All Submitted Surnames

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Pittsenbarger German
Variant spelling of Pitsenbarger.
Pitz Romansh
Variant of Pitsch.
Piu Chinese
1 Chinese 牛: this name probably arose during the Zhou dynasty ( 1122–221 bc ) in the area of Gansu province; the details are unclear. It was borne by a person named Niu Wen, who was a descendant of the eldest brother of the last king of the Shang dynasty, Zhou Xin ( 1154–1123 bc ).... [more]
Pius Estonian
Pius is an Estonian surname meaning "pious".
Pivec Czech
Nickname for a drinker, from pivo meaning ‘beer’.
Pivonka Czech
Czech word for peony. Also given as a nickname meaning one with rosy cheeks
Pizarro Spanish
One who produces, or deals in, slate.
Pizzuto Italian
Italian surname derived from a nickname meaning ‘malicious’.
Plahna German (Austrian)
It is a name from the Gratkorn, Graz, Styria area of Austria
Plain French
from Old French plain an adjective meaning "flat" and a noun meaning "plain" hence a topographic name denoting e.g. a dwelling on a flat terrain.
Plamenov Bulgarian
Means "son of Plamen".
Plankton Popular Culture
This is the surname of Sheldon J. Plankton from SpongeBob SquarePants.
Pláňsker Czech (Rare, Archaic), Slovak (Rare, Archaic), German (Rare, Archaic)
Originating from Bohemia, a region between The Czech Republic and Germany. The name means "forest clearing", Pláň: forest, sker: clearing. It is a very rare last name with only about 20 holders of it.
Plant English
An occupational surname for a gardener.
Planta Romansh
Derived from Romansh planta "tree; plant".
Plantagenet Medieval English, Medieval French
Borne by the House of Plantagenet, a royal house which originated from the lands of Anjou in France. It also originated as a nickname for Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou (1113-1151), father of King Henry II of England (1133-1189), who ascended the English throne in 1154... [more]
Plante French
French cognate of Plant.
Plantz English (American)
Deriving from England. "Men known as a Planter was an English term for people who were "planted" abroad in order to promote a political, religious cause or for colonization purposes." ... [more]
Plasencia Spanish
habitational name from Plasencia in Cáceres province and possibly also a Castilianized form of a habitational name from Plasenzia the name of towns in Zaragoza and Huesca (Aragon).
Plata Spanish
Byname from plata "silver".
Plata Spanish
Habitational name from places in Toledo and Cáceres provinces named Plata, or various places named La Plata.
Platini Italian
Occupational name for a person who coats objects with platinum, derived from Italian platinare literally meaning "to platinize, to coat with platinum". A notable bearer is the former French soccer star Michel Platini (1955-).
Plato German, Dutch, Polish, English
From the Given name Plato the Latinized form of Platon. English variant of Plater.
Platon French, German, Romanian, Spanish (Philippines)
From the given name Platon. Spanish variant of Pláton more common in the Philippines.
Platte French
From Old French plat, meaning "flat."
Platten English
Diminutive of Platt.
Platter Scottish
Habitational name from the Forest of Plater in Angus.
Playfair English
From a medieval nickname for an enthusiastic competitor in sports and games (from Middle English pleyfere "companion in play, playmate"), or else a different form of Playford (from a Suffolk place-name meaning "ford where sports are held")... [more]
Pleasance English
Either (i) from the medieval female personal name Plaisance, literally "pleasantness"; or (ii) "person from Piacenza", Italy (from Latin Placentia, literally "pleasing things").
Pleasant American
Means being a very bright man in the near future. Also can be used as a alias.
Plekk Estonian
Plekk is an Estonian surname meaning "tin".
Plemmons English, Irish, German
Altered spelling of Fleming.
Plemons English, Irish, German
Variant form of Plemmons. A famous bearer is American actor Jesse Plemons (1988-).
Plescia Italian
From Albanian plesht "flea".
Pletikosa Croatian
Derived from pletiti, meaning "to knit", and kosa, meaning "hair".
Pletikosić Croatian
Derived from pletiti, meaning "to knit", and kosa, meaning "hair".
Plevneliev Bulgarian
From the Bulgarian name for the Greek village of Petroussa (called Plevnya in Bulgarian), itself derived from Bulgarian плевня (plevnya) meaning "barn". A notable bearer is Bulgarian president Rosen Plevneliev (1964-).
Pliev Ingush (Russified), Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush and Ossetian name, which is derived from the name of an Ingush teip (clan). The name itself comes from Plievo, the name of a village in Ingushetia, which means "village of the sons of Pkhile", referring to a given name possibly derived from Ossetian пыл (pyl) meaning "elephant".
Plimsoll French (Acadian)
I don't know the meaning, but it is my maiden name, and I understand it to be French. Samuel Plimsoll is my ancestor. He was born in Bristol, UK. He was an MP who spoke up in parliament and subsequently the Plimsoll or loading line was introduced on ships... [more]
Pliner Russian, Czech
Originated from a small town in Russia named, Plino.
Ploom Estonian
Ploom is an Estonian surname meaning "plum" (Prunus).
Ploomipuu Estonian
Ploomipuu is an Estonian surname meaning "plum tree" (Prunus).
Plotnikov Russian
Means "son of the carpenter" from Russian плотник (plotnik) "carpenter".
Ploumas Greek
From the Latin word for ornament, 'pluma'.
Ploumides Greek
Descendant or son of the ornamented, from the Latin word 'pluma', for ornament.
Plum English, German, Jewish
English and North German: from Middle English plum(b)e, Middle Low German plum(e) ‘plum’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a plum tree, or a metonymic occupational name for a fruit grower... [more]
Plūme Latvian
Meaning "plum, plum tree".
Plumer German, English, Dutch
North German (Plümer) and English: variant of Plum, the suffix -er denoting habitation or occupation. Altered form of South German Pflümer, an occupational name for a grower or seller of plums, from an agent derivative of Middle High German pflume ‘plum’... [more]
Plumier French, Belgian
Possibly an occupational name for a dealer in feathers and quills, from an agent derivative of Old French plume "feather, plume" (compare English and Dutch Plumer)... [more]
Plummer English
1. Occupational name for a worker in lead, especially a maker of lead pipes and conduits, from Anglo-Norman French plom(m)er, plum(m)er ‘plumber’, from plom(b), plum(b) ‘lead’ (Latin plumbum)... [more]
Plumtree English
From any of the locations called Plumtree for anyone who lived near a plum tree derived from Old English plume "plum" and treow "tree".
Plunket English
Either an occupational name for someone who sold plunket, a "coarse white woollen cloth", or a location in France with the name Planquette or Planquenet.
Plymouth English (Rare)
Derived from the place name Plymouth.
Png Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Fang.
Pniewski Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Pniewy in the district of Poznań, or from any of the many places in Poland named Pniewo.
Po Italian
Derived from Po the longest river in Italy (651,8 km). It flows eastward across northern Italy starting from the Cottian Alps across the regions: Piemonte, Lombardia, Emilia-Romagna and Veneto... [more]
Pobanz German
Nickname for a braggart or bogeyman, of uncertain Slavic origin.
Pobjoy English
From a medieval nickname for someone thought to resemble a parrot, from Middle English papejai, popinjay "parrot". This probably denoted someone who was talkative or who dressed in bright colours, although it may have described a person who excelled at the medieval sport of pole archery, i.e. shooting at a wooden parrot on a pole.
Poblete Spanish (Latin American)
Habitational name from Poblete in the province of Ciudad Real.
Pochettino Italian (Modern)
Famous Argentine soccer manager named Mauricio Pochettino (Born 1972)
Podbielski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Podbielsko in Konin voivodeship.
Podda Italian
From Sardinian podda "flour", or pudda "chicken".
Põder Estonian
Põder is an Estonian surname meaning "moose".
Põdersoo Estonian
Põdersoo is an Estonian surname meaning "moose swamp".
Podolski Polish
Refers to a region named Podolia in Ukraine.
Podolskiy Russian
Variant transcription of Podolsky.
Podolsky Russian
Russian form of Podolski
Põdramägi Estonian
Põdramagi is an Estonian surname meaning "moose mountain".
Podriznik Slovene
From the article of clothing of the same name worn by priests, possibly denoting a maker of them or perhaps a relative of a clergyman.
Poduska Slovak
Poduska means pillow or soft cushion.
Podwojski Polish
Archaic -- denotes the office of a minor church official.
Poe English
From a medieval nickname for a vain or flamboyantly dressed person (from Old Norse "peacock"). American author and poet Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was a famous bearer.
Poehler German
German (Westphalian): topographic name for someone who lived by a muddy pool, from an agent noun derived from Middle Low pol ‘(muddy) pool’.
Poet Scottish
Of uncertain origin, probably a variant of Pate.
Pöge German
German cognate of Page.
Poghosyan Armenian
Means "son of Poghos".
Pogonat Romanian
Meaning unknown.
Pogonatos Greek
Means bearded in medieval Greek.
Pogonowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Lesser Polish villages.
Pogue Irish, American
An Irish surname meaning "kiss"
Poh German
From a dialect word for standard German Pfau ‘peacok’, a nickname for a vain person or for someone with a strutting gait.
Pōhānō Hawaiian
This surname means "wheezy."
Põhi Estonian
Põhi is an Estonian surname meaning "north".
Põhjala Estonian
Põhjala is an Estonian surname meaning "the North" and "Northern area" as well as "Norse".
Pohla Estonian
Pohla is an Estonian surname derived from "pohl" ("lingonberry").
Pohon Indonesian
Means "tree" in Indonesian.
Pöial Estonian
Pöial is an Estonian surname meaning "thumb".
Põim Estonian
Põim is an Estonian surname derived from "põimima" ("enlace" or "entwine")' loosely meaning "weaver".
Pointe French
Derivation of the name is from the pre 10th century Old French "pointe" meaning a sharp or pointed end, and ultimately from the Latin "puncta", to pierce.
Poisson French
Poisson is the French word for fish, and was given to one who was a fishmonger, fisherman, or could be a nickname for one who had the appearance similar to a fish.
Poitier French
Evidently an altered spelling of Pothier. A famous bearer of this surname was the Bahamian-American actor Sidney Poitier (1927-2022).
Pokrywka Polish
Nickname from pokrywka meaning ‘cover’, ‘lid’.
Polack Polish, Jewish
Anglicized from POLAK.
Poláčková Czech
Feminine form of Poláček.
Polanco Spanish
Habitational name from Polanco in Santander province.
Poland English, German, French (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
English and German name is derived from the Middle High German Polan, which means "Poland". The surname originally signified a person with Polish connections.This French surname originated from an occupational name of a poultry breeder, or from a fearful person; it is derived from the Old French poule, which means "chicken".In other cases, particularly in Ireland, the English Poland is a variant of Polin,which is in turn an Anglicised form of the original Gaelic spelling of Mac Póilín, which translated from Irish means "son of little Paul"... [more]
Polat Turkish
Means "steel" in Persian. Many Turkish Oghuz descendants are using this surname.
Põld Estonian
Põld is an Estonian surname, meaning "field".
Põldmaa Estonian
Põldmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "field land".
Põldmäe Estonian
Põldmäe is an Estonian surname meaning "field hill/mountain".
Põldoja Estonian
Põldoja is an Estonian surname meaning "field stream/creek".
Põldots Estonian
Põldots is an Estonian surname meaning "field end".
Põldpüü Estonian
Põldpüü is an Estonian surname meaning "partidge".
Põldroos Estonian
Põldroos is an Estonian surname meaning "field rose".
Põldsaar Estonian
Põldsaar is an Estonian surname meaning "field island".
Põldsepp Estonian
Põldsepp is an Estonian surname meaning "field smith".
Põldur Estonian
Põldur is an Estonian surname meaning "farmer".
Põldvee Estonian
Põldvee is an Estonian surname meaning "field water".
Pole English
Variant of Poole, from Old English pól.
Poley French, German, Jewish
French: variant of Polet, Paulet, pet forms of Paul.... [more]
Polgar Hungarian
Hungarian word for citizen. Taken on by Jewish Hungarians during World War Two to avoid Nazi attention for having 'Jewish' last names.
Polhem Swedish (Rare)
Derived from Polhammar, itself of uncertain origin. A notable bearer was Swedish scientist and inventor Christopher Polhem (1661-1751).
Poli Italian
From the given name Polo, medieval variant of Paolo.
Poliakoff Russian
Variant transcription of Поляков (see Polyakov).
Policier French (Caribbean), Haitian Creole
From French meaning "policeman".
Polidore Italian (Americanized), French
Americanized form of Polidoro and French variant of Polydore from the given name Polydore.
Polidori Italian
Means "son of Polidoro". Famous bearers include John William Polidori (1795-1821), a physician to Lord Byron and author of 'The Vampyre' (1819), and his sister Frances Polidori (1800-1886), the mother of painter and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti, poet Christina Rossetti, critic William Michael Rossetti, and author Maria Francesca Rossetti.
Polikarpov Russian
Means "son of Polikarp".
Poling English, Welsh
Altered form of Bolling, possibly also of Bollinger or Pollinger.
Polinski Polish
Habitational name from Polinowo in Pila voivodeship or Polinów in Biala Podlaska voivodeship.
Polite English
Derived from the English word polite. This name was most likely given to a person who was considered to be polite.
Politis Greek
Politis derives from the Greek word polis, which means 'city'. Therefore Politis means 'citizen'. According to some historians people with this surname have ancestors who came from Constantinople, which was commonly called Polis in the Byzantine era.
Polito Italian
Reduced form of Ippolito. Compare French Hypolite, Greek Politis... [more]
Politzer Hungarian, German, Jewish
Habitational name derived from any one of several places called Police (known as Pölitz in German) in the Czech Republic. Hugh David Politzer (1949-) is an American theoretical physicist who, along with David Gross and Frank Wilczek, discovered asymptotic freedom.
Polívka Czech
Means "soup".
Polk German
Ethnic name for a Pole.
Polk Scottish
Reduced form of Pollock.
Polka German, Polish
Variant of German Polk, also a feminine form for the surname Polak, and comes from the given female name Apolonia.
Polke German
Variant of Polk.
Pollack Polish
Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of spelling of Polak.
Pollak English, German
A name for someone who came from the place called Poland.
Pollari Finnish
Finnish surname from farms with said name in central Finland.
Pollett English
Patronymic of Paul, with the diminutive suffix -et.
Põllu Estonian
Põllu is an Estonian surname meaning "arable" or "agrestic"; associated with farming ("farmer" = "põllumees").
Põlluäär Estonian
Põlluäär is an Estonian surname meaning "arable (land) side".
Põlluaas Estonian
Põlluaas is an Estonian surname meaning "arable meadow".
Põllumaa Estonian
Põllumaa is an Estonian surname meaning "farmland".
Põllumees Estonian
Põllumees is an Estonian surname meaning "farmer"; literally "agrestic (põllu) man (mees)".
Põllupüü Estonian
Põllupüü is an Estonian surname meaning "field grouse".
Pollusaar Estonian (Rare)
I believe it means field island in Estonian
Polnareff French
Most known by famous French singer Michel Polnareff, and fictional Jojo's Bizarre Adventure character Jean-Pierre Polnareff (who is named after the singer).
Polombo Italian
Derived from Palombo literally meaning "Ring Dove" or Palombella meaning "Wood Pigeon" in the dialects of Southern Italy.
Poloskin Russian
Derived from полоска (poloska), a diminutive of полоса (polosa) meaning "stripe, strip, streak". This may have been a nickname for a tall and thin person.
Polski Polish, Jewish
Nickname for a Polish person, originating in areas of mixed populations.
Poltimore English (Rare)
Rare English surname derived from a Devon place name of Celtic origin, allegedly meaning “pool by the large house”.
Polyakov Russian, Jewish, Belarusian, Ukrainian
Patronymic from the ethnic name Polak meaning "Pole".
Polyanski Russian
Meaning "From Fields".
Polychronakis Greek
The suffix 'akis' indicates that this name comes from the island of Crete. The precise meaning is unknown, though it is theorised that, as 'poly' means "many" or "much" and 'chron' might be supposed to come from the same root as 'Chronos' meaning "time", the name means "much time" or "long time".
Polydore French
From the given name Polydore.
Polydouris Greek
From the Greek name Polydoros.
Polyiam Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai พลเยี่ยม (see Phonyiam).
Pomante Italian
An occupational name for someone who farms or sells fruit, from Italian pomo "apple", descended from Latin pomum "fruit, fruit tree".
Pombal Portuguese
from the portuguese word: pombo meaning "dove", "pigeon". ... [more]
Pomerantz German
Occupational name for an importer or seller of bitter (Seville) oranges, Middle High German pomeranz (medieval Latin pomarancia, composed of the elements arancia, the name imported with the fruit.
Pomerantz Jewish
From the Yiddish word pomerants "orange"
Pomeroy English
From an English surname meaning "dweller by the apple orchard".
Pompei Italian
Habitational name from a place called Pompei in Naples province. Or a patronymic or plural form of Pompeo.
Pompeo Italian
From the Italian given name Pompeo.
Pompey French, English
Variant of Italian Pompei.
Pompilio Italian
From the given name Pompilio
Ponce Spanish, English
The Ponce name was carried into England after the migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066.'Ponce' is derived from 'Ponsoby',a place in Cumberland, where the family settled. The Ponce motto is 'Pro rege, lege grege' meaning "For the King, law, and people"
Ponce De León Spanish
Compound name composed of the family name Ponce + the habitational name León.
Ponciano Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Ponciano.
Pong Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Pang.
Pongsilpipat Thai
From Thai พงศ์ (pong) meaning "family, race", ศิลป์ (sin) meaning "art", พิพัฒน์ (phiphat) of unknown meaning.
Poniatowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Poniatowa.
Ponomarenko Ukrainian
Occupational name for a church bell-ringer from Ukrainian парамонар (paramonar) meaning "sexton".
Ponomarev Russian
Derives from Slavic "пономарь"- Sexton.
Pons Catalan, French, Occitan, Dutch
From the given name Pons.
Ponsonby English
From a place name in England.
Pontiff French
Means "bridge builder". Comes from the French word pont, which means bridge. ... [more]
Ponton Scottish
First recording of surname in scotland in 1306 in the town of Ayr Scotland. I have many links showing ties to Scotland.
Pontz English
The name Pontz likely came from Germanic origin, probably originating from the German Pflanzen.
Ponyiam Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai พลเยี่ยม (see Phonyiam).
Ponzi Italian
the surname of an early perpetrator of a Ponzi Scheme... [more]
Pooga Estonian
Pooga is an Estonian surname derived from "pooge" meaning "graft/grafting".
Pook English
Pooke was the original version... [more]
Pool English
Topographic name for someone who lived near a pool or pond, Middle English pole (Old English pōl), or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word, as for example Poole in Dorset, South Pool in Devon, and Poole Keynes in Gloucestershire.
Pool Estonian
Pool is an Estonian surname meaning "at", "to", "towards", as well as "half". Derived from the location in which one lived.
Pool Romansh
Derived from the given name Pol.
Poolamets Estonian
Poolamets is an Estonian surname meaning "half forest(ed)".