Last name origins & meanings:
- English, French, German, Italian (Venetian), Polish, Czech and Slovak
(Fabián), and Hungarian (Fábián): from
a personal name, Latin Fabianus, a derivative of the Roman
family name Fabius. The personal name achieved considerable
popularity in Europe in the Middle Ages, having been borne by a
3rd-century pope and saint.
- Americanized or Italianized spelling
of Slovenian Fabjan or Fabijan (see 1).
- Jewish: adoption of the non-Jewish surname under the influence of the Yiddish
personal name Fayvish.
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