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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 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 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 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, who arrived in New York in 1642 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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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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Franšais Family Crest Products


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