Submitted Surnames Starting with S

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SUGG English (British)
Surname of internet personalities Zoe and Joe Sugg. Zoe is known as Zoella on the website YouTube and has a book on sale called "Girl Online". Joe is also a YouTuber.
SUGIEDA Japanese
杉 (Sugi) means "Cedar Tree" and 枝 (Eda) means "Branch, Bough, Twig". A notable bearer is Mayu Sugieda, who is mainly known as a musical artist.
SUGIHARA Japanese
Sugi means "Cedar Tree" and Hara means "Plain".
SUGIMORI Japanese
杉 (Sugi) means "Cedar Tree" and 森 (Mori) means "Forest".
SUGIMOTO Japanese
From the Japanese 杉 (sugi) "cedar {tree}" and 本 or 元 (moto) "base," "root," "origin."
SUGIMURA Japanese
Sugi means "Cedar Tree" and Mura means "Village".
SUGINO Japanese
Sugi means "Cedar Tree" and No means "Field, Wilderness,Plain".
SUGIOKA Japanese
From Japanese 杉 (sugi) meaning "Japanese cedar" and 岡 (oka) meaning "ridge, hill".
SÜGIS Estonian
Sügis is an Estonian surname meaning "Autumn".
SUGITA Japanese
杉 (Sugi) means "Cedar Tree" and 田 (Ta) means "Rice Patty, Field".
SUGITANI Japanese
Sugi means "Cedar Tree" and Tani means "Valley". Taizo Sugitani is a notable bearer. He's a Japanese equestrian.
SUGIURA Japanese
From Japanese 杉 (sugi) meaning "Japanese cedar" combined with 浦 (ura) meaning "riverbank, shore" or "inlet, bay, gulf".
SUGIYAMA Japanese
From the Japanese 杉 (sugi) meaning "Japanese cedar" combined with 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
SUH Korean
South Korean variant of So.
SUH Low German
North German from Middle Low German su ‘sow’, either a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd or an offensive nickname.
SUHAILA Malaysian
From the given name Suhaila.
SUHR German
Nickname for a bitter or cantankerous person, from Middle Low German sūr meaning "sour".
SUIGUSAAR Estonian
Suigusaar is an Estonian surname meaning "somnolent (sleepy) island".
SUITS Estonian
Suits is an Estonian surname meaning "fume".
SUKACZ Polish (Rare)
father surname.
SUKK Estonian
Sukk is an Estonian surname meaning "stocking".
SULAOJA Estonian
Sulaoja is an Estonian surname meaning "thaw stream".
SÜLEYMANOĞLU Turkish
Means "son of Süleyman", from the given name Süleyman combined with the Turkish patronymic suffix -oğlu.
SULEYMANOV Azerbaijani
Variant transcription of Süleymanov.
SULEYMENOV Kazakh
Means "son of Suleymen (see Sulayman)".
SULG Estonian
Sulg is an Estonian surname meaning "feather".
SULJAGIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of Suljo".
SULJIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of Suljo".
SUŁKOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Sułkowo Borowe.
SÜLLA Estonian
Sülla is an Estonian surname meaning "fathom".
SULTANALIEV Kyrgyz
From the Arabic title سُلْطَان (sulṭān) meaning "ruler, king, sultan" combined with the name Ali (1).
SULTONOV Uzbek, Tajik
Uzbek and Tajik variant of Sultanov.
SUMISU Japanese
This is the Japanese variation of Smith
SUMITOMO Japanese
From Japanese 住 (sumi) meaning "living" and 友 (tomo) meaning "friend".
SUMMER English, German
From Middle English sum(m)er, Middle High German sumer "summer", hence a nickname for someone of a warm or sunny disposition, or for someone associated with the season of summer in some other way.
SUMMERHAYS English
Probably means "person living by a summer enclosure (where animals were grazed on upland pastures in the summer)" (from Middle English sumer "summer" + hay "enclosure").
SUMMERLEE English (Rare)
This surname is originated from Old English sumer meaning "summer" and leah meaning "clearing, meadow."
SUMMERLIN English, German, Scottish
An English surname.... [more]
SUMMERLY Irish
From Irish Gaelic Ó Somacháin "descendant of Somachán", a nickname meaning literally "gentle" or "innocent".
SUMMERSET English
Regional surname for someone from Somerset, an area in England. The name is derived from Old English sumer(tun)saete meaning "dwellers at the summer settlement".
SUMTER English
This surname is derived from an official title. 'the sumpter.' Old French sommetier, a packhorseman, one who carried baggage on horseback
SUMULONG Filipino, Tagalog
Means "to progress" or "to advance" in Tagalog.
SUNADORI Japanese (Rare)
漁 (Sunadori) means "Fishing".
SUNDBERG Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of sund "strait" and berg "mountain".
SUNDERLAND English
Habitational name from any of the locations with the name 'Sunderland', most notably the port city County Durham. This, along with other examples in Lancashire, Cumbria and Northumberland derives from either Old English sundor 'seperate' and land 'land' or Old Norse suðr 'southern' and land 'land' (see Sutherland)... [more]
SUNDIN Swedish
A combination of Swedish sund "strait" and the suffix -in derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of"
SUNDJA Estonian
Sundja is an Estonian surname meaning "forced".
SUNDQUIST Swedish
An ornamental name derived from the words sund, meaning "sound" or "strait", and quist, also spelled kvist or qvist, meaning "twig" or "branch".
SUNDQVIST Swedish
From Swedish sund meaning "sound, strait", and kvist meaning "twig, branch".
SUNDSTRÖM Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of sund "strait" and ström "stream".
SUNESSON Swedish
Means "son of SUNE".
SUOKAS Finnish
Comes from the finnish word "suo" which means swamp, and directly translated "suokas" means "swampy". This surname originally came from Karelian Isthmus, Sakkola, that in nowadays belongs to Russia... [more]
SUOMALAINEN Finnish
Means "Finn, person from Finland" in Finnish. A combination of Soumi "Finland" and the suffix -lainen that combined with a place name, forms the noun for the inhabitant of a place.
SUOMI Finnish
Ethnic name from Finnish Suomi meaning "Finland". At one time this term denoted only southwestern Finland, but nowadays it is the national name for the whole of Finland. As a surname it is mostly an adopted name during the names conversion movement at the beginning of the 20th century.
SUOMINEN Finnish
Suomi is the real, Finnish language name for Finland. The -nen ending can be translated as "little" or "of something" (Suominen="of Finland") but is in Finland mostly seen just as a typical ending for surnames, without any actual meaning.
SUPRIYADI Indonesian, Javanese
From the name Supriya, itself from the Sanskrit prefix सु- (su-) meaning “good, well” combined with प्रिया (priyā) meaning “darling, dear, sweetheart”.
SUR German
Variant of Sauer.
SUR Indian, Bengali (Hindu), Sanskrit
A Hindu surname based on a nickname from Sanskrit šūra, which means ‘brave’.
SUR Korean
A variant of (see So).
SURI Punjabi, Hindi, Indian (Sikh)
Based on the name of a clan in the Khatri community, from Sanskrit suri "sun", ‘priest’, ‘sage’. It is also an epithet of Krishna.
SURREY English
Regional name for someone from the county of Surrey.
SURRIDGE English
From the medieval personal name Seric, a descendant of both Old English Sǣrīc, literally "sea power", and Sigerīc, literally "victory power".
SURRIDGE English
Originally meant "person from Surridge", Devon ("south ridge").
SURRIDGE English
Meant "person from the south" (from Old French surreis "southerner").
SUSAN English
Comes from the female personal name Susanna, Susanne (Middle English), Susanna (Dutch), from Hebrew Shushannah ‘lily’, ‘lily of the valley’. Southern French: from Occitan susan ‘above’, ‘higher’, hence a topographic name for someone living at the top end of a village or on the side of a valley... [more]
SUSI Estonian
Susi is an Estonian surname, meaning "wolf" in the Võro dialect.
SUSILUOTO Finnish (Rare)
Combination of Finnish susi "wolf" and luoto "islet".
SUSSMAN German, Jewish
In German, this is an elaborated form of Süß, meaning "sweet man".... [more]
SUTA Romanian
left handed
SUTCLIFFE English
The name means ''south of the cliff/hill''.
ŠUTOVIĆ Macedonian
Comes from place named Šutovo in Macedonia.
SUTT Estonian
Sutt is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "sült" meaning "brawn" and "meat jelly/head cheese".
SUTTER German, English
English and South German occupational name for a shoemaker or cobbler (rarely a tailor), from Middle English suter, souter, Middle High German suter, sutære (from Latin sutor, an agent derivative of suere ‘to sew’).
SUTTERFIELD English
Possibly derives from the Old English word ''sutere'', and the Latin word ''sutor'', meaning a shoemaker.
SUTTIE Scottish
Habitational surname for a person from a place called Suthie in Perthshire or possibly from Suddy (or Suddie) in Knockbain.
SUUN Estonian
Suun is an Estonian surname derived from "suund" meaning "directional".
SUUR Estonian
Suur is an Estonian surname meaning "big" and "grand".
SUUREM Estonian
Suurem is an Estonian surname meaning "major", "bigger" and "greater".
SUURHANS Estonian
Suurhans is an Estonian surname meaning "Big Hans (masculine given name)".
SUURJAAK Estonian
Suurjaak is an Estonian surname meaning "big Jaak (an Estonian masculine given name)"; a nickname.
SUURKASK Estonian
Suurkask is an Estonian surname meaning "large/big birch".
SUURKIVI Estonian
Suurkivi is an Estonian surname meaning "big stone".
SUURKÜLA Estonian
Suurküla is an Estonian surname meaning "big village".
SUURLAHT Estonian
Suulaht is an Estonian surname meaning "big bay/gulf".
SUURMAA Estonian
Suurmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "big land".
SUURMÄE Estonian
Suurmäe is an Estonian surname meaning "big hill/mountain".
SUURMETS Estonian
Suurmets is an Estonian surname meaning "big woods/forest".
SUUROJA Estonian
Suuroja is an Estonian surname meaning "big stream".
SUURORG Estonian
Suurorg is an Estonian name meaning "big valley".
SUURPALU Estonian
Suurpalu is an Estonian surname meaning "big sandy heath/heath woodland".
SUURSALU Estonian
Suursalu is an Estonian surname meaning "big copse" or "big grove".
SUURSOO Estonian
Suursoo is an Estonian surname meaning "big marsh/bog".
SUURSÖÖT Estonian
Suursööt is an Estonian surname meaning "big fallow".
SUURTALU Estonian
Suurtalu is an Estonian surname meaning "big farm".
SUURTAMM Estonian
Suurtamm is an Estonian surname meaning "big oak".
SUURVÄLI Estonian
Suurväli is an Estonian surname meaning "big field".
SUURVÄRAV Estonian
Suurvärav is an Estonian surname meaning "big gate/door".
SUUTRE Estonian
Suutre is an Estonian surname derived from "suutma" meaning "to be able/capable".
SUVI Estonian
Suvi is an Estonian surname meaning "summer".
SUVISTE Estonian
Suviste is an Estonian surname relating to "summer" ("suvi").
SUVOROV Russian
From Suvorov, the name of a town in the Tula Oblast of Russia.
SUWANNARAT Thai
Derived from Thai สุวรรณ (sù-wan) meaning “gold, golden” combined with รัตน์ (rạtn) meaning “gem, jewel”.
SUZUKAZE Japanese
From Japanese 涼 (suzu) meaning "cool, refreshing" and 風 (kaze) meaning "wind".
SUZUMIYA Japanese (Rare), Popular Culture
Suzu means "Bell" and Miya means "Shrine". Haruhi Suzumiya was the female protagonist of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, a popular Japanese light novel series.
SUZUMURA Japanese
From Japanese 錫 (suzu) meaning "copper, tin" or 鈴 (suzu) meaning "bell" combined with 村 (mura) meaning "village, town". Other kanji combinations are possible. ... [more]
SUZUTANI Japanese (Rare)
Suzu means "Bell, Chime" and Tani is western Japanese for "Valley".
SUZUYA Japanese (Rare)
This is the more commonly heard variation of Suzutani.
ŠVÁB Czech
It's from an animal cockroach.
SVAHN Swedish
From Swedish svan "swan".
SVAN Swedish
Means "swan" in Swedish.
SVANBERG Swedish
Combination of Swedish svan ”swan” and berg ”mountain”.
ŠVARC Croatian
Croatian form of Schwarz.
ŠVARCER Croatian
Elaborated form of Švarc.
SVÄRD Swedish
Means "sword" in Swedish.
ŠVEC Czech
It means "shoemaker".
SVEDIN Swedish
Combination of Swedish svedja "to burn off, to swidden" (referring to slash-and-burn agriculture (in Swedish: svedjebruk)) and the common surname suffix -in.
SVENSK Swedish
Means "Swede, Swedish" in Swedish.
SVESHNIKOV Russian
Russian surname with unknown meaning.
SVOBODNÁ Czech
Means "freedom woman".
SVOBODNÝ Czech
Svobodný means "freedom man" in Czech.
SWAILE English
Recorded in the spellings of Swaile, Swale and Swales, this is an English surname. It is locational, and according to the famous Victorian etymologist Canon Charles Bardsley, originates from either a hamlet called Swallow Hill, near Barnsley in Yorkshire, with Swale being the local dialectal pronunciation and spelling... [more]
SWAIN Scottish, Irish, English
Northern English occupational name for a servant or attendant, from Middle English swein "young man attendant upon a knight", which was derived from Old Norse sveinn "boy, servant, attendant"... [more]
SWALLOW English
From Middle English swal(e)we, swalu "swallow", hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird, perhaps in swiftness and grace.
SWAN English, Scottish
Originally given as a nickname to a person who was noted for purity or excellence, which were taken to be attributes of the swan, or who resembled a swan in some other way. In some cases it may have been given to a person who lived at a house with the sign of a swan... [more]
SWANN English
Variant of Swan.
SWANNELL English
From the Old Norse female personal name Svanhildr, literally "swan-battle".
SWANNEY Scottish
Habitational name from Swannay, Orkney
SWANSON American
Either an anglicized spelling of Svensson or Svendsen, or a patronymic meaning "son of Swan".
SWANWICK English
Habitational name from Swanwick in Derbyshire, possibly also Swanwick in Hampshire. Both are named from Old English swan, "herdsman," and wic, "outlying dairy farm."
SWASEY English
Unexplained. Possibly an Anglicized form of Dutch Swijse(n), variant of Wijs "wise" (see Wise).
SWEENY Irish
Irish variant spelling of Sweeney.
SWIERCZYNSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Swierczyn (in Plock and Wloclawek voivodeships) or Swierczyna (of which there are many). The places are named with either swierk ‘spruce’ or swiercz ‘cricket’.
SWIFT English, Irish
As an English surname, it is originated as a nickname for a swift, fast runner (from Old English swift meaning "swift, fleet, quick.")... [more]
SWING English
Probably an Americanized spelling of German Schwing or from Middle High German zwinc meaning "legal district", hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a district administrator.
SWINTON English, Scottish
From various place names composed of Old English swin "pig, wild boar" and tun "settlement, enclosure".
SWISHER German
Americanized form of German Schweitzer meaning Swiss.
SWISS English (American)
Americanized form of German Schweitz.
ŚWITAŁA Polish
Derived from Polish świt "dawn" "sun" "daylight" or świtać "to dawn". It is a nickname for an early-riser.
SWITSER English
Either (i) from the medieval nickname Swetesire (literally "sweet sir, amiable master"), applied sarcastically either to someone who used the expression liberally as a form of address or to someone with a de-haut-en-bas manner; or (ii) an anglicization of Schweitzer (from Middle High German swīzer "Swiss person").
SYCAMORE English
Probably comes from the tree Sycamore
SYDOW Low German
Habitational name from any of several places so named in Germany.
SYDYKOV Kyrgyz, Kazakh
Derived from Arabic صَدِيق (ṣadīq) meaning "friend" or صَادِق (ṣādiq) meaning "true, truthful, veracious".
SYKES English
English Surname (mainly Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived by a stream in a marsh or in a hollow, from Middle English syke ‘marshy stream’, ‘damp gully’, or a habitational name from one of the places named with this word, in Lancashire and West Yorkshire.
SYLER German
Altered spelling of German Seiler.
SYLVERS Irish
Variant of Silvers.
SYLVESTER English
From the given name Sylvester.
SYMERE English (American, Rare)
Name of unknown origin, typically used in the United States. It is best known as the real first name of American rapper Lil Uzi Vert.
SYMINGTON Scottish
Habitational surname derived from the places of the same name, derived from the given name Simon and northern Middle English ‘ton’ meaning settlement. Symington is also the name of several places found in Southern Scotland.
SYNDULLA Popular Culture
The surname of Hera from the show "Star Wars Rebels".
SYNGE English (British)
First found in Shropshire where they had been anciently seated as Lords of the Manor of Bridgenorth, from the time of the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 A.D.
SYRÉN Swedish
Meaning uncertain. Perhaps a combination of an unknown first element and the common surname suffix -én, or taken directly from Swedish syren "lilac".
SYRETT English
Either (i) from the medieval male personal name Syred (from Old English Sigerǣd, literally "victory-counsel"); or (ii) from the medieval female personal name Sigerith (from Old Norse Sigfrithr, literally "victory-lovely").
SYS Belgian (Modern)
No actual idea as to origin except it is Belgian from Flanders region.
SYTKOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within Sytkowo, a neighborhood in Poznań (the Greater Polish capital).
SYZONENKO Ukrainian
Patronymic derived from the given name Syzon.
SZAMOTULSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish town of Szamotuły.
SZÁSZ German
Ethnic or regional name for a German speaker from Transylvania or Szepes, etymologically a derivative of German SACHS.
SZATHMÁRI Hungarian
Hungarian surname of unknown origin.
SZCZEPANKIEWICZ Polish
Patronymic from the given name Szczepan.
SZELIGA Polish
Habitational name from places called Szeliga or Szeligi. It is not clear whether there is any connection with the Polish vocabulary word szeliga ‘coat-of-arms’.
SZENDEFFY Hungarian (Rare)
Possibly derived from Hungarian szende meaning ''meek''.
SZETO Chinese (Cantonese)
From Chinese 司徒 (sītú), which denoted the Minister over the Masses (one of three important official titles of the Han dynasty). It is somewhat equivalent to the modern-day title of Prime Minister.
SZMANDA Polish
Polish pronunciation is "sh-MAHN-dah" and Hungarian pronunciation is "s-MAHN-dah".
SZOŁDRSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Szołdry.
SZOT Polish
Nickname for a fish seller with a bad reputation, from szot "bad herring".
SZPAKOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Podlachian village Szpakowo.
SZURGOT Polish
Nickname from szurgot ‘shuffling sound’
SZURKOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Greater Polish villages named Szurkowo.
SZYDŁO Polish
Means "awl" in Polish.
SZYMANOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Szymanów, Szymanowo, or Szymanowice.
SZYMAŃSKI Polish
The surname Szymanski is a locative name from either of two places called Szymany in Poland, in Konin and Ƚomza voivodeships.
SZYŚLAK Polish
Derived from East Slavic word šišlat "do slowly".