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TEMPESTA Italian
Originally a nickname for a person with a blustery temperament, from Italian tempesta meaning "storm, tempest" (compare TEMPEST).... [more]
TENAYUCA Native American, Mexican (Rare), Comanche (?)
Of uncertain origin. A known bearer was Emma Tenayuca (1916-1999), an American labor leader of Comanche descent.
TENNANT Scottish
The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Tennant. It is a name for someone who works as a tenant farmer. The name was applied to those who paid for the rent on their land through working the fields and donating a percentage of the take to the landlord... [more]
THEODORSSON Swedish
Means "son of Theodor".
THISTLETHWAITE English
A surname found in Lancashire in north west England, taken from the name of a minor place in the parish of Lancaster which meant "meadow overgrown with thistles" from Middle English thistle and thwaite "meadow" (cf... [more]
TOLENTINO Spanish, Filipino, Portuguese, Italian (Rare), Judeo-Italian
Ultimately derived from the name of a town in the province of Macerata, Italy (see Tolentino). This was adopted as a Spanish given name in honour of the 14th-century Italian saint and mystic Nicholas of Tolentino... [more]
TOLOMEO Italian
From a personal name which was either a short form of BARTOLOMEO or an Italian form of the Greek PTOLEMAIOS.
TONELLI Italian
Derived from a short form of ANTONELLO, itself a diminutive of ANTONIO.
TONNESEN Norwegian
Means "son of Tonnes", Tonnes or Tønne(s) being a Norwegian short form of ANTONIUS.
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]
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".
TRESSILLIAN English
Derived from a Cornish place name meaning "Sulyen's farmstead" (see Sulien).
TROLLOPE English
Locational surname derived from Trolhop, the original name of Troughburn, a place in Northumberland, England. The place name means "troll valley" from Old Norse troll "troll, supernatural being" and hop "enclosed valley, enclosed land"... [more]
TSOSIE Navajo
From the Navajo suffix -tsʼósí meaning "slender, slim", originally a short form of a longer name such as kiitsʼósí "slender boy", hashkétsʼósí "slender warrior", cháalatsʼósí "slim Charlie", dághaatsʼósí "the one with a slender mustache", dinétsʼósí "slender man", or hastiintsʼósí "slender man".
TURRENTINE American
Origin unidentified ('Dictionary of American Family Names': "1881 census has 0, Not in RW, EML"), perhaps from the Italian surname TARANTINO.
UNGOED Welsh
Derived from Welsh un "one" and coed "a wood".
UNTHANK English
From a place name meaning "squatter's holding" from Old English unthanc (literally "without consent").
ÚNZAGA Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of UNTZAGA.
UNZUETA Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of UNTZUETA.
URQUIAGA Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of URKIAGA.
URREA Aragonese (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of URREYA.
URSÚA Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of URTSUA.
URSUYA Basque (Francized)
Parisianized form of URTSUA.
VADEBONCŒUR French (Quebec)
From the French phrase va de bon cœur meaning "go with a good (merry) heart". This was a secondary surname, common among soldiers in colonial French Canada, which has been adopted as a principal surname.
VARNELL English
Variant of Farnell. This form originated in southwestern England, where the change from F to V arose from the voicing of F that was characteristic of this area in Middle English.
VENIZELOS Greek
From the baptismal name Benizelos, which is already in existence since the 16th century in Athens. Uncertain etymology, most likely to be of Italian origin, (Bene + angelo, the good angel, ie EVANGELOS)... [more]
VENZOR Mexican
Northern Mexican surname, possibly of Native American origin.
VERGARA Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of BERGARA.
VÉRTIZ Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of BERTIZ.
VICUÑA Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of BIKUÑA.
VORONOV Russian
Patronymic derived from Russian ворон (voron) meaning "raven".
VOUVALI Greek
From Greek βούβαλις (vouvalis) meaning "antelope" or βούβαλος (vouvalos) "buffalo".
WANNELL English
English surname which was derived from a medieval nickname, from Middle English wann "wan, pale" (see WANN) and a diminutive suffix.... [more]
WARDER English
Weard ora. Place name in Wilshire. Became Wardour ( see castle & village). Became Warder.
WASHBURN English
Northern English topographic name for someone living on the banks of the Washburn river in West Yorkshire, so named from the Old English personal name Walc + Old English burna ‘stream’... [more]
WEIDEMANN Medieval German, German (Austrian), Norwegian
Weidemann is a German family name and comes from the Middle High German terms for hunter or woad farmer.... [more]
WELD English
Meant "one who lives in or near a forest (or in a deforested upland area)", from Middle English wold "forest" or "cleared upland". A famous bearer is American actress Tuesday Weld (1943-).
WELTY German (Swiss)
From a Swiss German diminutive of the German given name WALTHER. A literary bearer was the American writer Eudora Welty (1909-2001).
WHITBY English
English surname which was from either of two place names, that of a port in North Yorkshire (which comes from the Old Norse elements hvítr "white" (or Hvíti, a byname derived from it) combined with býr "farm") or a place in Cheshire (from Old English hwit "white" (i.e., "stone-built") and burh "fortress").
WHITSIDE English (Rare, ?)
Possibly a variant of Whiteside.
WIERZBICKA Polish
Feminine form of WIERZBICKI.
WILBRAHAM English
Denoted a person hailing from Wilbraham in Cambridgeshire, England. The place name itself means "WILBURG's homestead or estate" in Old English, Wilburg or Wilburga allegedly referring to a 7th-century Anglo-Saxon princess who was given the lands later called Wilbraham by her father, King Penda of Mercia.
WINNEY English
Derived from an unattested Old English given name, *Wyngeofu, composed of the elements wyn "joy" and geofu "battle".... [more]
WINSETT English
From an English surname of unexplained origin, perhaps related to WINSLOW, WINSTON or Windsor.
WINTERSON English
Patronymic form of WINTER.
WYCHERLEY English
Derived from a place name apparently meaning "elm-wood clearing" from Old English wice and leah. A famous bearer was the dramatist William Wycherley (1640-1715).
YUBUZA Dungan
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from an Arabic name.
ZAFEIRIOU Greek
Means "son of ZAFEIRIS".
ZALE Polish (Anglicized)
Possibly from a Polish surname, the meaning of which is uncertain (it may have been a variant of the surname Zalas which originally indicated one who lived "on the other side of the wood", from za "beyond" and las "forest").
ZÁRAUZ Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of ZARAUTZ.
ZARTA South American
Chiefly used in Colombia.
ZIELONKA Polish, Jewish
Derived from the Polish word for "green"
ZOLOTAREVA Russian
Feminine form of ZOLOTAREV.
ZOZAYA Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of ZOZAIA.
ZÚÑIGA Spanish
Spanish form of ZUÑIGA.
ZURBANO Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of ZURBAO.
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