Friedman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Friedman surname evolved from the popular German personal name Friederich.

Early Origins of the Friedman family

The surname Friedman was first found in East Prussia and Silesia. 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.

Important Dates for the Friedman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Friedman research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Friedman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Friedman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Freedman, Friedman, Freidman, Fried, Friedemann, Friedland, Fridman, Friedhof and many more.

Early Notables of the Friedman family (pre 1700)

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Friedman migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Friedman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andrias Friedman, who settled in New York in 1831
  • Adelheid Friedman, who settled in Baltimore in 1834
  • Frederick Friedman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [1]
  • Paulus Friedman, who arrived in New York in 1846 [1]
  • John Friedman, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1847 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Friedman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • M Friedman, who landed in Arkansas in 1906 [1]

Friedman migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Friedman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Friedman migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Friedman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Soloman Friedman, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1865

Contemporary Notables of the name Friedman (post 1700)

  • Milton Friedman (1912-2006), American economist and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • John Michael Friedman (1975-2017), American composer and lyricist
  • Greta Zimmer Friedman (1924-2016), Austrian-born American dental assistant who was photographed kissing a sailor on V-J Day 1945 by Life photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt
  • Donald Ernest "Don" Friedman (1935-2016), American jazz pianist
  • William Friedman, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1972 [2]
  • William Friedman, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Bronx County 7th District, 1952 [2]
  • William Friedman, American politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1943-44; Appointed 1943; Defeated, 1944, 1947 [2]
  • Townsend B. Friedman (1940-1995), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Mozambique, 1990 [2]
  • Terry Friedman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972; Member, Rules Committee, 1988 [2]
  • Sylvia Friedman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000 [2]
  • ... (Another 69 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Friedman family

RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Samuel Friedman, American 2nd Class passenger from Brooklyn, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [3]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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