Frog History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 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 Frog family

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

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)

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


Canada Frog migration to Canada +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Frog Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Benjamin Frog, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749


  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)


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