Show ContentsFrohlich History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Frohlich 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 Frohlich family

The surname Frohlich 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.

Early History of the Frohlich family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frohlich research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1522, 1821, 1787, 1873, 1706, 1827, 1851, 1650, 1692, 1793, 1819, 1797, 1821, 1845, 1803, 1819, 1821, 1829, 1878, 1800, 1872 and 1879 are included under the topic Early Frohlich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Frohlich 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 Frohlich family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Frohlich in this period include Eva Margareta Frölich (c.1650-1692), a Swedish mystic, a fortune teller, prophet, visionary and Pietistic writer. The Viennese Fröhlich family of four sisters made significant contributions to music. "The eldest, Nanette (Anna), born Sept. 19, 1793, a pupil of Hummel for the piano, and of Hauss and Siboni for singing, became an excellent artist in both branches. From 1819-54 she was teacher of singing at the Conservatoire of Vienna, where she trained many dramatic and concert singers, since celebrated. She will be always gratefully remembered for having induced F. Schubert to write...
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United States Frohlich migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Frohlich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Apollonia Rapp Frohlich went to America with her husband Valentin in 1723
  • Hans Michel Frohlich, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729 [1]
  • Johan Frohlich, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740 [1]
Frohlich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Maria Frohlich, who landed in Texas in 1840 [1]
  • Elizabeth Frohlich joined a quickly growing colony of Germans in Texas in 1844
  • Johann Jos Frohlich, who arrived in Texas in 1845 [1]
  • Joseph Frohlich, who arrived in America in 1845 [1]
  • C G F Frohlich, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Frohlich (post 1700) +

  • Jacob Frohlich (b. 1857), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 8th District, 1913-14 [2]
  • Albrecht Fröhlich (1916-2001), German mathematician famous for his major results and conjectures on Galois module theory in the Galois structure of rings of integers
  • Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich (1796-1865), Swiss poet

  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 on Facebook