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scottish (gaelic)

This name probably means “strawberry flowers” or “of the forest men”. The Clan Fraser (Scottish Gaelic: Clann Frisealach, French: Clan Fraiser) is a Scottish clan of French origin. The Frasers are believed to have come from Anjou in France. The name Fraser may be derived from Freseau (Old French: Frézelière). Another suggestion is that the Frasers were a tribe in Roman Gaul, whose badge was a strawberry plant (French: fraisier). The first Fraser to appear in Scotland was in about 1160 when Simon Fraser held lands at Keith in East Lothian . The exact origin of the surname “Fraser” cannot be determined with any great certainty, although there is little doubt that it came from France.

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