Spanish 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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SOLO Basque
Means "rural estate" in Basque.
SOLOS Basque
Possibly a variant of SOLO.
SOSA Spanish
Spanish form of SOUSA.
SOTO Spanish
Means "grove of trees, small forest" in Spanish, ultimately from Latin saltus.
SUÁREZ Spanish
Means "son of SUERO".
SUERO Spanish
Derived from the given name SUERO.
TAPIA Spanish
Means "mud wall" in Spanish.
TERRAZAS Spanish
Originally a name for a person from Terrazas in the Spanish city of Burgos, a place name meaning "terraces".
TOLEDANO Spanish
Derived from the name of the city of Toledo in Spain, which was from Latin Toletum, which may have been derived from a Celtic word meaning "hill".
TOMÀS Catalan
Derived from the given name TOMÀS.
TORRES Spanish, Portuguese
Name for a person who lived in or near a tower, ultimately from Latin turris.
TOS Spanish
Spanish form of TOSI.
TOSELL Catalan
Catalan form of TOSI.
TOSET Catalan
Catalan form of TOSI.
TRAVIESO Spanish
Spanish form of TRAVERS.
TRUJILLO Spanish
Originally denoted a person from Trujillo, Spain, originally called Turgalium in Latin.
UBIÑA Basque
Possibly a variant of URBINA.
URBINA Basque
Derived from Basque ur "water" and bi "two", indicating a place where two waterways met.
UREÑA Spanish
Probably derived from the name of Urueña, a town in the province of Valladolid, Spain, which is of unknown meaning.
VALDEZ Spanish
Means "son of BALDO".
VALENCIA Spanish
From the name of the Spanish city of VALENCIA.
VALIENTE Spanish
From a nickname derived from Spanish valiente meaning "brave".
VARELA Spanish
Derived from Spanish vara "stick". It may have originally been given to one who used a stick in his line of work, for example an animal herder.
VARGAS Spanish, Portuguese
Means "hut, slope, pastureland" in Spanish and Portuguese dialects.
VÁSQUEZ Spanish
Means "son of VASCO".
VEGA Spanish
From Spanish vega meaning "meadow, plain", of Basque origin.
VELA Spanish
Derived from Spanish vela meaning "sail" or the homonym vela meaning "watchful".
VELÁSQUEZ Spanish
Derived from the given name VELASCO.
VELÁZQUEZ Spanish
Derived from the given name VELASCO.
VENTURA Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given names BONAVENTURA (Italian), BUENAVENTURA (Spanish) and BOAVENTURA (Portuguese).
VICARIO Spanish, Italian
Means "vicar" in Spanish and Italian, an ecclesiastic title used to denote a representative of a bishop. It is derived from Latin vicarius meaning "substitute, deputy".
VIDAL Spanish, French
From the given name VIDAL.
VILAR Portuguese, Galician, Catalan
Means "hamlet, farm" in Portuguese, Galician and Catalan, from Late Latin villare, a derivative of Latin villa.
VILARÓ Catalan
Catalan variant of VILAR.
VILLA Italian, Spanish
Means "town" in Italian and Spanish, from Latin. It was originally given to a person who came from a town, as opposed to the countryside.
VILLALOBOS Spanish
Denoted a person from the town of Villalobos, Spain, which is derived from Spanish villa "town" and lobo "wolf".
VILLANUEVA Spanish
Originally denoted someone who came from one of the various Spanish towns by this name, derived from villa "town" and nueva "new".
VILLAR Spanish
Spanish cognate of VILAR.
VILLAVERDE Spanish
Originally denoted a person from one of the various Spanish towns by this name, derived from villa "farm, settlement" and verde "green".
VITERI Spanish, Basque
Meaning uncertain, possibly from a Basque place name.
VIVAS Catalan
From the Catalan byname vivas meaning "may you live", which was bestowed upon children to bring good luck.
VIVES Catalan
Variant of VIVAS.
ZABALA Basque
Originally denoted someone who lived in a place of this name in Biscay. It is derived from Basque zabal meaning "large, wide".
ZAMBRANO Basque
Possibly a habitational name for someone from Zambrana, a town in the province of Álava in Spain.
ZAMORANO Spanish
Originally denoted a person from Zamora, the name of both a province in Spain and its capital city.
ZAPATERO Spanish
Spanish cognate of SAVATIER.
ZAVALA Spanish
Variant of ZABALA.
ZUBIZARRETA Basque
Means "old bridge", from Basque zubia "bridge" and zahar "old". A famous bearer is the Spanish soccer player Andoni Zubizarreta (1961-).
ZUÑIGA Basque
From the name of a Spanish town, formerly named Estuniga in Basque, possibly derived from Basque istuin "channel, strait".
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