The surname Frily belongs to the category of surnames that were derived from nicknames, usually based on a personal or physical characteristic of the initial bearer. In this instance, the name is derived from the Middle High German word "vraelich," which means "happy," or "cheerful." Thus, this surname evolved from a nickname
for a merry and cheerful person.
Early Origins of the Frily family
The surname Frily was first found in Bavaria
, 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. They held a family seat
at Frolich in Bavaria.
Early History of the Frily family
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Frily Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Frolick, Frolich, Froelick, Frolicker, Frohlich, Frohlick, Froelig, Froellich, Froellick, Froehlick and many more.
Early Notables of the Frily family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Frily family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the family of Stephen and Anna Elisabeth Frolich and their two children who arrived in New York in 1709; Anna Apollonia Frolich, who arrived in New York city in 1710.