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
began to be adopted names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread; sometimes these names could proprietorship of the village or estate.
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
since ancient times. The name is derived from the Old French word for "ash" as in Ash tree from the Latin: fraxinus.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dufrene research.Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1253, 1315, 1358, 1410, 1472, 1652, 1404, 1610 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Dufrene History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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.
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..