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

Frawley Early Origins



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

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Frawley Spelling Variations


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Frawley Spelling Variations



In the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Frawley family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Ferrell, Farrell, O'Ferrall, O'Farrell, Farrelly, Fraleigh, Frawley, Frahill and many more.

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Frawley Early History


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Frawley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frawley research. Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1235 and 1248 are included under the topic Early Frawley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Frawley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Frawley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Frawley 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



Ireland saw an enormous decrease in its population in the 19th century due to immigration and death. This pattern of immigration began slowly in the late 18th century and gradually grew throughout the early portion of the 19th century. However, a dramatic increase in the country's immigration numbers occurred when the Great Potato Famine struck in the 1840s. The early immigrants to North America were primarily destined to be farmers tending to their own plot of land, those that came later initially settled within pre-established urban centers. These urban immigrants provided the cheap labor that the fast developing United States and soon to be Canada required. Regardless of their new lifestyle in North America, the Irish immigrants to the United States and Canada made invaluable contributions to their newly adopted societies. An investigation of immigrant and passenger lists revealed many Frawleys:

Frawley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cornelius Frawley, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1870

Frawley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Catherine Frawley, aged 14, who landed in America from Limerick, in 1903
  • Catherine Frawley, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Kelchanny, in 1904
  • Ellie Frawley, aged 24, who settled in America from Miltown, Malbay, Ireland, in 1907
  • Bridget Frawley, aged 23, who settled in America from Newcastle West, Ireland, in 1907
  • Cornelius Frawley, aged 24, who landed in America from Castleconnell, Ireland, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Frawley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Frawley, aged 23, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Standard"
  • Bridget Frawley, aged 18, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa"
  • Maurice Frawley, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Nugget"

Frawley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Frawley, aged 24, a sawyer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  • Patrick Frawley, aged 24, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879
  • Kate Frawley, aged 22, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Frawley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Frawley (post 1700)



  • James J. Frawley (1867-1926), New York State Senator
  • David Frawley, American Hindu author
  • William Clement Frawley (1887-1966), American stage entertainer, screen and television actor
  • James Frawley (b. 1937), American director and actor
  • Thomas F. Frawley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1888
  • Matthew G. Frawley, American politician, Postmaster at Baldwinsville, New York, 1907
  • James J. Frawley (b. 1866), American Democrat politician, Plasterer; Builder; Member of New York State Senate 20th District, 1903-14
  • James Frawley, American Democrat politician, Member of Alaska Territorial Senate 2nd District, 1919-22, 1933-36
  • Geraldine Frawley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1964
  • Frank T. Frawley, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Denver, Colorado, 1921-22 (acting, 1921-22)
  • ... (Another 12 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: Cu reabtha
Motto Translation: The rampaging dog.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm

Other References

  1. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  2. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  3. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  4. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Frawley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Frawley 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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