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STROH English, German
Means "straw" when translated from German, indicating a thin man, a person with straw-colored hair, or a dealer of straw.
From Middle English strong
"strong", generally a nickname for a strong man but perhaps sometimes applied ironically to a weakling.... [more]
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]
From a surname meaning "woodland clearing with tree stumps" in Old English.
STYLINSON English (British)
Juxtaposed names Styles and Tomlinson, used to represent (relation)ship between Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles (Larry Stylinson).
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.
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.
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.
Probably means "person living by a summer enclosure (where animals were grazed on upland pastures in the summer)" (from Middle English sumer
"summer" + hay
SUMMERLEE English (Rare)
This surname is originated from Old English sumer
meaning "summer" and leah
meaning "clearing, meadow."
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".
This surname is derived from an official title. 'the sumpter.' Old French sommetier, a packhorseman, one who carried baggage on horseback
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
Regional name for someone from the county of Surrey.
From the medieval personal name Seric
, a descendant of both Old English Sǣrīc
, literally "sea power", and Sigerīc
, literally "victory power".
Originally meant "person from Surridge", Devon ("south ridge").
Meant "person from the south" (from Old French surreis
Comes from the female personal name Susanna
(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]
Derived from an English county name meaning "region of the Saxons from the south" in Old English.
SUTTER German, English
English and South German occupational name for a shoemaker or cobbler (rarely a tailor), from Middle English suter
, Middle High German suter
(from Latin sutor
, an agent derivative of suere
Possibly derives from the Old English word ''sutere'', and the Latin word ''sutor'', meaning a shoemaker.
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]
From Middle English swal(e)we
"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]
Habitational name from Swanwick in Derbyshire, possibly also Swanwick in Hampshire. Both are named from Old English swan
, "herdsman," and wic
, "outlying dairy farm."
Unexplained. Possibly an Anglicized form of Dutch Swijse(n)
, variant of Wijs
"wise" (see Wise
Derived from the old English words "swete"
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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").
TALBERT English, French
From a continental Germanic personal name composed of the elements tal
"valley" and berth
TALBOT English, Norman
Disputed origin, but likely from a Germanic given name composed of the elements tal
"to destroy" and bod
"message". In this form the name is also found in France, taken there apparently by English immigrants; the usual French form is Talbert
TALLANT English (British, ?), Norman, Irish
English (of Norman origin) occupational name for a tailor or nickname for a good swordsman, from taillant
‘cutting’, present participle of Old French tailler
‘to cut’ (Late Latin taliare
, from talea
‘(plant) cutting’)... [more]
Habitational name from Talland in Cornwall, which is thought to be named as ‘hill-brow church site’, from Cornish tal
TALLON English, Irish, Norman, French
English and Irish (of Norman origin), and French from a Germanic personal name derived from tal
‘destroy’, either as a short form of a compound name with this first element (compare Talbot
) or as an independent byname... [more]
From a shortened variant of the male personal name Andrew
, with the suffix -cock
(literally "cockerel", hence "jaunty or bumptious young man"), that was often added to create pet-forms of personal names in the Middle Ages.
TANGUAY French, English
From a personal name, a contraction of Tanneguy
, from Breton tan
meaning 'fire', and ki
meaning 'dog', which was the name of a 6-th century Christian saint associated with Paul Aurelian.
Tarbell is an alteration of the English placename Turville in Buckinghamshire in England.
Probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place in Lancashire or Cheshire, where the surname occurs most frequently.
Habitational name from Taunton in Somerset, Taunton Farm in Coulsdon, Surrey, or Tanton in North Yorkshire. The Somerset place name was originally a combination of a Celtic river name (now the Tone, possibly meaning ‘roaring stream’) + Old English tūn
‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’... [more]
This surname is derived from the Middle English phrase "at asche," meaning at,or near the ash tree.
Variant of English Taft
. This surname was already well established in Connecticut and Rhode Island by 1715.
TELFER Scottish, English, Italian
From a personal name based on a byname for a strong man or ferocious warrior, from Old French taille
"to cut" + fer
"iron" Latin: ferrum
"iron" (see Tagliaferro
TEMPEST English (British)
English (Yorkshire): nickname for someone with a blustery temperament, from Middle English, Old French tempest(e) ‘storm’ (Latin tempestas ‘weather’, ‘season’, a derivative of tempus ‘time’).
TEMPLE English, French
Occupational name or habitational name for someone who was employed at or lived near one of the houses ("temples") maintained by the Knights Templar, a crusading order so named because they claimed to occupy in Jerusalem the site of the old temple (Middle English, Old French temple, Latin templum)... [more]
Derived from Templeton
, from the English words 'temple' and 'town'.
This name means literally curt, short or stiff. Similar to Stiff (surname) (see STIFF
under user submitted names) Not very commonly used. If you're looking for a name for a fictional character who is either an antagonist or just likes to stir things up, you could probably use this.
An anglicized version of the Dutch surname, Der Willikeur
, meaning "a by-law; a statute". Also, Der willige-waar
, means "serviceable ware", or "ware that sells well" and could be related as well.
English (Yorkshire) habitational name from Thackray in the parish of Great Timble, West Yorkshire, now submerged in Fewston reservoir. It was named with Old Norse þak
‘thatching’, ‘reeds’ + (v)rá
THAIN Scots, English
Occupational surname meaning a nobleman who served as an attendant to royals or who was awarded land by a king.
THANE Scots, English
Occupational surname meaning a nobleman who served as an attendant to royals or who was awarded land by a king. Variant of Thain
Theall is a rare English surname. It originates from the British town of Theale.
A surname found in Lancashire in north west England, taken from the name of a minor place in the parish of Lancaster which meant "meadow overgrown with thistles" from Middle English thistle
"meadow" (cf... [more]
Last name of famous American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, sage writer and philosopher, Henry David Thoreau.
The name Thornburg comes from the Old English thorn broc
, because the original bearers lived near a "stream by the thorns" in Buckinghamshire and North Yorkshire.
Habitational name from any of various places named Thornhill, for example in Derbyshire, West Yorkshire, Dorset, and Wiltshire, from Old English þorn
"thorn bush" + hyll
Derived from Thornley
, which is the name of three villages in England (two are located in the county of Durham, the third in Lancashire). All three villages derive their name from Old English þorn
"thorn" and Old English leah
"clearing (in a wood), glade", which gives their name the meaning of "the thorny glade"... [more]
English status name from Old English þr?l
‘thrall’, ‘serf’ (from Old Norse þræll
The last name of the main pirate character in Lucaart's Monkey Island.
This was the last name of a person I saw on YouTube. It was actually their last name. I am not joking at all. According to this site, it ranks 128,249 out of 162,253. It's a pretty badass last name... [more]
This Old English Surname was derived from a hill named after its resemblance to a teat
(mammary gland) of which Tidd is a variant. That name became a name for the locale and further by extension for its people... [more]
From the medieval female personal name Tiffania
(Old French Tiphaine
, from Greek Theophania
, a compound of theos
"God" and phainein
"to appear"). This name was often given to girls born around the feast of Epiphany.
Used in farming familys back in the 18th century but its still living true! but this very rare and uniqe name is only used in three family in australia.
TIMBERLEY American, English (Rare)
Means "timber clearing" in English. From the Middle English words tymber, meaning wood trees, and leah, meaning clearing. The name's origin be related to tree farming.... [more]
TIMM German, Dutch, English
English: probably from an otherwise unrecorded Old English personal name, cognate with the attested Continental Germanic form Timmo
. This is of uncertain origin, perhaps a short form of Dietmar
From a place name in England composed of the unattested name Tynni
and Old English hlaw
"hill, mound, barrow".
TIPPETTS English (American)
Tippetts Recorded as Tipp, Tippe, diminutives Tippell, Tippets, Tipping, patronymics Tippett, Tipples, Tippins, and possibly others, this is a medieval English surname. ... [more]
TOLIVAR Asturian (Modern, Rare), English (Rare)
Variant of Tolliver
. Apparently, this name may have originated in Candamo, Asturias, in the 18th (or earlier) century. The "var" last syllable may be related to "fer," and the meaning may be related to iron, e.g. iron miner, iron refiner, etc... [more]
Was first found in Leicestershire where Ralph de Toni received lands of the Lordship of Belvoir for his services as Standard bearer at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
TOOKE English (Rare)
This unusual English surname is of pre 7th century Old Scandinavian origin.
Means "of Torkington". Torkington is an area in Greater Manchester, England.
From the Old Norse male personal name Tófi
, a shortened form of various compound names beginning with Thorf
- or Thorv
- (e.g. Thorvaldr
), based on the name of the thunder god Thórr
Habitational name for a person from Towneley near Burnley in Lancashire, itself from the Old English elements tun
"enclosure, settlement" and leah
"wood, clearing". In some cases it may have been a topographic name for a person who lived at a clearing associated with a farm or village.
Derives from old English word 'trayne' which means to trap or to snare. Also an occupational name given to horse trainers. First found in Yorkshire, England in the 1300s.
From a medieval nickname for a tricky or deceptive person (from Old French tricheor
Occupational name for a fuller, a person who cleaned and shrunk newly woven cloth by treading it. It is derived from Middle English tred(en)
"to tread" and well
Locational surname derived from Trolhop
, the original name of Troughburn, a place in Northumberland, England. The place name means "troll valley" from Old Norse troll
"troll, supernatural being" and hop
"enclosed valley, enclosed land"... [more]
"Trott" is an early recorded surname of the 17th century in America. It is five hundred years older when linked to Medieval Britain.
TROTTER English, Scottish, German
Northern English and Scottish: occupational name for a messenger, from an agent derivative of Middle English trot(en)
'to walk fast' (Old French troter
, of Germanic origin). ... [more]
This surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and has three distinct possible sources, each with its own history and derivation. ... [more]
English habitational name from Trewhitt in Northumbria, named from Old Norse tyri
‘dry resinous wood’ + possibly an Old English wiht
Metonymic occupational name for a trumpeter, from Middle English trumpe
This is a late medieval occupation descriptive name given to a professional witness, in effect an early Solicitor, the name deriving from the Olde French "Attester" - one who testifies or vouches for a contract or agreement.
Derived from Old English tucian meaning "offend, torment", and tun
Means "of Tunstall"; Tunstall is a town in the United Kingdom. Derived from the Old English elements tun
meaning "farm" and staell
which has about the same meaning as tun
TURNEY English, Norman
Habitational name from places in France called Tournai, Tournay, or Tourny. All named with the pre-Roman personal name TURNUS
and the locative suffix -acum
TUTTLE English, English (American), Irish
Derived from the Old Norse given name Þorkell
, derived from the elements þórr
) and ketill
"cauldron". The name evolved into Thurkill
in England and came into use as a given name in the Middle Ages... [more]
Possibly derived from TWEEDY
perhaps originating from the area around the River Tweed
. Most common in England around the Lincolnshire
area, but also found in Yorkshire
. There are also people called TWIDDY in the USA who probably emigrated from England or the Scottish Borders originally.
English habitational name from any of the numerous places named Twyford, for example in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Derbyshire, Hampshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Middlesex, and Norfolk, from Old English twi-
‘double’ + ford
TYREE Scottish, English
A name that evolved among the descendants of the people of the kingdom of Dalriada in ancient Scotland.
From a place name meaning "squatter's holding" from Old English unthanc
(literally "without consent").
From the Old English male personal name Hūnwine
, literally "bearcub-friend" (later confused with Old English unwine
"enemy"). Bearers include British publisher Sir Stanley Unwin (1885-1968) and "Professor" Stanley Unwin (1911-2002), South African-born British purveyor of comical nonsense language.
Most probably an altered spelling of English Upshire, a habitational name from Upshire in Essex, named with Old English upp
"up" and scir
"district". Alternatively, it may be a variant of Upshaw
URBAN English, French, German, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Hungarian, Jewish
From a medieval personal name (Latin Urbanus meaning "city dweller", a derivative of urbs meaning "town", "city").
URIE Scottish, English, Irish
From the Scottish Fetteresso parish, Kincardineshire. May mean someone who is brave and loud.
Perhaps a variant of Osselton
, a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, probably in northeastern England, where this name is most common.