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SOLEMARKSwedish (Modern, Rare)
Combination of Swedish sol "sun" and mark "ground, earth".
SOLERMaltese
Not to be confused with the Catalan and Occitan surname of the same spelling.
SOLHEIMNorwegian
Means "home of the sun" in Norwegian. A combination of sol "sun" and heim "home".... [more]
SOLIDAYAmerican
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]
SOLIMANArabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of Sulayman.
SOLITAIREFrench
the card game
SOLOBasque
Basque from solo ‘rural estate’, hence a topographic or occupational name for someone who lived or worked on a country estate.
SOLORIOSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the Sierra de Solorio mountain range that straddles Aragon, La Mancha, & Old Castile.
SOLTANIPersian, Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Soltan; in the case of Maghrebi usage, it is mainly found in Algeria and Tunisia.
SÕMEREstonian
Sõmer is an Estonian surname meaning "grainy" or "mealy".
SOMERSETEnglish
Regional name from the county of this name, so called from Old English sumer(tun)saete meaning "dwellers at the summer settlement".
SOMERVILLEScottish, 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]
SOMSRIThai
From Thai สม (sǒm) meaning "suitable, right" combined with ศรี (sǐi) meaning "honour, glory, splendour".
SÕNAJALGEstonian
Sõnajalg is an Estonian surname meaning "fern" (Dryopteris).
SØNDERGAARDDanish
Habitational name from sønder "southern" and gård "enclosure", "farm".
SØNDERGÅRDDanish
Means "southern farm."
SONESSONSwedish
Means "son of SONE".
SONIHindi
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.
SONLEYEnglish
Possibly derived from the Old Norse name SUNNULFR.
SONNENBLUMEGerman
Means "sunflower" in German.
SONODAJapanese
From the Japanese 園 or 薗(sono) "garden," "orchard," "yard" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy."
SONTAGGerman, Jewish
"sunday;" usually given to a person who was born on a sunday.
SOOEstonian
Soo is an Estonian surname meaning "swamp".
SOOÄÄREstonian
Sooäär is an Estonian surname, meaning "swamp side".
SOOLEstonian
Sool is an Estonian surname meaning "salt".
SOOMEEstonian
Soome is an Estonian surname meaning "Finland".
SOOMETSEstonian
Soomets is an Estonian surname meaning "swamp forest".
SOOPARTEstonian
Soopart is an Estonian surname meaning "pintail duck (Anas acuta)".
SOOPEREEstonian
Soopere is an Estonian surname meaning "swamp folks".
SÕÕRUMAAEstonian
Sõõrumaa is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "sõõr" ("circle") and "maa" (land").
SOOSAAREstonian
Soosaar is an Estonian surname meaning "swamp island".
SOOSTEREstonian
Sooster is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "soosik", meaning "favorite" and "heir".
SÖÖTEstonian
Sööt is an Estonian surname meaning to "bait" or to "lure".
SOOTAMMEstonian
Sootamm is an Estonian surname meaning "pin oak" (Quercus palustris). Literally, "swamp oak".
SOPAAlbanian
Meaning unknown.
SOPPEstonian
Sopp is an Estonian surname meaning "mud", "creek" and "bottom".
SOPRANOItalian
For soprano "higher, situated above", a topographic name for someone who lived at the top end of a place on a hillside.
SORAEnglish (Canadian)
Sora is a Kingdom Hearts character developed by Square Enix and Disney
SORDINOItalian (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]
SØRENSDATTERDanish, Norwegian
Strictly feminine patronymic of Søren.
SORENSONJewish
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".
SORHAPURUBasque (Rare)
From south west France Basque Country. Name of a small village
SORLIENorwegian
Habitational name from a common farm name, Sørli, composed of the elements sør ‘south’ + li ‘slope’, ‘hillside’.
SORLIEScottish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Somhairle.
SORMUNENFinnish
from the word sormi "finger" or sormus "ring"
SÕRMUSEstonian
Sõrmus is an Estonian surname meaning "ring" or "annulet".
SOROKAUkranian, Jewish
From the nickname Soroka meaning "magpie", which indicates a thievish person or a person with a white streak of hair among black hair.
SORRELLEnglish
From a medieval nickname meaning literally "little red-haired one", from a derivative of Anglo-Norman sorel "chestnut".
SOTAKSlovak
Habitational name from Soták, an eastern Slovak region near Humenné.
SOTTILEItalian
Southern Italian: nickname from sottile ‘delicate’, ‘refined’, also ‘lean’, ‘thin’ (from Latin subtilis ‘small’, ‘slender’).
SOUDANIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "Sudanese (referring to a person from Sudan)", derived from Arabic سُودَانِيّ (sūdāniyy).
SOUEIDIWestern African
Mainly found in Mauritania.
SOUEILEMWestern African
Meaning unknown—this surname is mainly found in Mauritania.
SOULEEnglish, French, Medieval English
English: of uncertain origin; perhaps derived from the vocabulary word soul as a term of affection.... [more]
SOULIERFrench
Metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker, from Old French soulier ‘shoe’, ‘sandal’.... [more]
SOUTHEnglish
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.
SOUTHARDEnglish, Dutch
Possibly derived from the English surname SOUTHWORTH.
SOUTHERNEnglish
Topographic name, from an adjectival derivative of South.
SOUTHWORTHEnglish
Means "southern enclosure".
SOUTOMAIORGalician
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous council in the Province of Pontevedra.
SOUZAPortuguese
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".
SOVEREIGNFrench
Translation of the French surname Souverain which is derived from Old French souverain meaning "high place".
SOVEREIGNEnglish
Occupational surname for a leader or supervisor, derived from the English word sovereign meaning "possessing supreme or ultimate power".
SOWERBYEnglish
Habitational name from any places so-called in Northern England. Named from Old Norse saurr, 'mud, filth' and by, 'farm, estate'.
SOYDANTurkish (Modern)
Soy, "lineage, ancestry" and dan "from"; One who has come down from good ancestry (a good family)
SOYERFrench
French surname (Alexis Benoist Soyer is a famous bearer).
SOZIOItalian
Nickname from socio "companion", "ally".
ŠPAČEKCzech
Means "tipcat". Pronounced "sh:pah-CZEK".
SPACEKPolish
This is the surname of American actress Sissy Spacek (born December 25, 1949).
SPACKMANEnglish
English variant of Speakman.
SPADAFORAItalian
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]
SPALDINGEnglish, 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]
SPARGOCornish
Cornish: habitational name from Higher or Lower Spargo, in the parish of Mabe, so named from Cornish spern ‘thorn bushes’ + cor ‘enclosure'.
SPARKEnglish, German
Northern English: from the Old Norse byname or personal name Sparkr ‘sprightly’, ‘vivacious’.... [more]
SPARROWEnglish
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.
SPARROWEnglish
Nickname from Middle English sparewe "sparrow", perhaps for a small, chirpy person, or else for someone bearing some fancied physical resemblance to a sparrow.
SPARROWEnglish
The 'Sparrow' bird
SPATAFORAItalian
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]
SPAULDINGEnglish (British)
Variant spelling of Spalding.
SPEAKMANEnglish
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’).
SPECKGerman
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.
SPECTORJewish
Occupational name from Polish szpektor "teacher's assistant in a Jewish school", a derivative of Polish inspecktor "supervisor".
SPEIERAncient Germanic
Habitational name from Speyer.
SPENCEEnglish, 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").
SPENDLOVEEnglish
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]
SPEROJewish
Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant of Spiro.
SPICEREnglish, 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]
SPIEGELGerman, 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").
SPIEGLERGerman, Jewish
Occupational name for a maker or seller of mirrors, from Middle High German spiegel, German Spiegel "mirror" and the agent suffix -er.
SPIELBERGJewish, 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).
SPIEREnglish
An English surname, meaning "the one who watches".
SPIESGerman
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.
SPILLANEIrish
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]
SPILLMANEnglish
From the medieval male personal name Spileman, literally "acrobat" or "jester" (from a derivative of Middle English spillen "to play, cavort").
SPINAAmerican
Means "Thorn" in Latin.
SPINAZZOLAItalian
From a place named Spinazzola in Italy.
SPINDLEREnglish, 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".
SPÍNOLAPortuguese
Portuguese topographic name from a diminutive of espinha ‘thorn’, ‘thorn bush’.
SPINOLAItalian
Italian (Liguria) diminutive of Spina. Italian topographic name for someone living by Monte Spinola in the province of Pavia.
SPINSTERAmerican (Rare)
A presumably extinct English occupational name, derived from the occupation of spinning.
SPIRIDOVICHRussian
Possibly from the Greek given name Spiridon.
SPLAINIrish
Irish: reduced form of Spillane.
SPOHRGerman
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]
SPOKONYRussian (Anglicized, ?)
comes from the english version of the pronunciation of the Russian word for calm
SPOONEnglish
Apparently a metonymic occupational name either for a maker of roofing shingles or spoons, from Old English spon "chip, splinter" (see also Spooner).
SPRADLINEnglish (British)
Originally Spradling, mean one who spreads seed
SPRAGUEEnglish
English from northern Middle English Spragge, either a personal name or a byname meaning "lively", a metathesized and voiced form of "spark."
SPRINGGerman
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.
SPRINGALLEnglish
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").
SPRINGERGerman, 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.
SPURGEONEnglish
Unexplained meaning.
SPURRELLEnglish (British, Rare)
Most likely from a place called Spirewell in southern Devon.
SPURRILLEnglish (British, Rare)
Most likely from a place called Spirewell in southern Devon.
SQUIREEnglish
Surname comes from the occupation of a Squire. A young man who tends to a knight.
SQUIRESEnglish
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.
SRINIVASANIndian, Tamil
Tamil variant of Shrinivas.
SRISUWANThai
Derived from Thai ศรี (sǐi) meaning "glory, majesty, splendour" combined with สุวรรณ (sù-wan) meaning "gold, golden".
SRIVASTAVIndian, Hindi, Nepali, Punjabi, Telugu
Variant transcription of Shrivastav.
SROKAPolish
From the Polish word sroka, meaning "magpie".
STAALDutch (Modern)
From Middle High German stal meaning "steel". May have been a occupational name, for a steelworker or blacksmith.
STADTMUELLERGerman
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.
STÅHLSwedish
Variant of Stål.
STAHLGerman
Metonymic occupational name for a smith or armorer, from Middle High German stal "steel, armor".
STÄHLEGerman
Variant of Stahl.
STAHLINGGerman (Germanized, Modern, Rare)
Denoted a person who worked with steel. Derived from the name "Stähling", which was derived from "Stalin."
STÅLSwedish
Means "steel" in Swedish.
STÅLBERGSwedish
Combination of Swedish stål "steel" and berg "mountain".
STALEYEnglish
Byname from Middle English staley "resolute, reliable", a reduced form of Stallard.
STALEYBelgian 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.
STÅLHAMMARSwedish
Means "Steel Hammer" (From Swedish stål "steel" and hammare "hammer"). Was originally a name common among blacksmiths.
STALINRussian
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.
STALLARDEnglish
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").
STALLMANGerman
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'.
STALTONEnglish
can not find a meaning to my name anywhere.
STA MARIASpanish
Means "St. Mary"
STAMBOULIArabic (Maghrebi)
Means "from Istanbul" (chiefly Algerian and Tunisian).
STANASILARomanian
Meaning unknown.
STANCELGerman
Probably an altered spelling of Stancil or possibly of German Stenzel.
STANCILEnglish
English habitational name from a place so named in South Yorkshire.
STANDFUßGerman
It literally means "pedestal".
STANFORDEnglish
Olde English pre 7th Century "stan", stone, and "ford", ford; hence, "stony ford".
STANGGerman, 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.
STANIKZAIPashto
Of unknown meaning. The Stanikzai are a Pashtun tribe in Afghanistan.
STANISLAWPolish, 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.
STANISŁAWSKIPolish
Coming from any of the towns Stanisławów, Stanisławice, etc.. in Poland.
STANKOVIĆSerbian, Croatian
A common surname derived from the South Slavic masculine given name Stanko.... [more]
STANNARDEnglish
From the medieval personal name Stanhard, literally "stone-strong" or "stone-brave".
STANSFIELDEnglish (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]
STANTZGerman
Possibly an altered spelling of German Stanz, a habitation name from places called Stans or Stanz in Austria and Switzerland (see also Stentz).
STAPLEFORDEnglish
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".
STAPLETONEnglish
Habitational surname from any of various places in England.
STARGerman, 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]
STARBUCKEnglish
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.
STARČEVIĆCroatian
Means "son of an old man" from star "old".
STARCZEWSKIPolish (Rare)
It indicates origin in either a place named Starczewo or Starczewice.
STARLINGEnglish
From a medieval nickname for someone thought to resemble a starling, especially in constantly chattering.
STARTEnglish
Habitational name from any of the various minor places named from Old English steort "tail".
ŠŤASTNÝCzech, Slovak
From the word, meaning "happy".
STATEGerman
Nickname from Middle High German stæt(e) meaning "firm", "steadfast", "constant".
STAUBGerman (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.
STAUCHGerman
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.
STAUFFERGerman
This surname refers either to various towns named Stauffen or else it might be derived from Middle High German stouf "high rock/cliff/crag".
STAVIGNorwegian
Combination of Old Norse stafr "pole" and vik "bay". This was the name of a farmstead in Norway.
STAVONINRussian
Originally Stavnin (shutter-maker), Stavonin resulted from an incorrect spelling that stuck (for over a hundred years)... [more]
STAWELSKIPolish
Comes from a combination of the two personal names Paweł and Stanley, "Staweł" with the suffix -ski
STAYEnglish, American
Possibly related to the word Stay, or a nickname for Stanley.
ST CLAIRFrench, English
From the place name St CLAIR
STEACYEnglish
Variant of Stacy.
STEADEnglish
Dweller at the homestead.
STEELEnglish
Variant of Steele.
STEELWORKEREnglish (Rare)
Modern version of Smith, meaning "someone who works with steel". Comes from the occupation Steel Worker .
ȘTEFĂNESCURomanian
Patronymic Romanian surname taken from the name Ștefăn, ultimately meaning "Descendant of Ștefăn".
STEFANIItalian
Patronymic or plural form of Stefano.
STEFANIAKCzech
Comes from the personal name Stefan.
STEFANOPOULOSGreek
Means "son of Stefan".
STEFANOWICZPolish
Means "son of Stefan".
STEFAŃSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from Stefanów or Stefanowo, named with the personal name Stefan.
STEFKOVICSlovak
Possibly means 'son of Stefko', judging by the fact that Slavic suffixes such as '-ovich' and '-ovic' mean '(name)'s son'.
STEGALLGerman
Grandmother marian name
STEGERGerman
Means "head miner" or "overman" from the German verb "steigen" meaning "to climb" or in this case "to lead a climb".
STEGERGerman
From a derivative of Middle High German stec "steep path or track, narrow bridge". The name was likely given to someone living close to a path or small bridge.
STEHLÍKCzech
It's from goldfinch
STEHRGerman
From Middle High German ster ‘ram’, hence probably a nickname for a lusty person, or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a shepherd.
STEINAUERMedieval 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]
STEINBACHGerman, Jewish
German habitational name from any of the many places named Steinbach, named with Middle High German stein ‘stone’ + bach ‘stream’, ‘creek’. ... [more]
STEINBECKGerman
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]
STEINBERGGerman
From stony mountain. From "stein" meaning stone, and "berg" meaning mountain.
STEINERGerman, 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.
STEINMETZGerman, Jewish
Occupational name from Middle High German steinmetze, German steinmetz "stonemason", "worker in stone".
STEJSKALCzech
Stejskal means "he did complains" in Czech.
STELTERGerman
nickname for a disabled person; from Middle Low German stelte, stilt "wooden leg"
STEMGerman
Tis is my Surname, of German ancestry.
STEMLEEnglish
FROM KUPPENHEIM, BADEN, GERMANY, WHERE IT WAS (AND IS TODAY) SPELLED WITH 2 Ms: STEMMLE.... [more]
STEMPFERGerman
Derived from occupation means 'Stump remover'
STENSETHNorwegian
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]
STENTEnglish (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]
STENVALLSwedish
Composed of the elements sten "stone" and vall "mound".
STENZELGerman
German from a reduced pet form of the Slavic personal name Stanislaw (see Stencel, Stanislaw).
STEPANIANArmenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Stepanyan used by Armenians living outside of Armenia.
STEPANKOVRussian
Means "son of Stepan".
STEPANOVICHUkrainian
Patronymic from the personal name Stepan.
STEPANYANArmenian
Means "son of Stepan".
STERKENDutch, 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."
STERNKELow 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.
STETSONEnglish
Of unknown origin and meaning, though likely English.
STEVENScottish, 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 FLEURHaitian Creole
From the French place name St Fleur.
STICKMANEnglish (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.
STIFFEnglish (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.
STIGWARDScottish, Danish, Swedish
The proper form of "Stewart"
STILESEnglish
From Old English stigel, stigol ‘steep uphill path’ (a derivative of stigan ‘to climb’).
STILINSKIPolish (?)
The last name of one of the characters from the Teen Wolf 1980s movie and the MTV show, Stiles Stilinski.
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