All Submitted Surnames

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Paing Chinese (Min Bei, Rare)
Variant transcription of Chinese (Min Bei) 冰 (see Baing).
Painter English, Medieval French, German
English: from Middle English, Old French peinto(u)r, oblique case of peintre ‘painter’, hence an occupational name for a painter (normally of colored glass). In the Middle Ages the walls of both great and minor churches were covered with painted decorations, and Reaney and Wilson note that in 1308 Hugh le Peyntour and Peter the Pavier were employed ‘making and painting the pavement’ at St... [more]
Paip Medieval Scottish, Biblical Latin, Scottish Gaelic
An ancient Caithness surname, meaning father. The family changed their name from "Paip" to "Pope".
Pais Estonian
Pais is an Estonian surname meaning "dam" and "dike".
Paisarnkulwong Thai
From Thai ไพศาล (phaisan) meaning "large", กุล, a transcription of Pali kula meaning "clan", and วงศ์ (wong) meaning "family, race"
Paish English
From Pasci, a department in Euce, Normandy
Paistik Estonian
Paistik is an Estonian surname derived from "paistma" meaning to "shine" or "appear".
Paiton English
Locational surname derived from the village of Peyton in Essex, England; Variant of Peyton
Pająkowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Pająków.
Paju Estonian
Paju is an Estonian name, meaning "osier" ("willow").
Pajula Estonian
Pajula is an Estonian surname meaning "willow area".
Pajulaid Estonian
Pajulaid is an Estonian surname meaning "willow islet".
Pajumets Estonian
Pajumets is an Estonian surname meaning "willow forest".
Pajupuu Estonian
Pajupuu is an Estonian surname meaning "willow tree".
Pajusalu Estonian
Pajusalu is an Estonian name meaning "willow grove".
Pajusoo Estonian
Pajusoo is an Estonian surname meaning "willow (osier) swamp".
Pajuste Estonian
Pajuste is an Estonian surname, relating to "willow".
Pak Circassian
Circassian name derived from Adyghe пакъ (pāq) meaning "snub-nosed, bluntnose".
Pak Korean
Alternate romanization of Park 1.
Pak Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Bai.
Pakdel Persian
Means "good-tempered, sincere" in Persian.
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".
Pala Turkish
Means "machete, scimitar, blade" in Turkish.
Palabıyık Turkish
Means “ handlebar moustache” in Turkish
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.
Palaiologos Greek
From the Greek words palaios logos, lit. "old word", most likely signifying an "antique collector".The surname of the last ruling Byzantine family.
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".
Palazuelos Spanish
Habitational name from any of the places called Palazuelos a diminutive of Palacios.
Palazzola Italian
Feminine form of Palazzolo.
Pale Nahuatl
Possibly a variant of Apale.
Palenzuela Spanish
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Palermo Italian
From the name of the capital city in Sicily.
Paley English
English surname, either a habitational name denoting a person from a lost or unidentified place in Lancashire or Yorkshire (which was apparently named with Old English leah "woodland, clearing" as the final element), or derived from the Old Danish personal name Palli, from Old Danish páll meaning "pole"... [more]
Paley Jewish, Yiddish, Belarusian, Ukrainian
Occupational name for a distiller, derived from an East Slavic word (Russian палить (palitʹ), Ukrainian палити (palyty)) meaning "to burn". A famous bearer was Princess Olga Valerianovna Paley (1865-1929), the morganatic second wife of Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia.
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".
Palimeris Greek
Derived from the Italian palmiere meaning "pilgrim".
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".
Pallino Italian
Possibly from Italian palla "ball".
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.
Pallotta Italian
From Italian palla "ball".
Pally English
Variant of Paley.
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.
Palola Finnish
Probably from Palo, the name of many Finnish villages or palo meaning "fire" and the suffix -la signifying a place.
Palomeque Spanish
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.
Pamintuan Filipino, Pampangan
Means "to obey, to serve" in Pampangan, derived from pintu meaning "respect, restraint, obedience".
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".
Pamparacuatro Spanish
Bread-for-four in Spanish
Pamphile French, Haitian Creole
From the given name Pamphile.
Pampo Italian
1 Italian: from a short form of Alampo, from the Greek personal name Eulampios, adjectival derivative of eulampēs ‘most splendid’.... [more]
Pamulaklakin Filipino (Rare), Tagalog (Rare)
Means "to make it bloom" in Tagalog.
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.
Panarese Italian
habitational name for someone from a place called Panaro (from Latin panarium "bread basket") for example in Siracusa province Sicily or from Panareo in Salento from an adjectival form of the place names.
Panaritis Greek
Occupational name for a baker, from Latin panarium ‘bread basket’.
Panaro Italian
metonymic occupational name for a baker, from Latin panarium ‘bread basket’.
Panayi Greek (Cypriot)
From the given name Panayis, a short form of Panayiotis.
Pancek Yiddish
Variant of Penzig.
Panchenko Ukrainian (Modern)
It is a common Ukrainian surname meaning "Fisher".
Pancho Spanish
From the given name Pancho.
Panciera Italian
from panciera denoting the piece of the armor covering the stomach (from pancia "belly paunch") perhaps used for an armorer or for someone with a large paunch.
Pancione Italian
Means "fat person, paunch, big belly" in Italian.
Pancorvo Italian
A famous Spanish cave, located in Burgos, where the arabs hid from Spanierds.
Pancrazio Italian
From the given name Pancrazio.
Panda Indian, Odia, Bengali
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डा (panda) meaning "wisdom, knowledge, learning".
Pande Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Odia, Bengali, Gujarati, Nepali
Alternate transcription of Hindi/Marathi पांडे, Odia ପାଣ୍ଡେ, Bengali পাণ্ডে, Gujarati પાંડે or Nepali पाँडे (see Pandey).
Pandey Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डित (pandita) meaning "scholar, teacher".
Pandeya Indian
Alternate transliteration of Pandya
Pandimiglio Italian
Probably means "millet bread" in Italian, from pane "bread" and miglio "millet".
Pandit Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Odia, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डित (pandita) meaning "learned, wise" or "scholar, teacher".
Pandjaitan Batak
Older spelling of Panjaitan based on Dutch orthography.
Pandolfi Italian
Patronymic or plural form of the given name Pandolfo, from Langobardic Pandulf... [more]
Pandolfo Italian, Italian (Tuscan)
From the given name Pandolfo. Variant of Pandolfi.
Pandya Indian, Gujarati
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डा (panda) meaning "wisdom, knowledge, learning".
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".
Pang Chinese
From Chinese 庞 (páng) meaning "huge, tremendous, enormous".
Pang Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Hakka)
Cantonese and Hakka romanization of Peng.
Pangan Filipino, Pampangan
Derived from Pampangan mangan meaning "eat".
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.
Pangcatan Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao pangkat meaning "promotion, prestige".
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.
Paniágua Spanish, Portuguese
Status name for a servant who worked for his board (pan "bread" and agua "water") and lodging.
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.
Panichi Italian
Probably from panico, a type of millet grown in Italy. Alternately, it could be from the Latin name Panicus "of Pan, panic".
Panier Romansh
Derived from the place name Panix (present-day Pigniu) in the district of Surselva in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland.
Panin Russian
Means "son of Panya".
Panjaitan Batak
Derived from Batak panjait meaning "tailor, sewer".
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 wish: πάντα να ζει! (panta na zei!) or πάντα ζεις! (panta zeis!) meaning "live forever!", from the Greek πάντα (panta) meaning "always" and ζεις (zeis) meaning "live"... [more]
Pantazzi Romanian
Best known as the surname of a certain Sybille.
Panteli Greek
From the given name Pantelis.
Pantolin Swedish (Rare)
Swedish military name
Panuwat Thai (Rare)
Variant transcription of Thai ภาณุวัฒน์ (see Phanuwat).
Panyanouvong Lao
From Lao ປັນຍາ (panya) meaning "wisdom, intelligence, reason" and ວົງ (vong) meaning "lineage, family".
Panyobhas Thai (Sanskritized, Rare)
Sanskritized transcription of Thai ปัญโญภาส (see Panyophat).
Panyopas Thai (Rare)
Variant transcription of Thai ปัญโญภาส (see Panyophat).
Panyophat Thai (Rare)
From Thai ปัญโญ (panyo), a form of ปัญญา (panya) meaning "wisdom; knowledge; intelligence" and
Panzacola Indigenous American (Rare)
Named after the tribe meaning "hairy people".
Panzer German
Metonymic occupational name for an armorer from Middle High German panzier "mailcoat" (Old French pancier "armor for the stomach, body armor" from Late Latin).
Panzeri Italian
Either a nickname from Italian pancia "belly, paunch", referring to someone with a prominent belly (see Panza), or an occupational name for someone who manufactured girdles and armour, from panciere "corset, girdle; paunce (armour covering the belly)", ultimately from the same root.
Panzica Italian
From Sicilian panzicu "pot-bellied, paunch".
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.
Paonil Thai
From Thai เปา (pao) meaning "judicial officer, referee, umpire" and นิล (nin) meaning "very deep black".
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.
Papacostas Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Greek Παπακώστας (see Papakostas) chiefly used in Cyprus.
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.
Papakostas Greek
Means "son of Kostas the priest", from Greek πάπας (papas) combined with the given name Kostas.
Papamichael Greek, English (Rare)
Means "son of priest Michael".
Papanikolaou Greek
Means "son of priest Nikolaos".
Papaqui Aztec, Nahuatl
From Nahuatl pakini meaning "happy".
Papastathopoulos Greek
Meaning "you are the priest" in Greek.
Papatonis Greek
Means "son of priest Antonis".
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".
Papin French
Either from Old French papin "pap (for kids)" a noun derivative of paper "to munch or eat" (from Late Latin pappare in origin a nursery word) as a nickname probably referring to a glutton... [more]
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.