French Submitted Surnames

French names are used in France and other French-speaking regions. See also about French names.
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ABOUT French
It is a french surname that comes from the french word 'about', meaning "an extremity of a metallic or wooden element or piece." This surname is notably born by the French novelist Edmond François Valentin About... [more]
ABREO French, Italian
Abreo or its variant Abreu comes from the French Alfred (alf = Elf; fred = conseil). The meaning is wise counselor.... [more]
ACE English, Norman, Medieval French
The surname Ace's origin is from a Norman and Old French personal name, Ace, Asse, from Germanic Frankish origin Azzo, Atso, a pet form of personal names containing adal ‘noble’ as a first element.
ACHARD French
From the given name ACHARD.
AGAR Greek, Italian, French
From the personal name AGAR
AGRESTE French
French cognate of AGRESTA.
AIMÉ Haitian Creole, French (African)
Means "loved, love" in French.
ALARIE French (Quebec)
Derived from the Visigothic given name ALARIC. This form was established in Quebec from 1681.
ALBINET French
Derived from the medieval French masculine given name Albinet, which was a diminutive (as the -et suffix indicates) of the given name ALBIN.... [more]
ALLAIRE Medieval French, French (Quebec), French (Huguenot)
Allaire is the name of a village in Northwestern France(Brittany) near Vannes. The name may have Breton origins. At least two separate branches of the family came to the New World in the 17th Century... [more]
ALLEMAN French (Cajun), Spanish (Canarian), German
From the French and Spanish word for "German". Believed to have originated in the Alsace-Lorraine region. Some holders of the name migrated to the Canary Islands and are part of the larger Isleños population that settled throughout the Americas... [more]
ALLEMAND French
Means "Germany" in French.
ALLEY English, French (Anglicized)
From a Middle English personal name, ALLI, Alleye, as forms such as Johannes filius Alli (Norfolk, 1205) make clear... [more]
ALLOR French (Quebec)
Common Canadian spelling of the French surname Allard, reflecting the French pronunciation.
ALYEA French (Huguenot)
From D'Ailly. It can be traced back to France in 1400's. The family with this last name came over to the United States, mainly on the East Coast in the 16th century as huguenot refugees.
AMAURY French
From the given name AMAURY... [more]
AMELIN Russian, French
Russian feminine counterpart is Amelina (Амелинa)
AMORY English, Norman
English from a Germanic personal name, Aimeri, composed of the elements haim ‘home’ + ric ‘power’... [more]
AMY French
From the given name AMÉ or AIMÉ.
ANDRIEUX French
From the given name ANDRÉ.
ANOUILH French
From Catalan anull, meaning "slow worm". It is originally a nickname given to a spineless and slow person. The French author Jean Anouilh is a famous bearer of this surname.
ANTOINE French
From the given name ANTOINE.
ARABIE French
Ethnic name denoting someone from Arabia or an Arabic-speaking person.
ARAGON Spanish, Catalan, French
A surname and an autonomous community of Spain.
ARBOUR French (Quebec)
Variant of HARBOUR or possibly a variant of Harbaud or HERBERT.
ARCHEAMBEAU French
The name Archambeau is derived from the Latin personal name 'Arcambaldus'. In turn the name 'Arcambaldus', is derived from the Germanic word 'Ercan', which means precious in Germanic, and 'bald', meaning bold and daring.... [more]
ARGENT French
Means 'silver' in French.
ARIES English, French
The name means either a person who worked in a fashion of the "Arras" cloth, as in the quotation "one bede Coveringe of Aries" (1562), or someone who was a former inhabitant of Arras in France, or Arras in Yorkshire; the latter being a particularly popular source of the name.
ARISTIDE Haitian Creole, French (African)
From the given name ARISTIDE. A notable bearer is Jean-Bertrand Aristide (1953-), the 37th and 39th President of Haiti.
ARMAND PILON French
Armand is the original surname, and it is a French modification from a German surname. The original being Hartmann, that spelled by a francophone becomes Armand.... [more]
ARMUIER French
French for "armorer."
AROUET French
A famous bearer was French philosopher Voltaire (1694-1778), whose birth name was François-Marie Arouet.
ARQUETTE French
From arquet meaning "little bow" or "little arch" (diminutive of arche, from Latin arcus). It was originally an occupational name for an archer, but the French word arquet(te) is also found in the sense 'market trader' (originally, perhaps, one with a stall underneath an arch)... [more]
ARSENAULT French (Acadian)
From French arsenal meaning "workshop". This is the occupational surname for someone who worked at an arsenal.
ARZUR Breton
Derived from the Breton given name of Arzhur.
AUBERJONOIS French
A French last name meaning "armourer". Actor René Murat Auberjonois is a notable bearer.
AUBIN French
From the French given name AUBIN.
AUBINE French (Rare)
Derived from the medieval French feminine given name Aubine, which was the French form of ALBINA. But in other words, you could also say that Aubine was the feminine form of AUBIN.
AUBINET French (Rare)
Derived from the medieval French masculine given name Aubinet, which was a diminutive (as the -et suffix indicates) of the given name AUBIN.... [more]
AUBUCHON French (Modern, ?)
The Aubuchon name is French, but of uncertain origin. It is probably from the patronymic prefix au + buchon, a dialect term for a woodcutter (Standard French bûcheron).
AUCLAIR French
Patronymic from the personal name CLAIR or the nickname Leclair (‘the cheerful one’): (fils) à Leclair ‘(son) of Leclair’. It has also absorbed cases of Auclerc (from LeClerc).
AUDELIN French
Variant of ODELIN, which is not to be confused with ODELÍN as it is Spanish while the other one is French, though they could have similar origins in name.
AUDET French
Southern French nickname from Gascon dialect audet "bird", variant of standard Occitan ausèl (modern French oiseau).
AUTRY English, French
A habitational name from any of the places in France named Autrey or Autry. French: from the Old French personal name Audry, from Germanic Aldric ‘ancient power’.
AYOTTE French
It means 'small hedge' or 'small woody plot of land' in Old French.
BABEL French
Either (i) from the medieval French personal name Babel, apparently adopted from that of St Babylas, a 3rd-century Christian patriarch of Antioch, the origins of which are uncertain; or (ii) an invented Jewish name based on German or Polish Babel "Babylon".
BACON English, French, Norman
An occupational surname for someone who sold pork, from Middle English and Old French bacun or bacon, meaning 'bacon', which is ultimately of Germanic origin. Can also be derived from the Germanic given names Baco, Bacco, or Bahho, from the root bag-, meaning 'to fight'... [more]
BAIN Scottish, French, English
Nickname for a hospitable person from northern Middle English beyn, bayn meaning "welcoming", "friendly".... [more]
BALLOU Haitian Creole, French (Caribbean), French
The Ballou name comes from that Medieval landscape of northwestern France known as Brittany. The name Ballou was originally derived from the family having lived in Brittany, where this distinguished family was established from ancient times... [more]
BALZAK French
Variant of BALZAC.
BARBE French
Nickname for someone with a beard, Old French barbe (Latin barba).
BARBE French
From the given name BARBE.
BARBIN French
Diminutive of BARBE.
BARBON French (Quebec)
Derived from the nickname barbon meaning "old codger" as well as referring to a "confirmed bachelor".
BARIL French
During the middle ages, when people were named after their given job, Baril was what winemakers and brewers were named. Baril simply means "Barrel" or "Keg"
BARNETTE English, French (?)
Variant of BERNET and perhaps also a variant of English BARNETT, under French influence.
BARNO Italian, Ukrainian, French, Ancient Aramaic, Russian
The surname Barno was first found in the north of Italy, especially in Tuscany. The name occasionally appears in the south, usually in forms which end in "o," but the northern forms ending in "i" are much more common... [more]
BARON English, French
From a title of nobility derived from Old French baron of uncertain origin and meaning, possibly from Frankish barō meaning "servant, man, warrior". It was used as a nickname for someone who worked for a baron or for a peasant with ideas above their station.
BARREAU French
Possibly a variant of Barreur, an agent derivative of barrer ‘to bar’, ‘to close or block off’, hence possibly an occupational name for a jailer or doorkeeper.
BARRIERE French
Occupational name for a gatekeeper, from Old French barier.
BARRINEAU French
The history of the Barrineau family goes back to the Medieval landscape of northern France, to that coastal region known as Normandy. Barrineau is a habitation name, derived from the place name Barrault, in Normandy.... [more]
BARTHÉLÉMY French
From the given name BARTHÉLÉMY.
BASCÖURT French
The Bascourt or Bascur surname is from France, from that place dates the beginning of the surname, however the French of previous centuries had no records of that surname. ... [more]
BASTIAT French
Meaning of this name is unknown. Possibly derived from SEBASTIAN The surname Bastiat was first found in Poitou, where this family held a family seat since ancient times.
BAUDELAIRE French
A French surname, coming from the word "baudelaire", which is a short, broad, and curved sword used in heraldry.
BAUDRIC French (Rare)
Derived from the medieval French given name Baudric, which was a variant form of Baldéric, the French form of Baldric.
BAUDRY French
Derived from the medieval French given name Baudry, which was a variant form of Baudric, a given name that itself was a variant form of Baldéric (see Baldric)... [more]
BAY English, French, Dutch
Derived from Middle English and Old French bay, bai and Middle Dutch bay, all meaning "reddish brown". It was originally a nickname for someone with a hair color similar to that.
BEAUCHAMP English, French
From the name of various places in France, for example in Manche and Somme, which was derived from Old French beu, bel meaning "fair, lovely" and champ, champs "field, plain".
BEAUFAY French (Rare)
In most cases, this surname is a locational surname that most likely took its name from the village of Beaufay, which is nowadays located in the Sarthe department of France. The village was called Bello Faeto, Bellofaido and Belfaidus during the Early Middle Ages, ultimately deriving its name from Latin bellus fagus (or bellum fagetum) meaning "beautiful beech tree(s)" or "beautiful beech woodland"... [more]
BEAUFOY French (Anglicized, Rare), English (Rare)
Anglicized form of BEAUFAY. Known bearers of this surname include the English astronomer and physicist Mark Beaufoy (1764-1827) and the British screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (b... [more]
BEAUNE French
Refers to Beaune, France.... [more]
BEAUREGARD French
Habitational name from any of various places in France named Beauregard for their fine view or fine aspect, for example in Ain, Dordogne, Drôme, Lot, and Puy-de-Dôme, from beau "fair, lovely" and regard "aspect, outlook".
BEAUREGARDE French
Variant of BEAUREGARD used by one of the main characters in Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" as well as its film and broadway adaptations.
BEAUSÉJOUR French (Rare)
Literally means "beautiful sojourn", derived from French beau "beautiful, nice, fine" and French séjour "sojourn, short stay". As such, this surname is most likely a locational surname, in that it originally referred to a scenic place to sojourn in... [more]
BEAUVAIS French
From French place names derived from "beautiful sight".
BECQUEREL French
A notable bearer was French scientist Henri Becquerel (1852-1908) who discovered radioactivity. A becquerel (Bq), the SI unit for radioactivity, is named after him.
BÉGON French
Probably from French béguin "(male) Beguin", referring to a member of a particular religious order active in the 13th century, and derived from the surname of Lambert le Bègue, the mid-12th-century priest responsible for starting it... [more]
BELLEGARDE French
Derived from a toponym, meaning "beautiful watch-tower, look-out".
BELLET French
Comes from a derivative of bel ‘handsome’.
BELONGER French (Quebec)
variant of French Belanger or Boulanger
BENEFIEL French (Modern, Rare)
Meaning: Bean field
BENOIT French
From the given name BENOIT.
BENWARE French
Americanized spelling of BENOIT.
BERGERON French (Cajun)
Cajun, French Canadian
BERNADOTTE French, Swedish
Possibly from the name of a historical province in Southern France named Béarn. This was originally a French non-noble surname. French general Jean Baptise Bernadotte (1763-1844) became the king of Sweden as Charles XIV John (Swedish: Karl XIV Johan) in 1818 and founded the current royal house in Sweden, House of Bernadotte.
BERNAL French, English, Dutch, Czech
Possibly a French, English, Dutch, and Czech version of BERNAL or a variant of BERNARD.
BERNER English, Norman
From the Norman personal name BERNIER from Old English beornan ‘to burn’, hence an occupational name for a burner of lime (compare German Kalkbrenner) or charcoal... [more]
BERNET French
From a pet form of Bernard.
BERNOULLI French
French patronymic surname that was derived from the first name Bernoul (which was probably derived from Bernold or Bernolf).
BÉRUBÉ French
Habitational name from some minor place named with Old French bel ru "beautiful stream", with the subsequent pleonastic addition of , variant of bel "beautiful".
BETHENCOURT French, English, Portuguese (Rare)
BETTENCOURT and Bethencourt are originally place-names in Northern France. The place-name element -court (courtyard, courtyard of a farm, farm) is typical of the French provinces, where the Frankish settlements formed an important part of the local population... [more]
BETTENCOURT French, English, Portuguese (Rare)
Bettencourt and BETHENCOURT are originally place-names in Northern France. The place-name element -court (courtyard, courtyard of a farm, farm) is typical of the French provinces, where the Frankish settlements formed an important part of the local population... [more]
BEVIER French (Germanized)
From Old French bevier, meaning "a measure of land". This was probably a nickname for someone who owned or worked such a piece of land. This surname was first found in Austria, where the name Bevier came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging medieval society.
BEY French, German, Frisian
North German and Frisian: from the Old Frisian personal name Beyo or BOY/BOYE (see BOYE).... [more]
BEYINCÉ French, Louisiana Creole
Louisiana Creole form of Boyancé.... [more]
BIHAN Breton
Bihan means small in Breton.
BILLEAUD French
From a personal name composed of the Germanic elements bil "sword" (or possibly bili "gentle") + wald "ruler".
BINETTE French (Quebec)
Altered spelling of French Binet, a short form of ROBINET, a pet form of ROBERT... [more]
BITENCOURT Portuguese (Brazilian), French (Rare), English
BITENCOURT, derives from Bittencourt, Bettencourt and Bethencourt; They are originally place-names in Northern France. The place-name element -court (courtyard, courtyard of a farm, farm) is typical of the French provinces, where the Frankish settlements formed an important part of the local population... [more]
BLACHER French
Mainly used in Southern France. Topographic name for someone who lived by an oak grove, originating in the southeastern French dialect word blache ‘oak plantation’ (said to be of Gaulish origin), originally a plantation of young trees of any kind.
BLEUZEN Breton
Derived from the feminine given name Bleuzenn.
BOB French
From the given name BOB.
BODI French
The United State Version of Bodi is an alteration of the French name Baudin. The name also has roots from Hungary.
BODIN French, English
Derived from Old French personal name BODIN or a variant spelling of BAUDOUIN.
BOIS French, German
From French bois "forest"
BOITEUX French, Breton
From a Breton nickname meaning "lame".
BOLLARD French
From a personal name composed of the Germanic elements boll "friend", "brother" + hard "hardy", "strong".
BOLLORÉ Breton
Bolloré derives from bod which means bush and lore which means laurel in Breton
BON French, Hungarian
As a French surname, it is derived from Old French bon meaning "good", or occasionally from the Latin given name BONUS (borne by a minor 3rd-century Christian saint martyred at Rome with eleven companions under the Emperor Vespasian... [more]
BONAL French
This is a surname formed from the Latin root "bonus" (= good) and the Germanic "wald" (waldan = govern). Bonwald meaning good governor.
BONAPARTE Italian (Rare), French (Rare), Judeo-Italian (Rare), American (Rare), Caribbean (Rare)
Variant and French form of BUONAPARTE. This is also a Jewish surname. A notable bearer was Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1820), who ruled as Emperor of France from 1804 through 1814 and again briefly in 1815, who was of Italian (Tuscan) ancestry... [more]
BONAVENTURE French
French cognate of BONAVENTURA
BONGARD German, French
In german a rhenish place name "Obstgarten" (orchard).... [more]
BONIN French
Variant spelling of BONNIN.
BONNEMAISON French
Literally means "good house", derived from French bonne "good" and French maison "house". As such, this surname is most likely a locational surname, in that it originally either referred to someone who lived in a good house (probably more like a mansion) or to someone who was born in (or lived in) the place Bonnemaison, which is nowadays located in the Calvados department of France... [more]
BONNIN French
Derived from a diminutive of BON, it is also found in the island of Mallorca and Turin, Italy.
BONSOR French
Bonsor is from French origin mean good day Bon soir
BONUS French, German, Dutch
Humanistic Latinization of vernacular names meaning ‘good’, for example French Lebon or Dutch de Goede
BORDEAUX French
City in France.
BORNE English, French, Dutch
1. English: variant spelling of BOURNE. ... [more]
BOSSER Breton
Bosser means butcher in Breton.
BOSSIER French
Occupational name for a cooper, from an agent derivative of Old French bosse 'barrel'.
BOSWELL French (Anglicized)
"The name Boswell is an Anglicization of the name of a French village: Boseville (Beuzeville)". This was a village of 1400 inhabitants near Yvetot, in Normandy. (from “A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames”, by Charles W. Bardsley, New York, 1901)... [more]
BOUDREAUX French
Variant of BEAUDREAU. Originated in ancient area known as Languedoc, where the family was established. Comes from having lived in Languedoc, where the name was found since the early Middle Ages.
BOULANGER French
Means "baker" in French.
BOURBON French
The Bourbons were one of the most important ruling houses of Europe . Its members were descended from Louis I, duc de Bourbon from 1327 to 1342, the grandson of the French king Louis IX (ruled 1226-70)... [more]
BOURGUIGNON French
Derived from Bourgogne, the French word for Burgundy, a historical territory and a former administrative region of east-central France. It originally denoted a person from Burgundy.
BOUVIER French
Occupational name for a herdsman, from Old French bouvier, Late Latin boviarus, a derivative of bos, genetive bovis "ox."
BOVARY French
It is the surname of the famous fictional character Emma Bovary protagonist of Gustave Flaubert's novel.
BOYER French
Means "Ox Gaurd," "Ox Leader", and/or "Boy". Origin is French.
BRAILLE French
Braille is a writing system used by people with vision impairment. It was named after its inventor LOUIS Braille (1809-1852).
BRANCHE French
From Old French branche meaning ‘branch’ (which is from Late Latin branca meaning ‘foot’, ‘paw’), the application of which as a surname is not clear. Compare BRANCH.
BRAQUE French
Surname of cubist artist Georges Braque.
BRASHEAR French (Anglicized)
Americanized spelling of French BRASSEUR or Brassier "brewer."
BRASSEUR French
French and English (of both Norman and Huguenot origin): occupational name for a brewer, from Old French brasser ‘to brew’. See also BRASHER.
BREAUX French (Cajun)
Originally from the region of Poitou.
BREMONT French
A variant of BREMOND.
BRESSON French
From a pet form of the personal name Brès (see BRICE).
BRETON French, English
French and English: ethnic name for a Breton, from Old French bret (oblique case breton) (see BRETT).
BREVARD French
French: nickname from Old French bref ‘small’ + the derogatory suffix -ard.... [more]
BRIAN Irish, English, French
1) Variant spelling of BRYAN. ... [more]
BRIAND French
Variant of BRIAN.
BROSSEAU French
Derived from a diminutive of BRUSSE.
BROUSSEAU French
Southern French variant of BROSSEAU.
BRUNEAU French
Derived from a diminutive form of French brun "brown", a nickname for a person with brown hair or skin.
BRUNETTE French (Quebec)
Variant of Brunet, reflecting the French Canadian pattern of pronouncing the final -t, which is not pronounced in metropolitan French.
BRUNS French
Bruns was first found in Poitou where this noble family held a family seat since ancient times. The Bruns surname derives from the French word "brun," meaning "brown"; possibly a nickname for someone who habitually dressed in the color brown.
BRUSSE French
Topographic name for someone living in a scrubby area of country, from Old French broce meaning "brushwood, scrub". It is also occupational name for a brush maker, from Old French brusse meaning "brush".
BRUSSEAU French (Anglicized)
Probably an Americanized spelling of BROUSSEAU.
BUFORD English, French (Anglicized)
English: most probably a variant of BEAUFORT.... [more]
BUNCE Norman
Meaning "good" person in old french. Also means "bain"(exeptionaly tall) in old english
BUR Swiss, Low German, Czech, French
Swiss and North German variant of BAUER. ... [more]
BURNETTE French
Descriptive nickname from Old French burnete ‘brown’ (see BURNETT). Possibly also a reduced form of Buronet, from a diminutive of Old French buron ‘hut’, ‘shack’.
CABANISS French
Variant spelling of Cabanis, a habitational name from any of various places in Gard named Cabanis, from Late Latin capannis ‘at the huts’, ablative plural of capanna 'hut'... [more]
CADEROUSSE French, Literature
A character in the classic novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. In the novel, Caderousse is a tailor and inkeeper who aids in the arrest of Dantès.
CADILLAC French
From the name of a city in France, of origin I am not sure of (anyone who knows the name's etymology edit this). This is most notably the name of the car company of the same name, named after Detroit, Michigan founder Antoine de la Mothe, Sieur de Cadillac.
CAINE French, English
Originally from a French derogatory nickname for someone with a bad temper.
CAMPION Norman, French
English (of Norman origin) and French: status name for a professional champion (see CHAMPION, KEMP), from the Norman French form campion.
CAMUS French
Means "flat-nosed" in French.
CANADA French, English
It derives from the Middle English "cane", a development of the Old French "cane", meaning cane, reed.
CANTELOUP French
Name of several places in France. The surname means "Song of the Wolf" from canta and loup as in "place where the wolves howl".
CAPON French
A name for a person who worked as a poultry farmer.
CARAMELLE French
Name given to a chalumeau player, derived from the old French chalemel, calamel or chalemie, which in turn were derived from the Latin word calamus meaning "reed". Italian variations of the surname are: CARAMELLA, Caramelli, Caramello (diminutive: Caramellino) and Caramelo.
CARLIN French
From a pet form of CHARLES.
CARRE French
French (Carré): from Old French carré "square", applied as a nickname for a squat, thickset man.
CARREL French
French: from Old French quar(r)el ‘bolt (for a crossbow)’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of crossbow bolts or a nickname for a short, stout man. The word also meant ‘paving slab’, and so it could also have been a metonymic occupational name for a street layer... [more]
CARTIER French, Norman
Original Norman French form of CARTER. A notable bearer was Breton-French explorer Jacques Cartier (1491-1557), who is known for discovering the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
CARVILLE French, Irish
As a French location name it comes from a settlement in Normandy. As an Irish name it derives from a word for "warrior".
CASANABE French
CASANABE is a French name meaning New house.
CASE French
Case. A hut, a hovel.
CASSATT French
Origin uncertain. This is not known as a surname in Britain. It may be an Americanized form of a French name such as Casault.
CASSE French
Means "oak" in Gallo-Roman
CASSEL English, French, German
A surname derived from the Latin military term castellum "watchtower, fort". A variant spelling of the word castle. Denoted someone hailing from the commune of Cassel in the Nord départment in northern France or the city of Kassel (spelled Cassel until 1928) in Germany... [more]
CASTAIGNÈDE French
Stéphane Castaignède is a French rugby player and coach.... [more]
CASTILLE French
Regional name for someone from Castile in central Spain (see CASTILLA).
CASTILLON French
means "castle"
CATTELL Anglo-Saxon, French, Ancient Scandinavian
Originated in Scandinavia as a patronym of the first name Thurkettle, a derivative of the Olde Norse name Arnkell, which is composed of arn meaning "eagle" and ketil meaning "a helmet" or "a helmeted warrior" as well as "cauldron", but helmet is the more likely translation... [more]
CAVE Norman, French, English
A name of various possible origins. As a Norman French name Cave can mean "bald" from cauf or it can mean "worker in a wine cellar" or "one who dwelt in or near a cave". As an English name Cave refers to a Yorkshire river whose fast current inspired the name meaning "swift".
CÉCIRE Norman
Derived from the feminine name Cécile.
CELLIER French
Means "storeroom" in French.
CERFBEER French, Jewish
Combination of the Medieval French and Jewish given names CERF and Beer.
CÉSAIRE French, Haitian Creole
From the given name CÉSAIRE. A notable bearer was Aimé Césaire (1913-2008), a Martiniquais politician and writer.
CHABOT French
From chabot ‘bull-head’, a species of fish with a large head, hence a nickname for someone with a big head and a small body.
CHALAMET French
Nickname for someone who played the reed or an occupational name for seller of torches, from a regional form of Old French chalemel meaning "reed" or "blowtorch". A notable bearer is American actor Timothée Chalamet (1995-).
CHALLONER French, Welsh
Derived from a town in France of the same name. This family derive their origin from Macloy Crum, of the line of chiefs in Wales, who resided several years in Challoner.
CHAMBON French
A very popular last name in France.
CHAMPIN French
It is the french form of Chapman
CHAMPLAIN French
Name given to those who live in or around fields. Known barrer of the name is Samuel de Champlain who founded Quebec, Canada and after whom the lake is named.
CHAPEL French
Occupational name for a maker of cloaks or a nickname for a person who wore a distinctive cloak, from a diminutive of Old French chape meaning "cape, cloak".
CHAPIN French, Spanish
From a reduced form of French eschapin or Spanish chapín, a term for a light (woman's) shoe; perhaps a nickname for someone who habitually wore this type of footwear or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker.
CHAPPELL French
Middle English and Old French for one associated with or living near a chapel.
CHARDIN French
Meaning uncertain, possibly of Norman origin.
CHARISSE French
Of unknown meaning. It was used as a given name in honour of American actress and dancer Cyd Charisse (1921-2008).
CHARLOTTE French, English
From the feminine given name CHARLOTTE.
CHARMIAN English, French
from the given name CHARMIAN
CHARRETIER French
French form of CARTER.
CHARRUE French
French for "cartwright."
CHASE French
Topographic name for someone who lived in or by a house, probably the occupier of the most distinguished house in the village, from a southern derivative of Latin casa "hut, cottage, cabin".
CHASTANG French
Derived from Olde French castanh meaning "chestnut". Possibly a location or occupation name.
CHAUX French
French / Switzerland.... [more]
CHÉNIER French
French surname which indicated one who lived in an oak wood or near a conspicuous oak tree, derived from Old French chesne "oak" (Late Latin caxinus). In some cases it may be from a Louisiana dialectical term referring to "an area of shrub oak growing in sandy soil" (i.e., "beach ridge, usually composed of sand-sized material resting on clay or mud... [more]
CHENIER French (Cajun)
A sandy or shelly beach. Derived from the French word for wood, “chêne,” meaning oak.
CHOPIN French
French and English: nickname for a heavy drinker, from Old French chopine, a large liquid measure (from Middle Low German schopen "ladle"). The derived Old French verb chopiner has the sense 'to tipple’, ‘to drink to excess’... [more]
CHOQUETTE French
Altered spelling of French Choquet, a Picard form of Old French soquet, which was the term for a tax on wines and foodstuffs, hence a metonymic occupational name for a collector of such taxes.
CHRYSANTHE French
From the Greek Χρύσανθος (Chrysanthos), meaning "golden flower". This surname was first given to children found on October 25, the feast day of Saint CHRYSANTHOS.
CLAIR French
From the given name CLAIR.
CLAUDE French
From the first name CLAUDE.
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