Spanish Submitted Surnames

Spanish names are used in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries (such as those in South America). See also about Spanish names.
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ABENDAÑO Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Zarautz.
ABREGO Spanish
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)").
ABUNDIS Spanish (Mexican)
The surname Abundis is patronymic from the Old Spanish personal name Abundio, ultimately from Latin abundus ‘abundant’, ‘plentiful’.
ABURTO Basque, 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.
ACERO Spanish
From acero "steel, steelworker" (from Late Latin aciarium), an occupational name for a metal worker or an armorer.
ACHIO Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly derived from the town, Achio, near Guadalajara in Mexico. The name itself is probably from the Nahuatl achio meaning "frequent".
ACUNA Spanish (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.
ADURIZ Basque
A famous bearer of this surname is Aritz Aduriz, a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Athletic Bilbao as a striker.
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]
AFLOR Aragonese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
AGERRE Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 neighborhoods in the French department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques: the one in the commune of Mugerre, the one in the commune of Hendaia, or the one in the commune of Maule-Lextarre.
AGINAGA Basque
Habitational name from a place named Aginaga, from Basque (h)agin meaning "yew tree" combined with -aga, a collective suffix.
AGUDO Spanish
Agudo is sharp in spanish so i guess that means i'm sharp looking
ÁGUILA Spanish
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.
AGUILAR Spanish, 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.
AGUIRRE Basque
Basque toponymic surname, also arguably meaning "prominence" in Old Basque.
AIMAR Medieval English, Anglo-Saxon, Spanish
1. From the Olde English pre 7th Century personal name "Aethelmaer", meaning "famous noble." ... [more]
ALANÍS Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
ALARCÓN Spanish
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]
ALAZRAKI Spanish, Judeo-Spanish
Means "the blue one" from Arabic أَزْرَق (ʾazraq) meaning "blue".
ALBA Spanish, Catalan
From alba meaning "white".... [more]
ALBEIZ Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Asparrena.
ALBÉNIZ Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Albeiz.
ALBIZUA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Orozko.
ALBO Spanish, Italian, Jewish
It is derived from the name Albert, Alberto, Albino, and Alberico.... [more]
ALCÁNTARA Spanish
From the name of a municipality in Extremadura, Spain. The name is ultimately derived from Arabic اَلْقَنْطَرَة‎ (al-qanṭara) meaning "the bridge".
ALCARAZ Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
ALCOBENDAS Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
ALCUBIERRE Aragonese
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the Sierra d’Alcubierre.
ALDATZ Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous Navarrese neighborhoods: the one in Larraun, Comarca of Leitzaldea or the one in Itza, Comarca of Iruñerria.
ALDEA Spanish, Romanian
Spanish "village"
ALDUATE Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Urraulbeiti.
ALEGRE Spanish, Portuguese
Nickname from alegre "bright, merry" (Latin alacer).
ALEJANDRO Spanish
From the personal name Alejandro, Spanish form of Alexander.
ALHAMBRA Filipino, 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".
ALKAIAGA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Lesaka.
ALLALA Basque
A diminutive of AYALA. The spelling was altered by Jose Maria Ayala, whose son Domingo Allala was related from his marriage to Estefana Champion-Werbisky, descendant of the Champion family from Rovigno, Croatia-Italy... [more]
ALLEMAN French (Cajun), Spanish (Canarian), German
From the French and Spanish word for "German". Believed to have originated in the Alsace-Lorraine region. Some holders of the name migrated to the Canary Islands and are part of the larger Isleños population that settled throughout the Americas... [more]
ALLENDE Basque, Spanish
Basque surname possibly linked to the Spanish word allende of Latin origin meaning "beyond" or "besides".
ALMAGUER Catalan
Habitational name from a place in Valencia named Almaguer.
ALMANZA Spanish
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".
ALMARZA Spanish
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.
ALMAZÁN Spanish
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".
ALMENARA Spanish
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.
ALMONTE Spanish
From a place between Huelva and Sevilla. Means "the mountain".
ALPÍZAR Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous locality in the Andalusian province of Huelva.
ÁLVARO Spanish
Either derived from the given name Alvaro or a variant of Alvarez.
ALVEAR Spanish
Unexplained.
ALZA Spanish
Means "to rise" or simply "rise"
AMARO Spanish
Originated in Italy
AMAT Catalan
From the Latin given name Amatus, meaning "beloved".
AMAYA Basque
Spanish: habitational name, from the name of a mountain and an ancient city in the province of Burgos, probably derived from Basque amai ‘end’ + the article suffix -a.
AMBRÌZ Spanish
" 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. "
AMETXAZURRA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gordexola.
AMETZAGA Basque
This indicates familial origin within any of 3 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in the municipality of Asparrena, the one in the municipality of Meñaka, or the one in the municipality of Zuia.
AMORE Spanish
meaning love
AMUNATEGI Basque
It literally means a "place of apple trees", denoting someone who lived and/or worked there.
AMUSKIBAR Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Bergara.
ANAYA Basque
Originated in Spain. It derives from medieval basque name Anaia meaning "friar or brother". As a surname it means "Son of Anaia".
ANDIKOETXEA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Kortezubi.
ANDÚJAR Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality.
ANGUIANO Spanish (Latinized, Modern)
Anguiano is a small town in the province of La Rioja, Spain.
ANGUINO American, Spanish (Mexican)
Mexican-American last name
ANSELMO Italian, 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.
ANTILLÓN Aragonese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ANTUNIEZ Spanish, Galician, Asturian
Meaning "son of Antonius." It is a last name that appears in northern Spain.
APOLLO Italian, 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".
APONTE Spanish
A misdivision of Daponte. It originates from Majorca, Spain.
ARÀBIA Italian, 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.
ARAGON Spanish, Catalan, French
A surname and an autonomous community of Spain.
ARAMBURÚ Basque
Famous bearers of this surname is Fernando Aramburu, a Spanish writer and Pedro Eugenio Aramburu, he was an Argentine Army general.
ARANA Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 eponymous localities: the hamlet in the County of Trebiñu, the neighborhood in Gasteiz, or the neighborhood in Bermeo.
ARANBURU Basque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Aramburú, literally meaning the peak of a valley.
ARANDS English, Spanish
Anglicized version of a name given to residents of Aranda de Duero, a small town in the north of Spain.
ARANGIZ Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Gasteiz.
ARANTZIBIA Basque
It literally means "ford of buckthorns".
ARAQUISTAIN Basque, 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.
ARCHILA Spanish
Possibly a variant of Arcila.
ARCHULETA Spanish, English
Castilianized form of Basque Aretxuloeta, a topographic name meaning "oak hollow".
ARELLANO Basque, Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
ARENCIBIA Spanish
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
ARETXABALETA Basque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Arechavaleta.
ARETXEDERRA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gordexola.
ARGANDA Spanish (Latin American), Spanish
town in spain / arganda del rey
ARGANDOÑA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gasteiz.
ARGINDEGI Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Legazpi.
ARITZALA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
ARIZA Catalan
Castilianized form of Basque Aritza, a topographic name from Basque (h)aritz ‘oak’ + the article suffix -a.
ARIZA Spanish
Spanish: habitational name from a place so named in Zaragoza province in Aragón.
ARJONA Spanish
Habitational name from Arjona in Jaén province.
ARLEGI Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Galar.
ARMENDARITZE Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous commune in the French arrondissement of Baiona.
ARMENTEROS Spanish
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)’.
ARMIJO Spanish
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.
AROZTEGI Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Atetz.
ARRA Galician, Sicilian
Habitational name from a place in Galicia called Arra, this surname was also found in some parts of Sicily.
ARREGI Basque
It literally means "singer".
ARRETXEA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous hamlet in the French canton of Uztaritze.
ARRIGUNAGA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous beach in the municipality of Getxo.
ARRILLAGA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Usurbil.
ARROITZ Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
ARROYO Spanish
Habitational name from any of numerous places named with arroyo "watercourse", "irrigation channel."
ARTABIA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Allin.
ARTEAGA Basque
It literally means a place where there are live oaks &/or evergreen oaks.
ARTETA Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 eponymous localities: the neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Ollaran, the neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Ezporogi, or the neighborhood of the municipality of Galdakao.
ARTZINIEGA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ARZAMENDIA Basque
"mountain bear"
ASCENCIO Spanish, 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).
ATIENZA Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
ATONDO Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Itza.
AUÑÓN Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
AUT Czech, German (Swiss), Russian, Catalan
Means "Hard Worker" in Czech.... [more]
AVAMILANO Spanish, Italian
Of Spanish origin, but probably has its roots in Italy due to the word "milano" which means Milan in Italian.
AVEIRO Portuguese, Spanish
Demonymic surname refering to Aveiro a city in middle north-eastern Portugal. A famous bearer of this surname is Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.
AVELINO Spanish, Polynesian, Filipino
Spanish form of Avellino, the surname of the 17th-century Italian saint Andrew Avellino.
AVELLANEDA Spanish
It literally means "hazelnut grove", denoting someone who either lived near one or worked in one.
AVENA Spanish, 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'.
AVENIDA Spanish (Latin American)
The name translates to English, meaning "avenue."
ÁVILA Spanish
Derived from the Spanish town and province of Ávila, in the Old Kingdom of Castile, nowadays in the Community of Castile and León.
AVIÑA Galician
Galician surname referring to someone who "lives by a vineyard", from d’Aviña, a variant of da viña.
AYALA Basque
Habitational name or topographic name from Basque ai "slope", "hillside" + al(h)a "pasture".
AYLLÓN Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.
AZKONA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the neighborhood of Aizkoa in the Navarrese municipality of Deierri.
AZUA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Burgu, Province of Araba.
AZUAJE-FIDALGO Portuguese (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]
AZUARA Aragonese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BAAMONDE Galician
This indicates familial origin within either of 5 eponymous parishes.
BACQUE Basque
It's a Basque and Gascon surname whose meaning is cowboy, rancher (cattle rancher) or breeder.
BADILLO Spanish
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.
BAEZ Spanish (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]
BAEZA Spanish
From a place called Baeza in Andalusia, Spain.
BAIGORRI Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous commune in the arrondissement of Baiona.
BALAGUER Catalan, Tagalog
Denotes someone originally from the city of Balaguer in Catalonia, Spain.
BALLON Spanish
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.
BANEZ Spanish
Spanish (Báñez): shortened form of Ibáñez
BARAJAS Basque
Spanish and Moor
BARBERO Spanish
Spanish occupational name for a barber-surgeon (see Barber), Spanish barbero, from Late Latin barbarius, a derivative of barba ‘beard’ (Latin barba).
BARCELÓ Catalan
Apparently from a personal name Barcelonus (feminine Barcelona), originally denoting someone from the city of Barcelona.
BARCELONA Catalan, 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.
BÁRCENAS Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Espinosa de los Monteros.
BARRENETXE Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Larrabetzu.
BARRIOS Spanish
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.
BARROETA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Bedia.
BARRUNDIA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BATRES Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
BAVIERA Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Catalan
Means "Bavaria" in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Catalan. Indicating for someone from Bavaria a state in Germany.
BEA Spanish
Habitational name from a place of this name in Teruel.
BEAS Spanish (Mexican)
Spanish (common in Mexico): habitational name from any of the places in Andalusia named Beas.
BEGA Spanish
Variant of Vega.
BERASTEGI Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BERGARA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BERROA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Baigorri in the French canton of Euskal Mendialdea.
BERTIZ Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Bertizarana.
BESALÚ Catalan
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BETANCES Spanish, American (Hispanic)
Unexplained; probably related to Betanzos, the name of a town near A Coruña in Galicia.
BETANZOS Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BETETA Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
BEZOS Spanish
From bezo meaning "thick lips" in Spanish, referring to a person with blubber or thick lips.
BIKUÑA Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous village in Araba.
BITERI Basque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Viteri.
BIURRARENA Spanish, Basque
Means apple in Basque.
BIZKARRONDO Basque
It literally means "near the shoulder of a mountain".
BLAS Spanish
From the given name Blas.
BLASQUEZ Spanish
From the medieval diminutive Velasco, from the Basque word 'bela' meaning "crow", and the diminutive suffix 'sko'.
BOLAR Spanish
Topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of soil of a particular type known as tierra bolar.
BOLLOQUI Basque
Means "mill place."
BOMBA Portuguese, 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.
BONDIA Catalan
Bondia is a Catalan surname. It means 'good day' or 'good morning'.
BORCHA Aragonese
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Borja; it indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BORJA Spanish (Latinized, Rare, Archaic), Filipino (Latinized, Modern, Rare, Archaic)
Borja is originated in Spain before the Thirty Year's War.... [more]
BRAGADO Portuguese, Spanish
This surname is a Spanish word which means "gritty", refering to a bull. ... [more]
BRAVO Spanish, 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.
BRINGAS Basque
Unexplained; mainly in Biscay.
BRIONES Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
BRIZUELA Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Merindad de Valdeporres.
BROCOS Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Agolada in the Comarca of O Deza.
BUENO Spanish
generally an approving (or ironic) nickname, from Spanish bueno ‘good’.
BUITRAGO Spanish
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.
BURELA Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality in the Comarca of La Mariña Central.
BURRUCHAGA Spanish, Basque
From "Pais Vasco" in Spain.
BUSTAMANTE Spanish
Derived from the town Bustamante in the Cantabria region of Northern Spain.
CAAMAÑO Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish in the municipality of Porto do Son.
CABA Spanish, Catalan
Variant of Cava.
CABALEIRO Galician
'Knight' derived from an occupation, Galician origins.
CABALLERO Spanish
Occupational name from caballero "knight, soldier, horseman" (from Late Latin caballarius "mounted soldier").
CABAÑA Spanish, Portuguese
Habitational name from a place named with Spanish cabaña ‘hut’, ‘cabin’ (Late Latin capanna, a word of Celtic or Germanic origin).
CABAÑAS Spanish, Portuguese
Habitational name from a place named with Spanish cabaña or Portuguese cabanha ‘hut’, ‘cabin’.
CABELL Catalan, English, German
As a Catalan name, a nickname for "bald" from the Spanish word cabello. The English name, found primarily in Norfolk and Devon, is occupational for a "maker or seller of nautical rope" that comes from a Norman French word... [more]
CALDERA Spanish
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.
CALDERÓN Spanish
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.
CALERO Spanish
Metonymic occupational name for a burner or seller of lime, from calero ‘lime’.
CALVETE Spanish
It means bald. It's a surname of the Galician origin.
CALVETTO Galician
Meaning baldness.
CAMACHO Spanish, 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.
CAMARGO Spanish
Habitational name for someone from a place in Andalusia called Camargo.
CAMPUMANES Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Ḷḷena.
CAMUS Basque
Camus is a Basque surname from Bermeo, Vizcaya. Part passed to Cantabria and Chile.
CANIZALES Spanish (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".
CANOMANUEL Spanish
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.
CAPELLA Spanish, 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.
CARBAJAL Spanish, 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]
CARBONERO Spanish
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.
CARCELÉN Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
CÁRDENAS Spanish
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]
CARDENETE Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
CARLOS Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Carlos
CARRASCO Spanish
Topographic name from carrasco or carrasca "holm oak".... [more]
CARREÑO Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
CARRERA Spanish, 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]
CARRILLO Spanish
Variant of Carillo.
CASA Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Derived from the Spanish and Italian word casa meaning "house".
CASABUENA Spanish (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".
CASAGRANDE Spanish, Italian
From the Spanish & Italian words casa meaning "house" and grande meaning "big"; literally means "big house".
CASANOVA Catalan, Italian
Catalan and Italian: topographic name from Latin casa ‘house’ + nova ‘new’, or a habitational name from any of the many places named with these words.
CASES Catalan
Catalan family name. Plural of 'casa' meaning 'house', possibly given to people who were given or built a manor or town house or had a slightly better than normal dwelling for their location/village etc..... [more]
CASILLAS Spanish
From any of various places called Casillas or Las Casillas, from the plural of casilla, a diminutive of Casa. ... [more]
CASTANATI Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish Origins
CASTAÑEDA Spanish
Derived from the Spanish word castaña meaning "chestnut".
CASTAÑO Spanish, Galician
Means "chestnut tree" in Spanish and Galician.
CASTELLI Italki (Italian Jew), Semitic, Italian, Spanish
Italian patronymic or plural form of Castello. ... [more]
CASTELLO Catalan, Italian
Catalan variant of Castell or from Italian castello meaning "castle".
CASTREJON Spanish (Mexican)
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CAVA Italian, 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.
CEJA Spanish
From a common field name or a habitational name from any of various minor places called Ceja Yecla in Aragon.
CELDA Spanish (Modern, Rare), Filipino (Modern, Rare)
The Spanish word for 'cell', as in prison cell.
CENDEJAS Spanish
Cendejas is a city in Guadalahara. It is short for Cendejas de la Torre.