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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ABELLÓCatalan
From the Latin given name Abellio, which may have been derived from the name of a Pyrenean god.
AGRAMUNTCatalan
Originally denoted a person from the town of Agramunt, Spain. It means "field hill" in Catalan.
ALBERTEnglish, French, Catalan, Hungarian, Romanian, German
Derived from the given name ALBERT.
ANDREUCatalan
From the given name ANDREU.
BERNATCatalan
Derived from the given name BERNAT.
BLANXARTCatalan
Catalan form of BLANCHARD.
BOSCH (2)Catalan
Catalan cognate of BOSCO.
BOVERCatalan
Catalan cognate of BOVE.
CARDONACatalan
From the name of a town in Catalonia, of uncertain meaning.
CASTELLCatalan
Catalan cognate of CASTLE.
COSTAPortuguese, Italian, Catalan
Means "riverbank, slope, coast" in Portuguese, Italan and Catalan, ultimately from Latin meaning "side, edge".
FERRERCatalan
Catalan cognate of FERRARI.
GRECCatalan
Catalan cognate of GRECO.
JORDÀCatalan
Derived from the given name JORDÀ.
MARTÍCatalan
Derived from the given name MARTÍ.
MAS (1)Catalan
Means "farm" in Catalan.
MATASpanish, Portuguese, Catalan
From the Old Spanish mata meaning "plantation of trees".
MATEUCatalan
Derived from the given name MATEU.
MOLESCatalan, Spanish
Means "millstone" in Catalan.
NOGUERASpanish, Catalan
Spanish and Catalan form of NOGUEIRA.
OLIVERCatalan, English, French, German, Scottish
Derived from the given name OLIVER.
ORIOLCatalan
Means "golden" in Catalan, originally a nickname for a person with blond hair.
PETITCatalan, 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.
PICASSOCatalan
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.
PORRACatalan
Variant of PORRAS.
PORRASSpanish, Catalan
From a nickname meaning "club".
PUIGCatalan, Spanish
Means "dweller on a hill(ock)" from the Old Occitan and Catalan puy.
QUINTANASpanish, 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.
ROIGCatalan
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).
ROSAItalian, Catalan
Means "rose" from Latin rosa, perhaps denoting a person who lived where roses grew or had a rosy complexion.
SALAItalian, Spanish, Catalan, Romanian
Occupational name for a worker at a manor house, from the Romance word sala meaning "hall, large room", of Germanic origin.
SOLEROccitan, Catalan
Denoted a person from any of the numerous places in the area whose names derive from Occitan or Catalan soler meaning "ground, floor".
TOMÀSCatalan
Derived from the given name TOMÀS.
TOSELLCatalan
Catalan form of TOSI.
TOSETCatalan
Catalan form of TOSI.
VILARPortuguese, Galician, Catalan
Means "hamlet, farm" in Portuguese, Galician and Catalan, from Late Latin villare, a derivative of Latin villa.
VILARÓCatalan
Catalan variant of VILAR.
VIVASCatalan
From the Catalan byname vivas meaning "may you live", which was bestowed upon children to bring good luck.
VIVESCatalan
Variant of VIVAS.
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