Freeson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Freeson family

The surname Freeson was first found in Yorkshire 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 Freeson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Freeson research. Another 152 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Freeson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Freeson 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 Freeson family name include Freston, Freeston, Freestone, Freeson and others.

Early Notables of the Freeson family (pre 1700)

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Australia Freeson migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Freeson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Jonathon Freeson who was convicted in Lancaster, Lancashire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Circassian" on 4th November 1832, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [1]


  1. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retrieved 8th February 2021, retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/circassian)


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