Submitted Surnames Starting with C

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Cuizon Filipino
From Hokkien 貴孫 (kuì sun) meaning "expensive grandchild" or "precious grandchild".
Ćuk Serbian, Croatian
Derived from ćuk (ћук), meaning "scops owl".
Culbert Anglo-Saxon, Irish, English, Scottish
Meaning and origin are uncertain. Edward MacLysaght (The Surnames of Ireland, 1999, 6th Ed., Irish Academic Press, Dublin, Ireland and Portland, Oregon, USA) states that this surname is of Huguenot (French Protestant) origin, and found mainly in Ireland's northern province of Ulster... [more]
Culbertson English, Scottish, Northern Irish
Patronymic from Culbert.
Culindris Cantabrian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Culkin Irish
Reduced anglicization of Irish Gaelic Mac Uilcín meaning "descendant of Uilcín", a diminutive of Ulick, itself an Irish diminutive of William.
Cullimore English (Rare)
Apparently a habitational name from an unidentified place. There is a place called Colleymore Farm in Oxfordshire, but it is not clear whether this is the source of the surname, with its many variant spellings
Cully English
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Colla meaning "descendant of Colla". The Old Irish name Colla was a variant of Conla (perhaps the same Connla).
Culpeper English
Variant of Culpepper. Known bearers of this surname include: Nicholas Culpeper (1616-1664), an English herbalist, physician and astrologer; and English colonial administrator Thomas Culpeper, 2nd Baron Culpeper (1635-1689), governor of Virginia 1680-1683... [more]
Culpepper English
Means "person who collects, prepares and/or sells herbs and spices" (from Middle English cullen "to pick" + pepper).
Culver English
Means "person who keeps or looks after doves", or from a medieval nickname for someone thought to resemble a dove (e.g. in mild disposition) (in either case from Middle English culver "dove")... [more]
Culvért French, English, Irish
English version of the Old French, Culvere. Means Peaceful and Mildest of tempers.
Cumani Albanian
Meaning unknown.
Cumba Gaulish
A topographic name from Gaulish cumba meaning "narrow valley" or a habitational name for a village associated with this name (see Coombe).
Cumberbatch English
Name for someone from Comberbach in North Cheshire. May come from etymological elements meaning "stream in a valley."
Cumberland English
Regional name for someone from Cumberland in northwestern England (now part of Cumbria).
Cumming Irish, Scottish, English
Perhaps from a Celtic given name derived from the element cam "bent", "crooked"
Cunanan Filipino, Pampangan
Meaning uncertain, of Kapampangan origin.
Cundall English
This is an English surname, deriving from the village so-named in North Yorkshire. The village takes its name from the Cumbric element cumb meaning 'dale' (cognate with Welsh cwm, 'valley') and Old Norse dalr meaning 'valley', forming a compound name meaning 'dale-valley'.
Cung Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (Gōng) meaning "General", "Total".
Cunha Portuguese
Habitational name from any of numerous locations named Cunha, probably named from Portuguese cunha meaning "wedge" or Galician cuinha meaning "hill".
Cunliffe English
Originally meant "person from Cunliffe", Lancashire ("slope with a crevice" (literally "cunt-cliff")).
Cunniff Irish
From Irish Gaelic Mac Conduibh "son of Condubh", a personal name meaning literally "black dog".
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.
Curcio Italian
This name derives from Latin “curtĭus”, which in turn derives from the Latin “curtus” meaning “shortened, short, mutilated, broken, incomplete”.
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.
Curovich ?
Possible other spelling Curovic. Great Grandfather born in Austria, but name traces back to Croatia possibly.
Curphey Manx
Sea warror from the Viking
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.
Currie Scottish, Irish
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
Curtin Irish (Anglicized), Scottish (Anglicized), English
Irish and Scottish reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cruitín ‘son of Cruitín’, a byname for a hunchback (see Mccurtain)... [more]
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.
Cuspedal Leonese
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Santu Miḷḷanu.
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
Cuyler Dutch
Variant of Koole or Kuilart.
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’.
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]
Cyr French
From the Latin personal name Quiricus or Cyricus, Greek Kyrikos or Kyriakos, ultimately from Greek kyrios 'lord', 'master'.
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.
Czar Russian
Czar is Russian for Caesar. Czar was the title given to the emperor’s of Russia.
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 Czech, Polish
Czech means "Czech man".
Czelusniak Czech
Jewish, Polish
Czerny Polish
Variant of Czarny
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.
Czubiński Polish
This denotes that someone’s family originated in the Masovian village of Czubin.
Czyżewski Polish
Name for someone from any of various places called Czyżew or Czyżewo, derived from Polish czyż meaning "siskin".