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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, Tamil
Variant transcription of Padiachy.
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
PAEWAI     Maori
The Maori meaning of it is "driftwood"
PAGÁC     Slovak
Nickname from pagáč meaning "clown", "buffoon".
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.
PAI     Chinese
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]
PAITON     English
Locational surname derived from the village of Peyton in Essex, England; Variant of Peyton
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Pająków.
PALACIO     American
Surname of author R.J. Palacio, who wrote the book Wonder (2012)
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.
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.
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"
PALMTAG     German
Means "Palm Sunday" in German.
PALOMBO     Italian
Variant of PALUMBO.
PÅLSSON     Swedish
Means "son of PÅL".
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Paluchów.
PAMIREDDY     Telugu
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).
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.
PANEBIANCO     Italian
given to someone who worked with high quality breads. from italian word pane "bread" and bianco "white"
PANETTIERE     Italian
Means "baker" in Italian.
PANIĆ     Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Croatian
Patronymic from the personal names Pane, Pano, Panteleon or Pankracij.
PANOSOVICH     Russian
Means "Son of Panos" in Russian
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.
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]
Means "descendant of the priest and servant of Christ" in Greek.
Means "descendant of the diamond priest" in Greek. A notable bearer of this surname is Ioannis Papadiamantopoulos, a Greek revolutionary leader.
PAPAMICHAEL     Greek, English (Rare)
Means "Son of priest Michael".
Means "son of the priest"; derived from Greek papas meaning "priest" and Turkic oğlu meaning "son".
PAPPAS     Greek
When many greek immigrants came to yhe U.S. at ellis island or wherever else they came to they shortened there names.Pappas means priest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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]
PARSON     English
Surname given to the parson (priest).
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.
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.
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.
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]
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.
Italianized from PATERNOSTER.
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".
PAUWELS     Flemish, Belgian
Pauwels is a Flemish patronymic surname derived from the personal name Pauwel, a vernacular form of Paul. It is listed as one of "the 100 most common Belgian family names in 2001 by region": 12th position in Belgium and specifically Flanders.
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.
PAVIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Pavle (or Pavao)"
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.
PAVLOVSKI     Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Pavle".
PAVLOVSKY     Russian
Russian and Jewish form of Pawlowski, also a patronymic from the personal name Pavel.
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, Irish, English
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, Portuguese
This is a Portuguese and Spanish surname meaning Peace.
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]
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]
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".
PEGRAM     English
Variant of Pilgrim.
PEI     Chinese
PEIK     German
From Middle Low German pek ‘sharp, pointed tool or weapon’.
PEIKERT     German
Probably an occupational name for a drummer.
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".
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.
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".
PELTIER     French
Variant of Pelletier (from Old French pellet, a diminutive of pel "skin, hide").
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.
PEÑARANDA     Spanish
Habitational name from places in Burgos and Salamanca named Peñaranda.
PENDARVIS     English (American)
The American English spelling of the Cornish surname Pendarves. Ultimately, the surname is traced back to Pendarves Island, Cornwall.
PENDLEBURY     English
Likely originated from the area Pendlebury, in the Borough of Swindon and Pendlebury in Greater Manchester. Formed from the Celtic pen meaning "hill" and burh meaning "settlement".... [more]
PENDLETON     English
An Old English name meaning "overhanging settlement".
PENDRAGON     English
From 'Pen Dragon' meaning head dragon or dragons head. This was the name of the king Uther Pendragon who was King Arthurs father
PENHALIGON     Cornish
Originally meant "person from Penhaligon", Cornwall ("willow-tree hill"). It is borne by Susan Penhaligon (1950-), a British actress.
PENN     English
One who lived near a fold or hill. From the Old English word "penn," meaning "hill" and "pen, fold."
PENNEY     English
Variant of PENNY.
PENNILOPE     Spanish (Latin American)
Pennilope is a type of surname. It is a type of bike aswell it is almost like a tricycle with 2 sets of stabilisers.
PENNING     English, Dutch, Low German
From early Middle English penning, Low German penning, and Middle Dutch penninc, all meaning "penny". It was used as a topographic surname or a nickname referring to tax dues of a penny.
PENNING     Upper German
Shortened form of Panno, which is a personal given name.
PENNINGTON     English
Habitual surname for someone from Pennington, Lancashire; Pennington, Cumbria; or Pennington, Hampshire.
PENNYCUIK     Scottish
Originally meant "person from Penycuik", near Edinburgh (probably "hill frequented by cuckoos").
PENNYFIELD     English (Rare, ?)
Probably derives from the two English words, 'Penny' and 'Field'.
PENNYWELL     English
English habitational name from Pennywell in Tyne and Wear or from a similarly named lost place elsewhere.
PENOV     Bulgarian, Macedonian
Means "son of Penko".
PENROSE     Cornish, Welsh
Originally meant "person from Penrose", Cornwall, Herefordshire and Wales ("highest part of the heath or moorland"). It is borne by the British mathematician Sir Roger Penrose (1931-).... [more]
PENWELL     English
English probably a variant of Pennywell.
PEPYS     English
From the medieval personal name Pepis, a form of Old French Pepin, brought into England by the Normans. It may have been based on an earlier nickname meaning "awesome". It is standardly pronounced "peeps"... [more]
PERALTA     Catalan, Spanish, Aragonese
Habitational name from any of the places in Aragon, Catalonia, and Navarre called Peralta, from Latin petra alta "high rock". This name is also established in Italy.
PERDUE     English, Irish, French
English and Irish from Old French par Dieu ‘by God’, which was adopted in Middle English in a variety of more or less heavily altered forms. The surname represents a nickname from a favorite oath... [more]
PEREGRINE     English, Popular Culture
Derived from the given name Peregrine. A fictional bearer is Alma LeFay Peregrine, a character from the novel "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" (2011) by Ransom Riggs.
PEREIRE     Breton (Latinized, Archaic)
This surname is the Gallic (Gaulish) origin and it means wild pear tree. There are also similar spellig in the Iberian Peninsula such as Pereiro, Pereyro, Pereiros, Perero and Pereros. These surnames (last names) correspond to families of the Celtiberian culture.
PEREIRI     Celtic (Latinized, Archaic)
Pereiri or Pereiro is a Galician surname in the north of Spain. It's a last name belonging to ancient Celtic tribes.
PEREIRIS     Medieval Portuguese (Latinized, Rare, Archaic), Galician (Latinized, Rare, Archaic)
Pereiris (also known as Pereirus) is a last name of the Celtic roots (it's Galician and Portuguese). It meaning is will pear tree or pear tree and also european will pear tree. Pereiris comes from the translation of Welsh name and Cornish name Gellygen or Gellyg... [more]
PEREIRO     Ancient Celtic (Latinized, Archaic), Anglo-Saxon
Pereiro is a surname of Christian origin because it was an Order of Chivalry (Military Order) founded in the 11th century by the Count of Portugal named Henrique de Borgonha. This Order of Chivalry was confirmed by Pope Alexander III in the 12th century... [more]
PEREIROS     Celtic (Latinized, Modern)
It is a last name that belongs to Celtic families. Its meaning is the will pear tree.
PEREIRU     Medieval Portuguese (Latinized, Rare, Archaic)
This is a Military Order (Knights Templar or the Order of Solomon's Temple) and it was founded by the Henrique de Borgonha, conde de Portucale (Henry, Count of Portugal) in the year 1090. It was then confirmed by Pope Alexandre III in the year 1177... [more]
PERERO     Medieval Spanish (Latinized, Archaic)
It appeared in Extremadura and it means pear tree. It's a family name belonging to the Celtiberian culture (Celtic families).
PERESE     Gascon
Meaning the pear tree. It have a second meaning that is Son of Peter and it's a surname of the Christian inspiration. In Catalonia there is a derivative that is Parés (Variations: Pares, Parès, Parè and Pare).
PERESS     Breton (Latinized, Rare, Archaic)
It means Son of Peter (Pedro).
PERETTI     Italian
Patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Pero.
PEREYRO     Galician
Meaning the wild pear tree. It is common in Galicia and extended in Portugal. In Extremadura, there is the graphic form Perero and Pereros.
PEREYROS     Ancient Celtic
It means wild pear tree. In the Gaelic languaje is gellygen.
PERHAM     English
A variation of the English name Parham, based on the village of Parham (one in county Suffolk, another in county Sussex). From the Old English peru, meaning "pear" (the fruit), and ham, meaning "homestead".
PERIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Derived from the short form of Petar, Pero.
PERIZ     Gascon
Periz is a Gascon surname. It's a native of the region of Gascony (Guyenne). Its signification is Descendant of Peter (Also is The family of Peter). In the French languaje is Pierre. It's a surname of the Christian inspiration and alludes to St... [more]
PERKIN     English, Welsh
"Variant of Surname Perkins "
Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Perlmutter ‘mother-of-pearl'.... [more]
PERLSTEIN     Jewish
Ornamental name composed of German Perle ‘pearl’ + Stein ‘stone’.
Means "descendant of a Persian" in Greek.
PESCI     Italian
Derived from the Italian word pesce which means "fish", ultimately from Latin piscis. This could serve as an occupational surname for a fisher / fisherman or a person who looked like a fish... [more]
PETÁK     Czech
Derivative of the personal name Petr, Czech form of Peter.
PETEK     Slovene, Croatian
Derived from petek "Friday".
PETKE     German
German surname derived from a diminutive form for Peter.
PETKOV     Bulgarian
From the given name Petko.
PETRAKIS     Greek
Patronymic form of the Greek given name Petros (see Peter).
PETRANOV     Bulgarian
From Greek petros meaning "rock" or "stone".
PETRENKO     Ukrainian, Russian, Moldovan
A surname traced to the Cossacks.
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