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Duffney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Duffney 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 Duffney family


The surname Duffney 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 Duffney family


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Duffney 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 Duffney family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Duffney 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 Duffney (post 1700)


  • Jamie Duffney, American model and beauty pageant competitor at the 1997 Miss Minnesota Teen USA competition and Miss Teen USA 1997
  • Louise Duffney, American founder of Duff's Famous Wings, a restaurant in Amherst, New York in 1946

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