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Frehse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The roots of the distinguished German surname Frehse lie in North Germany. The name is of two possible origins; firstly, it may be derived from the Old Germanic word "Frisas" or "Frese," and would in this instance refer to a person from Frisia, an ancient province of the Netherlands, or Friesland, an old county in Hanover, now part of Prussia. Alternatively, the name may be derived from the Old High German word "fro," meaning "glad, joyful;" in this case, the name would have been initially bestowed as a nickname on someone with a cheerful disposition.

Early Origins of the Frehse family


The surname Frehse was first found in the Netherlands, as well as various parts of North Germany, such as Prussia, Pomerania, and Friesland, where the name is thought to have emerged. The young Frehse family soon branched into many influential houses, becoming an important part of medieval German society. The earliest known bearer of the name was Henneke Vrese, who was living in Barth, Pomerania in 1357.

Early History of the Frehse family


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Frehse Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Froese, Vrese, Frohse, Frehse and others.

Early Notables of the Frehse family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Frehse family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Frehse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Heinr Frehse, aged 25, who arrived in New York in 1862 [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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Frehse (post 1700)


  • Heinz Frehse (b. 1916), union secretary and member of the German Bundestag
  • Albin Frehse (b. 1878), famous German virtuoso
  • Martin Frehse (b. 1870), well-known author writing under the pen name "Martin Wagner"

Historic Events for the Frehse family



Bismarck

  • Gerhard Frehse (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
  • Kurt Frehse (1912-1941), German Feldwebel who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details

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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)
  2. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details

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