Freeze History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Freeze family

The surname Freeze was first found in Essex 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 12th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Freeze family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Freeze research. Another 140 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1181, 1510, 1600, 1476, 1455, 1487 and 1465 are included under the topic Early Freeze History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Freeze Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Freeze were recorded, including Frese, Freese, Freeze, Freze, Friese, Frieze, Phrese, Phreeze, Frees, Freys, Freyze, Freyse, Freece and many more.

Early Notables of the Freeze family (pre 1700)

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United States Freeze migration to the United States +

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Freeze family emigrate to North America:

Freeze Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Rachel Freeze, who landed in Virginia in 1636 [1]
  • Arnell Freeze, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [1]

Australia Freeze migration to Australia +

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

Freeze Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Freeze, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Constance" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Freeze (post 1700) +

  • Robert Freeze (b. 1952), American professional football player
  • Carl Alexander "Jake" Freeze (1900-1983), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Hugh Freeze (b. 1969), American football coach
  • Samuel Freeze (1778-1844), Canadian farmer and political figure in New Brunswick
  • Freeze Quick, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912, 1916 (alternate) [3]

  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) CONSTANCE 1850. Retrieved
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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