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Origin of the name FREICHFRAS.
Etymology of the name FREICHFRAS.
Meaning of the baby name FREICHFRAS.


FREICHFRAS.  Sometimes written Freich-Fras.  Another spelling of Welsh Vreichfras (q.v.), meaning "strong-arm."  Briefbras is a Norman corruption.  Also see French Brise-bras. (An Explanatory and Pronouncing Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction, Wheeler, 1898).

    John Jones of Neuadd, living in the time of the Commonwealth, was a violent partisan of Cromwell.  He m. a dau of Hugh Powel, Esp., of Cantref.  The Joneses of Neuadd traced their pedigree to Bleddyn ap Maynarch, the Lord of Garthmadryn, and thence to "Prince Cradoc" (Caradog Freichfras) through Philip Jones (the first to bear this surname), who m. an Awbrey;... (Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales, Nicholas, 1872)


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