All Submitted Surnames

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Tōno Japanese
From Japanese 東 (tō) meaning "east" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Tōno Japanese
From Japanese 遠 (tō) meaning "distant, far off" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
Tono Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese 東野 (see Tōno).
Tonosaki Japanese
From Japanese 外 (to) meaning "outside", an unwritten possessive marker 之 (no), and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Tôn Thất Vietnamese
Derived from Sino-Vietnamese 宗室 (tông thất) meaning "imperial clan". This name was used by the royal family of the Nguyễn dynasty.
Tontodonati Italian
From Italian tonto "foolish, stupid" and the given name Donato.
Tönz Romansh
Variant of Tenz.
Tooding Estonian
Tooding is an Estonian surname derived from "toodang" meaning "production" and "output".
Toodu Estonian
Toodu is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "toode" meaning "product", "manufacture", and "make".
Tooey Scottish
Variant of Toohey.
Toohey Scottish Gaelic
Modern form of the ancient pre 10th century Gaelic O' Tuathaigh meaning the descendant of the chief.
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.
Tool Estonian
Tool is an Estonian surname meaning "chair".
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".
Toomast Estonian
Toomast is an Estonian surname meaning "Prunus pole/structure".
Toombu Estonian
Toombu is an Estomian surname possibly derived "toompuu" meaning "bird-cherry tree".
Toomet Estonian
Toomet is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "toomingas" ("bird cherry") or, from a variant 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
Toomik Estonian
Toomik is an Estonian surname meaning "Prunus stand".
Tooming Estonian
Tooming is an Estonian surname derived from "toomingas", meaning "bird cherry" (Prunus padus).
Toomingas Estonian
Toomingas is an Estonian surname meaning "bird cherry" (Prunus padus).
Toomiste Estonian
Toomiste is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "Toomas" (a masculine given name).
Toommägi Estonian
Toommägi is an Estonian surname meaning "prunus (fruit bearing) mountain".
Toompalu Estonian
Toompalu is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "Toomas" (a masculine given name) and "palu" (a sandy heath).
Toompere Estonian
Toompere is an Estonian surname meaning "Toom's (Toomas) family."
Toompuu Estonian
Toompuu is an Estonian surname meaning "bird-cherry tree".
Toomre Estonian
Toomre is an Estonian surname derived from "toompuu", meaning "Prunus".
Toomsalu Estonian
Toomsalu is an Estonian surname meaning "bird-cherry grove".
Toomsoo Estonian
Toomsoo is an Estonian surname literally meaning "Toomas' swamp". However, it is a corruption of the surname "Thompson" or "Tomson" that has been Estonianized.
Toon English
From the Old English word tun meaning "enclosure, yard, town"
Tootmorsel Popular Culture
The surname used by the character Harry "Ocho" Tootmorsel in the animated series "The Amazing World of Gumball".... [more]
Toots Estonian
Toots is an Estonian name derived from "tootja", meaning "manufacturer".
Top Turkish
Means "ball, cannon" in Turkish.
Topal Turkish
Means "lame, crippled" in Turkish.
Topaz Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Topaz, which is a kind of a precious stone.
Topçu Turkish
Means "cannoneer, gunner, artilleryman" in Turkish.
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".
Toplitz German
German: habitational name from Teplice in northern Bohemia.
Topolovec Slovene, Croatian
Several locations in Slovenia and Croatia bare the name "Topolovec".
Topp German
German: from Low German topp 'point', 'tree top', hence a topographic name; or alternatively a metonymic occupational name or nickname from the same word in the sense 'braid'.
Toprak Turkish
Means "earth, soil, land" in Turkish.
Topuz Turkish
Means "mace, knob, club" in Turkish.
Torabi Persian
From the given name Torab.
Toran Galician, Irish
Galician (Torán): habitational name from the village of Santa María de Torán in Ourense province.... [more]
Torg English
Possibly from the Old Norse word “torg” meaning “marketplace”.
Toribio Spanish
From the given name Toribio.
Torii Japanese
Tori means "bird" and "minecraft, pit, well".
Torii Japanese
From Japanese 鳥 (tori) meaning "bird" and 居 (i) meaning "seat, abode".
Torinese Italian
One who came from Turin.
Torino Japanese
Tori means "bird" and no means "field, rice paddy".
Torio Japanese
Tori means "bird" and o means "tail".
Toriumi Japanese
From Japanese 鳥 (tori) meaning "bird" and 海 (umi) meaning "sea, ocean".
Toriyama Japanese
From Japanese 鳥 (tori) meaning "bird" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill". A notable bearer of this surname is Akira Toriyama (1955–), a manga artist best known for creating the Dragon Ball manga series.
Torkington English
From the name of a place in Greater Manchester, originally meaning "Tork's settlement" (Tork being a name or nickname combined with Old English tun meaning "enclosure, yard, town").
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
Combination of Swedish törne "thorn" and blad "leaf".
Torni Finnish
Means "tower" in Finnish.
Toro Spanish, Italian
Either a habitational name from Toro in Zamora province. Compare De Toro . Or a nickname for a lusty person or for someone who owned a bull or a metonymic occupational name for a tender of bulls or possibly for a bull fighter from toro "bull" (from Latin taurus).
Toronto Italian (Anglicized)
Possibly derived from the Italian province, Taranto.
Toros Greek
From Latin taurus "bull", Greek version of the Italian surname Toro.
Torp Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Scandinavian form of Thorpe.
Torquato Italian, Portuguese
From the given name Torquato
Torralba Spanish, Catalan, Aragonese
Habitational name from any of several places called Torralba, named with torre meaning "tower" + alba meaning "white".
Torrance Popular Culture
This is the surname of the character of Stephen King’s character Danny Torrance.
Torras Spanish (?)
Means 'towers' in Spanish. Similar to name Torres.
Torre Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian cognitive and, Spanish and Portuguese variant of Torres. From torre "tower" (from Latin turris).
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]
Torrey English
Means "conqueror, victor" in Old English.
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.
Torrontegi Basque
It literally means a place where there’s a tower.
Torrubiano Spanish
It indicates familial origin within the municipality of Torrubia de Soria.
Torsdottir Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Torsdotter meaning "Tor's daughter". It may also be a Swedification of Icelandic Þórsdóttir... [more]
Torsen Norwegian (Rare)
Means "son of Tor".
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.
Torta Italian
Probably from Italian torto "twisted, bent, crooked", or the related French tort "wrong, deviated".
Tortora Italian
From a given name derived from Italian tortora meaning "turtle dove", ultimately from Latin turtur (genitive turturis). It could also derive from a town and comune with the same name, located in the province of Cosenza in Calabria, Italy.
Tõru Estonian
Tõru is an Estonian surname meaning "acorn".
Tõruke Estonian
Tõruke is an Estonian surname derived from "toruke" meaning "tubule" and "pipe".
Torun Turkish
Means "grandchild" in Turkish.
Tõrv Estonian
Tõrv is an Estonian surname meaning "tar".
Torvalds Finland Swedish
From the given name Torvald. A notable bearer is Finnish software engineer Linus Torvalds (b. 1969), inventor of the Linux kernel.
Torvaldsson Swedish
Swedish patronymic meaning "son of Torvald". It was the surname name of Erik the Red (Eiríkr Þorvaldsson, anglicized as Erik Thorvaldsson or Erik Torvaldsson), father of Viking explorer Leif Erikson.
Toscano Italian, Spanish
Originally indicated someone who came from the region of Tuscany in central Italy.
Toshiyasu Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 敏 (toshi) meaning "smart; clever" and 安 (yasu) meaning "peaceful, tranquil, safe, simple, ammonium".
Tõsine Estonian
Tõsine is an Estonian surname meaning "serious" and "earnest".
Toso Japansee (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 十都 (see Totsu).... [more]
Tosō Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 十都 (see Totsu).
Tosta Italian
Tosta literally means "hard" in italian.
Tosun Turkish
Means "bullock" or "healthy, plump, stout" in Turkish.
Tot Serbian
Serbian variant of Tót.
Totaka Japanese
From Japanese 戸 (to) meaning "door" and 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high".
Toth English (Anglicized), German
Either an anglicized form of Hungarian Tóth or derived from German tot "dead" or Middle High German tote "godfather".
Toth Jewish
This surname is a Hungarian surname that has been used by the Jewish population.
Totino Italian
from a pet form of the personal name Toto.
Totsu Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 十 (to) meaning "10" and 都 (tsu) meaning "all; everyone".
Totsuka Japanese
From Japanese 戸 (to) meaning "door" and 塚 (tsuka) meaning "hillock, mound".
Totti Italian
From the Medieval given name Toto, abbreviation of either Benedetto or Battista... [more]
Totum Irish (Rare)
from the word "totem" meaning sign. Or from Irish 'titim' meaning 'fall'.
Tou Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 塔 (see ).
Touati Arabic (Maghrebi), Judeo-Spanish
Habitational name denoting someone who originally came from the region of Touat (or Tuat) in Algeria.
Touch Khmer
From Khmer តូច (touch) meaning "small".
Tough Scottish, English
Scottish variant of Tulloch. In Scotland it is pronounced tyookh. ... [more]
Tõugu Estonian
Tõugu is an Estonian surname meaning "half-blooded".
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".
Toukin Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 頭巾 or 頭金 (see Tōkin).
Toulouse French, French (African)
Derived from the name of the city of Toulouse.
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.
Toupin French, Breton, Norman
nickname from Old French toupin "spinning-top". in rare instances in the south probably from Old Occitan toupin "small earthenware pot" used as a metonymic occupational name for a potter.
Touré Western African
Probably derived from tùùré meaning "elephant" in the Soninké language.
Touriño Galician
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the parish of San Martiño de Lanzós in the municipality of Vilalba.
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)... [more]
Touzani Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly derived from Aït Touzine, the name of a Rifian tribe 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]
Tovmasyan Armenian
Means "son of Tovmas".
Tow Scottish
Scottish: Variation of Tulloch.... [more]
Towe English
English variant of Tow.
Towers French
1. Variant of Tower, with later -s. ... [more]
Towles Scottish
“Towles” is not to be confused with “towels” - note the placement of the “les” vs. “els” — as this clarifies pronunciation.
Townley English
Habitational name for a person from Towneley near Burnley in Lancashire, itself from the Old English elements tun "enclosure, settlement" and leah "wood, clearing"... [more]
Townshend English
Variant of Townsend. This surname is borne by the English musician Pete Townshend (1945-).
Toya Japanese
From Japanese 斗 (to) “constellation” and 矢 (ya) “arrow”
Toyama Japanese
From 当 (tou) meaning "this, correct" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain."
Toyoguchi Japanese (Rare)
Toyo means "abundant" and guchi means "mouth, opening". ... [more]
Toyokawa Japanese
From Japanese 豊 (toyo) meaning "bountiful, luxuriant" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
Toyonaga Japanese
From Japanese 豊 (toyo) meaning "lush, abundant" and 永 (naga) meaning "eternity, a long time".
Toyosaki Japanese
From Japanese 豊 (toyo) meaning "bountiful, luxuriant" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Tozawa Japanese
From Japanese 戸 (to) meaning "door" and 沢 or 澤 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
Tozer English
Tozer is a surname commonly believed to have originated in Devon, South West England. It is a reference to the occupation of carding of wool which was originally performed by the use of teasels (Latin carduus), via the Middle English word tōsen, to tease (out).
Toziya Turkish
From Rumelian.
Tozzi Italian
Derived from the Italian adjective tozzo meaning "squat; stocky" and also "chunk; hunk", both from Latin túndere meaning "to dent" or from Slavic stotz meaning "stump".... [more]
Traat Estonian
Traat is an Estonian surname meaning "wire" or "strand".
Trabelsi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Habitational name for someone originally from the city of Tripoli in Libya from Arabic طَرَابُلُس (ṭarābulus). The city's name ultimately comes from Ancient Greek Τρίπολις (Trípolis) meaning "three cities", from τρι- (tri-) meaning "three" and πόλις (pólis) meaning "city".
Trabelssi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Trabelsi.
Trabot Judeo-Provençal, Judeo-Italian
From the Burgundian town Trévoux, earlier Trévou. ... [more]
Trachang Thai (Rare)
Means "elephant seal" in Thai.
Trachtenberg German, Jewish
Could mean either mean "mountain of thoughts", from Yiddish trakhtn (טראַכטן) "to think" and berg "mountain" or "mountain of costumes", from German tracht "to wear, carry" and berg "mountain"... [more]
Traeger German
Derived from the German word Trager which means "Someone who carries something." Traeger could also mean "gift of God."
Trafford Anglo-Saxon
A habitational surname that originates from villages in Cheshire and Northamptonshire. First recorded as a surname in 1086. ... [more]
Trahan French (Cajun), Welsh
From the Welsh name Trahern, derived from the Welsh family seat Trehaverne.
Trail Scottish
This surname is most likely a habitational name, taken on from a place name; perhaps from the Gaelic "Traill Creek" which runs into Upper Loch Torridon of Scotland.... [more]
Train English
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").
Trajković Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Trajko".
Tramp German
The Tramp surname may be derived from the Middle High German word "trumpe," meaning "drum."
Trando Italian
Italian: from the Germanic (Lombardic) personal name Brando, a short form of the various compound personal names formed with brand ‘sword’, particularly Aldobrando and Ildebrando.
Trang Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Zhuang from Sino-Vietnamese 莊 (trang).
Tranmer English
This particular name derives from Tranmere, a district within the borough of Birkenhead, Cheshire. The placename, recorded as Tranemor in the County Court, City Court and Eyre Rolls of Chester in 1260, is composed of the old Norse elements trani, meaning crane, plus melr, sandbank.
Tranquilli Italian
Derived from the given name Tranquillo.
Transfiguracion Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish transfiguración meaning "transfiguration," referring to an event where Jesus is transfigured and becomes radiant in glory upon a mountain.
Traoré Western African, Manding
Francization of Manding Tarawele, which is of uncertain etymology. It was originally used by 13th-century Malian warrior Tiramakhan and possibly means "going to call it".
Trapanese Italian
Habitational name meaning "Trapanese", "from the city of Trapani or "from the province of Trapani". Variant of Trapani.
Traspeña Spanish
It indicates familial origin within the locality of Traspeña de la Peña in the municipality of Castrejón de la Peña.
Trass Estonian
Trass is an Estonian surname meaning "highway".
Traube German
Means "grape" in German.
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".
Traut German
From either a nickname or a given name derived from the Middle High German word trut "dear, beloved".
Trauth German
Variant of Traut.
Trautwein German
Derived from a medieval given name composed of Middle High German trut meaning "beloved" and win meaning "friend".
Trautwig German (Modern)
From an Ancient German given name made of the name elements TRUD "strength" and WIG "fight"
Travar Croatian, Serbian
Derived from travar, meaning "herbalist".
Traylor French
Assumed to mean "by the trail". May have originally been "Trouillart". Variations may include: Trail Traill Treil Trelly Teign Pentrail
Traynor English
Derives from old English word 'trayne' which means to trap or to snare. Also an occupational name given to horse trainers. First found in Yorkshire, England in the 1300s.
Treacher English
From a medieval nickname for a tricky or deceptive person (from Old French tricheor "trickster, cheat").
Treadwell English
Occupational name for a fuller, a person who cleaned and shrunk newly woven cloth by treading it. It is derived from Middle English tred(en) "to tread" and well "well".
Trebbi Italian
Cesare Mauro Trebbi was an Italian painter and lithographer (1847–1931).... [more]
Trebilcock Cornish
Means "person from Trebilcock", Cornwall (apparently "dear one's farmstead"). The final -ck is standardly silent.
Tredoni Italian
Mrs. Tredoni is the main antagonist of the 1976 slasher film Alice, Sweet Alice. The role was played by American actress Mildred Clinton (1914-2010).
Trefusis English
The name of an estate in Cornwall, England.
Tregarthen Cornish
From Tregarthen in Ludgvan; from treg-ar-den the dwelling upon the hill, or treg-arth-en, the dwelling upon the high place.... [more]
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]