All Submitted Surnames

Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Pak Korean
Alternate romanization of Park 1.
Pakenham English
From the parish of Pakenham in Suffolk, meaning "Pacca's settlement" from Old English ham "estate, settlement".
Pakk Estonian
Pakk is an Estonian surname meaning both "parcel" and "forecastle".
Pal Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit पाल (pala) meaning "guard, protector".
Palacio American
Surname of author R.J. Palacio, who wrote the book Wonder (2012)
Palacio Spanish
Palacio is derived from the Spanish word "palaciao," meaning a "palace," and as a surname, was no doubt taken on by someone who lived near a palace or mansion, or perhaps by someone who worked there.
Palacol Filipino, Tagalog
Means "ax" in Tagalog.
Palacpac Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Derived from Tagalog palakpak meaning "appaluse."
Palad Filipino, Tagalog
Means "fate, destiny, palm in Tagalog.
Palafox Spanish (Mexican)
From Palafolls, a Catalan place name.
Palamets Estonian
Palamets is an Estonian surname meaning "piece (of) forest". It is derived from the compound words "pala", meaning "piece" and "mets", meaning "forest".
Pălărie Romanian
Occupational name for a hatter.
Palau Catalan
From palau meaning "palace", "mansion".
Palazzola Italian
Feminine form of Palazzolo.
Palenzuela Castilian
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Palermo Italian
From the name of the capital city in Sicily.
Palfreyman English
Occupational name for a man responsible for the maintenance and provision of saddle-horses.
Palginõmm Estonian
Palginõmm is an Estonian surname meaning "timber heath".
Paliak Belarusian
Derived from Belarusian паляк (paliak) meaning "Pole, Polish".
Palić Serbian, Croatian
Derived from paliti, meaning "to fire" or "to set on fire".
Palin English
(i) "person from Palling", Norfolk ("settlement of Pælli's people") or "person from Poling", Sussex ("settlement of Pāl's people"); (ii) from the Welsh name ap Heilyn "son of Heilyn", a personal name perhaps meaning "one who serves at table"
Paljas Estonian
Paljas is an Estonian surname meaning "bare".
Paljasmaa Estonian
Paljasmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "bare land".
Paljević Montenegrin, Croatian
Derived from paliti (палити), meaning "to burn, to set of fire".
Palk Estonian
Palk is an Estonian surname meaning both "timber" and "wage".
Päll Estonian
Päll is an Estonian surname meaning "screech owl".
Palla Indian, Tamil
Another form of Palli.
Palladio Italian
Andrea Palladio (1508-1580) was an Italian Renaissance architect active in the Venetian Republic. He designed churches and palaces, but he was best known for his country houses and villas. The architectural treatise, The Four Books of Architecture, summarizes his teachings... [more]
Pallan Indian, Tamil
Another form of Palli.
Pallas German, Polish (Germanized)
Nickname for a small man, from Slavic palac 'thumb'.
Palle Telugu
This Surname usually belong to Fisherman Sect in Andhra Pradesh State of India
Palli Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "agricultural laborers".
Palling Estonian
Palling is an Estonian surname meaning "serve".
Palliser English
Means "maker of palings and fences" (from a derivative of Old French palis "palisade"). In fiction, the Palliser novels are a series of six political novels by Anthony Trollope, beginning with 'Can You Forgive Her?' (1864) and ending with 'The Duke's Children' (1880), in which the Palliser family plays a central role.
Pallmann German
The name Pallmann originates from the Landsuhl area of Bavaria, Germany (nor in Rhineland-Palatinate). The meaning of the name is unknown. Some Pallmanns came to America and Americanized the spelling, by dropping the second "n", while others retained the "n".
Pällo Estonian
Pällo is an Estonian surname derived from "päll" meaning "screech owl".
Pallominy Italian
Old surname first used in northern Italy,was derived from the old latin word "palominus", used to refer to a yellowish horse. The lastname Pallominy, originally spelled "Pallomini", was used to denote a heard of those horses in the medieval Italy ( circa 1350 AD), more especifically in the city of Florence and its surroundings.
Palm Swedish
Means "palm tree" in Swedish.
Palma Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, and southern Italian: habitational name from any of various places named or named with Palma, from Latin palma ‘palm’. ... [more]
Palmberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish palm "palm tree" and berg "mountain".
Palmberg Dutch (Rare), German (Rare)
Derived from any of the various places in Germany named Palmberg.
Palme Swedish
The name was adopted by a notable Swedish family in honor of their ancestor Palme Lyder (born 1570s, died 1630), a merchant who immigrated to Sweden from the Netherlands or Germany in the early 1600s... [more]
Palmero Italian
The Palmero family lived in the territory of Palma, which is in Campania, in the province of Naples. The surname Palma was also a patronymic surname, derived from the personal name Palma, which was common in medieval times... [more]
Palmieri Italian
Derived from Italian palmiere meaning "pilgrim".
Palmiste Estonian
Palmiste is an Estonian surname relating to "palm (tree)".
Palmqvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish palm meaning "palm tree", and kvist meaning "twig"
Palmsaar Estonian
Palmsaar is an Estonian surname meaning "palm island".
Palmtag German
Means "Palm Sunday" in German.
Palomeque Castilian
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Pålsson Swedish
Means "son of Pål".
Paltrow Polish (Anglicized), Jewish
Anglicized form of Paltrowicz. A famous bearer is American actress Gwyneth Paltrow (1972-).
Paltrowicz Polish, Jewish
Derived from Palter, a variant of the Yiddish given name Paltiel.
Palu Estonian
Palu is an Estonian surname meaning "sandy heath" and "heathy woodland".
Paluchowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Paluchów.
Palumaa Estonian
Palumaa is an Estonian surname meaning "sandy heath/heathy wood land".
Palumäe Estonian
Palumäe is an Estonian surname meaning "heath woodland hill/mountain".
Palumets Estonian
Palumets is an Estonian surname meaning "sandy heath/heathy woodland forest".
Paluoja Estonian
Paluoja is an Estonian surname meaning "heath woodland stream".
Paluots Estonian
Paluots is an Estonian surname meaning "heath woodland's end".
Palusaar Estonian
Palusaar is an Estonian surname meaning "sandy heath/heathy woodland island".
Palusalu Estonian
Palusalu is an Estonian surname meaning "sandy heath/heathy woodland grove".
Paluvee Estonian
Paluvee is an Estonian surname meaning "sandy heath/heathy woodland water".
Pamaloy Filipino, Maranao
Means "spirit" in Maranao.
Pamireddy Indian, Telugu
From the name of the village of Pamidi in Andhra Pradesh, India, combined with Telugu రెడ్డి (reddi) meaning "village headman". The village's name means "snake killer" from Telugu పాము (pamu) meaning "snake, serpent".
Pampo Italian
1 Italian: from a short form of Alampo, from the Greek personal name Eulampios, adjectival derivative of eulampēs ‘most splendid’.... [more]
Panack Literature
Meaning "Panic" or "Worry".
Panagiotidis Greek
From given name Panagiotis.
Panagopoulos Greek
Derived from the given name Panagos (a short form of Panagiotis) and the patronymic suffix -πουλος (-poulos)... [more]
Panagos Greek
From a short form of the personal name Panagiotis ‘All Holy’ (an epithet of the Virgin Mary).
Panahi Persian
From Persian پناه (panâh) meaning "shelter, refuge, protection".
Panaiotievich Russian (Rare)
Means "Son of Panagiotis" in Russian
Panaligan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "depend on, put trust in" in Tagalog.
Panambolan Filipino, Maranao
Means "rainbow" in Maranao.
Panaro Italian
metonymic occupational name for a baker, from Latin panarium ‘bread basket’.
Pancek Yiddish
Variant of Penzig.
Panchenko Ukrainian (Modern)
It is a common Ukrainian surname meaning "Fisher".
Pancho Spanish
From the given name Pancho.
Pancorvo Italian
A famous Spanish cave, located in Burgos, where the arabs hid from Spanierds.
Pancrazio Italian
From the given name Pancrazio.
Pandey Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डित (pandita) meaning "scholar, teacher".
Pandit Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Odia, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डित (pandita) meaning "learned, wise" or "scholar, teacher".
Pandolfi Italian
Patronymic or plural form of the given name Pandolfo, from Langobardic Pandulf... [more]
Panebianco Italian
given to someone who worked with high quality breads. from italian word pane "bread" and bianco "white"
Panepinto Italian
Derived from the word "pane" meaning "bread" in Italian and "pinto" meaning "painted", "flecked", or possibly "bad". The name is generally given to a baker.
Panesh Circassian (Russified)
From Adyghe пэ (pă) meaning "nose" and нэшъу (năŝ°) "blind".
Panettiere Italian
Means "baker" in Italian.
Panfilo Italian
From the given name Panfilo.
Pang Estonian
Pang is an Estonian surname meaning "pail" and "bucket".
Pangandag Filipino, Maranao
Means "to boast, to be proud of" in Maranao.
Panganiban Filipino, Tagalog
Means "careful, cautious", derived from Tagalog panganib meaning "danger".
Panganoron Filipino, Cebuano
Means "cloudy" in Cebuano.
Pangelinan Chamorro
Chamorro variant of Pangilinan.
Panggaga Filipino, Maranao
Means "strong" in Maranao.
Pangilinan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "place of abstinence" from Tagalog pangilin meaning "abstinence, to abstain" and the suffix -an meaning "place of, time of". It was used to denote abstinence from certain foods for religious purposes.
Panibudlaska Ukrainian, Russian (Rare)
From the Cossack nickname, derived from the Ukrainian vocative phrase пані, будь ласка! (pani, bud laska!) meaning "Lady, please!".
Panić Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Croatian
Patronymic from the personal names Pane, Pano, Panteleon or Pankracij.
Panin Russian
Means "son of Panya".
Pankiewicz Polish
From the nickname Panek, a diminutive of Panas, itself a form of the given name Atanazy.
Pankov Russian
Means "son of Panko".
Pankratov Russian
Means "son of Pankratiy".
Pankratz German (East Prussian)
The name originated in Holland, as a surname chosen in 1811 when Napoleon insisted that all Dutch people have permanent surnames passed down to children. This particular family chose the name of a venerated saint - Saint Pancras, the patron saint of children... [more]
Panksepp Estonian
Panksepp is an Estonian surname meaning "bank smith". May also be derived from "pangsepp", meaning "bucket smith/maker".
Pann Estonian
Pann is an Estonian surname meaning "pan".
Pannala Finnish
Finnish: from the female personal name Anna + the local suffix -la. Found chiefly in Ostrobothnia.
Pannebakker Dutch
A Dutch name that literally means “producer of tiles.” the earliest trace of the name in the Netherlands is in the year 1568, associated with Herr Jan de Pannebakker and his wife Nancy who were accused of heresy and killed by the Spaniards at Utrecht.... [more]
Panosovich Russian
Means "Son of Panos" in Russian
Panou Greek
Means "son of Panos". A famous bearer is the Greek composer Akis Panou (1933-2000)
Panov Russian
Means "son of Panya".
Panozzo Italian
Venice, one of the oldest and most beautiful regions of Italy, is the esteemed birthplace of numerous prominent families, and of a family that bears the surname Panozzo. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for them to adopt a second name to identify themselves, as populations grew and travel became more frequent... [more]
Pantaleo Italian
From the given name Pantaleon.
Pantazis Greek
Derived from the Greek words panta, "always", and zise, "live". Means "always live" or "live forever".
Pantazzi Romanian
Best known as the surname of a certain Sybille.
Pantolin Swedish (Rare)
Swedish military name
Panzacola Indigenous American (Rare)
Named after the tribe meaning "hairy people".
Pão Portuguese
Metonymic occupational name for a baker, from pão meaning "bread"
Pao Chinese
Variant of Bao.
Pao Estonian
Pao is an Estonian surname, derived from "paotama", meaning "slightly open".
Paolini Italian
From the given name Paolino.
Paolino Italian
From the given name Paolino.
Paolo Italian
From the given name Paolo.
Pap Hungarian
A populaur Hungarian surname meaning Priest. It is also a variant of Papp.
Papaccio Italian
The root papa comes from the Greek language, whose Italian translation is literally "priest", but during centuries this was also a term of respect, and this is due to the active influence of Greek and Byzantine culture in southern Italy and specifically in Naples... [more]
Papachristodoulopoulos Greek
Means "descendant of the priest and servant of Christ" in Greek.
Papademetriou Greek
Alternate transcription of Papadimitriou
Papademos Greek
Likely derived from Greek papas, meaning "pope".
Papadiamantopoulos Greek
Means "descendant of the diamond priest" in Greek. A notable bearer of this surname is Ioannis Papadiamantopoulos, a Greek revolutionary leader.
Papamichael Greek, English (Rare)
Means "Son of priest Michael".
Papaqui Aztec, Nahuatl
From Nahuatl pakini meaning "happy".
Papastathopoulos Greek
Meaning "you are the priest" in Greek.
Papatonis Greek
From the Greek surname Papantonis, meaning "son of Antonis, the Priest".
Papazian Armenian
Patronymic from Turkish papaz ‘(Orthodox) priest’, ‘father’, from Greek papas (see Papas).
Papazoglou Greek
Means "son of the priest", derived from the Greek παπάς (papás) meaning "priest" combined with the Turkish oğlu or oğul meaning "son, descendant".
Pappalardo Italian
Means "glutton, hypocrite" in Italian, originally a nickname for a gluttonous person or someone who pretended to observe religious fasts while eating meat in secret.
Pappas Greek
Means "priest" in Greek.
Pappel Estonian
Pappel is an Estonian surname meaning "poplar/cottonwood".
Pappin English (Canadian)
Southeastern Ontario, Canada. My dad and uncle are the only two I met. I was told their family background was Metis/Cree.
Paquette French
From the personal name Paquet, a pet form of Pascal.
Paquin French
Originated in east France. This last name signified a freehold that permitted use of a cluster of land or pastures. The name became “he who possesses lands” and "he who is wise."
Par Portuguese
Derived from Portuguese meaning "pair, couple, equal".
Paradise English, Scottish
Nickname for someone who "lived by a park or pleasure garden".
Paradiso Italian
Means "paradise" in Italian.
Paraiya Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting laborers in agriculture and/or industry. This is a surname belonging to Dalit, or "Untouchables," in the Hindu caste system.
Parajuli Nepali
From the name of a village in Dailekh District called Parajul.
Paramar Indian, Gujarati
Means "one who strikes the enemy" from Sanskrit पर (para) meaning "other, alien, foreigner, enemy" and मार (mā́ra) meaning "killing, slaying, destroying".
Paramore French (Rare)
origin is unknown but the meaning of the name is lover used in France and England
Parata Maori
From a transliteration of the English word "brother" or "brothers".
Paratore Italian
Derived from Italian paratore meaning "decorator, fuller", which refers to a craftsman who fulls coarse cloth. In other words: this surname is the Italian cognate of the English surname Fuller... [more]
Pardoe English
From a medieval nickname based on the Old French oath par Dieu "by God" (cf. Purdie).
Parduhn German
Variant Of Pardon From Middle English Pardun, Pardon "Pardon" A Metonymic occupational name for a pardoner, a person licensed to sell papal pardons or indulgences. German: either a cognate of 1 (also for a sexton), from Old French pardon ‘pardon’, or perhaps a nickname from Middle Low German bardun, Middle High German purdune ‘pipe’ (instrument), ‘tenor’ (voice).
Pardy English (Modern)
English (Dorset) variant of Perdue.
Pare English
Variant of Parr.
Parekh Indian
Parekh is the variant of the name Parikh. It means ‘assayer’ in Gujarati. The Porwal Banias and Oswal have clans called Parekh.
Parelius Norwegian
Latinization of a learned Hellenized translation of either Solvorn, a placename in Luster (Sogn og Fjordane), or of Solnør, a placename in Skodje/Ørskog (Møre og Romsdal), Norway. The surname itself is then derived from Greek para heliou "near (or close by) the sun".
Parenteau French (Rare), French (Quebec)
Diminutive of Parent. In France, this name is predominantly found in the Poitou-Charentes region.
Parfitt English, Welsh
Derived from Middle English parfit meaning "perfect."
Pärg Estonian
Pärg is an Estonian surname meaning "wreath".
Parham Irish, English
This name has been used amongst the Irish and English. This user's great grandmother came from Ireland and her maiden name was Parham. However, in English (London) it is a habitational name from places in Suffolk and Sussex, named in Old English with pere ‘pear’ + ham ‘homestead’.
Parikh Indian
Variant of Parekh
Paris Estonian
Paris is an Estonian surname derived from "päris" meaning "true" and "genuine".
Pariseau French
Derived from a pet form of Paris.
Parke English
Variant spelling of Park.
Parkin English
From the given name Parkin
Parkington English
Habitational name from a place in Greater Manchester (formerly in Cheshire) called Partington, from Old English Peartingtun 'settlement (tun) associated with Pearta', a personal name not independently recorded.
Parletti Italian (Rare)
It is a surname of Italian origin, believed to mean "talkative", although few have this surname. Approximately 11 people bear this surname.
Parley English
A place name meaning "pear field" from Old English 'per' with 'lee' or 'lea' meaning a field or clearing, perhaps where land was cleared to cultivate pear trees. Therefore this name denotes someone who lived near or worked at such a location or came from a habitation associated with the name... [more]
Parmas Estonian
Parmas is an Estonian surname meaning a "heap of sheaves" and an "armful".
Parmentier French
An occupational surname for a maker of "facings" and "trimmings".
Parmley English
Variant of Parley. This form is found more in northern England, specifically Cumberland and Durham, but is of like derivation.
Pärnakivi Estonian
Pärnakivi is an Estonian surname meaning "linden stone".
Pärnamaa Estonian
Pärnamaa is an Estonians surname meaning "linden land".
Pärnamets Estonian
Pärnamets is an Estonian surname meaning "linden forest".
Pärnasalu Estonian
Pärnasalu is an Estonian surname meaning "lime grove".
Pärnaste Estonian
Pärnaste is an Estonian surname derived from "pärn" meaning "linden".
Parnes Jewish
Eastern Ashkenazic occupational name for the president of a Jewish community, from Yiddish parnes (from Hebrew parnas).
Parness Jewish
Variant of Parnes.
Parnham English
English habitational name from Parnham in Beaminster, Dorset.
Pärnoja Estonian
Pärnoja is an Estonian surname meaning "linden creek/stream".
Pärnpuu Estonian
Pärnpuu is an Estonian surname meaning "linden tree".
Parolo Italian
Italian surname coming from the given name Gaspare.
Parr English
From a place so named in England. Derived from Old English pearr "enclosure".
Parr German
Variant of Pfarr.
Parra Spanish
From Spanish meaning "vine".
Parras Spanish
Plural form of Parra.
Parro Estonian
Parro is an Estonian surname, possibly a corruption of "parun" meaning "baron".
Parrot French
Form of Pierone.... [more]
Parsi Persian, Indian (Parsi)
Derived from Persian پارسی (pârsi) literally meaning "Persian", though it also refers to the Parsi (or Parsee), a Zoroastrian community in India.
Parsley Medieval French, English, Norman, French
Derived from Old French passelewe "cross the water."... [more]
Pärson Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Persson. A notable bearer is Swedish alpine skier Anja Pärson (b. 1981).
Parson English
Surname given to the parson (priest).
Pärtel Estonian
Pärtel is an Estonian surname derived from the masculine given name "Pärtel".
Pärtelpoeg Estonian
Pärtelpoeg is an Estonian surname meaning "son of Pärtel (a masculine given name)".
Partenheimer German
Habitational name for someone from Partenheim in Rheinhessen.
Partington English
Habitational name from a place in Greater Manchester (formerly in Cheshire) called Partington, from Old English Peartingtun "Pearta's town".
Parton English
Habitational name from any of various places called Parton; most are named with Old English peretun ‘pear orchard’. A famous bearer of the surname is Dolly Parton.
Parts Estonian
Parts is an Estonian surname, derived from "part" meaning "duck".
Parve Estonian
Parve is an Estonian surname meaning "raft". Probably taken from "parvemees" meaning "raftsman".
Parveen Hindi
From the given name Parveen.