Home   |   Customer Service   |   Site Map   |   Name Search   |   How To Buy

Shopping Cart
0 Items
BBB - A+ Rating - the best there is
Where did the Frazier coat of arms come from? When did the Frazier family first arrive in the United States?

  
Decrease Font Size Font Size Increase Font Size
Coat of Arms > Frazier Coat of Arms


Frazier Coat of Arms
 Frazier Coat of Arms
Frazier

Buy Now

Origin Displayed: Scottish

Origins Available: Scottish-Alt, Scottish

Spelling variations of this family name include: Frazer, Fraser, Frasher, Frisell, Frasee, Frazie, Frazier, Friselle, Fresser, Friser, Fryssar, Fressell, Fresal, Fresale, Frichell, Fraysser, Fresall, Fresle, Fresill, Fressair, Fraisser and many more.

First found in Tweedale, East Lothian , where Sir Simon Frasee held part of the lands of Keith.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Frazer, who purchased land in New England in 1684 and Margaret Frazer, who landed in the West Indies in the same year; David Fraser settled in the Barbados in 1745.

(From www.HouseOfNames.com Archives copyright 2000 - 2009)

Motto Translated: I am ready.


Suggested Readings for the name Frazier
Descendants of George Frazier (also Fraser), Joseph Journey, Patrick Calvert, Thomas Endicott, Sr., John Ashworth, Sr., as They Entered into This Fruitful Valley by Gloria M. Cox, The Heritage and Legacy of Francis Frazier II (also Fraser), A Blacksmith by Zelda Schwarzkipf, Samuel Frazier, a Whig of 1776, one of the Framers of Tennessee's Constitution, 1796, First State Senator from Greene County, Tennessee, 1796-1801, His Wife Rebecca Julian and Their Descendants by Virginia Knight Nelson.

Some noteworthy people of the name Frazier
  • Edward Franklin Frazier (1894-1962), American American sociologist, best known for his book The Negro Family in the United States, awarded the 1940 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was the first work on blacks researched and written by a black person
  • Joseph William "Smokin' Joe" Frazier (1944-2011), American professional boxer, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
  • Walter "Clyde" Frazier (b. 1945), retired American basketball player
  • Owsley Brown Frazier (b. 1935), American philanthropist who founded the Frazier International History Museum
  • Lynn Joseph Frazier (1874-1947), American politician, U.S. Senator from North Dakota (1923-1941), 12th Governor of North Dakota
  • Brigadier-General Thomas Alexander Frazier (1894-1969), American Director of Selective Service Tennessee (1940-1945)
  • Jeffrey Michael "Jeff" Frazier (b. 1982), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Kendrick Crosby Frazier (b. 1942), American science writer and longtime editor of Skeptical Inquirer magazine
  • Kenneth Carleton Frazier (1954-1954), American businessman, President and CEO of Merck & Co
  • Kevin Timothy Frazier (b. 1964), American television personalty, co-host of television entertainment news magazine The Insider

 More


Learn More About Scottish Surnames


THE SCOTTISH CLANS

A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system.

 More

MAC, MC PREFIX

Scottish and Irish patronymic surnames frequently have the prefix Mac or Mc. When these surnames were originally developed, they were formed by adding the Gaelic word mac, which means son of, to the name of the original bearer's father. For example, the surname MacDougall literally means son of Dougal. In later times, these prefixes were also added to the occupation or nickname of the bearer's father. For example, MacWard means son of the bard and MacDowell means son of the black stranger.

 More

THE PICTS

The Picts were a mysterious warrior people of ancient Britain. According to tradition, the Picts migrated from the shores of Brittany around the 15th century BC. They sailed northward to Ireland, but were refused permission to settle there by the ancient kings of that land. However, the Picts were granted permission to settle in the northeastern part of Scotland on the condition that each Pictish king marry an Irish princess, thus providing the Irish with a colony whose rulers were of royal Irish blood. This Pictish settlement was ruled by a matriarchal hierarchy unlike any other form of government in British history.

 More

THE REGIONS OF SCOTLAND

BORDERS

 More

SCOTLAND: THE BOERNICIANS

The Boernicians, who were a mixture of Scottish Picts, Angles, and Vikings, were one of the ancient clans of the Scottish-English borderlands. Considered to be the ancient founding peoples of the north, the Boernicians inhabited the tract of rugged territory that stretches from Carlisle in the west to Berwick in the east. In the 4th century, Scotland was composed of five different kingdoms, which were each home to a different race: the Gaels, Vikings, Picts, Britons, and Angles all held land, each had their own realm.

 More

THE VIKINGS

The Vikings, a Scandinavian people of astounding vitality, first began their invasion of Scotland in 794. However, the first wave of mass Viking migration occurred around 888, when King Harold of Norway defeated an unruly faction of northern clans who then abandoned their homeland. In search of a new place to live, they migrated to the sea-swept Orkney Islands in the north of Scotland under the leadership of their chief, Earl Sigurd. This settlement was permitted by the Scottish king and the kings of the Isle of Man, who allowed the Viking exiles to make their homes in the Orkney and Shetland Islands in return for a payment of 20,000 shillings.

 More

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

Many people wonder which spelling of this Scottish name is the older. The quick answer is Stewart. The line of Stewart monarchs of Scotland began in 1371, descending from the union of Marjorie, daughter of King Robert the Bruce and Walter, the 6th High Steward of Scotland. Mary, Queen of Scots was born in 1542, a few days later her father died and she became infant Queen of Scotland.

 More

SCOTLAND

The long history of the lands of the northern third of Great Britain has been violent and often tragic. The castles and ruins, the songs and the legends tell Scotland's tale. It is the harshness of its history and the ruggedness of its land that have shaped its proud inhabitants. How the country came to be, and evolved, has long taxed the minds of many historians.

 More

KINGS AND QUEENS OF SCOTLAND

Fergus Mor c.500-501
Domangart mac Fergus 501-507
Comgall mac Domangart 507-538
Gabhran mac Domangart 538-558
Conall mac Comgall 558-574
Aedan mac Gabhran 574-608
Eochaid Buide 608-629
Connad Cerr 629
Domnal Brecc the Freckled 629-642
 More

STRATHCLYDE BRITONS

Considered to be one of the founding peoples of the north, the Strathclyde Britons were of Celtic descent and were divided into three sub-kingdoms. The Selgovae dwelled north of the Clyde, while the Novantii lived in Galloway in the southwest of Scotland. The Rhiged lived in what later became the counties of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire in England.

 More

SEPTS OF SCOTLAND

Scottish Clans also contained septs or branches, which were founded when powerful or prominent clansmen established their own important families. Clans often had many septs that were often related through marriage. During difficult times, the families sought to ally themselves with larger more powerful clans for protection from enemies and other feuding clans alike. This practice, which often included paying homage to the Clan Chief at important events was effective in building respect, devotion and familiarity between different families within the same clan.

 More

Frazier Coat of Arms Products



Anniversary


Apparel


Armorial histories


Ceramics


Clan Badges


Coat of Arms


Digital Products


Family Crest


Family Tree


Hand Painted Plaques


Keychains


Mouse pads


New Products


Packages


Plaques and Frames


Surname Histories


Symbolism


Travel Mugs

 
This page was last modified on 27 July 2014 at 18:37.

2000-2014 Swyrich Corporation. See Terms of Use for details.
houseofnames.com is an internet property owned by Swyrich Corporation.



Tools



BBB - A+ Rating - the best there is