Last name: Franks
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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.
Very interesting. I'll have rip make a recreation of this coat of arms sometime
Nice information, thanks :) We are only a few Franks´ in Denmark but I know that my forefathers came from somewhere in England.
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!
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.
all this time i thought me surname it meant frankfruters, hot dogs, sausages, bratwurst!
what a releif!
Pretty amazing history, as our name dates back to at least the 3rd century.
Susan White nee Franks
There is a group of us Franks' living in British Columbia and Alberta Canada. I'm not sure exactly when my family emigrated to Canada but I know that at least as far back as my great grandfather we've been here. Prior to that we were in the eastern United States and in England before that. I was always told that our family name goes all the way back to the Germanic tribes of old. If this article is true then maybe that's right!
We are in New Zealand :)