are used by Slavic peoples.
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It indicates familial origin within in either one of a cluster of Masovian villages.
Šimičić comes from the name Šimun, which is the Croatian form of Simeon, which means flatter and/or listener.... [more]
Derived from German süss
Habitational name for someone from Skawina in Kraków province.
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Podlachian villages: Skibniew-Kurcze or Skibniew-Podawce.
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.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Skowronów, Skowronna, or Skowronki, all named with Polish skowronek meaning "skylark".
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Skrzyszew.
Nickname for a stingy person, from a derivative Czech škudil meaning "stingy","tight-fisted".
This indicates familial origin within a cluster of 3 Podlachian villages: Skwierczyn-Dwór, Skwierczyn Lacki, & Skwierczyn-Wieś.
Literally Means: ""Slow Cow Ski"" Family name created by the creation of a winter-sport in Poland/Germany, where for village entertainment, the local dairy farm would take their slowest (for reasons of safety) cows & place them on oversized set of snow ski's... [more]
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Masovian villages named Słomin.
Habitational name for someone from places called Słomków, Słomkowa, or Słomkowo, all named with słomka meaning "little straw".
Ethnic name for someone from Slovakia or who had connections with Slovakia.
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.
It is old Serbian surname.It's origins are probably from Kosovo.
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish town of Śmigiel.
Derived from Russian смирный (smirniy)
meaning "quiet, still, peaceful, gentle". This is one of the most common surnames in Russia.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Sobanice, in Ciechanów voivodeship.
Derived from Turksh sokak
, meaning "street". The word is still used in Croatian meaning "little street, alley". Most people with this surname live in Cernik, Croatia.
meaning "falcon", a nickname or an occupational name for a falconer.
Habitational surname for someone from any of a number of places called Solec, named with sól
Derived from Russian сом (som)
Feminine form of Somov
. This is borne by Russian ballerina Alina Somova (1985-).
Habitational name from Soták, an eastern Slovak region near Humenné.
This is the surname of American actress Sissy Spacek (born December 25, 1949).
SPICER English, Jewish, Polish
English: occupational name for a seller of spices, Middle English spic(i)er
(a reduced form of Old French espicier
, Late Latin speciarius
, an agent derivative of species
‘spice’, ‘groceries’, ‘merchandise’).... [more]
From the Polish word sroka
, meaning "magpie".
Derived from the Russian word сталь
meaning "steel". It is the alias surname of Ioseb Jughashvili, more commonly known as Joseph Stalin, former dictator of the Soviet Union.
STANISLAW Polish, German
Polish from the personal name Stanislaw
, composed of the Slavic elements stani
‘become’ + slav
‘glory’, ‘fame’, ‘praise’. This surname is well established in German-speaking lands.
Coming from any of the towns Stanisławów
, etc.. in Poland.
Originally Stavnin (shutter-maker), Stavonin resulted from an incorrect spelling that stuck (for over a hundred years)... [more]
Habitational name for someone from Stefanów or Stefanowo, named with the personal name Stefan
Possibly means 'son of Stefko', judging by the fact that Slavic suffixes such as '-ovich' and '-ovic' mean '(name)'s son'.
STILINSKI Polish (?)
The last name of one of the characters from the Teen Wolf 1980s movie and the MTV show, Stiles Stilinski.
Derivative of Stolarz
"carpenter" "joiner", with the addition of the common suffix of surnames -ski
STRAKA Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak: Nickname from straka ‘magpie’, probably for a thievish or insolent person.... [more]
Meaning uncertain. This was the name of a wealthy Russian family of merchants (later aristocrats), probably of Tatar origin.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Strojnów.
Habitational name for someone from a place called Stryjów in Zamość voivodeship, named with stryj meaning "paternal uncle", "father’s brother".
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Strzaliny.
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]
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Sułkowo Borowe.
, the name of a town in the Tula Oblast of Russia.
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’.
Derived from Polish świt
"dawn" "sun" "daylight" or świtać
"to dawn". It is a nickname for an early-riser.
This indicates familial origin within Sytkowo, a neighborhood in Poznań (the Greater Polish capital).
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish town of Szamotuły.
Habitational name from places called Szeliga
. It is not clear whether there is any connection with the Polish vocabulary word szeliga ‘coat-of-arms’.
Polish pronunciation is "sh-MAHN-dah" and Hungarian pronunciation is "s-MAHN-dah".
This indicates familial origin within the Greater Polish village of Szołdry.
Nickname for a fish seller with a bad reputation, from szot
This indicates familial origin within the Podlachian village Szpakowo.
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Greater Polish villages named Szurkowo.
Habitational name for someone from Szymanów, Szymanowo, or Szymanowice.
The surname Szymanski is a locative name from either of two places called Szymany in Poland, in Konin and Ƚomza voivodeships.
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Greater Polish villages in Gmina Pleszew: Taczanów Pierwszy or Taczanów Drugi.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish city of Tarnów.
TARTAKOVSKY Jewish, Russian
Russian Jewish surname denoting someone originally from the village of Tartakov (Тартаків) in Ukraine. The village's name itself is derived from Ukrainian тартак (tartak)
referring to a sawmill or cutting device.
From a special kind of ax a woodworker would use - adze, called tesla
Possibly relating to the surname Todorović, commonly used by Serbs.
Slovak I have a baptismal record of my great Grandfather I can send.
Means "fat" from Russian толстый (tolstyy)
meaning "thick, stout, fat". This was the name of a Russian family of nobility; a notable member was Count Lev
"Leo" Tolstoy (1828-1910), a Russian writer.
This indicates familial origin within the Podlachian village of Tołwin.
Habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Poland called Tomaszew or Tomaszewo, formed with the personal name Tomasz
Comes from the personal name Tomasz
and any other name that relates to that name.
Meaning "splinter" in Czech. Nathan Triska is a teenage celebrity born in 1999.
This surname means the Lithuanian city of "Trakai", a notable bearer of this surname was Leon Trotsky.
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Trzonów.
Derived from the former city of Tsaritsyn, once known as Stalingrad and currently Volgograd.
Someone who is a descendent of a person who worked for the Tsar or Emperor.
Ukrainian surname created from the Ukrainian word цибуля (tsybulya)
meaning "onion" and the patronymic ending -enko