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Freeborn is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that is derived from the baptismal name Frebern. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.

Freeborn Early Origins



The surname Freeborn was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Freeborn Spelling Variations


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Freeborn Spelling Variations



Freeborn has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Freebairn, Freeborn, Freebourn, Freebourne, Freeborne, Freeburn, Frebern, Freebern and many more.

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Freeborn Early History


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Freeborn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Freeborn research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1150, and 1190 are included under the topic Early Freeborn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Freeborn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Freeborn Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Freeborn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Freeborn In Ireland


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Freeborn In Ireland



Some of the Freeborn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 166 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Freeborns to arrive on North American shores:

Freeborn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Sarah and William Freeborn settled in New England in 1634
  • William Freeborn, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1636

Freeborn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Freeborn arrived in New York State with wife and family in 1811
  • Thomas Freeborn, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Mr. Freeborn, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • W Freeborn, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Freeborn Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Richard Freeborn, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

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Contemporary Notables of the name Freeborn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Freeborn (post 1700)



  • Stanley Barron Freeborn (1891-1960), American served as the first Chancellor of University of California, Davis
  • William Freeborn (1594-1670), one of the founding settlers of Portsmouth on Aquidneck Island (Rhode Island)
  • William Freeborn (1816-1817), American pioneer in Minnesota, Montana, and California
  • Theodore Freeborn, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 10th District, 1961
  • James F. Freeborn, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1856
  • James Freeborn, American politician, Dry Candidate for Delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933
  • Mrs. Harry Freeborn, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1944
  • Scott Freeborn (b. 1978), former Australian rules footballer
  • Stuart Freeborn (b. 1914), British motion picture make-up artist
  • Wing Commander John Connell Freeborn (1919-2010), DFC was a British World War II RAF pilot
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Freeborn Historic Events


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Freeborn Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Frederick C Freeborn (b. 1901), English Warrant Supply Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Streatham, London, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Freeborn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Freeborn 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.

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