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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, landed in Missouri in 1846
  • Miss Frahm, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1847
  • Claus Jurgen Frahm, who arrived in Iowa in 1848
  • Mathias Frahm, who arrived in Iowa in 1850
  • Charlotte Frahm, who arrived in North America in 1854

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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



    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. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
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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.

    This page was last modified on 29 October 2016 at 17:21.

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