Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived at the francland or freeland. It the surname Franklane originally derived from the Old French word Francland which referred to dweller at the freeland. The surname Franklane 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 Franklane 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 Franklane family
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Franklane Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Franklane are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Franklane include: Frankland, Franklands, Franckland, Francklands and many more.
Early Notables of the Franklane family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Franklane family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Franklane or a variant listed above: 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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