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Early Origins of the Freda family

The surname Freda was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) former capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in southern Italy; it is the chief city of the province of Naples. It shares with Instanbul the claim to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Naples has 237 Churches and 57 Chapels. The National Museum and other galleries contain riches in art and artifacts. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Early History of the Freda family

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Freda Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Goffredo, Goffredi, Gioffredo, Gioffredi, Golfredo, Golfredi, Gioffreda, Giuffreda, Iofrida, Giuffie, Freda, Loffredo, Loffreda, Gioffre and many more.

Early Notables of the Freda family (pre 1700)

By the end of the 15th century, southern Italy was known as the Kingdom of Naples, ruled by the house of Aragon. By the early eighteenth century, the Austrians had gained much of the region, under the rule of the Austrian emperor Kales VI. However, in 1734, Spaniard Don Carlos defeated the Austrians, and the region came under Spanish rule once more. In 1799, the French...
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Freda Ranking

In the United States, the name Freda is the 11,386th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Freda migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Freda Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Georg Simons Freda, who arrived in America in 1645 [2]
Freda Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Agostino Freda, aged 17, who immigrated to the United States from Sessa, Italy, in 1909
  • Anna Freda, aged 24, who settled in America from Tocco Caudio, Italy, in 1910
  • Alfonso Freda, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States from Postiglione, Italy, in 1910
  • Amgelo Freda, aged 18, who landed in America from Ricigliano, Italy, in 1911
  • Alessandro Freda, aged 25, who settled in America from S. Gregorio, Italy, in 1912
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Contemporary Notables of the name Freda (post 1700) +

  • Frank D Freda (1936-2016), American playwright and actor, awarded the Waldo Bellow Award for the play Lunchtime; he was an early Ronald McDonald and best known for his leading role in 35 episodes of the television series Diver Dan
  • Anthony Freda, American freelance illustrator
  • Michael J. Freda, American Republican politician, First Selectman of North Haven, Connecticut, 2011-12 [3]
  • Louis Freda, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly 49th District, 1981-84 [3]
  • Carmine Freda (1901-1986), American Republican politician, Chair of Rockland County Republican Party, 1966-73; [3]
  • Fabrizio Freda (b. 1957), Italian President and Chief Executive Officer of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc
  • Riccardo Freda (1909-1999), Italian film director
  • Shiri Freda Appleby (b. 1978), American actress, best known for her role as Liz Parker in the science fiction drama series Roswell (1999-2002)
  • Dame Margery Freda Perham DCMG CBE FBA (1895-1982), British historian and writer of African affairs
  • Freda Ross "Freddie" Hancock MBE (1930-2022), born Freda Ross, a British-born, New York-based entertainment industry marketing consultant and the founder of the East Coast branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts

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  2. 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)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from on Facebook