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RUMPOLEEnglish
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).
RUNCIEEnglish, 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]
RUSBYScottish, English
Alternative spelling of Busby, a parish in Renfrewshire. A name well represented in the Penistone, and Cawthorne districts of the West Riding of Yorkshire.
RUTHEnglish, 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]
RUTLEDGEEnglish, Scottish
Origin unknown
RUTTEnglish, German
English: variant of Root.... [more]
RUTTEREnglish
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]
RYALLEnglish
From any of several places in England named from Old English ryge "rye" + hyll "hill".
RYALSEnglish
English occupational surname.
RYDELLSwedish, English
Swedish: ornamental name composed of the place name element ryd ‘woodland clearing’ + the common suffix -ell, from the Latin adjectival ending -elius.... [more]
RYERSONAmerican
Americanized spelling of Swedish Reierson or of any of its cognates, for example Dutch Ryerse, Ryersen or Norwegian and Danish Reiersen.
RYLEEnglish
Variant of Royle.
RYLEEnglish
Habitational name from Royle in Lancashire (see Royle).
SAFFEELSEnglish (Rare), German (Rare)
Used as a last name a minimum of 82 times in (USA, Germany).
SAGEEnglish (Modern)
From the English word sage (see Sage).
SAILEREnglish
Variant spelling of Saylor.
SAINTEnglish, 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.
SALEEnglish, 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]
SALISBURYEnglish
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]
SALLOWEnglish (Rare)
Sallow comes from the medieval word for willow tree. It is a location surname.
SALTAnglo-Saxon, English
Of Anglo-Saxon origin, from the town in Staffordshire.
SALTHOUSEEnglish
"Salthouse" and other variants come from the place name in Northumberland.
SALTMARSHEnglish
Last name of cricket player Ian Saltmarsh (1901-1970).
SAMWAYSEnglish
From a medieval nickname for a fool (from Middle English samwis "foolish", literally "half-wise").
SANDEnglish, 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.
SANDWELLEnglish
From a place called SANDWELL.
SANGUINEMAmerican
Means "blood" in Latin.
SANGWINEnglish
From Middle English sanguine (blood) ,one of the four humours.
SANKEYEnglish, Irish
Habitational name from a place in Lancashire, which derived from the name of an ancient British river, perhaps meaning "sacred, holy." ... [more]
SAPPINGFIELDAmerican (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]
SARDEnglish, 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]
SARVEREnglish, Jewish
English and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) occupational name from Old French serveur (an agent derivative of server ‘to serve’), Yiddish sarver ‘servant’.
SAVELLEnglish
English variant of Saville.
SAVILLEEnglish
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.
SAXEnglish, Norwegian
English from an Old Norse personal name, Saxi meaning ‘sword’.
SAXTONEnglish
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".
SAYWARDEnglish (Rare)
English surname which was a variant of Seward.
SCARBOROUGHEnglish
Habitational name from Scarborough on the coast of North Yorkshire, so named from the Old Norse byname Skarði + Old Norse borg "fortress", "fortified town".
SCHADEGerman, 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]
SCHRAMGerman, English, Yiddish
Derived from German Schramme (Middle High German schram(me)) and Yiddish shram, all of which mean "scar".
SCOGINGSEnglish, Old Danish
A surname of Scandinavian origin from the old Norse and old Danish by-name "Skeggi" or "skoggi", meaning 'the bearded one'. Common in areas invaded and settled by Scandinavians in the 8th and 9th Centuries.
SCOTFORDEnglish
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".
SCOTLANDEnglish
(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"
SEAGEREnglish, German (Modern)
English: from the Middle English personal name Segar, Old English S?gar, composed of the elements s? ‘sea’ + gar ‘spear’.... [more]
SEAGLEEnglish (American)
Americanized form of Jewish Segal or German Siegel.
SEAGRAVEEnglish
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".
SEARSEnglish
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.
SEASONEnglish
Likely a corruption of the surname Searson, meaning "son of Saer".
SEEEnglish, 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".
SEEKINSEnglish (British)
Probably a variant of English Seekings, a Cambridgeshire name of unexplained etymology.
SEGALEEnglish, Italian
Respelling of SEGAL. A famous bearer is Mario A. Segale, the inspiration for Nintendo's video game character Mario
SEGERSwedish, 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".
SEGURASpanish, Catalan, American (Hispanic)
Derived from Spanish segura "safe, secure".
SELFEnglish
East Anglian surname, from the medieval English masculine name Saulf which was derived from the Old English elements "sea" and wulf "wolf".
SENSABAUGHAmerican
Americanized form of German Sensenbach, a topographic name formed with an unexplained first element + Middle High German bach ‘creek’.
SEVERNEnglish
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".
SEVERNEnglish
From a medieval personal name derived from Severinus (Latin).
SEVERSONAmerican
Probably an Americanized form of Sivertsen, Sivertson, or Sievertsen.
SEVIEREnglish
Occupational name for a sieve-maker, Middle English siviere (from an agent derivative of Old English sife "sieve").
SEWALLEnglish (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""
SEWELLEnglish
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]
SHACKLADYEnglish
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]
SHACKLEFORDEnglish, 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]
SHADEEnglish, 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]
SHADOWEnglish
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.
SHAKESHAFTEnglish (British)
Similar in origin to surnames such as Shakesheave, Shakespeare and Wagstaffe.
SHALLCROSSEnglish
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).
SHANDYEnglish (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]
SHANKSEnglish (Modern)
Possibly a diminutive of LONGSHANKS, which would be given to a tall or gangly person.
SHARPEEnglish
Variant of Sharp.
SHARPTONEnglish
Habitational name from Sharperton in Northumberland, possibly so named from Old English scearp "steep" and beorg "hill", "mound" and tun "settlement".
SHEARDEnglish
English surname which was originally from a place name meaning "gap between hills" in Old English.
SHEENEnglish
Meaning unknown, though possibly a variant of Sean. A famous bearer of the surname is actor Charlie Sheen.
SHEFFIELDEnglish, English (British)
A surname which named after an city in England.... [more]
SHELDONEnglish
From an Old English place name meaning "valley with steep sides".
SHELDRAKEEnglish
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").
SHELLAmerican
Posibly from the given name Shell.
SHENTONEnglish
"Beautiful town" in Old English. Parishes in Leicestershire, and Cheshire.
SHERRARDEnglish
Probably from a medieval nickname based on Middle English shere "bright, fair", with the derogatory suffix -ard.
SHERWINEnglish
English: nickname for a swift runner, from Middle English schere(n) ‘to shear’ + wind ‘wind’.
SHERWOODEnglish
Means bright wood.... [more]
SHIELDEnglish
Metonymic occupational name for an armorer, from Middle English scheld "shield" (Old English scild, sceld).
SHINGLEREnglish
An occupational name for someone who laid wooden tiles, or shingles on roofs, an agent derivative Middle English schingle ‘shingle’. ... [more]
SHINNEnglish
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.
SHIPLEYEnglish (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’.
SHOAFAmerican
Origin is unknown but it is the surname of American Rachel Shoaf who is a convicted murderer.
SHOCKLEYEnglish
(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"
SHRAPNELEnglish
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.
SHROPSHIREEnglish
Regional name from the county of Shropshire, on the western border of England with Wales.
SHUCKEnglish
Origin uncertain; perhaps a nickname from Middle English schucke "devil, fiend".
SHUFFLEBOTTOMEnglish
Meaning: "From a sheep valley"
SHURGOTPolish, English (American)
Americanized spelling of Szurgot.
SIDWELLEnglish
From an English surname of uncertain origin, possibly originally a habitational name from an unidentified place with a second element from Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’, but on the other hand early forms are found without prepositions... [more]
SIGSWORTHEnglish
Originally denoting someone from Sigsworth Moor in North Yorkshire, England.
SILKEnglish, Irish
English: metonymic occupational name for a silk merchant, from Middle English selk(e), silk(e) ‘silk’. ... [more]
SILLEnglish
English: from a medieval personal name, a short form of Silvester (see Silvester) or Silvanus (see Silvano).
SILLITOEEnglish
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).
SILVERSTONEEnglish
Obviously means "silver stone." In addition to people, this is the name of a racetrack in the village of the same name in England.
SIMKINEnglish
Means "little Sim", Sim being a medieval short form of Simon (cf. Simpkin).
SIMMERSEnglish
English patronymic from Summer.
SIMPLETONEnglish
A name for someone who is simple, derived from old English.
SINEATHEnglish, Irish
Variant of Sinnott. Not to be confused with the Irish first name Sinéad.
SINGLETONEnglish
Habitational name from places in Lancashire and Sussex.
SINNOTTEnglish, Irish
From the medieval personal name Sinod (from Old English Sigenōth, literally "victory-brave").... [more]
SISNETTEnglish (Rare)
Found in Barbados.
SISSONEnglish
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.
SIVERTSONAmerican
Americanized form of Sivertsen or Sivertsson.
SKELTONEnglish, 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.
SKYEEnglish (Anglicized, Rare)
Originates from the Isle of Skye in Scotland.
SKYRINGEnglish
originated around London home counties,... [more]
SLACKEnglish, Dutch, Scottish
English and Dutch: nickname for an idle person, from Middle Dutch slac, Middle English slack, ‘lazy’, ‘careless’. ... [more]
SLATEEnglish
Occupational name for a slater, from Middle English slate, "slate".
SLAWSONEnglish
Slawson is an English surname meaning "unexplained".
SLEDGEEnglish
Sledge. Refers to a sledge as a sled.
SLIMEnglish
A characteristic name for someone noted for being thin.
SLOUGHEnglish
A very rare surname, possibly of German origins.
SMALLEYEnglish, 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.
SMARTEnglish
From Old English (smeart) meaning "quick". This surname was used to refer to person who worked as a handyman.
SMEATONEnglish
From Old English Smiðatun meaning "settlement of the smiths".
SMILEYScots, 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.
SMITHEEnglish (Rare)
Rare spelling of Smith.
SMITHEREnglish
Occupational surname SMITH with the suffix -er.
SMITHERSEnglish
Patronymic from SMITHER.
SMOCKEnglish
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).
SMOKEEnglish, German, German (Austrian)
Possibly a variant of English Smock or an altered form of German Schmuck.
SMYTHEnglish
Creative spelling of the surname Smith.
SNAPEEnglish (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.
SNARKEnglish
History largely unknown. The word's original meaning, in the mid-nineteenth century, was to snort / snore, or to find fault. ... [more]
SNELSONEnglish
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."
SNOWEnglish, Jewish (Anglicized)
Nickname denoting someone with very white hair or an exceptionally pale complexion, from Old English snaw "snow".... [more]
SNOWDENEnglish
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.
SNOWDONEnglish
Variant spelling of Snowden, a surname initially used by the Border Reivers. Comes from the mountain in Wales.
SNOWEEnglish
Variation of Snow.
SNYDERDutch, English, German, Yiddish, Jewish
Means "tailor" in Dutch, an occupational name for a person who stitched coats and clothing.... [more]
SOAPAmerican
a guy in call of duty modern warfare
SODERBERGEnglish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Swedish Söderberg
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]
SOMERSETEnglish
Regional name from the county of this name, so called from Old English sumer(tun)saete meaning "dwellers at the summer settlement".
SONLEYEnglish
Possibly derived from the Old Norse name SUNNULFR.
SORAEnglish (Canadian)
Sora is a Kingdom Hearts character developed by Square Enix and Disney
SORRELLEnglish
From a medieval nickname meaning literally "little red-haired one", from a derivative of Anglo-Norman sorel "chestnut".
SOULEEnglish, French, Medieval English
English: of uncertain origin; perhaps derived from the vocabulary word soul as a term of affection.... [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".
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'.
SPACKMANEnglish
English variant of Speakman.
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]
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
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’).
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]
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]
SPIEREnglish
An English surname, meaning "the one who watches".
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.
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".
SPINSTERAmerican (Rare)
A presumably extinct English occupational name, derived from the occupation of spinning.
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."
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.
STALEYEnglish
Byname from Middle English staley "resolute, reliable", a reduced form of Stallard.
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").
STALTONEnglish
can not find a meaning to my name anywhere.
STANCILEnglish
English habitational name from a place so named in South Yorkshire.
STANFORDEnglish
Olde English pre 7th Century "stan", stone, and "ford", ford; hence, "stony ford".
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]
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.
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".
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