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
. The popularity of this name as a Medieval
was in part due to St. Francis of Assissi (1181-1226), the Italian religious founder of the Franciscan Order.
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.
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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