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France Family History

France Name Meaning
French: ethnic name for an inhabitant of France (i.e., of what is now the northern part of the country, where langue d’oïl was spoken). See also Lafrance.Czech (France): see Franc 4.Slovenian: from the personal name France, a vernacular form of Francišek, Latin Franciscus (see Francis).Possibly also an Americanized spelling of German Franz.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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219,966 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
89,684 Military Records
24,379 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of France Families

  • Number of France families
     166 - 329
     56 - 165
     1 - 55
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of France families
     852 - 1,702
     285 - 851
     1 - 284
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of France families
     53 - 103
     18 - 52
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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France Family Origin

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France Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for France

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France Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

France census records

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France Civil War Service Records

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