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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LEITEPortuguese, Galician
Meaning "milk".... [more]
LEÓNSpanish
Refers to a person from León, Spain. Which was derived from the regions' original Latin name "Legio" meaning Legion.
LEONADOSpanish
The color tawny which is an orange, brown color. This descriptive surname was given to the Filipino people by the Spanish when the Philippines was colonized.
LEONARDOItalian, Spanish, German
Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese from the Germanic personal name Leonhard, formed from the elements leo ‘lion’ + hard, ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’; this was an early medieval saint’s name (see Leonard).
LEONESSpanish
from the spanish term "leon" meaning lion or puma.... [more]
LICONASpanish
Habitational name from a place called Likoa in Basque Country.
LINDEGerman, Dutch, Jewish, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous lime tree, from Middle High German, Dutch linde, Scandinavian lind. There are several places, especially in North Germany, named with this word... [more]
LIZSpanish
History unknown; surname known in the Dominican Republic
LIZÁRRAGABasque
Habitational name from any of three places called Lizarraga, in Navarra and Alava and Guipuzcoa provinces, which are named from Basque lizarr (or le(i)zar) "ash tree" and the locative suffix -aga.
LLONGORIAAsturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the parish of Samartín de Llodón in the municipality of Balmonte.
LOAIZABasque
Topographic name from Basque loa meaning "mud", "mire", with the suffix -tza denoting abundance.
LORÉNSpanish
A variant of the Spanish personal name Llorente.
LOURENZÁGalician
This indicates familial origin within any of various eponymous places in Galicia.
LOYABasque, Spanish
From Basque loya meaning "mud."
LUCEROEnglish, Spanish
The surname "Lucero" was derived from English conquerers who came from England, most likely someone who worked for a king or queen. The term Lucero refers to a "star" or "light carrier" when the English traveled to Spain, the Spanish people gave them the name "Lucero" but earlier was spelled with an "s or Lusero"... [more]
LUCÍASpanish, Italian
From the feminine personal name Lucia, feminine derivative of Latin lux meaning "light".
LUGOSpanish
Galician and Spanish habitational name from Lugo, a city in Galicia. This was a Roman settlement under the name of Lucus Augusti ‘grove or wood of Augustus’, but that may have been no more than an adaptation of an earlier name derived from that of the Celtic god Lugos.
LUIAONDOBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Aiara.
LUJÁNSpanish
This is the second last name of Spanish footballer/soccer player Andrés Iniesta.
LUNASpanish
Indicates someone who originally inhabited one of the various locations named Luna in the provinces of Zaragoza, Araba, or Lleón in Spain. The name itself is derived from Latin lūna meaning "moon".
MACARROSpanish
From the verb Macar meaning 'to bruise'
MADERASpanish
describing someone who lived or worked in a forest. the word Madera means "wood" in Spanish. Spanish meaning of surname Wood
MADRIGALSpanish
"Madrigal" comes from from the Venetian madregal "simple, ingenuous," from Late Latin matricalis "invented, original," literally "of or from the womb," from matrix (gen. matricis) "womb."
MADRIZSpanish, Catalan
patronymic surname meaning "son of Madrileño"; given to a person that came from Madrid, Spain.
MADROÑEROSpanish
It literally means "strawberry farmer".
MAESTREPortuguese, Spanish
Occupational name from old Spanish and Portuguese maestre meaning 'master', 'master craftsman', 'teacher'.
MAGAÑASpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.
MAIÀCatalan
Habitational name from Maià de Montcal, a village in Girona, or any of several other places named with Maià, which is of pre-Roman origin.
MAIRENASpanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 Andalusian localities: Mairena, Municipality of Nevada, Mairena del Alcor, or Mairena del Aljarafe.
MALDONADOSpanish, Portuguese
From mal donado meaning "badly endowed" (literally, "badly given"). Also used for people originating from the Spanish village of Maldonado.
MANJARRÉSSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
MANRESACatalan
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous localities: the municipality or the neighborhood in the municipality of Badalona.
MANUELSpanish, Portuguese, French, German
Derived from the given name Manuel.
MANUELCatalan, Spanish
Possibly also a habitational name from Manuel in Valencia province.
MAQUEDASpanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous localities: the Manchego municipality or the neighborhood of the Andalusian municipality of Málaga.
MARCETCatalan
Marcet is a name that roughly translates to "Seven Seas" or "The Sea and the Sky" in the Catalan language. The name is unusual in the United States but very common in areas of Spain such as Barcelona, and in neighboring France.
MARCHANTFrench, English, Spanish
Variant of Marchand, from French marchand meaning "merchant, mercantile". Though it is of French origin, it was transferred into the Spanish-speaking world, especially Chile, by French invasion of the Iberian Peninsula.
MARCHENASpanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 4 Andalusian localities or 1 Murcian locality.
MARCOSpanish, Italian
From the personal name Marco, from Latin Marcus (see Mark).
MARMOLEJOSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
MARREROItalian, Spanish
Maker of spades or hoes. Marra spade
MARROQUINSpanish
Spanish or Portuguese
MARTELLEEnglish, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese
English and German: from a medieval personal name, a pet form of Martin or Marta.... [more]
MARZONSpanish
Is a portmanteau of the words mar, meaning sea, and corazon, meaning heart.
MATAMALACatalan
Town of the Capcir district, in the Northern Catalonia, now part of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in France.
MATHIASFrench, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Dutch: from the personal name Mathias (see Matthew).... [more]
MATIASSpanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Czech
Spanish (Matías), Portuguese, and Dutch: from the personal name (see Matthew).... [more]
MAULEONSpanish (Archaic)
All I know is that there is a place in spain "Basque Country" that their town, apartments, holtes are named Mauleon. The language spoken is Basque a form of "Spanish and French"
MAURIItalian, Catalan
Patronymic or plural form of Mauro and patronymic name from the personal name Mauri, from Latin Maurus.
MEDRANOSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
MEJIASpanish
Spanish (Mejía): probably from a religious byname (possibly under Jewish influence), from a vernacular form of Latin, Greek Messias ‘Messiah’, from Hebrew māšīaḥ ‘anointed’.
MEJIAGalician
A very ancient surname, infrequent and widely spread across Spain, mostly in Madrid, Barcelona, Ciudad Real, Valencia, Cuenca, Sevilla and Toledo; and also in Pontevedra, Lugo, Guadalajara, Almería, Granada, Alicante and Málaga.... [more]
MELGOSASpanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Castilian municipalities, Melgosa de Burgos or Melgosa de Villadiego. It could also indicate familial origin within the Manchego municipality La Melgosa.
MELILLOSpanish, Italian
describing someone who worked on an apple orchard,harvesting and selling apples from the italian mela
MENDARTEBasque
This is a (nearly extinct) Basque surname of Gipuzkoan origin. It is a topographic name for someone who lived near a mountain. (Basque mendi = Mountain, arteko = near/in between)... [more]
MENDIETABasque
This indicates familial origin within any of 3 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in the municipality of Ajangiz, the one in the municipality of Lemoa, or the one in the municipality of Artziniega.
MENDIGURENBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gasteiz.
MENDINUETABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Itzagaondoa.
MENDIOLABasque
Derived from given masculine names Menendo and Andrea
MENDIZABALBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Arratzua-Ubarrundia that the falangists demolished in 1959 to make way for a reservoir.
MENDOSASpanish
Variant spelling of Mendoza.
MENESESSpanish (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]
MENGÍBARSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
MERCADOSpanish
From Spanish mercado "market", topographic name for someone living by a market or metonymic occupational name for a market trader.
MERCEREnglish, Catalan
Occupational name for a trader, from Old French mercier, Late Latin mercarius (an agent derivative of merx, genitive mercis, "merchandise"). In Middle English the term was applied particularly to someone who dealt in textiles, especially the more costly and luxurious fabrics such as silks, satin, and velvet.
MERINOSpanish
"Merino" where a kind of medieval judges in the kingdoms of Castille and Navarre (nowadays Spain). Besides solving controversies among the people, could have some role in the organization of their territories.... [more]
MESASpanish
Derived from the Spanish word mesa meaning "table"; ultimately from Latin mēnsa which also means "table". This surname was used to refer to people who lived on a mesa, a hill that is flat at the top and steep along the sides.
MESÍASSpanish, Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish, meaning Messiah.
MESTANZASpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
MIERSpanish, Dutch, English (American)
As a Spanish name relates to late summer and means "harvest" or "ripened".... [more]
MIERASCatalan
Castilianized form of Mieres, a habitational name from Catalan and Asturian-Leonese Mieres, towns in Catalonia and Asturies.
MIGUELSpanish, Portuguese
From the given name Miguel.
MIJANGOSSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Merindad de Cuesta Urria.
MILÁNSpanish
Nickname from milán "kite" (the bird of prey).
MIQUELETOSSpanish
From the Spanish given name Miguel.
MIRAMONTESSpanish
Looker of mountains.
MIRANDASpanish, Portuguese, Jewish
Habitational name from any of numerous places in Spain and Portugal called Miranda. The derivation of the place name is uncertain; it may be of pre-Roman origin, or from Latin miranda "view, outlook".
MIYARESAsturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Piloña.
MONCAYOAragonese
This indicates familial origin near the eponymous mountain massif.
MONTAGNETFrench, Basque
Meaning "mountains," this name is commonly found in the Basque Pyrenees.
MONTAÑASpanish
Topographic name from montaña "mountain".
MONTEBLANCOFrench, Spanish
Originally from France "Mont Blanc" but translated when arrived in Spain.
MONTEMAYORSpanish
Habitational name from any of several places called Montemayor, from monte meaning "mountain" + mayor meaning "main", "larger", "greater", in particular in the provinces of Cordova, Salamanca, and Valladolid.
MONTERROSOGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
MONTESSpanish
Derived from Spanish monte "mountain".
MONTES DE OCASpanish
Spanish surname meaning "mounts of goose".
MONTEVERDEGalician
Habitational name from Monteverde in Ourense province, Galicia.
MONTIELSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
MONTOYASpanish, Basque
meaning "mountain"... [more]
MONZÓCatalan
variant of Montsó, habitational name from a place in Aragon (see Monzon).
MONZONSpanish
Habitational name from Monzón, a place in Uesca province, which is probably named from Latin montione ‘big mountain’.
MORATALLASpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Murcian municipality.
MOREIRAPortuguese, Galician
Habitational name from any of the numerous places in Portugal and Galicia called Moreira, from moreira meaning "mulberry tree".
MOROSSpanish
Habitational name from Moros in Zaragoza province, so named from the plural of moro ‘Moor’, i.e. ‘the place where the Moors live’.
MOYANOSpanish
Habitational name for someone from Moya, from an adjectival form of the place name.
MUNDAKABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
MUNGIABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
MURCIASpanish
Habitational name from the city Murcia.
MUXIKABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
NADALCatalan, Occitan
From the personal name Nadal, from nadal "Christmas" (from Latin natalis "birthday"). Compare Noel.
NÁJERASpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
NARANJOSpanish
Topographic name for someone who lived by an orange grove, from Spanish naranjo ‘orange tree’ (from naranja ‘orange’, Arabic nāránjya), or a habitational name from a place named Naranjo in A Coruña and Códoba provinces... [more]
NARIÑOGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the parish of Niveiro, Val do Dubra.
NATALPortuguese, Spanish
From the personal name Natal (from Latin Natalis), bestowed on someone born at Christmas or with reference to the Marian epithet María del Natal.
NATIVIDADSpanish
From the personal name Natividad "nativity, Christmas", from Latin nativitas "birth", genitive nativitatis, usually bestowed with reference to the Marian epithet María de la Natividad... [more]
NAVARROSpanish, French, English
Describes a former member of the ancient kingdom of Navarre. Possibly means 'the treeless country' or 'the country above the trees'
NAVASSpanish
Pural form of Spanish and Asturian-Leonese Nava (see also Naves).... [more]
NEBOTCatalan
It literally means "nephew".
NEGROItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Jewish
Nickname or ethnic name from negro "black" (Latin niger), denoting someone with dark hair or a dark complexion.
NEGROItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Jewish
From a medieval continuation of the Latin personal name Niger.
NESSIMSpanish, Jewish, Hebrew
Hebrew for 'miracles'. Name was originally Bar-Nisim; 'Children of the Miricle'
NIÑOSpanish
Nickname from Spanish niño meaning "child", "boy". This was often given to a first-born son as a familiar name.
NORIEGAAsturian
This indicates familial origin within an eponymous village.
NORZAGARAIBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous house in the municipality of Aiara.
NOVOGalician, Portuguese
Nickname from Portuguese and Galician novo ‘new’, ‘young’ (Latin novus). The word was also occasionally used in the Middle Ages as a personal name, particularly for a child born after the death of a sibling, and this may also be a source of the surname.
NÓVOAGalician
Habitational name from the former Galician juridical district Terra de Nóvoa, in Ourense province.
OBREGÓNSpanish
Spanish habitational name from Obregón in Santander province.
OCAÑASpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
OCÓNSpanish
This indicates familial origin within either the eponymous Riojan municipality or the Ocón de Villafranca neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Villafranca Montes de Oca.
OIANGURENBasque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in the municipality of Elorrio or the one in the municipality of Askoitia.
OIARTZUNBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
OIBARBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
OLABEAGABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Bilbo.
OLAETXEABasque
This indicates familial origin near the eponymous tower house in the municipality of Legazpi.
OLAGARAIABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Etxalar.
OLAGUEBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Anue.
OLANOBasque
Province of Araba, so named from ola 'forge', 'ironworks' + the diminutive suffix -no.
OLIVERASCatalan
Catalan: variant spelling of the topographic name Oliveres, from the plural of olivera ‘olive tree’, or a habitational name from Las Oliveras in Murcia province.
OLLOKIBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Esteribar.
ORDORIKABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Muxika in the Comarca of Busturialdea-Urdaibai.
ORITZBasque
Habitational name from Oritz, a town in Navarre province.
OROÑAGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the parish of Santo Ourente de Entíns in the municipality of Outes.
ORONOZBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Baztan.
OROZCOSpanish, Basque
Comes from the Bilbao province in the Basque region of Spain.
ORTUZARBasque
It means "old agricultural garden".
ORUETABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gautegiz-Arteaga.
OSEGUERASpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Valle de Mena.
OTEROSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.
OTXARANBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Zalla.
OVALLEGalician
Galician topographic name from o vale ‘the valley’ (Latin uallis, ualles).
PACANASpanish
From pacana meaning "pecan", "pecan tree", a word of Algonquin origin. This surname is also found in the Philippines.
PACHECOSpanish, Portuguese
1.Spanish and Portuguese: from a personal name of uncertain, possibly pre-Roman, origin.... [more]
PADILLASpanish
Habitational name from any of the various minor places, for example in the provinces of Burgos, Guadalajara, and Valladolid, named from Spanish padilla ‘frying pan’, ‘breadpan’ (Latin patella, a diminutive of patina ‘shallow dish’), a word which was commonly used in the topographical sense of a gentle depression.
PAGÁNSpanish
Castilianized spelling of Catalan Pagà, from the Late Latin personal name Paganus, which originally meant "dweller in an outlying village" (see Paine).
PALAFOXSpanish (Mexican)
From Palafolls, a Catalan place name.
PALAUCatalan
From palau meaning "palace", "mansion".
PALENCIASpanish
Habitational name from the city or region of Palencia in northern Spain.
PALENCIASpanish
Habitational name from the city or region of Palencia in northern Spain.
PALMASpanish, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, and southern Italian: habitational name from any of various places named or named with Palma, from Latin palma ‘palm’. ... [more]
PANTOJASpanish, Portuguese
Has its origins in the place-name "Pantoja" in Spain. Derived from either the Greek word "panthos" (which means 'all gods') or the Mozarabic "panucea" (meaning 'spindle of yarn').... [more]
PARDOSpanish (Latin American)
Originally a nickname for someone with dark hair or complexion... [more]
PASTRANASpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
PAZSpanish
Spanish surname meaning ''peace''.
PEDROSASpanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Galician
Habitational name from any of numerous places named Pedrosa, from pedroso, pedrosa meaning "stoney", an adjectival derivative of pedra meaning "stone".
PEEBLESScottish, Spanish (?)
Habitational name from places so named in Scotland. The place names are cognate with Welsh pebyll "tent, pavilion".
PEÑALVERSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
PEÑARANDASpanish
Habitational name from places in Burgos and Salamanca named Peñaranda.
PENNILOPESpanish (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.
PERALTACatalan, Spanish, Aragonese
Habitational name from any of the places in Aragon, Catalonia, and Navarre called Peralta, from Latin petra alta "high rock". This name is also established in Italy.
PERDOMOSpanish (Canarian)
From French (prud'homme) meaning "expert". This is the Spanish variant of Prudhomme.
PEREIRISMedieval Portuguese (Latinized, Rare, Archaic), Galician (Latinized, Rare, Archaic)
Pereiris (also known as Pereirus) is a last name of the Celtic roots (it's Galician and Portuguese). It meaning is will pear tree or pear tree and also european will pear tree. Pereiris comes from the translation of Welsh name and Cornish name Gellygen or Gellyg... [more]
PEREYROGalician
It's a Galician surname and it means apple tree.
PICAItalian, Catalan
Nickname for a gossipy or garrulous person, from the central-southern Italian word pica ‘magpie’. Compare Picazo.Catalan: habitational name from any of the numerous places called Pica.Catalan: from either pica ‘pointed object’ (weapon, etc.) or a derivative of picar ‘to prick’.
PICOSpanish
meaning beak of a bird, or peak of a mountain in spanish... [more]
PINEDASpanish, Catalan
Habitational name from any of the places in the provinces of Barcelona, Cuenca, and Burgos named Pineda, from Spanish and Catalan pineda "pine forest".
PIÑEIROGalician
It literally means "pine tree".
PIÑEROSpanish
Castilianized from the Portuguese surname PINHEIRO, meaning "pine-tree"
PIQUÉCatalan
A famous bearer of this surname is Spanish/Catalan footballer Gerard Piqué.
PISTARIOGreek, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Pistario is a surname, mainly used in the Greek, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese languages.
PLATASpanish
Byname from plata "silver".
PLATASpanish
Habitational name from places in Toledo and Cáceres provinces named Plata, or various places named La Plata.
POBLETESpanish (Latin American)
Habitational name from Poblete in the province of Ciudad Real.
POLANCOSpanish
Habitational name from Polanco in Santander province.
PONCESpanish, English
The Ponce name was carried into England after the migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066.'Ponce' is derived from 'Ponsoby',a place in Cumberland, where the family settled. The Ponce motto is 'Pro rege, lege grege' meaning "For the King, law, and people"
PORTUGALSpanish, Portuguese, English, Catalan, French, Jewish
Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, English, French, and Jewish surname meaning ethnic name or regional name for someone from Portugal or who had connections with Portugal. The name of the country derives from Late Latin Portucale, originally denoting the district around Oporto (Portus Cales, named with Latin portus ‘port’, ‘harbor’ + Cales, the ancient name of the city)... [more]
POZOSpanish (Caribbean)
Means "well", as in wishing well
PRATSCatalan
Habitational name from any of the numerous places in Catalonia called Prats, from the plural of prat ‘meadow’
PRIMAVERASpanish, Portuguese, Italian
From Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian primavera meaning "spring".
PRÍNCIPEItalian, Spanish
From principe "prince, heir" (Latin princeps, genitive principis, from primus "first" and capere "to take"), applied probably as a nickname for someone who gave himself airs and graces or for someone in the service of a prince.
PRUNASpanish (Rare)
Possibly a habitational name from a place so named in Spain. It could also be derived from Catalan pruna "plum".
PUENTESpanish
Habitational name from any of the numerous places named Puente, from puente ‘bridge’.
PUENTESSpanish
Means "bridges" in Spanish. Originated from "puente". The surname was first found in the valley of the Trucios in the Basque region of Spain.However, families with this surname have been present in Catalonia for hundreds of years... [more]
PUERTOSpanish
Habitational name from any of the numerous places named Puerto, in most cases from puerto ‘harbor’ (from Latin portus ‘harbor’, ‘haven’).
PULIDOSpanish, 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.
PUTXETABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Abanto.
QUESADASpanish
Habitational name from Quesada, a place in Jaén province. The place name is of uncertain derivation; there may be some connection with Old Spanish requexada meaning "corner", "tight spot".
QUEZADASpanish
Probably a variant of Quesada.
QUINTOAragonese, Spanish, Catalan, Italian
Habitational surname for a person from a place called Quinto, for example in Zaragoza province. However, the high concentration of the surname in Alacant province suggests that, in some cases at least, it may derive from the personal name Quinto (from Latin Quintus denoting the fifth-born child or Catalan quinto "young soldier").... [more]
QUIROGAGalician
This indicates familial origin within the municipality of the same name.
RANGELGerman, Spanish, Portuguese
A variant of Rengel. This name is also found in Portugal.
RAYAGalician, Spanish
Possibly a habitational name from Raya in Galicia or in Albacete and Murcia provinces. Possibly a topographic name from Spanish raya meaning "line", denoting the boundary between two countries or provinces.
REGUEIROGalician, Portuguese
The name originated in Ourense (Galicia) in the 14th Century. It´s literal meaning in Portuguese is river. It is a surname referring to a person who lived near a river or water source.
REMISGreek, Dutch, German, Asturian
Greek from a medieval Greek personal name, Remis, a vernacular form of the personal name Remigius (see French Remy). ... [more]
RENGELSpanish
Habitational name from a place called Rengel in Málaga province.
RENTERÍASpanish
Spanish Castilianized variant of Basque Errenteria, habitational name from either of the two Basque towns called Errenteria in Gipuzkoa and Biscay provinces, Basque Country.
RETASpanish
Castilianized variant of Basque Erreta, a habitational name from a town called Erreta in Navarre, Basque Country
REYNASpanish
This could possibly be transferred use of the first name Reyna, which is a variant of Reina, and means "queen". This was ranked #987 for the most popular last names in the United states in 2010.
RIBA DE NEIRAGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Baralla, Comarca of Os Ancares.
RICARDEZSpanish
Means "Son of Ricardo". Spanish form of Richardson.
RITAItalian, Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan
From the female personal name Rita, a reduced form of MargharitaMargaret’, chosen in particular in honor of a 15th-century Italian saint who bore the name in this form.
RIVASSpanish
Habitational surname for a person from any of the places named Rivas or Ribas.
ROCACatalan
Habitational name from any of the numerous places so named, from Catalan roca "rock". This name is also Occitan.
RODELAGalician
Possibly habitational name from a place called Rodel (in A Coruña province, Galicia), derived from a diminutive of roda "wheel".
ROELEnglish, Spanish, Dutch, German
From the name Roeland, meaning "famous country".
ROGERScottish, English, North German, French, Catalan
From a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hrōd "renown" and gār, gēr "spear, lance", which was introduced into England by the Normans in the form Rog(i)er... [more]
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.
RONSpanish, Galician
Habitational name from a town called Ron in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain.
ROÑOSpanish
masculine form of roña which means dirt
ROSSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Valle de Santibáñez.
RUBALCAVASpanish
Denotes someone who was originally from the town of Rubalcaba in Cantabria, Spain. The name itself is derived from Arabic الربع الخالي (ar-rubʿ al-ḵālī) meaning "the Empty Quarter", referring to the Rub' al Khali desert in the Arabian Peninsula.
Portuguese, Galician
Variant spelling of Saa, a habitational name from any of the numerous places named Saa, mainly in northern Portugal and Galicia.
SAAVEDRASpanish
Derived from the place-name Saavedra and therefore signifies "descendant or son of one from Saavedra". The place-name Saavedra is located in the north western province of Lugo in Galicia, Spain and is believed to be derived from the elements "Saa" meaning "Hall" and "Vedra" (feminine) meaning "Old".
SÀBATCatalan
From a nickname or personal name bestowed on someone born on a Saturday, which was considered a good omen (Late Latin sabbatum, Greek sabbaton, from Hebrew shabat "Sabbath").
SACASASSpanish
Have researched the surname Sacasas, and have narrowed the usage down to four countries the name has been used in. Spain, Cuba, the United States and Philippines. The uncommonality of the last name and the fact that three of those countries were at one point or another colonized by Spain has led me to theorize Spanish origin.
SAGASTUMEBasque
Topographic name from Basque sagasta meaning "apple tree" + -ume meaning "young plant".
SAHAGÚNSpanish
Habitational name from Sahagùn in Lleón province.
SALASSpanish, Galician, Aragonese, Portuguese, Catalan, Asturian
Habitational name from places named with salas, plural form of sala, meaning "room, hall" in Spanish and Asturian. Also an anglicized form of the Hungarian name SZÁLAS "tall".
SALDAÑASpanish
Habitual surname for people from Palencia, Segovia, or Burgos.
SALDÍVARSpanish
Castilianized variant of Basque Zaldibar, a habitational name from a place so named in Biscay province. The place name is of uncertain derivation: it may be from zaldu ‘wood’, ‘copse’ or from zaldi ‘horse’ + ibar ‘water meadow’, ‘fertile plain’.
SALVADORSpanish, Catalan, Portuguese
From the popular Christian personal name Salvador, meaning "Savior" (Latin Salvator, a derivative of salvare "to save"), bestowed in honor of Christ.
SAMANIEGOBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality in the comarca of Arabako Errioxa.
SAN JOSÉSpanish
Habitational name from any of the places named for a local church or shrine dedicated to St. Joseph.... [more]
SAN JUANSpanish
Habitational name from any of the numerous places so named for a local shrine or church dedicated to St. John (San Juan).
SAN MIGUELSpanish
Habitational name from any of the numerous places so named for a local shrine or church dedicated to St. Michael (San Miguel).
SANTISTEVANSpanish
Status of nobility
SANTUBasque (Latinized, Modern)
It's a Basque surname and its meaning is hallowed or holiness.
SANZGerman, Spanish
From a short form, Sando, of a Germanic personal name formed with sand "true" and variant of Sancho.... [more]
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