Submitted Surnames Starting with C

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CARVILLE French, Irish
As a French location name it comes from a settlement in Normandy. As an Irish name it derives from a word for "warrior".
CASA Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Derived from the Spanish and Italian word casa meaning "house".
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".
CASANABE French
CASANABE is a French name meaning New 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.
CASEMENT Manx
Anglicized and reduced form of Manx Gaelic Mac Asmuint meaning "son of Ásmundr". A notable bearer was 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]
CASPERSON English
Means "Son of Casper".
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
CASSEL English, French, German
A surname derived from the Latin military term castellum "watchtower, fort". A variant spelling of the word castle. Denoted someone hailing from the commune of Cassel in the Nord départment in northern France or the city of Kassel (spelled Cassel until 1928) in Germany... [more]
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".
CASTAÑO Spanish, Galician
Means "chestnut tree" in Spanish and Galician.
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’.
CASTON English
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’.
CASTREJON Spanish (Mexican)
Found on Ancestry.com
CASTROGIOVANNI Italian
Habitational name from Castrogiovanni, the name until 1927 of Enna in central Sicily.
CATACUTAN Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog katakutan meaning "fear, fright".
CATAPANG Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog tapang meaning "bravery, courage".
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
Unexplained.
CATT English
Variant of Cat.
CATT English
Nickname from the animal, Middle English catte "cat". The word is found in similar forms in most European languages from very early times (e.g. Gaelic cath, Slavic kotu). Domestic cats were unknown in Europe in classical times, when weasels fulfilled many of their functions, for example in hunting rodents... [more]
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]
CAULFIELD Irish
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.
CAVE Norman, French, English
A name of various possible origins. As a Norman French name Cave can mean "bald" from cauf or it can mean "worker in a wine cellar" or "one who dwelt in or near a cave". As an English name Cave refers to a Yorkshire river whose fast current inspired the name meaning "swift".
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.
CAYABYAB Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog yabyab meaning "pounding of rice grains".
CAZACU Romanian
From the name of the Cazacu River which flows through Romania.
CAZALY English (Australian)
The meaning of this surname is unknown. This is a very important name in Australian Football culture, as it was the surname of a very prestigious Australian rules football player, Roy Cazaly. This surname is well-known by Australian Football fans, due to the song "Up There Cazaly", which is played every year at the grand finals.
CEAUȘESCU Romanian
Meaning unknown. A notable bearer of the surname is the infamous Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu.
CEBREIRO Jewish, Portuguese
Cebreiro is an olive tree.
ÇEÇEN Turkish, Chechen (Expatriate)
Means "Chechen" in Turkish, mostly used by Chechens residing in Turkey.
CÉCIRE Norman
Derived from the feminine name Cécile.
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 (Spanish)
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
CENA English (American), English
Cena is a prominently used English name. It is derived from the word "see", however it rather than referring to the ability to see it, what it actually refers to is the inability to see as the other half of the name ("-na") means "naw" a synonym for "no"... [more]
CENDEJAS Spanish
Cendejas is a city in Guadalahara. It is short for Cendejas de la Torre.
CENGİZ Turkish
From the given name Cengiz.
CENTOFANTE Italian
Variant form of Centofanti.
CENTOFANTI Italian
Means "a hundred soldiers on foot" in Italian, derived from Italian cento meaning "(a) hundred" and Italian fanti, which is the plural form of fante meaning "soldier, infantryman"... [more]
CEPHAS English
Transferred use of the given name Cephas.
CEPHUS English
Possibly a variation of Cephas
CERASUOLO Italian
Means "cherry-colored." Appears as a word in many Italian dictionaries, but may have origins in the Greek period of Naples, where it seems to have originated. There are at least two villages found with the name, the most notable being near Monte Cassino, where many Japanese-American soldiers won Medals of Honor or other awards for heroism during WW II... [more]
ÇERKEZ Turkish
Means "Circassian" or "Adyghe" in Turkish, referring to an ethnic group native to the Caucasus.
ČERKEZ Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Turkish çerkez, meaning "Circassian".
CERQUEIRA Portuguese
Habitational name from any of various places named Cerquerira, in most cases from a Latin derivative of quercus "oak". The family name also occurs in Sicily, probably of the same origin.
CERRAJERO Spanish
Occupational name for a locksmith.
CERTIC Hungarian (Modern)
this is my father's family name. I did not grow up with him but have been told his family came here from Hungary. He was born in Marianna Pennsylvania.
CERTICH Hungarian
This surname is found mostly in PA.
CERVA Portuguese, Italian
"Cerva" means deer.
CÉSAIRE Haitian Creole, French Creole, French (African)
From the given name Césaire. A notable bearer was Aimé Césaire (1913-2008), a Martiniquais politician and writer.
ČEŠNJAK Croatian (Rare)
Means ''garlic''.
CESPEDES Spanish
From the plural of cesped "peat", "turf" (Latin caespes, genitive caespitis), applied as a habitational name from a place named Céspedes (for example in Burgos province) or named with this word, or a topographic name for someone who lived by an area of peat, or possibly as a metonymic occupational name for someone who cut and sold turf.
CESTARE English (American, Modern)
There is a similar name, Sastre, which is the Spanish form of the surname Sarto, meaning "tailor." The name CESTARE is phonetically similar to Sastre and could be a derivative of that name.... [more]
ÇETINKAYA Turkish
Means "hard rock" from Turkish çetin meaning "hard, tough" combined with kaya meaning "rock".
ÇEVIK Turkish
Means "nimble, agile, quick" in Turkish.
CEYLAN Turkish
Turkish surname meaning "gazelle" from Persian carān جران.
CHA Korean
Cha is a relatively uncommon family name in Korea. The Yeonan Cha clan is the only clan. The founding ancestor was Cha Hyo-jeon, son of Ryoo Cha-dal (류차달) (10th century AD). Most of the clan's members live in Gyeongsang, Hwanghae, and P'yŏngan provinces... [more]
CHABASHIRA Japanese (Rare)
This is a food related surname. 茶 (Cha) literally means "{Green} Tea" and 柱 (Hashira) means "Pillar", turning into 'Bashira'. A tea pillar is a tea stalk pointing vertically, in Japan this is considered "good luck"... [more]
CHABOT French
From chabot ‘bull-head’, a species of fish with a large head, hence a nickname for someone with a big head and a small body.
CHADBURN English (Rare)
Form the wildcat brook
CHADHARI Indian, Gujarati
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
CHAGE Japanese
From Japanese 茶下 (chage) meaning "giver of tea". A notable bearer is Japanese musician Shūji Shibata (1958-), whose stage name is Chage.
CHAHINE Arabic
Variant transcription of Shahin (chiefly Lebanese).
CHAI Chinese
From Chinese 柴 (chái) meaning "firewood, brushwood".
CHAKAROV Bulgarian
Possibly means "son of Chakar".
CHAKKILIYAN Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting "cobblers" and "leatherworkers".
CHAKRABARTI Indian, Bengali
Variant transcription of Chakraborty.
CHAKRABARTY Indian, Bengali
Variant transcription of Chakraborty.
CHAKRABORTY Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Means "ruler of a country" or "emperor", from Sanskrit चक्र (cakrá) meaning "wheel, circle" combined with वर्तते (vártate) meaning "to turn, to roll". The name literally means "turning wheels" or "rolling wheels", but metaphorically denotes a ruler whose chariot's wheels roll without hindrance or obstruction.
CHALAIRE American (South, Rare, ?)
Chalaire is a very rare surname, few people in the United States have the family name and might be raised in the United States. Around 99 people have been found who wears Chalaire as their family name... [more]
CHALHOUB Arabic
Variant transcription of Shalhoub.
CHALLENGER English
Probably from a medieval nickname for a touchy or quarrelsome person (from a derivative of Middle English chalangen "to challenge"). A fictional bearer is Professor George Challenger, irascible scientist and explorer, leader of the expedition to Amazonia in Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Lost World' (1912).
CHALLONER French, Welsh
Derived from a town in France of the same name. This family derive their origin from Macloy Crum, of the line of chiefs in Wales, who resided several years in Challoner.
CHALMERS Scottish
Variant of Chambers. The -l- was originally an orthographic device to indicate the length of the vowel after assimilation of -mb- to -m(m)-.
CHAMANARA Persian
Means "gardener", derived from Persian چمن (čaman) meaning "lawn, meadow, orchard" combined with آرا (ârâ) "to arrange, to decorate".
CHAMAPIWA Shona
Chamapiwa means "that which you have been given". It is a call to appreciate that which you have from God
CHAMBON French
A very popular last name in France.
CHAMPIN French
It is the french form of Chapman
CHAMPION English (Rare)
From an English and French surname.
CHAMPLAIN French
Name given to those who live in or around fields. Known barrer of the name is Samuel de Champlain who founded Quebec, Canada and after whom the lake is named.
CHAMPLIN Belgian, English
Means Champion, was a family name in Belgium, a status and influence that was envied by the princes of the region.... [more]
CHAND Indian, Fijian, Nepali, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Telugu, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "glittering, shining" or "moon" (see Chand).
CHANDIA Punjabi
Surname rarely used in Pakistani Punjab. The origin of Chandia is Pali. Chandia is a variation of the name Chanda (English and Indian).
CHANDIO Pakistani, Sindhi, Balochi
From the given name Chand, referring to a past ancestor of Kurdish-Balochi origin. This is the name of a Sindhi and Balochi tribe in Pakistan.
CHANDRA Indian, Bengali, Indonesian, Hindi, Telugu, Fijian
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "glittering, shining" or "moon". In Hindu belief, this is the name of a lunar deity.
CHANDRAN Indian, Malayalam, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "glittering, shining" or "moon".
CHANDRASEKHAR Indian
A Hindu name meaning literally "holder of the moon" (an epithet of the god Shiva). A notable bearer of this surname was the Indian-born US physicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910-1995); the Chandrasekhar limit, i.e. the upper limit for the mass of a white dwarf star beyond which the star collapses to a neutron star or a black hole, is named after him.
CHANG Chinese, Korean
This is the pinyin romanization of 常, Cháng ... [more]
CHANIAGO Indonesian, Minangkabau
Derived from Malay niaga meaning "trade, business, commerce", used to refer to an ancient group of Buddhist merchants affiliated with the clan. This is the name of a Minangkabau suku (tribe) from West Sumatra... [more]
CHANTRY English
Means "singer in a chantry chapel" or "one who lives by a chantry chapel". A chantry was a type of chapel, one endowed for the singing of Masses for the soul of the founder (from Old French chanterie, from chanter "to sing").
CHAPEAUX Literature
From the French word 'chapeaux', which means 'hats'.
CHAPEL English
English form of Chappell. Derived from the Old French word chape meaning "cape", "hooded cloak" or "hat". This surname is for a person who makes hats / capes or a wearer of hats and / or capes... [more]
CHAPIN French, Spanish
From a reduced form of French eschapin or Spanish chapín, a term for a light (woman's) shoe; perhaps a nickname for someone who habitually wore this type of footwear or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker.
CHAPPELL French
Middle English and Old French for one associated with or living near a chapel.
CHARALAMBOUS Greek (Cypriot)
Cypriot surname derived from the Greek given name Charalampos.
CHARISSE French
Of unknown meaning. It was used as a given name in honour of American actress and dancer Cyd Charisse (1921-2008).
CHARLES French, Welsh, English
Derived from the given name Charles.
CHARLESON English
Patronymic from the personal name Charles.
CHARLESTON English
Means "son of Charles."
CHARLTON English
An Extremely kind person
CHARNES American
History and origin unknown.
CHARNOCK English (Rare)
The locational surname originates from two places, Charnock Richard and Heath Charnock, which are both located in Lancashire, England.... [more]
CHAROENSUK Thai
Derived from Thai เจริญ (jà-rəən) meaning "to cultivate, to increase" combined with สุข (sùk) meaning "joy, delight".
CHARRETIER French
French form of Carter.
CHARRUE French
French for "cartwright."
CHASE French
Topographic name for someone who lived in or by a house, probably the occupier of the most distinguished house in the village, from a southern derivative of Latin casa "hut, cottage, cabin".
CHASEN Jewish
From the Hebrew חזן "cantor".
CHASTANG French
Derived from Olde French castanh meaning "chestnut". Possibly a location or occupation name.
CHATTOPADHYAY Bengali
From the name of the village of Chaṭṭa combined with Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upadhyaya) meaning "teacher, instructor, priest".
CHATWIN English
Old English given name CEATTA combined with Old English (ge)wind "winding ascent".
CHAUCER English
Meaning a "worker who makes leggings or breeches". Notable bearer is author Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400), most well known for his classic 'The Canterbury Tales'.
CHAUDARI Indian, Telugu
Variant transcription of Chaudhary used in Southern India.
CHAUDARY Urdu
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
CHAUDHRY Urdu, Indian, Hindi
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
CHAUHAN Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Urdu, Nepali, Assamese, Punjabi, Gujarati
Of unknown meaning. Folk etymologies derive it from Sanskrit चतुर् (cátur) meaning "four" or possibly from a hero named Chahamana (of whom members of the caste trace their ancestry from).
CHAUNCEY American
Of uncertain origin. Possibly from Norman French habitation names Chancé or an American adaptation of a German place name of Schanze located on the Upper Rhine. Could also be a short form of Chancellor.
CHAUVIN French (Quebec)
From France to Canada to the US
CHAUX French
French / Switzerland.... [more]
CHAVALI Telugu
Brahmin last name of South India, Andhra Pradesh
CHAWDHURI Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
CHAWDHURY Bengali
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
CHAYKOV Russian, Belarusian
Derived from Russian чайка (chayka) meaning "seagull".
CHEAH Chinese
Variant of Xie.
CHEDDER English (American)
this name comes from the name cheddar cheese
CHEEKS Popular Culture
This is the surname of Sandy a Cheeks from SpongeBob SquarePants.
CHEEMA Punjabi
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Punjabi-speaking subclan of the Jat people found in India and Pakistan, with most members being either Muslim or Sikh.
CHEEVER English
Means "goatherd", or from a medieval nickname for someone thought to resemble a goat (e.g. in capriciousness) (in either case from Anglo-Norman chivere "goat"). It was borne by American author John Cheever (1912-1982).
CHEGWIN Cornish
Means "person who lives in or by a white house" (from Cornish chy "house" + gwyn "white").
CHEMSO Circassian (Russian)
Shapsug name derived from Adyghe чэмы (čămə) meaning "cow" and шъо (ŝo) "skin, colour".
CHENAI Shona
Chenai means "Be clean, be hygienic or come out clean"
CHENERY Medieval French, English (British, Anglicized, Modern)
Derived from the Old French "chesne" for oak tree, or "chesnai" for oak grove, from the medieval Latin "casnetum". As a topographical name, Cheyne denoted residence near a conspicuous oak tree, or in an oak forest.
CHENG Chinese
Cheng itself means to face one's universal self with universal true feeling.... [more]
CHENGCUENCA Filipino
From Cuenca de Cheng, "CHENG's basin" in Spanish
CHÉNIER French
French surname which indicated one who lived in an oak wood or near a conspicuous oak tree, derived from Old French chesne "oak" (Late Latin caxinus). In some cases it may be from a Louisiana dialectical term referring to "an area of shrub oak growing in sandy soil" (i.e., "beach ridge, usually composed of sand-sized material resting on clay or mud... [more]
CHENIER French (Cajun)
A sandy or shelly beach. Derived from the French word for wood, “chêne,” meaning oak.
CHEON Korean
From the Sino-Korean 天 (cheon) meaning "sky, heavens, celestial" or 千 (cheon) meaning "thousand, many".
CHERGUI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic شَرْقِيّ (šarqiyy) meaning "eastern, one from the east" (chiefly Algerian). It is a cognate of Moroccan Cherkaoui and Sephardi Chouraqui.
CHÉRIF Arabic (Maghrebi), Western African
Maghrebi and Western African transcription of Sharif, influenced by French orthography.
CHERIFI Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Cherif (chiefly Algerian).
CHERKAOUI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic شَرْقِيّ (šarqiyy) meaning "eastern", denoting someone who comes from the east (chiefly Moroccan).
CHERKASSKY Russian, Jewish
Derived from Russian Черкес (Cherkes) meaning "Circassian", referring to a Muslim ethnic group native to the North Caucasus. This was the name of a noble Russian family of ethnic Circassian origin.
CHERNENKO Ukrainian, Russian
From Ukrainian чорний (chorniy) or Russian черный (cherniy) both meaning "black".
CHERNENKOV Russian
From chernoi, meaning "black".
CHERNESKI Ukrainian
This surname means 'black', from the Slavic root word cherno or charno.
CHERNOFF Russian, Jewish
Alternative spelling of Chernov, a patronymic from the byname Chernyj meaning ‘black’, denoting a black-haired or dark-skinned person.
CHERNOV Russian
From Russian чёрный (chyorniy) meaning "black".