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

Fritch Early Origins



The surname Fritch 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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Fritch Spelling Variations


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Fritch Spelling Variations



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

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Fritch Early History


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Fritch Early History



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

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Fritch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fritch Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Fritch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Fritch, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1795

Fritch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Herman Fritch, who landed in Indiana in 1852
  • Alloise Fritch, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1857
  • Frank M Fritch, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1861
  • Joseph Fritch, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878

Fritch Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. George Fritch U.E., "Fritz" (b. 1765) born in Pennsylvania, USA who settled in Norton, Kings County, New Brunswick c. 1783 he was a wagon driver for the Quarter Master Generals Department he died in 1842 in Blanheim Township, Oxford, Ontario, married to Mary they had 11 children [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Fritch U.E., "Fritz" (b. 1734) who settled in Norton, Kings County, New Brunswick c. 1783, initially turned down land in Hampton, New Brunswick he was a wagon driver for the Quarter Master Generals Department he died in 1812 Norton Parish, Kings County, New Brunswick, married Catherine they had 6 children [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fritch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fritch (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Donald Fowler Fritch (1900-1985), American Chief of Staff US Army Air Force US Mediterranean Theater of Operations (1944-1945)
  • Edward A. Fritch, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 14th District, 1957
  • Albert Fritch, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1896

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  10. 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).
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The Fritch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fritch 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.

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