The surname Fraunhof was first found in Baden, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. Frauendorf is a municipality in the Oberspreewald-Lausitz district, in southern Brandenburg, Germany. And in the Bavarian region of Upper Franconia, Frauendorf is a borough of Bad Staffelstein that dates back to 1070.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fraunhof research. Another 112 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 163 and 1630 are included under the topic Early Fraunhof History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Frauenberg, Frauendorf, Frauenstein, Fraunberg, Fraunhofen, Freudenberg and many more.
Early Notables of the Fraunhof family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Fraunhof Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fraunhof family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andreas Freudenberg, who settled in America in 1764-1798; Johannes Freudenberger, who arrived in Halifax, N.S. in 1781; Johannes Frauendorf, who came to North America in 1783.