Susan Family History
Susan Name Meaning
English (London) and Dutch: from the female personal name Susanna Susanne from Hebrew Shushannah ‘lily lily of the valley’. Jewish (Sephardic): from the male personal name Susan from Arabic and Persian susan ‘lily’ ultimately from Hebrew Shushannah (see 1 above). Americanized form of Croatian Šušanj or Sušanj: nickname from sušanj šušanj ‘dry leaves and brushwood used as igniter’. Slovak (Šušán): unexplained.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press