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Subject: Re: Seeking information on surname Francomacaro
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: December 8, 2013 at 4:13 AM
Reply to: Seeking information on surname Francomacaro by Sharon

This is a rare surname and it appears to have escaped the attention of the experts. Franco on it's own is a male given name meaning 'free'. But it could also just signify a freeman, as opposed to a serf tied to a particular master.
Macaro looks like it could be a variant of another male given name, Macario. So - just speculating - it might have identified someone called Macario who was a freeman. Or it might be two forenames combined, as is the surname Marcantonio.
Macario is from the Greek Makarios, meaning 'blessed'.

Nothing certain, just food for thought.

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