Fraser Family History
Fraser Name Meaning
Scottish: apparently a nickname from Anglo-Norman French fraser(e) fresere ‘strawberry plant’. Fresel and Frisel from Anglo-Norman French fresel ‘strawberry’ are early variants of the Fraser surname the modern Gaelicized form of which is Friseal. See Frizzell . The crest on the Scottish family's coat of arms takes the form of a strawberry plant but its antiquity is unknown. Claims of a habitational derivation in particular from a place called la Frézelière in Anjou (France) are attractive but they lack verifiable evidence. Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press