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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 Frank became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Franck Spelling Variations


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Franck Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Frank, Franke, Frankk, Frankke, Franck, Francke, Franckk, Franckke, Franken, Frankhen, Franckhen 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 357 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1679, 1616, 1663, 1499, 1543, 1618, 1677, 1644, 1700, 1663, 1727, 1643 and 1704 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; Johann Franck (Frank) (1618-1677), a German lyric poet and hymnist; and...

Another 33 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
  • Julia Franck (b. 1970), German writer
  • Kaj Franck (1911-1989), Finnish designer
  • César Franck (1822-1890), Belgian composer of the Romantic era

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    2. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    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.

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