All Submitted Surnames

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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]
Sapru Kashmiri (Modern)
Sapru people were a nomadic clan originally from Iran that moved across Asia and settled in Kashmir.
Saqib Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name Saqib.
Sar Khmer
Means "white" in Khmer.
Sara Sami
Probably derived from Finnish saari "island", though some claim that it is taken from the given name Sara.
Saraç Turkish
Means "saddler, saddlemaker" in Turkish.
Saracho Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Saratxo.
Sarafian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Sarafyan.
Sarafyan Armenian
Means "son of the banker" from Arabic صَرَّاف (ṣarrāf) meaning "banker, moneychanger, cashier".
Saragat Italian
Meaning unknown, perhaps a variant of Sarago. The surname of a former Italian president.
Saragih Batak
Simalungun clan name derived from the prefix sa- combined with Simalungun ragih meaning "rule, arrange".
Sarago Italian
From Italian sarago "fish".
Saraiva Portuguese
It literally means "hail".
Sarakar Indian, Odia
Odia variant of Sarkar.
Sarakinos Greek
Means pirate or Arab, from the medieval word and name Saracen
Saramago Portuguese
It's the name of a plant.
Sarangapani Hindi
From the sanskrit words Sarangan "bow of Vishnu" and pani "hand".
Sarap Estonian
Sarap is an Estonian surname meaning "hazel".
Sarapik Estonian
Sarapik is an Estonian surname meaning "hazel wood".
Sarapuu Estonian
Sarapuu is an Estonian surname meaning "hazel tree".
Sarasibar Basque
From sarats "willow" and ibar "valley". It's the name of a village in Navarre.
Saratxaga Basque
It indicates familial origin near the eponymous river.
Saratxo Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous council of the municipality of Amurrio.
Sarazen French
From a medieval French nickname for a swarthy person, or for someone who had gone on a Crusade (from Old French sarrazin "Saracen"). It was borne by American golfer Gene Sarazen (1902-99), original name Eugene Saraceni.
Sard English, French, Spanish, Italian
In the book surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary by Henry Harrison and Gyda (Pulling) Harrison 1912 - Reprinted 1996. The Sard surname (which has been in England, Italy and Europe for a long time) is defined thus on page 136.... [more]
Sarda Italian
From the feminine form of Sardo or from sarda "large sardine" either a nickname or occupational name for selling sardines.
Sardar Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu
From a title meaning "chief, leader", derived from Persian سر (sar) meaning "head, authority" and the suffix دار (dar) meaning "possessor".
Sardella Italian
From sardella "sardine" used as either an occupational name for a fisher or seller of sardines or a nickname for a thin person.
Sardina Italian, Spanish, Galician
From sardina Galician sardiña "sardine" used for someone as a catcher or seller of the fish or a nickname for a thin person.
Sardinha Portuguese
Portuguese last name meaning "sardine seller".
Sardo Italian, Catalan
Ethnic name from sardo "Sardinian".
Sardone Italian
Augmentative of Sarda or Sardo "the big Sardinian". in the central and southern Adriatic region from sardone "anchovy".
Sareen Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Alternate transcription of Hindi सरीन or Punjabi Gurmukhi ਸਰੀਨ (see Sarin).
Särekanno Estonian
Särekanno is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "säre" ("violent" or "sudden") and "kanne" ("bearing" or "entry").
Sarfati Judeo-Spanish
From Hebrew צרפתית (tsar'fatít) meaning "French". It was traditionally used to refer to the Biblical location of Tzarfat, which is sometimes identified as modern-day France.
Sarfraz Urdu
Derived from the given name Sarfraz.
Sargento Spanish, Portuguese, Filipino
Spanish and Portuguese form of Sergeant. It's also mostly used in the Philippines.
Sargis Armenian
From the given name Sargis.
Sari Estonian
Sari is an Estonian surname meaning "cluster" or "batch".
Sari Indonesian
Means "essence" in Indonesian. In 2014, this was the most common surname in Indonesia.
Sarı Turkish
Means "yellow, blond" in Turkish.
Sarikaya Turkish
Sarıkaya is a Turkish word meaning "yellow rock".
Sarilar Turkish
Means ''yellows'' in Turkish. A common place name in Turkey.
Sarin Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Meaning uncertain.
Šarinić Croatian
Possibly derived from šareno, meaning "colorful".
Sarip Filipino, Maranao, Maguindanao
Derived from the given name Sarip.
Saripada Filipino, Maranao
From a title meaning "chief" in Maranao, ultimately from Sanskrit श्रीपाद (shripada) literally meaning "holy foot", derived from श्री (shri) meaning "diffusing light, radiance, splendour, beauty" and पाद (pada) meaning "foot".
Sarıtaş Turkish
Directly translated from Turkish, sarı means "yellow" and taş means "stone".... [more]
Särk Estonian
Särk is an Estonian surname meaning "shirt".
Sárkány Hungarian
Means "dragon" in Hungarian.
Sarkar Indian, Bengali, Assamese
From the Persian title سرکار (sarkar) meaning "lord, supervisor, overseer".
Sarker Bengali
Alternate transcription of Sarkar.
Sarmento Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Sarmiento.
Sarna Polish
Sarnow Polabian (Germanized), German
From the village of Sarnow in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Surname of the mayor of Stralsund Karsten Sarnow.
Sarnowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Poland called Sarnowa, Sarnowo, or Sarnów, named with Polish sarna "roe deer".
Saroukhanian Armenian
Here is the combined words meaning of "Saroukhanian" surname: Sar(Armenian origin–սար– means: Mountain ) + u (Armenian origin –եւ– means :and )+ khan( խան _means: prince )+ yan (յան– a suffix for Armenian family names) and the combination of the words finally means The Mountain and Prince or The Prince օf Mountain
Sarpei Akan
Meaning unknown.
Sarracino Italian
From Neapolitan sarracino, meaning "Saracen", a term used to refer to a variety of ethnic and religious groups, including a nomadic people from Sinai, Muslims, and pirates from the Mediterranean.
Sarrazin French
Means "Saracen" in Old French, a name used to refer to Arab Muslims in the Middle Ages. It was probably used as a nickname for an unruly person, a person with a dark complexion, or for someone who had taken part in a Crusade.
Sarré English
Sarrià Catalan
Catalan habitational name from any of the places named Sarrià or Sàrria, in Catalonia.
Sarrikolea Basque
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Larrabetzu.
Sarris Greek
Derived from Turkish sari meaning "blond, fair-haired".
Sarsenbaev Kazakh
Means "son of Sarsenbay".
Sarsenov Kazakh
Means "son of Sarsen".
Sarsour Arabic
Means "cockroach" or "roach" in Arabic.
Sartain French
Means, "Tailor".
Sartori Italian
Variant of Sarto, through Latin Sartorius.
Saruta Japanese
From Japanese 猿 (saru) meaning "monkey" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Sarv Estonian
Sarv is an Estonian surname meaning "horn".
Sarver English, Jewish
English and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) occupational name from Old French serveur (an agent derivative of server ‘to serve’), Yiddish sarver ‘servant’.
Sarwar Urdu, Bengali
From the Persian title سرور (sarvar) meaning "lord, master".
Sas Dutch
Cognate of Sachs.
Sasahara Japanese
Sasa means "bamboo" and hara means "field, plain".
Sasahara Japanese
From Japanese 笹 (sasa) meaning "bamboo grass" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Sasakawa Japanese
From Japanese 笹 (sasa) meaning "bamboo grass" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Sasako Japanese
Sasa means "bamboo" and no means "child, sign of the rat".
Sasano Japanese
From 笹 (sasa) meaning "bamboo grass" and 野 (no) meaning "field, plains". Other characters are also possible.
Sasayama Japanese
笹 (Sasa) means "bamboo" and 山 (yama) means "mountain".
Sasi Estonian
Sasi is an Estonian surname meaning "shock", "skein", and "snarl".
Saska Croatian
Name given to someone from Saxony. From Croatian “saska” which translates to Saxony.
Şaşmaz Turkish
Means "infallible" in Turkish.
Sasori Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 佐曽利 with 佐 (sa) meaning "assistant, help," 曽 (so, sou, zou, katsu, katsute, sunawachi) meaning "before, ever, formerly, never, once" and 利 (ri, ki.ku) meaning "advantage, benefit, profit."
Sass German
Variant of Sasse.
Saß German
Variant of Sass.
Sasse German
Variant of Sachs via the form Sachse.
Sassi Estonian
Sassi is an Estonian surname derived form "sassis" meaning "disheveled", "tangled", and "unkempt".
Sassu Italian
From Sardinian sassu "stone".
Sastri Indian, Kannada, Telugu
Kannada and Telugu variant of Shastri.
Sastrowardoyo Javanese
Means "writings of the heart" from Sanskrit शास्त्र (shastra) meaning "scripture, writings" and हृदय (hrdaya) meaning "heart". This is the name of a Javanese family of nobility.
Sastry Indian
Hindu (Brahman) name, from Sanskrit šāstrī ‘versed in the Shastras’ (from šāstra ‘book of rules’, ‘religious treatise’).
Satake Japanese
From Japanese 佐 (sa) meaning "help, aid" and 竹 (take) meaning "bamboo".
Sather Anglo-Saxon
Sather is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the ancient chapelry of Satterthwaite found near Hawkeshead in Lancashire. This surname was originally derived from the Old English elements soetr meaning shield and pveit meaning pasture... [more]
Sathi Indian, Odia, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Urdu, Thai
Alternate transcription of Sethi.
Satoda Japanese
From Japanese 里 (sato) meaning "village" and 田 (ta) meaning "rice field"
Satoh Japanese
Variant transcription of Satō.
Satoki Japanese
"City tree".
Satomi Japanese
Sato means "village" and mi means "mindset, view, outlook".... [more]
Satomiya Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 里 (sato) meaning "village" and 宮 (miya) meaning "temple, shrine, palace".
Satonaka Japanese
From Japanese 里 (sato) meaning "village" and 中 (naka) meaning "middle".
Satoya Japanese
Sato means "village" and ya means "valley".
Sattar Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Persian
Derived from the given name Sattar.
Sattari Persian
From Persian ستار (setâr) meaning "star" (see Setareh or Sitara).
Satterthwaite English
From a place in England named with Old English sætr "shielding" and Old Norse þveit "pasture".
Sattler German
An occupational name meaning "saddle maker".
Sau Estonian
Saue is an Estonian surname meaning "wand" or "staff".
Sauerwein German
Occupational nickname for someone who sold sour wine, or perhaps a nickname for someone with a sour disposition, from Middle High German sur "sour" + win "wine", i.e. vinegar.
Saukko Finnish
Means "otter" in Finnish.
Saul Estonian
Saul is an Estonian surname derived from the biblical masculine given name "Saul".
Šaulis Lithuanian
Occupational name from Lithuanian šaulys meaning "rifleman".
Saulnier French
In Middle French (the form of French spoken from 1340 to 1610), it literally means "salt merchant".
Saunder English
From the given name Alexander.
Saupõld Estonian
Saupõld is an Estonian surname meaning "stick field".
Saur German
Variant of Sauer.
Sauve' French
Sauve' from France to Canada. Changed probably due to an "a" and an "o" confusion in cursive. My granfather's was typo-ed on WW II old men's sign up in MA. or RI, USA.
Savant French
Nickname from savant ‘learned’, a nickname for a university graduate or a particularly knowledgeable person.
Savard French
Either from Old French savart meaning "wasteland" or the Germanic elements sab of uncertain meaning and hard meaning "brave, hardy".
Savas Greek
From the personal name Sav(v)as, New Testament Greek Sabbas, a derivative of Sabbaton "Sabbath", "Saturday".
Savaş Turkish
From the given name Savaş.
Savath Lao
Means "sincere, open, beautiful" in Lao.
Savchenko Ukrainian
Derived either from the given name Savvatiy or Saveliy.
Savela Finnish
Derived from Finnish savi "clay". Savela is also a place in Helsinki and Jyväskylä.
Savell English
English variant of Saville.
Savelli Italian
It could derive from the Sabelli (ancient Italic tribe), pre-Roman population, or from toponyms such as Savelli di Norcia (PG) and indicate the origin of the founder.
Savelyev Russian
Derived by means of suffix "-ev" from a russian given name Saveliy of latin origin that has been popular on russian territories in 14th century... [more]
Savery English
Originally from the given name of Germanic origin, Savaric
Savi Estonian
Savi is an Estonian surname meaning "clay".
Saviauk Estonian
Saviauk is an Estonian surname meaning "clay pit" or "earthen pit".
Savić Serbian
Means "son of Sava".
Savignac French
Habitational name for someone from various communes by this name in France.
Saville English
A habitational name from an uncertain place in Northern France. This is most likely Sainville, named from Old French saisne, 'Saxon' and ville, indicating a settlement.
Savinainen Finnish
Literally translates as Woman Made Out Of Clay. Real meaning and origin remain unknown
Savino Italian
From the given name Savino.
Savinova Russian
Feminine form of Savinov.
Savio Italian
Italian nickname given to a wise, sage man. Saint Dominic Savio is a well-known bearer of this surname.
Savisaar Estonian
Savisaar is an Estonian surname meaning "loam" or "clay island".
Savko Ukrainian
From a pet form of the personal name Sava (see Savas).
Savoia Italian (Archaic)
A Italian royal court name.
Savolainen Finnish
Means "Savonian, person from Savonia". Savonia is a historical province in eastern Finland.
Savva Greek (Cypriot)
From the given name Savvas.
Savvides Greek (Cypriot)
Alternate transcription of Greek Σαββίδης (see Savvidis) chiefly used in Cyprus.
Savvidis Greek
Means "son of Savvas" in Greek.
Sawa Japanese
From Japanese 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Sawabe Japanese
From Japanese 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh" and 部 (be) meaning "part, section".
Sawabe Japanese
From Japanese 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh" and 辺 (be) meaning "area, place, vicinity".
Sawada Japanese
From Japanese 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Sawadogo Mossi
Not available.
Sawaguchi Japanese
From Japanese 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh" and 口 (kuchi) meaning "mouth, entrance".
Sawai Japanese
Sawa means "marsh, swamp" and i means "mineshaft, pit, well."
Sawai Japanese
From Japanese 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine shaft, pit".
Sawajiri Japanese
Sawa means "marsh, swamp" and jiri comes from shiri, meaning "rear".
Sawamura Japanese
From Japanese 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "swamp, marsh" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
Sawano Japanese
Sawa means "swamp, marsh" and no means "field, plain, wilderness".
Sawara Japanese (Rare)
Sawara (椹) is a type of cypress native to Japan
Sawaragi Japanese (Rare)
Sawaragi (椹木) literally means "Sawara tree".
Sawasaki Japanese
Sawa means "swamp, marsh" and saki means "cape, peninsula, promontory".
Sawasaki Japanese
From Japanese 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Sawashiro Japanese
From Japanese 沢 (sawa) meaning "marsh" and 城 (shiro) meaning "castle".
Sawayama Japanese
From Japanese 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".