Francisco Family History
Francisco Name Meaning
Spanish and Portuguese: from the personal name Francisco Latin Franciscus (see Francis ). Italian: from the personal name Francisco a variant of Francesco . In North America the surname Francisco is also an altered form of the latter and a shortened (and altered) form of the patronymics De Francisco De Francesco and Di Francesco . Americanized form of Franciscus a surname of German origin. Altered form of Fransoy itself apparently an altered form of French François ‘Francis’ (see Francois ) or less likely of the ethnic name Français ‘Frenchman’. American shortened and altered form of Croatian Francišković: patronymic from a vernacular form of the Latin personal name Franciscus (see Francis ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press