Fritts History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Fritts surname finds its roots in a Germanic personal name derived from of the word "frid" meaning "peace."

Early Origins of the Fritts family

The surname Fritts was first found in Bavaria, Brandenburg, Prussia, and Sweden, where the name emerged in medieval 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 Fritts family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fritts research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1647, 1775, 1730, 1742, 1636, 1547, 1590, 1654, 1725, 1686 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Fritts History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fritts Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fritze, Fritzsch, Fritzsche, Frick, Fritts and many more.

Early Notables of the Fritts family (pre 1700)

Notables of the time with the name Fritts included Nikodemus Frischlin (1547-1590), a great humanist, who traveled throughout Europe; Samuel Fritz (1654-c.1725), a Czech Jesuit missionary from Trautenau...
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fritts Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Fritts migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fritts Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Diego Dr Fritts, who arrived in America in 1812 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Fritts (post 1700) +

  • George H. Fritts (1919-1987), American football player
  • Charles Fritts, American inventor credited with creating the first working solar cell in 1883
  • Paul Fritts, American organ builder
  • Donnie Fritts (b. 1942), American session musician and songwriter
  • Stanley Allen Fritts (b. 1952), former professional American football player
  • William Fritts, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Warren County, 1880-82 [2]
  • Robert Eugene Fritts (b. 1934), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Rwanda, 1974-76; Ghana, 1983 [2]
  • Joseph Fritts, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hunterdon County, 1846-47 [2]
  • Fletcher L. Fritts, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Morris County, 1920 [2]
  • Benjamin Fritts, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Warren County, 1849-51 [2]
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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