Friend Family History
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Friend Name Meaning
English: nickname for a companionable person, from Middle English frend ‘friend’ (Old English freond). In the Middle Ages the term was also used to denote a relative or kinsman, and the surname may also have been acquired by someone who belonged to the family of someone who was a more important figure in the community. American translation of Jewish and German Freund.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press