Early Origins of the Frayn family
The surname Frayn was first found in Shropshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Frayn family
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Frayn Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Frayn has undergone many spelling variations
, including Frayne, Freyne, Frene, Frenye, Freny, Frenney, Frenny, Frennes, Frenes, Frenye, Frain, Frayn, Fraine and many more.
Early Notables of the Frayn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Frayn family to Ireland
Some of the Frayn family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Frayn family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Frayn were among those contributors: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name Frayn (post 1700)
- R. Mort Frayn, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1960; Candidate for Mayor of Seattle, Washington, 1969 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Rebecca Frayn, English documentary film maker, screenwriter and novelist
- Michael Frayn FRSL (b. 1933), English playwright and novelist