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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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]
SARDEnglish, French, Spanish, Italian
In the book "Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary by Henry Harrison and Gyda (Pulling) Harrison 1912 - Reprinted 1996.... The Sard surname (which has been in England, Italy and Europe for a long time) is defined thus on page 136...... [more]
SARDOItalian, Catalan
Ethnic name from sardo "Sardinian".
SARRIÀCatalan
Catalan habitational name from any of the places named Sarrià or Sàrria, in Catalonia.
SEGARRACatalan
Regional name from the district of La Segarra, or habitational name from any of the places named with Segarra or La Segarra in Catalonia and Valencia.
SEGURASpanish, Catalan, American (Hispanic)
Derived from Spanish segura "safe, secure".
SELVACatalan, Italian
From any of various places in Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, or northern Italy named Selva, as for instance the Catalan district La Selva, from selva "wood", Latin silva.
SEOANEGalician
This indicates familial origin within any of multiple localities that bear this syncopated form of the name San Xoán.
SERBIASpanish
Unknown.. researching history of the spanish name that was first identify being used in Utado Puerto, Rico in 1790s by Fransico Serbia and Paula Serbia Filare
SERRACatalan
It literally means "mountain range".
SERRALLONGACatalan
Taken from the name of a town in the Vallespir district, in Northern Catalonia.
SIGÜENZASpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
SOLARSpanish (Rare), Catalan, Aragonese, Asturian
Spanish, Catalan, Aragonese, and Asturian-Leonese: topographic name from Latin solarius ‘ancestral home’ (a derivative of solum ‘ground’, ‘floor’), perhaps denoting someone who lived near or at the house of an important family.
SOLOBasque
Basque from solo ‘rural estate’, hence a topographic or occupational name for someone who lived or worked on a country estate.
SOLORIOSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the Sierra de Solorio mountain range that straddles Aragon, La Mancha, & Old Castile.
SORHAPURUBasque (Rare)
From south west France Basque Country. Name of a small village
SOUTOMAIORGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous council in the Province of Pontevedra.
STA MARIASpanish
Means "St. Mary"
SUAZOSpanish, 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]
TABERNERCatalan
It literally means someone who owns a tavern.
TABOADAGalician
This indicates familial origin within any of various eponymous localities.
TAFOLLASpanish
Possibly a derivative of southern Spanish tafulla, tahulla, a term denoting a measure of land. The surname is not found in present-day Spain.
TAFOYASpanish
Possibly a variant of TAFOLLA.
TALAMANTESSpanish
Habitational name from Talamantes in Zaragoza province
TALLÓNSpanish
Either a Spanish variant of Catalan Talló (see Tallo) or a habitational name from any of the places in A Coruña, Ourense, and Pontevedra provinces called Tallón.
TAMAYOSpanish
from a town in the burgos region in spain.
TAULERCatalan
From the Catalan word tauler meaning "board".
TELLECHEABasque
Latinized spelling of "Telletxea" meaning in Basque "(from) the house with tiles"
TELLERIABasque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in Leioa, Comarca of Bilbo or the one in Urdazubi, Comarca of Baztan.
TÉLLEZSpanish
from the given name Tello which is the Spanish form of the name Tellus, meaning "earth" in Latin
TENORIOSpanish
Given to population of spaniards that ruled for centuries over southern Italy.... [more]
TEODOROPortuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Italian, Spanish
Comes from the given name Teodoro. It derives from Theodoros, a compound containing the elements theos, meaning "god", plus doron, a "gift, hence"; "God's gift".
TICOSpanish
From the given Tico.
TOBARSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.
TOLENTINOSpanish
A town and commune of about 19,000 inhabitants, in the province of Macerata in the Marche region of central Italy.
TOLIVARAsturian (Modern, Rare), English (Rare)
Variant of Tolliver. Apparently, this name may have originated in Candamo, Asturias, in the 18th (or earlier) century. The "var" last syllable may be related to "fer," and the meaning may be related to iron, e.g. iron miner, iron refiner, etc... [more]
TORANGalician, Irish
Galician (Torán): habitational name from the village of Santa María de Torán in Ourense province.... [more]
TORRALBASpanish, Catalan, Aragonese
Habitational name from any of several places called Torralba, named with torre meaning "tower" + alba meaning "white".
TORRASSpanish (?)
Means 'towers' in Spanish. Similar to name TORRES.
TORRENTSpanish
A topographical name for someone who lived by a flood stream, deriving from the Spanish torrente. Topographical surnames were among the earliest created, since both natural and man-made features in the landscape provided easily recognisable distinguish names in the small communities of the Middle Ages... [more]
TORRIENTESpanish (Latin American, Rare)
Cuban name likely meaning "river".
TORROELLACatalan
This indicates familial origin within any of various eponymous localities.
TORRONTEGIBasque
It literally means a place where there’s a tower.
TRELLESAsturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Cuaña.
TREVIÑOSpanish
Habitational name from either of the places so named in the provinces of Burgos and Santander.
TRIANOSpanish
Possibly a habitational name from Triano, the Castilianized name of the Basque towns called Abanto and Urtuella, in Biscay province, Basque Country.
TRIGUEROSSpanish
Habitational name from places in Huelva and Valladolid named Trigueros, from a derivative of trigo ‘wheat’, or possibly triguero ‘corn merchant’. Nickname from triguero ‘dark blond’, ‘corn colored’.
TRILLOSpanish
It literally means "threshing board".
TRINIDADFilipino, Spanish
Means "trinity" in Spanish, referring to the Holy Trinity.
TRUANSpanish
Means "Knave" or "Joker"
TRUEBASpanish
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous Castilian river.
TURRILLOAragonese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality in the Comarca of Calatayú.
TXIRIBOGABasque
It literally means a store or bar that sells everything.
UCEDASpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
UCLÉSSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
UGALDEBasque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in the municipality of Larrabetzu or the one in the municipality of Okondo.
UHARTEBasque
Variant of Ugarte.
ULIBARRIBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Lana.
ULLOAGalician
This indicates familial origin within the comarca of A Ulloa.
UÑALIVIASpanish (Rare)
Has no specific meaning but it was a rare spanish name
UNTZAGABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Urkabustaiz.
URDANEGIBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gordexola.
URDUÑABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous city.
URENDABasque
Most probably a topographic name formed with Basque ur- ‘water’.
URIONDOBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Zeberio.
URKIAGABasque
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous hill that is in fact the northernmost one in Navarre.
URREYAAragonese
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 municipalities: Urreya de Gayén or Urreya de Xalón.
URRITZOLABasque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Navarrese localities.
URRUTIABasque
Basque surname meaning "distant, far away" in Euskara.
URRUTIGOITIBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the commune of Montori, located in the French canton of Euskal Mendialdea.
URTSUABasque
This indicates familial origin near the eponymous mountain in the French department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques.
USECHEBasque
the prefix use means bird in Basque and the prefix che means bird. Useche means bird house
VALSpanish, French
It means valley. It comes from Britain and then moved to Aragón (Spain).
VALADEZAsturian, Spanish, Mexican
Asturian-Leonese variant of Valdez.
VALDERRAMASpanish
Habitational name from any of the places named Valderrama, as for example in Burgos province.
VALDÉSAsturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
VALDOVIÑOGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
VALEGalician, Aragonese
Topographic name from val "valley", or habitational name from any of the places named with this word.
VALENTEItalian, Galician, Portuguese
Italian, Galician, and Portuguese: nickname from valente ‘brave’, ‘valiant’.... [more]
VALENZUELASpanish
Habitational name from places named Valenzuela in Córdoba and Ciudad Real. The place name is a diminutive of Valencia, literally "Little Valencia".
VALEZSpanish
I think it is of Spanish Background possibly meaning 'Soldier' or 'Guard'. ... [more]
VALGAÑÓNSpanish
This indicates familial within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
VALIENTESpanish
From a nickname based on valiente "brave".
VALLESpanish, Italian
Habitational name from any of the many places named with valle "valley", or topographic name for someone who lived in a valley (Latin vallis).
VEASpanish, Galician
Habitational name, principally from Vea in Soria province, but in some cases from any of four places with the same name in Pontevedra province, Galicia.
VELASCOSpanish
From the medieval given name Velasco or Belasco formed with Basque bel "raven" combined with the diminutive suffix -sco. In some cases possibly a habitational name from any of various places in Logroño, Soria, and Seville provinces named Velasco.
VÉLEZSpanish
Patronymic from the personal name VELA.
VÉLEZSpanish
Habitational name from any of various places in Andalusia called Vélez.
VENDRELLCatalan
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
VENEGASSpanish
From the hybridization of Ben, meaning "son" in Arabic or Jewish, and Ega(s), a medieval given name of Visigothic origin.
VERASpanish
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".
VERDESpanish, Italian, 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.
VERDEJOSpanish
Habitational name from any of the places so called.
VICENTESpanish, Portuguese
From the personal name Vicente, Spanish and Portuguese equivalent of Vincent.
VIGILSpanish
Comes from the word "vigil", which is Latin for "vigilia" and "wakefulness".
VILLALBASpanish, 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]
VILLALPANDOSpanish
It first came from a Spanish village town.
VILLAMILAsturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the parish of Serantes in the municipality of Tapia.
VILLARDGalician, Portuguese
A Galician and Portuguese surname in the north of Iberian Peninsula. It's a last name belonging to ancient Celtic tribes.
VILLASANTESpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Merindad de Montija.
VILLATOROSpanish
Presumably a name given to someone from Villatoro, Spain
VILLEGASSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.
VINIEGRASpanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Riojan municipalities in the Comarca of Anguiano: Viniegra de Arriba or Viniegra de Abajo.
VIRAYOccitan, French, Catalan
Southern French (Occitan) and Catalan variant of Occitan Verai and Veray, nickname from Occitan verai ‘honest’. From southern France this name spread to northern Catalonia.
VIRTUOSOEnglish (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.
VISCARRATBasque (Latinized, Modern)
It means back of the mounts or loin of the mountain.
VIVANCOSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the Castilian locality of Vivanco de Mena.
YABENBasque
It means under the rushes or bracken.
YÁÑEZSpanish
Patronymic of JUAN.
YBIRICUBasque (Latinized, Modern)
It means ford the river (cross or pass the river).
ZABALETABasque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous localities: the vicinity of the tower house in the Navarrese municipality of Lesaka or the neighborhood of the municipality of Nabarniz.
ZALBIDEABasque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous localities: the commune in the French canton of Bidaxunerria, Amikuze eta Oztibarre or the neighborhood of the municipality of Urduliz in the Spanish comarca of Uribe Kosta.
ZALDIBARBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality in the comarca of Durangaldea. It’s Castilianized form is Zaldívar.
ZALDÍVARBasque, Spanish
Derived from Basque zaldi meaning "horse" combined with ibar meaning "valley". This is also the name of a town in Biscay, Spain.
ZAMORASpanish
Comes from the ancient city of Zamora in Northwest Spain. It means "wild olives."
ZAMUDIOBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ZAPATASpanish
Occupational surname for a shoemaker; derived from the Spanish word zapato meaning "shoe".
ZAPATOSpanish
Means "shoe" in Spanish.
ZARAGOZASpanish, Aragonese
Name given to someone who was from the city Zaragoza in the Aragon region in Spain.
ZARATEBasque
Named after Zarate, a place in Araba province, Spain. Zarate comes from the Basque word zara, meaning "thicket".
ZARAUTZBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ZATARAINBasque
From the Biscayan and Gipuzkoan dialects of Basque; topographic surname meaning someone who lived or lives near a Shrub tree.
ZEGAMABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ZEGARRASpanish (Latin American)
Possibly a Castilianized form of the Catalan Segarra.
ZELAYABasque
Basque surname related to the Euskara word for "field".
ZENGOTITABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Mallabia.
ZIGARROABasque
It literally means "cigar".
ZOZAIABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Baztan.
ZUBELDIABasque
A famous bearer of this surname is Aritz Aduriz Zubeldia, a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Athletic Bilbao as a striker.
ZUBELZABasque (Latinized)
It means bushes, weed or shrub. Also known as oak; in Spanish is Carrasca or Carrasquilla.
ZUBIAGABasque
It literally means "from bridge".
ZULOAGABasque
It literally means "place of holes".
ZUMARRAGABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ZÚÑIGASpanish
Spanish form of Zuñiga.