Early Origins of the Freebodey family
The surname Freebodey was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire seated at East Grinstead.
Early History of the Freebodey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Freebodey research.Another 409 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1437, 1480, 1510, 1600, 1474, 1076, 1084, 1135, 1194, 1406, 1562, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Freebodey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Freebodey Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Freebodey has been spelled many different ways, including Freebody, Frebody, Frebodie, Freboddie, Freeboddie, Freboddy and many more.
Early Notables of the Freebodey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Freebodey family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Freebodeys to arrive in North America: Paule Freebody, who came to Virginia in 1665; Charles Freebody, who arrived at Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1822; and Clarkson "Simon".