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From Swedish sand
"sand" and vall
"wall, pasture, field of grass".
Sang is an Estonian surname meaning "handle" or "bail".
The Sanghera (संघेडा) clan are descended from Chauhan Rajputs and are found chiefly amongst the Jatt Sikh tribes of Northwestern India.
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]
From Japanese 三 (san
) meaning "three" and 條 or 条 (jou
) meaning "paragraph".
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
SANO Japanese (Rare)
Sa means "small" and No means "meadow,wilderness,field". This is the last name of Yo Sano (a writer),Sano Tsuneha (an admiral in World War 1 )who participated in a Japanese scouting movement with Sano Tsunetami (his father).This is also (but uncommonly) a first name for boys too.
From Japanese 佐 (sa)
meaning "help, aid" and 野 (no)
meaning "field, wilderness".
Combined from 'santa', meaning "sand", and '-la', a suffix indicating a place.
From the toponymy, it is discussed whether Santander is a derivation of San Emeterio or San Andrés. Due to the proximity of the Basque country (Ander = Andrés) and the tenor of some ancient texts, it can be concluded that it refers to San Andrés... [more]
SANTE Ancient Celtic
It is a surname of Northern Italy (Cisalpine Gaul). It means sacred or holy.
A topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.
Habitational name from a place to the southeast of the Somme river, named with Latin sana terra
"healthy, wholesome land".
SANTI Italian (Latinized, Archaic)
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 (northern Italy)... [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).
Unexplained but a common surname in Cambodia.
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]
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.
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]
Särekanno is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "säre" ("violent" or "sudden") and "kanne" ("bearing" or "entry").
From Hebrew צרפתית (tsar'fatít)
meaning "French". It was traditionally used to refer to the Biblical location of Tzarfat, which is sometimes identified as modern-day France.
Sari is an Estonian surname meaning "cluster" or "batch".
Means ''yellows'' in Turkish. A common place name in Turkey.
IT COMES FROM POLAND FROM LONG-AGO ANCESTORS
Habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Poland called Sarnowa, Sarnowo, or Sarnów, named with Polish sarna "roe deer".
Here is the combined words meaning of "Saroukhanian" surname: Sar(Armenian origin–սար– means: Mountain ) + u (Armenian origin –եւ– means :and )+ khan( խան _means: prince )+ yan (յան– a suffix for Armenian family names) and the combination of the words finally means The Mountain and Prince or The Prince օf Mountain
Catalan habitational name from any of the places named Sarrià or Sàrria, in Catalonia.
Derived from Turkish sari
meaning "blond, fair-haired".
SARVER English, Jewish
English and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) occupational name from Old French serveur
(an agent derivative of server
‘to serve’), Yiddish sarver
From 笹 (sasa) meaning "bamboo grass" and 野 (no) meaning "field, plains". Other characters are also possible.
Sasi is an Estonian surname meaning "shock", "skein", and "snarl".
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."
Sassi is an Estonian surname derived form "sassis" meaning "disheveled", "tangled", and "unkempt".
Hindu (Brahman) name, from Sanskrit šāstrī ‘versed in the Shastras’ (from šāstra ‘book of rules’, ‘religious treatise’).
Sato means " Village " and Mi means " Mindset, Outlook" in this surname. SATOMI
is also a Japanese first name.
From Japanese 里 (sato
) meaning "village, countryside" and 中 (naka
) meaning "middle".
From a place in England named with Old English sætr
"shielding" and Old Norse þveit
Saturn (Latin: Sāturnus saːˈtʊrnʊs
) was a god in ancient Roman religion, and a character in Roman mythology. He was described as a god of generation, dissolution, plenty, wealth, agriculture, periodic renewal and liberation... [more]
Saue is an Estonian surname meaning "wand" or "staff".
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.
Saul is an Estonian surname derived from the biblical masculine given name "Saul".
In Middle French (the form of French spoken from 1340 to 1610), it literally means "salt merchant".
Sauve' from France to Canada. Changed probably due to an "a" and an "o" confusion in cursive. My granfather's was typo-ed on WW II old men's sign up in MA. or RI, USA.
Either from Old French savart
meaning "wasteland" or the Germanic elements sab
of uncertain meaning and hard
meaning "brave, hardy".
From the personal name Sav(v)as, New Testament Greek Sabbas
, a derivative of Sabbaton
Derived from Finnish savi
"clay". Savela is also a place in Helsinki and Jyväskylä.
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... [more]
Saviauk is an Estonian surname meaning "clay pit" or "earthen pit".
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.
Italian nickname given to a wise, sage man. Saint Dominic Savio is a well-known bearer of this surname.
Savisaar is an Estonian surname meaning "loam" or "clay island".
Means "Savonian, person from Savonia". Savonia is a historical province in eastern Finland.
SAWAMURA Japanese, Popular Culture
Sawa means "Marsh, Swamp" and Mura means "Village, Hamlet". This surname belongs to multiple fictional characters. Eijun Sawamura from Diamond no Ace, Daichi Sawamura from Haikyuu!!, and Eriri Spencer Sawamura from Saekano all live in pop culture.
Sawa means "Marsh" and Shiro means in surnames means "Castle" (at least commonly), this may get mixed up with given name SHIRO
This indicates familial origin anywhere within a cluster of 3 Podlachian villages in Gmina Repki: Sawice-Dwór, Sawice-Wieś, or Sawice-Bronisze.
SAWTELL English (British)
A dialectal variant of SEWELL
, which was first recorded in early 13th-century England. The later addition of the 't' was for easier pronunciation.... [more]
SAXBY English (British)
Saxby is the surname of the character Stella Saxby from the book Awful Auntie, by David Walliams. Saxby means "Grand" .
SAXENA Indian, Hindi
Believed to mean "friend of the army" from Sanskrit सखा (sakhā)
meaning "friend, companion" and सेना (sénā)
Habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire, possibly also one in Cambridgeshire, both so named from Old English Seaxe
"Saxons" and tūn
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.
SAYYID Swahili, Muslim
From the Arabic honourific title سَيِّد (sayyid)
which means "master, lord, prince, mister".
From the Japanese 佐 (sa
) "assistant" and 座 (za
The name of an Italian coachbuilder, with one of its famous customers being Ferrari when it doesn't want a design from Pininfarina.
SCALA Italian, Greek
Habitational or topographic name from any of various places named with scala
, "ladder", "steps", "wharf".
Habitational name from Scali in Piedimonte Etneo, Sicily. From greek skali
, "step", "terrace".
Habitational name derived from Scalea in the province of Cosenza, deriving ultimately from medieval Greek skaleia
SCANNADINARI Italian (Rare)
Taken from the Italian scanna
meaning "slaying" and dinari
meaning "money" in the plural form. Therefore, killer of money
Habitational name from Scarborough on the coast of North Yorkshire, so named from the Old Norse byname Skarði
+ Old Norse borg
"fortress", "fortified town".
Occupational name for a dyer, or as a nickname for someone who habitually wore scarlet or who had bright red hair, From Sicilian scarlatu
Shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Scurra
, meaning ‘descendant of Scurra’, a personal name of uncertain origin.
Meaning disputed; it could be derived from Sicilian sciarra
meaning "fight, brawl", Arabic شَرّ (šarr)
meaning "evil, cruel", or a word meaning "anger".
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]
German origins (as told to me by my family); popular in Austria and also has Jewish and Slavic origins, according to the internet/ancestry.com.
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]
Name given to sheepherders, accounding to personal family history.
Occupational name for a cooper, from an agent derivative of Middle High German scheffel
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
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]
German diminutive of SCHATZ
, or a nickname for a lover meaning "little sweetheart" (from the same word used as a term of endearment).
The Schauer surname comes from the Middle High German word "schouwen" meaning "to inspect;" as such, the name is thought to have originally been occupational, for some kind of inspector, perhaps an official of a market.
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).
Anglicized version of the German surname, Schütz, "archer," "yeoman," "protect."
Means "noisy" or "loud" from the German word "schel"
Nickname for a disabled person, from Middle High German schemel
"stool", which was used as a crutch by invalids.
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
‘thigh’, ‘lower leg’, German Schenkel
It literally means someone who either lives near (or in, if poor &/or homeless) a barn or works within its general vicinity.
SCHILD German, Dutch
Occupational name for a maker or painter of shields, from Middle High German, Middle Dutch schilt
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.
SCHLATTER Upper German
Topographic name from Middle High German slâte
"reedy place", or a habitational name from any of several places named Schlatt, from the same word.
Derived from a Middle High German word meaning "feast" and thus used as a nickname for a "gourmet".
Probably a nickname or occupational name for a laborer or carrier, especially in a mine, from Middle Low German slepen, Middle High German slepen 'to drag or carry (a load)' (modern German schleppen, schleifen).