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  1. Francesnoun

    A female given name from Latin, feminine form of Francis.

    Armado. Sirrah Costard, I will enfranchise thee.

  2. Etymology: From French, from Old French Franceise, feminine form of Franceis, from Late Latin Franciscus ("Frankish").


  1. Frances

    Frances is a French and English given name of Latin origin. In Latin the meaning of the name Frances is 'from France' or 'free one.' The male version of the name in English is Francis.


  1. Frances

    Frances is a 1982 drama film starring Jessica Lange, Kim Stanley, and Sam Shepard. When it was released this film was advertised as a purportedly true account of actress Frances Farmer's life but the script was largely fictional and sensationalized. In particular, the film depicts Farmer as having been lobotomized; this is reputed to never have happened. Directed by Graeme Clifford, the story was written for the screen by Eric Bergren, Christopher De Vore, and Nicholas Kazan, based upon William Arnold's Shadowland, a fictional biography of Farmer. In pre-production, the producers reneged on their option to use the book as source material. Arnold filed an unsuccessful copyright infringement lawsuit but many of his fictional elements were incorporated into the final film. On the commentary of the DVD release, director Clifford stated, "We didn't want to nickel and dime people to death with facts." Mel Brooks was executive producer of the film, but received no credit for his participation. Frances was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role. The film was also entered into the 13th Moscow International Film Festival where Lange won the award for Best Actress. The original music score was composed by John Barry. According to Barry, his idea of carrying the main theme using a harmonica was initially disliked by producers until they heard it fully orchestrated. Sir Anthony Hopkins revealed his admiration for Lange in the film, stating that her performance in "Frances" was his favorite by an actress.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Frances is ranked #13627 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Frances surname appeared 2,222 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Frances.

    53.6% or 1,192 total occurrences were White.
    22.7% or 506 total occurrences were Black.
    17.1% or 381 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.2% or 50 total occurrences were Asian.
    2.2% or 50 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    1.9% or 43 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Frances in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Frances in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Frances in a Sentence

  1. Nancy Reagan:

    A marriage made in Hollywood She was born Anne Frances Robbins in New York City on July 6, 1921. Her mother and father separated before her birth. Her mother, Edith, toured with a theater company while Nancy lived with an aunt and uncle. Her mother married Chicago neurosurgeon Loyal Davis when the future first lady was young. He adopted her and she settled down in Chicago, before she adopted the stage name Nancy Davis and headed west to Hollywood.

  2. Judy Garland:

    I don’t associate Frances Gumm with me—she’s a girl I can read about the way other people do. I, Judy Garland, was born when I was twelve years old.

  3. Shannon Liss-Riordan:

    Right now Marty Walsh are at a crossroads, if he rises to the challenge, Marty Walsh can have one of the biggest impacts on labor in this country since Frances Perkins.

  4. Suzi Levine:

    It's going to take a collective effort the likes of which we have not seen before, and I feel humbled to be a part of the team that will get us there, when you roll back the clock a hundred years, I suspect Frances Perkins and Frances Perkins colleagues felt similarly as Frances Perkins and her colleagues looked at the devastation, the Depression and the oncoming World War II. I think there's a lot that we can learn from then and apply now, but with a modern context and with our modern tools.

  5. Frances Haugen:

    I'm saddest when I look on Twitter and people blame the parents for these problems with Facebook. They say,' Just take your kid's phone away.' But the reality is that it's a lot more complicated than that, very rarely do Frances Haugen have one of these generational shifts where the generation that leads, like parents who guide their children, have such a different set of experiences that they don't have the context to support their children in a safe way.

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