Freeyke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Freeyke family
The surname Freeyke was first found in Roxburghshire where the family name is derived from the place of the same name near Lilliesleaf in Roxburghshire in Scotland. The name of this town in turn comes from the ancient word "firth" meaning "bay." In their early history the Firth family became involved in the south Scotland border problems.
Important Dates for the Freeyke family
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Freeyke Spelling Variations
The name, Freeyke, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Firth, Fyrth, Firthe, Firths and others.
Early Notables of the Freeyke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Freeyke family
The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Freeyke surname who came to North America were: Isaac Firth who landed in America in 1698; Elizabeth Firth settled in Maryland in 1722; George Firth settled in Nova Scotia in 1774; Albert, B.G. Barker, Charles, Daniel, Greenwood, Henry, James, John, Joseph, Richard, Samuel, Thomas and William Firth, all settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1805 and 1874. In Newfoundland, Gideon Firth settled in Harbour Grace in 1771.