Submitted Surnames Starting with F

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FAABORGDanish
Habitational name from a place so called.
FAAJHmong
Hmong clan surname, also commonly anglicized as Fang. It may be a form or cognate of the Chinese surname Fang.
FABIANIItalian
Patronymic or plural form of Fabiano, comes from the given name Fabian.
FABIANOItalian
Comes from the personal name Fabiano, a derivative of Fabian.
FÀBREGASCatalan
Deriving from any of the places in Barcelona province named Fàbregues, from the plural of Fàbrega. Famous bearer of this surname is Spanish/Catalan footballer Francesc "Cesc" Fàbregas Soler.
FACENTEItalian
Nickname for an industrious person, from Latin facere "to make" "to do".
FACKRELLEnglish
It means woodcutter
FADDEEVRussian
Variant transcription of FADDEYEV.
FADDEYEVRussian
Means "son of FADDEY".
FAFARDFrench
Possibly derived from the french 'fard' meaning 'made-up' or 'make-up'. This is in a theatrical sense and does not imply lying. Very possibly a derivation form a theatrical occupation
FAGANIrish
From a surname, "The name Fagan in Ireland is usually of Norman origin, especially in Counties Dublin and Meath. In the County Louth area the name is derived from the native Gaelic O'Faodhagain Sept of which there are a number of variants including Feighan, Fegan and Feehan." (from irishsurnames.com)
FAGERSwedish
From Swedish fager, an archaic word meaning ”pretty, fair”.
FAGINJewish
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Feigin.
FAHEYIrish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fathaidh or Ó Fathaigh ‘descendant of Fathadh’, a personal name derived from fothadh ‘base’, ‘foundation’. This name is sometimes Anglicized as Green(e as a result of erroneous association with faithche ‘lawn’.
FAHNLow German
Topographic name for someone who lived by a bog, from a Westphalian field name van "marsh", or a habitational name from a place named with this word.
FAHNGerman
A short form of the personal name Stephan (see also Steven).
FAHYIrish
Variant of Fahey.
FAILOREnglish (American)
Americanized spelling of German Failer or Fehler, variants of Feiler.
FAIREnglish, Irish
English: nickname meaning ‘handsome’, ‘beautiful’, ‘fair’, from Middle English fair, fayr, Old English fæger. The word was also occasionally used as a personal name in Middle English, applied to both men and women.... [more]
FAIRBROTHEREnglish
From a medieval nickname probably meaning either "better-looking of two brothers" or "brother of a good-looking person", or perhaps in some cases "father's brother".
FAIREYEnglish
Either (i) meant "person from Fairy Farm or Fairyhall", both in Essex (Fairy perhaps "pigsty"); or (ii) from a medieval nickname meaning "beautiful eye". This was borne by Fairey Aviation, a British aircraft company, producer of the biplane fighter-bomber Fairey Swordfish... [more]
FAIRFAXEnglish
From a medieval nickname for someone with beautiful hair, from Old English fæger "fair" and feax "hair". It was borne by the English general Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Baron Fairfax of Cameron (1612-1671), commander of the Parliamentary army during the Civil War... [more]
FAIRWEATHEREnglish, Scottish
Nickname for a person with a sunny temperament.
FAIZULINTatar
Variant transcription of Fayzulin.
FAJARDOGalician
Topographic name for someone who lived by a beech tree or in a beech wood, from Late Latin fagea (arbor) meaning "beech (tree)", a derivative of classical Latin fagus meaning "beech".
FAKHOURIArabic
Variant transcription of Fakhoury.
FAKHOURYArabic
Derived from Arabic فَاخِر (fāḵir) meaning "proud, outstanding, excellent"; mainly used by Arab Christians.
FAKHREEVBashkir, Tatar
Means "son of Fakhri".
FAKHRYArabic (Egyptian)
From Arabic فَخَرَ (faḵara) meaning “to glory in, to be proud of”.
FALCÃOPortuguese
Portuguese surname meaning "falcon".
FALCONJewish
Possibly derived from the German Falke, meaning "falcon."
FÄLDTSwedish
Variant of Feldt.
FALKEEnglish
Variant of Falk
FALKENBERGGerman, Danish, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from any of several places named from Old High German falk "falcon" and berg "mountain, hill".
FALKENHAGENGerman
Habitational name from any of several places named from Old High German falke meaning "falcon" + hag meaning "hedge", "fencing". A place so named is documented west of Berlin in the 14th century.
FALKNEREnglish
Variant spelling of Faulkner.
FALKNERGerman
Occupational name for a falconer, Middle High German vakenoere. In medieval times falconry was a sport practised only by the nobility; it was the task of the falconer to look after the birds and train young ones.
FALKOWSKIPolish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Falkow
FALLENScottish, Northern Irish
Variant spelling of Irish Fallon.
FALLONIrish
Anglicized form of the surname Ó Fallamhain meaning "descendant of Fallamhan", the name being a byname meaning "leader" (derived from follamhnas meaning "supremacy").
FALLOWEnglish, Jewish
English: topographic name for someone who lived by a patch of fallow land, Middle English falwe (Old English f(e)alg). This word was used to denote both land left uncultivated for a time to recover its fertility and land recently brought into cultivation.... [more]
FALOTICOItalian
From southern Italian falotico ‘eccentric’, ‘strange’, Greek kephalōtikos, a derivative of Greek kephalē ‘head’.
FALSOItalian
Not much history is known for Falso however, it was common surrounding Napoli, Lazio, Latin, and Roma. It means False, phony, fake. Because of this, the surname has spread globally especially to United States of America and Brazil... [more]
FÄLTSwedish
Means "field" in Swedish.
FÄLTSKOGSwedish
Combination of Swedish fält "field" and skog "forest". Agnetha Fältskog (b. 1950) is a Swedish singer and former member of ABBA.
FALZONMaltese
Derived from Maltese falz meaning "false, fraudulent", used as a nickname for someone who was known for lying or being false.
FANCOURTEnglish
Derived from the English surname Fancourt, which originated in the county of Bedfordshire in England.
FANEEnglish
From a medieval nickname for a well-disposed person (from Old English fægen "glad, willing"), or from a medieval Welsh nickname for a slim person (Welsh fain). This is the family name of the earls of Westmorland.
FANGChinese
From Chinese 方 (fāng) meaning "square" or "four-sided". It could also mean "house" and "fragrant", depending on which tone is used.
FANJOYCeltic
Such As Dales, Danes Of Ireland, From A House And Line Of What Would Be Called, Mythical.... [more]
FANNINGIrish
The roots of the name are unclear. It seems the name is Native Irish Gaelic. It is thought to be derived from the Gaelic name Ó Fionnáin which means "fair".
FANSHAWEEnglish
Meant "person from Featherstonehaugh", Northumberland (now known simply as "Featherstone") ("nook of land by the four-stones", four-stones referring to a prehistoric stone structure known technically as a "tetralith")... [more]
FANTAUZZOItalian
From the medieval word "fante," meaning infant or child.
FANTHORPEEnglish
Fan means "From France" and Thorpe is a Middle English word meaning "Small Village, Hamlet"
FANTOZZIItalian
From a derivative of Fante.
FARACISicilian
Patronymic from farace; deriving from Arab farag.
FARADAYEnglish
From an English surname meaning "servant of Fair", Fair being derived from Old English fæger used as a personal name.
FARADAYIrish
From Irish Gaelic Ó Fearadaigh "descendant of Fearadach", a personal name probably based on fear "man", perhaps meaning literally "man of the wood". A famous bearer was British chemist and physicist Michael Faraday (1791-1867).
FARAHArabic
From the given name Farah.
FARAIShona
Farai means "Rejoice, be happy".
FARAJArabic
From the given name Faraj.
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".
FARANOItalian, Sicilian
Possibly deriving from a town Faranò in province of Messina, Sicily. Possible variant of Surname faran which comes from Irish surnames Ó Fearáin, Ó Faracháin, or Ó Forannáin.
FARAONFilipino (Modern)
The Tagalog word for "Pharaoh".
FARESArabic
Variant of Faris used in Egypt and the Maghreb.
FARGEFrench
Reduced or Americanized form of La Farge/Lafarge.
FARGOHungarian
Comes from the surname Vargo.
FARHADIPersian
From the given name Farhad.
FARIAPortuguese, Italian
Faria is a Portuguese surname. A habitational name from either of two places called Faria, in Braga and Aveiro. ... [more]
FARINHAPortuguese
Means "wheat flour" in Portuguese.
FARISArabic
From the Arabic فَارِس (fāris) meaning "knight, horseman, rider" (see Faris).
FARISHScottish
"Farish" derives from "Fari" meaning "Farrier".This unravells to many decades ago when people forged shoes for horses,people who were extremly skilled blacksmiths and named "farrier".This group of "farriers" named "Farish" lived in the highlands of the cool misty moors of scotland-the mighty country,who unleashed highly educated citizens who dispersed all over britain.
FARIZAItalian
Original from Rome, Roman conquerors went to Iberia in about 140 B.C. and named a town in Iberia Fariza which was a tree. This town still exists today, and was also mentioned in the book 'El Cid'... [more]
FARLEYIrish
anglicized form of the Gaelic surname O'Faircheallaigh.
FARLINGIrish
Perhaps a variant of Scottish and northern Irish Farland.
FARMANEnglish
(i) from an Old Norse personal name denoting literally a seafarer or travelling trader, brought into English via French; (ii) "itinerant trader, pedlar", from Middle English fareman "traveller"
FARMERIrish
Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Mac an Scolóige "son of the husbandman", a rare surname of northern and western Ireland.
FARNANIrish (Anglicized)
Irish shortened Anglicization of Gaelic Ó Farannáin ‘descendant of Forannán’, a personal name possibly based on forrán ‘attack’. The family bearing this name was connected with the church of Ardstraw in Ulster.
FAROUKArabic
From the given name Farouk.
FARQUHARScottish (Anglicized)
Scottish (Aberdeenshire) reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhearchair ‘son of Fearchar’, a personal name composed of the elements fear ‘man’ + car ‘loving’, ‘beloved’.
FARRAGUTBreton, French, Catalan, American
A Breton-French surname of unknown origin. A notable bearer was American naval flag officer David Farragut (1801-1870), who is known for serving during the American Civil War. His father was of Catalan ancestry... [more]
FARRAKHANMuslim
Surname of Activist Louis Farrakhan
FARRAREnglish (British)
Northern English: occupational name for a smith or worker in iron, from Middle English and Old French farrour, ferour, from medieval Latin ferrator, an agent derivative of ferrare ‘to shoe horses’, from ferrum ‘iron’, in medieval Latin ‘horseshoe’... [more]
FARRIMONDEnglish
From Faramund, a Norman personal name of Germanic origin.
FARROWEnglish
Northern English: hyper-corrected form of FARRAR, occupational name for a smith or worker in iron. The original -ar or -er ending of this name came to be regarded as an error, and was changed to -ow.
FARRUGIAMaltese
Derived from Maltese farruġ meaning "chicken, cockerel", ultimately from Arabic فُرُوج (furūj). It was used as a nickname for someone who fed chickens.
FARTHINGEnglish
(i) "someone who lives on a 'farthing' of land" (i.e. a quarter of a larger area); (ii) from a medieval nickname based on farthing "1/4 penny", perhaps applied to someone who paid a farthing in rent; (iii) from the Old Norse male personal name Farthegn, literally "voyaging warrior"
FARZANEHPersian
From Persian فرزانه (farzâne) meaning "wise, learned".
FASTGerman
North German: nickname for a reliable steadfast person, or from a short form of any of the various personal names beginning with the element fast ‘steadfast’, ‘firm’, for example Fastert.
FASTOLFEnglish
From the Old Norse male personal name Fastúlfr, literally "strong wolf". It was borne by Sir John Fastolf (1380-1459), an English soldier whose name was adapted by Shakespeare as "Falstaff".
FÁTAHungarian
From the old pagan name FÁTA.
FATAItalian
Derived from fata "fairy" or a variant of FATO.
FATHYArabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Fathy, a variant of Fathi.
FAUSETTItalian
Man with Falsetto voice.
FAVAROItalian
it is the regional venetian variant of Fabbri, it means "blacksmith"
FAWKESEnglish
From the Norman personal name Faulques or Fauques, which was derived from a Germanic nickname meaning literally "falcon". A famous bearer of the surname was Guy Fawkes (1570-1606), the English Catholic conspirator... [more]
FAYEFrench, English
Refers to one who came from Fay or Faye (meaning "beech tree") in France.
FAYERMANYiddish
It literally means "fireman".
FAYNSHTEYNYiddish
It literally means "fine stone".
FAYREEnglish
Variation of Fair.
FAYZULINTatar
Derived from the Arabic given name Faizullah.
FAYZULLINTatar, Bashkir
Derived from the given name Faizullah.
FAZAKERLEYEnglish
Means "person from Fazakerley", Liverpool ("glade by the borderland").
FAZALArabic
In Islam Imam Hussain's brother (Abbas) was named Fazal, however he was not his biological brother. Imam Hasan was his biological brother. Fazal was rather referred to as Abbas, in his life (c. 566 – c. 653 CE) he was referred to as Abbas and is also referred to today as Abbas
FAZIOItalian
From the given name Bonifazio.
FEATHERSTONHAUGHEnglish
Indicates a person lived in or near Featherstonhaugh in Northumberland, England. From Old English feðere "feather", stān "stone", and healh "corner."
FEDERMANYiddish
It literally means "feather man".
FEDIELow German
Originally spelled as 'Fidi' in Austria, later changed to Fedie when bearers of the name immigrated to the United States. The meaning of the name is "faith."
FEDORCHAKCzech, Slovak
Ukrainian and Slovak from a pet form of the personal name Fedor.
FEDOTOVRussian
Means "son of Fedot".
FEEIrish
Variant of O'FEE.
FEFERBARGYiddish
It literally means "pepperbarrow".
FEIDTGerman
Variant spelling of Feit.
FEILERGerman
Occupational name for a filemaker, from Feil + the agent suffix -er.
FEINGOLDJewish
A Jewish name, from German, literally "fine gold".
FEISTGerman (Austrian)
taken from St. Veit (Vitus in Latin), Protector against fire and lightning
FEITGerman, Jewish
Variant of Veit. Also, nickname from Middle High German feit ‘adorned’, ‘pretty’ (the same word as French fait, Latin factus).
FELDERGerman, Croatian
Derived from German feld, meaning "field".
FELDMANJewish
Americanized spelling of FELDMANN
FELDMANNJewish
From the surname FELD combined with the German suffix mann "man"
FELICEItalian
Given name Felice.... [more]
FELIKSOVRussian
Means "son of FELIKS".
FELLEnglish
From Middle English fell ”high ground”, ultimately derived from Old Norse fjall, describing one who lived on a mountain.
FELLEnglish, German, Jewish
Metonymic occupational name for a furrier, from Middle English fell, Middle High German vel, or German Fell or Yiddish fel, all of which mean "skin, hide, pelt". Yiddish fel refers to untanned hide, in contrast to pelts "tanned hide" (see Pilcher).
FELLEREnglish, German, Jewish
Occupational name for a furrier, from an agent derivative of Middle English fell, Middle Low German, Middle High German vel, or German Fell or Yiddish fel "hide, pelt". See also Fell.
FELLERGerman
Habitational name for someone from a place called Feld(e) or Feld(a) in Hesse.
FELLOWSEnglish
English: patronymic from Fellow, from Middle English felagh, felaw late Old English feolaga ‘partner’, ‘shareholder’ (Old Norse félagi, from fé ‘fee’, ‘money’ + legja to lay down)... [more]
FELTONEnglish
A habitation name composed of the elements feld-, meaning "field or pasture" and -tun, meaning "settlement."
FELTYUpper German (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of South German Velte, from a short form of the personal name Valentin (see Valentine).
FENDRICHDutch
The surname Fendrich has its origin in Austria, and mean "flag-bearer".
FENECHMaltese
Derived from Maltese fenek meaning "rabbit", ultimately from Arabic فَنَكْ (fanak) meaning "fennec fox".
FENGChinese
From Chinese 馮 (féng) representing galloping or speed.
FENGChinese
From Chinese 凤 (fèng) meaning "fenghuang", referring to a phoenix-like mythical bird in Chinese legend.
FENGChinese
Derived from Chinese 风 (fēng) meaning "wind".
FENIMOREEnglish
From a medieval nickname meaning literally "fine love" (from Old French fin amour).
FENLEYEnglish
This surname may be:... [more]
FENNEREnglish
A surname of either Old French origin, allegedly meaning “huntsman”, or else more probably referring to those who were brought over from the Low Countries to assist in draining the “fens” or wetlands of England and Ireland – a process which lasted from the 9th to the 18th centuries.
FENNESSEYIrish
An ancient Irish name. Presumed to come from the name Fionnghusa, or sometimes O'Fionnghusa.... [more]
FENNINGEnglish
Topographic name for a fen dweller, from a derivative of Old English fenn (see Fenn).
FENRICH DE GJURGJENOVACGerman
Fenrich is a German family name, derived from a military title 'fenrich'/'fähn(d)rich' meaning "ensign" or "standard bearer" (bannerman), from early New High German fenrich. The term was formed and came into use around 1500, replacing Middle High German form vener, an agent derivative of Alemannic substantive van (flag).... [more]
FENWICKEnglish
Means "person from Fenwick", Northumberland, Strathclyde and Yorkshire ("dairy farm in fenland"). The name is pronounced as "Fennick". It belongs to a chain of department stores, founded in Newcastle in 1882 by John Fenwick (1846-1905).
FEOFANOVRussian
Means "son of FEOFAN".
FEOFILOVRussian
Means "son of FEOFIL".
FERDINGScandinavian
Meaning unknown.
FERHATOVIĆBosnian
Means "son of Ferhat".
FERNOWGerman
Habitational name from a place called Fernau or Fernow.
FERRANDFrench, English
This French surname can be derived from a given name (thus making it a patronymic surname) as well as from a nickname (thus making it a descriptive surname). In the case of a patronymic surname, the surname is derived from the medieval French masculine given name Ferrand, which was a variant form of the name Fernand, itself a contraction of Ferdinand.... [more]
FERRANDINFrench (Rare)
This French surname can be derived from a given name (thus making it a patronymic surname) as well as from the name of a profession (thus making it an occupational surname). In the case of a patronymic surname, the surname is derived from the masculine given name Ferrandin, which was a diminutive of the medieval French given name Ferrand... [more]
FERRANDINOItalian
Derived from the masculine given name Ferrandino, which is a diminutive of the medieval Italian given name Ferrando. For more information about this, please see the entry for the patronymic surname of Ferrando.... [more]
FERRANDOItalian, Spanish
This surname can be derived from a given name (thus making it a patronymic surname) as well as from a nickname (thus making it a descriptive surname). In the case of a patronymic surname, the surname is derived from the medieval masculine given name Ferrando, which was in use in both Italy and Spain during the Middle Ages... [more]
FERRANTEItalian
This surname can be derived from a given name (thus making it a patronymic surname) as well as from a nickname (thus making it a descriptive surname). In the case of a patronymic surname, the surname is derived from the medieval masculine given name Ferrante... [more]
FERRANTINOItalian
Derived from the masculine given name Ferrantino, which is a diminutive of the medieval Italian given name Ferrante. For more information about this, please see the entry for the patronymic surname of Ferrante.
FERRARISItalian (Latinized, Modern)
Variation of the italian surname "Ferrari". Means Smith but in plural.
FERREIRECeltic
It means smith. In the Gaelic languaje is gofaint or ngfaint.
FERREIRICeltic (Latinized, Archaic)
Ferreiri or Ferreiro is a Galician surname in the north of Spain. It's a last name belonging to ancient Celtic tribes.
FERREIROUSGalician (Latinized, Archaic)
Its meaning is smith. It comes from Galicia (Spain) and north of Portugal.
FERRELLIrish
Irish variant of Farrell.
FERRERSAncient Roman
It derives from Latin, "ferrum", which means "iron". As a surname, it derives from two French villages named "Ferrieres" where iron was mined.
FERREYREGalician
Meaning the goldsmith or the ironsmith.
FERRIERScottish
Scottish: occupational name for a smith, one who shoed horses, Middle English and Old French ferrier, from medieval Latin ferrarius, from ferrus ‘horseshoe’, from Latin ferrum ‘iron’. Compare FARRAR.
FESTELiterature
Feste was the fool in Twelfth Night, written by William Shakespeare.
FETTGerman
Nickname for a fat man, from Middle Low German vett meaning "fat".
FETTEnglish
Nickname from Old French fait, Middle English fet meaning "suitable", "comely".
FETTNorwegian (Rare)
Derived from Old Norse fit "land, shore". This was the name of several farmsteads in Norway.
FETTPopular Culture
Last Name of Bounty hunters Jango and Boba Fett from STAR WARS.
FEUERJewish
Ornamental name from modern German Feuer "fire".
FEUERGerman
Metonymic occupational name for a stoker in a smithy or public baths, or nickname for someone with red hair or a fiery temper, from Middle High German viur "fire".
FEUERBACHERGerman
Habitational name for someone from any of the places called Feuerbach.
FEUERHAHNGerman
Feuerhahn comes from the Old High German words (fivr) meaning "fire" & (hano) meaning "cock".
FEUERSTEINGerman
This name comes from the German feuer meaning fire, and stein meaning stone. This was a name commonly given to a blacksmith.
FEUILLEFrench
This is actually a standard word in French, correctly pronounce like "furry" without the r's. It means "leaf", or "sheet" (i.e. feuille de papier).
FEVERELEnglish
From a Middle English form of February, probably used as a nickname either for someone born in that month or for someone with a suitably frosty demeanor. In fiction, this surname was borne by the central character of George Meredith's novel 'The Ordeal of Richard Feverel' (1859).
FÉVRIERFrench
Meaning, "February."
FEYGerman, English, French, Danish
English: variant of Fay. ... [more]
FFELANEnglish
Anglisized version of the Gaelic Ó Faoláin meaning "descendent of Faolán", a given name meaning "wolf".
FFROSTMedieval Welsh
Devired from the old Welsh word "Ymffrostgar", meaning a brag or boastful person. Originally spelt as "Ffrost", later changed to "Frost".
FIANDEREnglish (British)
The Fiander surname may have it's origins in Normandy, France (possibly from the old-French "Vyandre"), but is an English (British) surname from the Dorset county region. The Fiander name can also be found in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, Canada the origins of which can be traced back to the mid-1700's in the village of Milton Abbas, Dorsetshire.
FICHTERGerman
Topographic name for someone who lived near pine trees (originally bei den Fichten, Feichten, or Feuchten), from Old High German fiohta. The vowel of the first syllable underwent a variety of changes in different dialects.
FICHTERGerman (Austrian)
Habitational name deriving from places named with this word in Württemberg, Bavaria, Saxony, or Austria.
FICHTNERGerman
The Fichtner family name first began to be used in the German state of Bavaria. After the 12th century, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules, and names that were derived from locations became particularly common
FIELDEnglish, Scottish, Irish, Jewish (Anglicized)
English: topographic name for someone who lived on land which had been cleared of forest, but not brought into cultivation, from Old English feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’, as opposed on the one hand to æcer ‘cultivated soil’, ‘enclosed land’ (see Acker) and on the other to weald ‘wooded land’, ‘forest’ (see Wald)... [more]
FIELDEREnglish
Southern English from Middle English felder ‘dweller by the open country’.
FIELDHOUSEEnglish
Topographic name for someone who lived in a house in open pasture land. Reaney draws attention to the form de Felhouse (Staffordshire 1332), and suggests that this may have become Fellows.
FIELDINGEnglish
Topographic name from an Old English felding ‘dweller in open country’.
FIELDMANEnglish
This surname most likely means, "Field Man", if it's not derived from the English words themselves.
FIENEGerman, Low German
A nickname for an elegant person, from Middle Low German fin, meaning ‘fine’. Can also be a locational name from several fields and places named Fiene.
FIERARURomanian
Means "smith."
FIFERGerman, American, Slovene
Americanized and Slovenian spelling of German Pfeiffer.
FIFIELDEnglish
Local. Has the same signification as Manorfield. Lands held in fee or fief, for which the individual pays service or owes rent.
FIGGISEnglish
From a medieval nickname for a trustworthy person (from the Anglo-Norman form of Old French fichais "loyal").
FIGUEIREDOGalician/Portuguese
It literally means "fig tree orchard", denoting someone who either lived near one or worked at one.
FIGUEROASpanish
Habitational name from any of the places in Galicia named Figueroa, from a derivative of figueira, meaning "fig tree."
FIJAŁKOWSKIPolish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Fijałkowo.
FILAGICSerbian, Croatian
Probably derived from the Turkish word aga. Agas were the Sultan's regents.
FILATOVRussian
Means "son of FILAT".
FILIPČIĆCroatian
Derived from the forename Filip.
FILIPOVICHUkrainian
Patronymic from the personal name Filip.
FILIPPELLIItalian
Means "Son of Filippo." Italian form of Phillips.
FILKINSEnglish
Means either (i) "person from Filkins", Oxfordshire ("settlement of Filica's people"); or "son of Filkin", a medieval personal name meaning literally "little Phil", from Philip.
FILLERYEnglish
From a medieval nickname derived from Anglo-Norman fitz le rei "son of the king" (see also Fitzroy), probably applied mainly (and ironically) to an illegitimate person or to someone who put on quasi-royal airs.
FILOSlovak, Greek
Filo is a Slovak pet form of the personal name FILIP.... [more]
FILOSAItalian
Southern Italian: Probably an occupational nickname for a fisherman, from Sicilian filuòsa ‘fishing net’. Also from the subphylum: Filosa. These are known as euglyphids, filose (which means stringy or thread-like), amoebae with shells of siliceous scales or plates, which are commonly found in soils, nutrient-rich waters, and on aquatic plants.
FILSFrench
From fils "son", used to identify the younger of two bearers of the same personal name in a family.
FILS-AIMÉHaitian Creole
Means "beloved son" from French fils meaning "son" and aimé "love".
FINANIrish
Means "descendant of FIONNÁN", anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fionnáin.
FINCHEnglish
English: nickname from Middle English finch ‘finch’ (Old English finc). In the Middle Ages this bird had a reputation for stupidity. It may perhaps also in part represent a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught finches and sold them as songsters or for the cooking pot... [more]
FINCKEnglish, German
From the German word for "finch" a type of bird
FINEEnglish (?)
English nickname for a clever or elegant man, from Old French fin ‘fine’, ‘delicate’, ‘skilled’, ‘cunning’ (originally a noun from Latin finis ‘end’, ‘extremity’, ‘boundary’, later used also as an adjective in the sense ‘ultimate’, ‘excellent’).
FINEJewish (Anglicized)
Jewish Americanized spelling of Fein.
FINGEREnglish, German, Jewish
Probably applied as a nickname for a man who had some peculiarity of the fingers, such as possessing a supernumerary one or having lost one or more of them through injury, or for someone who was small in stature or considered insignificant... [more]
FINKGerman, Slovene, English, Jewish
Nickname for a lively or cheerful person, Jewish ornamental name derived from the Germanic word for "finch", and German translation of Slovene Šinkovec which is from šcinkovec or šcinkavec meaning "finch".
FINKELSTEINYiddish, Jewish
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) ornamental compound name, literally 'sparkle stone', from Yiddish finkl 'sparkle' + stein 'stone'. See also Garfinkel.
FINLAYSONScottish
Patronymic from Finlay.
FINNIGANIrish
This interesting surname is of Irish origin, and is an Anglicization of the Gaelic O' Fionnagain, meaning the descendant(s) of Fionnagan, an Old Irish personal name derived from the word "fionn", white, fairheaded.
FINOÑAChamorro
Chamorro for "their language/speech/talk"
FINSTADNorwegian
Means "Finn's farmstead", from the given name Finn (2) and Old Norse staðr "farmstead, dwelling". This was the name of several farms in Norway.
FIRMANEnglish, French
From a medieval personal name meaning "firm, resolute, strong man." Borne by early saints and bishops. First name variants Firman and Firmin. Expressed in Latin as Firminus.
FIRTHEnglish, Scottish, Welsh
English and Scottish: topographic name from Old English (ge)fyrhþe ‘woodland’ or ‘scrubland on the edge of a forest’.... [more]
FISCHBACHGerman
From a place called Fischbach, or a topographic name from German meaning fisch 'fish' + bach 'stream'.
FISCHIONIItalian (Rare)
Possibly deriving from fischiare, meaning to whistle, or from fischioni, the Italian word for widgeons.
FISCHKUSGerman
tax collector (fiscal)
FIŠERCzech, Slovak, Slovene
Czech, Slovak and Slovene form of FISCHER.
FISHMedieval English, Jewish
From Middle English fische, fish ‘fish’, a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a fish.... [more]
FISINGAnglo-Saxon (Rare), Romanian
This surname specifically comes from a village in Transylvania, Romania named Gergeschdorf, currently named Ungurei in Transylvania, Romania. The surname is a Siebenburgen Saxon or Transylvanian Saxon specific surname... [more]
FISKEnglish (British)
English (East Anglia): metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller, or a nickname for someone supposedly resembling a fish in some way, from Old Norse fiskr ‘fish’ (cognate with Old English fisc).
FISKEEnglish, Norwegian
From the traditionally Norwegian habitational surname, from the Old Norse fiskr "fish" and vin "meadow". In England and Denmark it was a surname denoting someone who was a "fisherman" or earned their living from selling fish.
FITCHScottish
The name fitch is of anglo-saxon decent, it refers to a person of iron point inrefrence to a soldier or worrior it is derived from an english word (Fiche) which means iron point the name started in county suffolk
FITZEMPRESSHistory, Anglo-Norman
Means "son of the empress" in Anglo-Norman French. The three sons of Empress Matilda were known as Henry FitzEmpress (King Henry II of England), Geoffrey FitzEmpress, Count of Nantes, and William FitzEmpress, Count of Poitou.
FITZGIBBONIrish
Means "son of Gibbon" in Anglo-Norman French.
FITZHENRYIrish
Irish Hiberno-Norman surname, meaning "son of Henry".
FITZHUGHEnglish
English (Northamptonshire): Anglo-Norman French patronymic (see Fitzgerald) from the personal name Hugh.
FITZOOTHOld English
Fitzooth means "son of a nobleman". Robin Hood's real name was Robert Fitzooth.
FITZWILLIAMIrish
Fitz appears to be a Norman term derived from the French word fils and the Latin word filius, each of which means son. The name is most common in England and Ireland, each of which was conquered by Normans between 1066-1167.
FIVELANDNorwegian (Rare)
From the name of a farm in Norway named with the word fivel possibly meaning "cottongrass, bog cotton". This plant grows in abundance in the marshy land near the location of the farm.