Early Origins of the Frethy family
The surname Frethy was first found in Staffordshire
at Fradley, a village and civil parish in Lichfield District. Fradley heath formed part of the extensive waste of Alrewas-Hay, but was inclosed about 1805. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The village dates back to the 12 century when it was first recorded as 'Frodeleye', or 'Frod's lea'. Alrewas and Fradley, was a large civil parish that was divided into the two new parishes of Alrewas and Fradley in 2009.
Early History of the Frethy family
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Frethy Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Frethy have been found, including Friday, Fridaye, Freeday, Freyday, Feraday, Fareday, Fryeday, Farraday, Farady, Fridey, Faraday, Frieday, Fryday and many more.
Early Notables of the Frethy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Frethy family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Frethy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Thomas Frethy, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Justine