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Where did the English Froggatt family come from? What is the English Froggatt family crest and coat of arms? When did the Froggatt family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Froggatt family history?

The name Froggatt has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the township of Froggatt in the county of Derbyshire.


Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Froggatt have been found, including Froggatt, Froggert, Frogat, Froggat and others.

First found in Derbyshire where they had been anciently seated for many centuries probably preceding the Norman Conquest in 1066.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Froggatt research. Another 366 words(26 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1778, and 1800 are included under the topic Early Froggatt History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Froggatt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the Froggatt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 109 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Froggatt, or a variant listed above:

Froggatt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Froggatt arrived in Philadelphia in 1837
  • Mrs. M. Froggatt, aged 50, who landed in America from Yorkshire, in 1893

Froggatt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Thomas Froggatt, aged 42, who emigrated to America from Nottingham, England, in 1907
  • William Alfred Froggatt, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Sheffield, England, in 1907
  • Henry Froggatt, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Birmingham, England, in 1909
  • Eva Mary Froggatt, aged 3, who landed in America from Nottingham, England, in 1913
  • Maurice Froggatt, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States from Nottingham, England, in 1913


  • Jack Froggatt (1922-1993), English football player
  • Redfern Froggatt (1924-2003), English football player
  • Steve Froggatt (b. 1973), English football player
  • Raymond "Froggy" Froggatt (b. 1941), British singer/songwriter
  • Joanne Froggatt (b. 1980), British actress
  • Sir Leslie Froggatt, Australian knight
  • Sir Peter Froggatt, former Vice Chancellor of Queen's University Belfast
  • Walter Wilson Froggatt (1858-1937), Australian geologist and economic entomologist


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The Froggatt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Froggatt Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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