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  • ?? Franklin (c.1720 - c.1776)
    Not the same as James "Jamie" Franklin, Jr who died unmarried Same as James Franklin, III ? Agnes Franklin, widow, Listed in her 1795 will: Son: Joel Franklin Daughters: Elizabeth Franklin, Ma...
  • Abel Franklin, Sr. (1690 - 1758)
    "Abel was the first keeper of the Beavertail Light, and he owned the north and south Ferries on the west side of Conanicut Island." The first light was built in 1749, so this must be the one that Abel,...
  • Abiah Franklin (1667 - 1752)
    Abiah FolgerBuried in the Old Granary Burying Ground on Tremont Street in Boston.* Birth: Aug. 15, 1667* Death: May 8, 1752Mother Of Benjamin Franklin. ==Family==Parents:* Peter Folger (1617 - 1690)*...
  • Abiah Buckmaster (1726 - 1754)
    Married George Buckmaster July 17 1743 * The Olney Connection * FindAGrave Memorial # 122797111 * Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Sep 22 2017, 20:18:44 UTC
  • Abigail Louise Franklin (1760 - 1874)
    Abigail Louise Brawner===Birth: 1760Maryland, USA Death: unknown Children: Sarah Ann Franklin Cooper (1788 - 1874)* Anna Jane Franklin Smith (1798 - 1838)**Calculated relationshipBurial: UnknownCreat...

About the Franklin surname

Franklin Name Meaning

English: status name from Middle English frankelin ‘franklin’, a technical term of the feudal system, from Anglo-Norman French franc ‘free’ (see Frank) + 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.

The surname is also borne by Jews, in which case it represents an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames. In modern times, this has been used to Americanize François, the French form of Francis.

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