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Freeny History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Freeny family


The surname Freeny was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Freeny family


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Freeny Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Freeny family name include Frayne, Freyne, Frene, Frenye, Freny, Frenney, Frenny, Frennes, Frenes, Frenye, Frain, Frayn, Fraine and many more.

Early Notables of the Freeny family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Freeny family to Ireland


Some of the Freeny family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Freeny family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Freeny Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Freeny, aged 17, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland

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