Fruing

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Charles Fruing was buried in St Brelade in 1746


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Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Fruing family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Fruing, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

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From August 2020 we have started adding records from non-Anglican churches, and this process will continue as more records, held by Jersey Archive, are digitised and indexed. Our database now includes buttons enabling a search within registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These records will automatically appear within the results of any search made from this page.

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Origin of Surname

This is a surname of Anglo-Saxon origin, from the Old English personal name 'Freawine', composed of the elements 'freo' (free, noble, generous), and 'wine' (friend). The personal name appeared as 'Freowinus' and 'Freuuinus' in the Domesday Book of 1086 in Suffolk and Essex respectively. The surname itself is first recorded in the early 13th Century in Suffolk.

Early records

The family appears to have arrived in Jersey towards the end of the 17th century because William, who was baptised in 1695 in St Lawrence, was the son of William and Marie Laugee, and William, the father, is described as English.

There is a suggestion, however, that Fruings from Jersey emigrated to Canada as early as 1583 and were among the first settlers at Blancs Sablons.

Canada

The name is much better known in Canada than it is in Jersey, because William's great-grandson William founded one of the two main companies operating in the cod fishing trade in Gaspe, New Brunswick.

Variants

  • Forouine
  • Frouin
  • Fruin
  • Frouing
  • Frewing
  • Fruing
  • Frewem
  • Frewin
  • Frewing
  • Frowing
  • Fruen

Family records

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Family trees



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Church records

Tips for using these links



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Family histories



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Family wills


This will created by a member of the Fruing family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Philippe Frouïng of St Brelade, now of St Peter, bequeaths to the poor of St Peter, £16 of the order of the King 21 January 1845 - D/Y/A/26


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Burial records


Tips

The church record links above will open in a new tab in your browser and generate the most up-to-date list of each set of records from our database. These lists replace earlier Family page baptism lists, which were not regularly updated. They have the added advantage that they produce a chronological listing for the family name in all parishes, so you do not have to search through A-Z indexes, parish by parish.

We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

New records

Starting in August 2020 we are adding several thousand new records from the registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These will appear in date order within a general search of the records and are also individually searchable within the database search form

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