Freed History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Freed surname evolved from the popular German personal name Friederich.
Early Origins of the Freed family
The surname Freed was first found in East Prussia and Silesia. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.
Early History of the Freed family
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Freed Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Freedman, Friedman, Freidman, Fried, Friedemann, Friedland, Fridman, Friedhof and many more.
Early Notables of the Freed family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Freed is the 4,094th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. 
| Freed migration to the United States ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Freed Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Catharine Freed, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1764
- Peter Freed, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 
- I Freed, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1788 
Freed Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Ann Freed, aged 16, who landed in New York in 1854 
- C. Freed, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1892
Freed Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Anna Freed, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
- Arthur Freed, who landed in America, in 1912
- Carl E. Freed, aged 32, who immigrated to the United States, in 1914
- Alma Olivia Freed, aged 26, who landed in America from Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1914
- Adele Eleanore Freed, aged 20, who settled in America from Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1914
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|Contemporary Notables of the name Freed (post 1700) ||+|
- Wes Freed (1964-2022), American outsider artist, best known for his work that appeared on album covers of Lauren Hoffman and numerous American rock bands, including Cracker and the Drive-By Truckers
- Richard Donald Freed (1928-2022), American music critic, program annotator and administrator from Chicago
- Leonard Freed (1929-2006), American photographer
- Kayce Freed (b. 1958), American television producer, widow of Peter Jennings
- Albert James "Alan" Freed (1921-1965), American radio personality
- Arthur Freed (1894-1973), American lyricist and a Hollywood film producer
- Floyd W. III Freed, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 135th District, 1992 
- Emil Freed, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 15th District, 1940 
- Emerich Burt Freed (1897-1955), American politician, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio, 1941 
- C. William Freed, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1928; Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 10th District, 1934 
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|Suggested Readings for the name Freed ||+|
- A Freed Family History: Ancestors and Descendants of Walter Curtin Freed and Dorothy Youngman Freed of Williamsport, Pennsylvania by Joyce Wilcox Graff.
- "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/
- Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html