Friedberg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Friedberg migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Friedberg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Salomon Friedberg, who arrived in America in 1852 [1]
  • Sam Friedberg, who landed in Mississippi in 1893 [1]
  • Joseph Friedberg, who arrived in Mississippi in 1895 [1]
  • Louis Friedberg, who landed in Mississippi in 1899 [1]
  • Isidore Friedberg, who landed in Mississippi in 1899 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Friedberg (post 1700)

  • Anna Friedberg, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964; Member of New York Republican State Committee, 1961 [2]
  • Aaron Louis Friedberg (b. 1956), American deputy assistant for national-security affairs and director of policy planning in the office of the Vice President of the United States (2003-2005)
  • Gertrude Tonkonogy Friedberg (b. 1989), American playwright and author
  • Jon Friedberg, American professional poker player and business owner
  • Jason Friedberg (b. 1971), American film director and screenwriter who works with Aaron Seltzer, who together are known for Scary Movie (2000), Disaster Movie (2008) and Meet the Spartans (2008)
  • Emil Albert Friedberg (1837-1910), German canonist
  • Carl Rudolf Hermann Friedberg (b. 1872), German pianist and teacher
  • Heinrich von Friedberg (1813-1895), German jurist and statesman

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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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