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Friske Early Origins



The surname Friske was first found in Lincolnshire in the parish of Friskney where conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Friskney, held by Chetelbern a Norman noble who was under tenant to the King and recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. "The church [of Friskney in Lincolnshire] is in the ancient English style, and contains some elegant monuments to the Booths, and one, lately discovered, representing a knight in chain-armour, sculptured in soft sandstone, with the arms of Friskney emblazoned." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Friske Spelling Variations


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Friske Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Friske were recorded, including Friskney, Freskney, Freskeny, Freshney, Frishney, Friskenny, Frisknie, Frisknay 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 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 119 and 1193 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)



More information is 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



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Friske arrived in North America very early:

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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. 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 18 April 2016 at 16:14.

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