Galician Submitted Surnames

Galician names are used in Galicia in northwestern Spain.
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AFFLECKGalician, 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]
ANTUNIEZSpanish, Galician, Asturian
Meaning "son of Antonius." It is a last name that appears in northern Spain.
ARRAGalician, Sicilian
Habitational name from a place in Galicia called Arra, this surname was also found in some parts of Sicily.
AVIÑAGalician
Galician surname referring to someone who "lives by a vineyard", from d’Aviña, a variant of da viña.
BAAMONDEGalician
This indicates familial origin within either of 5 eponymous parishes.
BETANZOSGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BROCOSGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Agolada in the Comarca of O Deza.
BURELAGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality in the Comarca of La Mariña Central.
CAAMAÑOGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish in the municipality of Porto do Son.
CABALEIROGalician
'Knight' derived from an occupation, Galician origins.
CALVETTOGalician
Meaning baldness.
CASTAÑOSpanish, Galician
Means "chestnut tree" in Spanish and Galician.
COCIÑAGalician
It literally means "kitchen".
COVACatalan, 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.
CUBAPortugese, 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 RÚAGalician
This indicates familial origin within the municipality of A Rúa.
DOPEREIROGalician
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 PEREYROGalician
Do Pereyro is an apple tree. It is very old surname, dating from the Middle Ages. Do Pereyro comes from Galicia (northern Spain).
DOVALGalician
From 'do val' meaning 'of the valley. Galician origins.
FAJARDOGalician
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".
FERREIROUSGalician (Latinized, Archaic)
Its meaning is smith. It comes from Galicia (Spain) and north of Portugal.
FERREYREGalician
Meaning the goldsmith or the ironsmith.
GÁNDARAGalician
It refers to a type of unproductive wetland, of alluvial origin, rich in gravel and sand.
GUNDIÁNGalician
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.
LEBRÓNGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of A Pobra do Brollón.
LEDOSpanish, Galician, Portuguese
Nickname from ledo meaning ‘happy’, ‘joyful’
LEITEPortuguese, Galician
Meaning "milk".... [more]
LOURENZÁGalician
This indicates familial origin within any of various eponymous places in Galicia.
MEJIAGalician
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]
MONTERROSOGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
MONTEVERDEGalician
Habitational name from Monteverde in Ourense province, Galicia.
MOREIRAPortuguese, Galician
Habitational name from any of the numerous places in Portugal and Galicia called Moreira, from moreira meaning "mulberry tree".
NARIÑOGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the parish of Niveiro, Val do Dubra.
NOVOGalician, 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.
NÓVOAGalician
Habitational name from the former Galician juridical district Terra de Nóvoa, in Ourense province.
OROÑAGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the parish of Santo Ourente de Entíns in the municipality of Outes.
OVALLEGalician
Galician topographic name from o vale ‘the valley’ (Latin uallis, ualles).
PALMASpanish, 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]
PEDROSASpanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Galician
Habitational name from any of numerous places named Pedrosa, from pedroso, pedrosa meaning "stoney", an adjectival derivative of pedra meaning "stone".
PEREIRISMedieval 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]
PEREYROGalician
It's a Galician surname and it means apple tree.
PIÑEIROGalician
It literally means "pine tree".
QUIROGAGalician
This indicates familial origin within the municipality of the same name.
RAYAGalician, 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.
REGUEIROGalician, 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 NEIRAGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Baralla, Comarca of Os Ancares.
RODELAGalician
Possibly habitational name from a place called Rodel (in A Coruña province, Galicia), derived from a diminutive of roda "wheel".
RONSpanish, 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.
SALASSpanish, 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".
SEOANEGalician
This indicates familial origin within any of multiple localities that bear this syncopated form of the name San Xoán.
SOUTOMAIORGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous council in the Province of Pontevedra.
TABOADAGalician
This indicates familial origin within any of various eponymous localities.
TORANGalician, Irish
Galician (Torán): habitational name from the village of Santa María de Torán in Ourense province.... [more]
ULLOAGalician
This indicates familial origin within the comarca of A Ulloa.
VALDOVIÑOGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
VALEGalician, Aragonese
Topographic name from val "valley", or habitational name from any of the places named with this word.
VALENTEItalian, Galician, Portuguese
Italian, Galician, and Portuguese: nickname from valente ‘brave’, ‘valiant’.... [more]
VEASpanish, 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.
VILLARDGalician, Portuguese
A Galician and Portuguese surname in the north of Iberian Peninsula. It's a last name belonging to ancient Celtic tribes.
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