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.
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
Facundo Spanish
From the given name Facundo
Faddeev Russian
Variant transcription of Faddeyev.
Fadden Irish, Scottish
Shortened form of Mcfadden.
Faddeyev Russian
Means "son of Faddey".
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
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
Fager Swedish
From Swedish fager, an archaic word meaning ”pretty, fair”.
Fagin Jewish
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Feigin.
Fagundes Portuguese
Patronymic from the personal name Fagundo (see Facundo).
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]
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.
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".
Fakelastname ALL OF THEM
Means "son of bob" in Guam, Guam.
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.
Falaas English (American, Rare)
Maybe an americanized form of Falås.
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]
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.
Falkner English
Variant spelling of Faulkner.
Falkner German
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.
Falkowski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Falkow
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.
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.
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.
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]
Fantauzzi Central Italian (Tuscanized)
Tuscanized form of a surname named for the eponymous settlement at the coordinates 42°28'9.95"N, 12°52'36.05"E.
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"
Fantozzi Italian
From a derivative of Fante.
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.
Faraguna Croatian, Italian
Derived from Istro-Romanian fară gună, meaning "without a shepherd's goat-skin cloak".
Farah Arabic
From the given name Farah.
Farai Shona
Farai means "Rejoice, be happy".
Faraj Arabic
From the given name Faraj.
Faramarzi Persian
From the given name Faramarz.
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".
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.
Farhat Arabic, Urdu
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.
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]
Farkhani Arabic (Maghrebi)
Habitational name for someone from the town of Farkhana in Morocco.
Farley Irish
anglicized form of the Gaelic surname O'Faircheallaigh.
Farling Irish
Perhaps a variant of Scottish and northern Irish Farland.
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"
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]
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.
Farouk Arabic
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
Farrimond English
From Faramund, a Norman personal name of Germanic origin.
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"
Faruq Arabic
From the given name Faruq.
Farzaneh Persian
From Persian فرزانه (farzâne) meaning "wise, learned".
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.
Fathi Arabic, Persian
From the given name Fathi.
Fathy Arabic (Egyptian)
From the given name Fathi.
Fatima Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Fatimah.
Fattig German (Americanized)
Coming from the name “attig” meaning German royalty or nobles. It is also thought to come from Sweden meaning “poor”.
Faucett English
Locational surname from various British places: Fawcett in Cumberland, Facit in Lancashire, Forcett in North Yorkshire, or Fa’side Castle in East Lothian, Scotland. The linguistic origins of the name arise variously from, in Cumberland and Lancashire, "multi-coloured hillside" in 7th century Old English fag or fah, "brightly coloured, variegated, flowery" with side, "slope"; in North Yorkshire from Old English ford, "ford", and sete, "house, settlement"; or, reputedly, in East Lothian, "fox on a hillside"... [more]
Faucette French
From French fausette, meaning "falsehood." Variant of Fasset and Faucet.
Fauci Sicilian
Means "sickle" in Sicilian, originally an occupational name for a maker of sickles.
Fauré Occitan
Fauré is an Occitan family name, a variant of Faure.
Fausett Italian
Man with Falsetto voice.
Faustin French
From the given name Faustin.
Fausto Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the give name Fausto.
Favaro Italian
it is the regional venetian variant of Fabbri, it means "blacksmith"
Favri French (Huguenot), Medieval French
The medieval French word for Blacksmith.
Fawkes English
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]
Fawley English
This is a name for someone who worked as a person who worked as the fowler or the bird-catcher having derived from the Old English word "fugelere" which literally means "hunter of wild birds, fowler"... [more]
Fawzi Arabic
From the given name Fawzi
Fawzy Arabic (Egyptian)
Alternate transcription of Fawzi chiefly used in Egypt.
Fayard French
Originally French topographic name for someone who lived by a beech tree or beech-wood.
Faye French, English
Refers to one who came from Fay or Faye (meaning "beech tree") in France.
Fayerman Yiddish
It literally means "fireman".
Faynshteyn Yiddish
It literally means "fine stone".
Fayre English
Variation of Fair.
Fayzulin Tatar
Derived from the Arabic given name Faizullah.
Fayzullin Tatar, Bashkir
Derived from the given name Faizullah.
Fazakerley English
Means "person from Fazakerley", Liverpool ("glade by the borderland").
Fazal Arabic
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
Fazio Italian
From a short form of the given name Bonifazio.
Fearnley English (British)
Comes from the family having resided in a forest glade carpeted with ferns. The name Fearnley is derived from two Old English elements: fearn, the old English word for ferns, and leah, a word for a clearing in a forest.
Featherston English (British)
The name probably means feudal stone where the locals paid the lord of the manor their taxes. It probably starts spelled in the 1500's as Fetherston which is mainly when parish records began and moves though the century's to Fetherstone and then to Featherston then Featherstone, In the Doomsday book the lord of the manor of Featherstone in West Yorkshire but in both cases it was of course Fetherston was Ralph de Fetherston... [more]
Featherstonhaugh English
Indicates a person lived in or near Featherstonhaugh in Northumberland, England. From Old English feðere "feather", stān "stone", and healh "corner."
Febbraio Italian
Derived from Italian febbraio meaning "February", perhaps indicating a person who was baptized in that month.
Feck German, Frisian
From a short form of the Frisian personal name Feddeke, a pet form of Fre(de)rik (see Friederich).
Federico Spanish, Italian
From the given name Federico.
Federman Yiddish
It literally means "feather man".
Fedie Low 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."
Fedorchak Czech, Slovak
Ukrainian and Slovak from a pet form of the personal name Fedor.
Fedorova Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Фёдорова Fyodorova, and feminine form of Fedorov.
Fedotov Russian
Means "son of Fedot".
Fee Irish
Variant of O'fee.
Feehily Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac Fithcheallaigh
Feemster English, Scottish
Occupational name meaning "herdsman", from Middle English fee "cattle" and English master.
Feferbarg Yiddish
It literally means "pepperbarrow".
Fegley English
A notable bearer is Oakes Fegley, an actor.
Feidt German
Variant spelling of Feit.
Feigenbutz German
Occupational name for someone who sells figs.