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.
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]
BERGERON     French (Cajun)
Cajun, French Canadian
CHENIER     French (Cajun)
A sandy or shelly beach. Derived from the French word for wood, “chêne,” meaning oak.
DEVALCOURT     French (Cajun)
Habitational name from places in France named Valcourt.
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]
GUIDRY     French (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]
HUVAL     French (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]
LABEOUF     French (Cajun)
Meaning unknown. A famous bearer is American actor Shia LaBeouf (1986-present).
LALAURIE     French (Cajun)
A French surname meaning "the laurel".
LAVEAU     French (Cajun)
A Cajun surname meaning "the calf".
VIDRINE     French (Cajun)
Vidrines are French Cajuns that live mostly around south central Louisiana, towns and cities like Mamou, Eunice and Ville Platte.
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