tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Froggitt family once lived in the township of Froggatt in the county of Derbyshire.
where they had been anciently seated for many centuries probably preceding the
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Froggitt research.Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1778, and 1800 are included under the topic Early Froggitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Froggitt family name include Froggatt, Froggert, Frogat, Froggat and others.
Some of the Froggitt 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.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Froggitt surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Robert Froggatt arrived in Philadelphia in 1837.