The name Francis in Ireland was brought to the country by settlers who arrived from England, especially during the seventeenth century. This name is ultimately of Norman origin, meaning 'Frenchman' but was changed to its Gaelic form, Proinseis, by some families in County Galway.

Origen: Escocés, Normando. One of the most common classes of Scottish surnames is the patronymic surname, which arose out of the vernacular and religious naming traditions. The vernacular or regional naming tradition is the oldest and most pervasive type of patronymic surname. According to this custom, names were originally composed of vocabulary elements from the local language. Patronymic surnames of this type were usually derived from the personal name of the original bearer's father. The surname Francis is derived from the popular medieval given name Franciscus. Francis is a patronymic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Many patronyms were formed when a son used his father's personal name as a surname, but in this case, the surname was originally derived from the famous religious figure, St. Francis of Assisi. The Francis family was established in Derbyshire, prior to the Norman Invasion of England, in 1066. First found in Derbyshire, where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Variantes: Francis, Frances, Franceys, Francies, Fraunces, Francys, Francess y otros.


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