Artis Family History
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Artis Name Meaning
English: regional name for someone from the French province of Artois, from Anglo-Norman French Arteis (from Latin Atrebates, the name of the local Gaulish tribe). French: from Old French artis ‘woodworm’, Old Occitan arta ‘moth’, possibly applied as a nickname for someone suffering from a wasting disease, perhaps leprosy.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press