Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived at the francland or freeland. It the surname Frankland originally derived from the Old French word Francland which referred to dweller at the freeland. The surname Frankland 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 Frankland 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 Frankland family
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Frankland Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Frankland has appeared include Frankland, Franklands, Franckland, Francklands and many more.
Early Notables of the Frankland family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Frankland 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 Frankland arrived in North America very early:
Frankland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Frankland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Frankland Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Frankland (post 1700)
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