Spanish Submitted Surnames

Spanish names are used in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries (such as those in South America). See also about Spanish names.
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ABREGO     Spanish
As a Spanish surname, it was from Spanish ábrego, which originally meant "African", from Latin africus. The vocabulary word in modern Spanish has lost this general sense and now means "south wind" (literally, "African (wind)").
ABUNDIS     Spanish (Mexican)
The surname Abundis is patronymic from the Old Spanish personal name Abundio, ultimately from Latin abundus ‘abundant’, ‘plentiful’.
ABURTO     Basque, Spanish, Spanish (Mexican)
The surname Aburto is a topographic name from Basque aburto ‘place of kermes oaks’, from abur ‘kermes oak’ + the locative suffix -lo.
ACERO     Spanish
Spanish word for "steel" which is a metal.
ACERO     Spanish
From acero "steel, steelworker" (from Late Latin aciarium), an occupational name for a metal worker or an armorer.
ACHIO     Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly derived from the town, Achio, near Guadalajara in Mexico. The name itself is probably from the Nahuatl achio meaning "frequent".
ACUNA     Spanish (Latin American)
Related tho the Acuna Indians of Mexico, there is also a city by the name. Popular in border areas of Mexico and Texas.
ADURIZ     Basque
A famous bearer of this surname is Aritz Aduriz, a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Athletic Bilbao as a striker.
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]
ÁGUILA     Spanish
From águila "eagle" (Latin aquila). This is either a nickname for a haughty man or one with an aquiline nose, or a habitational name from a place in Salamanca province called Águila.
AGUILAR     Spanish
Spanish, Catalan, and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from any of numerous places called Aguilar, from Latin aquilare ‘haunt of eagles’ (a derivative of aquila ‘eagle’), for example Aguilar de Campo in Palencia, Aguilar de la Frontera in Córdoba, and Aguilar de Segarra in Catalonia.
AGUIRRE     Basque
Basque toponymic surname, also arguably meaning "prominence" in Old Basque.
AIMAR     Medieval English, Anglo-Saxon, Spanish
1. From the Olde English pre 7th Century personal name "Aethelmaer", meaning "famous noble." ... [more]
ALARCÓN     Spanish
Alarcón was a fort owned by the arabs in the Iberian Peninsula (Alarcón literally meaning 'the fort' in arabic), and the spaniards had the goal of owning it during the spanish reconquista. After 9 months of siege, Fernán Martínez de Ceballos climbed the walls of the fort using only two daggers and opened the gates from the inside allowing the castillan army to come in and conquer Alarcón... [more]
ALBA     Spanish, Catalan
From alba meaning "white".... [more]
ALBO     Spanish, Italian, Jewish
It is derived from the name Albert, Alberto, Albino, and Alberico.... [more]
ALCOBENDAS     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
ALDEA     Spanish, Romanian
Spanish "village"
ALEGRE     Spanish, Portuguese
Nickname from alegre "bright, merry" (Latin alacer).
ALEJANDRO     Spanish
From the personal name Alejandro, Spanish form of Alexander.
ALLALA     Basque
A diminutive of AYALA. The spelling was altered by Jose Maria Ayala, whose son Domingo Allala was related from his marriage to Estefana Champion-Werbisky, descendant of the Champion family from Rovigno, Croatia-Italy... [more]
ALLEMAN     French (Cajun), Spanish (Canarian), German
From the French and Spanish word for "German". Believed to have originated in the Alsace-Lorraine region. Some holders of the name migrated to the Canary Islands and are part of the larger Isleños population that settled throughout the Americas... [more]
ALLENDE     Basque
Basque surname possibly linked to the Spanish word allende of Latin origin meaning "beyond" or "besides"
ALMAGUER     Catalan
Habitational name from a place in Valencia named Almaguer.
ALMENARA     Spanish
Almenara in Spanish is "beacon", but it is an old kind of beacon that consisted of a fire that was lit on top of the battlements to give a signal.
ALMONTE     Spanish
From a place between Huelva and Sevilla. Means "the mountain".
ALONSO     Spanish
Derived from the given name Alonso.
ÁLVARO     Spanish
Either derived from the given name Alvaro or a variant of Alvarez.
ALZA     Spanish
Means "to rise" or simply "rise"
AMARO     Spanish
Originated in Italy
AMAT     Catalan
From the Latin given name Amatus, meaning "beloved".
AMAYA     Basque
Spanish: habitational name, from the name of a mountain and an ancient city in the province of Burgos, probably derived from Basque amai ‘end’ + the article suffix -a.
AMBRÌZ     Spanish
" Probably a variant of Asturian-Leonese Ambres, a habitational name from a village in Asturies. Also a habitational name of Ámbriz a city in Angola, Africa, mainly of Portuguese descendants. "
AMORE     Spanish
meaning love
ANAYA     Basque
Originated in Spain. It derives from medieval basque name Anaia meaning "friar or brother". As a surname it means "Son of Anaia".
ANGUIANO     Spanish (Latinized, Modern)
Anguiano is a small town in the province of La Rioja, Spain.
ANGUINO     American, Spanish (Mexican)
Mexican-American last name
ANSELMO     Italian, Spanish
Comes from the personal name Anselmo, which is of Germanic origin (see Anselm). This was a distinctively Langobardic name, and was especially common in Lombardy in the Middle Ages.
ANTUNIEZ     Spanish, Galician, Asturian
Meaning "son of Antonius." It is a last name that appears in northern Spain.
APOLLO     Italian, Spanish
From the Greek personal name Apollo. There are several saints Apollo in the Christian Church, including an Egyptian hermit and monastic leader who died in 395 ad. The personal name derives from the name in classical mythology of the sun god, Apollo, an ancient Indo-European name, found for example in Hittite as Apulana "god of the gate" (from pula "gate", cognate with Greek pylē), therefore "protector, patron".
APONTE     Spanish
A misdivision of Daponte. It originates from Majorca, Spain.
ARÀBIA     Italian, Spanish
Ethnic name for someone from Arabia or some other Arabic-speaking country or a nickname for someone who had visited or traded with one of these countries.
ARAGON     Spanish, Catalan, French
A surname and an autonomous community of Spain.
ARAMBURÚ     Basque
Famous bearers of this surname is Fernando Aramburu, a Spanish writer and Pedro Eugenio Aramburu, he was an Argentine Army general.
ARANDS     English, Spanish
Anglicized version of a name given to residents of Aranda de Duero, a small town in the north of Spain.
ARAQUISTAIN     Basque, Spanish
''Place of the ferns'' in Basque. It first appeared when a family arrived for the first time to a part of the Pyrenees where they where a lot of ferns. Then, that family, changed their last name to ''Araquistain'' which means ''place of the ferns'' in basque.
ARCHULETA     Spanish, English
Castilianized form of Basque Aretxuloeta, a topographic name meaning "oak hollow".
ARENCIBIA     Spanish
Castilianized combination of the basque words of aranz meaning "thorn"; "hawthorn" + ibi meaning "ford" + a (basque article suffix); meaning someone living by a thorny ford. A "ford" is a body of water shallow enough to walk through; In this context topographically referring to a some places in Spain
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Arechavaleta.
ARGANDA     Spanish (Latin American), Spanish
town in spain / arganda del rey
ARIZA     Catalan
Castilianized form of Basque Aritza, a topographic name from Basque (h)aritz ‘oak’ + the article suffix -a.
ARIZA     Spanish
Spanish: habitational name from a place so named in Zaragoza province in Aragón.
ARJONA     Spanish
Habitational name from Arjona in Jaén province.
ARMENTEROS     Spanish
Habitational name from either of two places called Armenteros, in the provinces of Ávila and Salamanca, from the plural of armenatero meaning ‘cowherd’, from Latin armenta ‘herd(s)’.
ARMIJO     Spanish
Derived from the Spanish adjetive "armigero", meaning "one who bears arms". First found in the Northern Region of Spain in Cantabria. Alternate spellings include: Armijos, Armigo, and Armija.
ARRETXEA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous hamlet in the French canton of Uztaritze.
ARROYO     Spanish
Habitational name from any of numerous places named with arroyo "watercourse", "irrigation channel."
ARTEAGA     Basque
It literally means a place where there are live oaks &/or evergreen oaks.
ASCENCIO     Spanish, Italian
From the personal name (Latin Ascensius), favored by the early Christians, by whom it was bestowed with reference to the ascension of Christ (Late Latin ascensio).
AUT     Czech, German (Swiss), Russian, Catalan
Means "Hard Worker" in Czech.... [more]
AVAMILANO     Spanish, Italian
Of Spanish origin, but probably has its roots in Italy due to the word "milano" which means Milan in Italian.
AVEIRO     Portuguese, Spanish
Demonymic surname refering to Aveiro a city in middle north-eastern Portugal. A famous bearer of this surname is Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.
AVELINO     Spanish, Polynesian, Filipino
Spanish form of Avellino, the surname of the 17th-century Italian saint Andrew Avellino.
AVENA     Spanish, Italian
A traditionally Spanish and Italian occupational surname for a "grain grower or merchant", or the Italian habitation surname for Avena, Calabria. Means "oats". From the Latin avēna meaning 'oats, wild oats, straw'.
AVENIDA     Spanish (Latin American)
The name translates to English, meaning "avenue."
ÁVILA     Spanish
Derived from the Spanish town and province of Ávila, in the Old Kingdom of Castile, nowadays in the Community of Castile and León.
AVIÑA     Galician
Galician surname referring to someone who "lives by a vineyard", from d’Aviña, a variant of da viña.
AYALA     Basque
Habitational name or topographic name from Basque ai "slope", "hillside" + al(h)a "pasture".
BACQUE     Basque
It's a Basque and Gascon surname whose meaning is cowboy, rancher (cattle rancher) or breeder.
BADILLA     Spanish
Variant of Badillo.
BADILLO     Spanish
Topographic name from a diminutive of vado ‘ford’ (Latin vadum) or a habitational name from either of two places named with this word: Valillo de la Guarena in Zamora province or Vadillo de al Sierra in Ávila.
BAEZ     Spanish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Spanish Báez, which might be a different form of Peláez (cf. Páez). A famous bearer is American singer and activist Joan Baez (1941-).... [more]
BAEZA     Spanish
From a place called Baeza in Andalusia, Spain.
BAIGORRI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous commune in the arrondissement of Baiona.
BALAGUER     Catalan
Habitational name from Balaguer in Lleida province.
BALLON     Spanish
Theoretically it could be a variant of vallón, from valle ‘valley’, but neither form is attested as a vocabulary word or as a place name element. Alternatively, it could be a Castilian spelling of Catalan Batlló, Balló, nicknames from diminutives of batlle ‘dancing’.English: variant spelling of Balon.
BANEZ     Spanish
Spanish (Báñez): shortened form of Ibáñez
BARAJAS     Basque
Spanish and Moor
BARBERO     Spanish
Spanish occupational name for a barber-surgeon (see Barber), Spanish barbero, from Late Latin barbarius, a derivative of barba ‘beard’ (Latin barba).
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.
BARRIOS     Spanish
Habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Spanish barrio "outlying suburb (especially an impoverished one), slum", from Arabic barr "suburb, dependent village". It may also be a topographic name for someone originating from a barrio.
BARRUNDIA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BAVIERA     Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan
Means "Bavaria" in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Catalan. Indicating for someone from Bavaria a state in Germany.
BEA     Spanish
Habitational name from a place of this name in Teruel.
BEAS     Spanish (Mexican)
Spanish (common in Mexico): habitational name from any of the places in Andalusia named Beas.
BEGA     Spanish
Variant of Vega.
BELASCO     Spanish
Variant of VELASCO
BERGARA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BEZOS     Spanish
From bezo meaning "thick lips" in Spanish, referring to a person with blubber or thick lips.
BIKUÑA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous village in Araba.
BIURRARENA     Spanish, Basque
Means apple in Basque.
BLASCO     Spanish
Variant of VELASCO
BOLAR     Spanish
Topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of soil of a particular type known as tierra bolar.
BOMBA     Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak
From bomba "bomb", (Latin bombus), hence probably a nickname for someone with an explosive temperament, or a metonymic occupational name for an artilleryman.
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".
BOTELLO     Galician
Probably from Galician botella meaning "little bottle".
BRAGADO     Portuguese, Spanish
This surname is a Spanish word which means "gritty", refering to a bull. ... [more]
BRAVO     Spanish, Portuguese
From a Spanish and Portuguese nickname for a fierce or violent man (from Spanish and Portuguese bravo "fierce, violent"). This surname was borne by Charles Bravo (1845-1876), a British lawyer and possible murder victim.
BRINGAS     Basque
Unexplained; mainly in Biscay.
BUENO     Spanish
generally an approving (or ironic) nickname, from Spanish bueno ‘good’.
BURRUCHAGA     Spanish, Basque
From "Pais Vasco" in Spain.
BUSTAMANTE     Spanish
Derived from the town Bustamante in the Cantabria region of Northern Spain.
CABA     Spanish, Catalan
Variant of Cava.
CABALEIRO     Galician
'Knight' derived from an occupation, Galician origins.
CABALLERO     Spanish
Occupational name from caballero "knight, soldier, horseman" (from Late Latin caballarius "mounted soldier").
CABAÑA     Spanish, Portuguese
Habitational name from a place named with Spanish cabaña ‘hut’, ‘cabin’ (Late Latin capanna, a word of Celtic or Germanic origin).
CABAÑAS     Spanish, Portuguese
Habitational name from a place named with Spanish cabaña or Portuguese cabanha ‘hut’, ‘cabin’.
CALDERA     Spanish, Spanish (Latin American)
Derived from Spanish caldera meaning "basin, crater, hollow"; ultimately from Latin caldarium, caldaria meaning "hot bath, cooking pot". In the English language, the word caldera also denotes a depression in volcanoes... [more]
CALDERÓN     Spanish
Is a Spanish occupational surname. It is derived from the Vulgar Latin "caldaria" ("cauldron") and refers to the occupation of tinker. As a topographic name from an augmentative of caldera 'basin', 'crater', 'hollow', a common element of stream and mountain names, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Calderón in Valencia province.
CALERO     Spanish
Metonymic occupational name for a burner or seller of lime, from calero ‘lime’.
CALVETE     Spanish
It means bald. It's a surname of the Galician origin.
CALVETTO     Galician
Meaning baldness.
CAMACHO     Spanish, Portuguese
From the ancient European camb, meaning twisted or disfigured, denoting to someone with visible physical abnormalities, but could possibly also refer to residents of a particularly gnarly tract of land.
CAMARGO     Spanish (Latinized, Modern, ?)
Habitational name for someone from a place in Andalusia called Camargo.
CAMUS     Basque
Camus is a Basque surname from Bermeo, Vizcaya. Part passed to Cantabria and Chile.
CANIZALES     Spanish (Latin American)
This surname came from around the beginnings of 1800 in south regions of Colombia where sugar cane was cultivated. It's a variation of Cañizales, that literally means "sugar cane fields".
CANOMANUEL     Spanish
The first part of this surname is possibly derived from Spanish cano "hoary, white-haired, grey-haired". The second part is derived from the given name Manuel. As such, this name must first have come into being as a nickname, referring to the white or grey hair of a man named Manuel.
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.
CARBONERO     Spanish
Famous bearers are Carlos Carbonero, a Colombian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Sampdoria on loan from Fénix and Sara Carbonero, a Spanish sports journalist.
CÁRDENAS     Spanish
Derived from the region of La Rioja, Spain. The name of the name was derived from the Latin word carduus, meaning thistle.
CARRASCO     Spanish
Topographic name from carrasco or carrasca "holm oak".... [more]
Diminutive of CARRASCO.
CARREÑO     Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
CARRERA     Spanish, Italian
Spanish: topographic name for someone living by a main road, carrera ‘thoroughfare’, originally a road passable by vehicles as well as pedestrians (Late Latin carraria (via), a derivative of carrum ‘cart’), or a habitational name from any of various places named with this word.... [more]
CARRILLO     Spanish
Variant of Carillo.
CASA     Spanish, Italian
Derived from the Spanish and Italian word casa meaning "house".
CASABUENA     Spanish (Modern, Rare)
Means "Happy House" or "House of Happiness" in Spanish, with the Spanish word "Casa", which means "House" and Buena, meaning "Happy" or "Happiness".
CASAGRANDE     Spanish, Italian
From the Spanish & Italian words casa meaning "house" and grande meaning "big"; literally means "big house".
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]
CASILLAS     Spanish
From any of various places called Casillas or Las Casillas, from the plural of casilla, a diminutive of Casa. ... [more]
CASTANATI     Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish Origins
CASTAÑEDA     Spanish
Derived from the Spanish word castaña meaning "chestnut".
CASTELLI     Italki (Italian Jew), Semitic, Italian, Spanish
Italian patronymic or plural form of Castello. ... [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.
CEJA     Spanish
From a common field name or a habitational name from any of various minor places called Ceja Yecla in Aragon.
CELDA     Spanish (Modern, Rare), Filipino (Modern, Rare)
The Spanish word for 'cell', as in prison cell.
CENDEJAS     Spanish
Cendejas is a city in Guadalahara. It is short for Cendejas de la Torre.
CESPEDES     Spanish
From the plural of cesped "peat", "turf" (Latin caespes, genitive caespitis), applied as a habitational name from a place named Céspedes (for example in Burgos province) or named with this word, or a topographic name for someone who lived by an area of peat, or possibly as a metonymic occupational name for someone who cut and sold turf.
CHAPIN     French, Spanish
From a reduced form of French eschapin or Spanish chapín, a term for a light (woman's) shoe; perhaps a nickname for someone who habitually wore this type of footwear or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker.
CHICA     Spanish
Apparently from chica, feminine form of chico ‘small’, ‘young’ (see Chico), but a variant of the habitational name Checa, from a place so named in Jaén province is also a possibility.
CINTRON     Spanish
Spanish form for the french "Citroen". Original from Puerto Rico.
CONTRERAS     Spanish
Habitual name for someone from Conteraras, a region in the province of Burgos, Spain. The name "Conteraras" is derived from Late Latin contraria meaning "surrounding area", "region", from contra meaning "opposite, against, hard by".
CÓRDOBA     Spanish
Habitational name from the city of Córdoba in southern Spain, from Latin Corduba, from Arabic Qurṭubah, from Phoenician Qartuba; originally Qart-Juba, named after Numidian king Juba I.
CÓRDOVA     Spanish
Variant of CÓRDOBA.
CORRALES     Spanish
denoting someone who worked on a barn or a farm . Corral means "barnyard", "corral", "yard" ,"sheepshed"
CORREA     Portuguese, Spanish
From Spanish, meaning "leather garment."
CORTÉS     Spanish
From Old French corteis, curteis which means "courteous, polite". It could also serve as a habitual surname for people from Cortes in Spain or Portugal.
CORTÈS     Catalan
Catalan form of Cortés.
CORTÉZ     Spanish
Variant of Cortés.
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.
CREUS     Spanish
Variant of Cruz. Famous bearer of this surname is Spanish footballer Xavi Hernández.
CRIADO     Portuguese, Spanish
Occupational name from criado ‘servant’.
CUA     Catalan
Nickname from Catalan cua meaning "tail".
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)... [more]
CUENCA     Spanish
Cuenca is an ancient Spanish last name which originated from Cuenca, a city in the Kingdom of Castilla.... [more]
DA RÚA     Galician
This indicates familial origin within the municipality of A Rúa.
DAVILA     Spanish
Habitational name for someone from ÁVILA.
DEALAVA     Spanish
Uruguay name
DEBAIN     Spanish
Spanish surname.
DELAROSA     Spanish
Means "of the rose" in Spanish.
Family name of owners of the old Larrinaga Shipping Company that had it's base in Liverpool. Original owner of the Palacio de Larrinaga was Ramon de Larrinaga.
DE LA TORRE     Spanish
Topographic name "from (de) the tower (la torre)", i.e. someone who lived by a watchtower, "from (de) the tower (la torre)".
DE LA VEGA     Spanish
Means "of the meadow", "of the valley" in Spanish.
DELFINO     Italian, Spanish
From the personal name Delfino, from Latin Delphinus, from delphis "dolphin", regarded in medieval times as a symbol of goodness and friendliness.
DELGADILLO     Spanish
Diminutive of Delgado.
DE LIMA     Spanish
"de Lima" is the surname given to the people who lived near the Limia River (Lima in portuguese) on the Province of Ourense, an autonomous community of Galicia, located at the northwest of Spain. The root of the name is Don Juan Fernandez de Lima, maternal grandson to the King Alfonso VI de León (1040-1109).
DEL RÍO     Spanish
Topographic name for someone "from the (del) river or stream (río)".
DEL RIO     Spanish
Means "from the river". Topographic name for someone living near a river or a stream.
DEL ROSARIO     Spanish, Italian
Means of the rosary in Spanish.
DESCALZO     Spanish
It means "barefoot"
DEULOFEU     Catalan
catalan , used in san feliu de guixols
DIEZ     Spanish (Modern)
Son of Diego
DIOLA     Spanish
Derived from the given masculine name Andrea
DOMÈNECH     Catalan
A common Catalan surname, possibly derived from Dominic, Dominique or Domingo.
DOS SANTOS     Portuguese, Spanish
From a Spanish and Portuguese name applied originally to a child born or baptized on All Saints' Day (from Spanish and Portuguese, literally "of the saints"). A famous bearer of this surname is Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.
DOVAL     Galician
From 'do val' meaning 'of the valley. Galician origins.
Meaning prairie or meadow of the church. It's a surname of the christian inspiration.
The Basque surname Elizabelar or De Elizabelar means "meadow of the church,". It's a surname that belongs to Celtic families. The Basques come from the ancient Celtic ethnic group (Celtic tribe) in the Pyrenees called (named) the baskunes or the barskunes (the people of the above).
ENCIÑIAS     Spanish
Derives from Spanish heritage and culture. Other spellings of the name of ENCIÑIAS may be Encinas, Encinias, Encinitas etc.
ENRÍQUEZ     Spanish
Means "son of Enrique" in Spanish.
ESCOBAR     Spanish
A topographic name from a collective form of escoba, meaning 'broom' (from the late Latin, scopa), or a habitational name from either of two minor places in Santander province called Escobedo.
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".
ESPAÑA     Spanish
From the Spanish word for Spain.
ESPINAL     Spanish
Spanish: from any of numerous fields named Espinal or Espinar, from a collective of espina ‘thorn’.
Originating in northern Spain in the Espinosa de los Monteros municipality, it has various meanings. One meaning is that it was the surname of hidalgos who lived in Espinosa and helped the nobles get on their horses... [more]
ESTES     Welsh, Spanish, English
a popular surname derived from the House of Este. It is also said to derive from Old English and have the meaning "of the East." As a surname, it has been traced to southern England in the region of Kent, as early as the mid-16th century.
ESTRADA     Spanish
ETXAGUE     Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Navarrese localities.
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.
FAJARDO     Galician
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".
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]
FERRANDO     Italian, Spanish
This surname can be derived from a given name (thus making it a patronymic surname) as well as from a nickname (thus making it a descriptive surname). In the case of a patronymic surname, the surname is derived from the medieval masculine given name Ferrando, which was in use in both Italy and Spain during the Middle Ages... [more]
FERREIROUS     Galician (Latinized, Archaic)
Its meaning is smith. It comes from Galicia (Spain) and north of Portugal.
FERREYRE     Galician
Meaning the goldsmith or the ironsmith.
FIGUEROA     Spanish
Habitational name from any of the places in Galicia named Figueroa, from a derivative of figueira, meaning "fig tree."
FONTAÑEZ     Spanish
From the Latin fons meaning "fountain."
FRANQUEZ     Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese for "son of Franco."
GAINTZA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous municipalities, the one in Leitzaldea or the one in Goierri.
GALÍNDEZ     Spanish
Patronymic from the personal name Galindo.
GALL     Spanish
In fact it is Catalan. See italian Gall... [more]
GÁLVEZ     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality in the Province of Toledo.
GARATE     Basque
Habitational name from a town called Garate in Basque Country, or topographic name, possibly from a derivative of Basque gara ‘height’, ‘peak’.
GARRO     Basque
Means "place of the flame" in Basque.
GAT     Spanish
The catalan form of "gato" cat
GATO     Spanish
Gato is a Spanish, Portuguese and Galician word for cat.
GAY     Catalan
Probably from the Catalan personal name Gai. (Catalan form of the name Gaius).
GINEBRA     Spanish
From the Spanish word ginebra, meaning "gin," possibly ultimately from the Latin iuniperus, meaning "juniper."
GINEL     Catalan
My Great Grandfather's name was Jose Maria Ginel
GODÍNEZ     Spanish
Patronymic from the personal name Godino.
GORDILLO     Spanish
Derived from the Spanish pet form of fat, "gordito"
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