Ferenczy


Ferenczy
This is a name of Roman-Latin origins. It derives from "Franciscus", which was originally both an ethnic name used to describe a "Frank", later to be known as a "Frenchman", and a personal name of the 5th century a.d., which means "a free man". In the latter days of the Roman Empire, the Romans were permanently at war with the Franks. It may be that at this time the name was used as a derogatory term by the Romans, for somebody who claimed to be a free man. Be that as it may the later surname, which dated from the 12th century, became hugely popular world wide, there being over two hundred spellings! These range from the English Francis, the French Francois and Frances, the Spanish and Italian Francisco and Francie, to the diminutives Franzel (Germany), the Italian nickname forms Scotti (!), Ciccolini and Zecchi, to the patronymics Francesconi (Italy), Franssen (Germany), Franson (England), and the Polish Franciskiewicz . The popularity of "Franciscus" it is said, was due in large measure to the fame of St. Francis of Assisi (1187 - 1226), however the name was also associated with the Knight Templars (Crusaders) of the 12th century. The first recorded spelling of the family name is believed to be that of Hugo Francus, which was dated 1135, in the register of Oseney Abbey, Oxfordshire, England, during the reign of King Henry 1, known as "The Lion of Justice", 1100 - 1135. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop", often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Ferenczy — bzw. Ferenczi ist ein ungarisches Adelsgeschlecht. Ferenczy ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Alexander Ferenczy (eigentlich Sándor Ferenczy, 1895–1931), ungarischer Architekt Béni Ferenczy (1890–1967), ungarischer Maler und Bildhauer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Ferenczy — Ferenczy, 1) Stephan, Bildhauer, geb. 1792 zu Reina Szembath in Ungarn, Anfangs Schlosser, wurde, nachdem er die Wiener Akademie besucht hatte, in Rom Thorwaldsens Schüler u. erhielt 1819 vom Erzherzog Palatin eine Pension von 400 Fl. Er erhielt… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • István Ferenczy — (1792 Rimaszombat 1856 Rimaszombat) was a nineteenth century Hungarian sculptor.Artistic educationAfter being apprenticed to his father, a locksmith, Ferenczy attended a course on copperplate engraving at the Vienna Academy where he was awarded… …   Wikipedia


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