The name Frodsghan reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Frodsghan family lived in the village of Frodsham, Cheshire
. Some of the earliest references of the name were: Peter de Ffrodessham who was listed in The Coucher Book of Chartulary of Whalley Abbey c. 1200; William Ffrodesam who was listed on The Register of Guild of the Holy Trinity of Coventry 1340-1450; and John de Frodusham in the Feet of Fines roll at Chester in 1377.
Early Origins of the Frodsghan family
The surname Frodsghan was first found in Cheshire
where they were Lords of the manor of Frodsham from very ancient times, some say after the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D. The pre-Conquest name of the village of Frodsham was Frotesham, and was granted to Earl Hugh, a Norman Noble who attended Duke William at Hastings in 1066. At the taking of the Domesday Book
in 1086 the village consisted of a church, a winter mill, 2.5 fisheries, and .5 of a Salt house to be used by the manor of Frodsham. Frodsham was once a major port at the mouth of the River Weaver.
Early History of the Frodsghan family
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Frodsghan Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Frodsghan family name include Frotesham, Frodesham, Frodsham and others.
Early Notables of the Frodsghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Frodsghan family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Frodsghan family to immigrate North America: James Frotsham landed in America in 1730.