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Friday Early Origins



The surname Friday was first found in Staffordshire at Fradley, a village and civil parish in Lichfield District. Fradley heath formed part of the extensive waste of Alrewas-Hay, but was inclosed about 1805. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The village dates back to the 12 century when it was first recorded as 'Frodeleye', or 'Frod's lea'. Alrewas and Fradley, was a large civil parish that was divided into the two new parishes of Alrewas and Fradley in 2009.

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Friday Spelling Variations


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Friday Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Friday, Fridaye, Freeday, Freyday, Feraday, Fareday, Fryeday, Farraday, Farady, Fridey, Faraday, Frieday, Fryday and many more.

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Friday Early History


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Friday Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Friday research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1167, 1214, 1510, 1600 and 1463 are included under the topic Early Friday History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Friday Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Friday Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Friday Notables 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Friday or a variant listed above were:

Friday Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicholas Friday, who arrived in North Carolina in 1738
  • Martin Friday, who landed in South Carolina in 1742
  • John Friday, who landed in South Carolina in 1748

Friday Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Friday, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844

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Contemporary Notables of the name Friday (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Friday (post 1700)



  • Tim Friday (b. 1961), American NHL ice hockey player who played in 23 games for the Detroit Red Wings (1985-1986)
  • Helen Patricia "Pat" Friday (b. 1921), American singer, best known for her work with Glenn Miller and Roy Rogers
  • Nancy Friday (b. 1933), American author who has written on the topics of female sexuality and liberation
  • Hershel Friday (1922-1994), American lawyer, once considered by Richard Nixon to be appointed to the United States Supreme Court
  • David Friday (1876-1945), American educator, President of Michigan Agricultural College (1922-1923)
  • William Clyde "Bill" Friday (1920-2012), American educator, head of the University of North Carolina for thirty years (1956 to 1986)
  • William H. Friday, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 16th District, 1895
  • Nicholas Friday, American politician, Independent Candidate for Virgin Islands legislature from St. Thomas-St.John, 2002
  • John Friday, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Norfolk, Nebraska, 1905-07, 1909-12, 1915-17, 1921-23
  • Robin Friday (1952-1990), English footballer who played from 1965 to 1969
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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The Friday Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Friday 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 16 March 2016 at 08:03.

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