This might be Frideswide, one of the saint names. As I recall Frideswide
was the patron saint of Oxford and sometimes the use of this name points to
a family connection with Oxfordshire. A similar occurrence I have here is
Warborrow, bap. 1612, a sister of one of my ancestors, a rendering of St.
Walburga or Werburg. This name was popular in the West Country because
Walburga was born in Devonshire (abt. 710). It might be useful to look at
an online dictionary of saints' names which might give you some ideas.
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From: "M. Nason (by way of Geoffrey <lists(a)sog.org.uk>)"
Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 11:03 PM
Subject: [SoG] Christian name
In the 1586 will of Edmund NASON, made in Wellesbourne,Warwickshire,
daughter is named as 'ffrizard'. If the 'z' is read as a 'yogh'
still remains unfamiliar.
Can any one suggest a more suitable transcription or comment on this
incidence of the name?