Native American Submitted Surnames

These names are or were used by the various indigenous peoples who inhabited North and South America.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
BITSUIENavajo
From bitsóí meaning "his grandchild", a commonly adopted surname when the BIA required Native Americans to take surnames for the purpose of official records.
BYLILLYNavajo
Derived from Navajo ‎"for him" and álílee "magic power".
CANMayan
from the word kaan meaning "snake"
CLYNavajo
From Navajo tłʼaaí meaning ‎"lefty, left-handed one", from the verb nishtłʼa ‎"to be left-handed".
HATATHLINavajo
From Navajo hataałii meaning ‎"medicine man, shaman", literally "singer" (from the verb hataał ‎"he sings, he is chanting").
HUAMANQuechua (Hispanicized), Native American
Derived from Quechua waman meaning "falcon, hawk".
LIGHTFOOTNative American
This surname is of Cherokee origin.
OXENDINENative American
A surname used often within the Lumbee tribes in North Carolina
QUISPEQuechua, Native American
Derived from Quechua qispi meaning "free".
TOMAHAWKSioux
The name comes from Powhatan tamahaac, derived from the Proto-Algonquian root *temah- 'to cut off by tool'. Algonquian cognates include Lenape təmahikan, Malecite-Passamaquoddy tomhikon, Abenaki demahigan, all of which mean "axe".
VENZORNative American (?)
Perhaps from a native American language: commonly found in northern Mexico, alongside the variants Vensor, Benzor and Bensor, unexplained.
WANBLISioux
Means "eagle" in the Sioux language.
YAZZIENative American, Navajo
Derived from the Navajo word yázhí meaning "little".
YUPANQUIQuechua (Hispanicized), Native American
Derived from Quechua yupanki meaning "accountant".