Surnames Starting with C

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ČTVRTNÍK Czech
Derived from Czech čtvrtlán meaning "one quarter of a lán", where a lán is a medieval Czech measure of land (approximately 18 hectares). The name denoted someone who owned this much land.
CUCINOTTA Italian
Derived from a diminutive of Italian cucina meaning "kitchen".
CUÉLLAR Spanish
Derived from the name of the town of Cuéllar in the Segovia province of Spain. It may be derived from Latin collis meaning "hill".
CUESTA Spanish
Spanish form of COSTA.
CUEVAS Spanish
Derived from Spanish cueva meaning "cave".
CUIJPER Dutch
Variant of KUIPER.
CUIJPERS Dutch
Variant of KUIPER.
CULLEN (1) English
From the name of the German city of Cologne, which was derived from Latin colonia "colony".
CULLEN (2) Irish
Anglicized form of Ó COILEÁIN or Ó CUILINN.
CUMMINS English, Scottish, Irish
From an Old Breton given name, a cognate of CUIMÍN, introduced to Britain at the time of the Norman Conquest.
CUNNINGHAM Scottish
From the name of place in the Ayrshire district of Scotland. It possibly comes from Gaelic cuinneag meaning "milk pail".
CUOCCO Italian
Italian cognate of COOK.
CUOCO Italian
Italian cognate of COOK.
CURRAN Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Corraidhín meaning "descendant of CORRAIDHÍN".
CURRY Irish
Anglicized form of Ó COMHRAIDHE or Ó CORRA.
CURTIS English
Nickname for a courteous person from Old French curteis meaning "refined".
CUYPER Dutch
Variant of KUIPER.
CUYPERS Dutch
Variant of KUIPER.
CVETKOV Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Цветков (see TSVETKOV).
CZAJKA Polish
Means "lapwing (bird)" in Polish.
CZAJKOWSKI Polish
Originally indicated a person from any of the Polish towns named Czajków, all derived from Polish czajka meaning "lapwing (bird)".