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Freebody Early Origins



The surname Freebody 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.

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Freebody Spelling Variations


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Freebody Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Freebody were recorded, including Freebody, Frebody, Frebodie, Freboddie, Freeboddie, Freboddy and many more.

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Freebody Early History


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Freebody Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Freebody 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 Freebody History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Freebody Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Freebody Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Freebody 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Freebody family emigrate to North America:

Freebody Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Paule Freebody, who came to Virginia in 1665
  • Paule Freebody, who landed in Virginia in 1665

Freebody Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Freebody, who arrived at Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1822

Freebody Settlers in Australia in the 18th Century

  • Clarkson "Simon" Freebody, an English convict who arrived in New South Wales in 1790 aboard the "Surprise"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Freebody (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Freebody (post 1700)



  • Peter Freebody, British builder and restorers of traditional English river craft

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Freebody Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. 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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Freebody Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Freebody 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 3 June 2014 at 08:02.

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