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France Name Meaning

French: ethnic name for an inhabitant of France (i.e., of what is now the northern part of the country, where langue d’oïl was spoken). See also Lafrance. Czech (France): see Franc 4. Slovenian: from the personal name France, a vernacular form of Francišek, Latin Franciscus (see Francis). Possibly also an Americanized spelling of German Franz.

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

Similar surnames: Franc, Franze, Franca, Frances, Franko, Franco, Frano, Crance, Face

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France Family Origin

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France Family Occupations

What did your France ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common France occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of France's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by France. A less common occupation for the France family was Labourer.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your France ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

France Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 168,000 census records available for the last name France. Like a window into their day-to-day life, France census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 26,000 immigration records available for the last name France. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 90,000 military records available for the last name France. For the veterans among your France ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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France Life Expectancy

What is the average France lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, France life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for France in 1944 was 22, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for France

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your France ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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