All Submitted Surnames

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Stinson English, Scottish
This is one of the many patronymic forms of the male given name Stephen, i.e. son of Stephen. From these forms developed the variant patronymics which include Stim(p)son, Stenson, Steenson, and Stinson.
Stipančić Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Stipe" or "son of Stjepan".
Stipetić Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Stipe".
Stipić Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Stipe".
Stirrett Scottish
Variant of Starrett, probably via Sterrett (since that would better explain the sound transformation).
Stirrup English (British)
Originated in Merseyside, England.
St Leger Irish, English
Anglo-Irish surname, from one of the places in France called Saint-Léger, which were named in honour of St. Leodegar.
St Louis French, English
In honor of Saint Louis.
Stlouis French
Habitational name from any of several places named with a religious dedication to a St. Louis.
Stoakley English
This is an English locational name of Anglo-Saxon origin. The meaning is either the wood from which stocks, that is to say tree stumps or logs were obtained and derived from the Old English pre 7th Century word stocc, meaning a stump and leah, "a wood or glade"... [more]
Stock Medieval English
English: A topographic name for someone who lived near the trunk or stump of a large tree, Middle English Stocke (Old English Stocc)... [more]
Stockard Scottish Gaelic, Dutch
Scottish: occupational name for a trumpeter, Gaelic stocaire, an agent derivative of stoc ‘Gaelic trumpet’. The name is borne by a sept of the McFarlanes.... [more]
Stockdale English
Habitational name from a place in Cumbria and North Yorkshire, England. Derived from Old English stocc "tree trunk" and dæl "valley".
Stocke English
English: A topographic name for someone who lived near the trunk or stump of a large tree, Middle English Stocke (Old English Stocc)... [more]
Stockholm Danish (Rare), English (American)
Danish variant of Stokholm. English usage could be a habitational name for someone from Stockholm, Sweden (see Stockholm), but this etymology does not apply to Scandinavian usage of the name.
Stocking English
Topographic name from Middle English stocking 'ground cleared of stumps'.
Stockley English
Derived from Old english stocc (tree bark) and leah (clearing), indicating that the original bearer of this name lived in a wooded clearing.
Stockton English
Habitational surname for a person from any of the places (e.g. Cheshire, County Durham, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, and North and West Yorkshire) so called from Old English stocc "tree trunk" or stoc "dependent settlement" + tun "enclosure", "settlement".
Stockwell English
An English boy's name meaning "From the tree stump spring"
Sto. Domingo Spanish (Philippines)
Means "Saint Dominic" in Spanish.
Stoehr German
From Middle Low German store ‘sturgeon’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught or sold sturgeon, or a nickname for someone with some supposed resemblance to the fish... [more]
Stogdill English
Possibly a variant of Stockdale.
Stogner Anglo-Saxon
The surname Stogner belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Stohoke Irish
Gaelic name that originated in Ireland.
Stohr German
North German (Stöhr): see Stoehr.... [more]
Stoian Romanian
Derived from Bulgarian Stoyan.
Stoianov Bulgarian
Variant transcription of Stoyanov.
Stojkanović Vlach
Means "son of Stojkan".
Stojković Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Stojan".
Stoke English
Derived from Old English stoc "place".
Stokely English
Variation of Stockley.
Stoker Dutch (Modern)
A Stoker is (or was) someone who stokes (tends to) fires, coals, or furnaces.
Stokes Irish, Scottish
Variant of Stoke and Stohoke... [more]
Stokholm Danish, Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of Norwegian skyta "to shoot" (indicating a protruding piece of land like a cape or headland) and holme "islet".
Stoklasa Czech
Means "rye brome" in Czech.... [more]
Stolarski Polish
Derivative of Stolarz "carpenter" "joiner", with the addition of the common suffix of surnames -ski.
Stolinski Belarusian
This indicates familial origin within the town of Stólin.
Stoller German, Jewish, English
Habitational surname for someone from a place called Stolle, near Zurich (now called Stollen).... [more]
Stollerman German
A man from Stoll, a province of Germany.
Stolt Swedish
Swedish soldier name meaning "proud". ... [more]
Stoltenberg German, Norwegian
Habitational name from places so called in Pomerania and Rhineland. A famous bearer is Jens Stoltenberg (b. 1959), Prime Minister of Norway 2000-2001 and 2005-2013.
Stoltzfus German
Stoltzfus is a surname of German origin. It is common among Mennonites and Amish. All American Stoltzfuses are descended from Nicholas Stoltzfus (1719–1774), an Amish man who migrated from Germany to America in 1766.
Stoneman German
Longer version of Stone.
Stonestreet English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a paved road, in most cases a Roman road, from Middle English stane, stone, "stone" and street "paved highway", "Roman road".
Stonor English
Locational name from a village in Oxfordshire, England. The name comes from Old English stán "stony" and the place was named for a stone circle on the land.
Stoops English
May descend from Stoop or Stobe.... [more]
Storch German, Jewish
From Middle High German storch "stork", hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird.
Storck German
German. from the meaning the House of the Storks. ... [more]
Storey English
From the Old Norse nickname Stóri, literally "large man". A literary bearer is British novelist and playwright David Storey (1933-).
Storgaard Danish
Combination of Danish stor "large, great" and gård "farm, estate".
Storgård Finland Swedish
From Swedish stor "large, big, great" and gård "farm, estate".
Storie English (American)
Possibly a variant of Storey.
Storm English, Low German, Dutch, Scandinavian
Nickname for a man of blustery temperament, from Middle English, Middle Low German, storm, Old Norse stormr "storm".
Stormo Norwegian
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads, notably in northern Norway, so named from stor meaning "big" + mo meaning "moor", "heath".
Storr German
Nickname for a crude man, from Middle High German storr 'tree stump', 'clod'.
Story English
Variant of Storey.
Stoss German, Jewish
Nickname for a quarrelsome person, from Middle High German stoz 'quarrel', 'fight'.
Stossel Jewish
A diminutive form of Stoss.
Stotch Popular Culture
Butters Stotch is one the reoccurring characters on the animated TV series South Park.
Stoter English (Modern)
Of Dutch origin and still in use there in a restricted region. Herder of large animals such as cattle or horses. May share a root with Ostler (unverified). Note: Stot in Scottish dialect still means a young bull.... [more]
Sto. Tomas Spanish (Philippines)
Means "Saint Thomas" in Spanish.
Stout Scottish, English
Probably a nickname for a brave or powerfully built man, from Middle English stout ‘steadfast’. A contrary origin derives from the Old Norse byname Stútr ‘gnat’, denoting a small and insignificant person.
Stowell English
A locational name from various places in England called Stowell
Stoyanova Bulgarian
Feminine form of Stoyanov.
Stoyle English
Variant of Styles.
St Peter English
Originally from French Canadian immigrants. It was the closest translation to Saint Pierre.... [more]
Strachan Scottish
Scottish habitational name from a place in the parish of Banchory, Kincardineshire, which is first recorded in 1153 in the form Strateyhan, and is perhaps named from Gaelic srath ‘valley’ + eachain, genitive case of eachan ‘foal’.
Strada Italian
Italian form of Street.
Stradivari Italian
Italian surname of uncertain origin, either from the plural of Lombard stradivare meaning "toll-man" or from strada averta meaning "open road" in the Cremonese dialect. A famous bearer was Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737), a violin-maker of Cremona.
Stradlater Literature
The surname of Ward Stradlater, a character in J. D. Salinger's novel "The Catcher in the Rye".
Stradling English (British)
Researchers found the origin of this surname Stradling by referring to such documents as the Viking Sagas, the Orkneyinga Sagas, the Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, the Inquisitio and the translations of local manuscripts, parish records, baptismal & tax records, found in the north of Dingwall, and in the Orkneys and Shetlands.... [more]
Straga Medieval Croatian
Straga means behind in Croatian. This surname means behind the hill or behind the knoll.
Strahm German (Swiss)
Derived from Middle Hugh German strām "strip of land".
Straight English
Nickname from Middle English streʒt "straight, upright", presumably applied in either a literal or a figurative sense.
Straka Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak: Nickname from straka ‘magpie’, probably for a thievish or insolent person.... [more]
Strandberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish strand "beach, sea shore" and berg "mountain".
Strandheim German, Jewish
From a location name meaning "beach home" in German, from Middle High German strand meaning "beach" and heim meaning "home". As a Jewish surname it is ornamental.
Sträng Swedish
Probably taken directly from Swedish sträng "strict, stern, harsh, grim". although it could also be derived from the name of the city Strängnäs.
Strang English
Originally given as a nickname to one who possessed great physical strength.
Strangeways English
Means "person from Strangeways", Greater Manchester ("strong current").
Strasburg German
It is derived from the Old Germanic phrase "an der Strasse," which literally means "on the street." Thus, the original bearer of this name was most likely someone whose residence was located on a street.
Strassberg Jewish
Ornamental name composed of German Strasse "street" and Berg "mountain, hill".
Strasse German
It derives either from the ancient Roman (Latin) word "straet" meaning a main road, and hence somebody who lived by such a place, or from a German pre-medieval word "stratz" meaning vain.
Strasser German (East Prussian)
Topographical name for someone living by a main street or highway, from Middle High German strasse, German Strasse 'street', 'road'.
Strassmann German, Jewish
Topographic name for someone living on a main street, from Middle High German strasse, German Strasse "street, road" and man "man".
Stratigos Greek
Deriving from the Greek title for a general. Feminine form is Stratigo.
Stratton English
English: habitational name from any of various places, in Bedfordshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, and Wiltshire, so named from Old English str?t ‘paved highway’, ‘Roman road’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’... [more]
Straughan English
Northern English (Northumbria and the Northeast) variant of Scottish Strachan.
Strauss German, Jewish
From the German word strauß, meaning "ostrich." In its use as a Jewish surname, it comes from the symbol of the building or family that the bearer occupied or worked for in the Frankfurter Judengasse... [more]
Strauß German, Jewish
An older spelling of Strauss, which is only used in Germany and Austria.
Stravinskas Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Stravinsky.
Strawberry English (American, Rare)
Possibly from the name of the fruit, or from any of the various places named Strawberry in the US.
Strawbridge English (American)
Someone who built bridges as a living.
Strazdiņš Latvian
Derived from the name strazds meaning "starling".
Strazds Latvian
Literally means "blackbird".
Stražičić Croatian
Possibly derived from straža, meaning "guard".
Stream English
English topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream, Middle English streme. Americanized form of Swedish Ström or Danish Strøm (see Strom).
Streeter English
English (Sussex) topographic name for someone living by a highway, in particular a Roman road (see Street).
Streiter German
Topographic name from Middle High German struot 'swamp', 'bush', 'thicket' + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant.
Strelow German, Polabian
Originally an Polabian name from the city Stralsund (pola. Stralov).
Strete English
Strete is derived from Old English "Straet" which, in turn is derived from the latin "strata". This surname has spelling variants including, Streeter, Street, Straight, and Streeten. The first occurrences of this surname include Modbert de Strete of Devon (1100), AEluric de Streitun and his heir Roger (at the time of Henry de Ferrers) and Eadric Streona, Ealdorman of Mercia.
Stribling English
From a medieval nickname for a youthful or inexperienced person (from Middle English stripling "youth").
Stricker German, Low German, Dutch
Occupational name for a rope maker or knitter (of hose, for example), from an agent derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German stricken ‘to tie’.
Strid Swedish
From the Swedish word stid meaning either "swift, rapid" or "battle, combat, fight".
Strigl German
Name given in 1056 a.d. Meaning- Keeper of the Royal Horses.
Strijbis Dutch
It means noble and kind hearted. Someone with the last name Strijbis is usually someone who frequently does good deeds.
Strindberg Swedish
Likely a combination of Strinne, the name of a village in Multrå parish, Ångermanland, Sweden, and berg "mountain". A well known bearer of this name was Swedish playwright and novelist August Strindberg (1849-1912).
Stringfellow English
Nickname for a powerful man, Middle English streng ‘mighty’, ‘strong’ + felaw ‘fellow’ (see Fellows).
Stroganov Russian
Meaning uncertain. This was the name of a wealthy Russian family of merchants (later aristocrats), probably of Tatar origin.
Stroh English, German
Means "straw" when translated from German, indicating a thin man, a person with straw-colored hair, or a dealer of straw.
Strohm Upper German
From the noble name Strohmeier. Great river and electricity.
Strojnowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Strojnów.
Strojny Polish
A nickname for a dandy; Elegant and Well-Dressed.
Stroll English
Stroll comes from the English word meaning to walk without hurry, probably for someone who liked to walk.
Strom Norwegian (Anglicized), Danish (Anglicized), Swedish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Danish and Norwegian Strøm and Swedish Ström, all meaning "stream, current".
Strom German
Variant of Strahm.
Strömberg Swedish
Combination of Swedish ström "stream" and berg "mountain".
Strömgren Swedish
Combination of Swedish ström "stream" and gren "branch".
Strubel German
German (also Strübel): from a diminutive of Middle High German strūp (see Strub).... [more]
Strycker Dutch
From Dutch de Strycker, an occupational name for someone responsible for measuring out cloth or grain. See also Stryker.
Stryjewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Stryjów in Zamość voivodeship, named with stryj meaning "paternal uncle", "father’s brother".
Stryker Dutch
From Dutch Strijker, an occupational name for someone whose job was to fill level measures of grain by passing a flat stick over the brim of the measure, thus removing any heaped excess... [more]
Strzaliński Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Strzaliny.
Strzałkowski Polish
Denoted a person from various places in Poland named Strzałki, Strzałkowo, Strzałków, all derived from Polish strzalka meaning "arrow".
Strzepek Polish
Means “rags”. (Rags worn by poor people.)
Stuckey English
Stuckey was first found in Devonshire where they held family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence diminished after the battle of Hastings in 1066. For the next three centuries the Norman ambience prevailed... [more]
Studer German (Americanized, Rare), Russian, German
Often found in Switzerland and germany and in a more rare case Russia in north america it's a little more on the rare side
Studley English
From any number of places called Studley in Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, and North Yorkshire. The name comes from Old English stod "stud farm" + leah "pasture".
Stuen Norwegian
Means Living Room or cabin in Norwegian.
Stuhr German, Danish, German (Austrian)
A nickname for an inflexible, obstinate person.
Stukeley English
From a surname meaning "woodland clearing with tree stumps" in Old English.
Stukely English
Possibly meaning "stucco" or "stuck".
Stults German
The Stults surname is derived from the German word "stoltz," which means "proud," and as such, it was most likely originally a nickname, which became a hereditary surname.
Stungevičius Lithuanian
The oldest currently known use of the surname in history was for a Polish-Lithuanian noble Kazimieras Stungevičius who lived circa 1667 within the village of Stungaičiai in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth... [more]
Stungiewicz Polish
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]
Sture Old Swedish, Swedish (Rare)
Derived from Old Norse stura "to be contrary". This was the surname of two important families in the 15th and 16th century Sweden. Members of these families served as regents of Sweden during this time... [more]
Sturgeon English
From the word "sturgeon" from the Old French esturgeon "sturgeon". A nickname for someone who closely resembled the eponymous fish.
Sturgess English (British)
popular in 1680 in England.
Sturluson Icelandic
Patronymic meaning "son of Sturla".... [more]
Sturt English
Variant of Stuart
Sturtz German
Sturtz comes from an alpine village in Germany. It literately means "to stumble".
Stuyvesant Dutch
Dutch surname of unknown meaning. ... [more]
St-vil Haitian Creole, French (Caribbean), French
From the place named St Vil.
Style English
Variant of Styles.
Stylinson English (British)
Juxtaposed names Styles and Tomlinson, used to represent (relation)ship between Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles (Larry Stylinson).
Su Chinese
From Chinese 苏 (sū) referring to an ancient minor state called Su.
Suarez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Suárez primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Suazo Spanish, Spanish (Latin American), Basque
"Castilianized form of Basque Zuhatzu, habitational name from places in Araba and Navarre named Zuhatzu, from Basquezu(h)aitz‘tree’ + the collective suffix -zu, tsu."... [more]
Subbiah Indian
Tamil Last Name
Subbotin Russian
From subbota, meaning "Saturday".
Subelza Medieval Basque (Latinized, Archaic)
It means bushes weed or shrub tree. Subelza is also Oak or Carrasca tree.
Subramaniam Tamil
From the given name Subramaniam
Subramanian Indian
A Hindu name, based on Sanskrit subrahmaṅya "dear to Brahmans".
Suchwani Sanskrit
Suchwani means "decendent of Suchu", where the given name Suchu means "truthful".
Suckling English
From a medieval nickname for someone of childlike appearance or childish character (from Middle English suckling "infant still feeding on its mother's milk"). Sir John Suckling (1609-1642) was an English poet and dramatist.
Sudan Arabic, Italian, Spanish
Ethnic name or regional name for someone from Sudan or who had traded with Sudan. The name of the country is ultimately derived from Arabic سُود (sud) meaning "black", referring to the darker skin of the inhabitants.
Sudan Chinese
From Chinese 苏丹 (sūdān) meaning "sultan". This is a common surname among Hui Muslims.
Sudlow English (British)
Apparently a habitational name from an unidentified place, perhaps Sudlow Farm in Cheshire.
Sueadao Thai (Rare)
Means "leopard" in Thai.
Suealueang Thai
From Thai เสือ (suea) meaning "tiger" and เหลือง (lueang) meaning "yellow".
Sueno Japanese
This surname is used as either 末延 or 末野 with 末 (batsu, matsu, sue) meaning "close, end, posterity, powder, tip", 延 (en, no.basu, no.biru, no.be, no.beru) meaning "prolong, stretching" and 野 (sho, ya, no, no-) meaning "civilian life, field, plains, rustic."... [more]
Sueoka Japanese
From the Japanese 末 (sue) "end" and 岡 (oka) "hill."
Suga Japanese
From the Japanese 須 (su) "necessarily" and 賀 (ga or ka) "congratulation."
Sugano Japanese
From the Japanese 菅 (suga or kan) "sedge" and 野 (no) "field," "area." This name can also be read as Kanno.
Sugar German (Rare)
Sugar is the surname of talented storyteller, writer, and composer Rebecca Rae Sugar (creator of animated series Steven Universe).
Sugarol Filipino, Cebuano
Means "gambler" in Cebuano.
Sugawara Japanese
From Japanese 菅 (suga) meaning "sedge" and 原 (wara) meaning "field".
Sugg English (British)
Surname of internet personalities Zoe and Joe Sugg. Zoe is known as Zoella on the website YouTube and has a book on sale called "Girl Online". Joe is also a YouTuber.
Sugieda Japanese
杉 (Sugi) means "Cedar Tree" and 枝 (Eda) means "Branch, Bough, Twig". A notable bearer is Mayu Sugieda, who is mainly known as a musical artist.
Sugihara Japanese
From Japanese 杉 (sugi) meaning "cedar" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Sugimori Japanese
杉 (Sugi) means "Cedar Tree" and 森 (Mori) means "Forest".
Sugimoto Japanese
From Japanese 杉 (sugi) meaning "cedar" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
Sugimura Japanese
From Japanese 杉 (sugi) meaning "cedar" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
Sugino Japanese
From Japanese 杉 (sugi) meaning "cedar" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Sugioka Japanese
From Japanese 杉 (sugi) meaning "cedar" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge".
Sügis Estonian
Sügis is an Estonian surname meaning "Autumn".
Sugita Japanese
From Japanese 杉 (sugi) meaning "cedar" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Sugitani Japanese
Sugi means "Cedar Tree" and Tani means "Valley". Taizo Sugitani is a notable bearer. He's a Japanese equestrian.
Suh Korean
South Korean variant of So.
Suh Low German
North German from Middle Low German su ‘sow’, either a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd or an offensive nickname.
Suhr German
Nickname for a bitter or cantankerous person, from Middle Low German sūr meaning "sour".
Suigusaar Estonian
Suigusaar is an Estonian surname meaning "somnolent (sleepy) island".
Suits Estonian
Suits is an Estonian surname meaning "fume".
Sukacz Polish (Rare)
father surname.
Sukamägi Estonian
Sukamägi is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "asukas" meaning "resident/dweller" and "mägi" meaning "mountain": "mountain dweller".
Sukharev Russian
From sukhari, meaning "hardtack".
Sukk Estonian
Sukk is an Estonian surname meaning "stocking".
Sukkasem Thai
From Thai ศุข (suk) meaning "joy, happiness, delight" and เกษม (kasem) meaning "contentment, happiness".
Suksamran Thai
From Thai สุข (suk) meaning "joy, delight" and สำราญ (samran) meaning "happy, joyful".