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SIVERTSEN     Dutch, Danish, Norwegian
Patronymic of Sivert.... [more]
SIVERTSON     American
Americanized form of Sivertsen or Sivertsson.
SIVERTSSON     Swedish
Swedish cognate of Sivertsen.
SJÖBERG     Swedish
Combination of Swedish sjö "lake" and berg "mountain, hill".
SJÖBLOM     Swedish
Combination of Swediah sjö "lake" and blom "bloom".
SJOERDSMA     Frisian, Dutch
Derived from the Frisian given name Sjoerd combined with the Frisian surname suffix -(s)ma, which is most likely derived from Old Frisian monna meaning "men".... [more]
SJÖGREN     Swedish
Ornamental name comprised of Swedish sjö "lake" and gren "branch".
SJÖÖ     Swedish
Derived from Swedish sjö "lake".
SJÖSTRÖM     Swedish
Ornamental name composed of Swedish sjö "lake" and ström "stream, small river".
SJUNNESSON     Swedish
Means "son of SJUNNE".
SKARSGÅRD     Swedish (Rare)
Allegedly a habitational name derived from Skärlöv, a village located on the island of Öland, Kalmar County, Sweden. The name of the village is, according to very uncertain sources, said to mean Skares gård "Skare's farm"... [more]
SKARSTAD     Norwegian
From a farm named Skarstad
SKAU     Norwegian
Means "Forest" in Norwegian.
SKAWINSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from Skawina in Kraków province.
SKELTON     English, German, Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from places in Cumbria and Yorkshire, England, originally named with the same elements as Shelton, but with a later change of ‘s’ to ‘sk’ under Scandinavian influence.
SKËNDO     Albanian
Ancestors of Skënderbeu
SKIBNIEWSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Podlachian villages: Skibniew-Kurcze or Skibniew-Podawce.
SKIÖLD     Swedish
Variant of SKÖLD.
SKIPWORTH     Anglo-Saxon
is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational name from Skipwith in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The placename was recorded as "Schipewic" in the Domesday Book of 1086; as "Scipewiz" in the 1166 Pipe Rolls of the county; and as "Skipwith" in the 1291 Pipe Rolls, and derives from the Olde English pre 7th Century "sceap, scip", sheep, and "wic", outlying settlement; hence, "settlement outside the village where sheep were kept"... [more]
SKLENÁŘ     Czech
Means "glassworker".
SKLORENKO     Ukrainian
Glassmakers son
SKLUEFF     Russian (Latinized, Rare, ?)
Means bird of prey. From Russia. Was changed by the government from Cellieic letters to Latin letters. Unknown if it was change in Russia or Harbin, Chun where they escaped Bolshevism.
SKOG     Norwegian, Swedish
Means "forest" in Norwegian and Swedish.
SKÖLD     Swedish
Means "shield" in Swedish.
SKOV     Danish
Means "forest" or "woods" in Danish.
SKOWROŃSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Skowronów, Skowronna, or Skowronki, all named with Polish skowronek meaning "skylark".
SKRASTIŅA     Latvian
Feminine form of Skrastiņš.
SKRZYPCZAK     Polish
One who plays a stringed instrument... [more]
SKRZYSZEWSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Skrzyszew.
ŠKUDLÁREK     Czech
Nickname for a stingy person, from a derivative Czech škudil meaning "stingy","tight-fisted".
SKURA     Polish
Polish name meaning tanner.
SKUTNIK     Romanian
Derived from the historical term scutnic.... [more]
SKWIERCZYŃSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within a cluster of 3 Podlachian villages: Skwierczyn-Dwór, Skwierczyn Lacki, & Skwierczyn-Wieś.
SKYE     English (Anglicized, Rare)
Originates from the Isle of Skye in Scotland.
SKYRING     English
originated around London home counties,... [more]
SKYWALKER     Popular Culture
The surname of Anakin and Luke Skywalker from the film series "Star Wars". Presumably derived from the two English words sky and walk.
SLACK     English, Dutch, Scottish
English and Dutch: nickname for an idle person, from Middle Dutch slac, Middle English slack, ‘lazy’, ‘careless’. ... [more]
SLANIUS     ?
Descendent of Royalty.
SLATE     English
Occupational name for a slater, from Middle English slate, "slate".
SLATTERY     Irish (Anglicized, Modern)
Irish (Munster): reduced form of O’Slattery, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Slat(ar)ra ‘descendant of Slatra’, a byname meaning "robust", "strong", "bold".
SLEDGE     English
Sledge. Refers to a sledge as a sled.
SLIM     English
A characteristic name for someone noted for being thin.
SLIMANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Slimane (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
SŁODKI     Polish
It means "sweet" in Polish.
SLOJKOWSKI     Polish
Literally Means: ""Slow Cow Ski"" Family name created by the creation of a winter-sport in Poland/Germany, where for village entertainment, the local dairy farm would take their slowest (for reasons of safety) cows & place them on oversized set of snow ski's... [more]
SŁOMIŃSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Masovian villages named Słomin.
SŁOMKOWSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Słomków, Słomkowa, or Słomkowo, all named with słomka meaning "little straw".
SLONIM     Jewish
Habitational name from Slonim, a city in Belarus.
SLOUGH     English
A very rare surname, possibly of German origins.
SLOVENSKY     Czech
Ethnic name for someone from Slovakia or who had connections with Slovakia.
SLOWINSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from Slowin in Gorzów voivodeship. From the adjective slowinski, denoting a member of the Slowincy, a Slavic people living in Pomerania.
SLUCKI     Belarusian
Means "of Sluck", a town in the Minsk region.
SLUITER     Dutch
Occupation name for a porter, or gatekeeper. Also an occupational name for someone who made and poured alcohol. "The one who pours the alcohol." - Middle Dutch Sluter. Compare to English Porter.
SLUTSKY     Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Slutsk, a city in Belarus.
SLUTZKY     Jewish
Variant of SLUTSKY.
SLYNGER     Old Danish
user of a sling. ... [more]
SLYVESTRE     Italian
Derived from the given name Sylvester.
SMALLEY     English, Cornish (?)
Locational surname from places in Derbyshire and Lancashire, so called from Old English smæl ‘narrow’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. This may also be a Cornish name with an entirely separate meaning.
SMARCH     Ukrainian (Anglicized), Russian (Anglicized)
Smarch is most likely an anglicized form of the surnames Smarchkov, Smarchkova, Smarchi, Smarchevsky, and Smarchevskaya.... [more]
SMART     English
From Old English (smeart) meaning "quick". This surname was used to refer to person who worked as a handyman.
SMEATON     English
From Old English Smiðatun meaning "settlement of the smiths".
SMED     Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Scandinavian cognate of Smith.
SMETANA     Czech
Means "cream".
ŠMIGIÆ     Serbian
It is old Serbian surname.It's origins are probably from Kosovo.
ŚMIGIELSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish town of Śmigiel.
SMILEY     Scots, English
From elements small and lea meaning "a small clearing" or as a nickname may refer to a person of happy disposition known for smiling.
SMIRNOFF     Russian
Variant spelling of Smirnov.
SMIRNOV     Russian
Derived from Russian смирный (smirniy) meaning "quiet, still, peaceful, gentle". This is one of the most common surnames in Russia.
SMIRNOVA     Russian
Feminine equivalent of Smirnov.
SMITHE     English (Rare)
Rare spelling of Smith.
SMITHER     English
Occupational surname SMITH with the suffix -er.
SMITHERS     English
Patronymic from SMITHER.
SMOCK     English
From Middle English smoc, smok meaning "smock", "shift", hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or sold such garments, or a nickname for someone who habitually wore a smock (the usual everyday working garment of a peasant).
SMOKE     English, German, German (Austrian)
Possibly a variant of English Smock or an altered form of German Schmuck.
SMOKVINA     Croatian
Derived from smokva meaning ''fig''.
SMOLDERS     Belgian (Modern)
A Flemish occupational name equivalent to "Miller", meaning a person who operated a wind or water mill for grinding grain.
SMULLEN     Irish
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Smolláin, according to Patrick Woulfe, a variant of Ó Spealáin (see Spillane).
SMYTH     English
Creative spelling of the surname Smith.
SNAPE     English (British), Scottish
An old, now rare surname, with various origins in Suffolk and Yorkshire in England and Lanarkshire in Scotland. This is also the name of Severus Snape, a character from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter book series.
SNARK     English
History largely unknown. The word's original meaning, in the mid-nineteenth century, was to snort / snore, or to find fault. ... [more]
SNELSON     English
Means "son of Snell", Snell being a nickname for a brisk or active person, from Middle English snell "quick, lively" (cf. the Dutch cognate Snell), but "in part also representing a survival of the Old English personal name Snell or the Old Norse cognate Snjallr."
SNOW     English, Jewish (Anglicized)
Nickname denoting someone with very white hair or an exceptionally pale complexion, from Old English snaw "snow".... [more]
SNOWDEN     English
Habitational name from Snowden, a place in West Yorkshire named from Old English snāw ‘snow’ + dūn ‘hill’, i.e. a hill where snow lies long.
SNOWDON     English
Variant spelling of Snowden, a surname initially used by the Border Reivers. Comes from the mountain in Wales.
SNOWE     English
Variation of Snow.
SNYDER     Dutch, English, German, Yiddish, Jewish
Means "tailor" in Dutch, an occupational name for a person who stitched coats and clothing.... [more]
SNYMAN     Afrikaans
Afrikaans version of the German surname Schneider, which is German for tailor.
SO     Korean
Although there are two Chinese characters for the So surname, one of these is extremely rare and can be discounted (there are only about two hundred people in Korea who use this rare character). Some records indicate that the more common character for So has as many as 165 clans, but only eleven of them can be documented... [more]
SO     Chinese (Cantonese)
A Cantonese form of Su.
    Hungarian
Metonymic occupational name for a salt seller or producer, from ‘salt’.
SOAMES     Medieval English
First recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 with that of Warin de Saham, lord of the manor. It is therefore one earliest of all surnames recorded anywhere, being locational from a village called Soham in the county of Cambridgeshire... [more]
SOAP     American
a guy in call of duty modern warfare
SOBANSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Sobanice, in Ciechanów voivodeship.
SOBIROV     Uzbek
Means "son of Sobir".
SOBRANIE     Macedonian (Rare)
Sobranie means "Parliament" in Macedonian.
SÖDER     Swedish
Swedish surname meaning "south".
SÖDERBERG     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of söder "south" and berg "mountain".
SÖDERLUND     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of söder "south" and lund "grove".
SÖDERMAN     Swedish
From Swedish söder "south" and man "man".
SÖDERSTRÖM     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of söder "south" and ström "stream".
SOETE     Low German
Derived from Low German söt /seut "sweet".
SØGÅRD     Danish
Means "sea farm" indicating a farmstead near the sea or open water.
SOHINKI     Jewish
Unknown meaning. A notable bearer is YouTube Personality Matt Sohinki, better known simply as Sohinki, who is a member of Smosh Games.
SOINTU     Finnish, Karelian
"chord (music)"
ŠOJKA     Croatian
Derived from šojka meaning ''jay'' (the bird).
SOKIĆ     Croatian
Derived from Turksh sokak, meaning "street". The word is still used in Croatian meaning "little street, alley". Most people with this surname live in Cernik, Croatia.
SOKOLOVA     Bulgarian, Russian
Means "daughter of Sokol".
SOKOLOVIĆ     Bosnian
From sokol meaning "falcon", a nickname or an occupational name for a falconer.
SOLAK     Polish
Surname; meaning seller of salt or salt
SOLANKI     Indian, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi
Either from the name of the Rajput Solanki clan of India or the Solanki (Chaulukya) dynasty that once ruled Gujarat and Rajasthan.
SOLAR     Spanish (Rare), Catalan, Aragonese, Asturian
Spanish, Catalan, Aragonese, and Asturian-Leonese: topographic name from Latin solarius ‘ancestral home’ (a derivative of solum ‘ground’, ‘floor’), perhaps denoting someone who lived near or at the house of an important family.
SOLDNER     German
German surname meaning mercenary. German spelling has umlaut over the O, but American spelling is Soldner or Soeldner.
SOLECKI     Polish
Habitational surname for someone from any of a number of places called Solec, named with sól ‘salt’.
SOLEIMANI     Persian
From the given name Soleiman.
SOLHEIM     Norwegian
Means "home of the sun" in Norwegian. A combination of sol "sun" and heim "home".... [more]
SOLIDAY     American
Reportedly German and Dutch background? Never have really known. The history that has been told my siblings and I is that three brothers came from Germany to the US in late 1800 and went into business in Phila - they eventually argued and split up and two of them changed the spelling of their last name and scattered throughout PA - When I left home in 1963 - mY Father James Edward Soliday, son of John Soliday and Martha Freidline Soliday and us children were the only ones in our area... [more]
SOLIMAN     Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of Sulayman.
SOLITAIRE     French
the card game
SOLO     Basque
Basque from solo ‘rural estate’, hence a topographic or occupational name for someone who lived or worked on a country estate.
SOLORIO     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the Sierra de Solorio mountain range that straddles Aragon, La Mancha, & Old Castile.
SOMERSET     English
Regional name from the county of this name, so called from Old English sumer(tun)saete meaning "dwellers at the summer settlement".
SOMERVILLE     Scottish, Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
Scottish (of Norman origin) habitational name, probably from Graveron Sémerville in Nord, named with the Germanic personal name Sigimar (see Siemer) + Old French ville ‘settlement’. ... [more]
SOMMERFELD     German, Jewish
German cognate of SUMMERFIELD
SOMSRI     Thai
SØNDERGAARD     Danish
Habitational name from sønder "southern" and gård "enclosure", "farm".
SØNDERGÅRD     Danish
Means "southern farm."
SONESSON     Swedish
Means "son of SONE".
SONI     Hindi
A Suryavanshi Khatri family, the surname originating from the Punjab region of India. In India the term caste creates a crucial distinction between Varna and Jāti, even though jati does not fit into any of the four varnas and is more often referred to as Sudras.
SONLEY     English
Possibly derived from the Old Norse name SUNNULFR.
SONNENBLUME     German
Means "sunflower" in German.
SONODA     Japanese
From the Japanese 園 or 薗(sono) "garden," "orchard," "yard" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy."
SONTAG     German, Jewish
"sunday;" usually given to a person who was born on a sunday.
SOPA     Albanian
Meaning unknown.
SOPRANO     Italian
For soprano "higher, situated above", a topographic name for someone who lived at the top end of a place on a hillside.
SORA     English (Canadian)
Sora is a Kingdom Hearts character developed by Square Enix and Disney
SORDINO     Italian (Rare), Literature
Derived from Italian sordino, referring to a mute for musical instruments. It is ultimately from Italian sordo "deaf" or "muffled (sound), silent, hidden, voiceless". American author Laurie Halse Anderson uses this for her novel Speak (1999), on high school rape victim Melinda Sordino... [more]
SØRENSDATTER     Danish, Norwegian
Strictly feminine patronymic of Søren.
SORENSON     Jewish
Means "son of the son of Sore", a Yiddish female personal name (from Hebrew Sara, literally "princess"), with the addition of the Slavic possessive suffix -in and German Sohn "son".
SORHAPURU     Basque (Rare)
From south west France Basque Country. Name of a small village
SORLIE     Norwegian
Habitational name from a common farm name, Sørli, composed of the elements sør ‘south’ + li ‘slope’, ‘hillside’.
SORLIE     Scottish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Somhairle.
SÖRMAN     Swedish
Variant of Söderman.
SORMUNEN     Finnish
from the word sormi "finger" or sormus "ring"
SOROKA     Ukranian, Jewish
From the nickname Soroka meaning "magpie", which indicates a thievish person or a person with a white streak of hair among black hair.
SORRELL     English
From a medieval nickname meaning literally "little red-haired one", from a derivative of Anglo-Norman sorel "chestnut".
SOTAK     Slovak
Habitational name from Soták, an eastern Slovak region near Humenné.
SOTOMAYOR     Galician (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Soutomaior.
SOTTILE     Italian
Southern Italian: nickname from sottile ‘delicate’, ‘refined’, also ‘lean’, ‘thin’ (from Latin subtilis ‘small’, ‘slender’).
SOUDANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Either means “Sudanese (referring to a person from Sudan)” from Arabic سُودَانِيّ (sūdāniyy) or derived from Arabic سُودَان (sūdān) meaning “blacks”.
SOUEIDI     Western African
Mainly found in Mauritania.
SOUEILEM     Western African
Meaning unknown—this surname is mainly found in Mauritania.
SOULE     English, French, Medieval English
English: of uncertain origin; perhaps derived from the vocabulary word soul as a term of affection.... [more]
SOULIER     French
Metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker, from Old French soulier ‘shoe’, ‘sandal’.... [more]
SOULIS     Lithuanian
Variant of Shaulis.
SOUTH     English
From Middle English south, hence a topographic name for someone who lived to the south of a settlement or a regional name for someone who had migrated from the south.
SOUTHARD     English, Dutch
Possibly derived from the English surname SOUTHWORTH.
SOUTHERN     English
Topographic name, from an adjectival derivative of South.
SOUTHWORTH     English
Means "southern enclosure".
SOUTOMAIOR     Galician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous council in the Province of Pontevedra.
SOUZA     Portuguese
Name of the Balfager's (Visigoth family, part of the Iberian nobility) solar (realstate), later used as the family's surname; the name "Souza" comes from the Latin word "saxa" meaning "peeble".
SOVEREIGN     French
Translation of the French surname Souverain which is derived from Old French souverain meaning "high place".
SOVEREIGN     English
Occupational surname for a leader or supervisor, derived from the English word sovereign meaning "possessing supreme or ultimate power".
SOW     Wolof
SOWERBY     English
Habitational name from any places so-called in Northern England. Named from Old Norse saurr, 'mud, filth' and by, 'farm, estate'.
SOYDAN     Turkish (Modern)
Soy, "lineage, ancestry" and dan "from"; One who has come down from good ancestry (a good family)
SOYER     French
French surname (Alexis Benoist Soyer is a famous bearer).
SOZIO     Italian
Nickname from socio "companion", "ally".
ŠPAČEK     Czech
Means "tipcat". Pronounced "sh:pah-CZEK".
SPACEK     Polish
This is the surname of American actress Sissy Spacek (born December 25, 1949).
SPACKMAN     English
English variant of Speakman.
SPADAFORA     Italian
Variant form of Spatafora. Spadafora is the younger out of the two surnames and yet the most common of the two, which might partly be because it is a little bit more italianized. After all, spada is the modern Italian word for "sword", which indicates that Spadafora is 'closer' to Italian than Spatafora, which is closer to the original Greek origin instead (as the first element of the surname is derived from Greek spathe meaning "blade, sword").... [more]
SPALDING     English, Scottish
This surname originates as a locational surname (someone coming from Spalding in Lincolnshire) is derived from Old English Spaldingas, which may be a tribal name for members of the Spaldas tribe... [more]
SPARGO     Cornish
Cornish: habitational name from Higher or Lower Spargo, in the parish of Mabe, so named from Cornish spern ‘thorn bushes’ + cor ‘enclosure'.
SPARK     English, German
Northern English: from the Old Norse byname or personal name Sparkr ‘sprightly’, ‘vivacious’.... [more]
SPARROW     English
English: nickname from Middle English sparewe ‘sparrow’, perhaps for a small, chirpy person, or else for someone bearing some fancied physical resemblance to a sparrow.
SPARROW     English
Nickname from Middle English sparewe "sparrow", perhaps for a small, chirpy person, or else for someone bearing some fancied physical resemblance to a sparrow.
SPATAFORA     Italian
This surname originates from the Italian island of Sicily, where it was first borne by a noble family of Byzantine origin, which had settled on the island in the 11th century AD. Their surname was derived from the Greek noun σπάθη (spathe) "blade, sword" (akin to Latin spatha "broad sword with a double edge") combined with Greek φορεω (phoreo) "to carry, to bear", which gives the surname the meaning of "he who carries the sword" or "sword-bearer"... [more]
SPEAKMAN     English
English (chiefly Lancashire) nickname or occupational name for someone who acted as a spokesman, from Middle English spekeman ‘advocate’, ‘spokesman’ (from Old English specan to speak + mann ‘man’).
SPECK     German
Variant of Specker as well as a locational surname from one of various places called Speck, Specke and Specken in northern Germany and Spöck in southern Germany, as well as an occupational surname derived from German Speck "bacon" denoting a butcher who sepcialized in the production of bacon, as well as a derisive nickname for a corpulent person.
SPECTOR     Jewish
Occupational name from Polish szpektor "teacher's assistant in a Jewish school", a derivative of Polish inspecktor "supervisor".
SPEE     ?
SPEIER     Ancient Germanic
Habitational name from Speyer.
SPEKTOR     Jewish, Russian
Variant of Spector.
SPENCE     English, Scottish
Metonymic occupational name for a servant employed in the pantry of a great house or monastery, from Middle English spense "larder", "storeroom" (a reduced form of Old French despense, from a Late Latin derivative of dispendere, past participle dispensus, "to weigh out or dispense").
SPENDLOVE     English
From a medieval nickname for someone who spread their amorous affections around freely. A different form of the surname was borne by Dora Spenlow, the eponymous hero's "child-wife" in Charles Dickens's 'David Copperfield' (1849-50).... [more]
SPENS     Scottish
Variant of SPENCE.
SPERLICH     German
German
SPERO     Jewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant of Spiro.
SPEZIALI     Italian
Variant of Speziale.
SPICER     English, Jewish, Polish
English: occupational name for a seller of spices, Middle English spic(i)er (a reduced form of Old French espicier, Late Latin speciarius, an agent derivative of species ‘spice’, ‘groceries’, ‘merchandise’).... [more]
SPIEGEL     German, Jewish
Metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of mirrors, from Middle High German spiegel, German Spiegel "mirror" (via Old High German from Latin speculum, a derivative of specere "to look").
SPIEGLER     German, Jewish
Occupational name for a maker or seller of mirrors, from Middle High German spiegel, German Spiegel "mirror" and the agent suffix -er.
SPIEK     Dutch
SPIELBERG     Jewish, German
From Old High German spiegel "lookout point" or German Spiel "game, play" and berg "mountain". Locational surname after a town in Austria. A famous bearer is American director Steven Spielberg (1946-present).
SPIES     German
While it translates to the plural of "spy" in English, Spies is a semi-common name found throughout Germany and the surrounding nations. This surname is also popular throughout states with a high German population.
SPILLANE     Irish
Irish: reduced form O’Spillane, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Spealáin or ‘descendant of Spealán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of "speal" "‘scythe’". Compare Smullen... [more]
SPILLMAN     English
From the medieval male personal name Spileman, literally "acrobat" or "jester" (from a derivative of Middle English spillen "to play, cavort").
SPINA     American
Means "Thorn" in Latin.
SPINAZZOLA     Italian
From a place named Spinazzola in Italy.
SPINDLER     English, German, Jewish
Occupational name for a spindle maker, from an agent derivative of Middle English spindle, Middle High German spindel, German Spindel, Yiddish shpindl "spindle, distaff".
SPÍNOLA     Portuguese
Portuguese topographic name from a diminutive of espinha ‘thorn’, ‘thorn bush’.
SPINOLA     Italian
Italian (Liguria) diminutive of Spina. Italian topographic name for someone living by Monte Spinola in the province of Pavia.
SPINSTER     American (Rare)
A presumably extinct English occupational name, derived from the occupation of spinning.
SPIRIDOVICH     Russian
Possibly from the Greek given name Spiridon.
SPITZ     German, Yiddish
From the German spitz "point", referring to a person who lives near a pointy hill or a field that is pointed at one end.
SPLAIN     Irish
Irish: reduced form of Spillane.
SPOHR     German
Occupational name for a maker of spurs, from Middle High German spor ‘spur’, or a topographic name, from Middle High German spor ‘spoor’, ‘animal tracks’.... [more]
SPOKONY     Russian (Anglicized, ?)
comes from the english version of the pronunciation of the Russian word for calm
SPOON     English
Apparently a metonymic occupational name either for a maker of roofing shingles or spoons, from Old English spon "chip, splinter" (see also Spooner).
SPRADLIN     English (British)
Originally Spradling, mean one who spreads seed
SPRAGUE     English
English from northern Middle English Spragge, either a personal name or a byname meaning "lively", a metathesized and voiced form of "spark."
SPRING     German
From Middle High German sprinc, Middle Low German sprink "spring, well", hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or well, or habitational name from Springe near Hannover.
SPRINGALL     English
Means (i) "operator of a springald (a type of medieval siege engine)" (from Anglo-Norman springalde); or (ii) from a medieval nickname for a youthful person (from Middle English springal "youth").
SPRINGER     German, English, Dutch, Jewish
Nickname for a lively person or for a traveling entertainer. It can also refer to a descendant of Ludwig der Springer (AKA Louis the Springer), a medieval Franconian count who, according to legend, escaped from a second or third-story prison cell by jumping into a river after being arrested for trying to seize County Saxony in Germany.
SPURGEON     English
Unexplained meaning.
SPURRELL     English (British, Rare)
Most likely from a place called Spirewell in southern Devon.
SPURRILL     English (British, Rare)
Most likely from a place called Spirewell in southern Devon.
SQUIRE     English
Surname comes from the occupation of a Squire. A young man who tends to a knight.
SQUIRES     English
Surname is plural of Squire. A young person that tends to his knight, also someone that is a member of a landowner class that ranks below a knight.
ŞƏRIFOV     Azerbaijani
Means "son of the Sharif". Sharif is an Arabic title meaning "noble". Sunni Arabs refer to the Sharifs as the descendants of Hasan ibn Ali.
SRINIVASAN     Indian, Tamil
Tamil variant of Shrinivas.
SRISUWAN     Thai
Derived from Thai ศรี (sǐi) meaning “glory, majesty, splendour” combined with สุวรรณ (sù-wan) meaning “gold, golden”.
SROKA     Polish
From the Polish word sroka, meaning "magpie".
STAAL     Dutch (Modern)
From Middle High German stal meaning "steel". May have been a occupational name, for a steelworker or blacksmith.
STADTMUELLER     German
From Middle High German stet meaning "place", "town" + müller meaning "miller", hence an occupational name for a miller who ground the grain for a town.
STÅHL     Swedish
Variant of Stål.
STAHL     German
Metonymic occupational name for a smith or armorer, from Middle High German stal "steel, armor".
STÄHLE     German
Variant of Stahl.
STÅL     Swedish
Means "steel" in Swedish.
STÅLBERG     Swedish
Combination of Swedish stål "steel" and berg "mountain".
STALEY     English
Byname from Middle English staley "resolute, reliable", a reduced form of Stallard.
STALEY     Belgian, French
From Old French estalee "fish trap", hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman, or topographic name for someone who lived near where fish traps were set.
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