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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

Similar surnames: Franc, Franze, Franca, Frances, Franko, Franco, Frano, Crance, Face

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France Family Origin

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France Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common France occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of France's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by France. A less common occupation for the France family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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France Historical Records

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France Life Expectancy

What is the average France lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, France life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for France in 1944 was 22, and 75 in 2004.

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