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Surnames, their origin and their meaning

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. is a directory of Professional Genealogists, Ancestry and Family Tree Researchers.

Surname Origin Meaning
Caddick Surname Caddock
Cade Surname barrel or cask
Caig Surname Keig
Caines Surname Caine's son
Cains Surname Caine's son
Calhoun Surname Colquhoun
Callen Surname MacAllen
Calley Surname Kelly
Callie Surname Kelly
Callister Surname MacAllister
Calpin Surname Calthorpe
Campion Surname Champion
Camps Surname Camp
Candy Surname Gandy
Caney Surname Cane
Cannan Surname Cannon
Canney Surname Caney
Cannings Surname Canning's Son
Cannons Surname Cannon's Son
Capel Surname a strong horse
Capes Surname Cape's Son
Caplan Surname Chaplin
Caplin Surname Chaplin
Capps Surname Capp's Son
Carbutt Surname Garbutt
Care Surname Carr or Kerr
Carey Surname the manor of Cary or Kari, as spelled in the Doomsday Book, in the parish of St. Giles, near Launceston, England
Carolan Surname Carroll, with the diminutive suffix -an
Carollan Surname Carroll, with the diminutive suffix -an
Carpmael Surname Cartmel
Carpmile Surname Cartmel
Carrey Surname the manor of Cary or Kari, as spelled in the Doomsday Book, in the parish of St. Giles, near Launceston, England
Carrie Surname the manor of Cary or Kari, as spelled in the Doomsday Book, in the parish of St. Giles, near Launceston, England
Carrollan Surname Carroll, with the diminutive suffix -an
Carson Surname son of Car
Carter Surname one who drives a cart
Cartey Surname MacCarty
Carthy Surname MacCarthy
Cartie Surname MacCarty
Carttar Surname Carter
Carty Surname MacCarty
Cason Surname Case's Son
Cassady Surname Cassidy
Cassal Surname Castle
Cassel Surname Castle
Cassell Surname Castle
Casson Surname Cass's Son
Castell Surname Castle
Castles Surname Castle
Caterson Surname Cater's Son
Cates Surname Cate's Son
Catling Surname Catlin
Catterson Surname Cater's Son
Cattlow Surname Catta's Tumulus, hlaew burial mound, hill
Caul Surname MacCall
Caunter Surname Gaunter, Ganter
Cawley Surname Macauly
Cearn Surname Cairn, Carn
Cearns Surname Cairns
Ceeley Surname Seeley
Chalcraft Surname Calcraft
Chaldecott Surname Caldecott
Challice Surname cup or bowl
Challis Surname cup or bowl
Champion Surname A soldier that fought in public combat
Champlain Surname Champ, an open, level field or plain, and lean, a meadow
Champlin Surname Champ, an open, level field or plain, and lean, a meadow
Chanay Surname Cheney
Chandler Surname maker and seller of various wares, originally of candles
Chaney Surname Cheney
Chanler Surname Chandler, maker and seller of various wares, originally of candles
Chantler Surname Chandler, maker and seller of various wares, originally of candles
Chantrell Surname Little Chanter
Chany Surname Cheney
Chapin Surname Chapman; a trader, a shopman
Chapman Surname Chipman, a trader, a shopman
Chappel Surname Chapel
Chappell Surname Chapel
Chapple Surname Chapel
Charleson Surname Charles's Son
Charlesson Surname Charles's Son
Charlett Surname Little Charle, or Charles
Charter Surname Carter
Chaston Surname Caston
Chatto Surname Catto
Chawner Surname Chaloner/Challoner
Cheator Surname Chater ante
Cheese Surname Cheesman/Cheeseman or Cheeswright/Cheesewright
Cheevers Surname Cheever's Son
Cheke Surname Cheek
Chessman Surname Cheesman/Cheeseman
Chesterman Surname Chester + man
Cheswright Surname Cheeswright/Cheesewright
Chetter Surname Chater
Cheyney Surname Cheney
Chichester Surname Cissa, the son of Aella, who settled the kingdom of the South-Saxons; and ceaster or chester, a city, from castrum, a Roman station
Chidley Surname Chidlow
Chiesman Surname Cheesman/Cheeseman
Childers Surname Childer's Son
Childs Surname Child, Page and Varlet were names given to youths from 7 to 14 years old, while receiving their education for knighthood
Chillingworth Surname Killingworth
Chilvers Surname Chilver's Son
Chinery Surname Chenery
Chinnery Surname Chenery
Chipman Surname trader
Chisman Surname Cheesman/Cheeseman
Chismon Surname Cheesman/Cheeseman
Chivers Surname Cheevers
Choyce Surname Choice
Chrimes Surname Grimes
Chrismas Surname birth at this season
Chrisp Surname Crisp
Christianson Surname Christian's Son
Christison Surname Christie's Son
Christmas Surname birth at this season
Christophers Surname Christopher's Son
Christopherson Surname Christopher's Son
Christy Surname Little Christian or Christopher
Chrystie Surname Little Christian or Christopher
Church Surname English chirch, and Scottish Kirk, Latin circus, and this from the Gaelic cearcal, a temple, a round building
Churcher Surname English chirch, and Scottish Kirk, Latin circus, and this from the Gaelic cearcal, a temple, a round building
Churchman Surname Church-ward
Churley Surname Chorley
Churly Surname Chorley
Chuter Surname Shuter
Clackson Surname Clack's Son
Clapson Surname Clapp's Son
Claret Surname Little Clare
Clarey Surname Clearey
Clarie Surname Clearey
Clarke Surname Clerk, a clergyman
Clarkson Surname Clerk's Son
Clary Surname Clearey
Clayson Surname Clay's Son
Claytor Surname Cleator
Clee Surname Clay
Cleere Surname Clare
Clem Surname Little Clement
Clemenson Surname Clement's Son
Clements Surname Clement's Son
Clementson Surname Clement's Son
Cleminson Surname Clement's Son
Clemitson Surname Clement's Son
Clemm Surname Little Clement
Clemmey Surname Little Clement
Clemmie Surname Little Clement
Clemo Surname Clem's Son
Clemow Surname Clem's Son
Clempson Surname Clem's Son
Clemson Surname Clem's Son
Clench Surname Clinch
Clenton Surname Clinton
Clewlow Surname Clulow
Clim Surname Little Clement
Climm Surname Little Clement
Climpson Surname Clem's Son
Climson Surname Clem's Son
Clisby Surname Cleasby
Clogg Surname wooden shoe
Cluff Surname Clough, Hollow or Ravine
Coake Surname Cook
Cobbett Surname Little Cobb
Cobbin Surname Little Cobb
Cobbing Surname Little Cobb
Cobbs Surname Cobb's Son
Cobby Surname Little Cobb
Cockayne Surname London; a Cockney
Cocks Surname Cock's Son
Cockson Surname Cock's Son
Codlin Surname Little Codd
Codling Surname Little Codd
Coggins Surname Coggin's Son
Coghill Surname Cockhill, a hill frequented by game-birds
Coke Surname Cook
Coker Surname Cocker, boatman
Colbertson Surname Colbert's Son
Coleman Surname workman in coals
Coles Surname Cole's Son
Coleson Surname Cole's Son
Coll Surname Cole Nicholas
Collen Surname Collin or Colin
Collens Surname Collen's Son
Colles Surname Coll's Son
Collings Surname Colling's Son
Collinson Surname Collin's Son
Collis Surname Colly's, Colley's, or Collie's Son
Collison Surname Colly's, Colley's, or Collie's Son
Colliss Surname Colly's, Colley's, or Collie's Son
Collisson Surname Colly's, Colley's, or Collie's Son
Collister Surname Callister MacAllister
Collman Surname Coleman workman in coals
Colls Surname Coll's Son
Collson Surname Coll's Son
Colman Surname dealer or workman in coals
Colson Surname son of Col or Cole
Colt Surname of a sportive disposition
Colverd Surname Calvard
Comings Surname Comin's Son
Comins Surname Comin's Son
Commans Surname Comman's Son
Commins Surname Comin's Son
Comyns Surname Comin's Son
Conchie Surname MacConchie
Condliff Surname Cunliff
Condliffe Surname Cunliffe
Condlyffe Surname Cunliffe
Connery Surname Conroy, for O'Mulconry
Conroy Surname 'Mulconry
Constable Surname A commander of the cavalry
Conyngham Surname Coningham
Cooch Surname Gooch
Cookes Surname Cooke's Son
Cookman Surname Cook + man
Cooks Surname Cook's Son
Cookson Surname son of Cook
Cool Surname Cole, Nicholas
Coole Surname Cole, Nicholas
Cooles Surname Coole's Son
Cooperson Surname Cooper's Son
Coplestone Surname Copple + stan, a stone, rock, stone castle
Copus Surname Copp-House
Cordingley Surname Cording's or Cordin's Lea
Corish Surname MacKorish or MacOrish
Cornes Surname Little Cornelius
Corness Surname Little Cornelius
Cornish Surname Belonging to Cornwall
Corris Surname MacKoris/MacKorish or MacOris/MacOrish
Corrish Surname MacKoris/MacKorish or MacOris/MacOrish
Corson Surname son of Car
Cosens Surname Cousins Cousin's Son
Cosins Surname Cousin's Son
Cossins Surname Cousin's Son
Cossons Surname Cosson's Son
Cost Surname Little Constantine
Coste Surname Little Constantine
Coton Surname Cotton
Cotterall Surname Little Cotter
Cotterell Surname Little Cotter
Cotterill Surname Little Cotter
Cottier Surname Cotter,Cottager
Cottle Surname Cottell, Little Cotter
Cottrell Surname cottager
Cottrill Surname Cotterill, Little Cotter
Coules Surname Coles, Cole's Son
Coulman Surname Coleman workman in coals
Coulson Surname Colson, Coleson, Cole's Son
Coup Surname Coop/Coope or Cope A hill
Coupe Surname Coop/Coope or Cope A hill
Court Surname A place inclosed, protected, cut off
Courtice Surname Curtis
Cousens Surname Cousen's or Cousin's Son
Cousins Surname Cousin's Son
Couzens Surname Cousens, Cousen's or Cousin's Son
Cowl Surname Cole. Nicholas
Cowle Surname Cole. Nicholas
Cowles Surname A monk's hood or habit
Cowlin Surname Colin, Little Nicolas/Nicholas
Cowling Surname Colling, or Cooling, Colin Little Nicolas/Nicholas
Cowlishaw Surname Collishaw, colig -- col, coal, charcoal + scaga/sceaga, a wood
Cox Surname Cock, little, a term of endearment
Coxall Surname Cock's Slope or Corner
Coxe Surname Cock's Son
Coxen Surname Coxon
Coxon Surname Cock's Son
Coysh Surname Coish, coise, chief,master; and coisy, excellent,choice
Cozens Surname Cousen's or Cousin's Son
Craik Surname Crake, Creak or Creek
Crake Surname Creak or Creek
Crogan Surname A lean little person
Croke Surname Crook
Croker Surname Crook
Crome Surname Croome
Cromey Surname Crombie
Cromie Surname Crombie
Crone Surname Croghan
Cronk Surname Crank
Crookes Surname plural of Crook
Crooks Surname plural of Crook
Crosier Surname A bishop's staff, with a cross
Crosk Surname Crask
Crossman Surname Cross + man
Crouchman Surname Crouch + man
Crouden Surname Crowden
Crowder Surname Crowther
Crowdy Surname Crowder
Crowfoot Surname Crawford
Crowson Surname Crow's Son
Crowthers Surname Crowther's Son
Croxen Surname Croxon
Crozier Surname Crosier
Cruice Surname Cruise
Cruickshank Surname Crookshank
Cruickshanks Surname Crookshanks
Cruikshank Surname Crookshank
Cruikshanks Surname Crookshanks
Cruise Surname Cruse
Crummack Surname Cromack
Crummock Surname Cromack
Crumpton Surname Crompton
Crutch Surname Crouch
Crutcher Surname Croucher
Crutchley Surname Crouchley
Crute Surname Croot
Crux Surname Crooks
Cubbage Surname Cuppage
Cubbins Surname Cubbin's Son
Cubbison Surname Cubby's Son
Cubby Surname Little Cuthbert
Cubison Surname Cubby's Son
Cubit Surname Little Jacob
Cubitt Surname Little Jacob
Cuckson Surname Cookson
Cudmore Surname Cutmore
Cudworth Surname dwelling in the wood
Cuffey Surname Little Cuff
Culbard Surname Colbert
Culbertson Surname son of Culbert
Cullies Surname Culley's Son
Cullyer Surname Collier
Culmer Surname Colmer
Culshaw Surname Culcheth
Culver Surname pigeon
Cumber Surname Comber
Cumbers Surname Cumber's Son
Cumin Surname Comin
Cumine Surname Comin
Cumines Surname Comins
Cuming Surname Comin
Cumings Surname Comins
Cumins Surname Comins
Cummin Surname Comin
Cumming Surname Comin
Cummins Surname Comins
Cumper Surname Comper
Cundy Surname Condy
Cupland Surname Copeland
Cupman Surname Copeman
Cupper Surname Cooper
Curling Surname Carling
Curson Surname Curzon
Cursons Surname Curzon's Son
Cushway Surname Cosway
Cuss Surname Little Custance
Cussans Surname Constance
Cussens Surname Constance
Cussins Surname Constance
Cussons Surname Cusson's Son
Cust Surname Little Custance
Custance Surname Constance
Custard Surname Costard
Cuthbertson Surname Cuthbert's Son
Cuttell Surname Cuthill
Cutter Surname boat
Cuttle Surname Cuthill
Cuttres Surname Cutter
Cuttress Surname Cutter
Cuttris Surname Cutter
Cuttriss Surname Cutter
Cutts Surname Little Cuthbert
Cuxon Surname Cookson
Cuxson Surname Cookson

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