Galician Surnames

Galician names are used in Galicia in northwestern Spain.
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ABREU     Portuguese, Galician
Meaning uncertain, possibly from a given name which was of Germanic origin.
BOTELLO     Galician
Occupational name for a maker of bottles, from Galician bottela meaning "bottle".
COELLO     Galician
Galician cognate of COELHO.
FERREIRA     Portuguese, Galician
Denoted one from a town named because it was near an iron mine, from Latin ferrum meaning "iron".
FERREIRO     Galician
Galician cognate of FERRARI.
NOGUEIRA     Portuguese, Galician
From Portuguese and Galician nogueira meaning "walnut tree", from the Late Latin nucarius, ultimately from Latin nux meaning "nut".
PEREIRA     Portuguese, Galician
From Portuguese and Galician pereira meaning "pear tree", ultimately from Latin pirum meaning "pear".
PEREIRO     Galician
Variant of PEREIRA.
ROCHA     Portuguese, Galician
Portuguese and Galician cognate of ROACH.
VILAR     Portuguese, Galician, Catalan
Means "hamlet, farm" in Portuguese, Galician and Catalan, from Late Latin villare, a derivative of Latin villa.
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