Surname Information

The Registry of Swiss Surnames is an indispensable manual for genealogists and historians. It lists in alphabetical order all the families who, in 1962, had the right of citizenship of a Swiss commune. For each family, it indicates the commune (or communes) of which it is bourgeois ("commune of origin"), the date of acquisition of the right of bourgeoisie, the place or the country of which it originated before this acquisition (" old place of origin ").

The list of surnames below is from my complete list of "Allied Families Around the World", and includes the main surnames for which I have more information.

Surnames Usage Oldest record
Abitz 58 25 Mar 1840
Adams 84 6 Aug 1721
Alexander 54 1622
Allen 105 11 Nov 1567
Anderson 117 1670
Armstrong 55 1793
Arnold 81 1644
Aubert 57 4 Mar 1784
Bachmann 58 31 Dec 1757
Bailey 51 1758
Baker 76 4 Jun 1587
Barbier 256 ca 1515
Bartmann 51 1 Dec 1837
Bauer 78 1557
Becker 119 1660
Béguin 143 9 Jan 1707
Bell 84 1685
Bennett 58 1586
Berger 110 21 Apr 1700
Berges 85 7 Sep 1829
Bergman 107 18 Feb 1818
Berthoud 167 ca 1450
Bonhôte 61 ca 1643
Bonjour 1398 1630
Borel 256 ca 1340
Borioli 85 ca 1771
Bosse 64 20 Jul 1849
Botteron 399 ca 1540
Bourquin 200 ca Feb 1560
Bouska 85 17 Nov 1810
Bovet 154 ca 1594
Braillard 79 Oct 1659
Brandt 57 Nov 1655
Brown 237 1600
Broxterman 59 11 Mar 1839
Brüne 178 ca 1745
Brunkow 155 1798
Brunner 146 Jun 1764
Burdiek 61 1 Sep 1802
Campbell 84 abt 1754
Carter 53 1613
Cellier 147 ca 1500
Chamot 63 25 Jun 1791
Chanel 57 bef 1601
Chiffelle 323 ca 1405
Clark 214 1315
Clerc 98 11 Jun 1725
Colomb 55 1 Jul 1784
Comtesse 103 7 Jan 1677
Contesse 54 bef 1490
Cook 72 1623
Cooper 76 12 Feb 1609
Cosandier 78 ca 1732
Cox 59 1701
Cuche 83 9 Sep 1762
Dardel 96 ca 1470
Davis 165 1585
Day 52 1651
de Chambrier 152 aft 1481
de Coulon 195 12 Dec 1774
de Meuron 135 1660
de Montmollin 447 1460
de Perrot 92 10 Aug 1722
de Pourtalès 162 11 Jan 1701
de Pury 100 1642
de Reynier 62 6 Oct 1764
de Rougemont 122 1588
de Tribolet Hardy 52 1580
Dekat 69 14 Apr 1802
Descombes 597 ca 1670
Despland 289 10 Aug 1663
Deters 87 15 Dec 1819
Dodds 54 1708
Droz 77 ca 1720
Du Pasquier 307 1409
Dubied 53 30 Nov 1727
Dubois 169 1597
Dueker 51 18 Jan 1830
Duncan 58 27 Jan 1628
Ebert 73 18 Nov 1828
Edwards 59 ca 1640
Eisenbarth 50 29 Jun 1848
Ellis 65 May 1613
Engel 62 1565
Engelken 117 5 Jun 1813
Evans 65 1706
Falk 61 25 Jun 1830
Fallet 51 ca 1435
Fauguel 97 ca Jun 1706
Favre 97 Apr 1669
Feldkamp 52 8 Aug 1834
Figge 78 Sep 1751
Fischer 78 ca 1538
Fisher 55 1742
Ford 75 1587
Gauchat 447 1670
Geiser 173 ca 1775
Girard 99 ca 1620
Graf 133 1661
Grandjean 59 1736
Green 74 1644
Grosjean 56 abt 1770
Gyger 50 23 Feb 1818
Hall 87 ca 1490
Hammes 52 7 Dec 1838
Harris 83 17 Feb 1725
Hartwich 63 ca 1775
Haug 85 11 Oct 1040
Haverkamp 134 20 Jan 1817
Hayes 60 1580
Heideman 65 20 Jul 1842
Heiman 84 23 Oct 1840
Henneberg 50 abt 1795
Hennecke 128 18 Apr 1788
Henry 210 Oct 1663
Hermesch 83 24 Dec 1868
Hill 61 23 Apr 1554
Hofer 65 1697
Holthaus 164 1801
Honig 60 14 Jul 1843
Howard 99 1240
Huber 54 1670
Hulsing 51 24 Mar 1852
Humbert-Droz 181 ca 1626
Hunt 62 1543
Jackson 67 1498
Jeanmonod 81 24 Jun 1789
Jeanneret 170 ca Jun 1724
Jegerlehner 113 ca 1770
Jequier 51 ca 1565
Johnson 226 1584
Jones 195 1603
Jospin 148 ca 1690
Juan 52 30 Jan 1659
JUNOD 1610 ca 1390
Kaiser 212 1613
Keating 55 21 Jul 1830
Kelly 78 1615
King 89 1616
Koch 123 1672
Köchling 55 16 Apr 1696
Koelzer 100 7 Jan 1826
Kohake 56 27 Jun 1805
Kolterman 133 1817
Kramer 167 22 Jun 1741
Krieg 110 ca 1726
Kufahl 92 2 Sep 1832
Labbe 56 7 Dec 1820
Ladner 62 25 Dec 1824
Lahme 247 Dec 1748
Lambert 52 25 Feb 1725
Lange 92 8 Dec 1766
Lee 59 1455
Lewis 84 ca 1544
Lierz 123 27 Mar 1760
Löffel 97 1758
Long 55 1590
Loveall 53 1694
Luterbacher 302 ca 1640
Lüthi 54 13 Dec 1818
Maeder 50 14 Sep 1710
Maire 52 20 Dec 1767
Marten 69 1819
Martin 230 1610
Matthey 69 1693
Matzke 56 1790
Mauler 77 14 Oct 1759
Maurer 79 1731
McKee 55 30 Jan 1728
Meiller 205 May 1678
Mellier 102 ca Oct 1765
Metten 77 May 1717
Meuron 51 1469
Meyer 169 1682
Michel 66 ca 1630
Miéville 63 1642
Miller 300 1597
Mills 62 1610
Mitchell 78 ca 1571
Monnier 102 ca 1701
Moore 89 1638
Morgan 51 1582
Morris 57 Mar 1642
Moser 147 1554
Müller 76 ca 1600
Myers 69 1714
Naville 75 ca 1320
Nelson 68 1634
Nichols 58 1727
Niehues 90 23 Jan 1878
Nolte 62 20 Oct 1802
Olberding 120 26 Nov 1738
Pack 176 ca 1645
Parker 55 1588
Perregaux 70 1641
Perrin 57 ca 1660
Perrot 51 ca 1555
Peterson 59 1770
Petitpierre 68 ca 1534
Peugeot 157 ca 1500
Phillips 87 1565
Piaget 78 ca 1440
Porret 50 1690
Racine 81 1 Feb 1674
Reed 55 1755
Reynolds 56 1505
Ribaux 417 ca 1570
Richard 63 ca 1545
Robert 82 7
Roberts 65 1690
Robinson 59 28 Dec 1679
Rogers 52 1549
Roggenkamp 64 1741
Rollier 77 1643
Ronnebaum 94 8 Aug 1811
Ross 51 1777
Rottinghaus 95 21 Sep 1821
Roulet 58 1736
Ruedin 60 ca 1635
Runnebaum 50 22 Feb 1849
Sanders 56 1700
Sandoz 112 1393
Scheidegger 54 1618
Schertenleib 66 May 1797
Schlegel 85 1581
Schleppi 56 7 Jan 1788
Schmidt 119 Jul 1661
Schmitt 78 ca 1689
Schmitz 90 29 Apr 1819
Schneider 95 1650
Schrewe 61 9 Sep 1771
Schröder 58 ca 1560
Schürch 68 ca 1535
Schwab 74 1640
Scott 87 1524
Sherman 53 1510
Simon 281 19 Jan 1672
Skoch 57 13 Jun 1843
Smith 404 1599
Stallbaumer 141 17 May 1835
Stauffer 194 ca 1610
Steiner 51 30 Aug 1786
Steinlage 186 1829
Stevens 64 1592
Strathman 50 6 Jan 1842
Strawn 51 1744
Sudbeck 60 1833
Sunier 54 ca 1720
Surdez 142 1700
Tardin 171 1769
Taylor 140 May 1595
Teske 141 1818
Tessendorf 92 1795
Tetaz 70 1655
Thomas 143 20 Sep 1629
Thompson 107 1528
Tinembart 197 6 Jan 1684
Tschiffeli 184 ca 1300
Tschiffely 117 ca 1580
Tucker 80 1584
Umberger 50 3 Oct 1688
Umscheid 135 17 Jun 1774
Valburg 53 26 May 1860
Vaucher 87 ca 1627
Wagner 80 1610
Walker 97 abt 1553
Ward 80 13 Apr 1565
Wavre 51 9 Oct 1782
Weaver 78 20 Nov 1773
Weber 143 1706
Wege 69 12 Feb 1831
Wegner 79 26 Aug 1827
Wells 64 1514
Wessel 61 ca 1610
White 160 1551
Wichman 54 1800
Williams 217 1540
Wilson 172 1655
Wingeier 64 14 Mar 1784
Wise 64 30 Dec 1802
Wood 63 14 Apr 1606
Wright 85 14 Sep 1569
Yegerlehner 82 15 Apr 1863
Young 89 1660
Zabel 96 1709
Zimmermann 62 Jul 1697
Zürcher 68 1548