Submitted Surnames Starting with F

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Flett Scottish
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]
Fling Irish, English
Perhaps derived from Flynn.
Flink Swedish
From Swedish flink, an adjective for someone who is quick and accurate.
Flint English, 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.
Flo Norwegian
Famous bearers include Norwegian footballers and relatives Tore Andre, Håvard, 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.
Floarea Romanian
Means "flower" in Romanian.
Floberg Swedish, 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.
Flodgaard Danish
Danish name element gård "farmstead, yard" combined with prefix flod meaning "river".
Flodqvist Swedish
Combination of Swedish flod "river" and kvist "twig, branch".
Floerchinger German
Habitational name for someone from Flörchingen in the Saar region.
Floerke German
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]
Flood Irish
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.
Flook English
Derived from the Old Norse name Flóki.
Florea Romanian
From the given name Florea.
Florén Swedish
Combination of Latin flor "flower" and the common surname suffix -én.
Florêncio Portuguese
From the given name Florêncio
Florencio Spanish
From the given name Florencio
Florent French
From the given name Florent.
Florentin Romanian, French, German
From the given name Florentin.
Florescu Romanian
Means "son of Florea".
Florine French
From the given name Florine.
Florino Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
From the given name Florino.
Floris Dutch
"Personal name"... [more]
Florkowski Polish
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.
Floro Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
From the given name Floro.
Flower Welsh
Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Llywarch, of unexplained origin.
Flower English
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.
Flower English
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]
Flower English
Occupational name for an arrowsmith, from an agent derivative of Middle English flō ‘arrow’ (Old English flā).
Flowers English
Patronymic from Flower.
Floyde English
Variant of Floyd.
Fluellen Welsh
Anglicized form of Welsh Llewellyn.
Flute English
From the English word flute which is an instrument.
Flyte English
Means "stream" from Old English fleot.
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.
Fogel German
Variant of Vogel
Fogelström Swedish
From Swedish fågel "bird" and ström "stream".
Fogerty Irish (Anglicized)
Variant spelling of Fogarty.
Fogg Ancient Germanic
This surname appeared in Denmark during the time of the Vikings. It is believed to have Jute origin. It spread to Italy during the Roman Empire and to England as early as the 1080s, being listed in the Doomsday Book compiled by William the Conqueror... [more]
Fogle German
Variant of Vogel.
Fok Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Huo.
Fokov Russian
Means "son of Foka".
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]
Foley Irish
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.
Foligno Italian
Derived from the Latin word folium "leaf"
Folkerts German, English
Derived from the given name Folcher. See also Fulcher
Folladori Italian
It is the italian variant of the british surname WALKER.... [more]
Foltz German
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
Fomenko Ukrainian
Derived from the given name Foma.
Fomichev Russian
Variant transcription of Fomichyov.
Fomicheva Russian
Variant spelling of Fomichyova.
Fomichyov Russian
Means "son of Foma".
Fomichyova Russian
Feminine transcription of Fomichyov.
Fomov Russian
Means "son of Foka".
Fong Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Fang.
Fong Chinese
Taishanese version of Kuang
Fong Malaysian
Malaysian version of Feng, which originates from the southeast of Chang'an in Shaanxi Province.
Fong Taiwanese
Taiwanese form of Feng
Fonseka Sinhalese
Sinhalese form of Fonseca.
Fontañez Spanish
From the Latin fons meaning "fountain."
Fontecchio Italian
Habitational name from Fontecchio in Aquila province or a topographic name from a diminutive of fonte meaning "spring".
Fontenot French (Cajun)
From the Old French word "fontaine", meaning "fountain."
Foo Chinese (Hakka)
Hakka romanization of Hu.
Foody Irish
Anglicized version of ó Fuada, or 'descendent of Fuada'. It comes from the personal name 'fuad' or 'swift' but also 'rush' and 'speed'.
Foot English
Variant of Foote.
Foote English
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.
Foothill Indigenous American
Combination of "foot" and "hill".
Forbes Irish, Scottish
Comes from a Scottish place meaning "field" in Gaelic. It can also be used as a first name.... [more]
Førde Norwegian
From Old Norse fyrði dative form of fjórðr "fjord". This was the name of several farmsteads in Norway.
Forde English, Irish
Variant of Ford. This is a very common spelling in Ireland.
Fordham English
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’.
Fore English (American)
Americanized spelling of German Fahr.
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... [more]
Forgie Scottish
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.
Forlan Friulian
It's a toponymic and it means born in Cividale del Friuli (north of Italy).
Formica Italian
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]
Fornes Norwegian
Habitational name from various farmsteads in Norway named furanes or fornes.
Forren Norwegian (Rare)
Derived form the name of a farmstead in Norway named with a word meaning "hollow, gorge".
Forrest French
French and English last name
Fors Swedish
Means "rapid, small waterfall" in Swedish.
Forslöf Swedish (Rare)
Combination of Swedish fors "rapid" and löv "leaf".
Forsman Swedish
Combination of Swedish fors "rapid" (geology) and man "man".
Forster English (Anglicized), German, Jewish
English: occupational and topographic name for someone who lived or worked in a forest (see Forrest). ... [more]
Forsyth Scottish
Variant of Forsythe. Known bearers include the Scottish botanist William Forsyth (1737-1804), after whom the genus Forsythia is named, and Scottish inventor Alexander John Forsyth (1769-1843).
Forsythe Scottish, Northern Irish
This surname has two possible origins. The more accepted explanation is that it comes from the Gaelic given name Fearsithe, which means "man of peace" from the elements fear "man" and sithe "peace"... [more]
Forte Italian
Italian word for "Strong"
Fortescue French
Means 'strong shield' from French elements fort meaning "strong" and escu meaning "shield#
Fortin French
Diminutive of Fort.
Fortuna Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Means "fortune" in Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.
Fortune Scottish
Originally meant "person from Fortune", Lothian ("enclosure where pigs are kept").
Fossoyeur American
A surname meaning "Gravedigger" in French.
Fotiou Greek
Means "son of Fotios"
Fouad Arabic
From the given name Fuad.
Foucault French
Derived from the Germanic given name Folcwald, which was composed of the elements fulc "people" and wald "power, leader, ruler"... [more]
Fouch English
not sure how i can up with this but i used it for my hp professor oc
Fouche French
"people army"
Foulds English (British)
Mr. Fould-Dupont supplied the steel for the Eiffel tower. Later on, he fled to England and changed his last name from Fould-Dupont to Foulds.
Foulkes English (Anglicized, ?)
English variant spelling of Foulks.
Foulks English
English from a Norman personal name, a short form of various Germanic names formed with folk ‘people’. See also Volk.
Fountain English
Topographic name for someone who lived near a spring or well, from Middle English fontayne, "fountain".
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]
Fourie Afrikaans
Originates from French Huguenot settlers
Foust German
Foust is a name for a person who was strong and pugnacious and was derived from the Old German word "fust," which meant "fist."
Fout German
[Foust} maybe german. The Fout name can be traced back to Denmark.
Fowl English, Popular Culture
This name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and derives from the Old English pre 7th Century word fugol, "fowl", "bird", which was used as a byname and as a personal name. The medieval form of the word was the Middle English development foul, fowl(e), used as a continuation of the Old English personal name and also as a nickname for someone who in some way resembled a bird.
Foxe English
Variant of Fox
Foxwell English
Means "fox stream", from Old English fox and well(a), meaning stream.
Foxworth English
"dweller at the homestead infested by foxes." or "house of Fox" aka Foxworthy... [more]
Foxx English
Variant of Fox.
Foy French
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".
Foy Irish (Anglicized)
A different form of Fahy (from Irish Gaelic Ó Fathaigh "descendant of Fathach", a personal name probably based on Gaelic fothadh "foundation").
Foy Irish
Variant of Fee.
Føyen Norwegian
Named after a small island originally called Føyen, now known as Føynland in the Vestfold county of Norway. ... [more]
Fraga Portuguese
Fraga, also derived from the Spanish variation of the word frescas meaning "strawberries", in the Portugal it translates to "from the cliffs or cliffside"
Fraidstern Jewish (Anglicized, Rare)
Anglicized version of Freydshtern, Yiddish for "Joyful Star" literally "Joy Star".
Frain French
Topographic name for someone who lived near a prominent ash tree from Old French fraisne fresne "ash" from Latin fraxinus "ash".
Fraire Spanish
Comes from Latin frater meaning "brother".
Fraley English (American)
Anglicized/Americanized version of the German surname "Frohlich", meaning "happy" or "cheerful".
Frampton English
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]
França Portuguese
Means "France" in Portuguese.
France French
Ethnic name for an inhabitant of France, a country in Europe.
France Czech
Variant of Franc.
France Slovene
Derived from the given name France, a vernacular form of Francišek, which is ultimately from Latin Franciscus.
Francês Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of Frances.
Frances Spanish, Catalan
From Spanish and Catalan meaning "French". Denoting someone of French origin.
Francesco Italian
From the given name Francesco.
Francese Italian
Ethnic name for a Frenchman.
Franchetti Italian
Diminutive spelling of Franco.
Franchi Italian
Variant spelling of Franco.
Franchini Italian
Italian patronymic of Franchino.
Franchino Italian
Diminutive form of Franco.
Francisco Spanish, Portuguese
Derived from the given name Francisco.
Francisque French
From the given name Francisque.
Franck English, French
From the given name Franck.
Francomagaro Italian
I believe the first element is Franco, just don't know what the other element is.
Francuski Serbian
From Serbian Francuski meaning French.
Frangopoulos Greek
Means "descendant of a Frank" in Greek.
Frankel German
Variant of Frank.
Frankiewicz Polish
Michalena Frankiewicz born 1897 Lomza, Poland ... [more]
Frankland English
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]
Franks English
This surname is derived from the given name Frank.
Frankson English
This surname means "son of Frank."
Franquez Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese for "son of Franco."
Franssen Dutch
From the given name Frans and the Dutch woord zoon, meaning son.
Fränti Finnish (Rare)
Old farm name which became ones epithet and later as a surname.
Frantsuzov Russian
Derived from Russian француз (frantsuz) meaning "French, Frenchman".
Frantz German
Name given to a free man.
Franz German
Derived from "Francis".
Franzblau Jewish
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.
Franzelius Swedish (Rare), German (Rare)
Likely derived from the given name Franz.
Franzén Swedish
Combination of the given name Franz and the popular surname suffix -én, derived from Latin -enius "descendant of".
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]
Fratini Medieval Italian (Tuscan, Modern)
My understanding is that the Fratini surname originated in the Arno River Valley somewhere between Arezzo and Florence.
Fratzke German (East Prussian)
From Vras "glutton"
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.
Frederico Portuguese
From the given name Frederico.
Fredman Swedish
Combination of Swedish fred "peace" and man "man".
Fredo Italian
From the given name Fredo.
Fredric English
From the given name Fredric
Fredrickson English, Swedish (Rare)
Means "son of Fredrick", sometimes used as an Americanized spelling of Fredriksson or Fredriksen.
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.
Freitag German, Jewish
Means "Friday" in German.
Frémont French (Americanized), English (American)
Fremont is a French surname meaning Free Mountain. People include John Frémont a US Explorer and Politician who fought in the Mexican-American War to free California and many places named after him, Including Fremont, California, and Fremont Nebraska.
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.
Frenssen Flemish
From the given name Frans and the Dutch woord zoon, meaning son.
Fresh English
Probably a nickname for someone who's young.
Fresia Italian (Modern, Rare)
The surname is the 202,062nd most commonly held family name internationally It is held by around 1 in 3,535,927 people. This last name is mostly found in Europe, where 71 percent of Fresia reside; 59 percent reside in Southwestern Europe and 59 percent reside in Italic Europe... [more]
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.
Freyjusdóttir Icelandic (Rare)
Means "daughter of Freyja" in Icelandic.
Freyjuson Icelandic (Rare)
Means "son of Freyja" in Icelandic
Friar English
Denoted a member of any of certain religious orders of men, especially the four mendicant orders. (Augustinians, Carmelites, Dominicans, and Franciscans)
Frías Spanish
Taken from the city of Frías, in Spain. The name of the city is taken from the Spanish phrase aguas frías, meaning "cold waters".
Frias English
English form of Frías.
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
Fries German
Denoted someone from Frisia, an area along the coastal region of the North Sea stretching from Netherlands to Germany.
Friis Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Variant of Fries, found predominantly in Denmark.
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.