Galician Surnames

Galician names are used in Galicia in northwestern Spain.
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ABREUPortuguese, Galician
Meaning uncertain, possibly from a given name which was of Germanic origin.
Occupational name for a maker of bottles, from Galician bottela meaning "bottle".
Galician cognate of COELHO.
FERREIRAPortuguese, Galician
Denoted one from a town named because it was near an iron mine, from Latin ferrum meaning "iron".
Galician cognate of FERRARI.
NOGUEIRAPortuguese, Galician
From Portuguese and Galician nogueira meaning "walnut tree", from the Late Latin nucarius, ultimately from Latin nux meaning "nut".
PEREIRAPortuguese, Galician
From Portuguese and Galician pereira meaning "pear tree", ultimately from Latin pirum meaning "pear".
Means "thorn, prickle" in Galician.
ROCHAPortuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician cognate of ROACH.
VILARPortuguese, Galician, Catalan
Means "hamlet, farm" in Portuguese, Galician and Catalan, from Late Latin villare, a derivative of Latin villa.