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The roots of the distinguished German surname Frahm lie in the northern regions of Schleswig-Holstein. The name is derived from the Middle High German "vrame," meaning "competent, capable, upright, fit." It is likely that Frahm was originally bestowed as a nickname, and then passed down along the family line as a hereditary surname. The name is concentrated within the areas of Hamburg, Bremen, and Rostock, where the Low German dialect is spoken.

Frahm Early Origins



The surname Frahm was first found in the Low-German speaking areas of North Germany, where the name first emerged. The earliest known bearer of the name was Vrome Johan, who lived in the Holstein region in 1343. The young Frahm family was instrumental during this early period, making major contributions to the development of medieval German society.

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Frahm Spelling Variations


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Frahm Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Frahm, Framm, Fraemek, Fraehmek, Främeck, Frähmek, Vrame, Vrome, Vromeke and many more.

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Frahm Early History


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Frahm Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frahm research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1343, 1495, 1690, 1779, and 1807 are included under the topic Early Frahm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Frahm Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Frahm Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Frahm 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:

Frahm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Frahm, aged 32, who landed in Missouri in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Miss Frahm, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Claus Jurgen Frahm, who arrived in Iowa in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Mathias Frahm, who arrived in Iowa in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Charlotte Frahm, who arrived in North America in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Frahm (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Frahm (post 1700)



  • Herald Samuel Frahm (1906-1977), American football halfback who played from 1932 to 1935
  • Richard Anthony"Richie" Frahm (b. 1977), American former professional basketball player
  • Art Frahm (1907-1981), American painter of pin-up girls and advertising
  • Sheila Sloan Frahm (b. 1945), American politician, United States Senator from Kansas in 1996, 44th Lieutenant Governor of Kansas (1995-1996)
  • W. Frahm, German mathematician who worked on algebraic geometry in the late 1800s
  • Nils Frahm (b. 1982), German musician, composer, and producer
  • Jens Frahm (b. 1951), German Director of the Biomedizinische NMR Forschungs GmbH
  • Hans Frahm (b. 1908), German bookseller, art critic, and poet
  • Leanne Frahm (b. 1946), Australian writer of speculative short fiction; he won the 1996 Aurealis Award for best science fiction short story

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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  4. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  9. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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The Frahm Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Frahm 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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