All Submitted Surnames

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Cavelti Romansh
The first element is derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family". The second element is of debated origin and meaning; theories include an adoption of Swiss German Welti.
Caveng Romansh
Variant of Cavegn.
Caverly English
English surname, a variant of the English surname Calverley, itself derived from the Old English calf "calf" and leag "field, clearing".
Caviedes Cantabrian (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of a surname that indicates familial origin within an eponymous locality in the municipality of Valdáliga.
Caviezel Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Viezel, a Romansh form of Wetzel.
Cavigelli Romansh
Derived from Romansh casa "house" and, by extension, "household, family" and the given name Vigelli (see Vigeli).
Cavil English
Variant of Cavill
Cavill English
Derived from Cavil, a place located in the East Riding of Yorkshire in northern England, named from Old English ca meaning "jackdaw" and feld meaning "open country". It is borne by the British actor Henry Cavill (1983-).
Cawas Indian (Parsi), Persian, Indian, Arabic
Cawas is an Indian (Parsi) surname which means “Arch” in Persian and ultimately Arabic. John Cawas of Toofani Tarzan fame was a notable person with that surname.
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'.
Cawthorne English
Means "person from Cawthorn or Cawthorne", both in Yorkshire ("cold thorn bush").
Caxaro Maltese
One bearer is Maltese philosopher Pietru Caxaro.
Çay Turkish
Means "river, brook, creek" in Turkish.
Cayabyab Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog yabyab meaning "pounding of rice grains".
Çayır Turkish
Means "meadow, pasture" in Turkish.
Çaylak Turkish
Means "kite (the bird)" or "inexperienced" in Turkish.
Caylar Medieval Occitan, Judeo-Provençal
Mediaeval Occitan word for ""Castle"". This lives on in the Occitanian commune "Le Caylar-en-Larzac"
Caylor English
Anglicized form of Kaylor.
Caylus French
Of debated origin and meaning; theories include a Southern French corruption of Latin castellum "castle, fort, citadel, fortress, stronghold".
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".
Ceasar African American, German (Americanized)
Possibly derived from the given name Ceasar (a variant of Caesar), or an Americanized form of German Zieser.
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.
Cecalupo Italian
Possibly means "blind wolf".
Cecamore Italian
Possibly means "blind love".
Ceccoli Italian
Derived from the given name Cecco. Nicoletta Ceccoli is a noted bearer.
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.
Cehuanocatl Nahuatl
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from Nahuatl cehua "to be cold, cold weather" or cehualli "shadow, shade cast by something", combined with the suffix -catl indicating affiliation.
Ceja Spanish
From a common field name or a habitational name from any of various minor places called Ceja Yecla in Aragon.
Čekas Lithuanian
Likely an ethnonym meaning "Czech". Also possibly from the Polish surnames Czak or Czech.
Çekiç Turkish
Means "hammer" in Turkish.
Čekić Serbian, Bosnian
Derived from čekić (чекић), meaning "hammer".
Çela Albanian
Meaning Unknown.
Çela Albanian
From an old nickname for a brother-in-law, derived from a shortened form of the Turkish title çelebi meaning "gentleman".
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.
Çelebi Turkish
From a title meaning "gentleman" in Turkish.
Čelebić Bosnian, Montenegrin
Derived from the Turkish title çelebi meaning "gentleman".
Celedon Spanish
Spanish (Celedón): From The Old Personal Name Celedón From Celedonio From Greek Chelidonios ‘Like A Swallow’ Through Latin Chelidonius.
Celedonio Spanish
From the given name Celedonio.
Çelen Turkish
Means "eaves" in Turkish.
Célestin French
From the given name Célestin.
Celidonio Italian
my maiden name
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
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]
Celudrus Persian Mythology (Rare, Archaic, ?)
It is a mystical name of a fiction book by an author named Giselle Viatcheslav, meaning "DRAGON DIAMOND GUARDIAN OF EVIL". It emerged shortly after a millennium dragon gives birth to a child with vampire blood on the sacred celestial moon... [more]
Cembrola Italian
My family is from St. Angelo, de Oliva, Naples, Italy
Cen Chinese
From Chinese 岑 (cén) referring to the ancient fief of Cen, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Shaanxi province.
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]
Centore Italian
from cento ore "hundred gold pieces" hence probably a nickname for a wealthy person.
Centurión Spanish
Originally a nickname derived from Spanish centurión (ultimately from Late Latin centum) literally meaning "centurion". Historically, a centurion is a military officer who commanded one hundred men in an Ancient Roman army during the classical period.
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". A famous bearer of this surname is Canadian actor and musician Michael Cera (1988-).
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]
Cerda Spanish, Portuguese
Nickname for a person with a prominent tuft of hair, derived from Spanish and Portuguese cerda meaning "bristle, stiff, coarse, short, thick hair", ultimately from Late Latin cirra.
Cerdà Catalan
Denoted someone from Cerdanya (also called La Cerdanya), a natural and historical region of the eastern Pyrenees divided between France and Spain.
Ceretti Italian (Tuscan), Medieval Italian (Tuscan)
The surname Cerri is derived from the Italian word cerro, which means bitter or Turkey oak. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di", which signifies emigration from one place to another.... [more]
Cerezo Spanish (European)
Surname, in general, of toponymic origin, frequent and distributed throughout Spain, from the noun -cerezo-, "fruit tree whose fruit is the cherry". The surname was derived from nicknames or through the many toponyms in Cerezo existing in Spain, names of populations such as Cerezo (Cáceres), Cerezo de Mohernando (Guadalajara), etc., whose name was taken by some individuals for be native from one of them, as was the custom in the Middle Ages.There were, therefore, different houses of the surname Cerezo unrelated to each other, the Castilian and Extremaduran being very old, whose branches passed to La Rioja, Andalusia, Valencia and Murcia.
Cerfbeer French, Jewish
Combination of the Medieval French and Jewish given names Cerf and Beer.
Ćerimović Bosnian
means "son of Ćerim"
Cerise French, Italian
Italian habitational name from La Cerise or Torrent-La Cerise placenames in Valle d'Aosta from French cerise "cherry"; and French occupational name from cerise "cherry" (from Latin cerasus) applied as a metonymic occupational name for someone who grew or sold cherries.
Çerkez Turkish
Means "Circassian" or "Adyghe" in Turkish, referring to an ethnic group native to the Caucasus.
Čerkez Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Turkish çerkez, meaning "Circassian".
Cerojano Filipino
Filipino form of the Spanish Cirujano.
Cerqueira Portuguese
Habitational name from any of various places named Cerquerira, in most cases from a Latin derivative of quercus "oak". The family name also occurs in Sicily, probably of the same origin.
Cerrajero Spanish
Occupational name for a locksmith.
Cerri Italian
From cerro "oak tree, Turkey oak".
Cerrito Italian
Variant of Cerri, or directly from Sicilian cirritu "Turkey oak grove".
Certic Hungarian (Modern)
this is my father's family name. I did not grow up with him but have been told his family came here from Hungary. He was born in Marianna Pennsylvania.
Certich Hungarian
This surname is found mostly in PA.
Cerva Portuguese, Italian
"Cerva" means deer.
Cervera Spanish
A name for someone coming from any one of many places called Cervera, coming from Late Latin cervaria, meaning "place of stags".
Césaire French (Caribbean), Haitian Creole
From the given name Césaire. A notable bearer was Aimé Césaire (1913-2008), a Martiniquais politician and writer.
Cesare Italian
From the given name Cesare.
Cesco Italian
Derived from the given name Francesco.
Češnjak Croatian (Rare)
Means ''garlic''.
Cespedes Spanish
From the plural of cesped "peat", "turf" (Latin caespes, genitive caespitis), applied as a habitational name from a place named Céspedes (for example in Burgos province) or named with this word, or a topographic name for someone who lived by an area of peat, or possibly as a metonymic occupational name for someone who cut and sold turf.
Cestare English (American, Modern)
There is a similar name, Sastre, which is the Spanish form of the surname Sarto, meaning "tailor." The name CESTARE is phonetically similar to Sastre and could be a derivative of that name.... [more]
Cestaro Italian
From cesta "basket" and the suffix -aro, an occupational name for a basket maker.
Cesur Turkish
Means "bold, brave, courageous" in Turkish.
Çetin Turkish
Means "hard, tough" in Turkish.
Çetinkaya Turkish
Means "hard rock" from Turkish çetin meaning "hard, tough" combined with kaya meaning "rock".
Cetrulo Italian
Possibly from Italian citrullo "fool, simpleton", or alternately from Latin citrullus "watermelon".
Çevik Turkish
Means "nimble, agile, quick" in Turkish.
Ceylan Turkish
Turkish surname meaning "gazelle" from Persian carān جران.
Chử Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Chu, from Sino-Vietnamese 褚 (chử).
Cha Korean
Cha is a relatively uncommon family name in Korea. The Yeonan Cha clan is the only clan. The founding ancestor was Cha Hyo-jeon, son of Ryoo Cha-dal (류차달) (10th century AD). Most of the clan's members live in Gyeongsang, Hwanghae, and P'yŏngan provinces... [more]
Cha Hmong
From the clan name Tsab or Tsaab associated with the Chinese character 張 (zhāng) (see Zhang).
Chabana Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 茶 (cha) meaning "tea" and 花 (bana), the joining form of 花 (hana) meaning "flower".
Chabashira Japanese (Rare)
From 茶 (cha) literally meaning "green tea" and 柱 (hashira) meaning "pillar". A tea pillar is considered good luck in Japanese culture.
Chabata Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 茶 (cha) meaning "tea" and 幡 (bata), the joining form of 幡 (hata), a clipping of 八幡 (Yahata), the name of a Shintō shrine in possibly Hiroshima, Japan.
Chabata Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 茶 (cha) meaning "tea" and 畑
Chabatake Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 茶畑 (see Chabata 2) and can also be written 茶畠.
Chabot French
From chabot ‘bull-head’, a species of fish with a large head, hence a nickname for someone with a big head and a small body.
Chachin Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 茶 (cha) meaning "tea" and 珍 (chin) meaning "rare; strange".... [more]
Chacon Spanish
Spanish (Chacón): nickname from chacón ‘gecko’.
Chad Indian
Hindu (Bhatia) name of unknown meaning.
Chada Indian
Variant of Chadha.
Chadburn English (Rare)
Form the wildcat brook
Chadha Indian
Based on the name of a clan in the Khatri community. Ramgarhia Sikhs also have a clan called Chadha.
Chadhari Indian, Gujarati
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
Chadrick English
Possibly a variant of Chadwick.
Chae Korean
Korean for Cai.
Chaemchamrat Thai
From Thai แจ่ม (chaem) meaning "bright, clear, shining" and จำรัส (chamrat) meaning "brilliant, radiant, prosperous".
Chaemsai Thai
Means "clear, without clouds" in Thai.
Chaffey English
Possibly, Chaffcombe in Somerset or Chaffhay in Devon
Chaffin English
A diminutive that originated from the Old French word chauf, which itself is derived from Latin calvus, both meaning "bald". Originally used as an Anglo-Norman nickname for a bald man.
Chafik Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Chafik.
Chage Japanese
From Japanese 茶下 (chage) meaning "giver of tea". A notable bearer is Japanese musician Shūji Shibata (1958-), whose stage name is Chage.
Chahata Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 茶幡 (see Chabata 1).
Chahata Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 茶畑 (see Chabata 2).
Chahine Arabic
Variant transcription of Shahin (chiefly Lebanese).
Chai Chinese
Alternate transcription of Chinese 翟 (see Zhai).
Chaiariyakul Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai ชัยอริยะกุล (see Chaiariyakun).
Chaiariyakun Thai
From Thai ชัย (chai) meaning "victory", อริยะ (ariya) meaning "excellent, honorable, noble" and กุล (kun) meaning "lineage, clan".
Chaichana Thai
From Thai ไชย (chai) meaning "victory" and ชนะ (chana) meaning "win, conquer, defeat".
Chaidez Spanish (Mexican)
Possible variant of Chairez.
Chaikaeo Thai
From Thai ชัย or ไชย (chai) meaning "victory" and แก้ว (kaeo) meaning "crystal, glass, precious, excellent".
Chaikaew Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai ชัยแก้ว or ไชยแก้ว (see Chaikaeo).
Chaikham Thai
From Thai ไชย (chai) meaning "victory" and คำ (kham) meaning "gold" or "word, speech".
Chaimongkhon Thai
Means "auspicious victory" from Thai ชัย (chai) meaning "victory" and มงคล (mongkhon) meaning "auspicious, favourable".
Chaimongkol Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai ชัยมงคล or ไชยมงคล (see Chaimongkhon).
Chaimowitz Jewish
Variant form of Yiddish Chaimovich, which meant "son of Chaim".
Chaires Spanish (Mexican)
Possibly a plural form of Galician chaira "little valley or meadow" or chairo "flat" (way, terrain). Refers to a person who lived in such a place.
Chaisongkhram Thai
From Thai ชัย or ไชย (chai) meaning "victory" and สงคราม (songkhram) meaning "war, battle".
Chaisongkram Thai
Alternate transcription of Thai ชัยสงคราม or ไชยสงคราม (see Chaisongkhram).
Chaisson French, English
Variant of the French surname Chiasson originally denoting someone from the the municipality of Chiasso in Ticino, Switzerland, located along the Swiss/Italian border.... [more]
Chaisuk Thai
From Thai ชัย or ไชย (chai) meaning "victory" and สุข (suk) meaning "joy, happiness".
Chaisuwan Thai
From Thai ชัย or ไชย (chai) meaning "victory" and สุวรรณ (suwan) meaning "gold".
Chait Jewish
Jewish occupational name derived from the Hebrew word חייט‎ meaning "tailor".
Chaiwong Thai
From Thai ใจ (chai) meaning "heart, mind, spirit" or ไชย (chai) meaning "victory" and วงศ์ (wong) meaning "lineage, family, dynasty".
Chaiyadech Thai
Variant transcription of Chaiyadej.
Chaiyasing Thai
From Thai ไชย (chai) meaning "victory" and สิงห์ (sing) meaning "lion".
Chak Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Zhai.
Chakarov Bulgarian
Possibly means "son of Chakar".
Chaker Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Shakir.
Chakhunashvili Georgian
Meaning unknown.
Chakib Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Shakib.
Chakir Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Shakir.
Chakiris Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Τσακίρης (see Tsakiris). The American actor and dancer George Chakiris (1932-), who is best known for portraying the character Bernardo Vasquez in the movie West Side Story (1961), is a famous bearer of this name.
Chakkiliyan Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, denoting "cobblers" and "leatherworkers".
Chakma Bengali
From the name of the Chakma people of Bangladesh, India and Myanmar, derived from Sanskrit शक्तिमान (shaktimana) meaning "powerful" (composed of शक्ति (shakti) meaning "power" and the suffix मत् (mana) meaning "as, like, having the qualities of").
Chakraborty Indian, Bengali, Assamese
Eastern Indian form of Chakravarti.
Chakravarti Marathi, Hindi
Derived from Sanskrit चक्रवर्तिन् (chakravartin) meaning "world-ruler, emperor, monarch" (literally "wheel-turner" or "one who's wheels are turning"), from चक्र (chakra) meaning "wheel, circle" and वर्तिन् (vartin) meaning "abiding, moving, turning"... [more]
Chakri Mon, Thai
The clan name of Thailand’s Royals.
Chakri Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Shakir.
Chalaire American (South, Rare, ?)
Chalaire is a very rare surname, few people in the United States have the family name and might be raised in the United States. Around 99 people have been found who wears Chalaire as their family name... [more]
Chalamet French
Nickname for someone who played the reed or an occupational name for seller of torches, from a regional form of Old French chalemel meaning "reed" or "blowtorch". A notable bearer is American actor Timothée Chalamet (1995-).
Chalcraft English
Surname of Anglo- Saxon origin. Topographical or locational surname... [more]
Chaleun Lao
Means "flourish, prosper" or "much, many" in Lao.
Chaleunsouk Lao
From Lao ຈະເລີນ (chaleun) meaning "flourish, prosper, much, many" and ສຸກ (souk) meaning "happiness, pleasure, joy".
Chalhoub Arabic
Variant transcription of Shalhoub.
Chalk English
English: from Old English cealc 'chalk', applied as a topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of chalk soil, or as a habitational name from any of the various places named with this word, as for example Chalk in Kent or Chalke in Wiltshire.
Chalkokondylis Greek
Chalkokondylis (or Chalkokondyles) was a Greek noble family of Athens which was elected during the Florentine possession of the city. The family can be traced back to the 11th century.
Challenger English
Probably from a medieval nickname for a touchy or quarrelsome person (from a derivative of Middle English chalangen "to challenge"). A fictional bearer is Professor George Challenger, irascible scientist and explorer, leader of the expedition to Amazonia in Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Lost World' (1912).
Challoner French, Welsh
Derived from a town in France of the same name. This family derive their origin from Macloy Crum, of the line of chiefs in Wales, who resided several years in Challoner.
Chalmers Scottish
Variant of Chambers. The -l- was originally an orthographic device to indicate the length of the vowel after assimilation of -mb- to -m(m)-.
Chalov Russian
From Russian чалый (chalyy) meaning "roan".
Chaluj Belarusian
Derived from Belarusian халуй (chaluj), a derogatory word meaning "lackey, groveller".
Chamanara Persian
Occupational name for a gardener, derived from Persian چمن (chaman) meaning "lawn, meadow" and آرا (ara) meaning "arrange, decorate".
Chamapiwa Shona
Chamapiwa means "that which you have been given". It is a call to appreciate that which you have from God
Chamara Sinhalese
From the given name Chamara.
Chamberlin French
French cognate of Chamberlain. Occupational name for an official in charge of the private chambers of his master from Old French chamberlenc "chamberlain".