Slavic Submitted Surnames

These names are used by Slavic peoples.
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REAMS Polish
The last name Reams comes from Normandy, France.
REDLARK Polish
From Sir. Henry, Was given directly to this family. The father was hung for being a homosexual, and the last name means Homosexual.
REMENAR Croatian
Means ''saddler''.
REPAC Serbian, Croatian
means little tail
REZNIKOV Russian, Ukrainian, Jewish
Jewish occupational name for a ritual slaughterer, derived from Yiddish reznik (of Slavic origin).
REZNOV Russian
Name given to the son of a butcher.
RISTESKI Macedonian
Son of Riste
RISTEVSKI Macedonian
Means "son of RISTO".
RIZVANOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of RIZVAN".
ROB Slovene
It probrably originates from the surname Robb, but we don't know for sure.
ROBOTNIK Slovak
The masculine form of "labourer" or "worker". Most famously used for Dr. Ivo Robotnik, the antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
ROĐAK Croatian
Derived from rođak, meaning "family relative".
RODIONOV Russian
Means "son of RODION".
ROGIŃSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Rogi, named with meaning róg "horn".
ROMAN Catalan, French, Polish, English, German, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
From the Latin personal name ROMANUS, which originally meant "Roman". This name was borne by several saints, including a 7th-century bishop of Rouen.
ROMANOFF Russian, Jewish
Variant transcription of ROMANOV.
ROMANOVA Russian
Means "daughter of ROMAN".
ROMANOW Polish
Polish spelling of Russian ROMANOFF.
ROSTOV Russian, Literature
Either derived from Rostov Oblast, a Russian federal subject, the town of Rostov in Yaroslavl Oblast, or Rostov-on-Don, a Russian city in the Rostov Oblast. This is also the surname of multiple characters from Leo Tolstoy's 1869 novel "War and Peace".
ROSTOVA Russian
Feminine form of ROSTOV.
ROSTWOROWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Rostworowo.
ROSYA Ukrainian (Modern), Russian (Modern)
Either a shortened version of "Rossiya", which is Russian for "Russia", or the Russian and Ukrainian version of Rose.
ROVNÁK Czech
Habitational name from places named Rovné and/or Rovný.
ROZEWICZ Polish
The origin of this surname is unknown, but is Polish.... [more]
ROZWADOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Rozwady or Rozwadów in Biała Podlaska voivodeship.
RUBINOV Russian, Jewish
Means "son of RUBIN" in Russian, though it could also be derived from Russian рубин (rubin) "ruby".
RUBINSTEIN German, Jewish, Polish
Means "ruby stone", from rubin and stein. Rubin means "ruby" in German and stein means "stone" in German.
RUCINSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Ruciany in Siedlce.
RUDENKO Russian
From ruda, meaning "ochre-colored".
RUSTEMOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of RUSTEM".
RUŽEK Czech
It means "rose". Derived from name Ružena.
RUŽIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Derived from ruža meaning ''rose''.
RYBACKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Poland called Rybaki, named with ryba meaning "fish".
RYBAK Polish, Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Jewish
Means "fisherman" in some Slavic languages. Derived from the word ryba "fish". A famous bearer is Byelarusian-Norwegian artist Alexander Rybak (b. 1986) who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009.
RYBAKOV Russian
Means "son of the fisher" from Russian рыбак (rybak) meaning "fisherman".
RYBALKA Ukrainian
Ukrainian surname meaning "fisherman". Derived from ryba "fish".
RYBINSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called 'Rybno'.
RYBOLOVLEV Russian
Russian occupational surname of "Fisher"
RYŠAVÝ Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak last name meaning "red-haired".
RYSLINK Czech (Rare)
Czech spelling or interpretation of an Irish (I think) name. First introduced in 1620 at the beginning of the 30 Years War at White Mountain near Prague, CZ when an Irish (I think) soldier fathered a Czech son... [more]
RZASA Polish
Topographic name for someone who lived near a pond where duckweed grew, from Polish rzasa ‘duckweed’.
RZEPKA Polish
from rzepka, diminutive of rzepa ‘turnip’, either a nickname or a metonymic occupational name for a peasant who grew root vegetables.
RZEWUSKI Polish
It indicates familial origin within the Podlachian village of Rzewuszki.
RZONCA Polish
Nickname from Polish dialect rzonca, standard Polish rzodca ‘land steward’.
RZUCIDLO Polish
Nickname for an eager or ebullient person from a derivative of rzucic ‘to throw’, ‘to throw oneself at someone’.
SABBA Russian (Anglicized)
From the given name Sabba.
SABUROV Russian
Russian-language surname
ŠAFRAN Croatian
Means "crocus, saffron".
SAGORSKY Polish, Russian
It means literally "of the city/town Sagorsk". Sagorsk is a city near the Russian capital of Moskva. The ending of "sky" means "of". The "Sagor" part of the surname sounds to me like "za gor" which is "za gorod"... [more]
SALAMANDYK Ukrainian (Rare, Expatriate)
Rare Ukrainian surname of uncertain origin, perhaps Moldovan.
SAMSONOV Russian
Means "son of SAMSON".
SANDOWSKI Polish
Habitational name from places called Sedowice, Sedowo, Sedów, in Lublin, Bydgoszcz, Piotrków, and Sieradz voivodeships.
SANDUSKY Polish
Germanized spelling of SANDOWSKI or SEDOWSKI.
SARNA Polish
IT COMES FROM POLAND FROM LONG-AGO ANCESTORS
SARNOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Poland called Sarnowa, Sarnowo, or Sarnów, named with Polish sarna "roe deer".
SAVELYEV Russian
Derived by means of suffix "-ev" from a russian given name Saveliy of latin origin that has been popular on russian territories in 14th century... [more]
SAVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of SAVA".
SAVKO Ukrainian
From a pet form of the personal name Sava (see SAVAS).
SAWICKI Polish
This indicates familial origin anywhere within a cluster of 3 Podlachian villages in Gmina Repki: Sawice-Dwór, Sawice-Wieś, or Sawice-Bronisze.
SCHATTENSTEIN Latvian, Russian, Jewish
Notes from DANIEL SATTEN (1896-1972) say that Mordechai Block (1797-) returned to Russia (Latvia) with the surname SCHATTENSTEIN... [more]
SCHELIGA Polish
Variant and more Americanized spelling of SZELIGA.
SCHMIDTOVÁ Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of the German surname SCHMIDT through the feminine suffix -ová.
SEDLACK Czech (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of Czech SEDLÁK (see also Sedlak).
SEDOWSKI Polish
Habitational name from places called Sedowice, Sedowo, Sedów, in Lublin, Bydgoszcz, Piotrków, and Sieradz voivodeships.
SEFCIK Czech
Variant of Sevčik.
SEJKORA Czech, Slovak
Sejkora means titmouse in Czech.
SEKULIC Serbian
There is possibility that name come from latin word secolo, means century. Usual Serb end of surname is IC. All Serbs-Montenegrians, also small number of Croats who has that surname has origion from heart of Montenegro... [more]
SELESNICK Russian, Latvian
Also spelled:... [more]
SELIMOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of Selim".
SELMERLYOV Russian (?)
Russian translation of ZELMERLÖW.
SEMENOV Russian
Means "son of SEMYON".
SERGEEV Russian
Means "son of SERGEY".
SERGEYEV Russian
Alternate transcription of SERGEEV.
SERPIK Russian
A diminutive of sickle. "little sickle"
SEVELEV Russian
Derived by means of suffix "-ev" from Old Slavic verb sheveliti (se) meaning to make noise, to whirr, to rustle, to whistle, to wander. Initially it designated someone bold, daring, hardy, spirited... [more]
SEVER Croatian, Slovene
From Proto-Slavic sěverъ meaning ''north''.
SEWINA German, Polish
The first available record of the Sewina family name is around 1620 in the province of Silesia, a mixed cultural region between Germany and Poland. Once part of the Prussian Empire and Germany. After World War Two, the area is now part of Poland... [more]
SHAMANOV Russian
Means "son of the shaman", derived from Russian шама́н (šamán).
SHANDERA Czech (Anglicized, Modern)
Shandera is anglicized for Šandera, a patronymic for Alexander (son of Alexander), the euiqvalent of Sandoor in Hungarian or Sanders in English.
SHCHEGLOV Russian
From Russian щегол (shchegol) meaning "goldfinch".
SHCHEGLOVA Russian
Feminine counterpart of SHCHEGLOV.
SHCHEPKIN Russian
From Russian щепка (shchepka) meaning "sliver, splinter, chip".
SHCHEPKINA Russian
Feminine spelling of SHCHEPKIN.
SHCHUSEV Russian
Surname derived from Alexey Shchusev
SHCHYOTKIN Russian
From the Russian word щетка, meaning "brush".
SHCHYOTKINA Russian
Feminine transcription of SHCHYOTKIN.
SHEPTITSKIY Ukrainian
This indicates familial origin with the village of Sheptychi in Ukraine, which, as of February 2017, is located within Sambir Raion in the Lviv Oblast.
SHERESHEVSKY Russian, Jewish
Russian Jewish surname derived from Шерешёво (Shereshyovo), the Russian name for the Belarusian city of Шарашова (Sharashova), itself probably derived from the Belarusian dialectal word шэраш (sherash) meaning "ice on (a) river" or "gray"... [more]
SHEVELEV Russian
Derived by means of suffix "-ev" from Old Slavic verb sheveliti (se) meaning to make noise, to whirr, to rustle, to whistle, to wander. Initially it designated someone bold, daring, hardy, spirited.
SHIEMKE German, Polish, Slavic
Americanized spelling of Kashub Name: "Shiemke" Root Name: "Schimke" "Szymek" or "Szymko" ... [more]
SHLOMOV Jewish, Russian
Means "son of SHLOMO".
SHMELEV Russian
From a bumble, which is "шмель" in Russian
SHOPA Ukrainian
Jewish, found in Russia, Lithuania and Ukraine. Native spelling is Шопа.
SHOSTAKOVICH Russian
Last name of the Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich.
SHUBIN Russian
Derived from Russian шуба (shuba) meaning "fur coat".
SHURGOT Polish, English (American)
Americanized spelling of SZURGOT.
SHVEDOV Russian
From Russian швед (shved) meaning "Swede, Swedish person".
SHVEDOVA Russian
Russian feminine spelling of SHVEDOV.
SHWETS Ukrainian
Variant of Shwetz
SIDOROV Russian
Means "son of Sidor", SIDOR being a short form of Isidor.
SIEMIĄTKOWSKI Polish
It indicates familial origin within in either one of a cluster of Masovian villages.
SIENKO Polish
From the personal name Simon/Symon or Syzon
SIESZTRZEWITOWSKI Polish
A polish surname which is mostly used in Poland and polish area.
ŠIMENC Croatian
Derived from the forename ŠIME.
ŠIMIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of ŠIMO".
ŠIMIČIĆ Croatian
Šimičić comes from the name Šimun, which is the Croatian form of Simeon, which means flatter and/or listener.... [more]
SIMONOV Russian
Means "son of Simon".
SIMONOVICH Russian
Means "Son of Simon".
ŠIMUN Croatian
Derived from the forename ŠIMUN.
ŠIMUNDIĆ Croatian
Means "son of ŠIMUN".
ŠIMUNEC Croatian
Means "son of ŠIMUN".
ŠIMUNIĆ Croatian
Means "son of ŠIMUN".
ŠIMUNKOVIĆ Croatian
Derived from the forename ŠIMUN.
ŠIMUNOVIĆ Croatian
Means ''son of ŠIMUN''.
SIS Czech
Derived from German süss "sweet".
SKAWINSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Skawina in Kraków province.
SKIBNIEWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Podlachian villages: Skibniew-Kurcze or Skibniew-Podawce.
SKLENÁŘ Czech
Means "glassworker".
SKLORENKO Ukrainian
Glassmakers son
SKLUEFF Russian (Latinized, Rare, ?)
Means bird of prey. From Russia. Was changed by the government from Cellieic letters to Latin letters. Unknown if it was change in Russia or Harbin, Chun where they escaped Bolshevism.
SKOWROŃSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Skowronów, Skowronna, or Skowronki, all named with Polish skowronek meaning "skylark".
SKRZYPCZAK Polish
One who plays a stringed instrument... [more]
SKRZYSZEWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Skrzyszew.
ŠKUDLÁREK Czech
Nickname for a stingy person, from a derivative Czech škudil meaning "stingy","tight-fisted".
SKURA Polish
Polish name meaning tanner.
SKWIERCZYŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within a cluster of 3 Podlachian villages: Skwierczyn-Dwór, Skwierczyn Lacki, & Skwierczyn-Wieś.
SŁODKI Polish
It means "sweet" in Polish.
SLOJKOWSKI Polish
Literally Means: ""Slow Cow Ski"" Family name created by the creation of a winter-sport in Poland/Germany, where for village entertainment, the local dairy farm would take their slowest (for reasons of safety) cows & place them on oversized set of snow ski's... [more]
SŁOMIŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Masovian villages named Słomin.
SŁOMKOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Słomków, Słomkowa, or Słomkowo, all named with słomka meaning "little straw".
SLOVENSKY Czech
Ethnic name for someone from Slovakia or who had connections with Slovakia.
SLOWINSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Slowin in Gorzów voivodeship. From the adjective slowinski, denoting a member of the Slowincy, a Slavic people living in Pomerania.
SLUCKI Belarusian
Means "of Sluck", a town in the Minsk region.
SMARCH Ukrainian (Anglicized), Russian (Anglicized)
Smarch is most likely an anglicized form of the surnames Smarchkov, Smarchkova, Smarchi, Smarchevsky, and Smarchevskaya.... [more]
SMETANA Czech
Means "cream".
ŠMIGIÆ Serbian
It is old Serbian surname.It's origins are probably from Kosovo.
ŚMIGIELSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish town of Śmigiel.
SMIRNOFF Russian
Variant transcription of SMIRNOV.
SMIRNOVA Russian
Feminine equivalent of SMIRNOV.
SMOKVINA Croatian
Derived from smokva meaning ''fig''.
SMOLIN Russian
From smola, meaning "tar".
SOBANSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Sobanice, in Ciechanów voivodeship.
SOBRANIE Macedonian (Rare)
Sobranie means "Parliament" in Macedonian.
SOINTU Finnish, Karelian
"chord (music)"
ŠOJKA Croatian
Derived from šojka meaning ''jay'' (the bird).
SOKIĆ Croatian
Derived from Turksh sokak, meaning "street". The word is still used in Croatian meaning "little street, alley". Most people with this surname live in Cernik, Croatia.
SOKOLOVA Bulgarian, Russian
Means "daughter of SOKOL".
SOKOLOVIĆ Bosnian
From sokol meaning "falcon", a nickname or an occupational name for a falconer.
SOLAK Polish
Surname; meaning seller of salt or salt
SOLECKI Polish
Habitational surname for someone from any of a number of places called Solec, named with sól ‘salt’.
SOLOKOV Russian
Derived from the Russian word 'Sokol', meaning 'falcon'. It is one of the most common Russian surnames, appearing in the top ten.
SOLOKOVA Russian
Feminine form of SOLOKOV.
SOMOV Russian
Derived from Russian сом (som) meaning "catfish".
SOMOVA Russian
Feminine form of SOMOV. This is borne by Russian ballerina Alina Somova (1985-).
SOROKA Ukrainian, Jewish
From the nickname Soroka meaning "magpie", which indicates a thievish person or a person with a white streak of hair among black hair.
SOROKIN Russian
From soroka, meaning "magpie".
SOTAK Slovak
Habitational name from Soták, an eastern Slovak region near Humenné.
ŠPAČEK Czech
Means "tipcat". Pronounced "sh:pah-CZEK".
SPACEK Polish
This is the surname of American actress Sissy Spacek (born December 25, 1949).
SPICER English, Jewish, Polish
English: occupational name for a seller of spices, Middle English spic(i)er (a reduced form of Old French espicier, Late Latin speciarius, an agent derivative of species ‘spice’, ‘groceries’, ‘merchandise’).... [more]
SPIRIDOVICH Russian
Possibly from the Greek given name SPIRIDON.
SPOKONY Russian (Anglicized, ?)
comes from the english version of the pronunciation of the Russian word for calm
SRNA Croatian
Means ''doe''.
SROKA Polish
From the Polish word sroka, meaning "magpie".
STALIN Russian
Derived from the Russian word сталь meaning "steel". It is the alias surname of Ioseb Jughashvili, more commonly known as Joseph Stalin, former dictator of the Soviet Union.
STANIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of STANKO".
STANISLAW Polish, German
Polish from the personal name Stanislaw, composed of the Slavic elements stani ‘become’ + slav ‘glory’, ‘fame’, ‘praise’... [more]
STANISŁAWSKI Polish
Coming from any of the towns Stanisławów, Stanisławice, etc.. in Poland.
STARČEVIĆ Croatian
Means "son of an old man" from star "old".
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