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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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