The Fresne surname comes from the name of the village of Fresne, which was in the province of Bourgogne. During the late Middle Ages in France, as hereditary surnames
began to be adopted names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread; sometimes these names could proprietorship of the village or estate.
Early Origins of the Fresne family
The surname Fresne was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this family has held a family seat
since ancient times. The name is derived from the Old French word for "ash" as in Ash tree from the Latin: fraxinus.
Early History of the Fresne family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fresne research.Another 525 words (38 lines of text) covering the years 1253, 1315, 1358, 1410, 1472, 1652, 1404, 1610 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Fresne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fresne Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Fresne, du Fresne, Frayne, du Frayne, Fresnes, Fraynes, Dufresne, Dufresnes, Dufrayne, Dufraynes, Frene, Frenes, Frane, Franes, du Frene, du Frenes, du Frane, du Franes, Dufrene, Dufrenes, Dufrane, Dufranes, Fraines, Fraine, Freyne, Freynes, Frenne, Frennes, Fresnne, Fresnnes, Fresnais, Fraigne and many more.
Early Notables of the Fresne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fresne family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Fresne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Albert Fresne, who settled with his wife, Lidie, and his children, Albert and Albertine, in Pennsylvania in 1787
- Albert Fresne, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1788 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Fresne Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Maurice Fresne, aged 31, originally from Paris, France, who arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "La Savoie" from Havre, France CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF9G-B3F : 6 December 2014), Maurice Fresne, 15 May 1909; citing departure port Havre, France, arrival port New York, ship name La Savoie, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Joseph Fresne, aged 61, originally from Damery, France, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "France" from Le Havre, France CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WC-DP8 : 6 December 2014), Joseph Fresne, 09 Oct 1919; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name France, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).