The French Celts originally called their capital Lucotecia, “the place where water shines”. When he conquered France in 52 BC, Julius Ceasar changed the name to Lutetia (Lutèce in French) from the word lutum meaning “mud” or “swamp”. Under the Romans, Paris “became the City of Swamps”!
Just so, where did the name French come from?
Last name: French. This ancient surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is from an ethnic name for someone from France, derived from the Middle English (1200 - 1500) "frennsee, frenche" a development of the Olde English pre 7th Century "frencisc", meaning french.
Is the last name French Irish?
Unlike the Irish, the Anglo- Normans had an affinity for local surnames. The surname French was originally de Freynes and was originally derived from the word "fraxinus," which means an "ash tree." However, in some cases, the surname French is derived from residence in the country of France, a more obvious derivation.
What is the origin of the name France?
The word France is derived from the Latin word Francia. It means land of the Franks or Frank land. After the fall of the Roman Empire, a lot of different barbarian tribes fought over Gaul (ancient name of France), the ones that wiped all the other out were the Franks, a Germanic tribe and their king Clovis.