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.
Early Origins of the Froggatt family
The surname Froggatt was first found in Derbyshire
where they had been anciently seated for many centuries probably preceding the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Froggatt family
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Froggatt 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.
Early Notables of the Froggatt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Froggatt family to Ireland
Some of the Froggatt family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Froggatt family to the New World and Oceana
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, who 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
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Contemporary Notables of the name Froggatt (post 1700)
- Steve Froggatt (b. 1973), English football player
- Redfern Froggatt (1924-2003), English football player
- Jack Froggatt (1922-1993), English football player
- Raymond "Froggy" Froggatt (b. 1941), British singer/songwriter
- Walter Wilson Froggatt (1858-1937), Australian geologist and economic entomologist
- Sir Peter Froggatt, former Vice Chancellor of Queen's University Belfast
- Sir Leslie Froggatt, Australian knight
- Joanne Froggatt (b. 1980), British actress