Last name origins & meanings:
- Occupational name for a smith or ironworker, from Latin
faber ‘craftsman’. This was in use as a surname in England,
Scotland, and elsewhere in the Middle Ages and is also found as a
personal name. At the time of the Reformation, it was much used as a
humanistic name, a translation into Latin of vernacular surnames such
as German Schmidt and Dutch Smit.
- Secondary surname
in French Canada for Lefebvre. The name Fabert appears
in Kaskaskia, IL, in 1725.
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