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France is naturally the ancestral homeland of the prestigious surname Franšais. This surname was originally a nickname, which was a type of hereditary surname, for someone from the country of France. Although it began as a name, the name gained much popularity as a patronymic in the Middle Ages due to the popularity of St. Francis of Assisi.

Franšais Early Origins



The surname Franšais was first found in Poitou, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Franšais Spelling Variations


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Franšais Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lefranšois, Franšois, Franšais, Lefranšais, Franšoise and many more.

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Franšais Early History


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Franšais Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Franšais research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1582, 1716, 1725, 1618, 1614, 1685, 1808 and 1808 are included under the topic Early Franšais History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Franšais Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Franšais Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Franšais Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Franšais Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jan Francais, aged 24, arrived in New York in 1642

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Contemporary Notables of the name Franšais (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Franšais (post 1700)



  • Jean Franšais, French diplomatist, Paris

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial GÚnÚral de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    3. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Franšais Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Franšais Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 October 2014 at 14:38.

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