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The name Frankland first arose amongst the 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.

Frankland Early Origins



The surname Frankland 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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Frankland Spelling Variations


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Frankland 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 Frankland has appeared include Frankland, Franklands, Franckland, Francklands and many more.

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Frankland Early History


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Frankland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frankland 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 Frankland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Frankland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Frankland 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 Frankland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

  • John Frankland, who settled in Virginia in 1700
  • Mr. Frankland, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775

Frankland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wm. Frankland, who settled in New Castle County, Del. in 1833
  • James Frankland, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1839

Frankland Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Frankland, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • William Frankland, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

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Contemporary Notables of the name Frankland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Frankland (post 1700)



  • Henry Frankland (1726-1728), English administrator of the English East India Company, President of Bengal
  • George Frankland (1800-1838), English surveyor, Surveyor-General of Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania)
  • Sir Edward Frankland KCB, FRS (1825-1899), English chemist, one of the originators of organometallic chemistry
  • Rosemarie Frankland (1943-2000), Welsh beauty pageant contestant and actress, Miss United Kingdom and Miss World (1961)
  • Richard Joseph Frankland (b. 1963), Australian playwright, scriptwriter and musician
  • Percy Faraday Frankland CBE FRS (1858-1946), British chemist
  • Dr. Anthony Noble Frankland CB, CBE, DFC, DPhil (b. 1922), British historian, former Director General of the Imperial War Museum

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Frankland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Frankland 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 24 July 2016 at 18:53.

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