Frankel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Frankel family

The surname Frankel was first found in Bavaria, where the name Frankl was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Frankel family

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Frankel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Frankel, Frankell, Frankle, Franklle and others.

Early Notables of the Frankel family (pre 1700)

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United States Frankel migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Frankel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Robert Frankel, who settled in Galveston Texas in 1846
  • Robert Frankel, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1846 [1]
  • Jacob Frankel, who arrived in San Francisco in 1871
  • Jacob Frankel, aged 42, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1871 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Frankel (post 1700) +

  • Charles Frankel (1917-1975), American philosopher, eponym of the Charles Frankel Prize
  • Bernice Frankel (1926-2009), birth name of Beatrice Arthur, American Emmy Award winning actress, comedienne and singer
  • Robert "Bobby" J. Frankel (b. 1941), American thoroughbred race horse trainer
  • David Frankel (b. 1959), American director, editor, screenwriter, executive producer
  • Zecharias Frankel (1801-1875), Bohemian-German conservative rabbi, historian
  • Benjamin Frankel (1906-1973), British composer
  • William Frankel (1903-2008), editor of the British weekly newspaper, the Jewish Chronicle, from 1958 to 1977
  • Joseph Frankel Rosenfield (1904-2000), American lawyer, businessman and philanthropist

  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) on Facebook
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