The Fresneau 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 Fresneau family
The surname Fresneau 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 Fresneau family
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Fresneau 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 Fresneau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fresneau family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Fresneau Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- André Fresneau, who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1705
- Andre Fresneau, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1705 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)