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

Fraleigh Early Origins



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

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Fraleigh Spelling Variations


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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.

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Fraleigh Early History


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Fraleigh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fraleigh research. 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.

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Fraleigh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fraleigh Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fraleigh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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, 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, 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, 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, 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.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fraleigh (post 1700)


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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)

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Motto


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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


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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.).

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  4. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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The Fraleigh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fraleigh 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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