Noble surnames, such as Dufrenne, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Dufrenne, which is a local
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Bourgoigne. In France, hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local
names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Dufrenne family originally lived in the village of Fresne, in the province of Bourgoigne.
Early Origins of the Dufrenne family
The surname Dufrenne was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family held a family seat
in early times.
Early History of the Dufrenne family
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Dufrenne Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lafrenière, Lafrenierre, Lafrennière, Lefrenier, Frenier, Frener, Frenet, Frenais, Frenaison, Frenois, la Fresnaye, Fresnay and many more.
Early Notables of the Dufrenne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dufrenne family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dufrenne Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Charles Dufrenne, aged 19, originally from Paris, France, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "La Gascogne" from Havre, France CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX2Z-N3L : 6 December 2014), Charles Dufrenne, 07 Oct 1907; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New-York, ship name La Gascogne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- George Dufrenne, aged 20, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Guiana" from Barbados, British West Indies CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6LY-CY6 : 6 December 2014), George Dufrenne, 24 Sep 1921; citing departure port Barbados, British West Indies, arrival port New York, ship name Guiana, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Dufrenne (post 1700)
- Mikel Dufrenne (1910-1995), French philosopher and aesthetician