Force Family History
Force Name Meaning
English: variant of Foss Frost or Furze . English: variant of Forse from Old French force(s) ‘clipping-shears scissors forceps’. French: habitational name from (La) Force the name of several places mainly in the central and southern part of France (for example in Dordogne and Aude) named with Old French force ‘fortress stronghold’ (from Late Latin fortia a derivative of fortis ‘strong’). French: from force ‘strength’ used as a nickname for a strong man. Compare Laforce .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press