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The roots of the distinguished German surname Froese lie in North Germany. The name is of two possible origins; firstly, it may be derived from the Old Germanic word "Frisas" or "Frese," and would in this instance refer to a person from Frisia, an ancient province of the Netherlands, or Friesland, an old county in Hanover, now part of Prussia. Alternatively, the name may be derived from the Old High German word "fro," meaning "glad, joyful;" in this case, the name would have been initially bestowed as a nickname on someone with a cheerful disposition.

Froese Early Origins



The surname Froese was first found in the Netherlands, as well as various parts of North Germany, such as Prussia, Pomerania, and Friesland, where the name is thought to have emerged. The young Froese family soon branched into many influential houses, becoming an important part of medieval German society. The earliest known bearer of the name was Henneke Vrese, who was living in Barth, Pomerania in 1357.

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Froese Spelling Variations


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Froese Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Froese, Vrese, Frohse, Frehse and others.

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Froese Early History


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Froese Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Froese research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1796 and 1804 are included under the topic Early Froese History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Froese Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Froese Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Froese 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:

Froese Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carnal Froese, aged 3, arrived in New York, NY in 1875
  • David Froese, aged 3, landed in New York, NY in 1875
  • Elit Froese, aged 32, landed in New York, NY in 1875
  • Maria Froese, aged 1, landed in New York, NY in 1875
  • Abraham Froese, aged 45, arrived in New York in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Froese Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Froese, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
  • Franz Froese, who arrived in Manitoba in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Froese (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Froese (post 1700)



  • Grover Alexander "Moose" Froese (1916-1982), American professional American League Baseball umpire who served from 1952 to 1953
  • Rainer Froese (b. 1950), German senior scientist at the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences
  • Jerome Froese (b. 1970), German musician, son of Edgar Wilmar Froese
  • Edgar Wilmar Froese (b. 1944), German artist and electronic music performer, known for founding the electronic music group, Tangerine Dream
  • Byron Froese (b. 1991), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player
  • Tom Froese (b. 1952), Canadian politician, Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament (1995-1999), son of Jake Froese
  • Jake Froese (1925-2013), Canadian politician, Member of Parliament (1979-1980), Lord Mayor of Niagara-on-the-Lake (1973-1978)
  • Gayleen Froese (b. 1972), Canadian mystery novelist and singer/songwriter from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Jacob M. Froese (1917-2003), Canadian politician, Manitoba Social Credit MLA between 1959 and 1973
  • Robert Glenn Froese (b. 1958), Canadian former professional NHL ice hockey goaltender who played from 1979 to 1990

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    11. ...

    The Froese Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Froese 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.

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