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

Friedman Early Origins



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.

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Friedman Spelling Variations


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Friedman Spelling Variations



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

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Friedman Early History


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Friedman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Friedman research. Another 232 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Friedman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Friedman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Friedman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Friedman 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:

Friedman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrias Friedman, who settled in New York in 1831
  • Adelheid Friedman, who came to Baltimore in 1834
  • Frederick Friedman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Paulus Friedman, who arrived in New York in 1846
  • John Friedman, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1847
  • ... (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

Friedman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Friedman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Soloman Friedman arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Friedman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Friedman (post 1700)



  • Milton Friedman (1912-2006), American economist and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • 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
  • Jeffrey M. Friedman (b. 1954), American molecular geneticist awarded the Shaw Prize in 2009 and the Lasker Award in 2010
  • Thomas Lauren Friedman (b. 1953), American journalist who has won the Pulitzer Prize three times, twice for International Reporting (1983, 1988) and once for Commentary (2002)
  • Sam Friedman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1948, 1956
  • Samuel E. Friedman, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bridgeport, 1932
  • Samuel H. Friedman, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1926, 1927, 1929; Candidate for New York State Senate, 1928, 1932, 1936
  • Samuel H. Friedman, American politician, Candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1952, 1956; Delegate to Socialist National Convention from New York, 1960
  • Samuel L. Friedman, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Queens County 2nd District, 1934
  • ... (Another 66 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Friedman Historic Events


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Friedman Historic Events




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

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Suggested Readings for the name Friedman


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Suggested Readings for the name Friedman



  • Friedman Family Genealogical Record Booklet by Steven D. Friedman, Friedman-Seidman Family Cha.
  • by Judy Graf Klein.

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Friedman Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    7. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    8. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    11. ...

    The Friedman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Friedman 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 23 November 2016 at 14:33.

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