Surnames Starting with C

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CABELLO     Spanish
From cabello meaning "hair", used as a nickname for a man with a large amount of hair.
CABRAL     Portuguese
Means "a place of goats" from Latin capra "goat".
CABRERA     Spanish
Place name meaning "place of goats" from Latin capralis which is derived from Latin capra "goat".
CADWALLADER     Welsh
From the given name CADWALADER.
CAIAZZO     Italian
From the place name Caiazzo, a little city near Naples.
CAITO     Italian
Occupational name from the Sicilian càjitu "official" or "leader", ultimately from Arabic qāḍī "judge".
CAIVANO     Italian
Locative surname from the town of Caivano in the province of Casserta near Naples.
CALABRESE     Italian
Originally given to a person from the region of Calabria in southern Italy.
CALHOUN     Scottish
Variant of COLQUHOUN
CALLAGHAN     Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Ceallacháin meaning "descendent of CEALLACHÁN".
CALLAHAN     Irish
Variant of CALLAGHAN
CALLIGARIS     Italian
Means "shoemaker" in Italian.
CAMERON     Scottish
Means "crooked nose" from Gaelic cam "crooked" and sròn "nose".
CAMPANA     Italian
From a Latin word meaning "bell". It generally derives from a nickname.
CAMPBELL     Scottish
From a Gaelic nickname cam béul meaning "wry or crooked mouth"... [more]
CAMPO     Italian, Spanish
Locative surname used both in Spain and Italy meaning "field"... [more]
CAMPOS     Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish variant of CAMPO
CANNON     English
From the ecclesiastical usage of canon, referring to a church official.
CANTRELL     English
Habitational name for someone from Cantrell in Devon, from an unknown first element and the Old English hyll, meaning "hill".
CANTU     Italian
From Cantu, a town located in Italy near Como in Lombardy... [more]
CAPELLO (1)     Italian
From Late Latin capa meaning "cloak, cape"... [more]
CAPELLO (2)     Italian
Nickname for a trickster, from the Italian word capello (meaning "trick"), which derives from the Latin word capullum.
CAPELLO (3)     Spanish, Catalan, Italian
From capella "chapel", a place name for someone who lived by a chapel or an occupational name for someone who worked in one.
CAPITANI     Italian
Occupational surname meaning "captain" in Italian.
CARBONE     Italian
From a nickname carbone meaning "coal".
CARBONI     Italian
Variant of CARBONE
CARDONA     Catalan, Spanish
From the name of a Catalan town.
CARDOZO     Portuguese
From the name of a place meaning "thorny".
CAREY     Irish
From Irish Gaelic Ó Ciardha meaning "descendent of CIARDHA".
CARIDEO     Italian
Name for someone from San Pietro di Caridà, a place near Reggio Calabria in Italy.
CARL     English, Dutch
From the given name CHARLES.
CARLEVARO     Italian
From a nickname that means "carnival"... [more]
CARLISLE     English
From the name of a city in northern England... [more]
CARLSEN     Danish
Means "son of CARL".
CARLSON     Norwegian
Means "son of CARL".
CARLYLE     English
Variant of CARLISLE
CARMAN (1)     English, Dutch
Occupational name for a carter, from Middle English car "cart" and man "man".
CARMAN (2)     English
From the Old Norse given name KARLMANN.
CARMODY     Irish
Anglicized version of the Gaelic Ó Cearmada, which means "descendent of Cearmaid", a Gaelic given name.
CARO     Italian, Spanish
From caro meaning "beloved" in Italian and Spanish.
CARON     French
Means "cartwright" from old French charron "cart".
CARPENTER     English
From the occupation, derived from Middle English carpentier (ultimately from Latin carpentarius meaning "carriage maker").
CARR     Scottish
From a place name meaning "marsh" in Old Norse.
CARRACCI     Italian
Originally denoted a person from the city of Carrarra.
CARRAN     Irish
Variant of CURRAN
CARRARA     Italian
From the name of a city... [more]
CARROLL     Irish
From the given name CEARBHALL... [more]
CARSON     Scottish
Meaning unknown, possibly from a place name.
CARSTENSEN     Danish
Means "son of CARSTEN".
CARTER     English
Occupational name for a person who operated a cart to transport goods, from Norman French cartier.
CARTWRIGHT     English
Occupational name indicating one who made carts.
CARUSO     Italian
Means "close-cropped hair" in Italian... [more]
CARVER (1)     English
Occupational surname for a carver, from Middle English kerve "cut".
CARVER (2)     German
Variant of the German surname GERBER.
CARY     Irish
Variant of CAREY
CASALES     Spanish
From the Spanish word casal meaning "farm house".
CASEY     Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish surname Ó Cathasaigh, which means "descendent of CATHASACH".
CASSANO     Italian
Indicated a person from Cassano, Italy.
CASSIDY     Irish
From the Gaelic Ó Caiside meaning "descendent of Caiside"... [more]
CASTELL     Catalan
From Latin castellum "castle", indicating a person who lived near a castle.
CASTILLO     Spanish
Originally indicated a person from Castile (Castilla in Spanish), a region (and ancient kingdom) in Spain... [more]
CASTRO     Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Means "castle" in Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, and referred to one who lived near a castle.
CATALANO     Italian
From the name of the Spanish region Catalonia.
CATTANEO     Italian
Regional (Lombardy) variant of CAPITANI
CAULFIELD     English
From a place name meaning "cold field".
CAUSER     English
Occupational name for one who made leggings, derived from Old French chausse "leggings".
CAUSEY     English
Indicated a person who lived near a causeway, from Middle English caucey.
CAVALCANTE     Italian
Derived from Italian cavalcare "to ride".
CAVALLO     Italian
Derives from the word cavallo meaning "horse"... [more]
CAVANAGH     Irish
Variant of KAVANAGH
CAVANAH     Irish
Variant of KAVANAGH
CAVANAUGH     Irish
Variant of KAVANAGH
CAVEY     French
Indicated a person who lived near a "cave", from Latin cavea.
CECH     Czech
Means "Czech"... [more]
CECIL     Welsh
From the Welsh given name Seisyll, which was derived from the Roman name Sextilius, a derivative of SEXTUS.
CEELEN     Dutch
Derived from the Dutch given name Ceel, which is short for MARCELLUS or CAECILIUS.
ČERMÁK     Czech
Means "robin" in Czech.
CERMAK     Czech
Variant of ČERMÁK
CERNIK     Czech
Diminutive of CERNY.
CERNY     Czech
Means "black" in Czech.
CERVENKA     Czech
Means "red" in Czech.
CHADWICK     English
Derived from a place name meaning "dairy farm belonging to CHAD" in Old English.
CHAIKIN     Jewish
Metronymic from the Yiddish feminine name Khayke, a diminutive of Khaye meaning "life".
CHALUPA     Czech
Means "cottage" in Czech.
CHALUPNIK     Czech
Means "peasant, cottager"... [more]
CHAMBERLAIN     English
Occupational name for one who looked after the master bedroom, from Norman French cambrelain.
CHAMBERS     English
Occupational name for one who looked after the master bedroom, from Norman French cambre "chamber, room".
CHAN     Chinese
Cantonese form of CHEN
CHANCE     English
From a nickname for a lucky person or a gambler.
CHANCELLOR     English, Scottish
Occupational name for an administrator, a chancellor, from Norman French chancelier.
CHANDLER     English
Occupational surname meaning "candle seller" or "candle maker" in Middle English, ultimately derived from Old French.
CHAPMAN     English
Occupational name for a merchant, from Old English ceapmann.
CHAPUT     French
From a diminutive of the old French word chape "cloak, hood"... [more]
CHARBONNEAU     French
Derived from a diminutive form of French charbon "charcoal"... [more]
CHARMCHI     Iranian
Means "leather worker" in Persian, from charm "leather" combined with chi, denoting an occupation.
CHARPENTIER     French
French cognate of CARPENTER, derived via Old French charpentier.
CHARRON     French
Meant "cart" in Old French... [more]
CHASE     English
Occupational name for a hunter, from Middle English chase "hunt".
CHASTAIN     French
From Old French castan "chestnut tree" (Latin castanea), hence a topographic name for someone living near a particular chestnut tree or group of them, or possibly a nickname for someone with chestnut-coloured hair... [more]
CHAUDHRI     Indian
Variant of CHOWDHURY
CHAVDAROV     Bulgarian
Means "son of CHAVDAR".
CHAVEZ     Spanish
From the Spanish word llaves meaning "keys"... [more]
CHEN     Chinese
From the name of an ancient region in China (in the province of Henan).
CHESHIRE     English
Originally indicated a person from Cheshire, England.
CHEUNG     Chinese
Variant transcription of ZHANG
CHEVALIER     French
Derived from chevalier, a nickname meaning "knight", which was from cheval, the French word for "horse", ultimately from the Latin caballus.
CHEVROLET     French, German (Swiss)
From chèvre meaning "goat" and lait meaning "milk", perhaps a name used to describe a farmer who cultivated goats.
CHILIKOV     Bulgarian
Patronymic name used in Bulgaria, but derived from the Turkish word chilik "steel".
CHLEBEK     Polish
Means "small loaf of bread" from Polish chleb "bread"... [more]
CHMELA     Czech
Derived from Czech chmel "hops"... [more]
CHMIEL     Polish
Polish cognate of CHMELA, from Polish chmiel.
CHOWDHURY     Indian
Means "holder of four" in Sanskrit, from catus "all-round" combined with dhurîya "undertaking a burden"... [more]
CHOWNYK     Ukrainian
Means "little boat", from an occupation.
CHRISTENSEN     Danish
Means "son of CHRISTEN".
CHRISTIANS     English
Derived from the given name CHRISTIAN.
CHRISTIANSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of CHRISTIAN".
CHRISTIANSON     English
Means "son of CHRISTIAN".
CHRISTOFFERSEN     Danish
Means "son of CHRISTOFFER".
CHRISTOPHER     English
Derived from the given name CHRISTOPHER.
CHRISTOPHERS     English
Derived from the given name CHRISTOPHER.
CHRISTOPHERSON     English
Means "son of CHRISTOPHER".
CHU     Chinese
Means "scarlet-red" in Chinese. It was the name of some Chinese kings.
CHURCH     English
From the English word, it probably referred to a person who lived close to a church.
CHVÁTAL     Czech
Derived from the past participle of the verb chváatat "to hurry".
CIERNIK     Slovak
Cognate of CERNIK.
CINEGE     Hungarian
Means "titmouse" in Hungarian.
CINGOLANI     Italian
From Cingoli, a town in the Marche region, not far from Rome.
CINO     Italian
Derived from the given name Cino, a short form of names ending in Cino.
CIPRIANI     Italian
From the given name CIPRIANO.
CIPRIS     Czech
Means "dweller on the river's edge". It is of Moravian origin.
CISTERNINO     Italian
From the name of a town Cisternino, near the city of Bari in southern Italy.
CIŽEK     Czech, Slovene
Derived from cizek "siskin" (a type of finch).
CLAASEN     Dutch
Means "son of CLAUS".
CLACHER     Scottish
From the Scottish word clachair meaning "stonemason".
CLAES     Flemish
From the given name KLAUS.
CLAESSON     Swedish
Means "son of CLAES".
CLARK     English
Means "cleric" or "scribe", from Old English clerec meaning "priest", ultimately from Latin clericus... [more]
CLARKE     English
Variant of CLARK
CLARKSON     English
Patronymic form of CLARK
CLAUSEN     Danish
Means "son of CLAUS".
CLAY     English
Means simply "clay", originally referring to a person who lived near or worked with of clay.
CLAYTON     English
Means "clay settlement", from a place name.
CLEARY     Irish
From Irish cléireach meaning "clerk" (see CLARK).
CLEMENS     English
Derived from the given name CLEMENT... [more]
CLEMENSEN     Danish
Means "son of CLEMENS".
CLIFFORD     English
Derived from a place name which meant "ford by a cliff" in Old English.
CLIFTON     English
Derived from a place name meaning "settlement by a cliff" in Old English.
CLINE     English
Anglicized spelling of KLEIN.
CLINTON     English
Derived from a place name meaning "settlement on the River Glyme" in Old English.
CLOET     Dutch
Variant of KLOET
CLOETEN     Dutch
Variant of KLOET
CLOSE     English
Topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure of some sort, such as (in towns), a courtyard set back from the main street or (in county districts) a farmyard.
CLOUTIER     French
Derived from French clou "nail"... [more]
COBB     English
From a medieval English byname meaning "lump".
COBURN     Scottish, English
Variant of COCKBURN
COCK     English
Variant of COX
COCKBURN     Scottish, English
Name for someone who came from Cockburn, a place in Berwickshire... [more]
COCKS     English
Variant of COX
CODY     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cuidighthigh meaning "descendent of CUIDIGHTHEACH"... [more]
COEL     English
Variant of COLE
COELHO     Portuguese
From the Portuguese word for "rabbit".
COEMAN     Dutch
Variant of KOEMAN
COEMANS     Dutch
Variant of KOEMAN
COENEN     Dutch
Derived from the given name KOENRAAD.
COGHLAN     Irish
Derived from the Irish MacCochlain meaning "cape" or "hood"... [more]
COHEN     Jewish
Means "priest" from Hebrew כֹּהֵן (kohen)... [more]
COIRO     Italian
From Italian cuoio, which means "leather"... [more]
COJOCARU     Romanian
Means "winter coat" in Romanian.
COKE     English
Variant of COOK
COKES (1)     English
Derived from the Middle English hypocoristic suffix -coke(s) which meant "cockerel" possibly denoting someone who strutted around like a cockerel... [more]
COKES (2)     English
Derived from the Flemish word cok which denoted a cook.
COLA     Italian
From the given name NICOLA (1).
COLBERT     English, French
Derived from the given name COLOBERT.
COLE     English
From the Old English byname COLA.
COLEMAN     Irish, English
From the given name COLMÁN.
COLIJN     Dutch
Variant of KOOL
COLLINGWOOD     English
Means "coal forest" from the Old English words col and wudu.
COLLINS (1)     Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Coileáin which means "descendent of COILEAN"... [more]
COLLINS (2)     English
Means "son of COLIN (2)".
COLOMBERA     Italian
Locative surname coming from the word colombo meaning "dove"... [more]
COLOMBO     Italian
From the given name COLOMBO... [more]
COLÓN     Spanish
From the given name COLUMBA.
COLONOMOS     Greek
Originally Kalonimos meaning "good name" in Greek.
COLQUHOUN     Scottish
From a place name meaning "narrow corner" or "narrow wood" in Gaelic.
COLTON     English
From a place name meaning "COLA's town".
COLUMBO     Italian
Derived from Italian columba meaning "dove", given to a dove keeper.
COMBS     English
Old English from a Celtic root meaning "valley"... [more]
COMO (1)     Italian
From the given name GIACOMO.
COMO (2)     Italian
From Como, a city of Lombardy, the rival city of Milano during the Middle Ages.
COMSTOCK     English
From the River Culm in Devon, England... [more]
COMTOIS     French
Indicated a person from Franche-Comté, a province in eastern France.
CONFORTOLA     Italian
From an old Italian given name Conforto, meaning "comfort".
CONNELL     Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Conaill meaning "descendent of CONALL".
CONNELLY     Irish
Variant of CONNOLLY
CONNER     English
Occupational name for an examiner or inspector, derived from Middle English connere.
CONNOLLY     Irish
From the Irish Ó Conghaile, which means "descendent of the valorous".
CONNOR     Irish
Variant of O'CONNOR
CONSTABLE     English
From the Latin comes stabuli, the "count or officer of the stable"... [more]
CONSTANTIN     Romanian
From the given name CONSTANTIN.
CONSTANTINESCU     Romanian
Means "son of CONSTANTIN".
CONTI     Italian
Means "count" (as in the noble title) from Old French conte... [more]
COOK     English
Derived from Old English coc meaning "cook"... [more]
COOKE     English
Variant of COOK
COOKSON     English
Patronymic form of COOK
COOLEN     Dutch
Variant of KOOL
COOMBS     English
Variant of COMBS
COONEY     Irish
From the Irish Gaelic Ó Cuana... [more]
COOPER     English
Means "barrel maker", from Middle English couper.
CORCORAN     Irish
From Ó Corcrain meaning "descendent of Corcran", a given name derived from the Gaelic word corcair "purple".
COREY     English
Derived from the Old Norse given name Kóri, of unknown meaning.
CORNA     Italian
Derives mostly from names of places typical of northern Italy, especially Lombardy... [more]
CORNELL     English
Derived from the given name CORNELIUS.
CORNETT     French
Derived from Old French corne meaning "horn"... [more]
CORRA     English
Variant of COIRO
CORTI     Italian
From Italian corte meaning "court", a locative surname.
CORVI     Italian
Nickname from the name of the bird corvo, Italian for "crow".
CORY     English
Variant of COREY
COSTA     Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Means "coast or riverbank" in Italian, denoting a person who lived at one of those places.
COSTANTINI     Italian
From the given name COSTANTINO.
COSTANZO     Italian
From the given name COSTANZO.
COTÉ     French
From a place name (belonging to various locations)... [more]
COTTERILL     English
Derived from the occupation then known as cotter or cotier, which means "cottager"; that is, a farming small land owner.
COUCH     Welsh, Cornish
Means "red", indicating the original bearer had red hair.
COUGHLAN     Irish
Variant of COGHLAN
COUGHLIN     Irish
Variant of COGHLAN
COUMAN     Dutch
Variant of KOEMAN
COUMANS     Dutch
Variant of KOEMAN
COUPE     French
From the word coupe, meaning "to cut".
COURTEMANCHE     French
Means "short sleeve" in French.
COURTENAY (1)     English
From the name of towns in France which were originally derivatives of the Gallo-Roman personal name Curtenus, itself derived from Latin curtus "short".
COURTENAY (2)     English
From a nickname for a person with a short nose, from Old French court nes.
COUSINEAU     French
Derived from French cousin "cousin".
COUTTS     Scottish
From the place name Cults in Aberdeenshire, derived from a Gaelic word meaning "woods".
COUTURE     French
Means "tailor" in old French.
COWDEN     English, Scottish
From various place names meaning either "coal valley", "coal hill", or "cow pasture" in Old English.
COX     English
Derived from the medieval nickname cok which meant "rooster"... [more]
CRACCHIOLO     Italian
Derived from the Italian word cracchiola, a chicory-like vegetable.
CRAIG     Scottish
Derived from Gaelic creag meaning "crag" or "rocks"... [more]
CRAWFORD     English
From a place name derived from Old English crawa "crow" and ford "river crossing".
CREMASCHI     Italian
From the name of a city in Lombardy, northern Italy: Crema (near Cremona).
CREMONA     Italian
Locative surname that derives from the Italian city of Cremona, south of Milan, in Lombardy... [more]
CREMONESI     Italian
From the name of a city in Lombardy: Cremona.
CRESPO     Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Referred to a person with curly hair, from Latin crispus.
CREWE     English, Welsh
Name for someone from Crewe in Cheshire, which comes from Welsh criu "weir".
CRNCEVIC     Serbian
Derived from the Serbian crn "black"... [more]
CROCE     Italian
Locative surname meaning "cross" (see CROSS).
CROCETTI     Italian
Locative surname coming from names of places like Crocette, in which the main word is croce "cross"... [more]
CROFT     English, Scottish
From an Old English term that referred to a small pasture near a house.
CROPPER     English
Occupational name referring to a fruit picker or a crop reaper.
CROSS     English
Locative surname meaning "cross"... [more]
CROUCH     English
Variant of CROSS
CRUICKSHANK     Scottish
From a Scottish nickname meaning "bent legs".
CRUSAN     Dutch
Variant of KRUSEN
CRUZ     Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese cognate of CROSS.
CSÁSZÁR     Hungarian
Means "kaiser, emperor" in Hungarian... [more]
CSEH     Hungarian
Means "Czech" in Hungarian.
CSINTALAN     Hungarian
Means "mischievous, naughty" in Hungarian.
CSIZMADIA     Hungarian
Means "bootmaker" in Hungarian.
CSONKA     Hungarian
Means "maimed, mutilated" in Hungarian.
CSORBA     Hungarian
Means "chipped, jagged" in Hungarian. It possibly originates from a nickname.
CTVRTLANIK     Czech
Derived from Czech ctvrt "one quarter" and lan, a medieval Czech measure of land, equal to approximately 18 hectares... [more]
CTVRTNIK     Czech
Variant of CTVRTLANIK
CUCINOTTA     Italian
Means "little kitchen", derived from the word cucina meaning "kitchen".
CUÉLLAR     Spanish
Derived from the name of the town Cuéllar in the Segovia province of Spain.
CUEVAS     Spanish
Derived from the Spanish word cueva which means "cave", cuevas means "caves".
CUIJPER     Dutch
Variant of CUYPERS
CUIJPERS     Dutch
Variant of CUYPERS
CUMMINS     English, Scottish, Irish
Means "descendent of Cuimin", a Breton name meaning "little bent one".
CUNNINGHAM     Scottish
From a place name in the Ayrshire district of Scotland... [more]
CUOCCO     Italian
Variant of CUOCO
CUOCO     Italian
Italian cognate of COOK
CURRAN     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Corraidhín meaning "descendent of CORRAIDHÍN".
CURTIS     English
Nickname for a courteous person from Old French curteis meaning "refined".
CUYPER     Dutch
Variant of CUYPERS
CUYPERS     Dutch
From the Dutch occupation of kuiper, which means "cooper" or "barrelmaker".
CVETKOV     Bulgarian
Variant transcription of TSVETKOV
CZAJKA     Polish
Means "lapwing" in Polish.
CZAJKOWSKI     Polish
Originally indicated a person from Czajka, Poland.
CZINEGE     Hungarian
Archaic variant of CINEGE
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