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

Fritsche Early Origins



The surname Fritsche 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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Fritsche Spelling Variations


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Fritsche Spelling Variations



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

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Fritsche Early History


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Fritsche Early History



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

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Fritsche Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fritsche Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Fritsche Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Margaret Fritsche, who landed in New York, NY in 1743
  • Joh Christian Fritsche, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Johann Christian Fritsche, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • John C Fritsche, who arrived in New York, NY in 1743
  • Paul Fritsche, who landed in New York, NY in 1749
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fritsche Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carl Fritsche, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Dorette Fritsche, who landed in Texas in 1846
  • Johann Fritsche arrived in Texas in 1854 with his wife and daughter
  • Johann Fritsche, who arrived in Texas in 1854
  • Frederick Fritsche, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1864

Fritsche Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Augustus Fritsche, aged 33, a tailor, arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Alfred"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fritsche (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fritsche (post 1700)



  • Tom "Buzz" Fritsche (b. 1986), American ice hockey forward
  • Dan Fritsche (b. 1985), American professional ice hockey player
  • Theodore R. Fritsche, American politician, Mayor of New Ulm, Minnesota, 1953-54
  • Robert Fritsche, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 10th District, 2004
  • L. A. Fritsche, American politician, Representative from Minnesota 2nd District, 1930
  • Felix Fritsche, American politician, Representative from New York 2nd District, 1912
  • Carl Berges Fritsche (1885-1972), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1924
  • Hans Martin Fritsche (1909-1993), German Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Klaus-Dieter Fritsche (b. 1953), German politician

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    2. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
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    The Fritsche Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fritsche 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 09:08.

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