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Franklen is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived at the francland or freeland. It the surname Franklen originally derived from the Old French word Francland which referred to dweller at the freeland. The surname Franklen 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.

Franklen Early Origins



The surname Franklen 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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Franklen Spelling Variations


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Franklen Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Franklen has been recorded under many different variations, including Frankland, Franklands, Franckland, Francklands and many more.

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Franklen Early History


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Franklen Early History



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

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Franklen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Franklen 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    11. ...

    The Franklen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Franklen 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 1 August 2013 at 14:13.

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