Last name origins & meanings:
- English: regional name for someone from the French province of
Artois, from Anglo-Norman French Arteis (from Latin
Atrebates, the name of the local Gaulish tribe).
- French: from Old French artis ‘woodworm’, Old Occitan arta
‘moth’, possibly applied as a nickname for someone suffering from a
wasting disease, perhaps leprosy.
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