French Submitted Surnames

French names are used in France and other French-speaking regions. See also about French names.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Huette French
French variant of Huet.
Hugo French
Victor Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He was also the writer of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and 'Les Misérables'.
Hugues French
From the given name Hugues.
Huguet French, Catalan
From a diminutive of Hugo.
Humbert German, Dutch, French
From a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hun "Hun, giant" or hun "bear cub" and berht "bright, famous". This was particularly popular in the Netherlands and North Germany during the Middle Ages as a result of the fame of a 7th-century St... [more]
Huot English, French
Variant of Huet.
Hurrell English, Norman
English (of Norman origin) from a derivative of Old French hurer ‘to bristle or ruffle’, ‘to stand on end’ (see Huron).
Husson French
From a pet form of Hue a variant of Hugues.
Huval French (Cajun)
The Huval name has historically been labeled German or Acadian (Cajun), however, recently more information has been discovered that shows the Huvals came directly from France.... [more]
Hyppolite French, French (Caribbean)
From the given name Hyppolite, variant of Hippolyte.
Iles English (British), French
English (mainly Somerset and Gloucestershire): topographic name from Anglo-Norman French isle ‘island’ (Latin insula) or a habitational name from a place in England or northern France named with this element.
Imbert French
From the medieval French personal name Imbert, of Germanic origin and meaning literally "vast-bright".
Isaac Jewish, English, Welsh, French
Derived from the given name Isaac.
Isabelle French, English
From the given name Isabelle.
Isabeth French
A matronym derived from the given name Élisabeth/Elisabeth.
Iselle French
Frenchified forms of Iseli, a Swiss German variant of Eisele.... [more]
Isidore French
From the given name Isidore.
Jacot French
Variant spelling of Jacquot.
Jacqueman French
Jacquemin French
From a pet form of the given name Jacques.
Jacquot French
From the given name Jacquot, a diminutive of Jacques.
Jade English, French
From the given name Jade. It could also indicate someone with jade green eyes.
Janisse French
Possibly a respelling of French Janisset, from a pet form of Jan, a variant spelling of Jean, French equivalent of John.
Japon Filipino, Spanish, French
Ethnic name or regional name for someone from Japan or who had connections with Japan.
Jardel French
Of debated origin and meaning; theories include a derivation from Old French jardel, a diminutive of jard (jardin in Modern French), meaning "garden".
Jardin French, English
Derived from Old French jardin meaning "enclosure, garden", hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a garden or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked as a gardener.
Jarman Norman, English
English surname of Norman origin, derived from the French given name Germain.
Jary French
Jay English, French
Nickname from Middle English, Old French jay(e), gai "jay (the bird)", probably referring to an idle chatterer or a showy person, although the jay was also noted for its thieving habits.
Jean-baptiste Haitian Creole, French
From the French given name Jean-Baptiste.
Jeanmarie French (Americanized)
Variant of French Jean-Marie, from the given name Jean-Marie.
Jeanne French
From the feminine given name Jeanne.
Jeannot French
From the given name Jeannot, a French diminutive of Jean 1.
Jeanpetit French
Means "little Jean" from Old French petit "small" and the given name Jean 1, originally a nickname for a small man called Jean (or applied ironically to a large man), or a distinguishing epithet for the younger of two men named Jean.... [more]
Jeaume French (Rare)
Variant form of the patronymic surname of Jaume.
Jehan French, Breton
From the medieval given name Jehan.
Jere French
Derived from the personal name Jerome, which is derived from the Greek name Hieronymos, meaning “sacred name.” Jerome was a saint who was known for translating the Bible into Latin.
Jesús Spanish, Catalan, Occitan, French
From the given name Jesús.
Jeter French (Huguenot), German
Jeter is a French and German surname. It is the last name of former New York Yankees baseball player, Derek Jeter. It's also the last name of Carmelita Jeter, an American sprinter who specializes in the 100 meter sprint.
Jeter Sugg French (Modern)
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Jeune French, Haitian Creole
Derived from the French word jeune "young" (from Latin iuvenis). It found more common in Haiti... [more]
Joachim German, French, Polish
From the given name Joachim
Job English, French, German, Hungarian
English, French, German, and Hungarian from the personal name Iyov or Job, borne by a Biblical character, the central figure in the Book of Job, who was tormented by God and yet refused to forswear Him... [more]
Joffé French, Jewish
French form of Joffe.
Joffre French
Derived from the medieval personal name Gautfred.
Jolicoeur French (Quebec), Haitian Creole
From Old French joli "joyful, cheerful" and cuer "heart". It was originally a nickname for a cheerful person. This was a frequent French Canadian secondary surname (or dit name).
Jolie French
Variant of Joly and Jolly.
Joliet French
From French Jolie "pretty one" and the popular suffix -et "little" meaning "pretty little one."
José Spanish, Portuguese, French
Derived from the given name José.
Jourdain French
From the given name Jourdain.
Jourdine French, English
English and French variant of Jordan 1.
Juillet French
Means "July" in French.
Juin French
Derived from French juin meaning "June", perhaps indicating a person who was baptized in that month.
Jules French
From a personal name (Latin Julius). The name was borne in the Middle Ages in honor of various minor Christian saints.
Juncker German, Danish, French
Meaning "young nobleman" in German and Danish.
Juneau French
A nickname for someone who is "young"
Jupin French
from a diminutive of Old French jupe a term denoting a long woolen garment hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller (or a nickname for a wearer) of such garments. This word ultimately derives from Arabic.
Justin French, English, Slovene
From a medieval personal name, Latin Justinus, a derivative of Justus.
Kellner German, Dutch, Jewish, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Hungarian, French
German, Dutch and Jewish (Ashkenazic) occupational or status name from the Middle Low German kelner, the Middle High German kelnære, the Middle Dutch kel(le)nare and the German kellner#, all meaning "cellarman"... [more]
Kerbow French
Possibly derived from the French word 'corbeau', meaning "raven".
Kergoat Breton, French
From Breton ker "Village" or "Area" and koad "Woods".
Kerouac French (Quebec)
Variant form of Kirouac. This name was borne by the American novelist and poet Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), who was a pioneer of the Beat Generation, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg.
Kippenberger German, French, Scottish
Mainly means "Shepard".
Kirouac French (Quebec)
From an unidentified place name in Brittany, France, derived from Breton kaer, caer, ker meaning "fortified settlement" and an unknown given name.
Labeau French
Variant of Lebeaux.
Label French
Variant of Labelle.
Labeouf French (Cajun)
Meaning unknown. A famous bearer is American actor Shia LaBeouf (1986-present).
Labonté French (Quebec), Haitian Creole, Mauritian Creole
From French la bonté meaning "(the) kindness, (the) goodness", originally used as a soldier's name and perhaps also as a nickname for a benevolent person. This surname is rare in France.
Laborde French
Derived from the French word borde meaning "small farm" (from Frankish bord meaning "plank") with the definite article la. This is an occupational surname for a tenant farmer.
Labossiere French
Norman habitational name from a common village name La Boissière, meaning 'wooded area', from bois 'wood'. possibly a metronymic, from a feminine derivative of Bossier 'cooper', denoting the 'wife of the cooper'.
Labrie French
Topographic name from l’abri meaning "the shelter", or a habitational name from a place named with this word.
LaBrie French
Referred to a person who came from various places named Brie in France, for example Brie-sous-Matha, a commune in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in southwestern France.
Lacasse French
Means "box maker"
Lackyard French (Anglicized)
Anglicized version of French surname, Lacaillade.
Lacombe French
French (western and southwestern): topographic name for someone living in or near a ravine, from la combe ‘the ravine’ (a word of Gaulish origin, related to English Combe).... [more]
Lacour French
topographic or occupational name for someone who lived at or was employed at a manorial court (see also Court).
Ladouceur French
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Lafayette French
The name of Marquis de Lafayette; a famous French man during the revolutionary war.
Lafitte French
French: topographic name for someone who lived near a boundary mark, Old French fitte (Late Latin fixta petra ‘fixed stone’, from the past participle of figere ‘to fix or fasten’), or habitational name from any of several places in western France named with this word
Laflamme French (Quebec)
Means "The Flame" in French.
Laflash French (Quebec, Anglicized)
Anglicization of the name "Richer dit Laflèche." Richer comes from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ric ‘power(ful)’ + hari, heri ‘army.' Laflèche is a reference to La Flèche, a town in historical Anjou, France... [more]
Laflèche French (Quebec)
A French-Canadian secondary surname from "Richer dit Laflèche," used independently since 1746. Laflèche is derived from the French town of La Flèche, in the former province of Anjou.
Lafleur French, French (Caribbean)
from la fleur "the flower" used as a soldier's name and also as a servant's name; it was one of the most common nicknames (noms de guerre) among French soldiers.
Lafont French
topographic name for someone living near a spring or well a variant of Font with fused feminine definite article la.
Lafontaine French
Means" The fountain" in French.
La Forge French
This is my Grandmother's maiden name
Laframboise French, French (Quebec)
Derived from La Framboisière, a commune in the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.
Lafrenière French
Topographic name derived from French frenière meaning "place of ash trees". It is often Americanised as Freeman.
Lagarde French
Habitational name from Lagarde or La Garde names of several places in various parts of France named in Old French with garde "watch protection" (see Garde).
Lagasse French
French: nickname from Old French agace, agasse ‘magpie’ + the definite article l’.
Lagrange French
French: topographic name for someone who lived by a granary, a variant of Grange, with the definite article la.
Laguerre French
Nickname for a belligerent person or a valiant soldier from old French guerre "war" (from Latin werra) with fused article la.
Lahaie French
Locational name for someone who lived near a hedge or large bush, from old French "La" the and "Haie" hedge.
Lahaye French, Walloon
topographic name with the definite article la from Old French haye "hedge" (see Haye ) or a habitational name from La Haye the name of several places in various parts of France and in Belgium (Wallonia) named with this word... [more]
Laîné French
distinguishing epithet from French l'aîné "the eldest (son)", used to identify the older of two bearers of the same name in a family.
Lajoie French
From a nickname for a happy cheerful person from joie "joy" with fused feminine definite article la.
Lalaurie French (Cajun)
A French surname meaning "the laurel".
La Liveres French
Means 'the books' in French
Lalonde French
Habitational name from any of various places in Normandy called La Londe, from the French feminine definite article la combined with Old Norse lundr meaning "grove".
Lamarche French
French: topographic name or habitational name, a variant of LaMarque.
Lamarr French, English
Variant form of Lamar.
Lambers French
Means "illustrious land", variant of Lambert
Lambillotte French (Modern)
Currently, a common name in Wallonia, Belgium with some descendants in USA. Believed to be derived from three terms..."lamb" "ill" "otte". The first term has remained unchanged from early Germanic term; the second is latin for "of the" and the third a dimiuative or feminine form suffix... [more]
L'amoreaux French
French surname meaning "The Lovers"
Lamoree French
From the nickname "the loved one" derived from the French word amour meaning "love" from (Latin amor).
Lamour French
From Old French l'amour "(the) friendship bond" used as a nickname for a kindly individual derived from the French word amour "love" (from Latin amor).
Lamoureaux French
Means "the lover" in French. It would be the nickname of an amorous person.
Lande French, Norwegian, Jewish
French: topographic name for someone living on a heath, lande (from Gaulish landa ‘space’, ‘land’), or a habitational name from any of numerous minor places named La Lande from this word.... [more]
Landon French
From the given name Landon the French cognitive of Lando.
Landry French, English
From the Germanic personal name Landric, a compound of land "land" and ric "powerful, ruler".
Langevin French
From French l'Angevin meaning "the Angevin", denoting a person from the French province of Anjou.
Lanier French, English
Occupational name designating one who worked in the wool trade (see Lane 2), derived from Old French lanier (ultimately from laine) meaning "wool", or for a keeper of donkeys, from Old French asnier literally "donkey keeper, donkey driver"... [more]
Lannoy French, Walloon, Flemish
From the various locations in northern France and Belgium called Lannoy. Variant of Delannoy.
Lansdowne French, English
The first marquis lansdowne, land owners for there lords and farmers also know as tenants.
Lanthier French
From the given name Lantier derived from German elements Land "land" and Hari "army".
Lapin French
Means "Rabbit" in French.
Laporte French
Topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a fortified town (and often was in charge of them; thus in part a metonymic occupational name), from Old French porte "gateway", "entrance" (from Latin porta, "door", "entrance"), with the definite article la... [more]
Large French, English
Originally a nickname derived from Middle English and Old French large "generous".
Larivière French (Modern)
From the region of Bourgoigne, in France, meaning 'the river'. The name is likely a topographic reference to the physical location, likely a river in this case.
Larose French
Topographic name for someone who lived at a place where wild roses grew; or a habitational name from a town house bearing the sign of a rose. It may also have been a nickname for a man with a ‘rosy’ complexion, as well as a nickname of a soldier... [more]
Larouche French (Quebec)
After any of the various locations called La Rouche in France.
Lasalle French
1. French: local name or occupational name for someone who lived or worked at a manor house, from Old French sal(e) ‘hall’ (modern French salle; see also Sale), with the definite article la... [more]
Lascelles French
French location name from Lacelle in Orne, northern France and referring to "small rooms or cells inhabited by monks".
Latendresse French
From Letendre, thus meaning "tenderness".
Latour French
Either a topographic name for someone who lived near a tower usually a defensive fortification or watchtower from Old French tūr "tower"; or a habitational name from any of various places called Latour or La Tour named with this word.
Latulippe French (Quebec, Modern)
Means "the tulip" in French.
Laurence English, French
From the given name Laurence.
Laurencot French
Likely from a given name that was a diminutive of Laurence 2.
Laurie French
Habitational name from a place in Cantal derived from Latin laurus "laurel" with the suffix -ea.
Lavalle French
means "of the valley" in english.
Laveau French (Cajun)
A Cajun surname meaning "the calf".
Lavelle French
From Old French val "valley".... [more]
Lavely French (Anglicized, ?)
Possibly an English variant of Lavallée.
Laverdière French
Habitational name from various places named La Verdière in France, or a variant of the name Leverdier (see Verdier).
Laverdiere French (Quebec)
Said to be a locational or occupational name related to land and greenery. Related to the Cauchons, descended from Quebec. A noble Paris woman was sent to Quebec for marriage in the 17th century.
Laverdure French
From the French place name La Verdure meaning "greenness, greenery".
Lavie French
Dialectal variant of French voie "way, road", ultimately from Latin via "road, street, path", combined with the French feminine article la.
Laviolette French, French (Quebec), French (Acadian)
A secondary surname, associated with some forty family names in Canada and also used independently since 1698, a nickname from the flower violette ‘violet’, with the definite article la. In feudal France it was a name given to soldiers and domestic servants.
Lazalier French
Comes directly from the last name "Larzelere"
Lebleu French
From French bleu "blue" with the masculine element le from a nickname for someone who wore blue clothes with blue eyes or a person with a bluish complexion.
LeBoeuf French
Nickname for a powerfully built man, derived from French boeuf meaning "bull", with the definite article le. In some cases it may have been originally a metonymic occupational name for a herdsman.
Lebon French
Approbatory (or ironic) nickname from le bon "the good" a variant of Bon with fused masculine definite article le.
Le Borgne French
Means "the one-eyed" in French.
Leborgne French
Variant spelling of Le Borgne.
Le Breton French
Describes someone from the French region Breton.
Lechat French
Means "The Cat" in French.
Lecocq French
Means ‘the rooster’.
Lecomte French
Nickname for someone in the service of a count or for someone who behaved pretentiously from Old French elements conte cunte "count" with fused masculine definite article le. Variant of Lecompte and Comte.
Leconte French
from the Old French title of rank conte ‘count’, an occupational name for a servant in the household of a count or who was one.
Lecoq French
Coq means rooster or fowl
Lecourt French
Means "the short" in French.
Ledger English, Norman, French, Dutch
English: from a Norman personal name, Leodegar, Old French Legier, of Germanic origin, composed of the elements liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ + gar, ger ‘spear’... [more]
Ledoux French
Means "the amiable" from French doux meaning "sweet, soft, gentle".
Leduc French, Breton
From the Old French title of rank duc "duke" (from Latin dux "leader" genitive ducis) with the French masculine definite article le used as a nickname for someone who gave himself airs and graces or else as a metonymic occupational name for a servant employed in a ducal household.
Lefils French, Haitian Creole
Derived from French le "the" and fils "son". This was originally a nickname to distinguish a son from his father with the same given name.
Lefort French, Walloon
Either a nickname from French le fort "the strong" (see Fort ). It is also found in Germany where it is probably of Alsatian origin (compare Lefor ) and in Haiti where it most likely originates from the nickname Lefort... [more]
Lefrançois French
From the given name François. It may also mean "the Frenchman", probably used to denote someone who came from the region of Île de France in France.
Le Gall French
From a nickname which means “the Gaul”.
Legault Norman (Gallicized)
From the French "le Gaul," meaning simply "the Gaul." Gaul refers to the northern part of modern-day France.
Legendre French
relationship name from Old French gendre "son-in-law" (from Latin gener) with fused masculine definite article le.
Léger French, French (Cajun)
From the Old German name Leodegar, meaning "people spear."
Le Guet French
Variant of Guet with the article le "the".
Lejeune French, Walloon
Surname meaning "the young, the younger". given as an epithet for younger bearers and variant of Jeune.
Leleu French
From old French le leu a Picard form of old french le loup "the wolf".
Leleux French
Variant of Leleu.
Leloup French
Means “the wolf” in French.
Le Maistre French
From French meaning 'master'
Lemaître French
Means "the master" in French, either used as a nickname for someone who behaved in a masterful manner or an occupational name for someone who was a master of their craft.
Lemass French, Irish
Meaning uncertain. It may be derived from Old French maistre meaning "master", ultimately from Latin magister (see Masterson). Another theory holds that it comes from Irish Gaelic Laighmheasa, a given name meaning "dispatch"... [more]
Lemercier French
French surname designating a vendor of sewing materials, from the word mercier.
Lemire French
From Old French "Mire" (From Latin medicus, meaning physician), with French definite article "Le".
Le Monnier French
Occupational surname for a miller, literally meaning "the miller" in French.
Lemonnier French
Variant spelling of Le Monnier.