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Meaning and Origin of: Free

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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’.