Sioux Submitted Surnames
are used by the Sioux people of the central United States and Canada.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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".