Catalan Surnames

Catalan names are used in Catalonia in eastern Spain, as well as in other Catalan-speaking areas including Valencia, the Balearic Islands, and Andorra.
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ABELLÓ     Catalan
From the Latin given name Abellio, which may have been derived from the name of a Pyrenean god.
AGRAMUNT     Catalan
Originally denoted a person from the town of Agramunt, Spain. It means "field hill" in Catalan.
ALBERT     English, French, Catalan, Hungarian, Romanian, German
Derived from the given name ALBERT.
ANDREU     Catalan
From the given name ANDREU.
BERNAT     Catalan
Derived from the given name BERNAT.
BLANXART     Catalan
Catalan form of BLANCHARD.
BOSCH (2)     Catalan
Catalan cognate of BOSCO.
BOVER     Catalan
Catalan cognate of BOVE.
CARDONA     Catalan
From the name of a town in Catalonia, of uncertain meaning.
CASTELL     Catalan
Catalan cognate of CASTLE.
COSTA     Portuguese, Italian, Catalan
Means "riverbank, slope, coast" in Portuguese, Italan and Catalan, ultimately from Latin meaning "side, edge".
FERRER     Catalan
Catalan cognate of FERRARI.
GREC     Catalan
Catalan cognate of GRECO.
JORDÀ     Catalan
Derived from the Catalan form of the given name JORDAN.
MARTÍ     Catalan
Derived from the given name MARTÍ.
MAS (1)     Catalan
Means "farm" in Catalan.
MATA     Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan
From the Old Spanish mata meaning "plantation of trees".
MATEU     Catalan
Derived from the given name MATEU.
MOLES     Catalan, Spanish
Means "millstone" in Catalan.
NOGUERA     Spanish, Catalan
Spanish and Catalan form of NOGUEIRA.
OLIVER     Catalan, English, French, German, Scottish
Derived from the given name OLIVER.
ORIOL     Catalan
Means "golden" in Catalan, originally a nickname for a person with blond hair.
PETIT     Catalan, English, French
Means "small, little" derived from Old French petit. It was perhaps used for a short, small person or to denote the younger of two individuals.
PICASSO     Catalan
Means "magpie" from Spanish picazo. This probably denoted someone who was talkative or prone to stealing, although it may have described someone's unusual colouring. Painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a famous bearer of this name.
PORRA     Catalan
Variant of PORRAS.
PORRAS     Spanish, Catalan
From a nickname meaning "club".
PUIG     Catalan, Spanish
Means "dweller on a hill(ock)" from the Old Occitan and Catalan puy.
QUINTANA     Spanish, Catalan
Means "dweller on a piece of land whose rent is one-fifth its produce" from Spanish and Catalan quintana.
REY (1)     English, Spanish, French, Catalan
Means "king" in Old French, Spanish and Catalan, ultimately from Latin rex (genitive regis), perhaps originally denoting someone who acted like a king.
ROIG     Catalan
Means "red (haired, complexioned)" from Latin rubeus.
ROMÀ (1)     Catalan
Derived from the given name Romanus (see ROMAN).
ROMÀ (2)     Catalan
Catalan form of ROMA (2).
ROSA     Italian, Catalan
Means "rose" from Latin rosa, perhaps denoting a person who lived where roses grew or had a rosy complexion.
SALA     Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Romanian
Means "worker at a manor house" from Old French salle.
SOLER     Occitan, Catalan
Denoted a person from any of the numerous places in the area whose names derive from the word soler meaning "site, plot".
TOMÀS     Catalan
Derived from the given name TOMÀS.
TOSELL     Catalan
Catalan form of TOSI.
TOSET     Catalan
Catalan form of TOSI.
VILAR     Portuguese, Galician, Catalan
Means "hamlet, farm" in Portuguese, Galician and Catalan, from Late Latin villare, a derivative of Latin villa.
VILARÓ     Catalan
Catalan variant of VILAR.
VIVAS     Catalan
From the Catalan byname vivas meaning "may you live", which was bestowed upon children to bring good luck.
VIVES     Catalan
Variant of VIVAS.
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