The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Framtowne come from when the family resided 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 Framtowne family
The surname Framtowne 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 Framtowne family
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Framtowne Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Framtowne has been recorded under many different variations, including Frampton, Framton, Framptoun, Framptown, Framptowne, Framtone, Framptone, Framtoun, Framptowne, Framptons and many more.
Early Notables of the Framtowne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Framtowne family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Framtowne 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 Framtowne 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.