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PELOSOItalian
Nickname for a man with long or unkempt hair and beard, from peloso "hairy", "shaggy".
PELTDutch
Dutch: shortened form of Van Pelt.
PELTIERFrench
Variant of Pelletier (from Old French pellet, a diminutive of pel "skin, hide").
PELTOFinnish
Translates to "field" from Finnish.
PELTZGerman, Jewish
Occupational name for a furrier, from Middle High German bellez, (modern German pelz) "fur", "animal skin".
PELZGerman, Jewish
Variant of PELTZ.
PELZERGerman
Occupational name for a furrier, from an agent derivative Middle High German bellez "fur".
PEMBROKEWelsh
Habitual surname for someone from Pembroke, a town in Wales.
PEÑALVERSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
PEÑARANDASpanish
Habitational name from places in Burgos and Salamanca named Peñaranda.
PENDARVISEnglish (American)
The American English spelling of the Cornish surname Pendarves. Ultimately, the surname is traced back to Pendarves Island, Cornwall.
PENDERWICKAmerican
A family in a book series by Jeanne Birdsall.
PENDLEBURYEnglish
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]
PENDLETONEnglish
An Old English name meaning "overhanging settlement".
PENDRAGONEnglish
From 'Pen Dragon' meaning head dragon or dragons head. This was the name of the king Uther Pendragon who was King Arthurs father
PENGChinese, Taiwanese
It is written with the hazi symbol meaning "Drum": 彭.
PENHALIGONCornish
Originally meant "person from Penhaligon", Cornwall ("willow-tree hill"). It is borne by Susan Penhaligon (1950-), a British actress.
PENMANScottish
Meaning : "A scribe, a " ready-writer.""
PENNEnglish
One who lived near a fold or hill. From the Old English word "penn," meaning "hill" and "pen, fold."
PENNEYEnglish
Variant of PENNY.
PENNILOPESpanish (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.
PENNINGEnglish, 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.
PENNINGUpper German
Shortened form of Panno, which is a personal given name.
PENNINGTONEnglish
Habitual surname for someone from Pennington, Lancashire; Pennington, Cumbria; or Pennington, Hampshire.
PENNOEstonian
Penno is an Estonian surname derived from "penny"; from the German "pfennig".
PENNYCUIKScottish
Originally meant "person from Penycuik", near Edinburgh (probably "hill frequented by cuckoos").
PENNYFIELDEnglish (Rare, ?)
Probably derives from the two English words, 'Penny' and 'Field'.
PENNYWELLEnglish
English habitational name from Pennywell in Tyne and Wear or from a similarly named lost place elsewhere.
PENNYWORTHEnglish
From Old English pening, penig meaning "penny (the coin)" and worþ meaning "enclosure". A notable fictional bearer is Alfred Pennyworth, a DC Comics character notable for being the butler of the superhero Batman.
PENROSECornish, 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]
PENWELLEnglish
English probably a variant of Pennywell.
PÉPINFrench
From the Old French name Pepis, itself a form of the given name Pépin. Alternatively, it may be derived from French pépin meaning "(fruit) seed", thus making it an occupational name for a gardener or someone who grew fruit-bearing trees.
PEPYSEnglish
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]
PERALTACatalan, 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.
PERCHEREnglish
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]
PERDOMOSpanish (Canarian)
From French (prud'homme) meaning "expert". This is the Spanish variant of Prudhomme.
PERDUEEnglish, 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]
PEREGRINEEnglish, 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.
PEREIREBreton (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.
PEREIRICeltic (Latinized, Archaic)
Pereiri or Pereiro is a Galician surname in the north of Spain. It's a last name belonging to ancient Celtic tribes.
PEREIRISMedieval 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]
PEREIROSCeltic (Latinized, Modern)
It is a last name that belongs to Celtic families. Its meaning is the will pear tree.
PEREIRUMedieval 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]
PERERASinhalese
Variant of Pereira used in Sri Lanka.
PEREROMedieval Spanish (Latinized, Archaic)
It appeared in Extremadura and it means pear tree. It's a family name belonging to the Celtiberian culture (Celtic families).
PERESEGascon
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).
PERESSBreton (Latinized, Rare, Archaic)
It means Son of Peter (Pedro).
PERETTIItalian
Patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Pero.
PEREYROGalician
It's a Galician surname and it means apple tree.
PERHAMEnglish
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".
PERHONENFinnish (Rare)
Means "butterfly" in Finnish.
PERIĆCroatian, Serbian
Derived from the short form of Petar, Pero.
PERIZGascon
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]
PERKINEnglish, Welsh
"Variant of Surname Perkins "
PERLMUTTERJewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Perlmutter ‘mother-of-pearl'.
PERLSTEINJewish
Ornamental name composed of German Perle ‘pearl’ + Stein ‘stone’.
PERNIERItalian
A famous bearer is the Italian archaeologist Luigi Pernier (1874 - 1937), who discovered the mysterious Phaistos disc on the Greek island of Crete.
PERSADTrinidadian Creole
Indo-Trinidadian variant of Prasad.
PERSONEnglish
Americanised version of Persson.
PERSOPOULOSGreek
Means "descendant of a Persian" in Greek.
PERVAIZUrdu, Punjabi
Variant transcription of Parvez.
PESCIItalian
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]
PETÁKCzech
Derivative of the personal name Petr, Czech form of Peter.
PETEKSlovene, Croatian
Derived from petek "Friday".
PETKEGerman
German surname derived from a diminutive form for Peter.
PETKOVBulgarian, Macedonian
Means “son of Petko” in Bulgarian and Macedonian.
PETRAKISGreek
Patronymic form of the Greek given name Petros (see Peter).
PETRANOVBulgarian
From Greek petros meaning "rock" or "stone".
PETRELLIItalian
From the given name Pietro.
PETRENKOUkrainian, Russian, Moldovan
A surname traced to the Cossacks.
PETREVSKIMacedonian
Means "son of Petar".
PETRIRomanian
Derived from Petre, the Romanian form of Peter.
PETRIASHVILIGeorgian
Means "son of Peter" in Georgian.
PETRIČEVIĆCroatian, Serbian
A patronymic derived from Petrič, a diminutive of Petar.
PETRIEEnglish
Patronymic surname that was derived from the first name Peter.
PETROCELLIItalian
Pluralized variant of Petrosello, itself a variant of PETROSINO.
PETROPOULOSGreek
Means "son of Petros" in Greek.
PETROSIANArmenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Petrosyan used by Armenians living outside Armenia.
PETROSINOItalian
Habitational name from Petrosino in Trapani, Sicily.
PETROSINOItalian
From petrosino "parsley", a southern dialect variant of prezzemolo.
PETRUŠKEVIČIUSLithuanian
Comes from the Lithuanian given name Petras.
PETRUŠKEVIČIŪTĖLithuanian
Feminine form of Petruškevičius. Used by an unmarried woman.
PETRYNIECUkrainian
From the given name Peter.
PETTINGEREnglish
English version of Pottinger.
PETTISEnglish
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.
PETZOLDGerman
German. Derives from a pet form of a Slavic version of the given name Peter.
PEWWelsh
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).
PEWTERSCHMIDTPopular 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]
PEYRONFrench
Unknown meaning. French surname. Famous bearer of this name is Bruno Peyron and the German princess Louise Peyron (1918-1989).... [more]
PFEFFERGerman, 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".
PFEIFFERGerman
Occupational name for a pipe player. From German Pfeife "whistle, pipe".
PFEILGerman
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.
PFUHLGerman
a topographic name for someone who lived by a swamp or pond, Middle High German phuol.... [more]
PFUNDGerman
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).
PHÉNIXFrench (Quebec)
French Canadian variant of Phoenix.
PHENIXFrench (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.
PHEONIXEnglish
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.
PHILBERTEnglish
From the medieval French male personal name Filibert, of Germanic origin and meaning literally "very bright, very famous".
PHILIPPARTBelgian
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".
PHILLIPEnglish
Derived from the given name Philip
PHILLISKIRKEnglish (Rare)
From a 'lost' medieval parish in England or Scotland, named with the Old Norse element kirk meaning 'church' or 'place of worship'.... [more]
PHILPOTEnglish
English (chiefly southeastern): from the Middle English personal name Philipot/Philpot, a pet form of Philip.
PHILSONEnglish
Patronymic from Phil, a short form of the personal name Philip.
PHOENIXEnglish
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]
PHUKUNTSISetswana/ Sesotho
This surname has multilayered meanings... [more]
PIAGNOLOItalian (Anglicized, Modern)
It was borrowed from Italian chemist Giovenco Piagnolo
PIANAItalian
Topographic name from piana ‘plain’, ‘level ground’, from Latin planus, or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word.
PIANOItalian
Topographic name for someone who lived on a plain or plateau, Italian piano (Latin planum, from the adjective planus ‘flat’, ‘level’).
PICAItalian, 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’.
PICARDFrench
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.
PICCININIItalian
meaning- little one
PICCOLOItalian
Nickname from piccolo "small".
PICKETTEnglish
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.
PICKFORDEnglish
This surnames origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the parish of Pitchford in Shropshire. ... [more]
PICOSpanish
meaning beak of a bird, or peak of a mountain in spanish... [more]
PICOTEnglish
Norman-French
PIEDNOELFrench
Modern (and also more common) form of Piénoel.
PIÉNOELFrench (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]
PIEPERDutch
Occupational name for a piper.
PIEPERGerman
Occupational name for a piper.
PIERPONTEnglish
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’.
PIETERSDutch
"Pieter's son"
PIETRAFESAItalian
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]
PIHLAKASEstonian
Pihlakas is an Estonian surname meaning "rowan" or "mountain ash".
PIIPEstonian
Piip is an Estonian surname meaning "pipe".
PIIROJAEstonian
Piiroja is an Estonian surname meaning "border creek".
PIKEEnglish, 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]
PIKKEstonian
Pikk is an Estonian surname meaning "tall".
PIKKOJAEstonian
Pikkoja is an Estonian surname meaning "long stream".
PILARSKIPolish
Occupational name for a sawyer, Polish pilarz + -ski, common ending of surnames.
PILCHEnglish
From Middle English pilch, a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of pilches or a nickname for a habitual wearer of these. A pilch (from Late Latin pellicia, a derivative of pellis "skin, hide") was a kind of coarse leather garment with the hair or fur still on it.
PILCHEREnglish
Occupational name for a maker or seller of pilches, from an agent derivative of Pilch. In early 17th-century English, pilcher was a popular term of abuse, being confused or punningly associated with the unrelated verb pilch "to steal" and with the unrelated noun pilchard, a kind of fish.
PILGRIMEnglish, 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]
PILKINGTONEnglish (British), Irish
Habitational name from a place in Lancashire, England.
PILLEstonian
Pill is an Estonian surname meaning "musical instrument".
PILLIROOGEstonian
Pilliroog is an Estonian surname meaning "thatch".
PILLOTFrench
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from Middle French pilot or pillot both meaning "stake, pole". This is the name of a wealthy merchant family from Besançon, France.
PILTEstonian
Pilt is an Estonian surname meaning "picture" and "painting".
PINCHEnglish
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’.
PINCHESEnglish (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]
PINCKNEYEnglish
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]
PINEDASpanish, 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".
PIÑEIROGalician
It literally means "pine tree".
PIÑEROSpanish
Castilianized from the Portuguese surname PINHEIRO, meaning "pine-tree"
PINESEnglish (American)
Surname of the characters, Dipper, Mabel and Stan from Gravity Falls.
PININFARINAItalian
A combination of "pinin", Piedmontese for youngest/smallest brother, and FARINA, the Italian variant of MILLER.
PININFARINAItalian
A combination of "pinin", Piedmontese for youngest/smallest brother, and FARINA, the Italian variant of MILLER. This is the name of the Italian coachbuilder, founded by Battista "Pinin" Farina, later Battista Pininfarina.
PINKEnglish, 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]
PINKERTONScottish, Northern Irish
Habitual surname for someone from a place near Dunbar, with an unknown meaning (from Old English tan meaning "enclosure" or "settlement".
PINKHAMEnglish
habitational name from a lost or unidentified place in or bordering on Devon
PINKNEYEnglish
Variant spelling of Pinckney.
PINNEREnglish (Rare)
Parish in Middlesex.
PINSONJewish, Russian
Derived from Spanish "pinzon", meaning "finch".
PIONKEGerman, Polish
Germanized form of Slavic Pinoek, which is a nickname from pionek ‘puppet’.
PIÓRKOWSKIPolish
Habitational name from places called Piórkowo in Toruń voivodeship or Piórków in Tarnobrzeg voivodeship.
PIQUÉCatalan
A famous bearer of this surname is Spanish/Catalan footballer Gerard Piqué.
PIRESPortuguese (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]
PIRHADIPersian
Either from Persian پیر (pir) meaning "old" combined with Hadi or from the name of the Persian village of Pirhadi.
PIRNEstonian
Pirn is an Estonian surname meaning "pear".
PIRNIPUUEstonian
Pirnipuu is an Estonian surname meaning "pear tree".
PIRONKOVBulgarian
A professional Bulgarian tennis player, Tsvetana Pironkova, bears this surname.
PISAItalian
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]
PISCOPOItalian
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.
PISTARIOGreek, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Pistario is a surname, mainly used in the Greek, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese languages.
PISULAPolish, Lithuanian
Informal nickname for a scribe or clerk, from a derivative of Polish pisać ‘to write’.
PITAN?
Guatemalan?
PITSTICKunknown
Origin unidentified.
PITTEnglish
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.
PITTLERFrench
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".
PITTMANEnglish
Described someone who lived in a hollow or pitt (see Pitt).
PIUSEstonian
Pius is an Estonian surname meaning "pious".
PIVECCzech
Nickname for a drinker, from pivo meaning ‘beer’.
PIVONKACzech
Czech word for peony. Also given as a nickname meaning one with rosy cheeks
PLAHNAGerman (Austrian)
It is a name from the Gratkorn, Graz, Styria area of Austria
PLAMENOVBulgarian
Means "son of Plamen".
PLÁŇSKERCzech (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.
PLANTEnglish
An occupational surname for a gardener.
PLATASpanish
Byname from plata "silver".
PLATASpanish
Habitational name from places in Toledo and Cáceres provinces named Plata, or various places named La Plata.
PLATTEFrench
From Old French plat, meaning "flat."
PLATTENEnglish
Diminutive of Platt.
PLAYFAIREnglish
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]
PLEASANCEEnglish
Either (i) from the medieval female personal name Plaisance, literally "pleasantness"; or (ii) "person from Piacenza", Italy (from Latin Placentia, literally "pleasing things").
PLEASANTAmerican
Means being a very bright man in the near future. Also can be used as a alias.
PLEKKEstonian
Plekk is an Estonian surname meaning "tin".
PLEVNELIEVBulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian плевня (plevnya) meaning "barn". A notable bearer is Rosen Asenov Plevneliev (1964-), who served as the fourth President of Bulgaria.
PLIEVIngush (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".
PLIMSOLLFrench (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]
PLINERRussian, Czech
Originated from a small town in Russia named, Plino.
PLOOMEstonian
Ploom is an Estonian surname meaning "plum" (Prunus).
PLOOMIPUUEstonian
Ploomipuu is an Estonian surname meaning "plum tree" (Prunus).
PLOTNIKOVRussian
Means "son of the carpenter" from Russian плотник (plotnik) "carpenter".
PLUMEnglish, 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]
PLŪMELatvian
Meaning "plum, plum tree".
PLUMERGerman, 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]
PLUMMEREnglish
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]
PNIEWSKIPolish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Pniewy in the district of Poznań, or from any of the many places in Poland named Pniewo.
POBANZGerman
Nickname for a braggart or bogeyman, of uncertain Slavic origin.
POBJOYEnglish
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.
POBLETESpanish (Latin American)
Habitational name from Poblete in the province of Ciudad Real.
PODBIELSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Podbielsko in Konin voivodeship.
PÕDEREstonian
Põder is an Estonian surname meaning "moose".
PÕDRAMÄGIEstonian
Põdramagi is an Estonian surname meaning "moose mountain".
PODUSKASlovak
Poduska means pillow or soft cushion.
PODWOJSKIPolish
Archaic -- denotes the office of a minor church official.
POEEnglish
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.
POEHLERGerman
German (Westphalian): topographic name for someone who lived by a muddy pool, from an agent noun derived from Middle Low pol ‘(muddy) pool’.
POELZERGerman
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).
POETScottish
Of uncertain origin, probably a variant of Pate.
PÖGEGerman
German cognate of Page.
POGHOSYANArmenian
Means "son of Poghos".
POGONATRomanian
Meaning unknown.
POGONOWSKIPolish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Lesser Polish villages.
POGUEIrish, American
An Irish surname meaning "kiss"
POHGerman
From a dialect word for standard German Pfau ‘peacok’, a nickname for a vain person or for someone with a strutting gait.
PŌHĀNŌHawaiian
This surname means "wheezy."
PÕHIEstonian
Põhi is an Estonian surname meaning "north".
POHLGerman
1 topographic name from Middle Low German pol "(muddy) pool" (Low German Pohl).... [more]
POHLAEstonian
Pohla is an Estonian surname derived from "pohl" ("lingonberry").
PÖIALEstonian
Pöial is an Estonian surname meaning "thumb".
PÕIMEstonian
Põim is an Estonian surname derived from "põimima" ("enlace" or "entwine")' loosely meaning "weaver".
POIROTFrench, 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.
POISSONFrench
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.
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