This is a list of submitted surnames in which the person who added the name is Feiticeiro
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From Old French branche
meaning ‘branch’ (which is from Late Latin branca
meaning ‘foot’, ‘paw’), the application of which as a surname is not clear. Compare BRANCH
A habitational name from a place named Caston, which is from the unattested Old English personal name CATT
or the Old Norse personal name KÁTI
+ Old English tūn
meaning ‘farmstead, settlement’.
Origin uncertain. Most probably a reduced form of Irish McCoach, which is of uncertain derivation, perhaps a variant of MCCAIG
Possibly an altered spelling of French Coache, from the Norman and Picard term for a damson, probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of plums.
COURT English, French, Irish
A topographic name from Middle English, Old French court(e)
, meaning ‘court’. This word was used primarily with reference to the residence of the lord of a manor, and the surname is usually an occupational name for someone employed at a manorial court.... [more]
DOSTER German, Belgian
A German surname, which is from an agent derivative of the Middle High German words 'doste' and 'toste' (meaning ‘wild thyme’, ‘shrub’, ‘bouquet’). It is a topographic surname which was given to someone whose land abutted an uncultivated piece of land, or possibly an occupational name for someone who dealt herbs.... [more]
From a Germanic personal name composed of Old High German ēra
, meaning ‘honor’, and hard
, meaning ‘brave’, ‘hardy’, or ‘strong’.
EISNER German, Jewish
Occupational name for an ironworker, smith, or ironmonger, from an agent derivative of Middle High German īsen
and German Eisen
, meaning ‘iron’ (see EISEN
From a short form of any of the various Germanic personal names beginning with the element amal
, which means ‘strength’ or ‘vigor’.
EPSTEIN German, Jewish
A habitational name for someone from a place named Eppstein, which is from Old High German ebur
meaning ‘wild boar’ and stein
FAHR German, German (Swiss)
A topographic name for someone who lived near a crossing point on a river, from Middle High German vare
, meaning ferry
GRUBER German, Jewish
A topographic name for someone who lived in a depression or hollow, from Middle High German gruobe
or German Grube
meaning ‘pit’ or ‘hollow’, plus the suffix -er
denoting an inhabitant.
A nickname from an inflected form of Yiddish dialect grub
meaning ‘rude' or 'impolite’.
A habitational name from either a place named Hadley, or a place named Hadleigh. The first is named from the Old English personal name Hadda
(means ‘wood’, ‘(woodland) clearing’), and the other three are from Old English hǣð
(meaning ‘heathland’, ‘heather') + lēah
HEE Danish, Norwegian, Dutch
A Danish habitational name from any of several places named from a word meaning ‘shining’ or ‘clear’, referencing a river.... [more]
An Italian surname from a compound of Ia- (from the personal name Ianni
) and the southern Italian word caruso
, which means ‘lad’ or ‘boy’.
A habitational name for someone from a place named Kill
Of uncertain origin; perhaps a nickname from Yiddish kil
LATO Hungarian, Polish
From Hungarian látni
meaning ‘to see’, hence a nickname for a wise person or an occupational name for a clairvoyant, or possibly for an official who checked the quality of products at markets.... [more]
Either from the given name LAURA
or a topographic name from Latin laurea
Of uncertain origin; in some cases, it is possibly a habitational name from a place named Laura.
A habitational name from any of the various places named Massa (for example, Massa Lubrense or Massa di Somma, both in the Metropolitan City of Naples, or Massa d’Albe in the Province of L'Aquila), which were all named from the medieval Latin word massa
, meaning ‘holding’ or ‘estate’.
MASSARA Italian, Greek
Either a feminine form of MASSARO
or from the equivalent occupational or status name in medieval Greek, (massaras
meaning ‘peasant’ or ‘share cropper’) which is from the word massaria
meaning ‘small farm’.
An occupational or status name from the word massaro
, which in northern Italy denoted a tenant farmer or sharecropper, and in central and southern Italy, could also denote an agent or steward of a rural estate.
MCCARTAN Scottish Gaelic
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Artáin
(meaning ‘son of Artán’), which is a diminutive of the personal name Art
, meaning ‘bear’.
MCCARTNEY Scottish Gaelic
Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac Artaine
, (meaning ‘son of Artan’) which is a diminutive of the personal name Art
, meaning ‘bear’ or ‘hero’. Compare Irish Mac Artáin (see MCCARTAN
), of which this surname is a variant.
A topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow. The form meadow
derives from mǣdwe
, the dative case of Old English mǣd
A habitational name from a place named Padley, which was probably named with the Old English personal name Padda
meaning ‘glade, woodland clearing’. Alternatively, the first element may have been padde
, meaning ‘toad’.
PERPICH English (American)
Americanized spelling of Croatian and Serbian PRPIĆ
was a term denoting young girls who, in the dry season, would visit houses in the village and pray for rain.
PIN French, Dutch
A topographic name for someone living by a pine tree or in a pine forest, or a habitational name from a place named with the Old French word pin
, meaning ‘pine’.
PINN English, German
A metonymic occupational name for a maker of pins or pegs, which is from Middle English pin
and Middle Low German pinne
meaning ‘pin’ or ‘peg’. In some cases, the German name was an metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker.
PINN English (British)
A topographic or habitational name from a place named with Middle English pinne
, meaning ‘hill’ (Old English penn
POZOS Spanish, Galician
A habitational name from any of several places named with the plural of pozo
, meaning ‘well’. See POZO
RAPPA Italian, Sicilian
from Sicilian rappa
meaning ‘bunch, cluster’ or Italian rappa
meaning ‘lock, quiff’, which was presumably applied as a nickname with reference to someone’s hair.
A habitational name for someone from a place named Riding or Rieding. It is also possibly an altered spelling of Reitinger
, a topographic name from Reit(e)
, which means ‘clearing’ (Old High German riuti
From a nickname for a red-haired person, from Middle High German rost
A metonymic occupational name for a limeburner or blacksmith, from Middle High German, Middle Low German rōst
meaning ‘grate, grill’ or Middle High German rōst(e)
meaning ‘fire, embers, pyre, grate’ (typically one for burning lime).
Shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Scurra
, meaning ‘descendant of Scurra’, a personal name of uncertain origin.
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Scoireadh
, meaning ‘descendant of Scoireadh’.
Was apparently a nickname for an active, brisk, or smart person. The word spry
is of obscure origin.
An ornamental name from thun
, which is an ornamental (old) spelling of tun
meaning ‘fence, yard’ and berg
From a nickname for a bold or energetic person, from Middle High German wacker
meaning ‘fresh’, ‘lively’, ‘brave’, or ‘valiant’.
A habitational surname for someone from a place named Wacławice or a place called Wacławów, which were all named from the personal name WACŁAW
A metonymic occupational name for a greengrocer or grower or seller of herbs, from Middle High German würz
, meaning ‘herb’.