French Submitted Surnames

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ABOUT     French
It is a french surname that comes from the french word 'about', meaning "an extremity of a metallic or wooden element or piece." This surname is notably born by the French novelist Edmond François Valentin About... [more]
ABREO     French, Italian
Abreo or its variant Abreu comes from the French Alfred (alf = Elf; fred = conseil). The meaning is wise counselor.... [more]
ACE     English, Norman, Medieval French
The surname Ace's origin is from a Norman and Old French personal name, Ace, Asse, from Germanic Frankish origin Azzo, Atso, a pet form of personal names containing adal ‘noble’ as a first element.
ACHARD     French
From the given name Achard.
ALARIE     French, French (Quebec)
French: reflex of the Visigothic personal name Alaric, which is composed of Germanic elements meaning ‘all power’. This form was established in Quebec from 1681.
ALBINET     French
Derived from the medieval French masculine given name Albinet, which was a diminutive (as the -et suffix indicates) of the given name Albin.... [more]
ALLAIRE     Medieval French, French (Quebec), French (Huguenot)
Allaire is the name of a village in Northwestern France(Brittany) near Vannes. The name may have Breton origins. At least two separate branches of the family came to the New World in the 17th Century... [more]
ALLEMAN     French (Cajun), Spanish (Canarian), German
From the French and Spanish word for "German". Believed to have originated in the Alsace-Lorraine region. Some holders of the name migrated to the Canary Islands and are part of the larger Isleños population that settled throughout the Americas... [more]
ALLEMAND     French
Means "Germany" in French.
ALYEA     French (Huguenot)
Is traced back to France in 1400's. The family with this last name came over to the United States, mainly on the East Coast in the 16th century as huguenot refugees.
AMAURY     French
From the given name Amaury... [more]
AMORY     English, Norman
English from a Germanic personal name, Aimeri, composed of the elements haim ‘home’ + ric ‘power’. (The same elements constitute the etymology of Henry.) The name was introduced into England from France by the Normans... [more]
ANOUILH     French
From Catalan anull, meaning "slow worm". It is originally a nickname given to a spineless and slow person. The French author Jean Anouilh is a famous bearer of this surname.
ARABIE     French
Ethnic name denoting someone from Arabia or an Arabic-speaking person.
ARAGON     Spanish, Catalan, French
A surname and an autonomous community of Spain.
ARCHEAMBEAU     French
The name Archambeau is derived from the Latin personal name 'Arcambaldus'. In turn the name 'Arcambaldus', is derived from the Germanic word 'Ercan', which means precious in Germanic, and 'bald', meaning bold and daring.... [more]
AROUET     French
A famous bearer was French philosopher Voltaire (1694-1778), whose birth name was François-Marie Arouet.
ARQUETTE     French
From arquet meaning "little bow" or "little arch" (diminutive of arche, from Latin arcus). It was originally an occupational name for an archer, but the French word arquet(te) is also found in the sense 'market trader' (originally, perhaps, one with a stall underneath an arch)... [more]
ATELIER     French, English
From the French atelier meaning "workshop," referring to the workplace of an artist in the fine or decorative arts, particularly during the Middle Ages and into the 19th century.
AUBIN     French
From the French given name Aubin.
AUBINE     French (Rare)
Derived from the medieval French feminine given name Aubine, which was the French form of Albina. But in other words, you could also say that Aubine was the feminine form of Aubin.
AUBINET     French (Rare)
Derived from the medieval French masculine given name Aubinet, which was a diminutive (as the -et suffix indicates) of the given name Aubin.... [more]
AUBUCHON     French (Modern, ?)
The Aubuchon name is French, but of uncertain origin. It is probably from the patronymic prefix au + buchon, a dialect term for a woodcutter (Standard French bûcheron).
AUCLAIR     French
Patronymic from the personal name Clair or the nickname Leclair (‘the cheerful one’): (fils) à Leclair ‘(son) of Leclair’. It has also absorbed cases of Auclerc (from LeClerc).
AUDET     French
Southern French nickname from Gascon dialect audet "bird", variant of standard Occitan ausèl (modern French oiseau).
AVEN     Scandinavian, English, German, Dutch, French (Anglicized)
Scandinavian: unexplained.... [more]
BABEL     French
Either (i) from the medieval French personal name Babel, apparently adopted from that of St Babylas, a 3rd-century Christian patriarch of Antioch, the origins of which are uncertain; or (ii) an invented Jewish name based on German or Polish Babel "Babylon".
BACON     English, French, Norman
An occupational surname for someone who sold pork, from Middle English and Old French bacun or bacon, meaning 'bacon', which is ultimately of Germanic origin. Can also be derived from the Germanic given names Baco, Bacco, or Bahho, from the root bag-, meaning 'to fight'... [more]
BAIN     Scottish, French, English
Nickname for a hospitable person from northern Middle English beyn, bayn meaning "welcoming", "friendly".... [more]
BARBE     French
Nickname for someone with a beard, Old French barbe (Latin barba).
BARBE     French
From the given name BARBE.
BARBIN     French
Diminutive of BARBE.
BARBON     French (Quebec)
Derived from the nickname barbon meaning "old codger" as well as referring to a "confirmed bachelor".
BARIL     French
During the middle ages, when people were named after their given job, Baril was what winemakers and brewers were named. Baril simply means "Barrel" or "Keg"
BARNETTE     English, French (?)
Variant of Bernet and perhaps also a variant of English Barnett, under French influence.
BARNO     Italian, Ukrainian, French, Ancient Aramaic, Russian
The surname Barno was first found in the north of Italy, especially in Tuscany. The name occasionally appears in the south, usually in forms which end in "o," but the northern forms ending in "i" are much more common... [more]
BARON     English, French
From the title of nobility, derived from Middle English & Old French baron (ultimately of Germanic origin). Instead of referring to someone of rank, this surname referred to a service in a baronial household or a peasant with ideas above their station... [more]
BARREAU     French
Possibly a variant of Barreur, an agent derivative of barrer ‘to bar’, ‘to close or block off’, hence possibly an occupational name for a jailer or doorkeeper.
BARRIERE     French
Occupational name for a gatekeeper, from Old French barier.
BARRINEAU     French
The history of the Barrineau family goes back to the Medieval landscape of northern France, to that coastal region known as Normandy. Barrineau is a habitation name, derived from the place name Barrault, in Normandy.... [more]
BAUDELAIRE     French
A French surname, coming from the word "baudelaire", which is a short, broad, and curved sword used in heraldry.
BAUDRIC     French (Rare)
Derived from the medieval French given name Baudric, which was a variant form of Baldéric, the French form of Baldric.
BAUDRY     French
Derived from the medieval French given name Baudry, which was a variant form of Baudric, a given name that itself was a variant form of Baldéric (see Baldric). A known bearer of this surname was the French painter Paul-Jacques-Aimé Baudry (1828-1886).
BAY     English, French, Dutch, Scottish, German, Danish, Norwegian
English, French, and Dutch: nickname for someone with chestnut or auburn hair, from Middle English, Old French bay, bai, Middle Dutch bay ‘reddish brown’ (Latin badius, used originally of horses).... [more]
BEAUCHAMP     English, French
From the Old French "beau, bel" meaning "fair" and "lovely" and "champ(s)" meaning "field" or "plain." It is the name of several places in France. It is also the surname of the Beauchamp Family in the hit series Witches of East End.
BEAUFAY     French (Rare)
In most cases, this surname is a locational surname that most likely took its name from the village of Beaufay, which is nowadays located in the Sarthe department of France. The village was called Bello Faeto, Bellofaido and Belfaidus during the Early Middle Ages, ultimately deriving its name from Latin bellus fagus (or bellum fagetum) meaning "beautiful beech tree(s)" or "beautiful beech woodland"... [more]
BEAUFOY     French (Anglicized, Rare), English (Rare)
Anglicized form of Beaufay. Known bearers of this surname include the English astronomer and physicist Mark Beaufoy (1764-1827) and the British screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (b. 1967).
BEAUNE     French
Refers to Beaune, France.... [more]
BEAUREGARD     French
Habitational name from any of various places in France named Beauregard for their fine view or fine aspect, for example in Ain, Dordogne, Drôme, Lot, and Puy-de-Dôme, from beau "fair, lovely" and regard "aspect, outlook".
BEAUSÉJOUR     French (Rare)
Literally means "beautiful sojourn", derived from French beau "beautiful, nice, fine" and French séjour "sojourn, short stay". As such, this surname is most likely a locational surname, in that it originally referred to a scenic place to sojourn in... [more]
BEAUVAIS     French
From French place names derived from "beautiful sight".
BÉGON     French
Probably from French béguin "(male) Beguin", referring to a member of a particular religious order active in the 13th century, and derived from the surname of Lambert le Bègue, the mid-12th-century priest responsible for starting it... [more]
BELANGER     French
Variant of BÉRINGER.
BELLET     French
Comes from a derivative of bel ‘handsome’.
BELONGER     French (Quebec)
variant of French Belanger or Boulanger
BENEFIEL     French (Modern, Rare)
Meaning: Bean field
BENOIT     French
From the given name BENOIT.
BENWARE     French
Americanized spelling of BENOIT.
BERGERON     French (Cajun)
Cajun, French Canadian
BERNADOTTE     French, Swedish
Possibly from the name of a building in the French city of Pau called de Bernadotte. This was originally a French non-noble surname, but a member of the family later became King of Sweden.
BERNER     English, Norman
From the Norman personal name Bernier from Old English beornan ‘to burn’, hence an occupational name for a burner of lime (compare German Kalkbrenner) or charcoal. It may also have denoted someone who baked bricks or distilled spirits, or who carried out any other manufacturing process involving burning... [more]
BERNET     French
From a pet form of Bernard.
BERNOULLI     French
French patronymic surname that was derived from the first name Bernoul (which was probably derived from Bernold or Bernolf).
BETHENCOURT     French, English, Portuguese (Rare)
Bettencourt and Bethencourt are originally place-names in Northern France. The place-name element -court (courtyard, courtyard of a farm, farm) is typical of the French provinces, where the Frankish settlements formed an important part of the local population... [more]
BETTENCOURT     French, English, Portuguese (Rare)
Bettencourt and Bethencourt are originally place-names in Northern France. The place-name element -court (courtyard, courtyard of a farm, farm) is typical of the French provinces, where the Frankish settlements formed an important part of the local population... [more]
BEY     French, German, Frisian, Muslim
North German and Frisian: from the Old Frisian personal name Beyo or Boy/Boye (see Boye).... [more]
BILLEAUD     French
From a personal name composed of the Germanic elements bil "sword" (or possibly bili "gentle") + wald "ruler".
BILLIOT     French
Variant of BILLEAUD.
BILLOT     French
Variant of BILLEAUD.
BINETTE     French (Quebec)
Altered spelling of French Binet, a short form of Robinet, a pet form of Robert. The spelling reflects the French Canadian custom of pronouncing the final -t, which would be silent in metropolitan French.
BLACHER     French
Mainly used in Southern France. Topographic name for someone who lived by an oak grove, originating in the southeastern French dialect word blache ‘oak plantation’ (said to be of Gaulish origin), originally a plantation of young trees of any kind.
BODI     French
The United State Version of Bodi is an alteration of the French name Baudin. The name also has roots from Hungary.
BODIN     French, English
Derived from Old French personal name BODIN or a variant spelling of BAUDOUIN.
BOIS     French, German
From French bois "forest"
BOITEUX     French, Breton
From a Breton nickname meaning "lame".
BOLLARD     French
From a personal name composed of the Germanic elements boll "friend", "brother" + hard "hardy", "strong".
BONAPARTE     Italian (Rare), French (Rare), Judeo-Italian (Rare), American (Rare), Caribbean (Rare)
Variant and French form of Buonaparte. This is also a Jewish surname. A notable bearer was Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1820), who ruled as Emperor of France from 1804 through 1814 and again briefly in 1815, who was of Italian (Tuscan) ancestry... [more]
BONAVENTURE     French
French cognate of BONAVENTURA
BONGARD     German, French
In german a rhenish place name "Obstgarten" (orchard).... [more]
BONNEMAISON     French
Literally means "good house", derived from French bonne "good" and French maison "house". As such, this surname is most likely a locational surname, in that it originally either referred to someone who lived in a good house (probably more like a mansion) or to someone who was born in (or lived in) the place Bonnemaison, which is nowadays located in the Calvados department of France... [more]
BONUS     French, German, Dutch
Humanistic Latinization of vernacular names meaning ‘good’, for example French Lebon or Dutch de Goede
BORNE     English, French, Dutch
1. English: variant spelling of Bourne. ... [more]
BOSWELL     French (Anglicized)
"The name Boswell is an Anglicization of the name of a French village: Boseville (Beuzeville)". This was a village of 1400 inhabitants near Yvetot, in Normandy. (from “A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames”, by Charles W. Bardsley, New York, 1901)... [more]
BOUDREAUX     French
Variant of Beaudreau. Originated in ancient area known as Languedoc, where the family was established. Comes from having lived in Languedoc, where the name was found since the early Middle Ages.
BOURBON     French
The Bourbons were one of the most important ruling houses of Europe . Its members were descended from Louis I, duc de Bourbon from 1327 to 1342, the grandson of the French king Louis IX (ruled 1226-70)... [more]
BOUVIER     French
Occupational name for a herdsman, from Old French bouvier, Late Latin boviarus, a derivative of bos, genetive bovis "ox."
BOVARY     French
It is the surname of the famous fictional character Emma Bovary protagonist of Gustave Flaubert's novel.
BOYER     French
Means "Ox Gaurd," "Ox Leader", and/or "Boy". Origin is French.
BRAQUE     French
Surname of cubist artist Georges Braque.
BRASHEAR     French (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of French Brasseur or Brassier "brewer."
BRASSEUR     French
French and English (of both Norman and Huguenot origin): occupational name for a brewer, from Old French brasser ‘to brew’. See also Brasher.
BRESSON     French
From a pet form of the personal name Brès (see BRICE).
BRETON     French, English
French and English: ethnic name for a Breton, from Old French bret (oblique case breton) (see Brett).
BREVARD     French
French: nickname from Old French bref ‘small’ + the derogatory suffix -ard.... [more]
BRINGHENTTI     Breton
Not sure about the origin, but after researches, roughly could say it's from "Breton" origins. Mostly used in north/northwest of Italy (Genova, Mantova and surroundings.
BRUNETTE     French (Quebec)
Variant of Brunet, reflecting the French Canadian pattern of pronouncing the final -t, which is not pronounced in metropolitan French.
BUFORD     English, French (Anglicized)
English: most probably a variant of Beaufort.... [more]
BUNCE     Norman
Meaning "good" person in old french. Also means "bain"(exeptionaly tall) in old english
BUR     Swiss, Low German, Czech, French
Swiss and North German variant of Bauer. ... [more]
BURNETTE     French
Descriptive nickname from Old French burnete ‘brown’ (see Burnett). Possibly also a reduced form of Buronet, from a diminutive of Old French buron ‘hut’, ‘shack’.
CABANISS     French
Variant spelling of Cabanis, a habitational name from any of various places in Gard named Cabanis, from Late Latin capannis ‘at the huts’, ablative plural of capanna 'hut'. This name was established in North American in the 18th century, probably by Huguenots.
CAMPION     Norman, French
English (of Norman origin) and French: status name for a professional champion (see Champion, Kemp), from the Norman French form campion.
CANADA     French, English
It derives from the Middle English "cane", a development of the Old French "cane", meaning cane, reed.
CARLIN     Irish (Anglicized), Scottish, French, Swedish, Italian, Jewish (Anglicized), German
Irish (now also common in Scotland) anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cairealláin, an Ulster family name, also sometimes Anglicized as Carlton, meaning ‘descendant of Caireallán’, a diminutive of the personal name Caireall... [more]
CARRE     French
French (Carré): from Old French carré "square", applied as a nickname for a squat, thickset man.
CARREL     French
French: from Old French quar(r)el ‘bolt (for a crossbow)’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of crossbow bolts or a nickname for a short, stout man. The word also meant ‘paving slab’, and so it could also have been a metonymic occupational name for a street layer... [more]
CARTIER     French, Norman
Original Norman French form of Carter. A notable bearer was Breton-French explorer Jacques Cartier (1491-1557), who is known for discovering the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
CASE     French
Case. A hut, a hovel.
CASSATT     French
Origin uncertain. This is not known as a surname in Britain. It may be an Americanized form of a French name such as Casault.
CASSE     French
Means "oak" in Gallo-Roman
CASTILLE     French
Regional name for someone from Castile in central Spain (see Castilla).
CASTILLON     French
means "castle"
CHABOT     French
From chabot ‘bull-head’, a species of fish with a large head, hence a nickname for someone with a big head and a small body.
CHALLONER     French, Welsh
Derived from a town in France of the same name. This family derive their origin from Macloy Crum, of the line of chiefs in Wales, who resided several years in Challoner.
CHAMBELLAN     French
French from of Chamberlain.
CHAMBON     French
A very popular last name in France.
CHAMPIN     French
It is the french form of Chapman
CHAMPLAIN     French
Name given to those who live in or around fields. Known barrer of the name is Samuel de Champlain who founded Quebec, Canada and after whom the lake is named.
CHAPIN     French, Spanish
From a reduced form of French eschapin or Spanish chapín, a term for a light (woman's) shoe; perhaps a nickname for someone who habitually wore this type of footwear or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker.
CHAPPELL     French
Middle English and Old French for one associated with or living near a chapel.
CHARRETIER     French
French form of Carter.
CHASTANG     French
Derived from Olde French castanh meaning "chestnut". Possibly a location or occupation name.
CHAUX     French
French / Switzerland.... [more]
CHÉNIER     French
French surname which indicated one who lived in an oak wood or near a conspicuous oak tree, derived from Old French chesne "oak" (Late Latin caxinus). In some cases it may be from a Louisiana dialectical term referring to "an area of shrub oak growing in sandy soil" (i.e., "beach ridge, usually composed of sand-sized material resting on clay or mud... [more]
CHENIER     French (Cajun)
A sandy or shelly beach. Derived from the French word for wood, “chêne,” meaning oak.
CHOPIN     French
French and English: nickname for a heavy drinker, from Old French chopine, a large liquid measure (from Middle Low German schopen "ladle"). The derived Old French verb chopiner has the sense 'to tipple’, ‘to drink to excess’... [more]
CHOQUETTE     French
Altered spelling of French Choquet, a Picard form of Old French soquet, which was the term for a tax on wines and foodstuffs, hence a metonymic occupational name for a collector of such taxes.
CHRISTIAN     English, German, French
From the personal name Christian, a vernacular form of Latin Christianus "follower of Christ" (see Christ). This personal name was introduced into England following the Norman conquest, especially by Breton settlers... [more]
CHRYSANTHE     French
From the Greek Χρύσανθος (Chrysanthos), meaning "golden flower". This surname was first given to children found on October 25, the feast day of Saint Chrysanthos.
CLAVELL     French
The first documented records of the surname Clavell appear in Catalunya between 1291 and 1327. The word clavell traces back to the Indo-European words "kleu", later "klawo" meaning a metal tool. In Latin "clavus", it eventually became a surname "Clavell".
CLOUD     French
From the Germanic personal name Hlodald, composed of the elements hlod "famous, clear" and wald "rule", which was borne by a saint and bishop of the 6th century.
COLLARD     English, French
English and French: from the personal name Coll + the pejorative suffix -ard.
COLLET     French
From a pet form of Colle.
COMEAU     French, French (Acadian), Louisiana Creole
French: from a Gascon diminutive of Combe.
COMEAUX     French (Acadian), French Creole
Variant spelling of French Comeau.
COMMANDER     Anglo-Saxon, French
From Middle English comander, comandor and comandour and also from Old French comandeor, all meaning "commander", "leader" or "ruler". The first recorded use of the name is through a family seat held in Somerset.
CORDER     French (Anglicized, Archaic), English (American)
Linked to both English, French and Spanish origin. Cordier, Cordero, Corder- one who makes cord. Can refer to both the act of making cords (rope), cores of fire wood, or actual location names.... [more]
COTTON     English, French
English: habitational name from any of numerous places named from Old English cotum (dative plural of cot) ‘at the cottages or huts’ (or sometimes possibly from a Middle English plural, coten)... [more]
COURCEL     French
Variant of Courcelles.... [more]
COURCELLES     French
The name of several places in France, Belgium and Canada. In Middle French the word courcelle was used to describe a "small court" or a "small garden". The word is derived from the medieval Gallo-Romance and Gallo-Italian word corticella, which was formed from the Latin word cohors, meaning "court" or "enclosure", and the diminutive –icella.... [more]
COURTIER     French, Medieval French, Medieval English
French: habitational name from places called Courtier (Seine-et-Marne, Aples-de-Haute-Provence), Courtié (Tarn), or Courtière (Loir-et-Cher). ... [more]
COURTOIS     French
French form of Curtis.... [more]
COVERT     English, French
The surname is probably topographical, for someone who either lived by a sheltered bay, or more likely an area sheltered by trees. The formation is similar to couvert, meaning a wood or covert, and originally from the Latin "cooperio", to cover... [more]
CRETE     French
French (adjectival form Crété ‘crested’): nickname for an arrogant individual, from Old French creste ‘crest (of a hill)’ (Late Latin crista), used with reference to the comb of a rooster... [more]
CRISPIN     English, French
From the Middle English, Old French personal name CRISPIN.
CULVÉRT     French, English, Irish
English version of the Old French, Culvere. Means Peaceful and Mildest of tempers.
D'ABBADIE     French, English, Occitan
Means "of the Abbey" from the Occitan abadia. Variants Abadia, Abbadie, Abadie, Abada, and Badia mean "Abbey".
D'ABBEVILLE     French
Means "of Abbeville" Abbeville is a commune in France. Takes its name from Latin Abbatis Villa meaning "Abbot's Village".
DAME     French, English
From the old French dame, "lady" ultimately from Latin domina, "mistress".
DAMERON     French
Nickname for a foppish or effeminate young man, Old French dameron, a derivative of Latin dominus "lord", "master" plus two diminutive endings suggestive of weakness or childishness.
DANCY     French, English
Denoted a person from Annecy, France.
DANSER     German, French, English
German: variant of Danzer. Altered spelling of English Dancer.... [more]
D'AOUST     French
D'Aoust, denotes someone from Aoust(e) in France. Aouste is situated in the Ardennes department (Champagne-Ardenne region) in the north-east of France at 29 km from Charleville-Mézières, the department capital... [more]
D'ARCY     English, French, Norman
Originally a Norman French surname, meaning "from Arcy"... [more]
D'ARTAGNAN     French, Literature
Surname given to a person from Artagnan, France. It is also used by Charles de Batz-Castelmore d'Artagnan, the captain of the Musketeers from the novel, "The Three Musketeers".
DAUGHTRY     English, Norman, French
English (of Norman origin) habitational name, with fused French preposition d(e), for someone from Hauterive in Orne, France, named from Old French haute rive ‘high bank’ (Latin alta ripa).
D'AUREVAL     French (Archaic)
Shorter form of d'Aurevalle.
D'AUREVALLE     French (Archaic)
This medieval surname literally means "from Aurevalle". Aurevalle can refer to any of the three French communes that are nowadays known by the more modern spelling Orival. All of them ultimately derive their name from Latin aurea vallis meaning "golden vale" or "golden valley".
D'AUREVELLE     French (Archaic)
Either a variant form of d'Aurevalle or d'Aureville.
D'AURÉVILLE     French
Variant spelling of d'Aureville.
D'AUREVILLE     French
This surname literally means "from Aureville". Aureville is a commune in southwestern France, which was established in late medieval times. It derives its name from Latin aurea villa or villa aurea which literally means "golden country-house, golden farm" but of course later came to mean "golden village".
D'AUREVILLY     French
Variant form of d'Aureville. A known bearer of this name was the French novelist Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly (1808-1889).
D'AURIVAL     French (Archaic)
Variant form of d'Aureval.
D’BAILLEU     Picard
This indicates familial origin within the commune of Bailleu.
DEBS     French
From the given name Debus, a variant of Thebs or Thebus, which was an altered short form of Mattheus. This was borne by American union leader Eugene V. Debs (1855-1926).
DECHOTTE     French
Hugenot
DE CLERMONT     French
Means "of the bright hill" from the French de meaning "of" and clair, cler 'bright', 'clear' + mont 'hill'
DEDEAUX     French
Meaning uncertain. Probably a habitual surname for someone from Deaux in Gare.
DEFRAIN     French
Variant of FRAIN combined with the French de "from".... [more]
DE LA BOULAYE     French
This indicates familial origin within the Bourgignon commune of La Boulaye.
DELAGARDELLE     French
Habitational name for someone from Lagardelle, a place in Haute Garonne.
DELEURAN     French (Huguenot), Danish
Huguenot surname of unknown origin. This family emigrated to Denmark in the 16th century, and now most members of the family are Danish
DE LÉVIS     French
This indicates familial origin within the Orléanais commune of Lévis-Saint-Nom.
DEMANGE     French
Variant of Dominic.
DEMAREE     French (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of French Desmarais.
DEMAREST     French
Variant of Desmarais
DEMERCHANT     French (Acadian)
A name meaning "the merchant", though the spelling indicates dutch origins.
DEMERS     French
From French meaning "of the seas". A famous bearer of this surname was Modeste Demers, a bishop in 18th century Vancouver.
DEMESTRE     French
It's an occupational word coming from Latin. It means "master". It is of French origin.
DEPAUL     French
Son of Paul
DERNIER     French
Means Last in French
DEROBOAM     French
unknown possibly french, family has french origins
DESCHENES     French
"Chenes" is French for "oak tree". In French, "Des" means more than one. "Des"+ "Chenes"= Deschenes meaning "Many oak trees."
DESJARDIN     French
Variant of Desjardins today used primarily by Americans of French descent.
DESLAURIERS     French (Quebec)
A topographic name for someone living among laurels, a combination of the fused preposition and plural definite article des ‘from the’ + the plural of Old French lorier ‘laurel’.
DESMARAIS     French
Habitational name for someone from any of various places named with Old French mareis, maresc ‘marsh’, as for example Les Marets, in Seine-et-Marne, Centre, Nord, and Picardy.
DESNOYERS     French (Quebec)
Means "of the walnut trees", from French word "noyer", meaning walnut. "Des noyers" literally translates to "the walnuts".
DES ROCHES     French
Either a topographic name for someone living among rocks or a habitational name from any of several places named with this word, meaning "from the rocks" in French.
DEVALL     French, English
Devall (also DeVall) is a surname of Norman origin with both English and French ties.Its meaning is derived from French the town of Deville, Ardennes. It was first recorded in England in the Domesday Book.In France, the surname is derived from 'de Val' meaning 'of the valley.'
DEVILLE     French
French surname meaning, 'The Village', from French De- 'the' and Ville- 'Village'.
DEVORE     French
French: variant of De Var, a habitational name for someone from a place named Var, for example in Charente. Respelling of French Devors, a habitational name, with the preposition de, for someone from Vors in Aveyron.
DIAMANT     German (Austrian), Jewish, German, English, French (?), Swedish (Rare), Russian (?)
A Jewish surname. It comes from the German word "diamant" meaning diamond. It is an occupational surname for a jeweller.
D'OREVAL     French (Archaic)
Shorter form of d'Orevalle.
D'OREVALLE     French (Archaic)
Variant form of d'Aurevalle. A known bearer of this surname was the medieval bishop Hugh d'Orevalle (d. 1084 or 1085).
D'ORIVAL     French
Variant form of d'Oreval. This is also one of the very few forms (of what is ultimately the d'Aurevalle surname) that is still in use nowadays.
DORSAY     French
French form of Dorsey.
DOUILLARD     French (?)
Nickname for a softie, from Old French doille "soft, tender".
DRAGON     French, English
Nickname or occupational name for someone who carried a standard in battle or else in a pageant or procession, from Middle English, Old French dragon "snake, monster" (Latin draco, genitive draconis, from Greek drakōn, ultimately from derkesthai "to flash")... [more]
DRAGOO     American, French (Huguenot)
Americanized form of Dragaud, a French (Huguenot) surname derived from the Germanic given name Dragwald, itself derived from the elements drag- meaning "to carry" and wald "power, rule".
DREIK     French
Derived from the Old Norse given name Draki or the Old English given name Draca both meaning "dragon".
DREYFUS     French, German, Jewish
French-influenced variant of DREYFUSS, popular amongst people of Alsatian Jewish descent.
DRURY     English, French, Irish
Originally a Norman French nickname, derived from druerie "love, friendship" (itself a derivative of dru "lover, favourite, friend" - originally an adjective, apparently from a Gaulish word meaning "strong, vigourous, lively", but influenced by the sense of the Old High German element trut, drut "dear, beloved").... [more]
DUBOSQUE     French
DuBosque means 'of the forest' in french and was a surname given typically to someone from a rural treed area.
DUFAULT     French
Alternate spelling of Dufau, meaning "of the beech tree."
DUFRENE     French
Variant of DUFRESNE.
DUFRESNE     French
Topographic name for someone who lived near a prominent ash tree from Old French fraisne fresne "ash" from Latin fraxinus "ash".
DUHAMEL     French
Topographic name for someone who lived in a hamlet, from Old French hamel, a diminutive of ham "homestead", with fused preposition and definite article du.
DUMAS     French
Meaning "of the little farm".
DUPAIN     French
From the French words du meaning "from" and pain meaning "bread".
DU PLESSIS     Afrikaans, French Creole, French (Cajun), French (Huguenot)
French topographic name for someone who lived by a quickset fence, Old French pleis (from Latin plexum past participle of plectere ‘plait’, ‘weave’), with fused preposition and definite article du ‘from the’... [more]
DURBIN     French
Derived from the place called D'urban or D'urbin in Languedoc
DURET     French
Derived from French dur meaning "hard, tough".
DUVALL     French
Variant spelling of Duval.
EAMER     French, Anglo-Saxon
This interesting and unusual surname has two possible sources. ... [more]
ELEANOR     French
Derives from the given name Eleanor. Not popular as a last name.
EMERY     English, French, Norman
English and French from a Germanic personal name, Emaurri, composed of the elements amja ‘busy’, ‘industrious’ + ric ‘power’. The name was introduced into England from France by the Normans... [more]
EMPERAIRE     French
Means "Emperor".
ENGELBERT     German, English, French
From a Germanic personal name composed of engel (see Engel) + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. The widespread popularity of the name in France during the Middle Ages was largely a result of the fact that it had been borne by a son-in-law of Charlemagne; in the Rhineland it was more often given in memory of a bishop of Cologne (1216–25) of this name, who was martyred.
ERASMUS     French, Dutch
it means beloved one or king
ERMAN     German (Modern), French (Modern)
Erman is a shortened French adaption of the Swiss-German surname Ermendinger, itself derived from the older surname Ermatinger, a name connected to the village of Ermatingen on the Swiss shore of Lake Constance, and came into existence during the early or middle 18th century when Jean-Georges Ermendinger (1710-1767), a Swiss fur trader from Geneva, married into a French speaking Huguenotte family... [more]
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
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".
FARGE     French
Reduced or Americanized form of La Farge/Lafarge.
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]
FAYE     French, English
Refers to one who came from Fay or Faye (meaning "beech tree") in France.
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]
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).
FÉVRIER     French
Meaning, "February."
FEY     German, English, French, Danish
English: variant of Fay. ... [more]
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.
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.
FOUCHE     French
"people army"
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".
FRAIN     French
Topographic name for someone who lived near a prominent ash tree from Old French fraisne fresne "ash" from Latin fraxinus "ash".
FRANCE     French
Ethnic name for an inhabitant of France, a country in Europe.
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