Jacob Frey

about 1666–
Hermatswil, Pfäffikon, Zürich, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Jacob

When Jacob Frey was born about 1666, in Hermatswil, Pfäffikon, Zürich, Switzerland, his father, Rudolf Frey, was 39 and his mother, Barbara Bamberger, was 28. He married Elsbeth Gubler on 28 June 1698, in Hermatswil, Pfäffikon, Zürich, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.

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Jacob Frey
Elsbeth Gubler
Marriage: 28 June 1698
Anna Frey
Hans Jacob Frey
Jacob Frey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 June 1698Hermatswil, Pfäffikon, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Children


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    Name Meaning

    Swiss German and German: status name for a free man, as opposed to a bondsman or serf, in the feudal system, from Middle High German vrī ‘free, independent’. This surname is also found in Hungary, Poland, and especially in France (Alsace and Lorraine). Compare Free and Frei .English: variant of Fray .History: This surname (see 1 above) is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors.

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

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    Sources (2)

    • Jacob Frey in entry for Anna Frey, "Switzerland, Catholic and Lutheran Church Records, 1418-1996"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Jacob FREY -

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