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TENEYCKDutch
Topographic name for someone who lived by a prominent oak tree, Middle Dutch eyk. This has been a prominent family name in Albany, NY, area since the 1630s.
TENKUBASHIJapanese (Rare), Popular Culture
Written with kanji meaning "Heaven Sky Bridge", possibly rare. This surname is possessed by two characters in popular culture, Aika Tenkubashi from "Shomin Sample", and Tomoka Tenkubashi from the "Idolm@sters: Million Live" game.
TENORIOSpanish
Given to population of spaniards that ruled for centuries over southern Italy.... [more]
TENTACLESPopular Culture
This is the surname of Squidward Tentacles from SpongeBob SquarePants.
TENZINBhutanese
From the given name Tenzin.
TEODORCZUKPolish
From the given name Teodor.
TEODOROPortuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Italian, Spanish
Comes from the given name Teodoro. It derives from Theodoros, a compound containing the elements theos, meaning "god", plus doron, a "gift, hence"; "God's gift".
TEODORSSONSwedish
Meaning "Teodor's son"
TERAEstonian
Tera is an Estonia surname that can mean "blade", "edge" and "grain".
TERADAJapanese
Tera means "Buddhist Temple" and Da means "Rice Paddy, Field".
TERAUCHIJapanese
From the Japanese 寺 (tera) "{Buddhist} temple" and 内 (uchi or nai) "inside."
TER-GRIGORYANArmenian
The surname Grigoryan derives from the name Grigor, which is Armenian pronunciation of the name Gregory (it derives from Greek word, γρηγορος, and means 'watchful', 'alert'). Adding to the name the prefix Ter- is the way people call the priests in Armenia (in English often the word "Father" is used instead)... [more]
TERRACCIANOItalian
Italian "Fenced In Land" from Italian "Terra" meaning "Land" and "Ciano" meaning "Fenced"
TERRACEScottish
Possibly means "from Tarras", a place in Morayshire, Scotland.
TERRASEstonian
Terras is an Estonian name derived from "terrass", meaning "terrace".
TERRIENFrench
Topographic name from an adjectival derivative of terre "land", denoting someone who lived and worked on the land, i.e. a peasant. It is Americanized frequently as Landers, and occasionally as Farmer.
TERSEEnglish
This name means literally curt, short or stiff. Similar to Stiff (surname) (see STIFF under user submitted names) Not very commonly used. If you're looking for a name for a fictional character who is either an antagonist or just likes to stir things up, you could probably use this.
TERSOOTiv
Means, "father's love". Has its history from Tiv origin. Its a common name amongst the Tiv people of Nigeria.
TERWILIGERAmerican
a name adopted by a Dutch family in New York
TERWILLIGEREnglish
An anglicized version of the Dutch surname, Der Willikeur, meaning "a by-law; a statute". Also, Der willige-waar, means "serviceable ware", or "ware that sells well" and could be related as well.
TESCHERGerman, Danish
Occupational name for a joiner or a variant of Tasch.
TESFAYEAmharic, Ethiopian
From the given name Tesfaye.
TESHOMEAmharic, Ethiopian
From the given name Teshome.
TESLASerbian
From a special kind of ax a woodworker would use - adze, called tesla.... [more]
TESSLERRomanian, Russian
Russian, Christian. From The original name tescherak
TETRAULTFrench
French, Franko-American
TETREAULTFrench
Ultimately derived from French tistre "to weave".
TEYTLBOYMYiddish
It literally means "date tree".
TEZUKAJapanese
From Japanese 手 (te) meaning "hand" and 塚 (tsuka) meaning "mound, hillock, grave".
THACKERYEnglish
English (Yorkshire) habitational name from Thackray in the parish of Great Timble, West Yorkshire, now submerged in Fewston reservoir. It was named with Old Norse þak ‘thatching’, ‘reeds’ + (v)rá ‘nook’, ‘corner’.
THACKWRAYEnglish
Means Thatcher, or someone who thatches roofs. A varient of the name Thatcher
THAINScots, English
Occupational surname meaning a nobleman who served as an attendant to royals or who was awarded land by a king.
THAKERIndian, Gujarati
Gujarati surname referring to Kashiraj Thaker, an 11th century Kashmiri Brahmin who traveled to the present-day state of Gujarat to spread and maintain Hinduism. In 1947, while India and Pakistan were engaged in conflict, many Thakers from Gujarat fled to East Africa, the United Kingdom, or the United States, leading these regions to house a significant population of members today.... [more]
THAKKARIndian, Gujarati, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit or Middle Indo-Aryan thakkura meaning "deity, lord, god".
THAKURIndian
Indian (northern states): Hindu name meaning ‘deity’, ‘god’, ‘lord’ in modern Indian languages, from Sanskrit or Middle Indo-Aryan ̣thakkura. Compare Thakkar. Although this name is commonly associated with Kshatriyas, it is also found among Brahmans and other communities.
THALJewish, German
Ornamental and topographic name derived from German Tal "valley".
THANVietnamese
Vietnamese: unexplained.
THANEScots, English
Occupational surname meaning a nobleman who served as an attendant to royals or who was awarded land by a king. Variant of Thain.
THANOSGreek
From a short form of the personal name Athanasios, literally "immortal". This was the name of several saints venerated in the Greek Orthodox Church, the most important of them being Athanasios the Great (293–373), theologian and patriarch of Alexandria in Egypt.
THAPANepali, Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Hindi, Odia
Means "warrior" in Nepali. This was the name of an aristocratic dynasty in Nepal.
THEISENGerman, Danish, Norwegian
German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Matthias or Mathies (see Matthew).
THEISSENGerman
North German: patronymic from Theiss.
THEODOROPOULOSGreek
Means "son of Theodoros" in Greek.
THERIAULTFrench (Rare)
Possibly from the Greek "therion" which means a beast of a nondescript nature.
THERONSouth African, Occitan
South African surname of Occitan origin derived from any of the various locations named Théron or Thérond. The name itself is ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *tur- or Latin torus/thorus meaning "height, elevation"... [more]
THEROUXFrench (Quebec)
Southern French (Théroux): of uncertain origin; perhaps a topographic name for someone living by "the wells", from a plural variant of Occitan théron "well".
THEUMAMaltese
Most likely derived from the Arabic al-tawmi - aka someone who grows garlic in their fields. It could also be derived from the word tawm meaning twins.
THIELGerman
Derived from Old High German thiot "people".
THIESSENGerman, Danish
Reduced form of the personal name Matthias or Mathies.
THIMMESCHLuxembourgish
Meaning "Tiller of the Water" in Luxembourgish. A variant of the Germanic surname Miller
THIRIMANNESinhalese
From an element with an unknown meaning combined with Sanskrit माने (māne) meaning "meaning, purpose".
THOMAGerman, German (Swiss)
German and Swiss German: variant of Thomas. Greek: genitive patronymic from Thomas. Genitive patronymics are particularly associated with Cyprus.
THOMANGerman
Derived from the personal name Thoman.
THOMISONEnglish
A Variant of Thompson, meaning "Son of Thomas".
THOMLISONEnglish
Possibly variant of Thompson, similar to Thom-LIN-son.
THOMPKINSEnglish
Derived from the forename Thomas.
THOMPSENEnglish
Variant of Thompson meaning "Son of Thomas".
THOMSENEnglish
A variant of Thompson, meaning "Son of Thomas".
THOREAUEnglish
Last name of famous American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, sage writer and philosopher, Henry David Thoreau.
ÞÓRHALLDÓTTIRIcelandic
Means "daughter of Þórhallur" in Icelandic.
ÞÓRHALLSSONIcelandic
Means "son of Þórhallur" in Icelandic.
THORNLow German, German, German (Silesian), Polish, Luxembourgish
In North German, Danish, and Luxembourgish, it is a habitational name for someone who lived near a tower, from Middle Low German torn "tower".... [more]
THORNBURGEnglish
The name Thornburg comes from the Old English thorn broc, because the original bearers lived near a "stream by the thorns" in Buckinghamshire and North Yorkshire.
THORNHILLEnglish
Habitational name from any of various places named Thornhill, for example in Derbyshire, West Yorkshire, Dorset, and Wiltshire, from Old English þorn "thorn bush" + hyll "hill".
THORNLEYEnglish
Derived from Thornley, which is the name of three villages in England (two are located in the county of Durham, the third in Lancashire). All three villages derive their name from Old English þorn "thorn" and Old English leah "clearing (in a wood), glade", which gives their name the meaning of "the thorny glade"... [more]
THOROGOODEnglish
Variant form of Thurgood.
ÞÓRSDÓTTIRIcelandic
Means "daughter of ÞÓR" in Icelandic.
ÞÓRSSONIcelandic
Means "son of ÞÓR" in Icelandic.
THRALLEnglish
English status name from Old English þr?l ‘thrall’, ‘serf’ (from Old Norse þræll).
THREADGOLDEnglish
Means "person who embroiders cloth with gold thread".
THREEPWOODEnglish
The last name of the main pirate character in Lucaart's Monkey Island.
THREETAmerican (Anglicized), German
Americanization of German Tritt.
THRESTONMedieval English (Rare)
The surname of Threston is English in origin, and, means "to twist"** and, can be traced as far back as the 11th century where the name is found in the "Domesday Book." The name Threston is a variation of the name of the town of Threxton, Norfolk, UK, and, there are several variations of the name Threxton including:... [more]
THULISIrish
The meaning of the name is unclear, but it seems to derive from the pre 13th century Gaelic O' Tuathalain suggesting that it was probably religious and may translate as "The male descendant of the follower of the lord".
THURGOODEnglish
From the Old English given name Thurgod (see Þórgautr).
THURMANEnglish (Rare)
Composed of the elements þórr (see Thor) and mundr "protection".
THURSTONEnglish
Derived from the Old Norse personal name þórsteinn (see Torsten).
TIAGOPortuguese
From the given name Tiago.
TIBAYANFilipino, Tagalog
Means "to strengthen" in Tagalog.
TICHÁCzech, Slovak
Means "silent".
TICHÝCzech
Means "silent".
TICOSpanish
From the given Tico.
TIDDEnglish
This Old English Surname was derived from a hill named after its resemblance to a teat or tead (mammary gland) of which Tidd is a variant. That name became a name for the locale and further by extension for its people... [more]
TIÊNVietnamese
From the given name Tiên.
TIESEMAFrisian
It's a patronym and it means "son of Ties".
TIFFANYEnglish
From the medieval female personal name Tiffania (Old French Tiphaine, from Greek Theophania, a compound of theos "God" and phainein "to appear"). This name was often given to girls born around the feast of Epiphany.
TIIGIMAAEstonian
Tiigimaa is an Estonian surname meaning "pond land".
TIIKEstonian
Tiik is an Estonian surname meaning "pond".
TIITSMAAEstonian
Tiitsmaa is an Estonian surname derived from the masculine given name "Tiit" and "maa ("land"); "Tiit's land".
TIKHONOVRussian
Means "son of Tikhon".
TIKKEREstonian
Tikker is an Estonian surname meaning "gooseberry".
TILEARomanian
Meaning unknown.
TILNEYEnglish
Used in farming familys back in the 18th century but its still living true! but this very rare and uniqe name is only used in three family in australia.
TIMBERLEYAmerican, English (Rare)
Means "timber clearing" in English. From the Middle English words tymber, meaning wood trees, and leah, meaning clearing. The name's origin be related to tree farming.... [more]
TIMMGerman, Dutch, English
English: probably from an otherwise unrecorded Old English personal name, cognate with the attested Continental Germanic form Timmo. This is of uncertain origin, perhaps a short form of Dietmar... [more]
TIMOSHENKOUkrainian, Russian
From the names "Timothy, Tymofiy and Tymish". Means "son of Tymish". Also used in Russia.
TINETARIROShona
Tinetariro means "We have hope". Usually given to declare that we have our hope in God.
TINSLEYEnglish
From a place name in England composed of the unattested name Tynni and Old English hlaw "hill, mound, barrow".
TIPPETTSEnglish (American)
Tippetts Recorded as Tipp, Tippe, diminutives Tippell, Tippets, Tipping, patronymics Tippett, Tipples, Tippins, and possibly others, this is a medieval English surname. ... [more]
TISCHJewish, German
Metonymic occupational name for a joiner, from German "Tisch", Yiddish "tish" meaning table.
TISSERANDFrench
French for "weaver."
TKACZPolish, Jewish
Variant of Tkach. Means 'to weave'
TKACZPolish, Jewish
Variant of Tkach. Means 'to weave'
TKHAKUSHINOVCircassian (Russified)
Russified form of a Circassian family name of unknown meaning. A notable bearer is Aslan Tkhakushinov (1947-), the former Head of the Republic of Adygea, Russia.
TLATILPAAztec
It means where fire is born.
TLEBZUCircassian
Derived from Adyghe лӏы (ḷə) meaning "husband, man" combined with бзэу (bzăw) meaning "deer, stag".
TLEMSANIArabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Tlemcen, the name of a city in north-western Algeria.
TOBARSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.
TOBEJapanese
To ("Door") + Be ("Section, Part"). It's similar to Abe, kanji wise. Sunaho Tobe is a freelance illustrator and character designer.
TODAJapanese
Japanese: there are multiple meanings with this surname depending on the kanji used. ... [more]
TODHUNTEREnglish
From the Old English word todde, meaning "fox", with "hunter",
TODOROVIĆSerbian
Means "son of Todor".
TOGAMIJapanese
From Japanese 十神 (togami) meaning "ten gods".
TÖGYÖRDSlovak
Slovak I have a baptismal record of my great Grandfather I can send.
TOHTEstonian
Toht is an Estonian surname meaning "(tree) bark".
TOIMEstonian
Toim is an Estonian surname meaning "grain".
TOJOJapanese
Variant transcription of Toujou.
TOKUFUJIJapanese
Toku means "Virtue" and Fuji means "Wisteria".
TOKUGAWAJapanese (Rare)
The kanji in this surname : Toku ("Virtue") + Gawa ("River"). Ieyasu Tokugawa was the first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate.
TOKUIJapanese
Meaning : Toku "Virtue" and I "Well, Mineshaft, Pit".
TOLANIrish
Recorded as O' Tolan, O' Twolan, Toland, Toolan, Toolin, apparently Thulis, possibly on some occasions O' Toole, and probably others, this is an ancient Irish surname of very confusing origins... [more]
TOLANDIrish
The meaning of the name is unclear, but it seems to derive from the pre 13th century Gaelic O' Tuathalain suggesting that it was probably religious and may translate as "The male descendant of the follower of the lord".
TÕLDSEPPEstonian
Tõldsepp is an Estonian surname meaning "carriage" or "coach smith".
TOLENTINOSpanish
A town and commune of about 19,000 inhabitants, in the province of Macerata in the Marche region of central Italy.
TOLEREnglish
Variant of Toller.
TOLIVARAsturian (Modern, Rare), English (Rare)
Variant of Tolliver. Apparently, this name may have originated in Candamo, Asturias, in the 18th (or earlier) century. The "var" last syllable may be related to "fer," and the meaning may be related to iron, e.g. iron miner, iron refiner, etc... [more]
TÕLLEstonian
Tõll is an Estonian surname derived from the mythological Estonian hero giant Suur Tõll ("Big Tõll" or "Tõll the Great") who lived on the island of Saaremaa.
TOLLEFSENNorwegian
From a patronymic from Tollef, a variant of Torleiv, from Old Norse þorleifr (see TORLEIF).
TOLLIEstonian
Tolli is an Estonian surname meaning "bonded".
TOLSTOYRussian
Means "fat" from Russian толстый (tolstyy) meaning "thick, stout, fat". This was the name of a Russian family of nobility; a notable member was Count Lev "Leo" Tolstoy (1828-1910), a Russian writer.
TOŁWIŃSKIPolish
This indicates familial origin within the Podlachian village of Tołwin.
TOMAHAWKSioux
The name comes from Powhatan tamahaac, derived from the Proto-Algonquian root *temah- 'to cut off by tool'. Algonquian cognates include Lenape təmahikan, Malecite-Passamaquoddy tomhikon, Abenaki demahigan, all of which mean "axe".
TOMANCzech
Toman is nickname of name Tomas.
TOMASIKPolish
Means "son of Tomas".
TOMASZEWSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Poland called Tomaszew or Tomaszewo, formed with the personal name Tomasz.
TOMASŻYPolish
Comes from the personal name Tomasz and any other name that relates to that name.
TOMATSUJapanese
From the Japanese 戸 (to or do) "door," "shutter" and 松 (matsu) "pine tree."
TOMAZINIS?
Unknown
TOMCZAKPolish
Patronymic from Tomek, a pet form of the personal name Tomasz, or Thomas.
TOMCZYKPolish
Variant of Tomczak, also comes from the given name Tomasz (see Thomas)
TOMEKCzech
Comes from a pet form of the personal name Tomáš.
TOMIČIĆCroatian
Variant of Tomčić. Derived from Toma.
TOMIIEJapanese
Tomi means "Wealth, Abundance, Fortune" and Ie means "House, Home, Building, Family, Dwelling, Residence, Habitation".
TOMITAJapanese
Tomi means "Abundance, Wealth" and Ta means "Rice Patty, Field."
TOMIYASUJapanese
Tomi means "Wealthy" and Yasu means "Cheap, Inexpensive, Relax".
TOMKINEnglish
Derived from the forename Thomas.
TOMKINSEnglish
Derived from the forename Thomas.
TOMLINEnglish
From a pet form of Tom, a short form of the personal name Thomas.
TOMLINSONEnglish
Patronymic from the personal name Tomlin.
TOMLISONEnglish
A variant of Tomlinson, or Thomlinson.
TOMOEDAJapanese
Tomo means "Friend", Eda means "Branch".
TOMOSAKAJapanese
友 (Tomo) means "Friend" and 坂 (Saka) means "Slope, Hill".
TOMPEstonian
Tomp is an Estonian surname meaning "stump".
TOMPKINSEnglish
Derived from the forename Thomas.
TOMSONEnglish
A variant of Thompson, meaning "Son of Thomas".
TÔNVietnamese
Vietnamese form of Sun.
TONDERAIShona
Tonderai means "Remember". This name is given as a call to remember a particular event or to remember one's origins.
TONERIrish (Anglicized, Modern)
An anglicized form of the Irish Gaelic surname, O'Tomhrair. Still used in the modern day Republic of Ireland, and relatively common in Atlantic Canada.
TÕNISSONEstonian
Tõnisson is an Estonian surname derived from the Estonian masculine given name "Tõnis" and the Germanic word "son" = "Tõnis's son".
TÕNISTEEstonian
Tõniste is an Estonian surname derived from the masculine given name "Tõnu".
TÕNNEstonian
Tõnn is an Estonian surname and masculine given name related to the masculine given name "Tõnu".
TONNELIERFrench
French for "cooper."
TONNESENNorwegian
Means "son of Tonnes", Tonnes or Tønne(s) being a Norwegian short form of Antonius.
TÔN THẤTVietnamese
A royal Vietnamese surname created by the NGUYEN Dynasty.
TOOKLiterature
In J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings", the surname of Peregrin "Pippin" Took, a cousin of Meriadoc Brandybuck and second cousin of Frodo Baggins. Bandobras Took, also known as the Old Took, is somewhat a famous name in Hobbit-lore, as he was not only adventurous but a friend of Gandalf's and tall enough to ride a horse... [more]
TOOKEEnglish (Rare)
This unusual English surname is of pre 7th century Old Scandinavian origin.
TOOLEstonian
Tool is an Estonian surname meaning "chair".
TOOLANIrish
The meaning of the name is unclear, but it seems to derive from the pre 13th century Gaelic O' Tuathalain suggesting that it was probably religious and may translate as "The male descendant of the follower of the lord".
TOOLINIrish
The meaning of the name is unclear, but it seems to derive from the pre 13th century Gaelic O' Tuathalain suggesting that it was probably religious and may translate as "The male descendant of the follower of the lord".
TOOMEstonian
Toom is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "Toomingas" ("bird cherry") or, from the shortened version of the masculine given name "Toomas".
TOOMEYIrish
from ancient Gaelic personal name 'Tuama', probably derived from 'tuaim', meaning a hill or a small mountain
TOOMINGASEstonian
Toomingas is an Estonian surname meaning "bird cherry" (Prunus padus).
TOOMPEREEstonian
Toompere is an Estonian surname meaning "Toom's (Toomas) family."
TOOMPUUEstonian
Toompuu is an Estonian surname meaning "bird-cherry tree".
TOOMREEstonian
Toomre is an Estonian surname derived from "toompuu", meaning "Prunus".
TOOMSALUEstonian
Toomsalu is an Estonian surname meaning "bird-cherry grove".
TOOTSEstonian
Toots is an Estonian name derived from "tootja", meaning "manufacturer".
TOPAZHebrew (Modern)
From the given name Topaz, which is a kind of a precious stone.
TOPELIUSFinnish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Latinized form of the Finnish place name Toppila in Ostrobothnia, Finland. Zachris Topelius (1818-1898) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish author, journalist, and historian.
TÖPFERGerman
It literally means "potter".
TOPRAKTurkish
Toprak means "earth" in Turkish.
TORANGalician, Irish
Galician (Torán): habitational name from the village of Santa María de Torán in Ourense province.... [more]
TORKINGTONEnglish
Means "of Torkington". Torkington is an area in Greater Manchester, England.
TORMEstonian
Torm is an Estonian surname meaning "storm".
TORNGerman
Derived from Old High German dorn / torn "thorn". As a surname, it was usually given to someone who lived near a thorn hedge.
TORNATOREItalian
Derived from Italian tornatore meaning "turner", which refers to a craftsman who turns and shapes various materials (such as wood and metal) on a lathe. In other words: this surname is the Italian cognate of the English surname Turner... [more]
TÖRNBLADSwedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of Swedish törn "thorn" and blad "leaf".
TORPNorwegian, Swedish, Danish
Scandinavian form of THORPE.
TORRALBASpanish, Catalan, Aragonese
Habitational name from any of several places called Torralba, named with torre meaning "tower" + alba meaning "white".
TORRASSpanish (?)
Means 'towers' in Spanish. Similar to name TORRES.
TORRENCEScottish, Irish
Scottish and northern Irish habitational name from either of two places called Torrance (one near East Kilbride, the other north of Glasgow under the Campsie Fells), named with Gaelic torran ‘hillock’, ‘mound’, with the later addition of the English plural -s.... [more]
TORRENTSpanish
A topographical name for someone who lived by a flood stream, deriving from the Spanish torrente. Topographical surnames were among the earliest created, since both natural and man-made features in the landscape provided easily recognisable distinguish names in the small communities of the Middle Ages... [more]
TORRIENTESpanish (Latin American, Rare)
Cuban name likely meaning "river".
TORROELLACatalan
This indicates familial origin within any of various eponymous localities.
TORRONTEGIBasque
It literally means a place where there’s a tower.
TORSHKHOEVIngush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush family name derived the name of an Ingush teip (clan). The clan's name itself is derived from ТӀаьрши (Tarsh), a village in Ingushetia, of unknown meaning.
TORVALDSSONSwedish
Swedish patronymic meaning "son of Torvald". ... [more]
TÕSINEEstonian
Tõsine is an Estonian surname meaning "serious" and "earnest".
TOSTAItalian
Tosta literally means "hard" in italian.
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