Francisco Franco had Spanish (Andalusian, Galician), as well as 1/16 Italian ancestry.
Francisco Franco was born on December 4, 1892, in Ferrol, Galicia, Kingdom of Spain, to a seafaring family. His father Nicolás Franco y Salgado Araújo was an officer in the Spanish Naval Administrative Corps. His family had been naval officers for six generations, ending in Franco’s father. His mother María del Pilar Bahamonde y Pardo de Andrade was from an upper-middle-class family. He grew up with two brothers and two sisters and was very close to his mother. He had a troubled early life as his father was an eccentric and wasteful man.