Submitted Surnames Starting with S

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SCHLEP German
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).
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.
SCHMIDTOVÁ Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of the German surname SCHMIDT through the feminine suffix -ová.
SCHMIED German
Variant of Schmidt.
SCHMIEDT German
Variant spelling of Schmidt.
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".
SCHNEID German, Jewish
Variant form of Schneider. Means "cut"
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]
SCHOENMAKER Dutch
Dutch word for "shoemaker."
SCHOENWETTER German
German (Schönwetter): nickname for someone with a happy disposition, from Middle High German schœn ‘beautiful’, ‘fine’, ‘nice’ + wetter ‘weather’.
SCHOFIELD English
Habitational name from any of various minor places, in Lancashire and elsewhere, named from Middle English sc(h)ole 'hut' (see Scales) + feld 'pasture', 'open country'.
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.
SCHORGL German (Austrian)
Austrian meaning, “Lover of the land”, used by farmers.
SCHORR German
In the south a topographic name from Middle High German schor(re) 'steep rock', 'rocky shore'.
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]
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".
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.
SCHROOT Dutch
Nickname for a person who collects scraps of food,from the Dutch word "schroot" meaning "scrap". Name was usually given to someone who was impoverished.
SCHUCH German
Likely derived from SCHUMACHER (Shoe Maker)
SCHUELER German
The surname Schueler was first found in southern Germany, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history.
SCHUKNECHT German
Occupational name for a shoemaker’s assistant, from Middle High German schuoch meaning "shoe" + knecht meaning "journeyman", "assistant".
SCHULER Jewish
Occupational name for a Talmudic scholar or the sexton of a synagogue, from an agent derivative of Yiddish shul "synagogue".
SCHULLER German
Possibly a habitational name from Schüller in the Eifel.
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.
SCHWABE German
1. The name given to those who lived in Swabia
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.
SCHWANZ German
Form of Schwan. Also means tail in German.
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.
SCHWEIGERT German
Derives from an agent derivative of the German "schweigen", to be silent, and the nickname would have been given to a silent, quiet, taciturn person.
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".
SCHWER Upper German, German, Jewish
South German relationship name from Middle High German sweher ‘father-in-law’. ... [more]
SCHWERTFUEHRER German (Austrian, German)
Sword leader; military general or other leadership position
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.
SCOGINGS English, Old Danish
A surname of Scandinavian origin from the old Norse and old Danish by-name "Skeggi" or "skoggi", meaning 'the bearded one'. Common in areas invaded and settled by Scandinavians in the 8th and 9th Centuries.
SCORNAVACCHE Italian
Possibly deriving from Italian words scorno meaning shame, and vacca meaning cow. Sicilian variant of Scornavacca.
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.
SCUDERI Sicilian
Patronymic form of Scudero, a status name equivalent to English SQUIRE, from scudero "shield-bearer", Latin scutarius, an agent derivative of scutum "shield"... [more]
SCURLOCK Welsh, Irish
Obscure, probably derived from 'ystog', a Welsh word meaning 'fortress'
SCURRY Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Scoireadh, meaning ‘descendant of Scoireadh’.
SEABORN English
From an Old English personal name derived from the elements "sea, lake" and beorn "warrior".
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".
SEAMAN English
Means "born by a sailor".
SEAN English
The stage Surname of English singer Jay Sean (born Kamaljit Singh Jhooti)
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.
SEBERT German, French
From a German personal name composed of the elements sigi meaning "victory" + berht meaning "bright", "famous".
SEDDIK Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic صَدِيق (ṣadīq) meaning "friend".
SEDDIKI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi cognate of SIDDIQUI (chiefly Algerian).
SEDDON English
"Broad hill" in Old English. A surname that most occurs in Merseyside, and Lancashire.
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.
SEDLACK Czech (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of Czech SEDLÁK (see also Sedlak).
SEDON English
Variant of "Seddon"
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".
SEEDAT Indian (Muslim)
“Lord” in Hindustani. Comes from "Sidi". May be Egyptian, Arabic or Persian in origin.
SEEDER Estonian
Seeder is an Estonian surname meaning "cedar".
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]
SEEME Estonian
Seeme is an Estonian surname meaning "seed".
SEEP Estonian
Seep is an Estonian surname meaning "soap".
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.
SEFCIK Czech
Variant of Sevčik.
SEGALE English, Italian
Respelling of SEGAL. A famous bearer is Mario A. Segale, the inspiration for Nintendo's video game character Mario
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".
SEGEV Hebrew
Means "exaltation, greatness" in Hebrew.
SEGURA Spanish, Catalan, American (Hispanic)
Derived from Spanish segura "safe, secure".
SEI Estonian
Sei is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "seib", meaning "washer" and "disk"; or "seil", meaning "sail".
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.
SEIF German, Jewish
Metonymic occupational name for a soap maker, from Middle High German seife, German Seife 'soap'.
SEIF Arabic, Persian
From the given name SAIF.
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.
SEIRE Estonian
Seire is an Estonian surname meaning "monitor" and "examine".
SEITZ Upper German
A mainly Bavarian surname, from a reduced form of the personal name Seifried, a variant of SIEGFRIED... [more]
SEITZER German
Variant of SEITZ.
SEIVERT Dutch
Derived from the given name SIVERT.
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]
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]
SELANDER Swedish
Combination of Swedish sel "stretch of calm water in a river or stream" and the common surname suffix -ander (originally from Greek aner "man"). The first element, sel, is also a common place name element in Northern Sweden and it's possible that this name is both ornamental and locational in origin.
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".
SELG Estonian
Selg is an Estonian surname meaning "back", "spine" and "back of".
SELGE Estonian
Selge is an Estonian surname meaning "clear".
SELINOFOTO Greek
A surname which means "Moonlight" in Greek.
SELL Estonian
Sell is an Estonian surname meaning "apprentice".
SELLAND Norwegian
From the Old Norse habitational name Seljuland, from selja "willow" and land "land", "farm".
SELMER German
Teutonic name meaning "hall master" for a steward or keeper of a large home or settlement.
SELMERLYOV Russian (?)
Russian translation of ZELMERLÖW.
SELTER Estonian
Selter is an Estonian surname derived from either "selts" meaning "society", "union", "association", or "selters" (of German origin) meaning "seltzer".
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.
ŞEN Turkish
Means "happy, cheerful" in Turkish.
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
SENDULLA Medieval French
the name was originally from a town in the champagne valley that does not exist any more because of World War I the town's name is forgotten and all we have about it is the name sendulla a young girl whom live there as a child
SENG German
1. Topographic name for someone who lived by land cleared by fire, from Middle High German sengen ‘to singe or burn’. ... [more]
SENGUPTA Bengali, Indian
Derived from Sanskrit सेना (sénā) meaning "army, armament" combined with GUPTA.
SENJEAN French (Landes & Pyrenee)
Probably from St John (saint-jean) from Christianization of Basques and misspelled
SENJU Japanese (Rare)
Sen means "One thousand" and Ju means "Congratulations".
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]
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.
SEONU Korean
From the Taewon Sunwoo Clan, written using the hanja 鮮于
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
SERGEEV Russian
Means "son of SERGEY".
SERGEYEV Russian
Alternate transcription of SERGEEV.
SERIKBAEV Kazakh
Means "son of SERIKBAY".
SERIKOV Kazakh
Means "son of SERIK".
SERKER Bengali
Variant of SARKAR.
SEROTE Spanish (Filipino)
Means fecal matter in Spanish
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.
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