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Many surnames are associated with the place/locality of where the family lived and in those cases the location is noted as the meaning.
Many surnames are associated with the occupation of the person given the name.

Surname Origin Meaning
Abbee French              French abbey
Adnett French              French son of Adam
Albany French              French Albi(g)ny, now Aubigny, France
Ambler French              French Ambleur, an officer of the king's stables
Ames French              French Amie, a friend, beloved
Angell French              French Angel, Messenger
Arceneau French              French gunmaker
Aucoin French              French Alcuin, of German origin, meaning friend of the temple
Babin French              French Babylas
Badeau French              French the Parisians who admired every thing that seems a little extraordinary
Bagot French              French A stay or walking staff
Baillie French              French bailiff
Baines French              French The healing baths
Bains French              French The healing baths
Bancroft French              French bain, a bath, a hot-house
Bannister French              French The keeper of a bath
Barret French              French barat, strife, deceit
Basset French              French A little fat man with short legs
Beauvais French              French beautiful place
Bedeau French              French a beadle, mace-bearer
Beecher French              French Beau chère, fine entertainment
Belcher French              French Bel-chère, good cheer, fine entertainment
Bellamont French              French beautiful mount
Bellamy French              French bel, fair or beautiful, and ami, a friend or companion
Belmont French              French fair mount
Benoit French              French Benedictus, blessed
Berry French              French the province of Berri, in France
Bessette French              French bas meaning either low, low-born, or short
Beveridge French              French Belvoir, fine prospect; and ridge, the back or top of a hill
Bewley French              French Beaulieu, a beautiful place
Bigler French              French One who squints
Blain French              French the town of Blain, in Bretagne, France
Bodine French              French Waggish, merry, sportive
Bonner French              French Bonheur, happiness, good-fortune, prosperity
Bontecou French              French Bonte, goodness, strength, fruitfulness, and cul, the bottom behind
Boucher French              French butcher
Bourg French              French someone who lived in a fortified town
Bourque French              French someone who lived in a town that had been fortified
Boutin French              French Bout meaning someone who lived at the edge of a town or village
Bouvier French              French A drover
Bovie French              French Beauvais, a town in France
Bracy French              French Bracy, a town in Normandy
Braud French              French a place in Gironde named Braud
Breuilly French              French A coppice
Brierly French              French bruyere, shrubs growing on commons and heaths
Broussard French              French brush
Brun French              French brown
Bruyere French              French A common or heath covered with shrubs
Bucher French              French A wood-house
Bussey French              French the town of Bussey, in the province of Burgundy, France
Byron French              French De Biron, from the town of Biron, in the province of Guienne, France
Cabbell French              French Cabel
Cabel French              French Cabel
Cabell French              French Cabeau
Cable French              French Cabeau
Callander French              French calandre
Callard French              French Caillard
Callender French              French calandre
Case French              French A hut, a hovel
Cash French              French casse, a case
Cattell French              French Castle
Cattle French              French Castle
Cazenove French              French New House
Chaff French              French Chauve = Bald
Chaffe French              French Chauve = Bald
Chaffee French              French Chafe, to heat, to grow warm or angry
Chambres French              French Chamber-Attendant
Champ French              French Field
Champe French              French champ, a field
Champney French              French Champ, a field, and ey, water-the wet country or country near the water
Chant French              French song
Chastel French              French Castle
Chastell French              French Castle
Cheever French              French Chevir signifies to master or overcome
Chenery French              French Chenevrey
Cheney French              French Chene, an oak
Chennell French              French Little Chene, an oak
Clare French              French Clarus, pure, renowned, illustrious
Clear French              French Clarus, pure, renowned, illustrious
Cleare French              French Clarus, pure, renowned, illustrious
Coggin French              French coquin knave, rascal
Colline French              French A hill that rises by degrees
Colvile French              French Col's Estate or Farmstead
Colvill French              French Col's Estate or Farmstead
Colville French              French Col, a neck, strait, or defile; a pass between hills; and ville, a town
Coppin French              French Little Jacob
Copps French              French copeiz, brushwood
Corbet French              French A raven
Corbie French              French A raven
Cording French              French Little Corde
Cosson French              French Broker, Agent
Covell French              French Colville, Cove
Covelle French              French Colville, Cove
Covill French              French Colville, Cove
Curnew French              French the Cornel-Tree Grove
Curnow French              French the Cornel-Tree Grove
Curzon French              French courcon, courchon, as 'a piece of land shorter than the others'
Cusack French              French Breton coat
Cushman French              French maker of cuish, or thigh-armour
Cussack French              French Breton coat
Cussen French              French Cuss's Son
Cussin French              French Cuss's Son
Cusson French              French Cuss's Son
Dalbiac French              French D'Albiac or Albus's Estate
Damant French              French D'Amont = From Up the River
Damont French              French D'Amont = From Up the River
Dancey French              French Dantus's Estate
Dancy French              French Dantus's Estate
Dangerfield French              French D'Angerville, rom Angerville, a town in the province of Orleans, France
Dannatt French              French Little Dan
Dannett French              French Little Dan
Dansie French              French Dantus's Estate
Danvers French              French De Anverso, from the town of Anvers, in France
Darch French              French arc, arche, an arched structure
Darcy French              French D'Arcy, D'Arcey, D'Arcay = Of Arcy
Dare French              French D'Aire = Of Aire or the Area
Darly French              French D'Erle, from the town of Erle in France
Darsey French              French D'Arcy, D'Arcey, D'Arcay = Of Arcy
Darsie French              French D'Arcy, D'Arcey, D'Arcay = Of Arcy
Daubeny French              French D'Aubigny = Of Aubigny or Albinus's Estate
D'Aubigne French              French Aubigne, a town in France, in the department of Cher
Daubney French              French D'Aubigny = Of Aubigny or Albinus's Estate
Dauby French              French Aubigne, a town in France, in the department of Cher
Dauche French              French Dutch
Dauchy French              French Dutch
Daunay French              French D'Aunay = Of Aunay or the Alder-Grove
Dauney French              French D'Aunay = Of Aunay or the Alder-Grove
Daunt French              French D'Aunet = Of Aunet or the Alder-Grove
Daunton French              French Danton
Davall French              French Daval or D'Aval = From Down the River
Davitt French              French Little David
Davoll French              French Daval or D'Aval = From Down the River
Dawtrey French              French De Hauterive = Of Hauterive Normandy or The High Bank or Shore
Dawtry French              French De Hauterive = Of Hauterive Normandy or The High Bank or Shore
De Vere French              French Of Ver
De Vries French              French De Frise = Of Friesland
Death French              French D'Aeth or D'Ethe
Deathe French              French D'Aeth or D'Ethe
Deeth French              French D'Aeth or D'Ethe
Defoe French              French De Fau = Of the Beech
Defrece French              French De Frise = Of Friesland
Defries French              French De Frise = Of Friesland
Defriez French              French De Frise = Of Friesland
Delaflote French              French From the fleet
Delamare French              French De la Mare = Of The Pool
Delamater French              French Le maitre, the master, overseer, landlord, preceptor
Delamere French              French De la Mare = Of The Pool
Delamore French              French De la Mare = Of The Pool
Delancy French              French De Lancy, from the town of Lancy, in the province of Burgundy, France
Delauney French              French the town of Lorme, in the province of Livernoi, France
Delorme French              French the town of Lorme, in the province of Livernoi, France
Delven French              French De Elven or D'Elven, from Elven, a town in Brittany, France
Denew French              French De Noue = Of the Marsh-Pasture
Denyer French              French denier, money, cash
Depaul French              French son of Paul
Desmarais French              French marshy places
Devereaux French              French D'Evreux = Of Evreux Eure, Normandy
Devereux French              French D'Evreux = Of Evreux Eure, Normandy
Devey French              French De Vey or De Vay = Of Vey or Vay, the Ford
Deville French              French village or town
Dicey French              French Dicy, Dissay, or Disse, all names of places in France
Dillamore French              French De la Mare = Of The Pool
Dillimore French              French De la Mare = Of The Pool
Diprose French              French Depreaux = Of Preaux or the Meadows
Dive French              French Dinmore, Great Hill-Fort
Dives French              French Dinmore, Great Hill-Fort
Dobney French              French D'Aubigny = Of Aubigny or Albinus's Estate
Dobree French              French D'Aubry/D'Aubray, Of Aubry/Aubray or the White Poplar Grove
Doree French              French Dore, with Golden Hair
Dorey French              French Dore, with Golden Hair
Dorree French              French Dore, with Golden Hair
Dory French              French Dore, Golden Hair
Douay French              French the town of Douay, in the province of Artois, France
Doust French              French Doucet
Dowse French              French Douce
Dowsett French              French Doucet
Dowsing French              French Doussin = Douss- for Douce
Dubock French              French Of The Wood
Dubois French              French Of The Wood
Ducat French              French Ducat, Ducquet = Duc Little Duke
Duckett French              French Ducat, Ducquet = Duc Little Duke
Duckitt French              French Ducat, Ducquet = Duc Little Duke
Ducloss French              French The Enclosure claudere clausum, to close
Duley French              French Du Lieu, Of The Place
Duly French              French Du Lieu, Of The Place
Dumas French              French The Little Farm or Estate
Dummett French              French Dumet
Dumont French              French Of The Mount
Dunville French              French Donville
Duparc French              French Of The Park
Dupont French              French Of The Bridge
Dupree French              French Of The Meadow
Duprey French              French Of The Meadow
Dupuis French              French Of The Well or Pit
Dupuy French              French Of The Height
Durandu French              French Durandeau, Little Durand
Durbin French              French Durban
Durell French              French Durel = Hard, Stern, Severe
Dury French              French Dur's Estate
Duval French              French Of The Valley
Duvall French              French Of The Valley
Dyall French              French Deicola the patron-saint of Franche Comte = Worshipper of God
Dyne French              French Dion
Facet French              French Facette, a little face
Fasset French              French Fausette, falsehood, cheat, forgery
Faucet French              French Fausette, falsehood, cheat, forgery
Fisk French              French From Fisc, revenue, public funds
Fletcher French              French A maker of arrows, or superintendant of archery
Follet French              French Frolicksome, merry, gay
Folliot French              French Frolicksome, merry, gay
Fournier French              French baker cooking dough in the fourneau ‘oven’
Friar French              French a brother, a member of a religious order
Garenneir French              French A warrener, a keeper of a warren
Garnier French              French Garnir, to summons, warn, call out, furnish, supply
Gaudet French              French Waldo
Girard French              French Gerard
Godeno French              French A Jack in the box
Godenot French              French A Jack in the box
Goodenough French              French A Jack in the box
Goupil French              French An obsolete French word for fox
Granville French              French A town in France on the English channel
Grinell French              French Grenelle, a town in France
Grosvenor French              French A great hunter or the grand huntsman, from Gros veneur
Hardy French              French Bold, free, noble
Homfray French              French Homme-vrai, a true man
Jetter French              French to overthrow
Landry French              French Landric meaning powerful ruler
Laraway French              French Le roi
Laroche French              French The rock, a lonely mass of stone
Laroque French              French The rock, a lonely mass of stone
Larway French              French Le roi
Laurent French              French Lorens
Lavender French              French Lavandière one who washes
Leferre French              French Le Ferre, the smith
Lefevre French              French ironworker or smith
Lemon French              French Le Moin, the monk
Leroy French              French rey, roy king
Leveque French              French bishop
Lewis French              French Louis
Lisle French              French L'isle, an island
Maigny French              French An old province of France lying to the east of Bretagne
Mallery French              French Mallieure
Manners French              French Manoir to stay or to abide
Marchant French              French merchant
Massenger French              French messager
Mechant French              French bad, wicked
Merle French              French blackbird
Merril French              French blackbird
Meshaw French              French Mechant, bad, wicked
Molyneux French              French Moulin, a mill
Montague French              French De Mont aigue, from the sharp or steep mountain
Mooney French              French Meunier,a miller
Moreau French              French a Moor
Mott French              French A round artificial hill
Mullins French              French miller
Murrell French              French A sea wall or bank, to keep off the water
Naffis French              French From Nefils, that is, born son, from Ne and fils
Neff French              French Naif, artless, candid
Neveu French              French nephew
Neville French              French a town in Poitou, France
Noel French              French Christmas
Orme French              French elm-tree
Paine French              French pagan
Pelletier French              French A furrier, or skinner
Perry French              French from Pierre
Pierpont French              French stone bridge
Poindexter French              French poin being derived from pungo, to pierce, to prick, and dexter, right, as opposed to left
Pomeroy French              French Pomme-roi, a kind of apple, the royal apple, king's apple, or king of apples; a name probably given to a gardener for his skill in raising them
Porcher French              French slaying the boar
Prideaux French              French Presd'eaux, near the water
Renard French              French A fox, cunning
Reyes French              French king from Latin rex
Rouse French              French red-haired
Rousseau French              French reddish hair
Roux French              French someone with red hair
Rufus French              French Red
Rye French              French From Rive, a coast, a shore, a bank, border
Sanxay French              French Town in Poitou, France
Sommer French              French to sum or cast up
Sully French              French the town in the province of Orleans, France
Tibbits French              French Theobald powerful or bold over the people
Trotter French              French Trotteur, a person always on the trot; a rambler
Vacher French              French A cow-herd; a keeper of cows
Vasser French              French Vavasour, one who holds an estate next to a lord.
Wilmot French              French Guillemot, a name frequent in France in early times, derived from Guillaume
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