name Froggit come from when the family resided 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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The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Froggit has been recorded under many different variations, including Froggatt, Froggert, Frogat, Froggat and others.
Some of the Froggit 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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For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Froggit or a variant listed above: Robert Froggatt arrived in Philadelphia in 1837.