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

Fritshl Early Origins



The surname Fritshl 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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Fritshl Spelling Variations


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Fritshl Spelling Variations



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

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Fritshl Early History


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Fritshl Early History



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

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Fritshl Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fritshl Early Notables (pre 1700)



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