Meaning and Origin of: Tabak

Family name origins & meanings

  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : metonymic occupational name for a seller of tobacco, from German Tabak, Yiddish and Ukrainian tabik (all ultimately from Spanish tabaco, a word of Caribbean origin). Tobacco was introduced to Europe in the 16th century.
  • Turkish : occupational name for a tanner, Turkish tabak.
  • Dutch : occupational name for a butcher or hog breeder, from Middle Dutch tucbake, from tucken ‘to pull, push, or strike’ + bake ‘hog’.