All Submitted Surnames

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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
Schwald Romansh
Derived from the given name Oswald.
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.
Schwank German
Either a nickname for a thin person, (derived from Middle High German swanc meaning "little, slender, thin"), a pretty person (from Middle Low German swank "fine, dainty") or a fun, loving person (from Middle High German swanc and Middle Low German swank "funny idea, joke, jest, foolery").
Schwanke German
From a short form of the German given name Swaneke, a pet form of Swane, ultimately derived from a Germanic compound name formed with swan meaning "swan" as the first element (see Schwenke 2).
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]
Schweinsteiger German
Occupational name for a pig farmer, an overseer of pigs or a nickname for someone who rode a pig, derived from Middle High German swīn meaning "hog, swine" and stīger meaning "foreman, mine inspector"... [more]
Schweitz German
Ethnic name for a Swiss, from German Schweitz meaning "Swiss".
Schwenk German
Variant spelling of Schwanke, or apparently a nickname referring to a person's gait, derived from Middle High German swenken meaning "to swing back and forth, to sling" (see Schwenke 1).
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.
Scime Italian
Possibly from the given name Simone 2, from Shimei or Shemesh, or from the Arabic root word شمس (shams or sams) "sun".
Scimia Italian
From an archaic form of Italian scimmia "monkey", from Ancient Greek σιμός (simos) "snub-nosed". Has figurative meanings of "drunk" and "imitator, mimic, aper".
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.
Scorrano Italian
Denotes someone from Scorrano, Italy. Coincides with scorrano "to run, to flow".
Scorsese Italian
From a nickname that indicated a person who came from Scotland, derived from Italian scozzese literally meaning "Scotsman, Scottish". This spelling arose from a transcription error of the surname Scozzese... [more]
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"
Scotto Italian
ethnic name for someone from Scotland or Ireland from medieval Italian scotto "Scot". Italian cognitive of Scott. Variant of Scotti.
Scriblerus Literature
The Scriblerus Club was an informal association of authors, based in London, that came together in the early 18th century. The nucleus of the club included the satirists Jonathan Swift and Alexander Pope... [more]
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’.
Scurti Italian
Possibly from Neapolitan curto "short".
Scutti Italian
From Sicilian scutu, "shield".
Sea English
Variant of See.
Seabert English
Transferred use of the given name Seabert
Seaborn English
From an Old English personal name derived from the elements "sea, lake" and beorn "warrior".
Seabridge English
It means "sea bridge".
Seabright English
Derives from the Old English name Sæbeorht from sæ meaning "sea" and beorht meaning "bright". Related to Seabert.
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.
Seay Scottish, Irish
Of uncertain origin and meaning.
Seb Hindi
From सेब (seb) meaning "apple".
Sebald Literature
In 'A Series Of Unfortunate Events', Gustav Sebald was a film director who hid secret codes in his movies, a member of V.F.D., and the likely creator of the Sebald Code.
Sebas French
From the given name Sebastien.
Sebastián Spanish
From the given name Sebastián.
Sebastian German, English
From the given name Sebastian.
Sebastiano Italian
From the given name Sebastiano.
Sebastíansdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Sebastían" in Icelandic.
Sebastíansson Icelandic
Means "son of Sebastían" in Icelandic.
Sébastien French
From the given name Sébastien.
Sebeok Hungarian, Medieval Hungarian
From Sebők, a diminutive of Sebestyén.
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.
Secchi Italian
Probably related to Italian secco "thin, dry". May alternately derive from secare "to cut", Sardinian seghi "sixteen", segete "harvest, harvest fodder", or a shortened form of seneche "old, aged".
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.
Sedda Italian
From a place name in Sardinia, meaning "top of a mountain". May alternately derive from Sardinian sedda "saddle", indicating the bearer's occupation.
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".
See Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Shi.
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".
Seedorf German
habitational name from any of the numerous places so named from See "lake" and Dorf "village".
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.
Seely Medieval English
Means "Blessed", "Happy", and/or "Lucky." By adding an Un- to Seely makes it "Unblessed", "Unhappy", and/or "Unholy." Used primarily in Northern England and Southern Scotland during the Middle English period but is derived from the Old English sǣl and gesǣlig... [more]
Seeme Estonian
Seeme is an Estonian surname meaning "seed".
Seep Estonian
Seep is an Estonian surname meaning "soap".
Séera Literature
Coming from an old Rowénan word to mean "king" or "leader", SÉERA is nowan uncomon surname. Used by the ruling family of eastern Erikówna (see Tyran).
Sees German
Variant of Seese.
Seese German
Comes from a Germanic personal name, Sigizo, from a compound name formed with sigi ‘victory’ as the first element.
Sefcik Czech
Variant of Sevčik.
Sefer Turkish
From the given name Sefer.
Seferoğlu Turkish
Means "son of Sefer" in Turkish.
Seferović Bosnian
Means "son of Sefer" in Bosnian.
Segale English, Italian
Respelling of SEGAL. A famous bearer is Mario A. Segale, the inspiration for Nintendo's video game character Mario
Segărceanu Romanian
A topographical surname designating someone from Segarcea, a small town in Dolj County, Romania.
Segarra Catalan
Regional name from the district of La Segarra, or habitational name from any of the places named with Segarra or La Segarra in Catalonia and Valencia.
Seger Swedish, English, Dutch
Means "victory" in Swedish. It is also a variant of the English surname Seager or derived from the Germanic given name Sigiheri "victory army".
Segev Hebrew
Means "exaltation, greatness" in Hebrew.
Segoviano Spanish
One who came from Segovia, a region from Spain.
Šegrt Serbian
Derived from šegrt (шегрт), meaning "apprentice".
Séguin French
From the given name Séguin the French form of Sigwin.
Segundo Spanish
From the given name Segundo.
Segura Spanish, Catalan, American (Hispanic)
Derived from Spanish segura "safe, secure".
Sei Estonian
Sei is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "seib", meaning "washer" and "disk"; or "seil", meaning "sail".
Seib German
Short form of SEIBOLD. Ultimately derived from names composed of the Germanic name element sigi "victory".
Seid German
From the Germanic given name Sito, a short form of a compound name formed with sigi "victory".
Seid Jewish
Metonymic occupational name from German Seide and Yiddish zayd "silk"
Seide German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German side, German Seide ‘silk’ (from Late Latin seta, originally denoting animal hair), hence a metonymic occupational name for a manufacturer or seller of silk.
Seidenberg German, Jewish
Derived from several places with the same name. As an ornamental name, it is derived from German seide meaning "silk" and berg meaning "mountain".
Seider German
Originating in the region of Saxony. Name of a silk merchant, from the German word for silk: seide
Seidman Jewish, German
Derived from Seid.
Seif German, Jewish
Metonymic occupational name for a soap maker, from Middle High German seife, German Seife 'soap'.
Seif Arabic, Persian
From the given name Saif.
Seifert German (East Prussian)
German/Russian/Ashkenazi Jewish this surname derived from the very popular personal name siegfried, introduced for the first time inglaterra in the Anglo-Saxon period, and again as a surname thousand years later... [more]
Seiler German
German and Jewish occupational surname for a rope maker.
Seim Upper German
German: metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper, from Middle High German seim ‘honey’.
Seinfeld German, Jewish
From the German word sein "to be" and the word of German Jewish origin feld which means "field". It was a name given to areas of land that had been cleared of forest.
Seire Estonian
Seire is an Estonian surname meaning "monitor" and "examine".
Seitz Upper German
A mainly Bavarian surname, from a reduced form of the personal name Seifried, a variant of Siegfried... [more]
Seitzer German
Variant of Seitz.
Seivert Dutch
Derived from the given name Sivert.
Sejkora Czech, Slovak
Sejkora means titmouse in Czech.
Şeker Turkish
Means "sugar, candy" in Turkish.
Sekewael Indonesian
The last name Sekewael is an original name from one of the island in Maluku. That one island name is "Negeri Oma." The meaning of Sekewael is "The Guardian of the River" because in "Negeri Oma" any body want to use the river of the water they have to ask for permission by Sekewael family... [more]
Sekiguchi Japanese
From Japanese 関 (seki) meaning "frontier pass" and 口 (kuchi) meaning "mouth, entrance".
Sekine Japanese
From Japanese 関 (seki) meaning "frontier pass" and 根 (ne) meaning "root, foundation".
Sekiya Japanese
From Japanese 関 (seki) meaning "frontier pass" and 谷 (ya) meaning "valley".
Sekulic Serbian
There is possibility that name come from latin word secolo, means century. Usual Serb end of surname is IC. All Serbs-Montenegrians, also small number of Croats who has that surname has origion from heart of Montenegro... [more]
Sela Hebrew
Means "rock" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a city, the capital of Edom. Famous bearer is the Israeli model, actress and television presenter Rotem Sela (born 1983)
Selander Swedish
Combination of Swedish sel "stretch of calm water in a river or stream" and the common surname suffix -ander (originally from Greek aner "man"). The first element, sel, is also a common place name element in Northern Sweden and it's possible that this name is both ornamental and locational in origin.
Selassie Ethiopian, Amharic, Western African
Possibly means "trinity" in Amharic. A notable bearer was Haile Selassie (1892-1975), the regent and emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974.
Selbey English
Variant of Selby.
Selesnick Russian, Latvian
Also spelled:... [more]
Self English
East Anglian surname, from the medieval English masculine name Saulf which was derived from the Old English elements "sea" and wulf "wolf".
Selg Estonian
Selg is an Estonian surname meaning "back", "spine" and "back of".
Selge Estonian
Selge is an Estonian surname meaning "clear".
Šelieh Belarusian
Derived from Belarusian шэлег (šelieh), a word used for various medieval small coins, primarily for silver and copper solidi, ultimately from the German word Schilling meaning "shilling".
Selim Arabic, Bengali
Derived from the given name Salim.
Selimović Bosnian
Means "son of Selim".
Selinofoto Greek
A surname which means "Moonlight" in Greek.