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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.

Froehlich Early Origins



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.

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Froehlich Spelling Variations


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Froehlich Spelling Variations



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

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Froehlich Early History


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Froehlich Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Froehlich research. Another 285 words (20 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.

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Froehlich Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Froehlich Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Froehlich 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:

Froehlich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hants Froehlich, who arrived in Carolina in 1738
  • Christian Froehlich, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Hans Hairy Froehlich, who landed in America in 1741
  • Jacob Froehlich, who landed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1763

Froehlich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C G E Froehlich, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Maria Froehlich, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Gottfried Froehlich, who landed in America in 1854
  • Gottlieb Froehlich, who arrived in America in 1854
  • John Froehlich, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1867

Froehlich Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • C F Froehlich, who arrived in Quebec in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Froehlich (post 1700)


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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • David Froehlich (b. 1928), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Democrats Abroad, 1984, 1988
  • Mark S. Froehlich, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 15th District, 1988
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    11. ...

    The Froehlich Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Froehlich 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 18 August 2016 at 11:43.

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