Harold Fretwell

8 May 1898–about 1986 (Age 87)
Stuntney, Cambridgeshire, England

The Life of Harold

When Harold Fretwell was born on 8 May 1898, in Stuntney, Cambridgeshire, England, his father, John Fretwell, was 47 and his mother, Eliza Hammond, was 44. He married Hilda M Richardson in June 1928, in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England. He died about 1986, in Brighton, Sussex, England, at the age of 88.

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Harold Fretwell
Hilda M Richardson
Marriage: June 1928

Spouse and Children

June 1928
Ely, Cambridgeshire, England

Parents and Siblings




    George Fretwell


    Hannah Fretwell


    Elizabeth Fretwell



+6 More Children

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a minor place in West Yorkshire, where the surname is commonest, probably so called from Old English freht ‘augury’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’. Fritwell in Oxfordshire is of the same derivation, but appears not to have contributed to the surname.

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

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  • Harold Fretwell in household of John Fretwell, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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