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Freed History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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The name Freed is a proud symbol of ancient Jewish culture. Before the late Middle Ages, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Jewish hereditary surnames were adopted from a variety of different sources. Numerous Jewish surnames are ornamental surnames, which are names that have an ornamental value and are not necessarily related to the localities, occupations, nicknames or given names of the first person who used the name. However, ornamental names were often derived from elements that described locations or features of geography, animals and birds, occupations or personal names. The Ashkenazic Jewish name Freed is an ornamental name derived from the Yiddish word frid, which means peace.


Migration of the Freed family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Freed Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Catharine Freed, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • Peter Freed, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • I Freed, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1788 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Freed Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ann Freed, aged 16, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • C. Freed, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1892

Freed Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Freed, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Arthur Freed, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Carl E. Freed, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States, in 1914
  • Alma Olivia Freed, aged 26, who landed in America from Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1914
  • Adele Eleanore Freed, aged 20, who settled in America from Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Freed (post 1700)


  • Leonard Freed (1929-2006), American photographer
  • Kayce Freed (b. 1958), American television producer, widow of Peter Jennings
  • Albert James "Alan" Freed (1921-1965), American radio personality
  • Arthur Freed (1894-1973), American lyricist and a Hollywood film producer
  • Floyd W. III Freed, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 135th District, 1992 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Emil Freed, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 15th District, 1940 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Emerich Burt Freed (1897-1955), American politician, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio, 1941 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • C. William Freed, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928; Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 10th District, 1934 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • C. C. Freed, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Ritchie County, 1921-22 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Barbara Freed, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1956 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Freed


  • A Freed Family History: Ancestors and Descendants of Walter Curtin Freed and Dorothy Youngman Freed of Williamsport, Pennsylvania by Joyce Wilcox Graff.

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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