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 :)
There is quite a few franks in Australia.. It is belived that my grandfather was put in a orphanage during the war along with 2 other brothers by my great grand mother and father. My father knows no history of his side as his father grew up in orphanages .. It's quite sad as I'd have liked to have family in my fathers side if any one has any history or ties to this email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
My brother, sister and I are the only kin of our family living in Melbourne Australia. My father immigrated here after WW2 and not much is known of my linage suffice to say that my father recalls huge gatherings of naval officers when he was a boy. My grandfather served as a high ranking officer before dying in the war and the Frank family estate located somewhere in the east of Germany was overtaken by the Russian's. All was lost. The family survivors (grandmothers maiden name Jung) wound up in some sort of labour camp in Poland living hand to mouth... I've been able to gain a German passport and would one day like to visit the ancestral homeland. email@example.com