Surnames Starting with T

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TACHIBANA     Japanese
From Japanese (tachibana) meaning "orange, tangerine".
TAFANI     Italian
From the nickname tafano meaning "gadfly", indicating an annoying person.
TAFT     English
Variant of TOFT.
TAGGART     Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Irish Mac an tSagairt meaning "son of the priest". This name comes from a time when the rules of priestly celibacy were not strictly enforced.
TÄHTINEN     Finnish
Derived from the given name TÄHTI.
TAILLER     French
Means "tailor" from Old French tailleur.
TAILOR     English
Variant of TAYLOR.
TAKÁCS     Hungarian
Means "weaver" in Hungarian.
TAKAHASHI     Japanese
From Japanese (taka) meaning "tall, high" and (hashi) meaning "bridge".
TAKALA     Finnish
Means "(dweller in the) back", probably denoting someone who lived in a remote area, from Finnish taka.
TAKENAKA     Japanese
Means "dweller amongst bamboo", from Japanese (take) meaning "bamboo" and (naka) meaning "middle".
TAMARO     Italian
Possibly from the Germanic given name THIETMAR. It is typical of the area around Trieste in northern Italy.
TAMÁS     Hungarian
Derived from the given name TAMÁS.
TAMBOIA     Italian
Possibly means "drummer", from Italian tamburo meaning "drum".
TAMBOLI     Indian, Marathi
From the Sanskrit word ताम्बूल (tambula) meaning "betel leaves". These leaves are used in rituals and worship, and the name was originally given to a person who grew or sold them.
TAN     Taiwanese
Min Nan romanization of CHEN.
TANAKA     Japanese
Means "dweller in the rice fields", from Japanese (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy" and (naka) meaning "middle".
TANG     Chinese
From Chinese (táng) referring to the Tang dynasty, which ruled China from 618 to 907.
TANGEMAN     German
Originally indicated a person from a place named Tange in northern Germany.
TANNER     English
Occupational name for a person who tanned animal hides, from Old English tannian "to tan", itself from Late Latin and possibly ultimately of Celtic origin.
TANZER     German
Means "dancer" in German, derived from Middle High German tanzen "to dance".
TANZI     Italian
From a short form of the given name COSTANZO.
TAPIA     Spanish
Means "mud wall" in Spanish.
TAR     Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian tar meaning "bald".
TARANTINO     Italian
Locational name that originally designated a person who came from Taranto, a city in southeast Italy, which was originally called Ταρας (Taras) by Greek colonists. A famous bearer of this name is the American director Quentin Tarantino (1963-).
TARPINIAN     Armenian
Variant transcription of DARBINYAN.
TARR     Hungarian
Variant of TAR.
TASH     English
From Middle English at asche meaning "at the ash tree".
TASKER     English
From Middle English taske meaning "task, assignment". A tasker was a person who had a fixed job to do, particularly a person who threshed grain with a flail.
TASSE     French
From Old French tasse "purse, bag", an occupational name for a maker or seller of purses.
TATE     English
Derived from the Old English given name TATA.
TATHAM     English
From the name of the town of Tatham in Lancashire, itself from the Old English given name TATA combined with ham meaning "homestead".
TATTON     English
Originally indicated a person from a town by this name, derived from the Old English given name TATA combined with tun meaning "enclosure, yard, town".
TATUM     English
Variant of TATHAM.
TAUBE     German
From a nickname meaning meaning "dove" in German.
TAVERNA     Italian
From the place name Taverna, common in different parts of Italy. It means "inn, tavern" in Italian.
TAWFEEK     Arabic
Variant transcription of TAWFIQ.
TAWFIQ     Arabic
From the given name TAWFIQ.
TAYLOR     English
Derived from Old French tailleur meaning "tailor", ultimately from Latin taliare "to cut".
TCHAIKOVSKY     Russian
Variant transcription of CHAYKOVSKY.
TEAGAN     Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Tadhgáin meaning "descendant of TADHGÁN".
TEAGUE (1)     Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Taidhg meaning "descendant of TADHG".
TEAGUE (2)     Cornish
From Cornish tek meaning "fair, beautiful".
TEDESCO     Italian
From Italian tedesco meaning "German".
TEEL     English
From Middle English tele meaning "teal, duck".
TEHRANI     Persian
Indicated a person from the Iranian city of Tehran, of unknown meaning.
TEKE (1)     Turkish
Originally denoted someone from Teke, Turkey.
TEKE (2)     Turkish
Occupational name for a goat herder, from Turkish teke "goat".
TEMITOPE     Western African, Yoruba
From the given name TEMITOPE.
TENNFJORD     Norwegian
Originally denoted a person from Tennfjord, Norway.
TENNISON     English
Means "son of DENIS".
TENNYSON     English
Means "son of DENIS".
TER AVEST     Dutch
Means "at the edge, eave" indicating a person who lived at the edge of a forest or under a covered shelter.
TERRANOVA     Italian
Means "new land" in Italian.
TERRAZAS     Spanish
Originally a name for a person from Terrazas in the Spanish city of Burgos, a place name meaning "terraces".
TERRELL     English
Probably derived from the Norman French nickname tirel meaning "to pull", referring to a stubborn person.
TERRY     English
Derived from the medieval name Thierry, a Norman French form of THEODORIC.
TERZI     Italian
From the given name TERZO, or a name for a third child.
TERZİ     Turkish
Means "tailor" in Turkish, ultimately of Persian origin.
TERZIĆ     Bosnian
From Bosnian terzija meaning "tailor", ultimately of Persian origin.
TESAŘ     Czech
Means "carpenter" in Czech, ultimately from the Slavic word tesla meaning "adze".
TESAŘIK     Czech
Diminutive of TESAŘ.
TESSARO     Italian
Occupational name meaning "weaver", ultimately from Latin texarius.
TESTA     Italian
From an Italian nickname meaning "head".
TEUFEL     German
From a nickname meaning "devil" in German, given to a mischievous person or one who was devil-like.
TEUNISSEN     Dutch
Means "son of TEUNIS".
THACKER     English
Northern Middle English variant of THATCHER.
THATCHER     English
Referred to a person who thatched roofs by attaching straw to them, derived from Old English þæc meaning "thatch".
THAYER     French
Americanized form of TAILLER.
THEUNISSEN     Dutch
Means "son of THEUNIS".
THIBAULT     French
Derived from the given name THIBAULT.
THOMAS     English, French
Derived from the given name THOMAS.
THOMPSETT     English
From a diminutive form of the given name THOMAS.
THOMPSON     English
Means "son of THOMAS".
THOMSON     English
Variant of THOMPSON.
THORBURN     English, Scottish
Derived from the Old Norse given name ÞÓRBJÖRN.
ÞÓRIRSSON     Icelandic
Means "son of ÞÓRIR".
THORLEY     English
From any of the various places in England called Thornley or Thorley, meaning "thorn clearing" in Old English.
THORN     English, Danish
Originally applied to a person who lived in or near a thorn bush.
THORNE     English
Variant of THORN.
THORNTON     English
From any of the various places in England by this name, meaning "thorn town" in Old English.
THORPE     English
From Old Norse þorp meaning "village".
THORSEN     Danish, Norwegian
Means "son of THOR".
THRUSSELL     English
From Old English þrostle meaning "song thrush", referring to a cheerful person.
THURSTAN     English
Derived from the Old Norse name ÞÓRSTEINN.
THWAITE     English
Indicated a dweller in a forest clearing or pasture, from Old Norse þveit "clearing, pasture".
TIEDEMAN     Low German
Variant of TIEDEMANN.
TIEDEMANN     Low German
Derived from the given name TIEDEMANN.
TIERNEY     Irish
From the Irish Ó Tíghearnaigh meaning "descendant of TIGHEARNACH".
TIFFT     English
Variant of TOFT.
TIGHE     Irish
Anglicized form of Ó TAIDHG.
TİLKİ     Turkish
From a nickname meaning "fox" in Turkish.
TILLENS     Flemish
From the Germanic name Thietilo, a medieval diminutive of DIETRICH.
TÍMÁR     Hungarian
Occupational name meaning "tanner" in Hungarian.
TIMBERLAKE     English
From an English place name, derived from Old English timber "timber, wood" and lacu "lake, pool, stream".
TINDALL     English
From Tindale, the name of a town in Cumbria, derived from the name of the river Tyne combined with Old English dæl "dale, valley".
TINKER     English
Occupational name for a mender of kettles, pots and pans. The name could derive from the tinking sound made by light hammering on metal. It is possible that the word comes from the word tin, the material with which the tinker worked.
TIPTON     English
Originally given to one who came from the town of Tipton, derived from the Old English given name Tippa combined with tun "enclosure, yard, town".
TIRABOSCHI     Italian
Possibly of Germanic origin meaning "shepherd". This surname is typical of Lombardy.
TIRRELL     English
Variant of TERRELL.
TİRYAKİ     Turkish
Possibly from a nickname meaning "stubborn" in Turkish.
TISZA     Hungarian
From the river name Tisza, Hungary's second largest river.
TITTENSOR     English
Indicated a person from Tittensor, England, which means "Titten's ridge".
TIVOLI     Italian
Derived from the resort town of Tivoli, near Rome, originally called Tibur in Latin, of uncertain origin.
TJÄDER     Swedish
Means "wood grouse" in Swedish.
TOBIAS     English, German, Jewish
From the given name TOBIAS.
TOBIN     English
From a diminutive of the given name TOBIAS.
TOD     English
Variant of TODD.
TODARO     Italian
From a regional form of a given name Todaro, a variant of TEODORO. It is quite common in Sicily.
TODD     English
Means "fox", derived from Middle English todde.
TODOROV     Bulgarian
Means "son of TODOR".
TOFT     English
Denoted a person hailing from one of the many places in Britain of that name, derived from Old Norse topt meaning "homestead".
TOIVONEN     Finnish
Derived from the given name TOIVO.
TOLBERT     English
Possibly from a Germanic given name of unknown meaning, the second element of the name is derived from beraht meaning "bright, famous".
TOLEDANO     Spanish
Derived from the name of the city of Toledo in Spain, which was from Latin Toletum, which may have been derived from a Celtic word meaning "hill".
TOLKIEN     German
Derived from the Saxon Tollkühn meaning "foolhardy". A famous bearer was the English author J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973).
TOLLEMACHE     English
Means "knapsack" in Old French.
TOLLER     English
Occupational name meaning "tax gatherer", derived from Old English toln "toll, fee, tax".
TOLONI     Italian
Derived from the given name BARTOLOMEO.
TOLVAJ     Hungarian
Means "thief" in Hungarian.
TOMÀS     Catalan
Derived from the given name TOMÀS.
TÓMASSON     Icelandic
Means "son of TÓMAS".
TOMASSON     Swedish
Means "son of TOMAS".
TOMČIĆ     Serbian, Croatian
Derived from a diminutive of the given name TOMA (2).
TOMIĆ     Serbian, Croatian
Means "son of TOMA (2)".
TOMOV     Bulgarian
Means "son of TOMA (2)".
TOOLE     Irish
Variant of O'TOOLE.
TORDAI     Hungarian
From Torda, the Hungarian name of the city of Turda in Romania (formerly within the Kingdom of Hungary).
TORNINCASA     Italian
From a medieval Italian name given to a boy born after the death of a previous one, derived from Italian ritorna in casa "come back home".
TÖRÖK     Hungarian
Means "Turkish" in Hungarian.
TOROSIAN     Armenian
Variant transcription of TOROSYAN.
TOROSYAN     Armenian
Means "son of TOROS" in Armenian.
TORRES     Spanish, Portuguese
Name for a person who lived in or near a tower, ultimately from Latin turris.
TOS     Spanish
Spanish form of TOSI.
TOSELL     Catalan
Catalan form of TOSI.
TOSELLI     Italian
Diminutive form of TOSI.
TOSET     Catalan
Catalan form of TOSI.
TOSETTI     Italian
Diminutive form of TOSI.
TOSI     Italian
Means "clean-shaven", usually denoting a younger man, from Latin tonsus "shaved".
TOSTO     Italian
From a nickname for a tough, stubborn person, from Italian tosto "hard, tough".
TÓT     Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian tót, which means "Slovak" or "Slovene".
TÓTH     Hungarian
Variant of TÓT.
TOWNER     English
Variant of TOLLER.
TOWNSEND     English
Indicated a person who lived at the town's edge, from Old English tun "enclosure, yard, town" and ende "end, limit".
TRACEY (1)     English
From the village of Tracy-sur-mer on the Normandy coast in France. It was brought to England with William the Conqueror.
TRACEY (2)     Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Treasaigh meaning "descendant of TREASACH".
TRACY     English, Irish
Variant of TRACEY (1) or TRACEY (2).
TRẦN     Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of CHEN, from Sino-Vietnamese (trần).
TRAN     Vietnamese
Simplified variant of TRẦN.
TRAPANI     Italian
From the name of the Sicilian city of Trapani, derived from Greek δρεπανη (drepane) meaning "sickle".
TRASK     English
Originally indicated a person from Thirsk, North Yorkshire, derived from Old Norse þresk meaning "fen, marsh".
TRAVER     French
French variant of TRAVERS.
TRAVERE     French
French variant of TRAVERS.
TRAVERS     English, French
From an English and French place name that described a person who lived near a bridge or ford, or occasionally as an occupational name for the collector of tolls at such a location. The place name is derived from Old French traverser (which comes from Late Latin transversare), which means "to cross".
TRAVERSA     Italian
Italian form of TRAVERS.
TRAVERSE     French
French variant of TRAVERS.
TRAVERSI     Italian
Italian form of TRAVERS.
TRAVERSINI     Italian
Italian variant of TRAVERS.
TRAVERSO     Italian
Italian form of TRAVERS.
TRAVERT     French
French variant of TRAVERS.
TRAVES     English
English variant of TRAVERS.
TRAVIESO     Spanish
Spanish form of TRAVERS.
TRAVIS     English
English variant of TRAVERS.
TRAVISS     English
English variant of TRAVERS.
TRAYLOR     English
Meaning unknown.
TREACY     Irish
Variant of TRACEY (2).
TRELOAR     English
Originally denoted a person from a place of this name in Cornwall, England.
TREMBLAY     French
From French tremble meaning "aspen".
TREMBLE     French
Variant of TREMBLAY.
TRENGOVE     English
Originally indicated a person from Trengove in Cornwall, England.
TRENT     English
Denoted one who lived near the River Trent in England.
TREVIS     English
English variant of TRAVERS.
TREVOR     Welsh
Originally from a place name meaning "big village" from Welsh tref "village" and mawr "large".
TRIFONOV     Bulgarian
Means "son of TRIFON".
TRIGGS     English
From a byname derived from Old Norse tryggr meaning "true, loyal".
TRITTEN     German
Originally denoted someone who lived by a set of steps, from Middle High German trit "step".
TROELSEN     Danish
Means "son of TROELS".
TRUCCO     Italian
Denoted a person coming from a place of this name in northern Italy.
TRUDU     Sardinian
Means "thrush" in Sardinian (from Latin turdus).
TRUEMAN     English
Variant of TRUMAN.
TRUJILLO     Spanish
Originally denoted a person from Trujillo, Spain, originally called Turgalium in Latin.
TRUMAN     English
Means "trusty man" in Middle English. A famous bearer of the surname was American president Harry S. Truman (1884-1972).
TRUMBAUER     German
Possibly from Middle High German trame "rafter, frame" and bauer "peasant, neighbour".
TSCHIDA     German
Possibly derived from a Slavic given name of unknown meaning.
TSUKUDA     Japanese
From Japanese (tsukuda) meaning "cultivated rice field".
TSVETANOV     Bulgarian
Means "son of TSVETAN".
TSVETKOV     Bulgarian
Means "son of TSVETKO".
TUCKER     English
Occupational name for a fuller of cloth, derived from Old English tucian meaning "offend, torment".
TUFF     English
Variant of TUFT.
TUFT     English
Denoted one who lived near a clump of trees or bushes, from Middle English tufte "tuft, clump", from Old French.
TUMICELLI     Italian
Possibly from a diminutive of the given name BARTOLOMEO.
TUNISON     Dutch
Americanized form of TEUNISSEN.
TUPPER     English
Occupational name for a herdsman, derived from Middle English toupe "ram".
TURATI     Italian
From the name of the town of Turate near Como in Lombardy.
TURCHI     Italian
Means "Turkish" in Italian.
TURNBULL     English, Scottish
Nickname for someone thought to be strong enough to turn around a bull.
TURNER     English
Occupational name for one who worked with a lathe, derived from Old English turnian "to turn", of Latin origin.
TYLER     English
Occupational name for a tiler of roofs, derived from Old English tigele "tile". A famous bearer of this name was American president John Tyler (1790-1862).
TYRELL     English
Variant of TERRELL.
TYRRELL     English
Variant of TERRELL.
TYSON (1)     English
Derived from a nickname for a quarrelsome person, from Old French tison meaning "firebrand".
TYSON (2)     English
Variant of DYSON.
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