Submitted Surnames Starting with Q

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QAMAR Urdu
From the given name Qamar.
QAMO Albanian
Comes from Ancient Greek.
QARAYEV Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Garayev.
QASIMOV Azerbaijani
Means "son of Qasim".
QASSAB Indian, Muslim
Means "butcher".
QAYYUM Urdu
Derived from Arabic قيوم (qayyum) meaning "subsistence, independent, sustainer".
QIN Chinese
From Chinese 秦 (qín) referring to the ancient state of Qin, which existed from 221 BC to 206 BC in what is now the Gansu and Shaanxi provinces.
QING Chinese
From Chinese 青 (qīng) meaning "blue, green, young".
QUAAS German
Nickname for a big eater, from Middle Low German quās meaning "guzzling", "feasting".
QUÁCH Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Guo, from Sino-Vietnamese 郭 (quách) meaning "outer part (of a city)".
QUACKENBUSH Dutch (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of Dutch Quackenbosch, a topographic name from Dutch quaak ‘swamp’ (cognate with the English word quagmire) + bosch ‘woodland’, ‘wilderness’.
QUADE Irish, German
As an Irish surname, it is a variant of Quaid.... [more]
QUADERER German
Nickname for someone stocky, from Middle High German quader meaning "building stone".
QUAID Irish
Reduced form of McQuaid.
QUAN Chinese
Of the Quan village
QUANDT German, History
From Middle Low German quant "prankster, joker". ... [more]
QUANTRELL English
From a medieval nickname for an elegantly or flamboyantly dressed person (from Middle English quointerel "dandy, fop", from quointe "known, knowledgeable, crafty, elegant").
QUARRY English
From Middle English quarey "quarry", a topographic name for someone who lived near a stone quarry, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in one. ... [more]
QUARTERMAIN English
From a medieval nickname for a very dextrous person, or for someone who habitually wore gloves (from Old French quatremains, literally "four hands"). A fictional bearer of the surname is Allan Quartermain, the hero of 'King Solomon's Mines' (1886) and other adventure novels by H. Rider Haggard... [more]
QUARTERMAINE English
Variant of Quartermain. This surname was borne by British actor Leon Quartermaine (1876-1967).
QUARTEY Western African, Ga
Ga surname of unknown meaning.
QUARTZ German
The name refers to the common mineral "quartz"
QUAST German
habitational name from any of several places so named in northern Germany. metonymic occupational name for a barber or nickname for someone who wore a conspicuous tassel or feather, from Middle Low German, Middle High German quast(e) "tuft", "tassel", "brush", also "fool".
QUAYLE English, Irish, Scottish, Manx
Meaning, "son of Paul." When the name originates from Ireland, the Isle of Man and Scotland it is an Anglicisation of the Gaelic Mac Phàil (Scottish) Mac Phóil (Irish) Mac Phaayl (Manx) meaning "son of Pàil / Póil / Paayl"... [more]
QUENBY English
English: of uncertain origin; perhaps a variant of Quarmby, a habitational name from a place so called in West Yorkshire.
QUENNELL English
From the medieval female personal name Quenilla, from Old English Cwēnhild, literally "woman-battle". This was borne by Peter Quennell (1905-1993), a British poet, critic and historian.
QUERCIA Italian (Rare)
From the Latin quercus "oak".
QUESADA Spanish
Habitational name from Quesada, a place in Jaén province. The place name is of uncertain derivation; there may be some connection with Old Spanish requexada meaning "corner", "tight spot".
QUESTED English (British)
English surname of uncertain origin, possibly derived from the lost village of Questers.
QUETZ German
German family name originating from the town of Quetz (today Quetzdölsdorf).... [more]
QUEZADA Spanish
Probably a variant of Quesada.
QUEZON Filipino, Tagalog
Meaning uncertain, possibly a variant of Quizon or of Spanish origin.... [more]
QUIAMBAO Filipino, Tagalog
Of Hokkien origin with an unknown meaning. It is mainly used by Filipinos of Chinese origin.
QUICHOCHO Chamorro
Chamorro for "to take out from hiding"
QUILL Irish
Quill or Quille is an anglicised version of the Irish surnames Ó Cuill, Coll, Coill, and O'Coill (Ó Coill), all of which mean wood, forest or shrub Hazel Tree. The Coill clan are believed to be a bardic family from Munster, particularly Kerry and Cork... [more]
QUILLE Irish
Variation of Quill.
QUILLEN Irish
The surname Quillen is derived from the personal name Hugelin, which is a diminutive of Hugh. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Uighilin.
QUIN English
Variant of Quinn.
QUINENE Chamorro
Chamorro for "to take away"
QUINLEY English, Scottish, Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Apparently an altered form of Scottish McKinley or a reduced form of Irish McQuinnelly, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coingheallaigh or Ó Coingheallaigh ‘son (or descendant) of Coingheallach’, a personal name meaning ‘faithful to pledges’.
QUINTO Aragonese, Spanish, Catalan, Italian
Habitational surname for a person from a place called Quinto, for example in Zaragoza province. However, the high concentration of the surname in Alacant province suggests that, in some cases at least, it may derive from the personal name Quinto (from Latin Quintus denoting the fifth-born child or Catalan quinto "young soldier").... [more]
QUIROGA Galician
This indicates familial origin within the municipality of the same name.
QUISLING Norwegian
A treacherous person who sides with opposing forces, this meaning comes from Vidkun Quisling of Norway. He helped the Germans during the German rule of Norway in the 1940's. Original meaning "One from" (-ling) "Quislemark", (quis) A romanization of the place name of Kvislemark.
QUISPE Quechua, Native American
Derived from Quechua qispi meaning "free".
QUIST Swedish
Variant spelling of Kvist.
QUISUMBING Filipino, Tagalog, Cebuano
Meaning unknown; of Hokkien origin. It is mainly used by Filipinos of Chinese ancestry.
QUITUGUA Chamorro
Chamoru meainig "Knock down/ tear down/cut down"
QUIZON Filipino, Tagalog
Possibly of Hokkien (Hakka) origin, from a combination of the Chinese surnames Cui and Son.
QURBANOV Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani variant of Kurbanov.
QURBONOV Uzbek, Tajik
Variant transcription of Kurbonov.
QURESHI Sindhi, Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Balochi, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic قُرَيْش (Qurayš), which refers to an ancient Bedouin tribe of the Arabian peninsula that the Islamic Prophet Muhammad was a member of. The name itself is derived from Arabic قَرَشَ (qaraša) meaning "to gnash, to grind, to chew".
QURSAWI Tatar
Derived from the Arabic word قرصة (qursa) meaning "pinch".