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The surname Franch derived from the given name Francis. Although it began as a name indicating that the bearer was French in nationality, the popularity of the name Francis was greatly encouraged by the fame of St. Francis of Assisi in during the Middle Ages, and the meaning of the name was subsequently altered. This is also a name for a person from Franconia, which is a region of Southwestern Germany that was named after the Franks, who settled in this region after the fall of the Roman Empire.

Franch Early Origins



The surname Franch was first found in Bohemia, where the name Frank became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Franch Spelling Variations


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Franch Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Frank, Franke, Frankk, Frankke, Franck, Francke, Franckk, Franckke, Franken, Frankhen, Franckhen and many more.

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Franch Early History


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Franch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Franch research. Another 357 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1679, 1616, 1663, 1499, 1543, 1618, 1677, 1644, 1700, 1663, 1727, 1643 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Franch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Franch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Franch Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this early period, notable bearers of the name Franch included Sebastian Franck (1499-1543), a freethinker and one of the first German historians; Johann Franck (Frank) (1618-1677), a German lyric poet and hymnist; and...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Franch 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:

Franch Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mable Franch settled in Maryland in 1659
  • Mable Franch, who arrived in Maryland in 1659

Franch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Fred Franch, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Esteban Franch, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • M. Franch, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Cristine Franch, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1893
  • Charles Franch, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1894
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Franch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ferdinand Franch, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Claric Franch, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Francesco Franch, aged 14, who landed in America from Cloz, Austria, in 1907
  • Gisella Franch, aged 17, who landed in America from Popendorf, Hungary, in 1910
  • Bruno Franch, aged 18, who landed in America from Cloz, Austria, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Franch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Franch (post 1700)



  • Pau Franch Franch (b. 1988), Spanish professional footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. 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: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    11. ...

    The Franch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Franch 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.

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