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The history of the Freeburg name began with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name 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.

Freeburg Early Origins



The surname Freeburg 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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Freeburg Spelling Variations


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Freeburg Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Freeburg family name include Freebairn, Freeborn, Freebourn, Freebourne, Freeborne, Freeburn, Frebern, Freebern and many more.

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Freeburg Early History


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Freeburg Early History



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

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Freeburg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Freeburg Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Freeburg In Ireland


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Freeburg In Ireland



Some of the Freeburg 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Freeburg surname or a spelling variation of the name include : John Freebairn who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812; Sarah and William Freeborn settled in New England in 1634; Thomas Freeborn arrived in New York State with wife and family in 1811.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Freeburg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Freeburg (post 1700)



  • Rosanne Freeburg, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1992

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    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Freeburg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Freeburg 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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