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Francom Early Origins



The surname Francom was first found in Huntingdonshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Francom Spelling Variations


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Francom 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 Francom have been found, including Francome, Francom, Francombe, Frankham, Fransham, Framsham, Frankcombe, Franckcombe, Frankum, Francum, Francomb and many more.

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Francom Early History


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Francom Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Francom research. Another 178 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1234, 1273, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Francom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Francom Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Francom Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Francom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Francom, or a variant listed above:

Francom Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frank Francom, aged 22, who landed in America from New Brighton, England, in 1911
  • Joshua Francom, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1922
  • Annie Mary Francom, aged 32, who landed in America from Wallasey, England, in 1922
  • Dorothy Francom, aged 13, who emigrated to the United States from Wallasey, England, in 1922
  • Jsahor Francom, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Francom Historic Events


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Francom Historic Events




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Francom Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    11. ...

    The Francom Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Francom Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2014 at 16:22.

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