Froke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Froke family
The surname Froke was first found in Shropshire where one of the first record of the family was Nicholas Frog who was listed there in 1207. Later the Subsidy Rolls of Worcester listed William le Frogge there in 1275. Later again, William Frogge was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Dorset in 1332.  Another source notes that John Frog was listed in Oxfordshire in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. 
Alternatively the name could have originated in Scotland, for records there revealed Alexander Frog had a grant in 1447 to farm the lands of Straiton with power 'to big ane mill.' "Mr. John Frog, vicar of Inverkeithing in 1509 is doubtless the John Frog who witnessed a tack by the abbot of Cupar in 1521." 
Early History of the Froke family
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Froke Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Froke are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Froke include: Frog, Frogg, Frogge, Froge, Frock, Frocke, Froke and many more.
Early Notables of the Froke family (pre 1700)
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Froke migration to the United States +
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Froke or a variant listed above:
Froke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- George Froke, aged 27, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741 
Related Stories +
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)