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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]
STEINBERG     German
From stony mountain. From "stein" meaning stone, and "berg" meaning mountain.
STEINER     German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for someone who worked with stone: a quarry-man, stone-cutter, or stonemason; an agent derivative of Stein. Also can be a topographic name for someone who lived on stony ground or near a prominent outcrop of rock.
STEINMETZ     German, Jewish
Occupational name from Middle High German steinmetze, German steinmetz "stonemason", "worker in stone".
STEJSKAL     Czech
Stejskal means "he did complains" in Czech.
STELTER     German
nickname for a disabled person; from Middle Low German stelte, stilt "wooden leg"
STEM     German
Tis is my Surname, of German ancestry.
STEMLE     English
FROM KUPPENHEIM, BADEN, GERMANY, WHERE IT WAS (AND IS TODAY) SPELLED WITH 2 Ms: STEMMLE.... [more]
STEMPFER     German
Derived from occupation means 'Stump remover'
STENSETH     Norwegian
habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads, notably in eastern Norway, named Steinset, from either the noun stein ‘stone’ or the same word as a personal name + set ‘farmstead’.... [more]
STENT     English (Archaic)
Derived from the Old Norse name Steinn meaning "stone". Recorded in several forms including Stein, Steen, Stone and Ston, this surname is english. It is perhaps not surprisingly one of the first recorded surnames anywhere in the world.... [more]
STENZEL     German
German from a reduced pet form of the Slavic personal name Stanislaw (see Stencel, Stanislaw).
STEPANOV     Serbian, Russian
Means "son of Stepan".
STEPANOVICH     Ukrainian
Patronymic from the personal name Stepan.
STEPHANOPOULOS     Greek
Means "son of Stephan or Stephen".
STERIN     ?
STERKEN     Dutch, English
Means "strong". Derived either from the Old English term sterċan, meaning "to make rigid", or from the Old Saxon sterkian and Old High German sterken, both meaning "to strengthen."
STERN     German
From the German word stern, meaning "star".
STERNKE     Low German (Rare, ?)
From the German word or surname Stern meaning "star" and the Low German diminutive "-ke". The exact origins of this surname are unknown.
STERRETT     Scottish
Variant of Starrett.
STERVENSON     ?
unknown
STETSON     English
Of unknown origin and meaning, though likely English.
STEVEN     Scottish, English, Dutch, North German
From the personal name Steven, a vernacular form of Latin Stephanus, Greek Stephanos "crown". This was a popular name throughout Christendom in the Middle Ages, having been borne by the first Christian martyr, stoned to death at Jerusalem three years after the death of Christ... [more]
ST FLEUR     Haitian Creole
From the French place name St Fleur.
STICKMAN     English (Canadian)
The Origin for the surname Stickman comes from the YouTube series Iron Hand character "Tim Stickman" and his wife (season 3) his kids (season 4) and parents (all seasons) made in 2016 and premiering in 2017.
STIFF     English (American)
Used sometimes as a derogatory term, stiff means uptight. It is used in a surname in American culture as well as in the media, such as novels, movies or tv shows.
STIFT     Dutch
STILINSKI     Polish (?)
The last name of one of the characters from the Teen Wolf 1980s movie and the MTV show, Stiles Stilinski.
STINCHCOMB     English
Habitational name from Stinchcombe in Gloucestershire, recorded in the 12th century as Stintescombe, from the dialect term stint meaning "sandpiper" + cumb meaning "narrow valley".
STINSON     English, Scottish
This is one of the many patronymic forms of the male given name Stephen, i.e. son of Stephen. From these forms developed the variant patronymics which include Stim(p)son, Stenson, Steenson, and Stinson.
STIPIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Stipe".
STIRRETT     Scottish
Variant of Starrett, probably via Sterrett (since that would better explain the sound transformation).
STIRRUP     English (British)
Originated in Merseyside, England.
ST LEGER     Irish, English
Anglo-Irish surname, from one of the places in France called Saint-Léger, which were named in honour of St. Leodegar.
STLOUIS     French
Habitational name from any of several places named with a religious dedication to a St. Louis.
STOCK     Medieval English
English: A topographic name for someone who lived near the trunk or stump of a large tree, Middle English Stocke (Old English Stocc). In some cases the reference may be to a primitive foot-bridge over a stream consisting of a felled tree trunk... [more]
STOCKARD     Scottish Gaelic, Dutch
Scottish: occupational name for a trumpeter, Gaelic stocaire, an agent derivative of stoc ‘Gaelic trumpet’. The name is borne by a sept of the McFarlanes.... [more]
STOCKDALE     English
Habitational name from a place in Cumbria and North Yorkshire, England. Derived from Old English stocc "tree trunk" and dæl "valley".
STOCKE     English
English: A topographic name for someone who lived near the trunk or stump of a large tree, Middle English Stocke (Old English Stocc). In some cases the reference may be to a primitive foot-bridge over a stream consisting of a felled tree trunk... [more]
STOCKLEY     English
Derived from Old english stocc (tree bark) and leah (clearing), indicating that the original bearer of this name lived in a wooded clearing.
STOCKTON     English
Habitational surname for a person from any of the places (e.g. Cheshire, County Durham, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, and North and West Yorkshire) so called from Old English stocc "tree trunk" or stoc "dependent settlement" + tun "enclosure", "settlement".
STOEHR     German
From Middle Low German store ‘sturgeon’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught or sold sturgeon, or a nickname for someone with some supposed resemblance to the fish... [more]
STOGDILL     English
Possibly a variant of STOCKDALE.
STOHOKE     Irish
Gaelic name that originated in Ireland.
STOHR     German
North German (Stöhr): see Stoehr.... [more]
STOIANOV     Bulgarian
Variant transcription of Stoyanov.
STOJANOV     Macedonian
Means "son of Stojan".
STOJČEV     Macedonian, Bulgarian
Means "son of Stojan".
STOK     Polish
STOKE     English
Derived from Old English stoc "place".
STOKELY     English
Variation of Stockley.
STOKER     Dutch (Modern)
A Stoker is (or was) someone who stokes (tends to) fires, coals, or furnaces.
STOKES     Irish, Scottish
Variant of Stoke and Stohoke... [more]
STOLARSKI     Polish
Derivative of Stolarz "carpenter" "joiner", with the addition of the common suffix of surnames -ski.
STOLINSKI     Belarusian
This indicates familial origin within the town of Stólin.
STOLLER     German, Jewish, English
Habitational surname for someone from a place called Stolle, near Zurich (now called Stollen).... [more]
STOLLERMAN     German
A man from Stoll, a province of Germany.
STOLT     Swedish
Swedish soldier name meaning "proud". ... [more]
STOLTENBERG     German, Norwegian
Habitational name from places so called in Pomerania and Rhineland. A famous bearer is Jens Stoltenberg (b. 1959), Prime Minister of Norway 2000-2001 and 2005-2013.
STONESTREET     English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a paved road, in most cases a Roman road, from Middle English stane, stone, "stone" and street "paved highway", "Roman road".
STORCH     German, Jewish
From Middle High German storch "stork", hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird.
STORCK     German
German. from the meaning the House of the Storks. ... [more]
STOREY     English
From the Old Norse nickname Stóri, literally "large man". A literary bearer is British novelist and playwright David Storey (1933-).
STORM     English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian (Rare)
Nickname for a man of blustery temperament, from Middle English, Middle Low German, storm, Old Norse stormr meaning "storm".
STORMO     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads, notably in northern Norway, so named from stor meaning "big" + mo meaning "moor", "heath".
STOUT     Scottish, English
Probably a nickname for a brave or powerfully built man, from Middle English stout ‘steadfast’. A contrary origin derives from the Old Norse byname Stútr ‘gnat’, denoting a small and insignificant person.
STOWELL     English
A locational name from various places in England called Stowell
ST PETER     English
Originally from French Canadian immigrants. It was the closest translation to Saint Pierre.... [more]
STRACHAN     Scottish
Scottish habitational name from a place in the parish of Banchory, Kincardineshire, which is first recorded in 1153 in the form Strateyhan, and is perhaps named from Gaelic srath ‘valley’ + eachain, genitive case of eachan ‘foal’.
STRAIGHT     English
Nickname from Middle English streʒt "straight, upright", presumably applied in either a literal or a figurative sense.
STRAIT     English
Variant of Straight.
STRAKA     Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak: Nickname from straka ‘magpie’, probably for a thievish or insolent person.... [more]
STRANDBERG     Swedish
Combination of Swedish strand meaning "beach" and berg meaning "mountain".
STRANG     English
Originally given as a nickname to one who possessed great physical strength.
STRANGEWAYS     English
Means "person from Strangeways", Greater Manchester ("strong current").
STRASSBERG     Jewish
Ornamental name composed of German Strasse "street" and Berg "mountain, hill".
STRASSMANN     German, Jewish
Topographic name for someone living on a main street, from Middle High German strasse, German Strasse "street, road" and man "man".
STRATTON     English
English: habitational name from any of various places, in Bedfordshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, and Wiltshire, so named from Old English str?t ‘paved highway’, ‘Roman road’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’... [more]
STRAUGHAN     English
Northern English (Northumbria and the Northeast) variant of Scottish Strachan.
STRAUS     German, Jewish
Variant of STRAUSS
STRAUSS     German, Jewish
From the German word strauß, meaning "ostrich." In its use as a Jewish surname, it comes from the symbol of the building or family that the bearer occupied or worked for in the Frankfurter Judengasse... [more]
STRAWBERRY     English (American, Rare)
Possibly from the name of the fruit, or from any of the various places named Strawberry in the US.
STRAWBRIDGE     English (American)
Someone who built bridges as a living.
STRAZDIŅŠ     Latvian
Derived from the name strazds meaning "starling".
STRAZDS     Latvian
Literally means "blackbird".
STREAM     English
English topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream, Middle English streme. Americanized form of Swedish Ström or Danish Strøm (see Strom).
STREETER     English
English (Sussex) topographic name for someone living by a highway, in particular a Roman road (see Street).
STRETE     English
Strete is derived from Old English "Straet" which, in turn is derived from the latin "strata". This surname has spelling variants including, Streeter, Street, Straight, and Streeten. The first occurrences of this surname include Modbert de Strete of Devon (1100), AEluric de Streitun and his heir Roger (at the time of Henry de Ferrers) and Eadric Streona, Ealdorman of Mercia.
STRIBLING     English
From a medieval nickname for a youthful or inexperienced person (from Middle English stripling "youth").
STRID     Swedish
From the Swedish word stid meaning either "swift, rapid" or "battle, combat, fight".
STRIGL     German
Name given in 1056 a.d. Meaning- Keeper of the Royal Horses.
STRINDBERG     Swedish
Likely a combination of Strinne, the name of a village in Multrå parish, Ångermanland, Sweden, and berg "mountain". A well known bearer of this name was Swedish playwright and novelist August Strindberg (1849-1912).
STROJNOWSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Strojnów.
STROJNY     Polish
A nickname for a dandy; Elegant and Well-Dressed.
STRÖM     Swedish
Means "stream" in Swedish.
STRØM     Norwegian, Danish
Means "stream" in Norwegian and Danish. ... [more]
STRÖMBERG     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of ström "stream" and berg "mountain".
STRONG     English
From Middle English strong, strang "strong", generally a nickname for a strong man but perhaps sometimes applied ironically to a weakling.... [more]
STRUBEL     German
German (also Strübel): from a diminutive of Middle High German strūp (see Strub).... [more]
STRYJEWSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Stryjów in Zamość voivodeship, named with stryj meaning "paternal uncle", "father’s brother".
STRZALIŃSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Strzaliny.
STUCKEY     English
Stuckey was first found in Devonshire where they held family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence diminished after the battle of Hastings in 1066. For the next three centuries the Norman ambience prevailed... [more]
STUKELEY     English
From a surname meaning "woodland clearing with tree stumps" in Old English.
STUKELY     English
Possibly meaning "stucco" or "stuck".
STURE     Old Swedish, Swedish (Rare)
Derived from Old Norse stura "to be contrary". This was the surname of two important families in the 15th and 16th century Sweden. Members of these families served as regents of Sweden during this time... [more]
STURGESS     English (British)
popular in 1680 in England.
STURTZ     German
Sturtz comes from an alpine village in Germany. It literately means "to stumble".
STUYVESANT     Dutch
Dutch surname of unknown meaning. ... [more]
STYLINSON     English (British)
Juxtaposed names Styles and Tomlinson, used to represent (relation)ship between Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles (Larry Stylinson).
SUAZO     Spanish, Spanish (Latin American), Basque
"Castilianized form of Basque Zuhatzu, habitational name from places in Araba and Navarre named Zuhatzu, from Basquezu(h)aitz‘tree’ + the collective suffix -zu, tsu."... [more]
SUBBIAH     Indian
Tamil Last Name
SUBELZA     Medieval Basque (Latinized, Archaic)
It means bushes weed or shrub tree. Subelza is also Oak or Carrasca tree.
SUBRAMANIAN     Indian
A Hindu name, based on Sanskrit subrahmaṅya "dear to Brahmans".
SUCHWANI     Sanskrit
Suchwani means "decendent of Suchu", where the given name Suchu means "truthful".
SUCKLING     English
From a medieval nickname for someone of childlike appearance or childish character (from Middle English suckling "infant still feeding on its mother's milk"). Sir John Suckling (1609-1642) was an English poet and dramatist.
SUENO     Japanese
This surname is used as either 末延 or 末野 with 末 (batsu, matsu, sue) meaning "close, end, posterity, powder, tip", 延 (en, no.basu, no.biru, no.be, no.beru) meaning "prolong, stretching" and 野 (sho, ya, no, no-) meaning "civilian life, field, plains, rustic."... [more]
SUEOKA     Japanese
From the Japanese 末 (sue) "end" and 岡 (oka) "hill."
SUGA     Japanese
From the Japanese 須 (su) "necessarily" and 賀 (ga or ka) "congratulation."
SUGANO     Japanese
From the Japanese 菅 (suga or kan) "sedge" and 野 (no) "field," "area." This name can also be read as Kanno.
SUGG     English (British)
Surname of internet personalities Zoe and Joe Sugg. Zoe is known as Zoella on the website YouTube and has a book on sale called "Girl Online". Joe is also a YouTuber.
SUGIHARA     Japanese
Sugi ("Cedar Tree") + Hara ("Plain").
SUGIMORI     Japanese
Sugi ("Cedar Tree") + Mori ("Forest").
SUGIMOTO     Japanese
From the Japanese 杉 (sugi) "cedar {tree}" and 本 or 元 (moto) "base," "root," "origin."
SUGIMURA     Japanese
Sugi ("Cedar Tree") + Mura ("Village").
SUGINO     Japanese
Sugi ("Cedar Tree") + No ("Field").
SUGITA     Japanese
Sugi ("Cedar Tree") + Ta ("Rice Patty").
SUGIURA     Japanese
From the Japanese 杉 (sugi) meaning "Japanese cedar" combined with 浦 (ura) meaning "riverbank, shore" or "inlet, bay, gulf".
SUGIYAMA     Japanese
From the Japanese 杉 (sugi) meaning "Japanese cedar" combined with 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
SUH     Korean
South Korean variant of So.
SUH     Low German
North German from Middle Low German su ‘sow’, either a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd or an offensive nickname.
SUHAILA     Malaysian
From the given name Suhaila.
SUHR     German
Nickname for a bitter or cantankerous person, from Middle Low German sūr meaning "sour".
SUKACZ     Polish (Rare)
father surname.
SUKHRABOV     Kazakh, Kyrgyz
Means "son of Sukhrab".
SÜLEYMANOV     Azerbaijani
Means "son of Süleyman".
SULEYMANOV     Azerbaijani
Variant transcription of Süleymanov.
SULJAGIĆ     Bosnian
Means "son of Suljo".
SULJIĆ     Bosnian
Means "son of Suljo".
SUŁKOWSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Sułkowo Borowe.
SULTANBEKOV     Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek
Means "son of Sultanbek".
SUMISU     Japanese
This is the Japanese variation of Smith
SUMMER     English, German
From Middle English sum(m)er, Middle High German sumer "summer", hence a nickname for someone of a warm or sunny disposition, or for someone associated with the season of summer in some other way.
SUMMERHAYS     English
Probably means "person living by a summer enclosure (where animals were grazed on upland pastures in the summer)" (from Middle English sumer "summer" + hay "enclosure").
SUMMERLEE     English (Rare)
This surname is originated from Old English sumer meaning "summer" and leah meaning "clearing, meadow."
SUMMERLIN     English, German, Scottish
An English surname.... [more]
SUMMERLY     Irish
From Irish Gaelic Ó Somacháin "descendant of Somachán", a nickname meaning literally "gentle" or "innocent".
SUMMERSET     English
Regional surname for someone from Somerset, an area in England. The name is derived from Old English sumer(tun)saete meaning "dwellers at the summer settlement".
SUMTER     English
This surname is derived from an official title. 'the sumpter.' Old French sommetier, a packhorseman, one who carried baggage on horseback
SUMULONG     Filipino
Means "to progress" in Tagalog.
SUNDBERG     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of sund "strait" and berg "mountain".
SUNDERLAND     English
Habitational name from any of the locations with the name 'Sunderland', most notably the port city County Durham. This, along with other examples in Lancashire, Cumbria and Northumberland derives from either Old English sundor 'seperate' and land 'land' or Old Norse suðr 'southern' and land 'land' (see Sutherland)... [more]
SUNDIN     Swedish
A combination of Swedish sund "strait" and the suffix -in derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of"
SUNDQUIST     Swedish
An ornamental name derived from the words sund, meaning "sound" or "strait", and quist, also spelled kvist or qvist, meaning "twig" or "branch".
SUNDSTRÖM     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of sund "strait" and ström "stream".
SUOKAS     Finnish
Comes from the finnish word "suo" which means swamp, and directly translated "suokas" means "swampy". This surname originally came from Karelian Isthmus, Sakkola, that in nowadays belongs to Russia... [more]
SUOMALAINEN     Finnish
Means "Finn, person from Finland" in Finnish. A combination of Soumi "Finland" and the suffix -lainen that combined with a place name, forms the noun for the inhabitant of a place.
SUOMI     Finnish
Ethnic name from Finnish Suomi meaning "Finland". At one time this term denoted only southwestern Finland, but nowadays it is the national name for the whole of Finland. As a surname it is mostly an adopted name during the names conversion movement at the beginning of the 20th century.
SUOMINEN     Finnish
Suomi is the real, Finnish language name for Finland. The -nen ending can be translated as "little" or "of something" (Suominen="of Finland") but is in Finland mostly seen just as a typical ending for surnames, without any actual meaning.
SURI     Punjabi, Hindi, Indian (Sikh)
Based on the name of a clan in the Khatri community, from Sanskrit suri "sun", ‘priest’, ‘sage’. It is also an epithet of Krishna.
SURREY     English
Regional name for someone from the county of Surrey.
SURRIDGE     English
From the medieval personal name Seric, a descendant of both Old English Sǣrīc, literally "sea power", and Sigerīc, literally "victory power".
SURRIDGE     English
Originally meant "person from Surridge", Devon ("south ridge").
SURRIDGE     English
Meant "person from the south" (from Old French surreis "southerner").
SUSAN     English
Comes from the female personal name Susanna, Susanne (Middle English), Susanna (Dutch), from Hebrew Shushannah ‘lily’, ‘lily of the valley’. Southern French: from Occitan susan ‘above’, ‘higher’, hence a topographic name for someone living at the top end of a village or on the side of a valley... [more]
SUSILUOTO     Finnish (Rare)
Combination of Finnish susi "wolf" and luoto "islet".
SUSSKIND     Jewish
Means "son of Ziske", a Yiddish female personal name meaning literally "little sweet one". It is borne by American physicist Leonard Susskind (1940-).
SUTA     Romanian
left handed
ŠUTOVIĆ     Macedonian
Comes from place named Šutovo in Macedonia.
SUTTER     German, English
English and South German occupational name for a shoemaker or cobbler (rarely a tailor), from Middle English suter, souter, Middle High German suter, sutære (from Latin sutor, an agent derivative of suere ‘to sew’).
SUTTERFIELD     English
Possibly derives from the Old English word ''sutere'', and the Latin word ''sutor'', meaning a shoemaker.
SUTTIE     Scottish
Habitational surname for a person from a place called Suthie in Perthshire or possibly from Suddy (or Suddie) in Knockbain.
SUTTOR     English
English... [more]
SUVOROV     Russian
Possibly from Суворов (Suvorov), the name of a town in the Tula Oblast of Russia.
SUWANNARAT     Thai
Combination of Thai สุวรรณ (suwan) "gold" and รัตน์ (rạtn̒), derived from the name Ratna meaning "jewel, treasure".
SUZUKAZE     Japanese
Means "cool breeze" in Japanese, from 涼 (suzu) "cool, refreshing" and 風 (kaze) "wind, breeze".
SUZUMURA     Japanese
From Japanese 錫 (suzu) meaning "copper, tin" or 鈴 (suzu) meaning "bell" combined with 村 (mura) meaning "village, town". Other kanji combinations are possible. ... [more]
ŠVÁB     Czech
It's from an animal cockroach.
SVAHN     Swedish
From Swedish svan "swan".
SVAN     Swedish
Means "swan" in Swedish.
ŠVARC     Croatian
Croatian form of Schwarz.
ŠVARCER     Croatian
Elaborated form of Švarc.
SVÄRD     Swedish
Swedish soldier name meaning "sword". ... [more]
ŠVEC     Czech
It means "shoemaker".
SVENNINGSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of Svenning".
SVENNINGSSON     Swedish
Means "son of SVENNING".
SVENSK     Swedish
Means "Swede, Swedish" in Swedish.
SVESHNIKOV     Russian
Russian surname with unknown meaning.
SVOBODNÁ     Czech
Means "freedom woman".
SVOBODNÝ     Czech
Svobodný means "freedom man" in Czech.
SWAILE     English
Recorded in the spellings of Swaile, Swale and Swales, this is an English surname. It is locational, and according to the famous Victorian etymologist Canon Charles Bardsley, originates from either a hamlet called Swallow Hill, near Barnsley in Yorkshire, with Swale being the local dialectal pronunciation and spelling... [more]
SWAIN     Scottish, Irish, English
Northern English occupational name for a servant or attendant, from Middle English swein "young man attendant upon a knight", which was derived from Old Norse sveinn "boy, servant, attendant"... [more]
SWALLOW     English
From Middle English swal(e)we, swalu "swallow", hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird, perhaps in swiftness and grace.
SWAN     English, Scottish
Originally given as a nickname to a person who was noted for purity or excellence, which were taken to be attributes of the swan, or who resembled a swan in some other way. In some cases it may have been given to a person who lived at a house with the sign of a swan... [more]
SWANN     English
Variant of Swan.
SWANNELL     English
From the Old Norse female personal name Svanhildr, literally "swan-battle".
SWANNEY     Scottish
Habitational name from Swannay, Orkney
SWANWICK     English
Habitational name from Swanwick in Derbyshire, possibly also Swanwick in Hampshire. Both are named from Old English swan, "herdsman," and wic, "outlying dairy farm."
SWASEY     English
Unexplained. Possibly an Anglicized form of Dutch Swijse(n), variant of Wijs "wise" (see Wise).
SWEENY     Irish
Irish variant spelling of Sweeney.
SWENSON     Swedish
Variant of Svensson.
SWIFT     English, Irish
As an English surname, it is originated as a nickname for a swift, fast runner (from Old English swift meaning "swift, fleet, quick.")... [more]
SWING     English
Probably an Americanized spelling of German Schwing or from Middle High German zwinc meaning "legal district", hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a district administrator.
SWISHER     German
Americanized form of German Schweitzer meaning Swiss.
SWISS     English (American)
Americanized form of German Schweitz.
ŚWITAŁA     Polish
Derived from Polish świt "dawn" "sun" "daylight" or świtać "to dawn". It is a nickname for an early-riser.
SWITSER     English
Either (i) from the medieval nickname Swetesire (literally "sweet sir, amiable master"), applied sarcastically either to someone who used the expression liberally as a form of address or to someone with a de-haut-en-bas manner; or (ii) an anglicization of Schweitzer (from Middle High German swīzer "Swiss person").
SYCAMORE     English
Probably comes from the tree Sycamore
SYDOW     Low German
Habitational name from any of several places so named in Germany.
SYKES     English
English Surname (mainly Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived by a stream in a marsh or in a hollow, from Middle English syke ‘marshy stream’, ‘damp gully’, or a habitational name from one of the places named with this word, in Lancashire and West Yorkshire.
SYLER     German
Altered spelling of German Seiler.
SYLVERS     Irish
Variant of Silvers.
SYLVESTER     English
From the given name Sylvester.
SYMERE     English (American, Rare)
Name of unknown origin, typically used in the United States. It is best known as the real first name of American rapper Lil Uzi Vert.
SYNDULLA     Popular Culture
The surname of Hera from the show "Star Wars Rebels".
SYNGE     English (British)
First found in Shropshire where they had been anciently seated as Lords of the Manor of Bridgenorth, from the time of the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 A.D.
SYRETT     English
Either (i) from the medieval male personal name Syred (from Old English Sigerǣd, literally "victory-counsel"); or (ii) from the medieval female personal name Sigerith (from Old Norse Sigfrithr, literally "victory-lovely").
SYTKOWSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within Sytkowo, a neighborhood in Poznań (the Greater Polish capital).
SZAMOTULSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish town of Szamotuły.
SZÁSZ     German
Ethnic or regional name for a German speaker from Transylvania or Szepes, etymologically a derivative of German SACHS.
SZATHMÁRI     Hungarian
Hungarian surname of unknown origin.
SZCZEPANKIEWICZ     Polish
Patronymic from the given name Szczepan.
SZELIGA     Polish
Habitational name from places called Szeliga or Szeligi. It is not clear whether there is any connection with the Polish vocabulary word szeliga ‘coat-of-arms’.
SZENDEFFY     Hungarian (Rare)
Possibly derived from Hungarian szende meaning ''meek''.
SZILÁGYI     Hungarian
Hungarian meaning either from the county of Szilágy or of the noble clan of Szilagyi. County Szilagy was ceded to Romania in 1920 by the Treaty of Trianon.
SZMANDA     Polish
Polish pronunciation is "sh-MAHN-dah" and Hungarian pronunciation is "s-MAHN-dah".
SZOŁDRSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Szołdry.
SZPAKOWSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Podlachian village Szpakowo.
SZPEKTOR     Jewish
Variant of SPECTOR.
SZURGOT     Polish
Nickname from szurgot ‘shuffling sound’
SZURKOWSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Greater Polish villages named Szurkowo.
SZYMANOWSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from Szymanów, Szymanowo, or Szymanowice.
SZYMAŃSKI     Polish
The surname Szymanski is a locative name from either of two places called Szymany in Poland, in Konin and Ƚomza voivodeships.
SZYŚLAK     Polish
Derived from East Slavic word šišlat "do slowly".
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