Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived at the francland or freeland. It the surname Franklaen originally derived from the Old French word Francland which referred to dweller at the freeland. The surname Franklaen 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 Franklaen 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 Franklaen family
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Franklaen Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Franklaen has been spelled many different ways, including Frankland, Franklands, Franckland, Francklands and many more.
Early Notables of the Franklaen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Franklaen family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Franklaens to arrive in North America: 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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