The Friedel surname evolved from the popular German personal name Friederich.
Early Origins of the Friedel family
The surname Friedel was first found in East Prussia and Silesia. 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.
Important Dates for the Friedel family
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Friedel Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Freedman, Friedman, Freidman, Fried, Friedemann, Friedland, Fridman, Friedhof and many more.
Early Notables of the Friedel family (pre 1700)
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Friedel migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Friedel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Anna Dorothea Friedel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
Anna Catharina Friedel, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1753
Friedel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Agnese Friedel, who landed in North America in 1832 
Barbara Friedel, who arrived in North America in 1832 
Renedeck Friedel, who landed in North America in 1832 
Christine Friedel, who arrived in North America in 1832 
Marg Friedel, who landed in North America in 1832 
Contemporary Notables of the name Friedel (post 1700)
Samuel Nathaniel Friedel (1898-1979), American Democrat politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1935-39; U.S. Representative from Maryland 7th District, 1953-71 
Robert Friedel, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona, 1909 
John C. Friedel, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1896 
George P. Friedel, American politician, Mayor of Germantown, Tennessee, 1956 
Samuel Nathaniel Friedel (1898-1979), American Democrat politician, U.S. Congressman who represented the 7th congressional district of Maryland (1953 to 1971)
Bradley Howard "Brad" Friedel (b. 1971), American soccer goalkeeper
Edmond Friedel (1895-1972), French Polytechnician and mining engineer, founder of BRGM, the French geological survey
Jacques Friedel (b. 1921), French physicist; son of Edmond Friedel
Charles Friedel (1832-1899), French chemist, co-discoverer of Friedel-Crafts reaction
Georges Friedel (1865-1933), French mineralogist and crystallographer, eponym of Friedel's law and Friedel's salt
^ 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)
^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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