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Freen is a name whose history is entwined with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who was considered to be very good-natured and neighborly. The surname is derived from the Old English word frend which meant friend. During the Middle Ages people would use this word when they referred to their relatives or their kinsmen.

Early Origins of the Freen family


The surname Freen was first found in Somerset 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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Early History of the Freen family

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Early History of the Freen family


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Freen Spelling Variations

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Freen Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Freen were recorded, including Friend, Freind, Frend and others.

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Early Notables of the Freen family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Freen family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Freen family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Freen family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Freen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ann Freen, aged 26, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Sultana" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Sultana.htm
  • Ann Freen, aged 26, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Sultana.htm

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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Sultana.htm

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