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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.
SEIDENBERG German, Jewish
Derived from several places with the same name. As an ornamental name, it is derived from German seide
meaning "silk" and berg
Originating in the region of Saxony. Name of a silk merchant, from the German word for silk: seide
SEIF German, Jewish
Metonymic occupational name for a soap maker, from Middle High German seife, German Seife 'soap'.
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
SEMAK Ukrainian, Russian
East Slavic-language surname derived from the common Slavic root meaning "seven". This may have been a nickname for someone who was associated with this number, such as the seventh child in the family.
From Sanskrit सेना (sénā)
meaning "army, armament, armed force" combined with नायक (nāyak)
Possibly from Japanese 仙台 (Sendai)
, the name of a city in Japan, combined with the given name DIEGO
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 Turkish şen
meaning "happy, cheerful" and Türk
From Sino-Korean 徐 (seo)
meaning "slowly, quietly, calmly" 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
It comes from Šepetys, the Lithuanian word for comb or brush, and is stylized without the diacritic in English speaking countries.
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
From Japanese 瀬 (se) meaning "rapids" and 呂 (ro) meaning "spine"
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
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]
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.
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.
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]
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]
Origin unidentified. The name Shadue
is recorded in England in the 12th and 13th centuries, from Middle English shadwe
‘shadow’, Old English sceadu
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.
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 ,
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.
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 (śāka)
or शक (śaka)
referring to the Sakas, a group of nomadic Iranian peoples, or from शक्य (śakya)
meaning "possible, capable".
Possibly from a given name based on a word meaning "generous".
From Hebrew שליט (shalit)
meaning "ruler" or "ruling, governing, dominant".
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).
SHAMA Japanese (Rare)
Combination of Kanji Characters "者" meaning "Person", and "間" meaning "Between", "While". Other Kanji Character Combinations possible.
Means "son of the shaman", derived from Russian шама́н (šamán)
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]
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]
From an Old Testament place name, in Hebrew שָׁרוֹן (Sharon), which means "plain", referring to the fertile plain near the coast of Israel.
Habitational name from Sharperton in Northumberland, possibly so named from Old English scearp
"steep" and beorg
"hill", "mound" and tun
SHATNER German (Anglicized), Jewish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of SCHATTNER
. A notable bearer was Canadian actor William Shatner (1931-), who is known for his roles as Captain James T. Kirk in 'Star Trek', T.J. Hooker in 'T.J. Hooker', Denny Crane in 'Boston Legal', and the Priceline Negotiator in Priceline.com commercials.
A locational name from a family in Chaddock, a hamlet in the parish in Lancashire, England. Also a variant of CHADWICK
From Russian щепка (shchepka)
meaning "sliver, splinter, chip".
From Chinese 佘 (shé)
, which is of unknown significance.
English surname which was originally from a place name meaning "gap between hills" in Old English.
SHEBANI Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the name of an Arab tribe which is derived from Arabic شيب (šīb)
meaning "white hair, grayness" or "cold, snow". This surname is chiefly used in Libya.
Meaning unknown, though possibly a variant of Sean. A famous bearer of the surname is actor Charlie Sheen.