French Surnames

French names are used in France and other French-speaking regions. See also about French names.
There are 286 names matching your criteria.

ABEL (1)     English, French, Danish, Spanish
Derived from the given name ABEL.
ABRAHAM     Jewish, English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch
Derived from the given name ABRAHAM.
ADAM     English, French, German, Polish, Romanian, Jewish
Derived from the given name ADAM.
ALBERT     English, French, Catalan, Hungarian, Romanian, German
Derived from the given name ALBERT.
ALLARD     French, English
Derived from the given name ADALHARD (or the Old English cognate ÆÐELRÆD).
ANDRÉ     French
Derived from the given name ANDRÉ.
ARCHAMBAULT     French
From the archaic French given name Archambault, which is related to ARCHIBALD.
ARTHUR     English, French
From the given name ARTHUR.
AUGUSTIN     French, German
From the given name AUGUSTIN.
BABIN     French
From the given name Babin, a medieval diminutive of BABYLAS.
BABINEAUX     French
Variant of BABIN.
BARRE     French
French cognate of BARR.
BAUDIN     French
From the given name Baud, French form of BALDO.
BEAUCHENE     French
From French place names derived from beau "beautiful" and chêne "oak".
BEAUFORT     French
From various French place names derived from beau "beautiful" and fort "strong place, fortress".
BEAULIEU     French
From various French place names derived from beau "beautiful" and lieu "place".
BEAUMONT     French, English
From French place names derived from beau "beautiful" and mont "mountain".
BÉLANGER     French
From the given name BÉRENGER.
BELLAMY     French, English
From Old French bel ami meaning "beautiful friend".
BELLEROSE     French
Means "beautiful rose" in French.
BELMONT     French, English
French and English form of BELMONTE.
BELROSE     French
Variant of BELLEROSE.
BÉRANGER     French
From the given name BÉRENGER.
BERGER (1)     French
Occupational name meaning "shepherd", from Old French bergier.
BÉRINGER     French
From the given name BÉRENGER.
BERNARD     French, English, Dutch, Czech
From the given name BERNARD.
BERTRAND     French
Derived from the given name BERTRAND.
BLAISE     French
Derived from the given name BLAISE.
BLANC     French
Means "white" in French. The name referred to a person who was pale, or whose hair was blond.
BLANCHARD     French, English
Derived from the given name BLANCHARD.
BLANCHET     French
From a diminutive of the name BLANC.
BLANCHETT     French
Variant of BLANCHET.
BOIVIN     French
Nickname for a wine drinker, from Old French boi "to drink" and vin "wine".
BONFILS     French
Derived from Old French bon fils meaning "good son".
BONHEUR     French
From Old French bonne heure meaning "good time", or "lucky".
BONHOMME     French
Derived from Old French bon homme meaning "good man".
BONNAIRE     French
French form of BONNER.
BONNAY     French
Variant of BONNET.
BONNET     French
From the given name BONITUS.
BORDE     French
From Frankish bord meaning "board, plank". This name belonged to a person who lived in a house made of planks.
BOUCHARD     French
From the Germanic given name BURKHARD.
BOUCHER     French
Means "butcher" in French.
BOURDILLON     French
Diminutive form of BORDE.
BOURREAU     French
Variant of BUREAU.
BRET     French
French form of BRETT.
BRISBOIS     French
Referred to a person who cleared land, from Old French briser "to cut" and bois "forest".
BRODEUR     French
Means "embroiderer" in French.
BUREAU     French
From Old French burel, diminutive of bure, a type of woolen cloth. It may have originated as a nickname for a person who dressed in the material or as an occupational name for someone who worked with it.
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". The name referred to a person who made or sold cloaks, or often wore one.
CHARBONNEAU     French
Derived from a diminutive form of French charbon "charcoal". The name was most likely a nickname for a person with black hair or a dark complexion.
CHARPENTIER     French
French cognate of CARPENTER, derived from Old French charpentier.
CHARRON     French
Meant "cart" in Old French. The name was probably used to denote a carter or a cartwright.
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 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". The name referred to someone who made or sold nails.
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". It referred to one who worked as a horn blower.
COSTE     French
French form of COSTA.
CÔTÉ     French
French form of COSTA.
COUPE     French
From the French 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 French de Garmeaux, which may derive from a place called Garmeaux in Normandy.
DELACROIX     French
Means "of the cross" in French. It denoted one who lived near a cross symbol, or near a crossroads.
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". The name probably referred to a person who lived close to, or cared for a rose garden.
DUBOIS     French
Means "from the forest", from French bois "forest".
DUCHAMPS     French
Means "from the fields, countryside", from 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. The original name was spelled Du Val (two words).
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. It is a regional variant of LEFÉVRE in southern France.
FAVAGER     French
From the old French or Swiss word faverges or favarges meaning a "forge", hence a name for a blacksmith. Alternatively it could indicate one from the area of Faverges or La Favarge near Neuchatel (derived from the same word).
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". It was probably a nickname for a person living by a well.
FOREST     English, French
Originally belonged to a person who lived near or in a forest. It was probably originally derived, via Old French forest, from Latin forestam (silva) meaning "outer (wood)".
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".
FRANÇOIS     French
Derived from the given name FRANÇOIS.
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". The name most likely started as a nickname for an aggressive or cruel person.
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.
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". It is borne in the Harry Potter novels by Harry's friend Hermione Granger.
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     English, German, French
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 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. It was most likely used to denote a person who lived by a church or a chapel.
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. The name was originally a nickname for a soldier.
LARUE     French
Literally means "the street" in French.
LAURENT     French
From the given name LAURENT.
LAVIGNE     French
Means "the vineyard" in French. The name referred to a person who lived close to a vineyard, or was from the town of Lavigny.
LAVOIE     French
Derived from French voie "road". The name started as a nickname for someone who lived close to a road.
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". The name referred to a person who was pale or whose hair was blond.
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. The name was used to denote an esquire (a person of the nobility one rank below a knight).
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 French forger meaning "to forge". This was an occupational last name taken by blacksmiths, equivalent to the English Smith.
LEGRAND     French
Means "the tall, the large" in French.
LEMAIRE     French
Means "the mayor" in French. It was a title given to a town official, or else a nickname for someone who was pompous and officious.
LÉMIEUX     French
Derived from the place name Leymieux, a town in the Rhône-Alpes region of France.
LEON     French, English
Variant of LYON (1) or LYON (2).
LEROY     French
Means "the king" in French. It referred to one connected in some way with a king's household or one who played the part of a king in a pageant or a play.
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.
LUCAS     English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch
Derived from the given name LUCAS. A famous bearer of this surname is George Lucas (1944-), the creator of the 'Star Wars' movies.
LYON (1)     English, French
Habitational name from either the Lyon in southern central France, or Lyons-la-Forêt in Eure, Normandy.
LYON (2)     English, French
Either from the given name LEON or else a nickname meaning "lion".
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.
MOREL     French
Derived from a diminutive of MAURUS.
MOULIN     French
Means "mill" in French.
MULLINS (1)     French
Means "from the mill", an occupational name for a miller.
NICOLAS     French
Derived from the given name NICOLAS.
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". It is ultimately derived (via Old French and Italian) from Greek παιδιον (paidion) meaning "little boy".
PAGET     English, French
Diminutive of PAGE.
PALOMER     Provençal
Means "pigeon keeper" or "mild" from the Late Latin palumbus.
PAN (1)     Provençal
Means "baker", from Old French pain meaning "bread".
PAPE     French
French cognate of POPE.
PAQUET (1)     French
Means "gatherer or seller of firewood" from 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. They are derived from the Latin phrase pater noster "our Father", the opening words of the Lord's Prayer.
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
From a diminutive of PIERRE.
PERROT     French
From a diminutive of the given name PIERRE.
PETIT     Catalan, English, French
Means "small, little" derived from Old French petit. It was perhaps used for a short, small person or to denote the younger of two individuals.
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". The name probably referred to someone who lived close to a flat-topped mountain.
PLOURDE     French
Probably derived from old French palorde, a type of a shellfish.
POINGDESTRE     Jèrriais
Jèrriais form of POINDEXTER.
POIRIER     French
Means "pear tree" in French. The name was originally a nickname for someone who lived close to a pear tree.
PORCHER     English, French
Means "swineherd" from the Old French and Middle English word porchier.
POULIN     French
Derived from old French poule "chicken". The name was most likely used to denote a person who raised or sold poultry.
PROULX     French
Derived from old French preux "valiant".
RENAUD     French
From the given name RENAUD.
REY (1)     English, Spanish, French, Catalan
Means "king" from Latin rex, regis, perhaps originally denoting someone who acted like a king.
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. The historic figure Cardinal Richelieu was named such for his family estates... [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. All denote a person of a rosy complexion or a person who lived in an area abundant with roses... [more]
ROUSSEAU     French
Diminutive of ROUX. A famous bearer was the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) whose ideas influenced the French Revolution.
ROUX     French
Derived from old French rous "red", most likely a nickname for a red-haired person.
ROY (1)     French, English
Variant of REY (1) or REY (2).
ROYER     French
From the Old French verb, which comes from roye meaning "to furrow with little irrigation trenches". In the Ardennes Mountains it means "to ret or steep flax".
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, Jewish, Dutch
Derived from the given 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
French form of SARTO.
SAULT     French
French cognate of SOTO.
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
From one of the towns in France derived from sauve "safe" and terre "land": therefore "safe haven".
SAVATIER     French
From Old French savatier "shoemaker", derived from savate "shoe", of uncertain ultimate origin.
SEGAL (2)     French
Means "grower, seller of rye" from 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
Originally denoted someone who lived in towns by this name in 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 Old French tailleur.
TASSE     French
From Old French tasse "purse, bag", an occupational name for a maker or seller of purses.
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     French, English
Derived from the male given name VICTOR.
VICTORS     English, French
Derived from the 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 French Vieuxpont "old bridge". It is a place in Calvados (Normandy).
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".
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