The name ‘Freeman’ originates from England. It is a variant of the ‘Free’ which was a nickname or term of status from the Old English word ‘freo’ meaning free (-born), i.e not a serf. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Freeman’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘John le Freman’, from Hunts, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Edmund Freeman’, born in 1590, thought to have been of a Devonshire family, sailed aboard the ship named the ‘Abigail’ from the Port of London, England, in 1635 and settled at Lynn, Massachussetts, moving on a few years later to the town now called Sandwich in Massachussetts, He died in 1682 having fathered one son. Today, ‘Freeman’ is the ‘130th ‘ most common surname in North America.. We found more information regar… Coat of arms: Gules, a cros…
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