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The Dufrene 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 Dufrene family


The surname Dufrene 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.

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Early History of the Dufrene family

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Early History of the Dufrene family


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Dufrene Spelling Variations

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Dufrene 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.

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Early Notables of the Dufrene family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Dufrene family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Dufrene family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Dufrene 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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Contemporary Notables of the name Dufrene (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dufrene (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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