Frances Family History

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Frances Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Francis. Spanish (Francés), Portuguese (Francês), and southern French and Catalan (Francès): from an ethnic name meaning ‘Frenchman’ (see Francis).

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

Similar surnames: Francis, France, Francies, Francese, Francois, Francia, Franca, Franc

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Frances Family Origin

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Frances Family Occupations

What did your Frances ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Frances family was Coal Miner. The most common Frances occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Frances's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Frances.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner


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

Frances Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 84,000 census records available for the last name Frances. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Frances 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Frances. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Frances. For the veterans among your Frances ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Frances Life Expectancy

What is the average Frances lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Frances life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Frances in 1941 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Frances 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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