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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Frewen came from a baptismal nameFrewen. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.

Frewen Early Origins



The surname Frewen was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Frewen Spelling Variations


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Frewen Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Frewen has been recorded under many different variations, including Frewen, Frewin, Frewyn and others.

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Frewen Early History


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Frewen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frewen research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1062, 1430, 1629, 1588, 1664, 1612, 1681 and 1761 are included under the topic Early Frewen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Frewen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Frewen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Frewen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Frewen In Ireland


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Frewen In Ireland



Some of the Frewen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 95 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Frewen or a variant listed above:

Frewen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Frewen who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1716

Frewen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick and John Frewen, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1866

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Contemporary Notables of the name Frewen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Frewen (post 1700)



  • Frank W Frewen (1887-1937), American architect
  • Thomas Frewen M.D. (1704-1791), English physician who was one of the first in England to adopt the practice of inoculation for small-pox
  • Moreton Frewen (1853-1924), English writer on monetary reform, Member of Parliament for North East Cork
  • Charles Hay Frewen (1813-1878), English land-owner and Conservative Party politician
  • Admiral Sir John Byng Frewen GCB (1911-1975), British Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Mutare non est meum
Motto Translation: It is not my nature to change.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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    The Frewen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Frewen 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.

    This page was last modified on 18 September 2012 at 09:59.

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