Frias History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Frias family

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

Early History of the Frias family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frias research. Another 61 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Frias History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Frias Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Frias family (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.


United States Frias migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Hernando De Frias, who landed in America in 1813 [1]
  • Luis De Frias, who arrived in America in 1814 [1]
  • Josefe Frias, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]
  • Ve Frias, aged 32, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Frias (post 1700) +

  • Steven Frias, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 2008, 2012 [2]
  • Salvador Frias, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1912 [2]
  • Antonio "Tony" Frias III (b. 1979), retired American footballer
  • 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


  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 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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