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PAARTALU     Estonian
Paartalu is an Estonia surname meaning "twain farmsteads" or "a couple of farmsteads".
PAAS     Estonian
Paas is an Estonian surname meaning "slate".
PÄÄSUKE     Estonian
Means "swallow", taken from the Estonian word.
PAAVOLA     Finnish
Habitational name, from a farm so named from the personal name Paavo, vernacular form of Paulus, + the locative ending -la. Both the farm name and the surname can be traced back to the 15th century... [more]
PACANA     Spanish
From pacana meaning "pecan", "pecan tree", a word of Algonquin origin. This surname is also found in the Philippines.
PACETTI     Italian
Variant of Pacetto, a pet form of the personal name Pace.
PACEY     English
"Habitation name from Pacy-sur-Eure" which took its name from the Gallo-Roman personal name Paccius and the local suffix -acum.
PACHECO     Spanish, Portuguese
1.Spanish and Portuguese: from a personal name of uncertain, possibly pre-Roman, origin.... [more]
PACIFICO     Italian
means "peacefull" in Italian.
PACIONE     Italian
From an augmentative of the personal name Pace.
PACKARD     English, Norman, Medieval English, German (Anglicized)
English from Middle English pa(c)k ‘pack’, ‘bundle’ + the Anglo-Norman French pejorative suffix -ard, hence a derogatory occupational name for a peddler. ... [more]
PACKWOOD     English
Habitational name from a place in Warwickshire, so named from the Old English personal name Pac(c)a + wudu ‘wood’.
PACQUIAO     Cebuano, Filipino
Hispanicized variant form of Paquiao. A famous bearer of this surname is the Filipino world champion professional boxer Manny Pacquiao (b. 1978).
PACYNA     Polish
Unflattering nickname from paczyna meaning "clod", "brickbat", or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a boatman, from the same word in the sense meaning "oar", "rudder".
PADAIYACHI     Indian (Rare), Tamil (Rare)
Variant transcription of Padiachy.
PADAR     Estonian
Padar is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "pada", meaning "pot" or "cauldron"; or "padur", meaning "fenny coast".
PADDINGTON     English
Believed to mean "Pada's farm", with the Anglo-Saxon name Pada possibly coming from the Old English word pad, meaning "toad".
PADGETT     French
In French the meaning of the name Padgett is: Attendant
PADIACHY     Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting a footsoldier of the Palli caste.
PADILLA     Spanish
Habitational name from any of the various minor places, for example in the provinces of Burgos, Guadalajara, and Valladolid, named from Spanish padilla ‘frying pan’, ‘breadpan’ (Latin patella, a diminutive of patina ‘shallow dish’), a word which was commonly used in the topographical sense of a gentle depression.
PADJASEK     Polish, Ukrainian
Unknown
PADUKONE     Indian, Kannada (Rare), Konkani (Rare)
From the name of ಕುಂದಾಪುರ (Kundapur), a coastal town in the state of Karnataka in India. This is the surname of Deepika Padukone (1986–), an Indian actress.
PAESÜLD     Estonian
Paesüld is an Estonian surname meaning "ribbon/tab cord".
PAEWAI     Maori
The Maori meaning of it is "driftwood"
PAGÁC     Slovak
Nickname from pagáč meaning "clown", "buffoon".
PAGÁN     Spanish
Castilianized spelling of Catalan Pagà, from the Late Latin personal name Paganus, which originally meant "dweller in an outlying village" (see Paine).
PAGANINI     Italian
Patronymic form of PAGANINO.
PAGANINO     Italian
Diminutive of PAGANO.
PAGE     German
Metonymic occupational name for a horse dealer, from Middle Low German page "horse".
PAGLIARO     Italian
Occupational name for someone who gathered or used straw, derived from the Italian word paglia "straw".
PAGLIARULO     Italian
Southern Italian diminutive of PAGLIARO.
PAHAPILL     Estonian
Pahapill is an Estonian surname meaning "bad pill".
PAI     Chinese
PAINE     English
From the Middle English personal name Pain(e), Payn(e) (Old French Paien, from Latin Paganus), introduced to Britain by the Normans. The Latin name is a derivative of pagus "outlying village", and meant at first a person who lived in the country (as opposed to Urbanus "city dweller"), then a civilian as opposed to a soldier, and eventually a heathen (one not enrolled in the army of Christ)... [more]
PAINTER     English, Medieval French, German
English: from Middle English, Old French peinto(u)r, oblique case of peintre ‘painter’, hence an occupational name for a painter (normally of colored glass). In the Middle Ages the walls of both great and minor churches were covered with painted decorations, and Reaney and Wilson note that in 1308 Hugh le Peyntour and Peter the Pavier were employed ‘making and painting the pavement’ at St... [more]
PAIP     Medieval Scottish, Biblical Latin, Scottish Gaelic
An ancient Caithness surname, meaning father. The family changed their name from "Paip" to "Pope".
PAITON     English
Locational surname derived from the village of Peyton in Essex, England; Variant of Peyton
PAJĄKOWSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Pająków.
PAJU     Estonian
Paju is an Estonian name, meaning "osier" ("willow").
PAJULA     Estonian
Pajula is an Estonian surname meaning "willow area".
PAJUSALU     Estonian
Pajusalu is an Estonian name meaning "willow grove".
PAJUSOO     Estonian
Pajusoo is an Estonian surname meaning "willow (osier) swamp".
PAJUSTE     Estonian
Pajuste is an Estonian surname, relating to "willow".
PAK     Circassian
Circassian name derived from Adyghe пакъ (pāq) meaning "snub-nosed, bluntnose".
PAK     Korean
Variant transcription of Park (1).
PAKK     Estonian
Pakk is an Estonian surname meaning both "parcel" and "forecastle".
PALACIO     American
Surname of author R.J. Palacio, who wrote the book Wonder (2012)
PALAD     Filipino, Tagalog
Means "fate, destiny, palm in Tagalog.
PALADINO     Italian
Means "paladin, knight" in Italian.
PALAFOX     Spanish (Mexican)
From Palafolls, a Catalan place name.
PĂLĂRIE     Romanian
Occupational name for a hatter.
PALAU     Catalan
From palau meaning "palace", "mansion".
PALENCIA     Spanish
Habitational name from the city or region of Palencia in northern Spain.
PALENCIA     Spanish
Habitational name from the city or region of Palencia in northern Spain.
PALFREYMAN     English
Occupational name for a man responsible for the maintenance and provision of saddle-horses.
PALGINÕMM     Estonian
Palginõmm is an Estonian surname meaning "timber heath".
PALIN     English
(i) "person from Palling", Norfolk ("settlement of Pælli's people") or "person from Poling", Sussex ("settlement of Pāl's people"); (ii) from the Welsh name ap Heilyn "son of Heilyn", a personal name perhaps meaning "one who serves at table"
PALLA     Indian, Tamil
Another form of Palli.
PALLAN     Indian, Tamil
Another form of Palli.
PALLE     Telugu
This Surname usually belong to Fisherman Sect in Andhra Pradesh State of India
PALLI     Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "agricultural laborers".
PALLISER     English
Means "maker of palings and fences" (from a derivative of Old French palis "palisade"). In fiction, the Palliser novels are a series of six political novels by Anthony Trollope, beginning with 'Can You Forgive Her?' (1864) and ending with 'The Duke's Children' (1880), in which the Palliser family plays a central role.
PALLMANN     German
The name Pallmann originates from the Landsuhl area of Bavaria, Germany (nor in Rhineland-Palatinate). The meaning of the name is unknown. Some Pallmanns came to America and Americanized the spelling, by dropping the second "n", while others retained the "n".
PALLOMINY     Italian
Old surname first used in northern Italy,was derived from the old latin word "palominus", used to refer to a yellowish horse. The lastname Pallominy, originally spelled "Pallomini", was used to denote a heard of those horses in the medieval Italy ( circa 1350 AD), more especifically in the city of Florence and its surroundings.
PALM     Swedish
Means "palm tree" in Swedish.
PALMA     Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, and southern Italian: habitational name from any of various places named or named with Palma, from Latin palma ‘palm’. ... [more]
PALME     Swedish
The name was adopted by a notable Swedish family in honor of their ancestor Palme Lyder (born 1570s, died 1630), a merchant who immigrated to Sweden from the Netherlands or Germany in the early 1600s... [more]
PALMQVIST     Swedish
Combination of Swedish palm meaning "palm tree", and kvist meaning "twig"
PALMSAAR     Estonian
Palmsaar is an Estonian surname meaning "palm island".
PALMTAG     German
Means "Palm Sunday" in German.
PALOMBO     Italian
Variant of PALUMBO.
PÅLSSON     Swedish
Means "son of PÅL".
PALUCHOWSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Paluchów.
PAMIREDDY     Indian, Telugu
From Telugu పామిడి (pāmiḍi) meaning "snake killer" or "garuda, eagle" (also the name of a village in Andhra Pradesh, India), ultimately from పాము (pāmu) "snake, serpent" combined with రెడ్డి (reḍḍi) meaning "village headman" (see Reddy).
PANACK     Literature
Meaning "Panic" or "Worry".
PANAGOS     Greek
From a short form of the personal name Panagiotis ‘All Holy’ (an epithet of the Virgin Mary).
PANAHI     Persian
Derived from Persian پناه (panâh) meaning "shelter, refuge, protection".
PANAIOTIEVICH     Russian (Rare)
Means "Son of Panagiotis" in Russian
PANARO     Italian
metonymic occupational name for a baker, from Latin panarium ‘bread basket’.
PANCEK     Yiddish
Variant of Penzig.
PANCHENKO     Ukrainian (Modern)
It is a common Ukrainian surname meaning "Fisher".
PANCORVO     Italian
A famous Spanish cave, located in Burgos, where the arabs hid from Spanierds.
PANDEY     Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डित (paṇḍitá) meaning "scholar, teacher". In Hindi, the word also refers to a Brahman who either teaches or cooks.
PANDIT     Indian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Odia, Kashmiri
From Sanskrit पण्डित (paṇḍitá) meaning "learned, wise" and "scholar, teacher". It is used as a title for a teacher or scholar of Hinduism and Hindu philosophy.
PANEBIANCO     Italian
given to someone who worked with high quality breads. from italian word pane "bread" and bianco "white"
PANEPINTO     Italian
Derived from the word "pane" meaning "bread" in Italian and "pinto" meaning "painted", "flecked", or possibly "bad". The name is generally given to a baker.
PANESH     Circassian
Derived from Adyghe пэ (pă) meaning "nose" combined with нэшъу (năŝ°) "blind".
PANETTIERE     Italian
Means "baker" in Italian.
PANGELINAN     Chamorro
Chamorro variant of the Tagalog name Pangilinan.
PANGILINAN     Tagalog, Filipino
Means "place of abstinence" from Tagalog pangilin meaning "abstinence, to abstain" and the suffix -an meaning "place of, time of". It was used to denote abstinence from certain foods for religious purposes.
PANIĆ     Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Croatian
Patronymic from the personal names Pane, Pano, Panteleon or Pankracij.
PANKSEPP     Estonian
Panksepp is an Estonian surname meaning "bank smith". May also be derived from "pangsepp", meaning "bucket smith/maker".
PANOSOVICH     Russian
Means "Son of Panos" in Russian
PANOZZO     Italian
Venice, one of the oldest and most beautiful regions of Italy, is the esteemed birthplace of numerous prominent families, and of a family that bears the surname Panozzo. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for them to adopt a second name to identify themselves, as populations grew and travel became more frequent... [more]
PANTALEO     Italian
From the given name PANTALEON.
PANTAZIS     Greek
Derived from the Greek words panta, "always", and zise, "live". Means "always live" or "live forever".
PANTOJA     Spanish, Portuguese
Has its origins in the place-name "Pantoja" in Spain. Derived from either the Greek word "panthos" (which means 'all gods') or the Mozarabic "panucea" (meaning 'spindle of yarn').... [more]
PANTOLIN     Swedish (Rare)
Swedish military name
PÃO     Portuguese
Metonymic occupational name for a baker, from pão meaning "bread"
PAO     Chinese
Variant of Bao.
PAO     Estonian
Pao is an Estonian surname, derived from "paotama", meaning "slightly open".
PAP     Hungarian
A populaur Hungarian surname meaning Priest. It is also a variant of Papp.
PAPACCIO     Italian
The root papa comes from the Greek language, whose Italian translation is literally "priest", but during centuries this was also a term of respect, and this is due to the active influence of Greek and Byzantine culture in southern Italy and specifically in Naples... [more]
PAPACHRISTODOULOPOULOS     Greek
Means "descendant of the priest and servant of Christ" in Greek.
PAPADIAMANTOPOULOS     Greek
Means "descendant of the diamond priest" in Greek. A notable bearer of this surname is Ioannis Papadiamantopoulos, a Greek revolutionary leader.
PAPAGEORGIOU     Greek
Means "George the priest" from Greek παπάς (papás) "priest" and the given name Georgios.
PAPAMICHAEL     Greek, English (Rare)
Means "Son of priest Michael".
PAPATONIS     Greek
Means a bad mother f*cker.
PAPAZOGLOU     Greek
Means "son of the priest", from the Greek παπάς (papás) meaning "priest" combined with the Turkish oğlu or oğul meaning "son, descendant".
PAPPAS     Greek
When many Greek immigrants came to the U.S. at Ellis Island or wherever else they came to, they shortened their names. Pappas means priest. People with this name are descendants of priests. (In the Greek Orthodox church, one can become a priest if married... [more]
PAQUETTE     French
From the personal name Paquet, a pet form of Pascal.
PAQUIAO     Cebuano (Hispanicized), Filipino (Hispanicized)
Hispanicized form of the Cebuano surname Pakyaw (also found spelled as Pakiaw and Pakaw), which is derived from Cebuano pakyaw meaning "wholesale" or "to buy or pay in bulk".
PAR     Portuguese
Derived from Portuguese meaning "pair, couple, equal".
PARADISO     Italian
Means "paradise" in Italian.
PARAIYA     Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting laborers in agriculture and/or industry. This is a surname belonging to Dalit, or "Untouchables," in the Hindu caste system.
PARAMAR     Indian, Gujarati
From Sanskrit पर (para) meaning "alien, enemy" or "distant, remote, opposite" combined with मार (māra) meaning "killing, destroying, slaying". This was the name of an Indian dynasty that ruled west and central India from the 9th to 14th centuries... [more]
PARAMORE     French (Rare)
origin is unknown but the meaning of the name is lover used in France and England
PARATA     Maori
From a transliteration of the English word "brother" or "brothers".
PARATORE     Italian
Derived from Italian paratore meaning "decorator, fuller", which refers to a craftsman who fulls coarse cloth. In other words: this surname is the Italian cognate of the English surname Fuller... [more]
PARDO     Spanish (Latin American)
Originally a nickname for someone with dark hair or complexion... [more]
PARDOE     English
From a medieval nickname based on the Old French oath par Dieu "by God" (cf. Purdie).
PARDUHN     German
Variant Of Pardon From Middle English Pardun, Pardon "Pardon" A Metonymic occupational name for a pardoner, a person licensed to sell papal pardons or indulgences. German: either a cognate of 1 (also for a sexton), from Old French pardon ‘pardon’, or perhaps a nickname from Middle Low German bardun, Middle High German purdune ‘pipe’ (instrument), ‘tenor’ (voice).
PARDY     English (Modern)
English (Dorset) variant of Perdue.
PÄRG     Estonian
Pärg is an Estonian surname meaning "wreath".
PARHAM     Irish, English
This name has been used amongst the Irish and English. This user's great grandmother came from Ireland and her maiden name was Parham. However, in English (London) it is a habitational name from places in Suffolk and Sussex, named in Old English with pere ‘pear’ + ham ‘homestead’.
PARKINSON     English
From the name Perkin, which is a medieval diminutive of Peter.
PARLEY     English
A place name meaning "pear field" from Old English 'per' with 'lee' or 'lea' meaning a field or clearing, perhaps where land was cleared to cultivate pear trees. Therefore this name denotes someone who lived near or worked at such a location or came from a habitation associated with the name... [more]
PARMLEY     English
Variant of Parley. This form is found more in northern England, specifically Cumberland and Durham, but is of like derivation.
PÄRN     Estonian
Taken from the word pärn meaning "linden tree", it may also be linked to the Estonian city of Pärnu. It is the fifteenth most common surname in Estonia.
PÄRNAMAA     Estonian
Pärnamaa is an Estonians surname meaning "linden land".
PÄRNAMETS     Estonian
Pärnamets is an Estonian surname meaning "linden forest".
PARNES     Jewish
Eastern Ashkenazic occupational name for the president of a Jewish community, from Yiddish parnes (from Hebrew parnas).
PARNESS     Jewish
Variant of PARNES.
PARNHAM     English
English habitational name from Parnham in Beaminster, Dorset.
PÄRNPUU     Estonian
Pärnpuu is an Estonian surname meaning "linden tree".
PAROLO     Italian
Italian surname coming from the given name Gaspare.
PARR     English
Means "enclosure".
PARROT     French
Form of Pierone.... [more]
PARSLEY     Medieval French, English, Norman, French
Derived from Old French passelewe "cross the water."... [more]
PÄRSON     Swedish (Rare)
Variant of PERSSON. A notable bearer is Swedish alpine skier Anja Pärson (b. 1981).
PARSON     English
Surname given to the parson (priest).
PARTENHEIMER     German
Habitational name for someone from Partenheim in Rheinhessen.
PARTINGTON     English
Habitational name from a place in Greater Manchester (formerly in Cheshire) called Partington, from Old English Peartingtun "PEARTA's town".
PARTON     English
Habitational name from any of various places called Parton; most are named with Old English peretun ‘pear orchard’. A famous bearer of the surname is Dolly Parton.
PARTS     Estonian
Parts is an Estonian surname, derived from "part" meaning "duck".
PARVEZ     Bengali (Muslim), Urdu, Punjabi, Kashmiri
From the given name Parvez.
PARWAZ     Urdu
Meaning... [more]
PASCH     German
Topographic name for a field or meadow which was used at Easter as a playground; etymologically two sources seem to be combined: Latin pascuum ‘pasture’ and Middle Low German pāsche(n) ‘Easter’.
PASCOE     Cornish
Cornish form of Pascal, meaning "easter", with the Cornish patronymic suffix, -o.
PASDAR     Persian
Means "guard, sentinel, watchman" in Persian.
PASH     English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Pasch.
PASHA     Albanian, Ottoman Turkish (Anglicized), Turkish (Anglicized)
Pasha or pascha (Ottoman Turkish: پاشا‎, Turkish: paşa), formerly anglicized as bashaw, was a higher rank in the Ottoman Empire political and military system, typically granted to governors, generals and dignitaries and others... [more]
PASINSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Paszyn in Nowy Sacz voivodeship; also a pet form of Paweł.
PASKHAEV     Chechen (Rare)
Of unknown meaning.
PASSAFIUME     Italian
ferryman "across the water"
PASSELEWE     Medieval English
The medieval name is from Old French passe(r) ‘to pass or cross’ + l’ewe ‘the water’, hence a nickname, probably for a ferryman or a merchant who was in the habit of traveling overseas, or else someone who had been on a pilgrimage or crusade.
PASSMORE     English
Either (i) from a medieval nickname for someone who crossed marshy moorland (e.g. who lived on the opposite side of a moor, or who knew the safe paths across it); or (ii) perhaps from an alteration of Passemer, literally "cross-sea", an Anglo-Norman nickname for a seafarer... [more]
PASTORELLI     Italian
An occupational name meaning "shepherd."
PASTRANA     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
PATE     English
Derives from the given name Pat(t), a short form of the personal name Patrick from the Latin Patricius meaning "son of a noble father".
PATERNO     Italian
Italian surname of unknown origin, most likely comes from Paternò in Sicily. Notable individuals include Joe Paterno (1926 - 2012), head coach at Pennsylvania State University until 2011.
PATERNOSTRO     Italian
Italianized from PATERNOSTER.
PATHAK     Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit पाठक (pāṭhaka) meaning "reader, learner".
PATHROSE     Indian (Christian), Malayalam
Derived from a variant of the given name Peter (chiefly used by Malayalam Christians).
PATRIX     ?
PÄTS     Estonian
Päts is an Estonian surname meaning "pone" or "loaf".
PAUKOVITS     Hungarian
Hungarian or Austrian in origin. From the heilienkruz Austria/Hungary area
PAULEY     English, German
English: from a medieval pet form of Paul.... [more]
PAULICK     German
German (of Slavic origin) spelling of Pavlik, a Slavic derivative of Paul.
PAULSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of PAUL".
PAUSTENBACH     German
Thomas Paustenbach, family name associated with the town Paustenbach, Germany
PÁVEK     Czech
Diminutive of páv "peacock", hence a nickname for a pretentious or ostentatious person.
PAVEK     Dutch
Americanized spelling of PÁVEK.
PAVEL     Slovak
Comes from the personal name Pavel.
PAVELEC     Czech
Pavelec is short form of name Pavel.
PAVELKA     Czech
Derived from the given name Pavel. A famosu bearer is Jake Pavelka.
PAVEY     English
Either (i) from the medieval female personal name Pavia, perhaps from Old French pavie "peach"; or (ii) "person from Pavia", Italy.
PAVIČIĆ     Croatian
Means "son of Pavao".
PAVLIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Pavle".
PAVLIDES     Greek
Means "Son of Pavlos".
PAVLÍK     Czech, Slovak
From a pet form of Pavel. Ukrainian from a pet form of the personal name Pavlo, Ukrainian equivalent of Paul.
PAVLISKO     Slovak
Rusyn patronym based on Pavel
PAVLOFF     Russian, Bulgarian
Anglicized variant form of Pavlov.
PAWŁOWSKI     Polish
Derived from the given name PAWEŁ.
PAXSON     English
This surname means "son of Pack." Pack may be a survival of the Old English personal name Pacca or it may have been a Middle English personal name derived from Paschalis (meaning "relating to Easter"), the Latin form of Pascal.
PAXTON     Scottish, English
From a place in England named with the Old English given name Pæcc and Old English name element -tun "settlement". A famous bearer was the actor Bill Paxton, (1955-2017).
PAY     English
PAYSEN     German, Frisian
Patronymic from the personal name Pay, the Frisian form of Paul.
PAYSON     German, Frisian
German and Frisian variant spelling of Paysen, a patronymic from the personal name Paul.
PAYTON     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Peatáin "descendant of PEATÁN.
PAZ     Spanish
Spanish surname meaning ''peace''.
PAZ     Hebrew (Rare)
From the given name Paz (2), means "gold" in Hebrew. ... [more]
PAZINSKI     Polish
Variant of Pasinski.
PEABODY     English
Probably from a nickname for a showy dresser, from Middle English pe "peacock" (see Peacock) and body "body, person". Alternatively it may be from the name of a Celtic tribe meaning "mountain men" from Brythonic pea "large hill, mountain" combined with Boadie, the tribe's earlier name, which meant "great man" (or simply "man") among the Briton and Cambri peoples... [more]
PEACH     English (Rare)
Derived from the name of the fruit, which itself derived its name from Late Latin persica, which came from older Latin malum persicum meaning "Persian fruit."
PEARKS     English
Sir Stuart Edmond Pearks (1875–1931) served as the Chief Commissioner of the North-West Frontier Province of British India from 1930 until 1931. Sourced from Wikipedia.... [more]
PEARL     English
Metonymic occupational name for a trader in pearls, which in the Middle Ages were fashionable among the rich for the ornamentation of clothes, from Middle English, Old French perle (Late Latin perla).
PEARSALL     English
a British surname of French origin derived from the pre-9th-century word "pourcel", which described a breeder of animals or a farmer
PECCHIA     Italian
Nickname, probably for an industrious person, from pecchia "bee".
PECHANEC     Czech
Pronounced /Pe-khan-nets/... [more]
PÊCHEUR     French
French for "fisher."
PECHMAN     German
"Pechman" means "man with bad luck" in many European languages (Polish, German, and Dutch predominantly), though in German, it originally referred to one who prepared, sold, or used pitch.
PECIC     Albanian
Derived from the name of the small town Peja (Pec) in western Kosovo. Most likely given to the inhabitants of the town and their descedents.
PECORELLA     Italian
Diminutive of PECORA.
PEDERSSON     Swedish (Rare)
Means "son of Peder".
PEDROSA     Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Galician
Habitational name from any of numerous places named Pedrosa, from pedroso, pedrosa meaning "stoney", an adjectival derivative of pedra meaning "stone".
PEEBLES     Scottish, Spanish (?)
Habitational name from places so named in Scotland. The place names are cognate with Welsh pebyll "tent, pavilion".
PEEP     Estonian
Peep is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name). Taken from the given name "Peep".
PEETRE     Estonian
Peetre is an Estonian surname; a variant of the masculine given name "Peeter".
PEGG     English, Welsh
Son of "Margaret", in Old English.
PEGRAM     English
Variant of Pilgrim.
PEHLIVAN     Turkish
Means "wrestler" or "strongman" in Turkish, referring to a yağlı güreş wrestler (a traditional Turkish oil wrestling sport), ultimately of Persian origin.
PEHRSSON     Swedish
Variant of Persson.
PEI     Chinese
PEIA     Italian
Village in Italy
PEIK     German
From Middle Low German pek ‘sharp, pointed tool or weapon’.
PEIKERT     German
Probably an occupational name for a drummer.
PEIL     Estonian
Peil is an Estonian surname meaning "gage".
PEIPER     German (Austrian)
Occupational name for a piper, from Middle High German piper. In some cases it may be derived from Sorbian pipar "pepper", thus being an occupational name for a spicer or a nickname for one with a fiery temper.
PEJIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Pejo".
PELED     Hebrew
From Hebrew פְּלָדָה (plada), meaning "steel".
PELHAM     English
From the name of a place in Hertfordshire, which meant "Peotla's homestead" in Old English.
PELKA     Polish
Reduced pet form of the given name ŚWIĘTOPEŁK.
PELKA     Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Pelki in Poland.
PELKEY     French (Anglicized)
Anglicized version of French surnames Peltier and Pelltier.
PELLE     Italian
From the Italian word pelle "skin".
PELLE     French
Nickname for a bald man, from Old French pelé, from Latin depilatus " "stripped (of hair)".
PELLE     Danish, German
From the personal name Pelle, a vernacular form of PETER.
PELLE     German
From Middle Low German pelle "precious purple silk cloth", presumably an occupational name for a maker or seller of such cloth or for a maker of official and church vestments.
PELLEGRINI     Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Pellegrino.
PELOSI     Italian
Patronymic or plural form of PELOSO.
PELOSO     Italian
Nickname for a man with long or unkempt hair and beard, from peloso "hairy", "shaggy".
PELT     Dutch
Dutch: shortened form of Van Pelt.
PELTIER     French
Variant of Pelletier (from Old French pellet, a diminutive of pel "skin, hide").
PELTO     Finnish
Translates to "field" from Finnish.
PELTZ     German, Jewish
Occupational name for a furrier, from Middle High German bellez, (modern German pelz) "fur", "animal skin".
PELTZER     German, Jewish
Variant of PELZER.
PELZ     German, Jewish
Variant of PELTZ.
PELZER     German
Occupational name for a furrier, from an agent derivative Middle High German bellez "fur".
PEMBROKE     Welsh
Habitual surname for someone from Pembroke, a town in Wales.
PEÑALVER     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
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