All Submitted Surnames

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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".
Sesaki Japanese
Se means "ripple, current" and saki means "peninsula, cape, promontory".
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
Severide Modern
Meaning: Honesty, Sacrificer, Admirer ... [more]
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
Sevestre French
A French surname of unknown etymology.
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
Shakeel Arabic
From the given name Shakil.
Shaker Arabic
From the given name Shakir.
Shakera Jamaican Patois (Modern)
Shakera is a name given to a Jamaican girl who is very arrogant and tends to take out her anger on herself and others around her. But she is also a very intelligent girl who do well in her school work ,
Shakeri Persian
From the given name Shaker.
Shakeshaft English (British)
Similar in origin to surnames such as Shakesheave, Shakespeare and Wagstaffe.
Shakhar Hebrew (Modern)
Means "dawn" in Hebrew.
Shakib Persian
The Last name "Shakib" Originates from Iran.
Shakil Arabic
From the given name Shakil.
Shakir Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Shakir.
Shakoor Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Shakur.
Shakshuki Arabic (Maghrebi)
Most likely from Libyan Arabic شَكْشُوكَةٌ (šakšawka) meaning “a mixture”, referring to a type of North African dish made of vegetables and fried eggs.
Shakur Bengali, Indian (Muslim), Urdu
From the given name Shakur.
Shakurov Bashkir, Tatar, Uzbek
Means "son of Shakur".
Shakya Nepali, Indian, Hindi
From the name of an ancient clan that inhabited parts of present-day Nepal and northern India. The name may have been derived from Sanskrit शाक (shaka) or शक (shaka) referring to the Sakas, a group of nomadic Iranian peoples, or from शक्य (shakya) meaning "possible, capable".
Shalabi Arabic
Means "elegant, stylish, handsome" in Arabic.
Shalaby Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic شلبي (see Shalabi).
Shaladi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Of unknown meaning (chiefly Libyan).
Shalev Jewish
From the given name Shalev.
Shalhoub Arabic
Possibly from a given name based on a word meaning "generous".
Shalit Hebrew
From Hebrew שליט (shalit) meaning "ruler" or "ruling, governing, dominant".
Shallcross English
Means "person from Shallcross", Derbyshire ("place by the Shacklecross", an ancient stone cross in the High Peak, its name perhaps denoting a cross to which people could be shackled as a penance).
Shalom Hebrew
Means "peace" in Hebrew.
Sham Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Cen.
Shama Japanese (Rare)
Combination of Kanji Characters "者" meaning "Person", and "間" meaning "Between", "While". Other Kanji Character Combinations possible.
Shamailov Russian, Hebrew, Georgian, Jewish
Georgian Variant of Shmuel.
Shamanov Russian
From Russian шаман (shaman) meaning "shaman".
Shami Arabic
Means "Syrian" or "Damascene", derived from Arabic الشام (ash-Sham) referring to both Syria and the Syrian city of Damascus.
Shamoun Arabic, Assyrian, Jewish
Derived from the given name شامون (Shamʿūn), itself an Arabic form of Simon 1, used mainly among Christians and Jews... [more]
Shams Arabic, Persian, Bengali, Urdu
Derived from the given name Shams.
Shamsi Persian
From the given name Shams.
Shan Chinese
From the place name Shan. Cheng Wang, the second king (1115–1079 bc) of the Zhou dynasty, granted to a son the area of Shan, and the son’s descendants adopted the place name as their surname. It comes from the Chinese word meaning "mountain"... [more]
Shan Gujarati, Hindi
A Gujarati and Hindi surname with an unknown meaning.
Shan Chinese
From Chinese 单 (shàn) referring to the ancient state of Shan, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Henan province.
Shanahan Irish
Anglicised form of Ó Seanachain.
Shanavazov Dargin, Dagestani
Means "son of Shakhnavaz"; the name itself is of Persian origin meaning "shah (king) of grace".
Shandera Czech (Anglicized, Modern)
Shandera is anglicized for Šandera, a patronymic for Alexander (son of Alexander), the euiqvalent of Sandoor in Hungarian or Sanders in English.
Shandy English (Rare)
Shandy appears as a rare surname, mostly found in English-speaking countries going back to the 1600s. This name may originate from the English dialect adjective meaning "boisterous" or "empty headed; half crazy", of which the earliest record dates to 1691, though any further explanation for its origins are unknown... [more]
Shang Chinese
This is a Chinese dynasty.
Shani Hebrew
Means "red, scarlet" in Hebrew. From the given name Shani 1.
Shankar Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada
From the given name Shankar.
Shanks English (Modern)
Possibly a diminutive of LONGSHANKS, which would be given to a tall or gangly person.
Shanley Irish
Shortened form of MacShanley.
Shao Chinese
From Chinese 邵 (shào) referring to the ancient fief of Zhao, which existed during the Shang dynasty in what is now Shaanxi province. The name of the fief, 召, had the same pronunciation as the character 邵.
Sharabi Judeo-Arabic
Denotes someone originally from the district of Sharab in western Yemen.
Sharafkandi Kurdish
Denoted a person from Sharafkand, a village in the Central District of Bukan County, West Azerbaijan province, Iran.
Shareef Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
From the given name Sharif.
Sharif Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Sharif.
Sharifov Tajik, Azerbaijani
Means "son of Sharif", as well as variant of Azerbaijani Şərifov.
Sharon Hebrew
From an Old Testament place name, in Hebrew שָׁרוֹן (Sharon), which means "plain", referring to the fertile plain near the coast of Israel.
Sharpin English
Variant of Sharp.
Sharpton English
Habitational name from Sharperton in Northumberland, possibly so named from Old English scearp "steep" and beorg "hill", "mound" and tun "settlement".
Sharqawi Arabic (Egyptian)
Means "easterner, one from the east", derived from Arabic شرق (sharq) meaning "east, Orient".
Shasteen English (American, Modern)
A derivative Chastain.... [more]
Shastri Indian, Hindi, Marathi
From a title meaning "scholar", itself derived from Sanskrit शास्त्रिन् (shastrin) denoting a person who was well-versed in the shastras (ancient Indian texts).