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Many surnames are associated with the place/locality of where the family lived and in those cases the location is noted as the meaning.
Many surnames are associated with the occupation of the person given the name.

Surname Origin Meaning
Tabor Locality            Locality a city in Bohemia
Taggart Gaelic              Gaelic Tagair to plead a cause, claim as a right, to reason, to debate
Taite Gaelic              Gaelic Pleasure, delight
Talbot mastiff
Tan Chinese             Chinese the state of Tan during the Zhou dynasty
Tappan Welsh               Welsh The top of the hanging rock
Tasker thrasher
Tate Gaelic              Gaelic Pleasure, delight
Tattersall Locality            Locality town of Tattersall, in Lincolnshire, England
Taylor trade
Teddington Locality            Locality A place on the Thames, so called from the tide ending there, before the building of London bridge, tide-ending town
Teesdale Locality            Locality The dale on the Tees, a river of England
Tefft Locality            Locality A piece of ground where there has been a house
Teft Locality            Locality A piece of ground where there has been a house.
Telfair Italian             Italian French, tailler, to cut, and fer, iron
Telford Locality            Locality The narrow or straightened pass or way
Temes Locality            Locality Thamesis, the Thames, so called from the meeting together of the rivers Tame and Isis, the chief river of Britain
Temple the manor of Temple, in Wellesborough, Leicestershire
Tenbrook Dutch               Dutch Ten, at, and broek, a brook, a stream, or marsh
Teneyck Dutch               Dutch Ten oaks
Tennant Tenant, a person holding lands under another
Tennison Tenesone, a place in Gottespunt or Cazdee, in Switzerland
Tennyson Tenesone, a place in Gottespunt or Cazdee, in Switzerland
Terril Locality            Locality The little tower
Terwilliger Dutch               Dutch Der Willikeur, a by-law, a statute
Tew Welsh               Welsh Fat, a corpulent person
Theobald Saxon               Saxon powerful or bold over the people
Thomas Hebrew              Hebrew twin
Thomlin son of Thomas
Thomlinson son of Thomas
Thompson son of Thomas
Thoms Thomas
Thomson son of Thomas
Thorn Locality            Locality town in England
Thorpe village
Thrasher One who thrashes grain
Throckmorton Rock-moor-town, a town on a rock in a moor, in the vale of Evesham, Fladbury, Warwickshire, England
Thurston Locality            Locality The hill or town where the Saxon god Thor was worshiped by the Anglo-Saxons
Thwaite Locality            Locality A piece of ground cleared of wood, from the Anglo-Saxon thweotan
Thwayte Locality            Locality A piece of ground cleared of wood, from the Anglo-Saxon thweotan
Tibbits French              French Theobald powerful or bold over the people
Tice Dutch               Dutch abbreviation of Matthias
Tichbourne a person settled at the head of a fountain of the river Itchen. The river Itchen is in Southampton county, England
Tichenor Locality            Locality At Itchenor, T Itchenor, from the river Itchen; the name of a village in Sussex, England.
Tiernay Gaelic              Gaelic Tighearna, a lord, a judge, a landed proprietor
Tiffany maker or vender of silk
Till Locality            Locality a river in England
Tillinghast Locality            Locality A place where auctions are held
Tilly Locality            Locality A town of France
Tilman One who works a farm
Tilmont Locality            Locality A town in Brabant, Netherlands
Tilton Locality            Locality a village in England
Ting Locality            Locality place where courts were held
Tirrel Locality            Locality The little tower
Toby Welsh               Welsh Thomas
Todd Scottish            Scottish fox
Tollmache Norman-French       Norman-French Tolling of the bell
Tolman A collector of toll
Torres Spanish-Portuguese  Spanish-Portuguese plural of torre tower
Torry Locality            Locality Gaelic, a conical hill or mountain
Toucey Locality            Locality town of Toucey in the province of Champagne, France
Tournay Locality            Locality a town in Artois, France
Towers conical hills, and to round buildings erected for strength or security
Towner A dweller in a town
Townsend Locality            Locality One who lived at the end of the town
Tracey Locality            Locality A village in the Department of Oise, France
Tracy Locality            Locality A village in the Department of Oise, France
Traille Gaelic              Gaelic A servant, sloven, slave
Train Gaelic              Gaelic Treun, brave, valiant, bold
Trainer Gaelic              Gaelic Treunmhor, very brave
Traineur Gaelic              Gaelic straggler
Trainor Treunmhor, very brave
Trelawney Cornish-British     Cornish-British open town near the water
Tremaine Cornish-British     Cornish-British town on the shore or sea-coast
Trenor Gaelic              Gaelic Treunmhor, very brave
Trevelyan Cornish-British     Cornish-British Trevellyan, the town of the mill
Trevor Cornish-British     Cornish-British Trevear, the great town
Tripp According to tradition, this name was given to Lord Howard's fifth son, at the siege of Boulogne. King Henry V. being there, asked how they took the town and castle. Howard answered, I trippd up the walls. Saith his majesty, Tripp shall be thy name, and no longer Howard
Trotter French              French Trotteur, a person always on the trot; a rambler
Troublefield Locality            Locality Norman name Tuberville
Trowbridge Locality            Locality A town in England. The name signifies through the bridge
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