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Franco Family History

Franco Name Meaning
Spanish and Italian: from a personal name, in origin an ethnic name for a Frank, a member of the Germanic people who inhabited the lands around the river Rhine in Roman times. See also Frank. The personal name was popularized by the cult of San Franco di Assergi.Italian and Spanish: nickname or status name from franco ‘free’ (usually denoting a freed slave).Jewish (Sephardic): adoption of the Spanish surname.

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

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Name Distribution of Franco Families

  • Number of Franco families
     52 - 101
     18 - 51
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Franco families
     11 - 19
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Franco families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Franco Family Origin

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Franco Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Franco

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Franco Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Franco census records

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Franco Civil War Service Records

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