Galician Submitted Surnames

Galician names are used in Galicia in northwestern Spain.
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AFFLECK Galician, Scottish
Variation of Auchinleck, a town near Dundee, Scotland... Ben & Casey Affleck are famous bearers of the name. Auchinleck appears to have been one of those places where the ancient Celts and Druids held conventions, celebrated their festivals, and performed acts of worship... [more]
ANTUNIEZ Spanish, Galician, Asturian
Meaning "son of Antonius." It is a last name that appears in northern Spain.
ARRA Galician, Sicilian
Habitational name from a place in Galicia called Arra, this surname was also found in some parts of Sicily.
AVIÑA Galician
Galician surname referring to someone who "lives by a vineyard", from d’Aviña, a variant of da viña.
BAAMONDE Galician
This indicates familial origin within either of 5 eponymous parishes.
BETANZOS Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BROCOS Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Agolada in the Comarca of O Deza.
BURELA Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality in the Comarca of La Mariña Central.
CAAMAÑO Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish in the municipality of Porto do Son.
CABALEIRO Galician
'Knight' derived from an occupation, Galician origins.
CALVETTO Galician
Meaning baldness.
CASTAÑO Spanish, Galician
Means "chestnut tree" in Spanish and Galician.
COCIÑA Galician
It literally means "kitchen".
CORDEIRO Portuguese, Galician
Means "young lamb" in Portuguese and Galician (Latin cordarius, a derivative of cordus "young", "new")... [more]
COVA Catalan, Galician
Topographic name from Catalan and Galician cova ‘cave’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, in the provinces of Lugo, Ourense, Pontevedra, Catalonia and Valencia.
CUBA Portugese, Asturian-Leonese, Galician, Spanish
habitational name from any of the places in Portugal (in the provinces of Alentejo and Beira Baixa) or Spain (in Aragon, Asturies, and Galicia) named Cuba, from cuba ‘barrel’ (from Latin cupa)... [more]
DA RÚA Galician
This indicates familial origin within the municipality of A Rúa.
DOPEREIRO Galician
This is a surname that alludes to the locality of Pereiro de Aguiar (northern Spain). Also, this is an apple tree and its fruit is the pero (apple fruit).
DO PEREYRO Galician
Do Pereyro is an apple tree. It is very old surname, dating from the Middle Ages. Do Pereyro comes from Galicia (northern Spain).
DOVAL Galician
From 'do val' meaning 'of the valley. Galician origins.
FAJARDO Galician
Topographic name for someone who lived by a beech tree or in a beech wood, from Late Latin fagea (arbor) meaning "beech (tree)", a derivative of classical Latin fagus meaning "beech".
FERREIROUS Galician (Latinized, Archaic)
Its meaning is smith. It comes from Galicia (Spain) and north of Portugal.
FERREYRE Galician
Meaning the goldsmith or the ironsmith.
GÁNDARA Galician
It refers to a type of unproductive wetland, of alluvial origin, rich in gravel and sand.
GUNDIÁN Galician
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in the parish of Costantín, Baralla or the one in the parish of A Ponte Ulla, Vedra.
LEBRÓN Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of A Pobra do Brollón.
LEDO Spanish, Galician, Portuguese
Nickname from ledo meaning ‘happy’, ‘joyful’
LEITE Portuguese, Galician
Meaning "milk".... [more]
LOURENZÁ Galician
This indicates familial origin within any of various eponymous places in Galicia.
MARÍN Galician
This indicates familial origin within either of 4 eponymous localities: the municipality in the Comarca of O Morrazo, the neighborhood of the parish of Xubial, the neighborhood of the parish of Camos in the municipality of Nigrán, or the neighborhood of the parish of Fiestras in the municipality of Silleda.
MEJIA Galician
A very ancient surname, infrequent and widely spread across Spain, mostly in Madrid, Barcelona, Ciudad Real, Valencia, Cuenca, Sevilla and Toledo; and also in Pontevedra, Lugo, Guadalajara, Almería, Granada, Alicante and Málaga.... [more]
MONTERROSO Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
MONTEVERDE Galician
Habitational name from Monteverde in Ourense province, Galicia.
MOREIRA Portuguese, Galician
Habitational name from any of the numerous places in Portugal and Galicia called Moreira, from moreira meaning "mulberry tree".
NARIÑO Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the parish of Niveiro, Val do Dubra.
NOVO Galician, Portuguese
Nickname from Portuguese and Galician novo ‘new’, ‘young’ (Latin novus). The word was also occasionally used in the Middle Ages as a personal name, particularly for a child born after the death of a sibling, and this may also be a source of the surname.
NÓVOA Galician
Habitational name from the former Galician juridical district Terra de Nóvoa, in Ourense province.
OROÑA Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the parish of Santo Ourente de Entíns in the municipality of Outes.
OVALLE Galician
Galician topographic name from o vale ‘the valley’ (Latin uallis, ualles).
PALMA Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, and southern Italian: habitational name from any of various places named or named with Palma, from Latin palma ‘palm’. ... [more]
PEDROSA Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Galician
Habitational name from any of numerous places named Pedrosa, from pedroso, pedrosa meaning "stoney", an adjectival derivative of pedra meaning "stone".
PEREIRIS Medieval Portuguese (Latinized, Rare, Archaic), Galician (Latinized, Rare, Archaic)
Pereiris (also known as Pereirus) is a last name of the Celtic roots (it's Galician and Portuguese). It meaning is will pear tree or pear tree and also european will pear tree. Pereiris comes from the translation of Welsh name and Cornish name Gellygen or Gellyg... [more]
PEREYRO Galician
It's a Galician surname and it means apple tree.
PIÑEIRO Galician
It literally means "pine tree".
PORTAL Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Portuguese, Occitan
Topographical surname for someone living near the gates of a fortified town.
QUIROGA Galician
This indicates familial origin within the municipality of the same name.
RAYA Galician, Spanish
Possibly a habitational name from Raya in Galicia or in Albacete and Murcia provinces. Possibly a topographic name from Spanish raya meaning "line", denoting the boundary between two countries or provinces.
REGUEIRO Galician, Portuguese
The name originated in Ourense (Galicia) in the 14th Century. It´s literal meaning in Portuguese is river. It is a surname referring to a person who lived near a river or water source.
RIBA DE NEIRA Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Baralla, Comarca of Os Ancares.
RODELA Galician
Possibly habitational name from a place called Rodel (in A Coruña province, Galicia), derived from a diminutive of roda "wheel".
RON Spanish, Galician
Habitational name from a town called Ron in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain.
Portuguese, Galician
Variant spelling of Saa, a habitational name from any of the numerous places named Saa, mainly in northern Portugal and Galicia.
SALAS Spanish, Galician, Aragonese, Portuguese, Catalan, Asturian
Habitational name from places named with salas, plural form of sala, meaning "room, hall" in Spanish and Asturian. Also an anglicized form of the Hungarian name SZÁLAS "tall".
SEOANE Galician
This indicates familial origin within any of multiple localities that bear this syncopated form of the name San Xoán.
SOUTOMAIOR Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous council in the Province of Pontevedra.
TABOADA Galician
This indicates familial origin within any of various eponymous localities.
TORAN Galician, Irish
Galician (Torán): habitational name from the village of Santa María de Torán in Ourense province.... [more]
ULLOA Galician
This indicates familial origin within the comarca of A Ulloa.
VALDOVIÑO Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
VALE Galician, Aragonese
Topographic name from val "valley", or habitational name from any of the places named with this word.
VALENTE Italian, Galician, Portuguese
Italian, Galician, and Portuguese: nickname from valente ‘brave’, ‘valiant’.... [more]
VEA Spanish, Galician
Habitational name, principally from Vea in Soria province, but in some cases from any of four places with the same name in Pontevedra province, Galicia.
VILLARD Galician, Portuguese
A Galician and Portuguese surname in the north of Iberian Peninsula. It's a last name belonging to ancient Celtic tribes.