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.
Early Origins of the Francklan family
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.
Early History of the Francklan family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Francklan family (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.
Migration of the Francklan family to the New World and Oceana
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.