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Multiple Origins for the Surname Freed


German


The Freed surname evolved from the popular German personal name Friederich.

Freed Early Origins



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.

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Freed Spelling Variations


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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.

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Freed Early History


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Freed Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Freed research. Another 232 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Freed History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Freed Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Freed Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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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 setted in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • Peter Freed, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • I Freed, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1788 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Freed Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ann Freed, aged 16, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • 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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  5. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  9. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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