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Frieze Early Origins



The surname Frieze was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Frieze Spelling Variations


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Frieze Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Frieze has appeared include Frese, Freese, Freeze, Freze, Friese, Frieze, Phrese, Phreeze, Frees, Freys, Freyze, Freyse, Freece and many more.

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Frieze Early History


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Frieze Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frieze research. Another 280 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1181, 1455, 1476, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Frieze History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Frieze Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Frieze Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Frieze 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Frieze arrived in North America very early:

Frieze Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anton Frieze, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Frieze (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Frieze (post 1700)



  • Lyman B. Frieze (1825-1917), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1868; Member of Republican National Committee from Rhode Island, 1868-72
  • Arkley W. Frieze (b. 1914), American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State Senate 32nd District, 1951-52

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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. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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    The Frieze Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Frieze 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 30 October 2015 at 10:22.

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