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The roots of the distinguished German surname Frohse 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.

Frohse Early Origins



The surname Frohse 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 Frohse 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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Frohse Spelling Variations


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Frohse Spelling Variations



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

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Frohse Early History


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Frohse Early History



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

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Frohse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Frohse Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Frohse 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 or some of its variants were: Heinr Frehse, who sailed from Hamburg to New York on the ship Sir Robert Peel in 1862; Cornel Froese, a Mennonite who came to New York in 1875; Abraham Froese, who immigrated to Québec in 1876.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Frohse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Frohse 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 15 October 2014 at 14:48.

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