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The surname Schueler was first found in southern Germany, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history.
Occupational name for a shoemaker’s assistant, from Middle High German schuoch meaning "shoe" + knecht meaning "journeyman", "assistant".
Occupational name for a Talmudic scholar or the sexton of a synagogue, from an agent derivative of Yiddish shul
Possibly a habitational name from Schüller in the Eifel.
Occupational surname for an archer or a watchman (from Middle High German schützen
"to guard or protect"). Also a habitational name from Schutz, a place near Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
The surname of German VfB Stuttgart footballer Daniel Schwaab, born in Waldkirch, Germany.
SCHWAB German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from Swabia (German Schwaben), from Middle High German Swap, German Schwabe ‘Swabian’. The region takes its name from a Germanic tribe recorded from the 1st century BC in the Latin form Suebi or Suevi, of uncertain origin; it was an independent duchy from the 10th century until 1313, when the territory was broken up.
Habitational name from any of several places so named, for example near Lübeck and near Anklam.
Topographic name for someone who lived in a forest clearing, from Middle High German swant
"to thin out", "make disappear", causative from swinden
"to disappear" modern German schwinden
Habitational name from any of the various places called Schwand
, all in southern Germany, named with this element, from Middle High German swant
"to thin out", "make disappear", causative from swinden
"to disappear" modern German schwinden
Derives from an agent derivative of the German "schweigen", to be silent, and the nickname would have been given to a silent, quiet, taciturn person.
Ethnic name for a Swiss, from German Schweitz meaning "Swiss".
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".
Means "person from Scobie", an unidentified place in Perth and Kinross ("thorny place"). A fictional bearer is Henry Scobie, the conscience-wracked and ultimately suicidal deputy commissioner of police in Graham Greene's West Africa-set novel 'The Heart of the Matter' (1948).
SCOGINGS English, Old Danish
A surname of Scandinavian origin from the old Norse and old Danish by-name "Skeggi" or "skoggi", meaning 'the bearded one'. Common in areas invaded and settled by Scandinavians in the 8th and 9th Centuries.
Possibly deriving from Italian words scorno
meaning shame, and vacca
meaning cow. Sicilian variant of Scornavacca
Derived from Scotforth
, the name of a village near Lancaster (in Lancashire) in England. The village's name means "ford of the Scot(s)" and is derived from Old English Scott
"Scot" combined with Old English ford
(i) "person from Scotland"; (ii) "person from Scotland or Scotlandwell", Perth and Kinross; (iii) from the Norman personal name Escotland
, literally "territory of the Scots"
Patronymic form of Scudero
, a status name equivalent to English Squire
, from scudero
"shield-bearer", Latin scutarius
, an agent derivative of scutum
"shield". In Byzantium, the Greek word σκουτάριος (skoutarios)
, a derivative of scutarius
, denoted a member of the imperial guard.
SCURLOCK Welsh, Irish
Obscure, probably derived from 'ystog', a Welsh word meaning 'fortress'
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Scoireadh
, meaning ‘descendant of Scoireadh’.
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".
The stage Surname of English singer Jay Sean (born Kamaljit Singh Jhooti)
Version of Sayer
. Used in the United States. Famous bearer of the name is Richard Warren Sears, one of the founders of Sears, Roebuck and Co.
From an ancient barony called "The lands of Setter", Stromness, Orkney. Derives from the Ancient Norse word "saetr" meaning a hut or shelter for animals.
SEBERT German, French
From a German personal name composed of the elements sigi meaning "victory" + berht meaning "bright", "famous".
"Broad hill" in Old English. A surname that most occurs in Merseyside, and Lancashire.
Two famous bearers are the Swedish ice hockey players, and twins, Henrik and Daniel Sedin (b. 1980).
From Italian sei
"six" + dita
, plural of dito
"finger", hence a nickname either for someone having six fingers or metaphorically for someone who was very dextrous.
Habitational name from places called Sedowice, Sedowo, Sedów, in Lublin, Bydgoszcz, Piotrków, and Sieradz voivodeships.
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".
SEEDAT Indian (Muslim)
“Lord” in Hindustani. Comes from "Sidi". May be Egyptian, Arabic or Persian in origin.
SEELY Medieval English
Means "Blessed", "Happy", and/or "Lucky." By adding an Un- to Seely makes it "Unblessed", "Unhappy", and/or "Unholy." Used primarily in Northern England and Southern Scotland during the Middle English period but is derived from the Old English sǣl and gesǣlig... [more]
Coming from an old Rowénan word to mean "king" or "leader", SÉERA is nowan uncomon surname. Used by the ruling family of eastern Erikówna (see TYRAN
Comes from a Germanic personal name, Sigizo, from a compound name formed with sigi ‘victory’ as the first element.
SEGALE English, Italian
Respelling of SEGAL
. A famous bearer is Mario A. Segale, the inspiration for Nintendo's video game character Mario
A topographical surname designating someone from Segarcea, a small town in Dolj County, Romania.
Regional name from the district of La Segarra, or habitational name from any of the places named with Segarra or La Segarra in Catalonia and Valencia.
Sei is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "seib", meaning "washer" and "disk"; or "seil", meaning "sail".
Short form of SEIBOLD
. Ultimately derived from names composed of the Germanic name element sigi
From the Germanic given name Sito
, a short form of a compound name formed with sigi
Metonymic occupational name from German Seide
and Yiddish zayd
SEIDE German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German side, German Seide ‘silk’ (from Late Latin seta, originally denoting animal hair), hence a metonymic occupational name for a manufacturer or seller of silk.
Originating in the region of Saxony. Name of a silk merchant, from the German word for silk: seide
German and Jewish occupational surname for a rope maker.
SEIM Upper German
German: metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper, from Middle High German seim ‘honey’.
SEINFELD German, Jewish
From the German word sein
"to be" and the word of German Jewish origin feld
which means "field". It was a name given to areas of land that had been cleared of forest.
Seire is an Estonian surname meaning "monitor" and "examine".
The last name Sekewael is an original name from one of the island in Maluku. That one island name is "Negeri Oma." The meaning of Sekewael is "The Guardian of the River" because in "Negeri Oma" any body want to use the river of the water they have to ask for permission by Sekewael family... [more]
From the Japanese 関 (seki
) "barrier," "gate" and 口 (guchi
There is possibility that name come from latin word secolo, means century. Usual Serb end of surname is IC. All Serbs-Montenegrians, also small number of Croats who has that surname has origion from heart of Montenegro... [more]
Combination of Swedish sel
"stretch of calm water in a river or stream" and the common surname suffix -ander
(originally from Greek aner
"man"). The first element, sel
, is also a common place name element in Northern Sweden and it's possible that this name is both ornamental and locational in origin.
East Anglian surname, from the medieval English masculine name Saulf
which was derived from the Old English elements sǣ
"sea" and wulf
Selg is an Estonian surname meaning "back", "spine" and "back of".
Sell is an Estonian surname meaning "apprentice".
From the Old Norse habitational name Seljuland
, from selja
"willow" and land
Teutonic name meaning "hall master" for a steward or keeper of a large home or settlement.
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
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]
Norwegian: habitational name from any of about fifteen farms so named, a variant of Seim
From Sanskrit सेना (sénā)
meaning "army, armament, armed force" combined with नायक (nāyak)
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
1. Topographic name for someone who lived by land cleared by fire, from Middle High German sengen ‘to singe or burn’. ... [more]
Derived from the Middle High German word senne
meaning "dairy farmer".
Possibly coming from the surname "Sanna", it may mean "one with a big protruding tooth".... [more]
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]
Americanized form of German Sensenbach
, a topographic name formed with an unexplained first element + Middle High German bach ‘creek’.
A topographic name formed with an unexplained first element + Middle High German bach ‘creek’. Pretty common in Iowa and Pennsylvania.
From the Sino-Korean 徐 (seo)
meaning "slowly, quietly, calmly" or "composed, poised" or 西 (seo)
meaning "west, western".
This indicates familial origin within any of multiple localities that bear this syncopated form of the name San Xoán.
From the Taewon Sunwoo Clan, written using the hanja 鮮于
Occupational surname from the Estonian word sepp
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
Taken from the name of a town in the Vallespir district, in Northern Catalonia.
SETH Indian, Odia, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi
Derived from Hindi सेठ (seṭh)
meaning "merchant, banker", ultimately from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (śreṣṭh)
meaning "excellent, best".
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Seter or Sæter.
SETHNA Indian (Parsi)
Gujarati Parsi name meaning "pertaining to the banker", derived from Hindi सेठ (seṭh)
meaning "merchant, banker" (see Seth
This name is used as Se "Riffle" and To "Door". Asami Seto is a voice actress with this surname.
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]
From Japanese 節 (setsu
) meaning "section, period, verse, melody" and 死 (shi
) meaning "death". Other kanji combinations are possible.
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.
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]
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".
Occupational name for a sieve-maker, Middle English siviere
(from an agent derivative of Old English sife
SEWALL English (British, Modern)Dates back at least to Middle English (1500s or earlier)
; many believe it is Saxon in origin
; "may mean "sea" and "victory" or "war""
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]
Means "intuition", from Turkish sezmek
meaning "to understand, to perceive".
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.
From the Italian word forza
, meaning "strength". It was the surname of a noble family in Italy during the 14th century. A notable member of that family was Caterina Sforza (1463-1509), a Countess of Forli.
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
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]
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]
Origin unidentified. The name Shadue
is recorded in England in the 12th and 13th centuries, from Middle English shadwe
‘shadow’, Old English sceadu
). However, there is no evidence of its continuation into modern times in this form.
SHAH Persian, Urdu
Derived from Persian شاه (šâh)
meaning "king, monarch", referring to a title used by former Iranian monarchs.
SHAHBAZ Ancient Persian
Shahbaz is the name of a fable bird, used on the first banner of the Persian Achaemenid Empire.