French Surname History
The family history of the French last name is maintained by the AncientFaces community. Join the community by adding to to our knowldge of the French:
- French family history
- French country of origin, nationality, & ethnicity
- French last name meaning & etymology
- French spelling & pronunciation
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French Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
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The nationality of French can be difficult to determine because countries change over time, leaving the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of French may be in dispute based on whether the surname came in to being naturally and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of surnames that are based on a craft, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers).
French Meaning & Etymology
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The meaning of French come may come from a craft, such as the name "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen. Some of these profession-based last names might be a profession in another language. This is why it is important to research the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many names like French come from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, etc. Commonly these family names relate to a religious phrase such as "Favored of God".
French Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as French were written down based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in court, church, and government records. This could have resulted in misspellings of French. Family names like French change in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across tribes, family lines, and eras over time. Knowing misspellings and spelling variations of the French family name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name.
Last names similar to FrenchFrencha, Frenchain, Frenchak, Frenchalan, Frencham, Frenchandre, Frenchard, Frenchay, Frenchbaron, Frenchbelvie, Frenchberg, French-blash, Frenchblue, Frenchbo, French-bowke, French-brewster, Frenchcameron, French-Cantlin, French-carr, Frenchchad
French Family Tree
Here are a few of the French biographies shared by AncientFaces users. Click here to see more Frenches
- Jack French
- Albert Eugene French 1843 - ?
- D. M. Jr. French 1953 - ?
- William L French 1900 - ?
- Tommie M French 1867 - ?
- Junior French 1925 - ?
- Willie L French 1890 - ?
- Myrtle Alice (French) Perkins 1917 - ?
- Myrtle Alice French (Perkins) 1917 - ?
- Mary Helen Croft 1915 - ?