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French Family History & Genealogy

34,324 biographies and 81 photos with the French last name. Discover the family history, nationality, origin and common names of French family members.

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Early Frenches

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Chart French was born in 1480 in England United Kingdom. Chart French was married to Anne French, and has a child Thomas French. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Chart French.
Anne French was born in 1481 in Arkesden, Essex County, England United Kingdom. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Anne French.
Thomas French was born in 1506 at Sussex Square Sussex Square, in Greater London County, England United Kingdom to Chart French and Anne French, and died at age 93 years old in 1599 in Essex County. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Thomas French.
Thomas Edward French III was born in 1564 in Essex County, England United Kingdom, and died at age 49 years old in 1613 in Halstead. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Thomas Edward French III.
Anne Agnes (Olmstead) French was born in 1566 in Halstead, Essex County, England United Kingdom, and died at age 58 years old in 1624 in Halstead. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Anne Agnes (Olmstead) French.
William French Captain was born on March 15, 1603 in Halstead, Essex County, England United Kingdom, and died at age 78 years old on November 20, 1681 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts United States. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember William French Captian.
Mary (French) Randall was born on March 20, 1603 in Misterton, England United Kingdom, and died at age 88 years old on May 3, 1691 in Weymouth, Massachusetts United States. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mary (French) Randall.
Sarah (French) Peake was born in 1604 in Halstead, England United Kingdom, and died at age 77 years old in 1681 at Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, America. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Sarah (French ) Peake.
Elizabeth (Symmes) French was born in 1604 at England Lab Main St, in Cambridge, Massachusetts United States, and died at age 64 years old in 1668 in Cambridge. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Elizabeth (Symmes) French.
Mary (French) Hyde was born in January 1633 in England United Kingdom to William French and Elizabeth (Symmes) French, and had siblings Jacob 'Sgt' French, Sarah (French ) Peake, Hannah (French) Child, and John French Col. Mary Hyde died at age 39 years old on May 27, 1672 at Cambridge (now Newton), Middlesex, Massachusetts Colony, America. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mary (French) Hyde.
John French Col was born in 1635 in Halstead, England United Kingdom, and died at age 77 years old in 1712 at Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts Colony, America. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember John French Col.

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Ann (French) Watman of Blac Australia, was married to John Watman, and has a child Mary Ann Weller Doe. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Ann French Watman.
Charles Robert French of Hotham Heights, VIC Australia was born on January 20, 1867 in Melbourne, and died at age 60 years old on September 1, 1927 in Hotham Heights.
Isabella (Harley) French of Hotham Heights, VIC Australia was born in 1871 in Yackandandah, Indigo Shire County to Joseph Frederick Harley and Ruth Brummidge Harley. She had siblings James Henry Harley, Ruth Susannah Mary Ann Harley, and Emma Evangeline Harley. She married Charles Robert French in 1890, and had children Helen Jessie French and Reta Isabel Stuart French. Isabella French died at age 47 years old on May 6, 1919.
Helen Jessie (French) Doig of Lilydale, Yarra Ranges Shire County, VIC Australia was born in 1890 in Hotham Heights to Charles Robert French and Isabella (Harley) French. She had a sister Reta Isabel Stuart French. She married William James Doig in 1916, and had a child Bruce William Laurence Doig. Helen Doig died at age 86 years old on October 11, 1977 in Lilydale.
Reta Isabel Stuart French of Ferntree Gully, City of Knox County, VIC Australia was born in 1906 in Hotham West, and died at age 78 years old on July 10, 1985 in Ferntree Gully.
Martha "Mattie" Elizabeth Love / French
Martha Elizabeth Love / French was born on March 12, 1877. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Martha "Mattie" Elizabeth Love / French.
Charles Jackson French
Charles Jackson French was born on September 25, 1919 in Foreman, Arkansas. He was an orphan who learned to swim in the Red River at the age of eight. He was a United States Navy sailor and had first enlisted in the navy in 1937 and had completed his enlistment, moving to Omaha, Nebraska where he had family. With the attack on Pearl Harbor, French went to the closest recruitment office, and on December 19, 1941, re-enlisted in the United States Navy. During WWII, Petty Officer French bravely swam 6–8 hours in shark-infested waters near Guadalcanal, towing a life raft with 15 USS Gregory survivors attacked by the Japanese Navy. Adm. Halsey commended French in May 1943 for meritorious conduct, highlighting his two-hour swim to tow the raft amidst Japanese shelling, praising his adherence to naval service traditions. French was memorialized on War gum trading cards and in a comic strip and was named Hero of the Year in "The Chicago Defender". Charles French passed away on November 7, 1956 in San Diego, California at the young age of 37. He is buried at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California.
Winifred French of Melbourne, VIC Australia was born circa 1905 in White Hills, Greater Bendigo City County, and died at age 45 years old on December 23, 1951 in Melbourne.
Mabel French of Hawthorn, City of Boroondara County, VIC Australia was born circa 1897 in White Hills, Greater Bendigo City County to William Norman French and Esther Nanny (Schleiger) French. She had siblings Norman Leopold French, Thelma French, Vernon French, Winifred French, and Esther French. Mabel French died at age 84 years old on July 9, 1982 in Hawthorn, City of Boroondara County.
Thelma (French) Warburton of Brisbane, QLD Australia was born on November 16, 1894 in White Hills, Greater Bendigo City County, VIC, and died at age 85 years old on September 4, 1980 in Brisbane, QLD.
Norman Leopold French of QLD Australia was born on February 26, 1891 in Bendigo, Greater Bendigo City County, VIC, and died at age 71 years old on September 25, 1962 in QLD.
Esther Nanny (Schleiger) French of Hawkesdale, Moyne Shire County, VIC Australia was born circa 1864 in White Hills, Greater Bendigo City County, and died at age 51 years old on May 23, 1916 in Hawkesdale, Moyne Shire County.
Elizabeth (Knott) French of Torquay, Torbay County, England United Kingdom was born circa 1831 in Torquay. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Elizabeth Knott French.
Elizabeth (Norman) French of Totnes, Devon County, England United Kingdom was born on April 2, 1792, and died at age 80 years old on May 11, 1872 in Totnes.
Edward French of Totnes, Devon County, England United Kingdom was born on January 31, 1791 in Holne, and died at age 67 years old in 1858 in Totnes.
Vernon French of White Hills Australia was born in 1899 in White Hills, and died at age 3 years old in 1902 in Hcote.
Esther (French) Burt of Toorak, City of Stonnington County, VIC Australia was born in 1893 in Bendigo, Greater Bendigo City County, and died at age 81 years old in 1974 in Toorak, City of Stonnington County.
William Norman French of Eaglehawk, Greater Bendigo City County, VIC Australia was born on August 27, 1820 in Holne, Devon County, England United Kingdom, and died at age 63 years old on December 3, 1883 in Eaglehawk, Greater Bendigo City County, VIC Australia.

Popular French Biographies

James French
James Henry French was born on August 12, 1878. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember James French.
Myrtle Alice French (Perkins)
Myrtle Alice (French) Perkins was born on October 7, 1917. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Myrtle Alice French (Perkins).
William L French
William L French Jr was born on August 29, 1900. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember William L French.
Mary Hatennis Wheeler
Mary Hatennis (French) Wheeler was born in 1897. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mary Hatennis Wheeler.
Grady Clifton French
Grady Clifton French was born on December 20, 1921 in Newton County, Mississippi United States, and died at age 33 years old on February 2, 1955. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Grady Clifton French.
Albert Eugene French
Albert Eugene French was born on March 1, 1843 in Jonesville, Hillsdale County, Michigan United States, and died at age 120 years old on March 1, 1963 in Placer County, CA.
Mary Ann H (French) Cook was born on August 25, 1881 in Alabama United States to Andrew Jackson French and Clara Wilson French, and had siblings Josie Grover French Sr, Nonie (French) Kennemer, Cleveland Edward French, and Lottie (French) Kennemer. Mary Ann Cook died at age 66 years old on August 12, 1948 in Winnsboro, Wood County, TX.
Zenas French Jr. was born on February 7, 1798 in Holbrook, Norfolk County, Massachusetts United States, and died at age 78 years old on November 10, 1876 in Holbrook. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Zenas French Jr..
Jackie Allen French of Doniphan, Ripley County, MO was born on June 19, 1953, and died at age 53 years old on December 7, 2006.
Adelaide Elizabeth (Page) French was born in 1862, and died at age 63 years old on May 22, 1926 in Strathfield, NSW Australia. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Adelaide Elizabeth (Page) French.
Aaron French
Excerpt from The 20th Century History of Lawrence County, Pa pg 722 Aaron French, was born in Ohio and remained there through his school period and into early manhood. After coming to Lawrence Coimty he worked as a famier and when the Civil War was declared he was one of the earliest to offer his services. For three long years he was in the army, a member of Company C, Fifty -third Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and participated in many battles, often being in the greatest danger. He survived, however, to return to his former peaceful pursuits and married Anna VanGorder, a daughter of Hayes VanGorder. They had a family of twelve children. Note: There is conflicting documentation of his place of birth being Pennsylvania or Ohio. There is also conflicting information on surviving children. The children are connected here despite conflicting data. I guess it’s difficult to keep tract of 12 children.
Ada Mae Wamboldt-French
Ada Mae Wamboldt-French was born on April 27, 1883. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Ada Mae Wamboldt-French.
Edna Florence French of Providence Forge, New Kent County, VA was born on October 6, 1921 in Northampton, Northamptonshire County, England United Kingdom, and died at age 83 years old on September 9, 2005 in Northampton.
Gertrude French
Gertrude helped raise Anna Mae her sister after that passing of their mother Ruby Vosler.
Beulah H Hardy
Beulah H (French) Hardy was born in 1905 in Acton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts United States, and died at age 31 years old on October 14, 1937 in Acton. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Beulah H Hardy.
Mary (Barker) French
Mary French died on April 12, 1918. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mary (Barker) French.
Patricia is my cousin her mother is my aunt her mom is Aylene French
Charles Jackson French
Charles Jackson French was born on September 25, 1919 in Foreman, Arkansas. He was an orphan who learned to swim in the Red River at the age of eight. He was a United States Navy sailor and had first enlisted in the navy in 1937 and had completed his enlistment, moving to Omaha, Nebraska where he had family. With the attack on Pearl Harbor, French went to the closest recruitment office, and on December 19, 1941, re-enlisted in the United States Navy. During WWII, Petty Officer French bravely swam 6–8 hours in shark-infested waters near Guadalcanal, towing a life raft with 15 USS Gregory survivors attacked by the Japanese Navy. Adm. Halsey commended French in May 1943 for meritorious conduct, highlighting his two-hour swim to tow the raft amidst Japanese shelling, praising his adherence to naval service traditions. French was memorialized on War gum trading cards and in a comic strip and was named Hero of the Year in "The Chicago Defender". Charles French passed away on November 7, 1956 in San Diego, California at the young age of 37. He is buried at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California.
Relief (Thayer) French was born on April 18, 1759. She was in a relationship with Zenas French, and had children Sally (French) Whitcomb, Betsy French, Zenas French Jr., Ruth (French) Whitcomb, Moses French, Aaron French, and Caleb French. Relief French died at age 31 years old on August 22, 1790 in Holbrook, Norfolk County, Massachusetts United States. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Relief (Thayer) French.
Lucy Alvina (French) Trudeau
Lucy Alvina (French) Trudeau was born on October 11, 1903 in Union County, South Dakota United States, and died at age 78 years old in January 1982 in Elk Point. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Lucy Alvina (French) Trudeau.

French Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a French family member is 72.0 years old according to our database of 26,561 people with the last name French that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

72.0 years

Oldest Frenches

These are the longest-lived members of the French family on AncientFaces.

Albert Eugene French
Albert Eugene French was born on March 1, 1843 in Jonesville, Hillsdale County, Michigan United States, and died at age 120 years old on March 1, 1963 in Placer County, CA.
120 years
Omer French was born on July 6, 1865, and died at age 115 years old in July 1980. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Omer French.
114 years
Anna M French of Lawrence, Essex County, MA was born on November 30, 1901, and died at age 109 years old on May 2, 2011.
109 years
Virginia N French of Cos Cob, Fairfield County, CT was born on December 17, 1897, and died at age 107 years old on December 23, 2004.
107 years
Martha Kammerer French of Carmichael, Sacramento County, California was born on November 17, 1900, and died at age 106 years old on September 2, 2007.
106 years
Mary Jane French of Gree Australia was born in 1876, and died at age 107 years old in 1983 in Gree.
107 years
Charlotte O French was born on June 7, 1896, and died at age 106 years old on August 17, 2002. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Charlotte O French.
106 years
Olive French of Concordia, Cloud County, Kansas was born on September 18, 1874, and died at age 105 years old in February 1980.
105 years
Anna P French of Wellsboro, Tioga County, PA was born on October 21, 1891, and died at age 105 years old on May 15, 1997.
105 years
Lora French of Lisbon Falls, Androscoggin County, ME was born on January 23, 1905, and died at age 105 years old on March 2, 2010.
105 years
Lillian French of New Britain, Hartford County, CT was born on June 4, 1877, and died at age 105 years old in June 1982.
104 years
Annie E French of Yarmouth Port, Barnstable County, MA was born on January 1, 1902, and died at age 105 years old on February 10, 2007.
105 years
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