Freund History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Freund family

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.

Important Dates for the Freund family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Freund research. Another 128 words (9 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Freund family (pre 1700)

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Freund migration to the United States

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, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1753
  • Johannes Freund, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Johann Friederich Freund, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Adam Freund, who landed in America in 1780 [1]
  • ... (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 [1]
  • Ida Freund, who landed in North America in 1832 [1]
  • Jakob Freund, who arrived in America in 1832 [1]
  • Jeanette Freund, who landed in North America in 1832 [1]
  • Julius Freund, who landed in North America in 1832 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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
  • Karl W Freund (1890-1969), German-American cinematographer, director, and actor
  • Paul A. Freund (1908-1992), American lawyer and educator
  • John Freund (1918-2010), birth name of John Forsythe, American stage, television and film actor
  • Peter Freund, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Westchester County 1st District, 1954 [2]
  • 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 [2]
  • Julius A. Freund, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Barranquilla, 1914 [2]
  • Gene Freund, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 5th District, 1988 [2]
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Freund family

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 [3]

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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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Hindenburg Disaster Passenger List | Airships.net. (Retrieved 2014, April 11) . Retrieved from http://www.airships.net/hindenburg/disaster/hindenburg-passenger-list/
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