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FLAMJewish
Ornamental name from Yiddish flam "flame".
FLANDERSEnglish
Given to a person who was from Flanders in the Netherlands (compare Fleming).
FLANNERYIrish
Appears originally in Irish Gaelic as O Flannabhra derived from flann, meaning "red", and abhra, meaning "eyebrow". First appeared in County Tipperary, Ireland.
FLASHEnglish
Means "person who lives near a pool" (Middle English flasshe "pool, marsh").
FLEETWOODEnglish
Means "From the town of Fleetwood, in Lancaster".
FLEISCHMANGerman (Austrian)
Fleischman translates in English to Meat Man, or Butcher It is most often used with a single "n" for those who were persecuted as Jews. Other Germanic spellings for Christians and others not deemed Jewish are Fleischmann, or Fleishmann... [more]
FLEISIGGerman
"industrious"
FLEMISTERFlemish
Name of a man from Flanders, the same as the surname Fleming.
FLENOTAmerican (South, ?)
I think this could be a French Indian name however, it may be misspelled, and I don't know the correct spelling.
FLERCHINGERGerman
Flerchinger is a name with origins from the city of Flörschingen or Flörange in the Saarland region on the French and German border.
FLETTScottish
Probably originating in Orkney and Shetland, from a place in the parish of Delting, Shetland, named with an Old Norse term 'flotr' denoting a strip of arable land or pasture. Also possibly derived from the Old Norse byname Fljótr ‘swift’, ‘speedy’... [more]
FLINKSwedish
From Swedish flink, an adjective for someone who is quick and accurate.
FLINTEnglish, German
Topographic name for someone who lived near a significant outcrop of flint, Old English, Low German flint, or a nickname for a hard-hearted or physically tough individual.
FLONorwegian
Famous bearers include Norwegian footballers and relatives Torre-Andre, Havard, and Jostein Flo of the Norwegian national team that upset Brazil twice in both a friendly in 1997 and a 1998 World Cup group match.
FLOAREARomanian
Means "flower" in Romanian.
FLOBERGSwedish, Norwegian (Rare)
Of uncertain origin. Could possibly be combination of flo, an unexplained element (but probably either ornamental or locational), and berg "mountain", or a habitational name from a place so named.
FLODQVISTSwedish
Combination of Swedish flod "river" and kvist "twig, branch".
FLOERCHINGERGerman
Habitational name for someone from Flörchingen in the Saar region.
FLOERKEGerman
Floerke Name Meaning German (Flörke): from a pet form of the personal names Florian or Florentinus, from Latin Florus (from florere ‘to bloom’).Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4... [more]
FLOODIrish
There are some English Flood's, but the name mainly derives from the Irish O'Taicligh or Mac an Tuile and was Anglicized to Flood, Floyd, and Tully when the Gaelic language was outlawed in Ireland by the English.
FLOOKEnglish
Derived from the Old Norse name Flóki.
FLORISDutch
"Personal name"... [more]
FLORKOWSKIPolish
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.
FLOWERWelsh
Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Llywarch, of unexplained origin.
FLOWEREnglish
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.
FLOWEREnglish
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]
FLOWEREnglish
Occupational name for an arrowsmith, from an agent derivative of Middle English flō ‘arrow’ (Old English flā).
FLUELLENWelsh
Anglicized form of Welsh Llewellyn.
FOGARTYIrish (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.
FOGELGerman
Variant of VOGEL
FOGELSTRÖMSwedish
From Swedish fågel "bird" and ström "stream".
FOGLEGerman
Variant of Vogel.
FOKOVRussian
Means "son of FOKA".
FOLANDAnglo-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]
FOLEYIrish
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.
FOLIGNOItalian
Derived from the Latin word folium "leaf"
FOLLADORIItalian
It is the italian variant of the british surname WALKER.... [more]
FOLTZGerman
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
FOMOVRussian
Means "son of FOKA".
FONTAÑEZSpanish
From the Latin fons meaning "fountain."
FONTECCHIOItalian
Habitational name from Fontecchio in Aquila province or a topographic name from a diminutive of fonte meaning "spring".
FOODYIrish
Anglicized version of ó Fuada, or 'descendent of Fuada'. It comes from the personal name 'fuad' or 'swift' but also 'rush' and 'speed'.
FOOTEnglish
Variant of Foote.
FOOTEEnglish
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.
FORBESIrish, Scottish
Comes from a Scottish place meaning "field" in Gaelic. It can also be used as a first name.... [more]
FORDEEnglish, Irish, Norwegian
English and Irish: variant spelling of Ford. This is a very common spelling in Ireland.... [more]
FORDHAMEnglish
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’.
FORETFrench, 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.
FORGIEScottish
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.
FORLANFriulian
It's a toponymic and it means born in Cividale del Friuli (north of Italy).
FORMICAItalian
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]
FORRENNorwegian
Habitational name from a farmstead in Trøndelag, so named from a river name derived from a word meaning ‘hollow’, ‘gorge’.
FORSSwedish
Means "rapid" (geology) in Swedish.
FORSLÖFSwedish
Combination of Swedish fors "rapid" and löv "leaf".
FORSMANSwedish
Combination of Swedish fors "rapid" (geology) and man "man".
FORSTEREnglish (Anglicized), German, Jewish
English: occupational and topographic name for someone who lived or worked in a forest (see Forrest). ... [more]
FORSYTHEScottish, 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]
FORTEItalian
Italian word for "Strong"
FORTESCUEFrench
Means 'strong shield' from French elements fort meaning "strong" and escu meaning "shield#
FORTUNEScottish
Originally meant "person from Fortune", Lothian ("enclosure where pigs are kept").
FOSSOYEURAmerican
A surname meaning "Gravedigger" in French.
FOUCHEFrench
"people army"
FOULKESEnglish (Anglicized, ?)
English variant spelling of Foulks.
FOULKSEnglish
English from a Norman personal name, a short form of various Germanic names formed with folk ‘people’. See also Volk.
FOUQUEREAUFrench (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]
FOURIEAfrikaans
Originates from French Huguenot settlers
FOUTGerman
[Foust} maybe german. The Fout name can be traced back to Denmark.
FOXWORTHEnglish
"dweller at the homestead infested by foxes." or "house of Fox" aka Foxworthy... [more]
FOXXEnglish
Variant of Fox.
FOYFrench
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 "faith".
FOYIrish (Anglicized)
A different form of Fahy (from Irish Gaelic Ó Fathaigh "descendant of Fathach", a personal name probably based on Gaelic fothadh "foundation").
FOYIrish
Variant of FEE.
FRAINFrench
Topographic name for someone who lived near a prominent ash tree from Old French fraisne fresne "ash" from Latin fraxinus "ash".
FRALEYEnglish (American)
Anglicized/Americanized version of the German surname "Frohlich", meaning "happy" or "cheerful".
FRAMPTONEnglish
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]
FRANÇAPortuguese
Means "France" in Portuguese.
FRANCEFrench
Ethnic name for an inhabitant of France, a country in Europe.
FRANCECzech
Variant of Franc.
FRANCESlovene
Derived from the given name France, a vernacular form of Francišek, which is ultimately from Latin Franciscus.
FRANCESCOItalian
From the given name Francesco.
FRANCESEItalian
Ethnic name for a Frenchman.
FRANCKEnglish, French
From the given name Franck.
FRANCOISFrench
Last name of the given name Francois
FRANCOMAGAROItalian
I believe the first element is FRANCO, just don't know what the other element is.
FRANGOPOULOSGreek
Means "descendant of a Frank" in Greek.
FRANKENSTEINGerman
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]
FRANKLANDEnglish
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]
FRANKSEnglish
This surname is derived from the given name Frank.
FRANKSONEnglish
This surname means "son of Frank."
FRANQUEZSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese for "son of Franco."
FRANSSONSwedish
Means "son of FRANS".
FRANZGerman
Derived from "Francis".
FRANZBLAUJewish
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.
FRANZÉNSwedish
Combination of the given name FRANZ and the popular surname suffix -én, derived from Latin -enius "descendant of".
FRASCATOREItalian (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]
FRATINIMedieval Italian (Tuscan, Modern)
My understanding is that the Fratini surname originated in the Arno River Valley somewhere between Arezzo and Florence.
FRAYEnglish, 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.
FREDERICKEnglish
Derived from the given name Frederick.
FREDMANSwedish, Jewish
Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements fred ‘peace’ + man ‘man’.... [more]
FREEEnglish
Nickname or status name from Old English frēo "free(-born)", i.e. not a serf.
FREELINGEnglish, 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]
FREERFrench
Dutch spelling of Frere (brother); another variant spelling is Frear.
FREIERGerman
Status name of the feudal system denoting a free man, as opposed to a bondsman, from an inflected form of Middle High German vri "free".
FREIERGerman
Archaic occupational name, from Middle High German, Middle Low German vrier, vriger, denoting a man who had the ceremonial duty of asking guests to a wedding.
FRENCHEnglish, 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.
FRETTEnglish
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.
FREWINEnglish
From the Middle English personal name Frewine, literally "noble or generous friend".
FREYGerman
Status name for a free man, as opposed to a bondsman or serf, in the feudal system, from Middle High German vri "free", "independent".
FREYERGerman
Variant of FREIER.
FREYJUSONIcelandic (Rare)
Means "son of FREYJA" in Icelandic
FRIEDMANUpper German (Modern), German (Swiss), Jewish
Respelling of South German and Swiss Friedmann. ... [more]
FRIEDMANNGerman, German (Swiss), Jewish
German and Swiss German from a derivative of Friedrich. ... [more]
FRIENDEnglish
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
FRISBYEnglish
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.
FRISCHGerman
Nickname for someone who was handsome, cheerful, or energetic, from Middle High German vrisch.
FRISCHJewish
Ornamental name or nickname from modern German frisch, Yiddish frish "fresh".
FRISHYiddish
Yiddish form of Frisch.
FRISTENSKYCzech, Slovak
Sugar Beet Farmer.
FRITZGerman
From the given name Fritz.
FRIZZELLEnglish (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 "decoration, ribbon").
FROGGATTEnglish
Topographical name from the village of Froggatt in Derbyshire.
FRÖHLICHGerman
It literally means "happy".
FRÖJDSwedish
Swedish cognate of FREUD.
FROMJewish
Variant of Fromm.
FROSTWelsh
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]
FROSTENDENMedieval English
"White hill" in Old English. Parish in Suffolk; later shortended to Frost.
FROUDEnglish
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).
FRUSCIANTEItalian
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]
FRUTHGerman
nickname from Middle High German vruot ‘clever’, ‘astute’
FUCCIItalian
From the plural of Fuccio, a short form of any of various personal names with a root ending in -f (as for example Rodolfo, Gandolfo) to which has been attached the hypocoristic suffix -uccio, or alternatively from a reduced form of a personal name such as Fantuccio, Feduccio.
FUENMAYORSpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
FUENSALIDASpanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
FUJIJapanese
This is a common surname, but is even more commonly attached to other to other name elements, like Fujimoto, Fujiyama, etc. It means "Wisteria" (藤).
FUJIHARAJapanese
It is a variation of Fujiwara, Fuji "Wisteria" and Hara "Plain". These different sounds are used depending on the family who possesses it.
FUJIHASHIJapanese
Fuji means "Wisteria" and Hashi means "Bridge".
FUJIIJapanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 井 (i) meaning "well".
FUJIKAWAJapanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream, brook".
FUJIKIJapanese, Popular Culture
藤 (Fuji) "Wisteria" + 木 (Ki) "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.
FUJIMORIJapanese
Means Wisteria Forest.The name is found mostly in central Japan.
FUJIMORIJapanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 森 (mori) meaning "forest".
FUJIMURAJapanese
Japanese surname meaning "wisteria village".
FUJINAKAJapanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 中 (naka) meaning "middle".
FUJINOJapanese
A Japanese surname meaning "wisteria field". It is written as 藤野 or 藤乃.
FUJINOMIYAJapanese
Fuji means "Wisteria", No means "of", and Miya means "Shrine".
FUJISAKIJapanese
From Japanese 不二咲 (fujisaki) meaning "two unblooming (flowers)".
FUJISATOJapanese
藤 (Fuji) means "Wisteria" and 里 (Sato) means "Hamlet, Village".
FUJISAWAJapanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" combined with 沢 (sawa) meaning "swamp, marsh, wetlands".
FUJIURAJapanese (Rare)
Fuji means "Wisteria" and Ura means "Bay,Beach".
FUJIWARAJapanese
Means "wisteria field" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 藤 (wisteria) and 原 (field).
FUJIYAMAJapanese
Means "wisteria mountain" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 藤 (wisteria) and 山 (mountain)
FUJIYOSHIJapanese
Fuji means "Wisteria" and Yoshi means "Lucky, Fortunate".
FUKAGAIJapanese
This might've originated in eastern Japan, because in the west, it will be pronounced "Fukatani" instead. ... [more]
FUKAMIJapanese
深 (Fuka) means "Deep" and 見 (Mi) means "View, Mindset, See".
FUKASEJapanese
From the Japanese 深 (fuka) "deep" and 瀬 (se) "riffle."
FUKUDAJapanese
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" or 副 (fuku) "accessory" and 田 (da or ta) or 多 (da or ta) "many."
FUKUHARAJapanese
From Japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "fortune" and 原 (hara) meaning "plain, field".
FUKUIZUMIJapanese
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" and 泉 (izumi) "spring," "fountain."
FUKUMOTOJapanese
Japanese: ‘blessed origin’; found in western Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands.
FUKUNAGAJapanese
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.
FUKUSHIMAJapanese
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" and 島, 嶋 or 嶌 (shima) "island."
FUKUYAMAJapanese
From Japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "happiness, good fortune" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
FUKUYOJapanese
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" or 副 (fuku) "accessory" and 與 or 与(yo) "together with."
FULBRIGHTEnglish (American)
Surname of the character, Fanny Fulbright (Also known as Numbuh 82) from the Cartoon Network original series, Codename: Kids Next Door.
FULBRIGHTGerman (Anglicized)
Americanized form of German surname Vollbrecht, composed of the elements folk ‘people’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’
FULCHEREnglish
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.
FULLERTONEnglish
Habitational name from a place in Scotland. Derived from Old English fugol "bird" and tun "settlement, enclosure".
FULTZGerman
All I know is that it's a german name
FUNGChinese (Cantonese), Taiwanese
Cantonese and Taiwanese romanization of Feng.
FUNKGerman
Derived from Middle High German vunke "spark". ... [more]
FUNKEGerman
German: variant of Funk.
FURLONGEnglish, Irish
Apparently a topographic name from Middle English furlong ‘length of a field’ (from Old English furh meaning "furro" + lang meaning "long".
FURLOWBritish/irish
the warrens came over to America on the Mayflower. they made settlements and went through the revolutionary war. the name changed to Baughman then Furlow. the furlows fought in the cival war and were slave owners... [more]
FURMANPolish, 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)... [more]
FURNESSEnglish (British)
It originated from the river in England.
FURRERGerman (Swiss)
Topographic name from the regional term furre ‘cleft in the ground’.
FURUKAWAJapanese
Furukawa is written with the characters for "Old, ancient" (古) and "River" (川). Together, this name is read as "Old River".
FURUSAWAJapanese
From the Japanese 古 (furu) "old" and 澤 or 沢 (#sawa") "swamp."
FURUSEJapanese
From the Japanese 古 (furu) "old" and 瀬 (se) "riffle."
FURUYAJapanese
This possibly means "Old, Ancient Valley".
FUSSMedieval 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.
FUTABAJapanese
Futa can mean "A Pair" or "Two" with different kanji, and Ba meaning "Leaf". Futaba is also a feminine first name.
FUTAMURAJapanese
From Japanese 二 or 双 (futa) "A Pair, Two" and 村 (mura) "Village, Hamlet".
FUTTERMANJewish
Occupational name for a furrier, from Yiddish futer "fur, fur coat" and Yiddish man "man".
FUYUKIJapanese
Fuyuki is also a first name, it most likely means "Winter Tree", written like this: 冬木.
FYFEEnglish
From the place 'Fyfe'
FYLEREnglish (American)
Americanized spelling of German Feiler.
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