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Early Origins of the Framlingham family

The surname Framlingham was first found in Kent at Farningham, a parish, in the union of Dartford, hundred of Axton, Dartford, and Wilmington, lathe of Sutton-atHone. "This parish, anciently called Fremingham, signifying 'the village by the brook,' is situated upon the road from London to Maidstone, and on the river Darent." [1]

Conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Farningham, Ansgot a Norman noble who held his lands from the Archbishop of Canterbury who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. [2]

The Hundredorum Rolls lists: Ralph de Ferningham, Kent, 1273. [3]

Early History of the Framlingham family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Framlingham research. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1512, 1537, 1512, 1530, 1533, 1530, 1534 and 1537 are included under the topic Early Framlingham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Framlingham Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Farmingham, Farningham, Framlingham, Farminham, Farinham, Fremlin, Framyngham and many more.

Early Notables of the Framlingham family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Framyngham (1512-1537), English author, born in February 1512 at Norwich, and educated at the grammar school there. "He proceeded B.A...
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Canada Framlingham migration to Canada +

Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Framlingham name or one of its variants:

Framlingham Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • William Framlingham, who settled in Ontario in 1871

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6) on Facebook