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orgin of the surname frances

Postby fegquinn » 26 Jan 2007, 22:32

hi can anyone help me,i am looking for the origin of the surname frances,i,ve been told it could have origanated from italy,hope some one can help thanks .kind regards feg :(

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Re: orgin of the surname frances

Postby jcsm400 » 26 Jan 2007, 23:02

From here> http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... n%26sa%3DN

FRANCESCATO, FRANCESCHINELLI, FRANCESCHI, FRANCESCHINI, FRANCESCONI, FRANCESCOTTI, FRANCHI, FRANCI, FRANCISCI, FRANZA, FRANZI: From the Latin word "Franciscus" = inhabitant of France


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Top Places of Origin for frances (immigration info)
Place of
Origin frances Immigrants
England 171
Ireland 81
Great Britain 34
Germany 29
Scotland 15
Italy 13




Name History and Origin

frances
English: variant spelling of Francis.
Spanish (Francés), Portuguese (Francês), and southern French and Catalan (Francès): from an ethnic name meaning ‘Frenchman’ (see Francis). >>>>>

Francis
English: from the personal name Francis (Old French form Franceis, Latin Franciscus, Italian Francisco). This was originally an ethnic name meaning ‘Frank’ and hence ‘Frenchman’. The personal name owed much of its popularity during the Middle Ages to the fame of St. Francis of Assisi (1181–1226), whose baptismal name was actually Giovanni but who was nicknamed Francisco because his father was absent in France at the time of his birth. As an American family name this has absorbed cognates from several other European languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988).
Jewish (American): an Americanization of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames, or an adoption of the non-Jewish surname.
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