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Freeth Early Origins



The surname Freeth was first found in Staffordshire at Fradley, a village and civil parish in Lichfield District. Fradley heath formed part of the extensive waste of Alrewas-Hay, but was inclosed about 1805. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The village dates back to the 12 century when it was first recorded as 'Frodeleye', or 'Frod's lea'. Alrewas and Fradley, was a large civil parish that was divided into the two new parishes of Alrewas and Fradley in 2009.

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Freeth Spelling Variations


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Freeth Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Friday, Fridaye, Freeday, Freyday, Feraday, Fareday, Fryeday, Farraday, Farady, Fridey, Faraday, Frieday, Fryday and many more.

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Freeth Early History


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Freeth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Freeth research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1167, 1214, 1510, 1600 and 1463 are included under the topic Early Freeth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Freeth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Freeth Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Freeth 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:

Freeth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Thomas Freeth, who arrived in Kangaroo Bay aboard the ship "Tam O'Shanter" in 1836 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TAM O'SHANTER - 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836TamOShanter.htm

Freeth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Charles Freeth, aged 29, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Louisa Freeth, aged 28, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Freeth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Freeth (post 1700)



  • George Freeth (1883-1919), American "Father of Modern Surfing", recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal
  • Evelyn Freeth, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1956
  • Thomas Freeth, English stained glass artist and art teacher in the mid twentieth century
  • Sir Evelyn Freeth (1846-1911), English civil servant, Deputy Controller, Legacy & Succession Duties, Ireland in 1884, Registrar of the Estate Duty Office at Somerset House (1902-1908)
  • John Freeth (1731-1808), known as Poet Freeth, an English innkeeper, poet and songwriter
  • General Sir James Freeth KCB, KH (1786-1867), British Army officer, Quartermaster-General to the Forces (1851-1855)
  • Hubert Andrew Freeth (1912-1986), British portrait painter and etcher
  • Benjamin "Ben" Freeth MBE (b. 1971), British-born, Zimbabwean farmer and human rights activist
  • Rodger Freeth Ph.D., (1950-1993), New Zealand motor sport competitor
  • Zahra Dickson Freeth, British author
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TAM O'SHANTER - 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836TamOShanter.htm

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  11. ...

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