SABELLI, SAVELLINI, SAVELLI: From the name of the italic population of Sabellians
SABLONE, SABLONI: From the Latin word "sabulo, sabulonis" = sand. To indicate a family that lives or comes from that kind of place
SACCHETTI, SACCHETTO, SACCHINI, SACCUCCI, SACCONE, SACCANI, SACCHIERI, SACCHI: From the word "sacco" = sack, bag. To indicate someone that makes, transports or loads sacks.
SACCOMANNI, SACCOMANDI, SACCOMANDO, SACCOMANNO, SACCOMANO, SACCOMANI: From the word "sackman" of the old German. To indicate someone that makes, transports or loads sacks. The nickname saccomanno was also used with the meaning of "sacker"
SALLUSTIO: From the Roman name "Sallustius", famous Latin historian born in Amiternum, today San Vittorino degli Abruzzi
SALUCCI: From the Latin word "sal, salis" = salt
SALUSTRI: Probably from the Greek surname "Sallustros". This surname is present in the Lucania area
SALVATORE, SALVATORI, SALVADORI, SALVATORELLI: From the first name Salvatore meaning Saviour
SALVI: From the first name Salvo or Salvio, a good wishes name meaning "saved through Faith"
SANTANGELO: From the name of a place dedicated to the Archangel Michael, or a fusion of the two names Sante and Angelo
SANTE, SANTO, SANTI, SANTARELLI, SANTILLI, SANTELLA, SANTINI, SANTONE, SANTUCCI: From the first name Santo. Possibly connected to someone acting as a saint, or who has connection with religious things (a sacristan)
Consisting of two words Santa = Saint and Riga = line, but it is unknown if Riga derives from a female first name.
SANTAVENERE: Consisting of two words Santa = Saint and Venere = Venus. Probably from the old Abbey of San Giovanni in Venere, in Abruzzo region, or from the cult of Saint Venerio, transformed into a female name
SANDRELLI, SANDRI, SANDRONE, SANDRUCCI: From Sandro, short fornm of the name Alessandro (Alexander)
SANTOIANNI: Consisting of two words Santo= Saint and Ianni, derived from Giovanni.
SARACINO, SARACENI, SARACINI, SARRACINO, SARACENO, SARAINO, SERACINI, SARCINI, SARCÌ, SARCINELLI: From the word "Saracino" = Saracen, used in the Middle Age to indicate Arabs and Muslims. Sometimes used as a nickname for a destructive person
SASSANO: From the name of the town of Sassano, province of Salerno. Also derived from the Latin first name "Sassius", sassano = property of Sassius
SASSI, SASSO, SASSONE, SASSOLI, SASSOLA, SASSETTI: From the name of a place that includes the word "sasso" = stone, rock. Possibly also derived from the first name Sasso or Sassone, of German origin, to indicate someone from Saxony, population that came in Italy with the Lombards
SAVERIO, SAVERIA: From the first name Saverio, derived from the Spanish family name "Xavier"
SAVINI, SAVINO, SAVINIO, SAVINA, SABINI, SABINO, SAVINELLI: From the first name Savino or Sabino, derived from the name of a pre-roman population: the Sabines
SBARAGLIA, SBARAGLIO: From the verb "sbaragliare" = to rout, to beat. Probably used as a nickname for a courageous person
SBORGIA: From the noble surname "Borgia", or from the Latin word "burgus" = castle, fortress
SCAFATI, SCAFATO, SCAFATA: From the name of the town of Scafa, province of Pescara, derived from the Latin word "scapha" = valley
SCANNELLA, SCANNO, SCANNELLO: From the dialect word "scanna" = non arable land. Also derived from the Latin word "scamnum" = land between two valleys. The name of the town of Scanno, province of L'Aquila derives from that. The surname may also be derived from the name of place.
SCARANO, SCARANI: From the old Italian "scarano" = bandit, used as a nickname
SCARPONE, SCARPITTI, SCARPA: From the word "scarpa" = shoe, used as a nickname for a shoemaker
SCARSELLA, SCARSELLO, SCARSELLI, SCARCELLO, SCARCIELLO, SCARCELLA, SCARZELLO, SCARZELLA, SCARZELLI: From the word "scarsella" = bag for documents, letters, money and objects
SCATENA: Probably from the verb "scatenare" = to unleash, to cause.
SCHIAZZA: From the word "chiazza" = stein, blotch. In different dialects the word "schiazza" takes different meanings: to throw, a square, a stone used to wash the clothes in the river,
SCIARRA, SCIARINO, SCIARRONE, SCIARRATTA, SCIARRETTA: From the Sicilian word "sciarra" = quarrel, used as a nickname, derived from the Arab "sarra"