Froelich History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Froelich family

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.

Important Dates for the Froelich family

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

Froelich 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 Froelich family (pre 1700)

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Froelich migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • Valentin Froelich, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Esther Froelich, who landed in Delaware in 1746 [1]
  • Christian Froelich, who landed in New York, NY in 1748 [1]
  • Jacob Froelich, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • ... (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 [1]
  • George Froelich, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1846 [1]
  • F Froelich, who arrived in Texas in 1869 [1]
  • Phillip Froelich, who landed in New York in 1874 [1]

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
  • John Froelich (1849-1933), American who built the first ever gasoline tractor in 1892 in Iowa
  • Philip Froelich, American academic oceanographic scientist
  • Wencil A. Froelich, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly 4th District, 1972 [2]
  • Ray W. Froelich, American politician, Mayor of Lebanon, Missouri, 1957 [2]
  • Otto Froelich, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Fresno, California, 1880-82 [2]
  • Meg Froelich, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 2004 [2]
  • Carl Froelich (1875-1953), German film pioneer and film director

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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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