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About The Frotten Connection
Frotten, an Acadian surname. These Acadians are descendants of 17th. century colonist who settled in
the Maritimes, mostly Nova Scotia.

 In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Frotten were transcribed based on how
they were heard by a scribe when people's names were written in public records. This could have led
to misspellings of Frotten. Understanding misspellings and spelling variations of the Frotten
surname are important to understanding the possible origins of the name. Names like Frotten change
in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across communities, family branches, and eras over time.

                                        FROTTEN

This surname of Frotten is an English place name meaning " one who came from Frating a place in
County Essex. The name was originally rendered in the Old English form FRAETA, literally meaning the
dweller at the settlement near the briar patch. The name is also believed by some to be from the
Latin word " frater" meaning a brother, or member of a monastic order.

Various spellings include FROTON,FRAUGTON,FRAUGHTON,FRAUTTEN,FORTIN,FORTEN,FRONTAIN,FRATTER. The
earliest of the name on record appears to be FRETINGE (without surname) who was recorded in County
Essex in the year 1060. FRATINGA ( without surname ) was listed as a tenant in the Domesday Book of
1086.
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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