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.
Early Origins of the Franckland family
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.
Early History of the Franckland family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Franckland 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 Franckland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Franckland family to the New World and Oceana
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