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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


Similar surnames: Trench, Rench, Wrench, Branch, Frosch, Bench, Krech, Rech, Franca

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French Family Origin

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French Family Occupations

What did your French ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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French Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your French ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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French Life Expectancy

What is the average French lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, French life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for French in 1940 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

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United States

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your French ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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