French (Swiss) Submitted Surnames

These names are a subset of French names used more often in French-speaking regions of Switzerland. See also about French Names.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Bellon French (Swiss)
Derived from the given name Apollonius.
Collet French, French (Huguenot), French (Swiss), Romansh
Derived from a diminutive of French Colle, itself a diminutive of Nicholas.
Denier French, French (Swiss), English, English (British, Rare)
from Old French denier (from Latin denarius) "penny" originally the name of a copper coin or penny later a term for money in general hence probably an occupational name for a moneyer or minter... [more]
Grandjean French, French (Swiss)
Derived from French grand meaning "tall, large" and the given name Jean 1, hence possibly a nickname for a tall or large person.
Grisel French, French (Swiss)
Derived from the Old French adjective grisel, a variant of gris meaning "grey". It was a nickname for a person with grey hair a grey complexion or who habitually wore grey.
Maire French (Swiss)
French Swiss surname ... [more]
Morand French, French (Swiss)
from the medieval Latin personal name Maurandus Morandus derived from Maurus "Mauritanian Moor" and the suffix -andus (following the pattern of names formed from a verbal noun such as Amandus) or shortened from Moderandus which appears to be Latin for "he who is (able) to be guided"... [more]
Piaget French (Swiss)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. This name was borne by Jean Piaget (1896-1980), a Swiss child psychologist noted for his studies of intellectual and cognitive development in children.
Seydoux French, French (Swiss), Occitan
Derived from the Germanic names Sedulius, Sedulfus or Segedolfus. Another theory suggests Occitan roots; it might be an occupational name for someone who worked with silk, derived from Occitan sedós meaning "silky, soft"... [more]
Thomet French (Swiss), German (Swiss)
Derived from a diminutive form of the given name Thomas.