South American Submitted Surnames

South American names include those from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
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ABREGOSpanish
As a Spanish surname, it was from Spanish ábrego, which originally meant "African", from Latin africus. The vocabulary word in modern Spanish has lost this general sense and now means "south wind" (literally, "African (wind)").
ABURTOBasque, Spanish, Spanish (Mexican)
The surname Aburto is a topographic name from Basque aburto ‘place of kermes oaks’, from abur ‘kermes oak’ + the locative suffix -lo.
ACAMPORAItalian, Medieval Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Acampora is a variant of Acanfora, from the medieval personal name Canfora, from canfora ‘camphor’ (from Arabic kāfūr).
ACEROSpanish
From acero "steel, steelworker" (from Late Latin aciarium), an occupational name for a metal worker or an armorer.
ACHIOSpanish (Latin American)
Possibly derived from the town, Achio, near Guadalajara in Mexico. The name itself is probably from the Nahuatl achio meaning "frequent".
ACUNASpanish (Latin American)
Related tho the Acuna Indians of Mexico, there is also a city by the name. Popular in border areas of Mexico and Texas.
AFONSOPortuguese
Old (6th century derived) Iberian surname, associated with the first dynasty and King of Portugal, Afonso Henriques. The surname was used by all the subsequent illegitimate children of that dynastic line.
ÁGUILASpanish
From águila "eagle" (Latin aquila). This is either a nickname for a haughty man or one with an aquiline nose, or a habitational name from a place in Salamanca province called Águila.
AGUILARSpanish, Catalan, Jewish
Habitational name from any of numerous places called Aguilar, from Latin aquilare "haunt of eagles" (a derivative of aquila "eagle"), for example Aguilar de Campo in Palencia, Aguilar de la Frontera in Córdoba, and Aguilar de Segarra in Catalonia.
AIMARMedieval English, Anglo-Saxon, Spanish
1. From the Olde English pre 7th Century personal name "Aethelmaer", meaning "famous noble." ... [more]
ALANÍSSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
ALARCÓNSpanish
Alarcón was a fort owned by the arabs in the Iberian Peninsula (Alarcón literally meaning 'the fort' in arabic), and the spaniards had the goal of owning it during the spanish reconquista. After 9 months of siege, Fernán Martínez de Ceballos climbed the walls of the fort using only two daggers and opened the gates from the inside allowing the castillan army to come in and conquer Alarcón... [more]
ALAZRAKISpanish, Judeo-Spanish
Means "the blue one" from Arabic أَزْرَق (ʾazraq) meaning "blue".
ALBASpanish, Catalan
From alba meaning "white".... [more]
ALBOSpanish, Italian, Jewish
It is derived from the name Albert, Alberto, Albino, and Alberico.... [more]
ALCARAZSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
ALCOBENDASSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
ALDEASpanish, Romanian
Spanish "village"
ALEGRESpanish, Portuguese
Nickname from alegre "bright, merry" (Latin alacer).
ALEJANDROSpanish
From the personal name Alejandro, Spanish form of Alexander.
ALHAMBRAFilipino, Spanish
Refers to the Alhambra, a palace complex located in Granada, Spain. The name itself is of Arabic origin, derived from Arabic الْحَمْرَاء‎‎ (Al-Ḥamrā) meaning "the red one" or, ultimately, from Arabic أَحْمَر (ʾaḥmar) "red".
ALLENDEBasque, Spanish
Basque surname possibly linked to the Spanish word allende of Latin origin meaning "beyond" or "besides".
ALMADAPortuguese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous city.
ALMANZASpanish
Originally indicated a person from Almanza, a city in northern Spain. The city's name itself is derived from Arabic المنزل (al-manzil) meaning "the house".
ALMARZASpanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 localities: the Castilian municipality of Almarza, Comarca of El Valle or the Riojan municipality of Almarza de Cameros.
ALMAZÁNSpanish, Filipino, Tagalog
Habitational name demoting someone originally from the municipality of Almazán in Castile and León, Spain. The name itself is derived from Arabic المكان المحصن (al-makān al-ḥiṣn) meaning "the fortified place" or "the stronghold".
ALMENARASpanish
Almenara in Spanish is "beacon", but it is an old kind of beacon that consisted of a fire that was lit on top of the battlements to give a signal.
ALMONTESpanish
From a place between Huelva and Sevilla. Means "the mountain".
ALPÍZARSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous locality in the Andalusian province of Huelva.
ALVARENGAPortuguese
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous parishes.
ÁLVARESPortuguese
Patronymic meaning "son of Álvaro".
ÁLVAROSpanish
Either derived from the given name Alvaro or a variant of Alvarez.
ALVEARSpanish
Unexplained.
ALZASpanish
Means "to rise" or simply "rise"
AMAROSpanish
Originated in Italy
AMBRÌZSpanish
" Probably a variant of Asturian-Leonese Ambres, a habitational name from a village in Asturies. Also a habitational name of Ámbriz a city in Angola, Africa, mainly of Portuguese descendants. "
AMORESpanish
meaning love
ANDÚJARSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
ANGUIANOSpanish (Latinized, Modern)
Anguiano is a small town in the province of La Rioja, Spain.
ANSELMOItalian, Spanish
Comes from the personal name Anselmo, which is of Germanic origin (see Anselm). This was a distinctively Langobardic name, and was especially common in Lombardy in the Middle Ages.
ANTUNIEZSpanish, Galician, Asturian
Meaning "son of Antonius." It is a last name that appears in northern Spain.
APOLLOItalian, Spanish
From the Greek personal name Apollo. There are several saints Apollo in the Christian Church, including an Egyptian hermit and monastic leader who died in 395 ad. The personal name derives from the name in classical mythology of the sun god, Apollo, an ancient Indo-European name, found for example in Hittite as Apulana "god of the gate" (from pula "gate", cognate with Greek pylē), therefore "protector, patron".
APONTESpanish
A misdivision of Daponte. It originates from Majorca, Spain.
ARÀBIAItalian, Spanish
Ethnic name for someone from Arabia or some other Arabic-speaking country or a nickname for someone who had visited or traded with one of these countries.
ARAGONSpanish, Catalan, French
A surname and an autonomous community of Spain.
ARANDSEnglish, Spanish
Anglicized version of a name given to residents of Aranda de Duero, a small town in the north of Spain.
ARAQUISTAINBasque, Spanish
''Place of the ferns'' in Basque. It first appeared when a family arrived for the first time to a part of the Pyrenees where they where a lot of ferns. Then, that family, changed their last name to ''Araquistain'' which means ''place of the ferns'' in basque.
ARCHILASpanish
Possibly a variant of Arcila.
ARCHULETASpanish, English
Castilianized form of Basque Aretxuloeta, a topographic name meaning "oak hollow".
ARELLANOBasque, Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
ARENCIBIASpanish
Castilianized combination of the basque words of aranz meaning "thorn"; "hawthorn" + ibi meaning "ford" + a (basque article suffix); meaning someone living by a thorny ford. A "ford" is a body of water shallow enough to walk through; In this context topographically referring to a some places in Spain
ARGANDASpanish (Latin American), Spanish
town in spain / arganda del rey
ARIZASpanish
Spanish: habitational name from a place so named in Zaragoza province in Aragón.
ARJONASpanish
Habitational name from Arjona in Jaén province.
ARMENTEROSSpanish
Habitational name from either of two places called Armenteros, in the provinces of Ávila and Salamanca, from the plural of armenatero meaning ‘cowherd’, from Latin armenta ‘herd(s)’.
ARMIJOSpanish
Derived from the Spanish adjetive "armigero", meaning "one who bears arms". First found in the Northern Region of Spain in Cantabria. Alternate spellings include: Armijos, Armigo, and Armija.
ARROYOSpanish
Habitational name from any of numerous places named with arroyo "watercourse", "irrigation channel."
ASCENCIOSpanish, Italian
From the personal name (Latin Ascensius), favored by the early Christians, by whom it was bestowed with reference to the ascension of Christ (Late Latin ascensio).
ATIENZASpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
AUÑÓNSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
AVAMILANOSpanish, Italian
Of Spanish origin, but probably has its roots in Italy due to the word "milano" which means Milan in Italian.
AVEIROPortuguese, Spanish
Demonymic surname refering to Aveiro a city in middle north-eastern Portugal. A famous bearer of this surname is Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.
AVELARPortuguese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Ansião.
AVELINOSpanish, Polynesian, Filipino
Spanish form of Avellino, the surname of the 17th-century Italian saint Andrew Avellino.
AVELLANEDASpanish
It literally means "hazelnut grove", denoting someone who either lived near one or worked in one.
AVENASpanish, Italian
A traditionally Spanish and Italian occupational surname for a "grain grower or merchant", or the Italian habitation surname for Avena, Calabria. Means "oats". From the Latin avēna meaning 'oats, wild oats, straw'.
AVENIDASpanish (Latin American)
The name translates to English, meaning "avenue."
ÁVILASpanish
Derived from the Spanish town and province of Ávila, in the Old Kingdom of Castile, nowadays in the Community of Castile and León.
AYLLÓNSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.
AZUAJE-FIDALGOPortuguese (Rare), Spanish, Italian
Fidalgo from Galician and Portuguese filho de algo — equivalent to nobleman, but sometimes literally translated into English as "son of somebody" or "son of some (important family)"—is a traditional title of Portuguese nobility that refers to a member of the titled or untitled nobility... [more]
BADILLOSpanish
Topographic name from a diminutive of vado ‘ford’ (Latin vadum) or a habitational name from either of two places named with this word: Valillo de la Guarena in Zamora province or Vadillo de al Sierra in Ávila.
BAEZSpanish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Spanish Báez, which might be a different form of Peláez (cf. Páez). A famous bearer is American singer and activist Joan Baez (1941-).... [more]
BAEZASpanish
From a place called Baeza in Andalusia, Spain.
BALFAGERPortuguese
Name of a Visigoth noble family (around the 10th century) from the Iberian Peninsula (current northern Portugal), meaning "bold spear"; they descent from the Balti dynasty.
BALLONSpanish
Theoretically it could be a variant of vallón, from valle ‘valley’, but neither form is attested as a vocabulary word or as a place name element. Alternatively, it could be a Castilian spelling of Catalan Batlló, Balló, nicknames from diminutives of batlle ‘dancing’.English: variant spelling of Balon.
BANEZSpanish
Spanish (Báñez): shortened form of Ibáñez
BARBEROSpanish
Spanish occupational name for a barber-surgeon (see Barber), Spanish barbero, from Late Latin barbarius, a derivative of barba ‘beard’ (Latin barba).
BARBOSAPortuguese
denoting a person who lived by land that contained overgrown leafy vegetation from the portuguese word barba "leaf" + oso/osa (adjective suffix); variant of Barboza
BARCELONACatalan, Spanish
Habitational name from Barcelona, the principal city of Catalonia. The place name is of uncertain, certainly pre-Roman, origin. The settlement was established by the Carthaginians, and according to tradition it was named for the Carthaginian ruling house of Barca; the Latin form was Barcino or Barcilo.
BÁRCENASSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Espinosa de los Monteros.
BARRIOSSpanish
Habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Spanish barrio "outlying suburb (especially an impoverished one), slum", from Arabic barr "suburb, dependent village". It may also be a topographic name for someone originating from a barrio.
BATRESSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
BAVIERASpanish, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan
Means "Bavaria" in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Catalan. Indicating for someone from Bavaria a state in Germany.
BEASpanish
Habitational name from a place of this name in Teruel.
BEGASpanish
Variant of Vega.
BETETASpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
BETHENCOURTFrench, English, Portuguese (Rare)
Bettencourt and Bethencourt are originally place-names in Northern France. The place-name element -court (courtyard, courtyard of a farm, farm) is typical of the French provinces, where the Frankish settlements formed an important part of the local population... [more]
BETTENCOURTFrench, English, Portuguese (Rare)
Bettencourt and Bethencourt are originally place-names in Northern France. The place-name element -court (courtyard, courtyard of a farm, farm) is typical of the French provinces, where the Frankish settlements formed an important part of the local population... [more]
BEZOSSpanish
From bezo meaning "thick lips" in Spanish, referring to a person with blubber or thick lips.
BIURRARENASpanish, Basque
Means apple in Basque.
BLASSpanish
From the given name Blas.
BLASQUEZSpanish
From the medieval diminutive Velasco, from the Basque word 'bela' meaning "crow", and the diminutive suffix 'sko'.
BOLARSpanish
Topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of soil of a particular type known as tierra bolar.
BOMBAPortuguese, Spanish, Polish, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak
From bomba "bomb", (Latin bombus), hence probably a nickname for someone with an explosive temperament, or a metonymic occupational name for an artilleryman.
BORJASpanish (Latinized, Rare, Archaic), Filipino (Latinized, Modern, Rare, Archaic)
Borja is originated in Spain before the Thirty Year's War.... [more]
BRAGADOPortuguese, Spanish
This surname is a Spanish word which means "gritty", refering to a bull. ... [more]
BRANCOPortuguese
from the the portuguese word Branco meaning "white", referring to someone with light skin and/or hair
BRAVOSpanish, Portuguese
From a Spanish and Portuguese nickname for a fierce or violent man (from Spanish and Portuguese bravo "fierce, violent"). This surname was borne by Charles Bravo (1845-1876), a British lawyer and possible murder victim.
BRIONESSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
BRIZUELASpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Merindad de Valdeporres.
BRUNOPortuguese
From a Germanic personal name, Brun.
BUENOSpanish
generally an approving (or ironic) nickname, from Spanish bueno ‘good’.
BUITRAGOSpanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous municipalities: the Castilian one in El Campo de Gómara or the Manchego municipality of Buitrago del Lozoya in Sierra Norte, Comunidad de Madrid.
BURRUCHAGASpanish, Basque
From "Pais Vasco" in Spain.
BUSTAMANTESpanish
Derived from the town Bustamante in the Cantabria region of Northern Spain.
CABALLEROSpanish
Occupational name from caballero "knight, soldier, horseman" (from Late Latin caballarius "mounted soldier").
CABAÑASpanish, Portuguese
Habitational name from a place named with Spanish cabaña ‘hut’, ‘cabin’ (Late Latin capanna, a word of Celtic or Germanic origin).
CABAÑASSpanish, Portuguese
Habitational name from a place named with Spanish cabaña or Portuguese cabanha ‘hut’, ‘cabin’.
CAIXETAPortuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese common name for Tabebuia cassinoides, a tree native to Central and South America.
CALDERASpanish
Derived from Spanish caldera meaning "basin, crater, hollow", ultimately from Latin caldarium or caldaria both meaning "hot bath, cooking pot". The word also denotes a depression in volcanoes, and it is commonly used as an element for surnames denoting streams or mountains.
CALDERÓNSpanish
Is a Spanish occupational surname. It is derived from the Vulgar Latin "caldaria" ("cauldron") and refers to the occupation of tinker. As a topographic name from an augmentative of caldera 'basin', 'crater', 'hollow', a common element of stream and mountain names, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Calderón in Valencia province.
CALEROSpanish
Metonymic occupational name for a burner or seller of lime, from calero ‘lime’.
CALVETESpanish
It means bald. It's a surname of the Galician origin.
CAMACHOSpanish, Portuguese
From the ancient European camb, meaning twisted or disfigured, denoting to someone with visible physical abnormalities, but could possibly also refer to residents of a particularly gnarly tract of land.
CAMARGOSpanish (Latinized, Modern, ?)
Habitational name for someone from a place in Andalusia called Camargo.
CANGUSSUBrazilian
The surname Cangussu has its origins in the Tupi-Guarani language and is a variation of Akangu’su, which means 'Jaguar'.
CANIZALESSpanish (Latin American)
This surname came from around the beginnings of 1800 in south regions of Colombia where sugar cane was cultivated. It's a variation of Cañizales, that literally means "sugar cane fields".
CANOMANUELSpanish
The first part of this surname is possibly derived from Spanish cano "hoary, white-haired, grey-haired". The second part is derived from the given name Manuel. As such, this name must first have come into being as a nickname, referring to the white or grey hair of a man named Manuel.
CAPELLASpanish, Catalan, Italian
From capella "chapel", a topographic name for someone who lived by a chapel or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in one.
CARBAJALSpanish, Judeo-Spanish
Probably a habitational name demoting someone originally from any of the multiple locations called Carbajal in León, Asturias, or Zamora in Spain. Alternatively, it may be of pre-Roman origin from the word carbalio meaning "oak", denoting someone who either lived near an oak tree or who was like an oak tree in some way.... [more]
CARBONEROSpanish
Famous bearers are Carlos Carbonero, a Colombian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Sampdoria on loan from Fénix and Sara Carbonero, a Spanish sports journalist.
CARCELÉNSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
CÁRDENASSpanish
Habitational name from places in the provinces of Almería and Logroño named Cárdenas, from the feminine plural of cárdeno "blue, bluish purple" (Late Latin cardinus, from carduus "thistle")... [more]
CARDENETESpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
CARLOSSpanish, Portuguese
From the given name Carlos
CARRASCOSpanish
Topographic name from carrasco or carrasca "holm oak".... [more]
CARRERASpanish, Italian
Spanish: topographic name for someone living by a main road, carrera ‘thoroughfare’, originally a road passable by vehicles as well as pedestrians (Late Latin carraria (via), a derivative of carrum ‘cart’), or a habitational name from any of various places named with this word.... [more]
CARRILLOSpanish
Variant of Carillo.
CARVALHOPortuguese
Carvalho (Portuguese pronunciation: kɐɾˈvaʎu), meaning 'oak', is a Portuguese surname, also sometimes used as a Sephardic Jewish surname as well as by families with genetic Norman descent.... [more]
CASASpanish, Portuguese, Italian
Derived from the Spanish and Italian word casa meaning "house".
CASABUENASpanish (Modern, Rare)
Means "Happy House" or "House of Happiness" in Spanish, with the Spanish word "Casa", which means "House" and Buena, meaning "Happy" or "Happiness".
CASAGRANDESpanish, Italian
From the Spanish & Italian words casa meaning "house" and grande meaning "big"; literally means "big house".
CASCALHOPortuguese (?)
What I know about this surname is that it came from Alentejo, a region in Portugal countryside. The eldest Cascalho I know lived in Évora (city in this province) so I assume the name born there...
CASILLASSpanish
From any of various places called Casillas or Las Casillas, from the plural of casilla, a diminutive of Casa. ... [more]
CASTANATIItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish Origins
CASTAÑEDASpanish
Derived from the Spanish word castaña meaning "chestnut".
CASTAÑOSpanish, Galician
Means "chestnut tree" in Spanish and Galician.
CASTELLIItalki (Italian Jew), Semitic, Italian, Spanish
Italian patronymic or plural form of Castello. ... [more]
CAVAItalian, Catalan, Spanish, Portugese
From cava ‘cave’, ‘cellar’ (from Latin cavea), hence a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in the wine cellars of a great house, a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a cave, or a habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word.
CEBREIROJewish, Portuguese
Cebreiro is an olive tree.
CEJASpanish
From a common field name or a habitational name from any of various minor places called Ceja Yecla in Aragon.
CELDASpanish (Modern, Rare), Filipino (Modern, Rare)
The Spanish word for 'cell', as in prison cell.
CENDEJASSpanish
Cendejas is a city in Guadalahara. It is short for Cendejas de la Torre.
CERQUEIRAPortuguese
Habitational name from any of various places named Cerquerira, in most cases from a Latin derivative of quercus "oak". The family name also occurs in Sicily, probably of the same origin.
CERRAJEROSpanish
Occupational name for a locksmith.
CERVAPortuguese, Italian
"Cerva" means deer.
CESPEDESSpanish
From the plural of cesped "peat", "turf" (Latin caespes, genitive caespitis), applied as a habitational name from a place named Céspedes (for example in Burgos province) or named with this word, or a topographic name for someone who lived by an area of peat, or possibly as a metonymic occupational name for someone who cut and sold turf.
CHAPINFrench, Spanish
From a reduced form of French eschapin or Spanish chapín, a term for a light (woman's) shoe; perhaps a nickname for someone who habitually wore this type of footwear or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker.
CHICASpanish
Apparently from chica, feminine form of chico ‘small’, ‘young’ (see Chico), but a variant of the habitational name Checa, from a place so named in Jaén province is also a possibility.
CHICLANASpanish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Andalusian municipalities: Chiclana de la Frontera or Chiclana de Segura.
CINTRONSpanish
Spanish form for the french "Citroen". Original from Puerto Rico.
CIRIASpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.
COLMENARESSpanish
It literally means "apiaries", denoting someone who either worked at some or lived near some.
CONTRERASSpanish
Habitual name for someone from Conteraras, a region in the province of Burgos, Spain. The name "Conteraras" is derived from Late Latin contraria meaning "surrounding area", "region", from contra meaning "opposite, against, hard by".
CÓRDOBASpanish
Indicates someone who was originally from the city of Córdoba (Cordova) in Andalusia, Spain. The name itself is derived from Phonecian Qʾrtuba meaning "Juba’s city", itself from Phonecian qʾrt meaning "city" and juba referring to King Juba I of Numidia.
CORRALESSpanish
denoting someone who worked on a barn or a farm . Corral means "barnyard", "corral", "yard" ,"sheepshed"
CORREAPortuguese, Spanish
From Spanish, meaning "leather garment."
CORREIAPortuguese
meaning "leather strap" or "belt", "rein", or "shoelace"; denoting a person who worked with leather products
CORTÉSSpanish
From Old French corteis, curteis which means "courteous, polite". It could also serve as a habitual surname for people from Cortes in Spain or Portugal.
CORTÊSPortuguese
Portuguese form of Cortés.
CREUSSpanish
Variant of Cruz. Famous bearer of this surname is Spanish footballer Xavi Hernández.
CRIADOPortuguese, Spanish
Occupational name from criado ‘servant’.
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]
CUENCASpanish
Cuenca is an ancient Spanish last name which originated from Cuenca, a city in the Kingdom of Castilla.... [more]
CUNHAPortuguese (Brazilian)
This name can mean either mean that your upper class or a coin maker. Cunha directly translates to "coin" or "wedge"
DAMIANFrench, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Slovak, Polish
From the medieval personal name Damian, Greek Damianos (from damazein "to subdue"). St. Damian was an early Christian saint martyred in Cilicia in ad 303 under the emperor Domitian, together with his brother Cosmas... [more]
DA SILVAPortuguese
Topographic name for someone who lived by a wood, from Latin silva meaning "wood". Famous bearers are Brazilian footballers Thiago Silva and Neymar.
DAVILASpanish
Habitational name for someone from ÁVILA.
DEALAVASpanish
Uruguay name
DEBAINSpanish
Spanish surname.
DE GUZMÁNFilipino, Tagalog, Spanish
Means "of Guzmán" in Spanish.
DE LA IGLESIASpanish
Means “of the church” in Spanish.
DE LA MUERTESpanish (Rare)
Means "of death" in Spanish. Name given to a person who worked as a graveyard worker.
DELAROSASpanish
Means "of the rose" in Spanish.
DE LA TORRESpanish
Topographic name "from (de) the tower (la torre)", i.e. someone who lived by a watchtower, "from (de) the tower (la torre)".
DE LA VEGASpanish
Means "of the meadow", "of the valley" in Spanish.
DELFINSpanish
Meaning "dolphin" in Spanish
DELFINOItalian, Spanish
From the personal name Delfino, from Latin Delphinus, from delphis "dolphin", regarded in medieval times as a symbol of goodness and friendliness.
DE LIMASpanish
"de Lima" is the surname given to the people who lived near the Limia River (Lima in portuguese) on the Province of Ourense, an autonomous community of Galicia, located at the northwest of Spain. The root of the name is Don Juan Fernandez de Lima, maternal grandson to the King Alfonso VI de León (1040-1109).
DE LOS REYESSpanish
Means “of the kings” in Spanish.
DE LOS SANTOSSpanish
Means "of the saints" in Spanish.
DEL RÍOSpanish
Topographic name for someone "from the (del) river or stream (río)".
DEL RIOSpanish
Means "from the river". Topographic name for someone living near a river or a stream.
DEL ROSARIOSpanish, Italian
Means of the rosary in Spanish.
DESCALZOSpanish
It means "barefoot"
DE SOUZAPortuguese
Means "of Sousa" in Portuguese, referring to the River Sousa flowing through northern Portugal. The word Sousa itself is derived from the Latin saxa, saxum meaning "stone, rock". The surname is more commonly used in Brazil and Portuguese-speaking African countries today.
DIASPortuguese
means "son of Diogo" in Portuguese. Also a variant of Diaz
DIOLASpanish
Derived from the given masculine name Andrea
DORADOSpanish
From dorado "golden" (from Late Latin deaurare "to gild", from aurum "gold"), probably applied as a nickname to someone with golden hair.
DOS SANTOSPortuguese, Spanish
From a Spanish and Portuguese name applied originally to a child born or baptized on All Saints' Day (from Spanish and Portuguese, literally "of the saints"). A famous bearer of this surname is Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.
DRAMISItalian, Spanish (Latin American)
Not just a surname in Italy; it can also be found in Argentina and Brazil.... [more]
DURÁNSpanish
Spanish form of Durante which means "enduring".
EIRIZPortuguese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Paços de Ferreira.
EMBOABAPortuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Variant of Emboava. A famous bearer of this surname is Brazilian footballer Oscar.
ENCIÑIASSpanish
Derives from Spanish heritage and culture. Other spellings of the name of ENCIÑIAS may be Encinas, Encinias, Encinitas etc.
ENRÍQUEZSpanish
Means "son of Enrique" in Spanish.
ESCAÑUELASpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
ESCOBARSpanish
A topographic name from a collective form of escoba, meaning 'broom' (from the late Latin, scopa), or a habitational name from either of two minor places in Santander province called Escobedo.
ESPAÑASpanish
From the Spanish word for Spain.