Submitted Surnames Starting with C

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Cunnington English (American)
Scottish linked to {Marshall}
Cuomo Italian
Probably from a shortened form of Cuosëmo, a Neapolitan variant of the Italian male personal name Cosimo.
Cuonz Romansh
Cognate of Kunz.
Cuorad Romansh
Variant of Conrad.
Cupru Romanian
Means "copper" in Romanian.
Curau Romansh
Derived from the given name Conrad.
Curcio Italian
This name derives from Latin “curtĭus”, which in turn derives from the Latin “curtus” meaning “shortened, short, mutilated, broken, incomplete”.
Curcuru Italian
Short form of Curcuruto.
Curcuruto Italian
From an Italian nickname derived from curcurutu meaning "speedy, fleet of foot".
Curiale Italian (Rare)
In ancient Rome, the curiales (from co + viria, 'gathering of men') were initially the leading members of a gentes (clan) of the city of Rome. Their roles were both civil and sacred. Each gens curialis had a leader, called a curio... [more]
Curie French
Occupational name for a farm hand, from Old French éscuerie "stable".
Curmi Maltese
(Warning: Whatever you do, don't look up the coat of arms, if you're squeamish. Take me seriously.)
Curniana Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Salas.
Curnow Cornish
Ethnic name for someone from Cornwall.
Curphey Manx
Shortened Anglicization of Manx Mac Murchadha "son of Murchad".
Current Irish
The surname of Current, is of Irish/Scottish with several different families, and meanings of this name. There are many spelling variations of this name.
Currer English
It was a name given to someone who was a messenger or person who "dresses tanned leather". In the former case, the surname Currer is derived from the Old French words corëor or courreour, which means "courier".
Currie Scottish, Irish, English
Irish: Habitational name from Currie in Midlothian, first recorded in this form in 1230. It is derived from Gaelic curraigh, dative case of currach ‘wet plain’, ‘marsh’. It is also a habitational name from Corrie in Dumfriesshire (see Corrie).... [more]
Currier English
Occupational surname meaning "a worker who prepared leather".
Curry Scottish, English
Scottish and northern English: variant of Currie.
Cursio Italian
Variant of the italian surname Curcio
Curti Italian
From Neapolitan curto "short".
Curtin Irish (Anglicized)
Shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cruitín, meaning "son of Cruitín", a byname for a hunchback.
Curtin English
Derived from a diminutive of Old French curt "short".
Cusack Irish
An Irish family name of Norman origin, originally from Cussac in Guienne (Aquitaine), France. The surname died out in England, but is common in Ireland, where it was imported at the time of the Norman invasion of Ireland in the 12th century.
Cushing English, French (Anglicized)
Altered form of Cousin, or an Americanized spelling of Cauchon. The English actor Peter Cushing (1913-1994) was a famous bearer of this name.
Cusimanno Italian, Sicilian
from the personal name Cusimano which may be a fusion of two Christian saints' names: Cosma and Damiano with a loss of the last syllable of one and the first of the other... [more]
Cuspedal Leonese
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Santu Miḷḷanu.
Cust English
Metronymic short form of the given name Custance.
Custer German (Anglicized)
Anglicization of the German surname Köster or Küster, literally "sexton". A famous bearer was George Custer (1839-1876), the American cavalry general. General Custer and his army were defeated and killed by Sioux and Cheyenne forces under Sitting Bull in the Battle of Little Bighorn (1876; also known colloquially as Custer's Last Stand).
Custódio Portuguese
From the given name Custódio.
Custodio Spanish
From the given name Custodio.
Cuthbert English
Derived from the name Cuthbert
Cuthbertson English, Scottish
Patronymic surname from the personal name Cuthbert.
Cutler English
Given to a "knife maker" or a man that "makes cutlery"
Cutright English (?)
Possibly an occupational name for someone who makes carts.
Cutter English
This surname is derived from an occupation. 'the cutter,' i.e. cloth-cutter
Cuvelier French, Walloon, Flemish
Occupational name for a Cooper derived from an agent in Old French cuve "vat tun". Also found in the Netherlands.
Cvetanov Bulgarian
Variant spelling of Tsvetanov.
Cvijetić Serbian, Croatian
Means "little flower".
Cvitković Croatian
Patronymic, means "son of Cvitko".
Ćwikliński Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Masovian villages in Gmina Płońsk: Ćwiklinek or Ćwiklin.
Cwynar Polish
Polonized form of the German surname Zwirner, an occupational name for a yarn or twine maker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German zwirn ‘twine’, ‘yarn’
Cygan Polish
Ethnic name or nickname from a word meaning ‘gypsy’, ‘Romany’.Altered spelling of eastern German Zigan, from Hungarian cigány ‘gypsy’.
Cygański Polish
From Polish cygański "gypsy".
Cyle English
Variant of Kille.
Cypher German (Anglicized, Rare)
Fanciful Americanized spelling of German Seifer.
Cypress English
Translation of German Zypress, a topographic name for someone living near a cypress tree or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a cypress, Middle High German zipres(se) (from Italian cipressa, Latin cupressus), or possibly of any of various Greek family names derived from kyparissos ‘cypress’, as for example Kyparissis, Kyparissos, Kyparissiadis, etc.
Cyprian English
Possibly an altered spelling of French Cyprien, from a medieval personal name, from Latin Cyprianus (originally an ethnic name for an inhabitant of Cyprus), or a shortened form of Greek Kyprianos, Kyprianis, Kyprianidis, ethnic names for an inhabitant of Cyprus (Greek Kypros), or patronymics from the personal name Kyprianos (of the same derivation)... [more]
Cyprien French
From the given name Cyprien.
Cyr French
From the Latin personal name Quiricus or Cyricus, Greek Kyrikos or Kyriakos, ultimately from Greek kyrios 'lord', 'master'.
Cyran Polish
Derived from Polish cyranka "teal", hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird in some way.
Cyrus English
From the given name Cyrus. A notable bearer is American singer and songwriter, Miley Cyrus (1992-).
Cytovič Belarusian
Belarusian Latin spelling of Tsytovich.
Cywiński Polish
Habitational name, possibly for someone from Cywiny in Ciechanów province.
Czach Polish
From the short form of a personal name such as Czabor or Czasław.
Czak Polish
From Old Polish czakać meaning "to wait", or from the short form of a personal name such as Czabor or Czasław.
Czar Russian
Czar is Russian for Caesar. Czar was the title given to the emperor’s of Russia.
Czarnecka Polish
Feminine form of Czarnecki.
Czarnecki Polish
Name for someone from a place called Czarnca, Czarnocin or Czarnia, all derived from Polish czarny meaning "black".
Czarniecki Polish
Name for a person from a town named Czarnca, Czarne, Czarnocin or Czarnia, all derived from Polish czarny meaning "black".
Czarny Polish
Means "black" in Polish.
Czech Polish, English
From the ethnonym meaning "Czech", or from the short form of a personal name such as Czesław. The English surname is borrowed from the Polish surname, or from Czech or Slovak Čech.
Czelusniak Czech
Jewish, Polish
Czerny Polish
Variant of Czarny
Czerwiec Polish
Derived from Polish czerwiec "June (month)".
Czerwonka Polish
Derived from Polish czerwony meaning "red", probably a nickname for a person who had red hair or a ruddy complexion, or for someone who frequently wore the colour red.
Czesky Czech, Polish
Czesky means "bohemian" in Polish.
Czeslawowicz Polish
Patronymic from the given name Czeslaw.
Czesławski Polish
Indicates familial origin from either Czesławice or Czesławów.
Czicagia Polish
Habitational name meaning someone who is from Chicago.
Cziffra Banat Swabian, Hungarian, Romani
Means “digit” in Hungarian.
Czigány Hungarian
Old Hungarian last name, meaning "gypsy". It could mean romani person, but it could also been given after a mental or physical trait.
Czimmermann Hungarian
Hungarian form of Zimmermann.
Czołgosz Polish
It literally means "crawler".
Czubiński Polish
This denotes that someone’s family originated in the Masovian village of Czubin.
Czudnowski Polish
Meaning and history unknown
Czymbor Polish
From cząber, cząbr, cąber "aromatic plant Satureja."
Czyżewski Polish
Name for someone from any of various places called Czyżew or Czyżewo, derived from Polish czyż meaning "siskin".