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FAABORG     Danish
Habitational name from a place so called.
FAAJ     Hmong
Hmong clan surname, also commonly anglicized as Fang. It may be a form or cognate of the Chinese surname Fang.
FABIANI     Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Fabiano, comes from the given name Fabian.
FABIANO     Italian
Comes from the personal name Fabiano, a derivative of Fabian.
FÀBREGAS     Catalan
Deriving from any of the places in Barcelona province named Fàbregues, from the plural of Fàbrega. Famous bearer of this surname is Spanish/Catalan footballer Francesc "Cesc" Fàbregas Soler.
FACENTE     Italian
Nickname for an industrious person, from Latin facere "to make" "to do".
FACKRELL     English
It means woodcutter
FADDEEV     Russian
Variant transcription of FADDEYEV.
FADDEYEV     Russian
Means "son of FADDEY".
FAFARD     French
Possibly derived from the french 'fard' meaning 'made-up' or 'make-up'. This is in a theatrical sense and does not imply lying. Very possibly a derivation form a theatrical occupation
FAGAN     Irish
From a surname, "The name Fagan in Ireland is usually of Norman origin, especially in Counties Dublin and Meath. In the County Louth area the name is derived from the native Gaelic O'Faodhagain Sept of which there are a number of variants including Feighan, Fegan and Feehan." (from
FAGER     Swedish
From Swedish fager, an archaic word meaning ”pretty, fair”.
FAGIN     Jewish
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Feigin.
FAHEY     Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fathaidh or Ó Fathaigh ‘descendant of Fathadh’, a personal name derived from fothadh ‘base’, ‘foundation’. This name is sometimes Anglicized as Green(e as a result of erroneous association with faithche ‘lawn’.
FAHN     Low German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a bog, from a Westphalian field name van "marsh", or a habitational name from a place named with this word.
FAHN     German
A short form of the personal name Stephan (see also Steven).
FAHY     Irish
Variant of Fahey.
FAILOR     English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Failer or Fehler, variants of Feiler.
FAIR     English, Irish
English: nickname meaning ‘handsome’, ‘beautiful’, ‘fair’, from Middle English fair, fayr, Old English fæger. The word was also occasionally used as a personal name in Middle English, applied to both men and women.... [more]
FAIRBANKS     English
This surname comes from English descent and is the surname of the late sculptor Avard Fairbanks. Who was commissioned to sculpt a bust of President Lincoln.
From a medieval nickname probably meaning either "better-looking of two brothers" or "brother of a good-looking person", or perhaps in some cases "father's brother".
FAIRE     English (British)
Variant of Fair.
FAIREY     English
Either (i) meant "person from Fairy Farm or Fairyhall", both in Essex (Fairy perhaps "pigsty"); or (ii) from a medieval nickname meaning "beautiful eye". This was borne by Fairey Aviation, a British aircraft company, producer of the biplane fighter-bomber Fairey Swordfish... [more]
FAIRFAX     English
From a medieval nickname for someone with beautiful hair, from Old English fæger "fair" and feax "hair". It was borne by the English general Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Baron Fairfax of Cameron (1612-1671), commander of the Parliamentary army during the Civil War... [more]
FAIRWEATHER     English, Scottish
Nickname for a person with a sunny temperament.
FAISAL     Arabic
FAIZULIN     Tatar
Variant transcription of Fayzulin.
FAJARDO     Galician
Topographic name for someone who lived by a beech tree or in a beech wood, from Late Latin fagea (arbor) meaning "beech (tree)", a derivative of classical Latin fagus meaning "beech".
FAKHOURI     Arabic
Variant transcription of Fakhoury.
FAKHOURY     Arabic
Derived from Arabic فَاخِر (fāḵir) meaning "proud, outstanding, excellent"; mainly used by Arab Christians.
FAKHREEV     Bashkir, Tatar
Means "son of Fakhri".
FAKHRY     Arabic (Egyptian)
From Arabic فَخَرَ (faḵara) meaning “to glory in, to be proud of”.
FALCÃO     Portuguese
Portuguese surname meaning "falcon".
FALCON     Jewish
Possibly derived from the German Falke, meaning "falcon."
FÄLDT     Swedish
Variant of Feldt.
FALKE     English
Variant of Falk
FALKENBERG     German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from any of several places, especially in eastern Germany and Bavaria, named from Old High German falk meaning "falcon" + berg meaning "mountain", "hill"; such place names are often associated with the presence of a castle, as falconry was a privilege of the nobility.
Habitational name from any of several places named from Old High German falke meaning "falcon" + hag meaning "hedge", "fencing". A place so named is documented west of Berlin in the 14th century.
Variant of Falkenrath.
FALKNER     English
Variant spelling of Faulkner.
FALKNER     German
Occupational name for a falconer, Middle High German vakenoere. In medieval times falconry was a sport practised only by the nobility; it was the task of the falconer to look after the birds and train young ones.
FALKOWSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Falkow
FALLEN     Scottish, Northern Irish
Variant spelling of Irish Fallon.
FALLON     Irish
Anglicized form of the surname Ó Fallamhain meaning "descendant of Fallamhan", the name being a byname meaning "leader" (derived from follamhnas meaning "supremacy").
FALLOW     English, Jewish
English: topographic name for someone who lived by a patch of fallow land, Middle English falwe (Old English f(e)alg). This word was used to denote both land left uncultivated for a time to recover its fertility and land recently brought into cultivation.... [more]
FALOTICO     Italian
From southern Italian falotico ‘eccentric’, ‘strange’, Greek kephalōtikos, a derivative of Greek kephalē ‘head’.
FALSEN     Norwegian
Means "son of Falle".
FALSO     Italian
Not much history is known for Falso however, it was common surrounding Napoli, Lazio, Latin, and Roma. It means False, phony, fake. Because of this, the surname has spread globally especially to United States of America and Brazil... [more]
FÄLT     Swedish
Means "field" in Swedish.
FÄLTSKOG     Swedish
Combination of Swedish fält "field" and skog "forest". Agnetha Fältskog (b. 1950) is a Swedish singer and former member of ABBA.
FANCOURT     English
Derived from the English surname Fancourt, which originated in the county of Bedfordshire in England.
FANE     English
From a medieval nickname for a well-disposed person (from Old English fægen "glad, willing"), or from a medieval Welsh nickname for a slim person (Welsh fain). This is the family name of the earls of Westmorland.
FANG     Chinese
From Chinese 方 (fāng) meaning "square" or "four-sided". It could also mean "house" and "fragrant", depending on which tone is used.
FANJOY     Celtic
Such As Dales, Danes Of Ireland, From A House And Line Of What Would Be Called, Mythical.... [more]
FANNING     Irish
The roots of the name are unclear. It seems the name is Native Irish Gaelic. It is thought to be derived from the Gaelic name Ó Fionnáin which means "fair".
FANSHAWE     English
Meant "person from Featherstonehaugh", Northumberland (now known simply as "Featherstone") ("nook of land by the four-stones", four-stones referring to a prehistoric stone structure known technically as a "tetralith")... [more]
FANTAUZZO     Italian
From the medieval word "fante," meaning infant or child.
FANTHORPE     English
Fan means "From France" and Thorpe is a Middle English word meaning "Small Village, Hamlet"
FANTOZZI     Italian
From a derivative of Fante.
FARACI     Sicilian
Patronymic from farace; deriving from Arab farag.
FARADAY     English
From an English surname meaning "servant of Fair", Fair being derived from Old English fæger used as a personal name.
FARADAY     Irish
From Irish Gaelic Ó Fearadaigh "descendant of Fearadach", a personal name probably based on fear "man", perhaps meaning literally "man of the wood". A famous bearer was British chemist and physicist Michael Faraday (1791-1867).
FARAH     Arabic
From the given name Farah.
FARAI     Shona
Farai means "Rejoice, be happy".
FARAJ     Arabic
From the given name Faraj.
FARANA     Italian, Sicilian
Variant of Farano.
FARAND     English (Canadian), French (Quebec)
Derived from the given name FARIMOND or from the French word ferrer meaning "to be clad in iron" or "to shoe a horse".
FARANO     Italian, Sicilian
Possibly deriving from a town Faranò in province of Messina, Sicily. Possible variant of Surname faran which comes from Irish surnames Ó Fearáin, Ó Faracháin, or Ó Forannáin.
FARAON     Filipino (Modern)
The Tagalog word for "Pharaoh".
FARES     Arabic
Variant of Faris used in Egypt and the Maghreb.
FARGE     French
Reduced or Americanized form of La Farge/Lafarge.
FARGO     Hungarian
Comes from the surname Vargo.
FARHADI     Persian
From the given name Farhad.
FARIA     Portuguese, Italian
Faria is a Portuguese surname. A habitational name from either of two places called Faria, in Braga and Aveiro. ... [more]
FARINHA     Portuguese
Means "wheat flour" in Portuguese.
FARIS     Arabic
From the Arabic فَارِس (fāris) meaning "knight, horseman, rider" (see Faris).
FARISH     Scottish
"Farish" derives from "Fari" meaning "Farrier".This unravells to many decades ago when people forged shoes for horses,people who were extremly skilled blacksmiths and named "farrier".This group of "farriers" named "Farish" lived in the highlands of the cool misty moors of scotland-the mighty country,who unleashed highly educated citizens who dispersed all over britain.
FARIZA     Italian
Original from Rome, Roman conquerors went to Iberia in about 140 B.C. and named a town in Iberia Fariza which was a tree. This town still exists today, and was also mentioned in the book 'El Cid'... [more]
FARLEY     Irish
anglicized form of the Gaelic surname O'Faircheallaigh.
FARLING     Irish
Perhaps a variant of Scottish and northern Irish Farland.
FARMAN     English
(i) from an Old Norse personal name denoting literally a seafarer or travelling trader, brought into English via French; (ii) "itinerant trader, pedlar", from Middle English fareman "traveller"
FARMER     Irish
Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Mac an Scolóige "son of the husbandman", a rare surname of northern and western Ireland.
FARNAN     Irish (Anglicized)
Irish shortened Anglicization of Gaelic Ó Farannáin ‘descendant of Forannán’, a personal name possibly based on forrán ‘attack’. The family bearing this name was connected with the church of Ardstraw in Ulster.
FAROOQ     Urdu, Indian (Muslim), Bengali, Pashto, Arabic
From the given name Farooq.
FAROUK     Arabic
From the given name Farouk.
FARQUHAR     Scottish (Anglicized)
Scottish (Aberdeenshire) reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhearchair ‘son of Fearchar’, a personal name composed of the elements fear ‘man’ + car ‘loving’, ‘beloved’.
FARRAGUT     Breton, French, Catalan, American
A Breton-French surname of unknown origin. A notable bearer was American naval flag officer David Farragut (1801-1870), who is known for serving during the American Civil War. His father was of Catalan ancestry... [more]
FARRAKHAN     Muslim
Surname of Activist Louis Farrakhan
FARRAR     English (British)
Northern English: occupational name for a smith or worker in iron, from Middle English and Old French farrour, ferour, from medieval Latin ferrator, an agent derivative of ferrare ‘to shoe horses’, from ferrum ‘iron’, in medieval Latin ‘horseshoe’... [more]
FARRIMOND     English
From Faramund, a Norman personal name of Germanic origin.
FARROW     English
A small litter of pigs
FARROW     English
Northern English: hyper-corrected form of FARRAR, occupational name for a smith or worker in iron. The original -ar or -er ending of this name came to be regarded as an error, and was changed to -ow.
FARRUGIA     Maltese
Another surname of Arabic origins, Farrugia comes from al-farrudj, meaning chicken feeder.
FARTHING     English
(i) "someone who lives on a 'farthing' of land" (i.e. a quarter of a larger area); (ii) from a medieval nickname based on farthing "1/4 penny", perhaps applied to someone who paid a farthing in rent; (iii) from the Old Norse male personal name Farthegn, literally "voyaging warrior"
FARZANEH     Persian
From Persian فرزانه (farzâne) meaning "wise, learned".
FAST     German
North German: nickname for a reliable steadfast person, or from a short form of any of the various personal names beginning with the element fast ‘steadfast’, ‘firm’, for example Fastert.
FASTOLF     English
From the Old Norse male personal name Fastúlfr, literally "strong wolf". It was borne by Sir John Fastolf (1380-1459), an English soldier whose name was adapted by Shakespeare as "Falstaff".
FÁTA     Hungarian
From the old pagan name FÁTA.
FATA     Italian
Derived from fata "fairy" or a variant of FATO.
FATHY     Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Fathy, a variant of Fathi.
FAUSETT     Italian
Man with Falsetto voice.
FAVARO     Italian
it is the regional venetian variant of Fabbri, it means "blacksmith"
FAWKES     English
From the Norman personal name Faulques or Fauques, which was derived from a Germanic nickname meaning literally "falcon". A famous bearer of the surname was Guy Fawkes (1570-1606), the English Catholic conspirator... [more]
FAYE     French, English
Refers to one who came from Fay or Faye (meaning "beech tree") in France.
FAYERMAN     Yiddish
It literally means "fireman".
FAYNSHTEYN     Yiddish
It literally means "fine stone".
FAYRE     English
Variation of Fair.
FAYZULIN     Tatar
Derived from the Arabic given name Faizullah.
FAYZULLIN     Tatar, Bashkir
Derived from the given name Faizullah.
FAZAKERLEY     English
Means "person from Fazakerley", Liverpool ("glade by the borderland").
FAZAL     Arabic
In Islam Imam Hussain's brother (Abbas) was named Fazal, however he was not his biological brother. Imam Hasan was his biological brother. Fazal was rather referred to as Abbas, in his life (c. 566 – c. 653 CE) he was referred to as Abbas and is also referred to today as Abbas
FAZIO     Italian
From the given name Bonifazio.
Indicates a person lived in or near Featherstonhaugh in Northumberland, England. From Old English feðere "feather", stān "stone", and healh "corner."
FEDERMAN     Yiddish
It literally means "feather man".
FEDIE     Low German
Originally spelled as 'Fidi' in Austria, later changed to Fedie when bearers of the name immigrated to the United States. The meaning of the name is "faith."
FEDORCHAK     Czech, Slovak
Ukrainian and Slovak from a pet form of the personal name Fedor.
FEDOTOV     Russian
Means "son of Fedot".
FEE     Irish
Variant of O'FEE.
FEFERBARG     Yiddish
It literally means "pepperbarrow".
FEGAN     Scottish, Irish, English
Variant of Fagan.
FEIDT     German
Variant spelling of Feit.
FEILER     German
Occupational name for a filemaker, from Feil + the agent suffix -er.
FEINGOLD     Jewish
A Jewish name, from German, literally "fine gold".
FEIST     German (Austrian)
taken from St. Veit (Vitus in Latin), Protector against fire and lightning
FEIT     German, Jewish
Variant of Veit. Also, nickname from Middle High German feit ‘adorned’, ‘pretty’ (the same word as French fait, Latin factus).
FELDER     German, Croatian
Derived from German feld, meaning "field".
FELDMAN     Jewish
Americanized spelling of FELDMANN
FELDMANN     Jewish
From the surname FELD combined with the German suffix mann "man"
FELIKSOV     Russian
Means "son of FELIKS".
FELL     English
From Middle English fell ”high ground”, ultimately derived from Old Norse fjall, describing one who lived on a mountain.
FELL     English, German, Jewish
Metonymic occupational name for a furrier, from Middle English fell, Middle High German vel, or German Fell or Yiddish fel, all of which mean "skin, hide, pelt". Yiddish fel refers to untanned hide, in contrast to pelts "tanned hide" (see Pilcher).
FELLER     English, German, Jewish
Occupational name for a furrier, from an agent derivative of Middle English fell, Middle Low German, Middle High German vel, or German Fell or Yiddish fel "hide, pelt". See also Fell.
FELLER     German
Habitational name for someone from a place called Feld(e) or Feld(a) in Hesse.
FELLOWS     English
English: patronymic from Fellow, from Middle English felagh, felaw late Old English feolaga ‘partner’, ‘shareholder’ (Old Norse félagi, from fé ‘fee’, ‘money’ + legja to lay down)... [more]
FELTON     English
A habitation name composed of the elements feld-, meaning "field or pasture" and -tun, meaning "settlement."
FELTY     Upper German (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of South German Velte, from a short form of the personal name Valentin (see Valentine).
FENDRICH     Dutch
The surname Fendrich has its origin in Austria, and mean "flag-bearer".
FENG     Chinese
From Chinese 馮 (féng) representing galloping or speed.
FENG     Chinese
From Chinese 凤 (fèng) meaning "fenghuang", referring to a phoenix-like mythical bird in Chinese legend.
FENG     Chinese
Derived from Chinese 风 (fēng) meaning "wind".
FENIMORE     English
From a medieval nickname meaning literally "fine love" (from Old French fin amour).
FENLEY     English
This surname may be:... [more]
FENNER     English
A surname of either Old French origin, allegedly meaning “huntsman”, or else more probably referring to those who were brought over from the Low Countries to assist in draining the “fens” or wetlands of England and Ireland – a process which lasted from the 9th to the 18th centuries.
FENNER     German
This is the name of my great-great grandmother born in Germany, married to Andreas Lutz, also born in Germany.
An ancient Irish name. Presumed to come from the name Fionnghusa, or sometimes O'Fionnghusa.... [more]
FENNING     English
Topographic name for a fen dweller, from a derivative of Old English fenn (see Fenn).
Fenrich is a German family name, derived from a military title 'fenrich'/'fähn(d)rich' meaning "ensign" or "standard bearer" (bannerman), from early New High German fenrich. The term was formed and came into use around 1500, replacing Middle High German form vener, an agent derivative of Alemannic substantive van (flag).... [more]
FENWICK     English
Means "person from Fenwick", Northumberland, Strathclyde and Yorkshire ("dairy farm in fenland"). The name is pronounced as "Fennick". It belongs to a chain of department stores, founded in Newcastle in 1882 by John Fenwick (1846-1905).
FEOFANOV     Russian
Means "son of FEOFAN".
Means "son of FEOFILAKT".
FEOFILOV     Russian
Means "son of FEOFIL".
FEOKTISTOV     Russian
Means "son of Feoktist".
FERAPONTOV     Russian
Means "son of FERAPONT".
FERDING     Scandinavian
Meaning unknown.
FERHATOVIĆ     Bosnian
Means "son of Ferhat".
FERNOW     German
Habitational name from a place called Fernau or Fernow.
FERRAND     French, English
This French surname can be derived from a given name (thus making it a patronymic surname) as well as from a nickname (thus making it a descriptive surname). In the case of a patronymic surname, the surname is derived from the medieval French masculine given name Ferrand, which was a variant form of the name Fernand, itself a contraction of Ferdinand.... [more]
FERRANDIN     French (Rare)
This French surname can be derived from a given name (thus making it a patronymic surname) as well as from the name of a profession (thus making it an occupational surname). In the case of a patronymic surname, the surname is derived from the masculine given name Ferrandin, which was a diminutive of the medieval French given name Ferrand... [more]
FERRANDINO     Italian
Derived from the masculine given name Ferrandino, which is a diminutive of the medieval Italian given name Ferrando. For more information about this, please see the entry for the patronymic surname of Ferrando.... [more]
FERRANDO     Italian, Spanish
This surname can be derived from a given name (thus making it a patronymic surname) as well as from a nickname (thus making it a descriptive surname). In the case of a patronymic surname, the surname is derived from the medieval masculine given name Ferrando, which was in use in both Italy and Spain during the Middle Ages... [more]
FERRANTE     Italian
This surname can be derived from a given name (thus making it a patronymic surname) as well as from a nickname (thus making it a descriptive surname). In the case of a patronymic surname, the surname is derived from the medieval masculine given name Ferrante... [more]
FERRANTINO     Italian
Derived from the masculine given name Ferrantino, which is a diminutive of the medieval Italian given name Ferrante. For more information about this, please see the entry for the patronymic surname of Ferrante.
FERRARIS     Italian (Latinized, Modern)
Variation of the italian surname "Ferrari". Means Smith but in plural.
FERREIRE     Celtic
It means smith. In the Gaelic languaje is gofaint or ngfaint.
FERREIRI     Celtic (Latinized, Archaic)
Ferreiri or Ferreiro is a Galician surname in the north of Spain. It's a last name belonging to ancient Celtic tribes.
FERREIROUS     Galician (Latinized, Archaic)
Its meaning is smith. It comes from Galicia (Spain) and north of Portugal.
FERRELL     Irish
Irish variant of Farrell.
FERRERS     Ancient Roman
It derives from Latin, "ferrum", which means "iron". As a surname, it derives from two French villages named "Ferrieres" where iron was mined.
FERREYRE     Galician
Meaning the goldsmith or the ironsmith.
FERRIER     Scottish
Scottish: occupational name for a smith, one who shoed horses, Middle English and Old French ferrier, from medieval Latin ferrarius, from ferrus ‘horseshoe’, from Latin ferrum ‘iron’. Compare FARRAR.
FESTE     Literature
Feste was the fool in Twelfth Night, written by William Shakespeare.
FETT     German
Nickname for a fat man, from Middle Low German vett meaning "fat".
FETT     English
Nickname from Old French fait, Middle English fet meaning "suitable", "comely".
FETT     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of several farms named with Old Norse fit meaning "meadow".
FETT     Popular Culture
Last Name of Bounty hunters Jango and Boba Fett from STAR WARS.
FEUER     Jewish
Ornamental name from modern German Feuer "fire".
FEUER     German
Metonymic occupational name for a stoker in a smithy or public baths, or nickname for someone with red hair or a fiery temper, from Middle High German viur "fire".
Habitational name for someone from any of the places called Feuerbach.
FEUERHAHN     German
Feuerhahn comes from the Old High German words (fivr) meaning "fire" & (hano) meaning "cock".
This name comes from the German feuer meaning fire, and stein meaning stone. This was a name commonly given to a blacksmith.
FEUILLE     French
This is actually a standard word in French, correctly pronounce like "furry" without the r's. It means "leaf", or "sheet" (i.e. feuille de papier).
FEVEREL     English
From a Middle English form of February, probably used as a nickname either for someone born in that month or for someone with a suitably frosty demeanor. In fiction, this surname was borne by the central character of George Meredith's novel 'The Ordeal of Richard Feverel' (1859).
FÉVRIER     French
Meaning, "February."
FEY     German, English, French, Danish
English: variant of Fay. ... [more]
FFELAN     English
Anglisized version of the Gaelic Ó Faoláin meaning "descendent of Faolán", a given name meaning "wolf".
FFROST     Medieval Welsh
Devired from the old Welsh word "Ymffrostgar", meaning a brag or boastful person. Originally spelt as "Ffrost", later changed to "Frost".
FICHTER     German
Topographic name for someone who lived near pine trees (originally bei den Fichten, Feichten, or Feuchten), from Old High German fiohta. The vowel of the first syllable underwent a variety of changes in different dialects.
FICHTER     German (Austrian)
Habitational name deriving from places named with this word in Württemberg, Bavaria, Saxony, or Austria.
FICHTNER     German
The Fichtner family name first began to be used in the German state of Bavaria. After the 12th century, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules, and names that were derived from locations became particularly common
FIECHTER     German
Variant of FICHTER.
FIELD     English, Scottish, Irish, Jewish (Anglicized)
English: topographic name for someone who lived on land which had been cleared of forest, but not brought into cultivation, from Old English feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’, as opposed on the one hand to æcer ‘cultivated soil’, ‘enclosed land’ (see Acker) and on the other to weald ‘wooded land’, ‘forest’ (see Wald)... [more]
FIELDER     English
Southern English from Middle English felder ‘dweller by the open country’.
FIELDHOUSE     English
Topographic name for someone who lived in a house in open pasture land. Reaney draws attention to the form de Felhouse (Staffordshire 1332), and suggests that this may have become Fellows.
FIELDING     English
Topographic name from an Old English felding ‘dweller in open country’.
FIELDMAN     English
This surname most likely means, "Field Man", if it's not derived from the English words themselves.
FIENE     German, Low German
A nickname for an elegant person, from Middle Low German fin, meaning ‘fine’. Can also be a locational name from several fields and places named Fiene.
FIERARU     Romanian
Means "smith."
FIFER     German, American, Slovene
Americanized and Slovenian spelling of German Pfeiffer.
FIFIELD     English
Local. Has the same signification as Manorfield. Lands held in fee or fief, for which the individual pays service or owes rent.
FIGGIS     English
From a medieval nickname for a trustworthy person (from the Anglo-Norman form of Old French fichais "loyal").
FIGUEIREDO     Galician/Portuguese
It literally means "fig tree orchard", denoting someone who either lived near one or worked at one.
FIGUEROA     Spanish
Habitational name from any of the places in Galicia named Figueroa, from a derivative of figueira, meaning "fig tree."
FIHE     German
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Fijałkowo.
FILAGIC     Serbian, Croatian
Probably derived from the Turkish word aga. Agas were the Sultan's regents.
FILATOV     Russian
Means "son of FILAT".
FILEMONSEN     Greenlandic
Means "son of Filemon".
FILIPČIĆ     Croatian
Derived from the forename Filip.
FILIPČIČ     Slovene
Cognate of Filipčić.
FILIPOVICH     Ukrainian
Patronymic from the personal name Filip.
FILIPPELLI     Italian
Means "Son of Filippo." Italian form of Phillips.
FILKINS     English
Means either (i) "person from Filkins", Oxfordshire ("settlement of Filica's people"); or "son of Filkin", a medieval personal name meaning literally "little Phil", from Philip.
FILLERY     English
From a medieval nickname derived from Anglo-Norman fitz le rei "son of the king" (see also Fitzroy), probably applied mainly (and ironically) to an illegitimate person or to someone who put on quasi-royal airs.
FILO     Slovak, Greek
Filo is a Slovak pet form of the personal name FILIP.... [more]
FILOSA     Italian
Southern Italian: Probably an occupational nickname for a fisherman, from Sicilian filuòsa ‘fishing net’. Also from the subphylum: Filosa. These are known as euglyphids, filose (which means stringy or thread-like), amoebae with shells of siliceous scales or plates, which are commonly found in soils, nutrient-rich waters, and on aquatic plants.
FILS     French
From fils "son", used to identify the younger of two bearers of the same personal name in a family.
FILS-AIMÉ     Haitian Creole
Means "beloved son" from French fils meaning "son" and aimé "love".
FINAN     Irish
Means "descendant of FIONNÁN", anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fionnáin.
FINCH     English
English: nickname from Middle English finch ‘finch’ (Old English finc). In the Middle Ages this bird had a reputation for stupidity. It may perhaps also in part represent a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught finches and sold them as songsters or for the cooking pot... [more]
FINCK     English, German
From the German word for "finch" a type of bird
FINDLEY     English
Variant of Findlay.
FINE     English (?)
English nickname for a clever or elegant man, from Old French fin ‘fine’, ‘delicate’, ‘skilled’, ‘cunning’ (originally a noun from Latin finis ‘end’, ‘extremity’, ‘boundary’, later used also as an adjective in the sense ‘ultimate’, ‘excellent’).
FINE     Jewish (Anglicized)
Jewish Americanized spelling of Fein.
FINGER     English, German, Jewish
Probably applied as a nickname for a man who had some peculiarity of the fingers, such as possessing a supernumerary one or having lost one or more of them through injury, or for someone who was small in stature or considered insignificant... [more]
FINK     German, Slovene, English, Jewish
Nickname for a lively or cheerful person, Jewish ornamental name derived from the Germanic word for "finch", and German translation of Slovene Šinkovec which is from šcinkovec or šcinkavec meaning "finch".
FINKELSTEIN     Yiddish, Jewish
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) ornamental compound name, literally 'sparkle stone', from Yiddish finkl 'sparkle' + stein 'stone'. See also Garfinkel.
Variant of Finkelstein.
FINLAYSON     Scottish
Patronymic from Finlay.
FINNBOGASON     Icelandic
Means "son of Finnbogi".
FINNIGAN     Irish
This interesting surname is of Irish origin, and is an Anglicization of the Gaelic O' Fionnagain, meaning the descendant(s) of Fionnagan, an Old Irish personal name derived from the word "fionn", white, fairheaded.
FINOÑA     Chamorro
Chamorro for "their language/speech/talk"
FINSTAD     Norwegian
Habitational name from any of several farms so named, especially in southeastern Norway, from the personal name Finnr, meaning ‘Finn’, ‘Lapp’ + stad (from Old Norse staðr ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’).
FIRMAN     English, French
From a medieval personal name meaning "firm, resolute, strong man." Borne by early saints and bishops. First name variants Firman and Firmin. Expressed in Latin as Firminus.
FIRTH     English, Scottish, Welsh
English and Scottish: topographic name from Old English (ge)fyrhþe ‘woodland’ or ‘scrubland on the edge of a forest’.... [more]
FISCHBACH     German
From a place called Fischbach, or a topographic name from German meaning fisch 'fish' + bach 'stream'.
FISCHIONI     Italian (Rare)
Possibly deriving from fischiare, meaning to whistle, or from fischioni, the Italian word for widgeons.
FISCHKUS     German
tax collector (fiscal)
FIŠER     Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Czech, Slovak and Slovene form of FISCHER.
FISH     Medieval English, Jewish
From Middle English fische, fish ‘fish’, a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a fish.... [more]
FISING     Anglo-Saxon (Rare), Romanian
This surname specifically comes from a village in Transylvania, Romania named Gergeschdorf, currently named Ungurei in Transylvania, Romania. The surname is a Siebenburgen Saxon or Transylvanian Saxon specific surname... [more]
FISK     English (British)
English (East Anglia): metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller, or a nickname for someone supposedly resembling a fish in some way, from Old Norse fiskr ‘fish’ (cognate with Old English fisc).
FISKE     English, Norwegian
From the traditionally Norwegian habitational surname, from the Old Norse fiskr "fish" and vin "meadow". In England and Denmark it was a surname denoting someone who was a "fisherman" or earned their living from selling fish.
FITCH     Scottish
The name fitch is of anglo-saxon decent, it refers to a person of iron point inrefrence to a soldier or worrior it is derived from an english word (Fiche) which means iron point the name started in county suffolk
FITZEMPRESS     History, Anglo-Norman
Means "son of the empress" in Anglo-Norman French. The three sons of Empress Matilda were known as Henry FitzEmpress (King Henry II of England), Geoffrey FitzEmpress, Count of Nantes, and William FitzEmpress, Count of Poitou.
FITZHUGH     English
English (Northamptonshire): Anglo-Norman French patronymic (see Fitzgerald) from the personal name Hugh.
Fitz appears to be a Norman term derived from the French word fils and the Latin word filius, each of which means son. The name is most common in England and Ireland, each of which was conquered by Normans between 1066-1167.
FIVELAND     Norwegian
The name of a farm near Lygdal, Vest-Agder, Norway. The word, fivel, is the name of a plant with a flower that resembles a white cotton ball and this plant grows in abundance in the marshy land near the location of the farm.
FLACK     English
probably from Middle English flack, flak "turf", "sod" (as found in the place name Flatmoor, in Cambridgeshire), and hence perhaps an occupational name for a turf cutter.
FLAHERTY     Irish (Anglicized)
Irish (Connacht) reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Flaithbheartaigh ‘descendant of Flaithbheartach’, a byname meaning ‘generous’, ‘hospitable’ (from flaith(eamh) ‘prince’, ‘ruler’ + beartach ‘acting’, ‘behaving’).
FLAKE     English
Surname. Meaning, "lives by a swamp."
FLAM     Jewish
Ornamental name from Yiddish flam "flame".
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