Early Origins of the Frowicke family
The surname Frowicke 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
Early History of the Frowicke family
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Frowicke Spelling Variations
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 Frowicke family name include Frowick, Frowke, Froweck, Frowyke, Frowk, Frock and others.
Early Notables of the Frowicke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Frowicke family to Ireland
Some of the Frowicke family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Frowicke family to the New World and Oceana
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 Frowicke surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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..