Frary History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Frary is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the baptismal name Frederick. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.

Early Origins of the Frary family

The surname Frary was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Frary family

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Frary Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Frary has been recorded under many different variations, including Frederick, Fredericks, Frederic, Frary and others.

Early Notables of the Frary family (pre 1700)

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Frary Ranking

In the United States, the name Frary is the 17,772nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Frary migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Frary or a variant listed above:

Frary Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Frary, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1636
  • John Frary, who landed in Dedham, Massachusetts in 1656 [2]
  • Theophilus Frary, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1657 [2]
Frary Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • M Frary, who landed in San Francisco, CaI in 1850 [2]
  • M. Frary, who arrived in San Francisco in 1850
  • O P Frary, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Frary (post 1700) +

  • Michael G. Frary (1918-2005), American award-winning painter and professor at the University of Texas [3]
  • Donald Paige Frary (1893-1919), American professor and author
  • Ralph Frary (1876-1925), American National League Baseball player and umpire, active from 1895 to 1906
  • Zak Frary (b. 1990), English professional wrestler who uses the ring names Bexx, Mini Michaels, Mini Mysterio, Zak Knight, Zak Bevis and Zak Zodiac

The Frary 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: Prudens simplicitas beat
Motto Translation: Prudent simplicity blesses

Suggested Readings for the name Frary +

  • The Frary Family in America: 1637-1980, by Margaret Murphy and Anne Frary Lepak, The Frary Family Association, 1980.
  • The Frary Family in America: A Continuation, by Anne Frary Lepak, The Frary Family Association, 1985.

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  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) . Retrieved from on Facebook