Nich Franklin

about 1538–4 June 1604 (Age 66)
Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Nich

Nich Franklin was born about 1538, in Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of Franklin. He married Mary Neale on 31 January 1562, in Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 4 June 1604, at the age of 66.

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Nich Franklin
Mary Neale
Marriage: 31 January 1562
Mary Franklin

Spouse and Children

31 January 1562
Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom


    Mary Franklin


Parents and Siblings





    Elizabeth Franklin



    Thomas Francklin


    Ann Franklin


    Francis Franklin


+4 More Children

Name Meaning

1 English: status name from Middle English frankelin ‘franklin’, a technical term of the feudal system, from Anglo-Norman French franc ‘free’ ( see Frank 2) + the Germanic suffix -ling. The status of the franklin varied somewhat according to time and place in medieval England; in general, he was a free man and a holder of fairly extensive areas of land, a gentleman ranked above the main body of minor freeholders but below a knight or a member of the nobility.2 The surname is also borne by Jews, in which case it represents an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.3 In modern times, this has been used to Americanize François, the French form of Francis .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Nicholas Franklin, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Nich Franklin, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Nicholas Franklin in entry for Mary Franklin, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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