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".
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".
PAAVOLA Finnish
Habitational name, from a farm so named from the personal name Paavo, vernacular form of Paulus, + the locative ending -la. Both the farm name and the surname can be traced back to the 15th century... [more]
PABALAT Filipino (Archaic)
A Filipino surname meaning "cover, saddle" or "saddle maker". This surname was probably created when a Spanish Surveyor conducts a census during the late 19th century or the early 20th century in Cavinti, Laguna, Philippines and asked a Filipino about his name but unable to complete his name because he lacks a surname but the surveyor notices that the boy is making a saddle so he just wrote 'Pabalat' in his papers.
PACANA Spanish
From pacana meaning "pecan", "pecan tree", a word of Algonquin origin. This surname is also found in the Philippines.
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.
PACHECO Spanish, Portuguese
1.Spanish and Portuguese: from a personal name of uncertain, possibly pre-Roman, origin.... [more]
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]
PACKWOOD English
Habitational name from a place in Warwickshire, so named from the Old English personal name Pac(c)a + wudu ‘wood’.
PACQUIAO Cebuano, Filipino
Hispanicized variant form of Paquiao. A famous bearer of this surname is the Filipino world champion professional boxer Manny Pacquiao (b. 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".
PADGETT French
In French the meaning of the name Padgett is: Attendant
PADIACHY Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting a footsoldier of the Palli caste.
PADILLA Spanish
Habitational name from any of the various minor places, for example in the provinces of Burgos, Guadalajara, and Valladolid, named from Spanish padilla ‘frying pan’, ‘breadpan’ (Latin patella, a diminutive of patina ‘shallow dish’), a word which was commonly used in the topographical sense of a gentle depression.
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".
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".
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.
PAGE German
Metonymic occupational name for a horse dealer, from Middle Low German page "horse".
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.
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".
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.
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".
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
Variant transcription of Park (1).
PAKK Estonian
Pakk is an Estonian surname meaning both "parcel" and "forecastle".
PALACIO American
Surname of author R.J. Palacio, who wrote the book Wonder (2012)
PALAD Filipino, Tagalog
Means "fate, destiny, palm in Tagalog.
PALADINO Italian
Means "paladin, knight" in Italian.
PALAFOX Spanish (Mexican)
From Palafolls, a Catalan place name.
PĂLĂRIE Romanian
Occupational name for a hatter.
PALAU Catalan
From palau meaning "palace", "mansion".
PALENCIA Spanish
Habitational name from the city or region of Palencia in northern Spain.
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".
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".
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.
PALLAN Indian, Tamil
Another form of Palli.
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".
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]
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]
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.
PÅLSSON Swedish
Means "son of PÅL".
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".
PAMIREDDY Indian, Telugu
From Telugu పామిడి (pāmiḍi) meaning "snake killer" or "garuda, eagle" (also the name of a village in Andhra Pradesh, India), ultimately from పాము (pāmu) "snake, serpent" combined with రెడ్డి (reḍḍi) meaning "village headman" (see Reddy).
PANACK Literature
Meaning "Panic" or "Worry".
PANAGOS Greek
From a short form of the personal name Panagiotis ‘All Holy’ (an epithet of the Virgin Mary).
PANAHI Persian
Derived from Persian پناه (panâh) meaning "shelter, refuge, protection".
PANAIOTIEVICH Russian (Rare)
Means "Son of Panagiotis" in Russian
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".
PANCORVO Italian
A famous Spanish cave, located in Burgos, where the arabs hid from Spanierds.
PANDEY Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit पण्डित (paṇḍitá) meaning "scholar, teacher". In Hindi, the word also refers to a Brahman who either teaches or cooks.
PANDIT Indian, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Odia, Kashmiri
From Sanskrit पण्डित (paṇḍitá) meaning "learned, wise" and "scholar, teacher". It is used as a title for a teacher or scholar of Hinduism and Hindu philosophy.
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
Derived from Adyghe пэ (pă) meaning "nose" combined with нэшъу (năŝ°) "blind".
PANETTIERE Italian
Means "baker" in Italian.
PANG Estonian
Pang is an Estonian surname meaning "pail" and "bucket".
PANGANIBAN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "careful, cautious (of danger)", derived from Tagalog panganib "danger" combined with the suffix -an denoting cause or action.
PANGELINAN Chamorro
Chamorro variant of the Tagalog name Pangilinan.
PANGILINAN Tagalog, Filipino
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.
PANIĆ Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Croatian
Patronymic from the personal names Pane, Pano, Panteleon or Pankracij.
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".
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
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".
PANTOJA Spanish, Portuguese
Has its origins in the place-name "Pantoja" in Spain. Derived from either the Greek word "panthos" (which means 'all gods') or the Mozarabic "panucea" (meaning 'spindle of yarn').... [more]
PANTOLIN Swedish (Rare)
Swedish military name
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".
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.
PAPADIAMANTOPOULOS Greek
Means "descendant of the diamond priest" in Greek. A notable bearer of this surname is Ioannis Papadiamantopoulos, a Greek revolutionary leader.
PAPAGEORGIOU Greek
Means "George the priest" from Greek παπάς (papás) "priest" and the given name Georgios.
PAPAMICHAEL Greek, English (Rare)
Means "Son of priest Michael".
PAPATONIS Greek
Means a bad mother f*cker.
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".
PAPPAS Greek
When many Greek immigrants came to the U.S. at Ellis Island or wherever else they came to, they shortened their names. Pappas means priest. People with this name are descendants of priests. (In the Greek Orthodox church, one can become a priest if married... [more]
PAPPEL Estonian
Pappel is an Estonian surname meaning "poplar/cottonwood".
PAQUETTE French
From the personal name Paquet, a pet form of Pascal.
PAQUIAO Filipino (Hispanicized), Cebuano (Hispanicized)
Hispanicized form of the Cebuano surname Pakyaw (also found spelled as Pakiaw and Pakaw), which is derived from Cebuano pakyaw meaning "wholesale" or "to buy or pay in bulk".
PAR Portuguese
Derived from Portuguese meaning "pair, couple, equal".
PARADISO Italian
Means "paradise" in Italian.
PARAIYA Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting laborers in agriculture and/or industry. This is a surname belonging to Dalit, or "Untouchables," in the Hindu caste system.
PARAMAR Indian, Gujarati
From Sanskrit पर (para) meaning "alien, enemy" or "distant, remote, opposite" combined with मार (māra) meaning "killing, destroying, slaying". This was the name of an Indian dynasty that ruled west and central India from the 9th to 14th centuries... [more]
PARAMORE French (Rare)
origin is unknown but the meaning of the name is lover used in France and England
PARATA Maori
From a transliteration of the English word "brother" or "brothers".
PARATORE Italian
Derived from Italian paratore meaning "decorator, fuller", which refers to a craftsman who fulls coarse cloth. In other words: this surname is the Italian cognate of the English surname Fuller... [more]
PARDO Spanish (Latin American)
Originally a nickname for someone with dark hair or complexion... [more]
PARDOE English
From a medieval nickname based on the Old French oath par Dieu "by God" (cf. Purdie).
PARDUHN German
Variant Of Pardon From Middle English Pardun, Pardon "Pardon" A Metonymic occupational name for a pardoner, a person licensed to sell papal pardons or indulgences. German: either a cognate of 1 (also for a sexton), from Old French pardon ‘pardon’, or perhaps a nickname from Middle Low German bardun, Middle High German purdune ‘pipe’ (instrument), ‘tenor’ (voice).
PARDY English (Modern)
English (Dorset) variant of Perdue.
PÄRG Estonian
Pärg is an Estonian surname meaning "wreath".
PARHAM Irish, English
This name has been used amongst the Irish and English. This user's great grandmother came from Ireland and her maiden name was Parham. However, in English (London) it is a habitational name from places in Suffolk and Sussex, named in Old English with pere ‘pear’ + ham ‘homestead’.
PARKINSON English
From the name Perkin, which is a medieval diminutive of Peter.
PARLEY English
A place name meaning "pear field" from Old English 'per' with 'lee' or 'lea' meaning a field or clearing, perhaps where land was cleared to cultivate pear trees. Therefore this name denotes someone who lived near or worked at such a location or came from a habitation associated with the name... [more]
PARMLEY English
Variant of Parley. This form is found more in northern England, specifically Cumberland and Durham, but is of like derivation.
PÄRN Estonian
Taken from the word pärn meaning "linden tree", it may also be linked to the Estonian city of Pärnu. It is the fifteenth most common surname in Estonia.
PÄRNAKIVI Estonian
Pärnakivi is an Estonian surname meaning "linden stone".
PÄRNAMAA Estonian
Pärnamaa is an Estonians surname meaning "linden land".
PÄRNAMETS Estonian
Pärnamets is an Estonian surname meaning "linden forest".
PÄRNASALU Estonian
Pärnasalu is an Estonian surname meaning "lime grove".
PARNES Jewish
Eastern Ashkenazic occupational name for the president of a Jewish community, from Yiddish parnes (from Hebrew parnas).
PARNESS Jewish
Variant of PARNES.
PARNHAM English
English habitational name from Parnham in Beaminster, Dorset.
PÄRNOJA Estonian
Pärnoja is an Estonian surname meaning "linden creek/stream".
PÄRNPUU Estonian
Pärnpuu is an Estonian surname meaning "linden tree".
PAROLO Italian
Italian surname coming from the given name Gaspare.
PARR English
Means "enclosure".
PARROT French
Form of Pierone.... [more]
PARSI Persian, Indian (Parsi)
Derived from Persian پارسی (pârsi) literally meaning "Persian", though it also refers to the Parsi (or Parsee), a Zoroastrian community in India.
PARSLEY Medieval French, English, Norman, French
Derived from Old French passelewe "cross the water."... [more]
PÄRSON Swedish (Rare)
Variant of PERSSON. A notable bearer is Swedish alpine skier Anja Pärson (b. 1981).
PARSON English
Surname given to the parson (priest).
PÄRTEL Estonian
Pärtel is an Estonian surname derived from the masculine given name "Pärtel".
PÄRTELPOEG Estonian
Pärtelpoeg is an Estonian surname meaning "son of Pärtel (a masculine given name)".
PARTENHEIMER German
Habitational name for someone from Partenheim in Rheinhessen.
PARTINGTON English
Habitational name from a place in Greater Manchester (formerly in Cheshire) called Partington, from Old English Peartingtun "PEARTA's town".
PARTON English
Habitational name from any of various places called Parton; most are named with Old English peretun ‘pear orchard’. A famous bearer of the surname is Dolly Parton.
PARTS Estonian
Parts is an Estonian surname, derived from "part" meaning "duck".
PARVE Estonian
Parve is an Estonian surname meaning "raft". Probably taken from "parvemees" meaning "raftsman".
PARWAZ Urdu
Meaning... [more]
PASCH German
Topographic name for a field or meadow which was used at Easter as a playground; etymologically two sources seem to be combined: Latin pascuum ‘pasture’ and Middle Low German pāsche(n) ‘Easter’.
PASCOE Cornish
Cornish form of Pascal, meaning "easter", with the Cornish patronymic suffix, -o.
PASDAR Persian
Means "guard, sentinel, watchman" in Persian.
PASH English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Pasch.
PASHA Albanian, Ottoman Turkish (Anglicized), Turkish (Anglicized)
Pasha or pascha (Ottoman Turkish: پاشا‎, Turkish: paşa), formerly anglicized as bashaw, was a higher rank in the Ottoman Empire political and military system, typically granted to governors, generals and dignitaries and others... [more]
PASINSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Paszyn in Nowy Sacz voivodeship; also a pet form of Paweł.
PASKHAEV Chechen (Rare)
Of unknown meaning.
PASSAFIUME Italian
ferryman "across the water"
PASSELEWE Medieval English
The medieval name is from Old French passe(r) ‘to pass or cross’ + l’ewe ‘the water’, hence a nickname, probably for a ferryman or a merchant who was in the habit of traveling overseas, or else someone who had been on a pilgrimage or crusade.
PASSMORE English
Either (i) from a medieval nickname for someone who crossed marshy moorland (e.g. who lived on the opposite side of a moor, or who knew the safe paths across it); or (ii) perhaps from an alteration of Passemer, literally "cross-sea", an Anglo-Norman nickname for a seafarer... [more]
PASTORELLI Italian
An occupational name meaning "shepherd."
PASTRANA Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
PATE English
Derives from the given name Pat(t), a short form of the personal name Patrick from the Latin Patricius meaning "son of a noble father".
PATERNO Italian
Italian surname of unknown origin, most likely comes from Paternò in Sicily. Notable individuals include Joe Paterno (1926 - 2012), head coach at Pennsylvania State University until 2011.
PATHAK Indian, Nepali, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit पाठक (pāṭhaka) meaning "reader, learner".
PATHAN Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Urdu, Pashto
Derived from Hindustani पठान (paṭhān) meaning "a Pashtun (person)", referring to the Pashtun ethnic group inhabiting present-day Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is sometimes used by Pashtuns who ancestrally migrated to India.
PATHROSE Indian (Christian), Malayalam
Derived from a variant of the given name Peter (chiefly used by Malayalam Christians).
PÄTS Estonian
Päts is an Estonian surname meaning "pone" or "loaf".
PAUKOVITS Hungarian
Hungarian or Austrian in origin. From the heilienkruz Austria/Hungary area
PAULEY English, German
English: from a medieval pet form of Paul.... [more]
PAULICK German
German (of Slavic origin) spelling of Pavlik, a Slavic derivative of Paul.
PAULSEN Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of PAUL".
PAUSTENBACH German
Thomas Paustenbach, family name associated with the town Paustenbach, Germany
PÁVEK Czech
Diminutive of páv "peacock", hence a nickname for a pretentious or ostentatious person.
PAVEK Dutch
Americanized spelling of PÁVEK.
PAVEL Slovak
Comes from the personal name Pavel.
PAVELEC Czech
Pavelec is short form of name Pavel.
PAVELKA Czech
Derived from the given name Pavel. A famosu bearer is Jake Pavelka.
PAVEY English
Either (i) from the medieval female personal name Pavia, perhaps from Old French pavie "peach"; or (ii) "person from Pavia", Italy.
PAVIČIĆ Croatian
Means "son of Pavao".
PAVLIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Pavle".
PAVLIDES Greek
Means "Son of Pavlos".
PAVLÍK Czech, Slovak
From a pet form of Pavel. Ukrainian from a pet form of the personal name Pavlo, Ukrainian equivalent of Paul.
PAVLISKO Slovak
Rusyn patronym based on Pavel
PAVLOFF Russian, Bulgarian
Anglicized variant form of Pavlov.
PAVLOPOULOS Greek
Means "son of Pavlos" in Greek.