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.
BOTELLO     Galician
Probably from Galician botella meaning "little bottle".
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.
COCIÑA     Galician
It literally means "kitchen".
COELLO     Galician
It literally means "rabbit".
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.
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.
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     Galician
It literally means "mulberry tree".
NARIÑO     Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the parish of Niveiro, Val do Dubra.
NOGUEIRA     Portuguese, Galician
meaning "walnut-tree"
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]
PEREIRO     Galician (Latinized, Archaic)
Pereiro is a surname of Christian origin because it was an Order of Chivalry (Military Order) founded in the 11th century by the Count of Portugal named Henrique de Borgonha. This Order of Chivalry was confirmed by Pope Alexander III in the 12th century... [more]
PEREYRO     Galician
It's a Galician surname and it means apple tree.
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.
SOUSA     Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Galician
Habitational name from any of the various places so named in Portugal. Derived from Latin saxa "rocks". The name is also common among people with Portuguese and Brazilian roots in India and Africa.
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.
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.
VILLAR     Galician, Medieval Portuguese, Anglo-Saxon
It's a surname found in Galicia, Spain and also in Portugal. Its meaning is village or small town and also is a farm.
VILLARD     Galician, 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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