French Submitted Surnames

French names are used in France and other French-speaking regions. See also about French names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Thibert French
From the given name Thibert, the French form of Theudebert.
Thomann German, French
Variant of Thoman. It was first discovered in Germany, where it surfaced in the medieval times.
Thomet French (Swiss), German (Swiss)
Derived from a diminutive form of the given name Thomas.
Timothée French
From the given name Timothée.
Tisserand French
French for "weaver."
Tisseur French
Occupational surname meaning "weaver".
Tonnelier French
French for "cooper."
Tonnoir French, French (Belgian)
Means "thunder". Originally, a nickname given to loud men. Very rare.
Toulouse French, French (African)
Derived from the name of the city of Toulouse.
Toupin French, Breton, Norman
nickname from Old French toupin "spinning-top". in rare instances in the south probably from Old Occitan toupin "small earthenware pot" used as a metonymic occupational name for a potter.
Tournier French
French form of Turner.
Tourville French
The name Tourville is a very old, and in one case, very famous name. One of the Marshall's of France was named Anne Hilarion de Cotentin de Tourville. This reads: Anne Hilarion of/from Cotentin, Comte (Count) of Tourville... [more]
Toussaint French
Derived from the given name Toussaint, which in turn is derived from Toussaint, the French name for the Christian feast day All Saints' Day (celebrated on November 1st every year)... [more]
Towers French
1. Variant of Tower, with later -s. ... [more]
Trahan French (Cajun), Welsh
From the Welsh name Trahern, derived from the Welsh family seat Trehaverne.
Transon French
Possibly from Old French tronçon "block of wood", perhaps an occupational name for a woodcutter.
Traylor French
Assumed to mean "by the trail". May have originally been "Trouillart". Variations may include: Trail Traill Treil Trelly Teign Pentrail
Trezeguet French
Meaning uncertain, possibly an occupational name derived from Old French treize, treze meaning "thirteen" and guet (itself from Old French gué) meaning "look-out, watch, vigil"... [more]
Triomphe French
From French meaning "triumph". A nickname for a person who's successful.
Troy German, Jewish, French, Dutch
As a German and Jewish surname, it is and Anglicized form of Treu or a similar surname.... [more]
Truax French (Americanized)
An Americanized spelling of the French surname Trieux.
Trudet French
Variant of Trudel.
Trumbo French, German
French (Alsatian) form of German Trumbauer.
Tuberville French
Tuberville May be related to the surname Turbeville which is a derivation of the original de’ Turberville which derives from old French Thouberville, ville meaning town, place or residence (from Latin villa).
Tuffèri French
Possibly a variant of Tuffère or maybe derived from an Italian surname.
Turcat French, French (Quebec)
Means "Turkman"
Turcotte French, Welsh
Means "tower" in French and Welsh.
Turney English, Norman
Habitational name from places in France called Tournai, Tournay, or Tourny. All named with the pre-Roman personal name Turnus and the locative suffix -acum.
Ulysse French
From the given name Ulysse.
Upamecano French (African), Manding (Gallicized)
A very rare French surname with African roots.
Urbain French, Walloon
From the given name Urbain.
Urban English, French, German, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Hungarian, Jewish
From a medieval personal name (Latin Urbanus meaning "city dweller", a derivative of urbs meaning "town", "city").
Vachon French
French definition, cattle herder. Vashon English variant. Vaca Spanish.
Vadeboncœur French (Quebec)
From the French phrase va de bon cœur meaning "go with a good (merry) heart". This was a secondary surname, common among soldiers in colonial French Canada, which has been adopted as a principal surname.
Vaillancourt French (Quebec)
Possibly a variant of Valencourt. This is the surname of a noble family who probably lived near Willencourt.
Vaillant French
From a medieval nickname for a brave person (from Old French vaillant "brave, sturdy").
Val Spanish, French
It means valley. It comes from Britain and then moved to Aragón (Spain).
Valade French
Variant of Vallée.
Valentin German, Upper German, German (Swiss), Romansh, French, French (Quebec), Haitian Creole, Croatian, Jewish
Derived from the given name Valentin. It was sometimes adopted as a personal name by Jews.
Valère French
From the given name Valère.
Vallée French
topographic name for someone who lived in a valley from Old French valee "valley" (from Latin vallis) or a habitational name from (La) Vallée the name of several places in various parts of France... [more]
Vallera French
French: habitational name from Vallery in Yonne, once a Romano-Gallic estate, recorded in 1218 as Valerianus. The surname is also found in the British Isles and may be of Norman origin, from the same place.
Vallet French, English
French topographic name from a diminutive of Old French val "valley" (see Val ) or a habitational name from (Le) Vallet the name of several places mainly in the northern part of France and French and English occupational name for a manservant from Old French and Middle English vallet "manservant groom".
Valmont English, French
Means "Hill of the vale"
Valois French
topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, or a habitational name from any of the various places called Val(l)ois, or regional name from the district in northern France so called, which was once an independent duchy... [more]
Vangarde French
"(A soldier) in the leading edge of an army formation"
Varon French
From the old high german name Waro short form of given names with the element war "aware,cautious".
Vassar French, English
Name indicating the status of "a vassal or serf" in feudal society.
Vasseur French
From Old French vavasour meaning "subvassal", a historical term used to refer to a tenant of a baron or lord who also had tenants under him.
Vassie French, English
Meaning "playful or merry" for a cheerful person.
Vauquelin French
From the given name Vauquelin variant of Voclain.
Vaux French
French, English, and Scottish habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Vaux, from the Old French plural of val ‘valley’.
Verdé French
Possibly a Gallicized form of the Italian and Spanish surname Verde.
Verdier French, Norman, English
Occupational name for a forester. Derived from Old French verdier (from Late Latin viridarius, a derivative of viridis "green"). Also an occupational name for someone working in a garden or orchard, or a topographic name for someone living near one... [more]
Verdon French
Habitational name from a place so named, for example in Dordogne, Gironde, and Marne.
Verdun French, English (British, Rare), Spanish, Catalan
From the various locations in France called Verdun with the Gaulish elements ver vern "alder" and dun "hill fortress" and Verdú in Catalonia, English variant of Verdon
Vergan French (Huguenot)
Family history states that original name was "du Vergau" French Huguenot chased from France to Germany.
Verlaine French, French (Belgian)
Habitational name for someone from Verlaine in the province of Liège, Belgium. Paul Verlaine was a noted bearer.
Vermont French (Rare)
Derived from french, meaning "green mountain" (Vert, "green"; mont, "mountain").
Verne French, English
As a French surname refers to someone who lived where alder trees grew. While the English version can mean someone who lived where ferns grew, Verne can also mean a seller of ferns which in medieval times were used in bedding, as floor coverings and as animal feed.
Verney English, French
The surname Verney was first found in Buckinghamshire, England, when they arrived from Vernai, a parish in the arrondissement of Bayeux in Normandy.
Vernier French
Surname for a person who lived near an alder tree. Also a variant of Garnier 1 and Varnier and the eastern French form of Warner.
Veron French, Spanish
Nickname for someone with bi-colored eyes. This surname is mostly frequent in Argentina.
Verret French
From the French word verre, meaning "glass." Possibly denoting someone who worked with glass.
Verville French
variant of Vervelle, which Morlet derives from a word denoting the metal keeper or ring through which a bolt is secured.
Vial English, French
from a personal name derived from Latin Vitalis (see Vitale). The name became common in England after the Norman Conquest both in its learned form Vitalis and in the northern French form Viel.
Vianney French
The surname in origin is a variant of Viennet, a diminutive of Vien, a short form of Vivien. A famous bearer is Jean-Marie Vianney (1786-1859), a French saint.
Viard French
from the ancient Germanic personal name Withard from the elements widu "wood forest" and hard "hard".
Vicaire French
Means "vicar" in old French From Latin vicarius. French cognitive of Vicario.
Vickery French (Huguenot, Anglicized)
La Vache = having to do with cows, cow fields, cow pastures, cow barns; French Language. ... [more]
Vidrine French (Cajun)
Vidrines are French Cajuns that live mostly around south central Louisiana, towns and cities like Mamou, Eunice and Ville Platte.
Vienne French
From the location of Vienne in France.
Vienneau French
Denoted a person from Vienne, a commune in the Isère department, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France, or perhaps derived from the given name Vivien 1.
Vierge French
French form of Virgo.
Vieu French
From a place called Vieu in Ain from Latin vicus "village". French cognitive of Vico.
Vigneron French
Means "vintner" in French from vin "wine" (from Latin vinum).
Villein French
"Used in medieval England and France. Villein is another term used for the serfs in the lowest classes of the feudal system."
Violet English, French
Derived from the given name Violet (English) or a variant of Violette (French).
Violette French
Perhaps a topographic name from a diminutive of viol "path", itself a derivative of vie "way". It is more likely, however, that this name is from the secondary surname Laviolette "the violet (flower)", which was common among soldiers in French Canada.
Viray Occitan, French, Catalan
Southern French (Occitan) and Catalan variant of Occitan Verai and Veray, nickname from Occitan verai ‘honest’... [more]
Vivier French
Derived from Latin vivarium, ultimately from Latin vivus "alive". This name is locational relating to living near a fish pond.
Voisin French, English
From Old French voisin "neighbor" (Anglo-Norman French veisin) . The application is uncertain; it may either be a nickname for a "good neighbor", or for someone who used this word as a frequent term of address, or it might be a topographic name for someone who lived on a neighboring property... [more]
Vuitton French
Derived from the Old High German word "witu" and the Old English pre 7th century "widu" or "wudu", meaning a wood, and therefore occupational for one living by such a place.
Wellspeak French (Anglicized)
Anglicized version of Beauparlant.
Woodlock Irish, French, English
From an Old English personal name, Wudlac, composed of the elements wudu ‘wood’ + lac ‘play’, ‘sport’.
Wryta Norman
Old Norse Men Normans Wryta brothers fought with William The Conqueror at Battle of Hastings onto King Henry VIII granting landed, gentry, coat of arms, baronetcy, and lord title to Sir John Wright of Kelvedon Hall ESsex on 6/20/1509
Xavier English, French
Derived from the Basque place name Etxaberri meaning "the new house". This was the surname of the Jesuit priest Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552). He was a missionary to India, Japan, China, and other areas in East Asia, and he is the patron saint of the Orient and missionaries.
Xavier Portuguese, French, English
Derived from the given name Xavier.
Yatteau French (Acadian)
I was always told it was French
Yott French (Americanized)
Americanized form of French Huot (which is derived from a diminutive of the Old French personal name Hue).
Zavattari Italian, French, Spanish, Romanian
A derivation of the Old French word 'savate'... [more]
Zay French
Frenchified form of German See.