Surnames Starting with Q

usage
Qadir Arabic
Derived from the given name Qadir.
Quaranta Italian
Means "forty" in Italian.
Quattrocchi Italian
From Italian quattro meaning "four" and occhi meaning "eyes", a nickname for a person who wore glasses. It is usually found in Sicily.
Queen English
From a given name that was derived from Old English cwen meaning "queen, woman". In some occurrences it may have been a nickname.
Quesada Spanish
Habitational name from Quesada, a place in Jaén in southern Spain. The place name is of uncertain derivation; it could be connected to Old Spanish requexada meaning "corner, tight spot".
Quick English
Nickname for a quick or agile person, ultimately from Old English cwic meaning "alive".
Quigg Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cuaig meaning "descendant of Cuaig", a given name of unknown meaning.
Quigley Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Coigligh meaning "descendant of Coigleach", a given name meaning "untidy".
Quijada Spanish
Means "jaw" in Spanish, a nickname for someone with a large jaw.
Quijano Spanish
From the name of a village in northern Spain.
Quijote Literature
Spanish form of Quixote.
Quincy English
Originally from various place names in Normandy that were derived from the given name Quintus.
Quinlan Irish
From Irish Ó Caoindealbháin, which means "descendant of Caoindealbhán", a given name meaning "comely form".
Quinn Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cuinn meaning "descendant of Conn".
Quiñones Spanish
From various Spanish place names derived from quiñón meaning "shared piece of land", derived from Latin quinque "five".
Quintana Spanish, Catalan
Originally indicated someone who lived on a piece of land where the rent was a fifth of its produce, from Spanish and Catalan quintana "fifth", from Latin quintus.
Quirk Irish
Variant of Quirke.
Quirke Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Cuirc meaning "descendant of Corc", a given name meaning "heart".
Quirós Spanish
Denoted a person from one of the various places of this name in Spain, which may derive from Galician queiroa meaning "heather".
Quixote Literature
Created by Miguel de Cervantes for the main character in his novel Don Quixote (1605), about a nobleman who goes mad after reading too many heroic romances and decides to become a wandering knight under the name Don Quixote. His real name in part one of the book is conjectured to be Quixada or Quesada, though in part two (published 10 years after part one) it is revealed as Alonso Quixano. The Spanish suffix -ote means "large".
Quliyev Azerbaijani
Means "son of Qulu".