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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.

Frary Early Origins



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

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Frary Spelling Variations


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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.

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Frary Early History


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Frary Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frary research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1601, 1685, 1655, 1656 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Frary History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Frary Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Frary Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Frary 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



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
  • Theophilus Frary, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1657

Frary Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M Frary, who landed in San Francisco, CaI in 1850
  • M. Frary, who arrived in San Francisco in 1850
  • O P Frary, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Frary (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Frary (post 1700)



  • Michael G. Frary (1918-2005), American award-winning painter and professor at the University of Texas
  • 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

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Suggested Readings for the name Frary


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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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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: Prudens simplicitas beat
Motto Translation: Prudent simplicity blesses


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Frary Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    11. ...

    The Frary Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Frary 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.

    This page was last modified on 20 May 2016 at 14:41.

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