Francis Surname Origin
From the Saxon, Frank, free. The Franks were a people who anciently inhabited part of Germany, and having conquered Gaul, changed the name of the country to France.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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