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Early Origins of the Fraine family

The surname Fraine was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Fraine family

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Fraine Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Fraine include Frayne, Freyne, Frene, Frenye, Freny, Frenney, Frenny, Frennes, Frenes, Frenye, Frain, Frayn, Fraine and many more.

Early Notables of the Fraine family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Fraine family to Ireland

Some of the Fraine family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Fraine migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Fraine Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Rebecca Fraine, who arrived in Virginia in 1649 [1]
Fraine Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Francois Fraine, aged 18, who landed in Louisiana in 1720 [1]

Australia Fraine migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Fraine Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Ann Fraine, (Frame), (b. 1785), aged 28, Irish convict who was convicted in County Tyrone, Ireland for 7 years, transported aboard the "Catherine" on 8th December 1813, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [2]

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. Convict Records of Australia (Retreived 2nd January 2021, retreived from on Facebook