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Freestone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Freestone family


The surname Freestone 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 Freestone family


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Freestone Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Freestone are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Freestone include: Freston, Freeston, Freestone, Freeson and others.

Early Notables of the Freestone family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Freestone family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Freestone or a variant listed above:

Freestone Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Freestone, who landed in Virginia in 1652 [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)

Freestone Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Freestone, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The HARPLEY 1848 - PASSENGER LIST. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848HarpleyPassengerList.htm
  • Ann Freestone, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The HARPLEY 1848 - PASSENGER LIST. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848HarpleyPassengerList.htm
  • William Freestone, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The HARPLEY 1848 - PASSENGER LIST. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848HarpleyPassengerList.htm
  • Alfred Freestone, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The HARPLEY 1848 - PASSENGER LIST. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848HarpleyPassengerList.htm
  • Henry Freestone, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The HARPLEY 1848 - PASSENGER LIST. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848HarpleyPassengerList.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Freestone Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Freestone, aged 40, a blacksmith, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • Martha Freestone, aged 38, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • Alice Freestone, aged 18, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • Thomas Freestone, aged 15, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • John Freestone, aged 12, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Freestone (post 1700)


  • Tom Freestone, American Republican politician, Elected Arizona State Senate 30th District 1998 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James R. Freestone, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1952 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • V.E. Freestone, English co-founder of Freestone and Webb, English coachbuilders for Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars in 1923
  • Chris Freestone (b. 1971), retired English football forward
  • Roger Freestone (b. 1968), former Wales international Goalkeeper

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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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The HARPLEY 1848 - PASSENGER LIST. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848HarpleyPassengerList.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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