Reference Entry

Franklin

Edited by Patrick Hanks

in Dictionary of American Family Names

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780195081374
Published online January 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780195188417
Franklin

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1. English: status name from Middle English frankelin ‘franklin’, a technical term of the feudal system, from Anglo-Norman French franc

Reference Entry.  161 words. 

Subjects: Names Studies

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