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Multiple Origins for the Surname Frank



The surname Frank derived from the given name Francis. Although it began as a name indicating that the bearer was French in nationality, the popularity of the name Francis was greatly encouraged by the fame of St. Francis of Assisi in during the Middle Ages, and the meaning of the name was subsequently altered. This is also a name for a person from Franconia, which is a region of Southwestern Germany that was named after the Franks, who settled in this region after the fall of the Roman Empire.

Frank Early Origins



The surname Frank was first found in Bohemia, where the name Frank became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Frank Spelling Variations


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Frank Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Frank, Franke, Frankk, Frankke, Franck, Francke, Franckk, Franckke, Franken, Frankhen, Franckhen and many more.

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Frank Early History


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Frank Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frank research. Another 357 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1679, 1616, 1663, 1499, 1543, 1618, 1677, 1644, 1700, 1663, 1727, 1643 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Frank History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Frank Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Frank Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this early period, notable bearers of the name Frank included Sebastian Franck (1499-1543), a freethinker and one of the first German historians; Johann Franck (Frank) (1618-1677), a German lyric poet and hymnist; and...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Frank 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Frank Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Daniel Frank, who immigrated to Virginia in 1622
  • Robert Frank, who arrived in Virginia in 1651 [1]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)
  • Catherine Frank immigrated to Virginia in 1695
  • Cath Frank, who arrived in Virginia in 1695 [1]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)

Frank Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Marten Frank, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]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)
  • Michal Frank, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]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)
  • Johannes Conrad Frank, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731 [1]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)
  • John Frank, who purchased land in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Anna Frank, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Frank Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Hinr Frank, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]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)
  • John George Frank, aged 12, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]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)
  • Margaret Frank, aged 38, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]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)
  • Regina Barbara Frank, aged 18, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]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)
  • Paul Frank, aged 45, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Frank Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • George Frank, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Elisabeth Frank, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Jacob Frank, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Marra Frank, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Maria Frank, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757

Frank Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Georg Michael Frank, who arrived in Quebec in 1852
  • Charles Frank, who was living in Ontario in 1871

Frank Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • J. Friedrich Frank, a farmer, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Alfred" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALFRED 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Alfred.htm

Frank Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • P Frank, who landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1843 aboard the ship St Paul
  • Johan G. Frank, aged 32, a farmer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Carl Frank, aged 42, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Terpsichore" in 1876
  • Elisabeth Frank, aged 46, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Terpsichore" in 1876
  • Carl Frank, aged 15, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Terpsichore" in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Frank (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Frank (post 1700)



  • Daniel Frank (b. 1965), American Olympic sliver medalist for long jump at the 1904 games
  • Sanford Jay Frank (1954-2014), American four-time Primetime Emmy Award winning television writer, best known as a writer for Late Night with David Letterman
  • Thomas Frank (b. 1965), American author, journalist and columnist for Harper's Magazine
  • Robert Frank (b. 1924), Swiss-born, American photographer and author, best known for his book The Americans (1958)
  • Brigadier-General Selby Harney Frank (1891-1974), American Chief of Stock Control Division, Field Service, Office of the Chief of Ordnance (1945-1947) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, February 29) Selby Frank. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Frank/Selby_Harney/USA.html
  • Major-General Walter Hale Frank (1886-1968), American Special Assistant to the Commanding General US Army Air Forces (1944-1945) [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, February 29) Walter Frank. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Frank/Walter_Hale/USA.html
  • Albert Bernhard Frank (1839-1900), German biologist who is credited with coining the term mycorrhiza, eponym of the bacterial genus Frankia and family Frankiaceae
  • Leonhard Frank (1882-1961), German writer and playwright of considerable fame, whose works focused on the problems of a post-war society
  • Frederick Bacon Frank (1827-1911), British landowner who held estates in Yorkshire and Norfolk
  • Douglas G Frank, English president of the Lords Tribunal in Buckinghamshire
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Frank Historic Events


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Frank Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Master Alister  Frank (1916-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlanti c. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

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Suggested Readings for the name Frank


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Suggested Readings for the name Frank



  • Our Families and Kin, Now and Then: Blackburn, Franck (also Frank), Leake, and Thornton by Arline Tatum Lorente.
  • German-American Pioneers in Wisconsin and Michigan: The Frank-Kerler Letters, 1849-1864 by Louis Frederick Frank.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALFRED 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Alfred.htm
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, February 29) Selby Frank. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Frank/Selby_Harney/USA.html
  4. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, February 29) Walter Frank. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Frank/Walter_Hale/USA.html
  5. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  4. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  11. ...

The Frank Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Frank 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.

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