Submitted Surnames Starting with T

Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Trumpet English
From the English word trumpet which is an instrument.
Trumpfheller German
Means "drummer". From Middle High German trumbeler "drummer", from trumbe "drum" and the agent suffix -er.
Trương Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Zhang, from Sino-Vietnamese 張 (trương).
Truong Vietnamese
Simplified form of Trương.
Truslove English
A variant of Truelove. Truelove is common in the North of England whereas Truslove is its southern variant, being found in Warwickshire and Leicestershire. It is unclear if individuals bearing either surname are linked by a common ancestor, or if people bearing the surname Truslove are descended from Trueloves who migrated from further North of England.... [more]
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.
Truszkowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Truszków in Lublin voivodeship.
Truu Estonian
Truu is an Estonian surname meaning "faithful".
Truumeel Estonian
Truumeel is an Estonian surname meaning "loyal/faithful minded".
Truumees Estonian
Truumees is an Estonian surname meaning "faithful/loyal man".
Truup Estonian
Truup is an Estonian surname meaning "(chimney) flue" and "culvert".
Truuväärt Estonian
Truuväärt is an Estonian surname meaning "true worth". Ultimately derived from German.
Truuväli Estonian
Truuväli is an Estonian surname meaning "faithful field".
Trux German
Variant of Drux.
Trybus Polish
Meaning: "corpulent man" "tripod"
Trzonowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Lesser Polish village of Trzonów.
Tsai Taiwanese
Alternate romanization of Cai chiefly used in Taiwan.
Tsaldaris Greek
Feminine version is Tsaldari
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.
Tsaritsyn Russian
From a former name of the Russian city of Volgograd that was used from 1589 to 1925. The name is from Царица (Tsaritsa), a small river and a tributary of the Volga, which was probably derived from Tatar сары су (sary su) meaning "yellow water".
Tsarnaev Chechen (Rare)
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Chechen царна (tsarna) meaning "them, they" or from an unknown given name or nickname. This is the surname of brothers Tamerlan (1986-2013) and Dzhokhar (1993-) Tsarnaev, the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Tsaryova Russian
Someone who is a descendent of a person who worked for the Tsar or Emperor.
Tschida German
Derived from the Czech word "třída," which means class, kind, category, grade, or avenue and place.
Tschida German
The Germanic spelling of the Hungarian name Çsida. Derived from the Turkish word for rider, or man on horseback.
Tseng Taiwanese
Alternate romanization of Zeng chiefly used in Taiwan.
Tserenov Kalmyk
Means "son of Tseren".
Tsering Tibetan
From the given name Tsering.
Tshabalala African, Zulu, South African
Means "shooting star"
Tshering Bhutanese
From Tibetan ཚེ (tshe) "life" and རིང (ring) "long".
Tshireletso Tswana
From the given name meaning "protection" in Setswana.
Tshuva Hebrew
Means "answer" or "returning" in Hebrew. The term חוזר בתשובה which means "returning to the faith", reffers to a person who becomes more religious person in Judaism.
Tsiklauri Georgian
Meaning uncertain.
Tsikunib Circassian (Russified)
Derived from Adyghe цӏыкӏу (c̣əḳ°) meaning "little" and ныбэ (nəbă) meaning "stomach, belly".
Tso Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Cao.
Tsoi Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Cai.
Tsoi Korean (Russified)
Alternate transcription of Tsoy.
Tsorn Russian
Russian form of Zorn.
Tsosie Navajo
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 (Russified)
Russified form of Choi used by ethnic Koreans living in former Soviet territories.
Tsubaki Japanese
The surname “Tsubaki” means flower.
Tsubo Japanese
See similar surname Tsuboi, for definition.
Tsuboi Japanese
From Japanese 坪 (tsubo) referring to a traditional unit of length or 壺 or 壷 (tsubo) meaning "container, pot, jar" and 井 (i) meaning "well, mine".
Tsuchida Japanese
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.
Tsuchiya Japanese
From Japanese 土 (tsuchi) meaning "earth, soil, ground" and 屋 (ya) meaning "roof, dwelling" or 谷 (ya) meaning "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."
Tsui Chinese
Alternate transcription of Cui.
Tsuji Japanese
From Japanese 辻 (tsuji) meaning "crossroad".
Tsujihara Japanese
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."
Tsujimura Japanese
From Japanese 辻 (tsuji) meaning "crossroad" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, 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.
Tsukahara Japanese
Tsuka ("Mound") + Hara ("Plain"). Mitsuo Tsukahara is a Japanese gymnastics artist.
Tsukamoto Japanese
From Japanese 塚 (tsuka) meaning "mound, hillock" or 柄 (tsuka) meaning "design, pattern" or "handle, hilt" and 本 (moto) meaning "base, root, origin".
Tsukauchi Japanese
From Japanese 塚 (tsuka) meaning "mound" and 内 (uchi) meaning "inside, within"
Tsukigata Japanese
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.
Tsukioka Japanese
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.
Tsukishima Japanese
The character 月 means moon or month, and is pronounced “tsuki.” The character 島 means island and is pronounced either “shima” or “jima.”
Tsukiyama Japanese
From Japanese 築 (tsuki) meaning "fabricate, build, construct" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
Tsukiyomi Japanese
Means 'moon god' or something like that.
Tsukushi Japanese
Like the first name Tsukushi.
Tsumura Japanese
From Japanese 津 (tsu) meaning "port, harbour" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
Tsunami Japanese
From Japanese 津波 (tsunami) meaning "a tsunami, a tidal wave", which is a compound 津 (tsu) meaning "harbor" combined with 波 (nami) meaning "wave".
Tsunematsu Japanese
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."
Tsurumaki Japanese
From Japanese 弦 (tsuru) meaning "bowstring, chord" and 巻 (maki) meaning "scroll, volume".
Tsuruoka Japanese
From the Japanese 鶴 (tsuru) "crane" and 岡 (oka) "hill."
Tsuruta Japanese
Tsuru means "Crane, Stork" and Ta means "Rice Patty, Field".
Tsutsumi Japanese
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".
Tswb Hmong
One of the Hmong clans. Sometimes anglicized as Chue.
Tsybulenko Ukrainian
Ukrainian surname created from the Ukrainian word цибуля (tsybulya) meaning "onion" and the patronymic ending -enko.
Tsygan Russian
Derived from Russian цыган (tsygan) meaning "gypsy".
Tsyganov Russian
Means "son of a gypsy" in Russian.
Tsyrenov Buryat
Derived from Tibetan ཚེ་རིང (tshe ring) meaning "long life, longevity".
Tu Chinese
From the ancient city of Zoutu.
Tuazon 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)
Tuckerton English
Derived from Old English tucian meaning "offend, torment", and tun "enclosure, yard".
Tudorică Romanian
Derived from a Romanian diminutive of Tudor.
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''.
Tüfekçi Turkish
Means "gunsmith" in Turkish.
Tuguz Circassian (Russified)
Derived from Adyghe тыгъужъ (təġ°ẑ) meaning "wolf".
Tuíneán Irish
Meaning, "watercourse."
Tuinstra Frisian
Topographic name for a person who lived by a garden or enclosure, derived from Frisian tuin meaning "garden, yard", or a habitational name denoting someone from a place called Tuin.
Tuisk Estonian
Tuisk is an Estonian surname meaning "blizzard".
Tükk Estonian
Tükk is an Estonian surname meaning "piece" and "segment".
Tuleshova Russian, Ukrainian
Was the surname of “The Voice Kids Ukraine”, Daneliya Tuleshova.
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.
Tully Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Taithligh "descendant of Taithleach", a byname meaning "quiet", "peaceable".
Tully Irish
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".
Tulum Yucatec Maya
Means "wall" in Mayan language.
Tulush Tuvan
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".
Tumas Arabic, Somali, Urdu
From the given name Tumas.
Tumasyan Armenian
Means "Son of Thomas" in Armenian. It is the Armenian equivalent to Thompson
Tumber English
English: habitational name from any of the various places so called from their situation on a stream with this name. Humber is a common prehistoric river name, of uncertain origin and meaning.
Tumgoev Ingush (Russified)
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.
Tunç Turkish
From the given name Tunç.
Tuncer Turkish
Derived from Turkish tunç meaning ''bronze''.
Tưởng Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (Jiang/Chiang) which probably means "Rice".
Tungal Estonian
Tungal is an Estonian surname meaning "firebrand".
Tunnard Dutch (Modern)
Often found used in Lincolnshire UK as a surname in farming families.
Tunstall English
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".
Tuppen English
It comes from people who shepherds. The word tup refers to a male sheep, and pen comes from where the sheep were kept. Tupping is a word used to refer to the mating of sheep and may also be related.
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).
Turbefield French, Norman
The name is a village in Normandy. Is documented in Gloucester Abbey in 1044.
Turbin Russian
From the nickname Турба (Turba) which was probably derived from an old dialectal word meaning "face, snout, muzzle (of an animal)", used as a name for a person with an unpleasant or ugly appearance... [more]
Turcat French, French (Quebec)
Means "Turkman"
Turcescu Romanian
means "son of Turk" in Romanian
Turco Italian
Ethnic name for a Turk, or a nickname from the same word in the sense of a non-Christian or, following the medieval ethnic stereotype, a cruel, ferocious, or short-tempered person.
Turcotte French, Welsh
Means "tower" in French and Welsh.
Turcu Romanian
related to
Turi Estonian
Turi is an Estonian surname meaning both "scruff" or "withers".
Türk Turkish
Türk means "Turk" in Turkish.
Turk Slovene, Croatian
Means ''Turk''.
Turkieh Ancient Hebrew, Arabic, Jewish
A Lebanese jewish surname that is often used among Lebanese jews in Israel.
Türkmen Turkish, Turkmen
Refers to a Turkmen person (someone from the present-day nation of Turkmenistan). The ethnonym itself is believed to be derived from Türk combined with the Sogdian suffix -man (thus meaning "almost Turk") or from Türk combined with Arabic إِيمَان (ʾīmān) meaning "faith, belief, religion".
Türkmenoğlu Turkish
Means "son of a Turkmen".
Türkoğlu Turkish
Means "son of a Turk" in Turkish.
Turkstra Frisian
TURKSTRA - Meaning: From the town of "Turkeye". Turkeye is a small town within Zeelandic Flanders in the western part of Netherlands. This family names was given to persons originating from the village.
Turlock English
English form of Turlough.... [more]
Turnbo Prussian (Modern, Rare), German (East Prussian, Modern, Rare), American (Americanized, Modern, Rare), German (Modern, Rare)
Originally the name was spelled Dornbach, meaning "thorny creek". Derived from Old High German Dorn, Turn, or Torn "thorn" and Bach meaning creek. German ancestors of this family eventually came to Pennsylvania in 1725, the name slowly started to change to Turnbach around the 1850's, reasoning unknown, and later Turnbo... [more]
Turney English, Norman
Habitational name from places in France called Tournai, Tournay, or Tourny. All named with the pre-Roman personal name Turnus and the locative suffix -acum.
Türnpuu Estonian
Türnpuu is an Estonian surname meaning "buckthorn tree" (Rhamnus).
Turrentine American
Origin unidentified ('Dictionary of American Family Names': "1881 census has 0, Not in RW, EML"), perhaps from the Italian surname Tarantino.
Turrillo Aragonese
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous municipality in the Comarca of Calatayú.
Tursynbaev Kazakh
Means "son of Tursynbay".
Tursynov Kazakh
Means "son of Tursyn".
Turu Estonian
Turu is an Estonian surname meaning "market".
Turunen Finnish
From 'turku', an archaic word for a marketplace (tori in modern Finnish), and the common surname suffix 'nen'.
Tuscano Spanish (Philippines)
Habitational name for a person from the province of Tuscany in Italy.
Tutt Estonian
Tutt is an Estonian surname meaning "wisp" or "tuft".
Tuttle English, English (American), Irish
Derived from the Old Norse given name Þorkell, derived from the elements þórr (see Thor) and ketill "cauldron". The name evolved into Thurkill and Thirkill in England and came into use as a given name in the Middle Ages... [more]
Tuude Estonian
Tuude is an Estonian surname possibly derived from the masculine given name "Tuudor".
Tuul Estonian
Tuul is an Estonian name meaning "wind".
Tuule Estonian
Tuule is an Estonian surname (and feminine given name) meaning "calm".
Tuulik Estonian
Tuulik is an Estonian surname meaning "windmill".
Tuulinen Finnish
Derived from Finnish tuuli meaning "wind".
Tuum Estonian
Tuum is an Estonian surname meaning "essence", "crux" and "point (gist)"
Tüür Estonian
Tüür is an Estonian surname meaning "(boat) rudder".
Tuust Estonian
Tuust is an Estonian surname meaning "wisp".
Tuvi Estonian
Tuvi is an Estonian surname meaning "pigeon/dove".
Tvilling Swedish (Rare)
Means "twin" in Swedish.
Tvrdy Czech
Twain American
Most famously borne in the pen name of American author and one time Mississippi riverboat pilot Mark Twain (1835-1910), whose real name is Samuel Langhorne Clemens... [more]
Twardowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within any of 3 Greater Polish villages: 2 named Twardowo or 1 named Twardów.
Tweak Popular Culture
Tweek Tweak is one of the reoccurring characters on the animated TV series South Park.
Tweedel English
Tweedel is Scottish for "the dell on the tweed river"
Tweneboa Akan
Meaning unknown.
Twersky Russian
Russian surname derived from Tver Oblast (known as Kalinin from 1931-1990, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)
Twiddy English
Possibly derived from Tweedy perhaps originating from the area around the River Tweed... [more]
Twine English
Metonymic occupational name for a maker of string or thread, and derived from Old English twin meaning "thread, string".
Twiner English
Occupational name for a maker of thread or twine; an agent derivative of Old English twinen meaning "to twine".
Twyford English
English habitational name from any of the numerous places named Twyford, for example in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Derbyshire, Hampshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Middlesex, and Norfolk, from Old English twi- ‘double’ + ford ‘ford’.
Txiriboga Basque
It literally means a store or bar that sells everything.
Tyaglo Russian
Russian form of Tyahlo.
Tyahlo Ukrainian
Derived from Ukrainian тягло (tyahlo) meaning "draught animals; beasts of draught, beasts of burden".
Tylson English, German (Anglicized)
English: variant of Dyson (see surname Dye). ... [more]
Tynyshbaev Kazakh
Means "son of Tyhsynbai".
Tyree Scottish, English
A name that evolved among the descendants of the people of the kingdom of Dalriada in ancient Scotland.
Tysk Swedish
Means "German" in Swedish. It probably started out as a nickname for someone who had immigrated from Germany or for someone who had German ancestry. It could also be a 'soldier name' and refer to the military unit someone belonged to... [more]
Tzur Jewish
Means "rock, cliff" in Hebrew.
Tzvi Hebrew
From the given name Tzvi, means "gazelle, roebuck" in Hebrew.
Tzviel Hebrew (Modern)
Means "gazelle of god" in Hebrew, from the given name Tzvi combined with el which means "God".