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Franken Early Origins



The surname Franken was first found in the Rhineland, where this family was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always influential in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it forged alliances with other families within the region and the nation.

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Franken Spelling Variations


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Franken Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Franken, Frankenhoff, Frankovitz, Franenthal and others.

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Franken Early History


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Franken Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Franken research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Franken History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Franken Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Franken Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Franken 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:

Franken Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hans Franken, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1645
  • Arent Franken, who landed in America in 1659

Franken Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Wilhelm Franken, aged 41, arrived in America in 1881
  • Peter Joseph Franken, aged 25, landed in New York in 1881
  • Wilhelm Franken, aged 19, arrived in Missouri in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Franken (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Franken (post 1700)



  • Rose Franken (1896-1988), American writer from New York
  • Al Franken (b. 1951), American Emmy-winning comedy writer and actor
  • Steve Franken (b. 1933), in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, was a comedy actor

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. 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).
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Franken Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Franken 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 4 November 2013 at 01:16.

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