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The Franklaan name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived at the francland or freeland. It the surname Franklaan originally derived from the Old French word Francland which referred to dweller at the freeland. The surname Franklaan is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.

Franklaan Early Origins



The surname Franklaan was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from ancient times and were Lords of the manor of Thirkelby in that county.

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Franklaan Spelling Variations


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Franklaan Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Franklaan has undergone many spelling variations, including Frankland, Franklands, Franckland, Francklands and many more.

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Franklaan Early History


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Franklaan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Franklaan research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1816, 1531, 1587, 1640, 1628, 1629, 1640, 1630, 1698, 1640, 1697, 1671, 1685, 1665 and 1726 are included under the topic Early Franklaan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Franklaan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Franklaan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Jocosa or Joyce Frankland (1531-1587), an English philanthropist; William Frankland (died 1640), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1628 to 1629 and in 1640; Richard Frankland (1630-1698) was an English nonconformist from Rathmell, a hamlet in...

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Franklaan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Franklaan were among those contributors: Anne Franklaind who settled in Virginia in 1643; John Frankland settled in Virginia in 1700; Mr. Frankland settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775.

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Citations



    Other References

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    The Franklaan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Franklaan 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 1 August 2013 at 14:13.

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