Surnames Starting with C

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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 "official, leader", ultimately from Arabic قاضي (qadi) "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".
CALHOUN     Scottish
Variant of COLQUHOUN.
CALLAGHAN     Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Ceallacháin meaning "descendant of CEALLACHÁN".
CALLAHAN     Irish
Variant of CALLAGHAN.
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".
CARBONI     Italian
Variant of CARBONE.
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.
CARDOZO     Spanish
Variant of CARDOSO.
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".
CARLYLE     English
Variant of CARLISLE.
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 which means "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.
CARTWRIGHT     English
Occupational name indicating one who made carts.
CARUSO     Italian
Means "close-cropped hair" in Italian, also having the secondary sense "boy, yound 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".
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.
CASTELLANO     Spanish
Variant of CASTILLA.
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 cccupational name for a horseman.
CAVAN     Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish Ó Caoimháin meaning "descendant of CAOMHÁN".
CAVANAGH     Irish
Variant of KAVANAGH.
CAVANAH     Irish
Variant of KAVANAGH.
CAVANAUGH     Irish
Variant of KAVANAGH.
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.
ČERNÍK     Czech
Variant of ČERNÝ.
ČERNÝ     Czech
Means "black" in Czech.
ČERVENKA     Czech
Variant of ČERVENY.
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 "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 surname 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) "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
Variant transcription of CHAUDHARY.
CHAUDHARY     Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Nepali
From a title meaning "holder of four", from Sanskrit चतुर् (chatur) meaning "four" and धुरीय (dhuriya) "bearing a burden".
CHAUDHRI     Indian, Hindi
Variant transcription of CHAUDHARY.
CHAUDHURI     Bengali
Variant transcription of CHOWDHURY.
CHAVARRÍA     Spanish
Variant of ECHEVERRÍA.
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).
CHÁVEZ     Spanish
Variant of CHAVES. A famous bearer was the labour leader César Chávez (1927-1993).
CHAYKA     Ukrainian
Means "seagull" in Ukrainian.
CHAYKOVSKY     Russian
Russian form of CHAYKA. A famous bearer was the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Chaykovsky (1840-1893), with the surname commonly Romanized as Tchaikovsky.
CHEN     Chinese
From Chinese (chén) meaning "exhibit, display, old, ancient" and also referring to the former state of Chen, which existed in what is now Henan province from the 11th to 5th centuries BC.
CHESHIRE     English
Originally indicated a person from the county of Cheshire in England. Cheshire is named for its city CHESTER.
CHESTER     English
From the name of a city in England, derived from Latin castrum "camp, fortress".
CHEUNG     Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of ZHANG.
CHEVALIER     French
From a nickname derived from French chevalier meaning "knight", itself from cheval meaning "horse", ultimately from Latin caballus.
CHEVROLET     French
From a diminutive of chèvre meaning "goat", indicating a person who cultivated goats.
CHEY     Khmer
Means "victory" in Khmer, from Sanskrit जय (jaya).
CHILIKOV     Bulgarian
Patronymic derived from Bulgarian челик (chelik) "steel" (of Turkish origin).
CHLEBEK     Polish
From Polish chleb "bread", used to denote a baker.
CHMELA     Czech
Derived from Czech chmel "hops", referring to a person who grew hops, a plant used in brewing beer.
CHMIEL     Polish
Polish cognate of CHMELA, from Polish chmiel.
CHO     Korean
Korean form of ZHAO, from Sino-Korean (jo).
CHOE     Korean
Variant romanization of CHOI.
CHOI     Korean
From Sino-Korean (choe) meaning "high, lofty, towering".
CHONG     Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of ZHANG.
CHOU     Chinese
Variant transcription of ZHOU.
CHOUDHARY     Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of CHAUDHARY.
CHOUDHURY     Bengali
Variant transcription of CHOWDHURY.
CHOW     Chinese
Variant transcription of ZHOU.
CHOWDHURY     Bengali
Bengali form of CHAUDHARY.
CHRISTIAN     French, German, English
Derived from the given name CHRISTIAN.
CHRISTIANS     English
Derived from the given name CHRISTIAN.
CHRISTIANSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of CHRISTIAN".
CHRISTIANSON     English
Means "son of CHRISTIAN".
CHRISTINSEN     English
Means "son of CHRISTIAN".
CHRISTISON     English
Means "son of CHRISTIAN".
CHRISTOFFERSEN     Danish
Means "son of CHRISTOFFER".
CHRISTOPHER     English
Derived from the given name CHRISTOPHER.
CHRISTOPHERS     English
Derived from the given name CHRISTOPHER.
CHRISTOPHERSON     English
Means "son of CHRISTOPHER".
CHU     Chinese
Variant transcription of ZHU.
CHUNG     Korean
Korean form of ZHENG, from Sino-Korean (jeong).
CHURCH     English
From the English word, probably referring to a person who lived close to a church.
CHVÁTAL     Czech
Derived from chvátat meaning "to hurry".
ČIERNIK     Slovak
Slovak cognate of ČERNÝ.
CINEGE     Hungarian
Means "titmouse bird" in Hungarian.
CINGOLANI     Italian
From Cingoli, a town in the Marche region of Italy. It is derived from Latin cingo "surround, ring".
CINO     Italian
From the given name Cino, a short form of names ending in cino.
CIPRIANI     Italian
From the given name CIPRIANO.
CISTERNINO     Italian
From the name of the town of Cisternino, near the city of Bari in southern Italy.
ČÍŽEK     Czech
Means "siskin" in Czech, referring to a type of bird in the finch family.
ČÍŽIK     Slovak
Slovak cognate of ČÍŽEK.
CLAASEN     Dutch
Means "son of KLAAS".
CLACHER     Scottish
From Scottish Gaelic clachair meaning "stonemason".
CLAES     Flemish
From the given name KLAUS.
CLAESSON     Swedish
Means "son of CLAES".
CLARK     English
Means "cleric" or "scribe", from Old English clerec meaning "priest", ultimately from Latin clericus. A famous bearer was William Clark (1770-1838), an explorer of the west of North America.
CLARKE     English
Variant of CLARK.
CLARKSON     English
Patronymic form of CLARK.
CLAUSEN     Danish
Means "son of CLAUS".
CLAY     English
Means simply "clay", originally referring to a person who lived near or worked with of clay.
CLAYTON     English
From the name of various places meaning "clay settlement" in Old English.
CLEARY     Irish
From Irish cléireach meaning "clerk" (see CLARK).
CLEMENS     English
Derived from the given name CLEMENT. This was the surname of the author Samuel Clemens (1835-1910), also known as Mark Twain.
CLEMENSEN     Danish
Means "son of CLEMENS".
CLÉMENT     French
Derived from the given name CLÉMENT.
CLEMENT     English
Derived from the given name CLEMENT.
CLERY     Irish
Variant of CLEARY.
CLIFFORD     English
Derived from various place names which meant "ford by a cliff" in Old English.
CLIFTON     English
Derived from various place names meaning "settlement by a cliff" in Old English.
CLINE     German, Jewish
Anglicized spelling of KLEIN.
CLINTON     English
Derived from the place name Glympton meaning "settlement on the River Glyme" in Old English.
CLOET     Dutch
Variant of KLOET.
CLOSE     English
From Middle English clos meaning "enclosure", a topographic name for someone who lived near a courtyard or farmyard.
CLOUTIER     French
Derived from French clou meaning "nail", referring to someone who made or sold nails.
COBB     English
From a medieval English byname meaning "lump".
COBURN     Scottish, English
Variant of COCKBURN.
COCK     English
Derived from the medieval nickname cok which meant "rooster, cock". The nickname was commonly added to given names to create diminutives such as Hancock or Alcock.
COCKBURN     Scottish, English
Originally indicated someone who came from Cockburn, a place in Berwickshire. The place name is derived from Old English cocc "rooster" and burna "stream".
COCKS     English
Patronymic form of COCK.
CODY     Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cuidighthigh meaning "descendant of CUIDIGHTHEACH". A famous bearer was the American frontiersman and showman Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917).
COELHO     Portuguese
From the Portuguese word for "rabbit", either a nickname or an occupational name referring to a hunter or seller of rabbits.
COELLO     Galician
Galician cognate of COELHO.
COEMAN     Dutch
Variant of KOOPMAN.
COEMANS     Dutch
Variant of KOOPMAN.
COENEN     Dutch
Derived from the given name COENRAAD.
COGHLAN     Irish
Anglicized form of Ó COCHLÁIN.
COHEN     Jewish
Means "priest" from Hebrew כֹּהֵן (kohen). It originally denoted one of the priestly tribe of Levi.
COIRO     Italian
From Italian cuoio meaning "leather", ultimately from Latin corium. This was an occupational surname for a leather worker or tanner.
COJOCARU     Romanian
From Romanian cojoc meaning "sheepskin coat". This was an occupational name for a maker of these coats.
COKE     English
Variant of COOK.
COKES     English
Variant of COOK.
COLA     Italian
From the given name NICOLA (1).
COLBERT     English, French
Derived from the given name COLOBERT.
COLE     English
From the Old English byname COLA.
COLEMAN     Irish, English
From the given name COLMÁN.
COLIJN     Dutch
From the given name NICOLAAS.
COLLINGWOOD     English
From a place name, itself derived from Old French chalenge meaning "disputed" and Middle English wode meaning "woods".
COLLINS (1)     Irish
Anglicized form of Ó COILEÁIN. A famous bearer was Michael Collins, an Irish nationalist leader who was assassinated in 1922.
COLLINS (2)     English
Means "son of COLIN (2)".
COLOMBERA     Italian
From a derivative of Italian colomba "dove" indicating a house where doves were held.
COLOMBO     Italian
Either from Italian colomba "dove" indicating a dove keeper, or from the given name COLOMBO which is derived from the same word. This was the Italian surname of the 15th-century explorer Christopher Columbus.
COLÓN     Spanish
Spanish form of COLOMBO.
COLQUHOUN     Scottish
From a place name meaning "narrow corner" or "narrow wood" in Gaelic.
COLTON     English
From a place name meaning "COLA's town".
COLUMBO     Italian
Variant of COLOMBO.
COMBS     English
Variant of COOMBS.
COMO (1)     Italian
From the given name GIACOMO.
COMO (2)     Italian
From the name of the city of Como in Lombardy, the rival city of Milan during the Middle Ages. Its name may come from a Celtic root meaning "valley".
COMSTOCK     English
Possibly from the name of the River Culm in Devon, England. This name is seen in the Domesday book as Culmstoke or Colmstoke.
COMTOIS     French
Indicated a person from Franche-Comté, a province in eastern France, which translates to "free county".
CONFORTOLA     Italian
From the old Italian given name Conforto meaning "comfort".
CONNELL     Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Conaill meaning "descendant of CONALL".
CONNELLY     Irish
Variant of CONNOLLY.
CONNER     English
From Middle English connere meaning "inspector", an occupational name for an inspector of weights and measures.
CONNOLLY     Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Conghalaigh, which means "descendant of Conghalach". Conghalach is a nickname meaning "valiant".
CONNOR     Irish
Variant of O'CONNOR.
CONSTABLE     English
From Old French conestable, ultimately from Latin comes stabuli meaning "officer of the stable".
CONSTANTIN     Romanian
From the given name CONSTANTIN.
CONSTANTINESCU     Romanian
Means "son of CONSTANTIN".
CONTI     Italian
From the Italian noble title conte meaning "count", derived from Latin comes. It denoted a person who worked for a count or, in rare cases, was a count.
COOK     English
Derived from Old English coc meaning "cook", ultimately from Latin coquus. It was an occupational name for a cook, a man who sold cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house.
COOKE     English
Variant of COOK.
COOKSON     English
Patronymic form of COOK.
COOLEN     Dutch
From the given name NICOLAAS.
COOMBS     English
From Old English cumb meaning "valley", the name of several places in England.
COONEY     Irish
From Irish Ó Cuana meaning "descendant of Cuana". Cuana probably means "handsome, elegant". The Cooney sept originated in County Tyrone.
COOPER     English
Means "barrel maker", from Middle English couper.
CORCORAN     Irish
From Irish Ó Corcráin meaning "descendant of Corcrán", a given name derived from the Gaelic word corcair "purple".
COREY     English
Derived from the Old Norse given name Kóri, of unknown meaning.
CORNA     Italian
Derived from the names of places in northern Italy, especially Lombardy, from a word which means "crag, cliff" in the Lombard dialect.
CORNELL     English
Derived from the given name CORNELIUS.
CORNETT     English
Derived from Old French cornet meaning "horn", referring to one who worked as a horn blower.
CORRÀ     Italian
From a short form of the given name CORRADO.
CORTI     Italian
From Italian corte meaning "court, yard".
CORVI     Italian
Nickname derived from Italian corvo meaning "crow".
CORWIN     English
Derived from Old French cordoan "leather", ultimately from the name of the Spanish city of Cordova.
CORY     English
Variant of COREY.
COSTA     Portuguese, Italian, Catalan
Means "riverbank, slope, coast" in Portuguese, Italan and Catalan, ultimately from Latin meaning "side, edge".
COSTANTINI     Italian
From the given name COSTANTINO.
COSTANZO     Italian
From the given name COSTANZO.
COSTE     French
French form of COSTA.
CÔTÉ     French
French form of COSTA.
COTTERILL     English
Derived from Middle English cotter meaning "cottager", referring to a small tenant farmer.
COUCH     Cornish
From Cornish cough "red", indicating the original bearer had red hair.
COUGHLAN     Irish
Anglicized form of Ó COCHLÁIN.
COUGHLIN     Irish
Anglicized form of Ó COCHLÁIN.
COUMANS     Dutch
Variant of KOOPMAN.
COUPE     English
From Middle English coupe meaning "barrel", a name for a barrel maker or cooper.
COURTEMANCHE     French
Means "short sleeve" in French.
COURTENAY (1)     English
From the name of towns in France which were originally derivatives of the Gallo-Roman personal name Curtenus, itself derived from Latin curtus "short".
COURTENAY (2)     English
From the Old French nickname court nes meaning "short nose".
COUSINEAU     French
Derived from Old French cosin meaning "cousin".
COUTTS     Scottish
From the name of the town of Cults in Aberdeenshire, derived from a Gaelic word meaning "woods".
COUTURE     French
Means "tailor" in Old French.
COWDEN     English
From various English place names, which meaning either "coal valley", "coal hill" or "cow pasture" in Old English.
COX     English
Patronymic form of COCK.
COY     English
Means "quiet, shy, coy" from Middle English coi.
CRACCHIOLO     Italian
Derived from Italian cracchiola, referring to a chicory-like vegetable.
CRAIG     Scottish
Derived from Gaelic creag meaning "crag, rocks", originally belonging to a person who lived near a crag.
CRAWFORD     English
From a place name derived from Old English crawa "crow" and ford "river crossing".
CREMASCHI     Italian
From the name of the city of Crema in Lombardy, northern Italy.
CREMONA     Italian
From the Italian city of Cremona, south of Milan, in Lombardy.
CREMONESI     Italian
From the name of the Italian city of Cremona in Lombardy.
CRESPI     Italian
Variant of CRESPO.
CRESPO     Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Referred to a person with curly hair, from Latin crispus meaning "curly".
CREWE     English
Originally denoted someone from Crewe in Cheshire, which is from Welsh criu "weir, dam, fish trap".
CRISP     English
English cognate of CRESPO.
CRNČEVIĆ     Serbian, Croatian
Derived from Serbian and Croatian црн (crn) meaning "black".
CROCE     Italian
Italian form of CROSS.
CROCETTI     Italian
Italian diminutive form of CROCE.
CROFT     English
From Old English croft meaning "enclosed field".
CROPPER     English
Occupational name derived from Middle English croppe "crop", referring to a fruit picker or a crop reaper.
CROSS     English
Locative name meaning "cross", ultimately from Latin crux. It denoted one who lived near a cross symbol or near a crossroads.
CROUCH     English
Variant of CROSS.
CRUICKSHANK     Scottish
From a nickname meaning "bent leg" in Scots.
CRUSAN     Dutch
Anglicized form of CRUYSSEN.
CRUYSSEN     Dutch
From the name of a place in the Netherlands, derived from kruis "cross".
CRUZ     Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese cognate of CROSS.
CSÁSZÁR     Hungarian
Hungarian form of KAISER.
CSEH     Hungarian
Means "Czech" in Hungarian.
CSINTALAN     Hungarian
Means "mischievous, naughty" in Hungarian.
CSIZMADIA     Hungarian
Means "bootmaker" in Hungarian.
CSONKA     Hungarian
Means "maimed, mutilated" in Hungarian.
CSORBA     Hungarian
From a nickname meaning "chipped, jagged" in Hungarian.
ČTVRTNÍK     Czech
Derived from Czech čtvrtlán meaning "one quarter of a lán", where a lán is a medieval Czech measure of land (approximately 18 hectares). The name denoted someone who owned this much land.
CUCINOTTA     Italian
Derived from a diminutive of Italian cucina meaning "kitchen".
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