Submitted Surnames Starting with Q

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Qadeer Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name Qadir.
Qader Arabic, Bengali
Derived from the given name Qadir.
Qədirov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Qədir".
Qadri Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Qadir.
Qafarov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Qafar".
Qamar Urdu
From the given name Qamar.
Qamo Albanian
Comes from Ancient Greek.
Qandil Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "lamp, candle" in Arabic.
Qarayev Azerbaijani
Means "son of Qara".
Qasim Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Qasim.
Qasımov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Qasım".
Qasımzadə Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Ghasemzadeh.
Qassab Indian, Muslim
Means "butcher".
Qayyum Urdu
Derived from Arabic قيوم (qayyum) meaning "subsistence, independent, sustainer".
Qazi Muslim
Status name for a judge, from a Persian form of Arabic Qadi.
Qazi Urdu, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic قاضي (qadhi) meaning "judge".
Qian Chinese
From Chinese 錢 (qián) meaning "money".
Qiao Chinese
Named after a Chinese mountain, Qiao Shan, where Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi was supposedly buried. This is the 96th most common surname in China.
Qiao Chinese
From Chinese 喬 (qiáo) meaning "tall, lofty". It may also refer Qiao Shan, a mountain in present-day Shaanxi province where the legendary king Huang Di was supposedly buried.
Qin Chinese
From Chinese 秦 (qín) referring to the ancient state of Qin, which existed from 221 BC to 206 BC in what is now the Gansu and Shaanxi provinces.
Qing Chinese
From Chinese 青 (qīng) meaning "blue, green, young".
Qiu Chinese
From Chinese 邱 or 丘 (qiū) referring to a place called Yingqiu that existed in the state of Qi in what is now Shandong province. The name was originally written with the character 丘 until its usage was prohibited during the Qing dynasty in order to avoid a taboo caused by using the character of Confucius's given name, 丘... [more]
Qu Chinese
From Chinese 屈 (qū) meaning "bent, crooked", also referring to the ancient fief of Qu, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Hubei province.
Quaas German
Nickname for a big eater, from Middle Low German quās meaning "guzzling", "feasting".
Quách Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Guo, from Sino-Vietnamese 郭 (quách).
Quach Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Quách.
Quackenbush Dutch (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of Dutch Quackenbosch, a topographic name from Dutch quaak ‘swamp’ (cognate with the English word quagmire) + bosch ‘woodland’, ‘wilderness’.
Quade Irish, German
As an Irish surname, it is a variant of Quaid.... [more]
Quaderer German
Nickname for someone stocky, from Middle High German quader meaning "building stone".
Quagmire Popular Culture
Derived from places named "Quagmire". One notable character is Glenn Quagmire from Family Guy.
Quah Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Ke.
Quaid Irish
Reduced form of Mcquaid.
Quail English, Manx
A variant of Quayle, derived from various patronymics meaning "son of Paul". Alternately, an English nickname derived from the bird, perhaps given to a person who was timid, or known for being promiscuous.
Quain Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicised form of O'Cuáin, which derives from the Old Irish given name Cúán.
Quaker English, Scottish
This surname was used to indicate someone who worked as a son of a vicar, who was a priest in charge of a parish in which most or all of the tithes were paid to another recipient, while the vicar received a stipend.
Quán Chinese
From Chinese 泉 (quán) meaning "fountain, spring".
Quan Chinese
Of the Quan village
Quan Chinese
From Chinese 权 (quán) referring to the ancient state of Quan, which existed during the Shang and Zhou dynasties in what is now Hubei province.
Quandt German, History
From Middle Low German quant "prankster, joker". ... [more]
Quảng Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 鄺 (Kuàng).
Quant Dutch, German
Middle High German, Middle Low German quant "smart aleck, pranskter, rogue, imp".
Quantrell English
From a medieval nickname for an elegantly or flamboyantly dressed person (from Middle English quointerel "dandy, fop", from quointe "known, knowledgeable, crafty, elegant").
Quaresima Italian
Means "lent" in Italian.
Quaresma Portuguese
Means "Lent" in Portuguese.
Quark Manx
Alternate form of Corkish, meaning "Mac Mharcuis", or "son of Marcas" via the name Marc or Mark.
Quarry English
From Middle English quarey "quarry", a topographic name for someone who lived near a stone quarry, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in one. ... [more]
Quartermain English
From a medieval nickname for a very dextrous person, or for someone who habitually wore gloves (from Old French quatremains, literally "four hands"). A fictional bearer of the surname is Allan Quartermain, the hero of 'King Solomon's Mines' (1886) and other adventure novels by H. Rider Haggard... [more]
Quartermaine English
Variant of Quartermain. This surname was borne by British actor Leon Quartermaine (1876-1967).
Quartey Western African, Ga
Ga surname of unknown meaning.
Quartz German
The name refers to the common mineral "quartz"
Quast German
habitational name from any of several places so named in northern Germany. metonymic occupational name for a barber or nickname for someone who wore a conspicuous tassel or feather, from Middle Low German, Middle High German quast(e) "tuft", "tassel", "brush", also "fool".
Quattrociocchi Italian
From quattro ciocchi, "four logs of wood" in Italian.
Quayle Irish (Anglicized), Scottish (Anglicized), Manx (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of various Gaelic patronymics derived from the given name Paul - namely, Manx Gaelic Mac Phaayl meaning "son of Paayl"; Scottish Gaelic Mac Phàil "son of Pàl"; and Irish Gaelic Mac Phóil "son of Pól"... [more]
Quazi Bengali
Bengali transcription of Qazi.
Quebec Spanish (Philippines)
Habitational name for a person from the province of Quebec in Canada.
Québedeaux French (Cajun)
Possibly a Parisianized form of Quevedo.
Quek Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Guo.
Quelch English (British)
Mid 16th Century variant of the name Wels(c)he, Welsh or Welch, itself deriving from the Middle English "walsche", Celtic, foreign, (Olde English "woelisc", a derivative of "wealh", foreign), and originally given as a distinguishing nickname to a Celt... [more]
Quenby English
English: of uncertain origin; perhaps a variant of Quarmby, a habitational name from a place so called in West Yorkshire.
Quennell English
From the medieval female personal name Quenilla, from Old English Cwēnhild, literally "woman-battle". This was borne by Peter Quennell (1905-1993), a British poet, critic and historian.
Quentin English
Derived from the given name Quentin.
Quercia Italian (Rare)
From the Latin quercus "oak".
Quested English (British)
English surname of uncertain origin, possibly derived from the lost village of Questers.
Questel French, Medieval French (?)
The surname Questel was first found in Normandy. Currently, Questel is the most commonly occurring last name in Saint-Barthélemy, a French island in the Caribbean Sea.... [more]
Quetz German
German family name originating from the town of Quetz (today Quetzdölsdorf).... [more]
Quevedo Cantabrian (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of a surname that indicates familial origin within the eponymous settlement at the geographic coordinates 43.128481, -4.039367.
Quezada Spanish
Probably a variant of Quesada.
Quezon Filipino
Meaning uncertain, possibly a variant of Quizon or from Hokkien 郭孫 (keh-sun) derived from 郭 (keh) meaning "outer city" and 孫 (sun) meaning "grandchild"... [more]
Quiambao Filipino
Possibly from Hokkien 欠賺 (khiàm-báu) meaning "owed money, lacking money" or 鹹賺 (kiâm-báu) meaning "stingy with money".
Quian Scottish
Anglicized form of MacShuibhne.
Quiapo Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano kiyapo meaning "water cabbage" (a type of plant), ultimately from Tamil கயப்பு (kayappu).
Quibol Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano kibol meaning "bobtail".
Quichocho Chamorro
Chamorro for "to take out from hiding"
Quill Irish
Quill or Quille is an anglicised version of the Irish surnames Ó Cuill, Coll, Coill, and O'coill (Ó Coill), all of which mean wood, forest or shrub Hazel Tree... [more]
Quille Irish
Variation of Quill.
Quillen Irish
The surname Quillen is derived from the personal name Hugelin, which is a diminutive of Hugh. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Uighilin.
Quimby English
Perhaps a variant of Quenby.
Quimpo Filipino
From Hokkien 金舖 (kim-phò͘) meaning "gold shop" or 金寳 (kim-pó) meaning "golden treasure".
Quimson Filipino
From Hokkien 金孫 (kim-sun) meaning "golden grandchild".
Quin English
Variant of Quinn.
Quinata Chamorro
Quinata - meaning "na'ta" food belonging to us, or wanting food. Mostly found in Umatac, Guam.
Quinby English
Variant of Quenby.
Quine Manx
Shortened Anglicization of Manx Mac Vian "son of Mian".
Quinene Chamorro
Chamorro for "to take away"
Quiney English, Irish
Variant of Quinney ??
Quinley English, Scottish, Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Apparently an altered form of Scottish McKinley or a reduced form of Irish Mcquinnelly, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coingheallaigh or Ó Coingheallaigh ‘son (or descendant) of Coingheallach’, a personal name meaning ‘faithful to pledges’.
Quinlivan Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caoindealbháin meaning "descendant of Caoindealbhán", a personal name composed of caoin "comely, fair" and dealbh "form" with the diminutive suffix -án (compare Quinlan).
Quinney English, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinne “descendant of Coinne”
Quinter Romansh
Derived from the place name Quinto in the Swiss canton Ticino.
Quintero Spanish
Habitational name from a location in Galicia named Quintero, from Galician quinteiro meaning "farmstead, square, plaza". Alternately, it may be derived from Spanish quinto meaning "fifth", possibly used as a name for a renter of quintas (a type of wine-growing estate).
Quinto Aragonese, Spanish, Catalan, Italian
Habitational surname for a person from a place called Quinto, for example in Zaragoza province. However, the high concentration of the surname in Alacant province suggests that, in some cases at least, it may derive from the personal name Quinto (from Latin Quintus denoting the fifth-born child or Catalan quinto "young soldier").... [more]
Quinton English
From a place name meaning "queen's town" in Old English.
Quinzel Popular Culture
The actual surname of the fictional character Harley Quinn. The character first appeared in the "Batman: The Animated Series" episode "Joker's Favor" in September 1992, but her full name (Harleen Quinzel) was not revealed until the February 1994 one-shot comic "The Batman Adventures: Mad Love"... [more]
Quirico Galician
From the given name Quirico.
Quirin German
From the given name Quirin
Quirino Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Quirino.
Quisling Norwegian
A treacherous person who sides with opposing forces, this meaning comes from Vidkun Quisling of Norway. He helped the Germans during the German rule of Norway in the 1940's. Original meaning "One from" (-ling) "Quislemark", (quis) A romanization of the place name of Kvislemark.
Quispe Quechua (Hispanicized)
Hispanicized form of Quechua qispi meaning "free".
Quist Swedish
Variant spelling of Kvist.
Quisumbing Filipino
Meaning unknown, probably of Hokkien origin.
Quitugua Chamorro
Chamoru meaning "Knock down/tear down/cut down"
Quizon Filipino
Meaning unknown, possibly from a combination of the Chinese surnames Cui and Son.
Quliyeva Azerbaijani
Means "daughter of Qulu".
Quraishi Urdu, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Qureshi.
Qurashi Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of Qureshi.
Qurbonov Uzbek, Tajik
Variant transcription of Kurbonov.
Qureshi Arabic, Urdu
Denotes a member of the Quraysh, a mercantile Arab tribe that the Prophet Muhammad belonged to, itself is derived from Arabic قرش (qarasha) meaning "to gnash, to grind, to chew".
Qursawi Tatar
Derived from the Arabic word قرصة (qursa) meaning "pinch".
Qutb Arabic
Means "pole" in Arabic.
Quy Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Quý.
Quý Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 貴 (quý) meaning "precious, valuable".
Qvarnström Swedish
Combination of Swedish kvarn meaning "mill" and ström meaning "stream".