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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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Where is the Franco family from?

You can see how Franco families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Franco family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Franco families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 19 Franco families living in London. This was about 42% of all the recorded Franco's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Franco families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Franco surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Franco ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Franco. 100% of Franco women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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