name Franklant comes from when the family resided at the francland or freeland.
It the surname Franklant originally derived from the Old French word Francland
which referred to dweller at the freeland.
The surname Franklant 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 Franklant family
The surname Franklant 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.
Early History of the Franklant family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Franklant 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 Franklant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Franklant Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Franklant include Frankland, Franklands, Franckland, Francklands and many more.
Early Notables of the Franklant family (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 Franklant Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Franklant family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Anne Franklaind who settled in Virginia in 1643; John Frankland settled in Virginia in 1700; Mr. Frankland settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775.