The name Franklink is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a landowner who was not a member of the nobility. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old French word fraunclein,
which became frankeleyn in Old English, and denoted rank within the feudal
system; a person who owned land but did not have the right to call himself a lord.
Early Origins of the Franklink family
The surname Franklink was first found in Buckinghamshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Franklink family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Franklink research.Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1195, 1234, 1274, 1630, 1684, 1647, 1625, 1640, 1630, 1685, 1661, 1679, 1697 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Franklink History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Franklink Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Franklink 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. The variations of the name Franklink include Franklyn, Francklyn, Francklin, Franklin, Franklind and many more.
Early Notables of the Franklink family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Robert Franklin (1630-1684), an English nonconformist divine; Sir John Franklyn (died 1647), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Middlesex in 1625 and 1640; Sir Richard... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Franklink Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Franklink family to Ireland
Some of the Franklink family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 47 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Franklink 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 Franklink or a variant listed above: Henry Franklin who settled in Virginia in 1635; Thomas Franklin settled in New England
in 1679; Josiah Franklin settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1630.
The Franklink Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Pro rege et patria
Motto Translation: For King and country.