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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. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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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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