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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ALBA     Spanish, Catalan
From alba meaning "white".... [more]
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
Habitational name from Balaguer in Lleida province.
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.
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'.
BOSCH     Catalan
Habitational name from a place named with Bosc(h), from Late Latin boscus "wood".
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.
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.
MERCER     English, Catalan
Occupational name for a trader, from Old French mercier, Late Latin mercarius (an agent derivative of merx, genitive mercis, "merchandise"). In Middle English the term was applied particularly to someone who dealt in textiles, especially the more costly and luxurious fabrics such as silks, satin, and velvet.
MIERAS     Catalan
Castilianized form of Mieres, a habitational name from Catalan and Asturian-Leonese Mieres, towns in Catalonia and Asturies.
MONZÓ     Catalan
variant of Montsó, habitational name from a place in Aragon (see Monzon).
NEBOT     Catalan
It literally means "nephew".
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’.
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.
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]
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.
RIVERA     Spanish, Italian, Catalan
1.Spanish: habitational name from any of the places named Rivera, a variant of Ribera.... [more]
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     Spanish, Catalan, 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.
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.
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