All Submitted Surnames

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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]
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]
Trei Estonian
Trei is an Estonian surname meaning "turn".
Treial Estonian
Treial is an Estonian surname meaning "turner".
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.
Treike German
Surname of german origin, sometimes also used as a given name.
Treisalt Estonian
Treisalt is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "treima (turn)" and "salto (somersault)".
Trejo Spanish
Spanish habitational surname, for someone from Trexo, a place in Asturias in northwest Spain.
Trelawny Cornish
A habitational surname that originated in Cornwall.
Trelles Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Cuaña.
Tremain Literature (Modern)
Surname of a character in Esther Forbes novel, Johnny Tremain.
Tremaine Cornish
Variant of Tremayne. A famous fictional bearer is Lady Tremaine, the main antagonist of Disney's Cinderella (1950).
Tremayne Cornish
Name for someone from any of various locations called Tremayne (or Tremaine), from Cornish tre meaning "home, settlement, town" and men meaning "stone".
Tremel German
A nickname for a disagreeable person, from German tremel, meaning "boor ruffian".
Treml German
Variant of Tremel.
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]
Tressillian English
Derived from a Cornish place name meaning "Sulyen's farmstead" (see Sulien).
Trettin German
Habitational name from a place so named in Brandenburg.
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.
Treuz German
Derived from the town Trezzo sull'Adda in northern Italy, the name di Trezzo was used by a Milanese armourer family of the 14th century with the first known member being Bazarino di Trezzo, who was possibly also related to the Missaglia family of armourers... [more]
Trevelyan Welsh, Cornish
Derived from a place-name which originally meant "farmstead ' trev' or Tref (town in Welsh) of Elyan".
Treviño Spanish
Habitational name from either of the places so named in the provinces of Burgos and Santander.
Trevisan Italian
From the city of Treviso, in Veneto.
Trevithick Cornish
Means "person from Trevithick", the name of various places in Cornwall ("farmstead" with a range of personal names). It was borne by British engineer Richard Trevithick (1771-1833), developer of the steam engine.
Trewhitt English
From the location of the same name Trewhitt
Trewin Cornish
Habitational name from Trewin in Cornwall.
Trexler German
It is derived from the Middle High German "Drehseler," meaning "turner," and was most likely initially borne by a turner or lathe worker.
Trezeguet French
Meaning uncertain, possibly an occupational name derived from Old French treize, treze meaning "thirteen" and guet (itself from Old French gué) meaning "look-out, watch, vigil"... [more]
Trezise Cornish
Means "person from Trezise or Tresayes", Cornwall ("Englishman's farmstead").
Tri Vietnamese
An unexplained Vietnamese surname.
Triano Spanish
Possibly a habitational name from Triano, the Castilianized name of the Basque towns called Abanto and Urtuella, in Biscay province, Basque Country.
Triantafyllidis Greek
Means "son of Triantafyllos" in Greek.
Triantafyllidou Greek
Patronymic from the genitive form of Triantafyllos.
Triarico Italian
Possibly an altered form of Tricarico.
Tribbiani Italian
Joseph Francis Tribbiani Jr. is a fictional character, serving as one of the primary characters of the NBC sitcom Friends and the main protagonist of its spin-off Joey, and he is portrayed by Matt LeBlanc in both series.
Tribudarak Thai
From Thai ตรี (tri), a transcription of Sanskrit त्रि (trí) meaning "3", บุ (bu) meaning "to line", ดา (da) meaning "to walk together, scattered", and รักษ์ (rak) meaning "to cure, to take care of".
Tricarico Italian
Denoting someone from the province of Tricarico, in Basilicata.
Triệu Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Zhao, from Sino-Vietnamese 趙 (triệu).
Trieu Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Triệu.
Trifiletti Sicilian
Topographic name from a diminutive of Greek triphyllon "trefoil".
Trifunović Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Trifun".
Trigga English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Triggs or Trigg.
Trigiani Italian
Adriana Trigiani (1969-) is an Italian-American best-selling author, award-winning playwright, television writer/producer, film director/screenwriter/producer, and entrepreneur based in New York City.
Trigueros Spanish
Habitational name from places in Huelva and Valladolid named Trigueros, from a derivative of trigo ‘wheat’, or possibly triguero ‘corn merchant’. Nickname from triguero ‘dark blond’, ‘corn colored’.
Trikah Indian
Variant of Trikha.
Trilling German
nickname from Middle High German drilinc "one of three one third" which was also the name of a medieval coin.
Trillo Spanish
It literally means "threshing board".
Trimble English, Scottish, Northern Irish
A variant of Trumble, recorded in Northern Ireland since the 17th century.... [more]
Trimboli Medieval Italian
Trimboli: Means: "prince of three valleys." Land or (spoils) were given to worthy soldiers for there efforts after conquest. Three valleys in Calabria were given to a soldier who will become known as Francesco Guytano Trimboli, the new perprieitor in an area near Plati, Italy, Calabria.
Trindade Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian)
Means 'of the trinity' in Portuguese.
Trịnh Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Zheng, from Sino-Vietnamese 鄭 (trịnh).
Trinidad Filipino, Spanish
Means "trinity" in Spanish, referring to the Holy Trinity.
Trinket English, Popular Culture
Effie Trinket's surname: one of "The Hunger Games"'s trilogy character.
Triomphe French
From French meaning "triumph". A nickname for a person who's successful.
Tripathi Indian, Hindi, Odia, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
From Sanskrit त्रिपाठिन् (tripathin) meaning "one who has studied three Vedas".
Tripathy Hindi, Odia, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Variant transcription of Tripathi.
Triplett African American
This surname may be derived from the English word Triplet.
Tripoli Italian
habitational name from Tripoli in Libya a placename of Greek origin meaning "triple city" from the elements tri "three" and polis "city".
Trippier English
This surname is derived from an occupation. 'a tripherd,' a goatherd, Yorkshire and Lancashire. 'Trip, a flock of sheep, a herd of swine or goats' (Halliwell).
Triska Czech
Meaning "splinter" in Czech. Nathan Triska is a teenage celebrity born in 1999.
Triskova Czech
Feminine form of Triska.