Defries Surname Origin
the French De Frise = Of Friesland [French Frise, Friesland; Latin Frisii, Frisians: Old Frisian frise, 'frizzled' or 'matted' hair].
Source: Surnames of the United Kingdom, A Concise Etymological Dictionary; Henry Harrison; Vol.1 & 2.; The Eaton Press, 190 Ebury Street, London, S.W; 1912.
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