French (Cajun) Submitted Surnames

These names are a subset of French names used more often in the American state of Louisiana by Cajuns.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ALLEMANFrench (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]
BERGERONFrench (Cajun)
Cajun, French Canadian
CHENIERFrench (Cajun)
A sandy or shelly beach. Derived from the French word for wood, “chêne,” meaning oak.
DEVALCOURTFrench (Cajun)
Habitational name from places in France named Valcourt.
DU PLESSISAfrikaans, 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]
GUIDRYFrench (Cajun)
From a personal name based on the Germanic root waido ‘hunt’. The name is particularly associated with Cajuns in LA, who seem all to be descended from Claude Guédry dit Grivois, who arrived in Acadia before 1671.... [more]
HUVALFrench (Cajun)
The Huval name has historically been labeled German or Acadian (Cajun), however, recently more information has been discovered that shows the Huvals came directly from France.... [more]
LABEOUFFrench (Cajun)
Meaning unknown. A famous bearer is American actor Shia LaBeouf (1986-present).
LALAURIEFrench (Cajun)
A French surname meaning "the laurel".
LAVEAUFrench (Cajun)
A Cajun surname meaning "the calf".
VIDRINEFrench (Cajun)
Vidrines are French Cajuns that live mostly around south central Louisiana, towns and cities like Mamou, Eunice and Ville Platte.