Lang Syne English Family Information History Fact Book - Freeman
Of truly ancient historical roots, ‘Freeman’ derives from the Old English ‘freomann’ or friggmann’ with ‘freo’ indicating ‘free-born’ while ‘mann’ is a now redundant spelling of ‘man.’ ‘Freeman’ therefore originally indicated ‘free-born man’, and was found as a forename before it became a surname.
Bearers of the name have stamped their mark on the historical record through a rich and colourful range of endeavours and pursuits.
In contemporary times, Morgan Freeman is the American actor and film director born in 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee. The recipient of an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the 2004 Million Dollar Baby, he also received nominations for the 1987 Street Smart, the 1989 Driving Miss Daisy, the 1994 The Shawshank Redemption and, from 2009, Invictus.
Cast in the lead role of Bilbo Baggins in New Zealand film director Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, Martin Freeman is the English actor born in 1971 in Aldershot.
The first in the series, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, was released in 2012.
Chronicled here are the stirring lives and times of bearers of the proud name of Freeman.
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