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Origins of the Franklin surname

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About the Franklins

We have a total number of 126686 records for people with the last name Franklin.

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Alternative variations of the name Franklin

Franklin, Franklyn, Franklyns, Franklins, Franklen

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Where do most Franklins live?

In 1921, most Franklins lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Franklins

How common is your surname?

384th most common surname in the UK

We have 108,000 records for the Franklin surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Franklins most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Franklin first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Franklin family members

Common jobs for Franklins

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Franklins in 1921




Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


General Servant


Common Male occupations for Franklins in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer




Farm Labourer


Farm Hands


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