Fracken History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Fracken family

The surname Fracken was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Brabant, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Eindhoven, Helmund and Tilburg. Historically one province, it is now North and South, the north being a part of Holland. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Fracken family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fracken research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1540, 1610, 1542, 1616, 1825, 1540, 1610, 1542, 1616, 1581, 1642, 1607, 1667 and 1825 are included under the topic Early Fracken History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fracken Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fracken, Vrecken, Francken, Vrechem, Vrachien, Vrancken, Frecken and many more.

Early Notables of the Fracken family (pre 1700)

From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included the family of well-known Flemish painters of the name that began with Hieronymus Francken (c.1540-1610) and his brother Frans Francken (c.1542-1616). Frans Francken the Younger (1581-1642) may have been the best-known member of the large Francken family...
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United States Fracken migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fracken Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johan Mathias Fracken, who was naturalized in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1830
  • Johan Mathias Fracken, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1830 [1]

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook
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