Last name: FRANKLIN

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FRANKLIN : This last name is indexed 328,749 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

FRANKLIN : 1: English: status name from Middle English frankeleyn ‘freeman freeholder land-owner of free but not noble birth’ (Anglo-Norman French fraunclein). In general he was a gentleman ranked above the main body of minor freeholders but below a knight or a member of the nobility.2: Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames such as Frankel.

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