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CAAMAÑO     Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish in the municipality of Porto do Son.
CABA     Spanish, Catalan
Variant of Cava.
CABALEIRO     Galician
'Knight' derived from an occupation, Galician origins.
CABALLERO     Spanish
Occupational name from caballero "knight, soldier, horseman" (from Late Latin caballarius "mounted soldier").
CABAÑA     Spanish, Portuguese
Habitational name from a place named with Spanish cabaña ‘hut’, ‘cabin’ (Late Latin capanna, a word of Celtic or Germanic origin).
CABAÑAS     Spanish, Portuguese
Habitational name from a place named with Spanish cabaña or Portuguese cabanha ‘hut’, ‘cabin’.
CABANISS     French
Variant spelling of Cabanis, a habitational name from any of various places in Gard named Cabanis, from Late Latin capannis ‘at the huts’, ablative plural of capanna 'hut'. This name was established in North American in the 18th century, probably by Huguenots.
CABELL     Catalan, English, German
As a Catalan name, a nickname for "bald" from the Spanish word cabello. The English name, found primarily in Norfolk and Devon, is occupational for a "maker or seller of nautical rope" that comes from a Norman French word... [more]
CABLE     English, German
English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of rope, especially the type of stout rope used in maritime applications, from Anglo-Norman French cable ‘cable’ (Late Latin capulum ‘halter’, of Arabic origin, but associated by folk etymology with Latin capere ‘to seize’).... [more]
CABUCOS     English
Decended from Old English meaning "leader."
CACCIATORE     Italian
Derived from Italian cacciatore meaning "hunter, huntsman", which is ultimately derived from the Italian verb cacciare meaning "to hunt".... [more]
ČADA     Czech
CADBURY     English
Derived from Norman French
CADDICK     Welsh
From the Welsh male personal name Cadog, a pet-form of Cadfael (a derivative of Welsh cad "battle").
CADEROUSSE     French, Literature
A character in the classic novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. In the novel, Caderousse is a tailor and inkeeper who aids in the arrest of Dantès.
CADILLAC     French
From the name of a city in France, of origin I am not sure of (anyone who knows the name's etymology edit this). This is most notably the name of the car company of the same name, named after Detroit, Michigan founder Antoine de la Mothe, Sieur de Cadillac.
CADOGAN     Welsh
From the Welsh male personal name Cadwgan, literally probably "battle-scowler". Cadogan Estate is an area of Chelsea and Belgravia, including Cadogan Square, Sloane Street and Sloane Square, owned by the earls of Cadogan, descended from Charles Sloane Cadogan (1728-1807), 1st Earl Cadogan.
CAHILL     Irish (Anglicized)
Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cathail ‘descendant of Cathal’, a personal name meaning ‘powerful in battle’.
CAI     Chinese
From Chinese 蔡 (cài) referring to the ancient state of Cai during the Zhou dynasty. In the case of Hui Muslim usage, it is also interpreted as a contraction of the Arabic given name Uthman.
CAIMBEUL     Scottish Gaelic
Proper form of Campbell.
CAINE     French, English
Originally from a French derogatory nickname for someine with a bad temper.
CAIRNS     Scottish
From Gaelic carn "cairn", a topographic name for someone who lived by a cairn, i.e. a pile of stones raised as a boundary marker or a memorial.
CAIXETA     Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese common name for Tabebuia cassinoides, a tree native to Central and South America.
CAKE     English
From the Middle English cake denoting a flat loaf made from fine flour (Old Norse kaka), hence a metonymic occupational name for a baker who specialized in fancy breads. It was first attested as a surname in the 13th century (Norfolk, Northamptonshire).
ÇAKIR     Turkish
Means either "goshawk", "wine", or "greyish-blue" in Turkish.
ČAKLAIS     Latvian
Means "the diligent one".
ÇAKMAK     Turkish
Means "lighter" in Turkish, referring to a tool used to ignite fire. This is also the name of a village in Antalya Province, Turkey.
ČAKSTE     Latvian
Means "shrike".
CAL     English
Possibly from the given name Cal.
CALAWAY     English
Variant spelling of Callaway.
CALCATERRA     Italian
Nickname from calcare meaning "to tread", "to stamp" + terra meaning "land", "earth", "ground", probably denoting a short person, someone who walked close to the ground, or an energetic walker.
CALDERA     Spanish
Derived from Spanish caldera meaning "basin, crater, hollow", ultimately from Latin caldarium or caldaria both meaning "hot bath, cooking pot". The word also denotes a depression in volcanoes, and it is commonly used as an element for surnames denoting streams or mountains.
CALDERÓN     Spanish
Is a Spanish occupational surname. It is derived from the Vulgar Latin "caldaria" ("cauldron") and refers to the occupation of tinker. As a topographic name from an augmentative of caldera 'basin', 'crater', 'hollow', a common element of stream and mountain names, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Calderón in Valencia province.
CALE     Welsh
Possibly derived from the River Cale. A famous barer of this name is Welsh musician John Cale (1942- ).
CALEB     American
Caleb norwood
CALERO     Spanish
Metonymic occupational name for a burner or seller of lime, from calero ‘lime’.
It can be Kalimeris as well and it means good morning.
ÇALIŞKAN     Turkish
Means "hard-working, assiduous" in Turkish.
CĀLĪTIS     Latvian
Derived from the word cālis meaning "chick".
CALKIN     Irish
Variant of Culkin.
CALLANDER     Scottish, English, Swedish (Rare)
Habitational name from various places so named in Scotland. ... [more]
CALLAWAY     English
Variant of Calloway.
CALLEN     English (Rare)
From the forename Callen
CALLENDER     Scottish
Variant of Scottish CALLANDER or German KALANDER.
CALLENDER     English
Occupational name for a person who finished freshly woven cloth by passing it between heavy rollers to compress the weave. From Old Franch calandrier, calandreur.
CALLIARI     Italian (Latinized, Archaic)
This is an Italian surname, in the north of Italy. Calliari is the result of the deformation of the graphically Calligari, where you can clearly see excision of the letter or character D, which is located in the middle of the surname... [more]
CALLOWAY     American (Modern, Rare)
Means "pebble". From the Old French cail(ou) 'pebble'. Traditionally an English surname, which is a regional name of French Norman origin from Caillouet-Orgeville in Eure, France.
CALVETE     Spanish
It means bald. It's a surname of the Galician origin.
CALVETTO     Galician
Meaning baldness.
CALVEY     Irish
Variation of McKelvey. Meaning rich in possessions or Irish from the French word bald
CAMACHO     Spanish, Portuguese
From the ancient European camb, meaning twisted or disfigured, denoting to someone with visible physical abnormalities, but could possibly also refer to residents of a particularly gnarly tract of land.
CAMARGO     Spanish (Latinized, Modern, ?)
Habitational name for someone from a place in Andalusia called Camargo.
CAMBARERI     Italian
Variant of Cammareri, an occupational name from Sicilian cammareri meaning "servant".
CAMBON     Ancient Celtic (Latinized, Archaic)
It means zigzagging river or warped (bent) river. It have a second meaning that is leg.
CAMBRIA     Italian
Denoted to someone from Cambria, Sicily, possibly of Arabic origin.
CAMM     English
English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Caen in Normandy, France.English: habitational name from Cam in Gloucestershire, named for the Cam river, a Celtic river name meaning ‘crooked’, ‘winding’.Scottish and Welsh: possibly a nickname from Gaelic and Welsh cam ‘bent’, ‘crooked’, ‘cross-eyed’.Americanized spelling of German Kamm.
CAMMARERI     Sicilian, Italian
An occupational name from Sicilian cammareri meaning "servant".
CAMMON     Scottish, Irish
Reduced form of McCammon.
CAMOYS     English
From a medieval nickname for someone with a snub nose (from Old French camus "snub nose").
CAMPING     English
The English form of Campana, means bells.
CAMPION     Norman, French
English (of Norman origin) and French: status name for a professional champion (see Champion, Kemp), from the Norman French form campion.
CAMPOMANES     Asturian (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Campumanes.
CAMPUMANES     Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Ḷḷena.
CAMSHRON     Scottish Gaelic
Scottish form of Cameron.
CAMUS     Basque
Camus is a Basque surname from Bermeo, Vizcaya. Part passed to Cantabria and Chile.
CAN     Turkish
Means "soul, life, being" in Turkish, ultimately of Persian origin.
CAN     Mayan
from the word kaan meaning "snake"
CANADA     French, English
It derives from the Middle English "cane", a development of the Old French "cane", meaning cane, reed.
CANAK     Turkish
From the Turkish town of Çanakkale. Canak is the Anglicised form, which may or may not retain its Turkish pronunciation.
CANAVAN     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceanndubháin "descendant of Ceanndubhán", a byname meaning "little black-headed one", from ceann "head" combined with dubh "black" and the diminutive suffix -án.
CANDEMIR     Turkish
Means "iron soul", derived from Turkish can meaning "soul, spirit" combined with demir meaning "iron".
CANDLIN     English
Derived from the medieval English, male first name Gandelyn, of unknown meaning.
CANDY     English
Unexplained.There was a family of this name in Roussillon, France, descended from a partisan of James II named Kennedy, who was exiled in France in the 17th century. The family died out in France in 1868, but may have had an American branch.
CANELLA     Italian
Italian regional surname denoting someone who lived by a canal. From the Italian canale 'canal', from the Latin canalis meaning "canal; conduit; groove; funnel; or ditch". Alternatively, it may come the genus name of wild cinnamon, a diminutive of the Latin canna "reed, cane".
CANGUSSU     Brazilian
The surname Cangussu has its origins in the Tupi-Guarani language and is a variation of Akangu’su, which means 'Jaguar'.
CANIZALES     Spanish (Latin American)
This surname came from around the beginnings of 1800 in south regions of Colombia where sugar cane was cultivated. It's a variation of Cañizales, that literally means "sugar cane fields".
CANNELLA     Italian (Modern)
Derived from the word "Cinnamon" in Italian meaning someone who was a baker and or made cinnamon.
CANNING     English, Irish (Anglicized), Scottish
Habitational name from a place so named in England. From the Old English byname CANA and -ingas meaning "people of".... [more]
CANO     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
CANOMANUEL     Spanish
The first part of this surname is possibly derived from Spanish cano "hoary, white-haired, grey-haired". The second part is derived from the given name Manuel. As such, this name must first have come into being as a nickname, referring to the white or grey hair of a man named Manuel.
CANT     English
Means "singer in a chantry chapel", or from a medieval nickname for someone who was continually singing (in either case from Old Northern French cant "song").
CANTELLOW     English
Means "person from Canteleu, Canteloup, etc.", the name of various places in northern France ("song of the wolf").
CANTELOUP     French
Name of several places in France. The surname means "Song of the Wolf" from canta and loup as in "place where the wolves howl".
CANTERBURY     English
Habitational name from Canterbury in Kent, named in Old English as Cantwaraburg "fortified town (burgh) of the people (wara) of Kent".
CANTWELL     Irish, English
A surname used in the South of England.... [more]
CAO     Vietnamese
Means "tall" or "lofty, elevated", from the Sino-Vietnamese character
ČÁP     Czech
Means "stork" in Czech.
CAPEDER     Romansh
From the Romansh surname prefix Ca and the given name Peder, which is the Scandinavian (and apparently also Romansh) form of Peter.
CAPEL     English
From the Domesday Book of 1086, from the old French word 'capele' meaning chapel.
CAPELLA     Spanish, Catalan, Italian
From capella "chapel", a topographic name for someone who lived by a chapel or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in one.
CAPLIN     English
Means "singer in a chantry chapel" (from Old Northern French capelain, a variant of standard Old French chapelain (cf. Chaplin)).
CAPONE     Italian
Is a Italian origin surname from an augmentative of capo ‘head’, applied as a nickname for someone with a big head, probably in the sense ‘arrogant’ or ‘stubborn’ rather than in a strictly literal sense... [more]
CAPSHAW     English
Unexplained. Perhaps a habitational name from Cadshaw near Blackburn, Lancashire, although the surname is not found in England.
CAPUA     Italian
Capua is a city and comune in the province of Caserta, Campania, southern Italy, situated 25 km (16 mi) north of Naples on the northeastern edge of the Campanian plain. Ancient Capua was situated where Santa Maria Capua Vetere is now.... [more]
CAPULET     English
This is the last name of Juliet from William Shakepeare's tragedy, Romeo and Juliet.
CAR     Croatian, Serbian
Means "Tzar".
CARABEO     Filipino
water buffalo
CARAWAY     English
Probably means "spice merchant" (from Middle English carewei "caraway").
CARBAJAL     Spanish, Judeo-Spanish
Probably a habitational name demoting someone originally from any of the multiple locations called Carbajal in León, Asturias, or Zamora in Spain. Alternatively, it may be of pre-Roman origin from the word carbalio meaning "oak", denoting someone who either lived near an oak tree or who was like an oak tree in some way.... [more]
CARBONELL     English
From a medieval nickname for a dark-haired or swarthy person, from Anglo-Norman carbonel, literally "little charcoal".
CARBONERO     Spanish
Famous bearers are Carlos Carbonero, a Colombian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Sampdoria on loan from Fénix and Sara Carbonero, a Spanish sports journalist.
CÁRCAMO     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Karkamu.
CARCANI     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
CARCELÉN     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
CARD     English
English: metonymic occupational name for someone who carded wool (i.e. disentangled it), preparatory to spinning, from Middle English, Old French card(e) ‘carder’, an implement used for this purpose... [more]
CARDEI     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
CARDELLA     Italian
Habitational name from a place called Cardella in Sicily.
CÁRDENAS     Spanish
Habitational name from places in the provinces of Almería and Logroño named Cárdenas, from the feminine plural of cárdeno "blue, bluish purple" (Late Latin cardinus, from carduus "thistle")... [more]
CARDENETE     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
CARDWELL     English
From the traditionally British surname, which is a variant of the British surname Caldwell, a from the Old English cald "cold" and well(a) "spring, stream".
CARE     English
Occupational name for a locksmith, Middle English keyere, kayer, an agent derivative of keye.
CAREAGA     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Kareaga.
CAREW     Welsh
CARGILL     Scottish, English
Habitational name from a place so named in Scotland.
CARISBROOK     English
Carisbrooke is a village on the Isle of Wight; the name is thought to mean "Carey's brook". When in 1917 the British royal family changed its name from the "House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha" to the "House of Windsor" and renounced all German titles, the title of Marquess of Carisbrooke was created for the erstwhile German Prince Alexander of Battenberg.
CARLANDER     Swedish
Combination of the given name KARL or Swedish karl "man" and ander, from classical Greek andros, "man".
CARLGREN     Swedish
Variant of KARLGREN.
CARLIN     Irish (Anglicized), Scottish, French, Swedish, Italian, Jewish (Anglicized), German
Irish (now also common in Scotland) anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cairealláin, an Ulster family name, also sometimes Anglicized as Carlton, meaning ‘descendant of Caireallán’, a diminutive of the personal name Caireall... [more]
CARLING     Swedish, German
Swedish: from the personal name Karl + the common suffix of surnames -ing ‘belonging to’.... [more]
CARLOS     Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Carlos
CARLYON     Cornish
Cornish: habitational name from any of three places in Cornwall called Carlyon, in St. Minver and Kea parishes. The first element is Celtic ker ‘fort’; the second could represent the plural of Cornish legh ‘slab’.
CARMICHAEL     Scottish, English
Scottish place name meaning "fort of Michael".
CARNAHAN     Irish
From the Irish Cearnaghan, meaning "victorious"
CARNEGIE     Scottish
Habitational name from a place called Carnegie, near Carmyllie in Angus, from Gaelic cathair an eige "fort at the gap".
CARNER     German, English
Americanized spelling of German Karner or Körner (see Koerner).... [more]
CARNEY     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Catharnaigh "descendant of Catharnach", a byname meaning "warlike".
CAROSO     English (American)
Surname of Panther Caroso from the Star Fox 64 series.
CARPENITO     Italian
This surname derives from a person who had worked as a "carpenter".
CARPUS     English (Rare, ?)
Possibly from the given name Carpus.
CARRANZA     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Karrantza.
CARRASCO     Spanish
Topographic name from carrasco or carrasca "holm oak".... [more]
Diminutive of CARRASCO.
CARRE     French
French (Carré): from Old French carré "square", applied as a nickname for a squat, thickset man.
CARREL     French
French: from Old French quar(r)el ‘bolt (for a crossbow)’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of crossbow bolts or a nickname for a short, stout man. The word also meant ‘paving slab’, and so it could also have been a metonymic occupational name for a street layer... [more]
CARRELL     English
English: from Old French carrel, ‘pillow’, ‘bolster’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of these. In some cases perhaps an altered spelling of Irish Carroll. In other cases perhaps an altered spelling of French Carrel.
CARREÑO     Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
CARRERA     Spanish, Italian
Spanish: topographic name for someone living by a main road, carrera ‘thoroughfare’, originally a road passable by vehicles as well as pedestrians (Late Latin carraria (via), a derivative of carrum ‘cart’), or a habitational name from any of various places named with this word.... [more]
CARRICK     Scottish
The possible roots of the Carrick family name may be from the ancient Strathclyde people of the the Scottish/English Borderlands. Carrick may also be of local origin, referring to those who lived in or near the place called Carrick in Ayrshire... [more]
CARRILLO     Spanish
Variant of Carillo.
CARRINGTON     English, Scottish
English: habitational name from a place in Greater Manchester (formerly in Cheshire) called Carrington, probably named with an unattested Old English personal name Cara + -ing- denoting association + tun ‘settlement’.... [more]
CARRUTHERS     Scottish
This old Scottish surname was first used by Strathclyde-Briton people. The Carruthers family in the land of Carruthers in the parish of Middlebie, Dumfriesshire. In that are it is pronounced 'Cridders'.... [more]
CARSTAIRS     English (British)
From the manor or barony of the same name in the parish of Carstairs (= 1170 Casteltarres, 'Castle of Tarres').
CARTIER     French, Norman
Original Norman French form of Carter. A notable bearer was Breton-French explorer Jacques Cartier (1491-1557), who is known for discovering the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
CARUTHERS     Scottish
Means "Rhydderch's fort" in Cumbric. This might refer to the king of Alt Clut, Rhydderch Hael.
CARVALHO     Portuguese
meaning "oak" or "oak tree"
CASA     Spanish, Italian
Derived from the Spanish and Italian word casa meaning "house".
CASA     Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
From casa "house" (Latin casa "hut, cottage, cabin"), perhaps originally denoting the occupier of the most distinguished house in a village.
CASABUENA     Spanish (Modern, Rare)
Means "Happy House" or "House of Happiness" in Spanish, with the Spanish word "Casa", which means "House" and Buena, meaning "Happy" or "Happiness".
CASAGRANDE     Spanish, Italian
From the Spanish & Italian words casa meaning "house" and grande meaning "big"; literally means "big house".
CASANOVA     Catalan, Italian
Catalan and Italian: topographic name from Latin casa ‘house’ + nova ‘new’, or a habitational name from any of the many places named with these words.
CASCALHO     Portuguese (?)
What I know about this surname is that it came from Alentejo, a region in Portugal countryside. The eldest Cascalho I know lived in Évora (city in this province) so I assume the name born there...
CASE     French
Case. A hut, a hovel.
CASE     English
From Anglo-Norman French cas(s)e "case, container" (from Latin capsa), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of boxes or chests.
CASELLA     Italian
From casa "house" (Latin casa "hut, cottage, cabin"), perhaps originally denoting the occupier of the most distinguished house in a village. Italian chef Cesare Casella (1960 - ) is one such bearer of this name.
From Manx Gaelic Mac Asmuint "son of Ásmundr", an Old Norse male personal name meaning literally "god-protection". The surname was borne by Sir Roger Casement (1864-1916), an Irish-born British consular official and rebel.
CASES     Catalan
Catalan family name. Plural of 'casa' meaning 'house', possibly given to people who were given or built a manor or town house or had a slightly better than normal dwelling for their location/village etc..... [more]
CASH     English
Variant of Case.
CASHION     Irish
Anglicized form of either Mac Caisin or Ó Caisin meaning "descendant of Caisín" (see Cassidy).
CASILLAS     Spanish
From any of various places called Casillas or Las Casillas, from the plural of casilla, a diminutive of Casa. ... [more]
CASON     English
Habitational name for someone from Cawston in Norfolk; the form of the surname reflects the local pronunciation of the place name, which is from the Old Scandinavian personal name Kalfr and Old English tun "settlement".
CASSAR     Maltese
Cassar is well known in the island of Malta
CASSATT     French
Origin uncertain. This is not known as a surname in Britain. It may be an Americanized form of a French name such as Casault.
CASSE     French
Means "oak" in Gallo-Roman
CASSELL     English
Either (i) "person from Cassel", northern France, or "person from Kassel", Germany ("fort"); or (ii) a different form of Castle ("person who lives by or lives or works in a castle"). Cassell & Company is a British publishing company, established in 1848 by John Cassell (1817-1865).
CASSEY     Scottish, Irish
This surname originated around ancient Scotland and Ireland. In its Gaelic form it is called, 'O Cathasaigh', which means 'the watchful one'.... [more]
CASTANATI     Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish Origins
CASTAÑEDA     Spanish
Derived from the Spanish word castaña meaning "chestnut".
CASTELLI     Italki (Italian Jew), Semitic, Italian, Spanish
Italian patronymic or plural form of Castello. ... [more]
CASTELLO     Catalan, Italian
Catalan variant of Castell or from Italian castello meaning "castle".
CASTIEL     Judeo-Christian Legend
The name of an angel of Thursday, travelling and guidance. Used in the show Supernatural for the character portrayed by Misha Collins
CASTIGLIA     Italian
A Regional name for someone from Castile in Spain. Castile was an independent kingdom between the 10th and 15th centuries, it formed the largest power in the Iberian peninsula. The name derives from the many castles in the region.
CASTIGLIONE     Italian, Jewish
Habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word, from medieval Latin castellio (genitive castellionis) ‘fortification’ or ‘small castle’.
CASTILLE     French
Regional name for someone from Castile in central Spain (see Castilla).
CASTILLON     French
means "castle"
CASTO     Late Roman (Rare, ?)
From the Latin personal name Castus ‘chaste’. Also a nickname from casto ‘chaste’, ‘pure’.
Habitational name from Castrogiovanni, the name until 1927 of Enna in central Sicily.
CATALDI     Italian
CATCHPOLE     English
Meant "bailiff, especially (originally) one who could seize domestic animals in lieu of tax or debt" (from Anglo-Norman cachepol, from cacher "to chase" + pol "chicken").
CATENA     Italian
This surname means "chain" in Italian.
CATER     English
Comes from the English word "caterer".
CATES     English
English patronymic from the Old Norse byname Káti (from káti ‘boy’).
CATHCART     Scottish
Habitational name from Cathcart near Glasgow.
CATLETT     American (South)
There are several towns in the American South named Catlett.
CATONE     Italian
Derived from the name of the Roman republican statesman Cato, used as a nickname.
CATRAMBONE     Italian
CATTLEY     English
Means "person from Catley", Herefordshire and Lincolnshire ("glade frequented by cats"). It was borne by the British botanical patron William Cattley (1788-1835).
CATTRALL     English
This surname is of Old Scandinavian origin, is an English locational name from Catterall, near Garstang in Lancashire, which appeared as "Catrehala" in the Domesday Book of 1086, and "Caterhale" in the Book of Fees of 1212... [more]
Comes from the Irish Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil, which was Anglicized to McCawell and then morphed into Caulfield. Mac Cathmhaoil comes from a word meaning "chieftan".
CAUNE     Latvian
Derived from the word cauna meaning "marten".
CAVA     Italian, Catalan, Spanish, Portugese
From cava ‘cave’, ‘cellar’ (from Latin cavea), hence a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in the wine cellars of a great house, a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a cave, or a habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word.
CAVAGNARO     Italian
Means "basket-weaver."
CAVALCANTI     Italian
Means "riding" in Italian. An occupational surname for people who worked with horses.
CAVALIER     Southern French
Variant of Chevalier (meaning "knight, rider").
CAVARAI     Indian, Tamil
Variant transcription of Kavarai.
CAVELL     English
Nickname for a bald man, from a diminutive of Anglo-Norman French cauf.
CAVERLY     English
English surname, a variant of the English surname Calverley, itself derived from the Old English calf "calf" and leag "field, clearing".
CAWOOD     English
Traditional English habitational surname meaning "jackdaw wood" from the Old English ca referring to 'jackdaw' (a member of the crow family), and wudu 'wood'.
CAWTE     Manx
Originates from a Manx nutcase.
CAWTHORNE     English
Means "person from Cawthorn or Cawthorne", both in Yorkshire ("cold thorn bush").
CAXARO     Maltese
One bearer is Maltese philosopher Pietru Caxaro.
CAZACU     Romanian
From the name of the Cazacu River which flows through Romania.
CEBREIRO     Jewish, Portuguese
Cebreiro is an olive tree.
CEDDIA     Italian (Modern)
Great grandparent from San Marco in Lamis, Province of Foggia, Apulia region of Italy.
CEDERQVIST     Swedish
Combination of Swedish ceder "cedar" and kvist "twig, branch".
CEGAMA     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Zegama.
CEJA     Spanish
From a common field name or a habitational name from any of various minor places called Ceja Yecla in Aragon.
CELDA     Spanish (Modern, Rare), Filipino (Modern, Rare)
The Spanish word for 'cell', as in prison cell.
CELIDONIO     Italian
my maiden name
ÇELİK     Turkish
Means "steel" in Turkish.
ČELIK     Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian "čelik", ultimately from Turkish çelik, meaning "steel".
ČELIKOVIĆ     Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian "čelik", ultimately from Turkish çelik, meaning "steel". The -ović suffix is a patronym.
CELMIŅŠ     Latvian
Derived from the word celms meaning "stump".
CELMS     Latvian
Means "stump".
CELSIUS     Swedish (Archaic), History
Latinized form of Högen "the mound" (Latin: celsus), the name of a vicarage in Ovanåker parish, Sweden. Celsius is a unit of measurement for temperature named for Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (1701–1744).
CEL TRADAT     Romanian (Rare)
'cel Tradat' translates to "the betrayed" in Romanian.... [more]
CEMBROLA     Italian
My family is from St. Angelo, de Oliva, Naples, Italy
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