Framtum History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Framtum first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having 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. 
Early Origins of the Framtum family
The surname Framtum was first found in Dorset, where the family resided at Moreton from 1385.  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 Framtum family
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Framtum Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Framtum has appeared include Frampton, Framton, Framptoun, Framptown, Framptowne, Framtone, Framptone, Framtoun, Framptowne, Framptons and many more.
Early Notables of the Framtum family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Framtum family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Framtum arrived in North America very early: 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.
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.