Submitted Surnames Starting with F

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Fell English, 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).
Feller English, 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.
Feller German
Habitational name for someone from a place called Feld(e) or Feld(a) in Hesse.
Fellows English
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]
Felton English
A habitation name composed of the elements feld-, meaning "field or pasture" and -tun, meaning "settlement."
Felty Upper German (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of South German Velte, from a short form of the personal name Valentin (see Valentine).
Fendrich Dutch
The surname Fendrich has its origin in Austria, and mean "flag-bearer".
Fenech Maltese
Derived from Maltese fenek meaning "rabbit", ultimately from Arabic فَنَكْ (fanak) meaning "fennec fox".
Feng Chinese
From Chinese 凤 (fèng) meaning "fenghuang", referring to a phoenix-like mythical bird in Chinese legend.
Feng Chinese
Derived from Chinese 风 (fēng) meaning "wind".
Fenimore English
From a medieval nickname meaning literally "fine love" (from Old French fin amour).
Fenley English
This surname may be:... [more]
Fenner English
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.
Fennessey Irish
An ancient Irish name. Presumed to come from the name Fionnghusa, or sometimes O'Fionnghusa.... [more]
Fenning English
Topographic name for a fen dweller, from a derivative of Old English fenn (see Fenn).
Fennoy American
Fennoy is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Fennoy family once lived near a marsh or swamp. Another name for wetlands is fen, in the Old English fenn, from which this name is derived.
Fenrich De Gjurgjenovac German
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]
Fenstermaker German
Means 'one who makes windows' in German.
Fenway English
Meaning, "through the fens," itself meaning, "through the marsh."
Fenwick English
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).
Feofanov Russian
Means "son of Feofan".
Feofilov Russian
Means "son of Feofil".
Feoktistov Russian
Means "son of Feoktist".
Ferapontov Russian
Means "son of Ferapont".
Ferdinando Italian
From the given name Ferdinando
Ferding Scandinavian
Meaning unknown.
Ferenc Hungarian
From the given name Ferenc.
Ferencz Hungarian
Derived from the given name Ferenc.
Fergus English, Scottish, Irish
From the given name Fergus.
Ferhatović Bosnian
Means "son of Ferhat".
Ferkó Hungarian
From the given name Ferkó.
Ferm Swedish
Derived from Swedish färm "quick, prompt".
Fermín Spanish
From the given name Fermín.
Fernandez Spanish (Americanized), Filipino
Unaccented form of Fernández primarily used in America and the Philippines.
Fernow German
Habitational name from a place called Fernau or Fernow.
Feronz Arabic
Variant of Feroz.
Feroz Urdu
From the given name Feroz.
Ferrand French, 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]
Ferrandin French (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]
Ferrandino Italian
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]
Ferrando Italian, 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]
Ferrante Italian
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]
Ferrantino Italian
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.
Ferrar English
The Ferrars are the Lincolnshire branch of the noble De Ferrers family. The latter having been linked to Tamworth Castle, manors in Baddesley Clinton, Tutbury Castle and the now ruined Groby Castle as well as many other estates around the UK.... [more]
Ferraris Italian (Latinized, Modern)
Variation of the italian surname "Ferrari". Means Smith but in plural.
Ferreire Celtic
It means smith. In the Gaelic languaje is gofaint or ngfaint.
Ferreiri Celtic (Latinized, Archaic)
Ferreiri or Ferreiro is a Galician surname in the north of Spain. It's a last name belonging to ancient Celtic tribes.
Ferreirous Galician (Latinized, Archaic)
Its meaning is smith. It comes from Galicia (Spain) and north of Portugal.
Ferrell Irish
Irish variant of Farrell.
Ferrers Ancient Roman
It derives from Latin, "ferrum", which means "iron". As a surname, it derives from two French villages named "Ferrieres" where iron was mined.
Ferreyre Galician
Meaning the goldsmith or the ironsmith.
Ferrier Scottish
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.
Ferrigno Italian
Derived from the adjective ferrigno meaning "made of or resembling iron" (a derivative of Latin ferrum meaning "iron"), applied as a nickname to someone who was very strong or thought to resemble the metal in some other way... [more]
Ferron French
Variant of Feron.
Ferruccio Italian
From the given name Ferruccio
Feste Literature
Feste was the fool in Twelfth Night, written by William Shakespeare.
Fett German
Nickname for a fat man, from Middle Low German vett meaning "fat".
Fett English
Nickname from Old French fait, Middle English fet meaning "suitable", "comely".
Fett Norwegian (Rare)
Derived from Old Norse fit "land, shore". This was the name of several farmsteads in Norway.
Fett Popular Culture
Last Name of Bounty hunters Jango and Boba Fett from STAR WARS.
Feuer Jewish
Ornamental name from modern German Feuer "fire".
Feuer German
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".
Feuerbacher German
Habitational name for someone from any of the places called Feuerbach.
Feuerhahn German
Feuerhahn comes from the Old High German words (fivr) meaning "fire" & (hano) meaning "cock".
Feuerschütte German (Modern)
comes from the combination of the words "Feuer" and "Schütte", which form the word "flamethrower". Surname of a Brazilian Celebrity with German Origin "Lucas Feuerschütte"
Feuerstein German
This name comes from the German feuer meaning fire, and stein meaning stone. This was a name commonly given to a blacksmith.
Feuille French
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).
Feverel English
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).
Février French
Meaning, "February."
Fey German, English, French, Danish
English: variant of Fay. ... [more]
Ffelan English
Anglisized version of the Gaelic Ó Faoláin meaning "descendent of Faolán", a given name meaning "wolf".
Ffrench English
English and Scottish:... [more]
Ffrost Medieval Welsh
Devired from the old Welsh word "Ymffrostgar", meaning a brag or boastful person. Originally spelt as "Ffrost", later changed to "Frost".
Fiadura Belarusian
Derived from an augmentative form of the Belarusian given name Fiodar.
Fialka Czech
Means ''violet'' (the flower) in Czech.
Fiander English (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.
Fibonacci Italian
A notable bearer is the mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci (1170-1240), the creator of the Fibonacci sequence.
Fichter German
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.
Fichter German (Austrian)
Habitational name deriving from places named with this word in Württemberg, Bavaria, Saxony, or Austria.
Fichtner German
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
Fielder English
Southern English from Middle English felder ‘dweller by the open country’.
Fieldhouse English
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.
Fielding English
Topographic name from an Old English felding ‘dweller in open country’.
Fieldman English
This surname most likely means, "Field Man", if it's not derived from the English words themselves.
Fiene German, 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.
Fieraru Romanian
Means "smith."
Fieri Italian
A notable bearer is American restaurateur and television host Guy Fieri (1968-).
Fifer German, American, Slovene
Americanized and Slovenian spelling of German Pfeiffer.
Fifield English
Local. Has the same signification as Manorfield. Lands held in fee or fief, for which the individual pays service or owes rent.
Figarella Corsican
It indicates familial origin near the eponymous river.
Figgis English
From a medieval nickname for a trustworthy person (from the Anglo-Norman form of Old French fichais "loyal").
Figueiredo Portuguese
Name for someone from any of various places named Figueiredo, from Portuguese figueiredo meaning "fig tree orchard".
Figuerola Catalan
It indicates familial origin within either of 4 places: Figuerola farmhouse in the nucleus of Fontanet in the municipality of Torà in the comarca of Segarra, Figuerola neighborhood in the municipality of Les Piles, the municipality of Figuerola del Camp, or Figuerola d’Orcau neighborhood in the municipality of Isona i Conca Dellà.
Figuracion Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish figuración meaning "figuration."
Fija Ryūkyū
This Ryūkyū Name has a Combination of Kanji Characters "比" meaning "Ratio", and "嘉".
Fijałkowski Polish
This indicates familial origin within the Masovian village of Fijałkowo.
Filagic Serbian, Croatian
Probably derived from the Turkish word aga. Agas were the Sultan's regents.
Filatov Russian
Means "son of Filat".
Filiberto Italian
From the given name Filiberto.
Filimon Romanian, Russian, Greek
From the given name Filimon.
Filimonov Russian
Means "son of Filimon".
Filipčić Croatian
Derived from the forename Filip.
Filipe Portuguese
From the given name Filipe.
Filipi Kurdish, Albanian
From the given name Filipî.
Filipovich Ukrainian
Patronymic from the personal name Filip.
Filippelli Italian
Means "Son of Filippo." Italian form of Phillips.
Filippo Italian
From the given name Filippo.
Filippou Greek
Means "son of Filippos".
Filkins English
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.
Fillery English
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.
Fillmore English
Of uncertain origin: it could be derived from the Norman given name Filimor, composed of the Germanic elements filu ("very") and mari or meri ("famous"), or it might be a combination of the Saxon elements fille ("abundance") and mere, a word denoting a lake or otherwise humid land.
Filo Slovak, Greek
Filo is a Slovak pet form of the personal name FILIP.... [more]
Filosa Italian
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.
Fils French
From fils "son", used to identify the younger of two bearers of the same personal name in a family.
Fils-Aimé Haitian Creole
Means "beloved son" from French fils meaning "son" and aimé "love".
Finan Irish
Means "descendant of Fionnán", anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fionnáin.
Finck English, German
From the German word for "finch" a type of bird
Fine English (?)
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’).
Fine Jewish (Anglicized)
Jewish Americanized spelling of Fein.
Finger English, 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]
Fink German, 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".
Finkelstein Jewish
Means "spark stone" from Old High German funko meaning "spark" and stein meaning "stone".
Finlayson Scottish
Patronymic from Finlay.
Finnbogasdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Finnbogi" in Icelandic.
Finnigan Irish
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.
Finnsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Finnur" in Icelandic.
Finnsson Icelandic
Means "son of Finnur" in Icelandic.
Finoña Chamorro
Chamorro for "their language/speech/talk"
Finotti Italian
Derived from the Medieval Italian given name Fino or also given to someone whose ancestors were named Delfino or Ruffino.
Finstad Norwegian
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.
Fioravanti Italian
Derived from the given name Fioravante.
Fiordelise Italian (Rare)
Derived from Italian fiordaliso "cornflower". In heraldry, however, fiordaliso is the Italian term for Fleur-de-lys, the symbol for the King of France (until the French Revolution). This surname either could have been ornamental, or could have referred to Italians loyal to the French Kingdom / Empire, even those among the king's guard.
Fiorelli Italian
The surname Fiorelli was first found in Bolgna (Latin: Bononia), the largest city and the capital of Emilia-Romagna Region. The famous University of Bolgna was founded in the 11th century, by the 13th century the student body was nearly 10,000... [more]
Fiorello Italian
From the given name Fiorello
Fiorentino Italian
From the given name Fiorentino
Fiorenzo Italian
From the given name Fiorenzo
Fiori Italian
Means "son of Fiore" in Italian.
Fiorino Italian
From the given name Fiorino.
Firman English, French
From a medieval personal name meaning "firm, resolute, strong man." Borne by early saints and bishops. First name variants Firman and Firmin... [more]
Firth English, Scottish, Welsh
English and Scottish: topographic name from Old English (ge)fyrhþe ‘woodland’ or ‘scrubland on the edge of a forest’.... [more]
Fisch German, Jewish
From German (fisch) meaning "fish".
Fischbach German
From a place called Fischbach, or a topographic name from German meaning fisch 'fish' + bach 'stream'.
Fischbein German, Jewish
Means "fish bone".
Fische German
Variant of Fisch.
Fischioni Italian (Rare)
Possibly deriving from fischiare, meaning to whistle, or from fischioni, the Italian word for widgeons.
Fischkus German
tax collector (fiscal)
Fiscus German
From Latin fiscus ‘basket’, a humanistic Latinization of the German name Korb. This is a metonymic occupational name for a basketmaker or a peddler, or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a basket... [more]
Fišer Czech, Slovak, Slovene
Czech, Slovak and Slovene form of Fischer.
Fish Medieval 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]
Fishmann German
German variant of Fishman .
Fising Anglo-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]
Fisk English (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).
Fiske English, 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.
Fitch Scottish
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
Fitzclarence Irish
Means "son of Clarence" in Anglo-Norman French.
Fitzempress History, 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.
Fitzgibbon Irish
Means "son of Gibbon" in Anglo-Norman French.
Fitzharris Irish
Means "son of Harry" in Anglo-Norman French.
Fitzhenry Irish
Means "son of Henry" in Anglo-Norman French.
Fitzhugh English
English (Northamptonshire): Anglo-Norman French patronymic (see Fitzgerald) from the personal name Hugh.
Fitzmaurice Irish
Means "son of Maurice" in Anglo-Norman French.
Fitzmorris Irish
Variant spelling of Fitzmaurice.
Fitzooth Folklore (?)
Fitzooth means "son of a nobleman". Robin Hood's real name was Robert Fitzooth.
Fitzrobert Anglo-Norman
Means "son of Robert" in Anglo-Norman French.
Fitzwalter Anglo-Norman
Means "son of Walter" in Anglo-Norman French.
Fitzwilliam Irish
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.
Fitzwilliams Irish
Means "son of William" in Anglo-Norman French.
Fiveland Norwegian (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.
Fjellström Swedish
Combination of Swedish fjäll "mountain, fell" and ström "stream, river".
Flack English
probably from Middle English flack, flak "turf", "sod" (as found in the place name Flatmoor, in Cambridgeshire), and hence perhaps an occupational name for a turf cutter.
Flaherty Irish (Anglicized)
Irish (Connacht) reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Flaithbheartaigh ‘descendant of Flaithbheartach’, a byname meaning ‘generous’, ‘hospitable’ (from flaith(eamh) ‘prince’, ‘ruler’ + beartach ‘acting’, ‘behaving’).
Flake English
Surname. Meaning, "lives by a swamp."
Flam Jewish
Ornamental name from Yiddish flam "flame".
Flamenco Spanish (Latin American)
From the name of the art form based on the various folkloric music traditions of southern Spain.
Flanders English
Given to a person who was from Flanders in the Netherlands (compare Fleming).
Flanner English
This early occupational and mainly 'midlands' English surname, is actually of pre-medieval French origins. Introduced into England at the time of the Norman Conquest of 1066, it derives from the French word flaonet meaning a 'little flan', and described a maker of patisserie or pancakes.
Flannery Irish
Appears originally in Irish Gaelic as O Flannabhra derived from flann, meaning "red", and abhra, meaning "eyebrow". First appeared in County Tipperary, Ireland.
Flash English
Means "person who lives near a pool" (Middle English flasshe "pool, marsh").
Flavigny French
French form of Flavinius. The Flavigny Abbey, in the French region of Burgundy, became famous because of the candies made by its Benedictine monks, called the anise of Flavigny... [more]
Flavinius Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman family name, probably deriving from FLAVIUS.
Flax English
Metonymic occupational name for someone who grew, sold, or treated flax for weaving into linen cloth,
Fleck English
Meaning unknown. It is used in the 2019 movie Joker as the real name of the titular character played by actor Joaquin Phoenix.
Fleckenstein German
German for "stain stone".
Fleetwood English
Means "From the town of Fleetwood, in Lancaster".
Fleig German
Nickname for a restless or insignificant person from Middle Low German vleige ‘fly’.
Fleischman German (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]
Fleisig German
"industrious"
Flenot American (South, ?)
I think this could be a French Indian name however, it may be misspelled, and I don't know the correct spelling.
Flerchinger German
Flerchinger is a name with origins from the city of Flörschingen or Flörange in the Saarland region on the French and German border.