Froggatt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Froggatt has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the township of Froggatt, in the parish and union of Bakewell, hundred of High Peak in Derbyshire. [1] [2]

Early Origins of the Froggatt family

The surname Froggatt was first found in Derbyshire where the first record of the family was Roger de frogcot in 1348. [3]

"The Froggatts, who derive their name from a hamlet in the village of Curbar, [Derbyshire] are principally represent in the Chesterfield district. Eyam possessed a family of the name in the last century and in the early part of the present century. Thomas Froggatt, of Calver, yeoman, died in 1710. The name is also established in Herefordshire." [4]

Early History of the Froggatt family

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Froggatt Spelling Variations

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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Ireland Migration of the Froggatt family to Ireland

Some of the Froggatt 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 and printed products wherever possible.


United States Froggatt migration to the United States +

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 immigrated to America from Nottingham, England, in 1907
  • William Alfred Froggatt, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States from Sheffield, England, in 1907
  • Henry Froggatt, aged 22, who immigrated 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 immigrated to the United States from Nottingham, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Froggatt (post 1700) +

  • Joanne Froggatt (b. 1980), British actress, best known for her portrayal as Anna Bates in the ITV period drama series Downton Abbey for which she received three Emmy nominations and winner of the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television in 2014
  • Jack Froggatt (1922-1993), English football player who played from 1946 to 1963
  • Redfern Froggatt (1924-2003), English football player for Sheffield Wednesday and England (1945-1960)
  • Steve Froggatt (b. 1973), English football player who played from 1991 to 2001 including for the England U21 team (1992-1993)
  • Sir Peter Froggatt (1928-2020), Northern Irish epidemiologist and academic, Vice Chancellor of Queen's University Belfast (1976-1986)
  • Sir Leslie Froggatt, British-born Australian businessman, Chairman and CEO of Shell Australia from 1969 to 1980
  • Raymond "Froggy" Froggatt (b. 1941), British singer/songwriter
  • Walter Wilson Froggatt (1858-1937), Australian geologist and economic entomologist


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.


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