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Frewin is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that is derived 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.

Frewin Early Origins



The surname Frewin 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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Frewin Spelling Variations


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Frewin Spelling Variations



Frewin has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Frewin have been found, including Frewen, Frewin, Frewyn and others.

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Frewin Early History


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Frewin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frewin 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 Frewin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Frewin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Frewin Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Frewin In Ireland


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Frewin In Ireland



Some of the Frewin 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


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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Frewins to arrive on North American shores:

Frewin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas and Mary Frewin, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1774

Frewin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Frewin, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1823 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Sarah Frewin, aged 20, who landed in America from Queenstown, in 1892
  • John Frewin, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Mitchelstown, in 1893
  • Brid. Frewin, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Mitchelstown, in 1893

Frewin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Frewin, aged 59, who landed in America from London, England, in 1907
  • Harrison Frewin, aged 44, who landed in America from London, England, in 1909
  • Harriette Victoria Frewin, aged 35, who emigrated to America from London, England, in 1922

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Contemporary Notables of the name Frewin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Frewin (post 1700)



  • Richard Frewin M.D. (1681-1761), English physician and professor of history at Oxford University
  • Greg Frewin (b. 1967), Canadian illusionist

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Motto


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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



  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)

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  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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The Frewin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Frewin 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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