Framptons History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lineage of the name Framptons begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Frampton. There are several places called Frampton in England; they can be found in the counties Dorset, Gloucestershire, and Leicestershire having derived from the Celtic river name Frome, of which there were several in pre-Norman England. Frome meant fine or fair. The suffix is derived from tun, an Old English word that meant "farm" or "enclosure." The name as a whole meant "farm on the River Frome", which was a familiar Celtic river name meaning "fair" or "fine" + tun. [1]

Early Origins of the Framptons family

The surname Framptons was first found in Dorset, where the family resided at Moreton from 1385. [2] The village dates back to at least the Domesday Book where it was listed as Frantone. There are multiple listings of Frantone in the Domesday Book, specifically in Dorset, Gloucestershire, and in Lincolnshire. Some villages have extended the name as in Frampton Mansell, Frampton Cotterell and Frampton on Severn.

Important Dates for the Framptons family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Framptons research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1355, 1373, 1380, 1622, 1708 and 1567 are included under the topic Early Framptons History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Framptons Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Framptons has undergone many spelling variations, including Frampton, Framton, Framptoun, Framptown, Framptowne, Framtone, Framptone, Framtoun, Framptowne, Framptons and many more.

Early Notables of the Framptons family (pre 1700)

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Framptons Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Framptons family

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Framptons were among those contributors: Richard Frampton settled in New England in 1783; William Frampton settled in New York in 1821. In Newfoundland, Joseph Framton settled in Trinity Bay in 1760.

Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
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