Meaning and Origin of: Tallon

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Claw

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English and Irish (of Norman origin), and French : from a Germanic personal name derived from tal ‘destroy’, either as a short form of a compound name with this first element (compare Talbot) or as an independent byname.
  • English and Irish (of Norman origin), and French : metonymic nickname for a swift runner or for someone with a deformed heel, from Old French talon ‘heel’ (a diminutive of tal, Latin talus).
  • Spanish (Tallón) : either a Spanish variant of Catalan Talló (see Tallo) or a habitational name from any of the places in A Coruña, Ourense, and Pontevedra provinces called Tallón.
  • A native of the Champagne region of France, Jean Talon was intendant for New France in 1665–68, and again in 1669–72.