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Multiple Origins for the Surname Friesen


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The surname Friesen 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.

Friesen Early Origins



The surname Friesen 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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Friesen Spelling Variations


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Friesen 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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Friesen Early History


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Friesen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Friesen 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 Friesen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Friesen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Friesen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Friesen 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:

Friesen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Win Friesen, who landed in Virginia in 1662
  • William Friesen, who arrived in Virginia in 1666

Friesen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gorit Friesen, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1795

Friesen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Friesen settled in Philadelphia in 1803
  • Agent Friesen, aged 16, arrived in New York, NY in 1873
  • Claus Friesen, aged 15, landed in New York, NY in 1874
  • Gerhardt Friesen, aged 4, arrived in New York, NY in 1874
  • lsaak Friesen, aged 40, landed in New York, NY in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Friesen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Abraham Friesen, who arrived in Manitoba in 1874
  • Bernhard Friesen, who arrived in Manitoba in 1874
  • Cornelius Friesen, who landed in Manitoba in 1874
  • Aaron Friesen, who arrived in Manitoba in 1874
  • Esbrand Friesen, who arrived in Manitoba in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Friesen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Friesen (post 1700)



  • Samille Diane Friesen (b. 1937), birth name of Dyan Cannon, the American film and television actress, director, screenwriter, editor, and producer
  • Steve Friesen (b. 1977), American PGA professional golfer
  • Eugene Friesen (b. 1952), American cellist and composer
  • David Friesen (b. 1942), American jazz bassist and brother of actress Dyan Cannon
  • Wilmer J. Friesen, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Kansas, 1972
  • Henry George Friesen CC, OM, FRSC (b. 1934), Canadian endocrinologist
  • Benno Friesen (b. 1929), Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Karl Friesen (b. 1958), retired Canadian NHL ice hockey goaltender
  • Jeff Daryl Friesen (b. 1976), Canadian professional ice hockey player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
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    The Friesen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Friesen 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.

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