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 Fritshe 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 Fritshe family
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 Fritshe family
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Fritshe Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Frisch, Frische, Fritsch, Fritsche, Fritschl, Frischi (Switzerland) and many more.
Early Notables of the Fritshe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fritshe family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Philip Fritsch, who came to Philadelphia in 1737; as did Christian Fritsch in 1743; as well as Heinrich Fritsche in 1749. Conradt Fritschi came to Carolina with his wife, R. Hiltibrand, and their five children.
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