Last name: FRETWELL

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FRETWELL : This last name is indexed 20,344 times on Geneanet!

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FRETWELL : 1: English (of Norman origin): variant of the Norman surname de Frescheville from an unidentified place in France named Frècheville. The English surname Freshfield is also derived from this placename. The surname Fretwell is attested in Derbyshire from the 13th century. Alternative possibilities include minor placenames in the Midlands or north of England such as Fretwell Close in Tadcaster Yorkshire or the lost Frethewell in Morton Nottinghamshire but there is currently no evidence to support these origins.2: English: habitational name from Fritwell Oxfordshire which is possibly derived from Old English freht fyrht firht ‘augury ’ and w(i)elle ‘well’ meaning ‘wishing well’. This name is recorded as Fretewell in 1203 and Fritewell in 1236.

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