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The origins of the Frasier family name are somewhat of a mystery. The earliest recorded versions of the name, from the 12th century, are de Fresel, de Friselle and de Freseliere, which appear to be Norman; however they have never been found in Normandy itself. The other possibility is that the name was derived from Gaelic, but no-one has been able to locate a Gaelic name from which Frasier might be derived. It is thought that it was in later years that the "fraisse," or strawberry was adopted as part of the Armorial bearings of this family due to the similarity of the pronunciation of this French word to the Frasier surname.

Frasier Early Origins



The surname Frasier was first found in Tweedale, Peebles-shire, where Sir Simon Frasee held part of the lands of Keith. There is a record of Symon Fraser giving the church of Keith to the Abbey of Kelso in Circa 1160. Early records include Gilbert Fraser, who witnessed a charter by Walter Olifard in 1210. A later Sir Simon known as "the Scottish Patriot" was a supporter of Sir William Wallace in the struggle for independence.

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Frasier Spelling Variations


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Frasier Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Frazer, Fraser, Frasher, Frisell, Frasee, Frazie, Frazier, Friselle, Fresser, Friser, Fryssar, Fressell, Fresal, Fresale, Frichell, Fraysser, Fresall, Fresle, Fresill, Fressair, Fraisser and many more.

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Frasier Early History


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Frasier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frasier research. Another 369 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1302, 1375, 1692, 1610, 1681, 1607, 1681, 1667, 1747, 1746, 1654, 1715 and are included under the topic Early Frasier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Frasier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Frasier Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was Sir Alexander Fraizer (1610?-1681), a Scottish physician, declared by the king to be an excellent physician; Sir Alexander Fraser, 1st Baronet (c.?1607-1681), principal physician to King Charles II of...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Frasier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Frasier In Ireland


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Frasier In Ireland



Some of the Frasier family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Frasier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Evis Frasier, who arrived in Maryland in 1665
  • John Frasier, who landed in Maryland in 1665

Frasier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Danl. Frasier, who landed in Virginia in 1703

Frasier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Frasier, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Robert Frasier, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • William Frasier, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1824
  • Daniel Frasier, who landed in New York in 1850
  • George Frasier, who arrived in Oregon in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Frasier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Frasier (post 1700)



  • Ben Frasier Jr., American frequent political candidate in South Carolina
  • Mary M. Frasier (1938-2005), famous African American educator
  • Margo Frasier, American jurist and law-enforcement specialist
  • Lainie Frasier, American film, television and video-game actress
  • Sally F. Frasier, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 2000
  • Rufus Frasier, American politician, Representative from New York 44th District, 1950
  • Robert G. Frasier, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Chemung County, 1919, 1920; Candidate for New York State Senate 41st District, 1924
  • Margo Frasier, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996
  • Jim Frasier, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1980, 2000, 2004, 2008; Member of Democratic National Committee from Oklahoma, 2004-08
  • Damion Frasier (b. 1963), American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 4th District, 1994
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Je suis prest
Motto Translation: I am ready.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    8. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Frasier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Frasier 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 24 November 2016 at 06:57.

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