Slavic Submitted Surnames

These names are used by Slavic peoples.
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PURZYCKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 3 Masovian villages: Purzyce, Purzyce-Rozwory, or Purzyce-Trojany.
PUSHKIN Russian
Derived from Russian пушка (pushka) meaning "gun, cannon". A notable bearer was ALEXANDER Pushkin (1799-1837), a Russian poet and writer.
PUŠKÁR Slovak, Czech
Occupational name for a rifle maker.
PUŠKARIĆ Croatian
Derived from puškar, meaning "gunsmith".
PUŠNIK Slovene
Habitational name for someone living near or on a pušča, which is Slovene for "uncultivated land" or "wasteland".
PUTNIK Serbian
Derived from putnik (путник), meaning "traveller".
PUŽ Croatian
Means ''snail''.
PUŽEK Croatian (Rare)
From puž meaning ''snail''.
PUŽIĆ Croatian (Rare)
From puž meaning ''snail''.
PYANYKH Russian
Derived from Russian пьяный (pyany) meaning "drunk". This may have been a nickname for a family of drunks.
PYATKOV Russian
Possibly from "pyat", meaning "five".
RABINOVICH Yiddish, Russian
Means "son of the rabbi" (through the name Rabin), referring to a scholar or teacher of the Torah in Judaism.
RABSZTYŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Rabsztyn.
RACHLYN Jewish (Rare), Polish (Rare), Brazilian (Rare)
Rachlyn is a Jewish surname derived directly from polish "Rachman". This surname is very rare and apparently only few members in Brazil, descendants of Polish survivors of Holocaust.... [more]
RACHMAN Ukrainian, Jewish
Rachman is an old Jewish name which means "Merciful" in Hebrew.... [more]
RADENKOVIĆ Serbian
Means ''son of RADENKO''.
RADENOVIĆ Montenegrin, Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of RADE".
RADINOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of RADIN".
RADMILOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of RADMILO".
RADNICE Czech
This indicates familial origin within the Bohemian town of the same name.
RADOLIŃSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Radolin.
RADOLOVIĆ Croatian
Possibly derived from rado lovi, meaning "glad to hunt".
RADOSAVLJEVIĆ Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of RADOSAV or RADOSLAV".
RADOVANOVIĆ Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of RADOVAN".
RADOVČIĆ Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of RADE".
RADOVIĆ Serbian, Montenegrin, Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of RADOVAN".
RADULOVIĆ Serbian
Possibly derived from rado lovi, meaning "glad to hunt".
RAFAILOVIĆ Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of RAFAIL".
RAJKOVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of RAJKO".
RAJKOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Rajki in Białystok voivodeship or Rajkowy in Gdańsk voivodeship.
RAK Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Hungarian, Jewish
Polish, Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, Hungarian (Rák), and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic rak ‘crab’, ‘lobster’, or ‘crayfish’. This was applied as an occupational name for someone who caught and sold crayfish, crabs, or lobsters, or as a nickname to someone thought to resemble such a creature... [more]
RAKITIĆ Croatian (Rare), Serbian (Rare)
Famous bearer of this surname is Croatian footballer Ivan Rakitić.
RAKOVICH Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of RAJKOVIĆ
RANKOVIĆ Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of RANKO".
RASTODER Bosnian
Possibly derived from hrast, meaning "oak", and derati, meaning "tearing, to tear".
RAZBORNIK Slovene
Derived from razborit, meaning "prudent".
REAMS Polish
The last name Reams comes from Normandy, France.
REDLARK Polish
From Sir. Henry, Was given directly to this family. The father was hung for being a homosexual, and the last name means Homosexual.
REDŽEPAGIĆ Bosnian
Derived from Redžeb, meaning "Rajab", the seventh month of the Islamic calendar.
REMENAR Croatian
Means ''saddler''.
REP Slovene, Croatian
Means "tail".
REPAC Serbian, Croatian
means little tail
REPIN Russian
From repa, meaning "turnip".
REZNIKOV Russian, Ukrainian, Jewish
Jewish occupational name for a ritual slaughterer, derived from Yiddish reznik (of Slavic origin).
REZNOV Russian
Name given to the son of a butcher.
RIBAR Croatian
Derived from ribar, meaning "fisherman".
RISTESKI Macedonian
Son of Riste
RISTEVSKI Macedonian
Means "son of RISTO".
RIZVANOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of RIZVAN".
ROB Slovene
It probrably originates from the surname Robb, but we don't know for sure.
ROBOTNIK Slovak
The masculine form of "labourer" or "worker". Most famously used for Dr. Ivo Robotnik, the antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
ROĐAK Croatian
Derived from rođak, meaning "family relative".
RODIĆ Serbian, Croatian
Possibly derived from roda (рода), meaning "stork".
RODIONOV Russian
Means "son of RODION".
ROGIŃSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of various places called Rogi, named with meaning róg "horn".
ROMAN Catalan, French, Polish, English, German, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
From the Latin personal name ROMANUS, which originally meant "Roman". This name was borne by several saints, including a 7th-century bishop of Rouen.
ROMANA Catalan, French, Italian, Polish, English (Rare), German, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Belarusian
From the feminine form of the Latin personal name ROMANUS, which originally meant "Roman".
ROMANOVA Russian
Feminine form of ROMANOV.
ROMANOW Polish
Polish spelling of Russian ROMANOFF.
ROMANSKY Czech, Slovak, Polish, Russian
In Czech and Slovak usage, it is a habitational name from Romanov, a village in central Bohemia. In Polish usage, it is a habitational name for someone from any of several places in Poland called Romany, named with the personal name ROMAN... [more]
ROMASHKIN Russian
Derived from diminutive form ROMASHKA of Russian given name ROMAN.
ROSTOV Russian, Literature
Either derived from Rostov Oblast, a Russian federal subject, the town of Rostov in Yaroslavl Oblast, or Rostov-on-Don, a Russian city in the Rostov Oblast. This is also the surname of multiple characters from Leo Tolstoy's 1869 novel "War and Peace".
ROSTOVA Russian
Feminine form of ROSTOV.
ROSTWOROWSKI Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Rostworowo.
ROSYA Ukrainian (Modern), Russian (Modern)
Either a shortened version of "Rossiya", which is Russian for "Russia", or the Russian and Ukrainian version of Rose.
ROVNÁK Czech
Habitational name from places named Rovné and/or Rovný.
ROZEWICZ Polish
The origin of this surname is unknown, but is Polish.... [more]
ROZWADOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from Rozwady or Rozwadów in Biała Podlaska voivodeship.
RUBINOV Russian, Jewish
Means "son of RUBIN" in Russian, though it could also be derived from Russian рубин (rubin) "ruby".
RUBINSTEIN German, Jewish, Polish
Means "ruby stone", from rubin and stein. Rubin means "ruby" in German and stein means "stone" in German.
RUCINSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Ruciany in Siedlce.
RUDENKO Russian
From ruda, meaning "ochre-colored".
RUSTEMOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of RUSTEM".
RUŽEK Czech
It means "rose". Derived from name Ružena.
RUŽIĆ Croatian, Serbian
Derived from ruža meaning ''rose''.
RUZICKI Polish
Ruzicki was first found in Polesie, inhabited by Ruthenians, called Polesians, of Ukrainian descent. One of the principal names of the area was the royal Clan of Poraj, of which the family name Ruzycki is a branch.
RYBACKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Poland called Rybaki, named with ryba meaning "fish".
RYBAK Polish, Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Jewish
Means "fisherman" in some Slavic languages. Derived from the word ryba "fish". A famous bearer is Byelarusian-Norwegian artist Alexander Rybak (b. 1986) who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009.
RYBAKOV Russian
Means "son of the fisher" from Russian рыбак (rybak) meaning "fisherman".
RYBALKA Ukrainian
Ukrainian surname meaning "fisherman". Derived from ryba "fish".
RYBINSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of several places called 'Rybno'.
RYBOLOVLEV Russian
Russian occupational surname of "Fisher"
RYŠAVÝ Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak last name meaning "red-haired".
RYSLINK Czech (Rare)
Czech spelling or interpretation of an Irish (I think) name. First introduced in 1620 at the beginning of the 30 Years War at White Mountain near Prague, CZ when an Irish (I think) soldier fathered a Czech son... [more]
RZASA Polish
Topographic name for someone who lived near a pond where duckweed grew, from Polish rzasa ‘duckweed’.
RZEPKA Polish
from rzepka, diminutive of rzepa ‘turnip’, either a nickname or a metonymic occupational name for a peasant who grew root vegetables.
RZEWUSKI Polish
It indicates familial origin within the Podlachian village of Rzewuszki.
RZONCA Polish
Nickname from Polish dialect rzonca, standard Polish rzodca ‘land steward’.
RZUCIDLO Polish
Nickname for an eager or ebullient person from a derivative of rzucic ‘to throw’, ‘to throw oneself at someone’.
SABBA Russian (Anglicized)
From the given name Sabba.
SABO Serbian, Croatian, Romanian
Variant form of SZABÓ.
SABOLIĆ Croatian
Croatian form of SZABÓ.
SABUROV Russian
Russian-language surname
SADIKOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of SADIK".
ŠAFRAN Croatian
Means "crocus, saffron".
SAGORSKY Polish, Russian
It means literally "of the city/town Sagorsk". Sagorsk is a city near the Russian capital of Moskva. The ending of "sky" means "of". The "Sagor" part of the surname sounds to me like "za gor" which is "za gorod"... [more]
ŠAKOTA Serbian
From šaka, meaning "hand"
SALAMANDYK Ukrainian (Rare, Expatriate)
Rare Ukrainian surname of uncertain origin, perhaps Moldovan.
ŠALAMON Slovene
From the given name ŠALAMON.
SAMSONOV Russian
Means "son of SAMSON".
SANDOWSKI Polish
Habitational name from places called Sedowice, Sedowo, Sedów, in Lublin, Bydgoszcz, Piotrków, and Sieradz voivodeships.
SANDUSKY Polish
Germanized spelling of SANDOWSKI or SEDOWSKI.
SANIN Russian
Means "son of SANA".
SARNA Polish
IT COMES FROM POLAND FROM LONG-AGO ANCESTORS
SARNOW Polabian (Germanized), German
From the village of Sarnow in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Surname of the mayor of Stralsund Karsten Sarnow.
SARNOWSKI Polish
Habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Poland called Sarnowa, Sarnowo, or Sarnów, named with Polish sarna "roe deer".
SAVELYEV Russian
Derived by means of suffix "-ev" from a russian given name Saveliy of latin origin that has been popular on russian territories in 14th century... [more]
SAVIĆ Serbian
Means "son of SAVA".
SAVKO Ukrainian
From a pet form of the personal name Sava (see SAVAS).
SAWICKI Polish
This indicates familial origin anywhere within a cluster of 3 Podlachian villages in Gmina Repki: Sawice-Dwór, Sawice-Wieś, or Sawice-Bronisze.
SCHATTENSTEIN Latvian, Russian, Jewish
Notes from DANIEL SATTEN (1896-1972) say that Mordechai Block (1797-) returned to Russia (Latvia) with the surname SCHATTENSTEIN... [more]
SCHELIGA Polish
Variant and more Americanized spelling of SZELIGA.
SCHMIDTOVÁ Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of the German surname SCHMIDT through the feminine suffix -ová.
SEDLACK Czech (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of Czech SEDLÁK (see also Sedlak).
SEDOWSKI Polish
Habitational name from places called Sedowice, Sedowo, Sedów, in Lublin, Bydgoszcz, Piotrków, and Sieradz voivodeships.
SEFCIK Czech
Variant of Sevčik.
ŠEGRT Serbian
Derived from šegrt (шегрт), meaning "apprentice".
SEJKORA Czech, Slovak
Sejkora means titmouse in Czech.
SEKULIC Serbian
There is possibility that name come from latin word secolo, means century. Usual Serb end of surname is IC. All Serbs-Montenegrians, also small number of Croats who has that surname has origion from heart of Montenegro... [more]
SELESNICK Russian, Latvian
Also spelled:... [more]
SELIMOVIĆ Bosnian
Means "son of Selim".
SELMERLYOV Russian (?)
Russian translation of ZELMERLÖW.
SEMAK Ukrainian, Russian
East Slavic-language surname derived from the common Slavic root meaning "seven". This may have been a nickname for someone who was associated with this number, such as the seventh child in the family.
SEMENOV Russian
Means "son of SEMYON".
SENOKOSOV Russian
Derived from Russian сенокос (senokos) meaning "haymaking, hayfield".
SERDAR Turkish, Croatian
Turkish form of Persian sardar, meaning "chief", "leader", "field marshal".
SEREDA Ukrainian
From sereda, meaning "Wednesday".
SERGEEV Russian
Means "son of SERGEY".
SERGEYEV Russian
Alternate transcription of SERGEEV.
SERGIENKO Ukrainian, Russian
Likely from the given name SERGEY
SERPIK Russian
A diminutive of sickle. "little sickle"
SEVELEV Russian
Derived by means of suffix "-ev" from Old Slavic verb sheveliti (se) meaning to make noise, to whirr, to rustle, to whistle, to wander. Initially it designated someone bold, daring, hardy, spirited... [more]
SEVER Croatian, Slovene
From Proto-Slavic sěverъ meaning ''north''.
SEWINA German, Polish
The first available record of the Sewina family name is around 1620 in the province of Silesia, a mixed cultural region between Germany and Poland. Once part of the Prussian Empire and Germany. After World War Two, the area is now part of Poland... [more]
SHAMANOV Russian
From Russian шаман (shaman) meaning "shaman".
SHANDERA Czech (Anglicized, Modern)
Shandera is anglicized for Šandera, a patronymic for Alexander (son of Alexander), the euiqvalent of Sandoor in Hungarian or Sanders in English.
SHCHEGLOV Russian
From Russian щегол (shchegol) meaning "goldfinch".
SHCHEGLOVA Russian
Feminine counterpart of SHCHEGLOV.
SHCHEPKIN Russian
From Russian щепка (shchepka) meaning "sliver, splinter, chip".
SHCHEPKINA Russian
Feminine spelling of SHCHEPKIN.
SHCHUSEV Russian
Surname derived from Alexey Shchusev
SHCHYOTKIN Russian
From the Russian word щетка meaning "brush".
SHCHYOTKINA Russian
Feminine transcription of SHCHYOTKIN.
SHEPTITSKIY Ukrainian
This indicates familial origin with the village of Sheptychi in Ukraine, which, as of February 2017, is located within Sambir Raion in the Lviv Oblast.
SHERESHEVSKY Russian, Jewish
Russian Jewish surname derived from Шерешёво (Shereshyovo), the Russian name for the Belarusian city of Шарашова (Sharashova), itself probably derived from the Belarusian dialectal word шэраш (sherash) meaning "ice on (a) river" or "gray"... [more]
SHEVELEV Russian
Derived by means of suffix "-ev" from Old Slavic verb sheveliti (se) meaning to make noise, to whirr, to rustle, to whistle, to wander. Initially it designated someone bold, daring, hardy, spirited.
SHIEMKE German, Polish, Slavic
Americanized spelling of Kashub Name: "Shiemke" Root Name: "Schimke" "Szymek" or "Szymko" ... [more]
SHISHKIN Russian
From Russian шишка (shishka) meaning "cone, pinecone".
SHLOMOV Jewish, Russian
Means "son of SHLOMO".
SHLYUKHIN Russian
Derived from шлюха (shlyukha) meaning "slut, whore".
SHMELEV Russian
From a bumble, which is "шмель" in Russian
SHOPA Ukrainian
Jewish, found in Russia, Lithuania and Ukraine. Native spelling is Шопа.
SHOSTAKOVICH Russian
Last name of the Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich.
SHUBIN Russian
Derived from Russian шуба (shuba) meaning "fur coat".
SHURGOT Polish, English (American)
Americanized spelling of SZURGOT.
SHVEDOV Russian
From Russian швед (shved) meaning "Swede, Swedish person".
SHVEDOVA Russian
Russian feminine spelling of SHVEDOV.
SHVYDKO Ukrainian, Russian
Derived from Ukrainian швидкий (shvydky) meaning "fast, quick".
SHVYDKOY Ukrainian, Russian
Derived from Ukrainian швидкий (shvydky) meaning "fast, quick".
SHVYDKY Ukrainian
Derived from Ukrainian швидкий (shvydky) meaning "fast, quick".
SHWETS Ukrainian
Variant of Shwetz
SIAMAK Belarusian
Belarusian Latin spelling of SYAMAK.
SIDOROV Russian
Means "son of SIDOR".
SIEMIĄTKOWSKI Polish
It indicates familial origin within in either one of a cluster of Masovian villages.
SIENKO Polish
From the personal name Simon/Symon or Syzon
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