French Surnames

French names are used in France and other French-speaking regions. See also about French names.
There are 275 names matching your criteria.

ABEL     English, French, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Spanish, German
Derived from the given name ABEL.
ABRAHAM     Jewish, English, Dutch, French
Derived from the given name ABRAHAM.
ADAM     English, French, German, Jewish
Derived from the given name ADAM.
ALBERT     English, French, Catalan, Hungarian, German
Derived from the given name ALBERT.
ALLARD     English, French
Derived from the given name ÆÐELRÆD.
ARCHAMBAULT     French
From the archaic French given name Archambault, which is related to ARCHIBALD.
ARMISTEAD     English, French
Means "dweller by or at the hermitage" from the Old French ermite and the Old English stede.
ARTHUR     English, French
From the given name ARTHUR.
AUGUSTIN     French, German
From the given name AUGUSTIN.
BABINEAUX     French
Diminutive form of the given name Babin.
BAUDIN     French
From BAUDOUIN or another name derived from the Germanic element bald "brave".
BEAUCHENE     French
From a French place name which meant "beautiful oak".
BEAULIEU     French
From a French place name which meant "beautiful place".
BEAUMONT     French
From a French place name which meant "beautiful hill".
BÉLANGER     French
Variant of BÉRINGER.
BELLAMY     French, English
Probably from the Norman French bel ami meaning "beautiful friend".
BELLEROSE     French
From a French place name which meant "beautiful rose".
BELROSE     French
Variant of BELLEROSE
BERGER (1)     French
Occupational surname meaning "shepherd" in Norman French.
BÉRINGER     French
Variant of BERINGER
BERNARD     French, English, Polish, Czech
From the given name BERNARD.
BERTRAND     French
Derived from the given name BERTRAND.
BISSET     French
From French bisse "fine linen". The name probably referred to a weaver.
BISSETTE     French
From the French word bisse meaning "fine linen"... [more]
BLAISE     French
Derived from the given name BLAISE.
BLANC     French
Means "white" in French... [more]
BLANCHET     French
From a diminutive of the name BLANC.
BLANCHETT     French
Variant of BLANCHET
BONFILS     French
Means "good son" in French.
BONHEUR     French
From the French word bonheur, which means "good luck".
BONHOMME     French
Means "good man" in French.
BONNAIRE     French
Variant of BONNER
BONNAY     French
Variant of BONNER
BONNER     English, French
Of Norman French origin with the original Bonners arriving in Britain during the Norman Conquest in the 11th century... [more]
BONNET     French
From the Latin given name Bonitus meaning "good".
BORDE     French
Means "farm" in French.
BORDELON     French
Diminutive form of BORDE.
BOUCHARD     French
From a nickname for someone with a big mouth... [more]
BOUCHER     French
Means "butcher" in French.
BRISBOIS     French
Refers to a person who cleared land, from old French briser "to cut" and bois "forest".
BRODEUR     French
Means "embroiderer" in French.
BUREAU     French
Most likely derived from Old French boure, a type of woolen cloth... [more]
CARON     French
Means "cartwright" from old French charron "cart".
CAVEY     French
Indicated a person who lived near a "cave", from Latin cavea.
CHAPUT     French
From a diminutive of the old French word chape "cloak, hood"... [more]
CHARBONNEAU     French
Derived from a diminutive form of French charbon "charcoal"... [more]
CHARPENTIER     French
French cognate of CARPENTER, derived via Old French charpentier.
CHARRON     French
Meant "cart" in Old French... [more]
CHASTAIN     French
From Old French castan "chestnut tree" (Latin castanea), hence a topographic name for someone living near a particular chestnut tree or group of them, or possibly a nickname for someone with chestnut-coloured hair... [more]
CHEVALIER     French
Derived from chevalier, a nickname meaning "knight", which was from cheval, the French word for "horse", ultimately from the Latin caballus.
CHEVROLET     French, German (Swiss)
From chèvre meaning "goat" and lait meaning "milk", perhaps a name used to describe a farmer who cultivated goats.
CLOUTIER     French
Derived from French clou "nail"... [more]
COLBERT     English, French
Derived from the given name COLOBERT.
COMTOIS     French
Indicated a person from Franche-Comté, a province in eastern France.
CORNETT     French
Derived from Old French corne meaning "horn"... [more]
COTÉ     French
From a place name (belonging to various locations)... [more]
COUPE     French
From the word coupe, meaning "to cut".
COURTEMANCHE     French
Means "short sleeve" in French.
COUSINEAU     French
Derived from French cousin "cousin".
COUTURE     French
Means "tailor" in old French.
DANIAU     French
French variant of DANIEL
D'ARAMITZ     French
Originally denoted one who came from Aramits, a town in the French Pyrenees Mountains named for the abbey it grew around.
DAVIAU     French
Derived from the given name Davy, a vernacular form of DAVID.
DAVID     English, French, Scottish, Jewish, Czech
From the given name DAVID.
DEFOREST     French
Means "from the forest" in French.
DEGARMO     French
Americanized form of the French de Garmeaux, which may derive from a place named Garmeaux in Normandy.
DELACROIX     French
Means "of the cross" in French... [more]
DE LA FONTAINE     French
French form of DE LA FUENTE.
DENIAU     French
French variant of DANIEL
DENIAUD     French
French variant of DANIEL
DENIEL     French
French variant of DANIEL
DENIS     French
From the given name DENIS.
DE SAUVETERRE     French
Old form of SAUVETERRE.
DESCHAMPS     French
Means "from the fields", from French champ "hill".
DESCOTEAUX     French
Means "from the hills" from French coteau "hill".
DESJARDINS     French
Means "from the gardens", from French jardin "garden".
DESROCHERS     French
Means "of the rocks", from French rocher "boulder, rock".
DESROSIERS     French
Means "of the rose bushes", from French rosier "rose bush"... [more]
DUBOIS     French
Means "from the forest", from French bois "forest".
DUCHAMPS     French
From the fields, or countryside, from the French champs.
DUFORT     French
Means "of the fort".
DUFOUR     French
Means "of the oven".
DUGUAY     French
Derived from the place name Dugay.
DUPOND     French
Variant of DUPONT
DUPONT     French
Means "from the bridge" in French.
DURAND (2)     English, French
Variation of DURANT.
DURANT     French, English
From the nickname Durandus, meaning "enduring".
DUVAL     French
Means "from the valley" in French... [more]
ÉMILE     French
Derived from the given name ÉMILE.
EUSTIS     English, French
Derived from the given name EUSTACE.
FABIAN     English, French, Polish
Derived from the given name FABIAN.
FABRE     French
Derived from Latin faber "blacksmith".
FABRON     French
Meas "blacksmith" from Latin faber.
FAUCHER     French
Means "mower" in French.
FAUCHEUX     French
Derived from French faucher "to mow".
FAURE     French
Means "blacksmith" in French... [more]
FAVAGER     French
From the old French or Swiss word faverges or favarges meaning a "forge", hence a name for a blacksmith... [more]
FAVRE     French
Derived from Latin faber "blacksmith".
FAVREAU     French
Diminutive of FAVRE used in Southern France.
FAY     French, English
Refers to one who came from Fay or Faye (meaning "beech tree") in France.
FÉLIX     French, Spanish
From the given name FELIX.
FIRMIN     English, French
From the given name FIRMIN.
FONTAINE     French
Derived from old French fontane "well"... [more]
FOREST     English, French
Originally belonged to a person who lived near or in a forest... [more]
FORESTIER     French
French cognate of FORESTER
FORTIER     French
Derived from Old French fort "stronghold".
FOSS     English, French
Derived from Old French fosse "ditch".
FOURNIER     French
Means "baker" from French fourneau "oven".
GAGE     French, English
Occupational surname deriving either from Old French gauge "measure" (a name for an assayer) or gage "pledge" (a name for a moneylender).
GAGNE     French
Derived from French gagnier "to farm".
GAGNIER     French
Derived from French gagnier "to farm".
GAGNON     French
Derived from old French gagnon "guard dog"... [more]
GARCON     French
French meaning "boy", referring to a servant.
GARDINIER     French
Occupational surname which comes from the old Norman-French word gardinier, meaning "gardener".
GERMAIN     French
From the French given name GERMAIN.
GÉROUX     French
Derived from the French form of the old Germanic name Gerwulf.
GILES     English, French
From the given name GILES.
GIRARD     French
From the given name GÉRARD.
GIROUX     French
Variant of GÉROUX.
GLAISYER     French
Means "glass polisher" (as in the English glazer).
GOSSE     French, English
Derived from the Norman given name GOSSE.
GOSSELIN     French
Derived from a diminutive of the French given name GOSSE.
GRANGER     English, French
Means "farm bailiff" from Old French grangier, ultimately from Latin granum meaning "grain"... [more]
GUÉRIN     French
From the German given name Warin.
GUILLORY     French
Derived from a Germanic name, composed of the elements wil, meaning "will", and ric, meaning "powerful".
HARDY     English, French
From Old French hardi meaning "bold, daring".
HARMAN     English, French, German
Variant of HERMANN
HÉBERT     French
Derived from the given name HERBERT.
HERBERT     Dutch, English, French, German
Derived from the male given name HERBERT.
HERRIOT     French
From a diminutive of the given name HENRI.
JACQUES     French
From the French given name JACQUES.
JANVIER     French
Means "(baptized in) January" from the French Janvier.
JORDAN (1)     English, French, German, Polish
Derived from the given name JORDAN.
JOUBERT     French
From a given name derived from the Germanic elements gaut (see JOCELYN) and beraht "bright".
LABELLE     French
Means "fair, good-looking" in French.
LACHANCE     French
Means "chance, luck" in French.
LACHAPELLE     French
Means "the chapel" in French... [more]
LAMAR     French, English
Originally from a place name in Normandy, which was derived from Old French la mare meaning "the pool".
LAMBERT     French
Derived from the given name LAMBERT.
LANE (2)     French
Derived from a French word meaning "wool", designating one who worked in the wool trade.
LANGLAIS     French
Means "the Englishman" in French.
LANGLOIS     French
Variant of LANGLAIS
LAPOINTE     French
Means "point of a lance" in French... [more]
LARUE     French
Literally means "the street" in French.
LAURENT     French
From the given name LAURENT.
LAVIGNE     French
Means "the vineyard" in French... [more]
LAVOIE     French
Derived from French voie "road"... [more]
LEANDRES     French
Derived from LÉANDRE.
LEBEAU     French
Means "the handsome one" from French le "the" and beau "beautiful, handsome".
LEBLANC     French
Means "the white", from French blanc "white"... [more]
LECLAIR     French
Derived from either the French word clair "bright" or the given name CLAIR.
LECLERC     French
Means "clerk" in French.
LÉCUYER     French
Literally means "the shield-bearer" in French... [more]
LEFEBVRE     French
Variant of LEFÉVRE, whose spelling is most likely influenced by the Latin word faber "craftsman".
LEFÉVRE     French
Occupational surname meaning "smith".
LEFURGEY     French
From the French forger which is "to forge"... [more]
LEGRAND     French
Means "the tall, the large" in French.
LEMAIRE     French
Means "the mayor" in French... [more]
LÉMIEUX     French
Derived from the place name Leymieux, a town in the Rhône-Alpes region of France.
LEON     French, English
Variant of LYON
LEROY     French
Means "the king" in French... [more]
LESAUVAGE     French
French variant of SAVAGE
LESTRANGE     French
Derived from old French estrange "foreign".
LÉVÊQUE     French
Variant of LÉVESQUE
LÉVESQUE     French
Derived from French évêque meaning "bishop", ultimately derived from Greek episkopos "overseer".
LINVILLE     French
Refers to one who came from Linivilla, meaning "Lennius's estate", now Ninville, in France.
LYON     Scottish, English, French, Dutch
Habitational name from either the Lyon in southern central France, or Lyons-la-Forêt in Eure, Normandy.
MAÇON     French
French form of MASON
MARCHAND     English, French
Occupational surname meaning "merchant", ultimately from Latin mercari "to trade".
MARIE     French
From the given name MARIE.
MARION     French
Derived from the given name MARION (1).
MARTEL (1)     English, French
Derived from the given name Martel, a medieval diminutive of MARTIN.
MARTEL (2)     French, English
Nickname for a smith, derived from old French martel "hammer", ultimately from Latin martellus.
MARTIN     English, French, German, Czech
Derived from the given name MARTIN.
MASSON (1)     French, Scottish
Variant of MASON
MASSON (2)     French
Aphetic form Thomasson which is a diminutive form of THOMAS.
MATHIEU     French
Derived from the given name MATHIEU.
MERCIER     French
Means "trader" in French.
MERLE     French
French form of MERLO.
MICHAUD     French
Derived from the given name MICHEL.
MICHEL (1)     French, German, Dutch, Basque, Polish
Derived from the given name MICHEL, MITXEL or MICHAŁ.
MONET     French
Derived from either of the given names HAMON or EDMOND... [more]
MONETTE     French
Variant of MONET
MONTAGNE     French
French cognate of MONTAGNA
MOREAU     French
From an old given name Morellus, a derivative of MAURUS.
MOULIN     French
Means "mill" in French.
MULLINS (1)     French
Means "from the mill", an occupational name for a miller.
NOEL     French, English
Either from the given name NOËL, or else derived directly from Old French noel "Christmas" and given to a person who had a particular connection with the holiday.
OLIVER     Catalan, English, French, German, Scottish
Derived from the given name OLIVER.
OLIVIER     French
Derived from the given name OLIVIER.
PAGE     English, French
Occupational name meaning "servant, page"... [more]
PAGET     English, French
Diminutive of PAGE
PALOMER     Provençal
Means "pigeon keeper" or "mild" from the Late Latin palumbus.
PAN (1)     Provençal
Means "baker", from the Old French pain meaning "bread".
PAPE     French
French cognate of POPE.
PAQUET (1)     French
Means "gatherer or seller of firewood" from the Old French pacquet.
PAQUET (2)     French
Derived from the given name PASCAL.
PARENT     English, French
Derived from old French parent "notable".
PARIS     English, French
Variant of PARISH (1)
PARRIS     English, French
Variant of PARISH (1)
PASCAL     French, Jewish
Derived from the given name PASCAL.
PATENAUDE     French
French form of PATERNOSTER
PATERNOSTER     English, French, German, Italian
Occupational name for a maker of rosaries, also called paternosters... [more]
PAUL     English, French, German, Dutch
From the given name PAUL.
PELLETIER     French
Derived from Old French pelletier "fur trader".
PERRAULT     French
Variant of PERREAULT
PERREAULT     French
Derived from Perre, an old French nickname for PIERRE.
PERROT     French
Means "little PETER".
PETIT     Catalan, English, French
Means "small, little" derived from the Old French petit... [more]
PETTIGREW     English, French
Derived from French petit "small" and cru "growth".
PIERRE     French
From the given name PIERRE.
PLAMONDON     French
Derived from a diminutive of French plamont "a flat-topped mountain"... [more]
PLOURDE     French
Most likely derived from old French palorde, a type of a shellfish.
POINGDESTRE     Jèrriais
Jèrriais form of POINDEXTER
POIRIER     French
Means "pear tree" in French... [more]
PORCHER     English, French
Means "swineherd" from the Old French and Middle English word porchier.
POULIN     French
Derived from old French poule "chicken"... [more]
PROULX     French
Derived from old French preux "valiant".
RENAUD     French
From the given name RENAUD.
REY (1)     English, Spanish, French, Catalan
Means "king" from the Latin rex, regis... [more]
REYER     French
Variant of ROYER
RICHARD     English, French, German, Dutch
From the given name RICHARD.
RICHELIEU     French
Means "home of a rich person" in French, from the elements riche wealthy and lieu place... [more]
ROBERT     English, French, Dutch
From the given name ROBERT.
ROCHE     French, Irish
Variant of ROACH
ROME     French, English
English and French form of ROMA (2)
ROMILLY     English, French
Originally denoted a person who came from any of the various places in northern France called Romilly or Remilly, or from Romiley in England.
ROSE (1)     English, French, German, Scottish, Jewish
Means "rose" from the Middle English, Old French and Middle High German rose... [more]
ROUSSEAU     French
Diminutive of ROUX... [more]
ROUX     French
Derived from old French rous "red", most likely a nickname for a red-haired person.
ROY (1)     French, English
Variant of RAY (1).
ROYER     French
From the Old French verb, which comes from roye meaning "to furrow with little irrigation trenches"... [more]
SALOMON     English, French, Italian, German, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Jewish, Hungarian
Derived from the given name SALOMON.
SALVAGE     English, French
Variant of SAVAGE
SAMSON     English, French, German, Jewish, Dutch
Derived from the name SAMSON.
SAMUEL     English, French, German, Jewish
Derived from the given name SAMUEL.
SARGENT     English, French
Variant of SERGEANT
SARKOZI     French
French form of SÁRKÖZI.
SARKOZY     French
French form of SÁRKÖZY.
SARTRE     French
Cognate of SARTO.
SAUVAGE     English, French
Variant of SAVAGE
SAUVAGEAU     French
French form of SAVAGE.
SAUVAGEON     French
French form of SAVAGE.
SAUVAGEOT     French
French form of SAVAGE.
SAUVETERRE     French
Named after one of the towns in France derived from sauve "safe" and terre "land": therefore "safe haven".
SEGAL (2)     French
Means "grower, seller of rye" from the Old French segal.
SERGEANT     English, French
Occupational name derived from Middle English sergent "servant".
SÉVERIN     French
Derived from the given name SÉVERIN.
SIMON     Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Jewish
Derived from the Hebrew given name SIMON.
SOLOMON     French, Jewish
Variant of SALOMON
SOUCY     French
Name for someone who lived in either Aisne or Yonne, from the Latin estate name Suciacum.
ST MARTIN     French
From the place name St MARTIN.
ST PIERRE     French
From the place name St PIERRE.
TAILLER     French
Means "tailor" from the Old French taillere.
TASSE     French
Means "maker or seller of purses and bags" or a nickname for a miser or rich man from the Old French tasse.
THAYER     French
Americanized form of TAILLER.
THIBAULT     French
Derived from the given name THIBAULT.
THOMAS     English, French
Derived from the given name THOMAS.
TOBIAS     English, French, German, Jewish
From the given name TOBIAS.
TOLBERT     English, French
Derived from a continental Germanic given name of unknown meaning, the second element of the name is derived from berht meaning "bright, famous".
TRAVER     French
French variant of TRAVERS
TRAVERE     French
French variant of TRAVERS
TRAVERS     English, French
From an English and French place name that described a person who lived near a bridge or ford, or occasionally as an occupational name for the collector of tolls at such a location... [more]
TRAVERSE     French
French variant of TRAVERS
TRAVERT     French
French variant of TRAVERS
TREMBLAY     French
From a collective form of the word tremble "aspen".
TREMBLE     French
Derived from an old French place name which meant "aspen".
VICTOR     Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Derived from the male given name VICTOR.
VICTORS     Dutch, English, French
Derived from the male given name VICTOR.
VILLENEUVE     French
Means "(dweller in a) new settlement" from French ville "settlement" and neuve "new".
VINCENT (1)     English, French
From the given name VINCENT
VIPOND     French, English
Anglicized form of the French Vieuxpont "old bridge"... [more]
VOCLAIN     French
Alteration of the name Vauclain, which is a variant of Vauquelin, possibly derived from the Norman-French name Walkelin or Wakelin meaning "wealthy one".
YOUNT     French
French altered form of JANZ or JUND.
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