Friskney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Friskney family

The surname Friskney 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 Friskney family

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

Friskney Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Friskney family name include Friskney, Freskney, Freskeny, Freshney, Frishney, Friskenny, Frisknie, Frisknay and many more.

Early Notables of the Friskney family (pre 1700)

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Friskney migration to the United States

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Friskney family to immigrate North America:

Friskney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edward Friskney, who arrived in America in 1673

Contemporary Notables of the name Friskney (post 1700)

  • N J Friskney, co-author of "A Short History of Wilson's School," in 1987
  • Janet Friskney, noted contributor to "New Canadian Library," in 1997

Citations

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