Submitted Surnames Starting with P

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Paade Estonian
Paade is an Estonian surname relating to "boats".
Paakspuu Estonian
Paakspuu is an Estonian surname meaning "alder buckthorn" and "black alder".
Paal Estonian
Paal is an Estonian surname meaning both "mooring post" and "dolphin".
Paalmaa Estonian
Paalmaa is an Estonian surname meaning both "dolphin land" and "mooring post land".
Päär Estonian
Päär is an Estonian surname derived from "päärima" meaning "chirp" and "twitter".
Päären Estonian
Päären is an Estonian surname derived from "päärima" meaning "chirp" and "twitter".
Paartalu Estonian
Paartalu is an Estonia surname meaning "twain farmsteads" or "a couple of farmsteads".
Paas Estonian
Paas is an Estonian surname meaning "slate".
Paasoja Estonian
Paasoja is an Estonian surname meaning "slate/limestone stream".
Päästel Estonian
Päästel is an Estonian surname meaning "rescue" and "salvage".
Pääsuke Estonian
Means "swallow", taken from the Estonian word.
Paat Estonian
Paat is an Estonian surname meaning "boat".
Paavo Estonian
Paavo is an Estonian surname (and masculine given name) derived from "Paavo", a cognate of "Paul".
Paavola Finnish
Habitational name, from a farm so named from the personal name Paavo, vernacular form of Paulus, + the locative ending -la... [more]
Pabalat Tagalog (Filipinized, Archaic)
A Filipino surname meaning "cover, saddle" or "saddle maker". This surname was probably created when a Spanish surveyor conducts a census sometime in the 19th century in Cavinti, Laguna, Philippines... [more]
Pabelico Filipino
From the word Pabel which means, "Humble". Pabelico means "Humblest".
Pablo Spanish
From the given name Pablo.
Pacal German
South German: pet form of Pach .
Pacana Spanish
From pacana meaning "pecan", "pecan tree", a word of Algonquin origin. This surname is also found in the Philippines.
Pačariz Bosnian
Derived from Turkish "paçariz" meaning "damage, difficulty, or mess" ... [more]
Pacetti Italian
Variant of Pacetto, a pet form of the personal name Pace.
Pacey English
"Habitation name from Pacy-sur-Eure" which took its name from the Gallo-Roman personal name Paccius and the local suffix -acum.
Pach German
Pach is an occupational hereditary surname for a baker in Old German. Pach is also a German local name for someone who lived by a stream, which was originally derived from the German word "bach" which means stream... [more]
Pacheco Spanish, Portuguese
From the name of Vivio Pacieco, a 1st-century BC Roman general sent by Julius Caesar to fight in the Iberian peninsula.
Pacieco Ancient Roman (Archaic)
A Roman surname meaning "little one." One of the first persons recorded with this surname is a general named Vivio Pacieco, General Pacieco was sent by Julius Caesar to fight in the Iberian peninsula... [more]
Paciello Italian
Italian surname for "Little peacemaker"; a diminutive for the Italian word "paciere", meaning Peacemaker.
Pacifico Italian
means "peacefull" in Italian.
Pacione Italian
From an augmentative of the personal name Pace.
Packard English, Norman, Medieval English, German (Anglicized)
English from Middle English pa(c)k ‘pack’, ‘bundle’ + the Anglo-Norman French pejorative suffix -ard, hence a derogatory occupational name for a peddler. ... [more]
Packman English
Variant of Pack.
Packwood English
Habitational name from a place in Warwickshire, so named from the Old English personal name Pac(c)a + wudu ‘wood’.
Pacquiao Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano pakyaw meaning "wholesale, to buy in bulk", ultimately from Hokkien 跋繳 (poa̍h-kiáu). A famous bearer is Filipino politician and former boxer Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao (1978-).
Pacyna Polish
Unflattering nickname from paczyna meaning "clod", "brickbat", or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a boatman, from the same word in the sense meaning "oar", "rudder".
Padaiyachi Indian (Rare), Tamil (Rare)
Variant transcription of Padiachy.
Padar Estonian
Padar is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "pada", meaning "pot" or "cauldron"; or "padur", meaning "fenny coast".
Paddington English
Believed to mean "Pada's farm", with the Anglo-Saxon name Pada possibly coming from the Old English word pad, meaning "toad".
Paden English
Derivative of the surname Paddon
Padgett English
Diminutive form of Page, which is of Old French origin, and an occupational name for a young servant, a personal attendant in a noble's house, from the Old French, Middle English "page", ultimately deriving from the Greek "paidion", a boy, child... [more]
Padgham English
A habitational name.
Padiachy Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting a footsoldier of the Palli caste.
Padley English
A habitational name from a place named Padley, which was probably named with the Old English personal name Padda and lēah meaning ‘glade, woodland clearing’. Alternatively, the first element may have been padde, meaning ‘toad’.
Padrik Estonian
Padrik is an Estonian surname meaning "thicket".
Padukone Indian, Kannada (Rare), Konkani (Rare)
From the name of ಕುಂದಾಪುರ (Kundapur), a coastal town in the state of Karnataka in India. This is the surname of Deepika Padukone (1986–), an Indian actress.
Pae Estonian
Pae is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "pael" meaning "ribbon".
Pae Korean
Alternate romanization of Bae.
Pael Estonian
Pael is an Estonian surname meaning "ribbon".
Paesüld Estonian
Paesüld is an Estonian surname meaning "ribbon/tab cord".
Päev Estonian
Päev is an Estonian surname meaning "day".
Paeväli Estonian
Paeväli is an Estonian surname meaning "limestone field".
Paewai Maori
The Maori meaning of it is "driftwood"
Pagác Slovak
Nickname from pagáč meaning "clown", "buffoon".
Pagán Spanish
Castilianized spelling of Catalan Pagà, from the Late Latin personal name Paganus, which originally meant "dweller in an outlying village" (see Paine).
Paganini Italian
Patronymic form of Paganino.
Paganino Italian
Diminutive of Pagano.
Pagayawan Filipino, Maranao
Means "place of rainbows" from Maranao pagayaw meaning "rainbow".
Page German
Metonymic occupational name for a horse dealer, from Middle Low German page "horse".
Pagès Occitan, Catalan
Means "peasant" in Occitan and Catalan.
Pagliaro Italian
Occupational name for someone who gathered or used straw, derived from the Italian word paglia "straw".
Pagliarulo Italian
Southern Italian diminutive of Pagliaro.
Pagourtzis Greek
Derived from Greek Παγούρι (Pagouri) meaning "flask, canteen", a vessel containing (usually) water.
Pahapill Estonian
Pahapill is an Estonian surname meaning "bad pill".
Pähkel Estonian
Pähkel is an Estonian surname meaning "nut".
Pähkli Estonian
Pähkli is an Estonian surname meaning "nutty" ("walnuts", etc.).
Pähklimägi Estonian
Pähklimägi is an Estonian surname meaning "nutty mountain".
Pahlevanyan Armenian
Means "son of the wrestler" or "son of the champion", ultimately from Persian پهلوان (pahlevân) meaning "strong man, champion, wrestler".
Paia Estonian
Paia is an Estonian surname derived from "pai" meaning "good".
Paide Estonian
Paide is an Estonian surname taken from the town of the same name in Järva County.
Paikashvili Georgian
Likely means "child of Paik", derived from the archaic masculine given name Paik (ultimately of Arabic origin) combined with Georgian შვილი (shvili) meaning "child".
Paikidze Georgian
Likely means "son of Paik", derived from the archaic masculine given name Paik (ultimately of Arabic origin) combined with Georgian ძე (dze) meaning "son".
Paimets Estonian
Paimets is an Estonian surname meaning "good forest".
Paine English
From the Middle English personal name Pain(e), Payn(e) (Old French Paien, from Latin Paganus), introduced to Britain by the Normans. The Latin name is a derivative of pagus "outlying village", and meant at first a person who lived in the country (as opposed to Urbanus "city dweller"), then a civilian as opposed to a soldier, and eventually a heathen (one not enrolled in the army of Christ)... [more]
Painter English, Medieval French, German
English: from Middle English, Old French peinto(u)r, oblique case of peintre ‘painter’, hence an occupational name for a painter (normally of colored glass). In the Middle Ages the walls of both great and minor churches were covered with painted decorations, and Reaney and Wilson note that in 1308 Hugh le Peyntour and Peter the Pavier were employed ‘making and painting the pavement’ at St... [more]
Paip Medieval Scottish, Biblical Latin, Scottish Gaelic
An ancient Caithness surname, meaning father. The family changed their name from "Paip" to "Pope".
Pais Estonian
Pais is an Estonian surname meaning "dam" and "dike".
Paish English
From Pasci, a department in Euce, Normandy
Paistik Estonian
Paistik is an Estonian surname derived from "paistma" meaning to "shine" or "appear".
Paiton English
Locational surname derived from the village of Peyton in Essex, England; Variant of Peyton
Pająkowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Pająków.
Paju Estonian
Paju is an Estonian name, meaning "osier" ("willow").
Pajula Estonian
Pajula is an Estonian surname meaning "willow area".
Pajulaid Estonian
Pajulaid is an Estonian surname meaning "willow islet".
Pajumets Estonian
Pajumets is an Estonian surname meaning "willow forest".
Pajupuu Estonian
Pajupuu is an Estonian surname meaning "willow tree".
Pajusalu Estonian
Pajusalu is an Estonian name meaning "willow grove".
Pajusoo Estonian
Pajusoo is an Estonian surname meaning "willow (osier) swamp".
Pajuste Estonian
Pajuste is an Estonian surname, relating to "willow".
Pak Circassian
Circassian name derived from Adyghe пакъ (pāq) meaning "snub-nosed, bluntnose".
Pak Korean
Alternate romanization of Park 1.
Pakk Estonian
Pakk is an Estonian surname meaning both "parcel" and "forecastle".
Pal Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Odia
Derived from Sanskrit पाल (pala) meaning "guard, protector".
Palacio American
Surname of author R.J. Palacio, who wrote the book Wonder (2012)
Palacio Spanish
Palacio is derived from the Spanish word "palaciao," meaning a "palace," and as a surname, was no doubt taken on by someone who lived near a palace or mansion, or perhaps by someone who worked there.
Palacol Filipino, Tagalog
Means "ax" in Tagalog.
Palacpac Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Derived from Tagalog palakpak meaning "appaluse."
Palad Filipino, Tagalog
Means "fate, destiny, palm in Tagalog.
Palafox Spanish (Mexican)
From Palafolls, a Catalan place name.
Pălărie Romanian
Occupational name for a hatter.
Palau Catalan
From palau meaning "palace", "mansion".
Palenzuela Castilian
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
Palermo Italian
From the name of the capital city in Sicily.
Palfreyman English
Occupational name for a man responsible for the maintenance and provision of saddle-horses.
Palginõmm Estonian
Palginõmm is an Estonian surname meaning "timber heath".
Paliak Belarusian
Derived from Belarusian паляк (paliak) meaning "Pole, Polish".
Palić Serbian, Croatian
Derived from paliti, meaning "to fire" or "to set on fire".
Palin English
(i) "person from Palling", Norfolk ("settlement of Pælli's people") or "person from Poling", Sussex ("settlement of Pāl's people"); (ii) from the Welsh name ap Heilyn "son of Heilyn", a personal name perhaps meaning "one who serves at table"
Paljas Estonian
Paljas is an Estonian surname meaning "bare".
Paljasmaa Estonian
Paljasmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "bare land".
Paljević Montenegrin, Croatian
Derived from paliti (палити), meaning "to burn, to set of fire".
Palk Estonian
Palk is an Estonian surname meaning both "timber" and "wage".
Päll Estonian
Päll is an Estonian surname meaning "screech owl".
Palla Indian, Tamil
Another form of Palli.
Palladio Italian
Andrea Palladio (1508-1580) was an Italian Renaissance architect active in the Venetian Republic. He designed churches and palaces, but he was best known for his country houses and villas. The architectural treatise, The Four Books of Architecture, summarizes his teachings... [more]
Pallan Indian, Tamil
Another form of Palli.
Pallas German, Polish (Germanized)
Nickname for a small man, from Slavic palac 'thumb'.
Palle Telugu
This Surname usually belong to Fisherman Sect in Andhra Pradesh State of India
Palli Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, meaning "agricultural laborers".
Palling Estonian
Palling is an Estonian surname meaning "serve".
Palliser English
Means "maker of palings and fences" (from a derivative of Old French palis "palisade"). In fiction, the Palliser novels are a series of six political novels by Anthony Trollope, beginning with 'Can You Forgive Her?' (1864) and ending with 'The Duke's Children' (1880), in which the Palliser family plays a central role.
Pallmann German
The name Pallmann originates from the Landsuhl area of Bavaria, Germany (nor in Rhineland-Palatinate). The meaning of the name is unknown. Some Pallmanns came to America and Americanized the spelling, by dropping the second "n", while others retained the "n".
Pällo Estonian
Pällo is an Estonian surname derived from "päll" meaning "screech owl".
Pallominy Italian
Old surname first used in northern Italy,was derived from the old latin word "palominus", used to refer to a yellowish horse. The lastname Pallominy, originally spelled "Pallomini", was used to denote a heard of those horses in the medieval Italy ( circa 1350 AD), more especifically in the city of Florence and its surroundings.
Palm Swedish
Means "palm tree" in Swedish.
Palma Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, and southern Italian: habitational name from any of various places named or named with Palma, from Latin palma ‘palm’. ... [more]
Palmberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish palm "palm tree" and berg "mountain".
Palmberg Dutch (Rare), German (Rare)
Derived from any of the various places in Germany named Palmberg.
Palme Swedish
The name was adopted by a notable Swedish family in honor of their ancestor Palme Lyder (born 1570s, died 1630), a merchant who immigrated to Sweden from the Netherlands or Germany in the early 1600s... [more]
Palmero Italian
The Palmero family lived in the territory of Palma, which is in Campania, in the province of Naples. The surname Palma was also a patronymic surname, derived from the personal name Palma, which was common in medieval times... [more]
Palmieri Italian
Derived from Italian palmiere meaning "pilgrim".
Palmiste Estonian
Palmiste is an Estonian surname relating to "palm (tree)".
Palmqvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish palm meaning "palm tree", and kvist meaning "twig"
Palmsaar Estonian
Palmsaar is an Estonian surname meaning "palm island".
Palmtag German
Means "Palm Sunday" in German.
Palomeque Castilian
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Pålsson Swedish
Means "son of Pål".
Paltrow Polish (Anglicized), Jewish
Anglicized form of Paltrowicz. A famous bearer is American actress Gwyneth Paltrow (1972-).
Paltrowicz Polish, Jewish
Derived from Palter, a variant of the Yiddish given name Paltiel.
Palu Estonian
Palu is an Estonian surname meaning "sandy heath" and "heathy woodland".
Paluchowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Paluchów.
Palumaa Estonian
Palumaa is an Estonian surname meaning "sandy heath/heathy wood land".
Palumäe Estonian
Palumäe is an Estonian surname meaning "heath woodland hill/mountain".
Palumets Estonian
Palumets is an Estonian surname meaning "sandy heath/heathy woodland forest".
Paluoja Estonian
Paluoja is an Estonian surname meaning "heath woodland stream".
Paluots Estonian
Paluots is an Estonian surname meaning "heath woodland's end".
Palusaar Estonian
Palusaar is an Estonian surname meaning "sandy heath/heathy woodland island".
Palusalu Estonian
Palusalu is an Estonian surname meaning "sandy heath/heathy woodland grove".
Paluvee Estonian
Paluvee is an Estonian surname meaning "sandy heath/heathy woodland water".
Pamaloy Filipino, Maranao
Means "spirit" in Maranao.
Pamireddy Indian, Telugu
From the name of the village of Pamidi in Andhra Pradesh, India, combined with Telugu రెడ్డి (reddi) meaning "village headman". The village's name means "snake killer" from Telugu పాము (pamu) meaning "snake, serpent".
Pampo Italian
1 Italian: from a short form of Alampo, from the Greek personal name Eulampios, adjectival derivative of eulampēs ‘most splendid’.... [more]
Panack Literature
Meaning "Panic" or "Worry".
Panagiotidis Greek
From given name Panagiotis.
Panagopoulos Greek
Derived from the given name Panagos (a short form of Panagiotis) and the patronymic suffix -πουλος (-poulos)... [more]
Panagos Greek
From a short form of the personal name Panagiotis ‘All Holy’ (an epithet of the Virgin Mary).
Panahi Persian
From Persian پناه (panâh) meaning "shelter, refuge, protection".
Panaiotievich Russian (Rare)
Means "Son of Panagiotis" in Russian
Panaligan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "depend on, put trust in" in Tagalog.
Panambolan Filipino, Maranao
Means "rainbow" in Maranao.
Panaro Italian
metonymic occupational name for a baker, from Latin panarium ‘bread basket’.
Pancek Yiddish
Variant of Penzig.
Panchenko Ukrainian (Modern)
It is a common Ukrainian surname meaning "Fisher".
Pancho Spanish
From the given name Pancho.
Pancorvo Italian
A famous Spanish cave, located in Burgos, where the arabs hid from Spanierds.
Pancrazio Italian
From the given name Pancrazio.
Pandey Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डित (pandita) meaning "scholar, teacher".
Pandit Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Odia, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डित (pandita) meaning "learned, wise" or "scholar, teacher".
Pandolfi Italian
Patronymic or plural form of the given name Pandolfo, from Langobardic Pandulf... [more]
Panebianco Italian
given to someone who worked with high quality breads. from italian word pane "bread" and bianco "white"
Panepinto Italian
Derived from the word "pane" meaning "bread" in Italian and "pinto" meaning "painted", "flecked", or possibly "bad". The name is generally given to a baker.
Panesh Circassian (Russified)
From Adyghe пэ (pă) meaning "nose" and нэшъу (năŝ°) "blind".
Panettiere Italian
Means "baker" in Italian.
Panfilo Italian
From the given name Panfilo.
Pang Estonian
Pang is an Estonian surname meaning "pail" and "bucket".
Pangandag Filipino, Maranao
Means "to boast, to be proud of" in Maranao.
Panganiban Filipino, Tagalog
Means "careful, cautious", derived from Tagalog panganib meaning "danger".
Panganoron Filipino, Cebuano
Means "cloudy" in Cebuano.
Pangelinan Chamorro
Chamorro variant of Pangilinan.
Panggaga Filipino, Maranao
Means "strong" in Maranao.
Pangilinan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "place of abstinence" from Tagalog pangilin meaning "abstinence, to abstain" and the suffix -an meaning "place of, time of". It was used to denote abstinence from certain foods for religious purposes.
Panibudlaska Ukrainian, Russian (Rare)
From the Cossack nickname, derived from the Ukrainian vocative phrase пані, будь ласка! (pani, bud laska!) meaning "Lady, please!".
Panić Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Croatian
Patronymic from the personal names Pane, Pano, Panteleon or Pankracij.
Panin Russian
Means "son of Panya".
Pankiewicz Polish
From the nickname Panek, a diminutive of Panas, itself a form of the given name Atanazy.
Pankov Russian
Means "son of Panko".
Pankratov Russian
Means "son of Pankratiy".
Pankratz German (East Prussian)
The name originated in Holland, as a surname chosen in 1811 when Napoleon insisted that all Dutch people have permanent surnames passed down to children. This particular family chose the name of a venerated saint - Saint Pancras, the patron saint of children... [more]
Panksepp Estonian
Panksepp is an Estonian surname meaning "bank smith". May also be derived from "pangsepp", meaning "bucket smith/maker".
Pann Estonian
Pann is an Estonian surname meaning "pan".
Pannala Finnish
Finnish: from the female personal name Anna + the local suffix -la. Found chiefly in Ostrobothnia.
Pannebakker Dutch
A Dutch name that literally means “producer of tiles.” the earliest trace of the name in the Netherlands is in the year 1568, associated with Herr Jan de Pannebakker and his wife Nancy who were accused of heresy and killed by the Spaniards at Utrecht.... [more]
Panosovich Russian
Means "Son of Panos" in Russian
Panou Greek
Means "son of Panos". A famous bearer is the Greek composer Akis Panou (1933-2000)
Panov Russian
Means "son of Panya".
Panozzo Italian
Venice, one of the oldest and most beautiful regions of Italy, is the esteemed birthplace of numerous prominent families, and of a family that bears the surname Panozzo. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for them to adopt a second name to identify themselves, as populations grew and travel became more frequent... [more]
Pantaleo Italian
From the given name Pantaleon.
Pantazis Greek
Derived from the Greek words panta, "always", and zise, "live". Means "always live" or "live forever".
Pantolin Swedish (Rare)
Swedish military name
Panzacola Indigenous American (Rare)
Named after the tribe meaning "hairy people".
Pão Portuguese
Metonymic occupational name for a baker, from pão meaning "bread"
Pao Chinese
Variant of Bao.
Pao Estonian
Pao is an Estonian surname, derived from "paotama", meaning "slightly open".
Paolini Italian
From the given name Paolino.
Paolino Italian
From the given name Paolino.
Paolo Italian
From the given name Paolo.
Pap Hungarian
A populaur Hungarian surname meaning Priest. It is also a variant of Papp.
Papaccio Italian
The root papa comes from the Greek language, whose Italian translation is literally "priest", but during centuries this was also a term of respect, and this is due to the active influence of Greek and Byzantine culture in southern Italy and specifically in Naples... [more]
Papachristodoulopoulos Greek
Means "descendant of the priest and servant of Christ" in Greek.
Papademetriou Greek
Alternate transcription of Papadimitriou
Papademos Greek
Likely derived from Greek papas, meaning "pope".
Papadiamantopoulos Greek
Means "descendant of the diamond priest" in Greek. A notable bearer of this surname is Ioannis Papadiamantopoulos, a Greek revolutionary leader.
Papamichael Greek, English (Rare)
Means "Son of priest Michael".
Papaqui Aztec, Nahuatl
From Nahuatl pakini meaning "happy".
Papastathopoulos Greek
Meaning "you are the priest" in Greek.
Papatonis Greek
From the Greek surname Papantonis, meaning "son of Antonis, the Priest".
Papazian Armenian
Patronymic from Turkish papaz ‘(Orthodox) priest’, ‘father’, from Greek papas (see Papas).
Papazoglou Greek
Means "son of the priest", derived from the Greek παπάς (papás) meaning "priest" combined with the Turkish oğlu or oğul meaning "son, descendant".