Franco Family History

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Franco Name Meaning

Spanish and Italian: from a personal name, in origin an ethnic name for a Frank, a member of the Germanic people who inhabited the lands around the river Rhine in Roman times. See also Frank. The personal name was popularized by the cult of San Franco di Assergi. Italian and Spanish: nickname or status name from franco ‘free’ (usually denoting a freed slave). Jewish (Sephardic): adoption of the Spanish surname.

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

Similar surnames: Franc, Franko, Franca, Francom, Frano, France, Raco, Bianco, Falco

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Franco Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Franco name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Franco. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Italy


  • Portugal


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Franco Family Origin

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Franco Family Occupations

What did your Franco ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Franco occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 20% of Franco's were Annuitants. Annuitant, Carter and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Franco. A less common occupation for the Franco family was Labourer.

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  • Annuitant

  • Carter

  • Cigar Maker

  • Labourer


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

Franco Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Franco. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Franco 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 37,000 immigration records available for the last name Franco. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Franco. For the veterans among your Franco ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Franco Life Expectancy

What is the average Franco lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Franco life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Franco in 1942 was 30, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Franco 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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