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Origins Available: German, Jewish


The name Fridman is a proud symbol of ancient Jewish culture. Before the late Middle Ages, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Jewish hereditary surnames were adopted from a variety of different sources. Numerous Jewish surnames are ornamental surnames, which are names that have an ornamental value and are not necessarily related to the localities, occupations, nicknames or given names of the first person who used the name. However, ornamental names were often derived from elements that described locations or features of geography, animals and birds, occupations or personal names. The Ashkenazic Jewish name Fridman is an ornamental name derived from the Yiddish word frid, which means peace.

Fridman Early Origins




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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fridman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Fridman, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1838

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fridman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fridman (post 1700)



  • Gayorgiahne Fridman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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