All Submitted Surnames

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Sell Estonian
Sell is an Estonian surname meaning "apprentice".
Selland Norwegian
From the Old Norse habitational name Seljuland, from selja "willow" and land "land", "farm".
Sellars Scottish
From the Scottish name for a merchant.
Selmer German
Teutonic name meaning "hall master" for a steward or keeper of a large home or settlement.
Selmerlyov Russian (?)
Russian translation of Zelmerlöw.
Selouani Moroccan
Habitational name from the Rifian town of Selouane.
Selter Estonian
Selter is an Estonian surname derived from either "selts" meaning "society", "union", "association", or "selters" (of German origin) meaning "seltzer".
Selva Catalan, Italian
From any of various places in Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, or northern Italy named Selva, as for instance the Catalan district La Selva, from selva "wood", Latin silva.
Selvig Norwegian (Rare), Popular Culture
Variant of Selvik. Erik Selvig is a fictional character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He appears in several MCU movies between 2011 and 2022 where he is portrayed by Stellan Skarsgård... [more]
Selvik Norwegian
From any of the farms in Norway named with Old Norse selja "willow" or selr "seal" combined with vík "bay, inlet".
Selyem Hungarian
Means "silk".
Selz German
The Selz is a river in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, and a left hand tributary of the Rhine. It flows through the largest German wine region, Rheinhessen or Rhenish Hesse. Also, Seltz (German: Selz) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department of the Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine region in north-eastern France.... [more]
Sem Norwegian
Norwegian: habitational name from any of about fifteen farms so named, a variant of Seim.
Semadeni Romansh
Derived from the place name Samedan.
Semak Ukrainian, Russian
East Slavic surname derived from a Slavic root meaning "seven". This was used as a nickname for someone who was associated with this number and was mainly given to the seventh child.
Semenduev Judeo-Tat
From the given name Semendu or Simandu, which was possibly derived from Persian سیاه (siyah) meaning "black" and مرد (mard) meaning "man" or Hebrew סימן טוב (siman tov) meaning "good sign, good mark".
Semenin Russian
From the given name Semen.
Semenov Russian
Means "son of Semyon".
Semer English
From the village of Semer in Suffolk.
Şen Turkish
Means "happy, cheerful" in Turkish.
Sen Bengali
Derived from Sanskrit सेना (sena) meaning "army, armament".
Senanayake Sinhalese
From Sanskrit सेना (sena) meaning "army" and नायक (nayaka) meaning "hero, leader".
Senatore Italian
status name from senatore "senator" (from Latin senator) or a nickname for a stately or perhaps pompous man.
Senda Japanese
From Japanese 千 (sen) meaning "thousand" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Sendaydiego Filipino
Possibly from Japanese 仙台 (Sendai), the name of a city in Japan, combined with the given name Diego.
Sender Yiddish
From the given name Sender, a Yiddish diminutive of Alexander or Aleksandr.
Sendulla Medieval French
the name was originally from a town in the champagne valley that does not exist any more because of World War I the town's name is forgotten and all we have about it is the name sendulla a young girl whom live there as a child
Sénécal French
status name for a seneschal an official in a large household who was responsible for overseeing day-to-day domestic arrangements from Old French seneschal (of ancient Germanic origin composed of the elements sini "old" and scalc "servant")... [more]
Şener Turkish
From the given name Şener.
Seng German
1. Topographic name for someone who lived by land cleared by fire, from Middle High German sengen ‘to singe or burn’. ... [more]
Seng Khmer
Means "multiply" in Khmer.
Sengchanh Lao
Means "moonlight" from Lao ແສງ (seng) meaning "light" and ຈັນ (chanh) meaning "moon".
Sengmany Lao
From Lao ແສງ (seng) meaning "light" and ມະນີ (mani) meaning "gem, jewel".
Sengsavang Lao
From Lao ແສງ (seng) meaning "light" and ສະຫວ່າງ (savang) meaning "light, bright, dawn".
Sengsavanh Lao
From Lao ແສງ (seng) meaning "light" and ສະຫວັນ (savanh) meaning "heaven".
Sengsouvanh Lao
From Lao ແສງ (seng) meaning "light" and ສຸວັນ (souvanh) meaning "gold".
Sengupta Bengali, Indian
Derived from Sanskrit सेना (sénā) meaning "army, armament" combined with Gupta.
Senjean French
Probably from St John (saint-jean) from Christianization of Basques and misspelled
Senju Japanese (Rare)
Sen means "one thousand" and ju means "congratulations".
Senn German
Derived from the Middle High German word senne meaning "dairy farmer".
Senna Portuguese
Possibly coming from the surname "Sanna", it may mean "one with a big protruding tooth".... [more]
Senokosov Russian
Derived from Russian сенокос (senokos) meaning "haymaking, hayfield".
Senri Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 千里 with 千 (sen, chi) meaning "thousand" and 里 (ri, sato) meaning "league, parent's home, ri (type of measurement), village."... [more]
Sensabaugh American
Americanized form of German Sensenbach, a topographic name formed with an unexplained first element + Middle High German bach ‘creek’.
Sensenbach German
A topographic name formed with an unexplained first element + Middle High German bach ‘creek’. Pretty common in Iowa and Pennsylvania.
Senthilkumar Tamil
Tamil - ... [more]
Senti Romansh
Derived from the given name Maxentius.
Şentürk Turkish
From Turkish şen meaning "happy, cheerful" and Türk meaning "Turk".
Senuma Japanese
Se means "ripple" and numa means "marsh, swamp".
Seo Korean
From Sino-Korean 徐 (seo) meaning "slowly, quietly, calmly" or 西 (seo) meaning "west, western".
Seoane Galician
This indicates familial origin within any of multiple localities that bear this syncopated form of the name San Xoán.
Seong Korean
From Sino-Korean 成 (Seong) meaning "Success".
Seonu Korean
From the Taewon Sunwoo Clan, written using the hanja 鮮于
Seow Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Xiao.
Sepat Malay, Indonesian
Refers to a freshwater fish.
Sepetys Lithuanian
It comes from Šepetys, the Lithuanian word for comb or brush, and is stylized without the diacritic in English speaking countries.
Seppälä Finnish
A Finnish surname and toponym derived from the occupation of blacksmith ("seppä")
Serafín Spanish, Galician
From the given name Serafín.
Serafino Italian
From the given name Serafino
Serbia Spanish
Unknown.. researching history of the spanish name that was first identify being used in Utado Puerto, Rico in 1790s by Fransico Serbia and Paula Serbia Filare
Serdar Turkish, Croatian
Turkish form of Persian sardar, meaning "chief", "leader", "field marshal".
Serdarov Turkmen
Means "son of Serdar".
Sereda Ukrainian
From sereda, meaning "Wednesday".
Şeremet Turkish
Means "poor man" in some turkic languages.
Seremet Moldovan
Moldovan cognate of Şeremet.
Sereno Italian
1 Italian: from the personal name Sereno (from Latin serenus, serena ‘clear’, ‘calm’).... [more]
Serettis Greek
From the Italian surname Seretti.
Sergeev Russian
Means "son of Sergey".
Sergente Italian
Italian cognate of Sergeant.
Sergeyan Armenian, Russian
Means "son of Sergey" with the Armenian suffix yan.
Sergeyev Russian
Alternate transcription of Sergeev.
Serghei Romanian
From the given name Serghei.
Sergienko Ukrainian, Russian
Likely from the given name Sergey
Serhan Turkish
From the given name Serhan
Serikbaev Kazakh
Means "son of Serikbay".
Serikov Kazakh
Means "son of Serik".
Serin Turkish
Means "cool, chilly, fresh" in Turkish.
Serker Bengali
Variant of Sarkar.
Sero Japanese
From Japanese 瀬 (se) meaning "rapids" and 呂 (ro) meaning "spine"
Serote Spanish (Filipinized)
Means fecal matter in Spanish
Serpik Russian
A diminutive of sickle. "little sickle"
Serrallonga Catalan
Taken from the name of a town in the Vallespir district, in Northern Catalonia.
Serrao Italian
Probably from a dialectical term meaning "closed, shut".
Serre French
Means 'greenhouse' in French.
Serres French
Altered form of "Serre"
Sert Turkish
Means "hard, stiff, stern" in Turkish.
Servais French
From the given name Servais.
Servania Cebuano
Meaning unknown. Probably a form of Cervantes.
Servopoulos Greek
Means "descendant of a Serb" in Greek.
Serzhantov Russian
Means "son of a sergeant".
Sesay African, Temne, Loko, Limba, Kuranko
Is a Muslim Surname from Sierra Leone. It is used among many tribes.
Seta Japanese
From Japanese 瀬 (se) meaning "rapids, current" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Seth Scottish, Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Sithigh or Ó Síthigh (see Sheehy).
Seth Indian, Hindi, Odia, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi
Means "merchant, banker" in Hindi, ultimately from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (shreshtha) meaning "best, chief, most excellent".
Sether Norwegian
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Seter or Sæter.
Sethi Indian, Odia, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu
Occupational name for a merchant from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (shreshtha) meaning "best, chief, most excellent".
Sethna Indian (Parsi)
Gujarati Parsi name meaning "pertaining to the banker", derived from Hindi सेठ (seṭh) meaning "merchant, banker" (see Seth).
Setiawan Indonesian, Javanese
From the given name Setiawan.
Seto Japanese
Se means "riffle" and to means "door". ... [more]
Setoh Japanese
Variant transcription of Seto.
Seton Scottish
It has been claimed in the past that the name Seton is Norman in origin, however evidence points to it being Flemish. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding the derivation of the name but nothing proved conclusively; it probably means "town by the sea" and possibly derives from the "sea town" of Staithes in modern day North Yorkshire... [more]
Setou Japanese
Variant transcription of Seto.
Setsushi Japanese
From Japanese 節 (setsu) meaning "section, period, verse, melody" and 死 (shi) meaning "death". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Sette Italian
Means "seven". Probably a nickname for the seventh child of a family, though it could derive from a place name containing the element.
Settle English
From the town of Settle in Yorkshire, England.
Setzer German, Jewish
Derived from either Middle High German "setzen", used to refer to market inspectors and tax officials, or Yiddish "setser", a typesetter.
Seufale Samoan
seufale is a name which is used in the islands of samoa but is also usedin other countries by the samoan people. seufale is a name passed down by a family member.
Seul French
From Fr. "only, alone"
Seuss German, Jewish
Means "sweet", "pleasant", or "agreeable".
Seuyeng Thai
Alternate transcription of Saeueng.
Sevastos Greek
From the same Greek word that means respected, also an aristocratic title during the Byzantine Empire.
Sevelev Russian
Derived by means of suffix "-ev" from Old Slavic verb sheveliti (se) meaning to make noise, to whirr, to rustle, to whistle, to wander. Initially it designated someone bold, daring, hardy, spirited... [more]
Sever Croatian, Slovene
From Proto-Slavic sěverъ meaning ''north''.
Severiano Spanish
From the given name Severiano
Severn English
From the name of the River Severn, which is of unknown meaning. The Severn is Great Britain's longest river, flowing from Wales through much of western England to the Bristol Channel. It is one of Britain’s most ancient river names, recorded as early as the 2nd century AD in the form Sabrina; its original meaning may have been "slow-moving" or "boundary".
Severn English
From a medieval personal name derived from Severinus (Latin).
Severo Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Severo
Severson American
Probably an Americanized form of Sivertsen, Sivertson, or Sievertsen.
Severson Norwegian (Americanized)
Alternate spelling of Syverson, son of Syver
Sevier English
Occupational name for a sieve-maker, Middle English siviere (from an agent derivative of Old English sife "sieve").
Sévigny French
A kind of bush.
Sevilla Spanish
Habitational name from the city of Seville (or Sevilla) in Andalusia, Spain. The city's name is probably derived from Phoenician šplh meaning "valley, plain" through Arabic إِشْبِيلِيَة‎ (ʾišbīliya).
Seville Spanish, English
a city in southwestern Spain; a major port and cultural center; the capital of bullfighting in Spain. Synonyms: Sevilla Example of: city, metropolis, urban center. a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts... [more]
Sewell English
English from the Middle English personal names Siwal(d) and Sewal(d), Old English Sigeweald and Seweald, composed of the elements sige ‘victory’ and se ‘sea’ + weald ‘rule’... [more]
Seweryn Polish
From the given name Seweryn.
Sewick English
Derived from Sedgwick.
Sewina German, Polish
The first available record of the Sewina family name is around 1620 in the province of Silesia, a mixed cultural region between Germany and Poland. Once part of the Prussian Empire and Germany. After World War Two, the area is now part of Poland... [more]
Seyfried German
Derived from the given name Siegfried. The American actress Amanda Seyfried (1985-) is a well-known bearer of this name.
Seyler German
Germanic surname
Seymer English
Variant of Seymour, or from the village of Semer in Suffolk.
Sezer Turkish
Means "intuition", from Turkish sezmek meaning "to understand, to perceive".
Sezgin Turkish
Means "sagacious, insightful" in Turkish.
Sferrazza Italian
Occupational name for a scrap-metal merchant, from a derivative of Sferro in the sense ‘old and broken iron’. Habitational name from the district of Paternò in Catania, Sicily.
Sforza Italian
Derived from the Italian verb sforzare meaning "to force, strain"; also compare the related word forza "force, strength". This was the surname of a dynasty of Milanese dukes, which held power in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Sgouros Greek
The surname means "curly-haired" in medieval Greek. According to Adamantios Korais the etymology is from the Greek word gyros (round).
Sha Hui
From the Arabic name Shah.
Sha Chinese
From Chinese 沙 (shā) referring to the ancient state of Sha, which was part of the state of Song during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Hebei province. Alternately it may come from Sha Sui, the name of a fief that was part of Song in what is now Henan province, or from Su Sha, the name of an ancient clan that inhabited parts of present-day Shandong province.
Shaaban Arabic
Derived from the given name Shaban.
Shaban Arabic, Persian
Derived from the given name Shaban.
Shabani Persian, Albanian
From the given name Shaban.
Shabtai Hebrew
Shabtai is the Hebrew name for the planet Saturn.
Shacklady English
Perhaps from a medieval nickname for a man who had had sexual relations with a woman of higher social class (from shag "to copulate with" (not recorded before the late 17th century) and lady).... [more]
Shackleford English, Medieval English
Locational surname deriving from the place called Shackleford in Surrey, near the town of Farnham. The origin of "shackle" is uncertain. It could be derived from Old English sceacan "to shake"... [more]
Shackleton English
The place name probably means "valley by a point of land," from the Old English scacol + denu. 3 Another source claims the word scacol, describes a "tongue of land."
Shad Arabic, Urdu, Persian
Derived from the given name Shad 1.
Shaddy Irish
Origin unidentified. Perhaps a variant of Irish Sheedy.
Shade English, German, Dutch, Scottish
Topographic name for someone who lived near a boundary, from Old English scead ‘boundary’.nickname for a very thin man, from Middle English schade ‘shadow’, ‘wraith’.... [more]
Shadel German (Anglicized, ?)
Derived from the German 'Schadle', meaning cranium or skull.
Shadi Arabic, Persian
Derived from the given name Shadi 1.
Shadow English
Origin unidentified. The name Shadue, Schadewe is recorded in England in the 12th and 13th centuries, from Middle English shadwe ‘shadow’, Old English sceadu (see Shade)... [more]
Shadrach English
From the given name Shadrach.
Shadwell English
English surname meaning "By the shed spring"
Shady English, Irish
Origin unidentified. Possibly Irish or English.
Shady Arabic (Egyptian)
Derived from the given name Shadi 1.
Shafeeq Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
Derived from the given name Shafiq.
Shaffner German, German (Swiss)
Americanized version of German occupational name for a steward or bailiff, variant of Schaffner and Schaffer.... [more]
Shafi Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
Derived from the given name Shafi.
Shafik Arabic
Derived from the given name Shafiq.
Shafiq Arabic
From the given name Shafiq
Shafique Urdu
Derived from the given name Shafiq.
Shah Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi
Derived from Sanskrit साधु (sādhú) meaning "gentleman, virtuous man".
Shahabi Persian
From the given name Shahab.
Shahbaz Urdu
From the given name Shahbaz.
Shahbazi Persian
From the given name Shahbaz.
Shahed Arabic, Bengali
Derived from the given name Shahid.
Shaheed Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Dhivehi
From the given name Shahid.
Shaheen Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Shahin.
Shahi Persian, Punjabi, Urdu
Derived from Persian شاه (shah) meaning "king".
Shahid Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Shahid.
Shahidi Persian
From the given name Shahid.
Shahin Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Shahin.
Shahini Persian, Albanian
From the given name Shahin or from one of the multiple places in Iran named Shahini.
Shahriar Persian
From the given name Shahriar.
Shahriari Persian
From the given name Shahriyar.
Shahrokhi Iranian
From the given name Shahrokh.
Shahzad Urdu, Pashto
From the given name Shahzad.
Shahzadi Urdu
From the given name Shahzad.
Shai Hebrew (Modern)
From the unisex given name Shai.
Shaikh Urdu, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Sheikh.
Shainwald German
German for "beautiful forest", probably (?) related to Sheinfeld
Shaked Hebrew
Means Almond in Hebrew