French last Names - Page 1

The history of French last names is a long and varied one. French last names have been around since the 11th century, but they didn't really become common until the 15th century.There are several theories about the origins of French last names. Some say they are derived from the first name of the person's father or mother. Others believe they come from the place where the person lived or was born. And still others think they were given to people based on their occupation or physical characteristics.Whatever their origins, French last names are a fascinating part of French history and culture. If you're interested in learning more about them, there are many resources available online and in libraries.

There are many different types of French last names, each with its own history and meaning like.
-Dupont: from the Old French word for "bridge," this name was originally given to someone who lived near a bridge or ford.
-Martin: from the Latin name Martinus, this name was popular among early Christians in honor of Saint Martin of Tours.
-Bernard: from the Germanic name Bernard, this name means "strong bear."
-Lefebvre: from the Old French word for "smith," this name was given to someone who worked as a blacksmith or farrier.
-Girard: from the Germanic name Gerhard, this name means "spear brave."

Below is a list of the French last names, have a look at them:

Abalain Abalea Aballea Abarnou Abasq Abasse Abattu Abatuci Abautret Abauzit Abaziou Abbal
Abbasse Abbura Abchee Abdoulhoussen Abecassis Abeil Abeille Abelanet Abemonti Aberlen Abescat Abgrall Abidh Abidos Abillard Abisset Abitbol Abiteboul Abiven Abjean Ablain Abline Abney Aboab Abonnel Abouaf Aboucaya Aboulin About Abraini Abrant Abrial Abriat Abric Abrilian Abrioux Abrousse Acard Accambray Accaries Accart Accary Acchiardo Accursi Achache Achain Achard Achart Achaume Acheen Achelous Achon Acier Acoulon Acquitter Adaine Added Adelaide Adelon Adenet Adenot Ader Adjedj Adlun Adobati Adolff Adoue Adoul Adoux Adrasse Adroit Aernoudts Aeschelmann Afchain Affouard Affre
Agaccio Agaesse Agaisse Agasse Ageneau Agenet Ageon Ageorges Agez Aglaor Aglionby Agnellet
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