Meaning and Origin of: Racine

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : from Old French racine ‘root’; a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of root vegetables, or a nickname for a tenacious and stubborn man. It is frequently found translated as Root.
  • A Racine from Normandy, France, was first documented in Quebec City in 1638; the secondary surnames Noyer and Ste-Marie are later attested.