When Isaac Franks was born on 15 March 1811, in West Virginia, United States, his father, Abraham Franks, was 13 and his mother, Katherine Parr Nye, was 25. He married Hannah Elizabeth Wade on 27 December 1829, in Muskingum, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Washington Township, Muskingum, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 May 1893, in Muscatine, Iowa, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Muscatine, Iowa, United States.
English, German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from Frank .
English: perhaps sometimes a variant of Frankish, an ethnic name from Middle English frankys ‘French, Frenchman’ (Old English frencisc), for someone from France.
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