13,289 FRANZ members around the world
FRANZ Family HistoryThis is a name of Roman-Latin origins. It derives from "Franciscus", which was originally both an ethnic name used to describe a "Frank", later to be known as a "Frenchman", and a personal name of the 5th century a.d., which means "a free man". In the latter days of the Roman Empire, the Romans were permanently at war with the Franks. It may be that at this time the name was used as a derogatory term by the Romans, for somebody who claimed to be a free man. Be that as it may the later surname, which dated from the 12th century, became hugely popular world wide, there being over two hundred spellings! These range from the English Francis, the French Francois and Frances, the Spanish and Italian Francisco and Francie, to the diminutives Franzel (Germany), the Italian nickname forms Scotti (!), Ciccolini and Zecchi, to the patronymics Francesconi (Italy), Franssen (Germany), Franson (England), and the Polish Franciskiewicz .
Join the conversation with the FRANZ tribe
- Find your FRANZ ancestor
- Tell us about your FRANZ Family
- Tell us about your FRANZ ancestors
- Ask a question about the FRANZ history
- Leave a message for FRANZ family members
Invite more FRANZ family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the FRANZ tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Discover about where the FRANZ live around the world
Explore where tribe members live today!
Show off the FRANZ Family Crest…
Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from