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.
Early Origins of the Franklaan family
Yorkshire where they held a family seat from ancient times and were Lords of the manor of Thirkelby in that county.
Early History of the Franklaan family
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Franklaan Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Frankland, Franklands, Franckland, Francklands and many more.
Early Notables of the Franklaan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Franklaan family to the New World and Oceana
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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