Friedrich History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Friedrich family

The surname Friedrich was first found in Baden, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.The name is derived from the root "frid," meaning "peace," and may sometimes have been chosen as a translation of the Hebrew given name Shelomo, since the root letters are those of shalom, the word for peace.

Early History of the Friedrich family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Friedrich research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1589, 1812, 1630, 1742, 1827, 1588, 1658, 1592, 1628, 1631, 1658 and 1634 are included under the topic Early Friedrich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Friedrich Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Friedric, Friedrich, Friedrichs, Fredrix, Friderich, Friderici, Friderik, Frederich, Frederick, Fredericx and many more.

Early Notables of the Friedrich family (pre 1700)

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United States Friedrich migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Friedrich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Adam Friedrich, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • John Adam Friedrich, who arrived in New York in 1710 [1]
  • Georg Michael Friedrich, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1736 [1]
  • Isaac Friedrich, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Friedrich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Maria Elisabeth Friedrich, aged 46, who arrived in America in 1839 [1]
  • Munker Friedrich, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Miss Friedrich, who arrived in America in 1846 [1]
  • Auguste Friedrich, who landed in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Lorenz Friedrich, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Friedrich Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Miiita Friedrich, aged 4, who landed in New York, NY in 1902 [1]
  • Christina Friedrich, aged 39, who arrived in New York, NY in 1902 [1]
  • Edward Friedrich, aged 11, who landed in New York, NY in 1902 [1]
  • Emil Friedrich, who arrived in Chile in 1906 [1]

Canada Friedrich migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Friedrich Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Friedrich, who landed in Canada in 1777

Contemporary Notables of the name Friedrich (post 1700) +

  • William H. Friedrich, American politician, Mayor of Coldwater, Michigan, 1917-18 [2]
  • John E. Friedrich, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008 [2]
  • Ann E. Friedrich, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 2008 [2]
  • Allison A. Friedrich, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2000 [2]
  • Alfred V. Friedrich, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Traverse City, Michigan; Elected 1900, 1906; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1916, 1920 [2]
  • A. Spaulding Friedrich, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1937; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1944 [2]
  • Su Friedrich (b. 1954), American director, writer, and cinematographer
  • John Friedrich (b. 1958), American actor
  • Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840), one of the major artists of German romanticism, revived landscape painting in Germany
  • Ewald Friedrich (1725-1795), Count von Hertzberg, Prussian statesman

Bismarck
  • Ludwig Friedrich (1910-1941), German Stabssignalmeister who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]
  • Anton Friedrich (1922-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]
  • Ernst Friedrich (1920-1941), German Mechanikersobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]


  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
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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