More on the Norwegian Fruens


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Posted by Eric Mathiesen on 27 May , 2000 at 16:48:51:

In Reply to: More on the Norwegian site posted by Lawrence Frewin on 27 May , 2000 at 10:11:14:

More from Eric Mathiesen in Stavanger, Norway:

I made a search of Statistics Norway (http://www.ssb.no/norsk.html) to see how many people in Norway had the last name "Fruen" or any of the derivatives you mentioned (Frewin, Frewen, Fruin). According to them the names are mostly non-existant.

The "Frewin" type names do not sound Norwegian - especially spelled with a "w". Could they be German? The word "Freawine" certainly isn't Norwegian. The spellings could be Americanized variations of some of our difficult lettering (æ, ø, å).

I tried some different combinations and found out that there are 30+ people in Norway with the last name Frøen.

I also did a "people search" on one of the Norwegian sites - with no result (the site only lists registered members). Unfortunately, Norway does not publish the telephone listings.

Good Luck with your search.

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Eric


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