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This Google website is now a repository for some of the Frame/Freame/Fremault DNA Project's research notes.
All males with any close variant of the FRAME, FREAME, FREMAULT and FREMAUX surnames, from anywhere in the world, are encouraged to join the DNA project.
Joining is easy! Simply click Here to purchase a Y-DNA kit at the Project's discounted price. We recommend testing 67 markers (Y-DNA67).
‘Tacitus tells us that the Germans were
generally armed with a short spear, adapted either for close or distant
fighting, and which was called in their language framea. From this word,
apparently allied to the Modern German pfriem, Förstemann derives the
following ancient names, which are mostly Frankish.’ [Robert
Ferguson, THE TEUTONIC NAME-SYSTEM
APPLIED TO THE FAMILY NAMES OF FRANCE, ENGLAND, & GERMANY (1864)]
FRÉMY, FREMEAUX, FROMMÉ, FORME.
Many of these surname variations are found in:
BELGIUM –particularly Liège, Namur (Wallonia), Tournai (Hainaut), Hévillers,
Brabant, Antwerp. Variations include: Freimaux, Frémaux, Fremaux, Fremeaux, Frahm,
Frama, Fremau, Fremi, Fremie, Friem etc.
FRANCE – especially
in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, French Flanders: Fremault , Fremaux ; also De Freme, Freme,
NETHERLANDS - particularly in Amsterdam: Fremaux, Fremeaux, Fram, Frame,
Framey, Freem, Freeme, Frem, Fremau, Fremme, Fremou, Freummau, Froem, Fromie, Frummau etc.
Records show that German, Danish, Polish, Russian, Latvian, Lithuanian
and South African families also share our project’s eligible surnames.
Note re Yellow pins: Some families surnamed Frome, Froom and Froome likely have a surname derived locatively from FROME in Dorset, Hereford and Somerset. SURNAME VARIANT DISTRIBUTION IN BRITAIN BY 1700 Research indicates that large numbers of English and
Scottish families surnamed Frame / Freame / Freme etc. likely descend from Flemish
weavers and artisans who possibly originated in what is now known as French Flanders (see pink area on map below).
However, Froom, Froome etc. variations are also found on the Continent and may be variations of FROMMÉ.
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is a non-profit project and administrators are unpaid volunteers
advancing FRAME, FREAME, FREMAULT family research. The administrators
chose FAMILY TREE DNA to be their testing company due to FTDNA having
the largest database for comparisons; they were the pioneers of Genetic
Genealogy. This PROJECT will
not in any way have control of DNA samples, nor will it have the
responsibility for their care, handling or return to our project
participants. The FRAME / FREAME / FREMAULT DNA PROJECT does not have a
duty to act on
behalf of a project participant in mediation of any disputes arising
between a Project participant and FAMILY TREE DNA. A match between
Project participants may suggest they share a common ancestor; however,
it will not identify the specific ancestor. There is no guarantee that
every participant will match anyone in the FRAME/FREAME/FREMAULT DNA
PROJECT or any
other public database. By participating in the this PROJECT, the
participant agrees to all conditions of the Project.