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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.

Frehse Early Origins



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.

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Frehse Spelling Variations


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Frehse Spelling Variations



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

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Frehse Early History


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Frehse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frehse research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1796 and 1804 are included under the topic Early Frehse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Frehse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Frehse Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Frehse 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:

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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Frehse (post 1700)


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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"

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Frehse Family Crest Products


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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. 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).
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  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 Frehse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Frehse 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.

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