The origins of the Francklen name come from when the 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
The surname Francklen 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 Francklen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Francklen 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 Francklen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Francklen 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 Francklen include Frankland, Franklands, Franckland, Francklands and many more.
Early Notables of the Francklen 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 Francklen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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
- Margaret Francklen, who arrived in Maryland in 1661 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)