Submitted Surnames Starting with P

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Piiskop Estonian
Piiskop is an Estonian surname meaning "bishop".
Pijnenburg Dutch
From the name of an estate or hamlet called Pijnenburg in the town of Soest in Utrecht, the Netherlands, composed of Middle Dutch pijn meaning "pine tree" and burg meaning "fortress, manor, mansion".
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.
Pikalov m Russian
Konstantin Pikalov ("Mazay") is the head of the Wagner PMC's branch in Central Africa and the founder of PMC Convoy.
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.
Pilar Portuguese
From the Portuguese word for pillar.
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.
Pīlēns Latvian
Means “duckling”.
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... [more]
Pili Italian
Sardinian form of Italian pelo "hair, hairy".
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]
Pilipchuk Ukrainian
Means "son of Pilip", a Ukrainian form of Philip. It is the maiden name of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.
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".
Pillai Tamil (Modern, Rare, Archaic), Malayalam
Pillai or Pillay is a surname found among the Malayalam and Tamil-speaking people of India and Sri Lanka... [more]
Pillai Indian, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "child" in Malayalam and Tamil.
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".
Pimenta Portuguese
Means "pepper" in Portuguese, used as an occupational name for someone who grew or sold peppers.
Pimentel Portuguese, Spanish
Derived from Portuguese pimenta meaning "pepper", used as an occupational name for someone who grew or sold peppers.
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.
Pınar Turkish
Means "spring, fountain" in Turkish.
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]
Pincock English
It is believed to be a variant of the surname Pink, which itself can have several origins, including being a nickname for someone with pink cheeks or a rosy complexion, or an occupational name for a dyer or someone who worked with pigment dyes.
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.
Pineau French
Either a diminutive of Pin from Old French pin "pine" or a habitational name from (Le) Pineau the name of several places in the western part of France of the same origin.
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
Galician cognate of Pinheiro.
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.
Ping Chinese (Rare), Korean (Rare)
Variant/Alternative transcription of Chinese 氷 or Korean Hangul 빙 (see Bing).
Pingitore Italian, Sicilian
occupational name from pittore "painter".
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.
Pinkus Jewish
Derived from the given name Pinkus, which in turn comes from the Biblical Hebrew name Phinehas.
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.
Pino Spanish, Galician, Italian
Spanish and Galician habitational name from any of the places in Galicia (Spain) named Pino from pino "pine" or a topographic name for someone who lived by a remarkable pine tree. Italian habitational name from Pino d'Asti in Asti province Pino Torinese in Torino or Pino Solitario in Taranto all named with pino "pine’... [more]
Pinochet Basque, French, Spanish
Derived from Basque pinoche meaning "pine cone". Alternately, it could be derived from the name of the hamlet of Pinouchet, located in the Gironde department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of France... [more]
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".
Pinson French
From Old French pinson "finch" a nickname applied to someone who whistles or sings like a finch or to a bright and cheerful person.
Pintor Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Galician, Sardinian
occupational name for a painter from pintor "painter".
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.
Piquet French
Occupational name for someone who dealt with picks from a diminutive of pic ''pick, pickax''.
Piras Sardinian
Means "pears", derived from Sardinian pira "pear".
Piredda Italian
From Sardinian piredda "small pear". Compare Piras.
Pirelli Italian
From an altered form of the given name Piero.
Pirhadi Persian
Either from Persian پیر (pir) meaning "old" combined with Hadi or from the name of the Persian village of Pirhadi.
Piri Persian
Derived from Persian پیر (pir) meaning "old, aged".
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.
Pirovano Italian
Probably from a place in Lombardy, itself possibly deriving from Ancient Greek πυρο- (pyro-) "fire" and -γενής (-genes) "born of".
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.
Pişkin Turkish
Means "brazen, bold-faced" or "mature, hardened" in Turkish.
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.
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]
Pitcock English
Old English Pytta
Pitka Estonian
Pitka is an Estonian surname meanin "tall" or "long".
Pitogo Filipino, Cebuano
Means "queen sago" (a type of plant in the genus Cycas) in Cebuano.
Pitre French (Acadian)
From the Old French word pester, meaning “to knead”.
Pitschen Romansh
Derived from Romansh pitschen "small, little".
Pitsenbarger German
Probably an altered spelling of Bezzenberger, which is derived from Boizenburg, a municipality in the Ludwigslust-Parchim district in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.
Pitta Tamil
Not available.
Pittau Italian
Sardinian diminutive of Sebastiano.
Pittler French
A surname which originally belonged to a person who lived by a pit or hollow. Meaning "King of the Pit" or "King of the Hollow".
Pittman English
Described someone who lived in a hollow or pitt (see Pitt).
Pittsenbarger German
Variant spelling of Pitsenbarger.
Pitz Romansh
Variant of Pitsch.
Piu Chinese
1 Chinese 牛: this name probably arose during the Zhou dynasty ( 1122–221 bc ) in the area of Gansu province; the details are unclear. It was borne by a person named Niu Wen, who was a descendant of the eldest brother of the last king of the Shang dynasty, Zhou Xin ( 1154–1123 bc ).... [more]
Pius Estonian
Pius is an Estonian surname meaning "pious".
Pivec Czech
Nickname for a drinker, from pivo meaning ‘beer’.
Pivonka Czech
Czech word for peony. Also given as a nickname meaning one with rosy cheeks
Pizarro Spanish
One who produces, or deals in, slate.
Pizzuto Italian
Italian surname derived from a nickname meaning ‘malicious’.
Plahna German (Austrian)
It is a name from the Gratkorn, Graz, Styria area of Austria
Plain French
from Old French plain an adjective meaning "flat" and a noun meaning "plain" hence a topographic name denoting e.g. a dwelling on a flat terrain.
Plamenov Bulgarian
Means "son of Plamen".
Plamenova f Bulgarian
Feminine form of Plamenov.
Plankton Popular Culture
This is the surname of Sheldon J. Plankton from SpongeBob SquarePants.
Pláňsker Czech (Rare, Archaic), Slovak (Rare, Archaic), German (Rare, Archaic)
Originating from Bohemia, a region between The Czech Republic and Germany. The name means "forest clearing", Pláň: forest, sker: clearing. It is a very rare last name with only about 20 holders of it.
Plant English
An occupational surname for a gardener.
Planta Romansh
Derived from Romansh planta "tree; plant".
Plantagenet Medieval English, Medieval French
Borne by the House of Plantagenet, a royal house which originated from the lands of Anjou in France. It also originated as a nickname for Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou (1113-1151), father of King Henry II of England (1133-1189), who ascended the English throne in 1154... [more]
Plante French
French cognate of Plant.
Plantz English (American)
Deriving from England. "Men known as a Planter was an English term for people who were "planted" abroad in order to promote a political, religious cause or for colonization purposes." ... [more]
Plasencia Spanish
habitational name from Plasencia in Cáceres province and possibly also a Castilianized form of a habitational name from Plasenzia the name of towns in Zaragoza and Huesca (Aragon).
Plata Spanish
Byname from plata "silver".
Plata Spanish
Habitational name from places in Toledo and Cáceres provinces named Plata, or various places named La Plata.
Plate German, Dutch
metonymic occupational name for a maker of plate armor from Middle High German blate plate Middle Dutch plate "plate armor plating".
Platini Italian
Occupational name for a person who coats objects with platinum, derived from Italian platinare literally meaning "to platinize, to coat with platinum". A notable bearer is the former French soccer star Michel Platini (1955-).
Plato German, Dutch, Polish, English
From the Given name Plato the Latinized form of Platon. English variant of Plater.
Platon French, German, Romanian, Spanish (Philippines)
From the given name Platon. Spanish variant of Pláton more common in the Philippines.
Platte French
From Old French plat, meaning "flat."
Platten English
Diminutive of Platt.
Platter Scottish
Habitational name from the Forest of Plater in Angus.
Playfair English
From a medieval nickname for an enthusiastic competitor in sports and games (from Middle English pleyfere "companion in play, playmate"), or else a different form of Playford (from a Suffolk place-name meaning "ford where sports are held")... [more]
Pleasance English
Either (i) from the medieval female personal name Plaisance, literally "pleasantness"; or (ii) "person from Piacenza", Italy (from Latin Placentia, literally "pleasing things").
Pleasant American
Means being a very bright man in the near future. Also can be used as a alias.
Plekk Estonian
Plekk is an Estonian surname meaning "tin".
Plemmons English, Irish, German
Altered spelling of Fleming.
Plemons English, Irish, German
Variant form of Plemmons. A famous bearer is American actor Jesse Plemons (1988-).
Plescia Italian
From Albanian plesht "flea".
Pletikosa Croatian
Derived from pletiti, meaning "to knit", and kosa, meaning "hair".
Pletikosić Croatian
Derived from pletiti, meaning "to knit", and kosa, meaning "hair".
Plevneliev Bulgarian
From the Bulgarian name for the Greek village of Petroussa (called Plevnya in Bulgarian), itself derived from Bulgarian плевня (plevnya) meaning "barn". A notable bearer is Bulgarian president Rosen Plevneliev (1964-).
Plevnelieva f Bulgarian
Feminine form of Plevneliev.
Pliev Ingush (Russified), Ossetian (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush and Ossetian name, which is derived from the name of an Ingush teip (clan). The name itself comes from Plievo, the name of a village in Ingushetia, which means "village of the sons of Pkhile", referring to a given name possibly derived from Ossetian пыл (pyl) meaning "elephant".
Plimsoll French (Acadian)
I don't know the meaning, but it is my maiden name, and I understand it to be French. Samuel Plimsoll is my ancestor. He was born in Bristol, UK. He was an MP who spoke up in parliament and subsequently the Plimsoll or loading line was introduced on ships... [more]
Pliner Russian, Czech
Originated from a small town in Russia named, Plino.
Ploom Estonian
Ploom is an Estonian surname meaning "plum" (Prunus).
Ploomipuu Estonian
Ploomipuu is an Estonian surname meaning "plum tree" (Prunus).
Plotnikov Russian
Means "son of the carpenter" from Russian плотник (plotnik) "carpenter".
Plotnikova f Russian
Feminine form of Plotnikov.
Plouffe French
Altered form of Blouf, which is no longer found in France. It's meaning is unknown.
Ploumas Greek
From the Latin word for ornament, 'pluma'.
Ploumides Greek
Descendant or son of the ornamented, from the Latin word 'pluma', for ornament.
Plum English, German, Jewish
English and North German: from Middle English plum(b)e, Middle Low German plum(e) ‘plum’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a plum tree, or a metonymic occupational name for a fruit grower... [more]
Plūme Latvian
Meaning "plum, plum tree".
Plumer German, English, Dutch
North German (Plümer) and English: variant of Plum, the suffix -er denoting habitation or occupation. Altered form of South German Pflümer, an occupational name for a grower or seller of plums, from an agent derivative of Middle High German pflume ‘plum’... [more]
Plumier French, Belgian
Possibly an occupational name for a dealer in feathers and quills, from an agent derivative of Old French plume "feather, plume" (compare English and Dutch Plumer)... [more]
Plumley English
Meaning "plum-tree wood or clearing" from the Old English words plume and leah.