name. It comes from when a family lived in the township of Froggatt in the county of Derbyshire.
where they had been anciently seated for many centuries probably preceding the
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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 Froggat were recorded, including Froggatt, Froggert, Frogat, Froggat and others.
Some of the Froggat family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
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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 Froggat family emigrate to North America: Robert Froggatt arrived in Philadelphia in 1837.