When Reginald John Freeland was born on 13 November 1865, in Battle, Sussex, England, his father, Spencer Henry Freeland, was 41 and his mother, Elizabeth Jempson, was 41. He married Fanny Sophia Cuthbert on 11 June 1888, in Hastings, Sussex, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Victoria, Malleco, Chile in 1888 and Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada in 1911. In 1908, at the age of 43, his occupation is listed as maquinista in Seattle, King, Washington, United States. He died on 4 November 1943, in Saanich, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 77, and was buried in Capital, British Columbia, Canada.
English (southeastern): status name for a holder of land held without obligation of rent or service, from Middle English freland, frilond, literally ‘free land’ (Old English frēo land, frīg land). As a Sussex name, it may refer specifically to Freeland in Storrington (West Easewrithe Hundred). There is also a place called Freeland's Wood in Farleigh, Surrey. Compare Frankland .
English: elsewhere than Sussex, Surrey and Kent, possibly also from the Old French personal name Freland, from ancient Germanic Fredeland, composed of the elements frith ‘peace’ + land ‘land’.
Americanized form of Dutch Vreeland .