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Fraleigh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Fraleigh surname comes from the Irish Gaelic name O Fearghail, which means "man of valor."

Early Origins of the Fraleigh family


The surname Fraleigh was first found in Leinster, where they were found mainly in County Longford.

Early History of the Fraleigh family


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Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1235 and 1248 are included under the topic Early Fraleigh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fraleigh Spelling Variations


During the Middle Ages, a standardized literary language known by the general population of Ireland was a thing of fiction. When a person's name was recorded by one of the few literate scribes, it was up that particular scribe to decide how to spell an individual's name. So a person could have several spelling variations of his name recorded during a single lifetime. Research into the name Fraleigh revealed many variations, including Ferrell, Farrell, O'Ferrall, O'Farrell, Farrelly, Fraleigh, Frawley, Frahill and many more.

Early Notables of the Fraleigh family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Fraleigh family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of Irish left in their homeland in the 18th and 19th centuries to escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, and in the search of a plot of land to call their own. These immigrants arrived at the eastern shores of North America, early on settling and breaking the land, and, later, building the bridges, canals, and railroads essential to the emerging nations of United States and Canada. Many others would toil for low wages in the dangerous factories of the day. Although there had been a steady migration of Irish to North America over these years, the greatest influx of Irish immigrants came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Fraleigh or a variant listed above:

Fraleigh Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Hattie Fraleigh, aged 23, who arrived in New York City in 1903 aboard the ship "Campania" from Liverpool, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFRB-XNR : 6 December 2014), Hattie Fraleigh, 18 Jul 1903; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Dorothy Fraleigh, aged 20, originally from Toronto, Canada, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Philadelphia" from Southampton, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX5N-X3F : 6 December 2014), Dorothy Fraleigh, 17 Oct 1908; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Philadelphia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Albert Fraleigh, aged 43, originally from Toronto, Canada, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Fort Victoria" from Hamilton, Bermuda [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DQ-RMQ : 6 December 2014), Albert Fraleigh, 22 May 1920; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Fort Victoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Frances Fraleigh, aged 38, originally from Toronto, Canada, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Fort Victoria" from Hamilton, Bermuda [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DQ-RM7 : 6 December 2014), Frances Fraleigh, 22 May 1920; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Fort Victoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Fraleigh (post 1700)


  • Angela Fraleigh (b. 1976), American oil and mixed media painter
  • Christopher "CJ" Fraleigh (b. 1963), American food-industry executive, current chairman and CEO of Shearer's Foods
  • Sidney Arthur Fraleigh (b. 1931), Canadian politician, MPP for Lambton-Middlesex in 1979
  • Thomas Howard Fraleigh (1877-1946), Canadian farmer and politician, MPP for Lambton East (1929-1934)

The Fraleigh Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Cu reabtha
Motto Translation: The rampaging dog.


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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFRB-XNR : 6 December 2014), Hattie Fraleigh, 18 Jul 1903; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX5N-X3F : 6 December 2014), Dorothy Fraleigh, 17 Oct 1908; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Philadelphia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DQ-RMQ : 6 December 2014), Albert Fraleigh, 22 May 1920; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Fort Victoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DQ-RM7 : 6 December 2014), Frances Fraleigh, 22 May 1920; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Fort Victoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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