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TOTH - Name Meaning & Origin


TOTH, TOT - Surname Meaning & Origin:

Tóth is a very common surname in Hungary, from tót meaning "Slav" or "Slovac" in old Hungarian.

The surname Toth can also be German from the middle-high German tot, meaning "death" or tote, meaning godfather. The Toth surname may also possibly derive from the Danish-Viking name Thjod.

Surname Origin:

Hungarian, Slavic, German

Alternate Surname Spellings:


Fun Facts About the Toth Surname:

In the United States, the TOTH surname is most commonly found in the neighboring states of Ohio and Pennsylvania, respectively.

Famous People with the Surname TOTH and Variations:

  • Robert Toth - famous artist and sculptor
  • Alex Toth - American comic book artist and animation designer
  • Laszlo Toth - Hungarian-born, Australian geologist known for attacking and damaging Michelangelo's Pietà with a hammer in 1972.

Genealogy Resources for the Surname TOTH:

Toth Family Genealogy Forum
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FamilySearch - TOTH Genealogy
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TOTH Surname & Family Mailing Lists
RootsWeb hosts several free mailing lists for researchers of the Toth surname.

Cousin Connect - TOTH Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - TOTH Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name Toth.

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

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