Friskeney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Friskeney family

The surname Friskeney 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." [1]

Important Dates for the Friskeney family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Friskeney research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 119 and 1193 are included under the topic Early Friskeney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Friskeney Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Friskeney has been recorded under many different variations, including Friskney, Freskney, Freskeny, Freshney, Frishney, Friskenny, Frisknie, Frisknay and many more.

Early Notables of the Friskeney family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Friskeney family

To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Friskeneys were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: 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.

Citations

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