The Friedland surname evolved from the popular German personal name Friederich.
Early Origins of the Friedland family
The surname Friedland 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 Friedland family
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Friedland Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Freedman, Friedman, Freidman, Fried, Friedemann, Friedland, Fridman, Friedhof and many more.
Early Notables of the Friedland family (pre 1700)
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Friedland migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Friedland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Ludwig Friedland, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 
Contemporary Notables of the name Friedland (post 1700)
Robert Martin Friedland (b. 1960), American international financier from Chicago, Illinois, according to Forbes Magazine, he has an estimated net worth of 1.3 billion
Walter M. Friedland, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 10th District, 1915 
Samuel Friedland, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Monroe County 4th District, 1935 
Marc Friedland, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2008 
John C. Friedland, American Republican politician, Member of Illinois State House of Representatives 14th District; Elected 1940 
David J. Friedland (b. 1937), American Democratic Party politician from New Jersey
Kevin Friedland (b. 1981), American soccer player
Bill Friedland (b. 1923), American folksinger and labor activist from Staten Island, NY
Valentin Friedland (1490-1556), German scholar and educationist of the Reformation
Dalia Friedland (b. 1935), Israeli actress and singer
^ 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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