Frowke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Frowke family

The surname Frowke 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 Frowke family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frowke research. Another 164 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1504, 1532, 1504, 1478, 1455, 1487, 1501, 1502, 1506, 1464, 1501, 1502, 1502 and 1506 are included under the topic Early Frowke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Frowke Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Frowke include Frowick, Frowke, Froweck, Frowyke, Frowk, Frock and others.

Early Notables of the Frowke family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas Frowyk (d. 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...
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Migration of the Frowke family

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Frowke 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..



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