Franklin Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Franklin Name Meaning: Derives from the English/Norman word 'franc', meaning 'free'.

A term given to a particular social class/status in Medieval England. Taken from the English/Norman word 'franc' which referred to someone 'free' often a name given to someone who owned a large amount of land and who was of high status.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Franklin Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Franklin family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 296
Female Servant 174
Independent 114
Labourer 96
Male Servant 82
Farmer 79
Shoe Maker 50
Carpenter 46
Ag Labourer 36
Tailor 30
Gardener 22
Dress Maker 20
Butcher 19
Laundress 17
Publican 16
Baker 16
Servant 13
Brick Maker 13
Stone Mason 13
Sawyer 12
Weaver 12
Blacksmith 11
Pauper 11
Grocer 11
Cooper 11

Franklin Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Franklin 100% 72,866
2 Franklyn 88% 1,492
3 Franklen 88% 489
4 Frankline 89% 297
5 Francklin 89% 238

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The surname Franklin is the most popular version of all its varients

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