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Franklin Family History

Franklin Name Meaning

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Franklin Families

Franklin census records

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Franklin Family Origin

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Franklin Family Occupations

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Military Service by Franklin

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