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Fran

[fran] /fræn/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Francis.
2.
a female given name, form of Frances.

Tarkenton

[tahr-kuh n-tuh n] /ˈtɑr kən tən/
noun
1.
Francis Asbury ("Fran") born 1940, U.S. football player.
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  • Then commending her to the care of Fran Dubois, who was directed to gratify every reasonable wish, he left the room.

  • The way I got this plase I went to see a Fran of myen from Washington.

    The Underground Railroad William Still
  • Fran‡ois Ribaut, the French gentleman, writes a sad letter, with no formula of the priest.

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas Richard Henry Savage
  • Fran Maria nodded gently to Els, as if asking her sensible elder daughter to watch over her forsaken sister in her place.

  • Fran von Eschenhagen remained at Rodeck with her brother's widow.

    The Northern Light E. Werner

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