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ZAAL : Means "hall" in Dutch.

ZABALA : Originally denoted someone who lived in a place of this name in Biscay. It is derived from Basque zabal meaning "large, wide".

ZAHARIEV : Means "son of ZAHARI".

ZAHRADNIK : Derived from Czech zahrada meaning "garden". It referred to someone who owned less land than a Sedlak or a Dvorak, but more land than a Chalupnik.

ZAMAN : Derived from the given name ZAMAN.

ZAMBRANO : Possibly a habitational name for someone from Zambrana, a town in the province of Álava in Spain.

ZAMORANO : Originally denoted a person from Zamora, the name of both a province in Spain and its capital city.

ZANETTI : Derived from a diminutive of the given name GIOVANNI. A famous bearer is Argentinian soccer player Javier Zanetti (1973-).

ZANGARI : Southern Italian name, derived from Greek τσαγκαρης (tsankaris) meaning "shoemaker, cobbler".

ZAPATERO : Spanish cognate of SAVATIER.

ZAPPA : From Italian zappa meaning "hoe, mattock", probably denoting a farmer. Two musicians of Italian origin have bore this name: Francesco Zappa (1717-1803...

ZAVALA : Variant of ZABALA.

ZAWISZA : Derived from the Old Polish given name ZAWISZA.

ZDRAVKOV : Means "son of ZDRAVKO".

ZDUNOWSKI : Denoted a person from one of the various towns named Zduny in Poland, which is derived from Polish zdun meaning "potter". It can also be an occupation...

ZEEGERS : Means "son of SIEGER".

ZEELEN : Derived from the given name CEEL.

ZEGERS : Means "son of SIEGER".

ZELENKA : Czech cognate of ZIELINSKI.

ZELENKO : Ukrainian cognate of ZIELINSKI.

ZELLWEGER : Originally denoted a person from the Appenzell region of Switzerland. The place name is derived from Latin abbatis cella meaning "estate of the abbot"...

ZEMAN : Means "landowner", derived from Czech zem "land". A famous bearer is the soccer coach Zdeněk Zeman (1947-).

ZENI : Means "son of ZENO".

ZENTAI : Originally indicated a person from the city of Senta in Serbia (formerly a part of Hungary and called Zenta).

ZHANG : From Chinese 张 (zhāng) meaning "stretch, extend". It may have denoted a bowmaker whose job it was to stretch bow wood.

ZHAO : From Chinese 赵 (zhào) which refers to an ancient city-state in what is now Shanxi province. According to legend, King Mu rewarded his chariot drive...

ZHENG : From Chinese 郑 (zhèng) which refers to the ancient state of Zheng. Zheng existed between the 9th to 4th centuries BC in present-day Henan province....

ZHIVKOV : Means "son of ZHIVKO".

ZHOU : From Chinese 周 (zhōu) which refers to the Zhou dynasty, which held power from 1046 to 771 BC, continuing for a few more centuries as figureheads.

ZHU : From Chinese 朱 (zhū) "vermilion red, cinnabar" and also referring to the ancient state of Zhu, which existed in what is now Shandong province. This...



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