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50 rare surnames in Spain and Latin America

In every Spanish-speaking country there are surnames that we have all heard many times. Pérez, López, García or Hernández, among others, are very common in Spain and Latin America. However, everywhere there are some that totally go beyond the norm and even sound very strange to us.

The surnames have different origins. Sometimes they come from trades, place names, nicknames or originally belonged to another language, and in other cases they have even evolved into another surname. But be that as it may, in Spain and Latin America there are strange surnames because of how rare they are.

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Know the 50 rarest surnames in all of Spain and Latin America

There are different reasons why there are very common surnames and others of very rare. In some regions of the world the surnames corresponded to the office of the patriarch, and there was also a lot of migration by certain populations. On the contrary, there were surnames that always remained in their area of ​​origin.

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For these and other reasons, some are very popular surnames and others that it is not known from which part they come. In this list of rare surnames from Spain and Latin America you can find some with very strange phonetics. Others have their origins in languages ​​other than Spanish, while there are also some whose origin is unknown.

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1. Anacleto

Anacleto is one of the rare surnames that exist. In some areas of Latin America it can be used as a proper name, but as a surname it is even more strange.

2. Doqueresama

Doqueresama is registered as a rare surname in Colombia, although it is found throughout Latin America.

3. Chinchurreta

This surname is rare especially in countries like Spain, because in Mexico it has a certain frequency.

4. Cuñat

It comes from "cunyat" which means brother-in-law in Catalan. For someone who does not speak Catalan, a surname is very rare.

5. Zuzunaga

This surname is very rare to hear in Spain, and in Latin America it is almost non-existent.

6. Zafirekudo

One of the rarest surnames that have been found in Colombia. It is unknown that it may exist in more countries.

7. Bonachera

Although there are few people with this surname, those who carry it are located mainly in Barcelona and Almería.

8. Pichilengue

The origin of this surname is unknown. You can find some people with it in Spain and Latin America, being more common to find it in Colombia than anywhere else.

9. Seasoning

The last name Sazón is undoubtedly rare. Actually, this word exists in the dictionary, and it refers to the maturity of a person.

10. Cabrol

This surname is considered rare, although it can be found with considerable frequency in Argentina.

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11. Llactacondor

A surname that, in addition to being rare, can be difficult to pronounce. It is among the rarest in Colombia.

12. Wolf skin

Perhaps this surname is due to the office of some ancestor. However today it is a rare surname.

13. Tired

Although this surname can be found in some regions of Spain, it is still a very unusual surname.

14. Jalopy

This surname can be found in some Latin American countries, although in a very rare way.

15. Colmenarejo

Colmenarejo is a municipality in Madrid, but some people also have it as a surname.

16. Fork

This last name is certainly rare; A fork is a common kitchen utensil and it is hard to imagine someone calling themselves that.

17. Executioner

The origin of the word is known to all. Few people have the surname "executioner" so it is a rare surname.

18. Back

This surname can be found more easily in Spain. In Latin America it is much rarer.

19. Apple

Although it refers to the fruit and is a common word, as a surname it is rare to find someone who carries it.

20. Patch

Pache is a typical dish from Guatemala. Some people have the last name "Pache", but in reality it is rare to find it in Spain and Latin America.

21. Llagaria

A surname that can be found in Valencia, but in reality it is a really unusual surname even there.

22. Ariztimuño

This Basque surname can be found more frequently in Navarra, but some people in Latin America also have this surname.

23. Quindos

Its origin is unknown, which makes this surname even rarer. Some people in Mexico and Argentina have it.

24. Rost

It is German "rost" means rust, and it is a surname found in Spain and some Latin American countries.

25. Sagarminaga

This surname was very common in the seventeenth century in Spain, however today it is a rare surname.

26. Sanles

The origin of this surname is unknown, but some people in Mexico are called that.

27. Arrubal

Arrubal is a city in La Rioja, and some people take it as a surname, especially in Spain.

28. Alligators

In Colombia there is a city with this name, and some people in the country and in Latin America have it as a surname.

29. Slacker

This word refers to a lazy person. Some people take it as a surname, although it is very rare to find it.

30. Tallefero

This surname is registered as one of the rarest and most uncommon in Colombia.

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31. God

As incredible as it may seem, God is a surname. In some regions of Spain you can find people with this strange surname, but in Latin America it is much more strange.

32. Tarraque

In all Spain there are 21 people registered with the surname Tarraque. Certainly one of the rarest in the country.

33. Usana

This last name is very difficult to find. It is said that between Spain and Latin America there are only 50 people who have the surname Usana.

34. Vivacious

It is a rare surname in Spain and Latin America, although it sounds the most fun.

35. Hergueta

Hergueta is believed to be a surname derived from Elgueta. It means "multitude of cultivated fields".

36. Fonollar

Fenollar is a slightly more common last name. It comes from the Catalan word fonoll, which means fennel.

37. Coscojuela

This surname can be found in Aragon, but very few people in the world are registered with this surname.

38. Yus

The "yus" are letters of the Slavic alphabet. It is a very rare surname to find in Spanish-speaking countries.

39. Zuaso

Zuaso is a surname that is most often found in Peru, but very few people call themselves that.

40. Cidoncha

Cidoncha can be found in some regions of Catalonia. In Latin America rare to find.

41. Tie it up

Atela is of Spanish origin, and although throughout history there are many people who have carried this surname today, it is a rare surname.

42. Cheap

This very common word is rare as a surname. Without a doubt, a rather surprising way of calling themselves.

43. Bech

This surname is more common in Argentina, although it is still a very strange surname.

44. Cals

A word whose origin is unknown, but some people carry this surname in different parts of the world.

45. Colin

This surname is difficult to find in Spain, although in some Latin American countries it is not so uncommon.

46. Dispis

This surname seems to be of English origin; in Spain and Latin America there are very few people with this surname.

47. Riven

The surname Rajado seems to have its origin in some nickname. It is rare, but some people take it as a last name.

48. Stupid

It is not known if this surname comes from the word stult, but some people take it by surname.

49. Fornatene

There are less than 100 people registered in the world with this surname. Without a doubt one of the rarest on the list.

50. Frechilla

Frechilla is a surname whose origin is unknown. It is more frequent in some countries of America. South, but it is still a very rare surname.

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