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Surnames, their origin and their meaning

Many surnames are associated with the place/locality of where the family lived and in those cases the location is noted as the meaning.
Many surnames are associated with the occupation of the person given the name.

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Surname Origin Meaning
Saxton Surname Sexton
Scott Surname A native of Scotland
Seaman Surname sailor
Searson Surname Son of Sears
Sedgwick Surname Sedge, grasslike or rushlike plant, wick, a town or harbor
Sellenger Surname St. Leger
Sellick Surname A place with an open view, remarkable, conspicuous
Semard Surname St. Medard
Semour Surname St. Maurus
Semple Surname St. Paul
Sewall Surname sea wall
Seward Surname sea, and ward, a keeper
Sewell Surname sea wall
Seymour Surname St. Maurus
Sherard Surname Scirrard, who came with William the Conqueror
Sherman Surname shearman, one who used to shear cloth
Short Surname stature
Shrieves Surname A sheriff, from scir and reeve, the bailiff of a shire or division
Shuter Surname shoemaker
Sigurd Surname Segur, powerful
Simmons Surname Simeon
Simple Surname St. Paul
Sims Surname Son of Sim or Simon
Sinclair Surname St. Clair
Sinden Surname St. John
Singen Surname St. John
Somerville Surname So mer, a marshy soil, near water or the sea
Somner Surname One whose duty consisted in citing delinquents to the ecclesiastical courts; an apparitor; literally, a summoner
Sompnnoure Surname One whose duty consisted in citing delinquents to the ecclesiastical courts; an apparitor; literally, a summoner
Southcote Surname south cot
Spark Surname To disperse, to scatter, to sparkle
Spier Surname Spere, to ask, to inquire
Spink Surname finch
Staines Surname market town in Middlesex, England
Stalker Surname A fowler who goes warily and softly in pursuit of his game
Stanton Surname stan, a stone, and ton, a hill or town
Starkey Surname Strong of body
Stead Surname A place enclosed, a station or standing place
Stearns Surname Severe in look, harsh, bold
Steele Surname inflexible, hard, firm, or enduring
Stern Surname Severe in look, harsh, bold
Stewart Surname Lord High Steward of Scotland
Still Surname Quiet, calm, silent
Stocker Surname One who stocks, stores, or supplies
Stoddard Surname De La Standard
Stowe Surname A fixed place or mansion
Strickland Surname Strick-land or Stirkland, that is, 'the pasture ground of young cattle,' called stirks or steers
Stringer Surname One who made or fitted the strings to the bows in the time of archery
Sumner Surname One whose duty consisted in citing delinquents to the ecclesiastical courts; an apparitor; literally, a summoner
Sumpter Surname A teamster or groom who drives beasts of burden
Sunderland Surname A seaport town in the county of Durham, England
Suter Surname A shoemaker, one who sews or stitches
Sutter Surname A shoemaker, one who sews or stitches
Sweet Surname Swede
Swettenham Surname sweete, pleasant or agreeable, and ham, a village
Switzer Surname A Swiss, a native of Switzerland
Symes Surname Simon or Simeon

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