Tallon Family History
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Tallon Name 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.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Dillon, Tallo, Ballon, Dalton, Talton, Ballin, Salmon, Falcon, Callow