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The surname Freese is name that may have a few different sources. In some instances it is derived from the name of the region of Friesland, and would refer to someone who came from that region. Friesland is located on the coast of the North Sea, and stretches from the Netherlands in the east to Denmark in the north. In the Swabian-Swiss dialects, the word "friesen" means "to dig ditches," and the name may have derived from the occupation of its original bearer.

Freese Early Origins



The surname Freese was first found in Switzerland, where the name was an integral part of the feudal society which would shape modern European history. Many prominent branches of the family would strive to make this name renowned as they contributed to the social, economic and political affairs of the region.

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Freese Spelling Variations


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Freese Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Friesen, Fries, Friese, Freese, Frees, Freesen, Frehse, Frese, Fresen, Fresenius (Latin), Frieser, Friess, Friesse and many more.

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Freese Early History


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Freese Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Freese research. Another 548 words (39 lines of text) covering the years 1409, 1578, 1592, 1653, 1702, 1703, 1705, 1752, 1757, 1763, 1783, 1785, and 1825 are included under the topic Early Freese History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Freese Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Freese Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Freese 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:

Freese Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Freese, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Peter Freese, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Simon Freese, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761

Freese Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John F Freese, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Steffen Heinr Freese, who arrived in Ohio in 1832
  • Herm Heinr Freese, who landed in America in 1837
  • Hermann Heinrick Freese, aged 21, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • Heinr W Freese, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Freese Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Berta Freese, aged 11, who landed in America from Hamburg, in 1902
  • Caroline Freese, aged 60, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Catharina Freese, aged 57, who settled in America, in 1904
  • Adele Freese, aged 57, who settled in America from Hamburg, in 1905
  • Anna Freese, aged 27, who landed in America from Schleswig, Germany, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Freese Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Freese Sr., U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Freese (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Freese (post 1700)



  • Jacob Freese, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 2nd District, 1829-31
  • Isaac Freese, American politician, Mayor of Bellaire, Ohio, 1900-02
  • Irving C. Freese (b. 1903), American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Norwalk, 1946; Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut, 1947-55, 1957-59; Defeated, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1945
  • George Freese, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1988
  • Arnold E. Freese, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 4th District, 1932, 1934
  • Gene Freese (b. 1934), American professional baseball player
  • Stan Freese (b. 1945), American tuba player
  • Katherine Freese, American theoretical astrophysicist
  • Josh Freese (b. 1972), American session drummer and songwriter
  • Jason Freese (b. 1975), American band musician
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Freese


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Suggested Readings for the name Freese



  • Freese Families by John Wesley Freese.

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Freese Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  10. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  11. ...

The Freese Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Freese 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.

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