Native American Submitted Surnames
are or were used by the various indigenous peoples who inhabited North and South America.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
meaning "his grandchild", a commonly adopted surname when the BIA required Native Americans to take surnames for the purpose of official records.
Derived from Navajo bá
"for him" and álílee
from the word kaan
From Navajo tłʼaaí
meaning "lefty, left-handed one", from the verb nishtłʼa
"to be left-handed".
From Navajo hataałii
meaning "medicine man, shaman", literally "singer" (from the verb hataał
"he sings, he is chanting").
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".
VENZOR Native American (?)
Perhaps from a native American language: commonly found in northern Mexico, alongside the variants Vensor, Benzor and Bensor, unexplained.