About the name Franklin

About the baby name Franklin, at Click Baby Names.com

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Name meaning, variations & etymology

More history of the name Franklin


Franklin and Frankland are both forms of what was originally the same name.

It might seem that Franklin was a corruption of Frankland, but just the opposite is the case, so you cannot regard the name as a compound of Frank and land.

The old form of the name was Franckleyn or Frankelein, with or without the Le before it. It was Latinized in old records as Frankelanus.

It was derived from the old English word. Franklin used to designate a large freeholder [property owner] — often the son of a villain, as feudal serfs were called — who had become rich.



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