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The name Freed is a proud symbol of ancient Jewish culture. Before the late Middle Ages, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Jewish hereditary surnames were adopted from a variety of different sources. Numerous Jewish surnames are ornamental surnames, which are names that have an ornamental value and are not necessarily related to the localities, occupations, nicknames or given names of the first person who used the name. However, ornamental names were often derived from elements that described locations or features of geography, animals and birds, occupations or personal names. The Ashkenazic Jewish name Freed is an ornamental name derived from the Yiddish word frid, which means peace.

Freed Early Origins




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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Freed Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Catharine Freed, who came to 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, 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 emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Arthur Freed, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Carl E. Freed, aged 32, who emigrated 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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Freed (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Freed (post 1700)



  • 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
  • Myne Freed, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960
  • Sheldon Freed, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Canal Zone, 1960
  • Tilghman A. Freed (b. 1895), American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1939-40, 1943-46; Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 16th District, 1951-54
  • Walter Freed (b. 1951), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 2004, 2008
  • William M. Freed, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1952
  • Floyd W. III Freed, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 135th District, 1992
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Freed


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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.

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Freed Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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    The Freed Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Freed 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 6 November 2015 at 09:50.

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