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Freake Early Origins



The surname Freake was first found in Roxburghshire where the family name is derived from the place of the same name near Lilliesleaf in Roxburghshire in Scotland. The name of this town in turn comes from the ancient word "firth" meaning "bay." In their early history the Firth family became involved in the south Scotland border problems.

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Freake Spelling Variations


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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.

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Freake Early History


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Freake Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Freake research. Another 337 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1522, 1565, 1606, 1630 and 1630 are included under the topic Early Freake History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Freake Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Freake Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Freake 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



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 Atlanti c. 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

  • John Freake, who came to Boston in 1665
  • John Freake, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1665

Freake Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Freake (aged 34), a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"
  • Joseph Freake (aged 26), a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"
  • Stephen Freake (aged 23), a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"
  • Martha Freake (aged 14), a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Freake (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Freake (post 1700)



  • Sir Charles James Freake (1814-1884), 1st Baronet English architect and builder, best known for his famous 19th century facades in West London, including Eaton Square and Onslow Square
  • Sir Charles Arland Maitland Freake (1904-1951), 4th Baronet
  • Sir Frederick Charles Maitland Freake (1876-1950), 3rd Baronet, British polo player at the 1900 and the 1908 Summer Olympics
  • Sir Thomas George Freake (1848-1920), 2nd Baronet

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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: Deus incrementum dedit
Motto Translation: God has given increase.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Freake Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Freake 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 14 October 2015 at 09:50.

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