Submitted Surnames Starting with P

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Pett English
The name Pett has a history dating as far back as the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who was referred to as Peat. The surname Pett was originally derived from the Old English word which meant a spoiled or pampered child.
Pettai Estonian
Pettai is an Estonian surname derived from "petta" meaning "to be up to mischief".
Pettie Scottish
Predominantly Scottish form of Petty.
Pettinati Italian
Diminutive form of Pettinato.
Pettinato Italian
Italian cognate of Peinado.
Pettinger English
English version of Pottinger.
Pettis English
From the possessive or plural form of Middle English pytte, pitte ‘pit’, ‘hollow’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a pit, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Pett in East Sussex.
Petty English, Scottish
Derived from Norman French petit, 'small', thus a nickname for a small or insignificant individual.... [more]
Pettyjohn English
Combination of petty (derived from petit meaning "small") and the given name John, hence a nickname for a small or little man.
Pétursdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Pétur" in Icelandic.
Pétursson Icelandic
Means "son of Pétur" in Icelandic.
Petzold German
German. Derives from a pet form of a Slavic version of the given name Peter.
Peugeot French
Meaning unknown.
Peureux French
In the war there was a French resistance fighter named Maurice Peureux.
Pevec Croatian
From pevec meaning ''rooster''
Pevensie Literature
Rarely used as a female given name, Pevensie is possibly an invented surname by C.S. Lewis for the Narnia series. It's most famous bearers are- of course- Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie from said series.
Pew Welsh
From Welsh ap Hew or ap Hugh "son of Hugh" (see Pugh). A fictional bearer is Blind Pew, the blind pirate in Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island' (1883).
Pewterschmidt Popular Culture
Comprised of the English word pewter, which is a metal alloy made mostly of tin, and the German element schmidt 'smith' (see Schmidt). This surname is obviously intended to be of Germanic origin... [more]
Peyron French
Unknown meaning. French surname. Famous bearer of this name is Bruno Peyron and the German princess Louise Peyron (1918-1989).... [more]
Peza Albanian
Myslim Peza, leader of the anti-fascist movement.
Pfannebecker Dutch (Germanized)
The Germanic spelling of the Dutch sername Pannebakker
Pfarr German
From Middle High German pfarr 'district' 'parish' or pfarre(r) 'parish priest', hence an occupational name for a parson.
Pfarrer German
Means "Pastor" in German.
Pfautz German
It was originally given as a nickname for a chubby person.
Pfeffer German, Jewish
Occupational name for a spicer, or a nickname for a person with a fiery temper, for a small man, or for a dark-haired person. Derived from German Pfeffer "pepper".
Pfefferle German
South German diminutive of Pfeffer, and a nickname for a person who sells spices.
Pfeil German
From Middle High German pfil ‘arrow’ (from Latin pilum ‘spike’, ‘javelin’), either a metonymic occupational name for an arrowsmith or possibly a nickname for a tall thin man.
Pflüger German
Occupational name for a Ploughman, literally meaning "Ploughman/Plowman" in German.
Pfuhl German
a topographic name for someone who lived by a swamp or pond, Middle High German phuol.... [more]
Pfund German
metonymic occupational name for a sealer of weights, or for a wholesale merchant, from Middle High German pfunt ‘pound’ (as a measure of weight and a unit of currency).
Pfundt German
Unknown meaning of German origin
Pham Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Phạm.
Phanthavong Lao
From Lao ພັນທະ (phantha) meaning "connect, join, tie" or "obligation" and ວົງ (vong) meaning "lineage, family".
Phénix French (Quebec)
French Canadian variant of Phoenix.
Phenix French (Quebec, Anglicized)
Either (i) an anglicization of French Canadian Phénix, literally "phoenix", probably originally a nickname of now lost import; or (ii) a different form of Fenwick.
Pheonix English
A rare nickname given for someone's appearance of blonde and red hair just as a phoenix has colorful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet.
Philbert English
From the medieval French male personal name Filibert, of Germanic origin and meaning literally "very bright, very famous".
Philippart Belgian
In the Medieval period, of Ancient Greek origin, derives from philippos, a compound made of philein meaning "to love", and hippos, a horse, hence "lover of horses".
Philippi German (Latinized)
Latinized patronymic derived from the given name Philipp.
Philippou Greek
Alternate transcription of Filippou chiefly used in Cyprus.
Philipson English
Means Son Of Philip
Phillip English
Derived from the given name Philip
Phillipson English
Means "son of Phillip"
Philliskirk English (Rare)
From a 'lost' medieval parish in England or Scotland, named with the Old Norse element kirk meaning 'church' or 'place of worship'.... [more]
Philpot English
English (chiefly southeastern): from the Middle English personal name Philipot/Philpot, a pet form of Philip.
Philson English
Patronymic from Phil, a short form of the personal name Philip.
Phoenix English
From the name of a beautiful immortal bird which appears in Egyptian and Greek mythology. After living for several centuries in the Arabian Desert, it would be consumed by fire and rise from its own ashes, with this cycle repeating every 500 years... [more]
Phóil Irish
Possibly a short form of Mac Phóil or Mac Giolla Phóil.
Phommachanh Lao
From Lao ພົມມະ (phomma) referring to the Hindu god Brahma combined with ຈັນ (chanh) meaning "moon".
Phommavong Lao
From Lao ພົມມະ (phomma) referring to the Hindu god Brahma and ວົງ (vong) meaning "lineage, family".
Phonlamai Thai
Means "fruit" in Thai.
Phoutthavong Lao
From Lao ພຸດທະ (phouttha) meaning "Buddha" and ວົງ (vong) meaning "lineage, family".
Phua Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Pan 2.
Phukuntsi Tswana, Sotho
This surname has multilayered meanings... [more]
Phùng Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Feng from Sino-Vietnamese 馮 (phùng).
Phutsa Thai (Rare)
Means "jujube" in Thai.
Piaget French (Swiss)
Meaning unknown. A famous bearer of this surname was Jean Piaget (1896-1980), a Swiss child psychologist noted for his studies of intellectual and cognitive development in children.
Piagnolo Italian (Anglicized, Modern)
It was borrowed from Italian chemist Giovenco Piagnolo
Piana Italian
Topographic name from piana ‘plain’, ‘level ground’, from Latin planus, or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word.
Piano Italian
Topographic name for someone who lived on a plain or plateau, Italian piano (Latin planum, from the adjective planus ‘flat’, ‘level’).
Piao Chinese
Chinese transcription of the Korean surname Park 1.
Piatkievič Belarusian
Belarusian Latin spelling of Pyatkevich.
Piatraha Belarusian
Derived from an augmentative form of the Belarusian given name Piotr.
Pica Italian, Catalan
Nickname for a gossipy or garrulous person, from the central-southern Italian word pica ‘magpie’. Compare Picazo.Catalan: habitational name from any of the numerous places called Pica.Catalan: from either pica ‘pointed object’ (weapon, etc.) or a derivative of picar ‘to prick’.
Piccinini Italian
meaning- little one
Piccolo Italian
Nickname from piccolo "small".
Pich Khmer
Means "diamond" in Khmer.
Pichardo Spanish
Spanish form of the surname Picard
Pichugin Russian
From pichuga, meaning "small bird".
Pickersgill English
This famous Yorkshire name is of early medieval English origin, and is a locational surname deriving from the place in West Yorkshire called Pickersgill, or "Robber's Ravine". The placename is derived from the Middle English "pyker", thief, robber, and "gill", gully, ravine, deep glen.
Pickett English
of Norman origin, from the personal name "Pic", here with the diminutive suffixes "et" or "ot", and recorded as "Picot, Pigot" and Piket". The name is ultimately of Germanic derivation, from "pic", meaning "sharp", or "pointed", which was a common element in names meaning for instance, residence near a "pointed hill", use of a particular sharp or pointed tool or weapon, or a nickname for a tall, thin person.
Pickford English
This surnames origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the parish of Pitchford in Shropshire. ... [more]
Pickle Dutch
Pickle is an Anglicized surname that came from the Dutch word “pekel” or the North German world “pokel”.
Pickle German
Pickle is an Anglicized form of the North German word “pokel” and or the Dutch word “pekel”.
Pickup English
The name is derived from when the family resided in Pickup or Pickup Bank in Lancashire. This place-name was originally derived from the Old English word Pic-copp which referred to those individuals who "lived on a hill with a sharp peak."
Pico Spanish
meaning beak of a bird, or peak of a mountain in spanish... [more]
Picó Catalan
Probably a nickname from Catalan picó "having a thick upper lip".
Picot English
Norman-French
Picquet French
A variant of Piquet of which it's meaning is of a military terminology of one soldier/small group of soldiers on a line forward of a postion to provide a warning of an enemy advance... [more]
Piednoel French
Modern (and also more common) form of Piénoel.
Pienaar Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of French Pinard.
Piénoel French (Rare)
French surname that possibly refers to the buckled shoes that the original bearer was wearing, in which case it is derived from Old French pié meaning "foot" combined with Old French noiel meaning "buckle"... [more]
Pieper German, Dutch
Occupational name for a piper.
Pierahud Belarusian
Derived from Belarusian перагуд (pierahud) meaning "prolonged rumble". This may have been a nickname for a gossip.
Pierog Polish
Occupational nickname for a cook.
Pierpont English
English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places, for example in Aisne and Calvados, so called from Old French pierre ‘stone’ + pont ‘bridge’.
Pierrin French
From the given name Pierre.
Pieters Dutch
"Pieter's son"
Pietrafesa Italian
The derivation of the name Pietrafesa comes from the cracked aspect of the mountain on which it rose. In Italian "Pietra" mean Rock and "-fesa" comes from the Italian word fessura meaning cracked.... [more]
Pietrangelo Italian
Derived from the given name Pietrangelo, a variant of Pierangelo, formed from Pietro and Angelo... [more]
Pigg English
Derived from Middle English pigge meaning "young hog".
Pigue French
French family last name may have been changed from the original French
Pihelgas Estonian
Pihelgas is an Estonian surname meaning "rowen/ash".
Pihlakas Estonian
Pihlakas is an Estonian surname meaning "rowan" or "mountain ash".
Pihlapuu Estonian
Pihlapuu is an Estonian surname meaning "rowan/mountain ash tree".
Pihlasalu Estonian
Pihlasalu is an Estonian surname meaning "rowan/mountain ash grove".
Piip Estonian
Piip is an Estonian surname meaning "pipe".
Piir Estonian
Piir is an Estonian surname meaning "border" and "frontier".
Piirikivi Estonian
Piirikivi is an Estonian surname meaning "border stone".
Piirimaa Estonian
Piirimaa is an Estonian surname meaning "border land".
Piirimäe Estonian
Piirimäe is an Estonian surname meaning "border mountain".
Piirimees Estonian
Piirimees is an Estonian surname meaning "border man".
Piirisaar Estonian
Piirisaar is an Estonian surname meaning "border island".
Piirisalu Estonian
Piirisalu is an Estonian surname meaning "border grove".
Piiroja Estonian
Piiroja is an Estonian surname meaning "border creek".
Piiskop Estonian
Piiskop is an Estonian surname meaning "bishop".
Pika Various
1. A variant of Pica.... [more]
Pikachu Brazilian
From Japanese ピカチュウ (Pikachuu), derived from the onomatopoeic words ピカピカ (pikapika), a sparkly sound, and チュウチュウ (chuuchuu), a mouse sound. It happens to be a nickname for someone with a short stature who runs super fast according to the famous barrier Yago Pikachu (born Glaybson Yago Souza Lisboa) a Brazilian footballer who plays for Fortaleza.
Pikamäe Estonian
Pikamäe is an Estonian surname meaning "long hill/mountain".
Pike English, Irish
English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hill with a sharp point, from Old English pic ‘point’, ‘hill’, which was a relatively common place name element.... [more]
Piketty French
Perhaps related to the English surname Pickett. A notable bearer is French economist Thomas Piketty (1971-).
Pikhach Ukrainian
From Ukrainian meaning "infantryman".
Pikk Estonian
Pikk is an Estonian surname meaning "long" and "tall".
Pikkmaa Estonian
Pikkmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "high land".
Pikkoja Estonian
Pikkoja is an Estonian surname meaning "long stream".
Pilapil Filipino, Cebuano, Tagalog
Means "rice paddy, rice field" in Cebuano and Tagalog.
Pilarski Polish
Occupational name for a sawyer, Polish pilarz + -ski, common ending of surnames.
Pilbas Estonian
Pilbas is an Estonia surname meaning "sliver" and "splinter".
Pilch English
From Middle English pilch, a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of pilches or a nickname for a habitual wearer of these. A pilch (from Late Latin pellicia, a derivative of pellis "skin, hide") was a kind of coarse leather garment with the hair or fur still on it.
Pilcher English
Occupational name for a maker or seller of pilches, from an agent derivative of Pilch. In early 17th-century English, pilcher was a popular term of abuse, being confused or punningly associated with the unrelated verb pilch "to steal" and with the unrelated noun pilchard, a kind of fish.
Pilengis Latvian (Rare)
This was my mother's maiden name. She and the rest of my family were born in Latvia. I am the first American born. I do not know what Pilengis means.
Pilgaonkar Konkani, Indian
Pilgaonkar is a Konkani surname used mostly in Goa by Konkani Hindus. Sachin Pilgaonkar of Bollywood fame is a famous person with that surname.
Piliang Minangkabau
Probably derived from Indonesian pili meaning "a lot, many" and hyang meaning "god, deity" or the phrase pili hyang meaning "the god, the deity" (most likely referring to the Hindu-influenced gods that were worshiped before the arrival of Islam in the Indonesian archipelago)... [more]
Pilipović Bosnian, Croatian
means "son of Pilip"... [more]
Pilkey English
Shortened variant of Pilkington
Pilkington English (British), Irish
Habitational name from a place in Lancashire, England.
Pill Estonian
Pill is an Estonian surname meaning "musical instrument".
Piller Estonian
Piller is an Estonian surname meaning "stanchion".
Pilliroog Estonian
Pilliroog is an Estonian surname meaning "thatch".
Pillot French
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from Middle French pilot or pillot both meaning "stake, pole". This is the name of a wealthy merchant family from Besançon, France.
Pillsbury English
Derived from a place in Derbyshire, England, so named from the genitive of the Old English given name Pil, and burh meaning "fortified place".
Pilot English
Means a person who operates the flying controls of an aircraft.
Pilt Estonian
Pilt is an Estonian surname meaning "picture" and "painting".
Pimenov Russian
Means "son of Pimen".
Pin English
Variant spelling of Pinn.
Pin French, Dutch
A topographic name for someone living by a pine tree or in a pine forest, or a habitational name from a place named with the Old French word pin, meaning ‘pine’.
Pin Khmer
Of unexplained origin.
Piñal Spanish
Surname whose house was in Hoz de Anero, in the City council of Ribamontán al Monte (Santander).
Pinal Spanish (Mexican)
Variant of Piñal. This surname occurs more in Mexico.
Pinch English
Nickname for a chirpy person, from Middle English pinch, pink ‘(chaf)finch’. Compare Finch. possibly a metonymic occupational name from Middle English pinche ‘pleated fabric’, from Middle English pinche(n) ‘to pinch (pastry)’, ‘to pleat (fabric)’, ‘to crimp (hair, etc.)’, also ‘to cavil’, ‘to be niggardly’.
Pinches English (British, Rare)
This is one of the very earliest of surnames. This is an English name. First recorded in the 12th century it was a nickname of endearment for a bright, chirpy, person, thought by his peer group to be active like a finch... [more]
Pinchot American
Of unknown origin. Historically, borne most famously by Gifford Pinchot (1865 - 1946) first Chief of the United States Forest Service.
Pinckney English
The surname Pinckney originally denoted someone from Picquigny, France, which derives from a Germanic personal name, Pincino (of obscure derivation) and the Latin locative suffix -acum... [more]
Pind Estonian
Pind is an Estonian surname meaning "surface" and "area".
Pinder English (African)
Pinder originated in England as a surname used in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.
Pindsoo Estonian
Pindsoo is an Estonian surname meaning "surface swamp/marsh".
Pine English
Originally denoted a person who lived near a pine forest or who sold pine firs for a living.
Pineda Spanish, Catalan
Habitational name from any of the places in the provinces of Barcelona, Cuenca, and Burgos named Pineda, from Spanish and Catalan pineda "pine forest".
Piñeiro Galician
It literally means "pine tree".
Piñero Spanish
Castilianized from the Portuguese surname Pinheiro, meaning "pine-tree"
Pines English (American)
Surname of the characters, Dipper, Mabel and Stan from Gravity Falls.
Ping Chinese
Ping is the Mandarin pinyin romanization of the Chinese surname written 平 in Chinese character.
Pinhas Hebrew
From the given name Pinhas.
Pininfarina Italian
A combination of "pinin", Piedmontese for youngest/smallest brother, and Farina, the Italian variant of Miller. This is the name of the Italian coachbuilder, founded by Battista "Pinin" Farina, later Battista Pininfarina.
Pink English, German
Nickname, possibly for a small person, from Middle English pink penkg ‘minnow’ (Old English pinc).English (southeastern): variant of Pinch .Variant spelling of German Pinck, an indirect occupational name for a blacksmith, an onomatopoeic word imitating the sound of hammering which was perceived as pink(e)pank... [more]
Pink Estonian
Pink is an Estonian surname meaning "bench" and "garden seat".
Pinkerton Scottish, Northern Irish
Habitational name for a person originally from a location in Scotland named Pinkerton, which is of uncertain meaning.
Pinkham English
habitational name from a lost or unidentified place in or bordering on Devon
Pinkney English
Variant spelling of Pinckney.
Pinn English, German
Derived from Middle English pin and Middle Low German pinne, both meaning "peg" or "pin". This was an occupational name from a maker of these things. The German name can in some cases be an occupational name for a shoemaker.
Pinn English (British)
A topographic or habitational name from a place named with Middle English pinne, meaning "hill" (Old English penn).
Pinna Sardinian
Means "feather" in Sardinian.
Pinner English (Rare)
Parish in Middlesex.
Pinsker German, Prussian
Habitational name from any of several places named near Posen (Polish Poznan) and in West Prussia.
Pinson Jewish, Russian
Derived from Spanish "pinzon", meaning "finch".
Pionke German, Polish
Germanized form of Slavic Pinoek, which is a nickname from pionek ‘puppet’.
Piórkowski Polish
Habitational name from places called Piórkowo in Toruń voivodeship or Piórków in Tarnobrzeg voivodeship.
Piotrowicz Polish
Means "son of Piotr".
Piqué Catalan
A famous bearer of this surname is Spanish/Catalan footballer Gerard Piqué.
Piras Sardinian
Means "pears", derived from Sardinian pira "pear".
Pires Portuguese (Latinized, Modern)
Etymologicaly, the name PIRES comes from the Latin, and means "The one who belongs to Peter's family".... [more]
Pirhadi Persian
Either from Persian پیر (pir) meaning "old" combined with Hadi or from the name of the Persian village of Pirhadi.
Pirn Estonian
Pirn is an Estonian surname meaning "pear".
Pirnipuu Estonian
Pirnipuu is an Estonian surname meaning "pear tree".
Piroćanac Serbian
Habitational name for someone from Pirot, Serbia.
Pironkov Bulgarian
A professional Bulgarian tennis player, Tsvetana Pironkova, bears this surname.
Pirrip Literature, Popular Culture
Surname of the main character in Charles Dickens novel, Great Expectations.
Pirro Italian
Pirro is a nickname for Peter.
Pirrup Popular Culture
Variant of the surname Pirrip. It is the last name of the British character, Pip, on the animated TV series South Park
Pisa Italian
Habitational name from the city of Pisa in Tuscany. The city was probably founded by Greek colonists, but before coming under Roman control it was in the hands of the Etruscans, who probably gave it its name... [more]
Pisano Italian
Variant of Pisani.
Piscopo Italian
From a reduced form of episcopo "bishop" (Greek episkopos "bishop", literally "overseer"), hence a metonymic occupational name for someone in the service of a bishop, or perhaps a nickname for a pompous person.
Pisoni Italian
patronymic "from Pisone", from a derivative of Piso, from Latin pisum "pea"
Pistario Greek, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Pistario is a surname, mainly used in the Greek, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese languages.
Pistolet English (Americanized, Modern)
Mishgan Pistolet is the first waiter of the surname.
Pisula Polish, Lithuanian
Informal nickname for a scribe or clerk, from a derivative of Polish pisać ‘to write’.
Pita Spanish
Spanish and Portuguese: from Spanish, Portuguese pita ‘chicken’ or in some cases possibly from the plant pita ‘pita’, ‘American aloe’, presumably a topographic name.
Pitan ?
Guatemalan?
Pitcher English, German
From an agent derivative of Middle English pich ‘pitch’, hence an occupational name for a caulker, one who sealed the seams of ships or barrels with pitch. English variant of Pickard... [more]