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Freney
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  • Surname History:
    1. Norman 'de la freyne,' latin 'de fraxineto,' i.e., of the ash-tree (french frêne), from residence thereby; the name of an anglo-norman family who settled at an early period in co. kilkenny. the head of the family lived at ballyreddy and was usually seneschal of ormond, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
    2. Son of the frenchman' (irish 'franncach'); a mayo surname. i suspect this surname is modern; at least, i can discover no early instances, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
  • Sources:
    Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall An Sloinnteoir Gaeilge agus an tAinmneoir

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