Francken History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Francken family

The surname Francken was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Brabant, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Eindhoven, Helmund and Tilburg. Historically one province, it is now North and South, the north being a part of Holland. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Important Dates for the Francken family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Francken research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1540, 1610, 1542, 1616, 1825, 1540, 1610, 1542, 1616, 1581, 1642, 1607, 1667 and 1825 are included under the topic Early Francken History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Francken Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fracken, Vrecken, Francken, Vrechem, Vrachien, Vrancken, Frecken and many more.

Early Notables of the Francken family (pre 1700)

From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included the family of well-known Flemish painters of the name that began with Hieronymus Francken (c.1540-1610) and his brother Frans Francken (c.1542-1616). Frans Francken the Younger (1581-1642) may have been the best-known member of the large Francken family...
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Francken migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Francken Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Arent Francken, who arrived in New Netherlands (New York) in 1659
  • Arent Francken, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1659 [1]
Francken Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Andrew Henry Francken, who was recorded in New York in 1768

Francken migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Francken Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Hermann Albrecht von Francken, a German mercenary in Canada in 1777

Contemporary Notables of the name Francken (post 1700)

  • Hans Francken, American director, known for his work on High-Rise (2015), Tadpole (2000) and Zot van Vlaanderen (2010

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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