French (Quebec) Submitted Surnames

These names are a subset of French names used more often in the province of Quebec in Canada. See also about French names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ALARIEFrench, 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.
ALLAIREMedieval 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]
ALLORFrench (Quebec)
Common Canadian spelling of the French surname Allard, reflecting the French pronunciation.
ARBOURFrench (Quebec)
Variant of Harbour or possibly a variant of Harbaud or Herbert.
BARBONFrench (Quebec)
Derived from the nickname barbon meaning "old codger" as well as referring to a "confirmed bachelor".
BELONGERFrench (Quebec)
variant of French Belanger or Boulanger
BINETTEFrench (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.
BRUNETTEFrench (Quebec)
Variant of Brunet, reflecting the French Canadian pattern of pronouncing the final -t, which is not pronounced in metropolitan French.
CHAUVINFrench (Quebec)
From France to Canada to the US
DENONCOURTFrench (Quebec)
Possibly a habitational name.
DESLAURIERSFrench (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’.
DESNOYERSFrench (Quebec)
Means "of the walnut trees", from French word "noyer", meaning walnut. "Des noyers" literally translates to "the walnuts".
FARANDEnglish (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".
FOUQUEREAUFrench (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]
LAFLAMMEFrench (Quebec)
Means "The Flame" in French.
LAFLÈCHEFrench (Quebec)
A French-Canadian secondary surname from "Richer dit Laflèche," used independently since 1746. Laflèche is derived from the French town of La Flèche, in the former province of Anjou.
LAVIOLETTEFrench, French (Quebec), French (Acadian)
A secondary surname, associated with some forty family names in Canada and also used independently since 1698, a nickname from the flower violette ‘violet’, with the definite article la. In feudal France it was a name given to soldiers and domestic servants.
LEFRANÇOISFrench, French (Quebec)
Derived from the given name François.
LEMOINEFrench, French (Quebec)
Means "The Monk" in French. Lemoine is also an English given name derived from this surname.
LEVINJewish, Lithuanian, Belarusian, German, Russian, French (Quebec, Anglicized), Various
As a Lithuanian Jewish and Belarusian Jewish name, it is a Slavicized form of Levy. As a German and German Jewish name, it is derived from the given name Levin. As a Jewish name, it can also be related to Loewe... [more]
LINCOURTFrench (Quebec)
Possibly a habitational name.
OUELLETTEFrench (Quebec)
Canadian spelling of French (Norman and Champenois) Ouilet, from a Frenchified form of Willet, a pet form of William.
PHÉNIXFrench (Quebec)
French Canadian variant of Phoenix.
PHENIXFrench (Quebec, Anglicized)
Either (i) an anglicization of French Canadian Phénix, literally "phoenix", probably originally a nickname of now lost import; or (ii) a different form of Fenwick.
RANCOURTFrench (Quebec)
Habitational name from places in France named Rancourt.
RIVIEREFrench, French (Quebec), French (Acadian)
Possibly from the French word meaning "river"
SAVARDFrench (Quebec)
Derived from the Old French word savart meaning "wasteland". It is also formed from the etymological elements sav and hard ('hard' meaning "strong"). Notable bearers are Serge and Denis Savard; both Canadian ice hockey players.
THEROUXFrench (Quebec)
Southern French (Théroux): of uncertain origin; perhaps a topographic name for someone living by "the wells", from a plural variant of Occitan théron "well".
TRUDEAUFrench (Quebec)
From a pet form of the personal name Thouroude or Gertrude.
VAILLANCOURTFrench (Quebec)
Possibly a variant of Valencourt. This is the surname of a noble family who probably lived near Willencourt.