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The Frayne surname comes from the name of the village of Fresne, which was in the province of Bourgogne. During the late Middle Ages in France, as hereditary surnames began to be adopted names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread; sometimes these names could proprietorship of the village or estate.

Frayne Early Origins



The surname Frayne was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this family has held a family seat since ancient times. The name is derived from the Old French word for "ash" as in Ash tree from the Latin: fraxinus.

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Frayne Spelling Variations


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Frayne Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fresne, du Fresne, Frayne, du Frayne, Fresnes, Fraynes, Dufresne, Dufresnes, Dufrayne, Dufraynes, Frene, Frenes, Frane, Franes, du Frene, du Frenes, du Frane, du Franes, Dufrene, Dufrenes, Dufrane, Dufranes, Fraines, Fraine, Freyne, Freynes, Frenne, Frennes, Fresnne, Fresnnes, Fresnais, Fraigne and many more.

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Frayne Early History


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Frayne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frayne research. Another 525 words (38 lines of text) covering the years 1253, 1315, 1358, 1410, 1472, 1652, 1404, 1610 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Frayne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Frayne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Frayne Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Frayne 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Frayne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Frayne, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815
  • William Frayne, who landed in New York, NY in 1815

Frayne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Michael Frayne arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Himalaya" in 1849
  • John Frayne, aged 25, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Wanderer" in 1851
  • Richard Frayne, aged 18, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Wanderer" in 1851
  • John Frayne, aged 25, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Wanderer"
  • Richard Frayne, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Wanderer"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Frayne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Frayne (post 1700)



  • George Frayne, American musician, leader of Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
  • Shawn Frayne, American inventor of the Windbelt, winner of the 2007 Breakthrough Award from the publishers of the magazine, Popular Mechanics
  • John G. Frayne (1894-1990), American physicist and sound engineer, awarded a Gordon E. Sawyer Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1983
  • Evan Frayne, American actor, known for Crime (2008), Basket Casket (2008) and When Jesse Was Born (2005)
  • Henry David Frayne (b. 1965), Irish-American musician
  • George Frayne (b. 1944), known as Commander Cody, an American country rock musician from Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Hilary Mary Frayne CM CVO OOnt (b. 1942), birth name of Hilary Mary Weston, Irish-born, Canadian 26th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (1997-2002)
  • Steve Frayne (b. 1982), English magician who performs under the stage-name of Dynamo
  • Alex Frayne, British-born, Australian film director
  • The Very Rev David Frayne MA (b. 1992), English clergyman, Provost of Blackburn
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    5. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

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

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