Froweck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Froweck family
The surname Froweck was first found in Hertfordshire. However, one of the first records of the family was found as de Frowyk from of Old Ford, Middlesex, who were prominent London merchants for many years. Roger de Frowyk, built a mansion at Seething Lane around 1303, was a goldsmith by trade and later a Crown official. John Frowyk was Lord Chancellor of Ireland and Prior of the Hospitallers in Ireland in 1356.
Early History of the Froweck family
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Froweck 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 Froweck have been found, including Frowick, Frowke, Froweck, Frowyke, Frowk, Frock and others.
Early Notables of the Froweck family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas Frowyk (c. 1460-1506), English judge, "a member of an important family of citizens of London, among whom king's goldsmiths, aldermen, and mayors are to be found, was second son of Sir Thomas Frowyk of Gunnersbury. Born at Gunnersbury at least as early as November 1464, when he is mentioned by name in the will of his grandmother, Isabella Frowyk, he received his education at Cambridge. In May 1501 he was...
Migration of the Froweck family
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 Froweck, or a variant listed above: 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..