Freyre History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Freyre family

The surname Freyre was first found in Forez, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme départements, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor in Lyonais. The family were well established in this region and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived. They were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Important Dates for the Freyre family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Freyre research. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Freyre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Freyre Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Prarre, Praron, Prare, Praredon, Prarloran, Prarion and many more.

Early Notables of the Freyre family (pre 1700)

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Freyre migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Freyre Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Henr Freyre, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
Freyre Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jose Freyre, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1845 [1]
  • Francisco Freyre, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
  • Fernando Freyre, aged 29, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1873 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Freyre (post 1700)

  • Gomez Freyre, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]
  • Susana Freyre, Argentine Argentinean Film Critics Association Award winning actress who appeared in 30 films and television shows from 1945 to 1984
  • Ricardo Jaimes Freyre (1868-1933), Bolivian author
  • Gilberto Freyre (1900-1987), Brazilian sociologist
  • Fernando Freyre de Andrade (1903-1946), Spanish actor

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. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 5) Gomez Freyre. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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