Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the Froude family
The surname Froude was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. There is a record in the Domesday Book
of a Frodo, who was living at Bury St. Edmunds, and whose son is documented as Gilbert filius
Frodonis or Fit-Froude.
Early History of the Froude family
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Froude Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Froud, Froude, Frowd, Frowde, Frude, Frood and others.
Early Notables of the Froude family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Froude family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Froude or a variant listed above: John Froud, who arrived in Nevis in 1674; Jane Froud, a bonded passenger, who came to Virginia in 1766; William Frowd, who settled in Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, in 1766.
Contemporary Notables of the name Froude (post 1700)
- James Anthony Froude (1818-1894), English historian
- Hurrell Froude (1803-1836), Anglican priest
- William Froude (1810-1879), British engineer and naval architect