All Submitted Surnames

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Calingasan Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog kalingasan meaning "lustre of a surface (which reflects light)".
Çalışkan Turkish
Means "hard-working, diligent, assiduous" in Turkish.
Calisto Portuguese, Spanish
From the given name Calisto.
Cālītis Latvian
Derived from the word cālis meaning "chick".
Calixte French
From the given name Calixte
Calixto Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Calixto
Calkin Irish
Variant of Culkin.
Callander Scottish, English, Swedish (Rare)
Habitational name from various places so named in Scotland. ... [more]
Callen English (Rare)
From the forename Callen
Callender Scottish
Variant of Scottish Callander or German Kalander.
Callender English
Occupational name for a person who finished freshly woven cloth by passing it between heavy rollers to compress the weave. From Old Franch calandrier, calandreur.
Calliari Italian (Latinized, Archaic)
This is an Italian surname, in the north of Italy. Calliari is the result of the deformation of the graphically Calligari, where you can clearly see excision of the letter or character D, which is located in the middle of the surname... [more]
Calligan Irish (Rare)
Before Irish names were translated into English, Calligan had a Gaelic form of O Ceallachain, possibly from "ceallach", which means "strife".... [more]
Calloway American (Modern, Rare)
Means "pebble". From the Old French cail(ou) 'pebble'. Traditionally an English surname, which is a regional name of French Norman origin from Caillouet-Orgeville in Eure, France.
Callum Scottish
From the given name Callum.
Calogero Italian
From the given name Calogero.
Calumpang Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog kalumpang meaning "wild almond tree".
Calvete Spanish
It means bald. It's a surname of the Galician origin.
Calvetto Galician
Meaning baldness.
Calvey Irish
Variation of McKelvey. Meaning rich in possessions or Irish from the French word bald
Calwell English
I guess a differently spelled form of Caldwell. I don't know.... [more]
Calzada Spanish (Latin American)
Means "road" in Spanish.
Calzado Spanish
Means "calced" in Spanish.
Calzaghe Sardinian, Italian
From Italian meaning "breeches".
Cam Vietnamese
Meaning Unknown.
Camacho Spanish, Portuguese
From the ancient European camb, meaning twisted or disfigured, denoting to someone with visible physical abnormalities, but could possibly also refer to residents of a particularly gnarly tract of land.
Camama Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao kamama meaning "manly, masculine".
Camansi Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano kamansi meaning "breadfruit".
Camantigue Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog kamantigi meaning "garden balsam (a type of plant)".
Camarata Sicilian
Name from city in Sicily: Cammarata
Camarena Spanish
Topographic name for someone who lived by a granary.
Camargo Spanish
Habitational name for someone from a place in Andalusia called Camargo.
Cambareri Italian
Variant of Cammareri, an occupational name from Sicilian cammareri meaning "servant".
Cambon Ancient Celtic (Latinized, Archaic)
It means zigzagging river or warped (bent) river. It have a second meaning that is leg.
Cambria Italian
Denoted to someone from Cambria, Sicily, possibly of Arabic origin.
Camerons English
A form of the last name Cameron
Camilleri Maltese, Italian
Derived from Italian cammelliere meaning "camel driver".
Camillo Italian
From the given name Camillo.
Camilo Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Camilo.
Camino Spanish
Derived from the Spanish word for "path", or "walkway". This could have been used to denote a person who lived near a path, or one who built paths for a living.
Camm English
English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Caen in Normandy, France.English: habitational name from Cam in Gloucestershire, named for the Cam river, a Celtic river name meaning ‘crooked’, ‘winding’.Scottish and Welsh: possibly a nickname from Gaelic and Welsh cam ‘bent’, ‘crooked’, ‘cross-eyed’.Americanized spelling of German Kamm.
Cammarata Italian
Habitational name from any of various places in Sicily named Cammarata, all derived from Greek καμάρα (kamara) meaning "vault".
Cammareri Sicilian, Italian
Means "servant, waiter" in Sicilian.
Cammon Scottish, Irish
Reduced form of Mccammon.
Camoys English
From a medieval nickname for someone with a snub nose (from Old French camus "snub nose").
Campagna Italian
Name for someone originally from any of various locations named Campagna, all derived from Latin Campania, itself from campus meaning "field".
Campanano Italian
Southern Italian:... [more]
Camper English
Respelling of German Kamper or Kämpfer (see Kampfer). The surname Camper is recorded in England, in the London and Essex area, in the 19th century; its origin is uncertain, but it may have been taken there from continental Europe.
Campilan Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano kampilan referring to a type of sword.
Camping English
The English form of Campana, means bells.
Campion Norman, French
English (of Norman origin) and French: status name for a professional champion (see Champion, Kemp), from the Norman French form campion.
Campumanes Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Ḷḷena.
Campus Spanish
Derived from the Latin word campus, meaning "field". It denoted someone who either lived in a field or worked in one.
Camus Basque
Camus is a Basque surname from Bermeo, Vizcaya. Part passed to Cantabria and Chile.
Camus French
Means "flat-nosed" in French.
Can Turkish
Means "soul, life, being" in Turkish, ultimately of Persian origin.
Can Mayan
from the word kaan meaning "snake"
Canabrava Brazilian
Cana is the short form of 'cana de açucar' that means "sugar cane", and Brava is the feminine form of 'bravo' that means "angry". There is a municipality in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, called Canabrava do Norte, and according to oral tradition, the origin of the name is due to the disease and subsequent death of some animals after eating a plantation of sugar cane.
Canada French, English
It derives from the Middle English "cane", a development of the Old French "cane", meaning cane, reed.
Canak Turkish
From the Turkish town of Çanakkale. Canak is the Anglicised form, which may or may not retain its Turkish pronunciation.
Canales Spanish
Spanish: habitational name from any of several places called Canales, from canales, plural of canal ‘canal’, ‘water channel’, from Latin canalis.
Canavan Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceanndubháin "descendant of Ceanndubhán", a byname meaning "little black-headed one", from ceann "head" combined with dubh "black" and the diminutive suffix -án.
Cancino Spanish
A name for a person who first held the position of Chancellor.
Cancio Spanish
A name for a person who first held the position of Chancellor.
Candelario Spanish
From the given name Candelario
Candemir Turkish
Means "iron soul" from Turkish can meaning "soul, spirit" and demir meaning "iron".
Candido Italian
From the given name Candido.
Candlin English
Derived from the medieval English, male first name Gandelyn, of unknown meaning.
Candy English
Unexplained.There was a family of this name in Roussillon, France, descended from a partisan of James II named Kennedy, who was exiled in France in the 17th century. The family died out in France in 1868, but may have had an American branch.
Canela Spanish
Derived from the word 'canela' meaning cinnamon in Spanish. It Could also be a variant of the Catalan surname Candela.
Canella Italian
Italian regional surname denoting someone who lived by a canal. From the Italian canale 'canal', from the Latin canalis meaning "canal; conduit; groove; funnel; or ditch". Alternatively, it may come the genus name of wild cinnamon, a diminutive of the Latin canna "reed, cane".
Canelo Spanish
From spanish canela meaning "cinnamon".
Cañete Spanish (Philippines), Spanish (Latin American)
Habitational name for a person from any of the places in Spain called Cañete, such as Cañete de las Torres (Seville), Cañete la Real (Málaga) and Cañete (Cuenca).
Cangussu Brazilian
The surname Cangussu has its origins in the Tupi-Guarani language and is a variation of Akangu’su, which means 'Jaguar'.
Canhoto Portuguese
Means "left-handed" in Portuguese.
Canizales Spanish (Latin American)
This surname came from around the beginnings of 1800 in south regions of Colombia where sugar cane was cultivated. It's a variation of Cañizales, that literally means "sugar cane fields".
Canlas Filipino, Pampangan
Derived from Kapampangan kanlas meaning "future".
Cannavaro Italian
Probably from a nickname used to refer to rope makers or hemp growers. This surname is most famously borne by brothers Fabio (1973–) and Paolo Cannavaro (1981–), former football players.
Cannell Manx
Manx cognate of McConnell or O'Connell.
Cannella Italian
Derived from the word "Cinnamon" in Italian meaning someone who was a baker and or made cinnamon.
Canning English, Irish (Anglicized), Scottish
Habitational name from a place so named in England. From the Old English byname Cana and -ingas meaning "people of".... [more]
Cano Albanian
Meaning unknown.
Canomanuel Spanish
The first part of this surname is possibly derived from Spanish cano "hoary, white-haired, grey-haired". The second part is derived from the given name Manuel... [more]
Cañosa Filipino
It is derived from the word 'Caña' meaning 'reed'. Born as a surname in before World War I, it is a newly formed family name built by Angelo Cañosa and his 2 siblings, formerly his birth surname is Caña when he and his siblings migrated to Agusan when they are wanted by the Spanish Authorities as they were berdugos(Killing Spanish allies)in their native place, Minglanilla and by rowing boats, they landed in Mindanao and he, Angelo Caña and his two siblings changed their family name into Cañosa... [more]
Cañoto Galician
Galician cognate of Canhoto.
Cant English
Means "singer in a chantry chapel", or from a medieval nickname for someone who was continually singing (in either case from Old Northern French cant "song").
Cantellow English
Means "person from Canteleu, Canteloup, etc.", the name of various places in northern France ("song of the wolf").
Canteloup French
Name of several places in France. The surname means "Song of the Wolf" from canta and loup as in "place where the wolves howl".
Canterbury English
Habitational name from Canterbury in Kent, named in Old English as Cantwaraburg "fortified town (burgh) of the people (wara) of Kent".
Cantone Italian
Habitational name for someone from any of various locations named Cantone, derived from Italian cantone meaning "canton, corner".
Cantor Spanish
Occupational name for a singer.
Cantwell Irish, English
A surname used in the South of England.... [more]
Canul Yucatec Maya
Means "protector" in Mayan.
Cañusa Filipino (Hispanicized, Modern, Archaic)
Cañusa is the only variant of the family name of Cañusa. Used by the descendants of Ortillo Cañosa and Eulalia Cañosa in Agusan del Sur, Philippines.
Canzio Italian
From the given name Canzio
Cao Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Gao from Sino-Vietnamese 高 (cao).
Čáp Czech
Means "stork" in Czech.
Capaldo Italian
Probably a diminutive of Italian capo meaning "head", perhaps used as a nickname for a stubborn or hard-headed person.
Cape French, English (British)
French and English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of capes and cloaks, or perhaps a nickname for someone who habitually wore a cloak or cape, from Middle English and Old Norman French cape ‘cape’, ‘cloak’, ‘hooded cloak’ (in French also ‘hood’ or ‘hat’), from Late Latin cappa, capa, probably a derivative of caput ‘head’ (see Capp)... [more]
Capecchi Italian
Probably from Old Italian capecchio, either denoting a type of cheap batting and, by extension, upholsterers, who worked with it, or as a nickname for a person with bristly hair or beard.... [more]
Capeder Romansh
From the Romansh surname prefix Ca and the given name Peder, which is the Scandinavian (and apparently also Romansh) form of Peter.
Čapek Czech
Derived from a diminutive of Czech cáp meaning "stork", applied as a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a stork. In some cases the family name may have derived from a heraldic symbol.
Capel English
From the Domesday Book of 1086, from the old French word 'capele' meaning chapel.
Caplan Jewish
Variant of Kaplan
Caplin English
Means "singer in a chantry chapel" (from Old Northern French capelain, a variant of standard Old French chapelain (cf. Chaplin)).
Capon French
A name for a person who worked as a poultry farmer.
Capone Italian
Augmentative of Italian capo meaning "head", used as a nickname for a big-headed or arrogant person.
Capote Italian (Tuscan)
Capote is a name for person who was the chief of the head from the Italian personal name Capo.
Capra Italian
From the Latin word capra meaning "nanny goat." This was a name originally borne by shepherds / goat herders.
Capraro Italian
Occupational name for a goatherd, derived from Italian capra meaning "goat".
Capricorne French
Derived from the Latin word (Capricornus) meaning "horned like a goat". Probably a nickname for an ambitious person.
Capshaw English
Unexplained. Perhaps a habitational name from Cadshaw near Blackburn, Lancashire, although the surname is not found in England.
Capua Italian
Capua is a city and comune in the province of Caserta, Campania, southern Italy, situated 25 km (16 mi) north of Naples on the northeastern edge of the Campanian plain. Ancient Capua was situated where Santa Maria Capua Vetere is now.... [more]
Capule Filipino, Tagalog
Meaning uncertain.
Capulet English
This is the last name of Juliet from William Shakepeare's tragedy, Romeo and Juliet.
Capulong Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Possibly means "a companion in a meeting."
Caputo Italian
Derived from Latin caput meaning "head", used as a nickname for a big-headed or stubborn person.
Car Croatian, Serbian
Means "Tzar".
Caraballo Spanish
Occupational name for a knight or a knight's servant.
Carabelli Italian
Common surname in the Lombardy region of Italy.
Carabeo Filipino
water buffalo
Carabuz Romanian
Carabuz is a combination betwen 2 Romanian words, ,,cărăbuș" the Romanian form of ,,beetle" and ,,autobuz" the Romanian form of ,,bus"
Caracciolo Italian
Famous bearer of this surname is Canadian-Italian singer Alessia Caracciolo (1996-).
Caramella Italian
Name given to a chalumeau player. Italian version of the French surname Caramelle.
Caramelle French
Name given to a chalumeau player, derived from the old French chalemel, calamel or chalemie, which in turn were derived from the Latin word calamus meaning "reed". Italian variations of the surname are: Caramella, Caramelli, Caramello (diminutive: Caramellino) and Caramelo.
Caraway English
Probably means "spice merchant" (from Middle English carewei "caraway").
Carbajal Spanish, Judeo-Spanish
Probably a habitational name demoting someone originally from any of the multiple locations called Carbajal in León, Asturias, or Zamora in Spain. Alternatively, it may be of pre-Roman origin from the word carbalio meaning "oak", denoting someone who either lived near an oak tree or who was like an oak tree in some way.... [more]
Carballeira Galician
From Galician meaning "oak grove".
Carbonell English
From a medieval nickname for a dark-haired or swarthy person, from Anglo-Norman carbonel, literally "little charcoal".
Carbonero Spanish
Famous bearers are Carlos Carbonero, a Colombian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Sampdoria on loan from Fénix and Sara Carbonero, a Spanish sports journalist.
Carbrey Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Cairbre and Mac Cairbre meaning "descendant of Cairbre", a given name meaning "charioteer".
Cárcamo Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Karkamu.
Carcan Lombard
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous frazione of the commune of Vila in the province of Còmm.
Carcani Albanian
Meaning unknown.
Carcelén Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Card English
English: metonymic occupational name for someone who carded wool (i.e. disentangled it), preparatory to spinning, from Middle English, Old French card(e) ‘carder’, an implement used for this purpose... [more]
Cardamone Italian
Occupational name for a spicer.
Cardei Romanian
Meaning unknown.
Cardella Italian
Habitational name from a place called Cardella in Sicily.
Cárdenas Spanish
Habitational name from places in the provinces of Almería and Logroño named Cárdenas, from the feminine plural of cárdeno "blue, bluish purple" (Late Latin cardinus, from carduus "thistle")... [more]
Cardenete Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Cardillo Italian
Cardillo is a surname of Sicilian origin, derived from the word cardilla, meaning ''goldfinch''.
Carducci Italian
From Riccarduccio, an affectionate form of the given name Riccardo. A famous bearer of this surname is Italian poet Giosuè Carducci (1835-1907), winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1906.
Cardwell English
From the traditionally British surname, which is a variant of the British surname Caldwell, a from the Old English cald "cold" and well(a) "spring, stream".
Care English
Occupational name for a locksmith, Middle English keyere, kayer, an agent derivative of keye.
Careaga Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Kareaga.
Cargill Scottish, English
Habitational name from a place so named in Scotland.
Cariglia Galician
The surname Cariglia comes from the autonomous region in the northwest Iberian peninsula.
Carilli Italian
Patronymic form of Carillo.
Carillo Spanish, Italian
From a diminutive of the given name Caro.
Carim Filipino, Maranao
From the given name Carim.
Caringal Filipino, Tagalog
Means "very beautiful, very handsome", from Tagalog dingal "beautiful, handsome".
Carino Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Carino.
Carisbrook English
Carisbrooke is a village on the Isle of Wight; the name is thought to mean "Carey's brook". When in 1917 the British royal family changed its name from the "House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha" to the "House of Windsor" and renounced all German titles, the title of Marquess of Carisbrooke was created for the erstwhile German Prince Alexander of Battenberg.
Ĉaristo Esperanto
Occupational name for a charioteer, from ĉaro, meaning "a chariot, wagon, or cart", and -isto, a suffix used for professions.
Carlan Irish
Anglicized form of Irish O'Carlain or O'Caireallain, from the Irish carla meaning a "wool-comb" and an meaning "one who" which roughly translates as "one who combs wool"... [more]
Carlander Swedish
Combination of the given name Karl or Swedish karl "man" and ander, from classical Greek andros, "man".
Carlberg Swedish
Combination of the given name Carl or Swedish karl "man", and berg "mountain".
Carless English
This surname of English origin is found chiefly in the Western Midlands. It is a nickname for a carefree person, derived from Old English caru meaning care plus leas, meaning "free from" or "without", hence "free from care".
Carleton English
English: variant spelling of Carlton.
Carlin Irish (Anglicized), Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cairealláin (sometimes also anglicized as Carlton), meaning "descendant of Caireallán"... [more]
Carlin French
From a pet form of Charles.
Carlin Swedish (Rare)
Combination of the given name Karl, which is also a common place name prefix, and the common surname suffix -in (originally from Latin -inus "descendant of").
Carlin Italian
Derived from a pet form of the given name Carlo.
Carlin Jewish (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of Karlin.
Carlin German
Habitational name from a place named Carlin in Germany.
Carling Swedish
From the personal name Karl, which is also a common place name prefix, and the common surname suffix -ing "belonging to".
Carling English (American)
Americanized form of German Garling or Gerling.
Carlo Italian
From the given name Carlo.
Carlos Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Carlos
Carlotti Italian
From the given name Carlo.
Carlova Romanian
Meaning uncertain. It may be related to the name Karlov or Karlova. Another possible relative is the surname Korolev, originating from korol meaning "king"... [more]
Carlsberg German
Variant spelling of Karlsberg or derived from the name of a municipality in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
Carlyon Cornish
Cornish: habitational name from any of three places in Cornwall called Carlyon, in St. Minver and Kea parishes. The first element is Celtic ker ‘fort’; the second could represent the plural of Cornish legh ‘slab’.
Carmack English
Anyone with information about this last name please edit.
Carmical Scottish, English
Variant spelling of Carmichael.
Carmichael Scottish, English
From the name of a village in Scotland meaning "fort of Michael", from Welsh caer meaning "fortress" and the given name Michael.
Carmine Italian (Rare), English (Rare)
Derived from the given name Carmine, which in turn was derived from the color of a vivid form of red.
Carmona Spanish
Habitational name from any of various locations named Carmona, derived from Phonecian qʾrt-ḥmn meaning "city of Hammon" (the name of a Carthaginian deity).
Carnahan Irish
From the Irish Cearnaghan, meaning "victorious"
Carnegie Scottish
Habitational name from a place called Carnegie, near Carmyllie in Angus, from Gaelic cathair an eige "fort at the gap".
Carneiro Portuguese (Brazilian)
Originally from Portugal.
Carnell English
A crossbowman or archer who protected castles and fortresses.