Submitted Surnames Starting with Q

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QƏDIROV Azerbaijani
Means "son of Qədir".
From the given name QAMAR.
QAMO Albanian
Comes from Ancient Greek.
QARAYEV Azerbaijani
Means "son of QARA".
QASIM Arabic, Urdu
From the given name QASIM.
QASIMOV Azerbaijani
Means "son of Qasım".
QASSAB Indian, Muslim
Means "butcher".
Derived from Arabic قيوم (qayyum) meaning "subsistence, independent, sustainer".
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.
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".
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).
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]
Nickname for someone stocky, from Middle High German quader meaning "building stone".
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.
QUÁN Chinese
From Chinese 泉 (quán) meaning "fountain, spring".
QUAN Chinese
Of the Quan village
QUANDT German, History
From Middle Low German quant "prankster, joker". ... [more]
QUẢNG Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 鄺 (Kuàng).
From a medieval nickname for an elegantly or flamboyantly dressed person (from Middle English quointerel "dandy, fop", from quointe "known, knowledgeable, crafty, elegant").
QUARESMA Portuguese
Means "Lent" in Portuguese.
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]
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]
Variant of QUARTERMAIN. This surname was borne by British actor Leon Quartermaine (1876-1967).
QUARTEY Western African, Ga
Ga surname of unknown meaning.
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".
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]
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.
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.
QUERCIA Italian (Rare)
From the Latin quercus "oak".
Habitational name from Quesada, a place in Jaén province. The place name is of uncertain derivation; there may be some connection with Old Spanish requexada meaning "corner", "tight spot".
QUESTED English (British)
English surname of uncertain origin, possibly derived from the lost village of Questers.
QUETZ German
German family name originating from the town of Quetz (today Quetzdölsdorf).... [more]
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]
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.
Chamorro for "to take out from hiding"
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]
Variation of QUILL.
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.
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.
QUINENE Chamorro
Chamorro for "to take away"
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).
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]
From a place name meaning "queen's town" in Old English.
QUIRINO Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name QUIRINO.
QUIROGA Galician
This indicates familial origin within the municipality of the same name.
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.
Meaning unknown, probably of Hokkien origin.
Chamoru meaning "Knock down/tear down/cut down"
QUIZON Filipino
Meaning unknown, possibly from a combination of the Chinese surnames Cui and SON.
QURAISHI Urdu, Bengali
Alternate transcription of QURESHI.
QURASHI Arabic, Urdu
Alternate transcription of QURESHI.
QURBANOV Azerbaijani
Means "son of QURBAN".
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".
Derived from the Arabic word قرصة (qursa) meaning "pinch".