The ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Fram family have grown. The name Fram was given to a member of the family who was a person who was considered brave and vigorous.
The surname Fram originally derived from the Old English word Fram
which referred to a vigorous quality.
The surname Fram belongs to a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames. Nickname
surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Early Origins of the Fram family
The surname Fram was first found in Suffolk
where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Fram family
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Fram Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Fram family name include Frame, Fram, Frayme, Fraym, Fraim, Fraime and others.
Early Notables of the Fram family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fram family to Ireland
Some of the Fram family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 118 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fram family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Fram surname or a spelling variation of the name include : John Frame who settled in Virginia in 1637; Rebecca Frame purchased land in Virginia in 1656; and William Frame landed in Barbados in 1680; Mathias Frame settled in Maryland in 1735.