Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived at the francland or freeland. It the surname Francklant originally derived from the Old French word Francland which referred to dweller at the freeland. The surname Francklant 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 Francklant family
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 Francklant family
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Francklant Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Francklant have been found, including Frankland, Franklands, Franckland, Francklands and many more.
Early Notables of the Francklant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Francklant family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Francklant, or a variant listed above: 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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