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
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
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
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Fresenius Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Fresenius (post 1700)
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