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Similar to many German family names, the distinguished surname Frisch is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Germany were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. German patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is "-ez." The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The surname Frisch is derived from the Old German personal name Friedrich, which is composed of the elements "fridu" meaning "peace" or "safety", and "rihhi," meaning "powerful."

Frisch Early Origins



The surname Frisch was first found in Saxony, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century on the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Frisch Spelling Variations


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Frisch Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Frisch, Frische, Fritsch, Fritsche, Fritschl, Frischi (Switzerland) and many more.

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Frisch Early History


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Frisch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frisch research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1775, 1730, 1742, 1665, 1547, 1590, 1629 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Frisch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Frisch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Frisch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Frisch 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:

Frisch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Frisch, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Johann Gasper Frisch, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1793

Frisch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Frisch, who arrived in Iowa in 1887
  • Peter Frisch, aged 29, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893
  • Johann Frisch, aged 23, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1893

Frisch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jacob Frisch, who landed in New York, NY in 1902
  • August Frisch, who landed in Wisconsin in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Frisch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Frisch (post 1700)



  • John Frisch (b. 1871), American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 2nd District, 1917-18; Member of Minnesota State Senate 2nd District, 1923-26
  • Frankie Frisch (1898-1973), American Major League Baseball player
  • David H. Frisch (1918-1991), American physicist
  • David Frisch Jr. (b. 1970), American football player
  • Otto Robert Frisch (1904-1979), Austrian-British physicist who co-designed the first theoretical mechanism for the detonation of an atomic bomb in 1940
  • Max Frisch (1911-1991), Swiss architect, playwright, and novelist
  • Karl von Frisch (1886-1982), Austrian ethnologist who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1973
  • Irene Frisch, Holocaust survivor and author

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Frisch Historic Events


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Frisch Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Ernest Dudley Frisch (1920-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    4. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    9. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
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    The Frisch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Frisch 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 8 February 2016 at 09:03.

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