Submitted Surnames Starting with F

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Fa Chinese
From Chinese 花 (huā) meaning "Flower, blossom"
Faaborg Danish
Habitational name from a place so called.
Faaj Hmong
Hmong clan surname, also commonly anglicized as Fang. It may be a form or cognate of the Chinese surname Fang.
Fabergé French (Huguenot, Russified, ?), Popular Culture
From Russian Фаберже (Faberzhe), which is ultimately of Huguenot French origin, having evolved (since c. 17th century) from Favri; compare Favre... [more]
Fabiani Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Fabiano, comes from the given name Fabian.
Fabiano Italian
Comes from the personal name Fabiano, a derivative of Fabian.
Fábio Portuguese
From the given name Fábio.
Fabio Italian, Spanish
From the given name Fabio.
Fàbregas Catalan
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.
Fabrizio Italian
From the given name Fabrizio
Fabronius German
An elaboration of the name Faber.
Facente Italian
Nickname for an industrious person, from Latin facere "to make" "to do".
Fackrell English
It means woodcutter
Facui Etruscan
Feminine form *Facu (𐌚𐌀𐌂𐌖), and equivialent to Latin Pacuia
Facundo Spanish
From the given name Facundo
Fadda Italian
Possibly from fada "fairy, fate", or from Sardinian fadda "error", itself from Latin falla "mistake, failure, trick".
Faddeev Russian
Variant transcription of Faddeyev.
Fadden Irish, Scottish
Shortened form of Mcfadden.
Faddeyev Russian
Means "son of Faddey".
Fadel Arabic
From the given name Fadil.
Faden Arabic, Indonesian
From the name of the Indonesian city of Padang, commonly found among people of Indonesian descent in Saudi Arabia.
Fafard French
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
Fagan Irish
'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
Fager Swedish
From Swedish fager, an archaic word meaning ”pretty, fair”.
Faggiano Italian
From Italian faggio "beech (tree)".
Fagin Jewish
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Feigin.
Fagundes Portuguese
Patronymic from the personal name Fagundo (see Facundo).
Fahad Arabic, Bengali, Urdu
Derived from the given name Fahad.
Fahd Arabic
Derived from the given name Fahd.
Fahed Arabic
Derived from the given name Fahd.
Faheem Arabic, Urdu, Dhivehi
Derived from the given name Fahim.
Fahey Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fathaidh or Ó Fathaigh meaning "descendant of Fathadh", a given name derived from the Gaelic word fothadh "base, foundation".... [more]
Fahim Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Fahim.
Fahmi Arabic
Derived from the given name Fahmi.
Fahmy Arabic
Derived from the given name Fahmi.
Fahn Low 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.
Fahn German
A short form of the personal name Stephan (see also Steven).
Fahnbulleh Western African
Means "bold and strong" in Liberian.
Fahr German, German (Swiss)
A topographic name for someone who lived near a crossing point on a river, from Middle High German vare, meaning ferry.
Fahrenheit German
Derived from German fahren, meaning, "to ride", and Heit, which is the equivalent to the suffix "-ness". A famous bearer was Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686- 1736), a Polish physicist who invented the Fahrenheit temperature measuring system.
Fahy Irish
Variant of Fahey.
Failor English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Failer or Fehler, variants of Feiler.
Fain French, English, Welsh
Deriving from the Latin fanum meaning "temple."
Fair English, 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]
Fairbrother English
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".
Fairey English
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]
Fairfax English
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]
Fairweather English, Scottish
Nickname for a person with a sunny temperament.
Faïs Medieval Occitan, Occitan (Rare)
Derived from Old French and Occitan fagot, meaning "bundle" (of sticks/twigs), denoting someone who collects bundles.
Faisal Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Dhivehi
From the given name Faysal.
Faiz Arabic
From the given name Faiz.
Faizan Arabic, Urdu
Derived from the given name Faizan.
Faizulin Tatar
Variant transcription of Fayzulin.
Fajardo Galician
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".
Fakhouri Arabic
Alternate transcription of Fakhoury.
Fakhoury Arabic
From Arabic فَخُور (faḵūr) meaning "proud".
Fakhreev Bashkir, Tatar
Means "son of Fakhri".
Fakhri Arabic
From the given name Fakhri.
Fakhry Arabic
Means "honourary" in Arabic.
Fakir Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Faqir.
Falaas English (American, Rare)
Maybe an americanized form of Falås.
Falaguerra Italian
Possibly means "make war" in Italian, from fare "to make, to provoke" and guerra "war". Alternately, from a given name of the same origin. ... [more]
Falanga Italian
From Sicilian falanga "plank, temporary bridge; fence".
Falasca Italian
Possibly from a dialectical word falasca meaning "straw", referring to someone's build or hair, or possibly an occupation of making things out of straw.
Falba Occitan (Archaic), French (Rare)
Possibly from French fauve "wildcat".
Falcão Portuguese
Portuguese surname meaning "falcon".
Falces Spanish (Philippines)
Falces is a town and municipality located in the province and autonomous community of Navarre, northern Spain. In Basque the town is called Faltzes. It has a population of around 2500 inhabitants. It is well known for the famous "encierro del pilon", which is a running of the bulls made even more dangerous due to it being run down a narrow road of a steep hill... [more]
Falcón Spanish, South American
Spanish cognitive of Falco, nickname from falcón an archaic variant of halcón "falcon" (Latin falco).
Falcon Jewish
Possibly derived from the German Falke, meaning "falcon."
Falconi Italian
Means "Falconer"
Fäldt Swedish
Variant of Feldt.
Faliszek Polish
A notable bearer of this name is Chet Faliszek, an American videogame writer who has worked for companies like Valve and Bossa Studios, having been involved in the story writing for series such as Half-Life, Portal, and Left 4 Dead.
Falke English
Variant of Falk
Falkenberg German, Danish, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from any of several places named from Old High German falk "falcon" and berg "mountain, hill".
Falkenhagen German
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.
Falkowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Falkow
Fall Western African, Fula, Wolof, Manding
Meaning uncertain.
Fallah Persian
Derived from Arabic فلاح (fallah) meaning "farmer, peasant".
Fallahi Persian
Derived from Arabic فلاح (fallah) meaning "farmer, peasant".
Fallen Scottish, Northern Irish
Variant spelling of Irish Fallon.
Fallon Irish
Anglicized form of the surname Ó Fallamhain meaning "descendant of Fallamhan", the name being a byname meaning "leader" (derived from follamhnas meaning "supremacy").
Fallow English, 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]
Fallows English
Patronymic form of Fallow.
Falone Italian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from a dialectical word for a row of grapes or tomatoes.
Falotico Italian
From southern Italian falotico ‘eccentric’, ‘strange’, Greek kephalōtikos, a derivative of Greek kephalē ‘head’.
Falso Italian
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]
Fält Swedish
Means "field" in Swedish.
Fältskog Swedish
Combination of Swedish fält "field" and skog "forest". Agnetha Fältskog (b. 1950) is a Swedish singer and former member of ABBA.
Falzon Maltese
Derived from Maltese falz meaning "false, fraudulent", used as a nickname for someone who was known for lying or being false.
Fambro English
Variant of English Fambrough.
Famos Romansh
Corruption of Vonmoos.
Fanara Italian
A Sicilian occupational name from Greek φαναράς (fanarás) "lampmaker", ultimately from φανός (fanós) "torch, lamp".
Fanciulacci Italian
Probably means "bad child", from Italian fanciullo "child" and the pejorative suffix -accio.
Fanciulli Italian
Means "child" in Italian.
Fancourt English
Derived from the English surname Fancourt, which originated in the county of Bedfordshire in England.
Fane English
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.
Fang Chinese
From Chinese 方 (fāng) referring to Fang Shu, a minister and adviser to King Xuan of the Western Zhou dynasty.
Fang Chinese
From Chinese 房 (fáng) referring to the ancient state of Fang, which existed in what is now Henan province.
Fang Hmong
From the clan name Faj or Faaj associated with the Chinese character 黃 (huáng) (see Huang).
Fanjoy Celtic
Such As Dales, Danes Of Ireland, From A House And Line Of What Would Be Called, Mythical.... [more]
Fanning Irish
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".
Fanshawe English
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]
Fantasia Italian
From Italian fantasia meaning "imagination", possibly a nickname for a person who had a vivid imagination, or from the personal name Fantasia, the feminine form of Fantasio. Known bearers include American sociologist Rick Fantasia and Australian footballer Orazio Fantasia (1995-).
Fantauzzi Italian
Tuscanized form of a surname named for the eponymous settlement at the coordinates 42°28'9N, 12°52'36E.
Fantauzzo Italian
From the medieval word "fante," meaning infant or child.
Fanthorpe English
Fan means "From France" and Thorpe is a Middle English word meaning "Small Village, Hamlet"
Fanti Italian
Derived from the given name Fante, or another name containing the medieval element fante "child, boy".
Fantozzi Italian
From a derivative of Fante.
Faqeer Urdu
From the given name Faqir.
Faqir Arabic, Urdu, Pashto
From the given name Faqir.
Faraci Sicilian
Patronymic from farace; deriving from Arab farag.
Faraday Irish
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).
Farag Arabic (Egyptian)
Alternate transcription of Faraj chiefly used in Egypt.
Faragher Manx
Manx variant of Farquhar
Faraguna Croatian, Italian
Derived from Istro-Romanian fară gună, meaning "without a shepherd's goat-skin cloak".
Farah Arabic
From the given name Farah.
Farahani Persian
Indicated a person from the county of Farahan in Markazi province, Iran, of unknown meaning.
Farahmand Persian
Means "glorious, magnificent" in Persian.
Farai Shona
Farai means "Rejoice, be happy".
Faraj Arabic
From the given name Faraj.
Faramarzi Persian
From the given name Faramarz.
Faran Hebrew
The name of a desert mentioned in the Bible where Ishmael settled after his wanderings with his mother Hagar. The Israelites also came to this desert on their journey from the Sinai desert.
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".
Farano Italian, 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.
Faraon Filipino (Modern)
The Tagalog word for "Pharaoh".
Faraz Urdu, Persian
Derived from the given name Faraz.
Fareed Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Farid.
Fares Arabic
Variant of Faris used in Egypt and the Maghreb.
Farewell English (Rare)
Means "goodbye,departing" in English.
Farey Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish Gaelic surname Ó Faircheallaigh.
Farge French
Reduced or Americanized form of La Farge/Lafarge.
Fargo Hungarian
Comes from the surname Vargo.
Farhadi Persian
From the given name Farhad.
Farhan Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Farhan.
Farhani Persian
From the given name Farhan.
Farhat Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Farhat.
Farhat Arabic
Derived from the given name Farhat.
Faria Portuguese, Italian
Faria is a Portuguese surname. A habitational name from either of two places called Faria, in Braga and Aveiro. ... [more]
Farias Portuguese
Habitational name from any of various places in Portugal called Faria.
Farid Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Persian
From the given name Farid.
Faridi Arabic, Indian (Muslim)
From the given name Farid.
Faries Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic Faries (meaning: fair, beautiful, or handsome) is derived from ancient Scottish Dalriadan MacFergus clans of the mountainous west coast of Scotland... [more]
Farinha Portuguese
Means "wheat flour" in Portuguese.
Faris Arabic
From the given name Faris.
Farish Scottish
"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.
Farissol Judeo-Provençal
Abraham ben Mordecai Farissol was a Jewish-Italian geographer, cosmographer, scribe, and polemicist. He was the first Hebrew writer to deal in detail with the newly-discovered Americas, born in Avignon in 1451.
Fariza Italian
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]
Farkash Hebrew
Hebrew transcription of Farkas, famous bearer is Israeli singer and actress Amit Farkash (or Farkas)
Farkhani Arabic (Maghrebi)
Habitational name for someone from the town of Farkhana in Morocco.
Farley Irish
anglicized form of the Gaelic surname O'Faircheallaigh.
Farley English
habitational name from any of various places called Farley of which there are examples in Berkshire Derbyshire Hampshire Kent Somerset Gloucestershire Staffordshire Surrey Wiltshire Shropshire and Sussex... [more]
Farling Irish
Perhaps a variant of Scottish and northern Irish Farland.
Farlow English
habitational name from a place in Shropshire so named from Old English fearn "fern" and hlaw "hill tumulus".
Farman English
(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"
Farman Urdu
Derived from the given name Farman.
Farmer Irish
Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Mac an Scolóige "son of the husbandman", a rare surname of northern and western Ireland.
Farmiga Ukrainian
The surname of a certainly recent Hollywood dynasty.
Farnan Irish (Anglicized)
Irish shortened Anglicization of Gaelic Ó Farannáin ‘descendant of Forannán’, a personal name possibly based on forrán ‘attack’... [more]
Farnum English
English and Irish. The origins of the Farnum name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived at Farnham, in several different counties including Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Essex, Suffolk, and the West Riding of Yorkshire... [more]
Farnworth English
Farnworth is a combination of two words: old-English fearn meaning "fern" and worth, making the full meaning of Farnworth "settlers from a place where ferns are abundant." The oldest known record of the surname was in Farnworth with Kearsley (modern-day Farnworth), Lancashire in 1185... [more]
Farook Arabic
Derived from the given name Faruq.
Farooq Arabic, Urdu
From the given name Faruq.
Farooqi Muslim
Muslim: Arabic family name (Fārūqī), denoting someone descended from or associated with someone called Farooq , in particular a descendant of the khalif ῾Umar.
Farooqi Urdu
From the given name Faruq.
Farooqui Urdu
From the given name Faruq.
Farouk Arabic
From the given name Faruq.
Farouq Arabic
Derived from the given name Faruq.
Farquaad Popular Culture
Meaning unknown, as a surname it is born by Lord Maximus Farquaad, main antagonist of the 2001 animated fantasy comedy film Shrek.
Farquhar Scottish (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’.
Farrag Arabic (Egyptian)
Alternate transcription of Farraj chiefly used in Egypt.
Farragut Breton, 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]
Farrah Arabic
From the given name Farah
Farrakhan Muslim
Surname of Activist Louis Farrakhan
Farrar English (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]
Farrelly Irish
A variant of Irish surname Farrell
Farrer English
Variant of Farrar.
Farrimond English
Either from the Norman given name Faramund, or else a variant of the occupational surname Ferriman ('with post-medieval excrescent -d').
Farris Italian
From Sardinian farris "barley flour".
Farrokhi Persian
From the given name Farrokh.
Farrow English
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.
Farrugia Maltese
Derived from Maltese farruġ meaning "chicken, cockerel", ultimately from Arabic فُرُوج (furūj). It was used as a nickname for someone who fed chickens.
Farthing English
(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"
Faruk Bengali, Arabic
From the given name Faruq.
Faruq Arabic
From the given name Faruq.
Faruque Bengali
From the given name Faruq.
Farzaneh Persian
From Persian فرزانه (farzâne) meaning "wise, learned".
Fasano Italian
Probably from Italian fasani "pheasant", a nickname for someone who resembled the bird in appearance or (lack of) intelligence, who hunted them, or who lived in an area populated by them. ... [more]
Fass German
From Middle High German faz, German Fass 'cask', 'keg', hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of casks and kegs, or a nickname for someone as rotund as a barrel. German: variant of Fasse, Faas.
Fassbender German
Occupational name for a maker of keg barrels.
Fast German, Swedish
Either a short form of a name starting with the element fast meaning "steadfast, firm", or a nickname for a reliable steadfast person.
Fastolf English
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".
Fáta Hungarian
From the old pagan name FÁTA.
Fata Italian
Derived from fata "fairy" or a variant of FATO.
Fatehi Persian
From the given name Fateh.
Fathi Arabic, Persian
From the given name Fathi.