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Multiple Origins for the Surname Franck



The surname Franck derived from the given name Francis. Although it began as a name indicating that the bearer was French in nationality, the popularity of the name Francis was greatly encouraged by the fame of St Francis of Assisi in during the Middle Ages, and the meaning of the name was subsequently altered. This is also a name for a person from Franconia, which is a region of Southwestern Germany that was named after the Franks, who settled in this region after the fall of the Roman Empire.

Franck Early Origins



The surname Franck was first found in Bohemia, where the name Francke became noted for its many branches, with several houses acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The family gradually emerged as an important power and were subsequently elevated to the ranks of nobility.

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Franck Spelling Variations


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Franck Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Franck, Frank, Franke, Frankk, Frankke, Franck, Francks, Francke, Franckk, Franckke, Franken, Frankhen, Franckhen, Franquen, Franks, Franche and many more.

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Franck Early History


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Franck Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Franck research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1499, 1543, 1616, 1644, 1663, 1679, 1700, 1727, and 1882 are included under the topic Early Franck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Franck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Franck Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this early period, notable bearers of the name Franck included Sebastian Franck (1499-1543), a freethinker and one of the first German historians. J.W. Franck (1644-1700) was a composer of operas; August...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Franck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Franck Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Daniell Franck settled in Virginia in 1622
  • Daniell Franck, who landed in Virginia in 1622
  • Robet Franck, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • Robert Franck, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • Michael Franck, who landed in Maryland in 1665
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Franck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jon Franck, who landed in New York in 1710
  • Johannes Franck, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • Leonhards Franck, aged 50, arrived in South Carolina in 1732
  • Joh Wilhelm Franck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • William Franck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Franck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Hinr Franck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Egeroth Franck, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Theodore Franck, who landed in Ncw York, NY in 1844
  • Gustav Franck came to Texas in 1845
  • Nicholas Franck, age 36, settled in Missouri in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Franck Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • George Franck, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

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Contemporary Notables of the name Franck (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Franck (post 1700)



  • James Franck (1882-1964), German-born American winner of the Nobel Prize for physics in 1924
  • Harry A. Franck (1881-1962), American travel writer
  • Johann Franck (1618-1677), German poet and hymn-writer
  • Kaj Franck (1911-1989), Finnish designer
  • Julia Franck (b. 1970), German writer
  • César Franck (1822-1890), Belgian composer of the Romantic era

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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    The Franck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Franck Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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