What's in a name - R

last refreshed 02/20/2012 10:40:48 PM
Last name
Literal meaning
Explanation
Rebroff
Rib's
Actually, Rebrov, though that final v, in Russian, does sound about halfway between v and f. Double f I find an exaggeration.
Renata, Renato
reborn
RenÚ
reborn
Rosenbaum
rosetree
(German)
Rosenfeld
rose field
(German)
Rosenthal
rose valley
(German)
Rotschild
Red shield
Rubinstein
ruby stone
(German)