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FAUST Family History

There are two possible meanings of this rare and interesting name of medieval German origin, the first being that it derives from a German personal name (Latin 'Faustus', meaning fortunate or lucky) which was borne by a few little known early Christian martyrs. Fausto is fairly common in Italy as a given name, but not being used until after the Renaissance of the 16th Century, surnames from this source are very rare. However, the other source may be from the German 'faust', meaning fist, and a nickname surname for a strong willed, rather angry person.

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