Frazee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The origins of the Frazee 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 Frazee 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 Frazee surname.

Early Origins of the Frazee family

The surname Frazee 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.

Important Dates for the Frazee family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frazee research. Another 185 words (13 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 Frazee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Frazee 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.

Early Notables of the Frazee family (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...
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Migration of the Frazee family to Ireland

Some of the Frazee family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Frazee migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Frazee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William D Frazee, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
Frazee Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • William P. Frazee, aged 23, arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1919 aboard the ship "Eten" from Cristobal, Cz [2]
  • Gertrude Frazee, aged 24, originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Liverpool, England [3]
  • William C. Frazee, aged 24, destined for Youngstown, Ohio, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Zulia" from Curacao, DWI [4]
  • Lewis Anderson Frazee, aged 56, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [5]

Frazee migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Frazee Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Frazee (post 1700)

  • William M. Frazee, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1924 [7]
  • William D. Frazee, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 1888; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, 1905-12 [7]
  • R. L. Frazee, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 41st District, 1875
  • James Frazee, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1884 [7]
  • James Frazee, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Onondaga County 1st District, 1858
  • Charles F. Frazee, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912 [7]
  • Charles A. Frazee, American Republican politician, Chair of Rush County Republican Party, 1905 [7]
  • Marla Frazee (b. 1958), American children's book author and illustrator, two-time Caldecott Honor recipient
  • Jeff Frazee (b. 1987), American AHK ice hockey goaltender
  • Harry Frazee (1881-1929), American theatrical agent and producer, owner of the Boston Red Sox baseball team
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J677-2YM : 6 December 2014), William P. Frazee, 21 Apr 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, Cz, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Eten, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WB-MX3 : 6 December 2014), Gertrude Frazee, 04 Sep 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66T-B2Z : 6 December 2014), William C. Frazee, 14 Aug 1920; citing departure port Curacao, DWI, arrival port New York, ship name Zulia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J62B-D2Q : 6 December 2014), Lewis Anderson Frazee, 19 Sep 1921; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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