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The surname Freundschaft 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 Freundschaft 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.

Freundschaft Early Origins



The surname Freundschaft 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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Freundschaft Spelling Variations


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Freundschaft 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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Freundschaft Early History


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Freundschaft Early History



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

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Freundschaft Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Freundschaft Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Freundschaft 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 or some of its variants were: Johan Freund, who settled in America in 1709 with his wife and family. Frederick Freundt and Johannes Freund both arrived in Philadelphia in 1753.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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    The Freundschaft Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Freundschaft 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 11 July 2014 at 13:08.

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