Feig Family History
Feig Name Meaning
South German: nickname for a coward, from the Middle High German veic ‘fated to die’, which then took on the meaning ‘intimidated’, ‘fearful’, ‘cowardly’. German: variant of Feige 2. German: in some cases the Slavic word voj ‘man’, ‘warrior’ (variants vojko, vojka) may have been adapted, since, according to Brechenmacher, several 16th-century documents from eastern Germany report the name. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Feige ‘fig’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press