Catalan Submitted Surnames

Catalan names are used in Catalonia in eastern Spain, as well as in other Catalan-speaking areas including Valencia, the Balearic Islands, and Andorra.
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AGUILAR Spanish, Catalan, Jewish
Habitational name from any of numerous places called Aguilar, from Latin aquilare "haunt of eagles" (a derivative of aquila "eagle"), for example Aguilar de Campo in Palencia, Aguilar de la Frontera in Córdoba, and Aguilar de Segarra in Catalonia.
ALBA Spanish, Catalan
From alba meaning "white".... [more]
ALBALAT Catalan
Means "white winged" from medieval Catalan alb ("white") and alat ("winged"), originally from Latin albalatus ("of white wings") and used by the Visigoths before the Umayyad conquest of Hispania to name the cotton thistle because of its whitish spiny-winged stems.
ALMAGUER Catalan
Habitational name from a place in Valencia named Almaguer.
AMAT Catalan
From the Latin given name Amatus, meaning "beloved".
ARAGON Spanish, Catalan, French
A surname and an autonomous community of Spain.
ARIZA Catalan
Castilianized form of Basque Aritza, a topographic name from Basque (h)aritz ‘oak’ + the article suffix -a.
AUT Czech, German (Swiss), Russian, Catalan
Means "Hard Worker" in Czech.... [more]
BALAGUER Catalan, Tagalog
Denotes someone originally from the city of Balaguer in Catalonia, Spain.
BARCELÓ Catalan
Apparently from a personal name Barcelonus (feminine Barcelona), originally denoting someone from the city of Barcelona.
BARCELONA Catalan, Spanish
Habitational name from Barcelona, the principal city of Catalonia. The place name is of uncertain, certainly pre-Roman, origin. The settlement was established by the Carthaginians, and according to tradition it was named for the Carthaginian ruling house of Barca; the Latin form was Barcino or Barcilo.
BARRERA Spanish, Catalan
Either a topographic name for someone who lived near a gate or fence, from Spanish and Catalan barrera meaning "barrier", or a topographic name for someone who lived by a clay pit, from Spanish barrero, derived from the Spanish word barro meaning "mud, clay".
BAVIERA Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan
Means "Bavaria" in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Catalan. Indicating for someone from Bavaria a state in Germany.
BESALÚ Catalan
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BONDIA Catalan
Bondia is a Catalan surname. It means 'good day' or 'good morning'.
CABA Spanish, Catalan
Variant of Cava.
CABELL Catalan, English, German
As a Catalan name, a nickname for "bald" from the Spanish word cabello. The English name, found primarily in Norfolk and Devon, is occupational for a "maker or seller of nautical rope" that comes from a Norman French word... [more]
CAPELLA Spanish, Catalan, Italian
From capella "chapel", a topographic name for someone who lived by a chapel or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in one.
CASANOVA Catalan, Italian
Catalan and Italian: topographic name from Latin casa ‘house’ + nova ‘new’, or a habitational name from any of the many places named with these words.
CASES Catalan
Catalan family name. Plural of 'casa' meaning 'house', possibly given to people who were given or built a manor or town house or had a slightly better than normal dwelling for their location/village etc..... [more]
CASTELLO Catalan, Italian
Catalan variant of Castell or from Italian castello meaning "castle".
CAVA Italian, Catalan, Spanish, Portugese
From cava ‘cave’, ‘cellar’ (from Latin cavea), hence a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in the wine cellars of a great house, a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a cave, or a habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word.
CORTÈS Catalan
Catalan form of Cortés.
COSCOLLOLA Catalan
This indicates familial origin within or within the vicinity of the eponymous farmhouse in the municipality of Lladurs.
COVA Catalan, Galician
Topographic name from Catalan and Galician cova ‘cave’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, in the provinces of Lugo, Ourense, Pontevedra, Catalonia and Valencia.
CUA Catalan
Nickname from Catalan cua meaning "tail".
DEULOFEU Catalan
catalan , used in san feliu de guixols
DOMÈNECH Catalan
A common Catalan surname, possibly derived from Dominic, Dominique or Domingo.
ELIAS Greek, Catalan, Portuguese, English, Welsh, German, Dutch, Jewish
Derived from the medieval given name Elias. Compare Ellis.
ESPAILLAT Catalan, Occitan
Occupational name from Catalan espallat, in an old spelling, or directly from Occitan espaiat, espalhat, past participle of espallar meaning "to winnow", "to separate the wheat from the chaff".
ESTADELLA Catalan
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous hill in the municipality of Isona i Conca Dellà.
FÀBREGAS Catalan
Deriving from any of the places in Barcelona province named Fàbregues, from the plural of Fàbrega. Famous bearer of this surname is Spanish/Catalan footballer Francesc "Cesc" Fàbregas Soler.
FARRAGUT Breton, French, Catalan, American
A Breton-French surname of unknown origin. A notable bearer was American naval flag officer David Farragut (1801-1870), who is known for serving during the American Civil War. His father was of Catalan ancestry... [more]
GAY Catalan
Probably from the Catalan personal name Gai. (Catalan form of the name Gaius).
GINEL Catalan
My Great Grandfather's name was Jose Maria Ginel
GUÀRDIA Catalan, Spanish, Italian
Catalan, Spanish, and Italian from Catalan guàrdia, Spanish and Italian guardia ‘guard’, ‘watch’, a topographic name for someone who lived by a watch place, an occupational name for a member of the town guard, or a habitational name from any of the numerous places named (La) Guardia.
GUARDIOLA Catalan
Habitational name from any of the numerous places named Guardiola, from guardiola, a diminutive of guàrdia meaning "guard".
GUERRER Catalan
It literally means "warrior".
HORTA Catalan, Portuguese
Means "garden" (Latin hortus), hence a topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosed garden or an occupational name for one who was a gardener.
IVORRA Catalan
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
JOAQUIM Portuguese, Catalan
From the personal name Joaquim.
LEDO Catalan
Variant spelling of Lledó, a habitational name from Lledó d’Empordà in Girona province.
MADRIZ Spanish, Catalan
patronymic surname meaning "son of Madrileño"; given to a person that came from Madrid, Spain.
MAIÀ Catalan
Habitational name from Maià de Montcal, a village in Girona, or any of several other places named with Maià, which is of pre-Roman origin.
MAINÉ Catalan
Variant of Mainer.
MANRESA Catalan
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous localities: the municipality or the neighborhood in the municipality of Badalona.
MANUEL Catalan, Spanish
Possibly also a habitational name from Manuel in Valencia province.
MARCET Catalan
Marcet is a name that roughly translates to "Seven Seas" or "The Sea and the Sky" in the Catalan language. The name is unusual in the United States but very common in areas of Spain such as Barcelona, and in neighboring France.
MATAMALA Catalan
Town of the Capcir district, in the Northern Catalonia, now part of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in France.
MAURI Italian, Catalan
Patronymic or plural form of Mauro and patronymic name from the personal name Mauri, from Latin Maurus.
MIERAS Catalan
Castilianized form of Mieres, a habitational name from Catalan and Asturian-Leonese Mieres, towns in Catalonia and Asturies.
MONTO Catalan
According to Google, a variant of Muntó, a topographic name from a diminutive of mont 'mountain'.
MONZÓ Catalan
variant of Montsó, habitational name from a place in Aragon (see Monzon).
NADAL Catalan, Occitan
From the personal name Nadal, from nadal "Christmas" (from Latin natalis "birthday"). Compare Noel.
NEBOT Catalan
It literally means "nephew".
OLIVAS Catalan
Variant spelling of Olives, habitational name from Olives in Girona province, or a topographic name from the plural of Oliva.
OLIVERAS Catalan
Catalan: variant spelling of the topographic name Oliveres, from the plural of olivera ‘olive tree’, or a habitational name from Las Oliveras in Murcia province.
PALAU Catalan
From palau meaning "palace", "mansion".
PALMA Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, and southern Italian: habitational name from any of various places named or named with Palma, from Latin palma ‘palm’. ... [more]
PEDROSA Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Galician
Habitational name from any of numerous places named Pedrosa, from pedroso, pedrosa meaning "stoney", an adjectival derivative of pedra meaning "stone".
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.
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’.
PICÓ Catalan
Probably a nickname from Catalan picó "having a thick upper lip".
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".
PIQUÉ Catalan
A famous bearer of this surname is Spanish/Catalan footballer Gerard Piqué.
PORTAL Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, Occitan
Topographical surname for someone living near the gates of a fortified town.
PORTUGAL Spanish, Portuguese, English, Catalan, French, Jewish
Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, English, French, and Jewish surname meaning ethnic name or regional name for someone from Portugal or who had connections with Portugal. The name of the country derives from Late Latin Portucale, originally denoting the district around Oporto (Portus Cales, named with Latin portus ‘port’, ‘harbor’ + Cales, the ancient name of the city)... [more]
PRATS Catalan
Habitational name from any of the numerous places in Catalonia called Prats, from the plural of prat ‘meadow’
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]
RAMONE Spanish (Anglicized), Portuguese (Anglicized), Catalan (Anglicized)
From Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan Ramón, from the personal name Ramón or Ramon, of Germanic origin (see Raymond).
REQUESENS Catalan
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of La Jonquera.
RITA Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan
From the female personal name Rita, a reduced form of MargharitaMargaret’, chosen in particular in honor of a 15th-century Italian saint who bore the name in this form.
ROCA Catalan
Habitational name from any of the numerous places so named, from Catalan roca "rock". This name is also Occitan.
ROGER Scottish, English, North German, French, Catalan
From a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hrōd "renown" and gār, gēr "spear, lance", which was introduced into England by the Normans in the form Rog(i)er... [more]
ROMAN Catalan, French, Polish, English, German, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Belorussian
From the Latin personal name Romanus, which originally meant "Roman". This name was borne by several saints, including a 7th-century bishop of Rouen.
SÀBAT Catalan
From a nickname or personal name bestowed on someone born on a Saturday, which was considered a good omen (Late Latin sabbatum, Greek sabbaton, from Hebrew shabat "Sabbath").
SALAS Spanish, Galician, Aragonese, Portuguese, Catalan, Asturian
Habitational name from places named with salas, plural form of sala, meaning "room, hall" in Spanish and Asturian. Also an anglicized form of the Hungarian name SZÁLAS "tall".
SALVADOR Filipino, Spanish, Catalan, Tagalog, Portuguese
From the popular Christian personal name Salvador, meaning "Savior" (Latin Salvator, a derivative of salvare "to save"), bestowed in honor of Christ.
SARDO Italian, Catalan
Ethnic name from sardo "Sardinian".
SARRIÀ Catalan
Catalan habitational name from any of the places named Sarrià or Sàrria, in Catalonia.
SEGARRA Catalan
Regional name from the district of La Segarra, or habitational name from any of the places named with Segarra or La Segarra in Catalonia and Valencia.
SEGURA Spanish, Catalan, American (Hispanic)
Derived from Spanish segura "safe, secure".
SELVA Catalan, Italian
From any of various places in Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, or northern Italy named Selva, as for instance the Catalan district La Selva, from selva "wood", Latin silva.
SERRA Catalan
It literally means "mountain range".
SERRALLONGA Catalan
Taken from the name of a town in the Vallespir district, in Northern Catalonia.
SOLAR Spanish (Rare), Catalan, Aragonese, Asturian
Spanish, Catalan, Aragonese, and Asturian-Leonese: topographic name from Latin solarius ‘ancestral home’ (a derivative of solum ‘ground’, ‘floor’), perhaps denoting someone who lived near or at the house of an important family.
TABERNER Catalan
It literally means someone who owns a tavern.
TAULER Catalan
From the Catalan word tauler meaning "board".
TORRALBA Spanish, Catalan, Aragonese
Habitational name from any of several places called Torralba, named with torre meaning "tower" + alba meaning "white".
TORROELLA Catalan
This indicates familial origin within any of various eponymous localities.
VENDRELL Catalan
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
VILALLONGA Catalan
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous Valencian municipality.
VIRAY Occitan, French, Catalan
Southern French (Occitan) and Catalan variant of Occitan Verai and Veray, nickname from Occitan verai ‘honest’. From southern France this name spread to northern Catalonia.