The surname Frymen is a ancient Anglo-Saxon
name whose history dates back to the days before the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name is derived from "freomann" or "frigmann," Old English words and personal names meaning "free-born man."
Early Origins of the Frymen family
The surname Frymen was first found in the county of Essex
, where it was borne as a personal name
by Freman Sceil in 1188. The first recorded instance of Frymen as a surname appeared shortly thereafter; William Freman was listed in the Feet of Fines of Norfolk
Early History of the Frymen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frymen research.Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1221, 1240, 1645, 1646, 1710, 1667, 1723, 1821, 1794, and are included under the topic Early Frymen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Frymen Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Frymen has been recorded under many different variations, including Freeman, Fryman, Friman and others.
Early Notables of the Frymen family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Francis Freeman (c.1645), a British religious writer; Richard Freeman (1646-1710) was an English judge from Gloucestershire
, who became Lord Chancellor of Ireland; Susannah Freeman (1667-1723), a famous... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Frymen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Frymen family to Ireland
Some of the Frymen family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 287 words (20 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Frymen family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Frymen or a variant listed above: Samuel Freeman and his wife Apphia Quick, who arrived in Mssachusetts in 1630 with their son Henry; Alice Freeman, who settled in New England