Spanish (Latin American) Submitted Surnames

These names are a subset of Spanish names used more often in Latin America. See also about Spanish names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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.
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.
ALMÁNZAR Spanish (Caribbean)
Derived from Arabic المنظر (al manẓar) meaning "the view" or "the lookout".
ANGUINO American, Spanish (Mexican)
Mexican-American last name
ARGANDA Spanish (Latin American), Spanish
town in spain / arganda del rey
AVENIDA Spanish (Latin American)
The name translates to English, meaning "avenue."
BEAS Spanish (Mexican)
Spanish (common in Mexico): habitational name from any of the places in Andalusia named Beas.
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".
CASTREJON Spanish (Mexican)
Found on Ancestry.com
DRAMIS Italian, Spanish (Latin American)
Not just a surname in Italy; it can also be found in Argentina and Brazil.... [more]
ETIENAM Nigerian, Ibibio (?), Spanish (Caribbean, ?)
This is a name which originates from the Calabar/Akwa Ibom region of southeastern Nigeria. It means "a doer of good, or benevolent". It is also found in Spanish-speaking regions of the Caribbean such as Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Cuba (El Oriente) which have populations of people of Ibibio/Efik decent known as "Carabali".
GEISSLERRA Spanish (Caribbean)
Name found in Cuba and Argentina from German Ancestors
HARO Spanish (Mexican)
Perhaps a shortened version of the name "de Haro"
HERALDEZ Spanish (Mexican)
The surname is a variation of Hernando, given birth by an outlaw
MARTINIEN Spanish (Latin American)
A rare Latin American form of Martinez or Martin, meaning "Warring" or "At war"
MENESES Spanish (Caribbean)
Meneses is my maternal grandfather's surname. He was born in Cuba in 1888 but his family came from Spain in the 1800's... [more]
MESÍAS Spanish, Spanish (Latin American)
Spanish, meaning Messiah.
PALAFOX Spanish (Mexican)
From Palafolls, a Catalan place name.
PARDO Spanish (Latin American)
Originally a nickname for someone with dark hair or complexion... [more]
PENNILOPE Spanish (Latin American)
Pennilope is a type of surname. It is a type of bike aswell it is almost like a tricycle with 2 sets of stabilisers.
POBLETE Spanish (Latin American)
Habitational name from Poblete in the province of Ciudad Real.
POZO Spanish (Caribbean)
Means "well", as in wishing well
PULIDO Spanish, Spanish (Latin American)
Thought to have come through Cuba and Puerto Rico from Burgos, the capital of Castile in northern Spain in the 16th century. The name likely originated there in the 11th century. It means neat, polished, and clean.
SUAZO Spanish, Spanish (Latin American), Basque
"Castilianized form of Basque Zuhatzu, habitational name from places in Araba and Navarre named Zuhatzu, from Basquezu(h)aitz‘tree’ + the collective suffix -zu, tsu."... [more]
TORRIENTE Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Cuban name likely meaning "river".
VILLALBA Spanish, Spanish (Latin American)
Habitual surname for someone from any of the various locations named Villalba, itself derived from villa "farmstead, settlement, small town" and alba "white" or "dawn, sunrise"... [more]
ZEGARRA Spanish (Latin American)
Possibly a Castilianized form of the Catalan Segarra.