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Freestone Early Origins



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.

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Freestone Spelling Variations


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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.

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Freestone Early History


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Freestone Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Freestone research. Another 304 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Freestone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Freestone Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Freestone Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Freestone 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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

Freestone Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Freestone arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848
  • Ann Freestone arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848
  • William Freestone arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848
  • Alfred Freestone arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848
  • Henry Freestone arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848
  • ... (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, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • Martha Freestone, aged 38, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • Alice Freestone, aged 18, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • Thomas Freestone, aged 15, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • John Freestone, aged 12, 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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Freestone (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Freestone (post 1700)



  • Tom Freestone, American Republican politician, Elected Arizona State Senate 30th District 1998
  • James R. Freestone, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1952
  • 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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    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. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 2 February 2016 at 09:43.

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