F names, Male, Nature, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Fernald

Fernald comes from a French surname which seems to be a variant of Furnell, either a  topographic or occupational name meaning “furnace” in reference to someone who either worked as an iron-worker or lived near one. It’s also possible that Fernald is a variant spelling of Farnall, an English locational name meaning “fern hill” given to someone who lived near a hill with ferns.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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