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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage English

Meaning & History

Status name for a person whom lived on an area of land without having to pay obligations. From Norman French frank, 'free' and Middle English land, 'land'. This surname is common in Yorkshire.

To a lesser extent, the surname may also be a variant of Franklin.
Added 12/13/2016 by McLeeds
Edited 12/14/2016 by McLeeds