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The history of the name Freeburn begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It 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.

Freeburn Early Origins



The surname Freeburn 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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Freeburn Spelling Variations


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Freeburn Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Freeburn has been recorded under many different variations, including Freebairn, Freeborn, Freebourn, Freebourne, Freeborne, Freeburn, Frebern, Freebern and many more.

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Freeburn Early History


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Freeburn Early History



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

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Freeburn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Freeburn Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Freeburn In Ireland


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Freeburn In Ireland



Some of the Freeburn 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 many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Freeburn or a variant listed above:

Freeburn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Freeburn, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1818
  • Noble Freeburn settled in Philadelphia in 1829

Freeburn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Freeburn, aged 48, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Macedon" in 1849
  • Thomas Freeburn, aged 12, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Macedon" in 1849
  • Gavin Freeburn, aged 10, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Macedon" in 1849
  • William Freeburn, aged 7, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Macedon" in 1849
  • Andrew Freeburn, aged 5, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Macedon" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Freeburn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Freeburn (post 1700)



  • Jana Freeburn, born Jana Babková, a Czechoslovak-born, American silver medalist slalom canoer at the 1993 World Championships
  • James Freeburn (1808-1876), Scottish engineer, inventor and industrial designer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Freeburn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Freeburn 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 15 December 2015 at 06:01.

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