The Fresnes 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 Fresnes family
The surname Fresnes 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 Fresnes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fresnes 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 Fresnes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fresnes 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 Fresnes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fresnes family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: André Fresneau, who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1705;as well as Albert Fresne, who settled in Philadelphia with his wife and two children in 1787..