Submitted Surnames Starting with S

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STOCKWELL English
An English boy's name meaning "From the tree stump spring"
STOEHR German
From Middle Low German store ‘sturgeon’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught or sold sturgeon, or a nickname for someone with some supposed resemblance to the fish... [more]
STOGDILL English
Possibly a variant of STOCKDALE.
STOGNER Anglo-Saxon
The surname Stogner belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
STOHOKE Irish
Gaelic name that originated in Ireland.
STOHR German
North German (Stöhr): see STOEHR.... [more]
STOIAN Romanian
From the given name Stoian (see Stoyan)
STOIANOV Bulgarian
Variant transcription of STOYANOV.
STOJKANOVIĆ Vlach
Means "son of STOJKAN".
STOKE English
Derived from Old English stoc "place".
STOKELY English
Variation of STOCKLEY.
STOKER Dutch (Modern)
A Stoker is (or was) someone who stokes (tends to) fires, coals, or furnaces.
STOLARSKI Polish
Derivative of Stolarz "carpenter" "joiner", with the addition of the common suffix of surnames -ski.
STOLINSKI Belarusian
This indicates familial origin within the town of Stólin.
STOLLER German, Jewish, English
Habitational surname for someone from a place called Stolle, near Zurich (now called Stollen).... [more]
STOLLERMAN German
A man from Stoll, a province of Germany.
STOLT Swedish
Swedish soldier name meaning "proud". ... [more]
STOLTENBERG German, Norwegian
Habitational name from places so called in Pomerania and Rhineland. A famous bearer is Jens Stoltenberg (b. 1959), Prime Minister of Norway 2000-2001 and 2005-2013.
STOLTZFUS German
Stoltzfus is a surname of German origin. It is common among Mennonites and Amish. All American Stoltzfuses are descended from Nicholas Stoltzfus (1719–1774), an Amish man who migrated from Germany to America in 1766.
STONEMAN German
Longer version of STONE.
STONESTREET English
Topographic name for someone who lived by a paved road, in most cases a Roman road, from Middle English stane, stone, "stone" and street "paved highway", "Roman road".
STORCH German, Jewish
From Middle High German storch "stork", hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird.
STORCK German
German. from the meaning the House of the Storks. ... [more]
STOREY English
From the Old Norse nickname Stóri, literally "large man". A literary bearer is British novelist and playwright David Storey (1933-).
STORIE English (American)
Possibly a variant of STOREY.
STORM English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian (Rare)
Nickname for a man of blustery temperament, from Middle English, Middle Low German, storm, Old Norse stormr meaning "storm".
STORMO Norwegian
Habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads, notably in northern Norway, so named from stor meaning "big" + mo meaning "moor", "heath".
STORR German
Nickname for a crude man, from Middle High German storr 'tree stump', 'clod'.
STOSS German, Jewish
Nickname for a quarrelsome person, from Middle High German stoz 'quarrel', 'fight'.
STOSSEL Jewish
A diminutive form of STOSS.
STOTCH Popular Culture
Butters Stotch is one the reoccurring characters on the animated TV series South Park.
STOUT Scottish, English
Probably a nickname for a brave or powerfully built man, from Middle English stout ‘steadfast’. A contrary origin derives from the Old Norse byname Stútr ‘gnat’, denoting a small and insignificant person.
STOWELL English
A locational name from various places in England called Stowell
ST PETER English
Originally from French Canadian immigrants. It was the closest translation to Saint Pierre.... [more]
STRACHAN Scottish
Scottish habitational name from a place in the parish of Banchory, Kincardineshire, which is first recorded in 1153 in the form Strateyhan, and is perhaps named from Gaelic srath ‘valley’ + eachain, genitive case of eachan ‘foal’.
STRADLING English (British)
Researchers found the origin of this surname Stradling by referring to such documents as the Viking Sagas, the Orkneyinga Sagas, the Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, the Inquisitio and the translations of local manuscripts, parish records, baptismal & tax records, found in the north of Dingwall, and in the Orkneys and Shetlands.... [more]
STRAIGHT English
Nickname from Middle English streʒt "straight, upright", presumably applied in either a literal or a figurative sense.
STRAKA Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak: Nickname from straka ‘magpie’, probably for a thievish or insolent person.... [more]
STRANDBERG Swedish
Combination of Swedish strand "beach, sea shore" and berg "mountain".
STRANG English
Originally given as a nickname to one who possessed great physical strength.
STRANGEWAYS English
Means "person from Strangeways", Greater Manchester ("strong current").
STRASBURG German
It is derived from the Old Germanic phrase "an der Strasse," which literally means "on the street." Thus, the original bearer of this name was most likely someone whose residence was located on a street.
STRASSBERG Jewish
Ornamental name composed of German Strasse "street" and Berg "mountain, hill".
STRASSE German
It derives either from the ancient Roman (Latin) word "straet" meaning a main road, and hence somebody who lived by such a place, or from a German pre-medieval word "stratz" meaning vain.
STRASSER German (East Prussian)
Topographical name for someone living by a main street or highway, from Middle High German strasse, German Strasse 'street', 'road'.
STRASSMANN German, Jewish
Topographic name for someone living on a main street, from Middle High German strasse, German Strasse "street, road" and man "man".
STRATTON English
English: habitational name from any of various places, in Bedfordshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, and Wiltshire, so named from Old English str?t ‘paved highway’, ‘Roman road’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’... [more]
STRAUGHAN English
Northern English (Northumbria and the Northeast) variant of Scottish STRACHAN.
STRAUSS German, Jewish
From the German word strauß, meaning "ostrich." In its use as a Jewish surname, it comes from the symbol of the building or family that the bearer occupied or worked for in the Frankfurter Judengasse... [more]
STRAUß German, Jewish
An older spelling of STRAUSS, which is only used in Germany and Austria.
STRAWBERRY English (American, Rare)
Possibly from the name of the fruit, or from any of the various places named Strawberry in the US.
STRAWBRIDGE English (American)
Someone who built bridges as a living.
STRAZDIŅŠ Latvian
Derived from the name strazds meaning "starling".
STRAZDS Latvian
Literally means "blackbird".
STREAM English
English topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream, Middle English streme. Americanized form of Swedish STRÖM or Danish STRØM (see Strom).
STREETER English
English (Sussex) topographic name for someone living by a highway, in particular a Roman road (see STREET).
STREITER German
Topographic name from Middle High German struot 'swamp', 'bush', 'thicket' + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant.
STRETE English
Strete is derived from Old English "Straet" which, in turn is derived from the latin "strata". This surname has spelling variants including, Streeter, Street, Straight, and Streeten. The first occurrences of this surname include Modbert de Strete of Devon (1100), AEluric de Streitun and his heir Roger (at the time of Henry de Ferrers) and Eadric Streona, Ealdorman of Mercia.
STRIBLING English
From a medieval nickname for a youthful or inexperienced person (from Middle English stripling "youth").
STRID Swedish
From the Swedish word stid meaning either "swift, rapid" or "battle, combat, fight".
STRIGL German
Name given in 1056 a.d. Meaning- Keeper of the Royal Horses.
STRIJBIS Dutch
It means noble and kind hearted. Someone with the last name Strijbis is usually someone who frequently does good deeds.
STRINDBERG Swedish
Likely a combination of Strinne, the name of a village in Multrå parish, Ångermanland, Sweden, and berg "mountain". A well known bearer of this name was Swedish playwright and novelist August Strindberg (1849-1912).
STRINGFELLOW English
Nickname for a powerful man, Middle English streng ‘mighty’, ‘strong’ + felaw ‘fellow’ (see Fellows).
STROGANOV Russian
Meaning uncertain. This was the name of a wealthy Russian family of merchants (later aristocrats), probably of Tatar origin.
STROH English, German
Means "straw" when translated from German, indicating a thin man, a person with straw-colored hair, or a dealer of straw.
STROJNOWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Strojnów.
STROJNY Polish
A nickname for a dandy; Elegant and Well-Dressed.
STRÖM Swedish
Means "stream" in Swedish.
STRØM Norwegian, Danish
Means "stream" in Norwegian and Danish. ... [more]
STRÖMBERG Swedish
Combination of Swedish ström "stream" and berg "mountain".
STRONG English
From Middle English strong, strang "strong", generally a nickname for a strong man but perhaps sometimes applied ironically to a weakling.... [more]
STRUBEL German
German (also Strübel): from a diminutive of Middle High German strūp (see Strub).... [more]
STRYCKER Dutch
From Dutch de Strycker, an occupational name for someone responsible for measuring out cloth or grain. See also STRYKER.
STRYJEWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Stryjów in Zamość voivodeship, named with stryj meaning "paternal uncle", "father’s brother".
STRYKER Dutch
From Dutch Strijker, an occupational name for someone whose job was to fill level measures of grain by passing a flat stick over the brim of the measure, thus removing any heaped excess... [more]
STRZALIŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Strzaliny.
STRZEPEK Polish
Means “rags”. (Rags worn by poor people.)
STUCKEY English
Stuckey was first found in Devonshire where they held family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence diminished after the battle of Hastings in 1066. For the next three centuries the Norman ambience prevailed... [more]
STUEN Norwegian
Means Living Room or cabin in Norwegian.
STUHR German, Danish, German (Austrian)
A nickname for an inflexible, obstinate person.
STUKELEY English
From a surname meaning "woodland clearing with tree stumps" in Old English.
STUKELY English
Possibly meaning "stucco" or "stuck".
STUNGEVIČIUS Lithuanian
The oldest currently known use of the surname in history was for a Polish-Lithuanian noble Kazimieras Stungevičius who lived circa 1667 within the village of Stungaičiai in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth... [more]
STUNGIEWICZ Polish
The Stungiewicz family name is recorded in history as heraldically adopted into the Polish heraldic clan Pobog. The Pobog clan was a participant in the Union of Horodlo in the year 1413 between Polish and Lithuanian interests.... [more]
STURE Old Swedish, Swedish (Rare)
Derived from Old Norse stura "to be contrary". This was the surname of two important families in the 15th and 16th century Sweden. Members of these families served as regents of Sweden during this time... [more]
STURGESS English (British)
popular in 1680 in England.
STURTZ German
Sturtz comes from an alpine village in Germany. It literately means "to stumble".
STUYVESANT Dutch
Dutch surname of unknown meaning. ... [more]
STYLINSON English (British)
Juxtaposed names Styles and Tomlinson, used to represent (relation)ship between Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles (Larry Stylinson).
SUAREZ Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of SUÁREZ primarily used in America and the Philippines.
SUAZO Spanish, Spanish (Latin American), Basque
"Castilianized form of Basque Zuhatzu, habitational name from places in Araba and Navarre named Zuhatzu, from Basquezu(h)aitz‘tree’ + the collective suffix -zu, tsu."... [more]
SUBBIAH Indian
Tamil Last Name
SUBELZA Medieval Basque (Latinized, Archaic)
It means bushes weed or shrub tree. Subelza is also Oak or Carrasca tree.
SUBRAMANIAN Indian
A Hindu name, based on Sanskrit subrahmaṅya "dear to Brahmans".
SUCHWANI Sanskrit
Suchwani means "decendent of Suchu", where the given name Suchu means "truthful".
SUCKLING English
From a medieval nickname for someone of childlike appearance or childish character (from Middle English suckling "infant still feeding on its mother's milk"). Sir John Suckling (1609-1642) was an English poet and dramatist.
SUENO Japanese
This surname is used as either 末延 or 末野 with 末 (batsu, matsu, sue) meaning "close, end, posterity, powder, tip", 延 (en, no.basu, no.biru, no.be, no.beru) meaning "prolong, stretching" and 野 (sho, ya, no, no-) meaning "civilian life, field, plains, rustic."... [more]
SUEOKA Japanese
From the Japanese 末 (sue) "end" and 岡 (oka) "hill."
SUGA Japanese
From the Japanese 須 (su) "necessarily" and 賀 (ga or ka) "congratulation."
SUGANO Japanese
From the Japanese 菅 (suga or kan) "sedge" and 野 (no) "field," "area." This name can also be read as KANNO.
SUGAR German (Rare)
Sugar is the surname of talented storyteller, writer, and composer Rebecca Rae Sugar (creator of animated series Steven Universe).
SUGAWARA Japanese
Sugawara was #83. of most used Japanese family names in 2009, but it's usage has dropped seemingly drastically since than. Suga means "Sedge", Wara means "Plain".
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
From Japanese 杉 (sugi) meaning "cedar" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
SUGINO Japanese
Sugi means "Cedar Tree" and No means "Field, Wilderness,Plain".
SUGIOKA Japanese
From Japanese 杉 (sugi) meaning "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 "cedar" and 浦 (ura) meaning "inlet, shore".
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.
SUKAMÄGI Estonian
Sukamägi is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "asukas" meaning "resident/dweller" and "mägi" meaning "mountain": "mountain dweller".
SUKK Estonian
Sukk is an Estonian surname meaning "stocking".
SULAIMAN Arabic, Maguindanao, Urdu
From the given name SULAYMAN.
SULAOJA Estonian
Sulaoja is an Estonian surname meaning "thaw stream".
SULAYMAN Arabic
From the given name SULAYMAN.
SULEIMAN Arabic
From the given name SULAYMAN.
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".
SULIVAR Medieval Russian
Sulivar was a name used in Southern Russia near Kazakhstan and was even a name a leader had when the mongol empire fell.
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 pronunciation 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, to advance" in Tagalog.
SUN Korean
It’s a feminine & Masculine Korean name
SUNADORI Japanese (Rare)
漁 (Sunadori) means "Fishing".
SUNDBERG Swedish
Combination of Swedish 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
Combination of Swedish sund "strait" and ström "stream".
SUNESSON Swedish
Means "son of SUNE".
SUŌ Japanese (Rare)
Derived from place name SUŌ.... [more]
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.
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).
SURDI Italian
Meaning "deaf" in Latin.
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’... [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".
SUSOEV Russian
Means "son of Susoi".
SUSSEX English
Derived from an English county name meaning "region of the Saxons from the south" in Old English.
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".
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