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The Spanish surname Frigas is of local origin, and is derived from the place where the initial bearer once lived or held land. Places named Frías can be found in two provinces in Spain, in Burgos (Castilla la Viaja) and in Cadiz (Andalucia). The word "frias" is derived from the Latin "frigiditas" which in Spanish became "frialdades" shortened to "frías" meaning "cold." This was a reference to the climate of the area which in ancient times was cold.

Frigas Early Origins



The surname Frigas was first found in the northern regions of Castile, an important Christian kingdom in medieval Spain.

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Frigas Spelling Variations


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Frigas Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Frias, Frisas, Frigas and others.

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Frigas Early History


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Frigas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frigas research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Frigas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Frigas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Frigas Early Notables (pre 1700)



Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Frigas 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 or some of its variants were: Martin De Frías who traveled to Florida in 1538; Diego De Frías who sailed to the Spanish Main in 1565; Francisco De Frías who arrived in New Granada in 1574 with his wife, Ines de Valencia, and two children, Francisco and Maria, Catalina de Frias who settled in Mexico in 1594. Later settlers included Vicente Frías, a Spanish soldier who voyaged to New Orleans in 1837 at the age of 18.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    6. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Frigas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Frigas 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 22 June 2012 at 13:27.

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