Submitted Surnames Starting with T

Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
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)
Written with kanji meaning "Heaven Sky Bridge". This surname is possessed by two characters in popular culture, Aika Tenkubashi from Shomin Sample, and Tomoka Tenkubashi from the Idolm@sters: Million Live videogame.
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.
Tennōji Japanese (Rare)
Composed of Japanese ten 天 meaning "heaven," ō (which becomes due to renjō) 王 meaning "king," and ji 寺 meaning "temple" or "Buddhist temple."
Tennosaar Estonian
Tennosaar is an Estonian surname meaning "Tenno's (a masculine given name) island".
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.
Teo Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Zhang.
Teodorczuk Polish
From the given name Teodor.
Teodorescu Romanian
Means "son of Teodor".
Teodorović Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Teodor".
Teodorsson Swedish
Means "son of Teodor".
Teoh Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Hokkien and Teochew romanization of Zhang.
Tepetl Aztec, Nahuatl
From Nahuatl meaning "hill".
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".
Terachi Japanese
From Japanese 寺 (tera) meaning "temple" and 地 (chi) meaning "ground".
Terada Japanese
From Japanese 寺 (tera) meaning "Buddhist temple" and 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy".
Teramoto Japanese
From Japanese 寺 (tera) meaning "Buddhist temple" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
Terao Japanese
"Tenple tail".
Terasaki Japanese
From Japanese 寺 (tera) meaning "Buddhist temple" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Terashima Japanese
From Japanese 寺 (tera) meaning "Buddhist temple" and 島 or 嶋 (shima) meaning "island".
Teratani Japanese
"Temple valley".
Terauchi Japanese
From the Japanese 寺 (tera) "{Buddhist} temple" and 内 (uchi or nai) "inside."
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]
Terjesen Norwegian
Means "son of Terje 1".
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
Tessmer German
Derived from the given name Těšimír.
Testaburger Popular Culture
Wendy Testaburger is one of the reoccurring characters on the animated TV series South Park
Tetouani Moroccan
Habitational name from the city of Tetouan.
Tetrault French
French, Franko-American
Tetreault French
Ultimately derived from French tistre "to weave".
Teubert German
Variant of Taube.
Teunis Dutch
From the given name Teunis.
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".
Thamrongsombutsakul English (American)
Panat Thamrongsombutsakul is an animator at Walt Disney Studios, known for his work on Ralph Breaks the Internet, Raya and the Last Dragon, and Megamind, among other animated films.
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.
Theodoridis Greek
Means "son of Theodoros".
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".
Theunis Dutch
From the given name Theunis.
Thibert French
From the given name Thibert, the French form of Theudebert.
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".
Thongsing Thai
From Thai ทอง (thong) meaning "gold" and สิงห์ (sing) meaning "lion".
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".