Galician Submitted Surnames
are used in Galicia in northwestern Spain.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
AFFLECK Galician, Scottish
Variation of Auchinleck, a town near Dundee, Scotland... Ben & Casey Affleck are famous bearers of the name. Auchinleck appears to have been one of those places where the ancient Celts and Druids held conventions, celebrated their festivals, and performed acts of worship... [more]
ARRA Galician, Sicilian
Habitational name from a place in Galicia called Arra, this surname was also found in some parts of Sicily.
Galician surname referring to someone who "lives by a vineyard", from d’Aviña
, a variant of da viña
This indicates familial origin within either of 5 eponymous parishes.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Agolada in the Comarca of O Deza.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality in the Comarca of La Mariña Central.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish in the municipality of Porto do Son.
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.
CUBA Portugese, Asturian-Leonese, Galician, Spanish
habitational name from any of the places in Portugal (in the provinces of Alentejo and Beira Baixa) or Spain (in Aragon, Asturies, and Galicia) named Cuba, from cuba
‘barrel’ (from Latin cupa
DA RÚA Galician
This indicates familial origin within the municipality of A Rúa.
DO PEREYRO Galician
Do Pereyro is an apple tree. It is very old surname, dating from the Middle Ages. Do Pereyro comes from Galicia (northern Spain).
From 'do val' meaning 'of the valley. Galician origins.
Topographic name for someone who lived by a beech tree or in a beech wood, from Late Latin fagea (arbor) meaning "beech (tree)", a derivative of classical Latin fagus meaning "beech".
It refers to a type of unproductive wetland, of alluvial origin, rich in gravel and sand.
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in the parish of Costantín, Baralla or the one in the parish of A Ponte Ulla, Vedra.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of A Pobra do Brollón.
This indicates familial origin within any of various eponymous places in Galicia.
A very ancient surname, infrequent and widely spread across Spain, mostly in Madrid, Barcelona, Ciudad Real, Valencia, Cuenca, Sevilla and Toledo; and also in Pontevedra, Lugo, Guadalajara, Almería, Granada, Alicante and Málaga.... [more]
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the parish of Niveiro, Val do Dubra.
NOVO Galician, Portuguese
Nickname from Portuguese and Galician novo ‘new’, ‘young’ (Latin novus). The word was also occasionally used in the Middle Ages as a personal name, particularly for a child born after the death of a sibling, and this may also be a source of the surname.
Habitational name from the former Galician juridical district Terra de Nóvoa, in Ourense province.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the parish of Santo Ourente de Entíns in the municipality of Outes.
Galician topographic name from o vale
‘the valley’ (Latin uallis
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".
PEREIRO Galician (Latinized, Archaic)
Pereiro is a surname of Christian origin because it was an Order of Chivalry (Military Order) founded in the 11th century by the Count of Portugal named Henrique de Borgonha. This Order of Chivalry was confirmed by Pope Alexander III in the 12th century... [more]
This indicates familial origin within the municipality of the same name.
RAYA Galician, Spanish
Possibly a habitational name from Raya in Galicia or in Albacete and Murcia provinces. Possibly a topographic name from Spanish raya meaning "line", denoting the boundary between two countries or provinces.
REGUEIRO Galician, Portuguese
The name originated in Ourense (Galicia) in the 14th Century. It´s literal meaning in Portuguese is river. It is a surname referring to a person who lived near a river or water source.
RIBA DE NEIRA Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Baralla, Comarca of Os Ancares.
Possibly habitational name from a place called Rodel
(in A Coruña province, Galicia), derived from a diminutive of roda
RON Spanish, Galician
Habitational name from a town called Ron in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain.
SÁ Portuguese, Galician
Variant spelling of Saa
, a habitational name from any of the numerous places named Saa, mainly in northern Portugal and Galicia.
This indicates familial origin within any of multiple localities that bear this syncopated form of the name San Xoán.
SOUSA Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Galician
Habitational name from any of the various places so named in Portugal. Derived from Latin saxa
"rocks". The name is also common among people with Portuguese and Brazilian roots in India and Africa.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous council in the Province of Pontevedra.
This indicates familial origin within any of various eponymous localities.
This indicates familial origin within the comarca of A Ulloa.
VEA Spanish, Galician
Habitational name, principally from Vea in Soria province, but in some cases from any of four places with the same name in Pontevedra province, Galicia.
VILLARD Galician, Portuguese
A Galician and Portuguese surname in the north of Iberian Peninsula. It's a last name belonging to ancient Celtic tribes.