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
1538–1604
Mary Neale
1535–1631
Marriage: 31 January 1562
Mary Franklin
1562–1604

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
31 January 1562
Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(1)

    Mary Franklin

    Female1562–1604Female

Parents and Siblings

    Franklin

    MaleMale

siblings

(9)

    Elizabeth Franklin

    Female1536–Female

    Male1538–1604Male

    Thomas Francklin

    Male1550–Male

    Ann Franklin

    Female1552–Female

    Francis Franklin

    Male1552–Male

+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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