The surname Fresenius is name that may have a few different sources. In some instances it is derived from the name of the region of Friesland, and would refer to someone who came from that region. Friesland is located on the coast of the North Sea, and stretches from the Netherlands
in the east to Denmark in the north. In the Swabian-Swiss dialects, the word "friesen" means "to dig ditches," and the name may have derived from the occupation
of its original bearer.
Early Origins of the Fresenius family
The surname Fresenius was first found in Switzerland
, where the name was an integral part of the feudal
society which would shape modern European history. Many prominent branches of the family would strive to make this name renowned as they contributed to the social, economic and political affairs of the region.
Early History of the Fresenius family
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Fresenius Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Friesen, Fries, Friese, Freese, Frees, Freesen, Frehse, Frese, Fresen, Fresenius (Latin), Frieser, Friess, Friesse and many more.
Early Notables of the Fresenius family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fresenius family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Fresenius Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Miss Marga Fresenius, aged 19, who settled in America, in 1892
- Elise Fresenius, aged 59, who landed in America, in 1894
- Gretchen Fresenius, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
Contemporary Notables of the name Fresenius (post 1700)
- Georg Fresenius (1808-1866), German botanist
- Carl Remigius Fresenius (1818-1897), German chemist