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The Anglo-Saxon name Franckland comes from when the family resided at the francland or freeland. It the surname Franckland originally derived from the Old French word Francland which referred to dweller at the freeland. The surname Franckland 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.

Franckland Early Origins



The surname Franckland 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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Franckland Early History


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Franckland Early History



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

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Franckland Spelling Variations


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Franckland Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Franckland include Frankland, Franklands, Franckland, Francklands and many more.

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Franckland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Franckland 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 Franckland 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:

Franckland Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Franckland, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1774

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