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The surname Friese is name that may have a few different sources. In some instances it is derived from the name of the region of Friesland, and would refer to someone who came from that region. Friesland is located on the coast of the North Sea, and stretches from the Netherlands in the east to Denmark in the north. In the Swabian-Swiss dialects, the word "friesen" means "to dig ditches," and the name may have derived from the occupation of its original bearer.

Friese Early Origins



The surname Friese was first found in Switzerland, where the name was an integral part of the feudal society which would shape modern European history. Many prominent branches of the family would strive to make this name renowned as they contributed to the social, economic and political affairs of the region.

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Friese Spelling Variations


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Friese Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Friesen, Fries, Friese, Freese, Frees, Freesen, Frehse, Frese, Fresen, Fresenius (Latin), Frieser, Friess, Friesse and many more.

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Friese Early History


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Friese Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Friese research. Another 548 words (39 lines of text) covering the years 1409, 1578, 1592, 1653, 1702, 1703, 1705, 1752, 1757, 1763, 1783, 1785, and 1825 are included under the topic Early Friese History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Friese Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Friese Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Friese Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Friese Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Friese arrived in Philadelphia in 1754
  • George F C Friese, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1796

Friese Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wilhelm Friese, who arrived in America in 1843
  • Wilhelmine Friese, aged 48, landed in America in 1844
  • Carl Friese, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • August Friese, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Friese (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Friese (post 1700)



  • Lillie Friese, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1944
  • A. J. Friese, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1928
  • Werner Friese (1946-2016), German footballer
  • Harrison Leonard Friese (b. 1907), prominent city official for Fort Lauderdale

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Friese Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Friese 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 3 October 2016 at 09:53.

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