Submitted Surnames Starting with C

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CAAMAÑOGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish in the municipality of Porto do Son.
CABALEIROGalician
'Knight' derived from an occupation, Galician origins.
CABALLEROSpanish
Occupational name from caballero "knight, soldier, horseman" (from Late Latin caballarius "mounted soldier").
CABAÑASpanish, Portuguese
Habitational name from a place named with Spanish cabaña ‘hut’, ‘cabin’ (Late Latin capanna, a word of Celtic or Germanic origin).
CABAÑASSpanish, Portuguese
Habitational name from a place named with Spanish cabaña or Portuguese cabanha ‘hut’, ‘cabin’.
CABANISSFrench
Variant spelling of Cabanis, a habitational name from any of various places in Gard named Cabanis, from Late Latin capannis ‘at the huts’, ablative plural of capanna 'hut'. This name was established in North American in the 18th century, probably by Huguenots.
CABELLCatalan, English, German
As a Catalan name, a nickname for "bald" from the Spanish word cabello. The English name, found primarily in Norfolk and Devon, is occupational for a "maker or seller of nautical rope" that comes from a Norman French word... [more]
CABLEEnglish
English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of rope, especially the type of stout rope used in maritime applications, from Anglo-Norman French cable ‘cable’ (Late Latin capulum ‘halter’, of Arabic origin, but associated by folk etymology with Latin capere ‘to seize’).... [more]
CABUCOSEnglish
Decended from Old English meaning "leader."
CACCAVALEItalian
Possibly a combination of cacare "to shit" and vale "valley".
CACCIATOREItalian
Derived from Italian cacciatore meaning "hunter, huntsman", which is ultimately derived from the Italian verb cacciare meaning "to hunt".... [more]
CADBURYEnglish
Derived from Norman French
CADDICKWelsh
From the Welsh male personal name Cadog, a pet-form of Cadfael (a derivative of Welsh cad "battle").
CADEROUSSEFrench, Literature
A character in the classic novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. In the novel, Caderousse is a tailor and inkeeper who aids in the arrest of Dantès.
CADILLACFrench
From the name of a city in France, of origin I am not sure of (anyone who knows the name's etymology edit this). This is most notably the name of the car company of the same name, named after Detroit, Michigan founder Antoine de la Mothe, Sieur de Cadillac.
CADOGANWelsh
From the Welsh male personal name Cadwgan, literally probably "battle-scowler". Cadogan Estate is an area of Chelsea and Belgravia, including Cadogan Square, Sloane Street and Sloane Square, owned by the earls of Cadogan, descended from Charles Sloane Cadogan (1728-1807), 1st Earl Cadogan.
CAHILLIrish (Anglicized)
Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cathail ‘descendant of Cathal’, a personal name meaning ‘powerful in battle’.
CAIChinese
From Chinese 蔡 (cài) referring to the ancient state of Cai during the Zhou dynasty. In the case of Hui Muslim usage, it is also interpreted as a contraction of the Arabic given name Uthman.
CAINEFrench, English
Originally from a French derogatory nickname for someine with a bad temper.
CAIRNSScottish
From Gaelic carn "cairn", a topographic name for someone who lived by a cairn, i.e. a pile of stones raised as a boundary marker or a memorial.
CAIXETAPortuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese common name for Tabebuia cassinoides, a tree native to Central and South America.
CAKEEnglish
From the Middle English cake denoting a flat loaf made from fine flour (Old Norse kaka), hence a metonymic occupational name for a baker who specialized in fancy breads. It was first attested as a surname in the 13th century (Norfolk, Northamptonshire).
ÇAKIRTurkish
Means either "goshawk", "wine", or "greyish-blue" in Turkish.
ČAKLAISLatvian
Means "the diligent one".
ÇAKMAKTurkish
Means "lighter" in Turkish, referring to a tool used to ignite fire. This is also the name of a village in Antalya Province, Turkey.
ČAKSTELatvian
Means "shrike".
CALEnglish
Possibly from the given name Cal.
CALAWAYEnglish
Variant spelling of Callaway.
CALCATERRAItalian
Nickname from calcare meaning "to tread", "to stamp" + terra meaning "land", "earth", "ground", probably denoting a short person, someone who walked close to the ground, or an energetic walker.
CALDERASpanish
Derived from Spanish caldera meaning "basin, crater, hollow", ultimately from Latin caldarium or caldaria both meaning "hot bath, cooking pot". The word also denotes a depression in volcanoes, and it is commonly used as an element for surnames denoting streams or mountains.
CALDERÓNSpanish
Is a Spanish occupational surname. It is derived from the Vulgar Latin "caldaria" ("cauldron") and refers to the occupation of tinker. As a topographic name from an augmentative of caldera 'basin', 'crater', 'hollow', a common element of stream and mountain names, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Calderón in Valencia province.
CALEWelsh
Possibly derived from the River Cale. A famous barer of this name is Welsh musician John Cale (1942- ).
CALEBAmerican
Caleb norwood
CALEROSpanish
Metonymic occupational name for a burner or seller of lime, from calero ‘lime’.
CALIMERISGreek
It can be Kalimeris as well and it means good morning.
ÇALIŞKANTurkish
Means "hard-working, diligent, assiduous" in Turkish.
CĀLĪTISLatvian
Derived from the word cālis meaning "chick".
CALKINIrish
Variant of Culkin.
CALLANDERScottish, English, Swedish (Rare)
Habitational name from various places so named in Scotland. ... [more]
CALLENEnglish (Rare)
From the forename Callen
CALLENDERScottish
Variant of Scottish CALLANDER or German KALANDER.
CALLENDEREnglish
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.
CALLIARIItalian (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]
CALLOWAYAmerican (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.
CALVETESpanish
It means bald. It's a surname of the Galician origin.
CALVETTOGalician
Meaning baldness.
CALVEYIrish
Variation of McKelvey. Meaning rich in possessions or Irish from the French word bald
CAMACHOSpanish, 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.
CAMARGOSpanish (Latinized, Modern, ?)
Habitational name for someone from a place in Andalusia called Camargo.
CAMBARERIItalian
Variant of Cammareri, an occupational name from Sicilian cammareri meaning "servant".
CAMBONAncient Celtic (Latinized, Archaic)
It means zigzagging river or warped (bent) river. It have a second meaning that is leg.
CAMBRIAItalian
Denoted to someone from Cambria, Sicily, possibly of Arabic origin.
CAMILLERIMaltese, Italian
Derived from Italian cammelliere meaning "camel driver".
CAMMEnglish
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.
CAMMARERISicilian, Italian
Means "servant, waiter" in Sicilian.
CAMMONScottish, Irish
Reduced form of McCammon.
CAMOYSEnglish
From a medieval nickname for someone with a snub nose (from Old French camus "snub nose").
CAMPEREnglish
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.
CAMPINGEnglish
The English form of Campana, means bells.
CAMPIONNorman, French
English (of Norman origin) and French: status name for a professional champion (see Champion, Kemp), from the Norman French form campion.
CAMPUMANESAsturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Ḷḷena.
CAMUSBasque
Camus is a Basque surname from Bermeo, Vizcaya. Part passed to Cantabria and Chile.
CANTurkish
Means "soul, life, being" in Turkish, ultimately of Persian origin.
CANMayan
from the word kaan meaning "snake"
CANADAFrench, English
It derives from the Middle English "cane", a development of the Old French "cane", meaning cane, reed.
CANAKTurkish
From the Turkish town of Çanakkale. Canak is the Anglicised form, which may or may not retain its Turkish pronunciation.
CANAVANIrish (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.
CANDEMIRTurkish
Means "iron soul", derived from Turkish can meaning "soul, spirit" combined with demir meaning "iron".
CANDLINEnglish
Derived from the medieval English, male first name Gandelyn, of unknown meaning.
CANDYEnglish
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.
CANELLAItalian
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".
CANGUSSUBrazilian
The surname Cangussu has its origins in the Tupi-Guarani language and is a variation of Akangu’su, which means 'Jaguar'.
CANIZALESSpanish (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".
CANNELLAItalian (Modern)
Derived from the word "Cinnamon" in Italian meaning someone who was a baker and or made cinnamon.
CANNINGEnglish, Irish (Anglicized), Scottish
Habitational name from a place so named in England. From the Old English byname CANA and -ingas meaning "people of".... [more]
CANOAlbanian
Meaning unknown.
CANOMANUELSpanish
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. As such, this name must first have come into being as a nickname, referring to the white or grey hair of a man named Manuel.
CANTEnglish
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").
CANTELLOWEnglish
Means "person from Canteleu, Canteloup, etc.", the name of various places in northern France ("song of the wolf").
CANTELOUPFrench
Name of several places in France. The surname means "Song of the Wolf" from canta and loup as in "place where the wolves howl".
CANTERBURYEnglish
Habitational name from Canterbury in Kent, named in Old English as Cantwaraburg "fortified town (burgh) of the people (wara) of Kent".
CANTWELLIrish, English
A surname used in the South of England.... [more]
CAOVietnamese
Means "tall" or "lofty, elevated", from the Sino-Vietnamese character
ČÁPCzech
Means "stork" in Czech.
CAPEDERRomansh
From the Romansh surname prefix Ca and the given name Peder, which is the Scandinavian (and apparently also Romansh) form of Peter.
CAPELEnglish
From the Domesday Book of 1086, from the old French word 'capele' meaning chapel.
CAPELLASpanish, Catalan, Italian
From capella "chapel", a topographic name for someone who lived by a chapel or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in one.
CAPLINEnglish
Means "singer in a chantry chapel" (from Old Northern French capelain, a variant of standard Old French chapelain (cf. Chaplin)).
CAPONEItalian
Is a Italian origin surname from an augmentative of capo ‘head’, applied as a nickname for someone with a big head, probably in the sense ‘arrogant’ or ‘stubborn’ rather than in a strictly literal sense... [more]
CAPOTEItalian (Tuscan)
Capote is a name for person who was the chief of the head from the Italian personal name Capo.
CAPSHAWEnglish
Unexplained. Perhaps a habitational name from Cadshaw near Blackburn, Lancashire, although the surname is not found in England.
CAPUAItalian
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]
CAPULETEnglish
This is the last name of Juliet from William Shakepeare's tragedy, Romeo and Juliet.
CARCroatian, Serbian
Means "Tzar".
CARABEOFilipino
water buffalo
CARAWAYEnglish
Probably means "spice merchant" (from Middle English carewei "caraway").
CARBAJALSpanish, 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]
CARBONELLEnglish
From a medieval nickname for a dark-haired or swarthy person, from Anglo-Norman carbonel, literally "little charcoal".
CARBONEROSpanish
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.
CARCANIAlbanian
Meaning unknown.
CARCELÉNSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
CARDEnglish
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]
CARDEIRomanian
Meaning unknown.
CARDELLAItalian
Habitational name from a place called Cardella in Sicily.
CÁRDENASSpanish
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]
CARDENETESpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
CARDWELLEnglish
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".
CAREEnglish
Occupational name for a locksmith, Middle English keyere, kayer, an agent derivative of keye.
CARGILLScottish, English
Habitational name from a place so named in Scotland.
CARISBROOKEnglish
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.
CARLANDERSwedish
Combination of the given name KARL or Swedish karl "man" and ander, from classical Greek andros, "man".
CARLINIrish (Anglicized), Scottish, French, Swedish, Italian, Jewish (Anglicized), German
Irish (now also common in Scotland) anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cairealláin, an Ulster family name, also sometimes Anglicized as Carlton, meaning ‘descendant of Caireallán’, a diminutive of the personal name Caireall... [more]
CARLINGSwedish, German
Swedish: from the personal name Karl + the common suffix of surnames -ing ‘belonging to’.... [more]
CARLOSSpanish, Portuguese
From the given name Carlos
CARLYONCornish
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’.
CARMICHAELScottish, English
Scottish place name meaning "fort of Michael".
CARNAHANIrish
From the Irish Cearnaghan, meaning "victorious"
CARNEGIEScottish
Habitational name from a place called Carnegie, near Carmyllie in Angus, from Gaelic cathair an eige "fort at the gap".
CARNERGerman, English
Americanized spelling of German Karner or Körner (see Koerner).... [more]
CARNEYIrish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Catharnaigh "descendant of Catharnach", a byname meaning "warlike".
CAROSOEnglish (American)
Surname of Panther Caroso from the Star Fox 64 series.
CARPENITOItalian
This surname derives from a person who had worked as a "carpenter".
CARPUSEnglish (Rare, ?)
Possibly from the given name Carpus.
CARRASCOSpanish
Topographic name from carrasco or carrasca "holm oak".... [more]
CARREFrench
French (Carré): from Old French carré "square", applied as a nickname for a squat, thickset man.
CARRELFrench
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]
CARRELLEnglish
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. In other cases perhaps an altered spelling of French Carrel.
CARREÑOAsturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
CARRERASpanish, 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]
CARRICKScottish
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]
CARRILLOSpanish
Variant of Carillo.
CARRINGTONEnglish, 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]
CARRUTHERSScottish
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]
CARSTAIRSEnglish (British)
From the manor or barony of the same name in the parish of Carstairs (= 1170 Casteltarres, 'Castle of Tarres').
CARTIERFrench, 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.
CARUTHERSScottish
Means "Rhydderch's fort" in Cumbric. This might refer to the king of Alt Clut, Rhydderch Hael.
CARVALHOPortuguese
Carvalho (Portuguese pronunciation: kɐɾˈvaʎu), meaning 'oak', is a Portuguese surname, also sometimes used as a Sephardic Jewish surname as well as by families with genetic Norman descent.... [more]
CARVILLEFrench, Irish
As a French location name it comes from a settlement in Normandy. As an Irish name it derives from a word for "warrior".
CASASpanish, Portuguese, Italian
Derived from the Spanish and Italian word casa meaning "house".
CASABUENASpanish (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".
CASAGRANDESpanish, Italian
From the Spanish & Italian words casa meaning "house" and grande meaning "big"; literally means "big house".
CASANOVACatalan, 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.
CASCALHOPortuguese (?)
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...
CASEFrench
Case. A hut, a hovel.
CASEEnglish
From Anglo-Norman French cas(s)e "case, container" (from Latin capsa), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of boxes or chests.
CASELLAItalian
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.
CASEMENTManx
From Manx Gaelic Mac Asmuint "son of Ásmundr", an Old Norse male personal name meaning literally "god-protection". The surname was borne by Sir Roger Casement (1864-1916), an Irish-born British consular official and rebel.
CASESCatalan
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]
CASHEnglish
Variant of Case.
CASHIONIrish
Anglicized form of either Mac Caisin or Ó Caisin meaning "descendant of Caisín" (see Cassidy).
CASILLASSpanish
From any of various places called Casillas or Las Casillas, from the plural of casilla, a diminutive of Casa. ... [more]
CASONEnglish
Habitational name for someone from Cawston in Norfolk; the form of the surname reflects the local pronunciation of the place name, which is from the Old Scandinavian personal name Kalfr and Old English tun "settlement".
CASSARMaltese
Cassar is well known in the island of Malta
CASSATTFrench
Origin uncertain. This is not known as a surname in Britain. It may be an Americanized form of a French name such as Casault.
CASSEFrench
Means "oak" in Gallo-Roman
CASSELLEnglish
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"). Cassell & Company is a British publishing company, established in 1848 by John Cassell (1817-1865).
CASSEYScottish, Irish
This surname originated around ancient Scotland and Ireland. In its Gaelic form it is called, 'O Cathasaigh', which means 'the watchful one'.... [more]
CASTANATIItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish Origins
CASTAÑEDASpanish
Derived from the Spanish word castaña meaning "chestnut".
CASTAÑOSpanish, Galician
Means "chestnut tree" in Spanish and Galician.
CASTELLIItalki (Italian Jew), Semitic, Italian, Spanish
Italian patronymic or plural form of Castello. ... [more]
CASTELLOCatalan, Italian
Catalan variant of Castell or from Italian castello meaning "castle".
CASTIELJudeo-Christian Legend
The name of an angel of Thursday, travelling and guidance. Used in the show Supernatural for the character portrayed by Misha Collins
CASTIGLIAItalian
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.
CASTIGLIONEItalian, Jewish
Habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word, from medieval Latin castellio (genitive castellionis) ‘fortification’ or ‘small castle’.
CASTILLEFrench
Regional name for someone from Castile in central Spain (see Castilla).
CASTILLONFrench
means "castle"
CASTOLate Roman (Rare, ?)
From the Latin personal name Castus ‘chaste’. Also a nickname from casto ‘chaste’, ‘pure’.
CASTROGIOVANNIItalian
Habitational name from Castrogiovanni, the name until 1927 of Enna in central Sicily.
CATCHPOLEEnglish
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").
CATENAItalian
This surname means "chain" in Italian.
CATEREnglish
Comes from the English word "caterer".
CATESEnglish
English patronymic from the Old Norse byname Káti (from káti ‘boy’).
CATHCARTScottish
Habitational name from Cathcart near Glasgow.
CATLETTAmerican (South)
There are several towns in the American South named Catlett.
CATONEItalian
Derived from the name of the Roman republican statesman Cato, used as a nickname.
CATRAMBONEItalian
Unexplained.
CATTLEYEnglish
Means "person from Catley", Herefordshire and Lincolnshire ("glade frequented by cats"). It was borne by the British botanical patron William Cattley (1788-1835).
CATTRALLEnglish
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]
CAULFIELDIrish
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".
CAUNELatvian
Derived from the word cauna meaning "marten".
CAVAItalian, Catalan, Spanish, Portugese
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.
CAVAGNAROItalian
Means "basket-weaver."
CAVALCANTIItalian
Means "riding" in Italian. An occupational surname for people who worked with horses.
CAVALIERSouthern French
Variant of Chevalier (meaning "knight, rider").
CAVARAIIndian, Tamil
Variant transcription of Kavarai.
CAVENorman, 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".
CAVELLEnglish
Nickname for a bald man, from a diminutive of Anglo-Norman French cauf.
CAVERLYEnglish
English surname, a variant of the English surname Calverley, itself derived from the Old English calf "calf" and leag "field, clearing".
CAWOODEnglish
Traditional English habitational surname meaning "jackdaw wood" from the Old English ca referring to 'jackdaw' (a member of the crow family), and wudu 'wood'.
CAWTEManx
Originates from a Manx nutcase.
CAWTHORNEEnglish
Means "person from Cawthorn or Cawthorne", both in Yorkshire ("cold thorn bush").
CAXAROMaltese
One bearer is Maltese philosopher Pietru Caxaro.
CAZACURomanian
From the name of the Cazacu River which flows through Romania.
CEBREIROJewish, Portuguese
Cebreiro is an olive tree.
ÇEÇENTurkish, Chechen (Expatriate)
Means "Chechen" in Turkish, mostly used by Chechens residing in Turkey.
CEDDIAItalian (Modern)
Great grandparent from San Marco in Lamis, Province of Foggia, Apulia region of Italy.
CEDERQVISTSwedish
Combination of Swedish ceder "cedar" and kvist "twig, branch".
CEGAMABasque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Zegama.
CEJASpanish
From a common field name or a habitational name from any of various minor places called Ceja Yecla in Aragon.
CELDASpanish (Modern, Rare), Filipino (Modern, Rare)
The Spanish word for 'cell', as in prison cell.
CELIDONIOItalian
my maiden name
ÇELİKTurkish
Means "steel" in Turkish.
ČELIKCroatian, Serbian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian "čelik", ultimately from Turkish çelik, meaning "steel".
ČELIKOVIĆCroatian, Serbian, Bosnian
Derived from Serbo-Croatian "čelik", ultimately from Turkish çelik, meaning "steel". The -ović suffix is a patronym.
CELMIŅŠLatvian
Derived from the word celms meaning "stump".