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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).
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.
Derived from Maltese basla
meaning "onion", ultimately from Arabic بَصَل (baṣal)
A name given to a small, birdlike individual, meaning literally "little bird".
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
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.
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]
Habitational name from any of the numerous places named Puerto, in most cases from puerto
‘harbor’ (from Latin portus
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).
Most likely derived from the feminine form of the Italian word pugno
which means "fist".
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.
Pühvel is an Estonian surname meaning "buffalo (wisent)" and "bull".
Polish (Pułaski): habitational name for someone from the Pulazie in Łomża Voivodeship.
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.
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.
Unexplained; possibly an altered form of Bunke, from a Middle Low German personal name.
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.
The first name PURDIE
is transferred usage of this surname, which means "by God" in Norman French.
English: metathesized variants of PRUDHOMME
; the -ru- reversal is a fairly common occurrence in words where -r- is preceded or followed by a vowel.
Pürg is an Estonian surname derived from "pürgija" meaning "aspirant" and "climber".
Purge is an Estonian surname derived "purk" meaning "can" and "purgis" meaning "canned".
Purje is an Estonian surname derived from "purjetama", meaning "sail".
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.
Probably means "person in charge of buying supplies for a large household" (from Middle English purveys
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.
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’.
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.
Puss is an Estonian surname meaning "penknife" and "carving knife".
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 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.
German for "plaster". Likely used to denote someone who manufactured plaster
Püü is an Estonian surname meaning "grouse".
Puu is an Estonian surname meaning "tree" and "wood".
Puudist is an Estonian surname derived from "puude-" meaning "arborary".
Puur is an Estonian surname meaning "hutch" or "coop".
Puusepp is an Estonian surname meaning "carpenter" (literally "woodsmith").
Puust is an Estonian surname meaning "treen" (small handmade functional household objects made of wood) or "wooden".
Püvi is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "puuvili" meaning "fruit".
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).
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.
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.
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.
Metonymic occupational name for a marksman or an arrowsmith, from pijl
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]
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.