Submitted Surnames Starting with S

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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".
SILVERGRASS English
From English "Silver" and "Grass". Probably given from the plant called "Silvergrass", a Miscanthus type growing in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific Islands, or a field shining with the sun.
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.
SILVEYIRA Sinhalese
Variant of SILVEIRA used in Sri Lanka.
SILVIA Portuguese (Americanized)
SILVIA is an Americanized version of the Portuguese surname SILVA, which is derived from the Latin silvae and Portuguese silva words meaning “forest,” “woodland,” or “jungle.” This variation of the surname SILVA was often adopted by Portuguese immigrants upon arrival to the United States.
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 (Hokkien), Korean
Hokkien romanization and Korean form of SHEN.
SIMANTOV Hebrew (Modern)
Means "good sign", derived from Hebrew סימן (siman) means "sign" and טוב (tov) means "good".
SIMASATHIEN Thai
Alternate transcription of Simasathian.
SIMASTHIEN Thai
Meaning Unknown.
SIMATUPANG Batak
From the name of the fifth son of Raja Lontung, a legendary king and the supposed ancestor of the nine major Batak clans.
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.
SIMENSEN Norwegian
Means "son of SIMEN".
SIMHA Indian, Odia, Telugu
Alternate transcription of SINHA.
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]
SIMION Romanian
From the given name SIMION.
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").
SIMKO Kurdish
From the given name SIMKO, a Kurdish diminutive of ISMAIL.
SIMKO Hungarian
From a pet form of the given name SIMON (1).
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".
SIMÓN Jewish, Spanish
From the given name SIMÓN.
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
Alternate transcription of SIMONYAN.
SIMONOV Russian
Means "son of Simon".
SIMONOVICH Russian
Means "Son of Simon".
SÍMONSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of SÍMON" in Icelandic.
SÍMONSSON Icelandic
Means "son of SÍMON" in Icelandic.
SIMONYAN Armenian
Means "son of SIMON (1)".
SIMOVIĆ Serbian, Montenegrin
Patronymic, meaning "son of SIMO".
SIMPLETON English
A name for someone who is simple, derived from old English.
ŞIMŞEK Turkish
Means "lightning, flash" in Turkish.
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 (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of 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"
SINDIK Croatian
Derived from sindik, a type of lawyer or representative that existed in Dalmatia in the Middle Ages.
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
From Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion".
SINGHAL Indian, Urdu, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Odia, Burmese
Derived from Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion" (see SINGH).
SINGKH Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Nepali, Indian (Sikh)
Alternate transcription of SINGH.
SINGLETON English
Habitational name from places in Lancashire and Sussex.
SINGSANONG Thai (Rare, ?)
Famous bearer is JAZZ Singsanong.
SINHA Indian, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit सिंह (siṃhá) meaning "lion" (see SINGH).
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".
SINISTRA English
Sinistra - last name used by a Harry Potter character. She is a Hogwarts professor in Astronomy, Aurora Sinistra.
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
SIOBHÁN Irish
From the given name SIOBHÁN.
SIODINA Medieval Spanish
Use by some Filipinos/Spanish
SIONÓID Irish
Gaelicization of SINNOTT.
SIOSON Filipino
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
From Min Nan 四孫 (sì-sun) or 四孙 (sì-sun) meaning "fourth grandchild".
SISSELMAN Yiddish
Possibly from German meaning "sweet man"
SISSELSSON Old Norwegian (Rare, Archaic), Icelandic
Matronymic surname meaning Son of SISSEL or SHEILA.
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".
SITU Chinese
From Chinese 司徒 (sītú), which was a title for one of the highest ranking government positions in ancient China.
SITWAT Thai, Lao, Shan, Zhuang, Chashan, Biao, Cun
Meaning "Colour of Heart".
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
Combination 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.
SKOGLUND Swedish, Norwegian
Combination of Swedish and Norwegian skog "forest" and lund "grove".
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.
ŠKRELJA Montenegrin
Montenegrin variant of SHKRELI.
ŠKRIJELJ Bosnian
Derived from Shkreli, an Albanian tribe and region.
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]
SLADOLJEV Croatian
Derived from slad, meaning "malt", and the -ljev suffix referring to "pouring".
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".
SLAVICA Croatian
Derived from Slavic slava, meaning "glory".
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 SULAYMAN.
ŠLJIVANČANIN Montenegrin
Habitational name for someone from Šljivansko, Montenegro.
SŁODKI Polish
It means "sweet" in Polish.
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.
SLUNJSKI Croatian
Habitational name for someone from Slunj, Croatia.
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".
SMIDT Dutch
A Dutch corruption of the German Schmidt which means smith.
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.
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.
SMITHSON English
Means "a son who was born by a blacksmith worker".
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.
SMOKER English
Derived from the Old English word "smoc," meaning "smock" or, literally, "woman's undergarment." The name was most likely originally borne by someone who made or sold smocks.
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.
SMOLIN Russian
From smola, meaning "tar".
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.
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