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Fricke Early Origins



The surname Fricke was first found in Germany, where the name Fricke came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status. Like many surnames, the name Fricke is taken from a personal name which was very common at the time. Frick is a shortened form of Frederick, which is composed of the Germanic elements "fred," meaning "peace" and "ric," meaning "power." Like many personal names of the time, it owed its popularity to the fact that there was a saint by that name; Saint Frederick was the Bishop of Utrecht (in modern-day Holland) and worked to end paganism and idolatry.

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Fricke Spelling Variations


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Fricke Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Frick, Fricke, Fricker, Frickel, Frickes, Fricks and others.

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Fricke Early History


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Fricke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fricke research. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fricke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fricke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fricke Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fricke 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:

Fricke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • August Johs Fricke, who arrived in America in 1776
  • Carl Fricke, who arrived in America in 1777
  • August Fricke, who landed in America in 1778
  • Georg Fricke, who arrived in America in 1778
  • Peter Fricke, who arrived in America in 1778
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fricke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jedwir Fricke, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Joh Fricke, who landed in North America in 1832
  • Franz Fricke, who landed in America in 1833
  • Bernh Fricke, aged 37, landed in America in 1835
  • John Fricke, aged 24, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fricke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fricke (post 1700)



  • Anna Fricke, American television writer and producer
  • John Fricke (b. 1950), American historian and author
  • Ron Fricke, American film director and cinematographer
  • Janie Fricke (b. 1947), American country music singer
  • Walter W. Fricke, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1960
  • Paul Fricke, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1916
  • Kenneth A. Fricke, American politician, Candidate for Circuit Judge in Michigan 9th Circuit, 1974
  • Esther Fricke, American Republican politician, Chair of Menard County Republican Party, 2002
  • Heinz Fricke (1927-2015), German conductor, Generalmusikdirektor of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin (1961-1962)
  • Walburga Fricke (b. 1936), German politician
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Fricke


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Suggested Readings for the name Fricke



  • Ledger of Anthony Fricker, Gunsmith, Womelsdorf, Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, 1814-1821 by Anthony Fricker.
  • The Fricker Family: Berks County, Pennsylvania, 1750-Early 1800s by Peggy S. Joyner.

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Fricke Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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    The Fricke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fricke 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.

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