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Franco Early Origins



The surname Franco was first found in Rome (Italian: Roma), the capital of the Kingdom of Italy. Little can be said in the space available which would do justice to the history of this beautiful city. From 1000 B.C, its history is a book of life itself. The buildings, culture, arts, cathedrals, churches, museums galleries hold untold treasures unequalled anywhere else in the world.In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

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Franco Spelling Variations


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Franco Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Defrancisco, Franaciscis, Franazesi, Franco, Franci, Francia, Francica and many more.

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Franco Early History


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Franco Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Franco research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1804 and 1820 are included under the topic Early Franco History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Franco Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Franco Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Franco 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:

Franco Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Enrique Franco, came to America in 1527
  • Alonso Franco, who sailed to America in 1528
  • García Franco, voyaged to New Spain in 1534
  • Juan Franco, went to Rio de la Plata in 1535
  • Francisco Franco Navarro, traveled to Cartagena in 1535
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Franco Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Tomas Franco, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Simon Bautista Franco, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Andres Franco, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Enrique Franco, who arrived in America in 1827
  • Alonso Franco, who landed in America in 1828
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Franco (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Franco (post 1700)



  • James Edward Franco (b. 1978), American actor, film director, screenwriter, film producer, author, and painter
  • José Franco Jr., American journalist
  • Vincenzo Franco (1917-2016), Italian Prelate of Roman Catholic Church
  • Jesús Franco, Spanish film director Jesús Franco
  • Angel Franco, news photographer
  • Julio Franco, professional baseball player
  • Alberto Franco, Argentine writer
  • Francisco Franco, Spanish head of state 1939-1975
  • Luis L Franco, Argentine poet and novelist
  • Constancio Franco, Colombian writer and journalist
  • ... (Another 2 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. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    6. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    7. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    10. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    11. ...

    The Franco Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Franco 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 13 December 2015 at 15:25.

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