Frook History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Frook family

The surname Frook 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. [1] Another source notes that John Frog was listed in Oxfordshire in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. [2]

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." [3]

Early History of the Frook family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frook research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1207, 1510, 1600, 1535, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Frook History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Frook Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Frook has undergone many spelling variations, including Frog, Frogg, Frogge, Froge, Frock, Frocke, Froke and many more.

Early Notables of the Frook family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Frook Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Frook family

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Frook were among those contributors: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..


Contemporary Notables of the name Frook (post 1700) +

  • Diane Bailey Frook, American writer of fiction and non-fiction for several children's magazines, including Cricket, Highlights, Ladybug and AppleSeeds


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ 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)


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