× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


The surname Froelich 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.

Froelich Early Origins



The surname Froelich 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.

Close

Froelich Spelling Variations


Expand

Froelich Spelling Variations



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

Close

Froelich Early History


Expand

Froelich Early History



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

Close

Froelich Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Froelich Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Froelich Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Froelich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Stephen Froelich, who arrived in New York, NY in 1709
  • Valentin Froelich, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Esther Froelich, who landed in Delaware in 1746
  • Christian Froelich, who landed in New York, NY in 1748
  • Jacob Froelich, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Froelich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Froelich, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • George Froelich, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1846
  • F Froelich, who arrived in Texas in 1869
  • Phillip Froelich, who landed in New York in 1874

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Froelich (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Froelich (post 1700)



  • Rodney J. "Rod" Froelich (b. 1949), North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party member of the North Dakota House of Representatives
  • William Palmer "Ben" Froelich (1887-1916), American Major League Baseball catcher
  • Paula Froelich (b. 1976), American columnist and author
  • Wencil A. Froelich, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly 4th District, 1972
  • Ray W. Froelich, American politician, Mayor of Lebanon, Missouri, 1957
  • Otto Froelich, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Fresno, California, 1880-82
  • Meg Froelich, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 2004
  • John Froelich (1849-1933), American who built the first ever gasoline tractor in 1892 in Iowa
  • Philip Froelich, American academic oceanographic scientist
  • Carl Froelich (1875-1953), German film pioneer and film director

Close

Froelich Family Crest Products


Expand

Froelich Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    8. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    11. ...

    The Froelich Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Froelich 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 8 February 2016 at 09:08.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest