The surname Franchino comes from the same roots as the word "Franc," which was a name for a Germanic people known as the Franks, who inhabited the lands around the Rhine River in Roman times. In the 6th century, under the leadership of Clovis I, the Frankish tribe established a substantial empire in Europe, which later developed into the Holy Roman Empire
. The popularity of this name as a Medieval personal name
was in part due to St. Francis of Assissi (1181-1226), the Italian religious founder of the Franciscan Order.
Early Origins of the Franchino family
The surname Franchino was first found in Padua (Italian: Padova, Latin: Patavium, Venetian: Padoa), although there have been noble families of this name in Bologna, Cesena, Ravenna, and Verona since the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Franchino family
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Franchino Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Franchini, Franchino, Francinni, Francini and others.
Early Notables of the Franchino family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Franchino family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Beniamino Franchini, who was on record in San Francisco in 1889; Alessandro Franchini, who arrived at Ellis Island
, New York in 1898; Bertolo Franchini who arrived at Ellis Island
Contemporary Notables of the name Franchino (post 1700)
- Joe Franchino (b. 1976), retired American soccer player who played from 1998 to 2008, Member of the United States National Team in 2000