Fricker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Fricker family

The surname Fricker was first found in Germany, where the name Fricker 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 Fricker 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.

Important Dates for the Fricker family

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Fricker Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Fricker family (pre 1700)

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Fricker migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fricker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Fricker, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 [1]
Fricker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Gallus Fricker, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Johann Fricker, who landed in America in 1781 [1]
  • Johannes Fricker, who landed in America in 1794 [1]
Fricker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Fricker, who arrived in New York in 1840 [1]
  • C Fricker, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855 [1]
  • Jacob Fricker, who arrived in Ohio in 1869 [1]
  • Henry Fricker, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [1]
  • Ferdinand Fricker, aged 53, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1874 [1]
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Fricker migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fricker Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mary Fricker, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Fricker migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Fricker Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Richard Fricker, aged 26, a bricklayer, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Duke of Wellington" [2]
  • Richard Fricker, aged 26, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849 [2]
  • William Fricker, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Amazon"

Fricker migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Fricker Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Fanny Fricker, aged 23, a cook, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Fricker (post 1700)

  • Earle W. Fricker, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Milwaukee County 15th District; Elected 1956; Defeated, 1958 [3]
  • Werner Fricker (1936-2001), German-American soccer halfback who later became president of the United States Soccer Federation
  • Brenda Fricker (b. 1945), Academy Award-winning Irish actress of theatre, film and television
  • Peter Racine Fricker (1920-1990), English composer

Citations

  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF WELLINGTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Duke%20of%20Wellington.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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