The ancient roots of the Franklaane family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Franklaane comes from when the family lived at the francland or freeland.
It the surname Franklaane originally derived from the Old French word Francland
which referred to dweller at the freeland.
The surname Franklaane 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 Franklaane family
The surname Franklaane 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.
Early History of the Franklaane family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Franklaane 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 Franklaane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Franklaane Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Franklaane has appeared include Frankland, Franklands, Franckland, Francklands and many more.
Early Notables of the Franklaane family (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 Franklaane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Franklaane family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Franklaane arrived in North America very early: Anne Franklaind who settled in Virginia in 1643; John Frankland settled in Virginia in 1700; Mr. Frankland settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775.