Meaning and Origin of: Free

Family name origins & meanings

  • English (chiefly East Anglia) : nickname or status name from Old English frēo ‘free(-born)’, i.e. not a serf.
  • North German : topographic or habitational name from a place named Frede or Frede(n).
  • North German : nickname from a variant of Middle Low German wrēd ‘crooked’.