The history of the Framtone family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in Frampton. There are several places called Frampton in England; they can be found in the counties Dorset
, and Leicestershire
having derived from the Celtic river name Frome,
of which there were several in pre-Norman England
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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early Origins of the Framtone family
The surname Framtone was first found in Dorset
, where the family resided at Moreton from 1385. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
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.
Early History of the Framtone family
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Framtone Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Framtone include Frampton, Framton, Framptoun, Framptown, Framptowne, Framtone, Framptone, Framtoun, Framptowne, Framptons and many more.
Early Notables of the Framtone family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Framtone family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Framtone or a variant listed above: 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.
The Framtone Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: By perserving.