Todd Both an English and a Scottish surname, derived from the Middle English tod(de) meaning fox, In England chiefly Northern. In 1890 Todd was principally found in Antrim and Down, and the estimated number of bearers was 1,700. In the United States Todd is the 368th most numerous surname with an estimated 82,500 bearers. In England and Wales in 1996 it was the 286th most numerous surname.