Early Origins of the O'Freiel family
Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. The O'Firghil were descended from Eoghan, brother of St. Columcille. They were hereditary co-arbs of Kilmacrenan in County Donegal.
Early History of the O'Freiel family
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O'Freiel Spelling Variations
spelling variations of the surname O'Freiel are preserved in documents that were examined for evidence of the family's history. The various spellings of O'Freiel included Friel, Freel, O'Friel, O'Freel, Freiel, O'Freiel, Frehill and many more.
Early Notables of the O'Freiel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the O'Freiel family to the New World and Oceana
North America received thousands of Irish immigrants from the English-ruled Ireland during the 19th century. Once in the United States or what would become Canada, these immigrants quickly contributed to the ongoing settling and industrialization processes. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. An exhaustive examination of immigrant and passenger lists has shown many early immigrants bearing the surname of O'Freiel:
O'Freiel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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