Last name origins & meanings:
- French: from a Germanic personal name derived from the ethnic
name for a Frank.
- French: nickname or status name from
franc ‘free’ (usually denoting a freed slave).
- Slovenian and Croatian (northwestern Croatia): from the personal
name Franc, Slavic form of German Franz, all from Latin
Franciscus (see Francis).
- Polish, Czech,
and Slovak: from the German personal name Franz.
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