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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.
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]
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, with Cha (literally meaning "Tea", mostly used for "Green Tea") and Hashira ("Pillar") turning into "Bashira". A tea pillar is a tea stalk pointing vertically, in Japan this is considered good luck, although this rarely ever happens.
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
CHAE     Korean
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".
CHAKKIYAM     Indian, Telugu
Another form of Chakkiliyan.
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.
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.
CHALMER     Scottish
Variation of Chalmers.
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", from Persian چمن (čaman) meaning "lawn, meadow, orchard" combined with آرا (ârâ) "to arrange, to decorate".
Chamapiwa means "that which you have been given". It is a call to appreciate that which you have from God
French from of Chamberlain.
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).
CHANDER     Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi
Variant of Chandra.
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).
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".
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]
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
Derived from Thai เจริญ (jà-rəən) meaning "to cultivate, to increase" combined with สุข (sùk) meaning "joy, delight".
French form of Carter.
CHARRUE     French
French for "cartwright."
CHASE     Southern 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.
CHATEN     Indian
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".
CHAUDARI     Indian, Telugu
Variant transcription of Chaudhary used in Southern India.
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
CHAUDHRY     Urdu, Indian, Hindi
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
CHAUDRI     Urdu
Variant of Chaudhary.
CHAUDRY     Urdu
Variant of Chaudhary.
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.
CHEAH     Chinese
Variant of Xie.
CHEDDER     English (American)
this name comes from the name cheddar cheese
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.
CHEER     ?
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
Shapsug name derived from Adyghe чэмы (čămə) meaning "cow" combined with шъо (ŝo) meaning "skin, colour".
CHENAI     Shona
Chenai means "Be clean, be hygienic or come out clean"
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.
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).
CHERNENKO     Ukrainian, Russian
From Ukrainian чорний (chorniy) or Russian черный (cherniy) both 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".
CHERNOVA     Russian
Derived from Russian чёрный (chyorniy) meaning "black". Feminine counterpart of Chernov.
CHERNYAVSKIY     Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Chernyavsky.
From the Russian word "черный" meaning "black".
CHERNYKH     Russian
Derived from Russian черный (cherniy) meaning "black".
CHERRO     Medieval Spanish (Latinized)
Meaning villager or farmer of Salamanca, especially of the region which includes Alba, Vitigudino, Ciudad Rodrigo And Ledesma. Concerning the villager from Salamanca called Charro and its equivalent demonym or gentilic is salmantino, salmanticense, salamanqués, salamanquino.
CHERRY     English
From Middle English chirie, cherye "cherry", hence a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of cherries, or possibly a nickname for someone with rosy cheeks.... [more]
CHESNEY     English (?)
Came from France and has been shortened.
CHETRIT     Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
Form of Shitrit used by French and North African Jews.
CHETTI     Indian, Tamil
Variant transcription of Chetty.
CHETTY     Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting a trader.
CHEW     English
Habitational name from a place in Somerset named Chew Magna, which is named for the river on which it stands, a Celtic name, perhaps cognate with Welsh cyw ‘young animal or bird’, ‘chicken’.
CHIAKI     Japanese (Rare)
Depending on the kanji used can mean different things. Chi means "thousand" or "wisdom" and aki means "bright", "autumn", "sparkle", "crystal ball" or "shining". This is the last name of Naomi Chiaki, a Japanese singer... [more]
CHIANG     Chinese, Taiwanese
Chinese variant transcription of Jiang also used in Taiwan.
CHIARA     Italian
Chiara meaning clear
comes from the italian word chiara meaning "clear" and the the word monte meaning "mountain", possibly denoting someone who lived by clear mountians, hills, etc.
CHIBA     Japanese
Meaning "a thousand leaves", from 千 (chi) meaning "thousand", and 葉 (ha) meaning "leaf". Also the name of a Japanese prefecture (and its capital city).
CHICA     Spanish
Apparently from chica, feminine form of chico ‘small’, ‘young’ (see Chico), but a variant of the habitational name Checa, from a place so named in Jaén province is also a possibility.
CHICLANA     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Andalusian municipalities: Chiclana de la Frontera or Chiclana de Segura.
CHIEN     Taiwanese, Chinese
Taiwanese transcription of Jian.
CHIGUSA     Japanese
This surname is used as 千種, 千草 or 千艸 with 千 (sen, chi) meaning "thousand", 種 (shu, -gusa, tane) meaning "class, kind, seed, species, variety", 草 (sou, kusa, kusa-, -gusa) meaning "draft, grass, herbs, pasture, weeds, write" and 艸 (sou, kusa) meaning "grass, plants."... [more]
CHIKAFUJI     Japanese
Chika means "Near" and Fuji means "Wisteria".
CHIKOMBORERO means "a blessing".
CHILD     English
Nickname from Middle English child meaning "child", "infant".
CHILDERS     English
Probably a habitational name from some lost place named Childerhouse, from Old English cildra "child" and hus "house". This may have referred to some form of orphanage.
CHILDS     English
patronymic from Child
CHILVERS     English
Means "son of Chilver" (probably from the Old English male personal name Cēolfrith, literally "ship-peace").
CHIN     Chinese
Hakka form of Chen
CHING     Chinese (Cantonese, Latinized)
A Cantonese romanization of the Chinese surname Cheng
CHINO     Japanese (Rare)
Written with characters Chi ("Micanthus Reed") and No ("Feild").
Derived from Hertfordshire Village of Chipperfield
CHIPS     English (British)
Chips is a rare English (british) last name which is a nickname of Christopher and Charles
CHIRIBOGA     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Txiriboga.
CHIRICO     Italian
Surname of Italian surrealist artist, Giorgio de Chirico
CHIROTO     Shona
Meaning unknown.
CHISAKA     Japanese
Chi means "One Thousand" and Saka means "Peninsula", so this surname means One Thousand Peninsulas.
CHIURA     Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 千浦, 地浦 or 知浦 with 千 (sen, chi) meaning "thousand," 地 (ji, chi) meaning "earth, ground", 知 (chi, shi.raseru, meaning "know, wisdom" and 浦 (ho, ura) meaning "bay, beach, creek, gulf, inlet, seacoast."... [more]
CHIWESHE     Shona
Meaning unknown.
CHLOROS     Greek
Meaning "green" in Greek
CHOATE     English, Dutch
The names of Choate and Chute are believed to have been of common origin and derived from the residence of their first bearers at a place called Chute in Wiltshire, England. Certain historians, however, state that the name of Choate was of Dutch origin and was taken by its first bearers from their residence at a place of that name in the Netherlands.
CHOCK     English
From English Shock or German Schöck
CHODECKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Kuyavian town of Chodecz.
CHOHAN     Indian
It denotes a clan within the Rajput caste.
CHOI     Chinese
Cantonese form of Chai (Mandarin). Also spelt Choy (American translation), and Tsai (Taiwanese version). Meaning uncertain; has to do with vegetation/ vegetable, but does not necessarily mean so.
CHOICE     English
Derived from the personal names Josse or Goce, which are derived from the Latin word "gaudere" and is a cognate in origin with the word "joy."
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Cholerzyn.
An aristocratic surname derived from a place name in Cheshire which means "Ceolmund's grove" in Old English.
CHOPIN     French
French and English: nickname for a heavy drinker, from Old French chopine, a large liquid measure (from Middle Low German schopen "ladle"). The derived Old French verb chopiner has the sense 'to tipple’, ‘to drink to excess’... [more]
CHOPRA     Indian, Punjabi, Indian (Sikh), Hindi
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Khatri Sikh Punjabi clan, but the surname is also used in Punjabi Hindus and Jains. A notable bearer is Priyanka Chopra (1982-), an Indian actress and former Miss World of 2000.
CHOQUETTE     French
Altered spelling of French Choquet, a Picard form of Old French soquet, which was the term for a tax on wines and foodstuffs, hence a metonymic occupational name for a collector of such taxes.
CHORIEV     Tajik, Uzbek
Masculine form of Chorieva.
CHORIEVA     Tajik, Uzbek
Feminine form of Choriev.
CHOSOKABE     Japanese
Variant transcription of Chousokabe.
CHOUDARY     Urdu, Indian, Telugu
Variant of Chaudhary.
CHOUDHRY     Urdu, Indian, Hindi
Variant of Chaudhary.
CHOUHAN     Pakistani
Surname (or family name) Chouhan has Indian, Pakistani origin, most common language spoken by them is Hindi, they are originated and/or found widely in Madhya Pradesh state
CHOUKRI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi transcription of Shukri (chiefly Moroccan).
CHOULES     English (British, Rare)
The surname Choules is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a variant of Scholes, itself "a topographical name for someone who lived in a rough hut or shed", from the Northern Middle English 'scale, schole'... [more]
CHOURAQUI     Judeo-Spanish, Northern African
North African Jewish surname meaning "the one who comes from the east", ultimately from Arabic شَرْقِيّ (šarqiyy) meaning "eastern". It is etymologically related to Cherkaoui.
CHOUREY     Hindi
chourey surname basically belongs to kurmi caste
CHOUSOKABE     Japanese
From Japanese 長 (chou) meaning "chief, head, leader", 宗 (so) meaning "religion", 我 (ka) meaning "ego" and 部 (be) meaning "section".
CHOWDARY     Indian, Telugu, Tamil
Variant of Chaudhary used in Southern India.
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 Greater Polish villages named Chraplewo.
CHRIST     Biblical Greek
Christ is the surname of Jesus Christ, the son of God. The word “Christ” comes from christos, a Greek word meaning “anointed.” It is the equivalent of the word mashiach, or Messiah, in Hebrew... [more]
CHRIST     German
From the Latin personal name Christus "Christ" (see Christian). The name Christ (Latin Christus) is from Greek Khristos, a derivative of khriein "to anoint", a calque of Hebrew mashiach "Messiah", which likewise means literally "the anointed".
Derived from the name Christina
CHRISTL     German
Pet form of the given name Christian.
CHRISTMAS     English
Either an occupational name for someone who was responsible for arrangement of festivities for Christmas day, or it might a nickname for someone who was born on Christmas.
Means "descendant of Christ's servant" in Greek.
CHRISTOFOROU     Greek (Cypriot)
Cypriot surname derived from the Greek given name Christophoros.
Means "descendant of JOHN and CHRIST" in Greek. A notable bearer of this surname is Alexandre Christoyannopoulos.
CHRISWELL     English
Likely originated in England. Creswell seems to be the oldest spelling then gradually giving way to Criswell and Chriswell.
CHROMCZAK     Polish (Latinized, Rare, ?)
The meaning of the name is: Chromium approval throughput time might.
CHRONIS     Greek
Shortened form of the Greek given name Polychronis or Polychronios, from the Greek πολυ (poly) "many" and χρόνος (chronos) meaning "time, year".
This indicates familial origin within either of 5 Lesser Polish villages: Chronów-Kolonia Dolna, Chronów-Kolonia Górna, Chronówek, Chronów in Gmina Orońsko, or Chronów in Gmina Nowy Wiśnicz.
From the Greek Χρύσανθος (Chrysanthos), meaning "golden flower". This surname was first given to children found on October 25, the feast day of Saint Chrysanthos.
CHRYSLER     German, Jewish
From a German name referring to spinning or related to a Yiddish word, krayzl meaning "spinning top." The name can refer to a potter who spun a wheel to make utensils or to a person with curly hair or someone known for being continually active... [more]
CHRYSSOMALLIS     Greek (Rare)
A known bearer is Yiannis Chryssomallis (1954-; also known as Yanni), a Greek-American musician.
CHUCKLER     Indian, Telugu
Telugu occupational name for a leather worker, a job historically considered spiritually polluting and impure in India, where the surname belongs to Dalit, or "Untouchables" - members of the lowest caste.
CHUIBEKOV     Slavic (Rare)
The name Chuibekov means "son of Chuib". It originates from Eastern Europe/Russia, and is very rare today. It is most prevalent in Central Asia, especially Kyrgyzstan, where the majority of the population is descended from early Siberians, and first found in Mongolia... [more]
CHUKHO     Circassian
Derived from Adyghe цу (c°) meaning “ox, bull, buffalo” combined with шъхьэ (ŝḥă) meaning “head”.
CHUN     Korean
CHURCHILL     English
From English, meaning 'church hill'. Denoted one who lived by both a church and a hill. A famous bearer is Sir Winston Churchill, the famed Prime Minister of Britain during WW2.
CHYTIL     Czech
Nickname from the past participle of chytit ‘have caught’.
CHYŻY     Polish (Rare)
Derived from Old Polish adjective "chyży" which means "quick, swift"
CIABATTINO     Italian
Italian for "cobbler."
CICERO     Italian
From the Italian cicero "pea," "chickpea," or "lentil."
CIENFUEGOS     Asturian (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Cinfuegos.
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 Kuyavian villages: Ciepliny-Budy, Cieplinki, or Ciepliny.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Cieszyn.
CIFRINO     Italian
Uncommon name originating in Italy. Legend says that it was used for the offspring of a king and one of his maids. Meaning is most likely something like "little nothing".
CIGARROA     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Zigarroa.
ČILIĆ     Croatian (Rare)
During the Ottoman occupation of Bosnia a son of noble family Suchich was kidnapped and converted to Islam. He had two sons, one was a proud Muslim and the other ran away after finding out the truth about his origin... [more]
CILLIËRS     Afrikaans
Brought to South Africa by settlers of French decent some time in the past 300 years. Sometimes also a given name for boys.
CIMAROSA     Italian
from "Cima" Top, and "Rosa" A rose or the Color Pink. A famous Bearer of this surname is the Italian composer Domenico Cimarosa(1749-1801).
CIMINELLI     Italian
Diminutive of CIMINO
CIMINELLO     Italian
Diminutive of CIMINO
CIMINO     Italian
Occupational name for a spice dealer, from cimino "cumin", Sicilian ciminu.
CINARDO     Italian
From Italy
CINFUEGOS     Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Quirós.
CINNAMOND     Scottish, Irish, English
Possibly originates from Scottish place name Kininmonth. Probably introduced to Northern Ireland by Scottish settlers where it remains in Ulster. Another origin is the French place name Saint Amand originated from French Huguenots settling in Ireland.
CINTRON     Spanish
Spanish form for the french "Citroen". Original from Puerto Rico.
CIOBANU     Romanian
Romanian surname meaning "sheperd".
CIORA     Romanian (Rare)
Derived from a Romanian place name.
CIRCELLI     Sicilian, Italian
Derived from the Sicilian word circedda, circeddu, circhetta meaning "hoop earring". It was used as a surname to describe someone who wore hoop earrings.
CIRIA     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.
CĪRULIS     Latvian
Means "lark".
CITRINE     Jewish
An invented Jewish name based on Yiddish tsitrin "lemon tree".
CIUBOTARU     Romanian
Means "boot maker" in Romanian, the one that makes boots ("ciubota" (singular), regionalism for "cizma"/"gheata"). Not the same with "shoe maker" (or "Schumacher" in German) as the Romanian "Ciubotar" refers strictly to boots and not all kinds of shoes.
CLAASSEN     German
The name Claassen means "son of Klaus." It's primarily German, but it's also Dutch and Danish.
CLAIRMONT     English
Means "bright hill."
CLANCY     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of MAC FHLANNCHAIDH.
CLAREY     Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Cléirigh and variant of O'Clery and Cleary.
CLARY     Irish
Variant of CLEARY
CLATTENBURG     Ancient Germanic, Anglo-Saxon
Most likely something to do with a fortress. Meaning currently unknown.
CLAUDE     French
From the first name Claude.
CLAUDEL     French
From the given name Claudel.
CLAVELL     French
The first documented records of the surname Clavell appear in Catalunya between 1291 and 1327. The word clavell traces back to the Indo-European words "kleu", later "klawo" meaning a metal tool. In Latin "clavus", it eventually became a surname "Clavell".
CLAW     English
The surname Claw is a very rare English surname.
CLAYBERG     English
Meaning is unknown, but it most likely means "clay mountain", from surnames Clay "clay" and Berg "mountain".
CLEAVELAND     English
Spelling variant of Cleveland.
CLELAND     Belgian, Scottish, Irish
Scottish and Irish reduced form of McClelland. ... [more]
CLEMENTS     English
Means "son of Clement".
CLEMMENS     American
CLEMMONS     English
Derived from the Latin first name Clement, Clemmons means "merciful".
CLEMO     English
From a Cornish form of the personal name CLEMENT.
CLERIHEW     Scottish
A Scottish surname of unknown origin and meaning. A clerihew is a humorous or satirical verse consisting of two rhyming couplets in lines of irregular metre about someone who is named in the poem. It was invented by the British author Edmund Clerihew Bentley (1875-1956; Clerihew was his mother's maiden name)... [more]
CLERK     English
Variant spelling of Clark.
CLEVELAND     Old English, English, Popular Culture
English regional name from the district around Middlesbrough named Cleveland ‘the land of the cliffs’, from the genitive plural (clifa) of Old English clif ‘bank’, ‘slope’ + land ‘land’... [more]
CLEVELAND     Norwegian (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of Norwegian Kleiveland or Kleveland, habitational names from any of five farmsteads in Agder and Vestlandet named with Old Norse kleif ‘rocky ascent’ or klefi ‘closet’ (an allusion to a hollow land formation) + land ‘land’.
CLEVERLEY     English
Probably means "person from Cleveley", Lancashire ("woodland clearing by a cliff").
CLINGER     English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Klinger.Possibly a variant of Clinker. an English occupational name for a maker or fixer of bolts and rivets.
Possibly an Americanized form of North German Klingebiel, a variant of Klingbeil.
CLINKER     English (British, ?)
Possibly a varient of Clinger.
CLIVE     English
English surname meaning "cliff" in Old English, originally belonging to a person who lived near a cliff.
CLOPTON     English
Habitational name from any of various places, for example in Essex, Suffolk, and Warwickshire, named Clopton from Old English clopp(a) meaning "rock", "hill" + tūn meaning "settlement".
CLORE     English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Klor (from a short form of the medieval personal name Hilarius (see Hillary) or Klar).
CLOUD     English
Topographic name for someone who lived near an outcrop or hill, from Old English clud "rock" (only later used to denote vapor formations in the sky).
CLOUD     French
From the Germanic personal name Hlodald, composed of the elements hlod "famous, clear" and wald "rule", which was borne by a saint and bishop of the 6th century.
CLOYD     Welsh (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Clwyd.
CLUTE     Dutch
From kluit, meaning "lamp"
CLWYD     Welsh
This indicates familial origin near the River Clwyd.
CLY     Navajo
From Navajo tłʼaaí meaning ‎"lefty, left-handed one", from the verb nishtłʼa ‎"to be left-handed".
CMIEL     Polish
From the Polish noun 'trzmiel', which means "bumblebee."
COAKLEY     Irish
From Irish Gaelic Mac Caochlaoich "son of Caochlaoch", a personal name meaning literally "blind warrior".
COALLA     Asturian (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Cuaya.
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