Origins Available: German-Alt
The surname Frankke 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.
Early Origins of the Frankke family
The surname Frankke was first found in Bohemia, where the name Francke became noted for its many branches, with several houses acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The family gradually emerged as an important power and were subsequently elevated to the ranks of nobility.
Early History of the Frankke family
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Frankke Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Franck, Frank, Franke, Frankk, Frankke, Franck, Francks, Francke, Franckk, Franckke, Franken, Frankhen, Franckhen, Franquen, Franks, Franche and many more.
Early Notables of the Frankke family (pre 1700)
During this early period, notable bearers of the name Frankke included Sebastian Franck (1499-1543), a freethinker and one of the first German historians. J.W. Franck (1644-1700) was a composer of operas; August... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Frankke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Frankke family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Daniell Franck settled in Virginia in 1622; Henry Francks settled in Virginia in 1664; Mable Franch settled in Maryland in 1659; Anna Susanna Franck came to Charles Town in 1732.