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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.
SCHAUWECKER     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’.
SCHEUNEMANN     German
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.
SCHIEFELBEIN     German
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.
SCHILDHAUER     German
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".
SCHNIEDER     German
North German and American variant of Schneider
SCHOCK     German
German origin. Means "shock" in German, as in surprise.
SCHOEN     German, Jewish, Dutch
German (Schön) nickname for a handsome or pleasant man, from Middle High German schoene ‘fine’, ‘beautiful’; ‘refined’, ‘friendly’, ‘nice’. ... [more]
SCHOENWETTER     German
German (Schönwetter): nickname for someone with a happy disposition, from Middle High German schœn ‘beautiful’, ‘fine’, ‘nice’ + wetter ‘weather’.
SCHOLTEN     Dutch (Surinamese)
Schout "sherif"(he who punishes), Son of Scholte (also from Schout)
SCHÖMER     German
Nickname for an offensive person, from Middle High German schemen "to insult."
SCHOMER     Jewish
From Hebrew shomer "watchman".
SCHOMMER     German
"one who was a gossip, a vagabond or rascal"... [more]
SCHÖN     German, Swedish
Derived from Middle High German schoene "beautiful, friendly".
SCHÖNENBERGER     German
Habitational name for someone from any of several places in Germany and Switzerland named Schönenberg.
SCHOTTE     German
From schotte, an ethnic name for a Scottish person or somebody of such descent.
SCHOTTLAND     ?
Uncertain. Would seem to be derived from Schottland, 'Scotland', thus an ethnic name for an individual of such descent. ... [more]
SCHOTTLANDER     German, Jewish, Dutch
From German Schottland, 'Scotland' and, in some cases, denoted an immigrant from Scotland or Ireland. Numerous Irish fled to continental Europe after the Anglo-Norman invasion in the 13th century.... [more]
SCHÖTTMER     German
Habitational name for someone from Schötmar in the Lippe area.
SCHOUTEN     Dutch
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Schouten (disambiguation))... [more]
SCHRAM     German, English, Yiddish
Derived from German Schramme (Middle High German schram(me)) and Yiddish shram, all of which mean "scar".
SCHREIBER     German
German for "scribe" or "secretary"
SCHROCK     German
Some think that the last name Schrock comes from the German word which meant something along the lines of "Jump" or "Leaps" and was probably a nickname to someone who was a great jumper, or someone who was easily startled.
SCHRÖDINGER     German
Denoted a person from Schröding, a old placename in Bavaria.
SCHUKNECHT     German
Occupational name for a shoemaker’s assistant, from Middle High German schuoch meaning "shoe" + knecht meaning "journeyman", "assistant".
SCHÜLER     German
Variant of SCHULER.
SCHULER     Jewish
Occupational name for a Talmudic scholar or the sexton of a synagogue, from an agent derivative of Yiddish shul "synagogue".
SCHULLER     German
Variant of SCHULER.
SCHULLER     German
Possibly a habitational name from Schüller in the Eifel.
SCHULLER     Jewish
Variant of SCHULER.
SCHUTTE     Dutch, Low German
Dutch and North German (Schütte) occupational name for an archer, from Middle Low German schutten ‘to shoot’. Compare German Schuetz.
SCHUTZ     German
Occupational surname for an archer or a watchman (from Middle High German schützen "to guard or protect"). Also a habitational name from Schutz, a place near Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
SCHWAAB     German
The surname of German VfB Stuttgart footballer Daniel Schwaab, born in Waldkirch, Germany.
SCHWAB     German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from Swabia (German Schwaben), from Middle High German Swap, German Schwabe ‘Swabian’. The region takes its name from a Germanic tribe recorded from the 1st century BC in the Latin form Suebi or Suevi, of uncertain origin; it was an independent duchy from the 10th century until 1313, when the territory was broken up.
SCHWAN     German
Means "Swan" in German.
SCHWANBECK     German
Habitational name from any of several places so named, for example near Lübeck and near Anklam.
SCHWANDT     German
Topographic name for someone who lived in a forest clearing, from Middle High German swant (from swenden "to thin out", "make disappear", causative from swinden "to disappear" modern German schwinden.
SCHWANDT     German
Habitational name from any of the various places called Schwand or Schwanden, all in southern Germany, named with this element, from Middle High German swant (from swenden "to thin out", "make disappear", causative from swinden "to disappear" modern German schwinden.
SCHWARZKOPF     German
Means "black head", from German Schwarz "black", and Kopf "head".
SCHWEDER     German, Upper German
German: ethnic name for a Swede.... [more]
SCHWEER     Low German
North German: variant of Schweder or Schwehr.
SCHWEHR     German
German: relationship name, a variant of Schwäher, a variant of Schwager.
SCHWEINHARDT     German
an occupational or nickname having to do with pigs
SCHWEINSTEIGER     German
Means "Swine Climber". ... [more]
SCHWEITZ     German
Ethnic name for a Swiss, from German Schweitz meaning "Swiss".
SCHWEND     German
Variant of SCHWANDT.
SCHWER     Upper German, German, Jewish
South German relationship name from Middle High German sweher ‘father-in-law’. ... [more]
SCHWING     German
Occupational name for someone whose job was to swingle flax, i.e. to beat the flax with a swingle in order to remove the woody parts of the plant prior to spinning, from Middle German swingen meaning "to swing" or swing meaning "swingle".
SCILLATO     Italian, Sicilian
Comes from the commune of Scillato in Sicily, Italy, southeast of Palermo.
SCIUTO     Italian
Meaning "thin"... [more]
SCOBIE     Scottish
Means "person from Scobie", an unidentified place in Perth and Kinross ("thorny place"). A fictional bearer is Henry Scobie, the conscience-wracked and ultimately suicidal deputy commissioner of police in Graham Greene's West Africa-set novel 'The Heart of the Matter' (1948).
SCOGGINS     Scottish
Scottish form of the Dutch Scroggins surname.
SCOTFORD     English
Derived from Scotforth, the name of a village near Lancaster (in Lancashire) in England. The village's name means "ford of the Scot(s)" and is derived from Old English Scott "Scot" combined with Old English ford "ford".
SCOTLAND     English
(i) "person from Scotland"; (ii) "person from Scotland or Scotlandwell", Perth and Kinross; (iii) from the Norman personal name Escotland, literally "territory of the Scots"
SCROGGINS     Dutch
From Holland
SCROOGE     Literature
The name of a character in a book by Dickens.
SCURLOCK     Welsh, Irish
Obscure, probably derived from 'ystog', a Welsh word meaning 'fortress'
SEAFORTH     English
English
SEAGER     English, German (Modern)
English: from the Middle English personal name Segar, Old English S?gar, composed of the elements s? ‘sea’ + gar ‘spear’.... [more]
SEAGLE     English (American)
Americanized form of Jewish Segal or German Siegel.
SEAGRAVE     English
Habitational name from a place in Leicestershire, recorded in Domesday Book as Satgrave and Setgrave; probably named from Old English (ge)set meaning "fold", "pen" (or sēað meaning "pit", "pool") + grāf meaning "grove" or græf meaning "ditch".
SEARS     English
Version of Sayer. Used in the United States. Famous bearer of the name is Richard Warren Sears, one of the founders of Sears, Roebuck and Co.
SEASON     English
Likely a corruption of the surname Searson, meaning "son of Saer".
SEATTER     Scottish
From an ancient barony called "The lands of Setter", Stromness, Orkney. Derives from the Ancient Norse word "saetr" meaning a hut or shelter for animals.
SEAY     ?
SEBERT     German, French
From a German personal name composed of the elements sigi meaning "victory" + berht meaning "bright", "famous".
SEDDIKI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi variant of Siddiqui found mainly in Algeria.
SEDIN     Swedish
Two famous bearers are the Swedish ice hockey players, and twins, Henrik and Daniel Sedin (b. 1980).
SEDIQI     Afghani, Persian
Afghani Persian variant of Sadeghi.
SEDITA     Italian
From Italian sei "six" + dita, plural of dito "finger", hence a nickname either for someone having six fingers or metaphorically for someone who was very dextrous.
SEDLÁČEK     Czech
Means small farmer in Czech (from the Slavic root sed, set, "to sit, stay"). A Sedláček had more land than a Zahradník, a Chalupník or a Baracnik, but less land than a Dvořáček.
SEDLACK     Czech (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of Czech Sedlák (see also Sedlak).
SEDOWSKI     Polish
Habitational name from places called Sedowice, Sedowo, Sedów, in Lublin, Bydgoszcz, Piotrków, and Sieradz voivodeships.
SEE     English, German
Topographic name for someone who lived by the sea-shore or beside a lake, from Middle English see meaning "sea", "lake" (Old English sǣ), Middle High German sē. Alternatively, the English name may denote someone who lived by a watercourse, from an Old English sēoh meaning "watercourse", "drain".
SEEHUUS     Norwegian
Norwegian for "house by the sea."
SEEKINS     English (British)
Probably a variant of English Seekings, a Cambridgeshire name of unexplained etymology.
SEELY     Medieval English
Means "Blessed", "Happy", and/or "Lucky." By adding an Un- to Seely makes it "Unblessed", "Unhappy", and/or "Unholy." Used primarily in Northern England and Southern Scotland during the Middle English period but is derived from the Old English sǣl and gesǣlig... [more]
SÉERA     Literature
Coming from an old Rowénan word to mean "king" or "leader", SÉERA is nowan uncomon surname. Used by the ruling family of eastern Erikówna (see TYRAN).
SEES     German
Variant of Seese.
SEESE     German
Comes from a Germanic personal name, Sigizo, from a compound name formed with sigi ‘victory’ as the first element.
SEGĂRCEANU     Romanian
A topographical surname designating someone from Segarcea, a small town in Dolj County, Romania.
SEGARRA     Catalan
Regional name from the district of La Segarra, or habitational name from any of the places named with Segarra or La Segarra in Catalonia and Valencia.
SEGER     Swedish, English, Dutch
Means "victory" in Swedish. It is also a variant of the English surname SEAGER or derived from the Germanic given name SIGIHERI "victory army".
SEGURA     Spanish, Catalan, American (Hispanic)
Derived from Spanish segura "safe, secure".
SEIB     German
Short form of SEIBOLD. Ultimately derived from names composed of the Germanic name element sigi "victory".
SEID     German
From the Germanic given name Sito, a short form of a compound name formed with sigi "victory".
SEID     Jewish
Metonymic occupational name from German Seide and Yiddish zayd "silk"
SEIDE     German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German side, German Seide ‘silk’ (from Late Latin seta, originally denoting animal hair), hence a metonymic occupational name for a manufacturer or seller of silk.
SEIDER     German
Originating in the region of Saxony. Name of a silk merchant, from the German word for silk: seide
SEIDMAN     Jewish, German
Derived from SEID.
SEILER     German
German and Jewish occupational surname for a rope maker.
SEIM     Upper German
German: metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper, from Middle High German seim ‘honey’.
SEINFELD     German, Jewish
From the German word sein "to be" and the word of German Jewish origin feld which means "field". It was a name given to areas of land that had been cleared of forest.
SEITZ     Upper German
A mainly Bavarian surname, from a reduced form of the personal name Seifried, a variant of Siegfried. Germanized spelling of Slovenian Zajc, nickname from zajec "hare".
SEIVERT     Dutch
Derived from the given name SIVERT.
SEIWERT     German
Variant of SEIVERT.
SEJKORA     Czech, Slovak
Sejkora means titmouse in Czech.
SEKEWAEL     Indonesian
The last name Sekewael is an original name from one of the island in Maluku. That one island name is "Negeri Oma." The meaning of Sekewael is "The Guardian of the River" because in "Negeri Oma" any body want to use the river of the water they have to ask for permission by Sekewael family... [more]
SEKI     Japanese
Means "barrier, gate" in Japanese.
SEKIGUCHI     Japanese
From the Japanese 関 (seki) "barrier," "gate" and 口 (guchi or kuchi) "mouth."
SEKULIC     Serbian
There is possibility that name come from latin word secolo, means century. Usual Serb end of surname is IC. All Serbs-Montenegrians, also small number of Croats who has that surname has origion from heart of Montenegro... [more]
SELASSIE     Ethiopian, Amharic, Western African
Possibly means "trinity" in Amharic. A notable bearer was Haile Selassie (1892-1975), the regent and emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974.
SELESNICK     Russian, Latvian
Also spelled:... [more]
SELF     English
East Anglian surname, from the medieval English masculine name Saulf which was derived from the Old English elements "sea" and wulf "wolf".
SELINOFOTO     Greek
A surname which means "Moonlight" in Greek.
SELLAND     Norwegian
From the Old Norse habitational name Seljuland, from selja "willow" and land "land", "farm".
SELMERLYOV     Russian (?)
Russian translation of Zelmerlöw.
SELVA     Catalan, Italian
From any of various places in Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, or northern Italy named Selva, as for instance the Catalan district La Selva, from selva "wood", Latin silva.
SELZ     German
The Selz is a river in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, and a left hand tributary of the Rhine. It flows through the largest German wine region, Rheinhessen or Rhenish Hesse. Also, Seltz (German: Selz) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department of the Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine region in north-eastern France.... [more]
SEM     Norwegian
Norwegian: habitational name from any of about fifteen farms so named, a variant of Seim.
SENANAYAKE     Sinhalese
From Sanskrit सेना (sénā) meaning "army, armament, armed force" combined with नायक (nāyak) meaning "hero".
SENDAYDIEGO     Filipino
"DIEGO of Sendai", from Sendai (仙台) (Xiāntái), "platform of the Immortals" in Chinese
SENG     German
1. Topographic name for someone who lived by land cleared by fire, from Middle High German sengen ‘to singe or burn’. ... [more]
SENICE     ?
SENJEAN     French (Landes & Pyrenee)
Probably from St John (saint-jean) from Christianization of Basques and misspelled
SENN     German
Derived from the Middle High German word senne meaning "dairy farmer".
SENNA     Portuguese
Possibly coming from the surname "Sanna", it may mean "one with a big protruding tooth".... [more]
SENNETT     English
Variant of Sinnott via Sennott.
SENNOTT     English
Variant of Sinnott.
SENRI     Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 千里 with 千 (sen, chi) meaning "thousand" and 里 (ri, sato) meaning "league, parent's home, ri (type of measurement), village."... [more]
SENSABAUGH     American
Americanized form of German Sensenbach, a topographic name formed with an unexplained first element + Middle High German bach ‘creek’.
SENSENBACH     German
A topographic name formed with an unexplained first element + Middle High German bach ‘creek’. Pretty common in Iowa and Pennsylvania.
SEO     Korean
From the Sino-Korean 徐 (seo) meaning "slowly, quietly, calmly" or "composed, poised" or 西 (seo) meaning "west, western".
SEOANE     Galician
This indicates familial origin within any of multiple localities that bear this syncopated form of the name San Xoán.
SEPP     Estonian
Occupational surname from the Estonian word sepp meaning "smith".
SERBIA     Spanish
Unknown.. researching history of the spanish name that was first identify being used in Utado Puerto, Rico in 1790s by Fransico Serbia and Paula Serbia Filare
SERGEYEV     Russian
Means "son of Sergey in Russian.
SERIKOV     Kazakh
Derived from the given name Serik.
SERIZAWA     Japanese
Last name of Dr.Serizawa, inventor of the Oxogen Destroyer from Godzilla 1954.
SERKER     Bengali
Variant of Sarkar.
SERPIK     Russian
A diminutive of sickle. "little sickle"
SERRA     Catalan
It literally means "mountain range".
SERRALLONGA     Catalan
Taken from the name of a town in the Vallespir district, in Northern Catalonia.
SERRE     French
Means 'greenhouse' in French.
SERVOPOULOS     Greek
Means "descendant of a Serb" in Greek.
SESAY     African, Temne, Loko, Limba, Kuranko
Is a Muslim Surname from Sierra Leone. It is used among many tribes.
SETH     Scottish, Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Sithigh or Ó Síthigh (see Sheehy).
SETHER     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Seter or Sæter.
SETHI     Indian, Odia, Hindi, Punjabi, Pakistani
Hindu surname; a contraction of Sanskrit श्रेष्ठी (śreṣṭhi) denoting the head of a mercantile or other guild.
SETIAWAN     Indonesian
From the given name Setiawan.
SETON     Scottish
It has been claimed in the past that the name Seton is Norman in origin, however evidence points to it being Flemish. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding the derivation of the name but nothing proved conclusively; it probably means "town by the sea" and possibly derives from the "sea town" of Staithes in modern day North Yorkshire... [more]
SETSUSHI     Japanese
From Japanese 節 (setsu) meaning "section, period, verse, melody" and 死 (shi) meaning "death". Other kanji combinations are possible.
ŠEVČÍK     Czech
Ševčík means "small shoemaker" in Czech.
SEVELEV     Russian
Derived by means of suffix "-ev" from Old Slavic verb sheveliti (se) meaning to make noise, to whirr, to rustle, to whistle, to wander. Initially it designated someone bold, daring, hardy, spirited... [more]
SEVER     Croatian, Slovene
From Proto-Slavic sěverъ meaning ''north''.
SEVERN     English
From the name of the River Severn, which is of unknown meaning. The Severn is Great Britain's longest river, flowing from Wales through much of western England to the Bristol Channel. It is one of Britain’s most ancient river names, recorded as early as the 2nd century AD in the form Sabrina; its original meaning may have been "slow-moving" or "boundary".
SEVERN     English
From a medieval personal name derived from Severinus (Latin).
SEVERSON     American
Probably an Americanized form of Sivertsen, Sivertson, or Sievertsen.
SEVIER     English
Occupational name for a sieve-maker, Middle English siviere (from an agent derivative of Old English sife "sieve").
SÉVIGNY     French
A kind of bush.
SEWALL     English (British, Modern)
Dates back at least to Middle English (1500s or earlier); many believe it is Saxon in origin; "may mean "sea" and "victory" or "war""
SEWELL     English
English from the Middle English personal names Siwal(d) and Sewal(d), Old English Sigeweald and Seweald, composed of the elements sige ‘victory’ and se ‘sea’ + weald ‘rule’... [more]
SEWINA     German, Polish
The first available record of the Sewina family name is around 1620 in the province of Silesia, a mixed cultural region between Germany and Poland. Once part of the Prussian Empire and Germany. After World War Two, the area is now part of Poland... [more]
SEYLER     German
Germanic surname
SEYMORE     English
Variant of Seymour.
SFERRAZZA     Italian
Occupational name for a scrap-metal merchant, from a derivative of Sferro in the sense ‘old and broken iron’. Habitational name from the district of Paternò in Catania, Sicily.
SHACKLADY     English
Perhaps from a medieval nickname for a man who had had sexual relations with a woman of higher social class (from shag "to copulate with" (not recorded before the late 17th century) and lady).... [more]
SHACKLEFORD     English, Medieval English
Locational surname deriving from the place called Shackleford in Surrey, near the town of Farnham. The origin of "shackle" is uncertain. It could be derived from Old English sceacan "to shake"... [more]
SHADE     English, German, Dutch, Scottish
Topographic name for someone who lived near a boundary, from Old English scead ‘boundary’.nickname for a very thin man, from Middle English schade ‘shadow’, ‘wraith’.... [more]
SHADEL     German (Anglicized, ?)
Derived from the German 'Schadle', meaning cranium or skull.
SHADOW     English
Origin unidentified. The name Shadue, Schadewe is recorded in England in the 12th and 13th centuries, from Middle English shadwe ‘shadow’, Old English sceadu (see Shade). However, there is no evidence of its continuation into modern times in this form.
SHADY     Engish, Irish
Origin unidentified. Possibly Irish or English.
SHAFFNER     German, German (Swiss)
Americanized version of German occupational name for a steward or bailiff, variant of Schaffner and Schaffer.... [more]
SHAH     Persian, Afghani
From the Persian word شاه (šâh) meaning "king, monarch", referring to a title used by Iranian monarchs.
SHAH     Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit साधु (sādhú) meaning "gentleman, virtuous man". Not to be confused with the Persian surname Shah.
SHAHBAZ     Ancient Persian
Shahbaz is the name of a fable bird, used on the first banner of the Persian Achaemenid Empire.
SHAHEEN     Arabic, Urdu, Bengali (Muslim)
Variant transcription of Shahin.
SHAHIN     Bengali (Muslim), Arabic, Persian
From the given name Shahin.
SHAHINI     Persian, Albanian
From the given name Shahin or from one of the multiple places in Iran named Shahini.
SHAINWALD     German
German for "beautiful forest", probably (?) related to Sheinfeld
SHAKED     Hebrew
Means Almond in Hebrew
SHAKERA     Jamaican Patois (Modern)
Shakera is a name given to a Jamaican girl who is very arrogant and tends to take out her anger on herself and others around her. But she is also a very intelligent girl who do well in her school work ,
SHAKESHAFT     English (British)
Similar in origin to surnames such as Shakesheave, Shakespeare and Wagstaffe.
SHAKESPEARE     English
From Middle English schak(k)en, "to brandish", speer "spear."
SHAKOOR     Muslim
From a Muslim personal name based on Arabic shakūr "grateful".
SHALADI     Arabic (Maghrebi), Northern African
Possibly related to Arabic شَلَّال (šallāl) meaning "waterfall" (chiefly Libyan).
SHALEV     Hebrew
Transferred use of the given name Shalev meaning "calm, tranquil"; more commonly used as a surname.
SHALHOUB     Arabic
From a personal name based on the word shalhub meaning "generous".
SHALIT     Hebrew
Hebrew: שַׁלִּיט‎ šallīt meaning "ruler"
SHALLCROSS     English
Means "person from Shallcross", Derbyshire ("place by the Shacklecross", an ancient stone cross in the High Peak, its name perhaps denoting a cross to which people could be shackled as a penance).
SHAN     Chinese
From the place name Shan. Cheng Wang, the second king (1115–1079 bc) of the Zhou dynasty, granted to a son the area of Shan, and the son’s descendants adopted the place name as their surname. It comes from the Chinese word meaning "mountain"... [more]
SHAN     Gujarati, Hindi
A Gujarati and Hindi surname with an unknown meaning.
SHANAHAN     Irish
Anglicised form of Ó Seanachain.
SHANDY     English (Rare)
Shandy appears as a rare surname, mostly found in English-speaking countries going back to the 1600s. This name may originate from the English dialect adjective meaning "boisterous" or "empty headed; half crazy", of which the earliest record dates to 1691, though any further explanation for its origins are unknown... [more]
SHANKAR     Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali
From the given name Shankar. Famous bearers are Rabindra Shankar "Ravi" Chowdhury (1920-2012), an Indian musician of Bengali origin, Geetali "Norah Jones" Shankar (1979-), an Indian-American singer, and Anoushka Shankar (1981-), an Indian-British sitar player.
SHANKS     English (Modern)
Possibly a diminutive of LONGSHANKS, which would be given to a tall or gangly person.
SHAPIYEV     Dagestani, Chechen
Means "son of Shapi".
SHARIF     Arabic
From the given name Sharif.
SHARIFOV     Azerbaijani
Anglicized version of Şərifov.
SHARKEY     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Ó Searcaigh.
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