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 Friaz family
Castile, an important Christian kingdom in medieval Spain.
Early History of the Friaz family
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Friaz Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Frias, Frisas, Frigas and others.
Early Notables of the Friaz family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Friaz family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Martin De Frías who traveled to Florida in 1538; Diego De Frías who sailed to the Spanish Main in 1565; Francisco De Frías who arrived in New Granada in 1574 with his wife, Ines de Valencia, and two children, Francisco and Maria, Catalina de Frias who settled in Mexico in 1594. Later settlers included Vicente Frí.
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