All Submitted Surnames

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Chow Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Zhou.
Chowdary Indian, Telugu, Tamil
Variant of Chaudhary used in Southern India.
Chowdhary Indian, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Chaudhary.
Chowdhry Indian, Hindi, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Chaudhary.
Choy Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Cai.
Chrapko Belarusian
Belarusian Latin spelling of Khrapko.
Chraplewski Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 Greater Polish villages named Chraplewo.
Chriqui Judeo-Spanish
Alternate transcription of Chouraqui.
Christ German
From the Latin personal name Christus "Christ" (see Christian). The name Christ (Latin Christus) is from Greek Khristos, a derivative of khriein "to anoint", a calque of Hebrew mashiach "Messiah", which likewise means literally "the anointed".
Christenson English
Anglicized form of Christensen
Christer Swedish, Danish
From the given name Christer.
Christie Scottish
Means "son of Christian" or "son of Christopher".
Christina English, Various
Derived from the name Christina
Christl German
Pet form of the given name Christian.
Christmas English
Either an occupational name for someone who was responsible for arrangement of festivities for Christmas day, or it might a nickname for someone who was born on Christmas.
Christodoulopoulos Greek
Means "descendant of Christ's servant" in Greek.
Christoffel Dutch
From the given name Christoffel.
Christou Greek
Means "son of Christos 1".
Christoyannopoulos Greek
Means "descendant of John and Christ" in Greek. A notable bearer of this surname is Alexandre Christoyannopoulos.
Chriswell English
Likely originated in England. Creswell seems to be the oldest spelling then gradually giving way to Criswell and Chriswell.
Chromczak Polish (Latinized, Rare, ?)
The meaning of the name is: Chromium approval throughput time might.
Chrome Various
From the English word "chrome"; "Another word for chromium when it is used in dyes or pigments". Borrowed from French chrome.
Chronis Greek
From a short form of Greek Polychronis. The word χρόνος (chrónos) itself means "time" in Greek.
Chronowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 5 Lesser Polish villages: Chronów-Kolonia Dolna, Chronów-Kolonia Górna, Chronówek, Chronów in Gmina Orońsko, or Chronów in Gmina Nowy Wiśnicz.
Chrysanthe French
From the Greek Χρύσανθος (Chrysanthos), meaning "golden flower". This surname was first given to children found on October 25, the feast day of Saint Chrysanthos.
Chrysikakis Greek
The surname comes from the Greek word for gold "χρυσός".
Chrysler German, Jewish
From a German name referring to spinning or related to a Yiddish word, krayzl meaning "spinning top." The name can refer to a potter who spun a wheel to make utensils or to a person with curly hair or someone known for being continually active... [more]
Chryssomallis Greek (Rare)
A known bearer is Yiannis Chryssomallis (1954-; also known as Yanni), a Greek-American musician.
Chrzanowska Polish
Feminine form of Chrzanowski.
Chrzanowski Polish
Originally denoted someone who came from a place called Chrzanów or Chrzanowo, both derived from Polish chrzan meaning "horseraddish".
Chua Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Cai.
Chuah Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Cai.
Chuckler Indian, Telugu
Telugu occupational name for a leather worker, a job historically considered spiritually polluting and impure in India, where the surname belongs to Dalit, or "Untouchables" - members of the lowest caste.
Chugunov Russian
From Russian чугун (chugun) meaning "cast iron".
Chugunova Russian
Feminine form of Chugunov.
Chui Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Xu 1.
Chuibekov Slavic (Rare)
The name Chuibekov means "son of Chuib". It originates from Eastern Europe/Russia, and is very rare today. It is most prevalent in Central Asia, especially Kyrgyzstan, where the majority of the population is descended from early Siberians, and first found in Mongolia... [more]
Chukho Circassian (Russified)
Derived from Adyghe цу (c°) meaning "ox, bull, buffalo" and шъхьэ (ŝḥă) meaning "head".
Chukwu Igbo
From the given name Chukwu.
Chung Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Zhang.
Chuo Thai
Thai for Cai.
Churchill English
From English, meaning 'church hill'. Denoted one who lived by both a church and a hill. A famous bearer is Sir Winston Churchill, the famed Prime Minister of Britain during WW2.
Churchyard English
It comes from when the family lived in or near the precincts of a church. Churchyard belongs to the large class of Anglo-Saxon topographic surnames, which were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as "a hill", "stream", "church", or "type of tree".
Churlson English
Means “son of Charles”.
Chuzhakov Russian
Derived from Russian чужак (chuzhak) meaning "stranger".
Chviedarovič Belarusian (Rare)
Means "son of Chviedar". A notable bearer is Mikalaj Čarnuševič (1904-1981), the Belarusian poet, prose writer and translator better known by his nickname Mikola Chviedarovič.
Chyornykh Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Chernykh.
Chytil Czech
Nickname from the past participle of chytit ‘have caught’.
Chyży Polish (Rare)
Derived from Old Polish adjective "chyży" which means "quick, swift"
Ciabattino Italian
Italian for "cobbler."
Ciahlo Belarusian (Rare)
Belarusian form of Tyahlo.
Cialieha Belarusian
Derived from цялега (cialieha) meaning "cart, telega".
Cianci Italian
The surname Cianci is a name for a person of small financial means. The surname Cianfari is derived from the Italian words cianfrone and cianferone, which referred to a type of medieval coin.
Čičak Croatian
Means ''burdock, thistle''.
Ciccone English
A diminutive of Francesco. A famous bearer is American singer Madonna Ciccone (1958-), better known as simply Madonna.
Çiçek Turkish
Means "flower, blossom" in Turkish.
Cicero Italian
From the Italian cicero "pea," "chickpea," or "lentil."
Cicerone Italian
Italian form of Cicero. From the given name Cicerone
Cichy Polish, Slovak, Czech
Meaning "quiet" or "silent".
Cicvara Serbian
Derived from cicvara (цицвара), meaning "gruel", a type of food.
Ciepliński Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 Kuyavian villages: Ciepliny-Budy, Cieplinki, or Ciepliny.
Cieszyński Polish
Habitational name for a person from the town Cieszyn in southern Poland, derived from a diminutive of the given name Ciechosław.
Çifligu Albanian (Rare)
This surname derives from the Albanian city Çiflig. The word Çiflig comes from the Turkish term for land management in the Ottoman Empire. Albania was under Ottoman rule for almost 500 years and has many cities and surnames that derive from Turkish terms.
Cifrino Italian
Uncommon name originating in Italy. Legend says that it was used for the offspring of a king and one of his maids. Meaning is most likely something like "little nothing".
Çiftçi Turkish
Means "farmer" in Turkish.
Cilliërs Afrikaans
Brought to South Africa by settlers of French decent some time in the past 300 years. Sometimes also a given name for boys.
Cimarosa Italian
from "Cima" Top, and "Rosa" A rose or the Color Pink. A famous Bearer of this surname is the Italian composer Domenico Cimarosa(1749-1801).
Ciminelli Italian
Diminutive of Cimino
Ciminello Italian
Diminutive of Cimino
Cimino Italian
Occupational name for a spice dealer, from cimino "cumin", Sicilian ciminu.
Cimpoieru Romanian
Occupation surname originating from bagpipe players; Romanian version of Piper
Çınar Turkish
Means "plane tree" in Turkish (genus Platanus), derived from Persian چنار (chenar).
Cinardo Italian
From Italy
Cinco Filipino
From a Hispanicised form of the Hokkien surname Go.
Cinfuegos Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Quirós.
Cingeswell English
Meaning "Lives at the King's spring"
Cinnamond Scottish, Irish, English
Possibly originates from Scottish place name Kininmonth. Probably introduced to Northern Ireland by Scottish settlers where it remains in Ulster. Another origin is the French place name Saint Amand originated from French Huguenots settling in Ireland.
Cintron Spanish
Spanish form for the french "Citroen". Original from Puerto Rico.
Cinwell English
Meaning "Lives at the King's spring"
Ciocca Italian
The origin has to do with hair
Ciora Romanian (Rare)
Derived from a Romanian place name.
Circelli Sicilian
Derived from Sicilian circedda meaning "(hoop) earring", originally used to denote someone who wore hoop earrings.
Ciria Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.
Ciriaco Italian, Spanish
From the given name Ciriaco.
Cirillo Italian
From the given name Cirillo.
Cirino Italian, Spanish
From the given name Cirino.
Ciro Italian, Spanish
From the given name Ciro.
Cirujano Spanish, Filipino
Means "surgeon" in Spanish, used for someone who was a surgeon by profession.
Cīrulis Latvian
Means "lark".
Cisneros Spanish
Habitational name from Cisneros, a place in the province of Palencia, named with a derivative of Spanish cisne 'swan' (via Old French and Latin from Greek kyknos).
Cissé Western African, Manding (Gallicized)
Variant of Ceesay used in parts of French-influenced western Africa.
Citarella Neapolitan
Occupational name for someone who made or played a guitar, derived from chitarra or catarra "guitar".
Citlalpopoca Aztec, Nahuatl
From Nahuatl meaning "smoking star" or "comet".
Citovič Belarusian
Belarusian Latin spelling of Tsitovich.
Citrine Jewish
An invented Jewish name based on Yiddish tsitrin "lemon tree".
Ciubotaru Romanian
Means "boot maker" in Romanian, the one that makes boots ("ciubota" (singular), regionalism for "cizma"/"gheata"). Not the same with "shoe maker" (or "Schumacher" in German) as the Romanian "Ciubotar" refers strictly to boots and not all kinds of shoes.
Ciuraru Romanian
Ciuraru is a Romanian surname, derived from the Romanian word ,,cioară" who is mean ,,crow"
Čizmadija Croatian
Possibly derived from čizma, meaning "boot".
Claassen German
The name Claassen means "son of Klaus." It's primarily German, but it's also Dutch and Danish.
Claeson English
Means "Son of Claes". Possibly an English phonetic elaboration of Clayton, but also a Swedish variant of Claesson.
Clague Celtic, Manx
Contraction of Macliaigh.
Claine Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Gille Eathain, a patronymic name meaning "son of the servant of Saint John."
Clair French
From the given name Clair.
Clairmont English
Means "bright hill."
Clapp German
Variant of Klapp.
Clarence English
From the given name Clarence.
Clarey Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Cléirigh and variant of O'Clery and Cleary.
Clarks English
Variant of Clark.
Clary Irish
Variant of Cleary
Clason English (American)
Americanized spelling of Dutch Claasen.
Clattenburg English (?)
Most likely something to do with a fortress. Meaning currently unknown.
Claude French
From the first name Claude.
Claudel French
From the given name Claudel.
Claudio Italian, Spanish
From the given name Claudio
Clavel Spanish
Metonymic occupational name for a spice trader or a nail maker, derived from Spanish clavel or Catalan clavell meaning "nail", later also "clove", itself a derivative of Latin clavellus "nail".
Clavel French
Metonymic occupational name for a nail maker, ultimately from Latin clavellus "nail", but in some cases possibly from the same word in the sense "smallpox, rash". A fictional bearer is Miss Clavel, a nun and teacher in Ludwig Bemelmans's 'Madeline' series of children's books (introduced in 1939).
Clavell French
The first documented records of the surname Clavell appear in Catalunya between 1291 and 1327. The word clavell traces back to the Indo-European words "kleu", later "klawo" meaning a metal tool. In Latin "clavus", it eventually became a surname "Clavell".
Clavero English
1 English: occupational name from Old French clavier ‘doorkeeper’ (from Latin clavis ‘key’).... [more]
Claw English
The surname Claw is a very rare English surname.
Clawson English
Means "son of Claus"
Claxon Anglo-Saxon, Medieval English
Derived from the Old English elements clǽg, which denoted places with a clayey soil and tūn, usually meaning "dwellings" or an "enclosed space", but was used in relation to any kind of human habitation... [more]
Clayberg English
Meaning is unknown, but it most likely means "clay mountain", from surnames Clay "clay" and Berg "mountain".
Claypool English
Derived from Claypole, a village and civil parish in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England, named from Old English cl?g meaning "clay" and pol meaning "pool".
Cleave English
From an English topographical name meaning "cliff".
Cleaveland English
Spelling variant of Cleveland.
Clebsch Ancient Germanic
Means "baker" in Old Prussian.
Cleburne English
Cleburne is a surname of Northern English and Southern Scottish Anglo-Saxon origin.
Cleese Scottish, Irish, English
Variant spelling of McCleese. A famous bearer is English actor and comedian John Cleese (1939-).
Clegg English
From Old Norse kleggi 'haystack'
Clein German
Variant of Klein.
Cleland Belgian, Scottish, Irish
Scottish and Irish reduced form of McClelland. ... [more]
Clelland Scots, Irish
Scottish and Irish topographical name meaning "clay land".
Clem English, Dutch
From the given name Clem.
Clemenceau French
Probably derived from the French given name Clément. A famous bearer was Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929), the 54th Prime Minister of France during the First World War.
Clements English
Means "son of Clement".
Clemmons English
Derived from the Latin first name Clement, Clemmons means "merciful".
Clemo English
From a Cornish form of the personal name Clement.
Clemson English
Means "son of Clem".
Clerihew Scottish
A Scottish surname of unknown origin and meaning. A clerihew is a humorous or satirical verse consisting of two rhyming couplets in lines of irregular metre about someone who is named in the poem. It was invented by the British author Edmund Clerihew Bentley (1875-1956; Clerihew was his mother's maiden name)... [more]
Clerk English
Variant spelling of Clark.
Clester English (American)
Probably an Americanized form of Dutch Klooster .
Cleto Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Cleto.
Cleveland English
English regional name from the district around Middlesbrough named Cleveland ‘the land of the cliffs’, from the genitive plural (clifa) of Old English clif ‘bank’, ‘slope’ + land ‘land’... [more]
Cleveland Norwegian (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of Norwegian Kleiveland or Kleveland, habitational names from any of five farmsteads in Agder and Vestlandet named with Old Norse kleif "rocky ascent" or klefi "closet" (an allusion to a hollow land formation) and land "land".
Clevenger English, Anglo-Saxon
The surname is derived from the Old English word cleofan which means to cleave or split.
Cleverley English
Probably means "person from Cleveley", Lancashire ("woodland clearing by a cliff").
Cleverly English
From a nickname for an intelligent or quick-witted person.
Clinger English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Klinger.Possibly a variant of Clinker. an English occupational name for a maker or fixer of bolts and rivets.
Clinkenbeard Low German
Possibly an Americanized form of North German Klingebiel, a variant of Klingbeil.
Clinker English (British, ?)
Possibly a varient of Clinger.
Clisby English
Surname originating in the village of Cleasby in North Yorkshire's Richmondshire district.
Clive English
English surname meaning "cliff" in Old English, originally belonging to a person who lived near a cliff.
Clooney English, Irish
From Gaelic Ó Cluanaigh meaning "descendant of Cluanach". Cluanach was a given name derived from Irish clauna "deceitful, flattering, rogue".
Clopton English
Habitational name from any of various places, for example in Essex, Suffolk, and Warwickshire, named Clopton from Old English clopp(a) meaning "rock", "hill" + tūn meaning "settlement".
Clore English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Klor (from a short form of the medieval personal name Hilarius (see Hillary) or Klar).
Clores Spanish, Portuguese
Portuguese form of Flores
Closson Scottish
this name is of the noble family in Orkney islands known as the closson whom came to Orkney with the viking raiders in the early 900's and they founded the noble house of closson there of
Cloud English
Topographic name for someone who lived near an outcrop or hill, from Old English clud "rock" (only later used to denote vapor formations in the sky).
Cloud French
From the Germanic personal name Hlodald, composed of the elements hlod "famous, clear" and wald "rule", which was borne by a saint and bishop of the 6th century.
Clough English (British)
The distinguished surname Clough is of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin. It is derived from the Old English "cloh," meaning "ravine" or "steep-sided valley," and was first used to refer to a "dweller in the hollow."
Cloyd Welsh (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Clwyd.
Cluff English
Derived from pre 7th century word "cloh" meaning a ravine or steep-sided valley.