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France is naturally the ancestral homeland of the prestigious surname François. 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.

François Early Origins



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

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François Spelling Variations


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François Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lefrançois, François, Français, Lefrançais, Françoise and many more.

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François Early History


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François Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our François 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 François History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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François Early Notables (pre 1700)


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François Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early François 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:

François Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alex François, who was living in Biloxi, Louisiana, in 1700
  • James Francois, who landed in Virginia in 1706
  • Thomas Francois, who arrived in America in 1764

François Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nicholas Francois, aged 35, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1832
  • Wagner Francois, aged 42, landed in Missouri in 1842
  • Lath Francois, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

François Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Francois, who arrived in Quebec in 1665
  • Pierre Francois, aged 33, landed in Quebec in 1667
  • Claude François called Brother Luc, who left Paris in 1670 and settled in New France where member of the construction of the Hôpital-Général chapel, the oldest chapel in Canada and which is still standing today

François Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Pierre-Francois Francois, who landed in Canada in 1766

François Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Cheodore Francois, aged 35, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of The Age" in 1874
  • Valentine Francois, aged 23, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of The Age" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name François (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name François (post 1700)



  • Robert St. Francois, American Democrat politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Nashua 6th Ward; Elected 1938
  • Arnail François, Marquis de Jaucourt, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Julien François (b. 1979), French footballer
  • André François (1915-2005), born André Farkas, was a Hungarian-born French cartoonist
  • Claude Antoine Marie François (1939-1978), also known by the nickname Cloclo, a French pop singer, songwriter and dancer
  • Samson François (1924-1970), French pianist, a graduate of the Nice conservatoire (1935) and the Paris conservatoire (1940), the author of "Cinquième Concerto" (1947)
  • Joseph Pascal François, Governor General of various French Colonies in the late 1800's
  • Tony François (b. 1971), Mauritian international footballer
  • Abraham Francois (b. 1977), Canadian soccer player
  • Christiano François (b. 1992), Haitian footballer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    2. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    5. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    6. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The François Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The François 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 2 December 2015 at 09:48.

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