Submitted Surnames Starting with T

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Famous bearer: Linus Torvalds, inventor of the Linux kernel.
Swedish patronymic meaning "son of TORVALD". ... [more]
TÕSINE Estonian
Tõsine is an Estonian surname meaning "serious" and "earnest".
TOSTA Italian
Tosta literally means "hard" in italian.
TOTH English (Anglicized), German
Either an anglicized form of Hungarian TÓTH or derived from German tot "dead" or Middle High German tote "godfather".
TOTUM Irish (Rare)
from the word "totem" meaning sign. Or from Irish 'titim' meaning 'fall'.
TOUATI Arabic (Maghrebi), Judeo-Spanish
Habitational name denoting someone who originally came from the region of Touat (or Tuat) in Algeria.
TOUGH Scottish, English
Scottish variant of TULLOCH. In Scotland it is pronounced tyookh. ... [more]
TÕUGU Estonian
Tõugu is an Estonian surname meaning "half-blooded".
TOUILBINI Arabic (Maghrebi, Rare)
Meaning unknown. A bearer is ABDELAZIZ Touilbini (1978-), an Algerian boxer.
TOUJOU Japanese
From Japanese 東 (tou) meaning "east" and 條 or 条 (jou) meaning "paragraph".
TOUNSI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic تُونِسِيّ (tūnisiyy) meaning “Tunisian”, ultimately from تُونِس (tūnis) meaning "Tunisia, Tunis". It can refer to a native of the country of Tunisia, someone from the city of Tunis (in Tunisia), or the Tunisian Tounsi dialect of Arabic.
The name Tourville is a very old, and in one case, very famous name. One of the Marshall's of France was named Anne Hilarion de Cotentin de Tourville. This reads: Anne Hilarion of/from Cotentin, Comte (Count) of Tourville... [more]
Derived from the given name TOUSSAINT, which in turn is derived from Toussaint, the French name for the Christian feast day All Saints' Day (celebrated on November 1st every year)... [more]
TOUZANI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Possibly derived from Aït Touzine, the name of a Rifian tribe in Morocco.
TOUZOV Russian
Female version is Touzova.
TOVEY English
From the Old Norse male personal name TÓFI, a shortened form of various compound names beginning with Thorf- or Thorv- (e.g. Thorvaldr), based on the name of the thunder god Thórr... [more]
Means "son of TOVMAS".
TOW Scottish
Scottish: Variation of TULLOCH.... [more]
TOWE English
English variant of TOW.
1. Variant of Tower, with later -s. ... [more]
TOWLES Scottish
“Towles” is not to be confused with “towels” - note the placement of the “les” vs. “els” — as this clarifies pronunciation.
Habitational name for a person from Towneley near Burnley in Lancashire, itself from the Old English elements tun "enclosure, settlement" and leah "wood, clearing"... [more]
TOYA Japanese
From Japanese 斗 (to) “constellation” and 矢 (ya) “arrow”
TOYODA Japanese
Means "Abundant rice field"
TOYOGUCHI Japanese (Rare)
Toyo means "Abundant" and Guchi means "Mouth,Opening). Megumi Toyoguchi is a well-known radio personality and voice actress.
From Japanese 豊 (toyo) meaning "lush, abundant" and 永 (naga) meaning "eternity, a long time".
From Japanese 豊 (toyo) meaning "abundant, lush, bountiful, plenty" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
TRAAT Estonian
Traat is an Estonian surname meaning "wire" or "strand".
TRABELSI Arabic (Maghrebi)
Originally indicated a person who came from the city of Tripoli in Libya. The city's name itself is of Greek origin meaning "three cities", from Greek τρι- (tri-) meaning "three" combined with πόλις (pólis) meaning "city".
TRAFFORD Anglo-Saxon
A habitational surname that originates from villages in Cheshire and Northamptonshire. First recorded as a surname in 1086. ... [more]
TRAHAN French (Cajun), Welsh
From the Welsh name Trahern, derived from the Welsh family seat Trehaverne.
TRAIN English (British), English (Devon)
English (Devon): 1. metonymic occupational name for a trapper or hunter, from Middle English trayne, Old French traine ‘guile’, ‘snare’, ‘trap’. ... [more]
Reduced form of McTraynor, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thréinfhir "son of Tréinfhear", a byname meaning "champion, strong man" (from tréan "strong" and fear "man").
TRAMP German
The Tramp surname may be derived from the Middle High German word "trumpe," meaning "drum."
TRANCY Various
Surname of the fictional character Earl Alois Trancy, who is the head of the Trancy household. His real name is Jim Macken.
TRAORÉ Western African, Manding
Manding surname of unknown meaning and etymology. It is a common surname in Western Africa.
TRASS Estonian
Trass is an Estonian surname meaning "highway".
Means "grape" in German.
TRAUSCH German, Slavic, Low German, Luxembourgish
A nickname either derived from Trauschke, a nickname from Old Slavic drugu "companion", or from Middle Low German druus "sullen", "dour".
TRAUTWIG German (Modern)
From an Ancient German given name made of the name elements TRUD "strength" and WIG "fight"
Assumed to mean "by the trail". May have originally been "Trouillart". Variations may include: Trail Traill Treil Trelly Teign Pentrail
Derives from old English word 'trayne' which means to trap or to snare. Also an occupational name given to horse trainers. First found in Yorkshire, England in the 1300s.
From a medieval nickname for a tricky or deceptive person (from Old French tricheor "trickster, cheat").
Occupational name for a fuller, a person who cleaned and shrunk newly woven cloth by treading it. It is derived from Middle English tred(en) "to tread" and well "well".
Means "person from Trebilcock", Cornwall (apparently "dear one's farmstead"). The final -ck is standardly silent.
TREGORY Cornish (Anglicized, Rare), English (Rare)
This obscure British surname is a variant form of Tregury, which is an anglicization of the rare Cornish surname TREGURTHA.... [more]
A rare Cornish surname that derives its name from either the manor of Tregurtha in the parish of St. Hilary (located in west Cornwall) or from the hamlet of Tregurtha Barton in the parish of St. Wenn (located in central Cornwall)... [more]
TREI Estonian
Trei is an Estonian surname meaning "turn".
TREIAL Estonian
Treial is an Estonian surname meaning "turner".
TREICHEL German (Swiss)
Swiss German: from a word meaning ‘cow bell’, presumably a nickname for a cowherd or farmer, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who made cow bells.
Treisalt is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "treima (turn)" and "salto (somersault)".
TRELLES Asturian
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Cuaña.
Comes from the Cornish words "tre", meaning settlement and "men", meaning stone.
TRENFIELD English (Rare)
Relatives from Gloucestershire
Trentadue, JOSEPH, Trentadue IRENE, Trentadue LEO, Trentadue EVELYN, Trentadue VICTOR, Trentadue CINDY, Trentadue STEVEN, Trentadue TYLER, Trentadue Winery... [more]
Derived from a Cornish place name meaning "Sulyen's farmstead" (see Sulien).
TREU German, Jewish
From a nickname for a trustworthy person, from late Middle High German triuwe ‘loyal’. As a Jewish surname it is mainly ornamental.
TREUZ German
Derived from the town Trezzo sull'Adda in northern Italy, the name di Trezzo was used by a Milanese armourer family of the 14th century with the first known member being Bazarino di Trezzo, who was possibly also related to the Missaglia family of armourers... [more]
TREVELYAN Welsh, Cornish
Derived from a place-name which originally meant "farmstead ' trev' or Tref (town in Welsh) of Elyan".
Habitational name from either of the places so named in the provinces of Burgos and Santander.
Means "person from Trevithick", the name of various places in Cornwall ("farmstead" with a range of personal names). It was borne by British engineer Richard Trevithick (1771-1833), developer of the steam engine.
TREWIN Cornish
Habitational name from Trewin in Cornwall.
It is derived from the Middle High German "Drehseler," meaning "turner," and was most likely initially borne by a turner or lathe worker.
Means "person from Trezise or Tresayes", Cornwall ("Englishman's farmstead").
TRI Vietnamese
An unexplained Vietnamese surname.
TRIANO Spanish
Possibly a habitational name from Triano, the Castilianized name of the Basque towns called Abanto and Urtuella, in Biscay province, Basque Country.
TRIỆU Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of ZHAO, from Sino-Vietnamese 趙 (triệu).
Topographic name from a diminutive of Greek triphyllon "trefoil".
TRIGGA English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of TRIGGS or TRIGG.
Habitational name from places in Huelva and Valladolid named Trigueros, from a derivative of trigo ‘wheat’, or possibly triguero ‘corn merchant’. Nickname from triguero ‘dark blond’, ‘corn colored’.
Variant of Trikha.
TRILLO Spanish
It literally means "threshing board".
TRIMBLE English, Scottish, Northern Irish
A variant of Trumble, recorded in Northern Ireland since the 17th century.... [more]
TRIMBOLI Medieval Italian
Trimboli: Means: "prince of three valleys." Land or (spoils) were given to worthy soldiers for there efforts after conquest. Three valleys in Calabria were given to a soldier who will become known as Francesco Guytano Trimboli, the new perprieitor in an area near Plati, Italy, Calabria.
TRỊNH Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of ZHENG, from Sino-Vietnamese 鄭 (trịnh).
TRINIDAD Filipino, Spanish
Means "trinity" in Spanish, referring to the Holy Trinity.
TRINKET English, Popular Culture
Effie Trinket's surname: one of "The Hunger Games"'s trilogy character.
TRIPATHI Indian, Hindi, Odia, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Means "one that has studied three Vedas", derived from Sanskrit त्रि (trí) meaning "three" combined with पाठ (pāṭha) meaning "recitation, reading, studying".
Meaning "splinter" in Czech. Nathan Triska is a teenage celebrity born in 1999.
Feminine form of TRISKA.
TRIVEDI Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "one who knows three Vedas", derived from Sanskrit त्रि (trí) "three" and वेद (véda) "Veda" or "knowledge".
Means "son of TROED".
Means "son of TROFIM".
This last name is common in North Dakota.
TROI Popular Culture
Possibly a variant or corruption of TROY. A notable fictional bearer was the Star Trek: The Next Generation character Deanna Troi, who was the counselor aboard the USS Enterprise.
TROISE Italian
Possibly a regional name from Turgisius, Latin name of a Norman province of Sicily
TROISI Italian
Patronymic or plural form of TROISE.
TROLLE Swedish, Old Swedish
Swedish noble family. According to legend, an early ancestor killed a troll and that's how the family got its name. The family's coat of arms depicts a headless troll. The earliest known ancestor is Birger Knutsson Trulle (died approx... [more]
Locational surname derived from Trolhop, the original name of Troughburn, a place in Northumberland, England. The place name means "troll valley" from Old Norse troll "troll, supernatural being" and hop "enclosed valley, enclosed land"... [more]
TROPOV Russian
From russian word tropa - "trail".
This surname means the Lithuanian city of "Trakai", a notable bearer of this surname was Leon Trotsky.
TROTT English
"Trott" is an early recorded surname of the 17th century in America. It is five hundred years older when linked to Medieval Britain.
TROTTER English, Scottish, German
Northern English and Scottish: occupational name for a messenger, from an agent derivative of Middle English trot(en) 'to walk fast' (Old French troter, of Germanic origin). ... [more]
TROW English
Nickname for a trustworthy person, from Middle English trow(e), trew(e) 'faithful', 'steadfast'.
TROY German, Jewish, French, Dutch
As a German and Jewish surname, it is and Anglicized form of TREU or a similar surname.... [more]
TROY Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Troighthigh "descendant of Troightheach", a byname meaning "foot soldier".
TROYER German (Anglicized)
Surname common among the Amish and the Mennonites. It is the Pennsylvania German form of the German last name "Dreier", "Dreyer" or "Treyer". Hans Treyer, an early Anabaptist leader, died as a martyr of his faith in Bern in 1529... [more]
TRUAN Spanish
Means "Knave" or "Joker"
TRUE English
This surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and has three distinct possible sources, each with its own history and derivation. ... [more]
TRUEBA Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the vicinity of the eponymous Castilian river.
Means "son of TRUED".
TRUETT English
English habitational name from Trewhitt in Northumbria, named from Old Norse tyri ‘dry resinous wood’ + possibly an Old English wiht ‘river bend’.
TRUMBO French, German
French (Alsatian) form of German TRUMBAUER.
TRUMM Estonian
Trumm is an Estonian surname meaning "drum".
TRUMMEL Estonian
Trummel is an Estonian surname meaning "drum" and "barrel".
TRUMP English
Metonymic occupational name for a trumpeter, from Middle English trumpe "trumpet".
From the English word trumpet which is an instrument.
TRƯƠNG Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of ZHANG, from Sino-Vietnamese 張 (trương).
TRUONG Vietnamese
Simplified form of TRƯƠNG.
TRUSTY English
This is a late medieval occupation descriptive name given to a professional witness, in effect an early Solicitor, the name deriving from the Olde French "Attester" - one who testifies or vouches for a contract or agreement.
Habitational name for someone from Truszków in Lublin voivodeship.
TRUU Estonian
Truu is an Estonian surname meaning "faithful".
Truumeel is an Estonian surname meaning "loyal/faithful minded".
Truumees is an Estonian surname meaning "faithful/loyal man".
TRUUP Estonian
Truup is an Estonian surname meaning "(chimney) flue" and "culvert".
Truuväärt is an Estonian surname meaning "true worth". Ultimately derived from German.
Truuväli is an Estonian surname meaning "faithful field".
TRUX German
Variant of DRUX.
Meaning: "corpulent man" "tripod"
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Trzonów.
TSAI Chinese, Taiwanese
Variant transcription of CAI also used in Taiwan.
TSAI Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese variant of CHAI.
TSANG Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of ZENG.
TSAOUSSIS Greek (Anglicized, Modern, Rare)
From the Greek meaning "peacock"
TSAREV Russian
Means "son of an emperor" in Russian.
Derived from the former city of Tsaritsyn, once known as Stalingrad and currently Volgograd.
Either derived from the Ingush nickname Царнай (Tsarnay) meaning "king" or from Chechen царна (tsarna) meaning "fire" or "them"; the first meaning is unlikely given that the title is not actually present in the Ingush language... [more]
Someone who is a descendent of a person who worked for the Tsar or Emperor.
Derived from the Czech word "třída," which means class, kind, category, grade, or avenue and place.
The Germanic spelling of the Hungarian name Çsida. Derived from the Turkish word for rider, or man on horseback.
TSE Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of XIE.
TSENG Taiwanese, Chinese
Taiwanese transcription of ZENG.
Means "son of TSEREN".
TSHABALALA African, Zulu, South African
Means "shooting star"
TSHERING Bhutanese
From Tibetan ཚེ (tshe) "life" and རིང (ring) "long".
From the given name meaning "protection" in Setswana.
TSIKUNIB Circassian (Russian)
Derived from Adyghe цӏыкӏу (c̣əḳ°) meaning "little" and ныбэ (nəbă) meaning "stomach, belly".
From the Navajo suffix -tsʼósí meaning "slender, slim", originally a short form of a longer name such as kiitsʼósí "slender boy", hashkétsʼósí "slender warrior", cháalatsʼósí "slim Charlie", dághaatsʼósí "the one with a slender mustache", dinétsʼósí "slender man", or hastiintsʼósí "slender man".
TSOY Korean (Russian)
Russified form of CHOI used by Koryo-saram (ethnic Koreans living in the former Soviet Union).
TSUBO Japanese
See similar surname TSUBOI, for definition.
TSUBOI Japanese
Tsubo means "pot,vase" and "a Japanese unit of areal measurement". I means "well,pit,mine shaft". Bearers of this name are TOMOHIRO Tsuboi,a voice actor, and RYOUTARO Tsuboi from Sword Art Online, they each have different "tsubo" kanji from the other.
From the Japanese 土 (tsuchi) "earth," "soil," 槌 (tsuchi) "mallet" or 津 (tsu) "harbour" and 知 (chi) "wisdom," "intellect" and 田 (da or ta) "rice paddy" or 多 (da or ta) "many."
TSUCHII Japanese
This is the same as DOI, it's just a different pronunciation.
Tsuchi means "Earth, Ground" and Ya means "Valley".
TSUDA Japanese
Tsu means "Harbor, Seaport" and Da "Rice Patty, Field". Kentaro Tsuda is a voice actor and live actor.
TSUDZUMI Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as either 鼓 or 都積 with 鼓 (ko, tsudzumi) meaning "beat, drum, muster, rouse", 都 (tsu, to, miyako) meaning "capital, metropolis" and 積 (seki,, tsu.mori, tsu.moru, -dzu.mi) meaning "acreage, amass, contents, load, pile, up, stack, volume."... [more]
TSUDZURI Japanese (Rare)
This surname is be used as 綴 (getsu, tei, techi, tetsu, sumi.yaka, tsudzuri,, to.jiru) meaning "bind (books), compose, spell, write."... [more]
TSUGE Japanese
From the Japanese 告 (tsuge) "tell."
From the Japanese 辻 (tsuji) "{road} crossing" and 原 (hara, bara or wara) "field," "plain," "original."
TSUJII Japanese
From the Japanese 辻 (tsuji) "{road} crossing" and 井 (i) "well."
Tsuji ("Crossroad") + Mura ("Village").
TSUJITA Japanese
From the Japanese 辻 (tsuji) "{road} crossing" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy."
TSUJIURA Japanese (Rare)
Tsuji ("Crossroad") + ("Bay, Coast"). Other than the athlete Steve Tsujiura ( who wasn't even born in Japan,but in Canada) this commonly refers to a Japanese fortune telling cracker made of rice.
Tsuka ("Mound") + Hara ("Plain"). Mitsuo Tsukahara is a Japanese gymnastics artist.
Tsuka ("Mound") + Moto ("Origin,Root").
From Japanese 塚 (tsuka) meaning "mound" and 内 (uchi) meaning "inside, within"
月 (Tsuki) means "Month, Moon" and 形 (Gata) means "Shape, Form, Type".
TSUKIMI Japanese
月 (Tsuki) means "Moon, Month" and 見 (Mi) means "Outlook, View, Mindest". Souhei Tsukimi is a light novel author who has written more than four different series.
TSUKIMOTO Japanese, Popular Culture
月 (Tsuki) means "Moon, Month" and 本 (Moto) meets "Origin, Root, Source". If you search for Tsukimoto', you'll quickly find fictional characters.
TSUKINO Japanese
Means ''of the moon'' in Japanese. A famous bearer of this surname would be Usagi Tsukino in the show Sailor Moon.
From Japanese 月 (tsuki) meaning "moon" and 岡 (oka) meaning "hill, ridge". A notable bearer of this surname was Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (月岡 芳年, 1839–1892), a Japanese artist who is widely recognized as the last great master of the ukiyo-e genre of woodblock printing and painting.
Means "Moon mountain"... [more]
Means 'moon god' or something like that.
Like the first name TSUKUSHI.
From the Japanese 恒 (tsune) "constant" or 常 (tsune) "always" and 松 (matsu) "pine tree."
TSUNETSUKI Popular Culture
In the case of the character Matoi Tsunetsuki (常月 まとい) from 'Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei', the surname is made up of 常 (jou, tsune, toko) meaning "constant" and 月 (getsu, gatsu, tsuki) meaning "moon, month."... [more]
TSUNOI Japanese
From the Japanese 角 (tsuno) "horn" and 井 (i) "well."
From the Japanese 鶴 (tsuru) "crane" and 岡 (oka) "hill."
TSURUTA Japanese
Tsuru means "Crane, Stork" and Ta means "Rice Patty, Field".
From the Japanese 堤 (tsutsumi) "{river}bank."
TSUZUKI Japanese
From the Japanese 都 (tsu) "metropolis," "capital" and 築 (zuki) "since construction."
TSUZUNO Japanese
Tsuzu means "Twenty" and No means "Feild, Wilderness".
Ukrainian surname created from the Ukrainian word цибуля (tsybulya) meaning "onion" and the patronymic ending -enko.
Derived from Tibetan ཚེ་རིང (tshe ring) meaning "long life, longevity".
TUAZON Chinese (Filipino)
From Hokkien 大孫 (tōa-sun) or 大孙 (tōa-sun) meaning "grandson".
TUBBS Popular Culture
Surname of Cleveland's second wife Donna and her children Roberta and Rallo from American sitcom The Cleveland show (2009-2013)
Derived from Old English tucian meaning "offend, torment", and tun "enclosure, yard".
TUELL German
nickname from Slavic (Old Slavic toliti ""to soothe or calm"")
TUFAN Turkish
From the given name TUFAN.
TUFEK Bosnian
From Turkish tüfek ''rifle''.
Means "gunsmith" in Turkish.
TUGUZ Circassian (Russian)
Derived from Adyghe тыгъужъ (təġ°ẑ) meaning "wolf".
Meaning, "watercourse."
TUISK Estonian
Tuisk is an Estonian surname meaning "blizzard".
TÜKK Estonian
Tükk is an Estonian surname meaning "piece" and "segment".
TULLOCH Scottish
Scottish habitational name from a place near Dingwall on the Firth of Cromarty, named with Gaelic tulach ‘hillock’, ‘mound’, or from any of various other minor places named with this element.
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Taithligh "descendant of Taithleach", a byname meaning "quiet", "peaceable".
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maol Tuile "descendant of the devotee of the will of God" (from toil "will of God").
TULLY Scottish
Habitational name from any of various places called Tullo in eastern Scotland.
TULP Estonian
Tulp is an Estonian surname meaning both "post/picket/stake" and "tulip".
Possibly from a Tuvan tribal measurement used to denote a month or member of a tribe.
TULVI Estonian
Tulvi is an Estonian surname derived from "tulvil" meaning "brimful" and "brimming".
TULVING Estonian
Tulving is an Estonian surname derived from "tulv", meaning "flood".
TUMGOEV Ingush (Russian)
Russified form of an Ingush surname, which is from the name of an Ingush teip (clan). The clan's name itself is derived from Tumag (ТIумагI), the name of a village in Ingushetia, possibly meaning "to see with the heart" in Ingush.
TUNCER Turkish
Derived from Turkish tunç meaning ''bronze''.
TUNGAL Estonian
Tungal is an Estonian surname meaning "firebrand".
TUNNARD Dutch (Modern)
Often found used in Lincolnshire UK as a surname in farming families.
Habitational name for someone from any of the various locations in England named Tunstall, derived from Old English tun meaning "enclosure, garden, farm" and steall meaning "position, place, site".
TUPÝ Slovak
From the word, meaning "blunt, dull".
TURAN Turkish
Refers to Turan, an historical region in Central Asia inhabited by the nomadic Iranian Turanian people. The name itself means "land of the Tur" and is derived from the name of a Persian mythological figure, Tur (تور).
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