Submitted Surnames Starting with S

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SIGSWORTH English
Originally denoting someone from Sigsworth Moor in North Yorkshire, England.
SIGÜENZA Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
SIGURÐARDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of Sigurður" in Icelandic. This surname is used as a patronymic. Its masculine counterpart is Sigurðsson.
SIGURÐDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of Sigurður" in Icelandic.
SIHT Estonian
Siht is an Estonian surname meaning "goal", "aim" and "objective".
SIIDER Estonian
Siider is an Estonian surname meaning "cider".
SIIG Estonian
Siig is an Estonian surname meaning "lavaret" or "whitefish" (Coregonus lavaretus).
SIIGUR Estonian
Siigur is an Estonian surname derived from "sigur" meaning "chicory".
SIIM Estonian
Siim is an Estonian surname (and given name); from the masculine given name "Siim", a variant of "Simon".
SIIMAR Estonian
Siimar is an Estonian surname, possibly from a variant of the masculine given name "Siim".
SIIMETS Estonian
Siimets is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "Siim" (a masculine given name) and "mets" meaning "forest".
SIIMSOO Estonian
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.
SIINMAA Estonian
Siinmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "here/herein land".
SIIRUS Estonian
Siirus is an Estonian surname meaning "candor" and "sincerity"; a cognate of the English language Cyrus and the French language Cyrille.
SIJBRANDIJ Frisian
Comes from the Dutch name Sijbren which originates from the Roman Sybrandus
SIKA Akan
Meaning unknown.
SIKANDER Persian (Afghan)/(Iran)
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 Estonian
Sikk is an Estonian surname meaning "billy goat".
SIKKEL Estonian
Sikkel is an Estonian surname derived from "sikk" meaning "billy goat".
SIKKEMA Dutch
Most prevalent in the Netherlands.
SIKKENS Dutch (Modern)
Son of Sikke (or Sikko)
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]
SILANG Filipino, Tagalog
Means "(mountain) pass, path" in Tagalog.
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.
SILBERBERG Jewish
The meaning of the name is "silver mountain" and comes from Germany
SILBERMAN German, Jewish
Variant of Silber, with the addition of Middle High German man meaning "man" or Yiddish man meaning "man".
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]
SILD Estonian
Sild is an Estonian name meaning "bridge".
SILK English, Irish
English: metonymic occupational name for a silk merchant, from Middle English selk(e), silk(e) ‘silk’. ... [more]
SILL English
English: from a medieval personal name, a short form of Silvester (see Silvester) or Silvanus (see Silvano).
SILLA Estonian
Silla is an Estonian surname meaning "bridges".
SILLAJÕE Estonian
Sillajõe is an Estonian surname meaning "river bridge".
SILLAMAA Estonian
Sillamaa is an Estonian surname meaning "bridge land".
SILLAMÄE Estonian
Sillamäe is an Estonian surname meaning "bridge hill/mountain".
SILLAOTS Estonian
Sillaots is an Estonian surname meaning "bridge end".
SILLASOO Estonian
Sillasoo is an Estonian surname meaning "bridge swamp/marsh".
SILLASTE Estonian
Sillaste is an Estonian surname meaning "pertaining to bridges".
SILLITOE English
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 Estonian
Silm is an Estonian surname meaning with mulitple meanings: "eye", "stitch", "loop" and "lamprey".
SILVERSTONE English
Obviously means "silver stone." In addition to people, this is the name of a racetrack in the village of the same name in England.
SILVESTRINI Italian
Means "Little Tree" or "Little Woods." Derived from the given name SILVESTER.
SILVIO Italian
From the personal name Silvio (Latin Silvius, a derivative of silva "wood").
SIM Scottish, Dutch
Scottish and Dutch: from the personal name Sim, a short form of Simon.
SIM Chinese, Korean
Korean form of Shen and Chinese variant romanization of Shen.
SIMANTOV Hebrew (Modern)
Means "good sign", derived from Hebrew סימן (siman) means "sign" and טוב (tov) means "good".
SIMBECK German
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.
ŠIMENC Croatian
Derived from the forename Šime.
ŠIMIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Means "son of Šimo".
ŠIMIČIĆ Croatian
Šimičić comes from the name Šimun, which is the Croatian form of Simeon, which means flatter and/or listener.... [more]
SIMKIN English
Means "little Sim", Sim being a medieval short form of Simon (cf. Simpkin).
SIMKIN Jewish
Means "son of Simke", Simke being a diminutive of the Yiddish feminine name Sime (from Hebrew Simcha, literally "joy").
SIMM German
A shortening of the given name Simon.
SIMM Estonian
Simm is an Estonian surname, a variant of the masculine given name "Simon".
SIMMERS English
English patronymic from Summer.
SIMMO Estonian
Simmo is an Estonian surname and masculine given name; a variant of the name "Simon".
SIMONETTI Italian
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]
SIMONI Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Simone
SIMONIAN Armenian (Expatriate)
Variant transcription of Simonyan used by Armenians living outside Armenia.
SIMONOV Russian
Means "son of Simon".
SIMONOVICH Russian
Means "Son of Simon".
SIMONYAN Armenian
Means "son of Simon (1)".
SIMPLETON English
A name for someone who is simple, derived from old English.
ŞIMŞEK Turkish
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).
ŠIMUN Croatian
Derived from the forename Šimun.
ŠIMUNDIĆ Croatian
Means "son of Šimun".
ŠIMUNEC Croatian
Means "son of Šimun".
ŠIMUNIĆ Croatian
Means "son of Šimun".
ŠIMUNKOVIĆ Croatian
Derived from the forename Šimun.
ŠIMUNOVIĆ Croatian
Means ''son of Šimun''.
SIN Chinese
Probably a variant of Shen or Xin.
SIN Korean
Variant of Shin.
SINATRA Italian
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.
SINCLAIRE English
Alternate spelling of the surname "Sinclair", derived from a Norman French town called "Saint Clair"
SINEATH English, Irish
Variant of Sinnott. Not to be confused with the Irish first name Sinéad.
SING German, Chinese (Cantonese), Indian
German: probably a variant of Seng. ... [more]
SINGER German
variant of Sänger, in the sense of ‘poet’
SINGHA Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Thai
Derived from Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion".
SINGLETON English
Habitational name from places in Lancashire and Sussex.
SINHA Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi
From Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion".
SINIJÄRV Estonian
Sinijärv is an Estonian surname meaning "blue lake".
SINIK Estonian
Sinik is an Estonian surname derived from "sinikas" meaning "bog bilberry".
SINIKAS Estonian
Sinikas is an Estonian surname meaning "bog bilberry".
SINIMÄE Estonian
Sinimäe is an Estonian surname meaning "blue hill/mountain".
SINISSAAR Estonian
Sinissaar is an Estonian surname meaning "blue island".
SINIVEE Estonian
Sinivee is an Estonian surname meaning "blue water".
SINNOTT English, Irish
From the medieval personal name Sinod (from Old English Sigenōth, literally "victory-brave").... [more]
SINTAS French (Landes & Pryenees)
Found in the communes of Habas and Osages
SIODINA Medieval Spanish
Use by some Filipinos/Spanish
SIONÓID Irish
Gaelicization of Sinnott.
SIOSON Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Hokkien 小孫 (sió-sun) meaning "small grandchild".
SIPELGAS Estonian
Sipelgas is an Estonian surname meaning "ant".
SIREL Estonian
Sirel is an Estonian surname meaning "lilac".
SIRELPUU Estonian
Sirelpuu is an Estonian name meaning "lilac tree".
SIRIBOE Akan
Meaning unknown.
SIRKEL Estonian
Sirkel is an Estonian surname meaning "dividers" and "compass" and "circle tool".
SIRP Estonian
Sirp is an Estonian surname meaning "sickle".
SIRTORI Italian
Perhaps a habitational name from a comune (municipality) in Northern Italy.
SIS Czech
Derived from German süss "sweet".
SISNETT English (Rare)
Found in Barbados.
SISON Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Min Nan 四孫 (sì-sun) or 四孙 (sì-sun) meaning "fourth grandchild", mainly used by Filipinos of Chinese ancestry.
SISSELMAN Yiddish
Possibly from German meaning "sweet man"
SISSON English
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".
SIVELLE French
A rare surname.
SIVERTSON American
Americanized form of Sivertsen or Sivertsson.
SIVERTSSON Swedish
Swedish cognate of Sivertsen.
SIVI Estonian
Sivi is an Estonian surname possibly derived from the village of the same name in Lääne-Viru County.
SJÖBERG Swedish
Combination of Swedish sjö "lake" and berg "mountain, hill".
SJÖBLOM Swedish
Combination of Swediah sjö "lake" and blom "bloom".
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]
SJÖGREN Swedish
Ornamental name comprised of Swedish sjö "lake" and gren "branch".
SJÖLANDER Swedish
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 "man".
SJØLSENG Norwegian
Means silver meadow
SJÖMAN Swedish
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 Sjöman (1924-2006).
SJÖÖ Swedish
Derived from Swedish sjö "lake".
SJÖSTRÖM Swedish
Ornamental name composed of Swedish sjö "lake" and ström "stream, small river".
SJUNNESSON Swedish
Means "son of SJUNNE".
SKAGGS English
English name of unknown meaning occurring mainly in Hertfordshire. A noted bearer is American country music artist Ricky Skaggs (1954-).
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]
SKARSTAD Norwegian
From a farm named Skarstad
SKAU Norwegian, Danish
Ultimately derived from Old Norse skógr "forest".
SKAWINSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Skawina in Kraków province.
SKEIE Norwegian
From Old Norse skeið "race, horse race".
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.
SKËNDO Albanian
Ancestors of Skënderbeu
SKERRY Irish
Variant of Scarry or Scurry.
SKIBNIEWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Podlachian villages: Skibniew-Kurcze or Skibniew-Podawce.
SKIPWORTH Anglo-Saxon
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]
SKLENÁŘ Czech
Means "glassworker".
SKLORENKO Ukrainian
Glassmakers son
SKLUEFF Russian (Latinized, Rare, ?)
Means bird of prey. From Russia. Was changed by the government from Cellieic letters to Latin letters. Unknown if it was change in Russia or Harbin, Chun where they escaped Bolshevism.
SKOG Norwegian, Swedish
Means "forest" in Norwegian and Swedish.
SKÖLD Swedish
Means "shield" in Swedish.
SKOOG Swedish
Variant of SKOG.
SKOV Danish
Means "forest" or "woods" in Danish.
SKOWROŃSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Skowronów, Skowronna, or Skowronki, all named with Polish skowronek meaning "skylark".
SKRASTIŅA Latvian
Feminine form of Skrastiņš.
SKRZYPCZAK Polish
One who plays a stringed instrument... [more]
SKRZYSZEWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Skrzyszew.
ŠKUDLÁREK Czech
Nickname for a stingy person, from a derivative Czech škudil meaning "stingy","tight-fisted".
SKURA Polish
Polish name meaning tanner.
SKUTNIK Romanian
Derived from the historical term scutnic.... [more]
SKWIERCZYŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within a cluster of 3 Podlachian villages: Skwierczyn-Dwór, Skwierczyn Lacki, & Skwierczyn-Wieś.
SKYE English (Anglicized, Rare)
Originates from the Isle of Skye in Scotland.
SKYRING English
originated around London home counties,... [more]
SKYWALKER Popular Culture
The surname of Anakin and Luke Skywalker from the film series "Star Wars". Presumably derived from the two English words sky and walk.
SLACK English, Dutch, Scottish
English and Dutch: nickname for an idle person, from Middle Dutch slac, Middle English slack, ‘lazy’, ‘careless’. ... [more]
SLANIUS ?
Descendent of Royalty.
SLATE English
Occupational name for a slater, from Middle English slate, "slate".
SLATTERY Irish (Anglicized, Modern)
Irish (Munster): reduced form of O’Slattery, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Slat(ar)ra ‘descendant of Slatra’, a byname meaning "robust", "strong", "bold".
SLAWSON English
Slawson is an English surname meaning "unexplained".
SLEDGE English
Sledge. Refers to a sledge as a sled.
SLIM English
A characteristic name for someone noted for being thin.
SLIMANI Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Slimane (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
SŁODKI Polish
It means "sweet" in Polish.
SLOJKOWSKI Polish
Literally Means: ""Slow Cow Ski"" Family name created by the creation of a winter-sport in Poland/Germany, where for village entertainment, the local dairy farm would take their slowest (for reasons of safety) cows & place them on oversized set of snow ski's... [more]
SŁOMIŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Masovian villages named Słomin.
SŁOMKOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Słomków, Słomkowa, or Słomkowo, all named with słomka meaning "little straw".
SLONIM Jewish
Habitational name from Slonim, a city in Belarus.
SLOUGH English
A very rare surname, possibly of German origins.
SLOVENSKY Czech
Ethnic name for someone from Slovakia or who had connections with Slovakia.
SLOWINSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Slowin in Gorzów voivodeship. From the adjective slowinski, denoting a member of the Slowincy, a Slavic people living in Pomerania.
SLUCKI Belarusian
Means "of Sluck", a town in the Minsk region.
SLUGHORN Popular Culture
Combination of English words "slug" and "horn". It is widely known as a name in the Harry Potter series.
SLUITER Dutch
Occupation name for a porter, or gatekeeper. Also an occupational name for someone who made and poured alcohol. "The one who pours the alcohol." - Middle Dutch Sluter. Compare to English Porter.
SLUTSKY Jewish
Habitational name for someone from Slutsk, a city in Belarus.
SLYNGER Old Danish
user of a sling. ... [more]
SLYVESTRE Italian
Derived from the given name Sylvester.
SMAILOV Kazakh, Uzbek, Kyrgyz
Means "son of Smail".
SMALLEY English, Cornish (?)
Locational surname from places in Derbyshire and Lancashire, so called from Old English smæl ‘narrow’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. This may also be a Cornish name with an entirely separate meaning.
SMARCH Ukrainian (Anglicized), Russian (Anglicized)
Smarch is most likely an anglicized form of the surnames Smarchkov, Smarchkova, Smarchi, Smarchevsky, and Smarchevskaya.... [more]
SMART English
From Old English (smeart) meaning "quick". This surname was used to refer to person who worked as a handyman.
SMEATON English
From Old English Smiðatun meaning "settlement of the smiths".
SMED Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Scandinavian cognate of Smith.
SMETANA Czech
Means "cream".
ŠMIGIÆ Serbian
It is old Serbian surname.It's origins are probably from Kosovo.
ŚMIGIELSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish town of Śmigiel.
SMILEY Scots, English
From elements small and lea meaning "a small clearing" or as a nickname may refer to a person of happy disposition known for smiling.
SMIRNOFF Russian
Variant transcription of Smirnov.
SMIRNOV Russian
Derived from Russian смирный (smirniy) meaning "quiet, still, peaceful, gentle". This is one of the most common surnames in Russia.
SMIRNOVA Russian
Feminine equivalent of Smirnov.
SMITHE English (Rare)
Rare spelling of Smith.
SMITHER English
Occupational surname SMITH with the suffix -er.
SMITHERS English
Patronymic from SMITHER.
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.
SMOKVINA Croatian
Derived from smokva meaning ''fig''.
SMOLDERS Belgian (Modern)
A Flemish occupational name equivalent to "Miller", meaning a person who operated a wind or water mill for grinding grain.
SMOLLETT English, Scottish
From a nickname for someone who had a small head.
SMULLEN Irish
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Smolláin, according to Patrick Woulfe, a variant of Ó Spealáin (see Spillane).
SMY English
Variation of a name given to a blacksmith
SMYTH English
Creative spelling of the surname Smith.
SNÄLL Swedish
Possibly taken from English SNELL or its German cognate SCHNELL, meaning "quick, fast", and having its spelling influenced by Swedish snäll "nice, kind". It's also possible that the name is taken directly from the Swedish word.
SNAPE English (British), Scottish
An old, now rare surname, with various origins in Suffolk and Yorkshire in England and Lanarkshire in Scotland. This is also the name of Severus Snape, a character from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter book series.
SNARK English
History largely unknown. The word's original meaning, in the mid-nineteenth century, was to snort / snore, or to find fault. ... [more]
SNELSON English
Means "son of Snell", Snell being a nickname for a brisk or active person, from Middle English snell "quick, lively" (cf. the Dutch cognate Snell), but "in part also representing a survival of the Old English personal name Snell or the Old Norse cognate Snjallr."
SNOW English, Jewish (Anglicized)
Nickname denoting someone with very white hair or an exceptionally pale complexion, from Old English snaw "snow".... [more]
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.
SNOWDON English
Variant spelling of Snowden, a surname initially used by the Border Reivers. Comes from the mountain in Wales.
SNOWE English
Variation of Snow.
SNYDER Dutch, English, German, Yiddish, Jewish
Means "tailor" in Dutch, an occupational name for a person who stitched coats and clothing.... [more]
SNYMAN Afrikaans
Afrikaans version of the German surname Schneider, which is German for tailor.
SO Korean
Although there are two Chinese characters for the So surname, one of these is extremely rare and can be discounted (there are only about two hundred people in Korea who use this rare character). Some records indicate that the more common character for So has as many as 165 clans, but only eleven of them can be documented... [more]