In forms including Taboni, Tabuni, and Tabonus, this surname can be found on the Militia Roster of 1419. There was a hamlet called Ħal Tabuni, meaning ‘farmstead of the Tabuni family’ located near Siġġiewi.
From the a Siculo-Arabic occupational name relating to the Sicilian tabbuna and in Arabic at-tabuna meaning dug-out oven or hearth. It ,ay also originate from the Sicilian nickname tabbuni, meaning ‘fool, dullard’.
Heart in heraldry refer to charity and goodness whilst the three three mullets of six points represent the Christian faith and are a symbol of the Trinity.