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How Did The Scottish Surname French Evolve?

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In early Scottish records the name is seen in it'sLatin forms - Francus, Francigena and Franciscus. Other derivations are Franch, Franche, Frans, Frasche, Frensche, Fraunch, and Francus.

The name originally meant ' One from France', probaly dating back to the Norman settlement of Scotland.

William Franciscu's son Robert quitclaimed lands of Robert de Brus in Annandale .

Six people with the name rendered homage in 1296.
Henry VI of England had one Adam Franche of Scotland as his liegeman.
The was a family of burgesses in Linlithgow who held the name France or Franch in 1487.

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