Frock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Frock family

The surname Frock was first found in Shropshire where one of the first record of the family was Nicholas Frog who was listed there in 1207. Later the Subsidy Rolls of Worcester listed William le Frogge there in 1275. Later again, William Frogge was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Dorset in 1332. [1] Another source notes that John Frog was listed in Oxfordshire in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. [2]

Alternatively the name could have originated in Scotland, for records there revealed Alexander Frog had a grant in 1447 to farm the lands of Straiton with power 'to big ane mill.' "Mr. John Frog, vicar of Inverkeithing in 1509 is doubtless the John Frog who witnessed a tack by the abbot of Cupar in 1521." [3]

Early History of the Frock family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frock research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1207, 1510, 1600, 1535, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Frock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Frock Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Frock were recorded, including Frog, Frogg, Frogge, Froge, Frock, Frocke, Froke and many more.

Early Notables of the Frock family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Frock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Frock migration to the United States +

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Frock family emigrate to North America:

Frock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Frock, aged 40, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Frock (post 1700) +

  • Sam Frock (1882-1925), American professional baseball player


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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