This may seem like a dumb question but I don't know much about language and origin. French and Spanish seem to have similar influences, does anyone know where from?
If you're interested in origins and division between languages take a look at this infographic from the wikipedia: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4f/IndoEuropeanTree.svg
As mentioned, Spanish French are both Romance languages (those that are direct descendents of Vulgar Latin) but they are in different sub-families. Spanish is an Iberian Romance, like Portuguese Ladino (aka Jewish Spanish). French is from the Gallic Romance, similar to the declining languages of Norman (which is hardly spoken at all now) and Walloon (a minority language in Belgium that is very similar to French). English was originally very different from French, but because of the Norman (similar to French) invasion of England in 1066, English took on a lot of French words and grammar.