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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.
PERCHER     English
In textile mills, woven fabric coming off the mill / loom would pass over a frame, or rod, called a 'perch'. It was the job of the 'Percher' to examine the cloth for defects, and repair them when they were found... [more]
PERDOMO     Spanish (Canarian)
From French (prud'homme) meaning "expert". This is the Spanish variant of Prudhomme.
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]
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]
PERERA     Sinhalese
Variant of Pereira used in Sri Lanka.
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
It's a Galician surname and it means apple tree.
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 "
PERLEY     English
Variant of Parley or Burley.
Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Perlmutter ‘mother-of-pearl'.
PERLSTEIN     Jewish
Ornamental name composed of German Perle ‘pearl’ + Stein ‘stone’.
PERSAD     Trinidadian Creole
Indo-Trinidadian variant of Prasad.
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, Macedonian
Means “son of Petko” in Bulgarian and Macedonian.
PETRAKIS     Greek
Patronymic form of the Greek given name Petros (see Peter).
PETRANOV     Bulgarian
From Greek petros meaning "rock" or "stone".
PETRELLI     Italian
From the given name Pietro.
PETRENKO     Ukrainian, Russian, Moldovan
A surname traced to the Cossacks.
PETREVSKI     Macedonian
Means "son of Petar".
PETRI     Romanian
Derived from Petre, the Romanian form of Peter.
Means "son of Peter" in Georgian.
PETRIČEVIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
A patronymic derived from Petrič, a diminutive of Petar.
PETRIE     English
Patronymic surname that was derived from the first name Peter.
PETROCELLI     Italian
Pluralized variant of Petrosello, itself a variant of PETROSINO.
PETROSIAN     Armenian
Means "son of Petros" in Armenian.
PETROSINO     Italian
Habitational name from Petrosino in Trapani, Sicily.
PETROSINO     Italian
From petrosino "parsley", a southern dialect variant of prezzemolo.
Comes from the Lithuanian given name Petras.
Feminine form of Petruškevičius. Used by an unmarried woman.
PETRYNIEC     Ukrainian
From the given name Peter.
PETTIS     English
From the possessive or plural form of Middle English pytte, pitte ‘pit’, ‘hollow’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a pit, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Pett in East Sussex.
PETY     French
PETZOLD     German
German. Derives from a pet form of a Slavic version of the given name Peter.
PEW     Welsh
From Welsh ap Hew or ap Hugh "son of Hugh" (see Pugh). A fictional bearer is Blind Pew, the blind pirate in Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island' (1883).
PEWTERSCHMIDT     Popular Culture
Comprised of the English word pewter, which is a metal alloy made mostly of tin, and the German element schmidt 'smith' (see Schmidt). This surname is obviously intended to be of Germanic origin... [more]
PEYRON     French
Unknown meaning. French surname. Famous bearer of this name is Bruno Peyron and the German princess Louise Peyron (1918-1989).... [more]
PFEFFER     German, Jewish
Occupational name for a spicer, or a nickname for a person with a fiery temper, for a small man, or for a dark-haired person. Derived from German Pfeffer "pepper".
PFEIFFER     German
Occupational name for a pipe player. From German Pfeife "whistle, pipe".
PFEIL     German
From Middle High German pfil ‘arrow’ (from Latin pilum ‘spike’, ‘javelin’), either a metonymic occupational name for an arrowsmith or possibly a nickname for a tall thin man.
PFUHL     German
a topographic name for someone who lived by a swamp or pond, Middle High German phuol.... [more]
PFUND     German
metonymic occupational name for a sealer of weights, or for a wholesale merchant, from Middle High German pfunt ‘pound’ (as a measure of weight and a unit of currency).
PHÉNIX     French (Quebec)
French Canadian variant of Phoenix.
PHENIX     French (Quebec, Anglicized)
Either (i) an anglicization of French Canadian Phénix, literally "phoenix", probably originally a nickname of now lost import; or (ii) a different form of Fenwick.
PHEONIX     English
A rare nickname given for someone's appearance of blonde and red hair just as a phoenix has colorful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet.
PHILBERT     English
From the medieval French male personal name Filibert, of Germanic origin and meaning literally "very bright, very famous".
PHILIPPART     Belgian
In the Medieval period, of Ancient Greek origin, derives from philippos, a compound made of philein meaning "to love", and hippos, a horse, hence "lover of horses".
PHILLIP     English
Derived from the given name Philip
PHILLISKIRK     English (Rare)
From a 'lost' medieval parish in England or Scotland, named with the Old Norse element kirk meaning 'church' or 'place of worship'.... [more]
PHILPOT     English
English (chiefly southeastern): from the Middle English personal name Philipot/Philpot, a pet form of Philip.
PHOENIX     English
From the name of a beautiful immortal bird which appears in Egyptian and Greek mythology. After living for several centuries in the Arabian Desert, it would be consumed by fire and rise from its own ashes, with this cycle repeating every 500 years... [more]
PIAGNOLO     Italian (Anglicized, Modern)
It was borrowed from Italian chemist Giovenco Piagnolo
PIANA     Italian
Topographic name from piana ‘plain’, ‘level ground’, from Latin planus, or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word.
PIANO     Italian
Topographic name for someone who lived on a plain or plateau, Italian piano (Latin planum, from the adjective planus ‘flat’, ‘level’).
PICA     Italian, Catalan
Nickname for a gossipy or garrulous person, from the central-southern Italian word pica ‘magpie’. Compare Picazo.Catalan: habitational name from any of the numerous places called Pica.Catalan: from either pica ‘pointed object’ (weapon, etc.) or a derivative of picar ‘to prick’.
PICARD     French
Picard is the name given to a person from Picardy, a historical region and cultural area of France. The Star Trek: Next Generation Jean-Luc Picard has this name.
PICCININI     Italian
meaning- little one
PICCOLO     Italian
Nickname from piccolo "small".
PICKETT     English
of Norman origin, from the personal name "Pic", here with the diminutive suffixes "et" or "ot", and recorded as "Picot, Pigot" and Piket". The name is ultimately of Germanic derivation, from "pic", meaning "sharp", or "pointed", which was a common element in names meaning for instance, residence near a "pointed hill", use of a particular sharp or pointed tool or weapon, or a nickname for a tall, thin person.
PICKFORD     English
This surnames origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the parish of Pitchford in Shropshire. ... [more]
PICO     Spanish
meaning beak of a bird, or peak of a mountain in spanish... [more]
PICOT     English
PIEDNOEL     French
Modern (and also more common) form of Piénoel.
PIÉNOEL     French (Rare)
French surname that possibly refers to the buckled shoes that the original bearer was wearing, in which case it is derived from Old French pié meaning "foot" combined with Old French noiel meaning "buckle"... [more]
PIEPER     Dutch
Occupational name for a piper.
PIEPER     German
Occupational name for a piper.
PIERPONT     English
English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places, for example in Aisne and Calvados, so called from Old French pierre ‘stone’ + pont ‘bridge’.
PIETERS     Dutch
"Pieter's son"
PIETRAFESA     Italian
The derivation of the name Pietrafesa comes from the cracked aspect of the mountain on which it rose. In Italian "Pietra" mean Rock and "-fesa" comes from the Italian word fessura meaning cracked.... [more]
Polish name
PIHLAKAS     Estonian
Pihlakas is an Estonian surname meaning "rowan" or "mountain ash".
PIIROJA     Estonian
Piiroja is an Estonian surname meaning "border creek".
PIKE     English, Irish
English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hill with a sharp point, from Old English pic ‘point’, ‘hill’, which was a relatively common place name element.... [more]
PIKK     Estonian
Pikk is an Estonian surname meaning "tall".
PILARSKI     Polish
Occupational name for a sawyer, Polish pilarz + -ski, common ending of surnames.
PILGRIM     English, German
From Middle English pilegrim, pelgrim or Middle High German bilgerin, pilgerin (from Latin pelegrinus "traveler"; see Pellegrino). This originated as a nickname for a person who had been on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land or to some seat of devotion nearer home, such as Santiago de Compostella, Rome, or Canterbury... [more]
PILKINGTON     English (British), Irish
Habitational name from a place in Lancashire, England.
PILL     Estonian
Pill is an Estonian surname meaning "musical instrument".
PILLIROOG     Estonian
Pilliroog is an Estonian surname meaning "thatch".
PILLOT     French
Meaning unknown. It could be derived from Middle French pilot or pillot both meaning "stake, pole". The Pillots are a merchant family originating from the city of Besançon in France.
PINCH     English
Nickname for a chirpy person, from Middle English pinch, pink ‘(chaf)finch’. Compare Finch. possibly a metonymic occupational name from Middle English pinche ‘pleated fabric’, from Middle English pinche(n) ‘to pinch (pastry)’, ‘to pleat (fabric)’, ‘to crimp (hair, etc.)’, also ‘to cavil’, ‘to be niggardly’.
PINCHES     English (British, Rare)
This is one of the very earliest of surnames. This is an English name. First recorded in the 12th century it was a nickname of endearment for a bright, chirpy, person, thought by his peer group to be active like a finch... [more]
PINCKNEY     English
The surname Pinckney originally denoted someone from Picquigny, France, which derives from a Germanic personal name, Pincino (of obscure derivation) and the Latin locative suffix -acum... [more]
PINEDA     Spanish, Catalan
Habitational name from any of the places in the provinces of Barcelona, Cuenca, and Burgos named Pineda, from Spanish and Catalan pineda "pine forest".
PIÑEIRO     Galician
It literally means "pine tree".
PIÑERO     Spanish
Castilianized from the Portuguese surname PINHEIRO, meaning "pine-tree"
PINES     English (American)
Surname of the characters, Dipper, Mabel and Stan from Gravity Falls.
PINK     English, German
Nickname, possibly for a small person, from Middle English pink penkg ‘minnow’ (Old English pinc).English (southeastern): variant of Pinch .Variant spelling of German Pinck, an indirect occupational name for a blacksmith, an onomatopoeic word imitating the sound of hammering which was perceived as pink(e)pank... [more]
PINKERTON     Scottish, Northern Irish
Habitual surname for someone from a place near Dunbar, with an unknown meaning (from Old English tan meaning "enclosure" or "settlement".
PINKHAM     English
habitational name from a lost or unidentified place in or bordering on Devon
PINKNEY     English
Variant spelling of Pinckney.
PINSON     Jewish, Russian
Derived from Spanish "pinzon", meaning "finch".
PIONKE     German, Polish
Germanized form of Slavic Pinoek, which is a nickname from pionek ‘puppet’.
Habitational name from places called Piórkowo in Toruń voivodeship or Piórków in Tarnobrzeg voivodeship.
PIPOLA     ?
PIQUÉ     Catalan
A famous bearer of this surname is Spanish/Catalan footballer Gerard Piqué.
PIRES     Portuguese (Latinized, Modern), Portuguese (Brazilian, Latinized, Modern)
Etymologicaly, the name PIRES comes from the Latin, and means "The one who belongs to Peter's family".... [more]
PIRHADI     Persian
Either from Persian پیر (pir) meaning "old" combined with Hadi or from the name of the Persian village of Pirhadi.
PIRN     Estonian
Pirn is an Estonian surname meaning "pear".
PIRNIPUU     Estonian
Pirnipuu is an Estonian surname meaning "pear tree".
PIRONKOV     Bulgarian
A professional Bulgarian tennis player, Tsvetana Pironkova, bears this surname.
PISA     Italian
Habitational name from the city of Pisa in Tuscany. The city was probably founded by Greek colonists, but before coming under Roman control it was in the hands of the Etruscans, who probably gave it its name... [more]
PISCOPO     Italian
From a reduced form of episcopo "bishop" (Greek episkopos "bishop", literally "overseer"), hence a metonymic occupational name for someone in the service of a bishop, or perhaps a nickname for a pompous person.
PISTARIO     Greek, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Pistario is a surname, mainly used in the Greek, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese languages.
PISULA     Polish, Lithuanian
Informal nickname for a scribe or clerk, from a derivative of Polish pisać ‘to write’.
PITAN     ?
PITCOCK     English
Old English pytta
PITKA     Czech
PITSTICK     unknown
Origin unidentified.
PITT     English
English from Middle English pytte, pitte ‘pit’, ‘hollow’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a pit or hollow, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Pitt in Hampshire.
PITTLER     French
A surname which originally belonged to a person who lived by a pit or hollow. Meaning "King of the Pit" or "King of the Hollow".
PIVEC     Czech
Nickname for a drinker, from pivo meaning ‘beer’.
PIVONKA     Czech
Czech word for peony. Also given as a nickname meaning one with rosy cheeks
PLAMENOV     Bulgarian
Means "son of Plamen".
PLÁŇSKER     Czech (Rare, Archaic), Slovak (Rare, Archaic), German (Rare, Archaic)
Originating from Bohemia, a region between The Czech Republic and Germany. The name means "forest clearing", Pláň: forest, sker: clearing. It is a very rare last name with only about 20 holders of it.
PLANT     English
An occupational surname for a gardener.
PLAS     Dutch
PLATA     Spanish
Byname from plata "silver".
PLATA     Spanish
Habitational name from places in Toledo and Cáceres provinces named Plata, or various places named La Plata.
PLATTEN     English
Diminutive of Platt.
PLAYFAIR     English
From a medieval nickname for an enthusiastic competitor in sports and games (from Middle English pleyfere "companion in play, playmate"), or else a different form of Playford (from a Suffolk place-name meaning "ford where sports are held")... [more]
PLEASANCE     English
Either (i) from the medieval female personal name Plaisance, literally "pleasantness"; or (ii) "person from Piacenza", Italy (from Latin Placentia, literally "pleasing things").
PLEASANT     American
Means being a very bright man in the near future. Also can be used as a alias.
PLEVNELIEV     Bulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian плевня (plevnya) meaning "barn". A notable bearer is Rosen Asenov Plevneliev (1964-), the fourth President of Bulgaria.
PLIEV     Ingush (Russified), Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush and Ossetian name, which is derived from the name of an Ingush teip (clan). The name itself comes from Plievo, the name of a village in Ingushetia, which means "village of the sons of Pkhile", referring to a given name possibly derived from Ossetian пыл (pyl) meaning "elephant".
PLIMSOLL     French (Acadian)
I don't know the meaning, but it is my maiden name, and I understand it to be French. Samuel Plimsoll is my ancestor. He was born in Bristol, UK. He was an MP who spoke up in parliament and subsequently the Plimsoll or loading line was introduced on ships... [more]
PLINER     Russian, Czech
Originated from a small town in Russia named, Plino.
PLOOM     Estonian
Ploom is an Estonian surname meaning "plum" (Prunus).
PLOOMIPUU     Estonian
Ploomipuu is an Estonian surname meaning "plum tree" (Prunus).
PLOTNIKOV     Russian
Means "son of the carpenter" from Russian плотник (plotnik) "carpenter".
PLUM     English, German, Jewish
English and North German: from Middle English plum(b)e, Middle Low German plum(e) ‘plum’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a plum tree, or a metonymic occupational name for a fruit grower... [more]
PLŪME     Latvian
Meaning "plum, plum tree".
PLUMER     German, English, Dutch
North German (Plümer) and English: variant of Plum, the suffix -er denoting habitation or occupation. Altered form of South German Pflümer, an occupational name for a grower or seller of plums, from an agent derivative of Middle High German pflume ‘plum’... [more]
PLUMMER     English
1. Occupational name for a worker in lead, especially a maker of lead pipes and conduits, from Anglo-Norman French plom(m)er, plum(m)er ‘plumber’, from plom(b), plum(b) ‘lead’ (Latin plumbum)... [more]
PNIEWSKI     Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Pniewy in the district of Poznań, or from any of the many places in Poland named Pniewo.
POBANZ     German
Nickname for a braggart or bogeyman, of uncertain Slavic origin.
POBJOY     English
From a medieval nickname for someone thought to resemble a parrot, from Middle English papejai, popinjay "parrot". This probably denoted someone who was talkative or who dressed in bright colours, although it may have described a person who excelled at the medieval sport of pole archery, i.e. shooting at a wooden parrot on a pole.
POBLETE     Spanish (Latin American)
Habitational name from Poblete in the province of Ciudad Real.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Podbielsko in Konin voivodeship.
PÕDER     Estonian
Põder is an Estonian surname meaning "moose".
PÕDRAMÄGI     Estonian
Põdramagi is an Estonian surname meaning "moose mountain".
PODUSKA     Slovak
Poduska means pillow or soft cushion.
PODWOJSKI     Polish
Archaic -- denotes the office of a minor church official.
POE     English
From a medieval nickname for a vain or flamboyantly dressed person (from Old Norse "peacock"). American author and poet Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was a famous bearer.
POEHLER     German
German (Westphalian): topographic name for someone who lived by a muddy pool, from an agent noun derived from Middle Low pol ‘(muddy) pool’.
POELZER     German
pronounced,Pfowelser,it means person skilled with bird's,as in Hawk's or Eagle's(bird's of prey).From Palatine,or Austria(a Royal house).
POET     Scottish
Of uncertain origin, probably a variant of Pate.
PÖGE     German
German cognate of Page.
POGONAT     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Lesser Polish villages.
POGUE     Irish, American
An Irish surname meaning "kiss"
POH     German
From a dialect word for standard German Pfau ‘peacok’, a nickname for a vain person or for someone with a strutting gait.
PŌHĀNŌ     Hawaiian
This surname means "wheezy."
POHL     German
1 topographic name from Middle Low German pol "(muddy) pool" (Low German Pohl).... [more]
POHLA     Estonian
Pohla is an Estonian surname derived from "pohl" ("lingonberry").
PÕIM     Estonian
Põim is an Estonian surname derived from "põimima" ("enlace" or "entwine")' loosely meaning "weaver".
POIROT     French, Literature
A French occupational name referring to a merchant who sells pears (poire). Used by Agatha Christie for her Belgian private detective Hercule Poirot, but she came up with the name by combining the surnames Poiret and Popeau, the names of two contemporary fictional detectives.
POISSON     French
Poisson is the French word for fish, and was given to one who was a fishmonger, fisherman, or could be a nickname for one who had the appearance similar to a fish.
POKRYWKA     Polish
Nickname from pokrywka meaning ‘cover’, ‘lid’.
POLACK     Polish, Jewish
Anglicized from POLAK.
POLANCO     Spanish
Habitational name from Polanco in Santander province.
POLAND     English, German, French (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
English and German name is derived from the Middle High German Polan, which means "Poland". The surname originally signified a person with Polish connections.This French surname originated from an occupational name of a poultry breeder, or from a fearful person; it is derived from the Old French poule, which means "chicken".In other cases, particularly in Ireland, the English Poland is a variant of Polin,which is in turn an Anglicised form of the original Gaelic spelling of Mac Póilín, which translated from Irish means "son of little Paul"... [more]
POLAT     Turkish
Means "steel" in Persian. Many Turkish Oghuz descendants are using this surname.
PÕLD     Estonian
Põld is an Estonian surname, meaning "field".
PÕLDROOS     Estonian
Põldroos is an Estonian surname meaning "field rose".
POLEY     French, German, Jewish
French: variant of Polet, Paulet, pet forms of Paul.... [more]
POLGAR     Hungarian
Hungarian word for citizen. Taken on by Jewish Hungarians during World War Two to avoid Nazi attention for having 'Jewish' last names.
POLIAKOV     Russian
Variant of Polyakov.
POLIDORI     Italian
Means "son of Polidoro". Famous bearers include John William Polidori (1795-1821), a physician to Lord Byron and author of 'The Vampyre' (1819), and his sister Frances Polidori (1800-1886), the mother of painter and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti, poet Christina Rossetti, critic William Michael Rossetti, and author Maria Francesca Rossetti.
POLING     English, Welsh
Altered form of Bolling, possibly also of Bollinger or Pollinger.
POLINSKI     Polish
Habitational name from Polinowo in Pila voivodeship or Polinów in Biala Podlaska voivodeship.
POLITO     Italian
Reduced form of Ippolito. Compare French Hypolite, Greek Politis. From Polites, a shortened form of medieval Greek Konstantinopolites, an ethnic name for someone from Constantinople.
POLÍVKA     Czech
Means "soup".
POLK     German
Ethnic name for a Pole.
POLK     Scottish
Reduced form of Pollock.
POLKA     German (Slavic), Polish
Variant of German Polk, also a feminine form for the surname Polak, and comes from the given female name Apolonia.
POLLACK     Polish
Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of spelling of Polak.
POLLICK     Scottish
Variant of Pollock.
POLLOCK     Scottish, English
Habitational name from a place in Glasgow, apparently so named from a diminutive of a British cognate of Gaelic poll ‘pool’, ‘pit’. The surname is also common in northeastern Ulster.... [more]
POLLOCK     Scottish
Habitational name from a place in Glasgow, apparently so named from a diminutive of a British cognate of Gaelic poll "pool, pit". The surname is also common in northeastern Ulster.
PÕLLU     Estonian
Põllu is an Estonian surname meaning "arable" or "agrestic"; associated with farming ("farmer" = "põllumees").
PÕLLUÄÄR     Estonian
Põlluäär is an Estonian surname meaning "arable (land) side".
POLSKI     Polish, Jewish
Nickname for a Polish person, originating in areas of mixed populations.
POLTIMORE     English (Rare)
Rare English surname derived from a Devon place name of Celtic origin, allegedly meaning “pool by the large house”.
POLYAKOV     Russian, Jewish, Belarusian, Ukrainian
Patronymic from the ethnic name Polak meaning "Pole".
POMBAL     Portuguese
from the portuguese word: pombo meaning "dove", "pigeon". ... [more]
POMERANTZ     German
Occupational name for an importer or seller of bitter (Seville) oranges, Middle High German pomeranz (medieval Latin pomarancia, composed of the elements arancia, the name imported with the fruit.
POMERANTZ     Jewish
From the Yiddish word pomerants "orange"
POMEROY     English
From an English surname meaning "dweller by the apple orchard".
POMPEI     Italian
Habitational name from a place called Pompei in Naples province. Or a patronymic or plural form of POMPEO.
POMPEO     Italian
From the Italian given name POMPEO.
POMPEY     French, English
Variant of Italian POMPEI.
PONCE     Spanish, English
The Ponce name was carried into England after the migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066.'Ponce' is derived from 'Ponsoby',a place in Cumberland, where the family settled. The Ponce motto is 'Pro rege, lege grege' meaning "For the King, law, and people"
PONDEXTER     English
Variant of Poindexter.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Poniatowa.
PONOMARENKO     Russian, Ukrainian
Common Russian and Ukrainian last name meaning church bell ringer.
PONOMAREV     Russian
Derives from Slavic "пономарь"- Sexton.
PONTIFF     French
Means "bridge builder". Comes from the French word pont, which means bridge. ... [more]
PONTON     Scottish
First recording of surname in scotland in 1306 in the town of Ayr Scotland. I have many links showing ties to Scotland.
POOK     English
Pooke was the original version... [more]
POOL     English
Topographic name for someone who lived near a pool or pond, Middle English pole (Old English pōl), or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word, as for example Poole in Dorset, South Pool in Devon, and Poole Keynes in Gloucestershire.
POOM     Estonian
Poom is an Estonian surname meaning "beam".
POON     Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Pan (2).
POP     Romanian
A variant of the surname Popa.
POPA     Romanian
Means "priest" in Romanian.
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