origin in Middle English, Old English hyll. The meaning of the word or name suffix is a well defined, naturally elevated area of land smaller than a mountain. A range or group of such elevations. Any remote rural area located in such elevated areas. A heap, pile or mound. A mound of earth piled around or over a plant or plants. The name suffix hill is neither male of female. It is gender neutral. Some examples of the hill suffix names include: Brownhill, Coghill, Copenhill, Craighill, Gunhill or Gunnhill, Haverhill, Overhill, Tannahill, Underhill, Whitehill and there are many others.

Horn – The meaning of the suffix horn is one of the bony, permanent, hollow paired growths, often curved and pointed to push with the horns, growths on cattle or buffalo, as well as other herd animals. A brass musical insturment, such as a trumpet or a french horn. The suffix horn is neither male or female. The word is gender neutral; however some females are without horns. Some of the examples of the horn suffix surnames include: Ahorn, Flaghorn, Hartshorn, Whitehorn and there are many others.

House – The house suffix finds its origin in Middle English hous, Old English hus, husian from Germanic haus, husam, hausen, Dutch huis, huizen. The meaning of the suffix, house is a structure serving as a dwelling for one or several families, a place of abode or residence. A building used for shelter or storage. A place to make a home. The suffix, house is of neutral gender in name or word. It is neither male or female. Some of the examples of the house suffix names include: Dwerryhouse, Kidderhouse, Millhouse, Morehouse, Osterhouse, Rittenhouse, Waterhouse, Westinghouse, Whitehouse and there are many others.

Ings – The ings suffix finds its origin in Middle English ing, Old English ing, ung. The Meaning of the present form of action, or being. It involves or is attached to a root word. The ings suffix is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of the ings suffix surnames include: Billings, Cummings, Durings, Flemings, Giddings, Hastings, Hemmings, Jennings and there are many others.

Kins – The origin of the name suffix or the word kins is Middle English kynnes, Old English cynnes. The name suffix or word is the state of being related by blood, loosely a relation by marriage, an analogous relationship, members of a family, kindred, someone of the same racial, cultural, or national background. Some of the examples of the kins suffix names include:  Ackins, Adkins, Akins, Askins, Atkins, Elkins, Hawkins, Hopkins, Jenkins, Perkins, Punkins, Wilkins, Watkins, Whatkins and there are many others.

Lake – This suffix finds its meaning a large body of fresh or salt water, a large pool of any liquid, basin of water. The origin of the name, Lake is: Middle English lac, from Old French lac, from Latin lacus. The word or name of Lake is neither male or female.  The word or name Lake is gender neutral. Some of the examples of the suffix lake include: Clearlake, Eastlake, Southlake, Springlake, Timberlake, Westlake and there are many others.

Land – The suffix, land finds its meaning is in the solid ground of the earth, especially as distinguished from the sea. Public or private landed property. A nation. The origin of the suffix, land if from Middle English land or Old English land. The name or word is of a neutral gender. The name is neither male or female. Some of the examples of the land suffix include: Ashland, Cleveland, Copeland, Cumberland, England, Holland, Hyland, Ireland, Kingsland,  Marland, Redland, Richland, Rockland, Roland, Rowland, Strickland, Sutherland, Westmoreland and there are many others.

Ley – The surname suffix of ley has its origin in Middle English ley(e), Old English lea, leah. The meaning of the ley surname suffix is a piece of land put down to grass or clover, a line joining two prominent points in the landscape, thought to be the line of a prehistoric track, variant of lea, grass, grassland or pastureland. The surname suffix ley is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of the ley suffix surnames include: Ackley, Adley, Audley, Backley, Bardsley, Bailey, Beasley, Beckley, Bentley, Beverley, Billingsley, Blakesley, Bradley, Buckley, Conley, Cooley, Cowley, Crawley, Darley, Dudley, Finley, Halley, Headley, Hendley, Hensley, Hockley, Hurley, Huxley, Jewett, Keighley, Kelley, Kimberley, Kingsley, Langley, Linley, Malley, Markley, McKinley, Medley, Midgeley, Motley, Oakley, Pendley, Penley, Presley, Priestley, Quickley, Ridley, Rigley, Riley, Rowley,  Sculey, Shirley, Smedley, Stanley, Tapley, Thorley, Varley, Wadley, Walmsley, Weekley, Wembley Wesley, Westley and there are many others.

Lin – The surname suffix of lin comes from Middle English lin, from Old English lin. The meaning of lin is Linnen, lineal or fine jade or gem. The word lin can also mean forest, top of the line or of best quality. The suffix lin is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. The suffix lin can also be spelled lyn. The suffix Lin or lyn may have an s or an e at the end. Some of the examples of the surname suffix lin include: Berlin, Chamberlin, Collins, Franklin, Gatlin, Joplin, Joslyn, Kimberlin, Marlin, Michelin and there are many others.

Low – The surname suffix of low comes from Middle English low(e), Old English hlowan, Old Norse lagr. The meaning of the low surname suffix is of less than average height from top to bottom or to the top, from the bottom or to the top from the ground, short, small, little, below average in amount, extent, or intensity, cheap, economical, moderate, reasonable, modest, bargain, rock-bottom, cut-rate. The surname suffix low can, also be found as lowe. The low surname suffix is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of the surname suffix low include: Barlow, Brownlow, Hudlow, Kazlow, Ludlow, Marlow, Medlow, Michalow, Minlow, Winslow, Wynslow and there are many others.

Maker – The suffix maker surname finds its origin in Middle English maker, Old English maker. The word or surname suffix maker means construct or manufacture something or to build something. The suffix surname maker is neither male or female. This suffix speaks to a profession. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of the suffix surname maker include: Beltmaker, Cartmaker, Haymaker, Sailmaker, Schumaker, Shoemaker, Shumaker, Slaymaker, Wanamaker and there are many others.

Man – the man suffix finds its origin in Middle English man, plural men, Old English mann, plural menn. The meaning of the man suffix is an adult male human being, as distinguished from a female. Any human being regardless of sex or age. A member of the human race, a person, The human race, mankind, the accomplishments of man. A second N on the end of a name ending in man is usually comes from one of the Germanic areas in Europe. Some of the examples of the man suffix name include: Ackerman, Ackman, Berman, Bowman, Braman, Chapman, Coffman, Coleman, Densman, Dittman, Eastman, Edelman, Eisenmann, Freeman, , Goodman, Gorman, Guzman,  Hagarmann, Hardeman, Hardman, Harman, Hartman, Heitmann, Herman, Hickman, Holman, Huffman, Hutchinson, Inman, Jarman, Kidman, Koffman, Lewman, Loafman, Newman, Peterman, Pittman, Reimann, Schlackman, Schuurman, Sellman, Sharman, Sherman, Shipman, Streetman, Tillman, Truman, Waterman, Weinman, Worthman, Wortman, Wyman, Zimmermann and there are many others.

Mond – The Mond suffix is originally from Dutch mound and from Old Norse Mond. The meaning of the mond suffix is A pile of earth, gravel, sand, rocks or debris heaped for protection or concealment. A natural elevation such as a small hill. The suffix mond is neither male or female. It is gender neutral.  Some examples of the mond suffix names include: Blackmon, Desmond, Edmond, Hammond, Raymond, Redmond, Richmond and there are many others.

More – This more suffix is originally from England. The meaning of the name more, is greater in number, size, amount, extent, comparative in nature. Greater, extra, additional, in number quantity or degree. Sometimes that exceeds or surpasses expectation. In addition, besides, further, again or longer. This suffix could be considered an adjective or a noun. The name more could be gender neutral. That is not male or female.  Some of the examples of the suffix, more names include: Altimore, Ardmore, Ashmore, Claremore, Claymore, Elmore, Ellamore, Filmore, Gilmore, Kidmore, Lakemore, McLemore, Padmore, Sizemore, Skidmore Strathmore Whitmore, Whittemore and there are many others.

Miller – The origin of the miller suffix finds itself in Old English mille, Middle English mill, Northern Middle English mill, Old Norse mylnari. The occupational name of the name or suffix of miller comes from England and Scotland. The meaning of the the miller suffix is a person who owns a mill that grinds grain into flour, one who grinds corn, a milner. The surname is found in every county in England. We usually associate the name and occupation of miller with a man or boy; but it can be a girls name, also. The miller surname suffix is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of the miller suffix surnames include: Duenmiller, Lockmiller, Sternmiller, Wegmiller and there are many others.

Ner – The meaning of the suffix ner on the end of a name refers to a relationship, friend, good friend, share a business relationship. The suffix of ner is neither male or female. It is a gender neutral suffix. Some of these names came from an occupation, a nickname or a father or family name. Some of the examples of the ner word or suffix names include: Aschner, Banner, Bauner, Berkner, Bruner, Carner, Cavner, Christner, Conner, Faulkner, Gardiner, Joyner, Kempner, Lightner, Milner, Partner, Pruessner, Rayner, Reyner, Scrivener, Skinner, Spooner, Steiner, Sumner, Towner, Turner, Waggoner, Wagner, Warner, Werner and there are many others.

Nett – The source of this nett suffix originally came from Middle English net and nether, Old English net and nethera. The meaning of this nett suffix is remaining after all deductions have been made or all losses accounted for, net profit, net weight, ultimate result, net conclusion, total gain, the net amount, as of profit, income price. The nett suffix is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of the nett suffix name include: Barnett, Bennett, Burnett, Cornett, Kennett, Punnett and there are many others.

Ott – The surname suffix of ott originally came from Middle English ode, Old English od, odd, Old Norse Od, odd, Continental Germanic Odo, Otto. The meaning of the word ott is over the top, at the top, at the peak. The ott surname suffix is neither male or female, It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of the ott suffix surnames include: Abbott, Demott, Elliott, Jemmott, Kott, Lott, Marriott, McDermott, Mott, Philpott, Rott, Scott, Stott, Wilmott and there are many others.

Quist – This suffix is originally from Sweden. The suffix means twig. I started out in Sweden; but it spread to other countries. Quist as a suffix is gender neutral. It is neither male or female. Quist is a name in itself, and not just a suffix. Some of the examples of the Quist suffix names include: Bloomquist, Dewquist, Lindquist, Lunquist, Newquist and there are many other.

Rich – The rich suffix finds its origin in Middle English riche, Old French riche riki, Old English rice. Possessing great wealth, owning much money, goods or land. Composed of rare or valuable materials, made with fine or elaborate craftsmanship, costly, of great worth, sumptuous. The rich suffix is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. Some of the rich suffix names include: Aldrich, Borich, Corich, Eckrich, Godrich, Goepferrich, Goodrich, Gorrich, Laurich, Lorrich, Lukrich, Marich, Serich, Ulbrich, Woolrich and there are many others.

Rick – The rick surname suffix  finds its origin in Middle English reke, Old English hreac, Old Norse hraukr. The meaning of the rick surname suffix is a stack of hay, corn, straw or similar material, especially one built into a regular shape and thatched, a stack of cord wood or logs cut to even lengths. A stack of hay or straw in a field, one covered or thatched for protection from the rain and weather. An E or an S is common at the end of a surname. The rick surname suffix is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of the rick suffix surnames include: Broderick, Burrick, Dedrick, Derrick, Fredrick, Hendricks, Kendrick, Merrick, Patrick, Warrick and there are many others.

Ridge – The ridge suffix surname finds its origin in Middle English rigge, and Old English hrycg. The meaning of the ridge suffix is a long narrow upper section or crest of something, ridge of a wave. A long narrow land elevation, a long hill or chain of mountains. The ridge suffix is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. Adding an E or an S is common place. Some of the examples of the ridge suffix surname include: Ackridge, Aderidge, Akridge, Aldridge, Breckenridge, Bridges, Doddridge, Eastridge, Eckridge, Eldrige, Elridge, Eskridge, Ethridge, Ostridge, Outterridge, Whitridge, Wooleridge and there are many others.

Shaw – The Surname suffix of shaw came from Old English sceaga, Middle English shaw, Old Norse skagi, skegg, shag. The meaning is a topographic surname for someone living by a thicket. The surname suffix of shaw is neither  male or female. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of the shaw suffix surnames include: Bradshaw, Crenshaw, Kershaw, Minshaw, Robertshaw and there are many others.

Shire – Shire finds its origin in Middle English shir, Old English scir, Old High German. The meaning is in one of the counties of Great Britain, official charge, province. The shire suffix is neither male or female. It is gender neutral suffix. Some of the examples of the Shire suffix names include: Cheshire, Gilshire, Hillshire, Queshire, Shropshire, Wilshire and there are many others.

Smith – The suffix of Smith comes from Middle English smith, Old English smith. The smith suffix usually refers to a metalworker, especially one, who works with metal when it is hot and malleable. In the past the trade of a smith was a male occupation; but not always. Some smith names are associated with men or women. Some of the examples of the Smith suffix names include: Blacksmith, Candlesmith, Coopersmith, Coppersmith, Goldsmith, Silversmith and there are many others.

Son – This is a suffix used to indicate a son. The suffix would be added to a parent’s surname to show that was the parent’s son. Son might also, be spelled sen. Son might also, be used at the end of an occupation, first name or nickname. This suffix was used in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and a number of other countries. This suffix can be son or sen. This spelling makes no difference. Some of the examples of the son suffix include: Achison, Alderson, Adaminson, Andersen, Atkinson, Batson, Benson, Bledson, Branson, Burleson, Carson, Clarkson, Christensen, Christianson, Christopherson, Clawson, Davidson, Davison, Dawson, Dennisen, Denson, Dickinson, Dickson, Dobson, Dodson, Edenson, Edison, Edwardson, Erickson, Ericson, Evansen, Gibson, Hanson, Harberson, Harrison, Henderson, Herbertson, Huddleson, Hudson, Hutson, Isaacson, Jackson, Jacobson, Jefferson, Johanson, Johnson, Josephson, Karlsson, Larson, Lawson, MacPherson, Madison, Mason, Masterson, Morrison, Neilson, Nelson, Nicholson, Nickson, Normanson, Oliverson, Patterson, Pearson, Peterson, Richardson, Robertson, Robinson, Rupertson, Sampson, Samuelson, Sanderson, Simonson, Simpson, Stephenson, Stevensen, Swensen, Tennison, Tennyson, Thomason, Thompson, Trulson, Tyson, Vinson, Walterson, Watson, Wilkerson, Wilkinson, Williamson, Wilson and there are many others.

Stone – This is a suffix, stone means larger than a pebble or a small rock. Concreted earth or mineral matter, rock. The origin of stone, as a suffix is Middle English stane, stone, Old English stan. This Suffix, spread to other countries. This stone suffix, is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of the names with a stone suffix include: Blackstone, Broadstone, Featherstone, Gladstone and there are many more.

Strom – This is a suffix used to mean stream, a body of running water, small creek that flows into a river or channel to a brook. The suffix of strom is neither male nor is it female. Strom as a suffix is completely gender neutral. The suffix of strom is of Swedish origin. The strom suffix, then spread to many other countries. Some of the examples of the strom suffix names include: Astrom, Bergstrom, Ekstrom, Engstrom, Hellstrom, Lindstrom, Lundstrom, Norstrom, Nystrom, Sandstrom, Sundstrom, Wickstrom and there are many others.

Thal – The thal surname suffix is of Middle German thal, Old German, thal. This thal name suffix is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. E and S are common at the ends of surnames. Some of the examples of the thal surname suffix include: Blumenthal, Goethals, Gusthal, Morgenthal, Rosenthal and there are many more.

Ton – The origin of meaning of the ton surname suffix, on is a unit of weight. Loosely, a very large quantity of anything, a town or community, measurement. The origin of the ton suffix is Middle English tonne. Some of the examples of the ton suffix names include: Addington, Afton, Appleton, Arlington, Arrington, Ashton, Ayton, Barton, Benton, Bolton, Brighton, Britton, Braxton, Burlington, Carlton, Carrington, Clayton, Clifton, Clinton, Colton, Compton, Covington, Easton, Eaton, Dalton, Dayton, Denton, Grafton, Hamilton, Hampton, Harrington, Herrington, Healdton, Hilton, Hinton, Huddleston, Horton, Huntington, Johnston, Kingston, Kynaston, Langston, Lawton, Layton, Leighton, Lexington, Linton, Littleton, Marston, Melton, Milton, Newton, Norton, Overton, Paddington, Payton, Pemberton, Plankington, Preston, Princeton, Ralston, Remington, Rosston, Royceston, Sappington, Sexton, Singleton, Skelton, Stanton, Taunton, Thornton, Throckmorton, Tipton, Upton, Walton, Warrington, Washington, Wellington, Weston, Wexington, Whitenton, Whittington, Willburton, Willington, Wilton, Winston, Wooton, Worthington and there are many others.

Tree – This is a suffix used to mean a usually tall woody plant, distinguished from a shrub by having comparatively  greater height and character, a single truck rather than several stems. The suffix of tree is neither male or female. The suffix tree found its beginning in Middle English or Old English. Some of the tree, suffix names include: Autree, Becontree, Bentree, Crabtree, Doubletree, Edwinstree, Gentree, Greentree, Hammontree, Longtree, Ochiltree, Ogletree, Peppertree, Ratree, Roundtree, Rowntree and there are many others.

Wald –  This suffix could also be spelled Wold. This surname suffix or word has a German origin. It, also appears very early in Northern Middle English. It can be spelled Weald. The suffix, wald, means living in or near the forest. Wald as a suffix is neither male of female. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of names with the suffix, wald or wold include: Buckwald, Farnwald, Griswald, Griswold, Oswald, Ringwald, Rosenwald and there are many others.

Ward – The ward suffix surname finds its origin in Middle English ward, and in Old English weard. The meaning of the ward suffix surname is a division of a city or town for administrative and representative purposes. A district of some English or Scottish counties, corresponding roughly to the hundred or wapentake. (A wapentake is a historical subdivision of some northern counties in England, corresponding roughly to the one hundred. Old English from Old Norse.) An open court or area of a castle or fortification enclosed by walls. A law. A child or incompetent person placed under the care or protection of a guardian or court. Any person under the protection of another. A ward can be either male or female. A surname can almost always have an s or an e at the end. Some examples of the ward suffix surnames include:  Broward, Coward, Edwards, Hayward, Howard, Seward, Steward, Woodward and there are many others.

Well – This surname suffix or word well has an English origin. It refers to a good or proper manner, affluent, satisfactory, and comfortable. Well can also mean a deep hole, that can bring water and therefore, life. The suffix is gender neutral. It can be either male or female or neither. Some of the examples of the suffix well are: Atwell, Baswell, Blackwell, Caldwell, Cromwell, Crowell, Honeywell, Hopewell, Howell, Maxwell, Newell, Powell, Rockwell, Stilwell, Stockwell, Whitwell and there are many others.

Wick – The meaning of the wick suffix is a strip of porous material, a cord or strand of loosely woven, or twisted, braided fibers, as on a candle or oil lamp that draws up fuel to the flame by capillary action. A village or town. The wick suffix comes from Middle English wik(e), Old English wic, from West Germanic wika, from Latin vicus. The word or suffix wick is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of the suffix wick names include: Berwick, Bostwick, Burwick, Chadwick, Strudwick, Studwick, Warwick and there are many others.

Win – The surname suffix or word win has a Middle English winnen, Old English win. The surname suffix win finds its meaning in to achieve victory over others in a competition, to achieve success in an effort or a venture, to struggle through to a desired place or condition, to finish first in a race, to receive as a prize or reward for a performance. This suffix name is neither male or female. It is gender neutral. Some of the examples of this suffix name win include: Baldwin, Corwin, Darwin, Erwin, Irwin, Gershwin, Godwin, Goldwin, Goodwin and there are many others.

Wood – This is a suffix used to refer to a forest or a small forest, a dense growth of trees. The word wood comes from English or Middle English. The suffix wood is gender neutral; in other words this word wood , in a broad since, is neither male or female. Some of these examples of the wood suffix are: Archerwood, Atwood, Bellwood, Brentwood, Brownwood, Candlewood, Collingwood, Eastwood, Englewood, Elwood, Gatewood, Greenwood, Haywood, Hazelwood, Holmwood, Kenwood, Kirkwood, Lockwood, Norwood, Ringwood, Rockwood, Sherwood, Underwood, Westwood, Wynnewood  and there are many others. Any of these names may have an E or an S on the end and it would still be the same name.

Worth – This is a suffix used to refer to a homestead or the value of something that renders it, desirable, useful, valuable. The suffix worth is gender neutral; that is to say, it is neither male or female. The word worth is English in origin. The word and it’s meaning spread to other countries, over the years. Some of the examples of the suffix worth are: Acworth, Aleworth, Ashworth, Atworth, Bloodworth, Bosworth, Dilworth, Duckworth, Ellsworth, Farnsworth, Foxworth, Harworth, Haworth, Hayworth, Middleworth, Seaworth, Shuttlesworth, Somersworth, Sudworth, Wadsworth, Wentworth and there are many others.

Wright – This is a suffix is an English word; but it spread to other countries. The suffix is a word that means a person or someone, who constructs something, builds something or maker of something. The suffix, wright is gender neutral; that is to say, the word wright, is neither male or female. Some of the examples of the suffix wright are: Boatwright, Cartwright, Millwright, Playwright, Shipwright, Wainwright, Wagonwright, Wheelwright, Whitewright and there are many others.