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Friedenberg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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

Early Origins of the Friedenberg family



Migration of the Friedenberg family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Friedenberg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Auguste Friedenberg, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Prussia, in 1893
  • Charles Friedenberg, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1894

Friedenberg Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adolf Friedenberg, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from St. Petersburg, in 1906
  • Emilie Friedenberg, aged 43, who emigrated to the United States from St. Petersburg, in 1906
  • Ester Friedenberg, aged 54, who landed in America from Dogruzin, Russia, in 1908
  • Civic Friedenberg, aged 18, who landed in America from Brest, Russia, in 1913
  • Fella Friedenberg, aged 19, who settled in America from Rudnik, Austria, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Friedenberg (post 1700)


  • Richard Friedenberg (b. 1992), American Emmy Award winning screenwriter and film director, best known as the writer of the screenplay A River Runs Through It

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