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Many surnames are associated with the place/locality of where the family lived and in those cases the location is noted as the meaning.
Many surnames are associated with the occupation of the person given the name.

Surname Origin Meaning
Alvarez Spanish             Spanish son of Alvaro
Castillo Spanish             Spanish Castle
Castro Spanish             Spanish Castle
Dias Spanish             Spanish Diago
Dyas Spanish             Spanish Diago
Fay Spanish             Spanish Fe, faith
Fonda Spanish             Spanish bottom, foundation, the source or beginning
Garza Spanish             Spanish heron
Gomez Spanish             Spanish personal name guma
Gonzales Spanish             Spanish son of Gonzalo
Gonzalez Spanish             Spanish son of Gonzalo
Guiar Spanish             Spanish A guide
Gunsalus Spanish             Spanish son of Goncale
Gutierrez Spanish             Spanish son of Gutierre
Guzman Spanish             Spanish probably from a Germanic personal name
Hernandez Spanish             Spanish son of Hernanado
Herrera Spanish             Spanish iron smithy
Jimenez Spanish             Spanish son of Jimeno
Lindo Spanish             Spanish Neat, spruce, fine
Lopez Spanish             Spanish Son of Lope
Martinez Spanish             Spanish son of Martin
Medina Spanish             Spanish name from any of the several places
Morales Spanish             Spanish the plural of moral,mulberry tree
Munoz Spanish             Spanish son of Muno
Nunez Spanish             Spanish son of Nuno
Ortega Spanish             Spanish Ortega in Coruña province
Ortiz Spanish             Spanish son of Orti
Perez Spanish             Spanish son of Pedro Peter
Ramirez Spanish             Spanish patronymic from the personal name Ramiro
Ramos Spanish             Spanish someone who lived in a thickly wooded area
Rios Spanish             Spanish habitational name from any of the places called Ríos, predominantly in Galicia
Rivera Spanish             Spanish any of the places named Rivera
Rodriguez Spanish             Spanish son of Rodrigo
Romero Spanish             Spanish pilgrim to Rome
Ruiz Spanish             Spanish son of Ruy
Salazar Spanish             Spanish Basque Zaraitzu
Sanchez Spanish             Spanish Basque Zaraitzu
Santiago Spanish             Spanish Sant Iago
Soto Spanish             Spanish grove
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