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 Duffny family
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 Duffny family
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Duffny 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 Duffny family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Duffny 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..
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