Frew History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Frew comes from when the family lived in Perthshire, on lands known as Fords of Frew in the district of Menteith. The surname Frew is a habitation surname, created from the place name.

Early Origins of the Frew family

The surname Frew was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. It is possible that their ancestors lived here even before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Frew family

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Frew Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Frew, Frewe and others.

Early Notables of the Frew family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Frew family to Ireland

Some of the Frew family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Frew migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Frew Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Frew, aged 37, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1825 [1]
  • James Frew, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1835 [1]
  • Hugh Frew, who landed in New York, NY in 1843 [1]
  • William Frew, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1866
  • Alexander Frew, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Frew migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Frew Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Hugh Frew, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • John Frew, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • James Frew, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Eliza Frew, aged 23, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Hugh Frew, aged 2, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Frew migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Frew Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Frew, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bute" in 1839 [2]
  • Jane Frew, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bute" in 1839 [2]
  • Jane Fullarton Frew, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bute" in 1839 [2]
  • Ellen Frew, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bute" in 1839 [2]
  • Francis Frew, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bute" in 1839 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Frew migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Frew Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Frew, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Bruce" arriving in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand on 12th September 1860 [3]
  • Mrs. Frew, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow with 3 children aboard the ship "Bruce" arriving in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand on 12th September 1860 [3]
  • Mr. Alexander Frew, (b. 1806), aged 56, British ploughman travelling from London aboard the ship "Echunga" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 24th December 1862 [3]
  • Mrs. Mary Frew, (b. 1808), aged 54, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Echunga" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 24th December 1862 [3]
  • Miss Jane Frew, (b. 1834), aged 28, British dairymaid travelling from London aboard the ship "Echunga" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 24th December 1862 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Frew (post 1700)

  • Walter Edwin Frew, American (Scottish born) financier
  • Myron H. Frew, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1956; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960 [4]
  • David T. Frew, American politician, Mayor of Weirton, West Virginia, 1959-63 [4]
  • Archibald Frew, American politician, Postmaster at Charlotte, North Carolina, 1801-10, 1811-14, 1815-19 [4]
  • Mrs. A. L. Frew, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956 [4]
  • Steve Frew (b. 1973), Scottish gymnast
  • Scott Frew (b. 1980), Scottish professional singer
  • Irvine Bell Frew (1907-1995), Scottish born professional NHL ice hockey defenceman
  • Alan Frew (b. 1956), Canadian rock musician, lead singer for the Canadian band, Glass Tiger
  • James Frew, Associate Professor of environmental science and management at the University of California
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY BUTE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyBute.gif
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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