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French Genealogy & History

French, as a last name, has two major origins. The first is perhaps more common, from the French word "fr´┐Żne", meaning an area with ash trees, which was used as a locational surname. The second is rare but more straightforward, originating with the Middle English "frennsee/frenche", meaning someone from France or possibly someone who acted French. Either way, French family history begins with the enrolling of Simon le Frensch in Wiltshire's Hundred Rolls in 1273. French genealogy boasts several notable individuals, such as Confederate General Samuel French, Union General William French, and steam engine innovator Daniel French.


French Birth Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
A Dale French-- --, 1922October 20,1992NE
B Jack French-- --, 1934October 24,2003TN
C Claire French-- --, 1918March 14,2004IA
Dagmar French-- --, 1902November ,1984IN

French Death Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
E Betty French-- --, 1920February 3,2010Hillsboro,OR
F Douglas French-- --, 1928May 22,2003Woodstock,VA
G Jeffrey French-- --, 1954January 3,1988New York,NY
H Arlene French-- --, 1925February 26,1989Syracuse,NY

French Marriage Records

NameSpouseMarriage DateLocation
Dennis FrenchCarol KunardOctober 10,1976Wake, NC
Lowell FrenchMary PjeidererMarch 20,1961Wake, NC
Samuel FrenchGail WenrichMay 14,1968Wake, NC
John FrenchRobin WrightSeptember 5,1992Wake, NC

Most Common Surnames After French

373rd: Morales374th: Wong
375th: Norton376th: Saunders
377th: Petersen378th: McCormick
379th: Olsen380th: Stevenson
381st: Hodges382nd: Bowers

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