Submitted Surnames Starting with T

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Tercero Spanish
Means "third" in Spanish (see Tercero).
Terenzio Italian
From the given name Terenzio
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".
Terrence English
From the given name Terrence.
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.
Tesfamariam Ethiopian
Meaning "Mary hope", from 'tesifa' (hope), and 'mariyami' (Mary).
Tesfaye Amharic, Ethiopian
From the given name Tesfaye.
Teshigawara Japanese
From Japanese 勅 (te) meaning "imperial order", 使 (shi) meaning "messenger, envoy", 河 (ga) meaning "river", and 原 (wara) meaning "field".
Teshome Eastern African, Amharic
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".
Tewksbury English
Derived from Tewkesbury, a market town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. It is named in Old English with the (otherwise unattested) given name Teodec, and byrig meaning "fortified place".
Teymouri Persian
From the given name Teymour.
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.
Thạch Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Shi from Sino-Vietnamese 石 (thạch).
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
Thahan Thai
Means "military" in Thai.
Thái Vietnamese
Vietnamese for Cai.
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"
Thakkar Indian, Gujarati, Marathi
From Sanskrit ठक्कुर (ṭhakkura) meaning "deity".
Thakur Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Odia, Assamese, Gujarati, Nepali
From a feudal title meaning "lord, master", derived from Sanskrit ठक्कुर (thakkura) meaning "deity".
Thal Jewish, German
Ornamental and topographic name derived from German Tal "valley".
Thalman German (Americanized)
Partly Americanized spelling of German Thalmann or Thälmann.
Tham Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Tan.
Thammavong Lao
From Lao ທຳມະ (thamma) meaning "dharma, virtue, righteousness" and ວົງ (vong) meaning "lineage, family".
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.
Thành Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 成 (thành) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded", 城 (thành) meaning "castle, city" or 誠 (thành) meaning "sincere, honest, true".
Thanh Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese 青 (thanh) meaning "blue, green, young" or 聲 (thanh) meaning "sound, voice, tone".
Thannhausen German
An old noble family from Germany. Meaning "dwelling in Tann", specifically from their ancestral seat in the town of Tannhausen.
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.
Thant Burmese
Means "clean, pure" in Burmese.
Thảo Vietnamese
Means "beautiful" in Vietnamese.
Thao Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Thảo.
Thapa Nepali, Indian, Bengali, Assamese, Hindi, Odia
From an ancient military rank used in the Khasa Kingdom, which ruled parts of South Asia from the 11th to 14th centuries.
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).
Theiss Biblical German
From the given name Theis
Theissen German
North German: patronymic from Theiss.
Themptander Swedish (Rare)
Derived from the name of Tämta parish in Västergötland, Sweden.
Then Malaysian
Possibly a form of Chen or Shen used by Chinese Malaysians.
Theodoropoulos Greek
Means "son of Theodoros" in Greek.
Theodorou Greek
Means "son of Theodoros".
Theodorsson Swedish
Means "son of Theodor".
Theodulf Irish (?)
The name means "Wolf God" or "Wolf of Gods Blood".... [more]
Theophilus English
From the given name Theophilus
Theresa English, German
From the given name Theresa.
Theriault French (Rare)
Possibly from the Greek "therion" which means a beast of a nondescript nature.
Theron Southern African, Afrikaans, Occitan
Habitational name for someone from any of various locations in Occitanie named Théron or Thérond, ultimately from Latin torus meaning "elevation, height, embankment". A famous bearer is South African and American actress Charlize Theron (1975-).
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 Thoman. It was first discovered in Germany, where it surfaced in the medieval times.
Thomason Welsh, English
Means "son of Thomas".
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".
Thongsuk Thai
From Thai ทอง (thong) meaning "gold" and สุก (suk) meaning "ripe, mature".
Þórarinnsdóttir Icelandic
Used exclusively by women. Means "daughter of Þórarinn."
Þórarinnsson Icelandic
Means "son of Þórarinn" in Icelandic.
Þórasdóttir Icelandic
Matronymic, used exclusively by women. Means "daughter of Þóra".
Þórasson Icelandic
Matronymic, used exclusively by men. Means "son of Þóra".
Thorbecke Dutch
Combined from old Norse god 'Thor' and old Norse 'Beck' means 'stream'. This is a dutch surname from old Norse.
Thoreau English
Last name of famous American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, sage writer and philosopher, Henry David Thoreau.
Thorén Swedish
Combination of the name Thor (possibly derived from a place named with this element) and the common surname suffix -én.
Þórhalldóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Þórhallur" in Icelandic.
Þórhallsson Icelandic
Means "son of Þórhallur" in Icelandic.
Þórirsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Þórir" 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.
Thorp English
Variant of Thorpe.
Þórsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Þór" in Icelandic.
Þórsson Icelandic
Means "son of Þór" in Icelandic.
Thotti Italian
Italian: patronymic or plural form of Trotto .
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]
Thulin Swedish
Meaning uncertain. Possibly derived from thule, an ancient Greek and Roman term for an area in northern Europe which some believe to be the Nordic countries.
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
Combination of Swedish tun (from Old Norse tún) "enclosure, courtyard, plot, fence" and berg "mountain".
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.
Thurles English
Today's generation of the Thurles family bears a name that was brought to England by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Thurles family lived in Suffolk, at Thurlow which was in turn derived from the Old English word tryohlaw, meaning dweller by the hill.
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.
Tiäkenbuorch Westphalian
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous town.
Tian Chinese
From Chinese 田 (tián) meaning "field, farmland".
Tiannaimuang Thai
The surname "เถียรในเมือง" is used after the place they was born: Nai Muang District in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand.
Tiao Taiwanese, Chinese (Hokkien)
Min Nan and Hokkien romanization of Zhang.
Tibayan Filipino, Tagalog
Means "strengthen, secure, steady" in Tagalog.
Tibu Estonian
Tibu is an Estonian surname meaning "chicken".
Tiburcio Spanish
From the given name Tiburcio
Tichá Czech, Slovak
Means "silent".
Tichý Czech
Means "silent".
Tico Spanish
From the given Tico.
Tidd English
This Old English Surname was derived from a hill named after its resemblance to a teat or tead (mammary gland) of which Tidd is a variant. That name became a name for the locale and further by extension for its people... [more]
Tiên Vietnamese
From the given name Tiên.
Tiensuu Finnish
Means "The road's mouth". Tien means "the road" and Suu means "mouth" in Finnish.
Tiesema Frisian
It's a patronym and it means "son of Ties".
Tiffany English
From the medieval female personal name Tiffania (Old French Tiphaine, from Greek Theophania, a compound of theos "God" and phainein "to appear"). This name was often given to girls born around the feast of Epiphany.
Tiffen English (British, Rare)
Tiffen is a diminutive of Tiffany which is in turn a diminutive of Theophania. Commonly found in the North West of England and Suffolk
Tiger Swedish
Perhaps taken from Swedish tiga "to keep quiet, to say nothing". Tiger is one of the names adopted by Swedish soldiers in the 17th century.
Tihane Estonian
Tihane is an Estonian surname meaning "tit" and "titmouse" ("Paridae").
Tiidus Estonian
Tiidus is an Estonian surname possibly derived from the masculine given name "Titus".
Tiigi Estonian
Tiigi is an Estonian surname meaning "pond".
Tiigimaa Estonian
Tiigimaa is an Estonian surname meaning "pond land".
Tiigirand Estonian
Tiigirand is an Estonian surname meaning "pond shore".
Tiik Estonian
Tiik is an Estonian surname meaning "pond".
Tiikjärv Estonian
Tiikjärv is an Estonian surname meaning "pond lake".
Tiirmaa Estonian
Tiirmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "twirl/wander "land".
Tiis Estonian
Tiis is an Estonian surname; a shortening of the word "tiisel" meaning "pole" and "beam".
Tiisel Estonian
Tiisel is an Estonian surname meaning "pole" and "beam".
Tiislär Estonian
Tiislär is an Estonian surname derived from "tiis" meaning "beam" and "pole".
Tiit Estonian
Tiit is an Estonian surname as well as a masculine given name.
Tiitsmaa Estonian
Tiitsmaa is an Estonian surname derived from the masculine given name "Tiit" and "maa ("land"); "Tiit's land".
Tikhonov Russian
Means "son of Tikhon".
Tikkanen Finnish
Meaning "small woodpecker".
Tikker Estonian
Tikker is an Estonian surname meaning "gooseberry".
Tikko Estonian
Tikko is an Estonian surname possibly derived from "tikker" meaning "gooseberry" or from "tikk" meaning "match" and "peg".