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Origins Available: German, Jewish

The name Fried 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 Fried is an ornamental name derived from the Yiddish word frid, which means peace.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fried Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Paul Fried, who landed in America in 1747
  • Margaretha Fried, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Margaretha Loeffler Fried, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Anna Fried, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Jacob Fried, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • ...

Fried Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Fried, who arrived in New York in 1815
  • Adolph Fried, aged 28, landed in San Francisco, California in 1869

Fried Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ignatz Fried, who landed in Alabama in 1917

Fried Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Fried, who landed in Canada in 1841

Fried Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Karl Fried, aged 20, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Phillip Fried, aged 18, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

  • Jerry Fried, American politician, Mayor of Montclair, New Jersey; Elected 2008
  • Isadore Fried, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 1st District, 1934; Candidate for New York State Senate 11th District, 1936, 1938
  • George V. Fried, American politician, Independent Candidate for U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1954
  • Erie Fried, American politician, Representative from California 1st District, 1988
  • Emanuel Fried, American politician, American Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 42nd District, 1948
  • Daniel Fried (1952-1997), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Poland, 1997-2000
  • Charles Fried (1935-1985), American politician, U.S. Solicitor General, 1985-89; Justice of Massachusetts State Supreme Court, 1995-99
  • John B. Fried, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1920
  • Lucy Harris Fried, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972
  • Marty Fried, American politician, Delegate to Socialist National Convention from New York, 1960
  • ...

  • Fried Cousins Club by Fried Cousins Club.

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    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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    The Fried Family Crest was acquired from the archives. The Fried 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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