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Multiple Origins for the Surname Friedman


Jewish


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

Friedman Early Origins




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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Friedman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrias Friedman, who settled in New York in 1831
  • Adelheid Friedman, who came to Baltimore in 1834
  • Frederick Friedman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Paulus Friedman, who arrived in New York in 1846
  • John Friedman, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Friedman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • M Friedman, who landed in Arkansas in 1906

Friedman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Friedman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Soloman Friedman arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Friedman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Friedman (post 1700)



  • Milton Friedman (1912-2006), American economist and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Greta Zimmer Friedman (1924-2016), Austrian-born American dental assistant who was photographed kissing a sailor on V-J Day 1945 by Life photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt
  • Donald Ernest "Don" Friedman (1935-2016), American jazz pianist
  • Jeffrey M. Friedman (b. 1954), American molecular geneticist awarded the Shaw Prize in 2009 and the Lasker Award in 2010
  • Thomas Lauren Friedman (b. 1953), American journalist who has won the Pulitzer Prize three times, twice for International Reporting (1983, 1988) and once for Commentary (2002)
  • Sam Friedman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1948, 1956
  • Samuel E. Friedman, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bridgeport, 1932
  • Samuel H. Friedman, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1926, 1927, 1929; Candidate for New York State Senate, 1928, 1932, 1936
  • Samuel H. Friedman, American politician, Candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1952, 1956; Delegate to Socialist National Convention from New York, 1960
  • Samuel L. Friedman, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Queens County 2nd District, 1934
  • ... (Another 66 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Friedman Historic Events


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Friedman Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Samuel Friedman, American 2nd Class passenger from Brooklyn, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Friedman


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Suggested Readings for the name Friedman



  • Friedman Family Genealogical Record Booklet by Steven D. Friedman, Friedman-Seidman Family Cha.
  • by Judy Graf Klein.

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Friedman Family Crest Products


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Friedman Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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    The Friedman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Friedman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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