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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.

Frew Early Origins



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.

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Frew Spelling Variations


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Frew Spelling Variations



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

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Frew Early History


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Frew Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frew research. Another 132 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1581, 1624, 1693, and 1735 are included under the topic Early Frew History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Frew Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Frew Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Frew Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Frew In Ireland


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Frew In Ireland



Some of the Frew family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Frew Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

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

Frew Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Frew, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • John Frew, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • James Frew, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Eliza Frew, aged 23, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Hugh Frew, aged 2, 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 Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Frew arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bute" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY Bute 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyBute.gif
  • Jane Frew arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bute" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY BUTE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyBute.gif
  • Jane Fullarton Frew arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bute" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY BUTE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyBute.gif
  • Ellen Frew arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bute" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY BUTE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyBute.gif
  • Francis Frew arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bute" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY BUTE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyBute.gif
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Frew Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas B. Frew arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Balaklava" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Frew (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Frew (post 1700)



  • Myron H. Frew, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1956; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960
  • David T. Frew, American politician, Mayor of Weirton, West Virginia, 1959-63
  • Archibald Frew, American politician, Postmaster at Charlotte, North Carolina, 1801-10, 1811-14, 1815-19
  • Mrs. A. L. Frew, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956
  • Walter Edwin Frew, American (Scottish born) financier
  • 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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY BUTE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyBute.gif

Other References

  1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  4. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  5. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  9. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Frew Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Frew Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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