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Where did the German Freitag family come from? What is the German Freitag family crest and coat of arms? When did the Freitag family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Freitag family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Freitag, Freytag, Friedag, Frieday, Friedag and others.
First found in Westphalia, where the name Freitag emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. Meaning "Friday" in German (from the Old High German "frijetag",) the name could have been originally given to one who was born on a Friday, but there is another, more likely possibility. At the time when surnames were first appearing, Friday was considered to be an unlucky day, so the name was most likely given to a person who was known for being very unlucky.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Freitag research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1197 is included under the topic Early Freitag History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Freitag Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Freitag Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Freitag Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Freitag Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Freitag Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Freitag 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.
This page was last modified on 12 December 2012 at 16:39.