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Du frene History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Du frene surname comes from the name of the village of Fresne, which was in the province of Bourgogne. During the late Middle Ages in France, as hereditary surnames began to be adopted names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread; sometimes these names could proprietorship of the village or estate.

Early Origins of the Du frene family


The surname Du frene was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this family has held a family seat since ancient times. The name is derived from the Old French word for "ash" as in Ash tree from the Latin: fraxinus.

Early History of the Du frene family


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Du frene Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Fresne, du Fresne, Frayne, du Frayne, Fresnes, Fraynes, Dufresne, Dufresnes, Dufrayne, Dufraynes, Frene, Frenes, Frane, Franes, du Frene, du Frenes, du Frane, du Franes, Dufrene, Dufrenes, Dufrane, Dufranes, Fraines, Fraine, Freyne, Freynes, Frenne, Frennes, Fresnne, Fresnnes, Fresnais, Fraigne and many more.

Early Notables of the Du frene family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Du frene family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: André Fresneau, who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1705;as well as Albert Fresne, who settled in Philadelphia with his wife and two children in 1787..

Contemporary Notables of the name Du frene (post 1700)


  • Ronil Dufrene (b. 1962), Haitian-born, American former soccer player
  • Ronil Dufrene (b. 1962), former American-Haitian soccer player

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