Helen Frater


Brief Life History of Helen

Helen Frater was born in 1590, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. She married John Thomas about 1609, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters.

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Family Time Line

John Thomas
Helen Frater
Marriage: about 1609
Maragret Thomas
Helen Thomas
Johne Thomas
Jonet Thomas
Marion Thomas
Besse Thomas
James Thomas

Sources (9)

  • Helene Frater in entry for Marioun Thomas, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1609Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (7)

    +2 More Children

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Julienne, Vernice.

    French and German; Hungarian (Fráter): from Old French fratre, Hungarian fráter ‘brother’ (from Latin frater), a status name for a member of a religious order, especially a mendicant order, or possibly a nickname for a pious person or for someone employed in a monastery.

    English: habitational or occupational name from Middle English freitour, freitur, Anglo-Norman French fraitur ‘the refectory of a monastery or convent’ (a shortened form of Anglo-Norman French refraitur, Old French refroitour, from medieval Latin refectorium). Compare Middle English freitourer, freterer, fraturer ‘refectioner, person in charge of the refectory of a monastery or convent’, which has been noted occasionally as a surname.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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