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RIVET     French, English
French: from a diminutive of Old French rive ‘(river) bank’, ‘shore’ (see Rives).... [more]
RIVETT     English, French
English (East Anglia): metonymic occupational name for a metalworker, from Middle English, Old French rivet ‘small nail or bolt’ (from Old French river ‘to fix or secure’, of unknown origin).... [more]
RO     English
Possibly a variant of Rowe.
ROBERS     English
Variant of Roberts.
ROBERSON     English
Variant of Robinson.
ROBERTSSEN     English
English variant of Robertsson.
ROBEY     English
From a medieval diminutive form of the given name Robert.
ROBIN     Scottish, English, French, German
From the personal name Robin, a pet form of Robert, composed of the short form Rob and the hypocoristic suffix -in.
ROBINS     English
Southern English patronymic from the personal name Robin.
ROBY     English
From a medieval diminutive form of the given name Robert.
ROCHESTER     English
Means "person from Rochester", Kent (probably "Roman town or fort called Rovi"). A fictional bearer of the surname is Mr Rochester, the Byronic hero of Charlotte Brontë's 'Jane Eyre' (1847).
ROCK     English
Topographic name for someone who lived near a notable crag or outcrop, from Middle English rokke "rock" (see Roach), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Rock in Northumberland.
ROCKWELL     English
Means "person from Rockwell", Buckinghamshire and Somerset (respectively "wood frequented by rooks" and "well frequented by rooks"). Famous bearers include American illustrator Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) and Utah pioneer Porter Rockwell (1813-1878).
RODHAM     English
From Roddam in Northumberland. The name is thought to have derived from Germanic *rodum, meaning 'forest clearing'.
RODMAN     English
It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Rodman is "renowned man". The most famous bearer of the surname is the basketball player Dennis Rodman
RODMAN     English
The surname Rodman is an ancient English surname, derived from a trade name, "men who were by the tenure or customs of their lands to ride with or for the lord of the manor about his business". The most famous bearer of this name is the basketball player Dennis Rodman.
ROE     English
Nickname for a timid person, derived from the Middle English ro meaning "roe"; also a midland and southern form of Ray.
ROEL     English, Spanish, Dutch, German
From the name Roeland, meaning "famous country".
ROGER     Scottish, English, North German, French, Catalan
From a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hrōd "renown" and gār, gēr "spear, lance", which was introduced into England by the Normans in the form Rog(i)er... [more]
ROHRLACH     German (Rare), American
Form a place name, e.g., Rohrlach (Kreis Hirschberg) in Silesia (now Trzcińsko, Poland)
ROLF     English
From the Middle English personal name Rolf, composed of the Germanic elements hrōd "renown" and wulf "wolf". This name was especially popular among Nordic peoples in the contracted form Hrólfr, and seems to have reached England by two separate channels; partly through its use among pre-Conquest Scandinavian settlers, partly through its popularity among the Normans, who, however, generally used the form Rou(l) (see Rollo).
ROLFE     English
Variant of Rolf.
ROLL     Upper German, German, English
German: from Middle High German rolle, rulle ‘roll’, ‘list’, possibly applied as a metonymic occupational name for a scribe.... [more]
ROLLE     English
Variant of Roll.
ROLLIN     English, German
English: variant of Rolling.... [more]
ROLSTON     English
English habitational name from any of various places, such as Rowlston in Lincolnshire, Rolleston in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, and Staffordshire, or Rowlstone in Herefordshire, near the Welsh border... [more]
ROMAN     Catalan, French, Polish, English, German, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Belorussian
From the Latin personal name Romanus, which originally meant "Roman". This name was borne by several saints, including a 7th-century bishop of Rouen.
ROMINE     English, Dutch
From Rome
ROMNEY     English
English: habitational name from a place in Kent, so called from an obscure first element, rumen, + Old English ea ‘river’ (see Rye).
ROMP     English, German
Likely a variant of Rump.
RONSON     English
Means "son of RON"
ROOK     English
From a medieval nickname for someone thought to resemble a rook (e.g. in having black hair or a harsh voice).
ROOM     English (British)
Variant of Roome.
ROOME     English
Variant of Rome.
ROOT     English, Dutch
English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English rote ‘glad’ (Old English rot). ... [more]
ROPER     English
English: occupational name for a maker or seller of rope, from an agent derivative of Old English rāp ‘rope’. See also ROOP.
ROSELAND     English
Americanized form of Norwegian Røys(e)land; a habitational name from about 30 farmsteads, many in Agder, named from Old Norse reysi ‘heap of stones’ + land ‘land’, ‘farmstead’.
ROSEMAN     English
From the Norman feminine name Rosamund.
ROSEVEAR     Cornish, English
From the name of a Cornish village near St Mawgan which derives from Celtic ros "moor, heath" and vur "big".
ROSEWOOD     English
Denoting someone who came from a rose wood or grove.
ROSSEAU     French, American
Variant spelling of Rousseau. Comes from the Old French word rous meaning "red", likely a nickname for someone with red hair or a particularly rosy complexion.
ROSSIE     English
Possibly a variant of Rossi.
ROUSE     English
nickname for a person with red hair, from Middle English, Old French rous ‘red(-haired)’
ROVER     English, German (Anglicized)
This surname is derived from Middle English roof (from Old English hrof) combined with the agent suffix (i)er, which denotes someone who does/works with something. Thus, the surname was originally used for a constructor or repairer of roofs.... [more]
ROWETT     English
English from a medieval personal name composed of the Germanic elements hrod ‘renown’ + wald ‘rule’, which was introduced into England by Scandinavian settlers in the form Róaldr, and again later by the Normans in the form Rohald or Roald... [more]
ROWLEY     English
Anglo Saxon Name- locational, comes from several places in England such as in Devonshire, Yorkshire, County Durham and Staffordshire. It means ' rough wood or clearing', from the Old English 'run' meaning rough and 'leah', meaning clearing in a wood.
ROWSON     English (British, Anglicized)
The ancestors of the Rowson family first reached the shores of England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Their name is derived from the Norman given name Ralph. This name, which also occurs as Ralf, Rolf, and Raoul, is adapted from the Old French given name Raol.... [more]
RUDD     English
A famous bearer is political activist Mark Rudd.
RUFF     English
Variant of Rolf.
RUFF     English
Variant of Rolfe.
RUFFIN     English
From the medieval French male personal name Ruffin, from Latin Rūfīnus, a derivative of Rūfus (literally "red-haired one"). A known bearer of the surname is US soul singer Jimmy Ruffin (1939-).
RUGBY     English
From Rugby, Warwickshire. Originally named *Rocheberie, from Old English *Hrocaburg, 'Hroca's fort', the name was altered due to influence fort Danish settlers, with the second element being replaced with Old Norse byr, 'farm'.... [more]
RULE     Scottish, English
Scottish name from the lands of Rule in the parish of Hobkirk, Roxburghshire. The derivation is from the River Rule which flows through the area, and is so called from the ancient Welsh word "rhull" meaning "hasty or rushing".... [more]
RUMBELOW     English
Means "person from Rumbelow", the name of various locations in England ("three mounds").
RUMNEY     English
Variant of Romney.
RUMPOLE     English
A different form of Rumbold (from the Norman personal name Rumbald, of Germanic origin and probably meaning literally "fame-bold"). A fictional bearer of the surname is Horace Rumpole, the eccentric QC created by John Mortimer (originally for a 1975 television play).
RUNCIE     English, Scottish
Derived from Latin runcinus, and related to the Old French "roncin", for a horse of little value. Middle English, Rouncy, as in Chaucer's Cantebury Tales.... [more]
RUTH     English, German (Swiss)
English: from Middle English reuthe ‘pity’ (a derivative of rewen to pity, Old English hreowan) nickname for a charitable person or for a pitiable one. Not related to the given name in this case.... [more]
RUTLEDGE     English, Scottish
Origin unknown
RUTT     English, German
English: variant of Root.... [more]
RUTTER     English
Either (i) "player of the rote (a medieval stringed instrument played by plucking)"; or (ii) from a medieval nickname for a dishonest or untrustworthy person (from Old French routier "robber, mugger")... [more]
RYALL     English
From any of several places in England named from Old English ryge "rye" + hyll "hill".
RYALS     English
English occupational surname.
RYDELL     Swedish, English
Swedish: ornamental name composed of the place name element ryd ‘woodland clearing’ + the common suffix -ell, from the Latin adjectival ending -elius.... [more]
RYERSON     American
Americanized spelling of Swedish Reierson or of any of its cognates, for example Dutch Ryerse, Ryersen or Norwegian and Danish Reiersen.
RYLE     English
Variant of Royle.
RYLE     English
Habitational name from Royle in Lancashire (see Royle).
SAGE     English (Modern)
From the English word sage (see Sage).
SAGRAVES     English
Variant of Seagrave.
SAILER     English
Variant spelling of Saylor.
SAILOR     English
Variant of SAYLOR.
SAINT     English, French
Nickname for a particularly pious individual, from Middle English, Old French saint, seint "holy" (Latin sanctus "blameless, holy"). The vocabulary word was occasionally used in the Middle Ages as a personal name, especially on the Continent, and this may have given rise to some instances of the surname.
SALE     English, French
English: from Middle English sale ‘hall’, a topographic name for someone living at a hall or manor house, or a metonymic occupational name for someone employed at a hall or manor house. ... [more]
SALISBURY     English
Habitational name from the city in Wiltshire, the Roman name of which was Sorviodunum (of British origin). In the Old English period the second element (from Celtic dun ‘fortress’) was dropped and Sorvio- (of unexplained meaning) became Searo- in Old English as the result of folk etymological association with Old English searu ‘armor’; to this an explanatory burh ‘fortress’, ‘manor’, ‘town’ was added... [more]
SALLOW     English (Rare)
Sallow comes from the medieval word for willow tree. It is a location surname.
SAM     English
SAMWAYS     English
From a medieval nickname for a fool (from Middle English samwis "foolish", literally "half-wise").
SAND     English, Scottish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German, Jewish
Topographic name for someone who lived on patch of sandy soil, from the vocabulary word sand. As a Swedish or Jewish name it was often purely ornamental.
SANDWELL     English
From a place called SANDWELL.
SANGUINEM     American
Means "blood" in Latin.
SANGWIN     English
From Middle English sanguine (blood) ,one of the four humours.
SANKEY     English, Irish
Habitational name from a place in Lancashire, which derived from the name of an ancient British river, perhaps meaning "sacred, holy." ... [more]
SAPPINGFIELD     American (Anglicized, Rare)
From the German name "Sappenfeld," a small town in Bavaria, Germany. (Pop. 380.) The town itself is named after an early resident named "Sappo;" in English, the name means "Sappo's Field." The name "Sappo" may mean noble (unconfirmed)... [more]
SARD     English, French, Spanish, Italian
In the book "Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary by Henry Harrison and Gyda (Pulling) Harrison 1912 - Reprinted 1996.... The Sard surname (which has been in England, Italy and Europe for a long time) is defined thus on page 136...... [more]
SARVER     English, Jewish
English and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) occupational name from Old French serveur (an agent derivative of server ‘to serve’), Yiddish sarver ‘servant’.
SAVELL     English
English variant of Saville.
SAVILLE     English
A habitational name from an uncertain place in Northern France. This is most likely Sainville, named from Old French saisne, 'Saxon' and ville, indicating a settlement.
SAX     English, Norwegian
English from an Old Norse personal name, Saxi meaning ‘sword’.
SAXTON     English
Habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire, possibly also one in Cambridgeshire, both so named from Old English Seaxe "Saxons" and tūn "enclosure, settlement".
SAYWARD     English (Rare)
English surname which was a variant of Seward.
SCARBOROUGH     English
Habitational name from Scarborough on the coast of North Yorkshire, so named from the Old Norse byname Skarði + Old Norse borg "fortress", "fortified town".
SCHADE     German, Dutch, Scottish, English
German and Dutch: from schade ‘damage’, a derivative of schaden ‘to do damage’, generally a nickname for a thug or clumsy person, or, more particularly, a robber knight, who raided others’ lands.... [more]
SCHRAM     German, English, Yiddish
Derived from German Schramme (Middle High German schram(me)) and Yiddish shram, all of which mean "scar".
SCOTFORD     English
Derived from Scotforth, the name of a village near Lancaster (in Lancashire) in England. The village's name means "ford of the Scot(s)" and is derived from Old English Scott "Scot" combined with Old English ford "ford".
SCOTLAND     English
(i) "person from Scotland"; (ii) "person from Scotland or Scotlandwell", Perth and Kinross; (iii) from the Norman personal name Escotland, literally "territory of the Scots"
SEAFORTH     English
English
SEAGER     English, German (Modern)
English: from the Middle English personal name Segar, Old English S?gar, composed of the elements s? ‘sea’ + gar ‘spear’.... [more]
SEAGLE     English (American)
Americanized form of Jewish Segal or German Siegel.
SEAGRAVE     English
Habitational name from a place in Leicestershire, recorded in Domesday Book as Satgrave and Setgrave; probably named from Old English (ge)set meaning "fold", "pen" (or sēað meaning "pit", "pool") + grāf meaning "grove" or græf meaning "ditch".
SEARS     English
Version of Sayer. Used in the United States. Famous bearer of the name is Richard Warren Sears, one of the founders of Sears, Roebuck and Co.
SEASON     English
Likely a corruption of the surname Searson, meaning "son of Saer".
SEE     English, German
Topographic name for someone who lived by the sea-shore or beside a lake, from Middle English see meaning "sea", "lake" (Old English sǣ), Middle High German sē. Alternatively, the English name may denote someone who lived by a watercourse, from an Old English sēoh meaning "watercourse", "drain".
SEEKINS     English (British)
Probably a variant of English Seekings, a Cambridgeshire name of unexplained etymology.
SEGER     Swedish, English, Dutch
Means "victory" in Swedish. It is also a variant of the English surname SEAGER or derived from the Germanic given name SIGIHERI "victory army".
SEGURA     Spanish, Catalan, American (Hispanic)
Derived from Spanish segura "safe, secure".
SELF     English
East Anglian surname, from the medieval English masculine name Saulf which was derived from the Old English elements "sea" and wulf "wolf".
SENNETT     English
Variant of Sinnott via Sennott.
SENNOTT     English
Variant of Sinnott.
SENSABAUGH     American
Americanized form of German Sensenbach, a topographic name formed with an unexplained first element + Middle High German bach ‘creek’.
SEVERN     English
From the name of the River Severn, which is of unknown meaning. The Severn is Great Britain's longest river, flowing from Wales through much of western England to the Bristol Channel. It is one of Britain’s most ancient river names, recorded as early as the 2nd century AD in the form Sabrina; its original meaning may have been "slow-moving" or "boundary".
SEVERN     English
From a medieval personal name derived from Severinus (Latin).
SEVERSON     American
Probably an Americanized form of Sivertsen, Sivertson, or Sievertsen.
SEVIER     English
Occupational name for a sieve-maker, Middle English siviere (from an agent derivative of Old English sife "sieve").
SEWALL     English (British, Modern)
Dates back at least to Middle English (1500s or earlier); many believe it is Saxon in origin; "may mean "sea" and "victory" or "war""
SEWELL     English
English from the Middle English personal names Siwal(d) and Sewal(d), Old English Sigeweald and Seweald, composed of the elements sige ‘victory’ and se ‘sea’ + weald ‘rule’... [more]
SEYMORE     English
Variant of Seymour.
SHACKLADY     English
Perhaps from a medieval nickname for a man who had had sexual relations with a woman of higher social class (from shag "to copulate with" (not recorded before the late 17th century) and lady).... [more]
SHACKLEFORD     English, Medieval English
Locational surname deriving from the place called Shackleford in Surrey, near the town of Farnham. The origin of "shackle" is uncertain. It could be derived from Old English sceacan "to shake"... [more]
SHADE     English, German, Dutch, Scottish
Topographic name for someone who lived near a boundary, from Old English scead ‘boundary’.nickname for a very thin man, from Middle English schade ‘shadow’, ‘wraith’.... [more]
SHADOW     English
Origin unidentified. The name Shadue, Schadewe is recorded in England in the 12th and 13th centuries, from Middle English shadwe ‘shadow’, Old English sceadu (see Shade). However, there is no evidence of its continuation into modern times in this form.
SHAKESHAFT     English (British)
Similar in origin to surnames such as Shakesheave, Shakespeare and Wagstaffe.
SHAKESPEARE     English
From Middle English schak(k)en, "to brandish", speer "spear."
SHALLCROSS     English
Means "person from Shallcross", Derbyshire ("place by the Shacklecross", an ancient stone cross in the High Peak, its name perhaps denoting a cross to which people could be shackled as a penance).
SHANDY     English (Rare)
Shandy appears as a rare surname, mostly found in English-speaking countries going back to the 1600s. This name may originate from the English dialect adjective meaning "boisterous" or "empty headed; half crazy", of which the earliest record dates to 1691, though any further explanation for its origins are unknown... [more]
SHANKS     English (Modern)
Possibly a diminutive of LONGSHANKS, which would be given to a tall or gangly person.
SHARPE     English
Variant of Sharp.
SHARPIN     English
Variant of Sharp.
SHARPLIN     English
Variant of Sharp.
SHARPLING     English
Variant of Sharp.
SHARPTON     English
Habitational name from Sharperton in Northumberland, possibly so named from Old English scearp "steep" and beorg "hill", "mound" and tun "settlement".
SHASTEEN     English (American, Modern)
A derivative Chastain.... [more]
SHEARD     English
English surname which was originally from a place name meaning "gap between hills" in Old English.
SHEARER     English, Scottish, German
From Germanic schere, 'to shear', so was most likely a nickname for a person who sheared sheep.... [more]
SHEEN     English
Meaning unknown, though possibly a variant of Sean. A famous bearer of the surname is actor Charlie Sheen.
SHEFFIELD     English, English (British)
A surname which named after an city in England.... [more]
SHELDON     English
From an Old English place name meaning "valley with steep sides".
SHELDRAKE     English
From a medieval nickname for a dandyish (showy) or vain man, from Middle English scheldrake, the male of a type of duck with brightly-coloured plumage (itself from the East Anglian dialect term scheld "variegated" combined with drake "male duck").
SHELL     American
Posibly from the given name Shell.
SHEPERD     English
Spelling of Shepherd.
SHERRARD     English
Probably from a medieval nickname based on Middle English shere "bright, fair", with the derogatory suffix -ard.
SHERWIN     English
English: nickname for a swift runner, from Middle English schere(n) ‘to shear’ + wind ‘wind’.
SHERWOOD     English
Means bright wood.... [more]
SHIELD     English
Metonymic occupational name for an armorer, from Middle English scheld "shield" (Old English scild, sceld).
SHINGLER     English
An occupational name for someone who laid wooden tiles, or shingles on roofs, an agent derivative Middle English schingle ‘shingle’. ... [more]
SHINN     English
Metonymic occupational name for a Skinner, from Old English scinn, Middle English shin ‘hide’, ‘pelt’. In Middle English this word was replaced by the Norse equivalent, skinn.
SHIPLEY     English (Rare)
English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Derbyshire, County Durham, Northumberland, Shropshire, Sussex, and West Yorkshire, so called from Old English sceap, scip ‘sheep’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.
SHOAF     American
Origin is unknown but it is the surname of American Rachel Shoaf who is a convicted murderer.
SHOCKLEY     English
(i) perhaps "person from Shocklach", Cheshire ("boggy stream infested with evil spirits"); (ii) perhaps an anglicization of Swiss German Schoechli, literally "person who lives by the little barn"
SHRADER     English
Variant of SCHRADER.
SHRAPNEL     English
A different form of Carbonell. Shrapnel (i.e. metal balls or fragments that are scattered when a bomb, shell or bullet explodes) is named after General Henry Shrapnel (1761-1842), a British artillery officer who during the Peninsular War invented a shell that produced that effect.
SHROPSHIRE     English
Regional name from the county of Shropshire, on the western border of England with Wales.
SHUCK     English
Origin uncertain; perhaps a nickname from Middle English schucke "devil, fiend".
SHUFFLEBOTTOM     English
Meaning: "From a sheep valley"
SHURGOT     Polish, English (American)
Americanized spelling of Szurgot.
SIDDLE     English
Variant of Siddall.
SIGSWORTH     English
Originally denoting someone from Sigsworth Moor in North Yorkshire, England.
SILK     English, Irish
English: metonymic occupational name for a silk merchant, from Middle English selk(e), silk(e) ‘silk’. ... [more]
SILL     English
English: from a medieval personal name, a short form of Silvester (see Silvester) or Silvanus (see Silvano).
SILLITOE     English
A different form of Shillito (which is 'a name of unknown derivation and meaning, probably originating in Yorkshire'), borne by British novelist, short-story writer and poet Alan Sillitoe (1928-2010).
SILVER     English
From Middle English silver "silver", hence a nickname for a rich man or for someone with silvery gray hair, or a metonymic occupational name for a silversmith.
SILVER     English
Topographic name from any of the various streams in different parts of England named with this word, probably from the silvery appearance of the water.
SIMKIN     English
Means "little Sim", Sim being a medieval short form of Simon (cf. Simpkin).
SIMMERS     English
English patronymic from Summer.
SIMPLETON     English
A name for someone who is simple, derived from old English.
SINEATH     English, Irish
Variant of Sinnott. Not to be confused with the Irish first name Sinéad.
SINGLETON     English
Habitational name from places in Lancashire and Sussex.
SINNETT     English
Variant of Sinnott.
SINNOTT     English, Irish
From the medieval personal name Sinod (from Old English Sigenōth, literally "victory-brave").... [more]
SISSON     English
metronymic from the medieval female personal name Siss, Ciss, short for Sisley, Cecilie, or possibly from a pet form of Sisley (with the old French diminutive suffix -on). variant of Sessions.
SIVERTSON     American
Americanized form of Sivertsen or Sivertsson.
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.
SKYE     English (Anglicized, Rare)
Originates from the Isle of Skye in Scotland.
SKYRING     English
originated around London home counties,... [more]
SLACK     English, Dutch, Scottish
English and Dutch: nickname for an idle person, from Middle Dutch slac, Middle English slack, ‘lazy’, ‘careless’. ... [more]
SLATE     English
Occupational name for a slater, from Middle English slate, "slate".
SLEDGE     English
Sledge. Refers to a sledge as a sled.
SLIM     English
A characteristic name for someone noted for being thin.
SLOUGH     English
A very rare surname, possibly of German origins.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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]
SOAP     American
a guy in call of duty modern warfare
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]
SOMERSET     English
Regional name from the county of this name, so called from Old English sumer(tun)saete meaning "dwellers at the summer settlement".
SONLEY     English
Possibly derived from the Old Norse name SUNNULFR.
SORA     English (Canadian)
Sora is a Kingdom Hearts character developed by Square Enix and Disney
SORRELL     English
From a medieval nickname meaning literally "little red-haired one", from a derivative of Anglo-Norman sorel "chestnut".
SOULE     English, French, Medieval English
English: of uncertain origin; perhaps derived from the vocabulary word soul as a term of affection.... [more]
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".
SOVEREIGN     English
Occupational surname for a leader or supervisor, derived from the English word sovereign meaning "possessing supreme or ultimate power".
SOWERBY     English
Habitational name from any places so-called in Northern England. Named from Old Norse saurr, 'mud, filth' and by, 'farm, estate'.
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