Posted by yvonne franks on 01 January , 2004 at 08:11:07:
In Reply to: MacGregor connection posted by brea MacGregor on 27 November , 2003 at 20:11:28:
: : I'm wondering if some of you Fruin's out there can help me. Throughout the generations of my family, a story has been passed on regarding the origin of our name. The clan MacGregor fought a battle between the Colquhouns at Glenfruin in 1603. Following the outcome of that battle the name "MacGregor" was banished. Therefore, some of them took on the last name Fruin, hence where the battle was fought. At that time, some of the Fruins fled to England and some to South Africa. My line of Fruins came from the area of Oxfordshire, I believe.
Unfortunately, in all of the literature I've read, I can't seem to find the name Fruin listed as a sept of the clan MacGregor.
Can any of you confirm that your ancestors have passed on this same story to you? I believe it to be true, however can't find the confirmation that we were once MacGregors.
Hi my name is Yvonne Franks and I live in NSW Australia.
My lineage comes from the Frew side who I believe came out to Australia in the either early 1800's or maybe even before then on various ships. Apparently my lineage married into the Webster side, and through this I have found out from my sister in law that we are related or rather she is from the McGregor side. I am sorry that i am unable to give you any other information but that is all that I have. You can contact me if you like on my email address, which I have provided above.
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