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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.

Surname Origin Meaning
Sackville Latin               Latin De Sicca villa, that is, from the dry town
Safford Locality            Locality Seaford, a town of Sussex, England
Salazar Spanish             Spanish Basque Zaraitzu
Sales German              German hall or court
Salisbury Saxon               Saxon capital of Wiltshire, England
Salter occupation          occupation one who sells salt
Saltz German              German Saltzman
Saltzman German              German Saltzman
Sanchez Spanish             Spanish Basque Zaraitzu
Sandford Locality            Locality a place in Westmoreland, England
Sandler German              German a person who carts sand
Sands Danish              Danish Sense, wit
Sangster Scottish            Scottish singer
Santiago Spanish             Spanish Sant Iago
Sanxay French              French Town in Poitou, France
Sarisbury Saxon               Saxon capital of Wiltshire, England
Saterlee Saxon               Saxon where Saturn was worshiped
Saxe Dutch               Dutch Saxon
Saxton Sexton
Scarborough Saxon               Saxon the seaport and borough of Scarborough, in Yorkshire, England
Scardsdale Saxon               Saxon A valley in Devonshire, England
Scarret Locality            Locality Scear, a rocky cliff
Schadeck Locality            Locality lordship in Germany
Schafer German              German shepherd
Schaffer Dutch               Dutch He that dishes up or provides victuals
Schell English             English A spring
Schellden English             English schell, a spring, and dene, a valley
Schenck German              German schenke, an inn or public house
Schenker German              German publican
Scherer German              German barber
Schermerhorn Dutch               Dutch Shermer, a fencer, and hoorn, a horn
Schlosser German              German locksmith
Schluter German              German supply keeper
Schmidt German              German smith
Schmuker German              German decorator
Schneider German              German tailer
Schoonhoven Dutch               Dutch town in South Holland
Schoonmaker Dutch               Dutch Schoenmaker, a shoe-maker
Schreiber German              German secretary or scribe
Schreiner German              German cabinet maker
Schroeder German              German tailor
Schubert German              German shoemaker or shoeseller
Schuler German              German pupil
Schulman German              German school man
Schultheis German              German village mayor
Schultz German              German village mayor
Schumacher German              German shoemaker
Schuman German              German shoemaker
Schuster German              German shoemaker
Schuyler Dutch               Dutch Van Schuyler, from the place of shelter
Schwartz German              German blacksmith
Scott A native of Scotland
Scranton Dutch               Dutch From schrantsen, to tear, seize, or break
Scroggs Locality            Locality Scrog, a stunted shrub, bush, or branch
Scudmore Cornish-British     Cornish-British scoudh, or scuth, the shoulders, and mor, big, large
Seaford Locality            Locality seaport town in Sussex, England
Seaforth Locality            Locality a projection of the sea on the east coast of Lewis, on the Long Island, Scotland
Seaman sailor
Sears Cornish-British     Cornish-British sair, a carpenter or sawyer
Searson Son of Sears
Seaton Locality            Locality a parish in Perthshire
Seaver Gaelic              Gaelic Saibher, rich
Sebright Saxon               Saxon Se=The + bright
Sedgwick Sedge, grasslike or rushlike plant, wick, a town or harbor
Segur German              German sieg, victory
Seix Locality            Locality A town in Arriege, France
Selby Locality            Locality A market-town in west Yorkshire, England
Selkirk Locality            Locality A borough town of Scotland. Cellkirk, a religious house
Sellenger St. Leger
Sellick A place with an open view, remarkable, conspicuous
Semard St. Medard
Semour St. Maurus
Semple St. Paul
Seton Locality            Locality Lands in Haddingtonshire, Scotland
Severins Locality            Locality Mountains in Languedoc, France
Severn Locality            Locality A river rising in the mountain Plynlimmon, in Wales
Sewall sea wall
Seward sea, and ward, a keeper
Sewell sea wall
Seymour St. Maurus
Shaddock Locality            Locality lordship in Germany
Shan Celtic              Celtic shanty, an old house
Shanach Gaelic              Gaelic Sionnach, a fox
Shane Celtic              Celtic John
Shannon Gaelic              Gaelic a river of Ireland
Shaw Scottish            Scottish lawn
Sheldon Cornish-British     Cornish-British schell, a spring, and dene, a small valley
Shelley Locality            Locality in Essex, Suffolk
Sheppy Locality            Locality an island in the county of Kent
Sherard Scirrard, who came with William the Conqueror
Sherlock Gaelic              Gaelic Saor, pronounced as with 'h' after the 'S,' signifying clear, and loch, a lake
Sherman shearman, one who used to shear cloth
Sherwood Saxon               Saxon sher (scir), clear, and wood, a clearing in the wood
Shiel Locality            Locality A river and loch or lake, in the south-west of Inverness-shire, Scotland
Sholtis German              German Schultheiss, a mayor, magistrate
Short stature
Shrewsbury Locality            Locality A town in Shropshire, England
Shrieves A sheriff, from scir and reeve, the bailiff of a shire or division
Shuck Dutch               Dutch twelve or a dozen, and is applied to sheaves in a harvest field
Shuckburgh Locality            Locality A place in Warwickshire, England
Shurtliff Locality            Locality short cliff
Shute Locality            Locality the castle of Shute, in Normandy, France
Shuter shoemaker
Siddons Welsh               Welsh syddyn, a farm
Sigurd Segur, powerful
Sikes Locality            Locality A small spring well
Simeon Hebrew              Hebrew Hearing
Simmons Simeon
Simple St. Paul
Simpson Scottish            Scottish Son of Sim or Simon
Sims Son of Sim or Simon
Sinclair St. Clair
Sinden St. John
Singen St. John
Sisson Locality            Locality Sissonne, a town in France
Skeffington Saxon               Saxon sceap, a sheep, and ton, a town
Skelton Saxon               Saxon The hill of separation or boundary
Skene Gaelic              Gaelic Sgian, and three dirk-points in pale for his arms
Skidmore Cornish-British     Cornish-British scoudh, or scuth, the shoulders, and mor, big, large
Slack Locality            Locality A valley, or small shallow dell
Slade Locality            Locality A long flat piece or slip of ground between hills
Slaven Celtic              Celtic sliabh, a mountain, a mountaineer
Sleeper Dutch               Dutch A cartman, or one who carries goods on a sledge
Smith Anglo-Saxon         Anglo-Saxon Smitan, to smite or strike
Snell Dutch               Dutch Snel, agile, swift nimble
Snodgrass Locality            Locality Grass trimmed and smooth
Snow Dutch               Dutch Snoo, cunning, subtle, crafty, sly
Snyder German              German schneider, a tailor
Solden Locality            Locality A town in Westphalia, Germany
Somer Gaelic-Welsh        Gaelic-Welsh so for swl or sal, soil, and mer, a lake, water, the sea
Somerville So mer, a marshy soil, near water or the sea
Sommer French              French to sum or cast up
Somner One whose duty consisted in citing delinquents to the ecclesiastical courts; an apparitor; literally, a summoner
Sompnnoure One whose duty consisted in citing delinquents to the ecclesiastical courts; an apparitor; literally, a summoner
Soto Spanish             Spanish grove
Soule Locality            Locality A small territory in France, between Bearn and the Lower Navarre
Southcote south cot
Southwell Locality            Locality A town in Nottinghamshire, England
Spaaren Locality            Locality A river in North Holland
Spalding Locality            Locality the town of Spalding, in Lincolnshire, England
Spark To disperse, to scatter, to sparkle
Spelman Danish              Danish Spillemand, a fiddler
Spence Norman-French       Norman-French Le Despenser, a steward
Spencer Norman-French       Norman-French Le Despenser, a steward
Spicer occupation          occupation grocer
Spiegel Dutch               Dutch looking-glass
Spier Spere, to ask, to inquire
Spink finch
Spoor Dutch               Dutch spur
Spotten German              German To mock, deride, ridicule
Sprague Dutch               Dutch speech
St. Albans Locality            Locality A town in Hertfordshire, England
Staats Dutch               Dutch Eustace, or Eustatius
Stacy Latin               Latin Sto, to stand, stationed, standing still, fixed
Staines market town in Middlesex, England
Stair Gaelic              Gaelic Stepping stones in a river
Stairn Gaelic              Gaelic Din, noise
Stalker A fowler who goes warily and softly in pursuit of his game
Stanhope Locality            Locality Town in the bishopric of Durham, England
Stanley Locality            Locality A market-town in Gloucestershire, England
Stanton stan, a stone, and ton, a hill or town
Stanwood Saxon               Saxon stan, a stone, and wood
Stapleton Stapleton           Stapleton stapel, stapol, stapula, a staple, fastening, stake, and ton
Stark German              German Starck, strong, firm, confirmed to the utmost degree
Starkey Strong of body
Starr German              German Stiff, rigid, inflexible
Stead A place enclosed, a station or standing place
Steane Danish-Dutch        Danish-Dutch stone
Stearns Severe in look, harsh, bold
Stebbins Locality            Locality originally Stubing, in Essex, England
Steele inflexible, hard, firm, or enduring
Steen Danish-Dutch        Danish-Dutch stone
Stein Locality            Locality A town in the isle of Sky, Scotland
Steinhauer German              German stonecutter
Stell German              German A place, station, office
Stemme Danish              Danish Voice, vote, suffrage
Stennett Danish              Danish stenet, stony, rocky
Stern Severe in look, harsh, bold
Stetson Danish              Danish stepson
Stevens Greek               Greek crown
Stevenson Scottish            Scottish Son of Steven
Stewart Lord High Steward of Scotland
Still Quiet, calm, silent
Stimands Danish              Danish Stimand, a robber, highwayman
Stirling Locality            Locality city of Stirling
Stocker One who stocks, stores, or supplies
Stocking Saxon               Saxon Stoc, a place, and ing, low land, a meadow
Stockton Locality            Locality A town in Durham, on the Tees, England
Stoddard De La Standard
Stokes Locality            Locality towns in Suffolk and Gloucestershire, England
Stokesby Locality            Locality Stugeby, the village in the ravine
Stone Locality            Locality A town in England
Storr Danish              Danish From storre, greater, larger, stout, strong
Stoughton Locality            Locality Stoche or Stoke, a place in Surrey, England, and tun, a word signifying an inclosure
Stover Danish              Danish fleet hound
Stowe A fixed place or mansion
Strachan Gaelic              Gaelic the parish of Strachan in Kincardineshire, Scotland, formerly Strathaen
Strain Locality            Locality A town in the north of Scotland, written Strane
Stratton Cornish-British     Cornish-British The hill full of fresh springs
Stretton Cornish-British     Cornish-British The hill full of fresh springs
Strickland Strick-land or Stirkland, that is, 'the pasture ground of young cattle,' called stirks or steers
Stringer One who made or fitted the strings to the bows in the time of archery
Stryker Danish              Danish strige, to strike, to roam, to travel
Stubbins Locality            Locality Stebbings, originally Stubing, in Essex, England
Studebaker German              German pastry baker
Stukeby Locality            Locality Stugeby, the village in the ravine
Stukley Gaelic              Gaelic stuc, a little hill jutting out from a greater, a cliff, and ley, a place
Stukly Gaelic              Gaelic stuc, a little hill jutting out from a greater, a cliff, and ley, a place
Sullivan Celtic              Celtic suil, eye, and ban, fair
Sully French              French the town in the province of Orleans, France
Sult Gaelic              Gaelic Suilt or Sult, comeliness, beauty, fat
Summer Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic samh, the sun
Sumner One whose duty consisted in citing delinquents to the ecclesiastical courts; an apparitor; literally, a summoner
Sumpter A teamster or groom who drives beasts of burden
Sunderland A seaport town in the county of Durham, England
Surtees Locality            Locality Sur-Tees, that is, on the river Tees or Tay, in the county of Durham, England
Suter A shoemaker, one who sews or stitches
Sutherland Scottish            Scottish the former county in Scotland
Sutphen Dutch               Dutch the city of Zutphen, in Germany
Sutter A shoemaker, one who sews or stitches
Sutton Locality            Locality A town in Devonshire, England
Swaim Locality            Locality Schwaim, a town in lower Bavaria
Swane Danish              Danish Swain, a youth, a servant, a herdsman
Swartwout Dutch               Dutch Zwart, black, and woud, a wood.
Sweeney Irish               Irish son of Suibhne
Sweet Swede
Swettenham sweete, pleasant or agreeable, and ham, a village
Sweyne Gaelic              Gaelic Sean
Swift Locality            Locality swiftness in moving
Swinburn Locality            Locality Sweyne's burn or boundary
Swits Dutch               Dutch A Swiss, a native of Switzerland
Switzer A Swiss, a native of Switzerland
Sylvester Latin               Latin Sylva a wood
Symes Simon or Simeon
Symington Locality            Locality a parish in the north-west of Kyle, Ayrshire, Scotland
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