Submitted Surnames Starting with P

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PRYIMAK Ukrainian
In Ukrainian means 'adoptee'
PRYNNE English
Derived from an Anglo-Norman form of the Late Latin name PRIMUS. A fictional bearer is Hester Prynne, the protagonist of Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel 'The Scarlet Letter' (1850).
PRYTZ Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian surname, possibly of German origin.
It literally means "quail".
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Greater Polish villages in Gmina Ceków-Kolonia: Przespolew Pański or Przespolew Kościelny.
A derivative of 'Przybyla', ‘new arrival’, ‘foundling’, with the addition of the surname suffix -ski.
Comes from "przysługa" meaning "favor"
PSAILA Maltese
Derived from Maltese basla meaning "onion", ultimately from Arabic بَصَل (baṣal).
A name given to a small, birdlike individual, meaning literally "little bird".
PTÁK Czech
Czech surname meaning "bird".
PTAK Polish
Polish surname meaning "bird".
PUCCI Italian
Patronymic derived from the medieval given name PUCCIO.
PUCCINI Medieval Italian
Diminutive form of the surname PUCCI
PUCHETA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of PUTXETA.
PUCHOL English, English (American)
Puchol is name prominently used in the English culture. "Puchol" means "Little Bitch" and is generally associated with weakness. Studies show that the name and those who have it give cancer to others... [more]
Of uncertain origin; perhaps a variant of Pocket(t), from a diminutive of Anglo-Norman French poque "small pouch", hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of purses and pouches or a nickname... [more]
From a medieval nickname for someone with a roly-poly physique (from Middle English puddy fat "round-bellied vat").
Form of Cooper, meaning barrell maker
Originally Pudivitr, or Pudivitrova(female only). V was switched to W when the family came to the U.S., though there are both names in the U.S.
Of Slavic origin, habitational name from Podewils in Pomerania.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Provençal commune.
PUENTE Spanish
Habitational name from any of the numerous places named Puente, from puente ‘bridge’.
Means "bridges" in Spanish. Originated from "puente". The surname was first found in the valley of the Trucios in the Basque region of Spain.However, families with this surname have been present in Catalonia for hundreds of years... [more]
PUERTO Spanish
Habitational name from any of the numerous places named Puerto, in most cases from puerto ‘harbor’ (from Latin portus ‘harbor’, ‘haven’).
PUETT English (American)
Americinized form of PÜTT.
PUFF Popular Culture
This is the surname of Mrs. Puff from SpongeBob SquarePants.
From the nickname Pugach which is probably derived from Ukrainian пугач (pugach) meaning "owl". Following this etymology, the nickname was most likely given to someone who was wise or sensible (attributing to the owl as a symbol of wisdom).
PUGINA Italian
Most likely derived from the feminine form of the Italian word pugno which means "fist".
PUGNO Italian
The Italian family name Pugno is considered by scholars to be of nickname origin. While the majority of surnames that are derived from a sobriquet or nickname reveal to us some aspect of the physical appearance of the initial bearer of the name or may allude to a characteristic of this person, other nickname family names make reference to a particular piece of clothing or favorite article or indeed a favorite color of the bearer of the name... [more]
PUHAR Serbian (Modern, Rare)
The last name of the contestant Mirjana Puhar from America's Next Top Model, who originally was born in Serbia. She died on February 24, 2015, aged 19 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Puhasmägi is an Estonian surname meaning "pure mountain".
PUHM Estonian
Puhm is an Estonian surname meaning "shrub".
PÜHVEL Estonian
Pühvel is an Estonian surname meaning "buffalo (wisent)" and "bull".
PUIU Romanian
Derived from the name Puiu.
PUKK Estonian
Pukk is an Estonian surname meaning "trestle".
PUKKI Finnish
The Finnish word for a male goat.
PUKSPUU Estonian
Pukspuu is an Estonian surname meaning "boxwood" (Buxus).
Polish (Pułaski): habitational name for someone from the Pulazie in Łomża Voivodeship.
PULCIFER Italian (Anglicized, Rare)
Possibly a variant of the surname PULSIPHER.
PULEO Sicilian
origin- common name found in Palermo in Scicily
PULIDO Spanish, Spanish (Latin American)
Thought to have come through Cuba and Puerto Rico from Burgos, the capital of Castile in northern Spain in the 16th century. The name likely originated there in the 11th century. It means neat, polished, and clean.
PULIŠIĆ Croatian
From an American Soccer player named Christian Pulisic
PULK Estonian
Pulk is an Estonian surname meaning "peg".
Variant of Puhlmann, itself a variant of Puhl.... [more]
Probably a variant of Percival.
PULSIPHER Italian (Anglicized)
from the nickname meaning "handsome man" of a member of the Italian Pulci family who settled in England around the time of the Norman conquest
PULVER Low German, French, English
I comes from the Latin verb meaning "to make powder." This name was given to either an alchemist or one who made gunpowder.
From Welsh ap Umffrey meaning "son of HUMPHREY".
meaning "getting reddish"
PUNA Estonian
Puna is an Estonian surname meaning "red".
PUNG Estonian
Pung is an Estonian surname meaning "bud".
PUNKE German
Unexplained; possibly an altered form of Bunke, from a Middle Low German personal name.
PUNN Estonian
Punn is an Estonian surname meaning "cork" and "plug".
Borne by the title character in Bertolt Brecht's play 'Mr. Puntila and his Man Matti' (1948), set in Finland in the 1920s.
PUPU Mamalingua
Old name is good and old name rise pupu
PURDEY English
Variant of Purdie (see PURDIE on the given name site)
PURDIE English
The first name PURDIE is transferred usage of this surname, which means "by God" in Norman French.
PURDOM English
English: metathesized variants of PRUDHOMME; the -ru- reversal is a fairly common occurrence in words where -r- is preceded or followed by a vowel.
PURDUM English
Variant spelling of English PURDOM.
PÜRG Estonian
Pürg is an Estonian surname derived from "pürgija" meaning "aspirant" and "climber".
PURGE Estonian
Purge is an Estonian surname derived "purk" meaning "can" and "purgis" meaning "canned".
PURI Estonian
Puri is an Estonian surname meaning "sail".
PURJE Estonian
Purje is an Estonian surname derived from "purjetama", meaning "sail".
PURK Estonian
Purk is an Estonian surname meaning "pot".
PURO Finnish (Rare)
From the Finnish word puro, meaning "a brook".
PURPLE English
Nickname for someone wore purple clothing or has a purple complexion
Materials collector for the Crown. Materials that may be used as tax or in war. Similar to the system of purveyance. Approximately 1100's , southwest Scotland.
PURVIS Scottish
Probably means "person in charge of buying supplies for a large household" (from Middle English purveys "provisions").
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 Masovian villages: Purzyce, Purzyce-Rozwory, or Purzyce-Trojany.
PUSCHAT German (East Prussian)
East Prussian German (and thus heavily Lithuanian influenced) surname derived from Lithuanian pušaite "(young) pine tree", which - allegedly - used to be a term of endearment for a young girl.
PUSEY English
Habitational name from Pusey in Oxfordshire (formerly in Berkshire), so called from Old English peose, piosu ‘pea(s)’ + ēg ‘island’, ‘low-lying land’, or from Pewsey in Wiltshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Pevesie, apparently from the genitive case of an Old English personal name Pefe, not independently attested + Old English ēg ‘island’.
PUSEY French
Habitational name form Pusey in Haute-Saône, so named from a Gallo-Roman personal name, Pusius, + the locative suffix -acum.
Derived from Russian пушка (pushka) meaning "gun, cannon". A notable bearer was ALEXANDER Pushkin (1799-1837), a Russian poet and writer.
PUŠKÁR Slovak, Czech
Occupational name for a rifle maker.
PUSS Estonian
Puss is an Estonian surname meaning "penknife" and "carving knife".
Means "blizzard".
PÜTT German
Habitational name from any of several places so named in Rhineland, Westphalia, and Pomerania, but in most cases a topographic name from Middle Low German putte ‘pit’, ‘well’, ‘puddle’, ‘pond’.
PÜTT Estonian
Pütt is an Estonian surname meaning "tub" and "cask".
PUTTICK English (British)
A variant spelling of the Sussex surname Puttock from the Village of Puttock, which itself derives from the Old English "Puttocke" a bird of prey, the kite. ... [more]
Püttsepp is an Estonian name meaning "cooper" (literally, "tub smith").
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Abanto.
PUTZ German
German for "plaster". Likely used to denote someone who manufactured plaster
PÜÜ Estonian
Püü is an Estonian surname meaning "grouse".
PUU Estonian
Puu is an Estonian surname meaning "tree" and "wood".
PUUDIST Estonian
Puudist is an Estonian surname derived from "puude-" meaning "arborary".
PÜÜDJA Estonian
Püüdja is an Estonian surname meaning "catcher".
PUUR Estonian
Puur is an Estonian surname meaning "hutch" or "coop".
PUURAND Estonian
Puurand is an Estonian surname meaning "tree beach/shore".
PUUSAAG Estonian
Puusaag is an Estoian surname meaning "wood saw".
PUUSEPP Estonian
Puusepp is an Estonian surname meaning "carpenter" (literally "woodsmith").
PUUSIK Estonian
Puusik is an Estonian surname meaning "tree stand".
PUUSILD Estonian
Puusild is an Estonian surname meaning "wood bridge".
PUUST Estonian
Puust is an Estonian surname meaning "treen" (small handmade functional household objects made of wood) or "wooden".
Puustusmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "wooden (treen) land".
PÜVI Estonian
Püvi is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "puuvili" meaning "fruit".
PUŽ Croatian
Means ''snail''.
PUŽEK Croatian (Rare)
From puž meaning ''snail''.
PUŽIĆ Croatian (Rare)
From puž meaning ''snail''.
PYAK Korean (Russian)
Russified form of BAEK, used by Koryo-saram (ethnic Koreans living in the former Soviet Union) and Sakhalin Koreans (residing on Sakhalin Island in Russia).
Possibly from "pyat", meaning "five".
PYBURN English (?)
Apparently from some lost or minor place so named. 1881 British census has 109; KH.
PYGALL English (Hellenized, Rare)
From ancient Greek for rump, associations with prostitution across Europe, commonly given to illegitimate children of prostitutes, found especially in North East England and Nottinghamshire.
PYKE English
Most likely originates from the words pike (the weapon or the fish), having to do with fishermen or soldiers, or pick, having to do with miners or somebody who tills the ground.
PYLE English
From the Middle English word pile, meaning "stake" or "post", which is derived via Old English from Latin pilum, meaning "spike" or "javelin". This was a topographic name for someone who lived near a stake or post serving as a landmark, a metonymic occupational name for a stake maker, or a nickname for a tall, strong man.
PYLE Dutch
Metonymic occupational name for a marksman or an arrowsmith, from pijl meaning "arrow".
PYM English
Recorded in several forms including Pim, Pimm, Pimme, PYM, and Pymm, this is a surname which at various times has been prominent in the history of England... [more]
PYNE English
Means "pine" from the Old French pin. This was originally given as a topographical name for someone who lived by a conspicuous pine tree or in a pine forest.
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