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This is a list of submitted surnames in which the person who added the name is lilolaf.
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Joaquim Portuguese
From the given name Joaquim.
Jónsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Jón" in Icelandic.
Jónsson Icelandic
Means "son of Jón" in Icelandic.
Junk German
Variant of Jung.
Justin French, English, Slovene
From a medieval personal name, Latin Justinus, a derivative of Justus.
Kaʻanāʻanā Hawaiian
This Hawaiian surname means The Black Magic.... [more]
Kaczanowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Kaczanów or Kaczanowo, named with Polish kaczan meaning "cob".
Kaigler English (American)
Americanized spelling of Kegler.
Kaji Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "wind". This is the last name of famous Japanese voice actor from Tokyo Japan, Yūki Kaji.
Kamei Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "turtle well". It is written as 亀井. A bearer of this surname is Eri Kamei. She is a member of the Japanese pop group Morning Musume. (1988-)
Kandt German
Probably from Middle High German kant meaning "jug" (from Latin olla cannata meaning "pot with one spout") and hence an occupational name for a maker or seller of jugs.
Kapuściński Polish
Habitational name for someone from the town of Kapuścin or Kapuścino, both named from Polish kapusta meaning "cabbage".
Kegler German
Nickname for a skilled or enthusiastic skittles player, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kegel meaning "skittle", "pin".
Kenma Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "to see enough".
Kenobi Popular Culture
Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the 'Star Wars' saga, created by George Lucas. The meaning of the name is not known, but as Lucas was very much influenced by Japanese samurai movies, it is possible that the name is a combination of Japanese 剣 (ken) "sword" and 帯 (obi) "belt".
Keränen Finnish
Possibly from Keräpää, a nickname for a bald person or someone with a round head and/or with closely cropped hair, combined with the common surname suffix -nen. In eastern Finland the name dates back to the 16th century.
Kin Dutch
Nickname for someone with a pointed or jutting chin.
Kliebert German
Occupational name for a woodsman or woodworker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German klieben meaning "to cleave or split".
Klinger German
Klinger is a German surname meaning ravine or gorge in Old German. The English variant of Klinger is Clinger.
Knowlton English
Habitational name from either of two places so named, one in Dorset and the other in Kent.
Kochendorfer German
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called Kochendorf, in Württemberg, Schleswig-Holstein, and Bohemia.
Kohlhaas German
Apparently a nickname from Middle Low German kōlhase, literally "cabbage rabbit".
Konopásek Czech
From konopa meaning "hemp", probably an occupational name for a rope maker.
Koon American
Americanized spelling of German Kuhn or Dutch Koen.
Kovaleski Belarusian
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called Kovali in Belarus, or perhaps Kavoliai in Lithuania, named with a derivative of kavalj meaning "smith".
Krasowski Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from the villages of Krasowa, Krasów, or Krasowa.
Kriegshauser German
Probably a habitational name for someone from an unidentified place called Kriegshaus, literally "war house".
Kuchenmeister German
Occupational name for a master cook (literally "kitchen master"), a court official.
Kukowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Kukowo in Wlolawek voivodeship or Kuków in Bielsko-Biala voivodeship, named with kuk, the cry of the cuckoo.
Kummerow German
Habitational name from any of various places in Brandenburg and Mecklenburg called Kummerow.
Künzi German, Swiss, German (Austrian)
From a pet form of the personal name Kuntz.
Kürschner German
Occupational name for a furrier, Middle High German kürsenære, from Middle High German kürsen meaning "fur coat".
Labrie French
Topographic name from l’abri meaning "the shelter", or a habitational name from a place named with this word.
Ladley English
Probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.
Lahner German, Hungarian
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lahn in Hungary and Germany. In southern Germany and Austria, Lahn denotes a place where there had been an avalanche or landslide, from Middle High German laen, lēne meaning "avalanche".
Lake English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, Old English lacu, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, for example in Wiltshire and Devon. Modern English lake (Middle English lake) is only distantly related, if at all; it comes via Old French from Latin lacus... [more]
Laporte French
Topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a fortified town (and often was in charge of them; thus in part a metonymic occupational name), from Old French porte "gateway", "entrance" (from Latin porta, "door", "entrance"), with the definite article la... [more]
Latina Italian
From a feminine form of Latino.
Latino Italian
From the medieval personal name Latino, originally an ethnic name for someone of Latin as opposed to Germanic, Byzantine or Slavic descent.
Łazowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Łazy, Łazow, or Łazowa, named with łazy meaning "clearing in a forest".
Leo Italian
Nickname for a fierce or brave warrior, from Latin leo meaning "lion".
Leo Italian
From a short form of the personal name Pantaleo.
Leo Jewish
From the personal name Leo.
Leo English
From the Old French personal name Leon.
Leu Moldovan
Derived from Romanian leu "lion".
Lijewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lijewo in Włocławek voivodeship.
Lindt German, Dutch
The Lindt surname comes from an Upper German word "lind," which meant "tender" or "gentle hearted." In some instances, especially in Saxony, the surname evolved from the personal name Lindemuth. In general, the similar phonetic name Linde comes from "Linden," which was a type of tree.... [more]
Lipowski Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lipowo, Lipowa, or Lipowe, named with an adjectival derivative of Polish lipa meaning "lime tree".
Lipski Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lipie, Lipsk, Lipsko, Lipy, etc., all named with Polish lipa meaning "lime tree".
Lisiecki Polish
Habitational name for someone from Lisiec in Konin voivodeship or a place called Liszki, both named with lis meaning "fox".
Lisiewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Lisiewice in Skierniewice voivodeship, named with lis meaning "fox".
Lisowski Polish
Name for someone from any of various locations named Lisowa, Lisowo, Lisów or Lisowice, all derived from Polish lis meaning "fox".
Liszewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Lisewo (also Liszewo), named with Polish lis meaning "fox".
Loaiza Basque
Topographic name from Basque loa meaning "mud", "mire", with the suffix -tza denoting abundance.
Lott English
from a medieval personal name brought to England by the Normans, of uncertain origin. It may be the Hebrew personal name Lot ‘covering’, which was relatively popular in northern France, or a reduced form of various names formed with the diminutive suffix -lot (originally a combination of -el + -ot), commonly used with women’s names.
Łozowski Polish
Name for someone from a place called Łoza, derived from Polish łoza meaning "grey willow, osier, wicker".
Lucía Spanish, Italian
From the feminine personal name Lucia, feminine derivative of Latin lux meaning "light".
Luckie Scottish (Anglicized)
Reduced Anglicized form of a pet form of Gaelic Mac Lùcais.
Łuczyński Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Łuczyna or Łuczynów.
Luján Spanish
This is the second last name of Spanish footballer/soccer player Andrés Iniesta.
Łukaszewicz Polish
Derived from the given name Łukasz.
Luke English
From a derivative of Lucas. This was (and is) the common vernacular form of the name, being the one by which the author of the fourth Gospel is known in English.
Lukeš Czech
From the personal name Lukáš, Czech form of Lucas.
Łukowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Łuków, Łukowa, or Łukowe, named with the personal name Łukasz.
Lutomski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lutom in Poznań voivodeship.
Machnicki Polish
Habitational name for someone from Machnice in Wrocław voivodeship.
Maddux Welsh
Variant of Maddox.
Madonia Italian
Habitational name from any of numerous places named Madonia, or a regional name for someone from Madonie in Sicily.
Madonna Italian
From the person name Madonna, from donna meaning "lady", bestowed in honor of the Virgin Mary.
Madren English
Probably a habitational name from Madron in Cornwall. Alternatively, possibly from Madryn in Gwynedd, Wales.
Mai Chinese
From Chinese 麦 (mài) meaning "wheat, barley, oats". It was adopted as a family name by the descendants of Maiqiu, a figure from the Spring and Autumn Period, or Mai Tiezheng, a Sui dynasty military general.
Mak Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Mai.
Małachowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Małachowo, Małachów, or Małachowice.
Malanowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Malanowo or Malanów.
Malczewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Malczewo in Poznań voivodeship, or Malczew in Radom voivodeship.
Male English
Nickname for a virile man, from Middle English male meaning "masculine".
Malek Arabic, Persian, Bengali
Alternate transcription of Malik.
Malik Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Malik 1.
Mandžukić Serbian (Rare), Croatian (Rare)
Famous bearer of this last name is Mario Mandžukić who is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Italian club Juventus and the Croatia national team.
Marciszewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Marcisze or Marciszów.
Margosian Armenian
patronymic from the personal name Margos, Armenian form of Mark.
Martineau French
Diminutive of Martin.
Mary French
Habitational name from places in Saône-et-Loire, Seine-et-Marne, and Nièvre, named in Latin as Mariacum meaning "estate of Marius".
Mašek Czech
Derived from the given names Matěj, Matúš and Mattiáš.
Matsuyama Japanese
From Japanese 松 (matsu) meaning "pine tree, fir tree" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
Mccall Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil meaning "son of Cathmhaol", a personal name composed of the elements cath meaning "battle" + maol meaning "chief". Anglicized form of Mac Cathail meaning "son of Cathal".
Mccubbin Scottish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giobúin, a patronymic from the pet form of a Gaelic form of the personal name Gilbert.
Mcmonagle Irish (Anglicized), Scottish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Maonghail, a patronymic from the personal name Maonghal, composed of the elements maoin meaning "wealth" + gal meaning "valor".
Mellenthin German
Habitational name from places so called near Berlin and on the island of Usedom.
Mensah Western African, Akan
Means "third-born son" in Akan.
Middleton English, Scottish
Habitational name from any of the places so called. In over thirty instances from many different areas, the name is from Old English midel "middle" + tun "enclosure","settlement".
Milhous English
Variant spelling of English Millhouse.
Modrić Croatian
Famous bearer of this surname is Croatian footballer Luka Modrić.
Modzelewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Modzel or Modzele, both derived from Polish modzel meaning "callus".
Mokri Persian
This is a Persian surname.... [more]
Moneymaker English (American)
Translated form of German Geldmacher or Geldschläger, occupational names for a coiner.
Montemayor Spanish
Habitational name from any of several places called Montemayor, from monte meaning "mountain" + mayor meaning "main", "larger", "greater", in particular in the provinces of Cordova, Salamanca, and Valladolid.
Monteverde Galician
Habitational name from Monteverde in Ourense province, Galicia.
Monteverde Italian
Habitational name from any of various places called Monteverde, for example in Avellino province, from monte meaning "mountain" + verde meaning "green".
Moorehouse English
Variant spelling of Morehouse.
Morehouse English
Habitational name from any of various places, for example Moorhouse in West Yorkshire, named from Old English mōr meaning "marsh", "fen" + hūs meaning "house".
Mosbrucker German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a bridge over a swamp, from Middle High German mos meaning "bog", "swamp" + brucke meaning "bridge".
Mossing Norwegian
Habitational name from a farm name in Trøndelag, probably named with mose meaning "moss" + vin meaning "meadow".
Mostafa Arabic, Bengali
Variant transcription of Mustafa.
Mroziński Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called Mrozy.
Mrozowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Mrozowo in Bydgoszcz voivodeship, or from any of several places called Mrozy.
Muhammed Arabic
From the given name Muhammad.
Murawski Polish
Name for someone from placed called Murawa or Murawy, both derived from Polish murawa meaning "lawn, green, sward".
Mustafa Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Mustafa.
Mykkänen Finnish (Rare)
Finnish rare variant of Mäkinen.
Nanashima Japanese (Rare)
Japanese surname meaning "seven island".
Napierkowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Napierki in Olsztyn voivodeship.
Nasri Arabic, Persian
Derived from Arabic نَصْر (naṣr) meaning “triumph, victory”.
Nast German
Topographic name for someone who lived in a thickly wooded area, or a metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter, from Middle High German nast meaning "branch", a regional variant of ast, resulting from the misdivision of forms such as ein ast meaning "a branch".
Naughton English
Habitational name from a place in Suffolk, named in Old English with nafola meaning "navel" + tūn meaning "enclosure", "settlement", i.e. "settlement in the navel or depression".
Navas Spanish
Pural form of Spanish and Asturian-Leonese Nava (see also Naves).... [more]
Neho Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "raised foundation".
Nein German
Unexplained. Perhaps from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with an element cognate with Old High German niuwi meaning "new".
Neuenfeldt German
Habitational name for someone from places so named in Brandenburg and Pomerania, or from places in Lower Saxony or Westphalia called Neuenfelde.
New English
Nickname for a newcomer to an area, from Middle English newe meaning "new".
Niedbała Polish
Nickname from niedbały meaning "negligent", "careless", "untidy".
Niederhäuser German, Swiss
Habitational name from any of numerous places named Niederhaus or Niederhausen, denoting the lower of two dwellings or settlements or one in a low-lying position.
Niewinski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Niewino in Białystok voivodeship.
Nigg German, German (Swiss)
From a short form of the personal name Niklaus, a German form of Nicholas.
Nine English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Nein or Neun, from Middle High German niun meaning "nine".
Niño Spanish
Nickname from Spanish niño meaning "child", "boy". This was often given to a first-born son as a familiar name.
Noisette French
This is a French surname meaning "hazelnut".
Nonnenmacher German
Occupational name for a gelder of hogs, from Middle High German nunne, nonne meaning "nun", and by transfer "castrated hog" + an agent derivative of machen meaning "to make".
Norsworthy English
Habitational name from Norseworthy in Walkhampton, Devon.
Northern English
Topographic name, from an adjectival form of North.
Norway English
From the country in Europe.
Nóvoa Galician
Habitational name from the former Galician juridical district Terra de Nóvoa, in Ourense province.
Nürnberger German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from the city of Nürnberg in Bavaria.
O Korean
Korean form of Wu 1, from Sino-Korean 吳 (o).
Oakes English, Irish
English: Topographic name, a plural variant of Oak.... [more]
Oakleaf English (American)
Probably an Americanized (translated) form of Swedish Eklöf.
Obradović Serbian
Patronymic from the personal name Obrad, a derivative of obradovati meaning "to give joy".
Occhiogrosso Italian
Descriptive nickname meaning "big eye".
Oeltjenbruns Dutch (Archaic)
Unexplained Dutch surname.
Ogasawara Japanese
From Japanese 小 (o) meaning "small", 笠 (kasa) meaning "bamboo hat", and 原 (wara) meaning "field".
Olaf Norwegian
From the name Olaf.
Olszański Polish
Name for someone from a place called Olszany or Olszanica, both derived from Polish olsza meaning "alder".
Orlikowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Orlikowo in Łomża voivodeship.
Osako Japanese
From Japanese 大 (o) meaning "big, large" combined with 迫 (sako) meaning "imperative".... [more]
Otradovec Czech
Habitational name for someone from any of four places in Bohemia called Otradov or Otradovice.
Pacana Spanish
From pacana meaning "pecan", "pecan tree", a word of Algonquin origin. This surname is also found in the Philippines.
Pacyna Polish
Unflattering nickname from paczyna meaning "clod", "brickbat", or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a boatman, from the same word in the sense meaning "oar", "rudder".
Pagác Slovak
Nickname from pagáč meaning "clown", "buffoon".
Palfreyman English
Occupational name for a man responsible for the maintenance and provision of saddle-horses.
Panettiere Italian
Means "baker" in Italian.
Pão Portuguese
Metonymic occupational name for a baker, from pão meaning "bread"
Pao Chinese
Variant of Bao.
Pap Hungarian
A populaur Hungarian surname meaning Priest. It is also a variant of Papp.
Partenheimer German
Habitational name for someone from Partenheim in Rheinhessen.
Pedrosa Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Galician
Habitational name from any of numerous places named Pedrosa, from pedroso, pedrosa meaning "stoney", an adjectival derivative of pedra meaning "stone".
Peikert German
Probably an occupational name for a drummer.
Peták Czech
Derivative of the personal name Petr, Czech form of Peter.
Pilarski Polish
Occupational name for a sawyer, Polish pilarz + -ski, common ending of surnames.
Piórkowski Polish
Habitational name from places called Piórkowo in Toruń voivodeship or Piórków in Tarnobrzeg voivodeship.
Pivec Czech
Nickname for a drinker, from pivo meaning ‘beer’.
Pniewski Polish, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Pniewy in the district of Poznań, or from any of the many places in Poland named Pniewo.
Podbielski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Podbielsko in Konin voivodeship.
Poisson French
Poisson is the French word for fish, and was given to one who was a fishmonger, fisherman, or could be a nickname for one who had the appearance similar to a fish.
Polk German
Ethnic name for a Pole.
Polk Scottish
Reduced form of Pollock.
Polyakov Russian, Jewish, Belarusian, Ukrainian
Patronymic from the ethnic name Polak meaning "Pole".
Portera Italian
Occupational name for a female servant, from Spanish portera.
Portugal Spanish, Portuguese, English, Catalan, French, Jewish
Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, English, French, and Jewish surname meaning ethnic name or regional name for someone from Portugal or who had connections with Portugal. The name of the country derives from Late Latin Portucale, originally denoting the district around Oporto (Portus Cales, named with Latin portus ‘port’, ‘harbor’ + Cales, the ancient name of the city)... [more]
Quaas German
Nickname for a big eater, from Middle Low German quās meaning "guzzling", "feasting".
Quaderer German
Nickname for someone stocky, from Middle High German quader meaning "building stone".
Quezada Spanish
Probably a variant of Quesada.
Raasch German
Variant of Rasch.
Rabenstein German
Habitational name from any of numerous places called Rabenstein.
Rahim Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Rahim.
Räisänen Finnish
From an unexplained personal name (possibly of Russian Orthodox origin) + the common surname suffix -nen. It occurs chiefly in central and eastern Finland.
Rajkowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Rajki in Białystok voivodeship or Rajkowy in Gdańsk voivodeship.
Rasberry English
Possibly a habitational name from Ratsbury in Lynton, Devon.
Raspberry English
Variant spelling of Rasberry.
Ratcliff English
Habitational name from any of the places, in various parts of England, called Ratcliff(e), Radcliffe, Redcliff, or Radclive, all of which derive their names from Old English rēad meaning "red" + clif meaning "cliff", "slope", "riverbank".
Raya Galician, Spanish
Possibly a habitational name from Raya in Galicia or in Albacete and Murcia provinces. Possibly a topographic name from Spanish raya meaning "line", denoting the boundary between two countries or provinces.
Reichstein German
Habitational name from places named Reichstein (in Saxony) or Reichenstein (in Rhineland, Schleswig-Holstein, and Württemberg).
Rens Dutch
From a reduced form of the personal name Laurens.
Ricciardi Italian
From the given name Riccardo.
Rind German
Probably a metonymic occupational name for a cattle dealer or butcher, from Middle High German rint meaning "cow".
Rindt German
Variant of Rind.
Rodia Italian
Habitational name from Rodia, a locality in Messina, Sicily.
Rogiński Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Rogi, named with meaning róg "horn".
Rozwadowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Rozwady or Rozwadów in Biała Podlaska voivodeship.
Rybacki Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Rybaki, derived from Polish ryba meaning "fish".
Ryšavý Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak last name meaning "red-haired".
Sabatini Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Sabatino.
Sabourin French (Quebec), French (Huguenot)
Southern French surname, originally a nickname for a pleasant or amiable person, from a diminutive of sabor meaning "flavor, taste" (Old French saveur). The Huguenots brought this surname to England, and from there it may have been introduced to North America.
Sachtleben German
Nickname for someone perceived to lead a carefree, easy life, from Middle Low German sacht(e) meaning "soft" + leben meaning "life".
Sackmann German
Occupational name from Middle High German sacman meaning "baggage servant", one who was in charge of transporting and looking after a knight’s baggage and supplies on campaign.
Saechao Thai
Form of Zhao used by Chinese Thais.
Saenger German, Jewish
Occupational name for a chorister or a nickname for someone who liked singing, from Middle High German senger, German Sänger meaning "singer".
Sagastume Basque
Topographic name from Basque sagasta meaning "apple tree" + -ume meaning "young plant".
Sahagian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Sahakyan.
Sahagún Spanish
Habitational name from Sahagùn in Lleón province.
Sahakian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Sahakyan.
Sailer English
Variant spelling of Saylor.
Saitama Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "precious stone peninsula".
Sakaguchi Japanese
From Japanese 坂 (saka) meaning "slope" and 口 (kuchi) meaning "mouth, entrance".
Salehi Persian
Derived from the given name Saleh.
Samis Dutch, German
From a pet form of the personal name Samuel.
Sand English, Scottish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German, Jewish
From the vocabulary word sand. As a Swedish and Jewish name, often ornamental. Otherwise topographic.
Sande Norwegian
Habitational name from any of forty or more farmsteads so named, especially on the west coast, from the dative case of Old Norse sandr meaning "sand", "sandy plain", "beach".
Sande German
Variant of Sand.
Sao Khmer
Unexplained but a common surname in Cambodia.
Sardinha Portuguese
Portuguese last name meaning "sardine seller".
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".
Šaulis Lithuanian
Occupational name from Lithuanian šaulys meaning "rifleman".
Schaumburg German, Dutch, Belgian
Habitational name from any of the places called Schaumburg or Schauenburg in Germany, or Schauwberg in Brabant, Belgium.
Schiefelbein German
Habitational name from Schievelbein in Pomerania.
Schmuck German, German (Austrian)
From Middle High German smuc meaning "jewel", "finery", hence a metonymic occupational name for a jeweler, or a nickname for someone who wore a prominent jewel or ornament.North German: nickname from Middle Low German smuck meaning "neat", "dainty".
Schönenberger German
Habitational name for someone from any of several places in Germany and Switzerland named Schönenberg.
Schuknecht German
Occupational name for a shoemaker’s assistant, from Middle High German schuoch meaning "shoe" + knecht meaning "journeyman", "assistant".
Schwanbeck German
Habitational name from any of several places so named, for example near Lübeck and near Anklam.
Schweinsteiger German
Means "Swine Climber". ... [more]
Schweitz German
Ethnic name for a Swiss, from German Schweitz meaning "Swiss".
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".
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".
Sebert German, French
From a German personal name composed of the elements sigi meaning "victory" + berht meaning "bright", "famous".
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".
Sesay African, Temne, Loko, Limba, Kuranko
Is a Muslim Surname from Sierra Leone. It is used among many tribes.
Sether Norwegian
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Seter or Sæter.
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.
Sigurðdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Sigurður" in Icelandic.
Simonian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Simonyan.
Singleton English
Habitational name from places in Lancashire and Sussex.
Skawinski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Skawina in Kraków province.
Skowroński Polish
Name for someone from a place called Skowronów, Skowronna, Skowron or Skowronki, all derived from Polish skowronek meaning "lark".
Škudlárek Czech
Nickname for a stingy person, from a derivative Czech škudil meaning "stingy","tight-fisted".
Słomkowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Słomków, Słomkowa, or Słomkowo, all named with słomka meaning "little straw".
Slovensky Czech
Ethnic name for someone from Slovakia or who had connections with Slovakia.
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.
Sobanski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Sobanice, in Ciechanów voivodeship.
Soprano Italian
For soprano "higher, situated above", a topographic name for someone who lived at the top end of a place on a hillside.
Southern English
Topographic name, from an adjectival derivative of South.
Stadtmueller German
From Middle High German stet meaning "place", "town" + müller meaning "miller", hence an occupational name for a miller who ground the grain for a town.
Stapleford English
Habitational name from any of a number of places, in Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Wiltshire, so named from Old English stapol meaning "post" + ford meaning "ford".
Stapleton English
Habitational surname from any of various places in England.
State German
Nickname from Middle High German stæt(e) meaning "firm", "steadfast", "constant".
Stefański Polish
Name for someone from any of various places named Stefanów or Stefanowo, derived from the given name Stefan.
Stepanovich Ukrainian
Patronymic from the personal name Stepan.
Stinchcomb English
Habitational name from Stinchcombe in Gloucestershire, recorded in the 12th century as Stintescombe, from the dialect term stint meaning "sandpiper" + cumb meaning "narrow valley".
Storm English, Low German, Dutch, Scandinavian
Nickname for a man of blustery temperament, from Middle English, Middle Low German, storm, Old Norse stormr "storm".
Stormo Norwegian
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads, notably in northern Norway, so named from stor meaning "big" + mo meaning "moor", "heath".
Strojny Polish
A nickname for a dandy; Elegant and Well-Dressed.
Stryjewski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Stryjów in Zamość voivodeship, named with stryj meaning "paternal uncle", "father’s brother".
Suomi Finnish
Ethnic name from Finnish Suomi meaning "Finland". At one time this term denoted only southwestern Finland, but nowadays it is the national name for the whole of Finland. As a surname it is mostly an adopted name during the names conversion movement at the beginning of the 20th century.
Swing English
Probably an Americanized spelling of German Schwing or from Middle High German zwinc meaning "legal district", hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a district administrator.
Swiss English (American)
Americanized form of German Schweitz.
Szymanowski Polish
Name for someone from a place called Szymanów, Szymanowo or Szymanowice, all derived from the given name Szymon.
Tabak Dutch
Occupational name for a butcher or hog breeder, from Middle Dutch tucbake, from tucken meaning "to pull, push, or strike" + bake meaning "hog".
Talamantes Spanish
Habitational name from Talamantes in Zaragoza province
Tano Italian
From a short form of the personal name Gaetano.
Tellinghuisen Dutch
Unexplained; possibly a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.
Temple English, French
Occupational name or habitational name for someone who was employed at or lived near one of the houses ("temples") maintained by the Knights Templar, a crusading order so named because they claimed to occupy in Jerusalem the site of the old temple (Middle English, Old French temple, Latin templum)... [more]
Thorén Swedish
Combination of the name Thor (possibly derived from a place named with this element) and the common surname suffix -én.
Þórhalldóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Þórhallur" in Icelandic.
Þórhallsson Icelandic
Means "son of Þórhallur" in Icelandic.
Tiên Vietnamese
From the given name Tiên.
Tomaszewski Polish
Name for someone from any of various places called Tomaszew or Tomaszewo, derived from the given name Tomasz.