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Surnames and Their Origins – January 2024

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In our first 2024 surname feature, we finish Italian surnames beginning with the letter T.

TOMMASINI –This surname derives from the first name Tommaso of Aramaic, its origin meaning twin. It is registered in the Bureaus of Statistics in all of Italy’s 20 regions. It is most prevalent in Veneto and least registered in the regions of Molise and la Valle d’Aosta. Variations: TOMASSI, TOMASETTI, TOMASSO, TOMASI, TOMAS, TOMAZ, TOMA, TOMATI, TOMATIS, TOMAT, TOMADI, TOMADO, TOMASICH, TOMASSICH, TOMMASELLI, TOMASELLO, TOMASELLA, TOMASSETTI, TOMMASUZZI, TOMMASONI, TOMMASEO, TOMASELLI, TOMASELLO, TOMASELLA, TOMMASSETTI, TOMASINI, TOMASINO, TOMASIN, TOMASSINI, TOMASICCHIO, TOMASUZZI, TOMASONI, TOMASSONI, TOMASUTTI, TOMADINI, TOMADONI, TOMAELLI, TOMAELLO, TOMAELLA, TOMAINO.

TONTODONATI – This surname derives from two words consisting of the word: “tonto,” meaning simpleton, and the Italian word “donato,” derived from the Latin “donatus,” meaning given or donated. It is possibly an association of a nickname and a father’s name. It is registered in the Bureaus of Statistics 11 of Italy’s regions. It is most prevalent in Abruzzo and least registered in the regions of Molise and la Friuli Venezia-Giulia

TORO – This surname derives from the Latin word “torus,” meaning heap of land. It is registered in the Bureaus of Statistics in all of Italy’s 20 regions. More locally, in central Italy, it may have originated from the locality of Toro in Molise. Variation: TORI.

TUCCI – This surname is a patronymic or plural form of Tuccio, also a first name as well as a surname. It is registered in the Bureaus of Statistics in all of Italy’s 20 regions. It is most prevalent in Lazio and least registered in the region of Valle d’Aosta.

TULLO – This surname derives from the first name Tullio, derived from the Latin family name “Tullius.” It is registered in the Bureaus of Statistics 14 of Italy’s regions. It is most prevalent in Puglia. Variation: TULIO.

TURINO – This surname derives from Italian the word “ventura,” meaning good luck. It is also related to an abbreviation of the first name Bonaventura. It is registered in the Bureaus of Statistics 14 of Italy’s regions. It is most prevalent in Piemonte and least registered in the region of Abruzzo. Variations TURITTO.

Our February surname feature will have a Valentine’s Day theme.