Early Origins of the Fri family
The surname Fri was first found in Baden, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.The name is derived from the root "frid," meaning "peace," and may sometimes have been chosen as a translation of the Hebrew
given name Shelomo, since the root letters are those of shalom, the word for peace.
Early History of the Fri family
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Fri Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Friedric, Friedrich, Friedrichs, Fredrix, Friderich, Friderici, Friderik, Frederich, Frederick, Fredericx and many more.
Early Notables of the Fri family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fri family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jno Fredericke, who settled in Virginia in 1651; Conrad Friderich, who settled in New York in 1709; Anna Maria Frederich, who came to New York in 1710.