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French Name Meaning

ethnic name for someone from France, Middle English frensche, or in some cases perhaps a nickname for someone who adopted French airs. variant of Anglo-Norman French Frain.

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

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French Family Origin

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French Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Source: Census data for French | Data not to scale

French Historical Records

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French Life Expectancy

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