Romanian Submitted Surnames

Romanian names are used in the countries of Romania and Moldova in eastern Europe.
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ADAMESCURomanian
Patronymic from the given name Adam.
ŢAGARomanian
Țaga is a commune and village in Cluj County, Romania.
ALDEASpanish, Romanian
Spanish "village"
ANDREIRomanian
From the given name Andrei.
BABEȘRomanian
Meaning unknown.
BACIURomanian
Romanian surname from the word "baci" (shepherd)or the capitan of the game "oina".
BĂLCESCURomanian
Derived from the name of a Romanian town Bălcești.
BALITIURomanian
Meaning unknown.
BARBĂNEAGRĂRomanian
It literally means "black beard".
BARBURomanian
Means "bushy-bearded."
BLAGARomanian
Probably related to several places named Blaga in Romania.
BOGDANRomanian, Croatian
From the given name BOGDAN.
BOROIRomanian
Meaning unknown.
BOTEZATURomanian
Means "baptized."
BUCURRomanian
A ancient Romanian name of Dacian origin. It means "happy". A legendary Romanian shepherd named Bucur it is said to have founded Bucharest, the present capital or Romania, giving his name to it (The Romanian city name is Bucureşti).
CARDEIRomanian
Meaning unknown.
CAZACURomanian
From the name of the Cazacu River which flows through Romania.
CEL TRADATRomanian (Rare)
'cel Tradat' translates to "the betrayed" in Romanian.... [more]
CIOBANURomanian
Romanian surname meaning "sheperd".
CIORARomanian (Rare)
Derived from a Romanian place name.
CIUBOTARURomanian
Means "boot maker" in Romanian, the one that makes boots ("ciubota" (singular), regionalism for "cizma"/"gheata"). Not the same with "shoe maker" (or "Schumacher" in German) as the Romanian "Ciubotar" refers strictly to boots and not all kinds of shoes.
CODREANURomanian, Moldovan
A common surname in Romania and Moldova.... [more]
COSTINIURomanian
Meaning unknown.
CRĂCIUNRomanian
Crăciun is the Romanian word for Christmas.
CREANGĂRomanian, Moldovan
A Surname commonly used in Romania and Moldova.... [more]
DANRomanian, Vietnamese, English, Danish
Ethnic name in various European languages (including Danish and English) meaning ‘Dane’. ... [more]
DINESCURomanian
Meaning unknown.
DINURomanian
Derived from the nickname Dinu.
DONCEANURomanian
Meaning unknown.
DRACULARomanian
The Wallachian name for dragon was "Drac" or "Dracul". Vlad II of Wallachia joined a semi-secret order known as The Order of the Dragon and took the name Vlad Dracul. The word "Drac" can also mean "devil" or "evil spirit"... [more]
DRAGANRomanian
Possibly from the given name Dragan or a form of Draganov.
EFTEMIERomanian
Derived from the forename Euthymius.
ENESCURomanian
Means 'son of Aeneas' in Romanian.
EPUREANURomanian
Meaning unknown.
FIERARURomanian
Means "smith."
FISINGAnglo-Saxon (Rare), Romanian
This surname specifically comes from a village in Transylvania, Romania named Gergeschdorf, currently named Ungurei in Transylvania, Romania. The surname is a Siebenburgen Saxon or Transylvanian Saxon specific surname... [more]
FLOAREARomanian
Means "flower" in Romanian.
GHEATARomanian
Means "ice."
GILCARomanian, Italian
Meaning unknown.
HANGANURomanian
Hanganu is a Romanian surname.... [more]
HILARomanian
Meaning unknown.
IOANEEnglish (New Zealand), English (Australian), American, Samoan, Polynesian, Romanian
May come from the given name John or variants of this name, such as Ion.
IONRomanian
From the given name ION.
IORDĂNESCURomanian
Means "son of Iordăn" in Romanian.
IOVEANURomanian
Meaning unknown.
IVASRomanian, Croatian
As a Croatian surname it is derived from forenames starting with Iv-, for example Ivan, Ivo (2), Ivica, etc.
KOGĂLNICEANURomanian
Meaning unknown.
LĂCUSTĂRomanian
Meaning unknown.
LAHOVARYRomanian
Meaning unknown.
LĂZĂRESCURomanian
Means "son of Lazar".
LUPESCURomanian
Possibly means "son of the wolf", from Romanian lup ("wolf").
LUPURomanian
Means "wolf" in Romanian.
MARANDICIRomanian, Moldovan
Meaning unknown.
MATEIRomanian
Came from the Romanian given name Matei.
MIHAIRomanian
From the given name Mihai.
MINEARomanian
Meaning unknown.
MITREARomanian
Romanian name, derived from the word mitra, meaning the hat of a high priest(mitropolit).
MOISUCRomanian
Meaning unknown.
MUNTEANURomanian
Means "mountaineer" or "from the mountain" in Romanian.
MURVAIRomanian
Probably they originate from Murva (Transilvania-Siklód http://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikl%C3%B3d).
NECTARIARomanian
Feminine version of Nectarie, Greek saint-St.Nectarie from Egina. In Romanian this means "the juice of flowers". Nectaire is probably of the same derivation as the English word "nectar". This is the etymology of "nectar" (from http://www.etymonline.com/) from negtar > nogalon... [more]
NEDELCURomanian (Modern)
Entered Romania around the 16th century via Bulgaria as a popular female given name - Neda/Nedelea etc., attested under the form of Nedelco/Nedelcu in the historical region of Basarabia around 1560, became a surname in the following century... [more]
NETRomanian
Romanian variant of the Latin name Netus, meaning superior, greater.
OSMOCHESCURomanian
Meaning unknown.
PĂLĂRIERomanian
Occupational name for a hatter.
PETRIRomanian
Derived from Petre, the Romanian form of Peter.
POGONATRomanian
Meaning unknown.
POPRomanian
A variant of the surname Popa.
POPARomanian
Means "priest" in Romanian.
PRODANRomanian
Means "foster."
PUIURomanian
Derived from the name Puiu.
RĂCEANURomanian
Designates someone from Răciu, a commune in Mureş County, Romania.
RADURomanian
From the given name RADU.
RĂDUCANRomanian
Means "son of Radu".
ROMANCatalan, 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.
ROMANESCURomanian
Patronymic from the given name Roman.
RUSURomanian
Romanian name meaning "russian".
SEGĂRCEANURomanian
A topographical surname designating someone from Segarcea, a small town in Dolj County, Romania.
SKUTNIKRomanian
Derived from the historical term scutnic.... [more]
STANASILARomanian
Meaning unknown.
ȘTEFĂNESCURomanian
Patronymic Romanian surname taken from the name Ștefăn, ultimately meaning "Descendant of Ștefăn".
SUTARomanian
left handed
TĂNĂSESCURomanian
Patronymic surname meaning "the son of Tănăs".
TĂRNICERIURomanian
From tărnicer meaning "saddler".
ȚĂRUȘRomanian
From Romanian ţăruş meaning ''stake, picket''.
TECUCEANURomanian
A topographical Romanian surname meaning "from Tecuci". Tecuci is a city in the Galaţi county of Romania.
TESSLERRomanian, Russian
Russian, Christian. From The original name tescherak
TILEARomanian
Meaning unknown.
UNGUREANURomanian
Means "from Hungary" / "Hungarian"
URSURomanian
Means "bear" in Romanian.
VĂCĂRESCURomanian
From the Romanian word văcăr, meaning "cowherd".
VÂNTURomanian
Meaning unknown.
VLADRomanian
Derived from the given name Vlad.
VLADURomanian
Derived from given name Vlad.
VULPERomanian
Means "fox" in Romanian.
ZAMFIRRomanian
From zamfir, a variant of the Slavonic word samfir or safir meaning "sapphire".
ZAMFIRESCURomanian
Means "son of Zamfir" in Romanian.
ZUGRĂVESCURomanian
Patronymic surname of uncertain origin. It may be derived from the verb a zugrăvi meaning "to paint, to describe figuratively" and therefore mean "The descendant of he who describes/paints".