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The surname Francke 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.

Francke Early Origins



The surname Francke 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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Francke Spelling Variations


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Francke 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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Francke Early History


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Francke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Francke 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 Francke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Francke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Francke Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this early period, notable bearers of the name Francke 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 Francke 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:

Francke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Daniell Francke, who landed in Virginia in 1622
  • Daniel Francke, who arrived in Virginia in 1624

Francke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • August Henry Francke, who landed in New York, NY in 1754
  • Michael Francke, who landed in America in 1777
  • Christian Francke, who landed in America in 1778
  • Johann Francke, who arrived in America in 1780
  • Heinrich Francke, who landed in America in 1780
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Francke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Francke, who landed in America in 1836
  • Joh W. Francke settled in Indiana in 1837
  • Andreas Francke, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Eduard Francke, who arrived in New York, NY in 1853

Francke Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Johann Heinrich Francke arrived in Canada in 1783

Francke Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Wilhelm Francke settled in Quebec in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Francke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Francke (post 1700)



  • Paul Francke (b. 1979), American musician
  • Dr. Gloria Niemeyer Francke (1922-2008), American pharmacist and science writer
  • Master Francke (1380-1440), German painter
  • August Hermann Francke (1663-1727), German Protestant theologian
  • Michael Francke (1946-1989), Director of the Oregon Department of Corrections
  • Fredrick Malcolm Francke (b. 1939), Australian cricketer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    11. ...

    The Francke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Francke 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 10 March 2016 at 13:52.

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