Surname Translations


Many people, who sailed to the Americas, over the years from other counties, changed their names. They wanted to fit in. They didn’t want to stand out or be seen as different. Some people simply used a translation, of their surname. We will be adding to this list, as time permits. Multiple pages contain the name translations that some of these people have used. The translation tables are setup as follows:

 

English German French Spanish Italian Swedish Polish
Bank Ufer Rive Ribera Riva Strand Bank
Barber Frisor Coiffeur Barbero Barbiere Barerare Fryzjer
Beach Strand Plage Playa Spiaggia Strand Plaza
Blacksmith Schmied Forgeron Herrero Ferraio Smed Kowal
Butcher Fleischer Boucher Carnicero Macellaio Slaktare Rzeznik
Carpenter Zimmermann Charpentier Carpintero Falegname Snickare Ciesla
Castle Schloss Chateau Castillo Castello Slott Zamek
Champion Meister Champion Campeon Campione Mastare Mistrz
Cliff Klippe Falaise Risco Precipizio Klippa Urwisko
Cook Koch Cuisinier Cocinero Cuoco Kock Kucharz
Cooper Bottcher
Creek Bach Ruisseau Arroyo Ruscello Back Zatoka
Cross Kreuz Croix Cruz Croce Kors Krzyz
Deer Hirsch Cert Ciervo Cervo Radjur Zwierzyna
Drum Trommel Tambour Tambor Tramburo Tramma Beben
Duck Ente Canard Pato Anitra Anka Kaczka
Eagle Adler Aigle Aquila Aquila Orn Orzel
Emperor Kaiser Empereur Emperador Kejsare Cesarz
End Schluss Fin Fin Fine Slut Zabonczenie
Fair Schon Beau Despejado Chiaro Klar Jarmark
Farmer Bauer Fermier Agricultor Coltivatore Bonde Dzierz
Field Feld Champ Campo Campo Falt Polebitwy
Fisher Fischer Pecheur Pescador Pescatore Fiskare Rybak
Flax Flachs Lin Lino Lino Lin Len
Flower Blume Fleur Flor Fiore Blooma Kwiat
Fortune Gluck Fortune Fortuna Fortuna Tur Fortuna
Fox Fuchs Renard Zorro Volpe Rav Lis
Friend Freund Ami Amigo Amico Van Przyjaciel
Gale Sturm Vent Ventarron Bufera Blast Wiatr
Goat Ziege Chevre Cabra Capra Get Koza
Gold Gold Or Oro Oro Guld Zloto
Green Grun Vert Verde Verde Gron Zielonosc
Guard Wache Garde Guarda Guardino Vakt Stroz
Hail Hageln Greler Granizar Grandinare Hagla Grad
Hawk Habicht Faucon Halcon Falco Hok Sokol
Herd Herde Troupeau Rebano Mandria Hjord Trzoda
Hoe Hacke Hove Azada Zappa Hacka Graca
Hook Haken Crochet Guncho Gancio Krok Hak
Horn Horn Corne Cuerno Corno Horn Rog
Hunter Jager Chasseur Cazador Cacciatore Jagare Mysliwy
Iron Eisen Fer Hierro Ferro Jarn Zelazo
Judge Richter Juge Juez Giudice Domare Sedzia
Junior Junger Cadet Menor Minore Yugre Junior
Knight Ritter Chevalier Caballero Cavaliere Riddare Rycerz
Lamb Lam Agneau Cordero Agnello Lam Baranek
Law Recht Droit Ley Legge Lag Prawo
Leather Leder
Lion Lowe Lion Leon Leone Lejon
Little Klein Petit Pequeno Piccolo Liten Maly
Lord Herr Seigneur Senor Padrone Herre pan
Love Liebe Amour Amor Amore Karlek Milosc
Major Grosser Majeur Mayor Maggiore Storre Starszy
Mason Maurer Macon Albanil Muratore Murare Mularz
Mayor Burgermeister Maire Alcalde Sindaco Borgmastore Barmistrz
Minister Pfarrer Pastuer Pastor Ministro Prast Minister
Moon Mond Lune Luna Luna Mane Ksiezyc
Mountain Berg Montagne Montana Montagna Berg Gora
North Norden Nord Norte Settentriome Nord Polnoc
Ox Ochs Boeuf Buey Bue Oxe Wol
Painter Maler Peintre Pintor Pittore Malare Cuma
Parson Pfarrer Cure Clerigo Ministro Kyrkoherde Pastor
Pasture Weide Paturage Pastura Puscolo Betesmark Pastwisko
Peace Frieden Paix Paz Pace Fred Spokoj
Pebble Kiesel Caillou Piedrecilla Ciottolo Smusten Kmayk
Peer Gleiche Pareil Par Pari Like Rowny
People Volk Peuple Pueblo Popolo Folk Ludzie
Pigeon Taube Pigeon Paloma Piccione Dura Golab
Pillar Pfeiler Pilier Pilar Pilastro Pelare Podpora
Plow Pflug Charrve Arado Aratro Plog Plug.
Poet Dichter Poete Poeta Poeta Diktare Poeta
Pond Teich Etang Estanque Stagno Dam Staw
Pope Papst Pape Papa Papa Pave Papiez
Printer Drucker Imprimeur Impressor Tipogrfo Tryckare Drukarz
Queen Konigin Reine Reina Regina Drottning Krolowa
Rain Regen Pluie Lluria Pioggia Regn Deszcz
Ransom Losegeld Rancon Rescate Riscutto Losen Wykup
Reed Rohr Roseau Junco Canna Vass Trzcina
Regal Koniglich Royal Real Regale Kunglig
Rice Reis Riz Arroz Riso Ris Ryz
Rich Reich Riche Rico Ricco Rik Bogaty
Ridge Kette Chaine Sierra Catena Bergas Grzbiet
Road Strasse Route Camino Strada Vag Droga
Robber Rauber Voleur Ladron Ladro Runare Zlodziej
Roman Romisch Romain Romano Romano Romersk Rzymianin
Sailor Matrose Marin Marinero Marinaio Sj’oman Marynarz
Saint Heilige Saint Santo Santo Helgon Swir
Sculptor Bildhauer
Seal Siegel Sceau Sello Timbro Sigill Foka
Sheep Schaf Mouton Oveja Pecora Far Owca
Shepherd Hirt Berger Pastor Pastore Herde Pasterz
Ship Schiff Navire Barco Nave Skepp Okret
Shoemaker Schuster Cordonnier Zapatero Calzolaio Skomakare Szewc
Shore Ufer Rive Ribera Riva Strand Podporka
Singer Sanger Chanteur Cantante Cantante Sangare Spiewak
Sparrow Sputz Moineau Gorrion Pussero Sparv Worbel
Spear Speer Lance Lanza Lancia Spjut Wlocznia
Steel Stahl Acier Acero Acciaio Stal Stal
Stone Stein
Sweep Fegen Balayer Barrer Spazzare Sopa Zamiatanie
Taylor Snhneider
Teacher Lehrer Instituteur Maestro Maestro Larare Mauczyciel
Temple Schlafe Tempe Sien Tempia Tinning Swiatynia
Tower Torre Tour Torre Torre Torn Wieza.
Town Stadt Ville Pueblo Citta Stad Miasto
Treat Behandeln Traiter Tratar Trattare Behandla Poczest
Valley Tal Vallee Valle Vallata Dal Dolina.
Victor Sieger Vainqueur Vencedor Vincitore Segrare Zwyciezca
Vine Weinstock Vigne Vid Vite Vinranka Winograd
Virgin Jungfrau Virge Virgen Vergine Jungfru Dziewica
Waiter Kellner Garcon Camerero Cameriere Kypare Kelner
Weave Weben Tisser Tejer Tessere Vava Tkacz
Weaver Webber
Wheeler Handler
White Weiss Blanc Blanco Bianco Vit Bialy
Wood Wald Boise Bosque Bosco Skog Drzewo
Young Jung Jeune Joven Giovane Ung Mlode

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