Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Francklen was originally derived from a family having lived at the francland or freeland. It the surname Francklen originally derived from the Old French word Francland which referred to dweller at the freeland. The surname Francklen 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 Francklen 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 Francklen family
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Francklen Spelling Variations
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 Francklen include Frankland, Franklands, Franckland, Francklands and many more.
Early Notables of the Francklen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Francklen family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Francklen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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