Submitted Surnames Starting with F
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Habitational name for someone from Florków in Częstochowa voivodeship, or Florki from Przemyśl voivodeship, both so named from Florek, a pet form of the personal name Florian
Nickname from Middle English flo(u)r
‘flower’, ‘blossom’ (Old French flur
, from Latin flos
, genitive floris
). This was a conventional term of endearment in medieval romantic poetry, and as early as the 13th century it is also regularly found as a female personal name.
Metonymic occupational name for a miller or flour merchant, or perhaps a nickname for a pasty-faced person, from Middle English flo(u)r
‘flour’. This is in origin the same word as in 1, with the transferred sense ‘flower, pick of the meal’... [more]
Occupational name for an arrowsmith, from an agent derivative of Middle English flō
‘arrow’ (Old English flā
FOGARTY Irish (Anglicized)
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fógartaigh ‘son of Fógartach’, a personal name from fógartha meaning "proclaimed", "banished", "outlawed". It is sometimes Anglicized as Howard
FOLAND Anglo-Saxon (Archaic)
Originally an English name, Foland is actually a variant of the name Fowler (as in bird-catcher). Most migrating to Ireland, other Fowlers/Folands first came to the Americas in 1622; John Fowler.... [more]
Irish surname which comes from two distinct sources. As a southern Irish surname it is derived from the Gaelic byname Foghlaidh
meaning "pirate, marauder". As a northern Irish surname it is derived from the Gaelic personal name Searrach
, which was based on searrach
"foal, colt" and anglicized as Foley
because of its phonetic similarity to English foal
It is from Germany and it is based on the personal name Volz, which was popular in former times. It means son or descendant of a Volz or Folz
Habitational name from Fontecchio in Aquila province or a topographic name from a diminutive of fonte meaning "spring".
Anglicized version of ó Fuada, or 'descendent of Fuada'. It comes from the personal name 'fuad' or 'swift' but also 'rush' and 'speed'.
Nickname for someone with a peculiarity or deformity of the foot, from Middle English fot (Old English fot), or in some cases from the cognate Old Norse byname Fótr.
Habitational name from any of the places in Cambridgeshire, Essex, and Norfolk named Fordham, from Old English ford
‘ford’ + ham
‘homestead’ or hamm
‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.
FORET French, French Creole
From Old French forest
‘forest’, a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a royal forest, or an occupational name for a keeper or worker in one. See also Forrest
. This surname is frequent in Louisiana.
Possibly a variant of Fergie
or a shortened form of Ferguson
. It could also be a habitational name from a place so named in Scotland.
It's a toponymic and it means born in Cividale del Friuli
(north of Italy).
This surname is also spanish and it means "ant". it could indicate a person that is short and thin but works hard an constantly.... [more]
Habitational name from a farmstead in Trøndelag, so named from a river name derived from a word meaning ‘hollow’, ‘gorge’.
Combination of Swedish fors
"rapid" and berg
"mountain". A famous bearer is Swedish ice hockey player Peter Forsberg (b. 1973).
Combination of Swedish fors
"rapid" (geology) and man
FORSYTHE Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name Fearsithe
, composed of the elements fear
‘man’ + sith
‘peace’. Some early forms with prepositions, as for example William de Fersith
(Edinburgh 1365), seem to point to an alternative origin as a habitational name, but no place name of suitable form is known... [more]
Means 'strong shield' from French elements fort
meaning "strong" and escu
Originally meant "person from Fortune", Lothian ("enclosure where pigs are kept").
English from a Norman personal name, a short form of various Germanic names formed with folk
‘people’. See also Volk
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]
[Foust} maybe german. The Fout name can be traced back to Denmark.
From a medieval nickname based on Old French foi
"faith", applied either to a notably pious person or to one who frequently used the word as an oath; also, from the medieval French female personal name Foy
, from Old French foi
FOY Irish (Anglicized)
A different form of Fahy
(from Irish Gaelic Ó Fathaigh
"descendant of Fathach
", a personal name probably based on Gaelic fothadh
Topographic name for someone who lived near a prominent ash tree from Old French fraisne fresne
"ash" from Latin fraxinus
FRALEY English (American)
Anglicized/Americanized version of the German surname "Frohlich", meaning "happy" or "cheerful".
English: habitational name from any of various places so called, of which there are several in Gloucestershire and one in Dorset. Most take the name from the Frome river (which is probably from a British word meaning ‘fair’, ‘brisk’) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’... [more]
Ethnic name for an inhabitant of France, a country in Europe.
In German means "stone of the Franks". The name appeared mostly in the regions of Westphalia and Rhineland. In Mary Shelley (1797-1851)'s "Frankenstein", the main character, Victor Frankenstein (1770-1793) and his family bore this name... [more]
Status name for a person whom lived on an area of land without having to pay obligations. From Norman French frank
, 'free' and Middle English land
, 'land'. This surname is common in Yorkshire.... [more]
Means "french blue" in German. One of the many names assigned to Jews during the rule of Emperor Joseph II, who required all Jews in the Hapsburg Empire to adopt surnames.
Combination of the given name FRANZ
and the popular surname suffix -én
, derived from Latin -enius
FRASCATORE Italian (Rare)
Meaning uncertain. It is possibly derived from (or related to) Italian frasca
meaning "bough, branch", which might possibly indicate that the surname had first started out as a nickname for someone who worked as a woodcutter or as a forester... [more]
FRAY English, French, Norwegian
Meaning "peace" or "brother," descended from the French term "Frere" in turn descended from the name of ancient Norse deity Frey, the deity of peace and prosperity.
FREELING English, Dutch
This is the surname of Christian Freeling (born February 1, 1947 in Enschede, Netherlands)a Dutch game designer and inventor. This surname was also used for the main character "Carol Anne Freeling" in the Poltergeist film of 1982 as well.... [more]
Dutch spelling of Frere (brother); another variant spelling is Frear.
Status name of the feudal system denoting a free man, as opposed to a bondsman, from an inflected form of Middle High German vri
Archaic occupational name, from Middle High German, Middle Low German vrier
, denoting a man who had the ceremonial duty of asking guests to a wedding.
FRENCH English, Anglo-Saxon
Ethnic name for someone from France, Middle English frensche
, or in some cases perhaps a nickname for someone who adopted French airs. Variant of Anglo-Norman French Frain
English from Middle English frette
, Old French frete
‘interlaced work (in metal and precious stones)’ such as was used for hair ornaments and the like, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such pieces.
From the Middle English personal name Frewine
, literally "noble or generous friend".
Status name for a free man, as opposed to a bondsman or serf, in the feudal system, from Middle High German vri
Nickname for a companionable person, from Middle English frend "friend" (Old English freond). In the Middle Ages the term was also used to denote a relative or kinsman, and the surname may also have been acquired by someone who belonged to the family of someone who was a more important figure in the community
Means "person from Frisby", Leicestershire ("farmstead of the Frisians"). A frisbee is a plastic disc thrown from person to person as a game; the trademarked name, registered in 1959 by Fred Morrison, was inspired by the Frisbie bakery of Bridgeport, Connecticut, whose pie tins were the original models for the plastic discs.
Nickname for someone who was handsome, cheerful, or energetic, from Middle High German vrisch
Ornamental name or nickname from modern German frisch
, Yiddish frish
FRIZZELL English (Rare)
Either (i) from Friseal
, the Scottish Gaelic form of Fraser
; or (ii) from a medieval nickname applied to someone who dressed in a showy or gaudy style (from Old French frisel
Topographical name from the village of Froggatt in Derbyshire.
Originally spelled Ffrost (the double ff is a Welsh letter). The Welsh word ffrost refered to someone who is excessively bold or a brag, especially with regard to warrior feats. Edmund Ffrost signed his name this way on the ship's register of the boat which brought him to the Massachussett's Bay Colony in 1631... [more]
From the Old English personal name Frōda
or Old Norse Fróthi
, both meaning literally "wise" or "prudent". A variant spelling was borne by British historian James Anthony Froude (1818-1894).
Derived from the Italian adjective frusciante
meaning "rustling, swishing, whishing", which itself is derived from the Italian verb frusciare
meaning "to rustle, to swish, to whish". The surname had probably started out as a nickname for someone who made a rustling or whishing sound whenever they walked, which was probably caused by the clothes that they were wearing (in that the clothes must have been made of a certain fabric that is prone to making some noise when touched in any way).... [more]
nickname from Middle High German vruot ‘clever’, ‘astute’
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
This is a common surname, but is even more commonly attached to other to other name elements, like Fujimoto
, etc. It means "Wisteria" (藤).
It is a variation of Fujiwara, Fuji "Wisteria" and Hara "Plain". These different sounds are used depending on the family who possesses it.
FUJIKI Japanese, Popular Culture
Fuji (藤) "Wisteria" + Ki (木) "Tree". This surname reminds many people of Yusaku Fujiki, the protagonist of Yu-Gi-Oh! even though other real life notable people have this name too.
Means Wisteria Forest.The name is found mostly in central Japan.
A Japanese surname meaning "wisteria field". It is written as 藤野 or 藤乃.
From Japanese 藤 (fuji)
meaning "wisteria" combined with 沢 (sawa)
meaning "swamp, marsh, wetlands".
Means "wisteria field" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 藤 (wisteria) and 原 (field).
Means "wisteria mountain" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 藤 (wisteria) and 山 (mountain)
From the Japanese 福 (fuku
) "fortune" or 副 (fuku
) "accessory" and 田 (da
) or 多 (da
From Japanese 福 (fuku)
meaning "fortune" and 原 (hara)
meaning "plain, field".
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" and 泉 (izumi
) "spring," "fountain."
Japanese: ‘blessed origin’; found in western Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands.
Fuku ("Fortunate") + Naga ("Eternity") or possiby ("Long, Cheif"). An especially notable bearer of this surnme is Gen Fukunaga an American-Japanese founder and president of Funimation. He was born in Hyogo,Japan but resides in Texas to help interpret anime for Americans and Canadians to this day.
From the Japanese 福 (fuku
) "fortune" and 島, 嶋 or 嶌 (shima
From Japanese 福 (fuku)
meaning "fortune" and 山 (yama)
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" or 副 (fuku) "accessory" and 與 or 与(yo) "together with."
FULBRIGHT English (American)
Surname of the character, Fanny Fulbright (Also known as Numbuh 82) from the Cartoon Network original series, Codename: Kids Next Door.
FULBRIGHT German (Anglicized)
Americanized form of German surname Vollbrecht, composed of the elements folk ‘people’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’
English (chiefly East Anglia): from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements folk ‘people’ + hari, heri ‘army’, which was introduced into England from France by the Normans; isolated examples may derive from the cognate Old English Folchere
or Old Norse Folkar
, but these names were far less common.
Habitational name from a place in Scotland. Derived from Old English fugol
"bird" and tun
FURLONG English, Irish
Apparently a topographic name from Middle English furlong ‘length of a field’ (from Old English furh meaning "furro" + lang meaning "long".
FURMAN Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish, Slovene, English, German (Anglicized)
Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic), and Slovenian: occupational name for a carter or drayman, the driver of a horse-drawn delivery vehicle, from Polish, Yiddish, and Slovenian furman
, a loanword from German (see Fuhrmann
Furukawa is written with the characters for "Old, ancient" (古) and "River" (川). Together, this name is read as "Old River".
FUSS Medieval Low German
German from Middle High German fus
‘foot’, hence most probably a nickname for someone with some peculiarity or deformity of the foot, but perhaps also a topographic name for someone who lived at the foot of a hill.
Occupational name for a furrier, from Yiddish futer
"fur, fur coat" and Yiddish man