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(i) perhaps "person from Shocklach", Cheshire ("boggy stream infested with evil spirits"); (ii) perhaps an anglicization of Swiss German Schoechli
, literally "person who lives by the little barn"
From the Japanese 庄 (sho
) "level" and 司 (shi
) "director," "official."
Jewish, found in Russia, Lithuania and Ukraine. Native spelling is Шопа.
The ancient history of the name Shortall began soon after 1066 when the Norman Conquest of England occurred. It was a name given to a stocky or short-necked person which was in turn derived from the Anglo-Saxon word scorkhals meaning a person with a short neck.
SHOYU Japanese (Rare)
Shoyu is made up of two kanji and literally means "Soy Sauce". There are other Japanese last names related to food too, but if it's directly related to food, it is rare.
SHŌZŌ Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 宗 (shuu, sou, mune) meaning "origin, religion, sect" and 像 (zou) meaning "figure, image, picture, portrait, statue."... [more]
A different form of CARBONELL
. Shrapnel (i.e. metal balls or fragments that are scattered when a bomb, shell or bullet explodes) is named after General Henry Shrapnel (1761-1842), a British artillery officer who during the Peninsular War invented a shell that produced that effect.
Means "most excellent" or "noble" in Nepali, derived from Sanskrit श्रेष्ठ (śreṣṭha)
meaning "excellent, best".
SHRIVASTAV Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Hindu Kayasth surname meaning "from Srivasta" in Sanskrit, referring to the Srivasta (श्रीवत्स) subgroup of the the Kayasth caste. The name itself means "beloved of Sri" or "child of Sri" from the name of the Hindu goddess SHRI
) combined with वत्स (vatsá)
meaning "child, offspring, son".
Regional name from the county of Shropshire, on the western border of England with Wales.
This surname is related to the German surname Schroder which means cut as in a wood cutter etc.
Derived from Russian шуба (shuba)
meaning "fur coat".
Origin uncertain; perhaps a nickname from Middle English schucke
It is a Jewish-Polish surname that first appeared around 1090. It means Rabai, Gabbai, or Shamash. These are occupations that take place in a Shul-Synagogue. Shul is the Yiddish word for Synagogue. The name litterally means 'man that goes to the Synagogue'.
SHULTS Jewish (Anglicized, Rare)
The name Shults comes from one of those ancient dukedoms, territories and states that would eventually form a part of present day Germany. At its birth in the Middle Ages, it was used to indicate someone who worked as a town-mayor derived from the medieval name "Schultheis" which has the same meaning.... [more]
From Russian швед (shved)
meaning "Swede, Swedish person".
From Chinese 司 (sī)
meaning "to take charge of, to control, to manage" or "officer, official".
Sibul is an Estonian surname meaning both "onion" and "bulb".
SIDDIQUI Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From Arabic صَادِق (ṣādiq)
meaning "true, truthful, veracious". It was traditionally used as an honorific title or a nickname for a trustworthy person.
Greek reduced and altered form of the personal name ISIDOROS
), altered by folk etymology as if derived from sidero
‘iron’ (classical Greek sideron
), and hence regarded as an omen name: ‘may the child grow up to be as strong as iron’.
From an English surname of uncertain origin, possibly originally a habitational name from an unidentified place with a second element from Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’, but on the other hand early forms are found without prepositions... [more]
The roots of the German surname Sieber can be traced to the Old Germanic word "Siebmacher," meaning "sieve maker." The surname is occupational in origin, and was most likely originally borne by someone who held this position
German. People known with this name are: Emelia Siebern, Hannah Siebern, Caleb Siebern.
The name is originally spelled "Siecke". Eric Siecke came from Norway and settled in Holstein, Germany in the year 1307. The final "e" was dropped by most of the family, though one branch still retains it... [more]
From a Germanic personal name composed of the elements sigi
"victory" and fridu
"peace". The German surname has also occasionally been adopted by Ashkenazic Jews.
It indicates familial origin within in either one of a cluster of Masovian villages.
SIEVERT Low German, Dutch, Swedish
Derived from the given name SIEVERT
. A Sievert (Sv) is a unit measuring the effect of ionizing radiation on the human body (called equivalent absorbed radiation dose)... [more]
Originally denoting someone from Sigsworth Moor in North Yorkshire, England.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Siht is an Estonian surname meaning "goal", "aim" and "objective".
Siig is an Estonian surname meaning "lavaret" or "whitefish" (Coregonus lavaretus).
Siigur is an Estonian surname derived from "sigur" meaning "chicory".
Siim is an Estonian surname (and given name); from the masculine given name "Siim", a variant of "Simon".
Siimar is an Estonian surname, possibly from a variant of the masculine given name "Siim".
Siimets is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "Siim" (a masculine given name) and "mets" meaning "forest".
Siimpoeg is an Estonian surname meaning "Siim's son" ("Siim" is a maculine given name).
Siimsoo is an Estonian surname meaning "Siim's swamp" in Estonian. "Siim" is a masculine given name. However, it most likely derived from a corruption of the surname "Simson" that has been Estonianized.
Siirus is an Estonian surname meaning "candor" and "sincerity"; a cognate of the English language Cyrus and the French language Cyrille.
Sikander ultimately comes from Persian literature by the Shahnameh. It is a variant of Alexander along with the word “Eskander”. Both words are used in Persian literature to refer to Alexander the Great... [more]
Sikk is an Estonian surname meaning "billy goat".
Sikkel is an Estonian surname derived from "sikk" meaning "billy goat".
SIKUMBANG Indonesian, Minangkabau
Allegedly from the phrase si kumbang
meaning "black tiger", probably derived from Minangkabau kumbang
which can mean "beetle" or "tiger, leopard". In this sense, the name may have been used to refer to Tamil settlers from present-day India who had darker skin and practised a tiger-like form of martial arts... [more]
SILBER German, Jewish
From Middle High German "silber," meaning "silver." Metonymic occupational name for a silversmith, or often, in the case of the Jewish surname, an ornamental name.
The meaning of the name is "silver mountain" and comes from Germany
SILBERSTEIN German, Jewish
From Middle High German silber
"silver" and stein
"stone"; a habitational name from a place so named in Bavaria, or a topographic name.... [more]
SILK English, Irish
English: metonymic occupational name for a silk merchant, from Middle English selk(e), silk(e) ‘silk’. ... [more]
Sillamäe is an Estonian surname meaning "bridge hill/mountain".
Sillaste is an Estonian surname meaning "pertaining to bridges".
A different form of Shillito
(which is 'a name of unknown derivation and meaning, probably originating in Yorkshire'), borne by British novelist, short-story writer and poet Alan Sillitoe (1928-2010).
Silm is an Estonian surname meaning with mulitple meanings: "eye", "stitch", "loop" and "lamprey".
Obviously means "silver stone." In addition to people, this is the name of a racetrack in the village of the same name in England.
Means "Little Tree" or "Little Woods." Derived from the given name SILVESTER.
SIMANTOV Hebrew (Modern)
Means "good sign", derived from Hebrew סימן (siman
) means "sign" and טוב (tov
) means "good".
Originates from the German prefix sim
meaning "of the head" and the German word becka
meaning "bull". When combined in this order, the meaning was "bull-headed", meaning stubborn and obstinant.
Šimičić comes from the name Šimun, which is the Croatian form of Simeon, which means flatter and/or listener.... [more]
Means "son of Simke", Simke
being a diminutive of the Yiddish feminine name Sime
(from Hebrew SIMCHA
, literally "joy").
Simm is an Estonian surname, a variant of the masculine given name "Simon".
Simmo is an Estonian surname and masculine given name; a variant of the name "Simon".
The name Simonetti originated from the personal name Simon, itself a derivative of the Hebrew name "Sim'on," from the verb "sama" meaning "to listen." Thus, the name Simonetti means "God has listened," referring to the gratitude of the parents who, having wished for a child, had their prayers answered.... [more]
Means "lightning" in Turkish. This word refers to lightning that streaks across the sky, while the term yıldırım
denotes lightning that strikes the ground (see Yıldırım
Comes from a personal name in Sicily and souther Calabria. The name was apparently in origin a nickname from Latin senator member of the Roman senate, Latin senatus, a derivative of senex ‘old’... [more]
SINCLAIR Scottish (Anglicized)
Clan Sinclair is a Scottish clan, which held lands in the highlands; thought to have come to Scotland from France after the Norman invasion.
Alternate spelling of the surname "Sinclair", derived from a Norman French town called "Saint Clair"
Sinik is an Estonian surname derived from "sinikas" meaning "bog bilberry".
Sinimäe is an Estonian surname meaning "blue hill/mountain".
SINNOTT English, Irish
From the medieval personal name Sinod
(from Old English Sigenōth
, literally "victory-brave").... [more]
Sirkel is an Estonian surname meaning "dividers" and "compass" and "circle tool".
Perhaps a habitational name from a comune (municipality) in Northern Italy.
Derived from German süss
From Min Nan 四孫 (sì-sun)
or 四孙 (sì-sun)
meaning "fourth grandchild".
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
SITDIKOV Bashkir, Tatar
Either derived from Arabic صَدِيق (ṣadīq)
meaning "friend" or صَادِق (ṣādiq)
meaning "true, truthful, veracious".
Sivi is an Estonian surname possibly derived from the village of the same name in Lääne-Viru County.
Combination of Swedish sjö
"lake" and berg
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]
Combination of Swedish sjö
"lake" 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
Means "seaman, sailor" in Swedish, although this name is more likely to be an ornamental name composed of Swedish sjö
"lake" and man
"man". A notable bearer is film director VILGOT
Ornamental name composed of Swedish sjö
"lake" and ström
"stream, small river".
English name of unknown meaning occurring mainly in Hertfordshire. A noted bearer is American country music artist RICKY
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, according to very uncertain sources, said to mean Skares gård
"Skare's farm"... [more]
Habitational name for someone from Skawina in Kraków province.
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.
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Podlachian villages: Skibniew-Kurcze or Skibniew-Podawce.
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]