Show ContentsFrooold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Viking settlers of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Frooold. It was a name for a clever person. The nickname comes from the Old Norse, and was brought to Scotland by Viking Raiders who settled in the Orkney Islands in the 9th century, after being evicted from their holdings in Norway. Those settlers were led by Sigurd the Stout. There is also a place-name Frude, found in Tweedsmuir, Peebles (now part of the Strathclyde and Border regions). It is possible that the surname came from the place-name, however, the opposite derivation is more probable.

Early Origins of the Frooold family

The surname Frooold was first found in Devon, 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 Frooold family

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Frooold Spelling Variations

Intuition and sound were the primary sources medieval scribes used to judge appropriate spellings and translations for names. The spelling of a name thus varied according to who was doing the recording. The different spelling variations of Frooold include Froud, Froude, Frowd, Frowde, Frude, Frood and others.

Early Notables of the Frooold family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Frooold family

In their new home, Scots found land and opportunity, and some even fought for their new freedom in the American War of Independence. Some, who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In this century, the ancestors of both of these groups have begun recovering their illustrious national heritage through Clan societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Frooold name: James Froud, who settled in New England in 1766; and a William Frowd, who came to Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, in 1766. on Facebook