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Multiple Origins for the Surname Friske


German


Similar to many German family names, the distinguished surname Friske 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 Friske is derived from the Old German personal name Friedrich, which is composed of the elements "fridu" meaning "peace" or "safety", and "rihhi," meaning "powerful."

Friske Early Origins



The surname Friske 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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Friske Spelling Variations


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Friske Spelling Variations



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

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Friske Early History


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Friske Early History



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

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Friske Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Friske Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Friske Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Friske, who came to Virginia in 1658
  • John Friske, who arrived in Virginia in 1658

Friske Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. Friske, who came to Texas in 1858

Friske Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Emil Friske, who came to Minnesota in 1900

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Contemporary Notables of the name Friske (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Friske (post 1700)



  • Donald Friske (b. 1961), American former Wisconsin Republican politician and legislator
  • Richard Friske (b. 1923), American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 106th District, 1971-72; American Independent Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 10th District, 1972
  • Karl Friske, American politician, Representative from Michigan 4th District, 1976; American Independent Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1976
  • Jeanna Vladimirovna Friske (1974-2015), known by the stage name Zhanna Friske, a Russian actress, singer, model, and socialite
  • Pat Friske, Australian producer, best known for his 2011 documentary Scarlet Road, a Walkley Documentary Award finalist

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Friske Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Friske 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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