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The surname Freund is a nickname surname, which refers to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. Surnames of this type can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. In this case, the surname Freund is derived from the German word "freunde," which means "friend." The original bearer of the name was an exceptionally friendly person who was well liked by everyone in his community.

Freund Early Origins



The surname Freund was first found in Silesia, where the family was noted for its influence and achievements in the Middle Ages. The family became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the regional conflicts.

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Freund Spelling Variations


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Freund Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Freund, Freunde, Freundde, Fruend (northern Germany), Fruende, Fruendde, Freundl (Bavaria), Freundle, Freundel and many more.

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Freund Early History


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Freund Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Freund research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1390, 1769, 1772, 1798, 1806 and 1894 are included under the topic Early Freund History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Freund Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Freund Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Freund 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:

Freund Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Freund, who settled in America in 1709 with his wife and family
  • Johannes Freund arrived in Philadelphia in 1753
  • Johannes Freund, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Johann Friederich Freund, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Adam Freund, who landed in America in 1780
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Freund Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ernst Freund, who arrived in North America in 1832
  • Ida Freund, who landed in North America in 1832
  • Jakob Freund, who arrived in America in 1832
  • Jeanette Freund, who landed in North America in 1832
  • Julius Freund, who landed in North America in 1832
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Freund (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Freund (post 1700)



  • Jacob Lincoln Freund (1918-2010), American stage, television, and film actor
  • Jules T. Freund (1890-1960), Hungarian-born American immunologist
  • Lawrence Joseph Freund (1875-1933), American Major League Baseball catcher
  • Peter Freund, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Westchester County 1st District, 1954
  • L. Donald Freund, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 12th District, 1932; Candidate for New York State Senate 12th District, 1948
  • Julius A. Freund, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Barranquilla, 1914
  • Gene Freund, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 5th District, 1988
  • Charles Freund, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Killingworth, 1912
  • Rundolf Freund, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1928
  • Winnifred S. Freund, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1988
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Freund Historic Events


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Freund Historic Events




Hindenburg LZ-129

  • Mr. Hans Freund (1906-1937), German Rigger from Rothenburg, Germany, who worked on board the Hindenburg LZ-129 and survived the Airship Fire on May 6, 1937

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Suggested Readings for the name Freund


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Suggested Readings for the name Freund



  • A Short Family Story: Covering the Period from End of the 19th Century up to 1950 by Hilde Freund.

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Freund Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    11. ...

    The Freund Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Freund 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.

    This page was last modified on 12 January 2016 at 14:59.

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