The surname Freire was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
Early History of the Freire family
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Freire Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Freir, Freier, Freire, Friere, Frier, Frieer, Freyer and many more.
Early Notables of the Freire family (pre 1700)
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Freire migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Freire Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Augusto Freire, aged 28, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1912
Antonio Freire, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1918
Alexander Freire, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States, in 1923
Bert Freire, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1923
Claudio Freire, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States, in 1923
Contemporary Notables of the name Freire (post 1700)
Paulo Freire (1921-1997), from São Paulo, she was a Brazilian educator
Roberto Freire (b. 1942), Brazilian politician
Ramón Freire (1787-1851), General and President of Chile
Óscar Freire (b. 1976), Spanish bicycle racer
Manuel Freire (b. 1942), Portuguese singer and composer
Laura Espido Freire (b. 1974), Spanish writer
Alejandro Freire (b. 1974), Venezuelan baseball player