Surnames Starting with S

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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.
SWALLOW English
From Old English swealwe meaning "swallow (bird)", a nickname for someone who resembled or acted like a swallow.
SWANGO German
Americanized form of SCHWANGAU.
SWEENEY Irish
Anglicized form of MACSHUIBHNE.
SWEET English
From a nickname meaning "sweet, pleasant", from Old English swete.
SWIFT English
Nickname for a quick person, from Old English swift.
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.
SZYMAŃSKI Polish
From the given name SZYMON.
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