150+ Most Popular French Last Names

150+ Most Popular French Last Names

 

Like most countries around the world, French last names follow a similar pattern in how they come about and what they mean. There are typically 4 types of French surnames and almost all French last names will fall into one of these categories. They are as follows:

Patronymic/Matronymic

The most common type of French surname, are the ones that are passed down from either the mother or father. They can be simply taken from the first name of either parent. When passed down, a prefix is added to the child’s name to state their given name, and then followed by “son of”. Mothers names were usually only used when the fathers name was unknown.

Occupational Surnames

Occupational surnames are very self-explanatory. They are a family name that describe the occupation of the individual or the families occupational history. This is quite common across the globe and can be found in British last names, Italian last names, German last names and many others. Examples of French occupational surnames are Couture, meaning tailor, or Fabron meaning blacksmith.

Descriptive Surnames/Trait

Descriptive surnames are given when an individual has a specific quality or trait that describes them well. Often times, these surnames come from a nickname. For example, Leblanc, meaning the blonde one/fair one.

Geographical Surnames

Geographical surnames give an indication as to where the person is from. That can be a name place such as a town or city, or the description of a location. Examples are; Deschamps, meaning they are from the fields, or Paris indicating the individual is from Paris.

French Last Names
French Last Names

150+ Common French Last Names, Alphabetically Listed

Compiled below for you are 150+ popular French surnames, arranged in alphabetical order.

  1. Antoine
  2. Arabie
  3. Arcement
  4. Archambault
  5. Archambeault
  6. Ardoin
  7. Aries
  8. Armand
  9. Armel
  10. Arnaud
  11. Arnette
  12. Arpin
  13. Beaulac
  14. Beaumier
  15. Beaupre
  16. Beauregard
  17. Beausoleil
  18. Beauvais
  19. Becotte
  20. Bedard
  21. Befort
  22. Begnaud
  23. Begnoche
  24. Bourget
  25. Bourgoin
  26. Bournival
  27. Bourque
  28. Coty
  29. Coudriet
  30. Couillard
  31. Coulon
  32. Courchesne
  33. Courcy
  34. Courier
  35. Cournoyer
  36. Courson
  37. Courtemanche
  38. Courter
  39. Courtois
  40. Danna
  41. Danos
  42. Dansereau
  43. Dantin
  44. Danton
  45. Daoust
  46. Daquin
  47. EstelleEsther
  48. Etie
  49. Etienne
  50. Eugene
  51. Eury
  52. Eymard
  53. Faciane
  54. Facteau
  55. Fafard
  56. Fagnant
  57. Fagot
  58. Faille
  59. Genereux
  60. Genest
  61. Genet
  62. Geoffrion
  63. Georges
  64. Gerdon
  65. Gereau
  66. Germain
  67. Harang
  68. Hardi
  69. Hare
  70. Harland
  71. Harle
  72. Harmel
  73. Harnois
  74. Haro
  75. Harpin
  76. Harry
  77. Hart
  78. Innocent
  79. Isabelle
  80. Isadore
  81. Issac
  82. Izard
  83. Jacot
  84. Jacquemin
  85. Jacques
  86. Jacquin
  87. Jadin
  88. Jalbert
  89. Jandreau
  90. Janis
  91. Janvier
  92. Leopold
  93. Lepage
  94. Lepere
  95. Lepine
  96. Lepre
  97. Lequire
  98. Leray
  99. Leriche
  100. Maire
  101. Maisel
  102. Maison
  103. Maisonet
  104. Maisonneuve
  105. Maheux
  106. Nageotte
  107. Napoleon
  108. Naquin
  109. Narcisse
  110. Nardin
  111. Nason
  112. Natalie
  113. Nate
  114. Naud
  115. Philen
  116. Philibert
  117. Philippe
  118. Picard
  119. Pichon
  120. Perreault
  121. Perrenoud
  122. Quaranta
  123. Quebodeaux
  124. Quenneville
  125. Quesnell
  126. Quine
  127. Quint
  128. Quirin
  129. Raimond
  130. Rainier
  131. Rainville
  132. Ramage
  133. Rambin
  134. Rambo
  135. Ramel
  136. Ramey
  137. Rancourt
  138. Salles
  139. Salois
  140. Salone
  141. Salvage
  142. Salvant
  143. Sand
  144. Sandel
  145. Sandoz
  146. Sansouci
  147. Sansoucie
  148. Sansoucy
  149. Sarasin
  150. Sarazin
  151. Sarchet
  152. Sarles
  153. Tronson
  154. Trottier
  155. Troy
  156. Truchon
  157. Tuel
  158. Tullier
  159. Tune
  160. Turcotte
  161. Turenne
  162. Turin
  163. Tustin
  164. Urbin
  165. Ury
  166. Vachon
  167. Vadeboncoeur
  168. Vadnais
  169. Vaillant
  170. Valcourt
  171. Valentin
  172. Voland
  173. Voyer
  174. Wack
  175. Wagnon
  176. Williquette
  177. Wion
  178. Yon
  179. Yount
  180. Zay

 

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