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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Norwegian
Other Forms FormsFøien

Meaning & History

Named after a small island originally called Føyen, now known as Føynland in the Vestfold county of Norway.

It derives from the Old Norse name Féøy. Fé is Old Norwegian for cattle, while øy still means island in modern Norwegian.
Added 8/12/2020 by Saltlake