Meaning and Origin of: Valcarcel

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish, Galician and Asturian-Leonese (Valcárcel) : habitational name from any of the places in Logroño province, Galicia and Asturies, named Valcárcel, named in Galician or Old Spanish with val ‘valley’ + cárcel ‘prison’ (Latincarcer), the second element being used in the transferred sense of a confined space, i.e. a narrow gorge.