Frances Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Frances Name Meaning: Originates from the Latin name 'Franciscus', meaning 'free man', was also used by the Romans as a name for the French.

Originally a name for the French used by the Romans, this name became popular as a surname around the 1100's and was probably given as a surname to someone French or with French ancestry.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Frances Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Frances family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 228
Female Servant 207
Independent 111
Labourer 84
Male Servant 69
Farmer 67
Carpenter 34
Ag Labourer 29
Shoe Maker 23
Tailor 20
Dress Maker 18
Mariner 13
Butcher 13
Collier 13
Pauper 12
Mason 11
Servant 11
Gardener 11
Miner 11
Pupil 10
Weaver 10
Laundress 9
Clerk 9
Grocer 9
Smith 9

Frances Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Francis 86% 124,433
2 Frances 100% 32,385
3 Francies 88% 1,105
4 Francois 75% 149
5 Francess 88% 146

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The surname Frances is the 2nd most popular variant of Francis.

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