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BORGHI Italian
Locative origin, from the common place name Borgo meaning "village".
BORGIA Italian
Italian form of BORJA. This was the name of an Italian noble family who were influential during the Renaissance period.
BORGNINO Italian
From nickname derived from the Piedmontese dialect word borgno meaning "one-eyed". This was the real surname of American actor Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012).
BORGOGNI Italian
From the name of the French region of Burgundy (called Bourgogne in French), which is named after the Germanic tribe the Burgundians, itself meaning "people from the high land".
BORJA Spanish
Originally indicated a person from the Spanish town of Borja in Aragon, derived from Arabic بُرْج (burj) meaning "tower".
BOROS Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian bor "wine". Originally it could have indicated someone who made or sold wine.
BORST Dutch
From a nickname derived from Dutch borst "chest".
BORYSOV Ukrainian
Means "son of BORYS".
BÖSCH (1) German
Derived from a diminutive of the given name SEBASTIAN.
BOSCH (1) Dutch, Low German
Derived from Middle Dutch bosch meaning "wood, forest".
BOSCH (2) Catalan
Catalan cognate of BOSCO.
BOSCO Italian
Means "forest" in Italian.
BOSKO Polish, Slovak
Derived from Slavic bosu meaning "barefoot".
BOSQUE Spanish
Spanish form of BOSCO.
BOTELLO Galician
Occupational name for a maker of bottles, from Galician bottela meaning "bottle".
BOTH Dutch
From the Low German given name BODE.
BOTHA Southern African, Afrikaans
South African variant of BOTH.
BOTHE Dutch
Variant of BOTH.
BÖTTCHER German
Occupational name meaning "cooper, barrel maker" in German.
BOTTERILL English
Probably indicated someone from the town of Les Bottereaux in Normandy, itself derived from Old French bot "toad".
BOUCHARD French
From the Germanic given name BURKHARD.
BOUCHER French
Means "butcher" in French.
BOULOS Arabic
From the given name BULUS.
BOURDILLON French
Diminutive form of BORDE.
BOURKE English
Variant of BURKE.
BOURNE English
Derived from Old English burna "stream, spring".
BOUSAID Arabic
Means "father of SA'ID" in Arabic.
BOUWMEESTER Dutch
Means "architect, builder" in Dutch.
BOVE Italian
Derived from an Italian nickname meaning "bull, ox".
BOVER Catalan
Catalan cognate of BOVE.
BOVERI Italian
Variant of BOVE.
BOWEN Welsh
From Welsh ap Owain meaning "son of OWAIN".
BOWMAN English
Occupational name for an archer, derived from Middle English bowe, Old English boga meaning "bow".
BOYADJIEV Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Бояджиев (see BOYADZHIEV).
BOYADZHIEV Bulgarian
Patronymic from Bulgarian бояджия (boyadzhiya) meaning "dyer".
BOYANOV Bulgarian
Means "son of BOYAN".
BOYCE English
From Old French bois meaning "wood", originally given to someone who lived by or in a wood.
BOYD Scottish
From the name of the Scottish island of Bute (Bód in Gaelic), which is of unknown meaning.
BOYLE Irish
From Irish Ó Baoighill meaning "descendant of Baoigheall". The meaning of the given name Baoigheall is uncertain, but it is thought to be connected to Irish geall meaning "pledge".
BRAAM Dutch
Derived from the given name BRAAM.
BRABAND German
Derived from the name of the region of Brabant in the Netherlands and Belgium. It possibly means "ploughed region" or "marshy region" in Old High German.
BRADDOCK English
From various locations derived from Old English meaning "broad oak".
BRADEN Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Bradáin meaning "descendant of BRADÁN".
BRADFORD English
Derived from the name of the city of Bradford in West Yorkshire, which meant "broad ford" in Old English. This is also the name of other smaller towns in England.
BRADLEY English
From a common English place name, derived from brad "broad" and leah "woodland, clearing".
BRADY Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish name Ó Brádaigh meaning "descendant of BRÁDACH".
BRAHMS German
Derived from the given name ABRAHAM. A famous bearer of this surname was the German composer Johannes Brahms (1833-1897).
BRAMBILLA Italian
Derived from the Italian town of Brembilla in Lombardy, itself named after the Brembo river.
BRAMS Danish
Derived from the given name BRAM.
BRAMSON Jewish
Means "son of BRAM".
BRAND German, English
Derived from the Germanic given name BRANDO or its Old Norse cognate BRANDR.
BRÄNDLE German
Derived from Old High German brant "fire". This was a name for a person who lived near an area that had been burned.
BRANDON English
From the name of various places in England meaning "hill covered with broom" in Old English.
BRANDT German
Variant of BRAND.
BRANKOVIČ Slovene
Slovene form of BRANKOVIĆ.
BRANKOVICH Serbian
Alternate transcription of Serbian Бранковић (see BRANKOVIĆ).
BRANNON Irish
From Irish Mac Branain meaning "son of BRAN (1)".
BRANSON English
Means "son of BRANDR".
BRASHER English
Means "brass worker", derived from Old English bræs "brass".
BRASSINGTON English
From a place name, which derived from Old English meaning "enclosure by a steep path".
BRAUER Low German
Derived from Middle Low German bruwer meaning "brewer".
BRAUN German
Variant of BRUN.
BRAUNE German
Variant of BRUN.
BRAXTON English
From an English place name place name meaning "Bracca's town" in Old English.
BRAY English
From a place name derived from Cornish bre "hill".
BRECKENRIDGE Scottish, English
Originally indicated someone from Brackenrig in Lanarkshire, derived from northern Middle English braken meaning "bracken" (via Old Norse brækni) and rigg meaning "ridge" (via Old Norse hryggr).
BREDA Italian
From the name of a town near Venice, possibly derived from a Germanic (Lombardic) word meaning "field".
BREEN Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Braoin meaning "descendant of Braon", a byname meaning "rain, moisture, drop".
BREINER German, Swedish
Occupational name derived from Middle High German brie "porridge".
BREISACHER German
Originally denoted one who came from the town of Breisach, in Germany. The town's name is possibly from a Celtic word meaning "breakwater".
BREITBARTH German
From Old High German breit "broad" and bart "beard", originally a nickname for someone with a full beard.
BRENNAN Irish
From Irish Ó Braonáin meaning "descendant of Braonán", a byname meaning "rain, moisture, drop" (with a diminutive suffix).
BRENT English
Originally derived from the name of a hill (or the village nearby) in Somerset, perhaps derived from a Celtic word meaning "hill".
BRET French
French form of BRETT.
BRETT English
Originally a name given to someone who was a Breton or a person from Brittany.
BRETZ German
Indicated a person from the town of Breetz in Brandenburg, Germany. The meaning of the town's name is unknown.
BREWER English
Occupational name for a maker of ale or beer.
BREWSTER English
Variant of BREWER, originally a feminine form of the occupational term.
BRICE English
From the given name BRICE.
BRIGHAM English
Originally referred to one who came from a town called Brigham, meaning "homestead by the bridge" in Old English. This is the name of towns in Cumberland and Yorkshire.
BRINKERHOFF German
From a German place name meaning "farm near a slope".
BRINLEY English
Possibly from English places named Brindley, derived from Old English berned "burned" and leah "woodland, clearing".
BRIOSCHI Italian
Derived from the town of Briosco, near Milan. It may be of Lombardic origin.
BRISBOIS French
Referred to a person who cleared land, from Old French briser "to cut" and bois "forest".
BRISTOL English
From the name of a city in England meaning "the site of the bridge".
BRISTOW English
From the name of the city of Bristol, originally Brycgstow in Old English, meaning "the site of the bridge".
BRITTON English
Originally given to a person who was a Briton (a Celt of England) or a Breton (an inhabitant of Brittany).
BRIVIO Italian
From the name of the town of Brivio in Lombardy. Supposed it derives from a Celtic word meaning "bridge".
BROADBENT English
From a place name derived from Old English brad "broad" and beonet "bent grass".
BROCK English
Derived from Old English brocc meaning "badger", ultimately of Celtic origin.
BRODBECK German
Means "bread baker" from Middle High German brot "bread" and becke "baker".
BRODEUR French
Means "embroiderer" in French.
BRODIE Scottish
Originally derived from a place in Moray, Scotland. It is probably from Gaelic broth meaning "ditch, mire".
BRODY Scottish
Variant of BRODIE.
BROGAN Irish
Occupational name derived from Irish bróg meaning "shoe".
BRONSON English
Patronymic form of BROWN.
BROOK English
Denoted a person who lived near a brook, a word derived from Old English broc.
BROOKE English
Variant of BROOK.
BROOKS English
Variant of BROOK.
BROSE German
Derived from the given name AMBROSE.
BROTZ German
Variant of PROTZ.
BROWN English
Originally a nickname for a person who had brown hair or skin. A notable bearer is Charlie Brown from the Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz.
BROWNE English
Variant of BROWN.
BROWNLOW English
From Old English brun meaning "brown" and hlaw meaning "mound, small hill". The name was probably given to a family living on a small hill covered with bracken.
BROZ Croatian
Derived from Broz, a diminutive of AMBROZIJE. This was the birth surname of the Yugoslavian dictator Josip Broz Tito (1892-1980).
BROŽ Czech
Derived from Brož, a diminutive of AMBROŽ.
BROŻ Polish
Derived from Broż, a diminutive of AMBROŻY.
BRUCE Scottish
Possibly from the name of the town of Brix in Normandy, which is of unknown meaning. It was brought to Scotland in the 12th century by the Anglo-Norman baron Robert de Brus. It was later borne by his descendant Robert the Bruce, a hero of the 14th century who achieved independence from England and became the king of Scotland.
BRUHN German
Variant of BRUN.
BRUN German
From Middle High German brun meaning "brown". It was originally a nickname for a person who had brown hair or skin.
BRUNE German
Variant of BRUN.
BRUNETTI Italian
Diminutive of BRUNO.
BRUNO Italian
Means "brown" in Italian, a nickname for a person with brown hair or brown clothes.
BRYAN English
From the given name BRIAN.
BRYANT English
From the given name BRIAN.
BRYCE English
From the given name BRICE.
BRYSON English
Means "son of BRICE".
BRZEZICKI Polish
Derived from Polish brzezina meaning "birch grove".
BUCHANAN Scottish
From the name of a region in Stirlingshire, Scotland, which means "house of the canon" in Gaelic.
BUCHHOLZ German
From Middle High German buoche "beech" and holz "wood".
BUCHVAROV Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Бъчваров (see BACHVAROV).
BUCKLEY (1) English
From an English place name derived from bucc "buck, male deer" and leah "woodland, clearing".
BUCKLEY (2) Irish
From Irish Ó Buachalla meaning "descendant of Buachaill", a nickname meaning "cowherd, servant".
BUDAI Hungarian
Originally indicated a person from the Hungarian city of BUDA (one of the two cities that were joined to make Budapest in 1873).
BUDAY Hungarian
Variant of BUDAI.
BUDNY Polish
Possibly from Polish buda meaning "hut, cabin".
BUFFONE Italian
Means "jester, joker" in Italian.
BUHR Low German
Low German form of BAUER.
BÜKI Hungarian
Derived from the name of the Bükk Mountains, which means "beech tree" in Hungarian (probably of Slavic origin).
BUKOWSKI Polish
Originally denoted someone who came from a place called Bukowo or Bukowiec, which derive from Polish buk "beech".
BUL Dutch
Dutch cognate of BULL.
BULGARELLI Italian
Diminutive of BULGARI.
BULGARI Italian
Originally denoted a person who came from Bulgaria, which is named after the Turkic tribe of the Bulgars, itself possibly from a Turkic root meaning "mixed".
BULL English
From a nickname for a person who acted like a bull.
BULLARD English
Possibly a nickname derived from Middle English bole "fraud, deceit".
BULLE Dutch
From the given name BOELE.
BULLENS Dutch
Means "son of BOELE".
BULLOCK English
From a nickname meaning "young bull".
BUNKER English
Derived from Old French bon cuer meaning "good heart".
BUNNAG Thai
From the name of Bunnag, an 18th-century general of Persian heritage.
BUNSCHOTEN Dutch
Originally indicated a person from the Dutch town of Bunschoten, which might mean "raised, enclosed land".
BUONARROTI Italian
From the medieval Italian given name Buonarroto meaning "good increase". This was the surname of the Renaissance painter and sculptor Michelangelo (1475-1564).
BURAKGAZI Turkish
Possibly from the given name BURAK and Arabic غازي (ghazi) meaning "warrior".
BUREAU French
From Old French burel, diminutive of bure, a type of woolen cloth. It may have originated as a nickname for a person who dressed in the material or as an occupational name for someone who worked with it.
BUREŠ Czech
Derived from a diminutive of the old Slavic given name Burian, of uncertain meaning.
BURGSTALLER German
From German Burg "fortress, castle" and Stelle "place, position". This was a name given to a person dwelling at or near such a site.
BURKE English, Irish
Derived from Middle English burgh meaning "fortress, fortification, castle". It was brought to Ireland in the 12th century by the Norman invader William FitzAdelm de Burgo.
BURNHAM English
From the name of various towns in England, typically derived from Old English burna "stream, spring" and ham "home, settlement".
BURNS (1) English, Scottish
Derived from Old English burna "stream, spring". A famous bearer was the Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796).
BURRELL English
English form of BUREAU.
BURTON English
From a common English place name, derived from Old English meaning "fortified town".
BUSCH German
Means "bush" in German, a name for someone who lived close to a thicket.
BUSH English
Originally a name for a person who lived near a prominent bush or thicket.
BUSTILLO Spanish
From the name of Spanish towns, diminutive forms of BUSTO.
BUSTO Spanish, Italian
From the name of towns in Spain and Italy, derived from Late Latin bustum meaning "ox pasture".
BUSTOS Spanish
Variant of BUSTO.
BUTCHER English
Occupational name for a butcher, derived from Old French bouchier.
BUTLER English, Irish
Occupational name derived from Norman French butiller "wine steward", ultimately from Late Latin butticula "bottle". A famous bearer of this surname is the fictional character Rhett Butler, created by Margaret Mitchell for her novel Gone with the Wind (1936).
BUTTS English
From a nickname meaning "thick, stumpy", from Middle English butt.
BYQUIST Swedish
Derived from Swedish by "village" and qvist "twig, branch".
BYRD English
Variant of BIRD.
BYRNE Irish
Variant of O'BYRNE.
BYRNES Irish
Variant of O'BYRNE.
BYSTRÖM Swedish
From Swedish by "village" and ström "stream".
CABELLO Spanish
Means "hair" in Spanish, used as a nickname for a person with a large amount of hair.
CABRAL Portuguese
From places named from Late Latin capralis meaning "place of goats", derived from Latin capra meaning "goat".
CABRERA Spanish
From various place names derived from Late Latin capraria meaning "place of goats", from Latin capra meaning "goat".
CADWALLADER Welsh
From the given name CADWALADER.
CAIAZZO Italian
From the name of a city near Naples, originally Caiatia in Latin, a derivative of the given name CAIUS.
CAITO Italian
Occupational name from Sicilian càjitu meaning "official, leader", ultimately from Arabic قاضي (qadi) meaning "judge".
CAIVANO Italian
From the name of the town of Caivano near Naples, derived from Latin Calvianum, derived from the Roman cognomen CALVUS.
CALABRESE Italian
Originally given to a person who came from the region of Calabria in southern Italy.
CALDWELL English
From various English place names derived from Old English ceald "cold" and well "spring, stream, well".
CALLAGHAN Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Ceallacháin meaning "descendant of CEALLACHÁN".
CALLAN Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cathaláin meaning "descendant of CATHALÁN".
CALLIGARIS Italian
From Late Latin caligarius meaning "shoemaker".
CAMERON Scottish
Means "crooked nose" from Gaelic cam "crooked" and sròn "nose".
CAMPANA Italian, Spanish
Occupational name from Late Latin campana meaning "bell", ultimately derived from the Italian region of Campania, where bells were produced.
CAMPBELL Scottish
From a Gaelic nickname cam béul meaning "wry or crooked mouth". The surname was later represented in Latin documents as de bello campo meaning "of the fair field".
CAMPO Spanish, Italian
Means "field" in Spanish and Italian.
CAMPOS Portuguese, Spanish
Portuguese and Spanish variant of CAMPO.
CANNON English
From the ecclesiastical usage of canon, referring to a church official or servant who worked in a clergy house.
CANTRELL English
Originally a name for someone from Cantrell in Devon, from an unknown first element and Old English hyll meaning "hill".
CANTÚ Spanish (Mexican)
Variant of CANTÙ, common in Mexico.
CANTÙ Italian
From Cantù, an Italian town located in Lombardy, itself of uncertain origin.
CAOMHÁNACH Irish
Irish Gaelic form of KAVANAGH.
CAPELLO (1) Italian
From Late Latin cappa meaning "cloak, cape, hood". This was a name for one who made or wore cloaks.
CAPELLO (2) Italian
Nickname for a thin person, from Italian capello meaning "a hair", ultimately derived from Latin capillus.
CAPITANI Italian
Occupational name meaning "captain" in Italian, ultimately from Latin caput "head".
CARBONE Italian
From a nickname for a person with dark features, from Italian carbone meaning "coal".
CARDONA Catalan
From the name of a town in Catalonia, of uncertain meaning.
CARDOSO Portuguese, Spanish
From a place name meaning "thorny" in Portuguese and Spanish, ultimately from Latin carduus.
CAREY Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Ciardha meaning "descendant of CIARDHA".
CARIDEO Italian
Originally denoted someone from San Pietro di Caridà, a town in Calabria. The town's name may be derived from Greek χαρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness".
CARL English, German
From the given name CARL.
CARLEVARO Italian
Northern Italian variant of CARNEVALE.
CARLISLE English
From the name of a city in northern England. The city was originally called by the Romans Luguvalium meaning "stronghold of LUGUS". Later the Brythonic element ker "fort" was appended to the name of the city.
CARLSEN Danish
Means "son of CARL".
CARLSON Swedish
Means "son of CARL".
CARLSSON Swedish
Means "son of CARL".
CARMAN (1) English
Occupational name for a carter, from Middle English carre "cart" (of Latin origin) and man "man".
CARMAN (2) English
From an Old Norse byname derived from karlmann meaning "male, man".
CARMODY Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cearmada meaning "descendant of Cearmaid", a Gaelic given name.
CARNEVALE Italian
From an Italian nickname meaning "carnival", perhaps given to a festive person.
CARO Spanish, Italian
From Spanish and Italian caro meaning "beloved".
CARON French
Variant of CHARRON.
CARPENTER English
From the occupation, derived from Middle English carpentier (ultimately from Latin carpentarius meaning "carriage maker").
CARR Scottish
Variant of KERR.
CARRAN Irish
Variant of CURRAN.
CARRARA Italian
From the name of a city in Tuscany famous for its marble quarries. It is probably derived from Late Latin quadreria meaning "quarry".
CARROLL Irish
From the given name CEARBHALL. A famous bearer was Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), whose real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
CARSON Scottish
Meaning uncertain, possibly from the town of Courson in Normandy.
CARSTENSEN Danish
Means "son of CARSTEN".
CARTER English
Occupational name for a person who operated a cart to transport goods, from Norman French caretier. A famous bearer is the former American president Jimmy Carter (1924-).
CARTWRIGHT English
Occupational name indicating one who made carts.
CARUSO Italian
Means "close-cropped hair" in Italian, also having the secondary sense "boy, young man".
CARVER English
Occupational surname for a carver, from Middle English kerve "cut".
CARY Irish
Variant of CAREY.
CASAL Spanish
From the Spanish word casal meaning "house", ultimately from Late Late casalis and Latin casa.
CASALE Italian
Italian cognate of CASAL.
CASALES Spanish
Variant of CASAL.
CASEY Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cathasaigh meaning "descendant of CATHASACH".
CASON English
From the English place name Cawston, derived from the Old Norse given name KÁLFR combined with Old English tun meaning "enclosure, yard, town".
CASSANO Italian
Indicated a person from any of the various towns named Cassano in Italy.
CASSIDY Irish
From Irish Ó Caiside meaning "descendant of Caiside". Caiside is a given name meaning "curly haired".
CASTELL Catalan
Catalan cognate of CASTLE.
CASTELO Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of CASTLE.
CASTILLA Spanish
Originally indicated a person from Castile, a region (and medieval kingdom) in Spain. The name of the region is derived from Late Latin castellum meaning "castle".
CASTILLO Spanish
Spanish cognate of CASTLE.
CASTLE English
From Middle English castel meaning "castle", from Late Latin castellum, originally indicating a person who lived near a castle.
CASTRO Spanish, Portuguese
Means "castle" in Spanish and Portuguese, and referred to one who lived near a castle.
CATALÁN Spanish
Originally indicated a person who came from Catalonia, a region of eastern Spain.
CATALANO Italian
Italian form of CATALÁN.
CATTANEO Italian
Variant of CAPITANI used in Lombardy.
CAULFIELD English
From a place name meaning "cold field", from Old English ceald "cold" and feld "pasture, field".
CAUSER English
Occupational name for one who made leggings, derived from Old French chausse "leggings".
CAUSEY English
Indicated a person who lived near a causeway, from Old French caucie.
CAVALCANTE Italian
Derived from Italian cavalcare "to ride".
CAVALLO Italian
Means "horse" in Italian, an occupational name for a horseman.
CAVAN Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Caoimháin meaning "descendant of CAOMHÁN".
CAVEY Irish
Possibly an Anglicized form of MAC DAIBHÉID.
ČECH Czech
Means "Czech". The name was used to differentiate a native of Bohemia from the natives of Silesia, Moravia and other regions that are now part of the Czech Republic.
CECIL Welsh
From the Welsh given name Seisyll, which was derived from the Roman name Sextilius, a derivative of SEXTUS.
CEELEN Dutch
Derived from the given name CEEL.
ČERMÁK Czech
Means "redstart (bird)" in Czech.
CERMAK Czech
Anglicized form of ČERMÁK.
ČERNÝ Czech
Means "black" in Czech.
CERVANTES Spanish
Possibly from Old Spanish servanto meaning "servant" or ciervo meaning "stag". A famous bearer was the Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616).
ČERVENY Czech
Means "red" in Czech.
CHADWICK English
From the name of English towns meaning "settlement belonging to CHAD" in Old English.
CHAIKIN Yiddish
From a diminutive of the given name CHAYA.
CHALUPA Czech
Means "cottage" in Czech.
CHALUPNÍK Czech
Derived from Czech chalupa meaning "cottage". The name referred to a peasant farmer who owned a very small piece of land.
CHAMBERLAIN English
Occupational name for one who looked after the inner rooms of a mansion, from Norman French chambrelain.
CHAMBERS English
From Old French chambre meaning "chamber, room", an occupational name for a person who worked in the inner rooms of a mansion.
CHAN Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of CHEN.
CHANCE English
From a nickname for a lucky person or a gambler.
CHANCELLOR English
Occupational name for an administrator, a chancellor, from Norman French chancelier.
CHANDLER English
Occupational name meaning "candle seller" or "candle maker" in Middle English, ultimately derived from Old French.
CHAPMAN English
Occupational name derived from Old English ceapmann meaning "merchant, trader".
CHAPUT French
From a diminutive of the Old French word chape meaning "cloak, hood". The name referred to a person who made, sold or often wore cloaks.
CHARBONNEAU French
Derived from a diminutive form of French charbon "charcoal", a nickname for a person with black hair or a dark complexion.
CHARMCHI Persian
Means "leather worker" in Persian, from چرم (charm) meaning "leather" combined with چی (chi), denoting an occupation.
CHARPENTIER French
French cognate of CARPENTER, derived from Old French charpentier.
CHARRON French
Meant "cart" in Old French, used to denote a carter or a cartwright.
CHASE English
Occupational name for a hunter, from Middle English chase "hunt".
CHASTAIN French
From Old French castan "chestnut tree" (Latin castanea), a name for someone who lived near a particular chestnut tree, or possibly a nickname for someone with chestnut-coloured hair.
CHAUDHARI Indian, Marathi, Gujarati
Alternate transcription of Marathi चौधरी or Gujarati ચૌધરી (see CHAUDHARY).
CHAUDHARY Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Nepali
From a title meaning "holder of four", from Sanskrit चतुर् (chatur) meaning "four" and धुरीय (dhuriya) meaning "bearing a burden".
CHAUDHRI Indian, Hindi
Alternate transcription of Hindi चौधरी (see CHAUDHARY).
CHAUDHURI Bengali
Alternate transcription of Bengali চৌধুরী (see CHOWDHURY).
CHAVDAROV Bulgarian
Means "son of CHAVDAR".
CHAVES Portuguese, Spanish
From the name of a Portuguese city, derived from the Roman name FLAVIUS (being named for the emperor Vespasian, whose family name was Flavius).