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.
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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.
In the United States, the name Frias is the 3,755th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. 
^ 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)