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Re: Origin of the name Fryman
Posted by: Freddie Gardner Date: March 14, 2001 at 16:37:31
In Reply to: Origin of the name Fryman by Lara of 341

The name Fryman, or Freymann as is was sometimes spelled, is German for Free Man. The freeman was not a serf or vassel, but able to follow his craft of training. Lenhard Freymann, from Langenselbold, Germany, was a master linen weaver. This probably gave him a little higher status in town and with the local rulers of the time.

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