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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.

Frohlich Early Origins



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.

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Frohlich Spelling Variations


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Frohlich 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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Frohlich Early History


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Frohlich Early History



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

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Frohlich Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Frohlich Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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
  • Johan Frohlich, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740

Frohlich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Maria Frohlich, who landed in Texas in 1840
  • Elizabeth Frohlich joined a quickly growing colony of Germans in Texas in 1844
  • Johann Jos Frohlich, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • Joseph Frohlich, who arrived in America in 1845
  • C G F Frohlich, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Frohlich (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Frohlich (post 1700)



  • Jacob Frohlich (b. 1857), American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 8th District, 1913-14
  • 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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    11. ...

    The Frohlich Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Frohlich 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 February 2016 at 08:42.

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