All Submitted Surnames

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Siraj Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Dhivehi
Derived from the given name Siraj.
Sirar Serbian, Bosnian
Occupational name for someone who makes or sells cheese.
Siregar Batak
From the given name of an ancestor of the clan, meaning uncertain.
Sirel Estonian
Sirel is an Estonian surname meaning "lilac".
Sirelpuu Estonian
Sirelpuu is an Estonian name meaning "lilac tree".
Sirén Finnish, Swedish
meaning "siren" or "lilac"
Sirenko Ukrainian
From Сірен (siren) meaning "cheese".
Siriboe Akan
Meaning unknown.
Şirin Turkish
Means "pretty, cute, pleasant" in Turkish, ultimately of Persian origin.
Sirkel Estonian
Sirkel is an Estonian surname meaning "dividers" and "compass" and "circle tool".
Sirleaf Western African
Altered form of Sheriff (a predominantly Mandinka Muslim surname, itself a variant of Sharif).
Sirota Russian
From Russian сирота (sirota) "orphan", perhaps given to a foundling, or a nickname for someone who was poorly-dressed.
Sirp Estonian
Sirp is an Estonian surname meaning "sickle".
Sirtori Italian
Perhaps a habitational name from a comune (municipality) in Northern Italy.
Sirueang Thai
From Thai ศรี (si) meaning "glory, honour, splendour" and เรือง (rueang) meaning "bright, brilliant".
Sis Czech
Derived from German süss "sweet".
Sisavath Lao
From Lao ສີ (si) meaning "splendour, brilliance, glory" and ສະຫວາດ (savath) meaning "sincere, open, beautiful".
Şişman Turkish
Means "fat, stout" in Turkish.
Sisnett English (Rare)
Found in Barbados.
Sisombath Lao
From Lao ສີ (si) meaning "splendour, brilliance, glory" and ສົມບັດ (sombath) meaning "wealth, riches, fortune".
Sison Filipino
From Min Nan 四孫 (sì-sun) or 四孙 (sì-sun) meaning "fourth grandchild".
Sisselman Yiddish
Possibly from German meaning "sweet man"
Sisselsson Icelandic, Norwegian
Matronymic surname meaning Son of Sissel or Sheila.
Sisson English
metronymic from the medieval female personal name Siss, Ciss, short for Sisley, Cecilie, or possibly from a pet form of Sisley (with the old French diminutive suffix -on). variant of Sessions.
Sisuk Thai
From Thai ศรี (si) meaning "glory, honour, splendour" and สุข (suk) meaning "joy, happiness, delight".
Sisuwan Thai
From Thai ศรี (si) meaning "glory, honour, splendour" and สุวรรณ (suwan) meaning "gold".
Sitar Indian
A type of Indian musical instrumen.
Sitchon Filipino
Derived from Hokkien 七孫 (chhit-sun) meaning "seventh grandchild".
Sitdikov Bashkir, Tatar
Either derived from Arabic صَدِيق (ṣadīq) meaning "friend" or صَادِق (ṣādiq) meaning "true, truthful, veracious".
Sithole Southern African, Zulu
Derived from Zulu isithole meaning "heifer".
Sithong Thai
From Thai ศรี (si) meaning "glory, honour, splendour" and ทอง (thong) meaning "gold".
Sitompul Batak
From the Batak prefix si used for place names and tompul meaning "peace".
Sitthilath Lao
From Lao ສິດທິ (sitthi) meaning "right, accomplishment, success" and ລາດ (lat) meaning "pave, pour".
Situ Chinese
From Chinese 司徒 (sītú), which was a title for one of the highest ranking government positions in ancient China.
Sitwat Thai, Lao, Shan, Zhuang, Chashan, Biao, Cun
Means "colour of heart".
Siu Chinese
1 Chinese: see Xiao.... [more]
Siv Khmer
Meaning uncertain.
Sivelle French
A rare surname.
Sivertson American
Americanized form of Sivertsen or Sivertsson.
Sivertsson Swedish
Swedish cognate of Sivertsen.
Sivi Estonian
Sivi is an Estonian surname possibly derived from the village of the same name in Lääne-Viru County.
Sivitanidis Greek
From the Latin word (civitanus)
Sivongsay Lao
Alternate transcription of Lao ສີວົງໄຊ (see Sivongxay).
Sivongxay Lao
From Lao ສີ (si) meaning "splendour, brilliance, glory", ວົງ (vong) meaning "lineage, family" and ໄຊ (xay) meaning "victory".
Sizeland English
A locational surname deriving from the place called Sisland near Loddon in Norfolk.
Sjøberg Norwegian
Norwegian form of Sjöberg.
Sjöblom Swedish
Combination of Swediah sjö "lake, sea" and blom "bloom".
Sjödin Swedish
Combination of Swedish sjö "lake, sea" and the common surname suffix -in.
Sjoerdsma Frisian, Dutch
Derived from the Frisian given name Sjoerd combined with the Frisian surname suffix -(s)ma, which is most likely derived from Old Frisian monna meaning "men".... [more]
Sjölander Swedish
Combination of Swedish sjö "lake, sea" and the common surname suffix -ander (a combination of land and the habitational suffix -er). The second element is sometimes said to be derived from Greek aner "man".
Sjølseng Norwegian
Means silver meadow
Sjöman Swedish
Means "seaman, sailor" in Swedish, although this name is more likely to be an ornamental name composed of Swedish sjö "lake, sea" and man "man". A notable bearer is film director Vilgot Sjöman (1924-2006).
Sjöö Swedish
Derived from Swedish sjö "lake, sea".
Sjöqvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish sjö "lake, sea" and qvist, an archaic spelling of kvist, "twig".
Sjöstrand Swedish
Combination of Swedish sjö "lake, sea" and strand "beach, shore".
Sjöström Swedish
Ornamental name composed of Swedish sjö "lake, sea" and ström "stream, small river".
Sjunnesson Swedish
Means "son of Sjunne".
Skaggs English
English name of unknown meaning occurring mainly in Hertfordshire. A noted bearer is American country music artist Ricky Skaggs (1954-).
Skaife English
Skaife is a form of Scaife, which is derived from the Old Norse Skeifr meaning "awry, difficult". The first recorded instance of Scaife is in the epic Beowulf... [more]
Skarlatos Greek
Occupational name for a dyer, or as a nickname for someone who habitually wore scarlet or who had bright red hair, cognate to the Italian surname Scarlato.
Skarsgård Swedish (Rare)
Allegedly a habitational name derived from Skärlöv, a village located on the island of Öland, Kalmar County, Sweden. The name of the village is said to mean "Skare's farm" (Skares gård in Swedish)... [more]
Skarstad Norwegian
From a farm named Skarstad
Skau Norwegian, Danish
Ultimately derived from Old Norse skógr "forest".
Skawinski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Skawina in Kraków province.
Skeffington English
From a location name meaning "homestead of Sceaft's people". This is the name of a parish in Leicestershire, England.
Skeie Norwegian
From Old Norse skeið "race, horse race".
Skelly Irish
Anglicization of the Gaelic O Scolaidhe, which means student.
Skelton English, German, Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from places in Cumbria and Yorkshire, England, originally named with the same elements as Shelton, but with a later change of ‘s’ to ‘sk’ under Scandinavian influence.
Skëndo Albanian
Ancestors of Skënderbeu
Skerry Irish
Variant of Scarry or Scurry.
Skibniewski Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Podlachian villages: Skibniew-Kurcze or Skibniew-Podawce.
Skillern English
Habitational name from Skeleron in Rimington, Lancashire (formerly in West Yorkshire), earlier known as Skelhorn.
Skipper English
Occupational name for either a basket weaver Derived from Middle English "skeppe" witch itself is from Old Norse "skeppa" . Or a ship master from Middle English "skypper" from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch "schipper".
Skipworth Anglo-Saxon
is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational name from Skipwith in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The placename was recorded as "Schipewic" in the Domesday Book of 1086; as "Scipewiz" in the 1166 Pipe Rolls of the county; and as "Skipwith" in the 1291 Pipe Rolls, and derives from the Olde English pre 7th Century "sceap, scip", sheep, and "wic", outlying settlement; hence, "settlement outside the village where sheep were kept"... [more]
Sklenár Slovak
The Slovak version of the Czech Sklenář. From the Slovak "sklo" meaning "glass".
Sklenář Czech
Means "glassworker".
Skleros Greek
Means strong/ harsh in Greek, and also the name of an old Byzantine family.
Sklorenko Ukrainian
Glassmakers son
Sklueff Russian (Latinized, Rare, ?)
Means bird of prey. From Russia. Was changed by the government from Cellieic letters to Latin letters. Unknown if it was change in Russia or Harbin, Chun where they escaped Bolshevism.
Skočdopole Czech
Derived from Czech imperative sentence skoč do pole! meaning "jump in a field!".
Skog Norwegian, Swedish
Means "forest" in Norwegian and Swedish.
Skogheim Norwegian
Combination of Swedish and Norwegian skog "forest" and German heim ''home''.
Skoglund Swedish, Norwegian
Combination of Swedish and Norwegian skog "forest" and lund "grove".
Sköld Swedish
Means "shield" in Swedish.
Skoog Swedish
Variant of Skog.
Skorupa Polish, Jewish
Derived from Polish skorupa meaning "shell", hence a nickname for a secretive individual.
Skowroński Polish
Name for someone from a place called Skowronów, Skowronna, Skowron or Skowronki, all derived from Polish skowronek meaning "lark".
Skrastiņa Latvian
Feminine form of Skrastiņš.
Škrelja Montenegrin
Montenegrin variant of Shkreli.
Škrijelj Bosnian
Derived from Shkreli, an Albanian tribe and region.
Skrzypczak Polish
One who plays a stringed instrument... [more]
Skrzyszewski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Skrzyszew.
Škudlárek Czech
Nickname for a stingy person, from a derivative Czech škudil meaning "stingy","tight-fisted".
Skura Polish
Polish name meaning tanner.
Skutnik Romanian
Derived from the historical term scutnic.... [more]
Skwierczyński Polish
This indicates familial origin within a cluster of 3 Podlachian villages: Skwierczyn-Dwór, Skwierczyn Lacki, & Skwierczyn-Wieś.
Sky Jewish
Shortened from last names ending in -sky.
Skye English (Anglicized, Rare)
Originates from the Isle of Skye in Scotland.
Skyring English
originated around London home counties,... [more]
Slack English, Dutch, Scottish
English and Dutch: nickname for an idle person, from Middle Dutch slac, Middle English slack, ‘lazy’, ‘careless’. ... [more]
Sladoljev Croatian
Derived from slad, meaning "malt", and the -ljev suffix referring to "pouring".
Slate English
Occupational name for a slater, from Middle English slate, "slate".
Slattery Irish (Anglicized, Modern)
Irish (Munster): reduced form of O’Slattery, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Slat(ar)ra ‘descendant of Slatra’, a byname meaning "robust", "strong", "bold".
Slaughter English
occupational name from Middle English slaughter "butcher" a derivative of Middle English slaught "butchery" and the suffix er or from a shortened form of the synonymous Middle English slaughterer a derivative of slaughter "butchery" and the suffix er.
Slavica Croatian
Derived from Slavic slava, meaning "glory".
Slawson English
Slawson is an English surname meaning "unexplained".
Sledge English
Sledge. Refers to a sledge as a sled.
Sleigh English
A sled drawn by horses or reindeer, especially one used for passengers.
Slim English
A characteristic name for someone noted for being thin.
Slimani Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Sulayman.
Slimi Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Slim.
Slinger English
Travelled with the army's a user of Slings for war. The variant Slingo is a misspelling only appeared after the English civil war. YDNA between the two matches.
Slipper English
Occupational surname for a sword-slipper, or scabbard maker.
Šljivančanin Montenegrin
Habitational name for someone from Šljivansko, Montenegro.
Słodki Polish
It means "sweet" in Polish.
Słomiński Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Masovian villages named Słomin.
Słomkowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Słomków, Słomkowa, or Słomkowo, all named with słomka meaning "little straw".
Slongo Italian
Variant of Longo.
Slonim Jewish
Habitational name from Slonim, a city in Belarus.
Slotnick Jewish (Anglicized, Modern)
A Polish, Russian, Belarusian, and Ukrainian surname, meaning 'goldsmith'. Also a Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) occupational name for a goldsmith. Variant/anglicization of Polish Zlotnik, Ukrainian Zlotnyk.
Slough English
A very rare surname, possibly of German origins.
Slovensky Czech
Ethnic name for someone from Slovakia or who had connections with Slovakia.
Slowik Polish, Jewish
Nickname for someone with a mellifluous voice or a night-time reveler. From Polish slowik "nightingale".
Slowinski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Slowin in Gorzów voivodeship. From the adjective slowinski, denoting a member of the Slowincy, a Slavic people living in Pomerania.
Slucki Belarusian
Means "of Sluck", a town in the Minsk region.
Slughorn Popular Culture
Combination of English words "slug" and "horn". It is widely known as a name in the Harry Potter series.
Sluiter Dutch
Occupation name for a porter, or gatekeeper. Also an occupational name for someone who made and poured alcohol. "The one who pours the alcohol." - Middle Dutch Sluter. Compare to English Porter.
Slunjski Croatian
Habitational name for someone from Slunj, Croatia.
Slutsky Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Slutsk, a city in Belarus.
Slynger Old Danish
user of a sling. ... [more]
Slyvestre Italian
Derived from the given name Sylvester.
Smagulov Kazakh
Means "son of Smagul".
Smailov Kazakh, Uzbek, Kyrgyz
Means "son of Smail".
Smalley English, Cornish (?)
Locational surname from places in Derbyshire and Lancashire, so called from Old English smæl ‘narrow’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. This may also be a Cornish name with an entirely separate meaning.
Smarch Ukrainian (Anglicized), Russian (Anglicized)
Smarch is most likely an anglicized form of the surnames Smarchkov, Smarchkova, Smarchi, Smarchevsky, and Smarchevskaya.... [more]
Smart English
From Old English (smeart) meaning "quick". This surname was used to refer to person who worked as a handyman.
Smeaton English
From Old English Smiðatun meaning "settlement of the smiths".
Smed Danish, Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Scandinavian cognate of Smith.
Smee English
Variant of Smead, derived from either Middle English smethe "smooth" or Old English smiððe "smithy".
Smet Flemish
One who is a blacksmith
Smetana Czech
Means "cream".
Smidt Dutch
A Dutch corruption of the German Schmidt which means smith.
Šmigiæ Serbian
It is old Serbian surname.It's origins are probably from Kosovo.
Śmigielski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish town of Śmigiel.
Smiley Scots, English
From elements small and lea meaning "a small clearing" or as a nickname may refer to a person of happy disposition known for smiling.
Smirnoff Russian
Variant transcription of Smirnov.
Smirnova Russian
Feminine equivalent of Smirnov.
Smithe English (Rare)
Rare spelling of Smith.
Smithee Scottish
appears to be an occupational name for a blacksmith, it has been suggested that when surnames came into use in Scotland, several different families simply 'took on' the name whether they had been blacksmiths or not.... [more]
Smither English
Occupational surname Smith with the suffix -er.
Smitherman English
Somebody who assisted the blacksmith.
Smithers English
Patronymic from Smither.
Smithson English
Means "a son who was born by a blacksmith worker".
Smithwick English
habitational name from Smethwick in Staffordshire Smethwick Green near Brereton Heath (Cheshire) or a lost place called Smithwick in Southover (Sussex). The place name means "the farm of the smiths" from Old English smiþ "smith" and wic "dwelling specialized farm"... [more]
Smock English
From Middle English smoc, smok meaning "smock", "shift", hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or sold such garments, or a nickname for someone who habitually wore a smock (the usual everyday working garment of a peasant).
Smoke English, German, German (Austrian)
Possibly a variant of English Smock or an altered form of German Schmuck.
Smoker English
Derived from the Old English word "smoc," meaning "smock" or, literally, "woman's undergarment." The name was most likely originally borne by someone who made or sold smocks.
Smokvina Croatian
Derived from smokva meaning ''fig''.
Smolders Belgian (Modern)
A Flemish occupational name equivalent to "Miller", meaning a person who operated a wind or water mill for grinding grain.
Smolenskas Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Smolensky.
Smolensky Russian
Refers to a region in Western Russia named "Smolensk".
Smolin Russian
From smola, meaning "tar".
Smollett English, Scottish
From a nickname for someone who had a small head.
Smolov Russian
From Russian Смола (smola) meaning "resin".
Smulders Dutch
Occupational name derived from Dutch des mulders meaning "son of the miller". A famous bearer is Canadian-American actress Cobie Smulders (1982-).
Smullen Irish
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Smolláin, according to Patrick Woulfe, a variant of Ó Spealáin (see Spillane).
Smy English
Variation of a name given to a blacksmith
Smyth English
Creative spelling of the surname Smith.
Snäll Swedish
Possibly taken from English Snell or its German cognate Schnell, meaning "quick, fast", and having its spelling influenced by Swedish snäll "nice, kind"... [more]
Snape English (British), Scottish
An old, now rare surname, with various origins in Suffolk and Yorkshire in England and Lanarkshire in Scotland, derived from Middle English snaipen, “to injure; to nip (of sleet or snow); to criticize, rebuke, revile”, from Old Norse sneypa, “to disgrace, to dishonor, to outrage”... [more]
Snark English
History largely unknown. The word's original meaning, in the mid-nineteenth century, was to snort / snore, or to find fault. ... [more]
Snelson English
Means "son of Snell", Snell being a nickname for a brisk or active person, from Middle English snell "quick, lively" (cf... [more]
Snicket English
A narrow alleyway
Snidro Italian (Swiss)
Swiss Italian borrowing of Schneider.
Snipe English
Derived from a given name; from Old English snip or Old Norse snípr. It is habitational surname from a place so called in the historic county of Northumberland, North East England.