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

Fritz Early Origins



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.

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Fritz Spelling Variations


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Fritz Spelling Variations



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

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Fritz Early History


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Fritz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fritz research. Another 333 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1647, 1775, 1730, 1742, 13, , 1636, 1547, 1590, 1924 and 1969 are included under the topic Early Fritz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fritz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fritz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Johann Wilhelm Fritz, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • John Wilhelm Fritz, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • Hans Fritz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1728
  • ... (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
  • Michael Fritz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837
  • Geo Lorenzo Fritz, aged 49, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • Adam Fritz, who arrived in St Clair County, III in 1840
  • Henry Fritz, who landed in Mississippi in 1844
  • ... (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, landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902
  • Julia Fritz, aged 17, landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902
  • Munrad Fritz, aged 25, landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902
  • Nicolaus Fritz, aged 15, landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902
  • Franz Fritz, aged 5, landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1902
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fritz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fritz (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Lawrence George Fritz (1896-1970), American Commanding Officer North Atlantic Division (1946)
  • 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
  • Florence Fritz, American politician, Mayor of Fort Myers, Florida, 1951
  • Fred Joe Fritz (1895-1985), American Democrat politician, Member of Arizona State House of Representatives, 1927-46; Speaker of the Arizona State House of Representatives, 1945-46; Member of Arizona State Senate, 1947-50
  • ... (Another 30 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Fritz


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Suggested Readings for the name Fritz



  • 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.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    11. ...

    The Fritz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fritz Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 23 November 2016 at 17:07.

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