Submitted Surnames Starting with T

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Tootmorsel Popular Culture
The surname used by the character Harry "Ocho" Tootmorsel in the animated series "The Amazing World of Gumball".... [more]
Toots Estonian
Toots is an Estonian name derived from "tootja", meaning "manufacturer".
Topaz Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Topaz, which is a kind of a precious stone.
Topelius Finnish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Latinized form of the Finnish place name Toppila in Ostrobothnia, Finland. Zachris Topelius (1818-1898) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish author, journalist, and historian.
Töpfer German
It literally means "potter".
Toplitz German
German: habitational name from Teplice in northern Bohemia.
Topolovec Slovene, Croatian
Several locations in Slovenia and Croatia bare the name "Topolovec".
Topp German
German: from Low German topp 'point', 'tree top', hence a topographic name; or alternatively a metonymic occupational name or nickname from the same word in the sense 'braid'.
Toprak Turkish
Means "earth, soil, land" in Turkish.
Toran Galician, Irish
Galician (Torán): habitational name from the village of Santa María de Torán in Ourense province.... [more]
Torg English
Possibly from the Old Norse word “torg” meaning “marketplace”.
Toribio Spanish
From the given name Toribio
Torii Japanese
"Bird well".
Toriumi Japanese
From Japanese 鳥 (tori) meaning "bird" and 海 (umi) meaning "sea, ocean".
Torkington English
From the name of a place in Greater Manchester, originally meaning "Tork's settlement" (Tork being a name or nickname combined with Old English tun meaning "enclosure, yard, town").
Torm Estonian
Torm is an Estonian surname meaning "storm".
Torn German
Derived from Old High German dorn / torn "thorn". As a surname, it was usually given to someone who lived near a thorn hedge.
Tornatore Italian
Derived from Italian tornatore meaning "turner", which refers to a craftsman who turns and shapes various materials (such as wood and metal) on a lathe. In other words: this surname is the Italian cognate of the English surname Turner... [more]
Törnblad Swedish
Combination of Swedish törne "thorn" and blad "leaf".
Torp Norwegian, Swedish, Danish
Scandinavian form of Thorpe.
Torquato Italian, Portuguese
From the given name Torquato
Torralba Spanish, Catalan, Aragonese
Habitational name from any of several places called Torralba, named with torre meaning "tower" + alba meaning "white".
Torrance Popular Culture
This is the surname of the character of Stephen King’s character Danny Torrance.
Torras Spanish (?)
Means 'towers' in Spanish. Similar to name Torres.
Torrence Scottish, Irish
Scottish and northern Irish habitational name from either of two places called Torrance (one near East Kilbride, the other north of Glasgow under the Campsie Fells), named with Gaelic torran ‘hillock’, ‘mound’, with the later addition of the English plural -s.... [more]
Torrent Spanish
A topographical name for someone who lived by a flood stream, deriving from the Spanish torrente. Topographical surnames were among the earliest created, since both natural and man-made features in the landscape provided easily recognisable distinguish names in the small communities of the Middle Ages... [more]
Torrey English
Means "conqueror, victor" in Old English.
Torrez Spanish
Variant of Torres.
Torriente Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
Cuban name likely meaning "river".
Torroella Catalan
This indicates familial origin within any of various eponymous localities.
Torrontegi Basque
It literally means a place where there’s a tower.
Torrubiano Castilian
It indicates familial origin within the municipality of Torrubia de Soria.
Torsdottir Swedish (Rare)
Variant of Torsdotter meaning "Tor's daughter". It may also be a Swedification of Icelandic Þórsdóttir... [more]
Torsen Norwegian (Rare)
Means "son of Tor".
Torshkhoev Ingush (Russified)
Russified form of an Ingush family name derived the name of an Ingush teip (clan). The clan's name itself is derived from ТӀаьрши (Tarsh), a village in Ingushetia, of unknown meaning.
Tõru Estonian
Tõru is an Estonian surname meaning "acorn".
Tõruke Estonian
Tõruke is an Estonian surname derived from "toruke" meaning "tubule" and "pipe".
Tõrv Estonian
Tõrv is an Estonian surname meaning "tar".
Torvalds Finnish
Famous bearer: Linus Torvalds, inventor of the Linux kernel.
Torvaldsson Swedish
Swedish patronymic meaning "son of Torvald". It was the surname name of Erik the Red (Eiríkr Þorvaldsson, anglicized as Erik Thorvaldsson or Erik Torvaldsson), father of Viking explorer Leif Erikson.
Toscano Italian, Spanish
Originally indicated someone who came from the region of Tuscany in central Italy.
Tõsine Estonian
Tõsine is an Estonian surname meaning "serious" and "earnest".
Tosta Italian
Tosta literally means "hard" in italian.
Tosun Turkish
Means "bullock" or "healthy, plump, stout" in Turkish.
Tot Serbian
Serbian variant of Tót.
Toth English (Anglicized), German
Either an anglicized form of Hungarian Tóth or derived from German tot "dead" or Middle High German tote "godfather".
Toth Jewish
This surname is a Hungarian surname that has been used by the Jewish population.
Totino Italian
from a pet form of the personal name Toto.
Totti Italian
From the Medieval given name Toto, abbreviation of either Benedetto or Battista... [more]
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.
Touré Western African
Probably derived from tùùré meaning "elephant" in the Soninké language.
Touriño Galician
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the parish of San Martiño de Lanzós in the municipality of Vilalba.
Tourville French
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]
Toussaint French
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]
Tovmasyan Armenian
Means "son of Tovmas".
Tow Scottish
Scottish: Variation of Tulloch.... [more]
Towe English
English variant of Tow.
Towers French
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.
Townley English
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”
Toyama Japanese
From 当 (tou) meaning "this, correct" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain."
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.
Toyonaga Japanese
From Japanese 豊 (toyo) meaning "lush, abundant" and 永 (naga) meaning "eternity, a long time".
Toyosaki Japanese
From Japanese 豊 (toyo) meaning "abundant, lush, bountiful, plenty" and 崎 (saki) meaning "cape, peninsula".
Tozzi Italian
Derived from the Italian adjective tozzo meaning "squat; stocky" and also "chunk; hunk", both from Latin túndere meaning "to dent" or from Slavic stotz meaning "stump".... [more]
Traat Estonian
Traat is an Estonian surname meaning "wire" or "strand".
Trabelsi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Habitational name for someone originally from the city of Tripoli in Libya from Arabic طَرَابُلُس (ṭarābulus). The city's name ultimately comes from Ancient Greek Τρίπολις (Trípolis) meaning "three cities", from τρι- (tri-) meaning "three" and πόλις (pólis) meaning "city".
Trabelssi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Alternate transcription of Trabelsi.
Trachang Thai (Rare)
Means "elephant seal" in Thai.
Trachtenberg German, Jewish
Could mean either mean "mountain of thoughts", from Yiddish trakhtn (טראַכטן) "to think" and berg "mountain" or "mountain of costumes", from German tracht "to wear, carry" and berg "mountain"... [more]
Traeger German
Derived from the German word Trager which means "Someone who carries something." Traeger could also mean "gift of God."
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
English (Devon): 1. metonymic occupational name for a trapper or hunter, from Middle English trayne, Old French traine ‘guile’, ‘snare’, ‘trap’. ... [more]
Trainor Irish
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").
Trajković Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Trajko".
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.
Trando Italian
Italian: from the Germanic (Lombardic) personal name Brando, a short form of the various compound personal names formed with brand ‘sword’, particularly Aldobrando and Ildebrando.
Trang Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Zhuang from Sino-Vietnamese 莊 (trang).
Tranmer English
This particular name derives from Tranmere, a district within the borough of Birkenhead, Cheshire. The placename, recorded as Tranemor in the County Court, City Court and Eyre Rolls of Chester in 1260, is composed of the old Norse elements trani, meaning crane, plus melr, sandbank.
Tranquilli Italian
Derived from the given name Tranquillo.
Transfiguracion Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish transfiguración meaning "transfiguration," referring to an event where Jesus is transfigured and becomes radiant in glory upon a mountain.
Traoré Western African, Manding
Francization of Manding Tarawele, which is of uncertain etymology. It was originally used by 13th-century Malian warrior Tiramakhan and possibly means "going to call it".
Traspeña Castilian
It indicates familial origin within the locality of Traspeña de la Peña in the municipality of Castrejón de la Peña.
Trass Estonian
Trass is an Estonian surname meaning "highway".
Traube German
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"
Travar Croatian, Serbian
Derived from travar, meaning "herbalist".
Traylor French
Assumed to mean "by the trail". May have originally been "Trouillart". Variations may include: Trail Traill Treil Trelly Teign Pentrail
Traynor English
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.
Treacher English
From a medieval nickname for a tricky or deceptive person (from Old French tricheor "trickster, cheat").
Treadwell English
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".
Trebbi Italian
Cesare Mauro Trebbi was an Italian painter and lithographer (1847–1931).... [more]
Trebilcock Cornish
Means "person from Trebilcock", Cornwall (apparently "dear one's farmstead"). The final -ck is standardly silent.
Tredoni Italian
Mrs. Tredoni is the main antagonist of the 1976 slasher film Alice, Sweet Alice. The role was played by American actress Mildred Clinton (1914-2010).
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]
Tregurtha Cornish
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 Estonian
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.
Tremain Literature (Modern)
Surname of a character in Esther Forbes novel, Johnny Tremain.
Tremaine Cornish
Variant of Tremayne. A famous fictional bearer is Lady Tremaine, the main antagonist of Disney's Cinderella (1950).
Tremayne Cornish
Name for someone from any of various locations called Tremayne (or Tremaine), from Cornish tre meaning "home, settlement, town" and men meaning "stone".
Trenfield English (Rare)
Relatives from Gloucestershire
Trentadue Italian
Trentadue, Joseph, Trentadue Irene, Trentadue Leo, Trentadue Evelyn, Trentadue Victor, Trentadue Cindy, Trentadue Steven, Trentadue Tyler, Trentadue Winery... [more]
Tressillian English
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".
Treviño Spanish
Habitational name from either of the places so named in the provinces of Burgos and Santander.
Trevithick Cornish
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.
Trewhitt English
From the location of the same name Trewhitt
Trewin Cornish
Habitational name from Trewin in Cornwall.
Trexler German
It is derived from the Middle High German "Drehseler," meaning "turner," and was most likely initially borne by a turner or lathe worker.
Trezise Cornish
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.
Triantafyllidou Greek
Patronymic from the genitive form of Triantafyllos.
Tribbiani Italian
Joseph Francis Tribbiani Jr. is a fictional character, serving as one of the primary characters of the NBC sitcom Friends and the main protagonist of its spin-off Joey, and he is portrayed by Matt LeBlanc in both series.
Triệu Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Zhao, from Sino-Vietnamese 趙 (triệu).
Trieu Vietnamese
Simplified variant of Triệu.
Trifiletti Sicilian
Topographic name from a diminutive of Greek triphyllon "trefoil".
Trifunović Serbian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Trifun".
Trigga English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Triggs or Trigg.
Trigiani Italian
Adriana Trigiani (1969-) is an Italian-American best-selling author, award-winning playwright, television writer/producer, film director/screenwriter/producer, and entrepreneur based in New York City.
Trigueros Spanish
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’.
Trikah Indian
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
From Sanskrit त्रिपाठिन् (tripathin) meaning "one who has studied three Vedas".
Tripathy Hindi, Odia, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi
Variant transcription of Tripathi.
Trippier English
This surname is derived from an occupation. 'a tripherd,' a goatherd, Yorkshire and Lancashire. 'Trip, a flock of sheep, a herd of swine or goats' (Halliwell).
Triska Czech
Meaning "splinter" in Czech. Nathan Triska is a teenage celebrity born in 1999.
Triskova Czech
Feminine form of Triska.
Trivedi Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
Means "one who knows the three Vedas", derived from Sanskrit त्रि (tri) meaning "three" and वेद (veda) meaning "Veda".
Trka Czech
Not Avaliable.
Troedsson Swedish
Means "son of Troed".
Trofimov Russian
Means "son of Trofim".
Troftgruben Norwegian
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.
Troiani Italian
From the given name Troiano and variant of Troiano.
Troiano Italian
From the given name Troiano
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]
Trollope English
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]
Trondsen Norwegian
Means "son of Trond".
Tropov Russian
From russian word tropa - "trail".
Tross English (American)
This is a surname used by a person in furry culture for his fursona, Arden Tross.
Trotsky Russian
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]
Trout English
Occupational name for a fisherman, or a nickname for someone supposedly resembling the fish.
Trovarello Italian
First mention of the surname was in Marche in the 14th century, given to a foundling Trovarello di Paolo or "Paolo's foundling".The name was transcribed as a last name, as this person adopted the first name Claudio Trovarello... [more]
Trow English
Nickname for a trustworthy person, from Middle English trow(e), trew(e) 'faithful', 'steadfast'.
Trowbridge English
Indicates familial origin from any locations named Trowbridge
Troxel German
Roots of the German surname Troxel can be found in the region of Hesse, where the name originated. Troxel may be an occupational name, derived from the Middle High German word "truhsaesee," meaning "leader." In this case, Troxel would be a variation of the German surname Truchsess.
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"
Truax French (Americanized)
An Americanized spelling of the French surname Trieux.