Fritz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Fritz family

The surname Fritz 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 Fritz family

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

Fritz Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Fritz family (pre 1700)

Notables of the time with the name Fritz 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 Fritz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Fritz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fritz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Georg Wilhelm Fritz, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Georg Wilhelm Fritz, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Johann Wilhelm Fritz, who landed in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
  • John Wilhelm Fritz, who landed in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
  • Hans Fritz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1728 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Fritz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • L J Fritz, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1834 [1]
  • Michael Fritz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837 [1]
  • Geo Lorenzo Fritz, aged 49, who arrived in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • Adam Fritz, who arrived in St Clair County, III in 1840 [1]
  • Henry Fritz, who landed in Mississippi in 1844 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Fritz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Margaretha Fritz, aged 49, who landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902 [1]
  • Julia Fritz, aged 17, who landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902 [1]
  • Munrad Fritz, aged 25, who landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902 [1]
  • Nicolaus Fritz, aged 15, who landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902 [1]
  • Franz Fritz, aged 5, who landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Fritz (post 1700) +

  • Jean Guttery Fritz (1915-2017), American children's writer, awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for her career contribution to American children's literature in 1986
  • Brigadier-General Lawrence George Fritz (1896-1970), American Commanding Officer North Atlantic Division (1946) [2]
  • Robert Jordan Fritz (b. 1943), American author, composer, filmmaker, and management consultant
  • Amanda Fritz (b. 1958), American registered psychiatric nurse and politician from the U.S. state of Oregon
  • Ralph C. Fritz (1917-2002), American football player and coach
  • Steve Fritz (b. 1967), retired American decathlete
  • Jean Guttery Fritz (b. 1915), American children's author and biographer
  • Emile Fritz Jr., American football player
  • Lawrence Joseph Fritz (1949-2010), American first baseman in Major League Baseball
  • John Fritz (1822-1913), industrialist in the American steel industry of Pennsylvania who first used the Bessemer process, and revolutionized the industry
  • ... (Another 31 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


Suggested Readings for the name Fritz +

  • 925 The Fritts (Fritz) Family Heritage: A Historical, Genealogical, and Biographical Record of the Fritts (Fritz) and Allied Families from October 30, 1738 by Gregory A. and Patricia A. Fritts, The Noel Tree: A History of the Noel and Allied Families of Pennsylvania, Including Fevrier, Fritz, Dickey, Stepp, and Others by Charles A. Noel.

  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. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 5) Lawrence Fritz. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Fritz/Lawrence_George/USA.html


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