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TABAK     Jewish
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.
TABAK     Turkish
Occupational name for a tanner
TABAK     Dutch
Occupational name for a butcher or hog breeder, from Middle Dutch tucbake, from tucken meaning "to pull, push, or strike" + bake meaning "hog".
TABBERT     German, 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]
TABER     English, Polish
English: variant spelling of Tabor. ... [more]
TABERNER     Catalan
It literally means someone who owns a tavern.
TABOADA     Galician
This indicates familial origin within any of various eponymous localities.
TABONY     Maltese
A Maltese knight
TABOR     English, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Jewish
English: metonymic occupational name for a drummer, from Middle English, Old French tabo(u)r ‘drum’.... [more]
TACHURI     Telugu
THE GREAT LITTLESTAR SURNAME IS TACHURI
TACZANOWSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 Greater Polish villages in Gmina Pleszew: Taczanów Pierwszy or Taczanów Drugi.
TADA     Japanese
From the Japanese 多 (ta) "many" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy."
TADEJEVIĆ     Croatian
Means "son of Tadej".
TADEVOSYAN     Armenian
Means "son of Tadevos".
TADIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of Tadija''.
TADOKORO     Japanese
It literally means "Farmland, Country" in Japanese. It's made up of 田 (Ta) meaning "Rice Field, Rice Patty", plus 所 (Dokoro).
TADROS     Arabic (Egyptian), Coptic
Arabic form of Theodore, chiefly used by Copts.
TAFARA     Shona
Tafara means "We are happy or we rejoice". It is a name of rejoicing
TAFOLLA     Spanish
Possibly a derivative of southern Spanish tafulla, tahulla, a term denoting a measure of land. The surname is not found in present-day Spain.
TAFOYA     Spanish
Possibly a variant of TAFOLLA.
TAGIRBEKOV     Dagestani, Lezgian
Means "son of Tagirbek".
TAGLIAFERRO     Italian
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).
TAHA     Arabic
From the given name Taha.
TAHARA     Japanese
From Japanese 田 (ta) meaning "paddy, field" combined with 原 (hara) meaning "meadow, plain, field".
TAHERI     Persian
From the given name Taher.
TÄHEVÄLI     Estonian
Täheväli is an Estonian surname meaning "star field".
TAHIR     Arabic, Urdu, Malay, Indian (Muslim)
From the given name Tahir.
TAHIROVIĆ     Bosnian
Means "son of Tahir".
TAHK     Estonian
Tahk is an Estonian surname meaning both "face/facet" or "aspect" and "whetstone".
TAHMASEBI     Persian
From the given name Tahmasp.
TÄHT     Estonian
Täht is an Estonian surname meaning "star".
TAILLEUR     French
French for "tailor."
TAIMANGLO     Chamorro
Chamorro for "without wind/breath"
TAINA'AN     Chamorro (Modern, Rare)
Chamorro for "No name or reference".
TAIRA     Japanese
Meaning "peace". Together with the Fujiwara and Minamoto, this is one of the most prominent clans in Japanese history. It is listed in the Shinsen shojiroku. The name appears to have been taken from Taira no Miyako ("Capital of Peace"), an ancient name for the city of Kyoto, and was created in 825 by the ex-Emperor Kanmu when his son Takamune (804–867) became a commoner... [more]
TAISACAN     Chamorro
Chamorro for "without year or age"
TAISAKAN     Chamorro (Archaic)
Chamorro for "Without year or age". Alternate form of TAISACAN.
TAITAGUE     Chamorro
Chamorro for "without meaning/essence/being "
TAITANO     Chamorro
Meaning "one without land" from Chamorro tai, prefix meaning "to be without", and tano meaning "land".
TAJIRI     Japanese
From Japanese 田 (ta) meaning "paddy, field" combined with 尻 (shiri) "behind, end, rear".
TAKADA     Japanese
This surname is written as 高田, 高多, 貴田, 鷹田 or 飛田 with 高 (kou, taka, taka.i, taka.maru, taka.meru, -daka) meaning "expensive, high, tall," 貴 (ki, tatto.i, tatto.bu, touto.i, touto.bu, taka) meaning "esteem, honour, precious, prize, value," 鷹 (ou, you, taka) meaning "hawk," 飛 (hi, to.basu, -to.basu, to.bu) meaning "fly, scatter," 田 (den, ta) meaning "rice field/paddy" and 多 (ta, oo.i, masa.ni, masa.ru) meaning "frequent, many, much."
TAKAGI     Japanese
From the Japanese 高 (taka) "high," "tall," "expensive" and 木 (ki or gi) "tree."
TAKAGIRI     Japanese
高 (Taka) means "High, Tall, Expensive" and Giri is a variant of 桐 (Kiri) meaning "Foxglove/Paulownia Tree". A notable bearer is Makoto Takagiri, an actor.
TAKAHARA     Japanese
From the Japanese 高 (taka) "high," "tall," "expensive" and 原 (hara, bara or wara) "field," "plain," "original."
TAKAHATA     Japanese
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.
TAKAHIDE     Japanese (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]
TAKAI     Japanese
From the Japanese 高 (taka) "high," "expensive" and 井 (i) "well."
TAKAISHI     Japanese
From Japanese 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high" and 石 (ishi) meaning "stone".
TAKAKI     Japanese
This is actually just a variant of Takagi.
TAKAKUWA     Japanese
From the Japanese 高 (taka) "high," "tall," "expensive" and 桑 (kuwa) "mulberry tree."
TAKAMARU     Japanese
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]
TAKAMATSU     Japanese
Taka means "High,Tall, Expensive" +and Matsu means "Pine" (most often refers to the "Tree").
TAKAMITSU     Japanese
"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.
TAKAMORI     Japanese
From Japanese 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high" and 森 (mori) meaning "forest".
TAKANASHI     Japanese (Rare)
Takanashi is written in two ways : Taka ("High") + Nashi ("Pear"), this kanji is common for the last name, but this isn't : Ko, Chiisai,etc. ("Small") + Tori,dori,,etc.("Bird") ?? ("Play"). Regardless of the kanji of the rare variation, it's still pronounced the same way... [more]
TAKANEN     Finnish
Variant of TAKALA.
TAKANO     Japanese
From Japanese 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high" combined with 野 (no) "area, field".
TAKAO     Japanese
高 (Taka) means "High, Tall, Expensive" and 尾 (O) means "Tail". A fictional bearer of this last name is Kazunari Takao from Kuroko No Basket.
TAKASE     Japanese
Taka means "High,tall" and Se means "Riffle".
TAKASU     Japanese
Takasu is a surname that means "Hawk's nest". Taka alone means "hawk"(and others not used for this)and Su is the "nest".
TAKAYAMA     Japanese
From Japanese 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
TAKAYANAGI     Japanese
Taka "High,Tall" and Yanagi "Willow".
TAKAZATO     Japanese
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.
TAKEDA     Japanese
From Japanese 武 (take) meaning "martial" and 田 (da) meaning "field, rice paddy".
TAKEHARA     Japanese (Rare)
Take means "Bamboo" while Hara means "Plain". This surname means " Plain of the Bamboo". Takehara is also a city in Hiroshima and a railway station.
TAKEMIYA     Japanese
Take means "bamboo" and miya in this last name means "shrine, temple". A notable bearer is Japanese writer Yuyuko Takemiya.
TAKEMIZU     Japanese
From Japanese 竹 (take) meaning "bamboo" combined with 水 (mizu) meaning "water".
TAKEMURA     Japanese
Take means "Bamboo" and "Martial" and Mura means "Hamlet, Village".
TAKESHITA     Japanese
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]
TAKETATSU     Japanese
竹 (Take) means "Bamboo", 達 (Tatsu) means "Reach". This surname belongs to Ayana Taketatsu, a Japanese voice actress. Check the notes if needed.
TAKEUCHI     Japanese
It's most likely written as Take meaning "Bamboo" and Uchi meaning "Inside". But, Take also means "Martial" in some surnames.
TAKI     Japanese (Rare)
Tami means "Waterfall". This is occasionally a first name too,as a matter of a fact,neither of them are common.
TAKINOUE     Japanese
Taki means "Waterfall", no is a possessive particle meaning "Therefore, Of", and Ue means "Top, Above, Upper".
TAKVAM     Norwegian
Literally: "Thanks For"
TAKYI     Akan
Meaning unknown.
TAL     Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Tal, means "dew" in Hebrew.
TALAMANTES     Spanish
Habitational name from Talamantes in Zaragoza province
TALARICO     Italian
Of uncertain origin; probably from the Germanic personal name ATHALARIC.
TALBERT     English, French
From a continental Germanic personal name composed of the elements tal "valley" and berth "bright".
TALBOT     English, 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.
TALBOTT     English
Variant of TALBOT.
TALCOTT     English, Norman
Norman habitational name from Taillecourt in France.... [more]
TALERICO     Italian
Variant of TALARICO.
TALGATOV     Kazakh
Means "son of Talgat".
TALHAOUI     Arabic (Maghrebi)
From the given name Talha (chiefly Moroccan and Algerian).
TALI     Estonian
Tali is an Estonian surname meaning both "winter" and "tackle" or "pulley".
TALIJA     Serbian
Talija... [more]
TALINOV     Russian
Possibly means "son of Talin".
TALLANT     English (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]
TALLARICO     Italian
It came from the Medieval Italian names Tallarico and Talarico ultimately from the Ostrogothic name Atalarico.... [more]
TALLENT     English
Habitational name from Talland in Cornwall, which is thought to be named as ‘hill-brow church site’, from Cornish tal + lann.
TALLENTIRE     English (Rare)
From a small village in Cumbria, England, meaning 'head of the land' in Cumbric.
TALLINN     Estonian
Tallinn is an Estonian surname, derived from "Tallinn", the capital city of Estonia.
TALLÓN     Spanish
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.
TALLON     English, 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]
TALTS     Estonian
Talts is an Estonian surname, possibly deriving from "taltsas", meaning "tame".
TALU     Estonian
Talu is an Estonian surname meaning "farmstead".
TALVI     Estonian
Talvi is an Estonian surname meaning "winter" (from "talv", also a surname).
TALVIK     Estonian
Talvik is an Estonian surname meaning "winter" (from "talv", also a surname).
TAMAGAWA     Japanese
Tama means "Jewel, Square" and Gawa comes Kawa, meaning "River".
TAMAI     Japanese
From the Japanese 玉 (tama) "ball," "bundle" and 井 (i) "well."
TAMARA     Japanese (Rare)
Probably Tama ("Jewel") + Ra ("Good").
TAMARU     Japanese
From Japanese 田 (ta) meaning "paddy, field" combined with 丸 (maru) meaning "whole, complete".
TAMATSUKI     Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 玉槻 with 玉 (gyoku, tama, tama-, -dama) meaning "ball, jewel" and 槻 (ki, tsuki) meaning "Zelkova tree."
TAMAYAMA     Japanese
玉 (Tama) means "Jewel, Gem" and 山 (Yama) means "Mountain".
TAMAYO     Spanish
from a town in the burgos region in spain.
TAMAZIGHT     Berber, Northern African
Derived from ⵜⴰⵎⴰⵣⵉⵗⵜ (Tamaziɣt), the Berber (Amazigh) name for the collective Berber language family used in North Africa.
TAMIR     Hebrew
from the given name Tamir. Tamir means Tall.
TAMM     Estonian
Location based surname from the word tamm meaning either "oak tree" or "dam (as of a river)". It is the second most common surname in Estonia.
TAMMAM     Arabic (Egyptian)
Derived from the given name Tammam.
TAMMEOKS     Estonian
Tammeoks is an Estonian surname meaning "oak branch".
TAMMEORG     Estonian
Tammeorg is an Estonian surname meaning "oak valley".
TAMMEPUU     Estonian
Tammepuu is an Estonian surname meaning "oak tree".
TAMMINEN     Finnish
From "tammi" meaning "oak tree". A place with lot of oaks.
TAMMSAAR     Estonian
Tammsaar is an Estonian surname, meaning "oak island".
TAMMSALU     Estonian
Tammsalu is an Estonian surname meaning "oak ridge".
TAMON     Japanese (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]
TAMURA     Japanese
Ta ("Rice Paddy, Rice Feild") + Mura ("Village").
TANABATA     Japanese (Rare)
This refers to the Japanese Star Festival on July 7th. ... [more]
TĂNĂSESCU     Romanian
Patronymic surname meaning "the son of Tănăs".
TANCOCK     English
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.
TANDON     Indian, Hindi, Punjabi
Punjabi Hindu (Khatri) and Sikh surname of unknown meaning.
TANDY     English
From a pet-form of the male personal name Andrew.
TANEV     Bulgarian
Derived from the forename Tane.
TANEVA     Bulgarian
Feminine form of Tanev.
TANGARA     Western African, Manding
Malian Bambara surname of unknown meaning.
TANGEN     Norwegian
Tangen is a village in south-east Norway.
TANGERINE     English
Possibly means "from Tangier".
TANGUAY     French, 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.
TANI     Japanese
From Japanese 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
TANIELU     Samoan
From the given name Daniel.
TANIGAWA     Japanese
Tani ("Valley") + Gawa ("River"). Nagaru Tanigawa is a beloved and much talked about light novel author. This will be pronounced differently at first sight, depending on what region the surname is possessed in.
TANIGUCHI     Japanese
This is a common Japanese last name. Tani ("Valley") + Guchi ("Mouth, Opening ").
TANIHARA     Japanese
Tani means "Valley" and Hara means "Plain". Hideto Tanihara is a notable bearer, he is a professional golf player.
TANIKAWA     Japanese
From the Japanese 谷 (tani or ya) "valley" and 川 or 河 (kawa or gawa) "river."
TANIMOTO     Japanese
Tani (谷) means valley, and Moto (本) means origin or base or root.
TANIYAMA     Japanese
Tani means "Valley" and Yama means "Mountains". Yutaka Taniyama was a Japanese mathematician.
TANJI     Japanese (Rare)
Rare in Japan, the name is written with characters meaning ‘red’ and ‘govern’. The actual meaning is unclear.
TANNEN     German, 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]
TANNENBAUM     Jewish, German
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) topographic name or Jewish ornamental name from German Tannenbaum ‘fir tree’, ‘pine tree’.
TANNERAHO     Finnish
My grandmother was from Finland was as is many generations according to her. Descendants are still located in Musta Jarva, near Ruovesi.
TANO     Italian
From a short form of the personal name Gaetano.
TANYAG     Filipino, Tagalog
Means "renowned, eminent, famous" in Tagalog.
TAO     Chinese
According to tradition, from Tao Tangshi, the name of the emperor Yao (2357–2257 bc), first of the three model emperors, before he came to power. A branch of his descendants retained the surname Tao... [more]
TAPON     French
From the old French word tapon, meaning "cork". Hence this surname was first given to corks makers.
TÄPP     Estonian
Täpp is an Estonian surname meaning "fleck" or "speckle".
TAPPER     Swedish
Swedish soldier name meaning "brave". ... [more]
TAPTIKLIS     Greek
Greek name.... [more]
TARABAY     Arabic
History of this surname is unknown. A famous bearer with this last name is Nick E. Tarabay, a Lebanese-American actor.
TARASENKO     Ukrainian
Patronymic form of TARAS.
TARASOV     Russian
Means "son of TARAS".
TARBELL     English
Tarbell is an alteration of the English placename Turville in Buckinghamshire in England.
TARCZA     Polish, Hungarian
Means "shield" in Polish.
TARGARYEN     Literature
The surname of Daenerys from the book series "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R. R. Martin and the TV series adaptation "Game of Thrones".
TARIELASHVILI     Georgian
Means "son of Darius" in Georgian.
TARK     Estonian
Tark is an Estonian surname meaning "wise" or "sage".
TARKMEEL     Estonian
Tarkmeel is an Estonian surname meaning "wise minded".
TARMO     Estonian
Tarmo is an Estonian name; from the masculine given name "Tarmo".
TÄRN     Estonian
Tärn is an Estonian surname meaning "star".
TĂRNICERIU     Romanian
From tărnicer meaning "saddler".
TARNOWSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish city of Tarnów.
TARTAKOVSKY     Jewish, Russian
Russian Jewish surname denoting someone originally from the village of Tartakov (Тартаків) in Ukraine. The village's name itself is derived from Ukrainian тартак (tartak) referring to a sawmill or cutting device.
TARTU     Estonian
Tartu is an Estonian surname derived from the city of the same name in Tartu County.
ȚĂRUȘ     Romanian
From Romanian ţăruş meaning ''stake, picket''.
TARVER     English
Sodhut dweller, from old English
TASIFA     Amharic
Means “hope” in Amharic.
TATARSHAO     Abazin
Abazin name possibly meaning “son of a Tatar” (referring to the Tatar people of Russia) or from the name of a street in the village of Psyzh.
TATELMAN     Russian, Yiddish
Man who tats or sew
TATES     English
This is a variant of rather Tate or Tate, both having the same origin.
TATEWAKI     Japanese
From the Japanese 舘 (tate) "mansion," "large building," "palace" and 脇 (waki) "side."
TATKE     German
Unknown source.
TATLOW     English (British, Rare)
I heard it was from a small village in England called Tallow.
TATS     German
TATSUDA     Japanese
Means "dragon rice paddy" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 竜 (dragon) and 田 (rice paddy).
TATSUMI     Japanese
This surname is used as the combinations shown above + others that aren't on this entry.... [more]
TATSUSHIMA     Japanese
A notable bearer is Yuko Tatsushima, an actress. Her last name translates to: "Standing Island", written like this: 立島.
TAUFER     German (Rare, Archaic)
Taufer is a german surname. The meaning of Taufer is "to dip".... [more]
TAULER     Catalan
From the Catalan word tauler meaning "board".
TAUNTON     English
Habitational name from Taunton in Somerset, Taunton Farm in Coulsdon, Surrey, or Tanton in North Yorkshire. The Somerset place name was originally a combination of a Celtic river name (now the Tone, possibly meaning ‘roaring stream’) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’... [more]
TAVITIAN     Armenian
Tavitian is an Armenian surname that means "son of David," the equivalent of Davidson or Davidian. Notable people with this surname include the French game designer Bernard Tavitian, Romanian musician Harry Tavitian, and the fictional character from the television show "Grimm," Hans Tavitian.
TAWANDA     Shona
Tawanda means "We have increased or multiplied". #It is a name acknowledging the birth of a child as an increase to the family".
TAYMASKHANOV     Chechen
Means "son of Taymaskhan".
TAYNAK     Indian
The Surname needs a definition. The surname comes from India and is viewable from facebook profiles and google searches. Ganesh Taynak is a common name. The meaning is unknown so far.
TAZAWA     Japanese
From the Japanese 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta or da) "many" and 澤 or 沢 (zawa or sawa) "swamp."
TAZELAAR     Dutch
Dutch (Zeeland) variant of ’t Hazelaar, topographic name for someone living by hazel bushes.
TAZHIBAEV     Kyrgyz, Kazakh
Means "son of Tazhibay".
TEACH     English
This surname is derived from the Middle English phrase "at asche," meaning at,or near the ash tree.
TEBBS     English
Variant of Tibbs.
TECUCEANU     Romanian
A topographical Romanian surname meaning "from Tecuci". Tecuci is a city in the Galaţi county of Romania.
TEDER     Estonian
Teder is an Estonian surname, meaning "black grouse" (species: Tetrao tetrix).
TEDESCHI     Italian
Plural; From the Italian word tedesco meaning "German".
TEE     English
TEE     Cherokee
Origin:Cherokee Chief named teesquantee, tee is the short version. Tee means "male of the woods".
TEE     Estonian
Tee is an Estonian surname meaning "road" or "causeway".
TEEKIVI     Estonian
Teekivi is an Estonian surname meaning "path stone".
TEEMANT     Estonian
Teemant is an Estonian surname meaning "diamond".
TEETAMM     Estonian
Teetamm is an Estonian surname meaning "causeway" or "embankment".
TEETES     German (Anglicized)
Americanized form of German Dietz
TEFFT     English
Variant of English Taft. This surname was already well established in Connecticut and Rhode Island by 1715.
TEGALDO     Italian
This surname is the Piedmontese origin. The Tegaldo last name comes from the Latin Teca (= shell beans). Its meaning is grower of vegetables (bean). Also it is known as vegetable farming... [more]
TEGAN     English
Variant of Teagan.
TEGGIN     Medieval Welsh
derived from tha ancient area of now Flintshire which was named Tegeingl
TEGNÉR     Swedish
Derived from the name of Tegnaby parish in Småland, Sweden. The name was originally spelled Tegnérus, but was later shortened to Tegnér. Notable bearers include Alice Tegnér (1864-1943), composer of many Swedish hymns and children's songs, and Esaias Tegnér (1782-1846), bishop and writer.
TEHEIURA     Tahitian
From the given name Teheiura.
TEITELBOIM     Yiddish (Castilianized)
Castilianized form of Teytlboym.
TEITLOFF     German (East Prussian, ?)
maybe German or English ?
TEIXEIRA     Portuguese
From the portuguese teixo meaning "yew"; or "yew tree". yew is a type of shrub
TELAGA     Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, mostly denoting agricultural laborers.
TELFAIR     Scottish, English
Variant of TELFER.
TELFER     Scottish, English, Italian
From a personal name based on a byname for a strong man or ferocious warrior, from Old French taille or tailler "to cut" + fer "iron" Latin: ferrum "iron" (see Tagliaferro).
TELLECHEA     Basque
Latinized spelling of "Telletxea" meaning in Basque "(from) the house with tiles"
TELLERIA     Basque
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in Leioa, Comarca of Bilbo or the one in Urdazubi, Comarca of Baztan.
TÉLLEZ     Spanish
from the given name Tello which is the Spanish form of the name Tellus, meaning "earth" in Latin
TELLINGHUISEN     Dutch
Unexplained; possibly a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.
TEMIROV     Kazakh
Means "son of Temir".
TEMPEST     English (British)
English (Yorkshire): nickname for someone with a blustery temperament, from Middle English, Old French tempest(e) ‘storm’ (Latin tempestas ‘weather’, ‘season’, a derivative of tempus ‘time’).
TEMPESTA     Italian
Italian: nickname for someone with a blustery temperament, from tempesta ‘storm’, ‘tempest’ (see Tempest). ... [more]
TEMPLE     English, French
Occupational name or habitational name for someone who was employed at or lived near one of the houses ("temples") maintained by the Knights Templar, a crusading order so named because they claimed to occupy in Jerusalem the site of the old temple (Middle English, Old French temple, Latin templum)... [more]
TEMPLETON     English
Derived from Templeton, from the English words 'temple' and 'town'.
TEMPLIN     German
German habitational name from a place so named in Brandenburg, of Slavic origin.
TEMPLIN     French
Possibly from a French diminutive of Temple.
TENEYCK     Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived by a prominent oak tree, Middle Dutch eyk. This has been a prominent family name in Albany, NY, area since the 1630s.
TENKUBASHI     Japanese (Rare), Popular Culture
Written with kanji meaning "Heaven Sky Bridge", possibly rare. This surname is possessed by two characters in popular culture, Aika Tenkubashi from "Shomin Sample", and Tomoka Tenkubashi from the "Idolm@sters: Million Live" game.
TENNEY     English
Variant of Tennyson.
TENNOR     ?
TENNYN     ?
TENORIO     Spanish
Given to population of spaniards that ruled for centuries over southern Italy.... [more]
TENZIN     Bhutanese
From the given name Tenzin.
TEODORCZUK     Polish
From the given name Teodor.
TEODORO     Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Italian, Spanish
Comes from the given name Teodoro. It derives from Theodoros, a compound containing the elements theos, meaning "god", plus doron, a "gift, hence"; "God's gift".
TEODORSSON     Swedish
Meaning "Teodor's son"
TERA     Estonian
Tera is an Estonia surname that can mean "blade", "edge" and "grain".
TERADA     Japanese
Tera means "Buddhist Temple" and Da means "Rice Paddy, Field".
TERAUCHI     Japanese
From the Japanese 寺 (tera) "{Buddhist} temple" and 内 (uchi or nai) "inside."
TER-GRIGORYAN     Armenian
The surname Grigoryan derives from the name Grigor, which is Armenian pronunciation of the name Gregory (it derives from Greek word, γρηγορος, and means 'watchful', 'alert'). Adding to the name the prefix Ter- is the way people call the priests in Armenia (in English often the word "Father" is used instead)... [more]
TERRACCIANO     Italian
Italian "Fenced In Land" from Italian "Terra" meaning "Land" and "Ciano" meaning "Fenced"
TERRACE     Scottish
Possibly means "from Tarras", a place in Morayshire, Scotland.
TERRAS     Estonian
Terras is an Estonian name derived from "terrass", meaning "terrace".
TERRIEN     French
Topographic name from an adjectival derivative of terre "land", denoting someone who lived and worked on the land, i.e. a peasant. It is Americanized frequently as Landers, and occasionally as Farmer.
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