are used by Slavic peoples.
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Originally Stavnin (shutter-maker), Stavonin resulted from an incorrect spelling that stuck (for over a hundred years)... [more]
Habitational name for someone from Stefanów or Stefanowo, named with the personal name STEFAN
Possibly means 'son of Stefko', judging by the fact that Slavic suffixes such as '-ovich' and '-ovic' mean '(name)'s son'.
STILINSKI Polish (?)
The last name of one of the characters from the Teen Wolf 1980s movie and the MTV show, Stiles Stilinski.
Derivative of Stolarz
"carpenter" "joiner", with the addition of the common suffix of surnames -ski
STRAKA Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak: Nickname from straka ‘magpie’, probably for a thievish or insolent person.... [more]
Meaning uncertain. This was the name of a wealthy Russian family of merchants (later aristocrats), probably of Tatar origin.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Strojnów.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Stryjów in Zamość voivodeship, named with stryj meaning "paternal uncle", "father’s brother".
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Strzaliny.
The Stungiewicz family name is recorded in history as heraldically adopted into the Polish heraldic clan Pobog. The Pobog clan was a participant in the Union of Horodlo in the year 1413 between Polish and Lithuanian interests.... [more]
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Sułkowo Borowe.
, the name of a town in the Tula Oblast of Russia.
Habitational name for someone from places called Swierczyn (in Plock and Wloclawek voivodeships) or Swierczyna (of which there are many). The places are named with either swierk ‘spruce’ or swiercz ‘cricket’.
Derived from Polish świt
"dawn" "sun" "daylight" or świtać
"to dawn". It is a nickname for an early-riser.
This indicates familial origin within Sytkowo, a neighborhood in Poznań (the Greater Polish capital).
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish town of Szamotuły.
Habitational name from places called Szeliga
. It is not clear whether there is any connection with the Polish vocabulary word szeliga ‘coat-of-arms’.
Polish pronunciation is "sh-MAHN-dah" and Hungarian pronunciation is "s-MAHN-dah".
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Szołdry.
Nickname for a fish seller with a bad reputation, from szot
This indicates familial origin within the Podlachian village Szpakowo.
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Greater Polish villages named Szurkowo.
Habitational name for someone from Szymanów, Szymanowo, or Szymanowice.
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Greater Polish villages in Gmina Pleszew: Taczanów Pierwszy or Taczanów Drugi.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish city of Tarnów.
TARTAKOVSKY Jewish, Russian
Russian Jewish surname denoting someone originally from the village of Tartakov (Тартаків) in Ukraine. The village's name itself is derived from Ukrainian тартак (tartak)
referring to a sawmill or cutting device.
From a special kind of ax a woodworker would use - adze, called tesla
Possibly relating to the surname Todorović, commonly used by Serbs.
Slovak I have a baptismal record of my great Grandfather I can send.
Means "fat" from Russian толстый (tolstyy)
meaning "thick, stout, fat". This was the name of a Russian family of nobility; a notable member was Count Lev
"Leo" Tolstoy (1828-1910), a Russian writer.
This indicates familial origin within the Podlachian village of Tołwin.
Habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Poland called Tomaszew or Tomaszewo, formed with the personal name TOMASZ
Comes from the personal name TOMASZ
and any other name that relates to that name.
Meaning "splinter" in Czech. Nathan Triska is a teenage celebrity born in 1999.
This surname means the Lithuanian city of "Trakai", a notable bearer of this surname was Leon Trotsky.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Trzonów.
Derived from the former city of Tsaritsyn, once known as Stalingrad and currently Volgograd.
Someone who is a descendent of a person who worked for the Tsar or Emperor.
Ukrainian surname created from the Ukrainian word цибуля (tsybulya)
meaning "onion" and the patronymic ending -enko
This indicates familial origin within any of 3 Greater Polish villages: 2 named Twardowo or 1 named Twardów.
Russian surname derived from Tver Oblast (known as Kalinin from 1931-1990, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)
Uhlíř is a originally craftsman dedicated to the production of charcoal. It is also called a person involved in the distribution of coal.... [more]
Habitational name for someone from Ulatowo in Ostrołęka voivodeship, a place named with Old Polish ulot, ulatać meaning "to fly away".
Means "son of ULYAN
". A notable bearer was Vladimir
Ulyanov (1870-1924), a Russian revolutionary better known as Vladimir Lenin.
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Umiastów.
URBAN English, French, German, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Hungarian, Jewish
From a medieval personal name (Latin Urbanus meaning "city dweller", a derivative of urbs meaning "town", "city").
habitational name for someone from a place named with the personal name Urban.
From Slavic urush
which means "warrior". This was the surname of a noble family in Russia.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish town of Urzędów.
VALENTIN French, Romanian, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Czech, Russian, Bulgarian, Slovene, Croatian, Macedonian
From the given name VALENTIN
VELÍŠEK Czech, Italian, Croatian
Velliscig is an Italian surname with no small population base and spread almost exclusively in Friuli. The center of origin of this surname must be identified in the ancient Kingdom of Hungary - Bohemia between the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.... [more]
VIDOVIĆ Croatian, Serbian
It is formed by adding the patronymic suffix -ić
and the possessive infix -ov-
to the given name VID
VOBORNÍK Czech, Slovak
Příjmení Voborník vzniklo dle svého bydliště, tedy z obory. Oborníky mívali naši předkové, byli to správcové nebo strážcové obor, lesní a hajní v oborách (slovo toto žije v příjmení Oborník, Voborník)... [more]
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the Volkona river south of Moscow. This was the name of a Russian family of nobility.
Ukrainian surname taken from the word воробе́й (vorobey)
Derived from the Russian word voron
, meaning "raven". Possibly refers to a dark haired, or harsh voiced individual.
Patronymic derived from Russian ворон (voron)