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The Spanish surname Frias is of local origin, and is derived from the place where the initial bearer once lived or held land. Places named Frías can be found in two provinces in Spain, in Burgos (Castilla la Viaja) and in Cadiz (Andalucia). The word "frias" is derived from the Latin "frigiditas" which in Spanish became "frialdades" shortened to "frías" meaning "cold." This was a reference to the climate of the area which in ancient times was cold.

Frias Early Origins



The surname Frias was first found in the northern regions of Castile, an important Christian kingdom in medieval Spain.

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Frias Spelling Variations


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Frias Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Frias, Frisas, Frigas and others.

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Frias Early History


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Frias Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frias research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Frias History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Frias Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Frias Early Notables (pre 1700)



Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Frias 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:

Frias Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pedro De Frias, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Hernando De Frias, who landed in America in 1813
  • Luis De Frias, who arrived in America in 1814
  • Josefe Frias, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Ve Frias, aged 32, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Frias (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Frias (post 1700)



  • Antonio "Tony" Frias III (b. 1979), retired American footballer
  • Steven Frias, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 2008, 2012
  • Salvador Frias, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1912
  • Gustavo Martínez Frías (1935-2009), Colombian Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nueva Pamplona
  • Ricardo Rojas Frías (b. 1955), Cuban Olympic bronze medalist boxer
  • Carlos Eduardo Frías (b. 1906), political scientist from Venezuela
  • Antonio Jose E da Gama S de Costa Frias (b. 1930), political activist

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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. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
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    The Frias Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Frias 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 9 March 2016 at 01:19.

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