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The history of the Froteshan family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in the village of Frodsham, Cheshire. Some of the earliest references of the name were: Peter de Ffrodessham who was listed in The Coucher Book of Chartulary of Whalley Abbey c. 1200; William Ffrodesam who was listed on The Register of Guild of the Holy Trinity of Coventry 1340-1450; and John de Frodusham in the Feet of Fines roll at Chester in 1377.

Froteshan Early Origins



The surname Froteshan was first found in Cheshire where they were Lords of the manor of Frodsham from very ancient times, some say after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. The pre-Conquest name of the village of Frodsham was Frotesham, and was granted to Earl Hugh, a Norman Noble who attended Duke William at Hastings in 1066. At the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086 the village consisted of a church, a winter mill, 2.5 fisheries, and .5 of a Salt house to be used by the manor of Frodsham. Frodsham was once a major port at the mouth of the River Weaver.

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Froteshan Spelling Variations


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Froteshan Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Frotesham, Frodesham, Frodsham and others.

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Froteshan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Froteshan or a variant listed above were: James Frotsham landed in America in 1730.

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