Frowyke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Frowyke family
The surname Frowyke 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.
Important Dates for the Frowyke family
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Frowyke 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 Frowyke 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 Frowyke include: Frowick, Frowke, Froweck, Frowyke, Frowk, Frock and others.
Early Notables of the Frowyke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Frowyke family
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 Frowyke 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..