Freeman Family History
Freeman Name Meaning
English: from Middle English freman fremon ‘freeman free-born man’ (Old English frēomann frīgmann) used also occasionally as a personal name. As an African American surname it was in many cases adopted as a name denoting a man freed of slavery. See also Fryman and Free . Irish: Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Ó Saoraidhe (see Seery ). Americanized form of French Lafrenière (see Lafreniere ). Americanized form (translation into English) of German Freimann (see Freiman ). Dutch: variant of Vreeman .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press