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The name Francklan is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived at the francland or freeland. It the surname Francklan originally derived from the Old French word Francland which referred to dweller at the freeland. The surname Francklan is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.

Francklan Early Origins



The surname Francklan was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from ancient times and were Lords of the manor of Thirkelby in that county.

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Francklan Spelling Variations


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Francklan Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Francklan were recorded, including Frankland, Franklands, Franckland, Francklands and many more.

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Francklan Early History


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Francklan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Francklan research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1816, 1531, 1587, 1640, 1628, 1629, 1640, 1630, 1698, 1640, 1697, 1671, 1685, 1665 and 1726 are included under the topic Early Francklan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Francklan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Francklan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Jocosa or Joyce Frankland (1531-1587), an English philanthropist; William Frankland (died 1640), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1628 to 1629 and in 1640; Richard Frankland (1630-1698) was an English nonconformist from Rathmell, a hamlet in...

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Francklan 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Francklan family emigrate to North America: Anne Franklaind who settled in Virginia in 1643; John Frankland settled in Virginia in 1700; Mr. Frankland settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Francklan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Francklan 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 1 August 2013 at 14:13.

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