The surname FRISBY is an ancient locational name meaning "one who came from FRISBY," a chapelry in Leicestershire.The earliest use of this name on record appears to be FRISEBI (without surname) who was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. FRISEBI (without surname) was documented in Leicestershire in 1198. The name is also spelled FRISBY, FRISBEE, FRISBEY and FRISBIE. Hereditary surnames did not appear until the 10th Century. The use of these fixed names began in France, and spread to England and subsequently to the rest of Europe.

FRISBY is the name of what was originally two manors in Leicestershire. One of these is known as Old Frisby, or Galby cum Frisby, and the other as Frisby-on-the-Wreak.

In Nicholson's History of Leicestershire, England, the name occurs in several instances, among them the following:

Later appearances of the name include: • Robertus de FRYSBY of Yorkshire, who was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax of 1379 • William de FRISSEBY who was the rector of Filby, County Norfolk in 1412 • Thomas Wells and Anne FRISBY were married in London in 1605 •John Whikes FRISBEY and Mary Mason were married in St. George's, Hanover Square, London in 1725

ARMS: Quarterly 1st and 4th azure three frases argent (silver on white); 2nd and 3rd argent three antique crowns

CREST: A stag's head couped proper attired or

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