All Submitted Surnames

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Carniglia Italian
Italian: perhaps from Sicilian cirniglia, cirnigliu, an occupational name for a grain sifter or winnower.
Caroso English (American)
Surname of Panther Caroso from the Star Fox 64 series.
Carpenito Italian
This surname derives from a person who had worked as a "carpenter".
Carpintero Spanish
Means "carpenter" in Spanish
Carpus English (Rare, ?)
Possibly from the given name Carpus.
Carraway English (British)
The name Carraway belongs to the early history of Britain, and its origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of one having lived on a road near a field or piece of land that was triangular in shape... [more]
Carre French
French (Carré): from Old French carré "square", applied as a nickname for a squat, thickset man.
Carrel French
French: from Old French quar(r)el ‘bolt (for a crossbow)’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of crossbow bolts or a nickname for a short, stout man. The word also meant ‘paving slab’, and so it could also have been a metonymic occupational name for a street layer... [more]
Carrell English
English: from Old French carrel, ‘pillow’, ‘bolster’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of these. In some cases perhaps an altered spelling of Irish Carroll... [more]
Carrender English (American)
Probably from Scottish kerr meaning "rough, wet ground" combined with ender (possibly related to the end of something). It probably denoted someone who lived between rough, wet ground and normal ground.
Carreño Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Carrera Spanish, Italian
Spanish: topographic name for someone living by a main road, carrera ‘thoroughfare’, originally a road passable by vehicles as well as pedestrians (Late Latin carraria (via), a derivative of carrum ‘cart’), or a habitational name from any of various places named with this word.... [more]
Carrey Irish
Variant spelling of Carey. A famous bearer is Canadian-American actor and comedian Jim Carrey (1962-).
Carrick Scottish
The possible roots of the Carrick family name may be from the ancient Strathclyde people of the the Scottish/English Borderlands. Carrick may also be of local origin, referring to those who lived in or near the place called Carrick in Ayrshire... [more]
Carrier English
An occupational name meaning someone who transports goods.
Carrillo Spanish
Means "cheek, jaw" in Spanish, originally a nickname for a person with a distinctive cheek or jaw.
Carrington English, Scottish
English: habitational name from a place in Greater Manchester (formerly in Cheshire) called Carrington, probably named with an unattested Old English personal name Cara + -ing- denoting association + tun ‘settlement’.... [more]
Carrión Spanish
It comes from the knight Alonso Carreño, who distinguished himself in the conquest of the town of Carrión de los Condes (Palencia), where he founded his solar house.
Carrow English
English: habitational name from either of two places: Carrow in Norfolk or Carraw in Northumberland. The first is thought to be named from Old English carr ‘rock’ (a Celtic loan word) + hoh ‘spur of a hill’, while the last may be named either from an Old British plural of carr, or from carr + Old English raw ‘row’... [more]
Carruthers Scottish
This old Scottish surname was first used by Strathclyde-Briton people. The Carruthers family in the land of Carruthers in the parish of Middlebie, Dumfriesshire. In that are it is pronounced 'Cridders'.... [more]
Carstairs English (British)
From the manor or barony of the same name in the parish of Carstairs (= 1170 Casteltarres, 'Castle of Tarres').
Carsten English
Could mean son of Carsten.... [more]
Cartagena Spanish
From the name of the city of Cartagena in southeastern Spain, derived from Latin Carthāgō Nova meaning "New Carthage" (ultimately derived from Phonecian qrt-ḥdšt meaning "new city").
Cartan Irish
Variant of McCartan.
Carten Irish
Variant of McCartan.
Cartier French, Norman
Original Norman French form of Carter. A notable bearer was Breton-French explorer Jacques Cartier (1491-1557), who is known for discovering the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Cartin Irish
Variant of McCartan.
Cartman Popular Culture
Means a man who pulls a cart. A famous bearer is Eric Cartman, Villain Protagonist of the adult cartoon South Park
Carton Irish
Variant of McCartan.
Carucci Italian
Derived from Medieval Latin names Carutius or Caruccius or from the Italian term caruccio composed by caro meaning "dear" with the endearment suffix -uccio.
Caruthers Scottish
Means "Rhydderch's fort" in Cumbric. This might refer to the king of Alt Clut, Rhydderch Hael.
Carville French, Irish
As a French location name it comes from a settlement in Normandy. As an Irish name it derives from a word for "warrior".
Casa Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Means "house" in Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.
Casabuena Spanish (Modern, Rare)
Means "Happy House" or "House of Happiness" in Spanish, with the Spanish word "Casa", which means "House" and Buena, meaning "Happy" or "Happiness".
Casaday Irish
Variant spelling of Irish Cassidy .
Casagrande Italian
Habitational name for someone from any of the various locations called Casagrande or Casa Grande, derived from Italian casa meaning "house" and grande meaning "big, large".
Casals Catalan, French
Plural form of Casal.
Casamitjana Catalan
It indicates familial origin within either of 3 farmhouses: the one in Castellnou de Bages, the one in l'Esquirol, or the one in Moià.
Casanabe French
CASANABE is a French name meaning New house.
Casanova Catalan, Italian
Catalan and Italian: topographic name from Latin casa ‘house’ + nova ‘new’, or a habitational name from any of the many places named with these words.
Casapiccola Italian
Habitational name for someone from any of the various locations called Casapiccola or Casa Piccola, derived from Italian casa meaning "house" and piccola meaning "small".
Casares Spanish, Galician
One who lived in several places named "Casares".
Casari Italian
Smarano, Italy... [more]
Cascalho Portuguese (?)
What I know about this surname is that it came from Alentejo, a region in Portugal countryside. The eldest Cascalho I know lived in Évora (city in this province) so I assume the name born there...
Case French
Case. A hut, a hovel.
Case English
From Anglo-Norman French cas(s)e "case, container" (from Latin capsa), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of boxes or chests.
Casella Italian
From casa "house" (Latin casa "hut, cottage, cabin"), perhaps originally denoting the occupier of the most distinguished house in a village. Italian chef Cesare Casella (1960 - ) is one such bearer of this name.
Casement Manx
Anglicized and reduced form of Manx Gaelic Mac Asmuint meaning "son of Ásmundr". A notable bearer was Sir Roger Casement (1864-1916), an Irish-born British consular official and rebel.
Cases Catalan
Catalan family name. Plural of 'casa' meaning 'house', possibly given to people who were given or built a manor or town house or had a slightly better than normal dwelling for their location/village etc..... [more]
Cash English
Variant of Case.
Cashion Irish
Anglicized form of either Mac Caisin or Ó Caisin meaning "descendant of Caisín" (see Cassidy).
Casiano Spanish
From the given name Casiano.
Casilang Tagalog
Literally "One you are born with" in Tagalog.
Casilao Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano kasilaw meaning "lustre, shine".
Casillas Spanish
From any of various places called Casillas or Las Casillas, from the plural of casilla, a diminutive of Casa. ... [more]
Casio Spanish
From the given name Casio.
Casperson English
Means "Son of Casper".
Cassar Maltese
Of debated origin and meaning. Theories include a derivation from the Italian given name Cesare (via the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies) and a Maltese adoption of the Sicilian surname Cassarà... [more]
Cassata Italian
Derived from the Italian word cassata, denoting a sweet cake made with cheese and candied fruit.
Cassatt French
Origin uncertain. This is not known as a surname in Britain. It may be an Americanized form of a French name such as Casault.
Cassatta Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish form of Cassata. Mostly used in Argentina.
Casse French
Means "oak" in Gallo-Roman
Cassel English, French, German
A surname derived from the Latin military term castellum "watchtower, fort". A variant spelling of the word castle. Denoted someone hailing from the commune of Cassel in the Nord départment in northern France or the city of Kassel (spelled Cassel until 1928) in Germany... [more]
Cassell English
Either (i) "person from Cassel", northern France, or "person from Kassel", Germany ("fort"); or (ii) a different form of Castle ("person who lives by or lives or works in a castle")... [more]
Cassey Scottish, Irish
This surname originated around ancient Scotland and Ireland. In its Gaelic form it is called, 'O Cathasaigh', which means 'the watchful one'.... [more]
Cassiano Italian
From the given name Cassiano.
Cassio Italian
From the given name Cassio.
Castaignède French
Stéphane Castaignède is a French rugby player and coach.... [more]
Castanati Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish Origins
Castañeda Spanish
Habitational name from any of various places called Castañeda, a Spanish word meaning "chesnut grove", itself derived from castaña meaning "chesnut".
Castanheira Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Castañeda meaning "chestnut grove".
Castanho Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Castaño meaning "chestnut tree".
Castaño Spanish, Galician
Means "chestnut tree" in Spanish and Galician.
Castellan Italian
This name is of Latin origin. It comes from "castellanus" meaning 'castellan, steward of a castle'.
Castellaneta Italian
Originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States.
Castellanos Spanish
Habitational name from any of various places called Castellanos, derived from Spanish castellano meaning "Castilian".
Castelli Italki (Italian Jew), Semitic, Italian, Spanish
Italian patronymic or plural form of Castello. ... [more]
Castello Catalan, Italian
Catalan variant of Castell or from Italian castello meaning "castle".
Castelo Branco Portuguese
Means “White Castle” in Portuguese.... [more]
Castiel Judeo-Christian Legend
The name of an angel of Thursday, travelling and guidance. Used in the show Supernatural for the character portrayed by Misha Collins
Castiglia Italian
A Regional name for someone from Castile in Spain. Castile was an independent kingdom between the 10th and 15th centuries, it formed the largest power in the Iberian peninsula. The name derives from the many castles in the region.
Castiglione Italian
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Castiglione, derived from Italian castiglione meaning "castle, fortress".
Castillazuelo Aragonese
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Castille French
Regional name for someone from Castile in central Spain (see Castilla).
Castillon French
means "castle"
Casto Late Roman (Rare, ?)
From the Latin personal name Castus ‘chaste’. Also a nickname from casto ‘chaste’, ‘pure’.
Caston English
A habitational name from a place named Caston, which is from the unattested Old English personal name Catt or the Old Norse personal name Káti + Old English tūn meaning ‘farmstead, settlement’.
Castonguay French (Quebec)
From a combination of Gaston and Guay, the name of a 17th-century French immigrant to Quebec, Canada.
Castrejon Spanish (Mexican)
Found on Ancestry.com
Castrogiovanni Italian
Habitational name from Castrogiovanni, the name until 1927 of Enna in central Sicily.
Catacutan Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog katakutan meaning "fear, fright".
Catanese Italian
One who came from Catania.
Catapang Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog tapang meaning "bravery, courage".
Catarino Spanish, Portuguese, Greek
Meaning "pure".
Catchpole English
Meant "bailiff, especially (originally) one who could seize domestic animals in lieu of tax or debt" (from Anglo-Norman cachepol, from cacher "to chase" + pol "chicken").
Catello Italian
From the given name Catello
Catena Italian
This surname means "chain" in Italian.
Cater English
Comes from the English word "caterer".
Cates English
English patronymic from the Old Norse byname Káti (from káti ‘boy’).
Catesby English
Derived from a civil parish with the same name, located in Northamptonshire, England. An infamous bearer was Robert Catesby (1572-1605), the leader of a group of English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
Cathcart Scottish
Habitational name from Cathcart near Glasgow.
Catlett American (South)
There are several towns in the American South named Catlett.
Catone Italian
Derived from the name of the Roman republican statesman Cato, used as a nickname.
Catrambone Italian
Unexplained.
Catt English
Variant of Cat.
Catt English
Nickname from the animal, Middle English catte "cat". The word is found in similar forms in most European languages from very early times (e.g. Gaelic cath, Slavic kotu). Domestic cats were unknown in Europe in classical times, when weasels fulfilled many of their functions, for example in hunting rodents... [more]
Cattell Anglo-Saxon, French, Ancient Scandinavian
Originated in Scandinavia as a patronym of the first name Thurkettle, a derivative of the Olde Norse name Arnkell, which is composed of arn meaning "eagle" and ketil meaning "a helmet" or "a helmeted warrior" as well as "cauldron", but helmet is the more likely translation... [more]
Cattley English
Means "person from Catley", Herefordshire and Lincolnshire ("glade frequented by cats"). It was borne by the British botanical patron William Cattley (1788-1835).
Cattrall English
This surname is of Old Scandinavian origin, is an English locational name from Catterall, near Garstang in Lancashire, which appeared as "Catrehala" in the Domesday Book of 1086, and "Caterhale" in the Book of Fees of 1212... [more]
Caulfield Irish
Comes from the Irish Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil, which was Anglicized to McCawell and then morphed into Caulfield. Mac Cathmhaoil comes from a word meaning "chieftan".
Caune Latvian
Derived from the word cauna meaning "marten".
Cava Italian, Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese
From cava ‘cave’, ‘cellar’ (from Latin cavea), hence a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in the wine cellars of a great house, a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a cave, or a habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word.
Cavadov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Cavad".
Cavagnaro Italian
Means "basket-weaver."
Cavalcanti Italian
Means "riding" in Italian. An occupational surname for people who worked with horses.
Cavalera Italian
A bearer of this name is Brazilian metal musician Max Cavalera, whose father was Italian.
Cavalier French (Southern)
Variant of Chevalier (meaning "knight, rider").
Cavallini Italian
The surname comes from the words "cavallaro," which means a horse dealer; or from "cavalieri," meaning a horseman, rider or knight.
Cavarai Indian, Tamil
Variant transcription of Kavarai.
Cave Norman, French, English
A name of various possible origins. As a Norman French name Cave can mean "bald" from cauf or it can mean "worker in a wine cellar" or "one who dwelt in or near a cave". As an English name Cave refers to a Yorkshire river whose fast current inspired the name meaning "swift".
Cavell English
Nickname for a bald man, from a diminutive of Anglo-Norman French cauf.
Caverly English
English surname, a variant of the English surname Calverley, itself derived from the Old English calf "calf" and leag "field, clearing".
Caviezel Romansh
Swiss surname of unknown meaning. A notable bearer is American actor Jim Caviezel (1968-).
Cavil English
Variant of Cavill
Cavill English
Derived from Cavil, a place located in the East Riding of Yorkshire, Northern England, named from Old English ca meaning "jackdaw" and feld meaning "open country".
Cawood English
Traditional English habitational surname meaning "jackdaw wood" from the Old English ca referring to 'jackdaw' (a member of the crow family), and wudu 'wood'.
Cawte Manx
Originates from a Manx nutcase.
Cawthorne English
Means "person from Cawthorn or Cawthorne", both in Yorkshire ("cold thorn bush").
Caxaro Maltese
One bearer is Maltese philosopher Pietru Caxaro.
Cayabyab Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog yabyab meaning "pounding of rice grains".
Caylor English
Anglicized form of Kaylor.
Cayson English
Variant of Cason.
Cazacu Romanian
From the name of the Cazacu River which flows through Romania.
Cazaly English (Australian)
The meaning of this surname is unknown. This is a very important name in Australian Football culture, as it was the surname of a very prestigious Australian rules football player, Roy Cazaly. Mike Brady, from The Two Man Band, published a song called "Up There Cazaly", which is played every year at the AFL grand finals, thus making this surname is well-known by Australian Football fans.
Cazan Romanian
From Romanian meaning "cauldron".
Ceaușescu Romanian (Rare)
Derived from Romanian ceauș "doorman, courier, usher" (ultimately derived from Ottoman Turkish çavuş "messenger, sergeant"). A notable bearer of the surname is the infamous Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu.
Cebrail Turkish, Kurdish, Uyghur
From the given name Cebrail.
Cebreiro Jewish, Portuguese
Cebreiro is an olive tree.
Cebrián Spanish
From the given name Cebrián.
Çeçen Turkish, Chechen (Expatriate)
Means "Chechen" in Turkish, used by those of Chechen descent living in Turkey.
Cécire Norman
Derived from the feminine name Cécile.
Ceddia Italian (Modern)
Great grandparent from San Marco in Lamis, Province of Foggia, Apulia region of Italy.
Cedergren Swedish
Combination of Swedish ceder "cedar" and gren "branch".
Cederqvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish ceder "cedar" and kvist "twig, branch".
Ceesay Western African, Manding
Gambian surname of Mandinka origin, which originally indicated a descendant of a marabout, i.e. a West African Muslim teacher and religious leader.... [more]
Cegama Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Zegama.
Ceja Spanish
From a common field name or a habitational name from any of various minor places called Ceja Yecla in Aragon.
Čekić Serbian, Bosnian
Derived from čekić (чекић), meaning "hammer".
Çela Albanian
Meaning Unknown.
Čelar Serbian, Croatian
Derived from čelar (челар), meaning "beekeeper".
Celda Spanish (Modern, Rare), Filipino (Modern, Rare)
The Spanish word for 'cell', as in prison cell.
Celedonio Spanish
From the given name Celedonio.
Célestin French
From the given name Célestin.
Celidonio Italian
my maiden name
Çelik Turkish
Means "steel" in Turkish.
Čelik Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian "čelik", ultimately from Turkish çelik, meaning "steel".
Čeliković Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian "čelik", ultimately from Turkish çelik, meaning "steel". The -ović suffix is a patronym.
Celino Italian, Spanish
From the given name Celino
Celio Italian, Spanish
From the given name Celio
Cellier French
Means "storeroom" in French.
Celmiņš Latvian
Derived from the word celms meaning "stump".
Celms Latvian
Means "stump".
Celsius Swedish (Archaic), History
Latinized form of Högen "the mound" (Latin: celsus), the name of a vicarage in Ovanåker parish, Sweden. Celsius is a unit of measurement for temperature named for Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (1701–1744).
Celso Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Celso
Cel Tradat Romanian (Rare)
'cel Tradat' translates to "the betrayed" in Romanian.... [more]
Cembrola Italian
My family is from St. Angelo, de Oliva, Naples, Italy
Cena English (American), English
Cena is a prominently used English name. It is derived from the word "see", however it rather than referring to the ability to see it, what it actually refers to is the inability to see as the other half of the name ("-na") means "naw" a synonym for "no"... [more]
Cendejas Spanish
Cendejas is a city in Guadalahara. It is short for Cendejas de la Torre.
Cengiz Turkish
From the given name Cengiz.
Cenobio Spanish
From the given name Cenobio.
Centofante Italian
Variant form of Centofanti.
Centofanti Italian
Means "a hundred soldiers on foot" in Italian, derived from Italian cento meaning "(a) hundred" and Italian fanti, which is the plural form of fante meaning "soldier, infantryman"... [more]
Cepeda Spanish
A nickname for someone from the region where they grow vineyards.
Cephas English
Transferred use of the given name Cephas.
Cephus English
Possibly a variation of Cephas
Cera Spanish, Italian, Catalan, Sicilian
Metonymic occupational name for a wax seller, derived from Latin cera meaning "wax".
Cerasuolo Italian
Means "cherry-colored." Appears as a word in many Italian dictionaries, but may have origins in the Greek period of Naples, where it seems to have originated. There are at least two villages found with the name, the most notable being near Monte Cassino, where many Japanese-American soldiers won Medals of Honor or other awards for heroism during WW II... [more]