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Franklin Jones in the US

  1. #18,880 Donald Nichols
  2. #18,881 Earl Thomas
  3. #18,882 Elizabeth Crawford
  4. #18,883 Elizabeth Kelley
  5. #18,884 Franklin Jones
  6. #18,885 Hye Lee
  7. #18,886 Jacqueline Wright
  8. #18,887 James Mcdonnell
  9. #18,888 Jeffrey Jenkins
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Meaning & Origins

Transferred use of the surname, derived from Middle English frankeleyn ‘freeman’, denoting a member of a class of men who were not of noble birth but who were nevertheless freeholders. The vocabulary word is derived from Old French franc, meaning both ‘free’ and ‘Frankish’. The connection between freemen and Franks is reflected in the Late Latin term francalia, originally denoting lands held by Franks, which came to mean lands not subject to taxes. The given name is now quite common, especially in the United States, where it is often bestowed in honour of the statesman and scientist Benjamin Franklin (1706–90). A more recent influence was President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945).
538th in the U.S.
English and Welsh: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) (see John). The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. In North America this name has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988).
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