Fredriksen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


New Zealand Fredriksen migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Fredriksen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Chriatian F Fredriksen, (b. 1845), aged 27, Scandinavian farm labourer travelling from Hamburg aboard the ship "Palmerston" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1872 [1]
  • Mr. Martin Fredriksen, (b. 1836), aged 36, Scandinavian farm labourer travelling from Hamburg aboard the ship "Palmerston" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1872 [1]
  • Miss Antoinette Fredriksen, (b. 1839), aged 33, Scandinavian settler travelling from Hamburg aboard the ship "Palmerston" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1872 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Fredriksen (post 1700) +

  • Jan-Henrik Fredriksen (1956-2020), Norwegian politician representing the Progress Party


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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