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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ABENDAÑOBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Zarautz.
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)").
ABUNDISSpanish (Mexican)
The surname Abundis is patronymic from the Old Spanish personal name Abundio, ultimately from Latin abundus ‘abundant’, ‘plentiful’.
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.
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.
ADURIZBasque
A famous bearer of this surname is Aritz Aduriz, a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Athletic Bilbao as a striker.
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]
AFLORAragonese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
AGERREBasque
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.
AGINAGABasque
Habitational name from a place named Aginaga, from Basque (h)agin meaning "yew tree" combined with -aga, a collective suffix.
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.
AGUIRREBasque
Basque toponymic surname, also arguably meaning "prominence" in Old Basque.
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]
ALBEIZBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Asparrena.
ALBIZUABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Orozko.
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.
ALCUBIERREAragonese
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the Sierra d’Alcubierre.
ALDATZBasque
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.
ALDEASpanish, Romanian
Spanish "village"
ALDUATEBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Urraulbeiti.
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".
ALKAIAGABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Lesaka.
ALLALABasque
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]
ALLEMANFrench (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]
ALLENDEBasque, Spanish
Basque surname possibly linked to the Spanish word allende of Latin origin meaning "beyond" or "besides".
ALMAGUERCatalan
Habitational name from a place in Valencia named Almaguer.
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.
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
AMATCatalan
From the Latin given name Amatus, meaning "beloved".
AMAYABasque
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.
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. "
AMETXAZURRABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gordexola.
AMETZAGABasque
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.
AMORESpanish
meaning love
AMUNATEGIBasque
It literally means a "place of apple trees", denoting someone who lived and/or worked there.
AMUSKIBARBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Bergara.
ANAYABasque
Originated in Spain. It derives from medieval basque name Anaia meaning "friar or brother". As a surname it means "Son of Anaia".
ANDIKOETXEABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Kortezubi.
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.
ANGUINOAmerican, Spanish (Mexican)
Mexican-American last name
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.
ANTILLÓNAragonese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
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.
ARAMBURÚBasque
Famous bearers of this surname is Fernando Aramburu, a Spanish writer and Pedro Eugenio Aramburu, he was an Argentine Army general.
ARANABasque
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.
ARANBURUBasque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Aramburú, literally meaning the peak of a valley.
ARANDSEnglish, Spanish
Anglicized version of a name given to residents of Aranda de Duero, a small town in the north of Spain.
ARANGIZBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Gasteiz.
ARANTZIBIABasque
It literally means "ford of buckthorns".
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
ARETXABALETABasque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Arechavaleta.
ARETXEDERRABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gordexola.
ARGANDASpanish (Latin American), Spanish
town in spain / arganda del rey
ARGANDOÑABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Gasteiz.
ARGINDEGIBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Legazpi.
ARITZALABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
ARIZACatalan
Castilianized form of Basque Aritza, a topographic name from Basque (h)aritz ‘oak’ + the article suffix -a.
ARIZASpanish
Spanish: habitational name from a place so named in Zaragoza province in Aragón.
ARJONASpanish
Habitational name from Arjona in Jaén province.
ARLEGIBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Galar.
ARMENDARITZEBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous commune in the French arrondissement of Baiona.
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.
AROZTEGIBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Atetz.
ARRAGalician, Sicilian
Habitational name from a place in Galicia called Arra, this surname was also found in some parts of Sicily.
ARREGIBasque
It literally means "singer".
ARRETXEABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous hamlet in the French canton of Uztaritze.
ARRIGUNAGABasque
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous beach in the municipality of Getxo.
ARRILLAGABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Usurbil.
ARROITZBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Navarrese municipality.
ARROYOSpanish
Habitational name from any of numerous places named with arroyo "watercourse", "irrigation channel."
ARTABIABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Allin.
ARTEAGABasque
It literally means a place where there are live oaks &/or evergreen oaks.
ARTETABasque
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.
ARTZINIEGABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
ARZAMENDIABasque
"mountain bear"
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.
ATONDOBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Itza.
AUÑÓNSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
AUTCzech, German (Swiss), Russian, Catalan
Means "Hard Worker" in Czech.... [more]
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.
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.
AVIÑAGalician
Galician surname referring to someone who "lives by a vineyard", from d’Aviña, a variant of da viña.
AYALABasque
Habitational name or topographic name from Basque ai "slope", "hillside" + al(h)a "pasture".
AYLLÓNSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.
AZKONABasque
This indicates familial origin within the neighborhood of Aizkoa in the Navarrese municipality of Deierri.
AZUABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of Burgu, Province of Araba.
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]
AZUARAAragonese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BAAMONDEGalician
This indicates familial origin within either of 5 eponymous parishes.
BACQUEBasque
It's a Basque and Gascon surname whose meaning is cowboy, rancher (cattle rancher) or breeder.
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.
BAIGORRIBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous commune in the arrondissement of Baiona.
BALAGUERCatalan, Tagalog
Denotes someone originally from the city of Balaguer in Catalonia, Spain.
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
BARAJASBasque
Spanish and Moor
BARBEROSpanish
Spanish occupational name for a barber-surgeon (see Barber), Spanish barbero, from Late Latin barbarius, a derivative of barba ‘beard’ (Latin barba).
BARCELÓCatalan
Apparently from a personal name Barcelonus (feminine Barcelona), originally denoting someone from the city of Barcelona.
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.
BARRENETXEBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Larrabetzu.
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.
BARROETABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Bedia.
BARRUNDIABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
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.
BEASSpanish (Mexican)
Spanish (common in Mexico): habitational name from any of the places in Andalusia named Beas.
BEGASpanish
Variant of Vega.
BERASTEGIBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BERGARABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BERROABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Baigorri in the French canton of Euskal Mendialdea.
BERTIZBasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the Navarrese municipality of Bertizarana.
BESALÚCatalan
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BETANZOSGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
BETETASpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
BEZOSSpanish
From bezo meaning "thick lips" in Spanish, referring to a person with blubber or thick lips.
BIKUÑABasque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous village in Araba.
BITERIBasque
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Viteri.
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.
BOLLOQUIBasque
Means "mill place."
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.
BONDIACatalan
Bondia is a Catalan surname. It means 'good day' or 'good morning'.
BORCHAAragonese
Proper, non-Castilianized form of Borja; it indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
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]
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.
BRINGASBasque
Unexplained; mainly in Biscay.
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.
BROCOSGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Agolada in the Comarca of O Deza.
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.
BURELAGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality in the Comarca of La Mariña Central.
BURRUCHAGASpanish, Basque
From "Pais Vasco" in Spain.
BUSTAMANTESpanish
Derived from the town Bustamante in the Cantabria region of Northern Spain.
CAAMAÑOGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish in the municipality of Porto do Son.
CABALEIROGalician
'Knight' derived from an occupation, Galician origins.
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’.
CABELLCatalan, 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]
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.
CALVETTOGalician
Meaning baldness.
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.
CAMPUMANESAsturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Ḷḷena.
CAMUSBasque
Camus is a Basque surname from Bermeo, Vizcaya. Part passed to Cantabria and Chile.
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]
CARREÑOAsturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality.
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.
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".
CASANOVACatalan, 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.
CASESCatalan
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]
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]
CASTELLOCatalan, Italian
Catalan variant of Castell or from Italian castello meaning "castle".
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.
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.
CERRAJEROSpanish
Occupational name for a locksmith.
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.
CINFUEGOSAsturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Quirós.
CINTRONSpanish
Spanish form for the french "Citroen". Original from Puerto Rico.
CIRIASpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.