Frisbie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066 brought the Frisbie family name to the British Isles. They lived in Leicestershire, in a town called Frisby which is now lost to the map. A number of towns called Frisby exist in England, all deriving their names from the Old Norman word frisir, which indicated someone from the area of Frisia or Friesland.
Early Origins of the Frisbie family
The surname Frisbie was first found in Leicestershire where the family were Lords of the manor of Frisby at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book,  a survey by William the Conqueror in 1086, after his conquest of England in 1066 A.D. Conjecturally they are descended from Fulk, a Norman noble who held this land from Hugh de Grandmesnil. The village is now deserted and lies on Frisby Hall farmland. Also in Leicestershire Frisby on the Wreake were estates held by Earl Hugh and may have had some connection to the family.
Early History of the Frisbie family
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Frisbie Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Frisbie, Frisby, Frisbee, Frisebie, Frisebye, Friseby and many more.
Early Notables of the Frisbie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Frisbie family to Ireland
Some of the Frisbie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Frisbie migration to the United States +
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Frisbie or a variant listed above:
Frisbie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Richard Frisbie who settled Virginia in 1619
- Richard Frisbie, who landed in Virginia in 1619 
Frisbie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- L. Frisbie, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1823
- J K Frisbie, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 
- Dora Frisbie, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1894
- Eugine Frisbie, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1894
- Capt. Frisbie, aged 58, who immigrated to the United States, in 1896
Frisbie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Charles Frisbie, aged 11, who landed in America, in 1905
- Florence Frisbie, aged 38, who immigrated to America, in 1905
- Edward L Frisbie, who immigrated to the United States, in 1907
- Ed L. Frisbie, who settled in America, in 1908
- George A. Frisbie, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1909
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Contemporary Notables of the name Frisbie (post 1700) +
- Paul Frisbie, American standup comedian, author and songwriter
- Daniel Dodge Frisbie (1859-1931), American newspaperman and politician
- Robert Dean Frisbie (1896-1948), American writer of travel literature
- William Russell Frisbie, American founder of the Frisbie Pie Company, his pie tins would evolve into the flying disc named Frisbee
- G. Clayton Frisbie, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Rat Portage, 1905 
- Franklin P. Frisbie, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Plainville, 1908 
- Edward C. Frisbie, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1888; Candidate for Mayor of Hartford, Connecticut, 1898 
- David Frisbie, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Wolcott, 1824-25, 1828-29 
- Daniel D. Frisbie, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Schoharie County, 1900-01, 1909-12 
- Charles B. Frisbie (b. 1850), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1897-98; Member of Connecticut State Senate 33rd District, 1911-12 
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The Frisbie 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: Semper fidelis
Motto Translation: Always faithful.
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html