Fritsche History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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."

Early Origins of the Fritsche family

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.

Early History of the Fritsche family

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Fritsche Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Fritsche family (pre 1700)

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Fritsche Ranking

In the United States, the name Fritsche is the 16,941st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Fritsche migration to the United States +

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 [2]
  • Joh Christian Fritsche, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 [2]
  • Johann Christian Fritsche, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 [2]
  • John C Fritsche, who arrived in New York, NY in 1743 [2]
  • Paul Fritsche, who landed in New York, NY in 1749 [2]
  • ... (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 [2]
  • Dorette Fritsche, who landed in Texas in 1846 [2]
  • Johann Fritsche, who arrived in Texas in 1854 with his wife and daughter
  • Johann Fritsche, who arrived in Texas in 1854 [2]
  • Frederick Fritsche, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1864 [2]

Australia Fritsche migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Fritsche Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Augustus Fritsche, aged 33, a tailor, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Alfred" [3]

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 [4]
  • Robert Fritsche, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 10th District, 2004 [4]
  • L. A. Fritsche, American politician, Representative from Minnesota 2nd District, 1930 [4]
  • Felix Fritsche, American politician, Representative from New York 2nd District, 1912 [4]
  • Carl Berges Fritsche (1885-1972), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1924 [4]
  • 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


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALFRED 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Alfred.htm
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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