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SA     Korean
There are three Chinese characters associated with this surname. Two of these are extremely rare and are not treated here. The remaining Sa surname is also quite unusual. There are two distinct clans, one of Kyŏngsang South Province’s Kŏch’ang County and the other originating with a refugee from Ming China who came to Korea near the end of the Koryŏ period (ad 918–1392).
    Portuguese, Galician
Variant spelling of Saa, a habitational name from any of the numerous places named Saa, mainly in northern Portugal and Galicia.
SAADOUNE     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "help", "luck" and "support".
SAAR     Estonian
From the word saar, meaning either "island" or "ash tree" and designating someone who lived near one or both such locations.
SAARI     Finnish
Means "island" from the Finnish saari.
SAARINEN     Finnish
A combination of Finnish saari "island" and the common surname suffix -nen.
SAAVEDRA     Spanish
Derived from the place-name Saavedra and therefore signifies "descendant or son of one from Saavedra". The place-name Saavedra is located in the north western province of Lugo in Galicia, Spain and is believed to be derived from the elements "Saa" meaning "Hall" and "Vedra" (feminine) meaning "Old".
SÀBAT     Catalan
From a nickname or personal name bestowed on someone born on a Saturday, which was considered a good omen (Late Latin sabbatum, Greek sabbaton, from Hebrew shabat "Sabbath").
SABAT     Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazi) ornamental name from German Sabbat "Sabbath".
SABAT     French
Nickname for a noisy, rowdy person, from Middle French sab(b)at "noise", "racket".
SABATINI     Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Sabatino.
SABBATINI     Italian
Variant of Sabatini.
SABELLA     Italian
From the given name Sabello or Savello, Latin Sabellus, originally derived from a tribal name.
SABOURIN     French
Nickname for a pleasant or amiable person, from a diminutive of sabor meaning "flavor", "taste" (Old French saveur). The name Sabourin was introduced to England through Huguenot immigration, and from there it may have been brought to North America.
SACCENTE     Italian
Nickname from medieval Italian saccente "wise".
Nickname for someone perceived to lead a carefree, easy life, from Middle Low German sacht(e) meaning "soft" + leben meaning "life".
SACKMANN     German
Occupational name from Middle High German sacman meaning "baggage servant", one who was in charge of transporting and looking after a knight’s baggage and supplies on campaign.
SADANGI     Indian
Sadhangi :- Who knows the six Angas(parts)... [more]
SADAT     German (Rare)
The last name Sadat means "master" and "gentleman," and is originally a religious last name which was popular in the west, more precisely in Germany.
SADEGHI     Persian
Derived from Persian صادق (sâdeq) meaning "honest, truthful, true"; ultimately from Arabic صَادِق (ṣādiq).
SADIRAJ     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
A Lao surname.
SAEKI     Japanese
This surname is used as 佐伯, 三枝木 or 佐柄木 with 佐 (sa) meaning "assistant, help", 伯 (haku, eki) meaning "chief, count, earl, uncle, Brazil", 三 (san, zou, mi, mi'.tsu, mi.tsu) meaning "three", 枝 (shi, eda, e) meaning "bough, branch, twig, limb", 柄 (hei, gara, e, tsuka) meaning "design, pattern, build, nature, character, handle, crank, grip, knob, shaft" and 木 (boku, moku, ki, ko-) meaning "tree, wood."... [more]
SAENGER     German, Jewish
Occupational name for a chorister or a nickname for someone who liked singing, from Middle High German senger, German Sänger meaning "singer".
SÆTHER     Norwegian
Derived from Old Norse sætr "farm".
SAETTA     Italian
Means "lightning" in Italian.
SAFER     Jewish
Variant of Safir.
SAFI     Pashto, Afghani, Pakistani
Meaning unknown. This is the name of branch of the Ghurghakhti Pashtun tribe in regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
SAFI     Arabic
Derived from the given name Safi; unrelated to the name of the Pashtun tribe.
SAFIR     Jewish
Ornamental name from northeastern Yiddish dialect safir and German Saphir ‘sapphire’.
ŠAFRAN     Croatian
Means "crocus, saffron".
SAGASTUME     Basque
Topographic name from Basque sagasta meaning "apple tree" + -ume meaning "young plant".
SAGORSKY     Polish, Russian
It means literally "of the city/town Sagorsk". Sagorsk is a city near the Russian capital of Moskva. The ending of "sky" means "of". The "Sagor" part of the surname sounds to me like "za gor" which is "za gorod"... [more]
SAGRAVES     English
Variant of Seagrave.
SAHAGIAN     Armenian
Patronymic from the personal name Sahak, Armenian form of Isaac. This was the name of the patriarch (c.345–439), who (with St. Mesrob) promoted the development of the Armenian alphabet and translation of the Bible into Armenian.
SAHAGÚN     Spanish
Habitational name from Sahagùn in Lleón province.
SAHAKIAN     Armenian
Variant of Sahagian.
SAHARAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic صحراوي (Ṣaḥrāwī) meaning "inhabitant of the desert" (from صحراء (Ṣaḥrā') "desert"), referring to the indigenous Sahrawi people of Western Sahara (see Sahraoui)... [more]
SAHNI     Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Possibly from Sahni, the name of a village in Punjab.
SAHRAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi form of Sahrawi meaning "inhabitant of the desert", from Arabic صحراء (Ṣaḥrā') meaning "desert". The name refers to the indigenous Sahrawi people of the disputed territory of Western Sahara and is mainly found in Algeria.
SAÏDI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Saïd.
SAIHARA     Japanese
Prime field, Conspicuous wilderness... [more]
SAILER     English
Variant spelling of Saylor.
SAILOR     English
Variant of SAYLOR.
SAINT     English, French
Nickname for a particularly pious individual, from Middle English, Old French saint, seint "holy" (Latin sanctus "blameless, holy"). The vocabulary word was occasionally used in the Middle Ages as a personal name, especially on the Continent, and this may have given rise to some instances of the surname.
SAIONJI     Japanese
Japanese surname derived from the kanji for "west", "park, garden" and "Buddhist temple".
SAITAMA     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "precious stone peninsula".
SAKAGUCHI     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "at the mouth of the slope". It is written as 坂口.
SAKAI     Japanese
From the Japanese 酒 (saka or sake) "alcohol," 坂 or 阪 (saka) "slope" and 井 (i) "well."
SAKALAUSKAS     Lithuanian
Ultimately derived from Sokol. Varient forms are Sakalauskienė (married woman or widow) and Sakalauskaitė (unmarried woman).
SAKAMOTO     Japanese
From the Japanese 坂 or 阪(saka) "slope" or 酒 (saka) "alcohol" and 本 or 元 (moto) "base," "origin."
SAKANE     Japanese
From the Japanese 坂 or 阪 (saka) "slope" or 酒 (saka or sake) "alcohol" and 根 (ne) "root."
SAKIMOTO     Japanese
From Japanese 崎 (saki) "small peninsula, cape" and 本 (moto) "base".
SAKIYAMA     Japanese
From Japanese 崎 (saki) "small peninsula, cape" and 山 (yama) "mountain".
SAKUMA     Japanese
Habitational name from a village so named in Awa (now part of Chiba prefecture). Bearers are descended from the Miura branch of the Taira clan.
SAKURAI     Japanese
From the Japanese 桜 or 櫻 (sakura) "cherry blossom" or 桃 (sakura or momo) "peach" and 井 (i) "well."
SAKURANO     Japanese
Means "cherry blossom field" in Japanese, from 桜 (sakura) "cherry blossom" and 野 (no) "field".
SAKYI     Akan
Meaning unknown.
SALAHUDDIN     Arabic, Pakistani
Arabic origin; anglicized form is 'Saladin'. A compound name, it is formed by the root words of 'islah' (corrector) + 'deen' (faith).
SALAMANDYK     Ukrainian (Rare)
This uncommon surname of an unknown meaning is used in both the Russian and Ukrainian languages, the majority of individuals who bear this name now live in Canada, and less commonly, the United States... [more]
SALAS     Spanish, Galician, Aragonese, Portuguese, Catalan, Asturian
Habitational name from places named with salas, plural form of sala, meaning "room, hall" in Spanish and Asturian. Also an anglicized form of the Hungarian name SZÁLAS "tall".
SALDAÑA     Spanish
Habitual surname for people from Palencia, Segovia, or Burgos.
SALDÍVAR     Spanish
Castilianized variant of Basque Zaldibar, a habitational name from a place so named in Biscay province. The place name is of uncertain derivation: it may be from zaldu ‘wood’, ‘copse’ or from zaldi ‘horse’ + ibar ‘water meadow’, ‘fertile plain’.
SALEHI     Arabic, Muslim
Adjectival form meaning descendant of (or associated with) Saleh.
SALERNO     Italian
Southern Italian habitational name from the city of Salerno in Campania.
SALIB     Arabic
صليب Arabic Christian surname meaning "cross".
SALIBA     Arabic, Maltese
Derived from Syriac ܨܠܝܒܐ (ṣalībā) meaning "crucifix, cross", a reference to the crucifixion of the Christian Jesus Christ. The Saliba are a predominantly Christian family of Lebanon, the Levant, and Malta.
SALIHOVIĆ     Bosnian
Means "son of Salih".
SALIMI     Persian
Either derived from the Arabic given name Salim or from Salimi, the name of a village in the Isfahan Province of Iran.
SALISBURY     English
Habitational name from the city in Wiltshire, the Roman name of which was Sorviodunum (of British origin). In the Old English period the second element (from Celtic dun ‘fortress’) was dropped and Sorvio- (of unexplained meaning) became Searo- in Old English as the result of folk etymological association with Old English searu ‘armor’; to this an explanatory burh ‘fortress’, ‘manor’, ‘town’ was added... [more]
SALLOW     English (Rare)
Sallow comes from the medieval word for willow tree. It is a location surname.
It is derived from the German words (Salz) meaning "salt", & (Salweide) meaning "water".
SALM     Dutch
SALMI     Finnish
Means "a strait" in Finnish.
SALMINEN     Finnish
A combination of Finnish salmi "strait" and the common surname suffix -nen.
SALO     Finnish
Means "forest" or sometimes "island".
SALONEN     Finnish
From Salo, meaning forest or island, and the common surname suffix 'nen' (meaning unknown).
SALTZMAN     Jewish, German
Altered spelling of SALZMANN.
SALVADOR     Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese
From the popular Christian personal name Salvador, meaning "Savior" (Latin Salvator, a derivative of salvare "to save"), bestowed in honor of Christ.
SALVATORE     Italian
Derived from the Italian masculine given name Salvatore, which in turn was derived from the Italian noun salvatore meaning "saviour, rescuer". The word ultimately comes from Latin salvator meaning "saviour"... [more]
SALZMANN     German, Jewish
Occupational name for a producer or seller of salt, from German salz "salt" + mann "man".
SAM     English
SAMAHA     Arabic
From a personal name based on Arabic samạ̄ha meaning ‘magnanimity’.
SAMARAS     Greek
means "saddler", "saddle-maker".
SAMARGIU     Macedonian
Etymology... [more]
SAMEJIMA     Japanese
”鮫” (sa me) is meaning ”shark”(in ancient use, ”alligator” ) and ”島”(or ”嶋”) (shima in west Japan , jima in east Japan) is meaning "island" in Japan.... [more]
SAMIS     Dutch, German
From a pet form of the personal name Samuel.
SAMON     Japanese (Rare)
This surname combines 左 (sa, sha, hidari) meaning "left" or 佐 (sa) meaning "assistant, help" with 門 (mon, kado, to) meaning "gate."... [more]
SAMSONOV     Russian
Means "son of Samson".
SAMUELSSON     Swedish
Means "son of SAMUEL".
SAMWAYS     English
From a medieval nickname for a fool (from Middle English samwis "foolish", literally "half-wise").
SANCTI     Celtic (Latinized, Archaic)
Sancti or Santi is a Italian surname in the north of Italy, Cisalpine Gaul or Galia Citerior also known as Galia Togata. It's a last name belonging to ancient Celtic tribes.
SANCTIUS     Biblical Latin (Latinized, Archaic)
It meaning saint or holy. It comes from the Latin word sanctus.
SANCTO     Medieval Italian (Latinized, Modern)
It comes from the Latin and it means hallowed or holiness.
SAND     English, Scottish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German, Jewish
Topographic name for someone who lived on patch of sandy soil, from the vocabulary word sand. As a Swedish or Jewish name it was often purely ornamental.
SANDAHL     Swedish
Combination of Swedish sand "sand" and dal "valley".
SANDANO     Italian
San means "saint" in Italian, but I don't know what the... [more]
SANDBERG     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of sand "sand" and berg "mountain".
SANDE     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of forty or more farmsteads so named, especially on the west coast, from the dative case of Old Norse sandr meaning "sand", "sandy plain", "beach".
SANDE     German
Variant of Sand.
SANDISON     Scottish
Possibly a Scottish variant of Sanderson.
SANDMEIER     German, German (Swiss), German (Austrian)
From Middle High German sand combined with Meier, referring to a tenant farmer whose farm was on sandy soil.
SANDOWSKI     Polish
Habitational name from places called Sedowice, Sedowo, Sedów, in Lublin, Bydgoszcz, Piotrków, and Sieradz voivodeships.
SANDSTRÖM     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of sand "sand" and ström "stream".
SANDUSKY     Polish
Germanized spelling of SANDOWSKI or SEDOWSKI.
SANDVALL     Swedish
From Swedish sand "sand" and vall "wall, pasture, field of grass".
SANDVIK     Norwegian, Swedish
A combination of sand "sand" and vik "bay, inlet".
SANDWELL     English
From a place called SANDWELL.
SANGUINEM     American
Means "blood" in Latin.
SANGWIN     English
From Middle English sanguine (blood) ,one of the four humours.
SAN JOSÉ     Spanish
Habitational name from any of the places named for a local church or shrine dedicated to St. Joseph.... [more]
SAN JUAN     Spanish
Habitational name from any of the numerous places so named for a local shrine or church dedicated to St. John (San Juan).
SANKEY     English, Irish
Habitational name from a place in Lancashire, which derived from the name of an ancient British river, perhaps meaning "sacred, holy." ... [more]
SAN MIGUEL     Spanish
Habitational name from any of the numerous places so named for a local shrine or church dedicated to St. Michael (San Miguel).
SANPOET     Indian (Anglicized, Modern)
it's my own wish
SANTALA     Finnish
Combined from 'santa', meaning "sand", and '-la', a suffix indicating a place.
SANTE     Ancient Celtic
It is a surname of Northern Italy (Cisalpine Gaul). It means sacred or holy.
SANTERRE     French
Habitational name from a place to the southeast of the Somme river, named with Latin sana terra "healthy, wholesome land".
SANTI     Ancient Celtic (Latinized, Archaic), Anglo-Saxon
Santi is a surname of Christian inspiration and it means Son of Santo (Saint). It also has a second meaning in plural that is Santos (Saints). Santi is a last name that comes from Piedmont (north of Italy)... [more]
SANTIAIS     Celtic (Latinized, Modern, Rare, Archaic), Ancient Celtic
Santiais is a surname of the Celtic origin (it's Cisalpine Gaul / Gallia Citerior, therefore, it's Italian-Celts, Italo-Celtic, Italo-Alpine). It meaning saint (sacred or holy)... [more]
SANTIS     Medieval Italian (Latinized, Archaic)
It means holliness, hallowed, saintly, sainted, sanctity. It is a surname that corresponds with Italian Celts families (Italo-Celtic family groups), more precisely in Piemonte or Piedmont (north of Italy).
Status of nobility
SANTORA     Italian
Feminine variant of SANTORO.
SANTORUM     Italian
Variant of Santoro. A notable bearer is former American Senator Rick Santorum (1958-present).
SANTU     Basque (Latinized, Modern)
It's a Basque surname and its meaning is hallowed or holiness.
SANTY     Celtic (Latinized, Modern)
It means saint, sacred or holy. In the Gaelic language is sanctaidd.
SANZ     German, Spanish
From a short form, Sando, of a Germanic personal name formed with sand "true" and variant of Sancho.... [more]
SAO     Khmer
Unexplained but a common surname in Cambodia.
SÃO JOÃO     Portuguese
Means "St. John" in Portuguese.
SAPIENZA     Italian
It means "knowledge" in Italian.
SAPIR     Jewish
Ornamental name from Hebrew sapir ‘sapphire’.
SAPIRO     Jewish
Varient of Shapiro.
SAPPINGFIELD     American (Anglicized, Rare)
From the German name "Sappenfeld," a small town in Bavaria, Germany. (Pop. 380.) The town itself is named after an early resident named "Sappo;" in English, the name means "Sappo's Field." The name "Sappo" may mean noble (unconfirmed)... [more]
SARAFIAN     Armenian
Patronymic from Arabic ̣saraf ‘money changer’, ‘banker’.
SARAZEN     French
From a medieval French nickname for a swarthy person, or for someone who had gone on a Crusade (from Old French sarrazin "Saracen"). It was borne by American golfer Gene Sarazen (1902-99), original name Eugene Saraceni.
SARCOS     Spanish (Latin American)
Meaning unknown.
SARD     English, French, Spanish, Italian
In the book "Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary by Henry Harrison and Gyda (Pulling) Harrison 1912 - Reprinted 1996.... The Sard surname (which has been in England, Italy and Europe for a long time) is defined thus on page 136...... [more]
SARDINHA     Portuguese
Portuguese last name meaning "sardine seller".
SARDO     Italian, Catalan
Ethnic name from sardo "Sardinian".
SARFATI     Jewish
a Sephardic Jewish name which means "French".
SARGIS     Armenian
From the given name Sargis.
SARGSYAN     Armenian
Means "son of Sargis" in Armenian.
SARILAR     Turkish
Means ''yellows'' in Turkish. A common place name in Turkey.
SARKIS     Arabic
Mainly used in Lebanon.
SARNA     Polish
SARNOWSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Poland called Sarnowa, Sarnowo, or Sarnów, named with Polish sarna "roe deer".
SARPEI     Akan
Meaning unknown.
SARRIÀ     Catalan
Catalan habitational name from any of the places named Sarrià or Sàrria, in Catalonia.
SARTAIN     French
Means, "Tailor".
SARVER     English, Jewish
English and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) occupational name from Old French serveur (an agent derivative of server ‘to serve’), Yiddish sarver ‘servant’.
ŞAŞMAZ     Turkish
From Turkish şaşmaz ''infallible''.
SASORI     Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 佐曽利 with 佐 (sa) meaning "assistant, help," 曽 (so, sou, zou, katsu, katsute, sunawachi) meaning "before, ever, formerly, never, once" and 利 (ri, ki.ku) meaning "advantage, benefit, profit."
SASTRY     Indian
Hindu (Brahman) name, from Sanskrit šāstrī ‘versed in the Shastras’ (from šāstra ‘book of rules’, ‘religious treatise’).
SAUER     German, Jewish
Nickname for an embittered or cantankerous person, from Middle High German sur, German sauer "sour".
SAUERWEIN     German
Occupational nickname for someone who sold sour wine, or perhaps a nickname for someone with a sour disposition, from Middle High German sur "sour" + win "wine", i.e. vinegar.
SAUKKO     Finnish
Means "otter" in Finnish.
ŠAULIS     Lithuanian
Occupational name from Lithuanian šaulys meaning "rifleman".
SAUR     German
Variant of SAUER.
SAVARD     English (Canadian)
Derived from the Old French word savart meaning "wasteland". It is also formed from the etymological elements sav and hard ('hard' meaning "strong"). Notable bearers are Serge and Denis Savard; both Canadian ice hockey players.
SAVAS     Greek
From the personal name Sav(v)as, New Testament Greek Sabbas, a derivative of Sabbaton "Sabbath", "Saturday".
SAVELA     Finnish
Derived from Finnish savi "clay". Savela is also a place in Helsinki and Jyväskylä.
SAVELL     English
English variant of Saville.
SAVELYEV     Russian
Derived by means of suffix "-ev" from a russian given name Saveliy of latin origin that has been popular on russian territories in 14th century. Basically, it means "son of Saveliy".
SAVIĆ     Serbian
Means "son of Sava".
SAVILLE     English
A habitational name from an uncertain place in Northern France. This is most likely Sainville, named from Old French saisne, 'Saxon' and ville, indicating a settlement.
SAVIO     Italian
Italian nickname given to a wise, sage man. Saint Dominic Savio is a well-known bearer of this surname.
SAVKO     Ukrainian
From a pet form of the personal name Sava (see SAVAS).
SAVOLAINEN     Finnish
Means "Savonian, person from Savonia". Savonia is a historical province in eastern Finland.
SAWA     Japanese
From Japanese 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
SAWHNEY     Indian (Sikh), Punjabi
Variant of Sahni, which is possibly from Sahni, a village in Punjab.
SAWICKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin anywhere within a cluster of 3 Podlachian villages in Gmina Repki: Sawice-Dwór, Sawice-Wieś, or Sawice-Bronisze.
SAX     Low German
South German variant of Sachs.
SAX     Dutch
Dutch variant of Sas.
SAX     English, Norwegian
English from an Old Norse personal name, Saxi meaning ‘sword’.
SAX     Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant spelling of Sachs.
SAXENA     Indian, Hinduism
Indian (northern states): Hindu (Kayasth) name from one of the subgroups of the Kayasth community. According to Saxena tradition, their name is from Sanskrit sakhisenā ‘friend of the army’, a title awarded to them by the kings of Srinagar.
SAXTON     English
Habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire, possibly also one in Cambridgeshire, both so named from Old English Seaxe "Saxons" and tūn "enclosure, settlement".
SAYED     Muslim
From a personal name based on Arabic sayyid ‘lord’, ‘master’, ‘chief’. This is a title of respect used for the descendants of Fatima, daughter of the Prophet Muhammad.
SÄYFULLIN     Bashkir
Means "son of Sayfullah".
SAYWARD     English (Rare)
English surname which was a variant of Seward.
SAZA     Japanese
From the Japanese 佐 (sa) "assistant" and 座 (za) "seat."
SCALA     Italian, Greek
Habitational or topographic name from any of various places named with scala, "ladder", "steps", "wharf".
SCALI     Italian
Habitational name from Scali in Piedimonte Etneo, Sicily. From greek skali, "step", "terrace".
SCALI     Italian
Variant of SCALA.
SCANLON     Russian
Scanlon is a Russian surname orginating in the western pary of Russia.
SCANNADINARI     Italian (Rare)
Taken from the Italian scanna meaning "slaying" and dinari meaning "money" in the plural form. Therefore, killer of money.
SCANNELL     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Scannail, meaning "Descendant of Scannal," a name meaning "contention"
Habitational name from Scarborough on the coast of North Yorkshire, so named from the Old Norse byname Skarði + Old Norse borg "fortress", "fortified town".
SCARBROUGH     Medieval English (Rare, ?)
The Name originated from Yorkshire, England and is a form of Scarborough.... [more]
SCARLATA     Italian
Feminine variant of SCARLATO.
SCARLATO     Italian
Occupational name for a dyer, or as a nickname for someone who habitually wore scarlet or who had bright red hair, From Sicilian scarlatu "scarlet".
SCHAAD     German, Dutch
Variant of Schade.
SCHAAF     German
Metonymic occupational name for a shepherd, from Middle High German schāf ‘sheep’. In some cases it may have been a nickname for someone thought to resemble a sheep, or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a sheep... [more]
SCHADE     German, Dutch, Scottish, English
German and Dutch: from schade ‘damage’, a derivative of schaden ‘to do damage’, generally a nickname for a thug or clumsy person, or, more particularly, a robber knight, who raided others’ lands.... [more]
Variant of SCHÄFFLER.
SCHÄFFLER     German
Occupational name for a cooper, from an agent derivative of Middle High German scheffel "bushel".
SCHAFFNER     German, German (Swiss)
German: occupational name for a steward or bailiff, variant of Schaffer.... [more]
SCHAFFNER     Jewish
It comes from steinner and stein burg which originates it from Germany and lets it tell you that you are Hebrew.
SCHALK     German
SCHATTNER     German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of several places named Schaten or Schatten, or a topographic name for someone living in a shady location, from Middle High German schate "shade", "protection".
SCHATZ     German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) metonymic occupational name for a treasurer, from German Schatz ‘treasure’, Middle High German scha(t)z. It may also have been a nickname for a rich man (or ironically for a miser), or else for a well-liked person or a ladies’ favorite, from the use of the vocabulary word as a term of endearment... [more]
SCHÄTZEL     German
German diminutive of Schatz, or a nickname for a lover meaning "little sweetheart" (from the same word used as a term of endearment).
SCHAUBERT     German
Variant of Schubert.
SCHAUMBURG     German, Dutch, Belgian
Habitational name from any of the places called Schaumburg or Schauenburg in Germany, or Schauwberg in Brabant, Belgium.
SCHAUS     German, Luxembourgish
A nickname for a simpleton, from schaus, a word in Rhenish Franconian and Lower Rhine dialects of German.
habitational name for someone from Schaubeck near Marbach (Württemberg).
SCHECHTER     Yiddish
Yiddish name meaning "butcher."
SCHEETZ     German
Anglicized version of the German surname, Schütz, "archer," "yeoman," "protect."
SCHELIGA     Polish
Variant and more Americanized spelling of Szeliga.
SCHELL     German
Means "noisy" or "loud" from the German word "schel"
SCHEMMEL     German
Nickname for a disabled person, from Middle High German schemel "stool", which was used as a crutch by invalids.
SCHENA     Italian
northern Italian
SCHENA     Irish
northern Italy
SCHENK     German, Dutch, Jewish
German and Dutch: from Middle High German, Middle Dutch schenke, ‘cupbearer’, ‘wine server’ (from Old High German scenko, from scenken ‘to pour out or serve’), hence an occupational name for a cupbearer or server of wine... [more]
SCHENKEL     German, Dutch, Jewish
German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with long or otherwise notable legs, from Middle High German schenkel, Middle Dutch schenkel, schinkel ‘thigh’, ‘lower leg’, German Schenkel ‘thigh’.
It literally means someone who either lives near (or in, if poor &/or homeless) a barn or works within its general vicinity.
SCHIAVO     Italian
From the Italian word schiavo "slave".
SCHICKLGRUBER     German (Austrian)
This was the surname of Maria Schicklgruber (April 15, 1795 - January 7, 1847), the mother of Adolf Hitler.
Habitational name from Schievelbein in Pomerania.
SCHILD     German, Dutch
Occupational name for a maker or painter of shields, from Middle High German, Middle Dutch schilt "shield".
SCHILD     Jewish
From German Schild "shield", "(house) sign", applied either as an ornamental name or as a habitational name for someone who lived in a house distinguished by a sign.
First appeared during the Middle Ages in Central Europe/Germany. The name means "Shield-Maker" and suggests correlation to Blacksmiths or or other forms of metalwork in the time period.
SCHINK     Upper German, Dutch
Nickname for someone with long or otherwise remarkable legs, from Middle High German schinke ‘thigh’, ‘leg’. Compare Schenkel. ... [more]
SCHLEMMER     German
Derived from a Middle High German word meaning "feast" and thus used as a nickname for a "gourmet".
SCHLEY     German
Name for someone living by the Schlei river.
SCHLOTE     German
literal meaning: smokestack
SCHMALTZ     German (Rare), German (Austrian, Rare)
Schmaltz is a German and Austrian surname. It was used as an occupational surname for chandlers.
SCHMUCK     German, German (Austrian)
From Middle High German smuc meaning "jewel", "finery", hence a metonymic occupational name for a jeweler, or a nickname for someone who wore a prominent jewel or ornament.North German: nickname from Middle Low German smuck meaning "neat", "dainty".
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