All Submitted Surnames

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Saliste Estonian
Saliste is an Estonian surname derived from "salu", meaning "grove".
Salk English (American)
Likely the English form of Schalk, which means "dweller near a willow tree".
Sallas Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, Galician, Portuguese, Aragonese, Asturian, Romanian, Greek
Either a variant of Salas or Sala, or else a nickname from Arabic, Turkish, or Persian salli meaning "broad, wide, large, tall".
Sallis English
A name for someone who lives where sallows grow - sallows being a type of willow, from the Middle English 'salwe'.
Sallo Estonian
Sallo is an Estonian surname. It is a corruption of "salu", meaning "grove" or "copse".
Sallow English (Rare)
Sallow comes from the medieval word for willow tree. It is a location surname.
Sallwasser German
It is derived from the German words (Salz) meaning "salt", & (Salweide) meaning "water".
Salman Arabic, Urdu, Turkish
From the given name Salman.
Salmanov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Salman".
Salmerón Spanish
It indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous Murcian volcano.
Salmi Finnish
Means "a strait" in Finnish.
Salming Swedish (Rare)
Derived from Salmi, the name of a small village in Northern Sweden (see also Salmi).
Salomón Jewish, Spanish
From the given name Salomón.
Salomone Italian
From the given name Salomone the Italian form of Solomon.
Salonga Filipino, Tagalog
From the name of a chief of Polo (presently the city of Valenzuela in Manila) who was later baptised as Pedro Salonga.
Salt English
Of Anglo-Saxon origin, from the town in Staffordshire.
Salter English
Occupational name for an extractor or seller of salt (a precious commodity in medieval times), from Middle English salt 'salt' + the agent suffix -er.
Salthouse English
Salthouse and other variants come from the place name in Northumberland.
Saltmarsh English
Last name of cricket player Ian Saltmarsh (1901-1970).
Saltzman Jewish, German
Altered spelling of Salzmann.
Salu Estonian
Salu is an Estonian surname meaning "grove".
Saluäär Estonian
Saluäär is an Estonian surname meaning "grove edge".
Salulaht Estonian
Salulaht is an Estonian surname meaning "grove bay".
Salumäe Estonian
Salumäe is an Estonian surname meaning "grove ridge".
Salumets Estonian
Salumets is an Estonian surname meaning "grove/coppice forest", derived from the compounds "salu" (grove/coppice) and "mets" (forest).
Saluorg Estonian
Saluorg is an Estonian surname meaning "grove valley".
Salupalu Estonian
Salupalu is an Estonian surname meaning "meadow heathy woodland".
Salurand Estonian
Salurand is an Estonian surname meaning "grove beach".
Salusoo Estonian
Salusoo is an Estonian surname meaning "grove swamp".
Salussolia Italian, Piedmontese
Originally denoted a person from Salussola, a comune (municipality) in the province of Biella in Piedmont, Italy.
Saluste Estonian
Saluste is an Estonian surname, relating to "grove".
Salutsky Hebrew / Yiddish
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Saluveer Estonian
Saluveer is an Estonian surname meaning "grove embankment (berm)".
Salvacion Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish salvación meaning "salvation," referring to the saving of human beings from death and separation from God by Christ's death and resurrection.
Salvatierra Spanish
Spanish: habitational name from any of the places called Salvatierra (literally ‘save land’ denoting a place of strategic importance).... [more]
Salvatore Italian
Derived from the Italian masculine given name Salvatore, which in turn was derived from the Italian noun salvatore meaning "saviour, rescuer"... [more]
Salzer German
For someone who worked with salt from Middle High German salz "salt" (from Latin sal).
Salzmann German, Jewish
Occupational name for a producer or seller of salt, from German salz "salt" + mann "man".
Sam Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Cen.
Sam Khmer
Means "excellent, beautiful" in Khmer.
Samad Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Dhivehi
From the given name Samad.
Samadi Persian, Arabic
From the given name Samad.
Samaha Arabic
Derived from Arabic سَمْح (samḥ) meaning "magnanimous, generous".
Samandarov Uzbek
From the given name Samandar.
Samaniego Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality in the comarca of Arabako Errioxa.
Samara Greek
Variant of Samaras.
Samargiu Macedonian
Etymology... [more]
Samarsky Russian
Refers to a region named "Samara" in Russia.
Samberg Jewish
Habitational name from any of several places named Samberg in Germany and Austria.
Sambourne English
From the name of a hamlet in Warwickshire, England.
Sameer Arabic, Dhivehi, Urdu
From the given name Samir 1.
Samejima Japanese
”鮫” (sa me) is meaning ”shark”(in ancient use, ”alligator” ) and ”島”(or ”嶋”) (shima in west Japan , jima in east Japan) is meaning "island" in Japan.... [more]
Samet German, Jewish, Yiddish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of velvet, from Yiddish samet ‘velvet’ (German Samt, ultimately from Greek hexamiton, a compound of hex ‘six’ + mitos ‘thread’).
Sami Arabic
Derived from the given name Sami 2.
Samir Arabic
From the given name Samir 1.
Samiri Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Samir. It also means "samaritan" in Arabic.
Samirov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Samir".
Samis Dutch, German
From a pet form of the personal name Samuel.
Samma Estonian
Samma is an Estonian surname derived from either "sammal" meaning "moss" or "sammas" meaning " column", "pillar" and "post".
Sammal Estonian
Sammal is an Estonian surname meaning "moss".
Sammartino Italian
From Italian san (apocopic form of santo ("saint") + Martino ("Martin").
Sammel Estonian
Sammel is an Estonian surname meaning "moss".
Sammul Estonian
Sammul is an Estonian surname meaning "pace" and "step".
Samon Japanese (Rare)
This surname combines 左 (sa, sha, hidari) meaning "left" or 佐 (sa) meaning "assistant, help" with 門 (mon, kado, to) meaning "gate."... [more]
Samonte Filipino, Tagalog
Most likely a topographic name derived from the Tagalog prefix sa- and Spanish monte meaning "mountain".
Sampedro Spanish, Galician, Portuguese
habitational name from any of several places especially in Galicia so named for a local church or shrine dedicated to Saint Peter; variant of San Pedro.
Samper Catalan
Habitational name from any of the places in Catalonia called Sant Pere, generally as the result of the dedication of a local church or shrine to St. Peter (Sant Pere).
Samporna Filipino, Maranao
Means "main point" in Maranao, possibly from Sanskrit संपूर्ण (sampūrṇ) meaning "complete, entire, whole".
Sampulna Filipino, Maguindanao
Maguindanao form of Samporna.
Samrajyam Indian
It means "a kingdom".
Samreen Arabic, Indian, Urdu
From the given name Samrin.
Samrith Khmer
Means "refined, polished, clean, pure" in Khmer.
Samson Filipino
From Min Nan 三孫 (sam-sun) or 三孙 (sam-sun) meaning "third grandchild".
Samsonov Russian
Means "son of Samson".
Sámuel Hungarian
From the given name Sámuel.
Samukawa Japanese
A notable bearer is Tatsukiyo Samukawa (1697-1739), the daimyo of the Zeze Domain.
Samways English
From a medieval nickname for a fool (from Middle English samwis "foolish", literally "half-wise").
Samy Arabic (Egyptian)
Derived from the given name Sami 2.
Samylin Russian
Means "son of Samyl".
San Chinese
Variant of Shan or Shen.
San Turkish
Means "reputation, fame, glory" in Turkish.
San Agustín Spanish (Mexican)
Means "Saint Augustine 1" in Spanish.
San Agustin Spanish (Philippines)
Unaccented form of San Agustín. This surname is also found in Guam.
San Andrés Spanish
Means "Saint Andrew" in Spanish.
San Antonio Spanish (Philippines)
Means "Saint Anthony" in Spanish.
San Blas Spanish (Canarian)
Means "Saint Blaise" in Spanish.
Sanches Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Sanchez.
Sancti Celtic (Latinized, Archaic)
Sancti or Santi is a Italian surname in the north of Italy, Cisalpine Gaul or Galia Citerior also known as Galia Togata. It's a last name belonging to ancient Celtic tribes.
Sanctius Biblical Latin (Latinized, Archaic)
It meaning saint or holy. It comes from the Latin word sanctus.
Sancto Medieval Italian (Latinized, Modern)
It comes from the Latin and it means hallowed or holiness.
Sanctus Medieval Italian
Sanctus is a very old graphic form in Italy and it means santo (saint).
Sand English, Scottish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German, Jewish
From the vocabulary word sand. As a Swedish and Jewish name, often ornamental. Otherwise topographic.
Sand English, Scottish
Derived from a short form of Alexander.
Sand French
Derived from the given name Sando.
Sanda Japanese
Variant of Mita.
Sandahl Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Combination of Swedish and Norwegian sand "sand" and dal "valley".
Sandano Italian
San means "saint" in Italian, but I don't know what the... [more]
Sandblom Swedish
Combination of Swedish sand "sand" and blomma "flower".
Sande Norwegian
Habitational name from any of forty or more farmsteads so named, especially on the west coast, from the dative case of Old Norse sandr meaning "sand", "sandy plain", "beach".
Sande German
Variant of Sand.
Sandell English
Originated from a name for someone who lived on a sand hill
Sandeman English
Scottish surname of famous merchant family engaged in banking in Scotland and London and in the Port Wine trade in London. The same family were earlier the founders of an obscure Protestant sect the Sandemanians.
Sandén Swedish
Combination of Swedish sand "sand" and the common surname suffix -én.
Sandhu Indian, Punjabi
From Sindhu, the Sanskrit name for the Indus River.
San Diego Spanish (Philippines)
Habitational name from any of various places named San Diego, so named for a local shrine or church dedicated to Saint Didacus (San Diego).
Sandioriva Acehnese, Gayonese
A Gayonese patronymic.
Sandison Scottish
Possibly a Scottish variant of Sanderson.
Sandler English
Norman origin. Habitational name from Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouët in La Manche, which gets its name from the dedication of its church to St. Hilary, or alternatively from either of the places, in La Manche and Somme, called Saint-Lô... [more]
Sandmeier German, German (Swiss), German (Austrian)
From Middle High German sand combined with Meier, referring to a tenant farmer whose farm was on sandy soil.
Sandowski Polish
Habitational name from places called Sedowice, Sedowo, Sedów, in Lublin, Bydgoszcz, Piotrków, and Sieradz voivodeships.
Sandri Romansh
Italianized form of Tschander.
Sandu Romanian
From the given name Sandu.
Sandusky Polish
Germanized spelling of Sandowski or Sedowski.
Sandvall Swedish
Combination of Swedish sand "sand" and vall "wall, pasture, field of grass".
Sandvik Norwegian
Combination of Norwegian sand "sand" and vik "bay, inlet".
Sandwell English
From a place called SANDWELL.
Sanfelippo Italian
Italian (mainly Sicily and southern Calabria): habitational name from any of several places so named for a local church or shrine dedicated to St. Philip, in particular San Filippo del Mela in Messina province.
Sanfilippo Italian, Sicilian
habitational name from any of several places called with reference to a local church or shrine dedicated to Saint Philip specifically San Filippo del Mela in Messina province San Filippo near Reggio Calabria.
San Francisco Spanish
In honor of Saint Francis.
Sang Estonian
Sang is an Estonian surname meaning "handle" or "bail".
Sang Chinese
From Chinese 桑 (sāng) referring either to the ancient city of Qiong Sang, which existed in what is now Shandong province, or the ancient state of Sang, which existed in what is now Henan province and was annexed by the state of Qin.
San Gabriel Spanish (Philippines)
Means "Saint Gabriel" in Spanish.
Sangalang Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog sanggalang meaning "protection".
Sangcopan Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao sangkopan meaning "unbeatable, impregnable".
Sanghera Sanskrit
The Sanghera (संघेडा) clan are descended from Chauhan Rajputs and are found chiefly amongst the Jatt Sikh tribes of Northwestern India.
Sang-hyun Korean
Sang-hyun is a Korean unisex given name, predominantly masculine. Its meaning differs based on the hanja used to write each syllable of the name.
San Giorgio Italian
“Saint George.”
San Giovanni Italian
Means Saint John in Italian
Sangma Garo
The clan name of a folklore writer from Northeast India.
Sanguinetti Italian, Judeo-Italian
From Sanguinetto, the name of two places in Genova and Verona provinces.
Sangwin English
From Middle English sanguine (blood) ,one of the four humours.
Sani Arabic, Bengali
Derived from the given name Sani 1.
Sanin Russian
Means "son of Sana".
Sanjo Japanese
Variant transcription of Sanjou.
San Jorge Spanish
“St George”
San Jose Spanish (Philippines)
Unaccented form of San José primarily used in the Philippines.
San José Spanish
Habitational name from any of various places called San José, so named for a local church or shrine dedicated to Saint Joseph (San José).
Sanjou Japanese
From Japanese 三 (san) meaning "three" and 條 or 条 (jou) meaning "paragraph".
San Juan Spanish
Means "Saint John", derived from Spanish santo "saint" combined with Juan 1. This is a habitational name for a person from any of various places called San Juan, so named for a local shrine or church dedicated to Saint John (San Juan).
Sanjurjo Spanish
Spanish: Habitational Name From Any Of Numerous Places In Galicia (Spain) Named Sanjurjo For A Local Church Or Shrine Dedicated To Saint George
Sankey English, Irish
Habitational name from a place in Lancashire, which derived from the name of an ancient British river, perhaps meaning "sacred, holy." ... [more]
Sankt Johann German
Means Saint John in German.
San Luis Spanish
In honor of Saint Louis.
San Martín Spanish
Habitational name from any of various places named San Martín, so named for a local shrine or church dedicated to Saint Martin (San Martín).
San Miguel Spanish
Habitational name from any of the numerous places so named for a local shrine or church dedicated to St. Michael (San Miguel).
Sanocki Polish
Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair)... [more]
Sanogo Mossi
Not available yet.
San Pascual Spanish (Philippines)
Means "Saint Pascal" in Spanish.
San Pedro Spanish
Means Saint Peter in Spanish
San Pietro Italian
Means Saint Peter in Italian.
Sans Catalan
From the given name Sans.
Santa Japanese
Variant of Mita.
Santa Ana Spanish (Philippines)
Variant of Santana primarily used in the Philippines.
Santaella Spanish
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous Andalusian municipality at the coordinates 37°34′03″N 4°50′48″W.
Santagata Biblical Italian (Italianized, Modern, ?)
names of several towns in Italy derived from saint agatha (sant agata )
Santala Finnish
From Finnish santa meaning "(slightly wet) sand" and the place suffix -la.
Santa Maria Spanish (Philippines)
Variant of Santamaría primarily used in the Philippines.
Santamaría Spanish
Means "Saint Mary" in Spanish, used as a name for someone from any of various locations named after the Virgin Mary.
Santamaria Italian, French, Spanish
Italian and French cognate of Santamaría as well as a Spanish variant.
Santander Spanish
From the toponymy, it is discussed whether Santander is a derivation of San Emeterio or San Andrés. Due to the proximity of the Basque country (Ander = Andrés) and the tenor of some ancient texts, it can be concluded that it refers to San Andrés... [more]
Santangelo Italian
Originating someone from Sant' Angelo in Italy.
Sante Old Celtic
It is a surname of Northern Italy (Cisalpine Gaul). It means sacred or holy.
Santee English
A topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.
Santelices Spanish
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous locality of the municipality of Merindad de Valdeporres.
Santerre French
Habitational name from a place to the southeast of the Somme river, named with Latin sana terra "healthy, wholesome land".
Santesson Swedish
Means "son of Sante". Sante is a medieval Swedish form of Alexander.
Santi Italian (Latinized, Archaic)
Santi is a surname of Christian inspiration and it means Son of Santo (Saint). It also has a second meaning in plural that is Santos (Saints). Santi is a last name that comes from Piedmont (northern Italy)... [more]
Santiais Celtic (Latinized, Modern, Rare, Archaic), Old Celtic
Santiais is a surname of the Celtic origin (it's Cisalpine Gaul / Gallia Citerior, therefore, it's Italian-Celts, Italo-Celtic, Italo-Alpine). It meaning saint (sacred or holy)... [more]
Santin Venetian
Venetian diminutive of Santo.
Santino Italian
Derived from the given name Santino.
Santis Medieval Italian (Latinized, Archaic)
It means holliness, hallowed, saintly, sainted, sanctity. It is a surname that corresponds with Italian Celts families (Italo-Celtic family groups), more precisely in Piemonte or Piedmont (north of Italy).
Santistevan Spanish
Status of nobility
Santora Italian
Feminine variant of Santoro.
Santorum Italian
Variant of Santoro. A notable bearer is former American Senator Rick Santorum (1958-present).
Santu Basque (Latinized, Modern)
It's a Basque surname and its meaning is hallowed or holiness.
Santy Celtic (Latinized, Modern)
It means saint, sacred or holy. In the Gaelic language is sanctaidd.
Sanx Spanish
A variation of the surname Saenz, derived from the popular medieval given name Sancho. This given name was originally derived from the Latin name Sanctius a derivative of the Latin word 'sanctus', meaning 'holy'... [more]
Sanyal Bengali
Habitational name from the village of Senlal (or Sen Lal) in present-day Bangladesh.
Sanzio Italian
Meaning: Holy or Blessed.
Sao Khmer
Unexplained but a common surname in Cambodia.
São João Portuguese
Means "St. John" in Portuguese.
São Jorge Portuguese
“St George.”
São Lucas Portuguese
Means "St. Luke" in Portuguese.
São Pedro Portuguese
Means Saint Peter in Portuguese.
Saparow Turkmen
Means "son of Sapar".
Saperstein Jewish, German
“Sapphire” and “stone”
Sapienza Italian
It means "knowledge" in Italian.
Sapir Hebrew
Means "sapphire" in Hebrew.
Sapiro Jewish
Varient of Shapiro.
Sapperstein Jewish
Ornamental name, a compound of Hebrew sapir 'sapphire' + German Stein 'stone'.
Sappingfield American (Anglicized, Rare)
From the German name "Sappenfeld," a small town in Bavaria, Germany. (Pop. 380.) The town itself is named after an early resident named "Sappo;" in English, the name means "Sappo's Field." The name "Sappo" may mean noble (unconfirmed)... [more]