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Francis Name Meaning

English: from the personal name Francis (Old French form Franceis, Latin Franciscus, Italian Francisco). This was originally an ethnic name meaning ‘Frank’ and hence ‘Frenchman’. The personal name owed much of its popularity during the Middle Ages to the fame of St. Francis of Assisi (1181–1226), whose baptismal name was actually Giovanni but who was nicknamed Francisco because his father was absent in France at the time of his birth. As an American family name this has absorbed cognates from several other European languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988). Jewish (American): an Americanization of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames, or an adoption of the non-Jewish surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Francia, Francois, Frances, Franc, Franco, France, Franca, Francom

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Francis Family Origin

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Francis Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Servant

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • School

    3%

In 1881, the most common Francis occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Francis's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Francis family was School. Farmer, Servant and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Francis.

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