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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SERRALLONGA     Catalan
Taken from the name of a town in the Vallespir district, in Northern Catalonia.
SIGÜENZA     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
SOLAR     Spanish (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.
SOLO     Basque
Basque from solo ‘rural estate’, hence a topographic or occupational name for someone who lived or worked on a country estate.
SOLORIO     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the Sierra de Solorio mountain range that straddles Aragon, La Mancha, & Old Castile.
SORHAPURU     Basque (Rare)
From south west France Basque Country. Name of a small village
SOUTOMAIOR     Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous council in the Province of Pontevedra.
STA MARIA     Spanish
Means "St. Mary"
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]
TABERNER     Catalan
It literally means someone who owns a tavern.
TABOADA     Galician
This indicates familial origin within any of various eponymous localities.
TAFOLLA     Spanish
Possibly a derivative of southern Spanish tafulla, tahulla, a term denoting a measure of land. The surname is not found in present-day Spain.
TAFOYA     Spanish
Possibly a variant of TAFOLLA.
TALAMANTES     Spanish
Habitational name from Talamantes in Zaragoza province
TALLÓN     Spanish
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.
TAMAYO     Spanish
from a town in the burgos region in spain.
TAULER     Catalan
From the Catalan word tauler meaning "board".
TELLECHEA     Basque
Latinized spelling of "Telletxea" meaning in Basque "(from) the house with tiles"
TELLERIA     Basque
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.
TÉLLEZ     Spanish
from the given name Tello which is the Spanish form of the name Tellus, meaning "earth" in Latin
TENORIO     Spanish
Given to population of spaniards that ruled for centuries over southern Italy.... [more]
TEODORO     Portuguese, 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".
TICO     Spanish
From the given Tico.
TOBAR     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.
TOLENTINO     Spanish
A town and commune of about 19,000 inhabitants, in the province of Macerata in the Marche region of central Italy.
TOLIVAR     Asturian (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]
TORAN     Galician, Irish
Galician (Torán): habitational name from the village of Santa María de Torán in Ourense province.... [more]
TORRALBA     Spanish, Catalan, Aragonese
Habitational name from any of several places called Torralba, named with torre meaning "tower" + alba meaning "white".
TORRAS     Spanish (?)
Means 'towers' in Spanish. Similar to name TORRES.
TORRENT     Spanish
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]
TORREZ     Spanish
Variant of Torres.
TORRIENTE     Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Cuban name likely meaning "river".
TORROELLA     Catalan
This indicates familial origin within any of various eponymous localities.
TORRONTEGI     Basque
It literally means a place where there’s a tower.
TRELLES     Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Cuaña.
TREVIÑO     Spanish
Habitational name from either of the places so named in the provinces of Burgos and Santander.
TRIANO     Spanish
Possibly a habitational name from Triano, the Castilianized name of the Basque towns called Abanto and Urtuella, in Biscay province, Basque Country.
TRIGUEROS     Spanish
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’.
TRILLO     Spanish
It literally means "threshing board".
TRINIDAD     Filipino, Spanish
Means "trinity" in Spanish, referring to the Holy Trinity.
TRISTÁN     Spanish (Mexican, Rare)
From the personal name TRISTÁN.
TRUAN     Spanish
Means "Knave" or "Joker"
TRUEBA     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous Castilian river.
TURRILLO     Aragonese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality in the Comarca of Calatayú.
TXIRIBOGA     Basque
It literally means a store or bar that sells everything.
UCEDA     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
UCLÉS     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
UGALDE     Basque
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.
UHARTE     Basque
Variant of Ugarte.
ULIBARRI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Lana.
ULLOA     Galician
This indicates familial origin within the comarca of A Ulloa.
UÑALIVIA     Spanish (Rare)
Has no specific meaning but it was a rare spanish name
UNTZAGA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Urkabustaiz.
URDANEGI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gordexola.
URDUÑA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous city.
URENDA     Basque
Most probably a topographic name formed with Basque ur- ‘water’.
URIONDO     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Zeberio.
URKIAGA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous hill that is in fact the northernmost one in Navarre.
URREYA     Aragonese
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 municipalities: Urreya de Gayén or Urreya de Xalón.
URRITZOLA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Navarrese localities.
URRUTIA     Basque
Basque surname meaning "distant, far away" in Euskara.
URRUTIGOITI     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the commune of Montori, located in the French canton of Euskal Mendialdea.
URTSUA     Basque
This indicates familial origin near the eponymous mountain in the French department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques.
USECHE     Basque
the prefix use means bird in Basque and the prefix che means bird. Useche means bird house
VAL     Spanish, French
It means valley. It comes from Britain and then moved to Aragón (Spain).
VALADEZ     Asturian, Spanish, Mexican
Asturian-Leonese variant of Valdez.
VALDERRAMA     Spanish
Habitational name from any of the places named Valderrama, as for example in Burgos province.
VALDÉS     Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
VALDOVIÑO     Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
VALE     Galician, Aragonese
Topographic name from val "valley", or habitational name from any of the places named with this word.
VALENTE     Italian, Galician, Portuguese
Italian, Galician, and Portuguese: nickname from valente ‘brave’, ‘valiant’.... [more]
VALENZUELA     Spanish
Habitational name from places named Valenzuela in Córdoba and Ciudad Real. The place name is a diminutive of Valencia, literally "Little Valencia".
VALEZ     Spanish
I think it is of Spanish Background possibly meaning 'Soldier' or 'Guard'. ... [more]
VALEZZE     Spanish
Variant of Valez
VALIENTE     Spanish
From a nickname based on valiente "brave".
VALLE     Spanish, 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).
VAYLEZ     Spanish
Variant of Valez or Valezze
VEA     Spanish, 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.
VELASCO     Spanish
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.
VÉLEZ     Spanish
Patronymic from the personal name VELA.
VÉLEZ     Spanish
Habitational name from any of various places in Andalusia called Vélez.
VENDRELL     Catalan
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
VENEGAS     Spanish
From the hybridization of Ben, meaning "son" in Arabic or Jewish, and Ega(s), a medieval given name of Visigothic origin.
VERA     Spanish
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     Spanish, 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.
VERDEJO     Spanish
Habitational name from any of the places so called.
VICENTE     Spanish, Portuguese
From the personal name Vicente, Spanish and Portuguese equivalent of Vincent.
VIGIL     Spanish
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]
VILLALPANDO     Spanish
It first came from a Spanish village town.
VILLAMIL     Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the parish of Serantes in the municipality of Tapia.
VILLARD     Galician, Portuguese
A Galician and Portuguese surname in the north of Iberian Peninsula. It's a last name belonging to ancient Celtic tribes.
VILLASANTE     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Merindad de Montija.
VILLATORO     Spanish
Presumably a name given to someone from Villatoro, Spain
VILLEGAS     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.
VINIEGRA     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Riojan municipalities in the Comarca of Anguiano: Viniegra de Arriba or Viniegra de Abajo.
VIRAY     Occitan, 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.
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.
VISCARRAT     Basque (Latinized, Modern)
It means back of the mounts or loin of the mountain.
VIVANCO     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the Castilian locality of Vivanco de Mena.
VLASCO     Spanish
Variant of VELASCO
XIMÉNEZ     Spanish (Archaic)
Archaic form of JIMENEZ
YABEN     Basque
It means under the rushes or bracken.
YÁÑEZ     Spanish
Patronymic of JUAN.
YBIRICU     Basque (Latinized, Modern)
It means ford the river (cross or pass the river).
ZABALETA     Basque
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.
ZALBIDEA     Basque
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.
ZALDIBAR     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality in the comarca of Durangaldea. It’s Castilianized form is Zaldívar.
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.
ZAMORA     Spanish
Comes from the ancient city of Zamora in Northwest Spain. It means "wild olives."
ZAMUDIO     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ZAPATA     Spanish
Occupational surname for a shoemaker; derived from the Spanish word zapato meaning "shoe".
ZAPATO     Spanish
Means "shoe" in Spanish.
ZARAGOZA     Spanish, Aragonese
Name given to someone who was from the city Zaragoza in the Aragon region in Spain.
ZARATE     Basque
Named after Zarate, a place in Araba province, Spain. Zarate comes from the Basque word zara, meaning "thicket".
ZARAUTZ     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ZATARAIN     Basque
From the Biscayan and Gipuzkoan dialects of Basque; topographic surname meaning someone who lived or lives near a Shrub tree.
ZEGAMA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ZEGARRA     Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly a Castilianized form of the Catalan Segarra.
ZELAYA     Basque
Basque surname related to the Euskara word for "field".
ZENGOTITA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Mallabia.
ZIGARROA     Basque
It literally means "cigar".
ZOZAIA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Baztan.
ZUBELDIA     Basque
A famous bearer of this surname is Aritz Aduriz Zubeldia, a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Athletic Bilbao as a striker.
ZUBELZA     Basque (Latinized)
It means bushes, weed or shrub. Also known as oak; in Spanish is Carrasca or Carrasquilla.
ZUBIAGA     Basque
It literally means "from bridge".
ZULOAGA     Basque
It literally means "place of holes".
ZUMARRAGA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ZÚÑIGA     Spanish
Spanish form of Zuñiga.
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