Submitted Surnames Starting with F

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FRAY French, English
From the German surname FREY or the Old French given name FRAY.
FREDERICK English
Derived from the given name FREDERICK.
FREDERICKS English
Patronymic from FREDERICK.
FREDMAN Swedish, Jewish
Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements fred ‘peace’ + man ‘man’.... [more]
FREE English
Nickname or status name from Old English frēo "free(-born)", i.e. not a serf.
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]
FREER French
Dutch spelling of Frere (brother); another variant spelling is Frear.
FREIBURG German
Derives from the German words, frei, which means free, and berg, which means hill, and is the name of a city in Germany.
FREIDHOF German
Topographical name from the German Fredihof 'graveyard', 'cemetery' (from Middle Low German, Middle High German vrithof 'enclosed farmstead or courtyard', later 'cemetery').
FREIER German
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".
FREIER German
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.
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.
FRETT English
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.
FRETWELL English
Taken from the Old English "freht," meaning "augury," and "well," meaning "spring, stream."
FREWIN English
From the Middle English personal name Frewine, literally "noble or generous friend".
FREY German
Status name for a free man, as opposed to a bondsman or serf, in the feudal system, from Middle High German vri "free", "independent".
FREYER German
Variant of FREIER.
FREYJUSON Icelandic (Rare)
Means "son of FREYJA" in Icelandic
FRIEDMAN Upper German (Modern), German (Swiss), Jewish
Respelling of South German and Swiss FRIEDMANN. ... [more]
FRIEDMANN German, German (Swiss), Jewish
German and Swiss German from a derivative of FRIEDRICH. ... [more]
FRIEND English
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
FRINK Anglo-Saxon, Norman
It was a name given to a person who was referred to as being free or generous. The surname was originally derived from the Old French franc, which meant "liberal, generous." ... The surname also has origins from the Norman official title, the frank which also means free.
FRISBY English
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.
FRISCH German
Nickname for someone who was handsome, cheerful, or energetic, from Middle High German vrisch.
FRISCH Jewish
Ornamental name or nickname from modern German frisch, Yiddish frish "fresh".
FRISH Yiddish
Yiddish form of FRISCH.
FRISTENSKY Czech, Slovak
Sugar Beet Farmer.
FRITZ German
From the given name FRITZ.
FRITZEN German
Variant of FRITZ.
FRITZSCHE German
A German patronymic derived from the given name FRIEDRICH.
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 "decoration, ribbon").
FROEHNER German
Derived from Middle High German vröhner meaning "servant".
FROG English
From the English word frog which is a type of amphibian.
FROGGATT English
Topographical name from the village of Froggatt in Derbyshire.
FRÖHLICH German
It literally means "happy".
FRÖJD Swedish
Swedish cognate of FREUD.
FROLLO Literature
Meaning unknown. This was the surname of Claude Frollo, the antagonist of VICTOR HUGO’s novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
FROLOV Russian
Means "son of Frol".
FROM Jewish
Variant of FROMM.
FROM Swedish
From Swedish from "pious, devout, religious, holy".
FROST Welsh
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]
FROSTENDEN Medieval English
"White hill" in Old English. Parish in Suffolk; later shortended to Frost.
FROUD English
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).
FRUSCIANTE Italian
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]
FRUTH German
nickname from Middle High German vruot ‘clever’, ‘astute’
FUCCI Italian
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.
FUENMAYOR Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
FUENSALIDA Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
FUGLESANG Norwegian, Swedish (Rare)
Means "bird song" in Norwegian (compare German VOGELSANG).
FUJI Japanese
This is a common surname, but is even more commonly attached to other to other name elements, like FUJIMOTO, FUJIYAMA, etc... [more]
FUJIHARA Japanese
It is a variation of Fujiwara, Fuji "Wisteria" and Hara "Plain". These different sounds are used depending on the family who possesses it.
FUJIHASHI Japanese
Fuji means "Wisteria" and Hashi means "Bridge".
FUJII Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 井 (i) meaning "well".
FUJIKAWA Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 川 (kawa) meaning "river, stream, brook".
FUJIKI Japanese, Popular Culture
藤 (Fuji) means "Wisteria" and 木 (Ki) means "Tree". A notable bearer is Yusaku Fujiki, the protagonist of 'Yu-Gi-Oh!'.
FUJIMURA Japanese
Means "wisteria village", from Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 村 (mura) meaning "town, village".
FUJINAGA Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 永 (nagai) meaning "eternity".
FUJINAKA Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" and 中 (naka) meaning "middle".
FUJINO Japanese
A Japanese surname meaning "wisteria field". It is written as 藤野 or 藤乃.
FUJINOMIYA Japanese
FUJI means "Wisteria", No means "of", and MIYA means "Shrine".
FUJISAKI Japanese
From Japanese 不二咲 (fujisaki) meaning "two unblooming (flowers)".
FUJISATO Japanese
藤 (Fuji) means "Wisteria" and 里 (Sato) means "Hamlet, Village".
FUJISAWA Japanese
From Japanese 藤 (fuji) meaning "wisteria" combined with 沢 (sawa) meaning "marsh".
FUJIURA Japanese (Rare)
Fuji means "Wisteria" and Ura means "Bay,Beach".
FUJIYAMA Japanese
Means "wisteria mountain" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 藤 (wisteria) and 山 (mountain)
FUJIYOSHI Japanese
Fuji means "Wisteria" and Yoshi means "Lucky, Fortunate".
FUKAGAI Japanese
This might've originated in eastern Japan, because in the west, it will be pronounced "Fukatani" instead. ... [more]
FUKAMI Japanese
深 (Fuka) means "Deep" and 見 (Mi) means "View, Mindset, See".
FUKASE Japanese
From the Japanese 深 (fuka) "deep" and 瀬 (se) "riffle."
FUKS Yiddish
It literally means "fox".
FUKUDA Japanese
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" or 副 (fuku) "accessory" and 田 (da or ta) or 多 (da or ta) "many."
FUKUHARA Japanese
From Japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing" and 原 (hara) meaning "plain, field".
FUKUIZUMI Japanese
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" and 泉 (izumi) "spring," "fountain."
FUKUMOTO Japanese
Japanese: "blessed origin"; found in western Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands.
FUKUNAGA Japanese
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.
FUKUSHIMA Japanese
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" and 島, 嶋 or 嶌 (shima) "island."
FUKUYAMA Japanese
From Japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "happiness, good fortune" and 山 (yama) meaning "mountain, hill".
FUKUYO Japanese
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" or 副 (fuku) "accessory" and 與 or 与(yo) "together with."
FUKUZAWA Japanese
From japanese 福 (fuku) meaning "fortune" and 沢 (sawa) meaning "swamp". Other kanji combinations are possible.
FULBRIGHT German (Anglicized)
Americanized form of German surname Vollbrecht, composed of the elements folk ‘people’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’
FULCAR Spanish (Latin American)
Most common in the Dominican Republic.
FULCHER English
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.
FULLERTON English
Habitational name from a place in Scotland. Derived from Old English fugol "bird" and tun "settlement, enclosure".
FULTZ German
All I know is that it's a german name
FUNG Chinese (Cantonese), Taiwanese
Cantonese and Taiwanese romanization of FENG.
FUNK German
Derived from Middle High German vunke "spark". ... [more]
FUNKE German
German: variant of FUNK.
FURLONG English, Irish
Apparently a topographic name from Middle English furlong ‘length of a field’ (from Old English furh meaning "furro" + lang meaning "long".
FURLOW English (British), 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]
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)... [more]
FURNESS English (British)
It originated from the river in England.
FURRER German (Swiss)
Topographic name from the regional term furre ‘cleft in the ground’.
FURTH German
German transcription of FORD.
FURUKAWA Japanese
Furukawa is written with the characters for "Old, ancient" (古) and "River" (川). Together, this name is read as "Old River".
FURUSAWA Japanese
From the Japanese 古 (furu) "old" and 澤 or 沢 (#sawa") "swamp."
FURUSE Japanese
From the Japanese 古 (furu) "old" and 瀬 (se) "riffle."
FURUYA Japanese
This possibly means "Old, Ancient Valley".
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.
FUTABA Japanese
Futa can mean "A Pair" or "Two" with different kanji, and Ba meaning "Leaf". FUTABA is also a feminine first name.
FUTAMURA Japanese
From Japanese 二 or 双 (futa) "A Pair, Two" and 村 (mura) "Village, Hamlet".
FUTTERMAN Jewish
Occupational name for a furrier, from Yiddish futer "fur, fur coat" and Yiddish man "man".
FUYUKI Japanese
FUYUKI is also a first name, it most likely means "Winter Tree", written like this: 冬木.
FYFE English
From the place 'Fyfe'
FYLER English (American)
Americanized spelling of German FEILER.
FYODOROVA Russian
Feminine form of FYODOROV.
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