All Submitted Surnames

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Schick German
A nickname given to a person who's smart, stylish, and well-dressed.
Schicklgruber German (Austrian)
This was the surname of Maria Schicklgruber (April 15, 1795 - January 7, 1847), the mother of Adolf Hitler.
Schie German
From a nickname that meant "shy".
Schiefelbein German
Habitational name from Schievelbein in Pomerania.
Schiff German, Jewish
From Middle High German Schif "ship", indicating the bearer was either a sailor, or lived in a house distinguished by a ship sign.
Schild German, Dutch
Occupational name for a maker or painter of shields, from Middle High German, Middle Dutch schilt "shield".
Schild Jewish
From German Schild "shield", "(house) sign", applied either as an ornamental name or as a habitational name for someone who lived in a house distinguished by a sign.
Schildhauer German
First appeared during the Middle Ages in Central Europe/Germany. The name means "Shield-Maker" and suggests correlation to Blacksmiths or or other forms of metalwork in the time period.
Schiller German
Nickname for someone with a squint, from an agent derivative of Middle High German schilhen, schiln 'to squint'.
Schimmelpenninck Dutch, Flemish
White horse penny. An old family, whose origin is uncertain, but who have for centuries ranked among the nobles of Gelderland and Zutphen. One of the name was also a burgomaster of Cologne in 1409; and, the same year, another held the office of alderman of Brussels.
Schincariol Italian, Portuguese
Unknown meaning.
Schink Upper German, Dutch
Nickname for someone with long or otherwise remarkable legs, from Middle High German schinke ‘thigh’, ‘leg’. Compare Schenkel. ... [more]
Schinker German
Unknown, though I would very much like to know. Possible Hungarian influence as well as German.
Schirokauer German, Yiddish
Derived from the town of Sieraków in the Silesian Voivodeship in Poland.
Schlatter Upper German
Topographic name from Middle High German slâte "reedy place", or a habitational name from any of several places named Schlatt, from the same word.
Schleicher German
Could derive from the word schleifen meaning "to grind" but most likely is derived from the word schleicher "to sneak, creeper".
Schleifer German
Derived from the word schleifen "to grind, polish".
Schlemmer German
Derived from a Middle High German word meaning "feast" and thus used as a nickname for a "gourmet".
Schlep German
Probably a nickname or occupational name for a laborer or carrier, especially in a mine, from Middle Low German slepen, Middle High German slepen 'to drag or carry (a load)' (modern German schleppen, schleifen).
Schley German
Name for someone living by the Schlei river.
Schloss German
Shortened form of Schlosser.
Schlossberg German
Ornamental name composed of German Schloss ‘castle’ + Berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.
Schlote German
literal meaning: smokestack
Schlott German, Low German
Occupational name for a locksmith, from Middle Low German slot 'lock'.
Schmadeka Low German
Low German variant of Schmied + the diminutive suffix -ke
Schmaltz German (Rare), German (Austrian, Rare)
Schmaltz is a German and Austrian surname. It was used as an occupational surname for chandlers.
Schmidlapp German
Derived from Middle High German smit "smith, metalworker" and lap(pe) meaning "cloth, patch, rag".
Schmidlkofer German, German (Austrian)
Occupational name for a farmer who was also a blacksmith, derived from a diminutive of Middle High German smit meaning "smith" and the suffix -kofer (a variant of -hofer).
Schmidtke German
Diminutive form of Schmidt.
Schmidtová Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of the German surname Schmidt through the feminine suffix -ová.
Schmiedt German
Variant spelling of Schmidt.
Schmoeckel German (East Prussian)
Originally Smekel. In the 17th century the ‘Sm’ in Low German was gradually replaced by the ‘Schm’ from High German. ... [more]
Schmuck German, German (Austrian)
From Middle High German smuc meaning "jewel", "finery", hence a metonymic occupational name for a jeweler, or a nickname for someone who wore a prominent jewel or ornament.North German: nickname from Middle Low German smuck meaning "neat", "dainty".
Schnee German, Popular Culture
A German surname meaning "snow". One fictional bearer of this surname is Weiss Schnee, a main character from the popular web series RWBY.
Schneid German, Jewish
Variant form of Schneider. Means "cut"
Schnieder German
North German and American variant of Schneider
Schock German
German origin. Means "shock" in German, as in surprise.
Schoen German, Jewish, Dutch
German (Schön) nickname for a handsome or pleasant man, from Middle High German schoene ‘fine’, ‘beautiful’; ‘refined’, ‘friendly’, ‘nice’. ... [more]
Schoenberg German, Jewish
Means "beautiful mountain" in German
Schoene German
German (Schöne): variant of Schoen 1.
Schoenmaker Dutch
Dutch word for "shoemaker."
Schoenwetter German
German (Schönwetter): nickname for someone with a happy disposition, from Middle High German schœn ‘beautiful’, ‘fine’, ‘nice’ + wetter ‘weather’.
Scholem Yiddish
From the given name Scholem.
Scholes English
A name for a person who lives in a shed.
Scholten Dutch
From Middle Dutch scholte "sheriff, bailiff, village headman" or a patronymic of the given name Scholte.
Schömer German
Nickname for an offensive person, from Middle High German schemen "to insult."
Schomer Jewish
From Hebrew shomer "watchman".
Schommer German
"one who was a gossip, a vagabond or rascal"... [more]
Schön German, Swedish
Derived from Middle High German schoene "beautiful, friendly".
Schönenberger German
Habitational name for someone from any of several places in Germany and Switzerland named Schönenberg.
Schops German
Means "scoop maker"
Schorgl German (Austrian)
Austrian meaning, “Lover of the land”, used by farmers.
Schorr German
In the south a topographic name from Middle High German schor(re) 'steep rock', 'rocky shore'.
Schorsch German
Possibly from the given name George, pronounced SHORSH in South-Western Germany. As a Jewish name, it may come from the surname Shor.
Schotte German
From schotte, an ethnic name for a Scottish person or somebody of such descent.
Schottenstein German, Jewish
Ornamental name meaning "bulkhead stone" in German.
Schottland ?
Uncertain. Would seem to be derived from Schottland, 'Scotland', thus an ethnic name for an individual of such descent. ... [more]
Schottlander German, Jewish, Dutch
From German Schottland, 'Scotland' and, in some cases, denoted an immigrant from Scotland or Ireland. Numerous Irish fled to continental Europe after the Anglo-Norman invasion in the 13th century.... [more]
Schottler German
Occupational name for a wood turner, Middle Low German scoteler (an agent derivative of scotel ‘wooden bowl’).
Schou Danish
Topographic name for someone who lived by a small wood, from a Germanized form of Danish skov 'wood', 'forest', 'copse'.
Schoug Swedish
Variant of Skog.
Schough Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Swedish Skog or of German Schug.
Schouten Dutch
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Schouten (disambiguation))... [more]
Schram German, English, Yiddish
Derived from German Schramme (Middle High German schram(me)) and Yiddish shram, all of which mean "scar".
Schramm German
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic nickname for a person with a scar, from Middle High German schram(me), German Schramme, Yiddish shram ‘scar’.
Schreur Dutch (Dutchified, Rare)
Comes from two places; one from the German word stemming from "schrien", or "shout", and two from the Dutch word stemming from "schreuder", or "tailor".
Schrock German
Some think that the last name Schrock comes from the German word which meant something along the lines of "Jump" or "Leaps" and was probably a nickname to someone who was a great jumper, or someone who was easily startled.
Schrödinger German
Denoted a person from Schröding, a old placename in Bavaria.
Schroot Dutch
Nickname for a person who collects scraps of food,from the Dutch word "schroot" meaning "scrap". Name was usually given to someone who was impoverished.
Schuch German
Likely derived from SCHUMACHER (Shoe Maker)
Schueler German
The surname Schueler was first found in southern Germany, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history.
Schug American, German
From the German word Schuh "shoe". ... [more]
Schuknecht German
Occupational name for a shoemaker’s assistant, from Middle High German schuoch meaning "shoe" + knecht meaning "journeyman", "assistant".
Schul German
A variant of Schult
Schuler Jewish
Occupational name for a Talmudic scholar or the sexton of a synagogue, from an agent derivative of Yiddish shul "synagogue".
Schuller German
Possibly a habitational name from Schüller in the Eifel.
Schuman German
From the old german scuoh "shoe" and man "man", an occupational name for a shoe maker
Schumer Jewish, German (Rare)
Possibly taken from Middle Low German schumer meaning "good for nothing, vagabond". Notable bearers are American comedian Amy Schumer (b. 1981) and American politician Charles Ellis "Chuck" Schumer (b... [more]
Schutte Dutch, Low German
Dutch and North German (Schütte) occupational name for an archer, from Middle Low German schutten ‘to shoot’. Compare German Schuetz.
Schutz German
Occupational surname for an archer or a watchman (from Middle High German schützen "to guard or protect"). Also a habitational name from Schutz, a place near Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
Schwaab German
The surname of German VfB Stuttgart footballer Daniel Schwaab, born in Waldkirch, Germany.
Schwab German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from Swabia (German Schwaben), from Middle High German Swap, German Schwabe ‘Swabian’. The region takes its name from a Germanic tribe recorded from the 1st century BC in the Latin form Suebi or Suevi, of uncertain origin; it was an independent duchy from the 10th century until 1313, when the territory was broken up.
Schwabe German
1. The name given to those who lived in Swabia
Schwan German
Means "Swan" in German.
Schwanbeck German
Habitational name from any of several places so named, for example near Lübeck and near Anklam.
Schwandt German
Topographic name for someone who lived in a forest clearing, from Middle High German swant (from swenden "to thin out", "make disappear", causative from swinden "to disappear" modern German schwinden.
Schwandt German
Habitational name from any of the various places called Schwand or Schwanden, all in southern Germany, named with this element, from Middle High German swant (from swenden "to thin out", "make disappear", causative from swinden "to disappear" modern German schwinden.
Schwanz German
Form of Schwan. Also means tail in German.
Schwartzman Jewish
Nickname for a dark-skinned or dark-haired person, from German schwarz meaning "black" and man meaning "man, person".
Schwarzberg German
Variant of Schwartzberg, which means "black mountain" in German.
Schwarzkopf German
Means "black head", from German Schwarz "black", and Kopf "head".
Schweder German, Upper German
German: ethnic name for a Swede.... [more]
Schweer Low German
North German: variant of Schweder or Schwehr.
Schwehr German
German: relationship name, a variant of Schwäher, a variant of Schwager.
Schweigert German
Derives from an agent derivative of the German "schweigen", to be silent, and the nickname would have been given to a silent, quiet, taciturn person.
Schweinhardt German
an occupational or nickname having to do with pigs
Schweinsteiger German
Means "Swine Climber". ... [more]
Schweitz German
Ethnic name for a Swiss, from German Schweitz meaning "Swiss".
Schwer Upper German, German, Jewish
South German relationship name from Middle High German sweher ‘father-in-law’. ... [more]
Schwertfuehrer German (Austrian)
Sword leader; military general or other leadership position
Schwieder German
Derived from the given name Swider.
Schwier German
Contracted form of Schwieder.
Schwiers German
Patronymic form of Schwier.
Schwimer German, Jewish
Occupational name meaning "swimmer" in German. As a Jewish name, it may be ornamental.
Schwing German
Occupational name for someone whose job was to swingle flax, i.e. to beat the flax with a swingle in order to remove the woody parts of the plant prior to spinning, from Middle German swingen meaning "to swing" or swing meaning "swingle".
Scillato Italian, Sicilian
Comes from the commune of Scillato in Sicily, Italy, southeast of Palermo.
Sciortino Italian
Occupational name from a diminutive of sciorta, sciurta "city guard, watchman, policeman" (Arabic ̣shuṛtī).
Sciuto Italian
Meaning "thin"... [more]
Scobie Scottish
Means "person from Scobie", an unidentified place in Perth and Kinross ("thorny place"). A fictional bearer is Henry Scobie, the conscience-wracked and ultimately suicidal deputy commissioner of police in Graham Greene's West Africa-set novel 'The Heart of the Matter' (1948).
Scoggins Scottish
Scottish form of the Dutch Scroggins surname.
Scogings English, 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.
Scognamiglio Italian
Literally "millet thresher", probably from the Neapolitan verb scugnà ("to thresh") and miglio ("millet"), denoting cereal threshers.
Scorfano Italian
Was in the Disney + Original Movie, Luca. "Alberto Scorfano"
Scornavacche Italian
Possibly deriving from Italian words scorno meaning shame, and vacca meaning cow. Sicilian variant of Scornavacca.
Scotford English
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".
Scotland English
(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"
Scroggins Dutch
From Holland
Scroggs English
From Middle English scrogge meaning "brushwood".
Scroggs Scottish
Derived from a place in Scotland named Scrogges.
Scudamore Anglo-Norman
A locational surname that was first recorded in England in 1264. Derived from one of the ancient villages of Fifield Scudamore or Upton Scudamore, with Scudamore coming from the Old English scitemor, which means "one who lived at the moor."
Scuderi Sicilian
Patronymic form of Scudero, a status name equivalent to English Squire, from scudero "shield-bearer", Latin scutarius, an agent derivative of scutum "shield"... [more]
Scullin Old Irish
The surname Scullin originates from the pre 10th century O' Sceallain, which itself derives from the word 'sceall' meaning the stone of a fruit or the kernel.
Scurlock Welsh, Irish
Obscure, probably derived from 'ystog', a Welsh word meaning 'fortress'
Scurry Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Scoireadh, meaning ‘descendant of Scoireadh’.
Seaborn English
From an Old English personal name derived from the elements "sea, lake" and beorn "warrior".
Seaforth English
The name of a projection of the sea on the east coast of Lewis, on the Long Island, Scotland. Means "the forth of the sea".
Seager English, German (Modern)
English: from the Middle English personal name Segar, Old English S?gar, composed of the elements s? ‘sea’ + gar ‘spear’.... [more]
Seagle English (American)
Americanized form of Jewish Segal or German Siegel.
Seagrave English
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".
Seah Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Xie chiefly used in Singapore.
Seal English
Variant of Seals, perhaps an occupational name for a person who makes saddles.
Sealy English
Derived from Old English sælig "blessed, fortunate, prosperous, happy" and was used as a term to describe someone with a cheerful, happy disposition.
Seaman English
Means "born by a sailor".
Sean English
The stage Surname of English singer Jay Sean (born Kamaljit Singh Jhooti)
Sears English
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.
Season English
Likely a corruption of the surname Searson, meaning "son of Saer".
Seatter Scottish
From an ancient barony called "The lands of Setter", Stromness, Orkney. Derives from the Ancient Norse word "saetr" meaning a hut or shelter for animals.
Seb Hindi
From सेब (seb) meaning "apple".
Sebas French
From the given name Sebastien.
Sebastíansdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Sebastían" in Icelandic.
Sebastíansson Icelandic
Means "son of Sebastían" in Icelandic.
Sebert German, French
From a German personal name composed of the elements sigi meaning "victory" + berht meaning "bright", "famous".
Sebestyén Hungarian
From the given name Sebestyén.
Secară Romanian
It means "rye" in Romanian.
Secker English
Variant of Saker.
Second French
From the given name Second.
Secondo Italian
From the given name Secondo
Secrest German
Variant of German Siegrist.
Secundino Galician
From the given name Secundino
Sedaine French
Derived from the given name Sidoine.
Sedaris Greek
David Sedaris, author of Calypso and others, and Amy Sedaris, actress and comedienne, are two well-known siblings with the surname.
Seddik Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic صَدِيق (ṣadīq) meaning "friend".
Seddiki Arabic (Maghrebi)
Maghrebi cognate of Siddiqui (chiefly Algerian).
Seddon English
"Broad hill" in Old English. A surname that most occurs in Merseyside, and Lancashire.
Sedgwick English
Habitational name from Sedgwick in Cumbria, so named from the Middle English personal name Sigg(e) (from Old Norse Siggi or Old English Sicg, short forms of the various compound names with the first element "victory") + Old English wic "outlying settlement", "dairy farm"; or from Sedgewick in Sussex, named with Old English secg (sedge) + wic.
Sedin Swedish
Two famous bearers are the Swedish ice hockey players, and twins, Henrik and Daniel Sedin (b. 1980).
Sediqi Persian
Persian form of Siddiqui.
Sedita Italian
From Italian sei "six" + dita, plural of dito "finger", hence a nickname either for someone having six fingers or metaphorically for someone who was very dextrous.
Sedlack Czech (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of Czech Sedlák (see also Sedlak).
Sedon English
Variant of "Seddon"
Sedowski Polish
Habitational name from places called Sedowice, Sedowo, Sedów, in Lublin, Bydgoszcz, Piotrków, and Sieradz voivodeships.
See English, 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".
Seedat Indian (Muslim)
“Lord” in Hindustani. Comes from "Sidi". May be Egyptian, Arabic or Persian in origin.
Seeder Estonian
Seeder is an Estonian surname meaning "cedar".
Seehuus Norwegian
Norwegian for "house by the sea."
Seekins English (British)
Probably a variant of English Seekings, a Cambridgeshire name of unexplained etymology.
Seel German
Occupational name for a person who makes or sells ropes.
Seeley English
Variant of Sealy.