The surname Frankum was first found in Huntingdonshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Frankum family
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Frankum Spelling Variations
Frankum has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Francome, Francom, Francombe, Frankham, Fransham, Framsham, Frankcombe, Franckcombe, Frankum, Francum, Francomb and many more.
Early Notables of the Frankum family (pre 1700)
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