Spanish (Latin American) Submitted Surnames

These names are a subset of Spanish names used more often in Latin America. See also about Spanish names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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.
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.
ANGUINO     American, Spanish (Mexican)
Mexican-American last name
ARGANDA     Spanish (Latin American), Spanish
town in spain / arganda del rey
AVENIDA     Spanish (Latin American)
The name translates to English, meaning "avenue."
BEAS     Spanish (Mexican)
Spanish (common in Mexico): habitational name from any of the places in Andalusia named Beas.
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]
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".
DE LA TORRE     Spanish (Mexican)
Spanish form of: De la Tour, Delatour, Tours (French).
HARO     Spanish (Mexican)
Perhaps a shortened version of the name "de Haro"
HERALDEZ     Spanish (Mexican)
The surname is a variation of Hernando, given birth by an outlaw
IRAHETA     Spanish (Latin American)
Variant of Iraeta; a combination ira meaning "fern" and the suffix -eta.
MENESES     Spanish (Caribbean)
Meneses is my maternal grandfather's surname. He was born in Cuba in 1888 but his family came from Spain in the 1800's... [more]
MESÍAS     Spanish, Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish, meaning Messiah.
PALAFOX     Spanish (Mexican)
From Palafolls, a Catalan place name.
PARDO     Spanish (Latin American)
Originally a nickname for someone with dark hair or complexion... [more]
PENNILOPE     Spanish (Latin American)
Pennilope is a type of surname. It is a type of bike aswell it is almost like a tricycle with 2 sets of stabilisers.
POBLETE     Spanish (Latin American)
Habitational name from Poblete in the province of Ciudad Real.
POZO     Spanish (Caribbean)
Means "well", as in wishing well
PULIDO     Spanish, Spanish (Latin American)
Thought to have come through Cuba and Puerto Rico from Burgos, the capital of Castile in northern Spain in the 16th century. The name likely originated there in the 11th century. It means neat, polished, and clean.
SARCOS     Spanish (Latin American)
Meaning unknown.
SUAZO     Spanish, Spanish (Latin American), Basque
"Castilianized form of Basque Zuhatzu, habitational name from places in Araba and Navarre named Zuhatzu, from Basquezu(h)aitz‘tree’ + the collective suffix -zu, tsu."... [more]
TORRIENTE     Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Cuban name likely meaning "river".
TRISTÁN     Spanish (Mexican, Rare)
From the personal name TRISTÁN.
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]
ZEGARRA     Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly a Castilianized form of the Catalan Segarra.
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