Frecken History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Frecken family
The surname Frecken was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Brabant, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Eindhoven, Helmund and Tilburg. Historically one province, it is now North and South, the north being a part of Holland. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Frecken family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frecken research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1540, 1610, 1542, 1616, 1825, 1540, 1610, 1542, 1616, 1581, 1642, 1607, 1667 and 1825 are included under the topic Early Frecken History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Frecken Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Fracken, Vrecken, Francken, Vrechem, Vrachien, Vrancken, Frecken and many more.
Early Notables of the Frecken family (pre 1700)
From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included the family of well-known Flemish painters of the name that began with Hieronymus Francken (c.1540-1610) and his brother Frans Francken (c.1542-1616). Frans Francken the Younger (1581-1642) may have been the best-known member of the large Francken family...
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Migration of the Frecken family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Arent Francken, who arrived in New Netherlands (New York) in 1659; Hermann Albrecht von Francken, a German mercenary in Canada in 1777; Johan Mathias Fracken, who was naturalized in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1830.
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