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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.
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish town of Śmigiel.
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.
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.
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]
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
Habitational name from sønder "southern" and gård "enclosure", "farm".
Means "southern farm."
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.
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".
SOSA     Spanish
Spanish variant of the Portuguese surname SOUSA.
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)
Means "Sudanese", referring to a person of the country of Sudan. A bearer is El Arabi Hillel Soudani (1987-), an Algerian footballer.
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.
SOUSA     Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Galician
Habitational name from any of the various places so named in Portugal. Derived from Latin saxa "rocks". The name is also common among people with Portuguese and Brazilian roots in India and Africa.
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
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
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
STÅLHAMMAR     Swedish
Means "Steel Hammer" (From Swedish stål "steel" and hammare "hammer"). Was originally a name common among blacksmiths.
STALIN     Russian
Derived from the Russian word сталь meaning "steel". It is the alias surname of Ioseb Jughashvili, more commonly known as Joseph Stalin, former dictator of the Soviet Union.
STALLARD     English
Byname for a valiant or resolute person, from a reduced pronunciation of Middle English stalward, stalworth "stalwart" (an Old English compound of stǣl "place" and wierðe "worthy").
STALLINGS     German
STALLMAN     German
Variant of Staller. German: topographic name for someone who lived in a muddy place, from the dialect word stal. English: habitational name from Stalmine in Lancashire, named probably with Old English stæll 'creek', 'pool' + Old Norse mynni 'mouth'.
STALTON     English
can not find a meaning to my name anywhere.
STA MARIA     Spanish
Means "St. Mary"
STAMBOULI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Means "from Istanbul" (chiefly Algerian and Tunisian).
STANASILA     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
STANCEL     German
Probably an altered spelling of Stancil or possibly of German Stenzel.
STANCIL     English
English habitational name from a place so named in South Yorkshire.
STANDFUß     German
It literally means "pedestal".
STANFORD     English
Olde English pre 7th Century "stan", stone, and "ford", ford; hence, "stony ford".
STANG     German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) from Middle High German stang, German Stange ‘pole’, ‘shaft’, hence a nickname for a tall, thin person, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of wooden shafts for spears and the like, or a metonymic occupational name for a soldier.
STANIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of STANKO".
STANISLAW     Polish, German
Polish from the personal name Stanislaw, composed of the Slavic elements stani ‘become’ + slav ‘glory’, ‘fame’, ‘praise’. This surname is well established in German-speaking lands.
Coming from any of the towns Stanisławów, Stanisławice, etc.. in Poland.
STANKOVIĆ     Serbian, Croatian
A common surname derived from the South Slavic masculine given name Stanko.... [more]
STANNARD     English
From the medieval personal name Stanhard, literally "stone-strong" or "stone-brave".
STANSFIELD     English (British)
Habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire, probably named with the genitive case of the Old English personal name Stan "stone" and Old English feld "pasture, open country". It may also be a topographic name from Middle English stanesfeld "open country of the (standing) stone"... [more]
STANTZ     German
Possibly an altered spelling of German Stanz, a habitation name from places called Stans or Stanz in Austria and Switzerland (see also Stentz).
STAPLEFORD     English
Habitational name from any of a number of places, in Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Wiltshire, so named from Old English stapol meaning "post" + ford meaning "ford".
STAPLETON     English
Habitational surname from any of various places in England.
STAR     German, Dutch, Jewish, English
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Star, Middle High German star, ‘starling’, probably denoting a talkative or perhaps a voracious person.... [more]
STARBUCK     English
After Starbeck village in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England. A famous bearer of this name was the fictional character, Starbuck, the first mate of the Pequod in Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick.
STARČEVIĆ     Croatian
Means "son of an old man" from star "old".
STARCZEWSKI     Polish (Rare)
It indicates origin in either a place named Starczewo or Starczewice.
STARLING     English
From a medieval nickname for someone thought to resemble a starling, especially in constantly chattering.
STARRATT     Scottish
Variant of Starrett.
START     English
Habitational name from any of the various minor places named from Old English steort "tail".
ŠŤASTNÝ     Czech, Slovak
From the word, meaning "happy".
STATE     German
Nickname from Middle High German stæt(e) meaning "firm", "steadfast", "constant".
STAUB     German (Swiss), German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) occupational nickname for a miller, from Middle High German stoup, German Staub ‘dust’. The Jewish surname may also be ornamental.
STAUCH     German
From Middle High German stuche, a term used to denote both a type of wide sleeve and a headcovering. Also a habitational name from a place called Staucha, near Dresden.
STAUFFER     German
This surname refers either to various towns named Stauffen or else it might be derived from Middle High German stouf "high rock/cliff/crag".
STAVIG     Norwegian
Combination of Old Norse stafr "pole" and vik "bay". This was the name of a farmstead in Norway.
STAVONIN     Russian
Originally Stavnin (shutter-maker), Stavonin resulted from an incorrect spelling that stuck (for over a hundred years)... [more]
STAWELSKI     Polish
Comes from a combination of the two personal names Paweł and Stanley, "Staweł" with the suffix -ski
STAY     English, American
Possibly related to the word Stay, or a nickname for Stanley.
ST CLAIR     French, English
From the place name St CLAIR
STEACY     English
Variant of Stacy.
STEEL     English
Variant of Steele.
STEELWORKER     English (Rare)
Modern version of Smith, meaning "someone who works with steel". Comes from the occupation Steel Worker .
ȘTEFĂNESCU     Romanian
Patronymic Romanian surname taken from the name Ștefăn, ultimately meaning "Descendant of Ștefăn".
STEFANI     Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Stefano.
Comes from the personal name Stefan.
Means "son of Stefan".
Means "son of Stefan".
STEFAŃSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from Stefanów or Stefanowo, named with the personal name Stefan.
STEFKOVIC     Slovak
Possibly means 'son of Stefko', judging by the fact that Slavic suffixes such as '-ovich' and '-ovic' mean '(name)'s son'.
STEGALL     German
Grandmother marian name
STEGER     German
Means "head miner" or "overman" from the German verb "steigen" meaning "to climb" or in this case "to lead a climb".
STEHLÍK     Czech
It's from goldfinch
STEHR     German
From Middle High German ster ‘ram’, hence probably a nickname for a lusty person, or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a shepherd.
STEINAUER     Medieval German
Dweller at or near a stone or rock, often a boundary mark; one who came from Stein, in Germany and Switzerland; descendant of Staino or Stein ("stone").... [more]
STEINBACH     German, Jewish
German habitational name from any of the many places named Steinbach, named with Middle High German stein ‘stone’ + bach ‘stream’, ‘creek’. ... [more]
STEINBECK     German
Denotes a person hailing from one of the many places in Germany called Steinbeck or Steinbach, from Middle High German stein "stone" and bach "stream, creek". In some cases it is a South German occupational name for a mason... [more]
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