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TAAGEPERAEstonian Taagepera is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "taga" ("behind", "at the back") and "pere" ("family", "folk").
TAALEstonian Taal is an Estonian surname derived from the German "thaler"; a silver coin.
TAALMAAEstonian Taalmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "taal (thaler) maa (land)"
TAARAMÄEEstonian Taaramäe is an Estonian surname meaning "Taara's hill/mountain". Taara is a prominent god in ancient Estonian mythology.
TABAKJewish Metonymic occupational name for a seller of tobacco, from German Tabak, Yiddish and Ukrainian tabik (all ultimately from Spanish tabaco, a word of Caribbean origin). Tobacco was introduced to Europe in the 16th century.
TABAKDutch Occupational name for a butcher or hog breeder, from Middle Dutch tucbake, from tucken meaning "to pull, push, or strike" + bake meaning "hog".
TABATABAEIPersian From the name of Ibrahim Tabataba ibn Ismail, a descendant of Ali. He was supposedly given the name because he pronounced the Persian word قبا (qaba) (meaning "garment, cloak") as طبا (taba).
TABBERTGerman, Frisian From Middle Low German tabbert, Middle Dutch tabbaert ‘tabard’, a sleeveless overgarment worn by men in the Middle Ages, (ultimately from French tabard, from Late Latin tabardum)... [more]
TAGLIAFERROItalian From the Italian tagliare "to cut" and ferro "iron" occupational name for an ironworker or a nickname for a strong or ferocious fighter, one who was adept at cutting through the cuirass of the enemy with his sword (see TELFER).
TAKAHATAJapanese 高 (Taka) means "Expensive, Tall, High" and 畑 (Hata) means "Feild, Farmland". A notable bearer is Isao Takahata, who is famous for multiple things. But, he's well known internationally for directing anime films.
TAKAHIDEJapanese (Rare) Taka means "eagle" such as in surname "Takasu" but more commonly means "tall,high" instead. Hide means "fine,excellence". This must be one of the very few Japanese surnames that has "Hide" in it. It is mostly just a first name element... [more]
TAKAHOSHIJapanese From Japanese 高 (TAKA) meaning "tall, high" and 星 (HOSHI) meaning "star" or other kanji with the same pronunciation.
TAKAIJapanese From the Japanese 高 (taka) "high," "expensive" and 井 (i) "well."
TAKAKUWAJapanese From the Japanese 高 (taka) "high," "tall," "expensive" and 桑 (kuwa) "mulberry tree."
TAKAMACHIJapanese A surname of Japanese origin. It means "high town". Notable bearers are Nanoha Takamachi from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, and Shiro and Miyuki Takamachi from Triangle Heart 3: Sweet Songs Forever.
TAKAMAKIJapanese From Japanese 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high" and 巻 (maki) meaning "scroll, book, roll up, tie" or 高巻 (takamaki) meaning "to detour around a waterfall"
TAKAMARUJapanese This surname is used as 高丸 with 高 (kou, taka.i, taka, -daka, taka.maru, taka.meru) meaning "expensive, high, tall" and 丸 (gan, maru, maru.i, maru.meru) meaning "curl up, explain away, full, make round, month, perfection, pills, roll up, round, seduce."... [more]
TAKAMIJapanese Taka means "High, Tall, Expensive" and Mi means "Viewing, See, Outlook".
TAKAMITSUJapanese "Taka" is high or tall, "Mitsu" is light (as in sunlight, lightbulb). This is a rare family name in Japan. It was created by a family within that last century, but strangely enough a couple other families with no blood relation have showed up with that surname within the last 20 years in the Japanese phonebook.
TAKAZATOJapanese 高 (Taka) means "High, Expensive, Tall" and Zato is a variant of 里 (Sato) meaning "Type of Measurement, Village, League, Parent's Home". A notable bearer is Suzuyo Takazato, a politician.
TAKESHITAJapanese Meaning ‘(one who lives) beneath the bamboo’; it was originally pronounced Takenoshita and taken from a village of that name in Suruga (now part of Shizuoka prefecture). The original bearers were descended from the northern Fujiwara through the Kuzuyama family... [more]
TAKETATSUJapanese 竹 (Take) means "Bamboo", 達 (Tatsu) means "Reach". This surname belongs to Ayana Taketatsu, a Japanese voice actress. Check the notes if needed.
TAKIJapanese (Rare) Tami means "Waterfall". This is occasionally a first name too,as a matter of a fact,neither of them are common.
TAKINOUEJapanese Taki means "Waterfall", no is a possessive particle meaning "Therefore, Of", and Ue means "Top, Above, Upper".
TAKIYAJapanese (Rare) Taki (滝) means "waterfall", ya (谷) means "valley". One notable fictional character who bears this surname is Genji Takiya (滝谷 源治) from Crows Zero, this surname is very rare.
TALBOTEnglish, Norman Disputed origin, but likely from a Germanic given name composed of the elements tal "to destroy" and bod "message". In this form the name is also found in France, taken there apparently by English immigrants; the usual French form is TALBERT.
TALLEstonian Tall is an Estonian surname meaning both "lamb" and "stable/barn".
TALLANTEnglish (British, ?), Norman, Irish English (of Norman origin) occupational name for a tailor or nickname for a good swordsman, from taillant ‘cutting’, present participle of Old French tailler ‘to cut’ (Late Latin taliare, from talea ‘(plant) cutting’)... [more]
TALLÓNSpanish Either a Spanish variant of Catalan Talló (see Tallo) or a habitational name from any of the places in A Coruña, Ourense, and Pontevedra provinces called Tallón.
TALLONEnglish, Irish, Norman, French English and Irish (of Norman origin), and French from a Germanic personal name derived from tal ‘destroy’, either as a short form of a compound name with this first element (compare TALBOT) or as an independent byname... [more]
TALVETEstonian Talvet is an Estonian surname derived from "talve-" meaning "wintry".
TALVIEstonian Talvi is an Estonian surname meaning "winter" (from "talv", also a surname).
TALVIKEstonian Talvik is an Estonian surname meaning "winter" (from "talv", also a surname).
TAMAGAWAJapanese Tama means "Jewel, Square" and Gawa comes Kawa, meaning "River".
TAMAIJapanese From the Japanese 玉 (tama) "ball," "bundle" and 井 (i) "well."
TAMAKIJapanese From Japanese 玉 (tama) meaning "jewel, ball, sphere" combined with 城 (ki) meaning "castle", 置 (ki) meaning "put, place, set", or 木 (ki) meaning "tree, wood".
TAMANGTibetan Tamang may be derived from the word Tamang, where Ta means "horse" and Mang means warrior in Tibetan. However there are no written documentations of Horse Rider naming nor present Tamang people have horse riding culture.
TAMANOJapanese From Japanese 玉 (tama) meaning "jewel, ball, sphere" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness" or 乃 (no), a possessive particle.
TAMMUSEstonian Tammus is an Estonian surname derived from "tamm" meaning both "oak" and "dam".
TAMONJapanese (Rare) This surname is used as 多門, 多聞 or 田門 with 多 (ta, oo.i, masa.ni, masa.ru) meaning "frequent, many, much", 田 (den, ta) meaning "rice field/paddy", 門 (mon, kado, to) meaning "gate" and 聞 (bun, mon, ki.ku, ki.koeru) meaning "ask, hear, listen."... [more]
TAMPÕLDEstonian Tampõld is an Estonian surname derived from "tamm" ("oak") and "põld" ("field").
TANCOCKEnglish From a shortened variant of the male personal name ANDREW, with the suffix -cock (literally "cockerel", hence "jaunty or bumptious young man"), that was often added to create pet-forms of personal names in the Middle Ages.
TANGLAOFilipino, Tagalog From Tagalog tanglaw meaning "light, illumination" (a poetic word), ultimately from Hokkien 燈樓 or 灯楼 (teng-lâu).
TANGUAYFrench, English From a personal name, a contraction of Tanneguy, from Breton tan meaning 'fire', and ki meaning 'dog', which was the name of a 6-th century Christian saint associated with Paul Aurelian.
TANNENGerman, Jewish German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name from any of several places in Lower Saxony or Baden named with German Tannen ‘pine’, or from a short form of any of the many compound names formed with this element... [more]
TANNENBAUMJewish, German German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) topographic name or Jewish ornamental name from German Tannenbaum ‘fir tree’, ‘pine tree’.
TANNERAHOFinnish My grandmother was from Finland was as is many generations according to her. Descendants are still located in Musta Jarva, near Ruovesi.