Early Origins of the Frishnay family
The surname Frishnay was first found in Lincolnshire
in the parish of Friskney where conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant
of the lands of Friskney, held by Chetelbern a Norman noble who was under tenant
to the King and recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086. "The church [of Friskney in Lincolnshire] is in the ancient English style, and contains some elegant monuments to the Booths, and one, lately discovered, representing a knight in chain-armour, sculptured in soft sandstone, with the arms of Friskney emblazoned." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Frishnay family
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Frishnay Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Frishnay were recorded, including Friskney, Freskney, Freskeny, Freshney, Frishney, Friskenny, Frisknie, Frisknay and many more.
Early Notables of the Frishnay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Frishnay family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Frishnay arrived in North America very early: John Friske, who came to Virginia in 1658; Edward Friskney, who arrived in America in 1673; John Freshney, who came to America in 1684; H. Frisk, who came to San Francisco in 1851.