Early Origins of the Frog family
The surname Frog 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
in 1332. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Another source notes that John Frog was listed in Oxfordshire
in the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Early History of the Frog family
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Frog Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Frog include Frog, Frogg, Frogge, Froge, Frock, Frocke, Froke and many more.
Early Notables of the Frog family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Frog family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Frog Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Benjamin Frog, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749