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.
ALARIE French (Quebec)
Derived from the Visigothic given name Alaric. This form was established in Quebec from 1681.
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]
ALLOR French (Quebec)
Common Canadian spelling of the French surname Allard, reflecting the French pronunciation.
ARBOUR French (Quebec)
Variant of Harbour or possibly a variant of Harbaud or Herbert.
BARBON French (Quebec)
Derived from the nickname barbon meaning "old codger" as well as referring to a "confirmed bachelor".
BELONGER French (Quebec)
variant of French Belanger or Boulanger
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.
BRUNETTE French (Quebec)
Variant of Brunet, reflecting the French Canadian pattern of pronouncing the final -t, which is not pronounced in metropolitan French.
CHAUVIN French (Quebec)
From France to Canada to the US
DENONCOURT French (Quebec)
Possibly a habitational name.
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’.
DESNOYERS French (Quebec)
Means "of the walnut trees", from French word "noyer", meaning walnut. "Des noyers" literally translates to "the walnuts".
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".
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]
JOLICOEUR French (Quebec), Haitian Creole
From Old French joli "joyful, cheerful" and cuer "heart". It was originally a nickname for a cheerful person. This was a frequent French Canadian secondary surname (or dit name).
LAFLAMME French (Quebec)
Means "The Flame" in French.
LAFLÈCHE French (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.
LAVIOLETTE French, 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.
LEFRANÇOIS French, French (Quebec)
Derived from the given name François.
LEMOINE French, French (Quebec)
Means "The Monk" in French. Lemoine is also an English given name derived from this surname.
LEVIN Jewish, 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]
LINCOURT French (Quebec)
Possibly a habitational name.
OUELLETTE French (Quebec)
Canadian spelling of French (Norman and Champenois) Ouilet, from a Frenchified form of Willet, a pet form of William.
PHÉNIX French (Quebec)
French Canadian variant of Phoenix.
PHENIX French (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.
RANCOURT French (Quebec)
Habitational name from places in France named Rancourt.
RIVIERE French, French (Quebec), French (Acadian)
Possibly from the French word meaning "river"
SABOURIN French (Quebec), French (Huguenot)
Southern French surname, originally a nickname for a pleasant or amiable person, from a diminutive of sabor meaning "flavor, taste" (Old French saveur). The Huguenots brought this surname to England, and from there it may have been introduced to North America.
SAVARD French (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.
ST-GELAIS French (Quebec)
From the French place name Saint-Gelais which was allegedly named for a 5th-century bishop of Poitiers. The name Gelais is a variant of Gélase.
THEROUX French (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".
TRUDEAU French (Quebec)
From a pet form of the personal name Thouroude or Gertrude.
TURCAT French, French (Quebec)
Means "Turkman"
VADEBONCOEUR French (Quebec)
Means "go with a merry heart" in French. This was a secondary surname, common among soldiers, which has been adopted as a principal surname.
VAILLANCOURT French (Quebec)
Possibly a variant of Valencourt. This is the surname of a noble family who probably lived near Willencourt.