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Fricker Early Origins



The surname Fricker was first found in Germany, where the name Fricker came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status. Like many surnames, the name Fricker is taken from a personal name which was very common at the time. Frick is a shortened form of Frederick, which is composed of the Germanic elements "fred," meaning "peace" and "ric," meaning "power." Like many personal names of the time, it owed its popularity to the fact that there was a saint by that name; Saint Frederick was the Bishop of Utrecht (in modern-day Holland) and worked to end paganism and idolatry.

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Fricker Spelling Variations


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Fricker Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Frick, Fricke, Fricker, Frickel, Frickes, Fricks and others.

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Fricker Early History


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Fricker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fricker research. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fricker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fricker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fricker Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fricker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fricker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Fricker, who arrived in Virginia in 1638

Fricker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gallus Fricker, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Johann Fricker, who landed in America in 1781
  • Johannes Fricker, who landed in America in 1794

Fricker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Fricker, who arrived in New York in 1840
  • C Fricker, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855
  • Jacob Fricker, who arrived in Ohio in 1869
  • Henry Fricker, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872
  • Ferdinand Fricker, aged 53, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fricker Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mary Fricker, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Fricker Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Fricker, aged 26, a bricklayer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Duke of Wellington"
  • Richard Fricker, aged 26, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849
  • William Fricker, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Amazon"

Fricker Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Fanny Fricker, aged 23, a cook, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fricker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fricker (post 1700)



  • Earle W. Fricker, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Milwaukee County 15th District; Elected 1956; Defeated, 1958
  • Werner Fricker (1936-2001), German-American soccer halfback who later became president of the United States Soccer Federation
  • Brenda Fricker (b. 1945), Academy Award-winning Irish actress of theatre, film and television
  • Peter Racine Fricker (1920-1990), English composer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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