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
School 1,417
Farm Labourer 142
General Labourer 95
Labourer 92
Private Means 87
Dressmaker 76
General Servant (domestic) 76
None 64
Domestic Servant 63
Farmer 58
Bricklayer 55
Clerk 53
Carman 48
At Home 43
Cook (domestic) 42
Laundress 42
House Painter 40
House Keeper 38
Shop Assistant 36
Scholar 35
Carpenter 34
Tailoress 31
Dress Maker 30
Assisting In The Business 29
Housemaid (domestic) 29

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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