The surname of a Swedish American family that has mostly inhabited northern Illinois for the past century. Originally Freiburg, the name was changed when the first 'burgs arrived from Sweden in the early 1900's. Characterized by very handsome men and women.
Freburg is often misspelled Freeburg, (about 97% of the time), and this tends to be frustrating.
Common grade school nicknames include:
Free Bird, though usually pronounced FREEEEE BIIIIRD!!!
"That Freburg, he is soooo dashing... If only I could snag me a man like that.."
February 19, 2009