South American Submitted Surnames
South American names
include those from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
From the hybridization of Ben, meaning "son" in Arabic or Jewish, and Ega(s), a medieval given name of Visigothic origin.
Habitational name for someone from any of the various locations in Spain named Vera
or La Vera
. The name itself is derived from the Spanish vera
meaning "shore, river bank".
VERDE Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From Spanish verde
"green" (Latin viridis
), presumably a nickname for someone who habitually dressed in this color or had green eyes, etc. This is also a common element of place names.
Religious byname from Portuguese vieria
"scallop" (Late Latin veneria, a derivative of the name of Venus; the goddess was often depicted riding on a scallop). The scallop was a symbol of the pilgrim who had been to the shrine of Santiago de Compostela.
Habitational name from any of numerous minor places called Vieiria.
Comes from the word "vigil", which is Latin for "vigilia" and "wakefulness".
VILLALBA Spanish, Spanish (Latin American)
Habitual surname for someone from any of the various locations named Villalba
, itself derived from villa
"farmstead, settlement, small town" and alba
"white" or "dawn, sunrise"... [more]
VILLARD Galician, Portuguese
A Galician and Portuguese surname in the north of Iberian Peninsula. It's a last name belonging to ancient Celtic tribes.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Merindad de Montija.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Riojan municipalities in the Comarca of Anguiano: Viniegra de Arriba or Viniegra de Abajo.
VIRTUOSO English (American), Spanish, Italian
This Italian surname could possibly be connected to those whose ancestors were involved in playing a musical instrument or somehow connected to the musical instrument industry.
This indicates familial origin within the Castilian locality of Vivanco de Mena.
ZALDÍVAR Basque, Spanish
Derived from Basque zaldi
meaning "horse" combined with ibar
meaning "valley". This is also the name of a town in Biscay, Spain.
Comes from the ancient city of Zamora in Northwest Spain. It means "wild olives."
Occupational surname for a shoemaker; derived from the Spanish word zapato