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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.
The surname Froggatt was first found in Derbyshire where they had been anciently seated for many centuries probably preceding the Norman Conquest in 1066.
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.
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 and printed products wherever possible.
More information is included under the topic Early Froggatt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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 and printed products wherever possible.
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
Froggatt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
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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