Meaning and Origin of: Firth

Family name origins & meanings

  • English and Scottish : topographic name from Old English(ge)fyrhþe ‘woodland’ or ‘scrubland on the edge of a forest’.
  • Scottish : habitational name from Firth in Orkney.
  • Welsh : topographic name from Welsh ffrith, ffridd‘barren land’, ‘mountain pasture’ (a borrowing of the Old English word mentioned in 1).