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Where did the German Fritsche family come from? What is the German Fritsche family crest and coat of arms? When did the Fritsche family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Fritsche family history?Similar to many German family names, the distinguished surname Fritsche is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Germany were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. German patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is "-ez." The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The surname Fritsche is derived from the Old German personal name Friedrich, which is composed of the elements "fridu" meaning "peace" or "safety", and "rihhi," meaning "powerful."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Frisch, Frische, Fritsch, Fritsche, Fritschl, Frischi (Switzerland) and many more.
First found in Saxony, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century on the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fritsche research. Another 295 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1775, 1730, 1742, 1665, 1547, 1590, 1924 and 1969 are included under the topic Early Fritsche History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 41 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fritsche Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Fritsche Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Fritsche Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Fritsche Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fritsche Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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