Last name origins & meanings:
- Italian, French, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, etc.: from
a short form of the personal name Thomas (Italian
Tommaso, French Thomas, Polish Tomasz).
- Arabic: from Tūma, Arabic form of Thomas.
- Japanese (Tōma): variously written with characters used
phonetically; two such combinations mean ‘Tang Chinese space’ and
‘appropriate truth’ and are found mostly in the Ryūkyū
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