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Origin and popularity of the name FRANC


Franc : 1: French and Catalan: from the ancient Germanic personal name Franko in origin an ethnic name for a Frank which also came to be used as an adjective meaning ‘free open-hearted generous’ (Old French franc ‘free’ i.e. not a serf or slave); see Frank 2. Compare French Franck 2.2: Polish Czech and Slovak: from a Slavicized form of the German personal name Franz.3: Slovenian and Croatian: from a vernacular form of the personal names Slovenian Frančišek Croatian Francisko (from Latin Franciscus; see Francis) derived from or influenced by German Franz. Compare Frantz 2 and Franck 4.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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