Swiss Submitted Surnames

Swiss names are used in the country of Switzerland in central Europe.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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.
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.
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]
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'.
Strada Italian
Italian form of Street.
Stradivari Italian
Italian surname of uncertain origin, either from the plural of Lombard stradivare meaning "toll-man" or from strada averta meaning "open road" in the Cremonese dialect. A famous bearer was Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737), a violin-maker of Cremona.
Strahm German (Swiss)
Derived from Middle Hugh German strām "strip of land".
Strandheim German, Jewish
From a location name meaning "beach home" in German, from Middle High German strand meaning "beach" and heim meaning "home". As a Jewish surname it is ornamental.
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.
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.
Strassmann German, Jewish
Topographic name for someone living on a main street, from Middle High German strasse, German Strasse "street, road" and man "man".
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.
Streiter German
Topographic name from Middle High German struot 'swamp', 'bush', 'thicket' + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant.
Strelow German, Polabian
Originally an Polabian name from the city Stralsund (pola. Stralov).
Stricker German, Low German, Dutch
Occupational name for a rope maker or knitter (of hose, for example), from an agent derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German stricken ‘to tie’.
Strigl German
Name given in 1056 a.d. Meaning- Keeper of the Royal Horses.
Stroh English, German
Means "straw" when translated from German, indicating a thin man, a person with straw-colored hair, or a dealer of straw.
Strohm Upper German
From the noble name Strohmeier. Great river and electricity.
Strom German
Variant of Strahm.
Strubel German
German (also Strübel): from a diminutive of Middle High German strūp (see Strub).... [more]
Studer German (Americanized, Rare), Russian, German
Often found in Switzerland and germany and in a more rare case Russia in north america it's a little more on the rare side
Stuhr German, Danish, German (Austrian)
A nickname for an inflexible, obstinate person.
Stults German
The Stults surname is derived from the German word "stoltz," which means "proud," and as such, it was most likely originally a nickname, which became a hereditary surname.
Sturtz German
Sturtz comes from an alpine village in Germany. It literately means "to stumble".
St-vil Haitian Creole, French (Caribbean), French
From the place named St Vil.
Sudan Arabic, Italian, Spanish
Ethnic name or regional name for someone from Sudan or who had traded with Sudan. The name of the country is ultimately derived from Arabic سُود (sud) meaning "black", referring to the darker skin of the inhabitants.
Sugar German (Rare)
Sugar is the surname of talented storyteller, writer, and composer Rebecca Rae Sugar (creator of animated series Steven Universe).
Suhr German
Nickname for a bitter or cantankerous person, from Middle Low German sūr meaning "sour".
Sulick German
Americanized form of German Auligk, a habitational name from a place in Saxony so named.
Sullenberger German (Swiss)
Derived from an unknown place called Sullenberg or from Schallenberg in Baden, Switzerland. A famous bearer is Sully Sullenberger (1951-), an American retired Air Force fighter pilot and airline captain who is best known for saving all 155 people aboard in the 2009 ditching of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River off Manhattan, after both engines were disabled by a bird strike.
Sulpizio Italian
From the given name Sulpizio
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.
Summerlin English, German, Scottish
An English surname.... [more]
Surdi Italian
Meaning "deaf" in Latin.
Sussman German, Jewish
In German, this is an elaborated form of Süß, meaning "sweet man".... [more]
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’).
Swayze German (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Schweitzer. A famous bearer was American actor and singer Patrick Swayze (1952-2009).
Swisher German
Americanized form of German Schweitzer meaning Swiss.
Syler German
Altered spelling of German Seiler.
Sylvain French
From the given name Sylvain
Sylvestre French
From the given name Sylvestre.
Szász German
Ethnic or regional name for a German speaker from Transylvania or Szepes, etymologically a derivative of German Sachs.
Tabbert German, Frisian
From Middle Low German tabbert, Middle Dutch tabbaert ‘tabard’, a sleeveless overgarment worn by men in the Middle Ages, (ultimately from French tabard, from Late Latin tabardum)... [more]
Tagliacarne Italian
From Italian 'tagliare' "to cut" and 'carne' "meat".
Tagliaferro Italian
From the Italian tagliare "to cut" and ferro "iron" occupational name for an ironworker or a nickname for a strong or ferocious fighter, one who was adept at cutting through the cuirass of the enemy with his sword (see Telfer).
Tagliafico Italian
From the Italian tagliare "to cut" and fico "fig".
Taglialatela Italian
Taglialatela means "the person who cuts the cloth" and is typical in the Naples and Caserta areas of Italy.
Tagliamonte Italian
Tagliamonte means "mountain cutter". It likely comes from the Italian words tagliatone (cutter) and monte (mountain).
Tailleur French
French for "tailor."
Talarico Italian
Of uncertain origin; probably from the Germanic personal name Athalaric.
Talbert English, French
From a continental Germanic personal name composed of the elements tal "valley" and berth "bright".
Tallarico Italian
It came from the Medieval Italian names Tallarico and Talarico ultimately from the Ostrogothic name Atalarico.... [more]
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]
Tancredi Italian
From the given name Tancredi.
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.
Tannen German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name from any of several places in Lower Saxony or Baden named with German Tannen ‘pine’, or from a short form of any of the many compound names formed with this element... [more]
Tannenbaum Jewish, German
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) topographic name or Jewish ornamental name from German Tannenbaum ‘fir tree’, ‘pine tree’.
Tano Italian
From a short form of the personal name Gaetano.
Tape English, German
Variant spelling of Tapp.
Tapon French
From the old French word tapon, meaning "cork". Hence this surname was first given to corks makers.
Tapp English, German
Derived from an Old English given name Tæppa, of uncertain origin and meaning. In German, it is a nickname for a clumsy person or a simpleton, derived from Middle Low German tappe meaning "oaf".
Taron German
Standardized variant of Tarruhn.
Taron German (Rare)
The standardized variant of Tarruhn which has origins in the Neumark region of Brandenburg, Prussia dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. The Taron family was one of many German families who left the Neumark region and moved eastward into present-day Poland and Ukraine... [more]
Tarruhn German
Origins are found in Neumark, Brandenburg, Prussia.
Tatasciore American, Italian
The surname Tatasciore is more commonly found in Italy than any other country or territory.
Tateo Italian (Italianized)
Italianized version of Tateossian
Tatke German
Unknown source.
Taufer German (Rare, Archaic)
Taufer is a german surname. The meaning of Taufer is "to dip".... [more]
Taurino Italian
From the given name Taurino
Tauro Italian
Taken from the words "bull" or "ox".
Teates German (Americanized)
Probably an altered spelling of German Dieter .
Tebow Dutch, Belgian, French
From the Old French personal name Teobaud, Tibaut (see Theobald).
Tedeschi Italian
Plural; From the Italian word tedesco meaning "German".
Teetes German (Anglicized)
Americanized form of German Dietz
Tegaldo Italian
This surname is the Piedmontese origin. The Tegaldo last name comes from the Latin Teca (= shell beans). Its meaning is grower of vegetables (bean). Also it is known as vegetable farming... [more]
Telfer Scottish, English, Italian
From a personal name based on a byname for a strong man or ferocious warrior, from Old French taille or tailler "to cut" + fer "iron" Latin: ferrum "iron" (see Tagliaferro).
Tempesta Italian
Originally a nickname for a person with a blustery temperament, from Italian tempesta meaning "storm, tempest" (compare Tempest).... [more]
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]
Templin French
Possibly from a French diminutive of Temple.
Templin German
German habitational name from a place so named in Brandenburg, of Slavic origin.
Tenscher German
originated in Germany but came to America
Tepper German
Meaning "tavern owner"
Terenzio Italian
From the given name Terenzio
Terracciano Italian
Italian "Fenced In Land" from Italian "Terra" meaning "Land" and "Ciano" meaning "Fenced"
Terrien French
Topographic name from an adjectival derivative of terre "land", denoting someone who lived and worked on the land, i.e. a peasant. It is Americanized frequently as Landers, and occasionally as Farmer.
Tescher German, Danish
Occupational name for a joiner or a variant of Tasch.
Tetrault French
French, Franko-American
Tetreault French
Ultimately derived from French tistre "to weave".
Thal Jewish, German
Ornamental and topographic name derived from German Tal "valley".
Thalman German (Americanized)
Partly Americanized spelling of German Thalmann or Thälmann.
Thannhausen German
An old noble family from Germany. Meaning "dwelling in Tann", specifically from their ancestral seat in the town of Tannhausen.
Theisen German, Danish, Norwegian
German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Matthias or Mathies (see Matthew).
Theissen German
North German: patronymic from Theiss.
Theresa English, German
From the given name Theresa.
Theriault French (Rare)
Possibly from the Greek "therion" which means a beast of a nondescript nature.
Thiel German
Derived from Old High German thiot "people".
Thiessen German, Danish
Reduced form of the personal name Matthias or Mathies.
Thirring Upper German (Rare)
The name Thirring has many different forms/variant spellings. These include Thiering, Thiring, Thuring,Thuringer, Turinger, Duringer, Diringer, Diring and During. One of the reasons for all the variant spellings is that the church scribes in Hungary originally all recorded the name differently... [more]
Thoma German, German (Swiss)
German and Swiss German: variant of Thomas. Greek: genitive patronymic from Thomas. Genitive patronymics are particularly associated with Cyprus.
Thoman German
Derived from the personal name Thoman.
Thomann German
Variant of Thoman. It was first discovered in Germany, where it surfaced in the medieval times.
Thorn Low German, German, German (Silesian), Polish, Luxembourgish
In North German, Danish, and Luxembourgish, it is a habitational name for someone who lived near a tower, from Middle Low German torn "tower".... [more]
Thotti Italian
Italian: patronymic or plural form of Trotto .
Threet American (Anglicized), German
Americanization of German Tritt.
Thuringer German
Habitational name for someone from Thuringia.
Till German
From the given name Till.
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... [more]
Timoteo Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
From the given name Timoteo.
Timothée French
From the given name Timothée.
Tinklenberg German
Probably of German origin, a habitational name from Tecklenburg in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Tisch Jewish, German
Metonymic occupational name for a joiner, from German "Tisch", Yiddish "tish" meaning table.
Tischner German
Tischner means carpenter.
Tisserand French
French for "weaver."
Tisseur French
Occupational surname meaning "weaver".
Tizio Italian
From the given name Tizio
Toepfer German (Anglicized)
Anglicised spelling of Töpfer.
Tognazzi Italian
From the given name Antonio. A famous bearer was Italian actor Ugo Tognazzi (1922–1990).
Tolentino Spanish, Filipino, Portuguese, Italian (Rare), Judeo-Italian
Ultimately derived from the name of a town in the province of Macerata, Italy (see Tolentino). This was adopted as a Spanish given name in honour of the 14th-century Italian saint and mystic Nicholas of Tolentino... [more]
Tolomeo Italian
From a personal name which was either a short form of Bartolomeo or an Italian form of the Greek Ptolemaios.
Tomaš Serbian, Croatian, Sorbian, German
From the given name Tomaš.
Tomasi Italian
From the given name Tomaso.
Tombaugh German
topographic name from to dem bach ‘at the creek’, perhaps a hybrid form as Bach is standard German, bek(e) being the Low German form. habitational name from places in Hesse, Baden, and Bavaria called Dombach (earlier Tunbach, from tun, tan ‘mud’).
Tommaso Italian
From the given name Tommaso.
Tonelli Italian
Derived from a short form of Antonello, itself a diminutive of Antonio.
Toni Italian
From the given name Antonio.
Tonnelier French
French for "cooper."
Tonnoir French, French (Belgian)
Means "thunder". Originally, a nickname given to loud men. Very rare.
Töpfer German
It literally means "potter".
Toplitz German
German: habitational name from Teplice in northern Bohemia.
Topp German
German: from Low German topp 'point', 'tree top', hence a topographic name; or alternatively a metonymic occupational name or nickname from the same word in the sense 'braid'.
Torinese Italian
One who came from Turin.
Torn German
Derived from Old High German dorn / torn "thorn". As a surname, it was usually given to someone who lived near a thorn hedge.
Tornatore Italian
Derived from Italian tornatore meaning "turner", which refers to a craftsman who turns and shapes various materials (such as wood and metal) on a lathe. In other words: this surname is the Italian cognate of the English surname Turner... [more]
Torquato Italian, Portuguese
From the given name Torquato
Toscano Italian, Spanish
Originally indicated someone who came from the region of Tuscany in central Italy.
Tosta Italian
Tosta literally means "hard" in italian.
Toth English (Anglicized), German
Either an anglicized form of Hungarian Tóth or derived from German tot "dead" or Middle High German tote "godfather".
Totino Italian
from a pet form of the personal name Toto.
Totti Italian
From the Medieval given name Toto, abbreviation of either Benedetto or Battista... [more]
Tourville French
The name Tourville is a very old, and in one case, very famous name. One of the Marshall's of France was named Anne Hilarion de Cotentin de Tourville. This reads: Anne Hilarion of/from Cotentin, Comte (Count) of Tourville... [more]
Toussaint French
Derived from the given name Toussaint, which in turn is derived from Toussaint, the French name for the Christian feast day All Saints' Day (celebrated on November 1st every year)... [more]
Towers French
1. Variant of Tower, with later -s. ... [more]
Tozzi Italian
Derived from the Italian adjective tozzo meaning "squat; stocky" and also "chunk; hunk", both from Latin túndere meaning "to dent" or from Slavic stotz meaning "stump".... [more]
Trachtenberg German, Jewish
Could mean either mean "mountain of thoughts", from Yiddish trakhtn (טראַכטן) "to think" and berg "mountain" or "mountain of costumes", from German tracht "to wear, carry" and berg "mountain"... [more]
Traeger German
Derived from the German word Trager which means "Someone who carries something." Traeger could also mean "gift of God."
Tramp German
The Tramp surname may be derived from the Middle High German word "trumpe," meaning "drum."
Trando Italian
Italian: from the Germanic (Lombardic) personal name Brando, a short form of the various compound personal names formed with brand ‘sword’, particularly Aldobrando and Ildebrando.
Tranquilli Italian
Derived from the given name Tranquillo.
Traube German
Means "grape" in German.
Trausch German, Slavic, Low German, Luxembourgish
A nickname either derived from Trauschke, a nickname from Old Slavic drugu "companion", or from Middle Low German druus "sullen", "dour".
Traut German
From either a nickname or a given name derived from the Middle High German word trut "dear, beloved".
Trauth German
Variant of Traut.
Trautwein German
Derived from a medieval given name composed of Middle High German trut meaning "beloved" and win meaning "friend".
Trautwig German (Modern)
From an Ancient German given name made of the name elements TRUD "strength" and WIG "fight"
Traylor French
Assumed to mean "by the trail". May have originally been "Trouillart". Variations may include: Trail Traill Treil Trelly Teign Pentrail
Trebbi Italian
Cesare Mauro Trebbi was an Italian painter and lithographer (1847–1931).... [more]
Tredoni Italian
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Treichel German (Swiss)
Swiss German: from a word meaning ‘cow bell’, presumably a nickname for a cowherd or farmer, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who made cow bells.
Trentadue Italian
Trentadue, Joseph, Trentadue Irene, Trentadue Leo, Trentadue Evelyn, Trentadue Victor, Trentadue Cindy, Trentadue Steven, Trentadue Tyler, Trentadue Winery... [more]
Treu German, Jewish
From a nickname for a trustworthy person, from late Middle High German triuwe ‘loyal’. As a Jewish surname it is mainly ornamental.
Treuz German
Derived from the town Trezzo sull'Adda in northern Italy, the name di Trezzo was used by a Milanese armourer family of the 14th century with the first known member being Bazarino di Trezzo, who was possibly also related to the Missaglia family of armourers... [more]
Trevisan Italian
From the city of Treviso, in Veneto.
Trexler German
It is derived from the Middle High German "Drehseler," meaning "turner," and was most likely initially borne by a turner or lathe worker.
Tribbiani Italian
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Trigiani Italian
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Triomphe French
From French meaning "triumph". A nickname for a person who's successful.
Tristano Italian
From the given name Tristano.
Troiani Italian
From the given name Troiano and variant of Troiano.
Troiano Italian
From the given name Troiano
Troise Italian
Possibly a regional name from Turgisius, Latin name of a Norman province of Sicily
Troisi Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Troise.
Tromme Belgian, German (Swiss)
From low German meaning "drum".
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]
Trovarello Italian
First mention of the surname was in Marche in the 14th century, given to a foundling Trovarello di Paolo or "Paolo's foundling".The name was transcribed as a last name, as this person adopted the first name Claudio Trovarello... [more]
Troxel German
Roots of the German surname Troxel can be found in the region of Hesse, where the name originated. Troxel may be an occupational name, derived from the Middle High German word "truhsaesee," meaning "leader." In this case, Troxel would be a variation of the German surname Truchsess.
Troy German, Jewish, French, Dutch
As a German and Jewish surname, it is and Anglicized form of Treu or a similar surname.... [more]
Troyer German (Anglicized)
Surname common among the Amish and the Mennonites. It is the Pennsylvania German form of the German last name "Dreier", "Dreyer" or "Treyer". Hans Treyer, an early Anabaptist leader, died as a martyr of his faith in Bern in 1529... [more]