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TEYTLBOYM     Yiddish
It literally means "date tree".
TEZUKA     Japanese
From Japanese 手 (te) meaning "hand" and 塚 (tsuka) meaning "mound, hillock, grave".
THACKERY     English
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’.
THACKWRAY     English
Means Thatcher, or someone who thatches roofs. A varient of the name Thatcher
THAKER     Indian, 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]
THAKKAR     Indian, Gujarati, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit or Middle Indo-Aryan thakkura meaning "deity, lord, god".
THAKUR     Indian
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.
THAL     Jewish, German
Ornamental and topographic name derived from German Tal "valley".
THAN     Vietnamese
Vietnamese: unexplained.
THANOS     Greek
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.
THAPA     Nepali, Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Hindi, Odia
Means "warrior" in Nepali. This was the name of an aristocratic dynasty in Nepal.
THEISEN     German, Danish, Norwegian
German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Matthias or Mathies (see Matthew).
THEISSEN     German
North German: patronymic from Theiss.
Means "Son of Theodoros"
THERIAULT     French (Rare)
Possibly from the Greek "therion" which means a beast of a nondescript nature.
THERL     ?
THERON     South 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]
THEROUX     French (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".
THERRIEN     French
Variant of TERRIEN.
THIBODEAU     French
Variant of Thibodeaux.
Variant of Thibault.
THIEL     German
Derived from Old High German thiot "people".
THIESSEN     German, Danish
Reduced form of the personal name Matthias or Mathies.
THIMMESCH     Luxembourgish
Meaning "Tiller of the Water" in Luxembourgish. A variant of the Germanic surname Miller
THIRIMANNE     Sinhalese
From an element with an unknown meaning combined with Sanskrit माने (māne) meaning "meaning, purpose".
THOM     German
THOMA     German, German (Swiss)
German and Swiss German: variant of Thomas. Greek: genitive patronymic from Thomas. Genitive patronymics are particularly associated with Cyprus.
THOMAN     German
Derived from the personal name Thoman.
THOMASON     Welsh, English, Swedish (Rare)
Means "son of Thomas".
THOMASSEN     Norwegian, Danish
Means "son of THOMAS".
THOMASSON     English
Son of Thomas.
THOMPKINS     English
Derived from the forename Thomas.
THOREAU     English
Last name of famous American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, sage writer and philosopher, Henry David Thoreau.
Means "daughter of Þórhallur" in Icelandic.
ÞÓRHALLSSON     Icelandic
Means "son of Þórhallur" in Icelandic.
THORN     Low 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]
THORNBURG     English
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.
THORNHILL     English
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".
THORNLEY     English
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]
THOROGOOD     English
Variant form of Thurgood.
ÞÓRSDÓTTIR     Icelandic
Means "daughter of ÞÓR" in Icelandic.
ÞÓRSSON     Icelandic
Means "son of ÞÓR" in Icelandic.
THRALL     English
English status name from Old English þr?l ‘thrall’, ‘serf’ (from Old Norse þræll).
THREADGOLD     English
Means "person who embroiders cloth with gold thread".
THREEPWOOD     English
The last name of the main pirate character in Lucaart's Monkey Island.
THREET     American (Anglicized), German
Americanization of German Tritt.
THRESTON     Medieval 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]
THULIS     Irish
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".
THURGOOD     English
From the Old English given name Thurgod (see Þórgautr).
THURMAN     English (Rare)
Composed of the elements þórr (see Thor) and mundr "protection".
THURSTON     English
Derived from the Old Norse personal name þórsteinn (see Torsten).
TIAZ     ?
TICHÁ     Czech, Slovak
Means "silent".
TICHÝ     Czech
Means "silent".
TICO     Spanish
From the given Tico.
TIDD     English
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]
TIÊN     Vietnamese
From the given name Tiên.
TIESCH     Jewish, German
Variant of Tisch.
TIESEMA     Frisian
It's a patronym and it means "son of Ties".
TIFFANY     English
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.
TIIK     Estonian
Tiik is an Estonian surname meaning "pond".
TIITSMAA     Estonian
Tiitsmaa is an Estonian surname derived from the masculine given name "Tiit" and "maa ("land"); "Tiit's land".
TIKHONOV     Russian
Means "son of Tikhon".
TILEA     Romanian
Meaning unknown.
TILNEY     English
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.
TIMBERLEY     American, 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]
TIMM     German, 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]
TIMOSHENKO     Ukrainian, Russian
From the names "Timothy, Tymofiy and Tymish". Means "son of Tymish". Also used in Russia.
TIMPSON     English (British)
Means son of Tim
TINDLE     English
Variant of Tindall.
Tinetariro means "We have hope". Usually given to declare that we have our hope in God.
TINSLEY     English
From a place name in England composed of the unattested name Tynni and Old English hlaw "hill, mound, barrow".
TIPPETTS     English (American)
Tippetts Recorded as Tipp, Tippe, diminutives Tippell, Tippets, Tipping, patronymics Tippett, Tipples, Tippins, and possibly others, this is a medieval English surname. ... [more]
TISCH     Jewish, German
Metonymic occupational name for a joiner, from German "Tisch", Yiddish "tish" meaning table.
TISSERAND     French
French for "weaver."
TKACZ     Polish, Jewish
Variant of Tkach. Means 'to weave'
TKACZ     Polish, Jewish
Variant of Tkach. Means 'to weave'
TKHAKUSHINOV     Circassian (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.
TLATILPA     Aztec
It means where fire is born.
TLEBZU     Circassian
Derived from Adyghe лӏы (ḷə) meaning "husband, man" combined with бзэу (bzăw) meaning "deer, stag".
TLEMSANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Tlemcen, the name of a city in north-western Algeria.
TOAL     Irish
TOBAR     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.
TOBE     Japanese
To ("Door") + Be ("Section, Part"). It's similar to Abe, kanji wise. Sunaho Tobe is a freelance illustrator and character designer.
TODA     Japanese
Japanese: there are multiple meanings with this surname depending on the kanji used. ... [more]
TODHUNTER     English
From the Old English word todde, meaning "fox", with "hunter",
TODOROVIĆ     Serbian
Means "son of Todor".
TOGAMI     Japanese
From Japanese 十神 (togami) meaning "ten gods".
TÖGYÖRD     Slovak
Slovak I have a baptismal record of my great Grandfather I can send.
TOIM     Estonian
Toim is an Estonian surname meaning "grain".
TOJO     Japanese
Variant transcription of Toujou.
TOKUGAWA     Japanese (Rare)
The kanji in this surname : Toku ("Virtue") + Gawa ("River"). Ieyasu Tokugawa was the first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate.
TOKUI     Japanese
Meaning : Toku "Virtue" and I "Well, Mineshaft, Pit".
TOLAN     Irish
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]
TOLAND     Irish
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".
TÕLDSEPP     Estonian
Tõldsepp is an Estonian surname meaning "carriage" or "coach smith".
TOLENTINO     Spanish
A town and commune of about 19,000 inhabitants, in the province of Macerata in the Marche region of central Italy.
TOLER     English
Variant of Toller.
TÕLL     Estonian
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.
TOLLEFSEN     Norwegian
From a patronymic from Tollef, a variant of Torleiv, from Old Norse þorleifr (see TORLEIF).
TOLLEFSON     Norwegian
Variant of TOLLEFSEN.
TOLLIVER     Italian, English (American)
Americanized version of Taliaferro
TOLSTOY     Russian
Means "the 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.
TOŁWIŃSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Podlachian village of Tołwin.
TOMAHAWK     Sioux
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".
TOMAN     Czech
Toman is nickname of name Tomas.
TOMASIK     Polish
Means "son of Tomas".
Habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Poland called Tomaszew or Tomaszewo, formed with the personal name Tomasz.
TOMASŻY     Polish
Comes from the personal name Tomasz and any other name that relates to that name.
TOMATSU     Japanese
From the Japanese 戸 (to or do) "door," "shutter" and 松 (matsu) "pine tree."
TOMCZAK     Polish
Patronymic from Tomek, a pet form of the personal name Tomasz, or Thomas.
TOMCZYK     Polish
Variant of Tomczak, also comes from the given name Tomasz (see Thomas)
TOMEK     Czech
Comes from a pet form of the personal name Tomáš.
TOMIČIĆ     Croatian
Variant of Tomčić. Derived from Toma.
TOMIYASU     Japanese
Tomi means "Wealthy" and Yasu means "Cheap, Inexpensive, Relax".
TOMKIN     English
Derived from the forename Thomas.
TOMKINS     English
Derived from the forename Thomas.
TOMLIN     English
From a pet form of Tom, a short form of the personal name Thomas.
TOMLINSON     English
Patronymic from the personal name Tomlin.
TOMOEDA     Japanese
Tomo means "Friend", Eda means "Branch".
TOMOSAKA     Japanese
Tomo means "Friend" and Saka means "Slope, Hill".
TOMPKINS     English
Derived from the forename Thomas.
TÔN     Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Sun.
TONDERAI     Shona
Tonderai means "Remember". This name is given as a call to remember a particular event or to remember one's origins.
TONER     Irish (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.
TÕNISSON     Estonian
Tõnisson is an Estonian surname derived from the Estonian masculine given name "Tõnis" and the Germanic word "son" = "Tõnis's son".
TONNELIER     French
French for "cooper."
TONNESEN     Norwegian
Means "son of Tonnes", Tonnes or Tønne(s) being a Norwegian short form of Antonius.
TÔN THẤT     Vietnamese
A royal Vietnamese surname created by the NGUYEN Dynasty.
TOOK     Literature
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]
TOOKE     English (Rare)
This unusual English surname is of pre 7th century Old Scandinavian origin.
TOOLAN     Irish
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".
TOOLIN     Irish
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".
TOOM     Estonian
Toom is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "Toomingas" ("bird cherry") or, from the shortened version of the masculine given name "Toomas".
TOOMEY     Irish
from ancient Gaelic personal name 'Tuama', probably derived from 'tuaim', meaning a hill or a small mountain
TOOMINGAS     Estonian
Toomingas is an Estonian surname meaning "bird cherry" (Prunus padus).
TOOMPERE     Estonian
Toompere is an Estonian surname meaning "Toom's (Toomas) family."
TOOMPUU     Estonian
Toompuu is an Estonian surname meaning "bird-cherry tree".
TOOMSALU     Estonian
Toomsalu is an Estonian surname meaning "bird-cherry grove".
TOOTS     Estonian
Toots is an Estonian name derived from "tootja", meaning "manufacturer".
TOPAZ     Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Topaz, which is a kind of a precious stone.
TOPELIUS     Finnish (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.
TÖPFER     German
It literally means "potter".
TOPRAK     Turkish
Toprak means "earth" in Turkish.
TORAN     Galician, Irish
Galician (Torán): habitational name from the village of Santa María de Torán in Ourense province.... [more]
TORKINGTON     English
Means "of Torkington". Torkington is an area in Greater Manchester, England.
TORM     Estonian
Torm is an Estonian surname meaning "storm".
TORN     German
Derived from Old High German dorn / torn "thorn". As a surname, it was usually given to someone who lived near a thorn hedge.
TORNATORE     Italian
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]
TÖRNBLAD     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of Swedish törn "thorn" and blad "leaf".
TORP     Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Scandinavian form of THORPE.
TORRALBA     Spanish, Catalan, Aragonese
Habitational name from any of several places called Torralba, named with torre meaning "tower" + alba meaning "white".
TORRAS     Spanish (?)
Means 'towers' in Spanish. Similar to name TORRES.
TORRENCE     Scottish, 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]
TORRENT     Spanish
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]
TORREZ     Spanish
Variant of Torres.
TORRIENTE     Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Cuban name likely meaning "river".
TORROELLA     Catalan
This indicates familial origin within any of various eponymous localities.
It literally means a place where there’s a tower.
TORRÓNTEGUI     Basque (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Torrontegi.
TORSHKHOEV     Ingush (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.
Swedish patronymic meaning "son of Torvald". ... [more]
TOSTA     Italian
Tosta literally means "hard" in italian.
TOTH     Hungarian, Jewish
A Hungarian surname that is used by the Jewish population.
TOTUM     Irish (Rare)
from the word "totem" meaning sign. Or from Irish 'titim' meaning 'fall'.
TOUATI     Arabic (Maghrebi), Judeo-Spanish
Habitual family name denoting someone who originated from the Touat (or Tuat) desert region in Algeria. It is also sometimes used by North African Sephardic Jews.
TOUGH     Scottish, English
Scottish variant of Tulloch. In Scotland it is pronounced tyookh. ... [more]
TOUILBINI     Arabic (Maghrebi, Rare)
Meaning unknown. A bearer is Abdelaziz Touilbini (1978-), an Algerian boxer.
TOUJOU     Japanese
From Japanese 東 (tou) meaning "east" and 條 or 条 (jou) meaning "paragraph".
TOUNSI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic تُونِسِيّ (tūnisiyy) meaning “Tunisian”, ultimately from تُونِس (tūnis) meaning "Tunisia, Tunis". It can refer to a native of the country of Tunisia, someone from the city of Tunis (in Tunisia), or the Tunisian Tounsi dialect of Arabic.
TOURVILLE     French
The name Tourville is a very old, and in one case, very famous name. One of the Marshall's of France was named Anne Hilarion de Cotentin de Tourville. This reads: Anne Hilarion of/from Cotentin, Comte (Count) of Tourville... [more]
TOUSSAINT     French
Derived from the given name Toussaint, which in turn is derived from Toussaint, the French name for the Christian feast day All Saints' Day (celebrated on November 1st every year). The French name for the feast day is a contraction of French tous les saints meaning "all (of) the saints".... [more]
TOUZANI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Meaning unknown; this surname is predominantly used in Morocco.
TOUZOV     Russian
Female version is Touzova.
TOVEY     English
From the Old Norse male personal name Tófi, a shortened form of various compound names beginning with Thorf- or Thorv- (e.g. Thorvaldr), based on the name of the thunder god Thórr... [more]
TOW     Scottish
Scottish: Variation of Tulloch.... [more]
TOWE     English
English variant of Tow.
TOWERS     French
1. Variant of Tower, with later -s. ... [more]
TOYA     Japanese
From Japanese 斗 (to) “constellation” and 矢 (ya) “arrow”
TOYODA     Japanese
Means "Abundant rice field"
TOYOGUCHI     Japanese (Rare)
Toyo ("Abundant") + ("Mouth,Opening"). Megumi Toyoguchi is a well-known radio personality and voice actress.
TRABELSI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
Originally indicated a person who came from the city of Tripoli in Libya. The city's name itself is of Greek origin meaning "three cities", from Greek τρι- (tri-) meaning "three" combined with πόλις (pólis) meaning "city".
TRAIN     English (British), English (Devon)
English (Devon): 1. metonymic occupational name for a trapper or hunter, from Middle English trayne, Old French traine ‘guile’, ‘snare’, ‘trap’. ... [more]
TRAINOR     Irish
Reduced form of McTraynor, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thréinfhir "son of Tréinfhear", a byname meaning "champion, strong man" (from tréan "strong" and fear "man").
TRAJANOVSKI     Macedonian
Means "son of Trajan".
TRAJČEVSKI     Macedonian
Means "son of Trajče".
TRAJKOVSKA     Macedonian
Feminine form of Trajkovski.
TRAJKOVSKI     Macedonian
Means "son of Trajko".
TRAORÉ     Western African, Manding
Manding surname of unknown meaning and etymology. It is a common surname in Western Africa.
TRAUSCH     German, Slavic, Low German, Luxembourgish
A nickname either derived from Trauschke, a nickname from Old Slavic drugu "companion", or from Middle Low German druus "sullen", "dour".
TRAUTWIG     German (Modern)
From an Ancient German given name made of the name elements TRUD "strength" and WIG "fight"
TRAYLOR     French
Assumed to mean "by the trail". May have originally been "Trouillart". Variations may include: Trail Traill Treil Trelly Teign Pentrail
TREACHER     English
From a medieval nickname for a tricky or deceptive person (from Old French tricheor "trickster, cheat").
TREBILCOCK     Cornish
Means "person from Trebilcock", Cornwall (apparently "dear one's farmstead"). The final -ck is standardly silent.
TREGORY     Cornish (Anglicized, Rare), English (Rare)
This obscure British surname is a variant form of Tregury, which is an anglicization of the rare Cornish surname Tregurtha.... [more]
TREGURTHA     Cornish
A rare Cornish surname that derives its name from either the manor of Tregurtha in the parish of St. Hilary (located in west Cornwall) or from the hamlet of Tregurtha Barton in the parish of St. Wenn (located in central Cornwall)... [more]
TREICHEL     German (Swiss)
Swiss German: from a word meaning ‘cow bell’, presumably a nickname for a cowherd or farmer, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who made cow bells.
TRELLES     Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Cuaña.
TREMAINE     Cornish
Comes from the Cornish words "tre", meaning settlement and "men", meaning stone.
TRENDAFILOV     Bulgarian
Means "son of Trendafil".
TRENFIELD     English (Rare)
Relatives from Gloucestershire
TRENTADUE     Italian
Trentadue, Joseph, Trentadue Irene, Trentadue Leo, Trentadue Evelyn, Trentadue Victor, Trentadue Cindy, Trentadue Steven, Trentadue Tyler, Trentadue Winery... [more]
TRESBY     ?
Derived from a Cornish place name meaning "Sulyen's farmstead" (see Sulien).
TREU     German, Jewish
From a nickname for a trustworthy person, from late Middle High German triuwe ‘loyal’. As a Jewish surname it is mainly ornamental.
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