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FLORKOWSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from Florków in Częstochowa voivodeship, or Florki from Przemyśl voivodeship, both so named from Florek, a pet form of the personal name Florian.
FLOWER     Welsh
Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Llywarch, of unexplained origin.
FLOWER     English
Nickname from Middle English flo(u)r ‘flower’, ‘blossom’ (Old French flur, from Latin flos, genitive floris). This was a conventional term of endearment in medieval romantic poetry, and as early as the 13th century it is also regularly found as a female personal name.
FLOWER     English
Metonymic occupational name for a miller or flour merchant, or perhaps a nickname for a pasty-faced person, from Middle English flo(u)r ‘flour’. This is in origin the same word as in 1, with the transferred sense ‘flower, pick of the meal’... [more]
FLOWER     English
Occupational name for an arrowsmith, from an agent derivative of Middle English flō ‘arrow’ (Old English flā).
FLUELLEN     Welsh
Anglicized form of Welsh Llewellyn.
ƏFƏNDIYEV     Azerbaijani
Means "son of Effendi", from the Ottoman title افندي (efendi) "lord, master".
FOCKER     ?
FOGARTY     Irish (Anglicized)
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fógartaigh ‘son of Fógartach’, a personal name from fógartha meaning "proclaimed", "banished", "outlawed". It is sometimes Anglicized as Howard.
FOGEL     German
Variant of VOGEL
FOGELSTRÖM     Swedish
From Swedish fågel "bird" and ström "stream".
FOGERTY     Irish (Anglicized)
Variant spelling of Fogarty.
FOGLE     German
Variant of Vogel.
FOKOV     Russian
Means "son of FOKA".
FOLAND     Anglo-Saxon (Archaic)
Originally an English name, Foland is actually a variant of the name Fowler (as in bird-catcher). Most migrating to Ireland, other Fowlers/Folands first came to the Americas in 1622; John Fowler.... [more]
FOLEY     Irish
Irish surname which comes from two distinct sources. As a southern Irish surname it is derived from the Gaelic byname Foghlaidh meaning "pirate, marauder". As a northern Irish surname it is derived from the Gaelic personal name Searrach, which was based on searrach "foal, colt" and anglicized as Foley because of its phonetic similarity to English foal.
FOLIGNO     Italian
Derived from the Latin word folium "leaf"
FOLLADORI     Italian
It is the italian variant of the british surname WALKER.... [more]
FOLTZ     German
It is from Germany and it is based on the personal name Volz, which was popular in former times. It means son or descendant of a Volz or Folz
FOMOV     Russian
Means "son of FOKA".
FONTAÑEZ     Spanish
From the Latin fons meaning "fountain."
FONTECCHIO     Italian
Habitational name from Fontecchio in Aquila province or a topographic name from a diminutive of fonte meaning "spring".
FOODY     Irish
Anglicized version of ó Fuada, or 'descendent of Fuada'. It comes from the personal name 'fuad' or 'swift' but also 'rush' and 'speed'.
FOOT     English
Variant of Foote.
FOOTE     English
Nickname for someone with a peculiarity or deformity of the foot, from Middle English fot (Old English fot), or in some cases from the cognate Old Norse byname Fótr.
FORBES     Irish, Scottish
Comes from a Scottish place meaning "field" in Gaelic. It can also be used as a first name.... [more]
FORDE     English, Irish, Norwegian
English and Irish: variant spelling of Ford. This is a very common spelling in Ireland.... [more]
FORDHAM     English
Habitational name from any of the places in Cambridgeshire, Essex, and Norfolk named Fordham, from Old English ford ‘ford’ + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.
FORET     French, French Creole
From Old French forest ‘forest’, a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a royal forest, or an occupational name for a keeper or worker in one. See also Forrest. This surname is frequent in Louisiana.
FORGIE     Scottish
Possibly a variant of Fergie or a shortened form of Ferguson. It could also be a habitational name from a place so named in Scotland.
FORLAN     Friulian
It's a toponymic and it means born in Cividale del Friuli (north of Italy).
FORMICA     Italian
This surname is also spanish and it means "ant". it could indicate a person that is short and thin but works hard an constantly.... [more]
FORMICHELLI     Italian
Little ant
FORREN     Norwegian
Habitational name from a farmstead in Trøndelag, so named from a river name derived from a word meaning ‘hollow’, ‘gorge’.
FORRER     German (Swiss)
Variant of Furrer.
FORS     Swedish
Means "rapid" (geology) in Swedish.
FORSBERG     Swedish
Combination of Swedish fors "rapid" and berg "mountain". A famous bearer is Swedish ice hockey player Peter Forsberg (b. 1973).
FORSLÖF     Swedish
Combination of Swedish fors "rapid" and löv "leaf".
FORSMAN     Swedish
Combination of Swedish fors "rapid" (geology) and man "man".
FORSTER     English (Anglicized), German, Jewish
English: occupational and topographic name for someone who lived or worked in a forest (see Forrest). ... [more]
FORSYTHE     Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name Fearsithe, composed of the elements fear ‘man’ + sith ‘peace’. Some early forms with prepositions, as for example William de Fersith (Edinburgh 1365), seem to point to an alternative origin as a habitational name, but no place name of suitable form is known... [more]
FORTE     Italian
Italian word for "Strong"
FORTESCUE     French
Means 'strong shield' from French elements fort meaning "strong" and escu meaning "shield#
FORTUNE     English, French
From a medieval nickname applied to a gambler.
FORTUNE     Scottish
Originally meant "person from Fortune", Lothian ("enclosure where pigs are kept").
FOSSOYEUR     American
A surname meaning "Gravedigger" in French.
FOUCHE     French
"people army"
FOULKES     English (Anglicized, ?)
English variant spelling of Foulks.
FOULKS     English
English from a Norman personal name, a short form of various Germanic names formed with folk ‘people’. See also Volk.
FOUQUEREAU     French (Quebec)
Jean Fouquereau was born on November 6, 1617, in Anjou, Isère, France, his father, Louis, was 23 and his mother, Catherine, was 20. He married Renee Bataille on December 31, 1639, in Angers, Maine-et-Loire, France... [more]
FOURIE     Afrikaans
Originates from French Huguenot settlers
FOUT     German
[Foust} maybe german. The Fout name can be traced back to Denmark.
FOXWORTH     English
"dweller at the homestead infested by foxes." or "house of Fox" aka Foxworthy... [more]
FOXX     English
Variant of Fox.
FOY     French
From a medieval nickname based on Old French foi "faith", applied either to a notably pious person or to one who frequently used the word as an oath; also, from the medieval French female personal name Foy, from Old French foi "faith".
FOY     Irish (Anglicized)
A different form of Fahy (from Irish Gaelic Ó Fathaigh "descendant of Fathach", a personal name probably based on Gaelic fothadh "foundation").
FOY     Irish
Variant of FEE.
FRAIN     French
Topographic name for someone who lived near a prominent ash tree from Old French fraisne fresne "ash" from Latin fraxinus "ash".
FRALEY     English (American)
Anglicized/Americanized version of the German surname "Frohlich", meaning "happy" or "cheerful".
FRAMPTON     English
English: habitational name from any of various places so called, of which there are several in Gloucestershire and one in Dorset. Most take the name from the Frome river (which is probably from a British word meaning ‘fair’, ‘brisk’) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’... [more]
FRANCE     French
Ethnic name for an inhabitant of France, a country in Europe.
FRANCE     Czech
Variant of Franc.
FRANCE     Slovene
Derived from the given name France, a vernacular form of Francišek, which is ultimately from Latin Franciscus.
FRANCESCO     Italian
From the given name Francesco.
FRANCESE     Italian
Ethnic name for a Frenchman.
FRANCOIS     French
Last name of the given name Francois
FRANGOPOULOS     Greek
Means "descendant of a Frank" in Greek.
FRANKENSTEIN     German
In German means "stone of the Franks". The name appeared mostly in the regions of Westphalia and Rhineland. In Mary Shelley (1797-1851)'s "Frankenstein", the main character, Victor Frankenstein (1770-1793) and his family bore this name... [more]
FRANKLAND     English
Status name for a person whom lived on an area of land without having to pay obligations. From Norman French frank, 'free' and Middle English land, 'land'. This surname is common in Yorkshire.... [more]
FRANKS     English
This surname is derived from the given name Frank.
FRANKSON     English
This surname means "son of Frank."
FRANQUEZ     Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese for "son of Franco."
FRANSSON     Swedish
Means "son of FRANS".
FRANTZEN     Norwegian, Danish
Variant of Franzén.
FRANZ     German
Derived from "Francis".
FRANZBLAU     Jewish
Means "french blue" in German. One of the many names assigned to Jews during the rule of Emperor Joseph II, who required all Jews in the Hapsburg Empire to adopt surnames.
FRANZÉN     Swedish
Combination of the given name FRANZ and the popular surname suffix -én, derived from Latin -enius "descendant of".
FRASCATORE     Italian (Rare)
Meaning uncertain. It is possibly derived from (or related to) Italian frasca meaning "bough, branch", which might possibly indicate that the surname had first started out as a nickname for someone who worked as a woodcutter or as a forester... [more]
FRATINI     Medieval Italian (Tuscan, Modern)
My understanding is that the Fratini surname originated in the Arno River Valley somewhere between Arezzo and Florence.
FRAY     English, French, Norwegian
Meaning "peace" or "brother," descended from the French term "Frere" in turn descended from the name of ancient Norse deity Frey, the deity of peace and prosperity.
FREDERICK     English
Derived from the given name Frederick.
FREDERICKS     English
Patronymic from Frederick.
FREDERICKSON     English
Means "son of Frederick".
FREDMAN     Swedish, Jewish
Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements fred ‘peace’ + man ‘man’.... [more]
FREDRIKSEN     Norwegian
Means "son of FREDRIK".
FREDRIKSSON     Swedish
Means "son of Fredrik".
FREELING     English, Dutch
This is the surname of Christian Freeling (born February 1, 1947 in Enschede, Netherlands)a Dutch game designer and inventor. This surname was also used for the main character "Carol Anne Freeling" in the Poltergeist film of 1982 as well.... [more]
FREER     French
Dutch spelling of Frere (brother); another variant spelling is Frear.
FREIER     German
Status name of the feudal system denoting a free man, as opposed to a bondsman, from an inflected form of Middle High German vri "free".
FREIER     German
Archaic occupational name, from Middle High German, Middle Low German vrier, vriger, denoting a man who had the ceremonial duty of asking guests to a wedding.
FRENCH     English, Anglo-Saxon
Ethnic name for someone from France, Middle English frensche, or in some cases perhaps a nickname for someone who adopted French airs. Variant of Anglo-Norman French Frain.
FRETT     English
English from Middle English frette, Old French frete ‘interlaced work (in metal and precious stones)’ such as was used for hair ornaments and the like, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such pieces.
FREWIN     English
From the Middle English personal name Frewine, literally "noble or generous friend".
FREY     German
Status name for a free man, as opposed to a bondsman or serf, in the feudal system, from Middle High German vri "free", "independent".
FREYER     German
Variant of FREIER.
FREYJASSON     Icelandic (Rare)
Means "son of FREYJA" in Icelandic
FRIEDMAN     Upper German (Modern), German (Swiss), Jewish
Respelling of South German and Swiss Friedmann. ... [more]
FRIEDMANN     German, German (Swiss), Jewish
German and Swiss German from a derivative of Friedrich. ... [more]
FRIEND     English
Nickname for a companionable person, from Middle English frend "friend" (Old English freond). In the Middle Ages the term was also used to denote a relative or kinsman, and the surname may also have been acquired by someone who belonged to the family of someone who was a more important figure in the community
FRISBY     English
Means "person from Frisby", Leicestershire ("farmstead of the Frisians"). A frisbee is a plastic disc thrown from person to person as a game; the trademarked name, registered in 1959 by Fred Morrison, was inspired by the Frisbie bakery of Bridgeport, Connecticut, whose pie tins were the original models for the plastic discs.
FRISCH     German
Nickname for someone who was handsome, cheerful, or energetic, from Middle High German vrisch.
FRISCH     Jewish
Ornamental name or nickname from modern German frisch, Yiddish frish "fresh".
FRISH     Yiddish
Yiddish form of Frisch.
FRISTENSKY     Czech, Slovak
Sugar Beet Farmer.
FRITZ     German
From the given name Fritz.
FRIZZELL     English (Rare)
Either (i) from Friseal, the Scottish Gaelic form of Fraser; or (ii) from a medieval nickname applied to someone who dressed in a showy or gaudy style (from Old French frisel "decoration, ribbon").
FROGGATT     English
Topographical name from the village of Froggatt in Derbyshire.
FRÖHLICH     German
It literally means "happy".
FROM     Jewish
Variant of Fromm.
FROST     Welsh
Originally spelled Ffrost (the double ff is a Welsh letter). The Welsh word ffrost refered to someone who is excessively bold or a brag, especially with regard to warrior feats. Edmund Ffrost signed his name this way on the ship's register of the boat which brought him to the Massachussett's Bay Colony in 1631... [more]
FROUD     English
From the Old English personal name Frōda or Old Norse Fróthi, both meaning literally "wise" or "prudent". A variant spelling was borne by British historian James Anthony Froude (1818-1894).
FRUSCIANTE     Italian
Derived from the Italian adjective frusciante meaning "rustling, swishing, whishing", which itself is derived from the Italian verb frusciare meaning "to rustle, to swish, to whish". The surname had probably started out as a nickname for someone who made a rustling or whishing sound whenever they walked, which was probably caused by the clothes that they were wearing (in that the clothes must have been made of a certain fabric that is prone to making some noise when touched in any way).... [more]
FRUTH     German
nickname from Middle High German vruot ‘clever’, ‘astute’
FUENMAYOR     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
FUENSALIDA     Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
FUJIKAWA     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "wisteria river".
FUJIMORI     Japanese
Means Wisteria Forest.The name is found mostly in central Japan.
FUJIMURA     Japanese
Japanese surname meaning "wisteria village".
FUJINO     Japanese
A Japanese surname meaning "wisteria field". It is written as 藤野 or 藤乃.
FUJISAWA     Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" combined with 沢 (sawa) meaning "swamp, marsh, wetlands".
FUJIWARA     Japanese
Means "wisteria field" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 藤 (wisteria) and 原 (field).
FUJIYAMA     Japanese
Means "wisteria mountain" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 藤 (wisteria) and 山 (mountain)
FUKASE     Japanese
From the Japanese 深 (fuka) "deep" and 瀬 (se) "riffle."
FUKUDA     Japanese
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" or 副 (fuku) "accessory" and 田 (da or ta) or 多 (da or ta) "many."
FUKUHARA     Japanese
From Japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "fortune" and 原 (hara) meaning "plain, field".
FUKUIZUMI     Japanese
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" and 泉 (izumi) "spring," "fountain."
FUKUMOTO     Japanese
Japanese: ‘blessed origin’; found in western Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands.
FUKUSHIMA     Japanese
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" and 島, 嶋 or 嶌 (shima) "island."
FUKUYAMA     Japanese
From Japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "fortune" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain".
FUKUYO     Japanese
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" or 副 (fuku) "accessory" and 與 or 与(yo) "together with."
FULBRIGHT     English (American)
Surname of the character, Fanny Fulbright (Also known as Numbuh 82) from the Cartoon Network original series, Codename: Kids Next Door.
FULBRIGHT     German (Anglicized)
Americanized form of German surname Vollbrecht, composed of the elements folk ‘people’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’
FULCHER     English
English (chiefly East Anglia): from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements folk ‘people’ + hari, heri ‘army’, which was introduced into England from France by the Normans; isolated examples may derive from the cognate Old English Folchere or Old Norse Folkar, but these names were far less common.
FULLERTON     English
Habitational name from a place in Scotland. Derived from Old English fugol "bird" and tun "settlement, enclosure".
FULTZ     German
All I know is that it's a german name
FUNG     Chinese
Variant of Feng.
FUNK     German
Derived from Middle High German vunke "spark". ... [more]
FUNKE     German
German: variant of Funk.
FURLONG     English, Irish
Apparently a topographic name from Middle English furlong ‘length of a field’ (from Old English furh meaning "furro" + lang meaning "long".
FURMAN     Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish, Slovene, English, German (Anglicized)
Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic), and Slovenian: occupational name for a carter or drayman, the driver of a horse-drawn delivery vehicle, from Polish, Yiddish, and Slovenian furman, a loanword from German (see Fuhrmann)... [more]
FURNESS     English (British)
It originated from the river in England.
FURRER     German (Swiss)
Topographic name from the regional term furre ‘cleft in the ground’.
FURUKAWA     Japanese
Furukawa is written with the characters for "Old, ancient" (古) and "River" (川). Together, this name is read as "Old River".
FURUSAWA     Japanese
From the Japanese 古 (furu) "old" and 澤 or 沢 (#sawa") "swamp."
FURUSE     Japanese
From the Japanese 古 (furu) "old" and 瀬 (se) "riffle."
FUSS     Medieval Low German
German from Middle High German fus ‘foot’, hence most probably a nickname for someone with some peculiarity or deformity of the foot, but perhaps also a topographic name for someone who lived at the foot of a hill.
FUTTERMAN     Jewish
Occupational name for a furrier, from Yiddish futer "fur, fur coat" and Yiddish man "man".
FYFE     English
From the place 'Fyfe'
FYLER     English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Feiler.
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