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Freytag Early Origins



The surname Freytag was first found in Westphalia, where the name Freytag emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. Meaning "Friday" in German (from the Old High German "frijetag",) the name could have been originally given to one who was born on a Friday, but there is another, more likely possibility. At the time when surnames were first appearing, Friday was considered to be an unlucky day, so the name was most likely given to a person who was known for being very unlucky.

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Freytag Spelling Variations


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Freytag Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Freitag, Freytag, Friedag, Frieday, Friedag and others.

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Freytag Early History


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Freytag Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Freytag research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1197 is included under the topic Early Freytag History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Freytag Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Freytag Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Freytag Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicholas Freytag, who landed in North Carolina in 1738
  • Wendel Jacob Freytag, who arrived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1766
  • Johann Georg Freytag, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1766
  • Joh Friederich Freytag, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773
  • Friederich Freytag, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1774
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Freytag Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Franz Heinr Freytag, who arrived in America in 1843
  • Heinr Freytag, aged 30, landed in New Orlear, La in 1845
  • Catherina Freytag, aged 32, landed in New York, NY in 1846
  • David Freytag, aged 31, arrived in New York, NY in 1846

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Contemporary Notables of the name Freytag (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Freytag (post 1700)



  • Frank Freytag, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at St. Joseph, Missouri, 1914-23
  • Gustav Freytag (1816-1895), German novelist
  • Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Freytag (1788-1861), German orientalist
  • François Xavier Jacob Freytag, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. 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. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
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    The Freytag Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Freytag 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 1 November 2016 at 14:24.

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