The ancient name of Franklyns finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for 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 Franklyns family
The surname Franklyns 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 Franklyns family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Franklyns 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 Franklyns History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Franklyns Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Franklyns family name include Franklyn, Francklyn, Francklin, Franklin, Franklind and many more.
Early Notables of the Franklyns 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 Franklyns Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Franklyns family to Ireland
Some of the Franklyns 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 Franklyns family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Franklyns surname or a spelling variation of the name include : 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 Franklyns 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.