Submitted Surnames Starting with T

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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".
Tanglao Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog tanglaw meaning "light, illumination" (a poetic word), ultimately from Hokkien 燈樓 or 灯楼 (teng-lâu).
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.
Tanguma Indigenous American (?), Mexican
Mexican surname of uncertain origin, probably Native American.
Tanielian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Դանիելյան (see Danielyan)
Tanielu Samoan
From the given name Daniel.
Tanigawa Japanese
From Japanese 谷 (tani) meaning "valley" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream".
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.
Tanjung Minangkabau, Batak
Means "cape, headland, point" in Minangkabau and Batak.
Tannahill Scottish
From the name of a place in Ayrshire, Scotland.
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.
Tanskanen Finnish
Means "Danish" in Finnish.
Tanuma Japanese
Ta means "Reic Field, Paddy/Patty" and Numa means "Swamp".
Tanyag Filipino, Tagalog
Means "renowned, eminent, famous" in Tagalog.
Tao Chinese
From Chinese 陶 (táo) meaning "pottery, ceramics".
Tapachula Nahuatl, Aztec
Means "between the waters" in Nahuatl.
Tapah Malay, Malaysian
Originated from the name of a freshwater fish, "Ikan Tapah".
Tape English, German
Variant spelling of Tapp.
Tapio Finnish
From the given name Tapio.
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".
Tapp English, German
Derived from an Old English given name Tæppa, of uncertain origin and meaning. In German, it is a nickname for a clumsy person or a simpleton, derived from Middle Low German tappe meaning "oaf".
Tapper Swedish
Swedish soldier name meaning "brave". ... [more]
Taptiklis Greek
Greek name.... [more]
Tapu Estonian
Tapu is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "Tapa", a town in Lääne-Viru County.
Tarabay Arabic
History of this surname is unknown. A famous bearer with this last name is Nick E. Tarabay, a Lebanese-American actor.
Tarancón Castilian
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Tarand Estonian
Tarand is an Estonian surname meaning "balustrade".
Taranova Russian
Russian form of Terranova.
Taras Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian
From the given name Taras.
Tarasenko Ukrainian
Derived from the given name Taras.
Tarasov Russian
Means "son of Taras".
Tarasova Russian
Feminine form of Tarasov.
Tarbell English
Tarbell is an alteration of the English placename Turville in Buckinghamshire in England.
Tarcza Polish, Hungarian
Means "shield" in Polish.
Targuisti Moroccan
Habitational name from the Rifian town of Targuist.
Targuisti Moroccan
Habitational name from the town of Targuist.
Tarielashvili Georgian
Means "son of Darius" in Georgian.
Tariq Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Tariq.
Tark Estonian
Tark is an Estonian surname meaning "wise" or "sage".
Tarkhov Russian
Means "son of Tarkh". This is a Russian noble surname.
Tarkmeel Estonian
Tarkmeel is an Estonian surname meaning "wise minded".
Tarkpea Estonian
Tarkpea is an Estonian surname meaning "wiseacre" (literally, "clever head").
Tarkus Estonian
Tarkus is an Estonian surname meaning "cleverness".
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.
Taron German
Standardized variant of Tarruhn.
Taron German (Rare)
The standardized variant of Tarruhn which has origins in the Neumark region of Brandenburg, Prussia dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. The Taron family was one of many German families who left the Neumark region and moved eastward into present-day Poland and Ukraine... [more]
Tarro Estonian
Tarro is an Estonian name, possibly derived from "tare", meaning "hut".
Tarruhn German
Origins are found in Neumark, Brandenburg, Prussia.
Tarsney English (British)
Tarsney is a variant spelling of Tosne.
Tartakovsky Russian, Jewish
Name for someone originally from the town of Tartakiv (or Tartakov) in Ukraine, derived from Ukrainian тартак (tartak) meaning "sawmill".
Tartaro Spanish
Ethnic name or regional name for someone who was from Tatarstan or who had traded with Tatarstan.
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
Taş Turkish
Means "stone" in Turkish.
Tasane Estonian
Tasane is an Estonian surname meaning "flat".
Tasić Serbian, Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Tasa".
Tasifa Amharic
Means “hope” in Amharic.
Taşkın Turkish
Means "flood" in Turkish.
Taşkıran Turkish
Means "stone breaker" from Turkish taş meaning "stone, rock" and kıran meaning "destroyer, breaker, pestilence".
Tass Estonian
Tass is an Estonian surname meaning "cup" and "dish".
Tătărescu Romanian
Means "son of a Tatar" in Romanian.
Tatarshao Abazin
Possibly from a nickname for a Tatar person.
Tatasciore American, Italian
The surname Tatasciore is more commonly found in Italy than any other country or territory.
Tatelman Russian, Yiddish
Man who tats or sew
Tateo Italian (Italianized)
Italianized version of Tateossian
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.
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.
Tatyanin Russian
Matronymic surname derived from the Russian given name Tatyana.
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]
Taurino Italian
From the given name Taurino
Tauro Italian
Taken from the words "bull" or "ox".
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.
Tawney English, Norman
Habitational name from either of two places, Saint-Aubin-du-Thennay or Saint-Jean-du-Thennay, in Eure, Normandy, both so named from an uncertain first element (possibly a Gallo-Roman personal name or the Gaulish word tann ‘oak’, ‘holly’) + the locative suffix -acum.
Tay Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Zheng.
Tayar Kurdish (Arabized, Rare)
Flying, pilot. This name originated from Arabic.
Tayeb Arabic
From the given name Tayeb.
Tayler English
Variant of Taylor.
Taylorson English
Means "son of Taylor".
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.
Taysumov Chechen
Means "son of Taysum".
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]
Teates German (Americanized)
Probably an altered spelling of German Dieter .
Tebbs English
Variant of Tibbs.
Tebow Dutch, Belgian, French
From the Old French personal name Teobaud, Tibaut (see Theobald).
Tecson Filipino
From Hokkien 德孫 (tiak sun) meaning "virtuous grandchild, benevolent grandchild". The bearers of this name are said to be descended from any of the three Tek Son brothers who originally came from Guangzhou, China.
Tecuanhuehue Aztec, Nahuatl
From Nahuatl meaning "old tiger".
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".
Tedtaotao Chamorro
Chamorro name for person who has no people
Tee Estonian
Tee is an Estonian surname meaning "road" or "causeway".
Tee Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Zheng.
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.
Teh Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Zheng.
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).
Teissièr Occitan
Occupational name meaning "weaver", ultimately from Latin texarius.... [more]
Teitloff German (East Prussian, ?)
maybe German or English ?
Teivas Estonian
Teivas is an Estonian surname meaning "pole", "staff" and "stake".
Teixeria Portuguese, English (Rare)
Variant of Teixeira, more commonly used in the United States likely by American-Portuguese citizens
Tejada Spanish
Meaning "roof" or "lime tree."
Tejeda Spanish
Variant of Tejada.
Tejero Spanish (Hispanicized, Modern)
Tejero it's an occupational Spanish surname for a tiler, its origin may be in Saragossa, Spain. A famous bearer is Antonio Tejero (1932-), a Lieutenant Colonel who failed to make a coup d'état in Spain.
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".
Teklić Croatian
Derived from teklić, a rare form of the word "messenger".
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).
Telford English
From the words taelf meaning "plateau" and ford meaning "river crossing"... [more]
Telgmaa Estonian
Telgmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "axial land".
Telišman Croatian (Rare)
Unknown origin, probably from the word "talisman"
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 Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Tajik
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.
Tenant English
Variant of the surname Tennant.
Tenayuca Indigenous 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.
Teng Chinese
From Chinese 滕 (téng) referring to the ancient state of Teng, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Shandong province.
Teng Chinese
Alternate transcription of Deng as well as the Hokkien and Teochew romanization of the name.
Téngyuán Chinese
From Chinese 藤 (téng) meaning "wisteria" combined with 原 (yuán) meaning "origin, source".
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]