Fralick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Fralick belongs to the category of surnames that were derived from nicknames, usually based on a personal or physical characteristic of the initial bearer. In this instance, the name is derived from the Middle High German word "vraelich," which means "happy," or "cheerful." Thus, this surname evolved from a nickname for a merry and cheerful person.

Early Origins of the Fralick family

The surname Fralick was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. They held a family seat at Frolich in Bavaria.

Early History of the Fralick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fralick research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1522, 1821, 1787, 1873, 1706, 1827, 1851, 1650 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Fralick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fralick Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Frolick, Frolich, Froelick, Frolicker, Frohlich, Frohlick, Froelig, Froellich, Froellick, Froehlick and many more.

Early Notables of the Fralick family (pre 1700)

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


United States Fralick migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fralick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Manews Fralick, who arrived in Maryland in 1841 [1]

Canada Fralick migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fralick Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Christopher Fralick U.E. who settled in Ernest Town [Ernestown], Ontario c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. John Fralick U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. Martin Fralick U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. Peter Fralick U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. Martin Fralick U.E., "Frolig" who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Fralick (post 1700) +

  • David "Shark" Fralick (b. 1962), American television actor, known for his recurring character of Larry Warton on The Young and the Restless from 1995 to 1996

Halifax Explosion
  • Mrs. Edith  Fralick (1887-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [3]
  • Miss Fralick, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [3]


  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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance


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