Meaning and Origin of: Fukui

Family name origins & meanings

  • Japanese : ‘blessed well’; found mostly in western Japan and the Ryūkyū Islands. There are several unrelated bearers of the name, the noble ones descending from Izumo no Ōmi, an ancient chief of present-day Shimane prefecture. Some others descend from the southernFujiwara, and another group from a branch of theMinamoto.