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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 Friday, Fridaye, Freeday, Freyday, Feraday, Fareday, Fryeday, Farraday, Farady, Fridey, Faraday, Frieday, Fryday and many more.
First found in Staffordshire at Fradley, a village and civil parish in Lichfield District. Fradley heath formed part of the extensive waste of Alrewas-Hay, but was inclosed about 1805.  The village dates back to the 12 century when it was first recorded as 'Frodeleye', or 'Frod's lea'. Alrewas and Fradley, was a large civil parish that was divided into the two new parishes of Alrewas and Fradley in 2009.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frady research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1167, 1214, 1510, 1600 and 1463 are included under the topic Early Frady History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Frady Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Frady Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The Frady Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Frady Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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