Francklen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Of note was the Frankland Baronetcy, of Thirkelby (or Thirkleby.) This Baronetage of England, created on 24 December 1660 for William Frankland (c. 1640-1697.)
"The name of Frankland has long been established in the western part of the West Riding [of Yorkshire], as at Giggleswick (Wh. C.). Hugh Francklande was a Yorkshire gentleman who contributed £50 for the defence of his country at the time of the expected Spanish invasion of 1588 (Sp.). The name of Franklan occurs in the Hundredorum Rolls, and it seems probable that Frankland is sometimes a corruption of Franklin. There is a Frankland Hall in the North Riding, and the surname is also established there." 
Early History of the Francklen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Francklen research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1816, 1531, 1587, 1640, 1628, 1629, 1640, 1630, 1698, 1640, 1697, 1671, 1685, 1665, 1726, 1685 and 1747 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 the parish of Giggleswick, Yorkshire. 
Sir William Frankland, 1st Baronet...
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Francklen migration to the United States +
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 
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- ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ 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)