Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Francis m. Latin Franciscus 'Frankish, Frenchman'.

The name of a famous saint, Saint Francis of Assisi, who gave his name to the Franciscan order, and of two medieval kings of France.

Czech Republic
Latin
1331 Franciscus (nom) Rössler1 32; 1354 Franciscus (nom) ibid. 56
1331 Frenzlinus (nom) Rössler1 32; 1337 Frenzlinus (nom) ibid. 29; 1338 Frenclinus (nom) ibid. 44; 1354 Frana (nom) ibid. 56; 1358 Frenczlino (dat) chlumecky 210, p. 30
Middle High German
1354 Franziscus (nom) Rössler1 77; 1373 Franciscus (nom) ibid. 102; 1389 Franciscus (nom) ibid. 118, Franz (nom) ibid. 118
1318 Frenkels (gen) Rössler1 45; 1331 Frenzil (nom) ibid. 36; 1335 Frenzel (nom) ibid. 41; 1338 Frenzel (nom) ibid. 65; c1339 Frenzil (nom) ibid. 93; 1349 Frenzil (nom) ibid. 48; 1360 Frana (nom) ibid. 57; 1361 Frana (nom) ibid. 82; 1370 Frana (nom) ibid. 62
England
Latin
1553 Franciscus (nom) StMartF p. 57; 1554 Franciscus (nom) ibid. p. 58; 1557 Franciscus (nom) ibid. p. 59; 1559 Franciscus (nom) ibid. p. 59; 1563 ffranciscus (nom) Chst-1 p. 11; 1570 ffranciscus (nom) ibid. p. 11; 1595 Franciscus (nom) HAmar-vol9 p. 51
Dutch
1580 Franchois AuFr Diericks; 1581 Franchois ibid. Diericks, Frantzois ibid. Francken; 1584 Fransois ibid. Franke; 1585 Frantzois ibid. Diericks; 1586 Franchoijs ibid. Cliever, Francoijs ibid. Clerck, Fransois ibid. Broeke; 1587 Franchoijs ibid. Francken; 1588 Franchoijs ibid. Block; 1589 Franchoijs ibid. Coge; 1591 Franchoijs ibid. Cliever; 1592 Franchoijs ibid. Coge; 1593 Franchoijs ibid. Cliever; 1594 Fransois ibid. Bulcke; 1595 Franchoijs ibid. Coge; 1598 Franciscus ibid. Bolle, Francois ibid. Adriaensz; 1599 Fransois ibid. Coster
1577 Franck AuFr Francken; 1582 Frantz ibid. Francken; 1583 Frantz ibid. Diericks
Early Modern English
1522 Frawnces WillsInv LXXVI; 1529 ffraunces PP-HenV p. 9; 1530 Francez (nom) WillsInv LXXX, Francis LIWill-III p. 28, WillsInv LXXX, Frauncys LIWill-III p. 29; 1531 Francis WillsInv LXXXI; 1534 ffraunceys CovGuild-2 p. 131; 1540 ffrancis RegIng p. 1; 1544/5 ffrancis ibid. p. 2; 1547 Francis WillsInv XCIII; 1548 Francis BarnstapleBap p. 6; 1551 Frances ibid. p. 6, Frauncis StAnthonlin p. 8; 1552 Francis BEmar-vol1 p. 4, StAnthonlin p. 9; 1553 Francis BEmar-vol1 p. 4, BarnstapleBap p. 8; 1554 Frances bruton-vol1 p. 2; 1555 Francis BarnstapleBap p. 9; 1556 Frances bruton-vol1 p. 2; 1557 Francis PRThirsk p. 3, StAnthonlin p. 11; 1558 Frauncis ibid. p. 12, ffrancis RegIng p. 5; 1558–9 Francis StMary-Ke p. 2; 1559 ffrancis RegIng p. 5; 1560 Francis BUmar-vol9 p. 3, BarnstapleBap p. 10, StAnthonlin p. 13; 1561 Francis ibid. p. 14, Fraunces RegBisham p. 1; 1562 Francis StAnthonlin p. 15, Fraunces COmar-vol5 p. 2; 1563 Frances Redruth-Co p. 6, Francis StAnthonlin p. 15; 1564 Frances Bar-in-El p. 10, Francis StAnthonlin p. 17, ffrancis RegIng p. 5; 1565 Francis StAnthonlin p. 17; 1566 Francis ibid. p. 18; 1567 Francis ibid. p. 18; 1567/8 Fraunces BEmar-vol2 p. 2; 1567 Frauncys SaxhamSf p. 2; 1568 Francis Bar-in-El p. 13, OrpingtonKe p. 3, StAnthonlin p. 19; 1569 Frances RegFord p. 1, Francis ibid. p. 1, StAnthonlin p. 20, ffrancis Chst-1 p. 11; 1570 Francis BUmar-vol9 p. 5; 1572 Francis SaxhamSf p. 2, StAnthonlin p. 22; 1574 Francis ibid. p. 23, Frauncis ibid. p. 24; 1575 Francis ibid. p. 24, Frauncis ibid. p. 24, Frawncys BUmar-vol1 p. 26; 1576 Francis StAnthonlin p. 25; 1577 Francis ibid. p. 26, WAmar-1 p. 98; 1578 Francis BUmar-vol9 p. 6, StAnthonlin p. 26; 1579 Francis BUmar-vol2 p. 62, StAnthonlin p. 27, Frauncys HAmar-vol9 p. 50; 1580 Frauncis CAmar-vol1 p. 129, Frauncys BUmar-vol1 p. 26; 1581 Francis StAnthonlin p. 28, Fraunces RegBisham p. 4; 1582 Francis DEmar-vol2 p. 7, OrpingtonKe p. 6, StAnthonlin p. 29, Fraunces RegBisham p. 4; 1583/4 Frances HAmar-vol9 p. 92; 1583 Francis BEmar-vol1 p. 11, BEmar-vol2 p. 30, StAnthonlin p. 30; 1584 Frances COmar-vol5 p. 127, Francis BUmar-vol9 p. 7, COmar-vol2 p. 71, COmar-vol5 p. 7, DEmar-vol2 p. 10, HAmar-vol9 p. 50, SaxhamSf p. 4, StAnthonlin p. 30, Fraunces RegBisham p. 4; 1585 Francis BUmar-vol9 p. 7, Fraunces BEmar-vol2 p. 3; 1586 Frances Bar-in-El p. 16, Francis ibid. p. 16, Franncis HAmar-vol9 p. 68; 1587 Frances bruton-vol1 p. 47, Francis COmar-vol2 p. 71, Fraunceys WAmar-1 p. 109; 1588 Francis COmar-vol5 p. 8, DEmar-vol2 p. 16, SaxhamSf p. 4; 1589 Francis DEmar-vol2 p. 18, Franncis BEmar-vol1 p. 13, HAmar-vol9 p. 69; 1590 Frances bruton-vol1 p. 50, Francis BEmar-vol2 p. 31, Bar-in-El p. 28, DEmar-vol2 p. 21, SaxhamSf p. 4; 1591 Frances DEmar-vol1 p. 86, bruton-vol1 p. 51, Francis DEmar-vol2 p. 23, Fraunces RegBisham p. 5; 1592 Frances RegFord p. 2, Franncis BEmar-vol1 p. 15; 1592/3 Franncis ibid. p. 15; 1593 Frances bruton-vol1 p. 52, Francis COmar-vol5 p. 10, DEmar-vol2 p. 26, OrpingtonKe p. 9, SaxhamSf p. 4, Franncis BEmar-vol1 p. 16; 1594 Francis COmar-vol2 p. 72, DEmar-vol2 p. 29, Fraunces RegBisham p. 5; 1595 Francis DEmar-vol2 p. 32, Fraunces HAmar-vol9 p. 92; 1596 Francis BUmar-vol9 p. 9, DEmar-vol2 p. 34; 1597 Francis BUmar-vol2 p. 66, SaxhamSf p. 5, Fraunces RegBisham p. 6; 1598 Francis BUmar-vol2 p. 65, SaxhamSf p. 5; 1598/9 Fraunces RegBisham p. 6; 1599 Frainces StAnthonlin p. 40, Frances ibid. p. 39, Francis DEmar-vol2 p. 40, Francys WAmar-1 p. 98, Frauncis BUmar-vol2 p. 118
Estonia
Middle Low German
1416 Ffransciscus BbRT p. 347; 1433 Franss ibid. p. 356; 1440 Fransciscus ibid. p. 362
Early Modern Swedish
1564 Frans (nom) Hiiumaa p. 160
Finland
Early Modern Swedish
1548 Frantz (nom) Audén1980 p. 167
France
Latin
1345 Francisci (gen) CDEM-7.2 626; 1376 Franciscus (nom) St-Bernard-Romans 383; 1378 Francisci (gen) hanquetvol1 164, Francisco (dat) ibid. 16, Franciscus (nom) ibid. 465; 1558 Franciscus (nom) FlorLyon p. 34; 1564 Franciscum (acc) ibid. p. 172; 1579 Francisci (gen) ibid. p. 39
Old French
1292 François 1292paris p. 1; 1296 François paris1296 p. 58; 1313 François Paris1313 p. 96
Middle French
1392 François MemBret-II col. 605; 1415[1469x1471] Francois Waurin p. 224; 1418 François HGParis p. 374; 1421 Francois favier p. 238, François ibid. 22; 1423 François ibid. 124; 1438 Françoys ibid. 262; 1561 François RegPCC-1 p. 2; 1562 Francoys ibid. p. 7, Françoys ibid. p. 8; 1563 François ibid. p. 21, Françoys ibid. p. 25; 1564 François ibid. p. 56, Françoys ibid. p. 44; 1565 François ibid. p. 188, Françoys ibid. p. 108; 1566 Françoys ibid. p. 201; 1567 Francoys ibid. p. 339, Françoys ibid. p. 278; 1568 Françoys ibid. p. 371; 1571 Françoys ibid. p. 441; 1589 François raymond1588 p. 571
1418 Franchequin HGParis p. 386
Germany
Latin
1540 Franciscus (nom) quix-vol1 p. 58
Early New High German
1409 Franz (nom) mairhofer DCLXXXVI; 1419 Francischen (gen) ibid. DCCIX
1402 Frantz (nom) UrkKH-2 912; 1497 Frantz Nurn1497 36
Italy
Latin
1169 Franciscus (nom) SDE3 II; 1265x1339 Franzisci (gen) BBC-Berg 101; 1285 Francisci (gen) Perugia1285 p. 154, Franciscus (nom) ibid. p. 153; 1310 Francischus (nom) MonRav-2 CCCL, Franciscus (nom) ibid. CCCL; 1324 Franciscu (nom) DSF p. 47, 3721, Franciscus (nom) ibid. p. 47, 3716; 1326 Francisci (gen) Friuli-14thC no. 423, Francisco (abl) ibid. no. 423, Franciscum (acc) ibid. no. 423; 1348 Francisci (gen) INP 22, Franciscum (acc) ibid. 16, Franciscus (nom) ibid. 14; 1376 Francischo (abl) DouGen1 p. 16, Francisci (gen) ibid. p. 222; 1401 Francischo (abl) SDHK no. 15739, Francischus (nom) ibid. no. 15739; 1464 Francisco (abl) CUP-III-I CCXXXI, Franciscus (nom) ibid. CCXXXI; 1522x1532 Franciscus (nom) DSF p. 50; 1527 Francisci (gen) Rome1527 p. 84, Francisco (abl) ibid. p. 91, Franciscus (nom) ibid. p. 83
1285 Ceccoli (gen) Perugia1285 p. 158; 1310 Francinus (nom) MonRav-2 CCCL; 1326 Francini (gen) Friuli-14thC no. 437, Francino (abl) ibid. no. 427, Francinus (nom) ibid. no. 437, Francischino (abl) ibid. no. 440; 1327 Francischini (gen) ibid. no. 449; 1348 Cecchi (gen) INP 3, Ceccho (dat) ibid. 25, Ceccholus (nom) ibid. 26, Cecchus (nom) ibid. 24, Cicci (gen) ibid. 36, Ciccus (nom) ibid. 6
Italian
1513x1521 Francescho LeoX p. 16, Francesco ibid. p. 11
1513x1521 Cecchino LeoX p. 14, Cechini ibid. p. 14, Checchini ibid. p. 13, Franchino ibid. p. 11
Latvia
Middle Low German
1522 Frans Arbusow p. 97
The Netherlands
Dutch
1575 François MagMiddelburg-1560; 1576 François ibid.; 1578 François ibid.
1564 Frans MagMiddelburg-1560; 1565 Frans ibid.; 1566 Frans ibid.; 1567 Frans ibid.; 1568 Frans ibid.; 1569 Frans ibid.; 1570 Frans ibid.; 1571 Frans ibid.; 1572 Frans ibid.; 1577 Frans ibid.; 1579 Frans ibid.
Spain
Latin
1487 Francisci (gen) carbonell-I p. 11, Franciscus (nom) ibid. p. 10; 1488 Francisci (gen) ibid. p. 16, Franciscum (acc) ibid. p. 28, Franciscus (nom) ibid. p. 16; 1489 Francisci (gen) ibid. p. 34, Franciscus (nom) ibid. p. 31; 1490 Francisci (nom) ibid. p. 39, Franciscus (nom) ibid. p. 42; 1491 Francisci (gen) ibid. p. 53, Franciscus (nom) ibid. p. 52; 1492 Francisci (gen) ibid. p. 66, Franciscus (nom) ibid. p. 67
Catalan
1488 Franci carbonell-I p. 28; 1510 Frances valencia1510 3147, 3530, Francesch ibid. 3294, Francescho ibid. 718, Franci ibid. 3429, Francisco ibid. 3180
1510 Francescot valencia1510 4554
Spanish
1495 Francisco montalvo; 1540 Francisco SanzSerrano; 1567 Francisco ibid.; 1575 Francisco Catalogo-5.2 3800; 1576 Francisco ibid. 3877
Switzerland
Latin
14thCx1478 Francisci (gen) Ob-SPVn (2), Franciscum (acc) ibid. (40), Franciscus (nom) ibid. (36); 1345 Franciscus (nom) ibid. (71); 1445 Francisci (gen) ibid. (48), Franciscus (nom) ibid. (48); 1450 Franciscus (nom) ibid. (140); 1451 Franciscus (nom) ibid. (97)
Ukraine
Latin
1469 Francisci (gen) AGZ-18 41
Wales
Early Modern English
1595 ffraunces RegLlantrithyd p. 34; 1597 ffraunces ibid. p. 35
Cite as: G. Grim, R. Le Get, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Francis". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Francis.