Submitted Surnames Starting with T

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TATKE German
Unknown source.
TATLOCK English
Probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place in Lancashire or Cheshire, where the surname occurs most frequently.
TATLONGHARI Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog Tatlong Hari literally meaning "three kings", referring to the biblical Magi or the Epiphany (the appearance of Jesus to the Magi).
TATLOW English (British, Rare)
I heard it was from a small village in England called Tallow.
TATOPOULOS Greek
Surname of dancer and actress Zoï Tatopoulos, and of her father, Patrick Tatopoulos, production designer and director
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]
TATSUNO Japanese
From Japanese 辰 (tatsu) meaning "dragon of the Chinese zodiac" and 野 (no) meaning "field, wilderness".
TATSUOKA Japanese
Tatsu means "Stand" or "Dragon, Imperial, and Oka means "Ridge, Hill."
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
Alternate transcription of DAVIDYAN.
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".
TAWFIK Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name TAWFIQ.
TAYEB Arabic
From the given name TAYEB.
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.
TEACH English
This surname is derived from the Middle English phrase "at asche," meaning at,or near the ash tree.
TEAGARDEN Low German
The surname Teagarden was first found in Bavaria, where the name Tiegarten was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. The name appeared in Solingen as Thegarden as early as 1374 and was recorded as Tegarden in 1488... [more]
TEBBS English
Variant of Tibbs.
TEBOW Dutch, Belgian, French
From the Old French personal name Teobaud, Tibaut (see THEOBALD).
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".
TEDRE Estonian
Tedre is an Estonian surname meaning "grouse" and "freckle".
TEDREKULL Estonian
Tedrekull is an Estonian surname meaning "grouse hawk".
TEE Estonian
Tee is an Estonian surname meaning "road" or "causeway".
TEEÄÄR Estonian
Teeäär is an Estonia surname meaning "roadside" and "wayside".
TEEARU Estonian
Teearu is an Estonian surname meaning "road/lane grassland".
TEEKIVI Estonian
Teekivi is an Estonian surname meaning "path stone".
TEELAHT Estonian
Teelaht is an Estonian surname meaning "road/causeway bay".
TEEMANT Estonian
Teemant is an Estonian surname meaning "diamond".
TEEPERE Estonian
Teepere is an Estonian surname meaning "roadway family".
TEESALU Estonian
Teesalu is an Estonian surname meaning "road grove".
TEETAMM Estonian
Teetamm is an Estonian surname meaning "causeway" or "embankment".
TEETES German (Anglicized)
Americanized form of German DIETZ
TEEVEER Estonian
Teeveer is an Estonian surname meaning "road/causeway edge".
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.
TEHU Estonian
Tehu is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "tahuma" meaning to "hew" and "cut".
TEIMOURI Persian
From the given name Teimour (see TIMUR).
TEITELBOIM Yiddish (Spanish)
Castilianized form of TEYTLBOYM.
TEITLOFF German (East Prussian, ?)
maybe German or English ?
TEIVAS Estonian
Teivas is an Estonian surname meaning "pole", "staff" and "stake".
TEKIN Turkish
From an Old Turkish title meaning "prince".
TEKKEL Estonian
Tekkel is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "teke" meaning "origin". "Tekkel" also means "college cap".
TELAGA Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, mostly denoting agricultural laborers.
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).
TELGMAA Estonian
Telgmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "axial land".
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.
TELLIS Estonian
Tellis is an Estonian surname meaning "brick".
TELLISAAR Estonian
Tellisaar is an Estonian surname meaning "brick island".
TELLISKIVI Estonian
Telliskivi is an Estonian surname meaning "brick stone".
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
Originally a nickname for a person with a blustery temperament, from Italian tempesta meaning "storm, tempest" (compare 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.
TENAYUCA Native American, Mexican (Rare), Comanche (?)
Of uncertain origin. A known bearer was Emma Tenayuca (1916-1999), an American labor leader of Comanche descent.
TEN BOOM Dutch
Means "at the tree" in Dutch. A notable bearer of this surname was Corrie ten Boom (1892-1983), a German woman who helped Jewish people take refuge into her home during the Second World War.
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.
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]
TENNO Estonian
Tenno is an Estonian surname derived from "Tenno", a masculine given name.
TENNOSAAR Estonian
Tennosaar is an Estonian surname meaning "Tenno's (a masculine given name) island".
TENORIO Spanish
Given to population of spaniards that ruled for centuries over southern Italy.... [more]
TENSCHER German
originated in Germany but came to America
TENTACLES Popular Culture
This is the surname of Squidward Tentacles from SpongeBob SquarePants.
TENZIN Bhutanese
From the given name TENZIN.
TEODORCZUK Polish
From the given name TEODOR.
TEODORSSON Swedish
Meaning "Teodor's son"
TEPPAN Estonian
Teppan is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "teppija" meaning "quilter".
TEPPER German
Meaning "tavern owner"
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".
TERASAKI Japanese
Tera means "Temple" and Saki means "Cape, Peninsula."
TERASHIMA Japanese
Using the 2 kanji meaning Buddhist and island.
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.
TERSE English
This name means literally curt, short or stiff. Similar to Stiff (surname) (see STIFF under user submitted names) Not very commonly used. If you're looking for a name for a fictional character who is either an antagonist or just likes to stir things up, you could probably use this.
TERSOO Tiv
Means, "father's love". Has its history from Tiv origin. Its a common name amongst the Tiv people of Nigeria.
TERWILIGER American
a name adopted by a Dutch family in New York
TERWILLIGER English
An anglicized version of the Dutch surname, Der Willikeur, meaning "a by-law; a statute". Also, Der willige-waar, means "serviceable ware", or "ware that sells well" and could be related as well.
TESCHER German, Danish
Occupational name for a joiner or a variant of Tasch.
TESFAYE Amharic, Ethiopian
From the given name TESFAYE.
TESHOME Amharic, Ethiopian
From the given name TESHOME.
TESLA Serbian
From a special kind of ax a woodworker would use - adze, called tesla.... [more]
TESSLER Romanian, Russian
Russian, Christian. From The original name tescherak
TESTABURGER Popular Culture
Wendy Testaburger is one of the reoccurring characters on the animated TV series South Park
TÉTOUANI Moroccan
Habitational name from the city of Tétouan.
TETOUANI Moroccan
Habitational name from the city of Tetouan.
TETRAULT French
French, Franko-American
TETREAULT French
Ultimately derived from French tistre "to weave".
TEYTLBOYM Yiddish
It literally means "date tree".
TEZUKA Japanese
From Japanese 手 (te) meaning "hand" and 塚 (tsuka) meaning "mound, hillock, grave".
TH English
Possibly a diminutive of other surnames starting with the letters th, such as THATCHER or THOMAS.
THACKERY English
English (Yorkshire) habitational name from Thackray in the parish of Great Timble, West Yorkshire, now submerged in Fewston reservoir. It was named with Old Norse þak ‘thatching’, ‘reeds’ + (v)rá ‘nook’, ‘corner’.
THACKWRAY English
Means Thatcher, or someone who thatches roofs. A varient of the name THATCHER
THAIN Scots, English
Occupational surname meaning a nobleman who served as an attendant to royals or who was awarded land by a king.
THAIS Greek (Modern)
from the given name THAIS, meaning "beloved, bandage"
THAKER Indian, Gujarati
Gujarati surname referring to Kashiraj Thaker, an 11th century Kashmiri Brahmin who traveled to the present-day state of Gujarat to spread and maintain Hinduism. In 1947, while India and Pakistan were engaged in conflict, many Thakers from Gujarat fled to East Africa, the United Kingdom, or the United States, leading these regions to house a significant population of members today.... [more]
THAKKAR Indian, Gujarati, Marathi
Derived from Sanskrit or Middle Indo-Aryan thakkura meaning "deity, lord, god".
THAKUR Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Odia, Assamese, Gujarati, Nepali
From an feudal title used for noble classes in India and Nepal derived from Sanskrit ठक्कुर (ṭhakkura) meaning "deity, chief, lord".
THAL Jewish, German
Ornamental and topographic name derived from German Tal "valley".
THAN Vietnamese
Vietnamese: unexplained.
THANE Scots, English
Occupational surname meaning a nobleman who served as an attendant to royals or who was awarded land by a king. Variant of THAIN.
THANOS Greek
From a short form of the personal name ATHANASIOS, literally "immortal". This was the name of several saints venerated in the Greek Orthodox Church, the most important of them being ATHANASIOS the Great (293–373), theologian and patriarch of Alexandria in Egypt.
THẢO Vietnamese
Means "beautiful" in Vietnamese.
THAO Vietnamese
Simplified variant of THẢO.
THAPA Nepali, Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Hindi, Odia
Means "warrior" in Nepali. This was the name of an aristocratic dynasty in Nepal.
THARU Nepali
Possibly refers to the Tharu, an indigenous ethnic group of Nepal.
THARWAT Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name THARWAT.
THEALL English
Theall is a rare English surname. It originates from the British town of Theale.
THEISEN German, Danish, Norwegian
German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name MATTHIAS or MATHIES (see MATTHEW).
THEISSEN German
North German: patronymic from THEISS.
THEODOROPOULOS Greek
Means "son of THEODOROS" in Greek.
THEODORSSON Swedish
Means "son of Theodor".
THEODULF Irish (?)
The name means "Wolf God" or "Wolf of Gods Blood".... [more]
THERIAULT French (Rare)
Possibly from the Greek "therion" which means a beast of a nondescript nature.
THERON South African, Occitan
South African surname of Occitan origin derived from any of the various locations named Théron or Thérond. The name itself is ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *tur- or Latin torus/thorus meaning "height, elevation"... [more]
THEROUX French (Quebec)
Southern French (Théroux): of uncertain origin; perhaps a topographic name for someone living by "the wells", from a plural variant of Occitan théron "well".
THEUMA Maltese
Most likely derived from Arabic ثُوم (ṯūm) meaning "garlic", used in reference to someone who grew garlic or owned a garlic field. Alternatively, it may also be from تَوْأَم (tawʾam) meaning "twin, double".
THIEL German
Derived from Old High German thiot "people".
THIENPONDT Belgian
Possible translation is “ten pounds” in Flemish possibly Dutch. ... [more]
THIESSEN German, Danish
Reduced form of the personal name MATTHIAS or MATHIES.
THIMMESCH Luxembourgish
Meaning "Tiller of the Water" in Luxembourgish. A variant of the Germanic surname MILLER
THIRIMANNE Sinhalese
From an element with an unknown meaning combined with Sanskrit माने (māne) meaning "meaning, purpose".
THIRRING Upper German (Rare)
The name Thirring has many different forms/variant spellings. These include Thiering, Thiring, Thuring,Thuringer, Turinger, Duringer, Diringer, Diring and During. One of the reasons for all the variant spellings is that the church scribes in Hungary originally all recorded the name differently... [more]
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]
THOMA German, German (Swiss)
German and Swiss German: variant of Thomas. Greek: genitive patronymic from Thomas. Genitive patronymics are particularly associated with Cyprus.
THOMAN German
Derived from the personal name THOMAN.
THOMANN German
Variant of the surname THOMAN. It was first discovered in Germany, where it surfaced in the medieval times.
THOMISON English
A Variant of THOMPSON, meaning "Son of Thomas".
THOMLISON English
Possibly variant of THOMPSON, similar to Thom-LIN-son.
THOMPSEN English
Variant of THOMPSON meaning "Son of Thomas".
THOMSEN English
A variant of THOMPSON, meaning "Son of Thomas".
THONDAN Tamil, Indian
Tamil for "devotee, votary".
ÞÓRARINNSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Used exclusively by women. Means "daughter of ÞÓRARINN."
ÞÓRASDÓTTIR Icelandic
Matronymic, used exclusively by women. Means "daughter of ÞÓRA".
ÞÓRASSON Icelandic
Matronymic, used exclusively by men. Means "son of ÞÓRA".
THOREAU English
Last name of famous American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, sage writer and philosopher, Henry David Thoreau.
ÞÓRHALLDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of ÞÓRHALLUR" in Icelandic.
ÞÓRHALLSSON Icelandic
Means "son of ÞÓRHALLUR" in Icelandic.
THÖRN Swedish
Either a cognate of English THORN or German TORN, or a soldier name derived from Swedish törn "thorn".
THORN Low German, German, German (Silesian), Polish, Luxembourgish
In North German, Danish, and Luxembourgish, it is a habitational name for someone who lived near a tower, from Middle Low German torn "tower".... [more]
THORNBURG English
The name Thornburg comes from the Old English thorn broc, because the original bearers lived near a "stream by the thorns" in Buckinghamshire and North Yorkshire.
THORNHILL English
Habitational name from any of various places named Thornhill, for example in Derbyshire, West Yorkshire, Dorset, and Wiltshire, from Old English þorn "thorn bush" + hyll "hill".
THORNLEY English
Derived from Thornley, which is the name of three villages in England (two are located in the county of Durham, the third in Lancashire). All three villages derive their name from Old English þorn "thorn" and Old English leah "clearing (in a wood), glade", which gives their name the meaning of "the thorny glade"... [more]
THOROGOOD English
Variant form of THURGOOD.
ÞÓRSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of ÞÓR" in Icelandic.
ÞÓRSSON Icelandic
Means "son of ÞÓR" in Icelandic.
THRALL English
English status name from Old English þr?l ‘thrall’, ‘serf’ (from Old Norse þræll).
THREADGOLD English
Means "person who embroiders cloth with gold thread".
THREEPWOOD English
The last name of the main pirate character in Lucaart's Monkey Island.
THREET American (Anglicized), German
Americanization of German Tritt.
THRESTON Medieval English (Rare)
The surname of Threston is English in origin, and, means "to twist"** and, can be traced as far back as the 11th century where the name is found in the "Domesday Book." The name Threston is a variation of the name of the town of Threxton, Norfolk, UK, and, there are several variations of the name Threxton including:... [more]
THULIS 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".
THUNBERG Swedish
An ornamental name from thun, which is an ornamental (old) spelling of tun meaning ‘fence, yard’ and berg.
THUNDERCLOUD English
This was the last name of a person I saw on YouTube. It was actually their last name. I am not joking at all. According to this site, it ranks 128,249 out of 162,253. It's a pretty badass last name... [more]
THUNDERSON English
Means "son of Thunder".
THURGOOD English
From the Old English given name Thurgod (see ÞÓRGAUTR).
THURINGER German
Habitational name for someone from Thuringia.
THURMAN English (Rare)
Composed of the elements þórr (see THOR) and mundr "protection".
THURSTON English
Derived from the Old Norse personal name þórsteinn (see TORSTEN).
TIAGO Portuguese
From the given name TIAGO.
TIAN Chinese
From Chinese 田 (tián) meaning "field, farmland".
TIBAYAN Filipino, Tagalog
Means "to strengthen" in Tagalog.
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