Freake History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Freake family
The surname Freake was first found in Norfolk where Richard de la Fryth was recorded in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 in Norfolk.  Another source lists John atte Frithe in Norfolk but no date is given. 
Later, the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed Thomas atte Fryth. 
"Robert Firth was the name of two mayors of Doncaster [Yorkshire] in the reigns of Henry VII. and Henry VIII., and the name is still in the town." 
Further to the north in Scotland where most people claim descent, "there is a place named Firth near Lilliesleaf, Roxburghshire."  The name of this town in turn comes from the ancient word "firth" meaning "bay."
Early History of the Freake family
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Freake Spelling Variations
Although the name, Freake, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Firth, Fyrth, Firthe, Firths and others.
Early Notables of the Freake family (pre 1700)
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Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Freake family name Freake, or who bore a variation of the surname were
Freake Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Freake Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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: Deus incrementum dedit
Motto Translation: God has given increase.