Submitted Surnames Starting with C

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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.
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)
茶 (Cha) literally means "green tea" and bashira comes from 柱 (hashira) meaning "pillar".... [more]
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.
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".
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".
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".
Chakhunashvili Georgian
Meaning unknown.
Chakir Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Shakir.
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.
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.
Chambo English (Canadian)
Suspected to be of French origin. Specifically, a derivative of Archambault.
Chambon French
A very popular last name in France.
Chaminda Sinhalese
From the given name Chaminda.
Chamoun Arabic, Arabic (Maghrebi), Assyrian, Jewish
French-influenced variant of Arabic شمعون (see Shamoun), mainly used in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and parts of North Africa. This name was borne by Lebanese president Camille Chamoun (1900-1987).
Champagne French
regional name for someone from Champagne, named in Latin as Campania (from campus "plain", "flat land"). This is also the name of various villages in France, and in some cases the family name may derive from one of these.
Champaud French
Diminutive of Champ.
Champin French
It is the french form of Chapman
Champion English, French
Derived from the Middle English and Old French words campion, champiun and champion all meaning "athlete" such as a wrestler or boxer; also "warrior hired to do battle in single combat on behalf of others" (from Late Latin campio genitive campionis a derivative of campus "plain field of battle")... [more]
Champlain French
Name given to those who live in or around fields. Known barrer of the name is Samuel de Champlain who founded Quebec, Canada and after whom the lake is named.
Champlin Belgian, English
Means Champion, was a family name in Belgium, a status and influence that was envied by the princes of the region.... [more]
Chamuotsch Romansh (Archaic)
Derived from Romansh chamuotsch "chamois".
Chan Khmer
Means "moon" in Khmer, ultimately from Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra).
Chan Chinese
Alternate transcription of Chinese 詹 (see Zhan).
Chand Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu
From Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "moon".
Chanda Indian, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "moon".
Chandarangsu Thai (Sanskritized, Rare)
Sanskritized transcription of Thai จันทรางศุ (see Chantharangsu).
Chandia Punjabi
Surname rarely used in Pakistani Punjab. The origin of Chandia is Pali. Chandia is a variation of the name Chanda (English and Indian).
Chandio Sindhi, Balochi
From the given name Chand.
Chandra Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu
From Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra) meaning "moon".
Chandran Indian, Malayalam, Tamil
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (candrá) meaning "glittering, shining" or "moon".
Chandrasekara Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra) meaning "moon" and शेखर (shekhara) meaning "crest, peak, top".
Chandrasekera Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala චන්ද්‍රසේකර (see Chandrasekara).
Chandrasekhar Indian
A Hindu name meaning literally "holder of the moon" (an epithet of the god Shiva). A notable bearer of this surname was the Indian-born US physicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910-1995); the Chandrasekhar limit, i.e. the upper limit for the mass of a white dwarf star beyond which the star collapses to a neutron star or a black hole, is named after him.
Chandrasena Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra) meaning "moon" and सेना (sena) meaning "army".
Chandrasinghe Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra) meaning "moon" and सिंह (sinha) meaning "lion".
Chandrasiri Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra) meaning "moon" and श्री (shri) meaning "diffusing light, radiance, splendour, beauty".
Chandrathilaka Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit चन्द्र (chandra) meaning "moon" and तिलक (tilaka) meaning "mark, dot, ornament".
Chandrathilake Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala චන්ද්‍රතිලක (see Chandrathilaka).
Chandratilake Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala චන්ද්‍රතිලක (see Chandrathilaka).
Chandratilleke Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala චන්ද්‍රතිලක (see Chandrathilaka).
Chang Korean
Variant romanization of Jang.
Chaniago Minangkabau
Derived from Malay niaga meaning "trade, business, commerce".
Chanliongco Filipino
From the surnames Chan, Liong, and Ko.
Chanruang Thai
Variant transcription of Chanrueang.
Chanrueang Thai
Means "bright moon", from Thai จันทร์ (chan) meaning "Moon" and เรือง (rueang) meaning "bright; glowing; brilliant".
Chanrueng Thai
Variant transcription of Chanrueang.
Chantarangsu Thai (Rare)
Variant transcription of Thai จันทรางศุ (see Chantharangsu).
Chantha Khmer, Thai, Lao
From the given name Chantha.
Chanthalangsy Lao
From Lao ຈັນທະ (chantha) meaning "moon" and ລັງສີ (langsi) meaning "ray, beam".
Chanthapanya Lao
From Lao ຈັນທະ (chantha) meaning "moon" and ປັນຍາ (panya) meaning "wisdom, intelligence, reason".
Chanthaphone Lao
From Lao ຈັນທະ (chantha) meaning "moon" and ພອນ (phone) meaning "blessing".
Chantharangsu Thai (Rare)
From Thai จันทราง (chantharang), possibly from จันทร (chan) meaning "moon" and ศุ (su) of unknown meaning.
Chanthavong Lao
From Lao ຈັນທະ (chantha) meaning "moon" and ວົງ (vong) meaning "lineage, family".
Chanthavongsa Lao
From Lao ຈັນທະ (chantha) meaning "moon" and ວົງສາ (vongsa) meaning "family".
Chantry English
Means "singer in a chantry chapel" or "one who lives by a chantry chapel". A chantry was a type of chapel, one endowed for the singing of Masses for the soul of the founder (from Old French chanterie, from chanter "to sing").
Chao Chinese
Alternate transcription of Chinese 趙 (see Zhao).
Chapa Spanish
An occupational name for a metalworker meaning "metal sheet", amongst other things. It may also come from the name of a place in Galicia, Spain, or the Basque word and oak bush, "chaparro".
Chapdelaine French
Compound name derived from Old French chape meaning "hooded cloak, cape, hat" and de laine meaning "of wool", probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such apparel, or as a nickname for someone who wore a distinctive cloak or hat.
Chapeaux Literature
From the French word 'chapeaux', which means 'hats'.
Chapek Czech (Anglicized)
Americanized form of Čapek.
Chapel French
Occupational name for a maker of cloaks or a nickname for a person who wore a distinctive cloak, from a diminutive of Old French chape meaning "cape, cloak".
Chapelle French
Topographic name for someone who lived near a chapel from French chapelle "chapel" or from several places in France and Belgium called (La) Chapelle and variant of Lachapelle, Capelle, and Chappelle.
Chapin French, Spanish
From a reduced form of French eschapin or Spanish chapín, a term for a light (woman's) shoe; perhaps a nickname for someone who habitually wore this type of footwear or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker.
Chappell English
Name for someone who lived near a chapel, derived from Old French chapele meaning "chapel".
Chapuis French
Occupational name from Old French chapuis "carpenter joiner" a derivative of chapuiser "to cut" (from Late Latin cappulare). Variant of Chappuis.
Chapulin Aztec, Nahuatl
From Nahuatl meaning grasshopper.
Charalampopoulos Greek
Descentand or son of Charalampos
Chardin French
Meaning uncertain, possibly of Norman origin.
Charef Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from the given name Sharif.
Charette French
Variant of Charrette. In some cases it may also be derived from the place name.
Chariot French
Means "cart" in French. Perhaps an occupational name for a cartwright or a carter.
Charisse French
Of unknown meaning. It was used as a given name in honour of American actress and dancer Cyd Charisse (1921-2008).
Charleson English
Patronymic from the personal name Charles.
Charleston English
Means "son of Charles."
Charlesworth English
Derived from a village and civil parish with the same name near Glossop, Derbyshire, England.
Charlet French
From the French given name Charlet, a pet form of Charles.
Charlier French, Walloon
Occupational name for a cartwright wheelwright from Old French charrelier a derivative of charrel "cart" a diminutive of char "cart carriage".
Charlo Spanish
From the personal name Carlos
Charlot French
It's from the given name Charlot a pet form of Charles. Variant of Charles.
Charlotte French, English
From the feminine given name Charlotte.
Charlton English, Caribbean
Location last name from any of the numerous places called Charlton, from Old English Ceorlatun meaning "settlement of the peasants"... [more]
Charmian English, French
from the given name Charmian
Charnes American
History and origin unknown.
Charnock English (Rare)
The locational surname originates from two places, Charnock Richard and Heath Charnock, which are both located in Lancashire, England.... [more]
Charodeev Russian
Patronymic surname derived from Russian чародей (charodey) meaning "wizard, sorcerer, magician, enchanter".
Charoenphon Thai
From Thai เจริญ (charoen) meaning "prosper, flourish, grow" and พล (phon) meaning "force, strength, power".
Charoensuk Thai
From Thai เจริญ (charoen) meaning "prosper, flourish, increase" and สุข (suk) meaning "joy, delight".
Charretier French
French form of Carter.
Charrette French
Derived from Old French char(r)ete "small cart", itself a diminutive of char "cart carriage".
Charrue French
French for "cartwright."
Charters English
Scottish (Kirkcudbrightshire) and northern English, ultimately of Norman origin. This is a habitational name derived from the French town of Chartres, which is named from the Gaulish tribe recorded in Latin sources as the Carnutes.
Chartier French
An occupational name for a carter from an agent derivative of Old French charette "cart".
Charyev Turkmen
Means "son of Çariýar", a given name of unknown meaning. This is the most common surname in Turkmenistan.
Charyeva Turkmen
Feminine transcription of Turkmen Чарыев (see Charyev).
Charyew Turkmen
Alternate transcription of Turkmen Чарыев (see Charyev).
Charyewa Turkmen
Alternate transcription of Turkmen Чарыева (see Charyeva).
Chase French
Topographic name for someone who lived in or by a house, probably the occupier of the most distinguished house in the village, from a southern derivative of Latin casa "hut, cottage, cabin".
Chasen Jewish
From the Hebrew חזן "cantor".
Chashin Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 茶 (cha) meaning "tea" and 新 (shin) meaning "new".
Chasseur French
From French meaning "hunter".
Chastang French
Derived from Olde French castanh meaning "chestnut". Possibly a location or occupation name.
Chataba Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 茶立場 (see Chatateba).
Chatateba Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 茶立場 (Chatateba) meaning "Chatateba", a division in the area of Tōkaichi in the city of Hachinohe in the prefecture of Aomori in Japan.
Château French
French cognate of Castle.
Châtelain French
from châtelain "lord (of the manor)" Old French chastelain (from Latin castellanus a derivative of castellum "castle") applied either as a status name for the governor or constable of a castle or as an ironic nickname.
Chatelaine French
A chatelaine is the mistress of a wealthy house or a castle.... [more]
Chathuranga Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit चतुरङ्ग (chaturanga) referring to a type of ancient board game, similar to chess.
Chattapadhyay Bengali
Alternate transcription of Bengali চট্টোপাধ্যায় (see Chattopadhyay).
Chattopadhyay Bengali
From Chatta, the name of a village, and Sanskrit उपाध्याय (upadhyaya) meaning "teacher, instructor".
Chaturanga Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala චතුරංග (see Chathuranga).
Chatwin English
Old English given name CEATTA combined with Old English (ge)wind "winding ascent".
Chatzigeorgiou Greek
Means "son of Georgios the pilgrim" from Greek χατζη (chatzi) meaning "pilgrim", ultimately from Arabic حاجي (haji), combined with the given name Georgios.
Châu Vietnamese
Meaning "pearl, gem"
Chau Khmer
Means "chief, head, boss" in Khmer.
Chau Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Zhou.
Chaucer English
Meaning a "worker who makes leggings or breeches". Notable bearer is author Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400), most well known for his classic 'The Canterbury Tales'.
Chaudari Indian, Telugu
Variant transcription of Chaudhary used in Southern India.
Chaudary Urdu
Variant transcription of Chaudhary.
Chaudhry Indian, Hindi, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Chaudhary.
Chaudron French
From french meaning "cauldron".
Chaugule Marathi
Derived from Marathi चौगुला (chaugula) meaning "village officer".
Chauhan Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Punjabi, Gujarati
Meaning uncertain, possibly derived from Sanskrit चतुर् (chatur) meaning "four" or from the name of a legendary hero, Chahamana.