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SHAULIS Lithuanian
Occupational name from Lithuanian šaulys ‘rifleman’.
SHIN Korean
There are three Chinese characters for the Shin surname. Between these three characters, there are five different clans. Each Shin clan descends from a different founding ancestor. One of the Shin clans traces its origins to China... [more]
SIDDIQUI Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, Balochi, Pashto, Bengali, Indian (Muslim)
Derived from Arabic صَادِق (ṣādiq) meaning "true, truthful, veracious". It was traditionally used as an honorific title or a nickname for a trustworthy person.
SILVIO Italian
From the personal name Silvio (Latin Silvius, a derivative of silva "wood").
SIN Chinese
Probably a variant of Shen or Xin.
SIN Korean
Variant of Shin.
SNOWDEN English
Habitational name from Snowden, a place in West Yorkshire named from Old English snāw ‘snow’ + dūn ‘hill’, i.e. a hill where snow lies long.
SORLIE Norwegian
Habitational name from a common farm name, Sørli, composed of the elements sør ‘south’ + li ‘slope’, ‘hillside’.
SORLIE Scottish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Somhairle.
SPARGO Cornish
Cornish: habitational name from Higher or Lower Spargo, in the parish of Mabe, so named from Cornish spern ‘thorn bushes’ + cor ‘enclosure'.
STAR German, Dutch, Jewish, English
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Star, Middle High German star, ‘starling’, probably denoting a talkative or perhaps a voracious person.... [more]
STREAM English
English topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream, Middle English streme. Americanized form of Swedish Ström or Danish Strøm (see Strom).
SURI Punjabi, Hindi, Indian (Sikh)
Based on the name of a clan in the Khatri community, from Sanskrit suri "sun", ‘priest’, ‘sage’. It is also an epithet of Krishna.
SUZUMURA Japanese
From Japanese 錫 (suzu) meaning "copper, tin" or 鈴 (suzu) meaning "bell" combined with 村 (mura) meaning "village, town". Other kanji combinations are possible. ... [more]
TABAK Jewish
Metonymic occupational name for a seller of tobacco, from German Tabak, Yiddish and Ukrainian tabik (all ultimately from Spanish tabaco, a word of Caribbean origin). Tobacco was introduced to Europe in the 16th century.
TABAK Turkish
Occupational name for a tanner
TAIRA Japanese
Meaning "peace". Together with the Fujiwara and Minamoto, this is one of the most prominent clans in Japanese history. It is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku. The name appears to have been taken from Taira no Miyako ("Capital of Peace"), an ancient name for the city of Kyoto, and was created in 825 by the ex-Emperor Kanmu when his son Takamune (804–867) became a commoner... [more]
TAKEMIZU Japanese
From Japanese 竹 (take) meaning "bamboo" combined with 水 (mizu) meaning "water".
TAKESHITA Japanese
Meaning ‘(one who lives) beneath the bamboo’; it was originally pronounced Takenoshita and taken from a village of that name in Suruga (now part of Shizuoka prefecture). The original bearers were descended from the northern Fujiwara through the Kuzuyama family... [more]
TALHAOUI Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Talha (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
TALLENT English
Habitational name from Talland in Cornwall, which is thought to be named as ‘hill-brow church site’, from Cornish tal + lann.
TANJI Japanese (Rare)
Rare in Japan, the name is written with characters meaning ‘red’ and ‘govern’. The actual meaning is unclear.
TAO Chinese
According to tradition, from Tao Tangshi, the name of the emperor Yao (2357–2257 bc), first of the three model emperors, before he came to power. A branch of his descendants retained the surname Tao... [more]
TAUNTON English
Habitational name from Taunton in Somerset, Taunton Farm in Coulsdon, Surrey, or Tanton in North Yorkshire. The Somerset place name was originally a combination of a Celtic river name (now the Tone, possibly meaning ‘roaring stream’) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’... [more]
TEACH English
This surname is derived from the Middle English phrase "at asche," meaning at,or near the ash tree.
TESCHER German, Danish
Occupational name for a joiner or a variant of Tasch.
THAKUR Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Odia, Assamese, Gujarati, Nepali
From an feudal title used for noble classes in India and Nepal derived from Sanskrit ठक्कुर (ṭhakkura) meaning "deity, chief, lord".
TOMLINSON English
Patronymic from the personal name Tomlin.
TÔN Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Sun.
TÔN THẤT Vietnamese
A royal Vietnamese surname created by the NGUYEN Dynasty.
TORREZ Spanish
Variant of Torres.
TREWIN Cornish
Habitational name from Trewin in Cornwall.
TUAZON Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Hokkien 大孫 (tōa-sun) or 大孙 (tōa-sun) meaning "grandson", used by Filipinos of Hokkien Chinese ancestry.
TURAN Turkish
Refers to Turan, an historical region in Central Asia inhabited by the nomadic Iranian Turanian people. The name itself means "land of the Tur" and is derived from the name of a Persian mythological figure, Tur (تور).
UCHIDA Japanese
From Japanese 内 (uchi) meaning "inside, within" and 田 (da) meaning "paddy, field". ... [more]
UHLMANN German
From a pet form of a Germanic compound personal name beginning with odal ‘inherited property’.
ULENSPEGEL Low German, Literature
This is the name of Dyl Ulenspegel is a trickster figure originating in Middle Low German folklore, possibly meaning "owl mirror".
ULVESTAD Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from any of five farmsteads, most in western Norway, named from Old Norse ulfr meaning ‘wolf’ + staðir, plural of staðr meaning ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.
UMBLE English
Variant of Humble.
UNDERBERG Norwegian
Habitational name from a place named with Old Norse undir meaning "under" and berg meaning "mountain, hill".
UNTERREINER German
Topographic name for someone who lived below a mountain ridge, from Middle High German under meaning ‘under’ + rein meaning ‘ridge’.
URENDA Basque
Most probably a topographic name formed with Basque ur- ‘water’.
USELTON English
Perhaps a variant of Osselton, a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, probably in northeastern England, where this name is most common.
UTECH German
From Middle Low German ūt-echtisch ‘outsider’, a term denoting someone who was not a member of a particular guild.
VADER German (Rare)
From Middle Low German vader meaning ‘father’, ‘senior’; in the Middle Ages this was used a term of address for someone who was senior in rank or age.
VÁGÓ Hungarian
Occupational name for a wood- or stonecutter, or butcher, from vágni ‘to cut’.
VAN DEN BERG Dutch, Afrikaans, Flemish
Meaning "from the mountain".
VAN DIJK Dutch
Van Dijk is a Dutch toponymic surname meaning "from (the) dike". With 56,441 people, it was the fifth most common name in the Netherlands in 2007 Abroad, people with this surname usually abandoned the ij digraph, resulting in names like Van Dyke and Van Dyk.
VAN LOOK Dutch
Topographic name from look ‘enclosure’ or habitational name from a place named with this word.
VEERS German (Rare)
German variant of Weers.
VENZOR Mexican
Northern Mexican surname, possibly of Native American origin.
VIDAS Lithuanian
From a short form of the personal name Vidmantas.
VITKUS Lithuanian
From a pet form of the personal name Výtautas (a compound of vyti ‘to guide’ + tauta ‘the people’).
VRIEZE Dutch
Ethnic name for a Frisian.
WAGENMANN German
Occupational name from Middle High German wagenman ‘hauler’, ‘wagoner’.
WAKIM Muslim
Probably a variant of Hakim.
WALENTA Polish
From a derivative of the personal name Walenty.
WALI Urdu, Pashto, Bengali, Arabic
Derived from Arabic وَلِيّ (waliyy) meaning "helper, friend, protector", used in Islam to describe a saint.
WALKINGTON English
Habitational name from a place in East Yorkshire named Walkington, from an unattested Old English personal name Walca + -ing- denoting association with + tūn.
WEAKLY English
Variant spelling of Weekley.
WERTHEIMER German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Wertheim.
WHEELDON English
Habitational name from a place in Derbyshire named Wheeldon, from Old English hweol ‘wheel’ (referring perhaps to a rounded shape) + dun ‘hill’, or from Whielden in Buckinghamshire, which is named with hweol + denu ‘valley’.
WHITEMAN English
From a nickname (see White).
WIGGINS English
Patronymic from the personal name Wiggin.
WIRTA Finnish
From virta ‘stream’, used as a topographic name, also as a soldier’s name in the 17th century. Also adopted as an ornamental name, especially in western and southern Finland.
XANDER German
From a short form of the personal name Alexander.
XIE Chinese
From an area called Xie, in present-day Henan province. Xuan Wang, the penultimate king (827–781 bc) of the Western Zhou dynasty, granted this area to one of his brothers-in-law, and the latter’s descendants adopted the place name Xie as their surname.
XIN Chinese
From the name of a state of Xin that existed during the Xia dynasty. King Qi (2197–2188 bc) granted this state to one of his sons, whose descendants adopted a modified form of the character for Xin as their surname.
YAMAHA Japanese (Rare)
This Japanese surname is more found in Brazil than Japan, because of Japanese immigrants who immigrated from Japan to Brazil. Notable bearer of this surname: Torakusu Yamaha (Japanese entrepreneur who was the founder of the Yamaha Corporation).
YAP Chinese (Hakka), Chinese (Hokkien)
Hakka and Hokkien form of Ye.
YE Chinese
From Chinese 葉 (yè) meaning "leaf".
YIP Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Ye.
ZUBELDIA Basque
A famous bearer of this surname is Aritz Aduriz Zubeldia, a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Athletic Bilbao as a striker.