Last name: Franks
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Pretty amazing history, as our name dates back to at least the 3rd century.
all this time i thought me surname it meant frankfruters, hot dogs, sausages, bratwurst!
what a releif!
It was previously thought that origins of the Franks name denoted those of French origin. In fact France takes it name from the Franks, 'Free People', originating from those Germanic tribes of Frankonia, whose lands founded the Holy Roman Empire and gave rise to modern day France (having become Catholics during their collaboration with the Roam Empire). We have quite an interesting history in the Middle East too. Frankish Emperor Charlemagne was the first to create the order of knighthood and gave rise to the first of the Frankish Knights who dominated central and western Europe, and later the near and middle East.
(having become Catholics during their collaboration with the ROMAN Empire).
There's a lot of us around Kent, UK but I have never actually met anyone with the same surname as me that isn't part of my immediate family!
Nice information, thanks :) We are only a few Franks´ in Denmark but I know that my forefathers came from somewhere in England.
Fancy that, and here I was thinking mine was the only Franks family in Denmark :) I know my late grandfather was very interested in tracing our family's lineage, he was convinced it could be traced back to the Frankish tribes of old Europe.. Seems he wasn't completely off :)
Very interesting. I'll have rip make a recreation of this coat of arms sometime
Joshua Alexander Franks
Well, I must admit that I've always wondered about the origin of my forefathers. And its amazing to finally get this amount of information. My Grandfather was Alexander Franks and had a borther John and sister Sarah.
Cheryl Ann Franks
Well, We have James, John, Raymond and Christopher Franks in our area. Is it an English name or German. It seems to have had German origins? I found it listed in Quedlinburg, Germany.
well well i didnt know i was that old lol likes my surname now louiza franks