Show ContentsFrint History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The earliest origins of the family name Frint date back to the Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name given to a person who was considered to be very good-natured and neighborly. The surname is derived from the Old English word frend which meant friend. During the Middle Ages people would use this word when they referred to their relatives or their kinsmen.

Early Origins of the Frint family

The surname Frint was first found in Somerset 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.

Early History of the Frint family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frint research. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1297, 1696, 1696, 1696, 1675, 1728, 1667, 1751, 1669, 1745, 1683, 1715, 1766, 1714, 1667 and 1754 are included under the topic Early Frint History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Frint Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Frint include Friend, Freind, Frend and others.

Early Notables of the Frint family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Sir John Friend (Freind) (died 1696), was an English conspirator arraigned for high treason at the Old Bailey, 23 March 1696, denied the assistance of counsel and executed at Tyburn 3 April 1696. [1] John Freind (1675-1728), was an English physician and politician, a younger brother of Robert Freind, born at Croton (or Croughton), near Brackley in Northamptonshire, of which place his father, William Freind...
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United States Frint migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Frint Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Maria Frint, aged 42, who arrived in America from F. Meszenzef, in 1898
Frint Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Gyorgy Frint, aged 16, who arrived in America from Somostelke, Hungary, in 1913
  • Jankel Frint, aged 18, who arrived in America from Szosli, Russia, in 1913
  • Rebecca Punchard Frint, aged 24, who arrived in America, in 1916

Contemporary Notables of the name Frint (post 1700) +

  • Hauptmann Johann Frint (1888-1918), Hungarian World War I flying ace credited with six aerial victories

  1. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print on Facebook