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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]
Dutch spelling of Frere (brother); another variant spelling is Frear.
Derives from the German words, frei, which means free, and berg, which means hill, and is the name of a city in Germany.
Topographical name from the German Fredihof 'graveyard', 'cemetery' (from Middle Low German, Middle High German vrithof 'enclosed farmstead or courtyard', later 'cemetery').
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.
Taken from the Old English "freht," meaning "augury," and "well," meaning "spring, stream."
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
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.
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
Derived from Middle High German vröhner
From the English word frog
which is a type of amphibian.
Topographical name from the village of Froggatt in Derbyshire.
Meaning unknown. This was the surname of Claude Frollo, the antagonist of VICTOR HUGO
’s novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
From Swedish from
"pious, devout, religious, holy".
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’
From the plural of Fuccio
, a short form of any of various personal names with a root ending in -f
(as for example Rodolfo
) to which has been attached the hypocoristic suffix -uccio
, or alternatively from a reduced form of a personal name such as Fantuccio
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Riojan municipality.
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
It is a variation of Fujiwara, Fuji "Wisteria" and Hara "Plain". These different sounds are used depending on the family who possesses it.
From Japanese 藤 (fuji
) meaning "wisteria" and 井 (i
) meaning "well".
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!'.
Means "wisteria village", from Japanese 藤 (fuji)
meaning "wisteria" and 村 (mura)
meaning "town, village".
From Japanese 藤 (fuji)
meaning "wisteria" and 中 (naka)
A Japanese surname meaning "wisteria field". It is written as 藤野 or 藤乃.
From Japanese 不二咲 (fujisaki
) meaning "two unblooming (flowers)".
藤 (Fuji) means "Wisteria" and 里 (Sato) means "Hamlet, Village".
Means "wisteria mountain" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 藤 (wisteria) and 山 (mountain)
This might've originated in eastern Japan, because in the west, it will be pronounced "Fukatani" instead. ... [more]
深 (Fuka) means "Deep" and 見 (Mi) means "View, Mindset, See".
From the Japanese 福 (fuku
) "fortune" or 副 (fuku
) "accessory" and 田 (da
) or 多 (da
From Japanese 福 (fuku)
meaning "happiness, good fortune, blessing" 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 "happiness, good fortune" and 山 (yama)
meaning "mountain, hill".
From the Japanese 福 (fuku) "fortune" or 副 (fuku) "accessory" and 與 or 与(yo) "together with."
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’
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".
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
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.
Futa can mean "A Pair" or "Two" with different kanji, and Ba meaning "Leaf". FUTABA
is also a feminine first name.
From Japanese 二 or 双 (futa) "A Pair, Two" and 村 (mura) "Village, Hamlet".
Occupational name for a furrier, from Yiddish futer
"fur, fur coat" and Yiddish man
is also a first name, it most likely means "Winter Tree", written like this: 冬木.