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Fradsham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Fradsham arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Fradsham family lived in the village of Frodsham, Cheshire. Some of the earliest references of the name were: Peter de Ffrodessham who was listed in The Coucher Book of Chartulary of Whalley Abbey c. 1200; William Ffrodesam who was listed on The Register of Guild of the Holy Trinity of Coventry 1340-1450; and John de Frodusham in the Feet of Fines roll at Chester in 1377.

Early Origins of the Fradsham family

The surname Fradsham was first found in Cheshire where they were Lords of the manor of Frodsham from very ancient times, some say after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. The pre-Conquest name of the village of Frodsham was Frotesham, and was granted to Earl Hugh, a Norman Noble who attended Duke William at Hastings in 1066. At the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086 the village consisted of a church, a winter mill, 2.5 fisheries, and .5 of a Salt house to be used by the manor of Frodsham. Frodsham was once a major port at the mouth of the River Weaver.

Early History of the Fradsham family

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Fradsham Spelling Variations

A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Frotesham, Frodesham, Frodsham and others.

Early Notables of the Fradsham family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Fradsham family to the New World and Oceana

Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Fradsham or a variant listed above:

Fradsham Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Fradsham, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1918

Fradsham Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Albert Fradsham, aged 29, who emigrated to Bay Roberts, Newfoundland, in 1911
  • Albert Fradsham, aged 18, who emigrated to Bay Roberts, Newfoundland, in 1919

Contemporary Notables of the name Fradsham (post 1700)

  • Allan Fradsham, Canadian jurist of the Alberta Provincial Court

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