Friedlander History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Friedlander surname evolved from the popular German personal name Friederich.

Early Origins of the Friedlander family

The surname Friedlander 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.

Early History of the Friedlander family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Friedlander research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Friedlander History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Friedlander Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Freedman, Friedman, Freidman, Fried, Friedemann, Friedland, Fridman, Friedhof and many more.

Early Notables of the Friedlander family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Friedlander Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Friedlander migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Friedlander Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Aron Friedlander, who arrived in North America in 1832 [1]
  • Samuel Friedlander, who arrived in Mississippi in 1843 [1]
  • Wilhelm Friedlander, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Louis Friedlander, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • W Friedlander, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Friedlander Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Nathan Friedlander, who landed in Alabama in 1913 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Friedlander (post 1700) +

  • Stephen Friedlander, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 12th District, 1988 [2]
  • Sidney Friedlander, American politician, American Labor Candidate for New York State Senate 37th District, 1952 [2]
  • Anita Friedlander, American politician, American Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 22nd District, 1952, 1954 [2]
  • Henry Egon Friedlander (1930-2012), German-American Jewish historian of the Holocaust
  • Liz Friedlander, American film, music video and television director
  • Erik Friedlander, American cellist and composer
  • Judah Friedlander (b. 1969), American actor and comedian, best known for his role as Frank Rossitano on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock
  • John Benjamin Friedlander, Canadian mathematician specializing in analytic number theory, fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and fellow of the American Mathematical Society
  • Lee Friedlander (b. 1934), American photographer and artist
  • David Friedlander (1750-1834), German Jewish banker, writer and communal leader
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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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