Froehlich History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The surname Froehlich belongs to the category of surnames that were derived from nicknames, usually based on a personal or physical characteristic of the initial bearer. In this instance, the name is derived from the Middle High German word "vraelich," which means "happy," or "cheerful." Thus, this surname evolved from a nickname for a merry and cheerful person.

Early Origins of the Froehlich family

The surname Froehlich was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. They held a family seat at Frolich in Bavaria.

Important Dates for the Froehlich family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Froehlich research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1522, 1821, 1787, 1873, 1706, 1827, 1851, 1650 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Froehlich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Froehlich Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Frolick, Frolich, Froelick, Frolicker, Frohlich, Frohlick, Froelig, Froellich, Froellick, Froehlick and many more.

Early Notables of the Froehlich family (pre 1700)

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Froehlich migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Froehlich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hants Froehlich, who arrived in Carolina in 1738 [1]
  • Christian Froehlich, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1740 [1]
  • Hans Hairy Froehlich, who landed in America in 1741 [1]
  • Jacob Froehlich, who landed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1763 [1]
Froehlich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • C G E Froehlich, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Maria Froehlich, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Gottfried Froehlich, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • Gottlieb Froehlich, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]
  • John Froehlich, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1867 [1]

Froehlich migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Froehlich Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • C F Froehlich, who arrived in Quebec in 1850

Contemporary Notables of the name Froehlich (post 1700)

  • Samuel Heinrich Froehlich (1803-1857), American evangelist
  • Robert J. Froehlich (b. 1953), American investment strategist and author
  • Jack Edward Froehlich (1921-1967), American aerospace engineer
  • Alfred Froehlich (1871-1953), Austrian-American pharmacologist and neurologist
  • Paul D. Froehlich (b. 1950), American Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives
  • Eric Froehlich (b. 1984), American professional poker player
  • Harold Vernon Froehlich (b. 1932), U.S. Congressman from Wisconsin, 1973-1975
  • Harold E. Froehlich (1923-2007), American engineer who designed deep-diving exploratory submarine
  • Henry Froehlich, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 2nd District, 1908; Candidate for New York State Assembly from Queens County 2nd District, 1919 [2]
  • Harold Vernon Froehlich (b. 1932), American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1963-73; Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly, 1967-71; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1972 [2]
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  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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