Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Norwegian: habitational name from any of twenty or more farmsteads so named, from Old Norse as skeið ‘horse race’, ‘race’, ‘run’.
  2. Dutch: nickname for someone of sturdy build or a clumsy person, from Middle Dutch scheye ‘wedge’,‘piece of split wood’.
  3. Dutch: from Middle Dutch scheiden, scheien ‘to divide or split’, presumably a topographic name for someone who lived by a fork in a road, river, or the like.
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