French is a surname of French origin, derived from the adjective 'French' meaning someone from France. It is one of the most common surnames in the English-speaking world, often associated with descendants of French immigrants.
There are
Frenchs in the USA
French is the
most common last name in the USA

Historical figures and celebrities called French


Victor French was an American actor known for his role as Isaiah Edwards on the TV series 'Little House on the Prairie.'


Dawn French is a British comedian, actress, and writer known for her work in the comedy duo 'French and Saunders' and the TV series 'The Vicar of Dibley.'


Connie French is an American soul singer known for her hit singles 'The Trolley Song' and 'How Soon.'


Ty French is an American photographer known for his stunning landscape and wildlife photography.


Dave French is a former professional ice hockey player who played defense for the Detroit Red Wings and the Los Angeles Kings in the NHL.


David French is an American lawyer, writer, and commentator known for his conservative views and contributions to National Review and The Atlantic.


Jimmie French was an American jazz musician and clarinetist who played with several prominent big bands in the 1930s and 1940s.


Scott French is an American soccer journalist and editor known for his coverage of Major League Soccer and the United States men's national team.


Susie French is a British table tennis player who won multiple medals at the Paralympic Games and is an advocate for disability rights.


Laurie French is an Australian actress and singer known for her roles in musical theater productions such as 'Chicago' and 'Les Misérables.'

French Genealogy

OriginsThe surname 'French' is of English and French origin. It originated as an ethnic name for someone from France or someone with French ancestry.
Geographic DistributionThe surname 'French' is found in various English-speaking countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.
VariationsVariations of the surname 'French' include 'Frensh' and 'Frenche.'
Migration and ImmigrationPeople with the surname 'French' have a history of migration and immigration, particularly from France to English-speaking countries.