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Bavaria, Germany is the original homeland of the Francisci family. Francisci is a patronymic name, a type of surname that derived from the given name of the father of the original bearer. Francisci was 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.

Francisci Early Origins



The surname Francisci was first found in Nuremberg, where the name Francisci was anciently associated with the tribal and territorial conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence to struggles for power and status within the region. The family branched into many houses, and their support was solicited by the region's various family factions vying for power.

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Francisci Spelling Variations


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Francisci Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Francisci include Francisci, Franciscie, Fransisci, Franssisci, Franciscy, Fraencisci, Frencisci, Fraenciscie, Frenciscie, Fraensisci, Frensisci, Vrancisci, Vranciscie, Vranciscy, Vraencisci and many more.

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Francisci Early History


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Francisci Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Francisci research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Francisci History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Francisci Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Francisci Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Francisci 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



Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Francisci or a variant listed above: settlers who traveled to and established themselves along the eastern coast of the United States and in Canada during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries..

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. 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).
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
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    The Francisci Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Francisci 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 4 December 2013 at 05:36.

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