Friebe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Friebe family

The surname Friebe was first found in Switzerland, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Friebe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Friebe research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1656, 1460 and 1527 are included under the topic Early Friebe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Friebe Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Froben, Froberg, Fröbner, Froburg, Frobel, Frobens, Frobner, Frobenbach and many more.

Early Notables of the Friebe family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Friebe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Friebe migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Friebe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anne Marie Friebe, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1797 [1]
  • Chretien Friebe, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1797 [1]
  • Jean Friebe, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1797 [1]
  • Jean George Friebe, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1797 [1]
  • Jean Henry Friebe, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1797 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Friebe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Amend Friebe, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1881 [1]

Australia Friebe migration to Australia +

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

Friebe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Carl Friebe, aged 39, a shoemaker, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Victoria"

Contemporary Notables of the name Friebe (post 1700) +

  • Adolf Tortilowicz von Batocki- Friebe (1868-1944), German noble, lawyer and politician, Governor of East Prussia (1914-1916)
  • Werner Friebe (1897-1962), German general, Commander of 8. Panzer-Division (1944), younger brother of General Helmut Friebe
  • Helmut Friebe (1894-1970), German general, Commander of 125. Infanterie-Division (1942-1944), Commander of 22. Infanterie-Division (Luftlande) (1944-1945), Commander of LXIV. Armeekorps (1945)
  • Percy Friebe (b. 1931), Scottish rugby union player for the Scotland National Team in 1952
  • Ferdinand Friebe (1894-1980), Austrian middle-distance runner who competed in the men's 1500 metres at the 1924 Summer Olympics


  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)


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