Last name origins & meanings:
- Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó
Fuartháin ‘descendant of Fuarthán’, a personal name
derived from fuar ‘cold’. (The word fuarán also means
‘spring’ or ‘pool’.) The form Fuarthán was understood as
fuarathán ‘cold little ford’, and the name has thus
sometimes been translated as Ford.
- See Forand.
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