Last name: Friel
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can anyone help???
friel or frail
can you help me my name is frail we came from scotland i traced the name back into 1700 hundreds then i lost it. i know there are a lot of frails around donnigal could frail be another miss spelt friel?????.
Hi, I'm from Donegal & I don't know anyone called 'Frail'. May of been a spelling mistake somewhere all right. I find that I often have to spell out my Surname to people. It's the 'ei' that seems to cause most confusion, I find that I have to pronounce it 'Free-il' for people to understand me. Maybe its just my accent :)
Hi, I am another Frail from Scotland, at least my mother was. Kilmarnock. I live in the United States now. I have seen the name Frail in telephone books here.My mom came from a family of ten children
correction to dates of columbas lifespan should read 521-597
my name is james friel. i live in letterkenny co donegal in the heartland of the o frighil territory (irish spelling)the name comes from feargal. brother of st columba 432-497 the family surname was o dochartaigh (doherty)
My mother was an American-born (from Massachusetts) Friel - orphaned at birth. All we know of her history is that her mother was named Anna and came from Donegal. Interesting story.
I am Nathalie Friel living in London but with family orginally from Sligo. What a great story! I heard something along those lines before but maybe now I'm old enough to appreciate it. Friels rock!
I am Friel from Ireland, a few miles from the border with Derry and Donegal. This description is pretty accurate, most Friels here would know the origins of the name........Friel's can be found in Kilmacrennan area
My maiden name was Freely, a derivative of Friel surname. I was told the first ancestor of this family line was a ship stowaway and came to the states to escape the potato famine. Believe his name was Thomas or James Freely and think he added the extra e,.. Freeley.
great story i have a james friel in my family tree coming over from eire in the 1800s if any friels out there think they may be related feel free to contact me to verify my grandfather was andrew friel born in maryhill in 1890 i have quite a lot of info to share
hi im a Friel from Glasgow . I was told the story above by my auntie Anne many many years ago and thought it was just a story. she knew what she was talking about for its almost exact .makes you feel good to know your history(as the song goes)
i have just researched my ancestry and travelled around the Calton and Barras area visiting many spots where my ancestors lived from 1845 onwards. The Mitchell building researchers gave us a lot of info via the Poor Law accounts. My line of Friel came over from Sligo. don't know if any of that helps
I'm a Friel, From Notts, what a good storey. I'd like to believe it all but it just seems quite vague. I am however a 'gallant man'.
Hi jon, is notts short for nottingham?....my friel connection moved to nottingham in the 1950 or there abouts, i think some of them still live there
That's really cool I'm stoked to be a O'Friel if any of you other friels out there wanna hear some uplifting music i play in a band called medicine for the people !check us out on you tube... Bless