Breton Submitted Surnames

Breton names are used in the region of Brittany in northwest France.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
BIHANBreton
Bihan means small in Breton.
BOITEUXFrench, Breton
From a Breton nickname meaning "lame".
BOLLORÉBreton
Bolloré derives from bod which means bush and lore which means laurel in Breton
BOSSERBreton
Bosser means butcher in Breton.
BRINGHENTTIBreton
Not sure about the origin, but after researches, roughly could say it's from "Breton" origins. Mostly used in north/northwest of Italy (Genova, Mantova and surroundings.
FARRAGUTBreton, French, Catalan, American
A Breton-French surname of unknown origin. A notable bearer was American naval flag officer David Farragut (1801-1870), who is known for serving during the American Civil War. His father was of Catalan ancestry... [more]
GOURKUÑVBreton
Breton combination of gour and kuñv meaning "a charming, affable, gentle or conciliatory man". The digraph -ff was introduced by Middle Ages' authors to indicate a nasalized vowel.
GUILLOUFrench, Breton
Possibly derived from the given name Guillaume.
GUIVARC'HBreton
Guivarc'h means 'swift stallion' in the Breton language.
HUONBreton
Huon is a form of the name Hugh.
KARTERBreton
Breton form of Carter. This was the birth surname of Breton-French explorer Jacques Cartier (1491-1557), who is known for discovering the gulf of St. Lawrence.
KERGOATBreton, French
From Breton ker "Village" or "Area" and koad "Woods".
KERHERVÉBreton
From Breton ker "Village" or "Area" and the name Hervé.
LE HOUÉROUBreton
Derived from Breton c'hwerv "bitter".
LE PENBreton
Le Pen is a Breton surname meaning "the head", "the chief" or "the peninsula".
LE TALLECBreton
Tallec derives from talek which means someone with a large forehead in Breton.
MENEZBreton
Menez means mount or mountain in Breton.
MÉZECBreton
Mézec derives from mezeg which means physician in Breton
PEREIREBreton (Latinized, Archaic)
This surname is the Gallic (Gaulish) origin and it means wild pear tree. There are also similar spellig in the Iberian Peninsula such as Pereiro, Pereyro, Pereiros, Perero and Pereros. These surnames (last names) correspond to families of the Celtiberian culture.
PERESSBreton (Latinized, Rare, Archaic)
It means Son of Peter (Pedro).
SALAÜNBreton, French
Form of the given name Solomon.