Early Origins of the Froge family
The surname Froge 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 Froge family
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Froge Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Froge include Frog, Frogg, Frogge, Froge, Frock, Frocke, Froke and many more.
Early Notables of the Froge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Froge family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Froge or a variant listed above: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..