All Surnames

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STANEV Bulgarian
Means "son of Stane", Stane being a diminutive of STANISLAV.
STANFORD English
Derived from various English place names meaning "stone ford" in Old English.
STANLEY English
From various place names meaning "stone clearing" in Old English. A notable bearer was the British-American explorer and journalist Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904).
STANTON English
From one of the many places named Stanton or Staunton in England, derived from Old English stan meaning "stone" and tun meaning "enclosure, town".
STÁREK Czech
Czech cognate of STAREK.
STAREK Polish
From a nickname derived from Polish stary "old".
STARK English, German
From a nickname meaning "strong, rigid", from Old English stearc or Old High German stark.
STAROSTA Polish
Means "mayor, leader, elder" in Polish.
STARR English
From Middle English sterre meaning "star". This was usually a nickname, but it could also occasionally be a sign name from the name of an inn called the Star.
STARRETT Scottish
Originally indicated a person from Stairaird, an estate in Scotland.
STASIUK Ukrainian, Polish
From a diminutive of the given name STANISLAV.
STATHAM English
From the name of a village in the English county of Cheshire, derived from Old English stæð meaning "wharf, landing place" and ham "home, settlement".
STAUSS German
Means "buttocks" from Middle High German stuz.
STAVROS Greek
From the given name STAVROS.
STAWSKI Polish
Derived from Polish staw meaning "pond".
STEED English
Occupational name for one who tended horses, derived from Middle English steed, in turn derived from Old English steda meaning "stallion".
STEELE English
Occupational name for a steelworker, from Old English stele meaning "steel".
STEEN Low German
Low German variant of STEIN.
STEENSEN Danish
Means "son of STEEN".
STEFANIDIS Greek
Means "son of STEFANOS" in Greek.
STEFANOV Bulgarian
Means "son of STEFAN".
STEFANOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of STEFAN".
STEFANSEN Danish
Means "son of STEFAN".
STEFANSSON Swedish
Means "son of STEFAN".
STEFFEN Low German, English
Derived from the given name STEPHEN.
STEFFENSEN Danish
Means "son of STEFFEN".
STEIN German, Jewish
From Old High German stein meaning "stone". It might indicate the original bearer lived near a prominent stone or worked as a stonecutter. As a Jewish name it is ornamental.
STEINMANN German
Means "stone man" in German, used as a habitational name for a person who lived near a prominent stone or an occupational name for a stone worker.
STEINSSON Icelandic
Means "son of STEINN".
STENBERG Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from Scandinavian sten "stone" and berg "mountain". As a Swedish name it is ornamental.
STENDAHL Swedish
Ornamental name derived from Swedish sten "stone" and dahl "valley" (modern spelling dal).
STENGER German
Occupational name for a post maker, from Old High German stanga "pole".
ŠTĚPÁNEK Czech
Derived from a diminutive of the given name ŠTĚPÁN.
STEPHANIDIS Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Στεφανιδης (see STEFANIDIS).
STEPHENS English
Derived from the given name STEPHEN.
STEPHENSON English
Means "son of STEPHEN".
STERLING Scottish
Derived from city of Stirling, which is itself of unknown meaning.
STERN (1) English
From Old English styrne meaning "stern, severe". This was used as a nickname for someone who was stern, harsh, or severe in manner or character.
STERN (2) German, Jewish
German cognate of STARR.
STERNBERG Jewish
Ornamental name derived from old German stern "star" and berg "mountain".
STEUBE German
Variant of STEUBEN.
STEUBEN German
Name for a dweller by a stump of a large tree, from Middle Low German stubbe "stub".
STEWART Scottish
Occupational name for an administrative official of an estate or steward, from Old English stig "house" and weard "guard". The Stewart family (sometimes spelled Stuart) held the Scottish crown for several centuries. One of the most famous members of the Stewart family was Mary, Queen of Scots.
STIDOLPH English
From the Old English given name STITHULF.
STIEBER German
Derived from Middle High German stiuben meaning "to run away". It may have been given as a nickname to a cowardly person or a thief.
STIGSSON Swedish
Means "son of STIG".
STILO Italian
Derived from the name of the town of Stilo in southern Italy. It is possibly derived from Greek στυλος (stylos) meaning "column, pillar".
STJEPANIĆ Croatian
Means "son of STJEPAN".
ST JOHN English
From a place named for Saint JOHN.
ST MARTIN French
From a place named for Saint MARTIN.
STODDARD English
Occupational name for a horse keeper, from Old English stod "stallion, stud" and hierde "herder".
STOJANOV Macedonian
Means "son of STOJAN".
STOLARZ Polish
Occupational name from Polish stolarz meaning "joiner, maker of furniture".
STONE English
Name for a person who lived near a prominent stone or worked with stone, derived from Old English stan.
STOPPELBEIN German
Means "stump leg" from Middle Low German stoppel "stump" and bein "leg".
STORSTRAND Norwegian
Originally denoted someone from Storstrand farm in Norway, derived from stor meaning "big" and strand meaning "beach".
STOYANOV Bulgarian
Means "son of STOYAN".
ST PIERRE French
From a French place named for Saint PETER.
STRAND Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
From Old Norse strǫnd meaning "beach, sea shore". It was originally given to someone who lived on or near the sea.
STRANGE English
Derived from Middle English strange meaning "foreign", ultimately from Latin extraneus.
STRAUB German
From Old High German strub meaning "rough, unkempt".
STREET English
Habitational name for a person who lived in a place called Street, for example in Somerset. It is derived from Old English stræt meaning "Roman road", from Latin strata.
STRICKLAND English
From the name of a town in Cumbria, derived from Old English stirc "calf, young bullock" and land "cultivated land".
STRINGER English
Occupational name for a maker of string or bow strings, from Old English streng "string".
STRNAD Czech, Slovene
Means "bunting" in Czech and Slovene.
STROBEL German
Diminutive form of STRAUB.
STROHKIRCH German
Means "straw church" in German.
STROMAN German
Means "straw man" in German, an occupational name for a seller of straw.
STROUD English
From Old English strod meaning "marshy ground overgrown with brushwood".
STRUDWICK English
From an English place name derived from Old English strod meaning "marshy ground overgrown with brushwood" and wíc meaning "village, town".
STRUNA Slovene, Czech
From Slavic struna meaning "string, cord", possibly denoting a maker of rope.
STUBER German
Occupational name for the owner of an inn, derived from Old High German stuba "room".
STÜCK German, Jewish
From Old High German stucki meaning "piece, part".
STUMPF German
Nickname for a short person or a topographic name someone who lived near a prominent stump, from Middle High German stumpf.
STURM German
Means "storm" in German, originally a nickname for a volatile person.
STYLES English
Locational name for one who lived near a steep hill, from Old English stigol "stile, set of steps".
SUÁREZ Spanish
Means "son of SUERO".
SUCHÝ Czech
Means "dry" in Czech. This was a nickname for a thin person.
SUDWORTH English
From an English place name composed of Old English suþ "south" and worþ "enclosure".
SUERO Spanish
Derived from the given name SUERO.
SUESS German
Variant of SÜß. A famous bearer was the American children's author Dr. Seuss (1904-1991), who was born Theodor Seuss Geisel.
SULLIVAN Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish name Ó Súileabháin meaning "descendant of Súileabhán". The name Súileabhán means "little dark eye".
SULTAN Arabic
From a nickname meaning "sultan, ruler" in Arabic.
SULTANA Bengali, Urdu, Maltese
Bengali, Urdu and Maltese form of SULTAN.
SULZBACH German
Toponymic name from German places named Sulzbach meaning "salty stream", derived from Old High German sulza "salty water" and bah "stream".
SUMMERFIELD English
Originally indicated the bearer was from a town of this name, derived from Old English sumor "summer" and feld "field".
SUMNER English
Occupational name for a summoner, an official who was responsible for ensuring the appearance of witnesses in court, from Middle English sumner, ultimately from Latin submonere "to advise".
SUN Chinese
From Chinese (sūn) meaning "grandchild, descendant". A famous bearer of the surname was Sun Tzu, the 6th-century BC author of 'The Art of War'.
SUNDÉN Swedish
From Swedish sund meaning "sound, strait".
SUNG Chinese
Alternate transcription of Chinese (see SONG).
SÜSS German
Variant of SÜß.
SÜß German
From Old High German suozi meaning "sweet".
SUTHERLAND Scottish
Regional name for a person who came from the former county by this name in Scotland. It is derived from Old Norse suðr "south" and land "land", because it was south of the Norse colony of Orkney.
SUTTON English
From various English place names meaning "south town".
SUZUKI Japanese
From Japanese (suzu) meaning "bell" and (ki) meaning "tree, wood". This is the second most common surname in Japan.
SVÉD Hungarian
Means "Swedish" in Hungarian.
SVENDSEN Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of SVEND".
SVENSSON Swedish
Means "son of SVEN".
SVOBODA Czech
Means "freedom" in Czech. This was a medieval name for a freeman, someone who was not a serf.
SWANGO German
Americanized form of SCHWANGAU.
SWEET English
From a nickname meaning "sweet, pleasant", from Old English swete.
SWINDLEHURST English
From the place name Swinglehurst in the Forest of Bowland in central Lancashire, derived from Old English swin "swine, pig", hyll "hill" and hyrst "wood, grove".
SWITZER German
Americanized form of SCHWEITZER.
SYDNEY English
Variant of SIDNEY.
SÝKORA Czech, Slovak
Means "tit (bird)" in Czech and Slovak.
SYMONDS English
Derived from the given name SIMON (1).
SYMONS English
Derived from the given name SIMON (1).
SZABÓ Hungarian
Means "tailor" in Hungarian.
SZABOLCSI Hungarian
From the name of the Szabolcs region in Hungary, derived from the given name SZABOLCS.
SZÁNTÓ Hungarian
Occupational name for a ploughman or tiller, derived from Hungarian szánt meaning "to plow".
SZARKA Hungarian
From Hungarian szarka meaning "magpie", often used as a euphemistic term for a thief.
SZARVAS Hungarian
Means "deer" in Hungarian.
SZCZEPAŃSKI Polish
Derived from the given name SZCZEPAN.
SZÉKELY Hungarian
Denoted a person of Székely ancestry. The Székelys are a population of Hungarians who live in central Romania.
SZEKERES Hungarian
Occupational name for a cartman, derived from Hungarian szekér meaning "cart, wagon".
SZÉP Hungarian
Means "beautiful, lovely" in Hungarian.
SZEWC Polish
Means "shoemaker" in Polish.
SZILÁGYI Hungarian
Denoted one from the region of Szilágy in Hungary, derived from Hungarian szil meaning "elm" and ágy meaning "bed".
SZŐKE Hungarian
Means "blond, fair haired" in Hungarian.
SZOMBATHY Hungarian
From Hungarian szombat meaning "Saturday".
SZŰCS Hungarian
Occupational name meaning "furrier" in Hungarian.
SZWARC Polish
Polish phonetic spelling of German SCHWARZ.
SZWED Polish
Variant of SZWEDA.
SZWEDA Polish
Derived from Polish Szwed meaning "Swede, person from Sweden".
SZWEDKO Polish
Variant of SZWEDA.
TACHIBANA Japanese
From Japanese (tachibana) meaning "orange, tangerine".
TAFANI Italian
From the nickname tafano meaning "gadfly", indicating an annoying person.
TAFT English
Variant of TOFT.
TAGGART Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Irish Mac an tSagairt meaning "son of the priest". This name comes from a time when the rules of priestly celibacy were not strictly enforced.
TÄHTINEN Finnish
Derived from the given name TÄHTI.
TAILLER French
Means "tailor" from Old French tailleur.
TAILOR English
Variant of TAYLOR.
TAKÁCS Hungarian
Means "weaver" in Hungarian.
TAKAHASHI Japanese
From Japanese (taka) meaning "tall, high" and (hashi) meaning "bridge".
TAKALA Finnish
Means "(dweller in the) back", probably denoting someone who lived in a remote area, from Finnish taka.
TAKENAKA Japanese
Means "dweller amongst bamboo", from Japanese (take) meaning "bamboo" and (naka) meaning "middle".
TAMARO Italian
Possibly from the Germanic given name THIETMAR. It is typical of the area around Trieste in northern Italy.
TAMÁS Hungarian
Derived from the given name TAMÁS.
TAMBOIA Italian
Possibly means "drummer", from Italian tamburo meaning "drum".
TAMBOLI Indian, Marathi
From the Sanskrit word ताम्बूल (tambula) meaning "betel leaves". These leaves are used in rituals and worship, and the name was originally given to a person who grew or sold them.
TAN Taiwanese
Min Nan romanization of CHEN.
TANAKA Japanese
Means "dweller in the rice fields", from Japanese (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy" and (naka) meaning "middle".
TANG Chinese
From Chinese (táng) referring to the Tang dynasty, which ruled China from 618 to 907.
TANGEMAN German
Originally indicated a person from a place named Tange in northern Germany.
TANNER English
Occupational name for a person who tanned animal hides, from Old English tannian "to tan", itself from Late Latin and possibly ultimately of Celtic origin.
TANZER German
Means "dancer" in German, derived from Middle High German tanzen "to dance".
TANZI Italian
From a short form of the given name COSTANZO.
TAPIA Spanish
Means "mud wall" in Spanish.
TAR Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian tar meaning "bald".
TARANTINO Italian
Locational name that originally designated a person who came from Taranto, a city in southeast Italy, which was originally called Ταρας (Taras) by Greek colonists. A famous bearer of this name is the American director Quentin Tarantino (1963-).
TARPINIAN Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Դարբինյան (see DARBINYAN).
TARR Hungarian
Variant of TAR.
TASH English
From Middle English at asche meaning "at the ash tree".
TASKER English
From Middle English taske meaning "task, assignment". A tasker was a person who had a fixed job to do, particularly a person who threshed grain with a flail.
TASSE French
From Old French tasse "purse, bag", an occupational name for a maker or seller of purses.
TATE English
Derived from the Old English given name TATA.
TATHAM English
From the name of the town of Tatham in Lancashire, itself from the Old English given name TATA combined with ham meaning "home, settlement".
TATTON English
Originally indicated a person from a town by this name, derived from the Old English given name TATA combined with tun meaning "enclosure, yard, town".
TATUM English
Variant of TATHAM.
TAUBE German
From a nickname meaning meaning "dove" in German.
TAVERNA Italian
From the place name Taverna, common in different parts of Italy. It means "inn, tavern" in Italian.
TAWFEEK Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic توفيق (see TAWFIQ).
TAWFIQ Arabic
From the given name TAWFIQ.
TAYLOR English
Derived from Old French tailleur meaning "tailor", ultimately from Latin taliare "to cut".
TCHAIKOVSKY Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Чайковский (see CHAYKOVSKY).
TEAGAN Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Tadhgáin meaning "descendant of TADHGÁN".
TEAGUE (1) Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Taidhg meaning "descendant of TADHG".
TEAGUE (2) Cornish
From Cornish tek meaning "fair, beautiful".
TEDESCO Italian
From Italian tedesco meaning "German".
TEEL English
From Middle English tele meaning "teal, duck".
TEHRANI Persian
Indicated a person from the Iranian city of Tehran, of unknown meaning.
TEKE (1) Turkish
Originally denoted someone from Teke, Turkey.
TEKE (2) Turkish
Occupational name for a goat herder, from Turkish teke "goat".
TENNFJORD Norwegian
Originally denoted a person from Tennfjord, Norway.
TENNISON English
Means "son of DENIS".
TENNYSON English
Means "son of DENIS".
TER AVEST Dutch
Means "at the edge, eave" indicating a person who lived at the edge of a forest or under a covered shelter.
TERRANOVA Italian
Means "new land" in Italian.
TERRAZAS Spanish
Originally a name for a person from Terrazas in the Spanish city of Burgos, a place name meaning "terraces".
TERRELL English
Probably derived from the Norman French nickname tirel meaning "to pull", referring to a stubborn person.
TERRY English
Derived from the medieval name Thierry, a Norman French form of THEODORIC.
TERZI Italian
From the given name TERZO, or a name for a third child.
TERZİ Turkish
Means "tailor" in Turkish, ultimately of Persian origin.
TERZIĆ Bosnian
From Bosnian terzija meaning "tailor", ultimately of Persian origin.
TESAŘ Czech
Means "carpenter" in Czech, ultimately from the Slavic word tesla meaning "adze".
TESAŘIK Czech
Diminutive of TESAŘ.
TESSARO Italian
Occupational name meaning "weaver", ultimately from Latin texarius.
TESTA Italian
From an Italian nickname meaning "head".
TEUFEL German
From a nickname meaning "devil" in German, given to a mischievous person or one who was devil-like.
TEUNISSEN Dutch
Means "son of TEUNIS".
THACKER English
Northern Middle English variant of THATCHER.
THATCHER English
Referred to a person who thatched roofs by attaching straw to them, derived from Old English þæc meaning "thatch".
THAYER French
Americanized form of TAILLER.
THEUNISSEN Dutch
Means "son of THEUNIS".
THIBAULT French
Derived from the given name THIBAULT.
THOMAS English, French
Derived from the given name THOMAS.
THOMPSETT English
From a diminutive form of the given name THOMAS.
THOMPSON English
Means "son of THOMAS".
THORBURN English, Scottish
Derived from the Old Norse given name ÞÓRBJǪRN.
THORLEY English
From any of the various places in England called Thornley or Thorley, meaning "thorn clearing" in Old English.
THORN English, Danish
Originally applied to a person who lived in or near a thorn bush.
THORNE English
Variant of THORN.
THORNTON English
From any of the various places in England by this name, meaning "thorn town" in Old English.
THORPE English
From Old Norse þorp meaning "village".
THORSEN Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of THOR".
THRUSSELL English
From Old English þrostle meaning "song thrush", referring to a cheerful person.
THURSTAN English
Derived from the Old Norse name ÞÓRSTEINN.
THWAITE English
Indicated a dweller in a forest clearing or pasture, from Old Norse þveit "clearing, pasture".
TIEDEMANN Low German
Derived from the given name TIEDEMANN.
TIERNEY Irish
From the Irish Ó Tíghearnaigh meaning "descendant of TIGHEARNACH".
TIFFT English
Variant of TOFT.
TIGHE Irish
Anglicized form of Ó TAIDHG.
TİLKİ Turkish
From a nickname meaning "fox" in Turkish.
TILLENS Flemish
From the Germanic name Thietilo, a medieval diminutive of DIETRICH.
TÍMÁR Hungarian
Occupational name meaning "tanner" in Hungarian.
TIMBERLAKE English
From an English place name, derived from Old English timber "timber, wood" and lacu "lake, pool, stream".
TINDALL English
From Tindale, the name of a town in Cumbria, derived from the name of the river Tyne combined with Old English dæl "dale, valley".
TINKER English
Occupational name for a mender of kettles, pots and pans. The name could derive from the tinking sound made by light hammering on metal. It is possible that the word comes from the word tin, the material with which the tinker worked.
TIPTON English
Originally given to one who came from the town of Tipton, derived from the Old English given name Tippa combined with tun "enclosure, yard, town".
TIRABOSCHI Italian
Possibly of Germanic origin meaning "shepherd". This surname is typical of Lombardy.
TİRYAKİ Turkish
Possibly from a nickname meaning "stubborn" in Turkish.
TISZA Hungarian
From the river name Tisza, Hungary's second largest river.
TITTENSOR English
Indicated a person from Tittensor, England, which means "Titten's ridge".
TIVOLI Italian
Derived from the resort town of Tivoli, near Rome, originally called Tibur in Latin, of uncertain origin.
TJÄDER Swedish
Means "wood grouse" in Swedish.
TOBIAS English, German, Jewish
From the given name TOBIAS.
TOBIN English
From a diminutive of the given name TOBIAS.
TOD English
Variant of TODD.
TODARO Italian
From a regional form of a given name Todaro, a variant of TEODORO. It is quite common in Sicily.
TODD English
Means "fox", derived from Middle English todde.
TODOROV Bulgarian
Means "son of TODOR".
TOFT English
Denoted a person hailing from one of the many places in Britain of that name, derived from Old Norse topt meaning "homestead".
TOIVONEN Finnish
Derived from the given name TOIVO.
TOLBERT English
Possibly from a Germanic given name of unknown meaning, the second element of the name is derived from beraht meaning "bright, famous".
TOLEDANO Spanish
Derived from the name of the city of Toledo in Spain, which was from Latin Toletum, which may have been derived from a Celtic word meaning "hill".
TOLKIEN German
Derived from the Saxon Tollkühn meaning "foolhardy". A famous bearer was the English author J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973).
TOLLEMACHE English
Means "knapsack" in Old French.
TOLLER English
Occupational name meaning "tax gatherer", derived from Old English toln "toll, fee, tax".
TOLONI Italian
Derived from the given name BARTOLOMEO.
TOLVAJ Hungarian
Means "thief" in Hungarian.
TOMÀS Catalan
Derived from the given name TOMÀS.
TÓMASSON Icelandic
Means "son of TÓMAS".
TOMASSON Swedish
Means "son of TOMAS".
TOMČIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Derived from a diminutive of the given name TOMA (2).
TOMOV Bulgarian
Means "son of TOMA (2)".
TOOLE Irish
Variant of O'TOOLE.
TORDAI Hungarian
From Torda, the Hungarian name of the city of Turda in Romania (formerly within the Kingdom of Hungary).
TORNINCASA Italian
From a medieval Italian name given to a boy born after the death of a previous one, derived from Italian ritorna in casa "come back home".
TÖRÖK Hungarian
Means "Turkish" in Hungarian.
TOROSIAN Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Թորոսյան (see TOROSYAN).
TOROSYAN Armenian
Means "son of TOROS" in Armenian.
TORRES Spanish, Portuguese
Name for a person who lived in or near a tower, ultimately from Latin turris.
TOS Spanish
Spanish form of TOSI.
TOSELL Catalan
Catalan form of TOSI.
TOSELLI Italian
Diminutive form of TOSI.
TOSET Catalan
Catalan form of TOSI.
TOSETTI Italian
Diminutive form of TOSI.
TOSI Italian
Means "clean-shaven", usually denoting a younger man, from Latin tonsus "shaved".
TOSTO Italian
From a nickname for a tough, stubborn person, from Italian tosto "hard, tough".
TÓT Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian tót, which means "Slovak" or "Slovene".
TÓTH Hungarian
Variant of TÓT.
TOWNER English
Variant of TOLLER.
TOWNSEND English
Indicated a person who lived at the town's edge, from Old English tun "enclosure, yard, town" and ende "end, limit".
TRACEY (1) English
From the village of Tracy-sur-mer on the Normandy coast in France. It was brought to England with William the Conqueror.
TRACEY (2) Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Treasaigh meaning "descendant of TREASACH".
TRẦN Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of CHEN, from Sino-Vietnamese (trần).
TRAN Vietnamese
Simplified variant of TRẦN.
TRAPANI Italian
From the name of the Sicilian city of Trapani, derived from Greek δρεπανη (drepane) meaning "sickle".
TRASK English
Originally indicated a person from Thirsk, North Yorkshire, derived from Old Norse þresk meaning "fen, marsh".
TRAVER French
French variant of TRAVERS.
TRAVERE French
French variant of TRAVERS.
TRAVERS English, French
From an English and French place name that described a person who lived near a bridge or ford, or occasionally as an occupational name for the collector of tolls at such a location. The place name is derived from Old French traverser (which comes from Late Latin transversare), which means "to cross".
TRAVERSA Italian
Italian form of TRAVERS.
TRAVERSE French
French variant of TRAVERS.
TRAVERSI Italian
Italian form of TRAVERS.
TRAVERSINI Italian
Italian variant of TRAVERS.
TRAVERSO Italian
Italian form of TRAVERS.
TRAVERT French
French variant of TRAVERS.
TRAVES English
English variant of TRAVERS.
TRAVIESO Spanish
Spanish form of TRAVERS.