Cuba Family History
Cuba Name Meaning
Portuguese Asturian-Leonese Galician and Spanish: habitational name from any of the places in Portugal (in the provinces of Alentejo and Beira Baixa) or Spain (in Aragon Asturias and Galicia) named Cuba from cuba ‘barrel’ (from Latin cupa). Americanized form of Polish Czech Slovak Sorbian and Jewish Kuba . Czech and Slovak (Čuba): nickname (or metonymic occupational name for a furrier) from archaic čuba (a byform of šuba) ‘wolfskin’ (compare Suba ). As a Czech name it may also be an unflattering nickname from čuba ‘bitch (both a female dog and a whore)’ and as a Slovak name a nickname or a topographic name from čuba ‘top of a tree or hill’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022